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Transformer repair workshop for Gumla

A transformer repairing workshop will be set up in the Gumla district, India as the emergency transformer repairs otherwise have to be carried out in the Ranchi district workshop.

Adrar wind farm to be tested

The construction of the Adrar wind farm, Algeria which commenced in 2011, is making good progress. Testing of the wind turbines is scheduled for December 2013.

PCBs to be removed from Pointe Claire by Christmas

Pointe Claire Mayor Morris Trudeau announced last week at city hall that PCBs will be removed from the Reliance Power Equipment Ltd. by Christmas. The facility made news in August for illegally storing electrical transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and ignoring several calls to remove the contaminants. According to Trudeau, all contaminants deemed highly dangerous […]

Electricaribe invests $ 24 million in two substations

The Malambo capacity will soon double due to $ 24 million investment from Electricaribe in construction and expansion of two substations. The project will benefit different areas of Barranquilla metropolitan area, Colombia.

New transformer installed at Plottier

The EPEN completed the installation of a new transformer in Plottier, Argentina after nearly 11 hours of continuous work and a power outage across the city.

CALF underground transformer explodes in Neuquén

A fire of an underground transformer further complicated the power supply service in Neuquén, Argentina. The explosion of the CALF Cooperative transformer left the city centre in the dark last night.

SMUD upgrades its distribution system

In 2009 the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth largest community-owned electric utility, started introducing smart-grid technology from transmission lines to customer meter as part of a $ 350 million upgrade of its power distribution system.

Buryatia increases energy output

Summarising the work of the energy sector in 2013, Deputy Minister of Energy Development, Transport and Road Management R.B. Yevgeniy Goryunov, noted that there have been significant changes.

Abidjan still affected by power cuts

The Ivory Coast Electricity Company – Co. (Compagnie ivoirienne d’Électricité - Cie) could be paying out compensations due to long and freqent power cuts in Abidjan, particularly Koumassi and Marcory.

EPEN to secure power supply despite high demand

The Provincial Energy Neuquén (Ente Provincial de Energía de Neuquén) stated that it will be able to deal with high demand for power supply. The company announced that all the necessary power supply points "are operating normally".

Pakistani government against procurement of Chinese tap changers

Minister of State for Water and Power in Pakistan, Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali has directed all power Distribution Companies (Discos), including Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco), not to supply Chinese tap changers. Despite the orders, Iesco endeavours to supply Chinese tap changers by ignoring the above instructions from the Water and Power Ministry.