GE Power has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the extension of the Gabal El Zayt 22/220 kV Gas Insulated Substation, connecting an additional 120 MW of power to the national grid by the end of 2018.
A deal to merge the British retail power businesses owned by SSE and Germany’s Innogy could pave the way for more industry consolidation.
Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Madagascar to cooperate and identify measures to fast track power generation in the country and work towards increasing capacity by an additional 300 MW by 2019.
A report released by the computer software protection company Symantec has said that hackers have been implanting malware in the international energy sector, including the USA, in a campaign dating back to 2015.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has secured $2 billion to rehabilitate national grid infrastructure, and expand its transmission capacities up to 20,000 MW within the next three years.
Taiwan’s electricity grid has been under strain, and an outage at the country’s biggest gas-fired power plant resulted in a power outage affecting 6 million households on Tuesday.
It has been reported that Knesset members from United Torah Judaism Party are seeking to establish small private power stations in Haredi neighbourhoods, which will be cut off from the national grid on Saturdays.
GE has announced that it will combine its power and energy distribution businesses to create its largest unit by revenue.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that it is providing funding to work in conjunction with New York Governor Cuomo’s Reinventing the Energy Vision (REV) initiative.
Siemens has been contracted by German public utility Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall to deliver and install a 1.4 MWh battery storage system to be used to market primary control reserves.