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Is China’s UHV network working?

Utilisation of China’s ultra-high-voltage (UHV) power transmission lines, designed to send excess electricity in remote interior regions to coastal centres battling worsening air pollution, has been lower than expected, according to analysts. The high-capacity UHV lines, more efficient and economic for long-distance transmission, are expected to cost state-owned State Grid Corporation more than 600 billion ...

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China develops global energy connection

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) on Thursday held a workshop on investment and financing for global energy interconnection (GEI). Representatives from the Chinese government, international organizations, financial and power enterprises from China and abroad discussed on the development of GEI. Liu Zhenya, chairman of the SGCC and China Electricity Council, said the main purpose of the workshop is ...

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Vietnam Submarine cable project begins

Construction of a 15.5km submarine cable connecting the Cham Islands to the national power grid began on Saturday. The VND485 billion (US$22.7 million) project, which is 85 per cent funded by the State budget, will be built by Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN)'s Central Power Corporation. The project will also include nearly 30km of lines over the island and six transmission stations. Chairman of the central Qu ...

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ACCC conductor in ANDE installation

Earlier this month Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) completed the installation of 430 kcmil (218 mm^2) Linnet size ACCC conductor on their BPA Bo. Parque substation to their San Lorenzo Substation in Asuncion, Paraguay. ANDE selected ACCC conductor to improve the efficiency and capacity of an existing 66 kV ACSR line that was over 40 years old. An installation team comprised of over two dozen ...

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Compton Greaves in contract win

Crompton Greaves Ltd, part of Avantha Group, has won a 3-year contract from the French distribution network operator Électricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) to provide maintenance and repair services to 4,500 high power transformers. These transformers of ERDF, which manages 95% of the electricity distribution network in France, are credited with supplying energy to 35 million households in France. Fi ...

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K-Electric told to explain blackouts

The show-cause notice was issued under Sections 28 and 29 of the 1997 Nepra Act and was filled with accusatory language, which suggested that the objective of the notice was populist action rather than abiding by a legal proceeding. K-Electric has been given 15 days to respond. The Nawaz administration has had a dispute with K-Electric almost since the day they came into office in May 2013. The government w ...

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EIB Loan for Tajikistan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said Thursday it has provided Tajikistan with EUR 70 million (USD 78.6m) to build an interconnection with Kyrgyzstan and at the same time to strengthen its own power transmission network. The move is aimed at making these electricity systems more reliable, so that a regional renewable electricity trade in Central Asia could be developed, EIB explained. Under the Central As ...

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ASEAN push for Laos-Singapore power line

Asean senior energy officials have intensified talks on the Laos-Singapore transmission line project to expedite power trading within the Asian region. Officials are expected to seal the project's memorandum at the 33rd Asean Energy Ministers meeting scheduled for Oct 5 to 9 in Kuala Lumpur. The transmission line is a demonstration project involving Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, with Laos expected ...

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Belden in Chinese partnership

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Shanghai Hi-tech Control System Co., Ltd. to jointly develop, market and sell new industrial networking solutions. HiTe Control is a leading industrial automation systems provider with established divisions throughout China and already a valued pa ...

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Avantha company in $20 Million USD PTPLN deal

Avantha Group Company CG has bagged an order from PT PLN for setting up a total of 36 transformer bays around Indonesia, valued at around USD 20 million. These 36 extension bays will comprise 2 lots – the Java and Bali island extension bays representing Lot 1 and Sumatra, Kalimantan and the Sulawesi islands representing Lot 2. This project is being funded by IBRD – World Bank and is aimed at enhancing the p ...

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