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Smart grid: standards of power utility automation with multiple vendors

Industrial software supplier, COPA-DATA, is launching a new webinar series for the energy sector, starting Tuesday, July 14th. The IEC 61850 masterclass will help engineers understand how COPA-DATA’s software platform, zenon, supports power utility automation with multi-vendor systems. Pascal Schaub, director and principal engineer of DT Partners in Australia, kicks off the series next week and wi ...

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids Commence Operation

Complementary portfolios and technology strengths to ensure continuity, enhance customer value and bring growth opportunities In accordance with the agreement signed on December 17, 20181, Hitachi Ltd. and ABB Ltd today announced the completion of all required procedures as planned, and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. Hitachi has an 80.1 percent stake in this new joint venture entity (which ha ...

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ADB agree $200m for Nepal power supply & transmission systems

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to give a $200m concessional loan to help upgrade power supply and transmission systems in Nepal. This agreement follows a similar loan agreement last week, where the World Bank offered credit of $100m. The Government of Nepal will use the money from ADB to upgrade the transmission system in Kathmandu Valley, Bharatpur metropolitan area in Bagmati Provin ...

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CLP awards Fugro second Super Typhoon consultancy project

Following Fugro’s successful completion of the Super Typhoon Phase 1 project in 2017, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP) has awarded Fugro a sizeable contract for Super Typhoon Phase 2. This new consultancy project involves uprating and reinforcing the circuit lines of CLP’s 400 kV transmission overhead line (OHL) network in Hong Kong and nearby Shenzhen. Super typhoons, storms that reach sustained wind ...

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Electricity consumption breaking records in Vietnam

Electricity consumption capacity in Vietnam recorded an all-time high of 38,800 MW on Tuesday, according to Vietnam Electricity Corporation (EVN). The consumption capacity on the national grid reached the record level at around 2 p.m. Tuesday, breaking the previous high of 38,147 MW achieved in June last year. Electricity consumption capacity on the grid also hit new heights in northern Vietnam, at 19,500 M ...

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TRENDE Secures Series B Funding, While Establishing Strategic Partnership with ITOCHU

TRENDE Inc., a renewable energy retailer in Japan, announced today that it has successfully completed a Series B funding round from ITOCHU Corporation of 1 billion yen in a combination of equity and unsecured convertible bonds. "We're extremely pleased to have ITOCHU as an investor and partner in our mission to accelerate the widespread adoption of renewable energy in Japan," said Tadatoshi Senoo, CEO of TR ...

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Bhutan’s Inter-Grid connection

On 6 June, the Bay of Bengal Multisectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), the sub-regional cooperation bloc, marked its 23rd anniversary. Leaders of member-nations in their congratulatory messages wished each other for a speedy recovery from the Covid-19 and reposed faith in the ability of the seven-member bloc to build a secure and prosperous Bay of Bengal region. Prime Minister of Bhutan, ...

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Real-time power trade to help India’s regional electricity market push

A power exchange functions on the lines of a commodity trading platform, allowing buying and selling of electricityThe market, which includes Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, could aid regional peace and improve use of generation assets NEW DELHI: Besides aiding the financially stressed distribution companies (discoms) procure electricity at competitive rates, low auction prices in a real-t ...

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Increasing capacity with advanced power transmission technology

Asia is upgrading its power grid progressively to meet increased energy demand and expand its distribution network. Core investment areas in the region include grid reliability and renewable energy integration. “An integrated power infrastructure takes advantage of different generation, transmission and distribution technologies to help utilities overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets while me ...

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Electricity Act amendments imply privatisation in Indian electricity distribution

High-income economies have privatised their electricity distribution businesses to promote competition and efficiency in the power sector. Electricity regulator protects the interests of consumers. Electricity regulator acts as a legal and enforcement agency and balances the interests of both government and private investors. Globally, distribution utility privatisations have affected the sectoral output po ...

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