Although they are the cleaner and more environmentally-friendly alternative, electric vehicles must still find their place in the UK's rapidly evolving energy grid. The challenge is not that electric vehicles demand more energy than we can supply, it is that they disrupt how that energy is distributed and supplied on our transmission networks.
By David Hall, Vice President Energy, UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric
Siemens has announced the completion of Samanoud and Aboul Matameer, two substations in Egypt built to transmit electricity from the Burullus power plant to the national grid.
A report from the African Development Bank (AfDB) states that Zimbabwe requires $1.2 billion to finance new power projects and repair ageing infrastructure.
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has announced that it will extend a $310 million loan for India’s Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project.
Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing for Nigeria, has said that an additional 945 MW would be added to the Nigerian national grid before the end of 2018.
Siemens and Bentley Systems have announced a joint technology and service solution, consisting of their complementary offerings, to speed up digitalisation of power plants and provide intelligent analytics.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $15 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) programme, Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely (BREAKERS).
The Spanish Government has announced that it is seeking investors to finance a €100 billion transformation of its energy system.
SNC-Lavalin and ABB have formed a new joint venture called Linxon which will undertake turnkey electrical substation projects.
GE Power’s Grid Solutions business has unveiled a number of product innovations at CIGRE 2018 to adapt to a more digitalised, decentralised, and decarbonised energy landscape.