A preliminary report from Edesur, one of Argentina’s largest electricity distributors, problems with two 500 kV transmission lines were the proximate cause of the national blackout on 16 June.
Authorities are trying to restore power after a large electrical failure plunged much of South America into darkness, with millions still affected.
GE has announced that it has made available three new grid analytics that combine domain expertise with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for electric grid operations.
CDC Group, the overseas investment arm of the UK Government, has announced that it will invest $300 million to develop electricity networks in Africa.
Siemens and TÜV SÜD are collaborating to provide digital safety and security assessment to address the growing risk of cyberattacks on critical energy infrastructure.
The South African Government has announced that it will give a 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) cash injection to Eskom over the next three years.
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has issued a draft integrated resource plan (IRP) that calls for segmenting the island’s electrical grid into eight minigrids, along with myriad microgrids, and installing more energy storage than is currently available in the USA.
The Bangladesh Government has announced that it will initiate a process to export surplus electricity to Nepal during winter months, when Bangladesh has a fall in levels of domestic consumption.
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
The Canadian Government has announced details on how it plans to phase out coal power in Canada by 2030.