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First use of HVDC for offshore WTG link
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by ABB is to supply its HVDC Light converter systems to connect what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farms to the UK grid.

GE expands its SF6-free HV portfolio
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by GE has announced plans to invest heavily in expanding by 2025 its range of SF6-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all voltage levels.

Dominion files grid application for 2.6 GW project
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 by US utility Dominion Energy has filed an application with a regional transmission organisation (RTO) to connect a planned large-scale offshore win farm to the grid.

Final report on UK power blackouts
Monday, September 16, 2019 by The TSO's final report into the UK's power blackout on 9 August has concluded that it was caused by a combination of rare events acting together, nut not necessarily unpredictably.

Fingrid strengthens its grid ties
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Fingrid has announced plans to strengthen the electricity transmission connection between the north and south of Finland with the installation of two 400 MVA power transformers.

Ofgem launches investigation into UK power blackouts
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Ofgem, the UK’s electricity industry regulator, has launched an investigation into the causes of the power cuts on 9 August that left around a million people without power for several hours.

Blackout "lessons to be learned"
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by At about 17:00 BST on Friday, 9 August the UK suffered power blackouts for several hours that affected nearly 1 million people.

Prysmian’s Viking link contract confirmed
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by Following the letter of award sent two weeks ago, National Grid Viking Link Ltd and Energinet have awarded Prysmian Group the contract for the turnkey installation of Viking Link.

Prysmian to develop Viking
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Prysmian Group has received a letter of award from TSOs National Grid Viking Link Limited and Energinet for the development of Viking Link, the world's longest interconnector.

Asian renewables hub expands
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by

North Sea Hub a feasible concept, say partners
Friday, July 12, 2019 by An initial study of proposals to develop an offshore wind ‘hub’ in the North Sea indicates that the project is technically and economically feasible.

Argentina’s power failure blacks out 44 million
Friday, June 21, 2019 by On  Sunday16 June a catastrophic blackout cut power to all of mainland Argentina and Uruguay for most of a day.

Prysmian secures DolWin5 grid connection
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Dutch-German grid operator TenneT has awarded Prysmian a contract valued at €140m for the 900 MW DolWin5 offshore grid connection in the German North Sea.

Scotland OKs new Inch Cape design
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Design changes to the proposed 700 MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm have been approved.

E.On to eliminate its use of SF6
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by E.On has announced plans to eliminate greenhouse gases from its gas insulated switchgear products.

The world’s most advanced network control system?
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by UK Power Networks has unveiled plans to create what it believes will be the world’s most advanced electricity network control system.

Abengoa selected for Chilean transmission project
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Arauco has selected Abengoa for the construction of a new 220 kV transmission project in Chile.

Prysmian secures offshore wind cabling contract
Friday, May 17, 2019 by Prysmian Group has been awarded the contract to provide a submarine power cable connecting Vinyard’s 800 MW wind farm to the Massachusetts power grid.

ABB wins major order for offshore wind power transmission
Friday, May 17, 2019 by ABB has been awarded a triple digit million-euro order to supply the HVDC transmission system for the offshore wind connection project DolWin5.

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