Ofgem greenlights two Scotland to England green links

The two subsea electricity transmission links, each with a capacity of 2GW, are designed to inject more renewables into the grid

Ofgem consults on subsea grid links

The regulator seeks views about subsea electricity transmission links that will connect Scotland and England along the east coast

ABB solves ‘100-year old electrical puzzle’

A power and technology firm claims it has solved a “100-year old puzzle” by developing the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). ABB claims the breakthrough will enable a more efficient and reliable electricity supply system capable of “interrupting” energy flows equivalent to the output of a large power station within […]

ABB wins $60m US power system order

Power and automation technology firm ABB has been awarded a contract worth around $60million (£37.9million) to replace a power transmission system in the US. The order from American Electric Power (AEP) includes engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in Texas, which is expected to enable efficient power exchange […]

Alstom wins €240m Swedish cable project

Power generation firm Alstom has won a €240million contract for a cable project from Sweden’s state-owned utility, Svenska Kraftnät. The manufacturer will work on the 1440 MW South-West Link, which will connect the town of Barkeryd in central Sweden with Hurva in southern Sweden. Alstom’s HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Centre of Excellence in Stafford, […]