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Utility’s offices ‘ransacked’ as citizens protest outages

Jul 25, 2014

A protest against Lahore Electric Supply Company in Pakistan caused disruption at the utility’s offices as tyres were set on fire, the office was raided and equipment was damaged.  The news … read more


Cuba completes ‘most modern substation’ in the country

Jul 24, 2014

The country of Cuba has commissioned a substation which it calls the ‘most modern’ in the country.  Built in the Tuinucú area of Sancti Spiritus, the 220 kV substation is necessary to … read more


Nine-day turnaround for Lahore transformer replacement

Jul 24, 2014

When a transformer at the 220 kV Bund Road Grid Station in Lahore, Pakistan, failed apparently from summer overloading, engineers worked swiftly to source a replacement.  The National Transmission & Despatch … read more


Substation news round-up

Jul 24, 2014

This week has seen multiple developments in substations. In this article, Power Transformer News provides you with a brief round-up. Seattle’s Space Needle loses power after transformer fire A fire at a … read more


Alstom’s Grid Sector records a “robust level” of orders

Jul 24, 2014

In its latest financial report for the quarter ending 30th June 2014, Alstom has recorded a “robust level of orders” in their Grid sector. The company reported a 40 percent … read more


Brazil to auction off 4,000km transmission lines

Jul 23, 2014

Brazil is to auction of 4,000 kilometres of transmission lines in a bid to save money and guarantee capacity for wind farms.  According to Recharge News, the country’s federal energy planning … read more


After 13 outages, Missouri utility will build new substation

Jul 23, 2014

A utility serving Missouri, United States, has promised to build a new substation in the town of Weston after 13 consecutive outages.  Chuck Caisley, Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs … read more