China's power generation industry is set for strong growth this year, the state-run Shanghai Securities News reported, citing the country's electric power generation trade association.
Japan and Kuwait have reached an agreement to cooperate in building nuclear power plants and encouraging the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) have jointly received an order for two steam turbine-generator sets, each rated at 1000 MW, for ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power generation units of Korea East-West Power Co., Ltd. (EWP).
Plans to build additional hydropower dams on the upper Mekong will have major impacts on Southeast Asia’s longest waterway, affecting the downstream nations of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China’s power generation increased in July by 11.5 per cent from the equivalent figure a year earlier, reaching a record 377.64 TWh, as demand peaked amid scorching temperatures in many parts of the country.
Even though China’s electricity generation capacity continues to grow, the China Electricity Council (CEC) has said that the rate of growth is likely to decline if high coal prices continue to eat away at profit margins.
China Huaneng Group, one of China’s five power giants, has announced that it will undertake a nuclear power project in Heilongjiang.
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 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.
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.