Current Headlines

  1. Ferrovial To Build And Operate Another Power Transmission Line In Chile, Representing An Investment Of USD 125 Million
    7/27/2018

    Ferrovial has been picked to build and operate a 250-kilometer electricity transmission line to the north of Santiago de Chile. The project represents an investment of USD 125 million. The double circuit 220 kV line will link three substations. The contract includes building one of them.

  2. Wires Applauds Major Interregional Transmission Study By An NREL-Led Group
    7/26/2018

    Today the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and several collaborators issued a much–anticipated analysis of the economic and operational benefits of greater integration of the interstate electric transmission grid across the current "seam" between the Eastern and Western North American power grids.

  3. New Lines, Substations Improve Wheatland Electric System Reliability
    7/26/2018

    Wheatland Electric Cooperative is delivering more reliable power to South Kansas homes and businesses, thanks to new transmission lines and substations just placed into service.

  4. NGCP Secures Reliability Of Grid In Northern Mindanao
    7/25/2018

    As part of NGCP’s efforts to continuously upgrade its facilities and to address the recent voltage fluctuations in Northern Mindanao, NGCP energized the newly constructed Aurora-Polanco 138-kiloVolt (kV) transmission line 1 on 20 June, and line 2 on 22 July 2018.

  5. GE Partners With Ethiopian Electric Power Authority To Deliver 11 HV Substations To Improve Access To Power
    7/19/2018

    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.

  6. PG&E Demonstration Project Tests Smart Inverter Benefits, Electric Grid Impacts
    7/18/2018

    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

  7. Senate Committee Advised By WIRES Counsel That Electric Transmission Still Faces Barriers To Development
    7/12/2018

    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.

  8. New Potomac Edison Substation And Power Line Project Underway In Northern Frederick County, Maryland
    7/11/2018

    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.

  9. ABB Technologies Enable A Stronger US Power Grid
    7/11/2018

    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.

  10. ABB Wins $150M Order To Grid-Connect World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm
    7/11/2018

    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.