Industry News

  1. ABB Enables World’s First HVDC Grid In China
    11/13/2018

    The Zhangbei high-voltage direct current (HVDC) grid in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area of China will enable the integration of remote wind, solar and hydro energy in a transmission ring that ensures op-timization of power flow.

  2. Mitsubishi Electric To Begin Operating High-Voltage Direct Current Verification Facility
    11/12/2018

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced recently that a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) verification facility that the company has built at its Transmission & Distribution Systems Center in Amagasaki, Japan will launch operation on November 26

  3. GE Signs Agreements To Supply Equipment And 12-Year Maintenance Services For The 330 MW Thar Energy Limited Power Plant In Pakistan
    11/7/2018

    GE Power announced that it has won equipment and services deals worth more than US$ 60M to power and provide critical maintenance services for a period of 12 years for the 330 megawatts (MW) Thar Energy Limited (TEL) Power Plant in Pakistan

  4. INNIO Completes Carve-Out From General Electric And Emerges As Stand-Alone Energy Company
    11/6/2018

    INNIO recently announces that Advent International has completed the acquisition of GE’s Distributed Power business and is now a stand-alone energy company rebranded as INNIO. The transaction includes the Jenbacher and Waukesha product lines, the digital platform and related services offerings, with main operating sites in Austria, Canada and the United States.

  5. ABB Developing DC Backbone For High-Power EV Chargers
    11/5/2018

    ABB announced recently that the company is engaged in a collaborative R&D project with North Carolina State University to develop the underlying power systems required to support rapid charging of electric vehicles (EVs).

  6. ABB Wins $40M Order For Eco-Efficient Substation In Germany
    11/5/2018

    ABB has won an order of around $40 million from German transmission grid operator TransnetBW to upgrade a high-voltage substation in Obermooweiler, in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

  7. Siemens Affirms Its Strong Commitment To Africa With Agreements And Projects On Electrification, Industrialization, Mobility And Vocational Training
    10/30/2018

    Siemens will partner even more closely with the African countries Togo, Egypt and Rwanda in the areas of power supply, industry, transport and vocational training

  8. ABB Wins Major Order To Enable Transmission Of Clean Energy In Central Asia
    10/18/2018

    ABB will supply high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan as part of a World Bank-supported $330M order to be executed as a consortium project with Spanish Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) company, Cobra, which will be responsible for the construction and installation of the associated substations.

  9. Portland General Electric Announces Ambitious Smart Grid Test Bed
    10/11/2018

    Today, Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) announced plans to file a proposal for a Smart Grid Test Bed that will integrate smart grid technology on a scale never before attempted in the United States. Slated to begin next year, the project aims to accelerate PGE's vision for a clean energy future through partnering with customers to decarbonize the grid.

  10. Runestone Electric Association Selects Aclara Power Line Communication Technology For Advanced Metering Infrastructure Upgrade
    10/11/2018

    Minnesota-based Runestone Electric Association (REA) recently replaced an aging power line carrier system with the Aclara TWACS® power line communication (PLC) technology for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), reducing read times of its over 1400-square-mile system from 27 hours to 30 minutes.