EU invests over €1 B in energy infrastructure
EU, Brussels: EU countries have agreed on a Commission proposal to invest $1.16 B (€1.037 B) in 5 cross-border infrastructure projects.
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for trans-European energy networks will provide financial support to 4 construction
Egypt to raise electrical output to the North Coast by 50% to feed national projects
Egypt, Cairo: Egypt aims to increase the electrical output to the North Coast by 50 % as part of its plan to provide electrical nutrition for national projects and raise the capacities exported to Libya.
Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker
Dominion Energy gets green light for $650 M grid transformation plan
USA, Virginia: US utility Dominion Energy has secured approval from the Virginia regulator to implement phase 2 of the grid transformation plan (GT Plan).
The green light from the Virginia State Corporation Commission enables the utility to invest $650 M to modernize, exp
Emerald Transformer announces new factory in Texas
USA, Texas, Waco: Emerald Transformer, a solution provider for distribution electrical equipment, has announced plans to build a new factory in Waco, Texas.
The factory is anticipated to open in the third quarter of 2022.
“Emerald Transformer is very excited to be expand
World Bank approves $195 M loan for Pakistan
USA, Washington: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $195 M loan for Pakistan.
The loan will serve to improve electricity distribution and implement energy sector reforms to increase service quality for consumers.
Končar expands its distribution transformer market in Spain
KONČAR – Distribution & Special Transformers (D&ST) has been present on the Spanish market for a number of years and it has recently expanded its activities from delivery of power transformers to delivery of distribution transformers.
The Croatian manufactur
World’s first replacement of SF₆ in existing high-voltage equipment
UK: Hitachi Energy and National Grid have successfully replaced SF6 in installed HV gas-insulated lines with an eco-efficient gas mixture.
This retrofill solution, in Richborough, UK is part of Hitachi Energy’s EconiQTM portfolio which is designed to deliv
New hybrid energy power plant built in Madagascar
Madagascar: Cross-boundary Energy has been awarded the contract to supply a hybrid solar plant to NextSource’s Molo graphite mine in Madagascar.
The 20-year contract has been designed to scale up alongside the projected production output of the Molo mine.
Siemens Energy supplies main electrical equipment for largest US offshore wind project
USA, Virginia: Siemens Energy will supply the main electrical equipment for the grid connection of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
The 2.6 GW wind farm that will include up to 180 turbines standing slightly more than 243 m (800 ft) tall, is the largest offshor
USA flags insufficient transformer steel output as threat to national security
USA: The USA flagged a national security threat to its power grid after the sole producer AK Steel.
It said that the subsidiary of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. could stop producing grain-oriented electrical steel, a key material used in manufacturing transformers, due to un