South Africa’s power utility Eskom has issued an alert level one, urging users to reduce electricity supply due to a constrained system.
Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has agreed to work with GE and deliver a means to improve the stability of the UK grid.
GE Digital has launched a new version of its DER Orchestration software to enable utilities to manage Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in an end-to-end manner via flexible deployment options ranging from Edge to Cloud.
Bheki Nxumalo, Eskom’s head of power generation, has said that load shedding in South Africa will probably resume in May, once the lockdown has been lifted, and will continue until August 2021.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom has said that the low electricity demand during the lockdown has given it an opportunity to carry out much needed maintenance on its aging power stations.
Daily power demand in India has fallen by 24 per cent over the ten days to 26 March, due to reduced industrial and commercial activities, in the wake of the spread of Covid-19.
Wärtsilä has delivered an island grid energy solution on Graciólica in the Azores, which will enable the use of renewables to increase to 65 per cent.
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded €2.2 million through the European Commission’s LIFE climate action programme to help fund the development of an SF6-free 420kV 63kA gas-insulated substation circuit breaker.
Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) has confirmed that it has submitted an offer to Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) to transfer the majority of its water and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution assets.
Andre de Ruyter, CEO of Eskom, said that while he is in favour of allowing companies generate their own power, there will be significant initial costs if they are to sell their excess generation into the South African grid.