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UAE picks site to build four reactors

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-14)
  • David Flin

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.

US electricity generation falls two years in a row

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-13)
  • David Flin

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.

New York Power Authority plans massive solar PV increase

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-11)
  • David Flin

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.

CKI to bid for EDF’s British power lines

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-10)
  • David Flin

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.

MoU on dam signed

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-07)
  • David Flin

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 USA to collaborate on IPPs

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-06)
  • David Flin

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.

Googling for US wind power

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-04)
  • David Flin

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.

Bolivia nationalises four power companies

  • 7 years ago (2010-05-03)
  • David Flin

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.

1 fired, 2 suspended for roles in blackouts

  • 7 years ago (2010-04-30)
  • David Flin

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 coal supply to stay tight this year

  • 7 years ago (2010-04-29)
  • David Flin

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.

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