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Coal plants making comeback in 2023

  • a month ago (2024-04-12)
  • David Flin

According to an annual report from Global Energy Monitor, global coal-fired power capacity grew in 2023, driven largely by a wave of new plants being built in China, which accounted for two-thirds of the global growth of newly operating coal-fired plants.

Three dead in explosion at Italian hydropower plant

  • a month ago (2024-04-11)
  • David Flin

At least three people have been killed and four are missing after a fire and explosion underground at the Bargi hydropower plant in northern Italy.

UK Government updates Sizewell C nuclear funding

  • a month ago (2024-04-10)
  • David Flin

The UK Government has announced that it has updated and revised Sizewell C’s funding model. This is in response to concerns over potential delays and cost overruns for the nuclear power plant.

GE Vernova wins H-class gas turbine order in South Korea

  • a month ago (2024-04-09)
  • David Flin

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business has won an order from Korea Western Power Co Ltd (KOWEPO), a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), to supply a 7HA.02 gas turbine and a H65 generator for KOWEPO’s power station in Gongiu-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.

Pakistan signs $200 million MOU to convert thermal plant into solar power

  • a month ago (2024-04-08)
  • David Flin

The Northern Power Generation Company Limited (NPGCL) in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, has signed an MOU with Ningbo Green Light Energy (NGLE) of China to upgrade an existing thermal power plant into a 300 MW solar power project.

EU power plant emissions slashed by 24 per cent in 2023

  • a month ago (2024-04-05)
  • David Flin

The European Commission has announced that carbon emissions from power plants fell by 24 per cent compared to 2022, the fastest decline in history.

TVA starts procurement process for $2.2 billion gas-fired power plant

  • a month ago (2024-04-04)
  • David Flin

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has started procurement for a 1.5 GW gas-fired power plant in east Tennessee, valued at $2.2 billion.

Germany closes 15 coal-fired power plants

  • a month ago (2024-04-03)
  • David Flin

Germany shut down 15 coal-fired power plants at the end of March to ensure that the country would meet its carbon emission reduction targets. Robert Habeck, Germany’s Economy Minister, said that the plants were “neither necessary nor economical.”

Jera starts ammonia co-firing trial at coal-fired power station

  • a month ago (2024-04-02)
  • David Flin

Jera, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) and Chubu Electric Power, has started a demonstration trial of co-firing 20 per cent of ammonia with coal at its Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

Russian missiles damage Ukraine power facilities

  • a month ago (2024-04-01)
  • David Flin

Russian missile and drone attacks hit thermal and hydro power plants in central and western Ukraine in the latest barrage targeting the country’s already damaged power infrastructure, as part of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.