Kenya has received a $330 million loan from the World Bank to boost power generation. The fund is aimed at deepening investment in green energy and expanding access to electricity across the country, as part of the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project.
Dwindling coal supplies have prompted eastern China’s Anhui province to activate an emergency plan ahead of schedule, limiting electricity use by more than 5000 local enterprises at peak times to ensure that there is no disruption to domestic supply.
The US Department of Energy (DoE), in its report International Energy Outlook 2010, predicts that the global installed capacity of green and renewable power will rise from 44 GW in 2007 to 62 GW by 2015, 70 GW by 2020, 91 GW by 2030, and 107 GW by 2035.
Vuong Huu Tan, Director of the Vietnam Energy Institute, said that Russia has been chosen as the foreign partner in Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant project in Ninh Thuan province.
According to a report published by the consultancy Cambridge Econometrics, the UK will miss the European Union target set for 2020 by almost 10 per cent.
The Indian Government, which has long sought to protect local power equipment makers from Chinese rivals, is planning to introduce stricter efficiency norms that may make it difficult for Chinese manufacturers to compete even for private sector orders.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is to review the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) for electricity, particularly for bulk purchasers.
The South African power utility Eskom should be broken up, according to Ian McRae, a former Chief Executive from 1985-1994 of Eskom.
Hydropower generation in Himachal Pradesh, India, has suddenly dipped by 10-20 per cent due to scanty rainfall over the last week, affecting electricity supply to northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
The Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has announced a new schedule of load shedding for the Punjab.