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Georgian and Turkish power transmission line opened
Dec 11, 2012 - Nana Kirtzkhalia - trend.az
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze opened a power transmission line with a 400 kilovolt capacity connecting the Georgian and Turkish power systems and Akhaltsikhe substation with a capacity of 500/400/200 kilovolts in the Ahaltsikhe region (Samtskhe-Javakheti region, South Georgia) on Dec.11.
The European Cross-Border Electricity Interconnectors Market 2012-2022
February 27, 2012 - marketpublishers.com
(Overview/Table of Contents only) The European Commission in 2010 granted $1,247m (тВм910m) for 12 electricity interconnectors. These projects are progressing quickly and electricity will soon be imported and exported throughout Europe on the back of this grant. Are you and your company part of this growing pan-European electricity supply opportunity?
A common electricity market and the move to a Supergrid are high on the EU policy objectives. This report analyses current and future pan-European cross border electricity interconnectors and the introduction of Eastern European, African and renewable supplies and how you can profit from it now.
- ABB commissions power link between Sweden and Finland
Feb 8, 2012 - abb.com
Zurich, Switzerland, Jan.11, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned a power link between Finland and Sweden. The HVDC (high-voltage direct current) Fenno-Skan 2 link is a cable-based power transmission system that enables the exchange of an additional 800 MW of power between the two countries, mitigating transmission bottle-necks in the region. The Fenno-Skan link is owned and operated by Fingrid and Svenska Kraftnät
- Solarbuzz expects major shift in solar PV markets as pipeline outside Europe reaches 25GW
Sept. 20, 2011 - Mark Osborne - pv-tech.org
The photovoltaics market is expected to shift away from Europe and be dominated by installations in new emerging markets such as the US, China, India and other Asia-Pacific countries, according to three new 'Regional Downstream PV Market' reports issued by market research firm, Solarbuzz. Due to revised feed-in tariff systems in key European markets, Europe is now projected to represent 65% of world PV demand in 2011, down from 82% in 2010.
- HVDC Light ABB 3D
Sept. 16, 2011 - youtube.com
Connecting Electricity Markets -- The East West Interconnector: Connecting Ireland and Wales
- Power Import Options for a Nuclear-free Germany
Sep 12, 2011 - Harry Valentine - energypulse.net
Germany's influential environmental movement has responded to the fallout of Japan's recent nuclear problems. They successfully lobbied their federal government and Germany's Chancellor has announced the phase-out of nuclear power generating in that country. Germany will seek to use domestic and imported wind, hydroelectric, solar and other forms of renewable power. That choice opens new opportunity for Iceland and also Greenland that urgently seeks foreign investment to build their national economies.
- Kent's new electricity cable connection with Europe
June 5, 2011 - bbc.co.uk
The £530m cable links the Isle of Grain in Kent to Maasflakte near Rotterdam.
- A World Record in Direct Current Transmission
May 21, 2011 - siemens.com
Siemens is building power converter stations for a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system with a record capacity of 2 x 1,000 megawatts. Beginning in 2013 the new HVDC PLUS technology will transmit 2,000 megawatts (MW) as direct current over a distance of 65 kilometers underground. This system, which is being partially funded by the EU, connects the French and Spanish grids between Baixas and Santa Llogaia. At present the two countries’ grids are linked only by low-capacity lines.
- Connecting Britain To A European Supergrid
May 11, 2011 - Damian Carrington - sustainablecitiesnet.com
It stretches 260km under the North Sea, contains 23,000 tonnes of copper and lead, and may represent the first step towards a renewable energy revolution based on a European electricity “supergrid”. The £500m BritNed cable, which has just entered operation, is the first direct current electricity link from the UK to another country in 25 years. The high voltage cable, a joint venture between the UK National Grid and the Dutch grid operator TenneT, has a capacity of 1,000MW, the equivalent of a nuclear power station. It runs from the Isle of Grain in Kent to Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
- Statnett, National Grid To Lay Power Cable Between Norway, UK
May 04, 2011 - wsj.com
STOCKHOLM (Dow Jones)--The Norwegian state-owned electricity grid operator Statnett Monday said it plans to lay a 800 kilometer power cable between Norway and the U.K., in cooperation with U.K.'s grid operator National Grid (NG.LN).
- Smart grids – a smart idea?
May 01, 2011 - Kari Larsen - renewableenergyfocus.com
With the EU’s goal of 20% renewable energy by 2020, and the UK government’s plan to roll out smart meters to all domestic customers by the same time, the way has been paved for smart grids. Global energy consumption is set to triple by 2050, and power networks need to transform into intelligent systems that will save energy, accommodate increasing amounts of renewable energy, and ensure supply security.
- Energy trading hub: HVDC transmission link between Britain and the Netherlands goes into operation
Mar 30, 2011 - electricenergyonline.com
Erlangen, Germany, April 1, 2011 - Together with the operating company BritNed Development Ltd., Siemens Energy has placed the BritNed HVDC transmission link between Britain and the Netherlands into operation. BritNed is a joint venture of National Grid, the international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the world, and TenneT, the Dutch grid operator based in Arnhem. The 260-km-long subsea cable connection with a transmission capacity of 1000 megawatts (MW) links the 400-kV grids in southern England and in the south of the Netherlands. The HVDC transmission system’s converter station in the UK is located on the Isle of Grain in Kent in southeastern England, while the Dutch station is situated in Maasvlakte near Rotterdam. Besides ensuring greater stability in the European integrated network, BritNed will also serve as an energy trading hub and thus bring more competition into the grid.
- Along the Right Lines
Mar 05, 2011 - ewea - qmags.com
Europe's Policymakers Sign Up for a New Offshore Transmission Grid
- EU's Barroso calls for new energy link for Central-Eastern Europe
Feb 20, 2011 - Alvise Armellini - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - energycentral.com
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he would unveil the
proposal later on Thursday at dinner in Brussels with prime ministers from
Romania, Bulgaria and the Visegrad Group -- made up of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia
and the Czech Republic.
- Where Next for the Supergrid?
Feb 20, 2011 - David Appleyard - renewableenergyworld.com
Transmission is the talk of the town right now throughout Europe. There are
various plans currently under discussion that could see a radical transformation
of the region's electricity transmission
- Russia begins electricity supplies to Belarus
Feb 20, 2011 - BBC Monitoring - energycentral.com
Russia has begun electricity supplies to Belarus, a source in the electricity
sector has told RIA Novosti.
- UK-Norwegian interconnector JV
Feb 19, 2011 - renewableenergyfocus.com
A joint venture, NorthConnect, has been set up between UK, Norwegian and Swedish
companies to plan and build an electrical interconnector between UK and Norway.
of the Grids (PDF)
Feb 16, 2011 - Greenpeace
How Europe can go 100% renewable and phase out dirty energy.
- Siemens builds converter stations for HVDC link between France and Spain
Feb 09, 2011 - iStockAnalyst.com
A new agreement is one more step forward on the long journey to develop offshore
renewable energy infrastructure and unlock gigawatts of wind power capacity.
Supergrid Slowly Coming into Focus
Jan 19, 2011 - Alasdair Cameron - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A new agreement is one more step forward on the long journey to develop offshore
renewable energy infrastructure and unlock gigawatts of wind power capacity.
- Ukraine, Belarus to discuss electric power transit to Lithuania
Oct 20, 2010 - BBC Monitoring
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said that tripartite talks with Belarus
and Lithuania on the supply of electric power to Lithuania are starting, the
Ukrainian news agency UNIAN has reported.
- More Power! ABB Building Longer, More Powerful Transmission in Europe, China
Jul 28, 2010 - Katherine Tweed - greentechmedia.com
It sounds like an infomercial, but ABB is bringing renewables onto the grid with more efficient transmission.
Weighs Undersea Cable to Deliver Wind Power
Jun 23, 2010 - Katherine Tweed - greentechmedia.com
Hawaii needs to carry wind across an ocean to meet its renewable energy goals.
- National Grid, TenneT Begin Laying UK Cable For Interconector
Jun 21, 2010 - Selina Williams - Dow Jones
A joint-venture between the U.K.'s National Grid PLC ( NG.LN) and Dutch transmission company TenneT--BritNed--Tuesday began work to lay the first section of marine cable in England for a high-voltage electricity interconnector to link the power grids in the U.K. and the Netherlands.
- France Plans Group to Lay Solar Power Net, Handelsblatt Says
May 25, 2010 - Karin Matussek - bloomberg.com
France is forming a group of companies to lay an undersea power network that will bring electricity from North Africa to Europe, Handelsblatt reported.
- Russia's Federal Grid Company and Siemens sign high-voltage transmission agreement
May 20, 2010 - Power-Gen Worldwide
Russia's high-voltage transmission grid operator Federal Grid Company (FGC) and Siemens have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to implement new technologies such as low-loss high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission and smart grids.
- "Supergrid" is the future electricity system that will enable Europe to undertake a once-off transition to sustainability.
Mai 3, 2010 - friendsofthesupergrid.eu
The concept of Supergrid was first launched a decade ago and it is defined as “An electricity transmission system, mainly based on direct current, designed to facilitate large-scale sustainable power generation in remote areas for transmission to centres of consumption, one of whose fundamental attributes will be the enhancement of the market in electricity”.
- Thinking Smarter about Renewables on the Grid
Apr 26, 2010 - Keith Redfern - GE Energy
You would be hard pressed to name an industry or technology that's gone virtually unchanged since the 19th Century and yet which is still thriving today. But that is the story of the electricity transmission grid.
- HVDC converter station links European grid
Apr 13, 2010 - Wayne Beaty - powergenworldwide.com
Political and market changes in Central and Eastern Europe have created major new challenges for the electric power suppliers.
- Friends of a pan-European supergrid launch project
Apr 9, 2010 - Lisa Sibley - Cleantech Group
Global corporations including Siemens and Areva sign on to design and install a supergrid energy network at sea by 2050.
- France seeks electricity lines under Mediterranean
Mar 29, 2010 - Planet-Techno-Science
France is working on plans for a consortium of companies to build a vast network of undersea electricity lines to bring solar power from Africa to Europe, sources close to the matter said Sunday.
- European energy agency could form super-regulator
Mar 29, 2010 - Terry Macalister - The Guardian
Brussels is pressing ahead with plans to establish an energy agency which is seen as a prototype European regulator. The body could eventually restrict national policymaking but could also give important impetus to North Sea wind power and developing a European "supergrid".
- European offshore supergrid organisation set up
Mar 8, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
An organisation to progress policy towards construction of a pan-European offshore supergrid, Friends of the Supergrid, has been set up.
EU money for electricity interconnection
Mar 5, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
The European Commission has allocated €910 million for 12 electricity interconnection projects as part of its broader European Economic Recovery Plan.
- Report: Offshore Electricity Grid Needs Coordinated Approach
Mar 1, 2010 - North American Windpower
An offshore North Sea and Baltic Sea electricity grid could be in place within 10 to 15 years, but its development is being slowed by political and regulatory differences between countries bordering both bodies of water, according to a report published by the OffshoreGrid consortium.
- Getting connected: Europe's green energy 'supergrid'
Jan 31, 2010 - Matt Ford - CNN
It is a criticism frequently leveled at those promoting wind or solar power as an alternative to fossil fuels: what happens when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine?
- Armenia to construct new electricity transmission line to Georgia
Jan 21, 2010- BBC Monitoring
The Armenian government has approved at its session today a project of construction of 400-kilovolt electricity transmission line from Armenia to Georgia. The project was introduced by Armenian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Armen Movsisyan.
to provide €300m to interconnector project
Dec 9, 2009 - EWEA
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide €300m
for the construction of the BritNed Interconnector, a new electricity transmission
cable between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Beauly-Denny power line given the go ahead
Jan 07, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
for a line of giant electricity pylons from the Scottish Highlands to central
Scotland have been approved by the Scottish government.
EU Governments take first steps towards a Northern European Supergrid.
07, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
The siging of a political declaration
in early December last year will see the countries cooperate on the development
of a North Sea supergrid joining up clean energy projects scattered in and around
the North Sea.
EU nations to build offshore wind power grid
Dec 7, 2009 - The Associated
Press - Energy Central
Nine European nations pledged Monday to build
more links between wind power stations in the North and Irish Seas which could
help them boost output of renewable energy.
adheres to “Desertec” project
Nov 26, 2009 - Tunisia Online
An international conference on ” Desert Friendly Energy as
a Challenge for Regional Cooperation and the Union For the Mediterranean”
as part of the “Desertec” project to develop solar energy in southern
Mediterranean countries, was held on Monday in Gammarth north of Tunis.
integrates electricity network between Europe and North Africa
11, 2009 - Global Arab Network
To meet the growing needs of Tunisian
industry, tourism and individual consumers, Tunisia announced 2 projects to expand
the electricity transmission network, and integrate between Europe and the Maghreb.
Norway Elec Network Cos To Study Subsea Power Link
Oct 6, 2009 - Dow
Jones & Company, Inc.
U.K. and Norwegian electricity network
operators National Grid PLC (NGG) and Statnett said Tuesday they have agreed to
explore prospects for a high-voltage power cable under the North Sea linking the
two countries and offshore renewable power sources.
foundations for energy bridge firm up
Oct 2009, The Diplomat Bucharest
Turkey and Romania plan to work as partners on the Nabucco gas pipeline project
to diversify Europe’s energy supply routes and Turkish Ambassador to Romania
Ayse Sinirlioglu argues that the link between central Asia and western Europe
is a “top priority” of the Turkish Government.
marine power cable laying starts
Sept 11, 2009 - Reuters
The first section of a subsea power cable link between the Netherlands and Britain,
which will boost competition and supply diversity, has started to be installed,
the Dutch and British grid operators said on Friday.
Georgia to build power line
Jul 29, 2009 - Xinhua
and Georgia will build a 1, 000-megawatt power line with a total investment of
140 million U.S. dollars, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday.
Interconnection Plan For Renewables
Jun 25, 2009 - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Eight Baltic Sea states have launched an action plan to connect Lithuania,
Latvia and Estonia to EU energy networks, a strategy that should boost opportunities
for renewable energy development.
Meeting the transmission challenge at power-gen Europe
Jun 11, 2009
- Stephen Lacey - Renewable Energy World.com
If there's one thing that
unites the conventional and renewable energy industries, it's the need to upgrade
and expand the transmission and distribution infrastructure. Global investment
in new power plants has fallen because of the dearth of capital for projects.
But investments in transmission and distribution systems have been relatively
has Europe's dream of an integrated grid come true?
May, 2009 - Tim
Probert - Power Engineering International
In January privately owned
Irish firm Imera Power went public with plans to build EuropaGrid - a €4.4 billion
pan-European electricity grid project to develop a more truly integrated network
with greater security of supply. Unusually for grid interconnector schemes, the
money will be raised almost entirely from private sources. Tim Probert finds out
Pool Collaboration is a Step Towards EU Energy Integration
2009 - Datamonitor
Nord Pool, Norway's leading
power-hub, aims to launch a new power trading platform in the UK to pass on volume
and price transparency efficiencies to market participants. This key development
in UK power trading highlights the evolutionary nature of competitive markets
and is a significant step closer to a single EU market.
Sweden to build power link
Apr 21, 2009 - The Associated
The prime ministers of the three Baltic countries agreed
Monday to build an underwater power link between Lithuania and Sweden, ending
a long-running dispute about the cable's route.
ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION NETWORK: A VISION FOR 2020
March, 2009 -
Depart of Energy & Climate Change - UK
This report produced by the
Electricity Networks Strategy Group (ENSG) is an important contribution to the
ongoing work to identify solutions which will allow the creation of a network
which facilitates the achievement of Government's energy and climate change policy
in an economic and efficient manner. This includes the achievement of the 2020
renewable targets as well as ensuring that electricity supply remains secure and
Firm ABB to Link Irish Grid to UK
Mar 30, 2009 - Irish Times
The national electricity grid's operator has given the contract for a [euro]600
million power line linking Ireland and Britain to Swedish company ABB.
to export green energy to Europe
Mar 27, 2009 - Tunisia Online News
Private operators will soon be able to export 200 MW of green energy to Europe
through the underwater electric connexion set up between Tunisia and Italy, within
the ELMED project.
Members of British Parliment Sign Off on Solar Power and Supergrid
Mar 15, 2009 - News Blaze - Daily News
More Than 100 MPs Support Concentrating
Solar Power and The Supergrid
More than 100 MPs (106 at the last count)
have now signed Early Day Motion 123, calling on the government to put its weight
behind the development of concentrating solar power (CSP) in desert regions and
a 'supergrid' of low-loss transmission lines spanning the whole of Europe, the
Middle East and North Africa.
AC to DC: Going green with supergrids
Mar 11, 2009 - David Strahan
- New Scientist
THOMAS EDISON might have relished the irony. Just as
his most famous legacy, the incandescent light bulb, heads for extinction, his
other great passion, direct electric current, is set to boom. The bulb that has
dominated lighting for more than a century is now a pariah in the era of climate
change and banned in many countries. Meanwhile, direct current - defeated by alternating
current in the race to capture the electricity market in the 1890s - could help
us hold back global warming.
Grid: the answer to Europe's energy needs?
Mar 5, 2009 - Thijs Westerbeek
- Radio Netherlands Worldwide
The European Commission wants to build
powerful electricity transmission networks connecting the North Sea, the Mediterranean
and the Baltic region. This would help bring more wind and water energy onto the
sets out 2020 vision of UK electricity grid
Mar 5,2009 - Newnet -
New Energy World Network.com
Investment worth up to £4.7bn is expected
to be needed to upgrade the electricity grid network to accommodate new power
generation by 2020, according to a report published today by the Electricity Networks
Strategy Group (ENSG).
Starts Electricity Exports to Russia
Feb 17, 2009
- Daily News Bulletin
Georgia has begun electricity exports to
Russia. Some 2.4 million kilowatt/hours are being transmitted by the Kavkasioni
power line per day, a source at the Electricity System Commercial Operator (ESCO)
is ready to deliver electricity to Turkey for 15 years for $60 Bln - Minister
Feb 14, 2009 - Daily News Bulletin
and Turkey are discussing the possibility of signing a long-term contract on electricity
deliveries to Turkey.
to build North Sea and Atlantic electricity grids
Jan 30, 2009 - Datamonitor
Imera, an asset investment company involved in the development of subsea
power grids, has announced that it will build North Sea and Atlantic electricity
grids, connecting key markets and offshore wind farms as the foundation for a
pan-European offshore electricity network.
Kosovo sign power line agreements
Jan 30, 2009 - BBC Monitoring
Albania and Kosovo agreed on Friday [30 January] to implement two projects,
construction of Kosovo-Albania 400 kV interconnection line and interconnection
agreement between two power transmitting companies.
Super Ring’ of Offshore Wind Farms Could Mean Europe’s Energy Independence
Jan 16, 2009 - Matthew
Northern Europeans, do you want to
be energy independent? Then OMA Zeekracht has a plan for you. Though just a concept,
a newly released master plan, commissioned by the Netherland’s Society for Nature
& Environment, shows how by building an “energy super ring” of wind turbines in
the North Sea enough energy could be generated to entirely replace that coming
from oil imports from the Persian Gulf.
of electricity grid Lithuania-Poland to start in 2010
Jan 15, 2009
- Petras Vaida, BC - The Baltic Course
As it has been planned, the erection
of the electricity grid interconnection between Lithuania and Poland is intended
to be started in 2010. It was confirmed by the LEO LT subsidiary Lietuvos Energija.
to export electricity to Turkey via Georgia Moscow
Dec 29, 2008 --
Russian electricity will be exported to Turkey through
debuts plans for green super-grid
Nov 13, 2008- BusinessGreen.com
European Commission calls for North Sea wind energy grid, tighter building
regulations and huge investment in energy efficiency
ideas for energy looking tired
Nov 13, 2008 - World Wildlife Federation
Brussels, Belgium: A coherent plan to reduce energy consumption was conspicuous
by its absence from the European Union’s latest attempt to deal with the energy
and climate crisis.
supergrid plan to protect Europe from Russian threat to choke off energy
Nov 13, 2008 - The Times
A supergrid of power supplies to protect Europe’s
energy from the threat of a Russian stranglehold will be announced today.
Nov 10, 2008 - renewableenergyfocus.com
UK - International energy expert Dr Czisch has outlined a strategy for a European-wide
super grid that would supply all of Europe with renewable electricity.
grids around Europe
Nov 3, 2008 - By Frederik Groeman, Natalia Moldovan
& Peter Vaessen, KEMA - leonardo-energy.org
Several European countries
have a policy to encourage the development of renewable en-ergy sources. This
is identified in e.g. the European green paper Energy strategy for a sus-tainable,
competitive and secure energy supply (March 2006). In the transition towards a
European sustainable energy system for the future and to reduce the dependency
of im-ported primary energy sources such as oil and gas, the development of offshore
wind power is an essential element. EWEA assumes that almost 120,000 MW offshore
wind power will be realized in the next two decades, amounting to 10% of the installed
generating capaicty. Apart from offshore wind energy other offshore renewable
energy sources such as wave en-ergy, tidal energy and some experimental technologies
of offshore energy have been con-sidered.
opens Netherlands-Norway underwater power link
Sep 12, 2008 - Datamonitor
ABB, a Swiss power and automation technology company, has worked with
TenneT and Stattnet, the Dutch and Norwegian transmission system operators, to
open a 580-kilometer power link between the Netherlands and Norway.
Grid Almost Full, Say Green Power Bosses
Sep 10, 2008 - The Scotsman
Scotland's renewable targets will not be met unless the "woeful" electricity
grid system is urgently improved, energy company bosses warned yesterday.
Albania Sign Memorandum on Exchange of Electricity
Sept 10, 2008 -
BBC Monitoring European
The Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM) of Kosova
[Kosovo] and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Energy of Albania signed today
a memorandum of cooperation, which aims the enlargement of the connection infrastructures
as well the exchange of experiences between the two countries.
Grid, RTE and Elia to Launch Market Consultation Over Interconnectors
Sep 08, 2008 - Datamonitor
RTE and Elia, the transmission system operators
in France and Belgium, together with National Grid in the UK, have announced that
they will launch an electricity market consultation regarding grid interconnection
between Britain and the rest of Europe.
North Sea Electricity Grid Revolution
Sep 3, 2008 - eubusiness.com
A new Greenpeace report has for the first time revealed how a regionally
integrated approach to the large-scale development of offshore wind in the North
Sea could deliver reliable clean energy for millions of homes.
Submarine HVDC Cable To Connect UK And The Netherlands
Aug 29, 2008
- National Grid and NLink
National Grid and NLink — a subsidiary of
TenneT — are building an electricity interconnector between Britain and the Netherlands
called BritNed. The BritNed cable will join the electricity transmission systems
in the UK and The Netherlands making a significant contribution to the security
and diversity of electricity supplies in both countries. It will also facilitate
further competition by helping to enhance the (north-west) European energy market.
Aug 14, 2008 - airtricity.com
is a high voltage sub sea transmission network. It could ultimately cover the
Baltic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean.
of New Pylons to Carry Wind Farm Power
Aug 3, 2008 - Jonathan Leake
- The Sunday Times
Pylons are on the march. Britain’s electricity transmission
and distribution companies are to announce plans for a £10 billion rewiring of
- AREVA to Upgrade Interconnection Between France and England
2008 - Transmission & Distribution World
AREVA’s Transmission and
Distribution Division has been awarded a 70 million euros contract by National
Grid and RTE, to enhance the reliability and reinforce the availability of IFA
2000, the world’s largest subsea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) scheme interconnecting
the French and British national power systems.
Proposes to Manage German Ultra-High Voltage Grid Systems
2008 - Datamonitor
RWE has announced that it is prepared to take on systems
management of the ultra-high voltage grid owned by the four German transmission
awarded 16% of capacity on Italy-Greece electricity interconnection
Jul 9, 2008 - Datamonitor
Spanish energy major Iberdrola has been awarded
16% of the capacity of the electricity interconnection between Italy and Greece
put out to tender by the operator Terna for July 2008. This will enable Iberdrola
to transmit more than 29,750MWh through the Italy-Greece underwater cable.
National Grid to spend 70 mln euros on France-UK power line maintenance
Jul 2, 2008 - Thomson Financial News
French grid operator RTE and its
British counterpart, National Grid, said they will spend 70 million euros upgrading
the high-voltage power line between France and the UK.
hook up electricity markets
Jun 4, 2008 - Michael Heitmann - The Prague
Electricity will soon flow more freely between the Czech Republic
Power Link Route Discovered - Survey Identifies Feasible Line
28, 2008 - Daily Post
Initial results from a marine survey to map a line for
high voltage electricity cables between North Wales and the Republic of Ireland
have confirmed a technically feasible route, it was revealed last night.
Ministers Discuss Energy Network Integration
May 17, 2008 - BBC Monitoring
It has been said for a long time that Albania and Kosovo should
integrate their energy networks to ensure that the get abundant supplies of energy
at a low price. Economy and Trade Minister Genc Ruli declared once again during
a meeting with four Kosovo ministers that Albania was preparing to build a new
inter-connection line with Kosovo and that the production of energy from Albania's
hydropower stations would be well balanced with the production from Kosovo's power
Kosovo ministers discuss energy cooperation
May 15, 2008 - BBC Monitoring
The [Albanian] Minister of Economy,
Trade and Energy Genc Ruli held a meeting on Thursday (15 May] with for ministers
from Kosova [Kosovo], respectively Minister of Energy Justina Pulja, Minister
of Economy and Finance Ahmet Shala, Minister of Trade and Industry Lutfi Zharku
and the Minister of Tourism and Territorial Planning Mihar Jagxhillari.
wins $170-million contract for Baltic Sea power link
May 13, 2008
- La Societe
The Fenno-Skan 2 project will strengthen the power transmission
between Sweden and Finland.
Bridge Between Two Continents
May 1, 2008 - Ramon Granadino - Transmission
& Distribution World
The interconnection between Spain and Morocco,
across the Straight of Gibralter, represents an outstanding example of cooperation
between neighboring countries. The first electrical connection between the two
countries — a 400-kV submarine cable link 28 km (17.5 miles) long laid at a depth
of 615 m (2000 ft) — was commissioned in 1997. Commercial operation of the interconnector
began in May 1998, supplying energy market agents on the basis of bilateral short-term
Grid Upgrades Greenhouse Gas Cut Target To 80% By 2050
Apr 18, 2008
- Dow Jones
U.K.-based gas and electricity network operator National
Grid PLC (NGG) said Friday it will increase its greenhouse gas emissions reduction
target to 80% by 2050, from 60% previously.
Grids power up the agenda across Europe
Apr 3, 2008 - Smart Electric
A host of initiatives across Europe have led to an explosion in
interest into how - and where - smart grids will be implemented and deployed.
Gotland HVDC link
Mar 27, 2008 - ABB
The world's first commercial HVDC transmission, the Gotland HVDC link from
1954, has been replaced
with a 260 MW bipole.
Government Allows Electricity Import
Feb 28, 2008 - BBC Monitoring
The government has decided to allow Macedonian Transmission
System Operator (MEPSO) import of additional electricity due to the poor water
accumulation, said Government Spokesman Ivica Bocevski at Thursday's [28 February]
Bulgaria Agree to Boost Energy Cooperation
Feb 20, 2008 - BBC Monitoring
Cooperation between Macedonia and Bulgaria in the energy sector
was the main topic of discussion at Wednesday's [20 February] meeting of Vice
Premier Zoran Stavreski with Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy Petur Dimitrov.
Kosovo Work on "Unification" of Energy Systems
Feb 15, 2008 - BBC
Albania and Kosova (Kosovo) are working to realize
an increase in the level of power exchanges and unification of energetic systems
between both countries to guarantee security in power supply at different periods
power bridge project started
Feb 12, 2008 - BBC Monitoring
he energy bridge to connect the Polish and Lithuanian power grids has many dimensions,
president Lech Kaczynski declared at a ceremony attended also by Lithuanian president
Valdas Adamkus here Tuesday.
Lithuania to Sign "Energy Bridge" Accord
Feb 5, 2008 - BBC Monitoring
An agreement establishing a Polish- Lithuanian venture to build
an "energy bridge" linking Poland's and Lithuania's power grids is to be signed
in Warsaw on 12 February, Lithuanian Economics Minister Vyatas Navickas said.
Announces EUR4.4 Billion Pan European Electricity Grid Project
3, 2009 - Electric Energy Online.com
Imera has announced that it will
build North Sea and Atlantic electricity grids, connecting key markets and offshore
wind farms as the foundation for a pan-European offshore electricity network.
The EuropaGrid will enable the development of a true European integrated power
market and greatly enhance electricity security of supply.
Seek Aid for Subsea Green-Power 'Export' Link
Jan 30, 2008 - The Scotsman
FUNDING is being sought to build a subsea power cable to take green energy
from the Western Isles to England and southern Scotland.
urges common energy market with Russia, Kazakhstan
Jan 26, 2008 -
Belarus initiates the setting up of a common energy market
involving at least the threesome of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, Belarusian
Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakow told journalists in Moscow today.
Albania to Be Linked By Undersea Electric Power Cable
Jan 21, 2008
- BBC Monitoring European
taly and Albania in a network. With mutual
advantages. Italy will help to modernize Tirana's electricity system. And Albania
will be able to act as an energy lung, to meet - when needed - our country's growing
need for electricity. Yesterday came a new significant step forward, with the
go-ahead from the Albanian Government for the project by the Moncada Costruzioni
group in Agrigento, Italy's fifth-largest producer of wind power, for a private
undersea electricity cable (merchant line [previous two words in English in original])
to be laid between the two coasts.
backs undersea cable to export Scotland's wind and wave power
17, 2008 - Ian Johnston - The Scotsman
VAST amounts of wind and wave
power from some of Scotland's most remote areas could be exported to southern
England and Europe, providing a secure source of power and significantly reducing
greenhouse gas emissions.
Spain to set up joint electricity grid
Jan 11, 2008 - MENAFN
France and Spain agreed to set up a joint electricity grid company to share high-speed
voltage across the Pyrenees, AP reported.
Seek Power Route Across the Irish Sea
Jan 9, 2008 - Daily Post - Liverpool
A marine survey has begun mapping a potential route to carry high voltage
electricity cables between Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
to Help Develop Albanian Energy Sector
Dec 5, 2007 - Datamonitor
Italian energy giant Enel has signed a memorandum of understanding with the
Albanian government for the development of the energy sector in the country.
to resume energy projects with Lithuania that had stalled under previous government
Nov 30, 2007 - The Associated Press
VILNIUS, Lithuania - Poland's new
government hopes to forge ahead with two energy projects with Lithuania that stalled
under the previous government, its prime minister said Friday.
studying three Balkan interconnector links, including to Albania
Nov 23, 2007 - AFX News Limited
ROME (Thomson Financial) - Terna SpA
is studying three possible interconnector links across the Adriatic sea to link
Italy's electricity grid with those in three Balkan countries, including Albania,
according to company presentations.
energy giant keen on RP, SE Asia
Nov 19, 2007 - The Philippine Star
ROME, Italy - Terna-Rete Electtrica Nazionale S.P.A of Italy is keen on investing
in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries
Irish Cross-Border Electricity Market Goes Live
Nov 2, 2007 - Datamonitor
The Regulatory Authorities for Energy in Ireland and Northern Ireland have
announced the launch of a new electricity market for the island of Ireland. The
new market, known as Single Electricity Market, combines the two separate wholesale
North and South markets into one cross-border market that is more efficient and
Poland Again Fail to Sign Electricity Bridge Agreement
Oct 22, 2007
- Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English
Lithuania's Lietuvos Eenergija
energy systems and Poland's Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne on Saturday failed
to negotiate and sign an agreement to implement an energy bridge project to link
up the two countries' electricity grids.
and Svenska Kraftnat to Extend Submarine Cable Link
Oct 8, 2007 -
The Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry has granted a
cross-border line permit to the extension of the submarine cable link between
Finland and Sweden. The extension will be carried out in co-operation between
Fingrid and Svenska Kraftnat.
wins Balearics power network contract
Oct 8, 2007 - Datamonitor
The Power Transmission and Distribution Group of Siemens has won a contract
from Spanish network operator Red Electrica de Espana to connect the Balearic
Islands to the Spanish mainland's power network.
to give up 25% of electricity grid, UES CEO reveals
Sep 12, 2007 -
Russia is ready to give up 25% of its electricity generation
industry to foreign investors, Anatoly Chubais, CEO of state-owned electricity
titan Unified Energy Systems, told the Financial Times in an interview.
reportedly looking to increase UK interconnection capacity
2007 - Datamonitor
Spanish utility Iberdrola, which recently acquired
its UK counterpart ScottishPower, plans to invest approximately E1.3 billion to
increase the interconnection capacity between Scotland and northern England, reported
AFX News, quoting El Economista, which obtained its information from sources close
to UK energy watchdog Ofgem.
Power to Get Boost From Abroad
Sep 10, 2007 - Daily Mail
A 500MW electricity interconnector to boost Ireland's power supply is to come
ashore at Woodland in Co. Meath. This location has been approved by the Commission
for Energy Regulation (CER) on foot of a detailed study published yesterday.
to increase capacity of Algerian transmission grid
Aug 23, 2007 -
Clare Watson - Energy Business Review
The transmission and distribution
arm of French state-owned nuclear energy group Areva has been awarded a E50 million
turnkey contract by Algerian utility Sonelgaz, to increase the capacity of its
electricity transmission grid.
To Export Electricity To Lithuania While Nuclear Power Plant Repaired
Aug 20, 2007 - RIA Novosti
Russia will supply up to 1,000 megawatts of
electricity to Lithuania while the Ignalina nuclear power plant is being repaired,
electricity monopoly Unified Energy System (UES) said Friday. European Union member
Lithuania is to shut down the second reactor of its Ignalina NPP by late 2009,
in line with EU nuclear safety requirements, and to build a new plant of about
the same capacity of 3,600 MW by 2015, a project expected to cost $3-4 billion.
Offers to Consider Exporting Electricity to Lithuania
Aug 13, 2007
- Daily News Bulletin
Ukraine is willing to consider exporting electricity
to Lithuania, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Monday.
clears National Grid, TenneT U.K.-Dutch electricity cable
Aug 6, 2007
- MarketWatch - Adam Cohen
The European Commission Monday cleared U.K.
power grid operator National Grid PLC and its Dutch counterpart TenneT to build
a 1,000 megawatt electricity cable linking the two countries.
hits all of Albania because of defective transmission line
2007 - The Associated Press
TIRANA, Albania - All of Albania was left
without electricity Tuesday afternoon because of a defect in a transmission line
importing power from neighboring Macedonia, the energy minister said.
Greece to Cooperate in Electrical Energy, Natural Gas Pipeline
19, 2007 - BBC Monitoring European
Turkish Energy & Natural Resources
Minister Hilmi Guler said on Wednesday that Turkey will provide Greece with 137
million kilowatt-hour electricity in the last week of July and in August.
inquiry deadline for UK National Grid, TenneT power network jv Aug 10
July 17, 2007 - AFX News Limited
BRUSSELS (Thomson Financial) - The European
Commission said the deadline for its inquiry into the UK's National Grid and the
Netherlands state-owned TenneT's proposed power network joint venture is set for
Aug 10. The venture will see the installation of a high-voltage connection between
the power grids of the UK and the Netherlands.
Greece Connect Power Supply Systems With New Power Line
Jul 16, 2007
- BBC Monitoring European
Vice-Premier Zoran Stavreski on Saturday [
14 July] in Bitola set formally into work a 400kW line that connects the power
supply systems of Macedonia and Greece.
Power Grid Working on Idea of Siberia-Europe Transmission Line
27, 2007 - BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union
RAO UES [Unified Energy
System of Russia] is working on a project of building a power transmission line
from Siberia to Europe, the UES chairman of the board Anatoliy Chubays said at
a meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams today.
in Norway over power lines OSLO, Norway
Jun 19, 2007 - UPI
Politicians have joined environmentalists and tourism officials in Norway opposed
to erecting power lines through famous scenic fjord and mountain landscapes.
Drops Plan to Build Undersea Electric Cable to Finland
May 23, 2007
- BBC Monitoring
United Power will give up its effort to build an undersea
electric cable from Russia to Finland, reported the Finnish Broadcasting Company
[YLE] on Tuesday [ 22 May]. The company had applied for a permit to build the
cable, but the Ministry of Trade and Industry rejected the application towards
the end of last year.
Receives $350 Million Cable Order To Connect UK, Dutch Grids
May 22, 2007 - Dow Jones & Company, Inc
engineering company ABB Ltd. (ABB) Tuesday said it has received an order worth
$350 million for a high- voltage connection between the power grids of the U.K.
and the Netherlands.
Gets EUR160 Million Deal For UK-Dutch Power Cable
22, 2007 - Dow Jones & Company, Inc
Siemens AG's (SI) Power
Transmission and Distribution unit has received a EUR160 million contract related
to the construction of a power line between the U.K. and the Netherlands, a person
familiar with the situation told Dow Jones Newswires Tuesday.
North Korea Discussing Energy Exports
Mar 23, 2007 - Daily News Bulletin
Moscow: Russia and North Korea are discussing joint projects to build
power stations in North Korea and also to organize exports of electricity from
Russia to North Korea, say materials prepared for a meeting of a Russian-North
Korean intergovernmental commission that is taking place on Friday in Moscow.
Shock in Russia
Mar 23, 2007 - Business Week
Lenin once remarked, equals Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole
country. Such was the thinking that gave rise to Unified Energy System, Russia's
vast power concern. With 580,000 workers, 440 power stations, and 2 million miles
of power lines, UES is a sprawling empire that produces more than 70% of Russia's
electricity. With annual consumption of 980 trillion kilowatt hours, Russia gobbles
up more of the stuff than any country in the world, except for the U.S. and China.
Grid Signs GBP1 Billion Contract To Upgrade Elec Network
Mar 1, 2007
- Dow Jones Industrials
National Grid said Thursday that it will sign
contracts with two consortia worth over GBP1 billion over five years to upgrade
and develop the electricity transmission network across England and Wales.
Unveils Nation Grid Incentive Proposal
Feb 28, 2007 - Datamonitor
UK energy regulator Ofgem has published its final proposals
for the incentive arrangements it places on National Grid to encourage the efficient
running of the high-voltage electricity transmission network.
hails three-way electricity-market integration
Feb 16, 2007 - EurActiv.com
Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has welcomed the move by France, Belgium
and the Netherlands as the first step towards European-wide integration of electricity
markets, as member states struggle to agree on common energy policy.
Mega-Power Line Would Force Total Rethink, Inquiry is Told
to build an overhead power line through Scotland are both necessary and cost effective,
an inquiry was told yesterday. The scheme is also "demonstrably more economic"
than putting the line underground, according to the would-be developers.
2007 - energycentral.com - The Scotsman
rejects undersea electricity cable from Russia
Dec 22, 2006 - Helsinging
Finland's Minister of Trade and Industry Mauri Pekkarinen
(Centre) announced on Tuesday that Finland would not allow the construction of
an undersea electric cable from Russia to Finland.
signs contract on electricity imports from Ukraine
Dec 21, 2006 -
A Belarusian delegation signed a contract on next year's
electricity imports from Ukraine in Kiev on 21 December.
Hungary discuss cooperation in energy sector
Dec 12, 2006 - BBC Monitoring
Ukrainian Minister of Fuel and Energy Yuriy Boyko and representatives
of the Hungarian government discussed on 11 December in Kiev the issues of cooperation
in the energy sector, including the prospects for delivering Ukrainian electricity
and natural gas to that country. "A wide range of issues related to cooperation
between our country and Hungary in the energy sector was discussed. We think there
is a great possibility for cooperation," Boyko told journalists late on Monday
[11 December] after the negotiations were over. Boyko pointed to "the full understanding
of our Hungarian colleagues regarding the increase of electricity deliveries and
expansion of cooperation in trade of natural gas at the border."
heralds Baltics’ energy window to West
Dec 6, 2006 - The Baltic Times
The much-anticipated undersea power cable linking Estonia and Finland was
launched on Dec. 4, ushering in a new era of a common Baltic-Nordic energy market
and less dependence on Russian energy. Estonia’s leaders and top EU officials
hailed the 110 million euro project, with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves calling
it “a new energy window to Europe.”
- Consortium unveils plans
to build power cable between Norway and Germany
Dec 1, 2006 - NORDIC
Norwegian energy companies Agder Energi and Lyse announced
on Friday (1 December) plans to build a 570-kilometre sub-sea power cable between
Norway and Germany. The project will be developed by NorGer AS, a project company
established by Agder Energi and Lyse together with Swiss energy trading company
EGL and German energy company EWE.
- Leaders of Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan discuss energy
Nov 28, 2006 - BBC Monitoring
of Belarus, Ukraine and Azerbaijan believe it will be possible to intensify trilateral
cooperation in the energy sector in the near future.
Government Launches Offshore Grid Connection Consultation
20, 2006 - Dow Jones Business News
U.K. energy regulator Ofgem on Monday
launched a joint consultation with the Department of Trade and
a licensing regime that will determine how offshore wind farms connect to the
grid, the bodies said in joint press release.
TO DELIVER POWER SYSTEM CONTROLS FOR RUSSIAN EXTRA-HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SYSTEM -
ORDER VALUED AT $35 MILLION
November 16, 2006 (News Release)
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution, Inc. received a contract to
supply state-of-the-art energy management and energy market management systems
to equip Russia's extra-high voltage power system. The new Siemens systems will
replace the existing systems and add new functionality, increase operating reliability
of all equipment, reduce overall network losses and improve utilization of power
plant capacity. The order has a value of about $35 million; commissioning is planned
for late 2008.
Russia Inked Power purchase Contract
Nov 14, 2006 - SinoCast
BEIJING - Liu Zhenya and Anatoly Chubais, the general director of China's
power giant the State Grid Corporation of China and the president of Russia's
largest power holding Unified Energy System of Russia (RAO UESR), signed an electric
power-purchase contract on November 9, according to the State Electricity Regulatory
Commission (SERC) of China.
Negotiating Deals to Provide Electricity to Both Koreas
Nov 13, 2006
- BBC Monitoring - Choson Ilbo website Seoul
Russia has been negotiating
deals to provide electricity to South and North Korea. According to a Russian
official, the two energy projects are being proposed by the Far Eastern department
of Russia's electricity monopoly Unified Energy Systems (UES).
Union Adopts New Rules for Managing Electricity Cross-border Trade
Nov 10, 2006 - Xinhua
The European Commission yesterday adopted amended
guidelines for managing the electricity cross-border trade in the European Union
(EU), in a bid to improve the way the electricity transmission system is operated.
power firm defends investment after Europe-wide blackout
6, 2006 - Stephen Graham- Associated Press
A German utility confirmed
it caused a weekend outage that left millions of people in several countries without
power, but denied Monday that the blackout revealed a lack of investment in Europe's
Oct 18, 2006- Ken Silverstein - EnergyBiz
Russia's electricity consumption is growing at a 5.3 percent
rate. While that is in some part indicative of a growing economy, it is also presenting
problems as it relates to the current restructuring of the electricity sector.
- Ukraine, Russia Discuss Parallel Power Grid Project
Oct 16, 2006 - BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union
The Ukrainian Ministry
of Fuel and Energy and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Energy will draft
creating the contractual and legal basis for the parallel operation
of their power grids, the press service of
the Russian Ministry of Industry
and Energy has told UNIAN.
to supply Syria with 1.4 billion kilowatts of electricity
6, 2006 - The Associated Press
Turkey will supply Syria with 1.4 billion
kilowatts of electricity over a period of one year, beginning next
in an agreement signed on Wednesday, Syria's official news agency (SANA) reported.
national grid chief paints gloomy picture in power supply this winter
Oct 6, 2006 - BBC Monitoring
There may be some restrictions in electricity
supplies this winter, the head of the Unified Energy Systems
of Russia, Anatoliy
Chubays, said today. A nationwide conference of energy sector employees is under
way at one of the hotels in Moscow Region. Our correspondent Vladimir Kobyakov
reports live now in our
programme. Vladimir, what the reasons behind the
possible cuts are and what regions will be affected.
Lithuania sign declaration on cooperation in energy sector
29, 2006 - The Associated Press
Poland and neighboring Lithuania on Friday
signed documents laying the foundation for a joint electrical
and closer cooperation in the sector.
- European power: Ireland
writing Interconnector wish list
Sep 21, 2006 - Datamonitor
In an upcoming green paper, the Irish government is expected to call for
greater interconnectivity between
Ireland and Britain. While smaller EU states
such as Ireland would undoubtedly benefit from greater
their neighbors, through lower domestic energy prices, this obviously has to be
with imperatives to ensure their own security of supply and generation
Albania sign energy agreement
Sep 14, 2006 - Xinhua
Greece and Albania signed an energy agreement covering electricity, oil and natural
gas in Athens on
considers linking electricity grid with Sweden to ensure supply
August 25, 2006 - AFX News Limited
STOCKHOLM (AFX) - Lithuanian
state-owned energy company Lietuvos Energija and Sweden's Svenska
have signed a deal to launch a feasibility study on linking the energy systems
of two countries, the
Lithuanian firm said Friday.
Jun 27, 2006 - Novosti
Energy experts are
worried over developments in the Moldova-Ukraine-Russia triangle. Moldova needs
electricity, which Russia's RAO UES and Ukraine's Ukrinterenergo are willing to
Interconnection for Concentrating Solar Power
Jun 23, 2006 - German
Aerospace Center (6 MB download)
Competitiveness, compatibility with
society and the environment, security of supply and international cooperation
are considered main pillars for sustainability in the energy sector. For each
of the 30 countries1 shown in Figure 1, electricity scenarios from the year 2000
to 2050 were developed that show a consistent transition to a sustainable supply
that is inexpensive, compatible with the environment and based on diversified,
vision for single European electricity grid
April 7, 2006 - euractive.com
The main challenge for future provision of electricity in
Europe will be to adapt the current network of large carbon-based centralised
generators to welcome new, smaller-scale, local, renewable power sources.
company sweetens offer for large undersea electric cable. Baltenergo promises
reserve power plant next to Sosnovyi Bor
2006 - Helsing
United Power, a company that has offered to set up an undersea
cable to deliver electric power from Russia
to Finland, has amended its offer
in an attempt to make it more attractive to Finland.
undersea cable would double electricity imports from Russia. Fingrid feels project
December 15, 2005 - Helsinsing Sanomat
The Russian state nuclear power company Rosenergoatom has proposed setting
up a large undersea
electric cable to Finland. The cable, which would run
from the south shore of the Gulf of Finland to the
Finnish city of Kotka,
could nearly double the amount of electricity that Finland imports from
- Experts call for higher share of new energy
Romania needs to encourage development of alternative
energy sources so that by 2010 the share of
electric energy produced from
renewable sources could reach 33 percent of total energy consumption,
said at a meeting on Tuesday.
to Integrate Separate Power Grids in April
March 10, 2005 - Xinhua
Britain will integrate its two main power supply grids in April to create
a single power market and reduce
bills for energy consumers in Scotland,
the British government said Tuesday.
- EU, Balkan Neighbors
Sign Energy Accord
The EU signed an accord Thursday with its
Balkan neighbors that guarantees investment in the region's
natural gas networks and fosters energy cooperation among nations there. It takes
electricity exports to China to double Siberian generating capacity
Sep 9, 2005 - BBC Monitoring
Zhigulevsk, Samara Region - The implementation
of the project to export Russian electricity to China will allow to double the
installed power generating capacity in Siberia and the Far East, Unified Energy
System of Russia CEO Anatoliy Chubays told the third all-Russian meeting of hydropower
industry workers today.
Set To Plug Into Britain
May 12, 2003 - Press Association
Norway has proposed laying the world's longest undersea power cable to enable
it to plug into Britain. Statkraft, the state electricity company, said
the cable, with a projected cost of £750 million, would stretch 465 miles across
the North Sea from southern Norway to Britain.
Ukraine tighten ties with aviation, power-grid deals; Moscow looks to keep ally
February 13, 2001 - San Diego Union-Tribune
the meeting was long planned, the moment was meaningful for both Vladimir Putin
of Russia and Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine. Kuchma faces a rising domestic political
revolt over the disappearance of a muckraking journalist and the release of recordings
suggesting the president may have been involved in ordering the journalist's abduction.
- Electricity Grid Facing Acute Crisis
Aug 22, 2006
- The Moscow Times
The country's electricity network faces an acute crisis
due to a lack of investment, Unified Energy Systems chief Anatoly Chubais told
President Vladimir Putin.
Ring Study - Executive Summary - Fact
Doc DK - 98/60
Baltic Ring has been superceded by BALTREL http://
The Baltic Ring Report – conclusions from the work
towards a common Baltic electricity market
Ring Study (BSR) The Baltic Ring Study is a co-operative project between 18 power
companies and utility organisations from the countries around the Baltic Sea,
i.e Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden,
Norway and Finland. The study was started at the beginning of 1996 and was completed
at the end of 1997. The Baltic Ring Study is based on a vision: a vision of creating
a common electricity market around the Baltic Sea, emphasising the need for environmental
improvements. The Baltic Ring Study has outlined this vision. The comprehensive
analyses of the study have led to a series of conclusions and recommendations
identifying the obstacles and recommending how to overcome them.
Perspectives for Eurasia and the Kyoto Protocol
Sep 1998 - Nebojsa
Nakicenovic - IIASA
In collaboration with the World Energy Council (WEC),
IIASA conducted a ve-year study of long-term global and regional energy perspectives.
Using IIASA's integrated modeling framework, the study explores a broad range
of global energy developments and their consequences, such as the likely nancing
needs and environmental impacts. This paper summarizes the main features and ndings
of the this study focusing on implications of global perspectives for Eurasian
to apply new technology in Estonia-Finland power link
Sep 8, 1998
US$ 100-million link to improve efficiency, reliability, environmental performance
of Baltic, Nordic power grids
wins US$ 80-million power grid order in UK
Sep 7, 1998
Total system solution includes substations, cables, protection and control equipment
acquires majority interest in Polish power grid construction company
Jan 27, 1997 - ABB
Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, the international electrical
engineering company, has signed an agreement to purchase a controlling interest
in PBE ELBUD Krakow (Energy Construction Enterprise ELBUD Krakow), a company active
in the construction and repair of power lines and substations for the Polish national
power grid. ABB is to purchase 60 percent of the company from various Polish National
Investment Funds. The company is based in Krakow and employs 500 people. The purchase
agreement is subject to regulatory approval.
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