ZESCO (Zambia Electricity Supply Company) has asked for permission to increase its electricity tariff’s for 2010/11 by 36 per cent, in line with its roadmap to become self-supporting, according to ZESCO’s Acting Managing Director, Ernest Mupwaya.
Pakistan’s National Electric Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has asked the present management of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to formally submit the details of increase in power generation capacity, auxiliary load of new power plants, and investment plans to turnaround the utility.
According to Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), under its Electricity Generation Plan for 2010-2021, it will operate an additional 14 more power plants by 2016.
Saudi Arabia is due to establish a civil nuclear and renewable energy centre to help meet demand for power as it pushes forward with economic expansion plans.
Czech net electricity demand in March rose by 2.3 per cent year-on-year, while the country’s gross power production for the month rose by 2.1 per cent year-on-year, according to the Czech Energy Regulatory Office (ERU).
A Danish hotel, the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, is pioneering a pedal-power electricity generation scheme by installing two exercise bicycles hooked up to generators.
The Canadian federal government has reported to the United Nations that the country’s greenhouse gas emissions were down in 2008 because of slower economic activity and reduced reliance on coal-fired power.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Bangladesh to boost electricity generation through public-private partnerships to spur the overall economy.
NTPC, Tata Power, JSW Energy and Sterlite Energy are among over 200 companies that have sent in proposals to set up solar power projects in Rajasthan, India.
While the rainy season has started in southern Venezuela and “the volume of water at Guri dam is gradually rising,” recovery to optimum levels “will take a long time, perhaps a couple of years,” Igor Gavidia, President of Venezuela’s electricity utility Edelca, said.