Tag Results for UCTE (4)

  1. Saying Adieu to the Mighty UCTE

    By summer the mighty Union for the Co-ordination of Transmission of Electricity (UCTE), whose 240,000 kilometers of high-voltage lines connect 26 European countries, may cease to exist. Europe is not giving up electricity. Electrons will still flow on the world's largest interconnection of power grids. Rather, the 57-year-old UCTE will be subsumed within a new and broader organization designed to, among other improvements, make Europe's grids renewables-ready: the European Network of Transmission System Operators for …

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  2. Power Struggles and the Mediterranean Ring

    'The Mediterranean Ring' would make a fitting title for a high-voltage action thriller where cut-throat crime gangs vie for control in the labyrinthine medieval medina's of North Africa. Alas it is no such thing. And yet this project to connect the power grids of North Africa and Europe does boast a potentially destructive internal power struggle that could stymie its promise -- clean power supplies for Europe, economic development for North Africa, and a much needed bond between neighbors. MedRing's power struggle spilled into the daylight on November 21, 2005 when power engineers activated a …

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