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India moves to ensure renewable projects unaffected by Covid-19 lockdown

  • a month ago (2020-04-13)
  • David Flin

The Indian Government has taken measures to insulate its renewable energy sector as much as possible from the 21-day lockdown announced on 25 March.

Egypt extends power interconnection tender with Saudi Arabia

  • a month ago (2020-04-10)
  • David Flin

Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has extended the tender for the contract to build the infrastructure to enable power interconnection between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Siemens and Uniper sign agreement to decarbonise power generation

  • a month ago (2020-04-09)
  • David Flin

Uniper and Siemens Gas and Power have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of projects to decarbonise power generation and promote sector coupling.

Xcel Energy to sell Mankato plant in USA

  • a month ago (2020-04-08)
  • David Flin

Xcel Energy has announced that it will sell its 760 MW Mankato gas-fired power plant in southern Minnesota to Southwest Generation for $680 million.

New Zealand looks to add 6.5GW of solar

  • a month ago (2020-04-07)
  • David Flin

New Zealand electricity power transmission operator Transpower has said that it believes its generation capacity will be around 95 per cent by 2035, reaching 100 per cent by 2050, making use of 6.5GW of solar capacity.

Covid-19 lockdown allows Eskom to maintain its system

  • a month ago (2020-04-06)
  • David Flin

South Africa’s power utility Eskom has said that the low electricity demand during the lockdown has given it an opportunity to carry out much needed maintenance on its aging power stations.

T-Point 2 CCGT synced to grid in Japan

  • 2 months ago (2020-04-03)
  • David Flin

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has announced that it has begun commissioning of what it describes as the world’s most efficient power plant, its T-Point 2, a combined cycle power plant validation facility at Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Spanish wind turbine factories close due to coronavirus restrictions

  • 2 months ago (2020-04-02)
  • David Flin

Denmark’s Vestas has suspended production at its two Spanish wind turbine plants, adding that its service and maintenance business was still working.

UK’s Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power plant closes

  • 2 months ago (2020-04-01)
  • David Flin

Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station in the UK formally closed at the end of March, nine months after the owner SSE announced the closure.

GE-led consortium to build two CCGT units at Dolna Odra plant in Poland

  • 2 months ago (2020-03-31)
  • David Flin

GE has announced the order of two high-efficiency power units to be constructed through consortium at the Polska Grupa Energetyczna Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna’s (PGE) Dolna Odra power plant in the Western Pomerania region of Poland.