Vinh Long Invests VND124 billion to Upgrade Rural Power Grids
08:30 | 20/08/2015
The project has completed the new construction of 156,45km transmission line and renovation of 99,43km of medium voltage line; new construction of 182,51km and renovation of 63,68km low voltage line; construction of 128 substations with a capacity of 4905 kVA and installation of 2,862 electric meters.
Using fluctuating wind power March
09:38 | 29/03/2013
Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently.
Pacific's Tokelau in world’s first solar switch
11:40 | 11/11/2012
Before the solar power grid was completed, the New Zealand-administered grouping of three coral atolls, with a population of just 1,500, relied on diesel generators for electricity.
Qatar plans smart energy distribution network
10:32 | 12/04/2012
Qatar will build a smart national power grid to facilitate intelligent and reliable energy distribution as part of its World Cup 2022 strategy, said a senior official.
Renewable Energy Consortium iPower Launched in Denmark
00:28 | 06/09/2011
The new iPower consortium comprising 32 partners has been officially opened on 22 August 2011 to begin the huge task of opening the door for incorporating more renewable energies into the upcoming power grids.
Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cables Demonstrated
10:45 | 24/02/2011
A researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has invented a method of making high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables that are thinner and more flexible than demonstration HTS cables now installed in the electric power grid while carrying the same or more current. The compact cables could be used in the electric grid as well as scientific and medical equipment and may enable HTS...
Better power grids needed to assist wind power growth in Europe
03:35 | 15/12/2010
Adding 265 gigawatts of wind-sourced electricity into the European grids by 2020 is expected to save 41.7 billion euros in electricity costs annually. Market trends and limited infrastructure stand in the way of wind power growth in Europe, stopping the inflow of billions of euros in power savings, according to a new report by the European Wind Energy Association.
Power Grid of the Future Saves Energy
11:38 | 16/11/2010
Cars and trucks race down the highway, turn off into town, wait at traffic lights and move slowly through side streets. Electricity flows in a similar way -- from the power plant via high voltage lines to transformer substations. The flow is controlled as if by traffic lights. Cables then take the electricity into the city centre. Numerous switching points reduce the voltage, so that equipment can tap into the...
Major Infrastructure Project Breaks Ground
00:08 | 07/08/2010
The Song Hau Power Center is defined as a regional power center whose core functions are to supply power to the national power grid (mainly serving southern areas and ensuring national power balance) through the 220/500kW north-south power transmission line. The center will include three coal-burnt thermo-power plants: the Song Hau 1 power plant (2x600MW), the Song Hau 2 power plant (2x1,000MW) and the Song Hau 3...
Biogas Power Generator, a Farmer Invention
08:54 | 02/07/2010
Some young fellows stare at a big TV screen and shout noisily as they are watching a World Cup 2010 football match. Some electric fans run at their maximal speed to soothe the ongoing summer heat. The pigsty system behind the house of Tran Van Tam in Phu Trung hamlet, An Phu commune, Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City also gets cooled with home-made ventilation panels. It is unlikely that the area does not benefit...
Is There Such A Thing As Free Electricity
12:24 | 14/06/2010
When we pay our electricity bill, we are paying for more than just the operation of wind turbines or nuclear power stations. What with rental for the electricity meter, costs for using the power grids, value-added tax and a tax on electricity, coupled with a surcharge for the preferred sourcing of green power, the final price we pay is effectively double the generation cost.
China Farm Gets Shocking Amount of Power From Cow Poop
20:29 | 20/05/2010
China's newest livestock digester will reduce piles of dung, yield fertilizer and heat, and will supply 38,000 megawatt-hours of power annually to the state's power grid, enough to meet the average demand of some 15,000 Chinese residents. It produces biogas, a methane and carbon dioxide mix emanating from manure, grease, sewage or other organic materials allowed to stew in an oxygen-free chamber.
Ensuring Effective Power Supply in the Dry Season
10:29 | 17/04/2010
Each year businesses added 2,000MW-3,000MW to the national power grid in the recent years, bringing Vietnam’s total power production to more than 18,400MW currently. In 2009, the country succeeded in dealing with power outages