The Supreme Court of India has been informed that National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have been directed by the Indian Government to comply with emission standards for sulphur oxide and particulate matter by the end of 2021.
Construction of Oma nuclear power plant in northern Japan, designed to use recycled fuel, has been delayed by two years, and will not start operation until at least 2026.
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced that all 163 fuel assemblies have been loaded into the core of unit 4 at China’s Tianwan nuclear power plant.
China has demonstrated the use of a 200 kW biomass gasification power generator at Nyaungdon, in the Ayeyarwady region of Myanmar.
Pacifico Energy has started construction work on two solar power plants in Japan with a total combined capacity of 184 MW.
Sembcorp Energy India (SEIL) has announced that it has won a bid to supply 250 MW to Bangladesh for 15 years.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed 10 MOUs with suppliers in Taiwan to help develop the offshore wind supply chain in the country in line with helping it reach the Government’s goal of 5.5 GW of installed offshore capacity by 2025.
SNC-Lavalin has signed an engineering service contract and a licensing agreement with China’s Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company (TQNPC) to implement 37M Natural Uranium Equivalent (NUE) fuel, a mixture of depleted and recycled uranium, in Qinshan’s CANDU reactors Units 1 and 2.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Bangladesh have signed agreements for $500 million in loans to develop an 800 MW natural gas-fired power plant in the country’s Khulna region, along with associated connections to natural gas and power transmission facilities.
Japan’s biggest utility, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has revealed plans to develop up to 7 GW of new renewable energy capacity, marking a major departure from nuclear.