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  1. Global transmission and distribution investment to reach $351 billion per year by 2026

    Over the next decade, electric utilities will invest $3.2 trillion globally in new and replacement transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure. This infrastructure investment will be necessary due to growing electricity demand, aging assets and new power generation projects, including intermittent renewable resources that are straining the grid, according to a new dataset published by Northeast Group. "Utilities and governments across the world are developing new generation projects, particularly renewable energy ones, to meet rising electricity demand. But often missing from the headlines is the massive investment that will be required in T&D infrastructure to accommodate these projects," according to Ben Gardner, President of Northeast Group. T&D investment will be significant in all major geographies. The largest new investment over the next decade will be in China and India as they seek to meet rising electricity demand while also modernizing their grids. Developed countries will also be investing significantly, particularly in smart grid infrastructure and renewable energy integration. France alone plans to invest over $1 billion per year in T&D infrastructure focusing on integrating renewable energy, while US utilities will invest nearly $20 billion per year in transmission, up from just $10 billion per year back in 2010. Developed countries will also lead the way in distribution-level smart grid infrastructure (distribution automation) investment. In many developed countries distribution automation – including substation automation, fault detection, isolation and restoration schemes (FDIR), Volt/VAR optimization (VVO), and additional grid monitoring and control infrastructure – will reach 15-20 percent of total annual T&D investment. This will compensate for modestly lower legacy T&D investment as distributed generation and demand response programs gradually reduce the need for new power lines and substations. Several leading global vendors including ABB, GE/Alstom, S&C, Schneider Electric and Siemens will be vying for this significant market. They will compete with each other as well as a number of local and regional players.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  2. Transmission and distribution infrastructure investment to reach $198 billion by 2024

    Over the next decade, the world will need to invest between $140.2 billion to $170.5 billion per year on traditional transmission and distribution

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    Wed, 6 Aug 2014

  3. PSE&G invested $2.7 billion to enhance transmission and distribution

    PSE&G last year placed into service such key backbone transmission lines as the Susquehanna–Roseland and the Mickleton–Gloucester–Camden lines 

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    Mon, 22 Feb 2016

  4. Transmission and distribution : Southwire announces changes for two company facilities

    As the company continues to align itself to best serve its markets and customers, Southwire announced that it will close the operations at its Flora, Illinois manufacturing facility.

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

  1. Leclanche to build 20 MW energy storage project in Chicago area

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    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

  2. Minnesota Power files electric rate review request with state regulators

    The majority of the rate request is related to additional EnergyForward capital investments which include upgrades to transmission  

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    Fri, 4 Nov 2016

  3. Georgia Power dedicates 30 MW solar power facility at Fort Gordon

    The 30 MW alternating current, or 42 MW direct current, solar power facility is the third completed by Georgia Power in collaboration with the military 

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    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

  4. Duke Energy spending to modernize power grid

    Duke making investments in Indiana, Ohio

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

  5. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff names Sensenig western region manager

    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Roy Sensenig western region manager in the power group, based in the Denver office.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  6. Pacific Gas & Electric makes management changes

    Williams noted that California’s clean energy goals call for significant increases in renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency 

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  7. ASCE says lack of investment in transmission hurts economy

    Electricity infrastructure investment, including generation, transmission and distribution , has a large gap between what will be needed and what is expected to be spent in the coming years, ASCE said

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    Tue, 24 May 2016

  8. Electric power sector making record investments in transmission and distribution

    Electric utilities attribute the increased transmission investment to several key factors, including the completion of large capacity transmission projects across the country

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    Thu, 19 Dec 2013

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