Current Headlines

  1. ABB Wins $130M Power Order In The UK

    ABB has won an order of around $130M (£99M) to build the power transmission infrastructure for EDF Energy’s new Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset.

  2. IndiGrid Approves Acquisition Of Three Power Transmission Assets

    IndiGrid, India's first Infrastructure Investment Trust in the power sector, has approved the acquisition of three power transmission assets from its sponsor Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Ltd at a value of INR 14.9 billion. These acquisitions result in a 40% increase in AUM, from INR 38 billion to INR 53 billion.

  3. Utilities Look To RF Mesh To Address Network Optimization For Next-Generation Distribution Grid

    Utilities will rely heavily on RF mesh networks as a key communication technology, according to new research commissioned by Silver Spring Networks, Inc. and conducted by Zpryme

  4. Launch Of Japan's First Microgrid System With A Total Of 117 Homes

    PanaHome Corporation, ENERES Co., Ltd, IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd. and the Public Enterprises Agency of the Hyogo Prefectural Government plan to embark on the urban development of a microgrid system (a regional energy distribution management system) (*1) starting October 2017

  5. ENGIE North America Announces Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation In Massachusetts

    ENGIE North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) recently announced plans for the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts.

  6. Many Utilities Believe Cyberattacks Could Bring Down The Electric Distribution Grid In The Next Five Years, Accenture Research Finds

    Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyberattack on electric distribution grids in the next five years

  7. Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper To Keynote Western Power Summit

    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will offer keynote remarks on October 24 at the fourth annual Western Power Summit. This year’s event will be held at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colo.

  8. Construction Underway On New FirstEnergy Transmission Line In Western Pennsylvania

    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and its subsidiaries are rebuilding and modernizing an electric transmission line to enhance service reliability for West Penn Power and Penn Power customers in Butler and Mercer counties

  9. PG&E Breaks Ground On A New, State-Of-The-Art Substation Training Center In Livermore

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently broke ground on a new 145,100-square foot substation training facility at the company’s Livermore Training Center

  10. Martineau Electric Completes Planet Fitness New World Headquarters

    The Planet Fitness project included the completion of an 80,000 square foot building that includes a gym, cafeteria, office space, and an upgraded generator over an 8-week project timeline