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ABB’s Oklahoma-Texas HVDC link commissioned

Jul 29, 2014

ABB has commissioned an HVDC link between Oklahoma and Texas, United States, on behalf of American Electric Power (AEP). The newly completed project replaces the 30-year-old ‘Oklaunion’ HVDC back-to-back converter station. According to … read more


Kuwaiti substation construction exceeds $35m as power rationing continues

Jul 28, 2014

Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works and Minister of Electricity and Water, Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim, has admitted that costs for building a new substation at a site in the north west of Sulaibikhat has … read more


Austrian substation switchgear rebuild to be handled by Pöyry

Jul 28, 2014

Finnish infrastructure consulting and engineering firm Pöyry has won a contract from Austrian Power Grid to rebuild a transmission substation.  The company will construct new 380/110/30 kV switchgears at Kaprun substation, near Zell … read more


New York governor announces $3.3m investment in grid research

Jul 28, 2014

The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has announced funding of $3.3 million to enhance the electricity grid. Specifically, the money will be used to boost resiliency and efficiency and … read more


Major Hyderabad transformer catches fire amid monsoon

Jul 28, 2014

A 450 MVA power transformer caught fire in the south of the province of Sindh, Pakistan on Friday. The fire, which broke out at the 500 KV Jamshoro grid station of … read more


American electricity co-ops receive millions in grid investments

Jul 28, 2014

A division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted loans totalling $236.5 million to seven utility co-ops in seven states. The decision from the Rural Utilities Service … read more


Hitachi to take stake in new Japanese tap changer subsidiary of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen

Jul 25, 2014

Multi-industry manufacturer Hitachi has announced that it is to take a stake in a new Japanese subsidiary of German company Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR). In a statement released today, Hitachi described MR … read more