Industry News

  1. ABB Software Solution To Improve Outage Response At Major U.S. Utility

    ABB has successfully delivered its latest distribution and outage management systems to ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the United States’ leading energy provider. The software solution helps ComEd minimize the impact of outages for its customers across northern Illinois.

  2. Line And Substation Equipment Work Underway At West Penn Power To Enhance Service Reliability

    West Penn Power is completing work on approximately $21 million on power line and substation projects as part of a targeted 2017 program to reduce the number and duration of power outages experienced by the company's 720,000 customers

  3. Vencore Labs To Provide American Electric Power With Continuous Monitoring Services

    Vencore, Inc. announced today that its innovative research arm, Vencore Labs, has been awarded a contract from American Electric Power (AEP) to pilot a continuous monitoring service of the utility's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).

  4. ABB Wins $30M Order To Strengthen Power Infrastructure In Iraq

    ABB has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt (MW) Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq. The completed power plant will be operated by Shamara Holding Group (SHG), one of Iraq’s largest private industrial conglomerates and an independent power producer

  5. NGCP Energizes Repaired Ormoc 150MVA Transformer

    At 10:32 PM on July 29, NGCP energized its 150MVA Transformer 1 at its Ormoc Substation. The said transformer is now in parallel operations with the 150MVATransformer 2 (energized on July 28) and 150MVA Transformer 3 (energized on July 13).  This is over and above its earlier July 31 commitment to energize just 2 transformers.

  6. PPL Electric Utilities Wins Sixth Straight J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

    J.D. Power has once again ranked PPL Electric Utilities highest for residential customer satisfaction in its class in the eastern United States, a streak now at six straight years

  7. Siemens Receives Major Order From TenneT For DolWin6 Offshore Grid Connection

    Siemens has received another order from the German-Dutch grid operator, TenneT TSO, for a grid connection for offshore wind power plants in the German waters of the North Sea. The company will supply the entire technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the "DolWin6" grid connection

  8. ABB Wins $30M Order To Upgrade Nordic HVDC Link

    ABB has won an order worth around $30M from Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden and Energinet in Denmark. ABB will upgrade the control and protection system for the Konti-Skan high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link with its latest ABB Ability MACH technology. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2017.

  9. Aii Calls For Innovation In Electric Grid Infrastructure

    American infrastructure is an ever-evolving industry, requiring pioneers to embrace new technology to bolster existing sectors, and usher in improvements needed across the country. The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure laud and encourage the electric energy industry, to embrace new technology as the smart grid continues to progress.

  10. FirstEnergy Launches Grid Modernization Program In Pennsylvania

    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is undertaking more than $600 million in transmission projects through 2018 in the company's Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) and Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) service areas