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Tanaka wins award for fuel cell catalysts

 TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka) announced today that TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), which operates the TANAKA Precious Metals manufacturing business, has won the "Award in Industry" under the FY2019 FCDIC Honoring System, which is run by the ...

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Has China infected the US power grid?

China and “probably one or two other” countries can shut down the U.S. power grid through a cyberattack. This disturbing revelation was made by Admiral Michael Rogers, former head of the National Security Agency, to Congress – in November 2014. China has also become the world’s leading supplier of transformers – the “spine” of electricity grids -- according to a 2014 U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) rep ...

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SparkMeter to modernise distribution utilities in Africa and Asia

Power solutions provider, SparkMeter, announced the closing of a $12 million Series A financing. The latest funding will allow the company to launch its new digital solutions offering, connecting smart grid data insights to business operations for large electricity distribution utilities in emerging markets. The round was led by Clean Energy Ventures and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, alongside Goo ...

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T&D Tenders up in July 2020

T&D equipment tenders in July 2020 saw 276 tenders announced, marking a rise of 15% over the last 12-month average of 241, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.Tenders activity in T&D equipment segment by volume - YearMonthCountJul-19314Aug-19256Sep-19168Oct-19235Nov-19211Dec-19212Jan-20213Feb-20203Mar-20303Apr-20249May-20249Jun-20287Jul-20276 The proportion of tenders by catego ...

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Decentralise Global Power Grids for a flexible future

During the 1600s, East Anglia was a thriving centre of the textiles trade. Today, gazing out from England’s east coast shoreline, it is not wool boats you see bobbing on the horizon but wind turbines, offering a symbol of how some old industrial economies are adapting to the 21s-century energy transition. East Anglia’s expanding offshore wind sector is also a sign of a broader transformation taking place wi ...

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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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