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.
SolFocus has announced that the developer Ingenero will install a 235kW power station using SolFocus solar arrays to provide power at Alice Springs Airport in the Northern Territory of Australia.
The landmark of the first GW of installed offshore UK wind energy capacity has been reached as two wind farms off the coast of Britain began generating electricity: Robin Rigg, operated by EON; and Gunfleet Sands, operated by Dong Energy.
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).