Industry News

  1. GE Partners With Ethiopian Electric Power Authority To Deliver 11 HV Substations To Improve Access To Power

    Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has completed a $40M Electricity Transmission System Improvement turnkey project with Ethiopian Electric Power.

  2. PG&E Demonstration Project Tests Smart Inverter Benefits, Electric Grid Impacts

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced interim findings from an ongoing Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) project that aims to demonstrate the functionality of smart inverters

  3. Senate Committee Advised By WIRES Counsel That Electric Transmission Still Faces Barriers To Development

    Today, in a high-visibility hearing on U.S. energy delivery infrastructure before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, WIRES Executive Director and Former FERC Chairman Jim Hoecker addressed the challenges and opportunities that confront the modern high-voltage grid as the industry strives to upgrade and expand it to meet the demands of consumers and the economy.

  4. New Potomac Edison Substation And Power Line Project Underway In Northern Frederick County, Maryland

    Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is rebuilding a power line and constructing a new substation to enhance service reliability for more than 1,200 electric customers in mountainous, densely forested northern Frederick County, Maryland.

  5. ABB Technologies Enable A Stronger US Power Grid

    The impact of an extended power outage on an economy can never be underestimated. For insights, look no further than the cost of regional, weather-related outages such as major hurricanes in the United States alone.

  6. ABB Wins $150M Order To Grid-Connect World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

    Key technologies and ABB Ability solutions will integrate wind energy from Hornsea Project Two to the UK grid, powering more than 1.3 million homes.

  7. MMEX Resources Corp. Enters Into Solar Power Plan For Its Refinery Project

    MMEX Resources Corp. (OTCPK: MMEX), a development-stage company focusing on the acquisition, development and financing of oil, gas, refining and infrastructure projects in Texasand South America, today announced it intends to develop a solar power project to provide electric power to its planned 10,000 barrel-per-day (BPD) crude distillation unit and its full-scale crude oil refinery in Pecos County near Fort Stockton, Texas

  8. Huawei Helps Albania's Power Transmission Network Upgrade, Lights Up Electric Power Industry Transformation In The Balkans

    Albania is one of the European countries that have the most abundant water resources. According to the data released by the Energy Regulatory Authority (ERE), in 2016, Albania generated 7.136 billion kWh of electricity and consumed 7.094 billion kWh, but power grid losses reached 1.986 billion kWh, accounting for 28% of the total generated capacity.

  9. Fast-Track Delivery Of Wärtsilä Gas Fired Power Plant Will Help Alleviate Myanmar’s Electricity Shortage In Kyaukse

    The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide the generating equipment for a new gas fired power plant needed to alleviate the shortage of electricity in Myanmar

  10. First Westinghouse AP1000 Plant Sanmen 1 Begins Synchronization To Electrical Grid

    Westinghouse Electric Company and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and CNNC Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Limited (SMNPC) announced recently that the world’s first AP1000 nuclear power plant located in Sanmen, Zhejiang Province, China, has begun initial connection to the electrical grid