Nigeria is in the grip and another widespread blackout as the country’s power grid collapsed catastrophically for the third time in five days.
Nigeria’s electricity distribution companies reported “a total system collapse” on 14 September as a result of a fire on a major transmission line.
Hitachi Energy has been selected by SSEN Transmission and National Grid to supply two HVDC converter stations to interconnect the Scottish and English power grids.
A rise in renewable energy is futile if our grids can’t keep pace with the growth.
By Frédéric Godemel, EVP Power Systems and Services at Schneider Electric
The African Development Bank (AfDB), along with other partners, has committed to funding a $900 million multinational power transmission line between Mauritania and Mali. https://www.afdb.org/en
The underground Buk Dangjin-Godeok HVDC transmission line to carry electricity generated along the west coast of South Chungcheong Province to the Seoul metropolitan area will open by the end of 2023.
The Queensland government has identified 12 renewable energy zones across the Australian state that will underpin its $62 billion plan to decarbonise its electricity supply.
Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) has announced that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Britain’s National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) to build a 2 GW subsea cable linking northern Scotland to England.
South Africa’s Department of Public Enterprises has announced that the country’s first dedicated power transmission company could be unbundled from Eskom by the end of 2023, allowing IPPs to compete directly with Eskom.
Duke Energy has announced it plans to invest $65 billion over the next five years to enable it to transition to low-energy carbon sources.