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Transpower: Scaling up capacity for long term reliability
September 1, 2011
Pursuing a marked shift in policy, New Zealand’s high voltage power transmission sector is on a rapid capital expansion mode. Historically, this segment has had...
Hydro-Québec: Increasing renewable energy drives investments
August 1, 2011
The Canadian province of Quebec aims to further develop its two complementary energy resources - hydro and wind. In addition, it aims to increase electricity exports to the US.
Oman Electricity Transmission Company: Expanding network to meet rising demand
July 1, 2011
Exceeding its installed capacity base, Oman’s power demand reached over 3,900 MW in May 2011. The country is increasingly providing for a rapid increase...
PSE Operator: Demand drives grid investments
June 1, 2011
By 2015, Polish high voltage transmission network could see a projected PLN8.5 billion of investments. This is to be viewed in the context of 24 per cent growth...
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines: Network expansion drives investments
May 1, 2011
By the end of 2010, the Philippines posted a record economic growth of 7.3 per cent. Experts say that this is the highest achieved by the country in the last 20 years.
Transmission Company of Nigeria: Embracing a new look
April 1, 2011
In the absence of a long-term growth strategy, Nigeria’s electricity sector has been plagued with high power losses and severe supply disruptions.
TEIAS: Challenged by demands of a growing economy and EU objectives
March 1, 2011
Turkey's state-owned transmission utility - Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation or TEIAS - is faced with numerous challenges posed by the continuous liberalisation...
Transener: Tariff regulations hurt performance
February 1, 2011
With a renewed emphasis on the role of infrastructure in economic growth, expansion of Argentina’s electricity sector is high on the government’s agenda.
BC Transmission Corporation: Merger with BC Hydro to implement RE projects
January 1, 2011
Emphasising the role of transmission linkage in promoting climate mitigation efforts, Canada’s western province of British Columbia has consolidated...
TransGrid: Augmenting and modernising NSW’s network
December 1, 2010
Australia’s economy, relatively less hurt by the global financial crisis, has picked up momentum and is poised to grow at 4 per cent by 2011-12. These projections of growth...
Xcel Energy: Transmission occupies a key spot in future plans
November 1, 2010
Grid congestion, renewable energy integration and reliability and security of electricity supply are just a few of the critical issues plaguing the US electricity transmission...
Tanzania Electric Supply Company: Network upgrades finally on the agenda
October 1, 2010
Tanzania has been among the fastest growing economies in the Sub-Saharan Africa, growing at an estimated 5.0-5.5 per cent annually in the last few years.
Elia: Consolidating position in central European electricity market
September 1, 2010
Driven by renewable energy mandates, concerns of energy security and growing importance of cross-border energy exchange, leading European transmission system operators (TSO) are...
Cemig: Pursuing an M&A strategy to achieve growth
August 1, 2010
Recent developments show that acquisitions are becoming a norm for expanding market share in liberalised energy markets. The latest example is the Brazilian transmission...
CEPS: Planning a big role in integrated European energy market
July 1, 2010
Increasing renewable energy generation and cross-border European energy demand are the two major factors driving the transmission system operator (TSO) of Czech Republic-CEPS.
EirGrid: Augmenting gird infrastructure to meet renewable targets
June 1, 2010
Ireland’s current focus on electricity transmission expansion is being driven by three inter-related factors -- projected growth in renewable energy generation in the country...
Statnett: Undertaking grid development to increase energy trade
May 1, 2010
Norway has increasingly capitalised on opportunities in cross-border energy exchange. The country’s predominance in hydro power generation...
FGC UES: Attempts to cope with growing needs of economy
April 1, 2010
Russia is pushing ahead with reforms in its various industry sectors to promote market orientation and modernisation of the economy’s infrastructure.
PacifiCorp: Investing in strengthening the western power grid
March 1, 2010
The western region of the US is home to some of the best renewable energy resources in the country. It also has some of the fastest growing energy consumption centres.
TenneT: Moving towards a Europe-wide grid
February 1, 2010
The European Commission’s vision of a Europe-wide grid through ownership unbundling and the creation of cross-border transmission system operators (TSOs) is finally taking shape.
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