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Construction halted on 1GW Polish coal plant

  • 13 days ago (2020-05-21)
  • David Flin

Polish energy companies Enea and Energa have announced that they are ending their involvement with construction of the 1GW Ostroleka C coal-fired power plant, after new co-owner PKN Orlen said it would not be involved in the project if it utilises coal.

GE Renewable Energy to supply turbines for Pakistan hydropower project

  • 14 days ago (2020-05-20)
  • David Flin

GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation, has announced that it has been selected by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the new Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan.

South Korea to shift to 40 per cent clean energy by 2034

  • 15 days ago (2020-05-19)
  • David Flin

South Korea plans to start a shift away from thermal and nuclear power generation towards a larger proportion of renewable energy, aiming to reach 40 per cent share by renewable energy by 2034, up from the current 15 per cent.

ADB to finance first wind power and battery storage project in Thailand

  • 16 days ago (2020-05-18)
  • David Flin

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $7.2 million loan with Lomligor Company, a subsidiary of BCPG Public Company Limited, to finance a 10MW wind power plant in southern Thailand.

Sumitomo Electric secures €500 million “Corridor A-Nord” HVDC underground cable project

  • 19 days ago (2020-05-15)
  • Junior Isles

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo Electric) has been awarded a major HVDC underground cable project, Corridor A-Nord, by the German Transmission System Operator, Amprion GmbH. 

US Department of Energy awards two advanced reactor projects for BWRX-300 SMR

  • 19 days ago (2020-05-15)
  • David Flin

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced awards to two teams to develop tools to transform the O&M of advanced nuclear reactors through the use of artificial intelligence-enabled digital twins using the GE Hitachi (GEH) BWRX-300 small modular reactor as a reference design.

EIA expects USA to show strong growth in renewable electricity generation at expense of coal

  • 20 days ago (2020-05-14)
  • David Flin

Despite a projected decline in total US electricity generation cause by the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that renewable energy sources will produce significantly more electricity in 2020.

Siemens Gamesa to supply hybrid plant in the Philippines for Berkley Energy

  • 21 days ago (2020-05-13)
  • David Flin

Siemens Gamesa will supply and commission a hybrid energy project in Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

South Korea to convert half of existing coal fleet to gas

  • 22 days ago (2020-05-12)
  • David Flin

South Korea plans to shut a total of 15.3GW of coal-fired capacity by 2034, according to a draft of the country’s ninth basic electricity plan.

GE Digital launches DER Orchestration 2.0

  • 23 days ago (2020-05-11)
  • David Flin

GE Digital has launched a new version of its DER Orchestration software to enable utilities to manage Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in an end-to-end manner via flexible deployment options ranging from Edge to Cloud.