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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.

Alstom to supply transformers for Nabinagar Power Generating Company Ltd

As a part of (NPGCL[1]) coal-fueled Super Thermal Power Project located in Bihar, India, Alstom T&D India will supply a power transformer package for Nabinagar Power Generating Company Limited in India by October 2017. The project has been set up to accelerate the pace of thermal capacity addition in the country.

Global Power Transformers Market is expected to reach USD 28.69 billion by 2019

Transparency Market Research published new market report “Power Transformers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," in which the market was valued at USD 17.12 billion in 2012, which is expected to reach USD 28.69 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, the demand for power transformers was 10,474 units in 2012, and is expected to reach 17,283 units by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2013 to 2019.

ABB wins offshore wind connection project from TenneT

According to their press release, ABB, has won a significant project from the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT to supply an AC power transmission link connecting Sandbank, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC converter station SylWin alpha.

UP Power Transmission Corporation Ltd to upgrade substation power

The Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation is expected to start the upgrade of the substation in Gautam Budh Nagar, where the transformer capacity is currently only 400KV. The installation of the 500MVA transformer at the Pali substation is expected to start within a fortnight, writes The Times of India.

TCS wins three awards for Corporate Engagement in Europe

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) announced that its title sponsorship of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon has been recognised with three top accolades at the Corporate Engagement Awards 2013. The company was awarded two “Gold” awards in the Best Partnership in Sports and Best Program to Raise Brand Awareness categories, as well as a “Bronze” award in the Best Community Involvement Category.

Entergy Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Earnings Guidance

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) announced that it expects third quarter 2013 earnings of approximately $1.33 per share and operational earnings of approximately $2.40 per share. The third quarter results for 2012 were $1.89 per share and $1.95 per share on an operational basis. Entergy also affirmed previously issued operational earnings guidance for 2013.

Alstom transformer business sees growth

Alstom T&D India - a leading player in the Power Transmission business, is expecting the demand of the 765 kV transformers to grow in the country led by the 12th Five Year Plan which focuses on addition of 88,000MW of power generation capacity.

Thomson Reuters names ABB as a Top 100 Global Innovator

Thomson Reuters recognised ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, as one of the world's top 100 innovators, honoring ABB's commitment to drive innovations, commercialization and intellectual property protection.

Siemens awarded a 150-MW wind power project in Canada

Siemens Canada has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for the Grand Renewable Wind Project. Under the agreement, Siemens will supply, deliver and commission 67 units of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines to the Grand Renewable Energy Park, located in the County of Haldimand in southern Ontario which will consist of 100 MW of solar power and 150 MW of wind power. The agreement also includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement.

Power transformers pose weakness in the electric grid

LPTs are custom-designed and cost millions of dollars to replace. Due to their weight between 100 and 400 tons apiece, they are extremely difficult to transport. According to a 2012 Energy Department report, the replacement of LPTs could take 20 months or more due to the complex procurement rules for the technology and the fluctuating price of copper and electrical steel in recent years.

ABB sells Baldor’s generator-set business to Generac Holdings Inc.

ABB announced they have signed an agreement to sell all assets of Baldor's generator-set business to Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC, “Generac”) - a leading producer of generators and other engine-powered products with the headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the US. The terms of the transaction, expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, were not disclosed.

Storm shuts down transformers in Parsippany

Due to downed wires in Parsippany, New Jersey, Route 46 is closed to all traffic between North Beverwyck Road and Baldwin Road. Apart from live lines, there are transformers down and snapped utility poles as announced by the police at 3:10 pm closure.

Power transformer explodes in Oklahoma City residential area

An electrical transformer exploded on Monday in a residential area near downtown Oklahoma City. The incident shocked the residents but caused no injuries or lengthy power failures according to the authorities. There were no reports of damage outside the substation.

Hyundai Power Transformers’ Montgomery organises job fair

The Hyundai Power Transformers held a job fair Saturday in Millbrook and Wetumpka, Alabama, the USA. Hundreds of applicants showed up to participate in the job fair which was in the morning at Stanhope High School and during the afternoon at Wetumpka High School.