Tag Archives: electricity

Egypt: Electricity Crisis Cannot Be Fixed Overnight – Sisi

Cairo — President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addressed the Thursday electricity blackout in a televised speech aired on state television on Saturday, saying that the electricity crisis cannot be fixed overnight. Thursday’s power outage resulted from a technical malfunction causing the loss of 45 per cent of the national electricity grid’s capacity. This has led to […]

Electricity transmission investments vary by region

September 3, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Financial Reports, as accessed by Ventyx Velocity Suite Investment in new transmission infrastructure in the United States by investor-owned utilities has increased substantially over the past 15 years, but varies significantly across regions. Investor-owned utilities have added new transmission for […]

Investment in electricity transmission infrastructure shows steady increase

August 26, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Financial Reports, as accessed by Ventyx Velocity Suite There has been a five-fold increase in new electricity transmission investment in the United States by major investors and privately owned companies during the 15 years from 1997 to 2012. The investment increased […]

Nigeria: NERC Audits Finances of Electricity Firms

By Emeka Anuforo DISTURBED by allegations of financial crisis plaguing the electricity sector, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ( NERC) has commenced audit of the distribution companies ( Discos). The process, according to a deliable source, commenced with the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company and the Benin Electricity Distribution Company. Relatedly, the Commission has appointed a […]

Metal-based durables manufacturers are fueled by electricity and natural gas

August 1, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Unlike many manufacturing industries, the energy used for the production of metal-based durables (MBD) is mostly electricity and natural gas, rather than other fossil fuels (residual fuel oil, diesel, liquefied petroleum gases, natural gas liquids, and coal) or renewable sources. MBD producers are therefore well-positioned to benefit […]

Zimbabwe: Prepaid Meters Save Electricity

At least 23% of electricity is being saved through the use of prepaid meters, a senior official with the power utility’s distribution company said last week. Zesa rolled out prepaid meters in 2011 to encourage the efficient use of electricity in the wake of demand outstripping generation capacity. “We can now pay for power imports […]

Privately owned generators play a growing role in Mexico’s electricity supply

May 30, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the Comisión Reguladora de EnergiaNote: Distributed or self-supplied generation as well as cogeneration facilities in Mexico are largely concentrated at industrial facilities. Other electric capacity that is not owned by the state-owned corporation includes small generators and capacity designed to import or export electricity across […]

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