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Substation investment boom in wake of transmission and distribution contracts

Growing investment in transmission and distribution networks to meet the demands of expanding populations also means demand for – and investment in - new substations. Eugene McCarthy reports

Variable speeds and ease of configuration top actuator demands

Advanced actuation technologies that have variable speed capabilities allow users to configure each device so that they support a wider range of requirements. Eugene McCarthy reports

Tubular handle with high electrical insulation properties

Provides both high electrical resistivity and high resistance to mechanical wear and to chemical attack.

Fuel for thought

Dale Power Solutions reveals why backup power is more important than ever in today’s world of 24/7 connectivity

Five-year global single source agreement signed

ABB chosen by Shell as global supplier for low-voltage switchgear and motor control centres

Europe invests in smart metering

Throughout Europe, smart metering legislation is driving utilities to optimise their grids. Eugene McCarthy reports

Interconnectors improve integration

Around the world, cross-border interconnector technology is helping countries to even out their electricity usage and improve efficiency. Sean Ottewell reports

European market for cables worth EUR 20bn in 2013

Cables are utilised in many sectors, especially in building and infrastructure, in transport, automotive, railway rolling stock, naval applications

Major infrastructure investments focus on transmission and distribution

Major investments in new networks worldwide are being made to ensure better energy integration and flexibility both within and between different countries. Sean Ottewell reports

Security of supply drives investment

Security of supply and improved network efficiency are key drivers in today's market, says Sean Ottewell

Investment continues in major transmission projects

Suppliers to the transmission market are being kept busy by a raft of large orders from all around the globe. Sean Ottewell reports

Frequency response technology successfully implementation

Fast-acting aggregated reserve service successfully responds to frequency deviations for National Grid

Increasing number of major losses challenge power industry

Since 2005, insurers have been involved in settling at least one large power claim annually in excess of $25 million

10 recommendations for making European smart grids safer

Dependency on computer networks and internet makes our society more vulnerable to cyber-attacks

Smart grids - how far have we come?

Smart grids reduce energy network outages and disruption, minimise risk, lower costs, improve operational efficiency and help increase environmental sustainability

Rising to the challenge of cybersecurity

A host of government initiatives and new technologies are helping to raise cybersecurity standards within the power industry. Sean Ottewell examines the consequences

Transforming energy losses in electrical distribution networks

If there were a way to cut energy losses by an amount equivalent to 1 per cent of all electricity consumed, network operating companies and large users of electricity would be rushing to adopt it. Astonishingly, in Europe and the USA the opportunity to achieve this saving is being ignored, says Stuart Harvey.

Developments continue in substation automation systems

Robert Kirkman reflects on substation automation history, today’s developments and how users could utilise them in their existing systems.

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