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US-based ARPA-E awards project to V&R Energy, PNNL, PacifiCorp and Google 

October 1, 2019
California-based V&R Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), PacifiCorp, and Google have been awarded a project on `High Performance Adaptive Deep-Reinforcement-Learning-Based Real-Time Emergency Control (HADREC) to Enhance Power Grid Resilience in Stochastic Environment’, from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

NYPA approve five-year contract to Kenny Construction Company for 345 kV line 

September 27, 2019
The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) trustees have approved a five-year contract of about USD11.1 million for Kenny Construction Company, Chicago, to manage the laydown areas for the Moses–Adirondack Smart Path Reliability Project.

Valard receives EPC contract for Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project in Canada 

September 10, 2019
Valard Construction (Valard), a subsidiary of Canada-based Quanta Services, has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Wataynikaneyap Power LP for the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project (Watay Project) in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

NYSERDA awards two projects to promote research of cleaner grid technologies 

July 22, 2019
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded two grid enhancement projects to the Analysis Laboratory for Synchrophasor and Electrical Energy Technology (ALSETLab) at Rensselaer in collaboration with the Advanced Grid Innovation Lab for Energy (AGILe) at New York Power Authority (NYPA).

Latin America

Paraguay-based ANDE awards contract to Consorcio Siemens-Rieder 500 kV 

July 8, 2019
Paraguay’s state-owned power company Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) has selected Consorcio Siemens–Rieder 500 kV (Siemens, a global electrical engineering and electronics company, and Rieder & Cia, a Paraguay-based integrated solutions provider for energy industry) for the design, supply and installation of a Contingency Control Scheme for the recently completed 500 kV Yacyretá–Ayolas–Villa Hayes line, and Ayolas and Villa Hayes substations.

Mainstream Renewable Power and Transelec sign Chilean transmission contract 

June 19, 2019
Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power and Chilean power transmission company Transelec SA have signed a contract to design and build a transmission line that will connect the former’s 293 MWp of solar parks to the national electric system in Chile.

Abengoa receives transmission project contract form Arauco in Chile 

May 20, 2019
Spanish multinational corporation Abengoa SA has been selected by Arauco, one of the main producers of cellulose and wood derivatives in Chile, for the development of a new transmission project.

Elecnor receives contract to expand six substations in Mexico 

May 6, 2019
Elecnor Mexico, a part of Spain's Elecnor Group, has been awarded a contract for the expansion of six substations in Mexico for a budget of USD5.7 million in the states of Guanajuato and Baja California from state power utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

Asia Pacific

Indian Transformers and Rectifiers secures INR1.26 billion POWERGRID contract 

October 10, 2019
Indian transformer manufacturer, Transformers and Rectifiers (India) Limited (TRIL), has received an INR1.26 billion transformer package contract from the Indian grid developer, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).

Indian L&T secures upto INR25 billion T&D contracts in global markets 

October 10, 2019
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has bagged transmission and distribution (T&D) contracts across the domestic and international market.

Skipper secures INR5 billion contract from POWERGRID in India 

September 9, 2019
India-based power transmission and distribution (T&D) structure manufacturer, Skipper Limited, has secured an INR5.24 billion contract from Indian grid developer, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).

GE T&D India bags INR900 million grid upgradation contract from WBSETCL 

September 4, 2019
India state transmission utility, West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL), has awarded an INR900 million grid upgradation contract to GE T&D India Limited.


Dutch-German TenneT selects Accenture to integrate business processes on SAP S/4HANA platform 

October 8, 2019
The Dutch-German power transmission system operator (TSO), TenneT, has picked US-based Accenture to integrate numerous business processes on Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) S/4 high performance analytic appliance (HANA).

German TSOs appoint Jacobs as central service provider for SuedLink project 

October 7, 2019
The German transmission system operators (TSOs), Transnet BW and TenneT, have appointed the US-based Jacobs Engineering Group to provide wide-ranging support, so as to expedite the further approval procedure and subsequent construction work on the 4 GW SuedLink project.

Swedish TSO awards USD65 million contract to Linxon 

October 7, 2019
Linxon, a joint venture (JV) between Swedish-Swiss Company ABB and Canadian engineering services company SNC-Lavalin, has bagged a USD65 million contract from the Swedish transmission system operator (TSO), Svenska Kraftnät (SvK), for upgradation of the 400 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation in Stockholm.

Prysmian bags maintenance contract from Dutch-German TSOs 

October 1, 2019
Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has awarded Italian Prysmian Group a three-year maintenance contract for high voltage alternating current (HVAC) and high voltage direct current (HVDC) submarine and land cables.

Middle East & Africa

Mozambique’s EDM awards contracts for first phase of Caia–Nacala Transmission Project 

October 9, 2019
Mozambique’s Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) has awarded contracts for the first phase of the Caia–Nacala Transmission Project, also known as the Second Chimuara–Nacala Power Transmission Project.

EETC awards power station contract to Sieyuan and MEGA consortium 

October 7, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded a contract for the construction of a power station in Wadi El-Natrun on a turnkey basis, to a consortium comprising Chinese Sieyuan Electric Company Limited and MEGA.

Egyptian EETC awards EGP587 million substation contract to Chinese Xian-led consortium 

September 19, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed an EGP 587.4 million contract with a Xian-led consortium comprising of Xian Electric Engineering Company, XD-EGEMAC [a joint venture (JV) of China XD Group; Xian XD Switchgear Electric Company (formerly Xi’an Shiky High Voltage Electric Company); and Saudi Arabian National Contracting Company (NCC) for setting up a gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation in El-Hawamdia in Giza on a turnkey basis.

Egyptian EETC awards substation contract to Al Kharafi–Taikai–NHVS consortium 

September 9, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed a contract worth EGP440 million with a consortium comprising of Kuwait-based Al Kharafiand and China based —Taikaand New Northeast Electric Group High Voltage Switchgear (NHVS), for the construction of a 22/220/500 kV transformer substation in west Damietta, to meet the increasing electricity needs in the Delta region.