National Grid

Alstom unveils ‘revolutionary’ green gas for grid projects

Alstom has unveiled two high-voltage applications using green gas for grid (g3), a gas mixture that can replace Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) for high voltage air-insulated or gas-insulated switchgear applications.

‘Europe’s energy transition is built on innovation’ says ENTSO-E boss

Europe will only achieve a reliable, sustainable and connected Energy Union through co-ordinated research and development for energy infrastructure at EU level.

The T&D challenge of grid expansion

Deciding the best route and technology for new high voltage power transmission lines means balancing conflicting technical, social, environmental and cost considerations.

Committee advocates fast tracking CCS

A cross- party parliamentary committee in the UK has recommended that the country accelerate funding for carbon-capture and storage (CCS) projects by Drax Group Plc (DRX) and SSE Plc (SSE) , stressing its importance to combating climate change.

Skills gap leaves UK energy and utility sector facing 208,000 staff...

Energy and utility bosses have highlighted a growing skills and recruitment gap in their sector, which they warn will have a 208,000 employee deficit in the next decade unless swift action is taken.

New T-pylon could debut at Hinkley Point

An innovative new electricity pylon could be used for the first time at the site of Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station in the UK.

US firm to build coal fired power station in Scotland

A US power company, Summit Power Group is planning to build a coal-fired power station at Grangemouth, Scotland.

Gaz de France award Alstom power plant contract

Alstom announced today the award of a contract with a total value of approximately €450m for the turnkey supply of an 800 MW gas-fired power plant to be built at Dunkirk, on the northernmost tip of France. Gaz de France Group will own the plant.

Foreign investors endorse Philippines privatization

Potential overseas investors who met with Philippines President Gloria Macapagel-Arroyo during her recent visits to the US, UK and Canada, support the ongoing process to break up and privatize the National Power Corporation (Napocor), said Foreign Minister Vincent Perez today.

Asia-Pacific

Philippines energy secretary, Vincent S. Perez, announced that the government is expecting to generate funds of between $2.4bn and $2.7bn from the sale of the transmission assets of the National Power Corp. (Napocor).

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