February 17, 2017
The performance of the electricity transmission grid depends heavily on the reliability of high voltage (HV) equipment in the system. While the reliability of HV equipment has increased over the last many decades, project developers refrain from connecting a finished product straight from the manufacturing site to the system.
January 12, 2017
The year 2016 presented a mixed bag for the global electricity transmission sector. While several policy and regulatory initiatives were undertaken across most continents to facilitate grid expansion and strengthening, mainly to connect new and renewable energies, transmission investments in several countries suffered due to the economic slowdown.
October 14, 2016
Given the forecast growth in global renewable energy capacity, energy storage systems (ESS) are expected to play a crucial role in helping grid operators maintain system stability while facilitating the efficient integration of renewables into the networks.
September 9, 2016
One of the key innovations in recent times in power system engineering and architecture has been the integration of smart technologies in order to manage the rapid load growth, improve operational efficiencies, reduce technical and commercial losses, and maintain reliability.
August 10, 2016
Globally, the electric vehicle (EVs) market is expanding significantly, with the increasing focus of countries on reducing their carbon footprints. As per International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates, more than 1 million EVs were on the road in 2015.
June 10, 2016
A renewable energy revolution is being witnessed across the world. In 2014, 28 per cent of Germany's total energy demand was RE-based while in 2013, 42 per cent of energy demand in Spain was renewable-based. As per International Energy Agency's Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2015, renewable energy will represent the largest single source of electricity growth over the next five years.
May 10, 2016
With over two decades of regulatory and structural changes, the United States (US) today has one of most diverse and liberalised electricity industries in the world. There are over 3,200 electric utilities operating in the generation and supply businesses.
March 10, 2016
The much hyped and ambitious Clean Power Plan (CPP) announced by United States (US) President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in August 2015 has been put on hold by a Supreme Court ruling in February 2016.
December 8, 2015
European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) recently released the six Regional Investment Plans (RegIP2015) along with a list of project candidates for the Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2016.
November 10, 2015
The US is expanding and strengthening the country's transmission infrastructure in order to deal with the changing energy landscape due to growing attention on climate change and increasing dependence on domestic energy sources.
October 6, 2015
The global grid-scale energy storage market is expanding fast with the rise in the use of renewable energy sources. Energy storage systems play crucial role in providing a cushion to stablise the intermittency associated with such resources.
September 10, 2015
Traditionally, the power sector has been operated by state-owned vertically integrated monopolies. However, over the last decade or so, such vertically integrated utilities have not been able to cope with the high levels of investments in electric power systems associated with the rising demand for electricity.
July 13, 2015
The European Commission (EC) has been making a concerted effort to establish an integrated common energy market. To this end, policy-level support is being extended to projects that are crucial for developing a modern transmission infrastructure.