Electric Power Transmission Systems

Power 2.0 pulls plug on cables

Wireless gadgets are built on a big lie.

Friday, 16 March, 2012, 12:00am

State Grid in talks to buy wind power assets from American utility

The State Grid Corporation of China, a monopoly power distributor in all but five southern provinces of the mainland, is in talks to buy wind power assets from the United States power utility AES.

The transaction would be the state-owned firm's first foray into the US power market. Its international expansion has included the Philippines, Portugal and Brazil.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong should let market forces keep the price of its electricity down

I would be delighted to be paying the proposed new CLP Power tariff of 101.1 cents per kilowatt-hour for my electricity. I would still have been happy to pay its original proposed tariff of 102.8 cents.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Summer blackouts put heat on business

Small- and medium-sized enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta say they are gearing up for a summer of 'extreme inconvenience' thanks to power cuts that are expected to lead to countless lost staff hours of manufacturing time.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Executives call for China, US alliance on electricity

Companies in the United States and China have complementary advantages and should co-operate to bring down the high costs of making the world's electricity grids 'intelligent' via information technology upgrades, according to industry executives.

But they are not doing so due to competitive and regulatory reasons.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Sun King plans US$100m offering

Any firm that can grab a piece of the pie of the fast-growing power grid or railway networks on the mainland should feel lucky. Sun King Power Electronics Group has a piece of both.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Qi takes positive step in wireless charging

An international consortium founded in Hong Kong launched the world's first universal standard for wireless battery charging yesterday, called 'Qi', to cut the last cord that limits mobility for smartphones, digital cameras, media players and other consumer electronic gadgets

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

State Grid faces uphill task to promote energy saving

Getting customers to accept the new 'smart-grid' technology, designed to conserve energy and cut electricity bills, may not be an easy task.

The reviews were mixed at State Grid Corp of China's smart grid demonstration pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Work with power companies to become energy-efficient city

Edwin Lau Che-feng of Friends of the Earth (HK) makes a good case for lowering power consumption ('Lower demand part of wind power strategy', July 17). I would like to keep this dialogue going in a constructive way.

22 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Northeast Electric gets jolt from Buffett rumour

Shares of Northeast Electric Development, a maker of electrical transmission machinery based in Liaoning province, jumped as much as 69 per cent yesterday after mainland media said renowned US investor Warren Buffett might buy a stake.

28 May 2009 - 12:00am

State Grid plans 100b yuan outlay for super network

Ultra-high voltage lines to lift energy security and cut demand

State Grid Corp of China, the larger of the mainland's two regional power distribution monopolies, plans to spend about 100 billion yuan (HK$113.47 billion) over the next three to four years to build the world's most efficient power grids.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Consortium powers search for wire-free charging standard

Firms join forces in Hong Kong in quest of a global model

An international consortium founded in Hong Kong wants to cut the last cord that limits the mobility of wireless consumer electronic devices.

23 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Power chief in southwest probed for asset-stripping

The chairman of Guizhou's biggest power company is being investigated for alleged involvement in the stripping of state assets, influential financial magazine Caijing reported yesterday.

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

State Grid urges retail price rise in tandem with producers

Power distributor seeks buffer from severe cost pressures

State Grid Corp of China, the larger of the mainland's two regional power distribution monopolies, called for an increase in retail prices in tandem with yesterday's tariff rise by electricity producers to help buffer it from severe cost pressures.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Transport costs to erode power firms' gain from tariff jump

Mainland power producers are expected to gain from the first electricity tariff increase in two years and a six-month coal price freeze, although the impact could be slightly offset by higher coal transport costs.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am