October 4, 2013
Hungary liberalised its electricity market for all non-household consumers on July 1, 2004. However, most of the power sold in the liberalised market is imported from Ukraine and Slovakia, and as such the country's domestic power generation scenario has not really improved.
September 1, 2013
With rising power demand and increasing dependence on electricity imports, Namibia is striving to augment its power generation and transmission infrastructure to cater to future requirements.
August 1, 2013
During the first quarter of 2013, Dubai's power demand grew by 7 per cent over the corresponding period last year. This is attributed to the region's steady recovery in economic growth since the slowdown in 2009. By the end of 2012, gross domestic product in Dubai grew by 4.4 per cent with manufacturing becoming a particularly important sector.
July 1, 2013
Maharashtra, the second largest state in India, is also among the country's most industrialised states, with an estimated income growth of 7.1 per cent as of the year ended March 2013. In the next five years, the state has over 12,000 MW of planned capacity addition based on thermal power and 540 MW of capacities from solar power among other sources.
February 1, 2013
Pakistan initiated gradual reforms of its power sector in the 1990s to attract private sector investments. Among other things, this led to a restructuring of the previous model of the state-owned, vertically integrated power company, which in turn resulted in the formation of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) as the transmission system operator in Pakistan.
January 1, 2013
UAE's economic growth during 2013 is expected to be in the range of 3-4 per cent.Higher oil prices and a recovery in the real estate sector point to a revival and possible expansion in demand. Recent network planning exercises by the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO) factored in a peak demand of 20 GW by 2018.
May 1, 2012
Several utilities in the US are finding improved prospects in the electricity transmission business. In part, this reflects government efforts to fast track projects and the regulators' initiatives to improve incentives for capital investments in the transmission sector.