Jose Ortiz, Executive Director of the power utility PREPA, said that Puerto Rico’s largest power plant could remain out of action for up to a year because of earthquake damage.
Vietnam’s state power utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has announced it will buy around 1500 GWh of electricity a year from Laos for two years starting in 2021.
Registration of interested parties has started for the Aquind HVDC power project, after its application was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.
Jason Vella, CEO of Enemalta, has confirmed that the Malta-Sicily interconnector was severely damaged by a ship’s anchor on 23 December, and will be out of action until at least the end of February.
Ayman Hamza, a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said that a 50MW grid connection between the Egyptian and Sudanese electricity grids will start operation on 12 January, 2020.
South Africa was hit by power cuts on 5 December after a number of generating units broke down, forcing the state utility Eskom to cut 2000MW from the national grid on a rotational basis.
German transmission grid operator TransnetBW has commissioned Siemens to build new switchgear in the 380kV Daxlanden substation in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $450 million loan to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) in Tamil Nadu.
The Indian Government is exploring an option to set up an overhead electricity link with Sri Lanka to supply power to the island nation.
Iraq has signed a deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a transmission line that would import up to 500 MW to its overstretched grid by 2020.