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Japanese earthquake causes power plants to be shut down

  • 2022-03-17 07:13:17.675969
  • David Flin

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake in north-eastern Japan knocked several thermal power plants offline, causing blackouts across Tokyo and the Tohoku region.

Eskom to reduce power cuts in South Africa

  • 2022-02-07 06:29:33.898910
  • David Flin

South African state-owned utility Eskom has said it will reduce scheduled power following an improvement in generation capacity.

GE wins global contracts for digital power transformers

  • 2022-01-10 07:09:02.929576
  • David Flin

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has won a number of recent contracts for its digital power transformers.

Babcock International sells its power division to M Group Services for £50 million

  • 2021-12-27 07:29:06.054837
  • David Flin

Babcock International has finalised the £50 million sale of its power business to M Group Services.

ERCOT to inspect over 300 power plants to prepare Texas grid for winter

  • 2021-12-06 06:44:27.445830
  • David Flin

The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has announced that it will inspect over 300 power plants by the end of December as it works to ensure that Texas’ power grid will be prepared for harsh winter weather.

Reliable grid connections are fundamental to electricity access and economic growth

  • 2021-11-04 12:36:56
  • Junior Isles

Grid connections across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have expanded in recent years to improve energy access, but increasing electrification is only part of the picture. Households and businesses connected to the grid often have an unreliable electricity supply, limiting the benefits. Problems are generally related to the capacity and quality of electricity systems, but a lack of financial resources makes it difficult for utilities to rectify them.

By Simon Trace, Programme Director of the Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) research programme, funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

GE’s g3 technology to be used in Norway

  • 2021-09-15 08:04:00.991390
  • David Flin

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a contract by Norwegian utility Elvia to deliver an SF6-free substation in Heggedal near Oslo, Norway.

Hurricane Ida leaves New Orleans without power

  • 2021-08-30 06:50:46.753166
  • David Flin

Hurricane Ida has resulted in all eight transmission lines into the New Orleans area to go down, creating a load imbalance that knocked all power generation in the region offline. 

NDPHC signs PPA to supply Kano state, Nigeria

  • 2021-08-24 07:13:55.306941
  • David Flin

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed a PPA with the Kano State Government of Nigeria to supply 20 MW of electricity to enhance operations of the state water board.

Mitsubishi Electric to acquire Smarter Grid Solutions

  • 2021-08-10 06:41:42.099657
  • David Flin

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, along with its US subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS).