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.
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 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.
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 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).
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded multiple orders to supply 765 kV transformers and reactors in India.
Japan has restarted extra power plants, including a long-dormant nuclear reactor, and taken other steps to avoid a power crisis as demand rises, especially in Tokyo, where the Olympics are due to start on Friday.
The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the grid in Texas, has asked residents to conserve as much energy as possible until Friday.
The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the electric grid in the state, said that its latest assessment showed that the grid was expected to provide sufficient power to meet summer peak demand.
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) is in talks to buy power plants in the United Arab Emirates and could issue debt green bonds in 2022 as it seeks to expand renewables generation.