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CM reports on significant power upgrades

Upon recent report card presentation, the Chief Minister Kumar Nitish stated that Bihar was the only state in India where the local power generation was zero when he first took over. However, his commitment with massive Rs 9,000 crore grant for comprehensive reform in transmission and distribution system has paid off.

President of Ecuador visits construction site of third largest hydroelectric facility in the country

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, visited one of the eight hydroelectric power stations currently under construction - Minas San Francisco - located in the southeast of the country with the catchment area of Azuay, Loja and El Oro provinces. The construction progress to date is approximately 12%. The president was accompanied by senior government officials and regional authority representatives.

Bernhard Jucker: “India is moving towards ultra high voltage transformers”

In an interaction with Rutam Vora of The Indian Express during the opening of its new transformers factory at Savli, India, ABB global head of power products division, Bernhard Jucker spoke about using India's factories as feeder units for its global factories and the future of renewable segment for the company.

Merino inaugurates redevelopment of substation to double power in Cajamarca

The Minister of Energy and Mines in Peru, Mr Jorge Merino, inaugurated redevelopment of Cajamarca Norte substation, which will double the electrical power for the city of Cajamarca and the surrounding towns improving the service quality and preventing restrictions in several provinces of the region.

Umeme to end the subcontractors’ bad attitude

The power distribution company Umeme has lately come under widespread criticism over a range of issues – from its treatment of customers to billing and payment platforms. You can read The Observer's Alon Mwesigwa intervju with Umeme Head of Communications Henry Rugamba below.

Alexander Kraetge appointed new head of sales at HIGHVOLT

Dr. Alexander Kraetge (45) has been appointed new head of sales at HIGHVOLT PrĂĽftechnik Dresden GmbH. He will start his new role on the 1st October taking over from Ralf Bergmann, who moved up into the management of HIGHVOLT.