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Rain reduces brownouts in Philippines

  • 14 years ago (2010-06-08)
  • David Flin

Rotating daily brownouts in Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines have been reduced from 5 hours to 2-3 hours, as the onset of the rainy season has eased the situation of the hydropower plants.

Meralco in tie-up talks with power generation firms

  • 14 years ago (2010-06-07)
  • David Flin

Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest power distributor in the Philippines, says that it hopes to sign a deal with several prospective companies to boost its planned venture into power generation.

California’s first grid-connected solar farm

  • 14 years ago (2010-06-04)
  • David Flin

The solar-powered CalRENEW-1 has been connected to the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) transmission grid under the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standards programme.

Vietnam to start electricity market in 2011

  • 14 years ago (2010-06-03)
  • David Flin

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has said that the country must establish a competitive electricity market to guarantee cost savings, and has ordered the Ministry of Industry and Trade to issue the necessary regulations to set up such a market.

Ceylon Electricity Board To Lose Rs40 bn This Year

  • 14 years ago (2010-06-02)
  • David Flin

Officials of Sri Lanka’s power utility, Ceylon Electricity Board say they expect to lose 40 billion rupees (US$350 million) in 2010.

Shaanxi’s electricity consumption up 26.4 per cent in Jan-Apr

  • 14 years ago (2010-06-02)
  • David Flin

North China’s Shaanxi province saw its electricity use increase 26.4 per cent year on year to 286.52 TWh in the first four months of 2010, according to statistics from the Shaanxi Statistics Bureau.

Kenya energy sector gets $330 million boost from World Bank

  • 14 years ago (2010-06-01)
  • David Flin

Kenya has received a $330 million loan from the World Bank to boost power generation. The fund is aimed at deepening investment in green energy and expanding access to electricity across the country, as part of the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project.

Power shortages in Anhui as coal supplies dwindle

  • 14 years ago (2010-05-31)
  • David Flin

Dwindling coal supplies have prompted eastern China’s Anhui province to activate an emergency plan ahead of schedule, limiting electricity use by more than 5000 local enterprises at peak times to ensure that there is no disruption to domestic supply.

Global renewable electricity to grow 3.2 per cent per year

  • 14 years ago (2010-05-28)
  • David Flin

The US Department of Energy (DoE), in its report International Energy Outlook 2010, predicts that the global installed capacity of green and renewable power will rise from 44 GW in 2007 to 62 GW by 2015, 70 GW by 2020, 91 GW by 2030, and 107 GW by 2035.

Russia to build Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant

  • 14 years ago (2010-05-27)
  • David Flin

Vuong Huu Tan, Director of the Vietnam Energy Institute, said that Russia has been chosen as the foreign partner in Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant project in Ninh Thuan province.