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UK blackout: Ofgem investigates possible breach


Ofgem has launched its investigation into the power cuts of Friday 9 August, following an initial report provided by National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO). 

Tehran and Kabul MoU cements energy alliance


A Memorandum of Understanding on electricity cooperation has been signed between Iran and Afghanistan, which will allow the exchange of power between the two countries.

Lightning strike and technical fault caused UK blackouts


According to reports, the UK’s recent power outage was caused by a lightning strike and the almost simultaneous shut down of a wind farm.


Delivering a new energy strategy for Asia: Interview with Narsingh Chaudhary of Black & Veatch


Narsingh Chaudhary is the new Executive Vice-President of the Asia Power business of Black & Veatch – and he couldn’t have chosen a more exciting and critical time to join the global engineering and construction company.

Prysmian wins Viking Link Project worth $780m


Italy's Prysmian Group will develop the Viking Link, a submarine transmission cable connection between the UK and Denmark planned by a unit of National Grid and Danish grid operator Energinet.

How a UK energy cyberattack could cost £111m a day


Cyberattacks on electricity networks in the UK could cost £111m daily according to new research.

Don't miss this webcast to discover what's new at POWERGEN 2019


POWERGEN International is the conference that represents the power generation sector as it is and as it strives to be in the future. The industry is ever changing and so are we. Evolution is always coming and we plan to always meet it head-on.

POWERGEN India 2020 to support energy transition in India


Clarion Energy & iTEN Media announce the launch of POWERGEN India 2020 co-located with Indian Utility Week & DISTRIBUTECH India

Black & Veatch restructures to address energy transition


US energy company Black & Veatch has reorganized its global power business to put a fresh emphasis on its renewables arm and launch a distributed energy group.

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day


Today is International Women in Engineering Day, a global awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in the industry.

Grid operators set roadmap for Britain’s smart energy transition


The UK’s electricity grid operators have unveiled a roadmap for a smart grid that they say will help deliver the flexibility needed to decarbonize the country’s energy system.

UK hits landmark clean energy tipping point


The UK has reached a tipping point in its electricity generation and this year will for the first time since the Industrial Revolution get more of its energy production from zero carbon sources rather than fossil fuels.

GE to boost SCADA systems of New Zealand utilities


GE Renewable Energy Grid Solutions is to help two New Zealand distribution utilities upgrade their traditional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

ABB in major South Korea grid deal


ABB has clinched a major order from South Korea’s largest electric utility to build two new HVDC converter stations linking the mainland with Jeju, the country’s largest island.

GE unveils AI and machine learning grid solutions


The energy industry today “is leveraging a small fraction of its operational data” according to Steven Martin, chief digital officer for GE Power.

ABB wins power transmission order from China’s State Grid


ABB has won a large order to supply converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for an 800 kilovolt, ultrahigh-voltage direct current transmission link, owned by the State Grid Corporation of China, in China’s Shaanxi and Hubei provinces, in the North West and Central regions of the country.

Industry opinion: Reducing negative impacts of urbanisation through emerging technologies


How digitalisation and decentralisation can work in tandem to unleash significant benefits for the smart cities of the future

Bentley Systems buys cloud company Keynetix to boost digital twins


US software and digital twin developer Bentley Systems has acquired UK geotechnical cloud software company Keynetix.

Siemens to spin off gas and power business


Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa.

Case study: utility keeps cool over ‘sweating’ pipeline


When an electric utility in the southeast US sought to protect an above ground natural gas pipeline against corrosion, the goal was to cost effectively do so while minimizing downtime and environmental impact.

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