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  • Georgian and Turkish power transmission line opened
    Dec 11, 2012 - Nana Kirtzkhalia -

    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 -

    (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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    Connecting Electricity Markets -- The East West Interconnector: Connecting Ireland and Wales

  • Power Import Options for a Nuclear-free Germany
    Sep 12, 2011 - Harry Valentine -

    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 -

    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 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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    Russia has begun electricity supplies to Belarus, a source in the electricity sector has told RIA Novosti.

  • UK-Norwegian interconnector JV
    Feb 19, 2011 -

    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.

  • Battle 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 -

    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.

  • European Supergrid Slowly Coming into Focus
    Jan 19, 2011 - Alasdair Cameron -

    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 -

    It sounds like an infomercial, but ABB is bringing renewables onto the grid with more efficient transmission.

  • Hawaii Weighs Undersea Cable to Deliver Wind Power
    Jun 23, 2010 - Katherine Tweed -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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.

  • EIB 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.

  • UK's Beauly-Denny power line given the go ahead
    Jan 07, 2010 -

    Plans for a line of giant electricity pylons from the Scottish Highlands to central Scotland have been approved by the Scottish government.

  • Nine EU Governments take first steps towards a Northern European Supergrid.
    Jan 07, 2010 -

    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.

  • 9 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.

  • Tunisia adheres to “Desertec” project
    Nov 26, 2009 - Tunisia Online News

    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.

  • Tunisia integrates electricity network between Europe and North Africa
    Oct 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.

  • UK, 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.

  • Turkey: 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.

  • Dutch-UK 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.

  • Turkey, Georgia to build power line
    Jul 29, 2009 - Xinhua

    Turkey 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.

  • Baltic Interconnection Plan For Renewables
    Jun 25, 2009 -

    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.

  • Video: Meeting the transmission challenge at power-gen Europe
    Jun 11, 2009 - Stephen Lacey - Renewable Energy

    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 stable.

  • EuropaGrid: 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 more.

  • UK-Nord Pool Collaboration is a Step Towards EU Energy Integration
    May 01, 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.

  • Lithuania, Sweden to build power link
    Apr 21, 2009 - The Associated Press

    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.

    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 affordable.

  • Swedish 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.

  • Tunisia 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.

  • 106 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.

  • From 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.

  • Super 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 market.

  • Report sets out 2020 vision of UK electricity grid
    Mar 5,2009 - Newnet - New Energy World

    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).

  • Georgia 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) told Interfax.

  • Russia is ready to deliver electricity to Turkey for 15 years for $60 Bln - Minister
    Feb 14, 2009 - Daily News Bulletin

    Russia and Turkey are discussing the possibility of signing a long-term contract on electricity deliveries to Turkey.

  • Imera 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.

  • Albania, 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.

  • ‘Energy Super Ring’ of Offshore Wind Farms Could Mean Europe’s Energy Independence
    Jan 16, 2009 - Matthew McDermott

    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.

  • Erection 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.

  • Russia to export electricity to Turkey via Georgia Moscow
    Dec 29, 2008 -- BBC Monitoring

    Russian electricity will be exported to Turkey through Georgian territory.

  • Brussels debuts plans for green super-grid
    Nov 13, 2008-

    European Commission calls for North Sea wind energy grid, tighter building regulations and huge investment in energy efficiency

  • EU’s 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.

  • Power 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.

  • European super grid
    Nov 10, 2008 -

    BATH, 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.

  • Ocean grids around Europe
    Nov 3, 2008 - By Frederik Groeman, Natalia Moldovan & Peter Vaessen, KEMA -

    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.

  • ABB 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.

  • Electricity 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.

  • Kosovo, 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.

  • National 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.

  • A North Sea Electricity Grid Revolution
    Sep 3, 2008 -

    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.

  • BritNed 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.

  • About the Supergrid
    Aug 14, 2008 -

    The Supergrid 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.

  • Host 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 Britain.

  • AREVA to Upgrade Interconnection Between France and England
    Jul 24, 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.

  • RWE Proposes to Manage German Ultra-High Voltage Grid Systems
    Jul 11, 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 systems operators.

  • Iberdrola 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.

  • RTE, 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.

  • Neighbors hook up electricity markets
    Jun 4, 2008 - Michael Heitmann - The Prague Post

    Electricity will soon flow more freely between the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

  • Maine Power Link Route Discovered - Survey Identifies Feasible Line
    May 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.

  • Albania,Kosovo Ministers Discuss Energy Network Integration
    May 17, 2008 - BBC Monitoring European

    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 stations.

  • Albanian, 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.

  • ABB 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.

  • A 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 energy contracts.

  • National 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.

  • Smart Grids power up the agenda across Europe
    Apr 3, 2008 - Smart Electric News

    A host of initiatives across Europe have led to an explosion in interest into how - and where - smart grids will be implemented and deployed.

  • The 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.

  • Macedonian Government Allows Electricity Import
    Feb 28, 2008 - BBC Monitoring European

    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] press conference.

  • Macedonia, Bulgaria Agree to Boost Energy Cooperation
    Feb 20, 2008 - BBC Monitoring European

    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.

  • Albania, Kosovo Work on "Unification" of Energy Systems
    Feb 15, 2008 - BBC Monitoring European

    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 of time.

  • Polish-Lithuanian 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.

  • Poland, Lithuania to Sign "Energy Bridge" Accord
    Feb 5, 2008 - BBC Monitoring European

    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.

  • Imera Announces EUR4.4 Billion Pan European Electricity Grid Project
    Feb 3, 2009 - Electric Energy

    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.  
  • Islands 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.

  • Belarus urges common energy market with Russia, Kazakhstan
    Jan 26, 2008 - BBC Monitoring

    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.

  • Italy, 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.

  • Study backs undersea cable to export Scotland's wind and wave power
    Jan 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.

  • France, 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.

  • Surveyors 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.

  • Enel 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.

  • Poland 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.

  • Terna 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.

  • Italian 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

  • New 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 cost-effective.

  • Lithuania, 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.

  • Fingrid and Svenska Kraftnat to Extend Submarine Cable Link
    Oct 8, 2007 - Datamonitor

    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.

  • Siemens 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.

  • Russia to give up 25% of electricity grid, UES CEO reveals
    Sep 12, 2007 - Datamonitor

    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.

  • Iberdrola reportedly looking to increase UK interconnection capacity
    Sep 12, 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.

  • Irish 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.

  • Areva 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.

  • Russia 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.

  • Ukraine 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.

  • E.C. 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.

  • Blackout hits all of Albania because of defective transmission line
    Jul 24, 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.

  • Turkey, Greece to Cooperate in Electrical Energy, Natural Gas Pipeline
    Jul 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.

  • EU 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.

  • Macedonia, 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.

  • Russian Power Grid Working on Idea of Siberia-Europe Transmission Line
    Jun 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.

  • Uproar 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.

  • Russia 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.

  • ABB Receives $350 Million Cable Order To Connect UK, Dutch Grids
    May 22, 2007 - Dow Jones & Company, Inc

    Switzerland-based electrical 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.

  • Siemens Gets EUR160 Million Deal For UK-Dutch Power Cable
    May 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.

  • Russia, 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.

  • Electric Shock in Russia
    Mar 23, 2007 - Business Week

    Communism, 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.

  • National 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.

  • Ofgem Unveils Nation Grid Incentive Proposal
    Feb 28, 2007 - Datamonitor Energy Central

    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.

  • Commission hails three-way electricity-market integration
    Feb 16, 2007 -

    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.

  • Burying Mega-Power Line Would Force Total Rethink, Inquiry is Told
    Feb 7, 2007 - - The Scotsman

  • Controversial plans 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.

  • Finland rejects undersea electricity cable from Russia
    Dec 22, 2006 - Helsinging Sanomat

    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.

  • Belarus signs contract on electricity imports from Ukraine
    Dec 21, 2006 - BBC Monitoring

    A Belarusian delegation signed a contract on next year's electricity imports from Ukraine in Kiev on 21 December.

  • Ukraine, Hungary discuss cooperation in energy sector
    Dec 12, 2006 - BBC Monitoring via COMTEX

    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."

  • Estlink 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

    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 cooperation plans
    Nov 28, 2006 - BBC Monitoring

    The presidents of Belarus, Ukraine and Azerbaijan believe it will be possible to intensify trilateral cooperation in the energy sector in the near future.

  • UK Government Launches Offshore Grid Connection Consultation
    November 20, 2006 - Dow Jones Business News

    U.K. energy regulator Ofgem on Monday launched a joint consultation with the Department of Trade and
    Industry on a licensing regime that will determine how offshore wind farms connect to the U.K. transmission
    grid, the bodies said in joint press release.

    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.

  • China, 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.

  • Russia 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).

  • European 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.

  • German power firm defends investment after Europe-wide blackout
    November 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 power grids.

  • Russian Electricity Restructuring
    Oct 18, 2006- Ken Silverstein - EnergyBiz Insider

    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 proposals
    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.

  • Turkey to supply Syria with 1.4 billion kilowatts of electricity
    Oct 6, 2006 - The Associated Press

    Turkey will supply Syria with 1.4 billion kilowatts of electricity over a period of one year, beginning next
    week, in an agreement signed on Wednesday, Syria's official news agency (SANA) reported.

  • Russian 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.

  • Poland, Lithuania sign declaration on cooperation in energy sector
    Sep 29, 2006 - The Associated Press

    Poland and neighboring Lithuania on Friday signed documents laying the foundation for a joint electrical
    power network 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
    connectivity with their neighbors, through lower domestic energy prices, this obviously has to be balanced
    with imperatives to ensure their own security of supply and generation portfolio.

  • Greece, Albania sign energy agreement
    Sep 14, 2006 - Xinhua

    Greece and Albania signed an energy agreement covering electricity, oil and natural gas in Athens on

  • Lithuania 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
    Kraftnat have signed a deal to launch a feasibility study on linking the energy systems of two countries, the
    Lithuanian firm said Friday.

  • Russia-Ukraine-Moldova energy triangle
    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 supply.

  • Trans-Mediterranean 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, secure resources.

  • "Smartgrids": vision for single European electricity grid
    April 7, 2006 -

    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.

  • Russian company sweetens offer for large undersea electric cable. Baltenergo promises to build
    reserve power plant next to Sosnovyi Bor

    2006 - Helsing Sanomat

    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.

  • Proposed undersea cable would double electricity imports from Russia. Fingrid feels project is

    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 Russia.

  • Experts call for higher share of new energy in Romania

    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,
    experts said at a meeting on Tuesday.
  • UK 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
    electricity and natural gas networks and fosters energy cooperation among nations there. It takes effect
    July 1.
  • Russian 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.

  • Norway 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.

  • Russia, Ukraine tighten ties with aviation, power-grid deals; Moscow looks to keep ally in fold
    February 13, 2001 - San Diego Union-Tribune

    Though 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.
  • Baltic Ring Study - Executive Summary - Fact Sheet
    Doc DK - 98/60

    (The Baltic Ring has been superceded by BALTREL http://

    The Baltic Ring Report – conclusions from the work towards a common Baltic electricity market

    Baltic 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.

  • Energy 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 regions.

  • ABB 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

  • ABB wins US$ 80-million power grid order in UK
    Sep 7, 1998

    Total system solution includes substations, cables, protection and control equipment

  • ABB 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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