Power Generation


Frequency Converter Station to Stabilise Hamamatsu Power Grid

Broad-area power network operator J-POWER Transmission has specified a 300MW Voltage Source Converter (VSC) from Mitsubishi Electric for its Shin-Sakuma Frequency Converter Station in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. In the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the country’s Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators has undertaken wide-area servicing of power transmission lines…


Russelectric Highlights RTSCD Commercial Service Entrance-rated Transfer Switches

Russelectric, a Siemens business and leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announces its new RTSCD-SE Commercial Duty Service Entrance Transfer Switches. The cost-effective option is ideal for commercial spaces. Industrial plants and manufacturing facilities can rely on the RTSCD-SE to combine automatic power switching with the necessary disconnecting, grounding, and bonding…

Czech Republic

New Service Center Enhances Sulzer’s European Cross-border Maintenance Capabilities

A new Service Center opened by Sulzer in Lausitz provides a range of technically advanced repair and upgrade capabilities for rotating equipment with a focus on the power generation, petrochemical, paper and water sectors. Consolidating the activities of the company’s former Jaenschwalde and Schwarze Pumpe Service Centers at a single location centralises and enhances Sulzer’s…


Actavo Awarded Place on UK National Grid Framework

Actavo’s Protective and Decorative Coating (PDC) division has been awarded a place on the UK’s National Grid’s transmission network and substations framework. 120 PDC employees will support the provision of asset painting services under the agreement, with 60 applicators specialising in painting National Grid transmission towers.  Actavo reports it has conducted services for the National Grid for thirty years and has never experienced a Lost Time Incident while completing over…


AiDash and Schneider Electric Launch Grid Resilience Offer

As the pace of the energy transition accelerates, grid infrastructure is having to endure intensifying natural disasters and accommodate increasing volumes of renewable energy. To combat these challenges, collaboration, and the use of new technologies to modernize aging grid infrastructure, is critical to build resilience and stability. This is according to AiDash, a leading provider…


SSEN Transmission Launches Digital Journey with IBM Maximo and Peacock Engineering

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission has appointed Peacock Engineering, a class-leading specialist in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, as part of its digital investment strategy, aligned with Ofgem’s RIIO-T2 price controls for electricity providers to deliver world-class service and reliability.    Using an IBM Maximo cloud-based solution fully managed by Peacock Engineering, the new…

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