The Brazilian Government has formed a special congressional committee to analyse the Federal Bill PL 9463/18, which proposes the privatisation of the country’s state-owned energy company Eletrobras.
A blackout hit northern Puerto Rico late on 11 February after an explosion started a large fire at a main power substation.
The Federal and State Governments have approved an $18 million electricity transmission project to be built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) in Lafia, state capital of Nasarawa, Nigeria.
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.