Electricity

Regional News • Europe
European power grid experienced a disruption on Friday
European power grid experienced a disruption on Friday
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Outage in Romania led to underfrequency in Europe. According to Austrian Power Grid, normal operation was restored after one hour.

According to Austrian Power Grid (APG), a disturbance occurred in the synchronized European high-voltage power grid Friday afternoon, which led to an under frequency in Europe with a short-term frequency deviation of about 260 mHz. The detailed analysis is still in progress.

Thanks to the protection mechanisms established throughout Europe and the immediate and coordinated cooperation of the transmission system operators, normal operation for the whole of Europe was restored within an hour. APG controls the supra-regional power transmission grid in Austria.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Homes hosting large gatherings during pandemic will be cut water and power in Los Angeles
Homes hosting large gatherings during pandemic will be cut water and power in Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he is authorizing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to shut off utility service to properties where large parties and gatherings are held in violation of public safety orders

Climate & Environment
Clear skies lead to record solar power production in Germany

With 32,227 megawatts Germany has reached a new all-time high for the production of solar energy in a single day. On that day 78% of the generated energy in Germany had renewable sources, according to Agora Energiewende.