Should We Follow U.K.’s Lead?
National Grid chose Siemens to provide its 63 kA arc-resistant switchgear technology for the utility's new electric substation in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Siemens' 63 kA type GM-SG-AR switchgear is designed to improve power reliability and includes arc-resistant features that increase safety conditions for workers and operators. The technology's design will also allow National Grid and contractor TRC Companies to reduce the project's physical footprint.
Dominion Midstream Partners entered into agreements with affiliates of National Grid and New Jersey Resources to acquire their ownership interests in Iroquois Gas Transmission System, in exchange for the issuance of approximately 8.6 million common units in Dominion Midstream having an agreed-upon value of approximately $286.5 million.
ABB won an order worth $450 million to link the power grids of the United Kingdom and Norway. The order was placed by Statnett, the state-owned network operator in Norway, and National Grid, an international electricity and gas utility from the UK. ABB will supply HVDC converter stations at both ends of the North Sea Network (NSN) Link between Norway and the UK. The NSN link will have the capacity to transmit 1,400 MW of power.
Williams’ Transco filed an application with FERC for the New York Bay Expansion Project to deliver additional natural gas to New York City in time for the 2017/2018 heating season. The New York Bay Expansion is designed to deliver an additional 115,000 dekatherms a day of natural gas into National Grid's distribution system through the Rockaway Delivery Lateral and the Narrows meter station.
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GE Global Research and GE Energy Consulting, along with National Grid, the Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University announced a partnership on a research project to improve the reliability and resiliency of electricity delivery in northern New York.
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