The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) of the Philippines has announced that it is planning to build an additional geothermal power project at Bac-Man, in addition to the ongoing construction of two geothermal plants.
The Armenian government plans to expand the country’s renewable energy capacity by building two new solar power plants.
The China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) said that the country is expected to add 55-65 GW of solar power capacity in 2021, taking total solar installations beyond 300 GW.
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded multiple orders to supply 765 kV transformers and reactors in India.
Japan has restarted extra power plants, including a long-dormant nuclear reactor, and taken other steps to avoid a power crisis as demand rises, especially in Tokyo, where the Olympics are due to start on Friday.
Samsung Heavy Industries has developed a model of an offshore floating 9.5 MW wind turbine. It plans to enter the global offshore wind power generation market.
According to China’s state-run Global Times, the country has started construction of the world’s first commercial small modular reactor (SMR) in Hainan province in south China.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has announced that it has begun the shutdown process for the 985MW No. 1 generator at the Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant in Wanli Distruct, New Tapei.
Rosatom has announced that construction work has started on units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in India with the first pouring of concrete into the foundation plate of the reactor building.
China’s Baihetan Dam, the second largest hydropower facility in the world, has started generating electricity for the first time.