NTPC, India’s largest power company, has announced that it will not undertake any new coal-based generation for the next few years as part of measures to reduce its carbon footprint, and it will invest $3.5 billion to set up one of the world’s largest solar power parks at Kutch in Gujarat.
The Iraq Ministry of Electricity, Mass Energy Group Holding (MGH) and GE Power have signed an agreement to establish Phase 3 of the Besmaya Power Plant, taking the total capacity of the plant to 4.5 GW.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has held a launch ceremony in Taiwan for the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe.
Iraq has signed a deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a transmission line that would import up to 500 MW to its overstretched grid by 2020.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has started construction of the world’s largest wind turbine blade test stand in Aalborg, Denmark.
GE has announced that Caithness Energy has ordered three of GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbines for its 1875 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant at Guernsey Power Station in Guernsey County, Ohio, USA.
The UK’s National Grid has published a report into the power outages that affected Britain on 9 August, causing widespread disruption at rush hour, particularly into and out of London.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will provide €150 million credit to boost Brazil’s portfolio of renewable energy.
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced that Shin-Wolsong Unit 2, a PWR with 1000 MW capacity, stopped operating at 9.44pm on 6 September.
Astoria Generating Company and Siemens signed a contract for the turnkey construction of two SeaFloat power barges equipped with eight Siemens SGT-A65 gas turbines.