A remote beach at Braka in Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf, about 50 km from the centre of Abu Dhabi’s oil industry at Rawis, is the chosen site for four new nuclear reactors to be built by a South Korean consortium.
According to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) Annual Energy Outlook Report, the global recession took a big chunk out of the USA’s electricity generation, with output down by 3 per cent compared to the previous year.
The New York Power Authority has begun reviewing bids for developing as much as 100 MW of solar PV capacity over the next four years, about five times the amount currently installed in the US state.
Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) Holdings of Hong Kong, which owns 40 per cent of Hong Kong’s power generation business, is considering a £4 billion plus bid for EDF’s British electricity distribution business.
In India, an MoU has been signed between NHPC Limited, the Government of Manipur, and SJVN Limited regarding the formation of a joint venture company for the implementation of the 1500 MW Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project in Manipur, according to a statement issued by NHPC’s Deputy Manager Ksh Joykumar Singh.
Nigeria and the USA are in discussions over plans to collaborate on IPPs to increase Nigeria’s electricity generation capacity from its current level of 3700 MW to 10,000 MW by 2011.
Google Inc has invested $38.8 million into two wind farms in North Dakota, USA. This is the Internet giant’s first direct investment in utility-scale renewable energy generation.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has nationalised three power companies with foreign capital and a local electricity cooperative during a ceremony to mark International Workers’ Day.
One worker for the Independent System Operator for California, USA has been fired, and two more suspended for triggering rotating blackouts that led to nearly 1 million southern Californians losing power on April 1.
China’s thermal coal supply is likely to remain relatively tight for the rest of the year as demand is expected to grow and supply constraints remain, according to the China Electricity Council.