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Mobile transformers to meet high load on Diwali

The officials of the power corporation have arranged eight trolley-mounted mobile transformers at crucial points to ensure that faulty transformers do not cause blackouts during the unexpected high load on Diwali.

Transformer in Port Angeles fully operational after copper theft

Port Angeles power transformer near Civic Field is up and running again after the theft of the unit's copper grounding wire delayed its start-up by about three months. The transformer replaced the old one which had been struck by lighting last July and caused power supply loss to around 900 customers.

Power problems and outages reported in Bethlehem

As reported by the emergency radio broadcasts around 7 a.m., two transformers exploded in Bethlehem and a transformer fire was caused in Bethlehem Township, Pa. According to PPL Electric Utilities, nearly 2,000 customers lost power supply.

Power outages and damage across Indiana

Strong overnight storms blew across central Indiana, USA and knocked out power supply. Perry Township on the south of Indianapolis was hit the hardest and left with more than5,000 IPL customers without power through the night.

Power transformers market expected to grow considerably by 2020

The global power transformer market is expected to increase from 10.3 billion in 2013 to 19.7 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 9.6% due to emerging countries' extensive power plant capacity additions, economic growth and the need to improve access to electricity, forecasts the report at

Illegal power lines threaten lives

It has been reported in The Daily Star Bangladesh that a syndicate of corrupt contractors and employees of Power Development Board (PDB) in the Tangail district are engaged in setting up illegal electricity lines with unauthorised and low quality materials, risking people's lives potentially causing accidents.

Predictive maintenance of transformers to be undertaken by Bescom

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is looking to rectify transformer failure - the oft-cited reason for interruptions in power supply. A project called 'predictive maintenance' undertaken by Bescom along with a private company will enable the power utility to know the actual condition of a transformer before a failure occurs.

Bihar distributes 2000MW in modernisation success

Bihar state is drawing more than 2,000 MW consistently, due to modernisation of the power sector. Until couple of years ago, these kind of results were unimaginable in Bihar but the state goverment's efforts to upgrade the power distribution in the past eight years have finally started to pay off.

New transformers for Clorinda and Las Lomitas in Argentina

The Ministry of Economy in Argentina has completed the signing of the contract for the supply, transportation, installation supervision and assistance to the commissioning of new power transformers in Clorinda and Las Lomitas, Argentina.

APDCL fences off transformers

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has started fencing off 261 transformers and taking other safety measures on 23rd October 2013. in Guwahati to prevent any electrical accidents and ensure public safety, according to The Telegraph, Calcutta, India.