USA, Virginia: Dominion Virginia Power, the state's largest electricity supplier, is planning to spend up to $ 500 million within the next decade to strengthen its power transformer substations against armed assaults and natural disasters, and stockpile crucial equipment.
India, Chennai: Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) will conduct modernisation of the old transformers in the city as they hinder the pedestrians because of their size. The old transformers will soon be replaced by small compact transformers.
India, Bangalore: ABB has won orders worth Rs 310 crore (approx. $ 50 million) from Powergrid (state-run Power Grid Corporation of India) to supply power transformers and shunt reactors to improve and strengthen the high voltage transmission grid.
USA, New Jersey: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. completed an investment and took majority share of Tusco Trafo group, headquartered in Samutprakarn, Thailand. The new company will be called Fuji Tusco Co., Ltd.
Russia, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (Region): Valery Ulyanov, The Minister of Housing and Energy in Nizhny Novgorod Region, announced at the press conference that the transformer station will be commissioned in Nizhny Novgorod in the third quarter of 2014.
India, Mancheswar: Odisha Transformers Pvt Ltd (OTPL) is adding capacity to its plant at Manscheswar with the investment of Rs 4 to 5 crore (approx. between $ 600,000 and $ 800,000), according to sources in the company.
USA, Vermont: Weidmann Electrical Technology, a global leader in electrical insulation, components, diagnostic and monitoring devices for manufacturers, owners and operators of power transformers announced the ISO/IEC17025 certification for 14 of its diagnostic test laboratories distributed worldwide.
India, New Delhi: Following the acquisition of Vijai Electricals Ltd, Japanese Toshiba said it is expecting an increase in sales to Rs 18,000 crore (approx. $ 3 billion) from India by 2017, pushed by the power and infrastructure segments.
Venezuela, Falcon State: With an investment of 155,873,947.12 bolivars (approx. $ 25 million), Corpoelec will run construction of the new electrical substations Dabajuro and Mene Mauroa as well as expand the substation Urumaco.
Cuba, Ciego de Avila: Vicente substation is now in the final stage of modernisation which will result in increased reliability of the National Electric System (SEN). The 220 kV substation Vicente is considered one of the important ones in the country.