ABB has launched it ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations for Power Generation & water on 21 February.
The electric utility industry is undergoing a major transformation driven by new sources of energy generation (solar and wind power), consumer demand for faster and more affordable services and cyber security. The emerging modern grid demands accurate data and electric network information. As a result, managing data to harvest insights and forecast more accurately has huge potential to optimise operations. Utilities must therefore overcome current constraints and limitations to ensure high quality operational data is available.
By Dan Beasley, Director, Utilities, Cyient
Ricardo Rossello, Governor of Puerto Rico, has announced that he is moving to privatise the publicly-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) after the lengthy recovery from the damage caused by hurricane Maria.
A new study published by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has claimed that restructuring Saudi Arabia’s power generation sector, in conjunction with accompanying price reforms, has the potential to contribute an additional $4 billion to the Saudi economy.
A fire at a Nigerian gas pipeline interrupted gas supplies to companies generating more than 3000 MW.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power, and Hokuriku Electric Power have announced plans to grant access to each other’s backup power reserves to better handle dips in renewable energy output and other non-emergency situations.
Israel has signed an agreement to join the US-led Power Africa Initiative in Jerusalem on 4 December.
The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MOE) has signed an agreement worth over $400 million with GE Power to develop substations on a turnkey basis and supply critical equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, and other equipment to rehabilitate existing substations.
A major outage in Puerto Rico has plunged more than 80 per cent of the island back into darkness.
Whitefish Energy has announced that it has repaired sufficient major transmission lines to enable the restoration of power to over 500,000 people, including in the San Juan metro area.