Current Headlines

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. MMEX Resources Corp. Enters Into Solar Power Plan For Its Refinery Project
    7/9/2018

    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

  6. Huawei Helps Albania's Power Transmission Network Upgrade, Lights Up Electric Power Industry Transformation In The Balkans
    7/4/2018

    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.

  7. Fast-Track Delivery Of Wärtsilä Gas Fired Power Plant Will Help Alleviate Myanmar’s Electricity Shortage In Kyaukse
    7/2/2018

    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

  8. NIPSCO Marks Completion Of New 100-Mile Electric Transmission Line Project
    6/29/2018

    NIPSCO announced recently the completion of the new 100-mile ReynoldsTopeka electric transmission line project, connecting NIPSCO’s Reynolds substation (in Reynolds, Ind.), Burr Oak substation (in Burr Oak, Ind.) and Hiple Substation (near Topeka, Ind.).

  9. Maxwell Technologies Launches Advanced Energy Storage Power Delivery Solutions For Utility Grids And Microgrids
    6/27/2018

    Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL), a leading developer and manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery solutions, today announced the launch of two new highly scalable products to deliver reliable, fast responding, long lifetime storage in grids and microgrids.

  10. New 70-Mile Transmission Line Energized In Indiana To Improve Regional Reliability, Expand Access To Renewable Energy And Other Resources
    6/26/2018

    Pioneer Transmission, LLC – a joint venture of Duke Energy and American Electric Power (AEP) – and Northern Indiana Public Service Company, LLC (NIPSCO) today announced the completion of an approximately 70-mile transmission line connecting the Greentown Station near Kokomo, Indiana, to the Reynolds Station located in Reynolds, Indiana.