South Korea capped operations of some coal- and oil-fired power plants at 80 per cent on 7 November, as most cities, including the capital Seoul, issued an air pollution advisory.
The group of Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) has said that it is interested in the possible purchase of the four 135 MW coal-fired units at the Kauswagan plants in Mindanao in the Philippines being sold by AC Energy.
Vattenfall of Sweden has plans to convert its German-based coal-fired power plants to gas or biomass to meet the government’s deadline of phasing out coal-fired power plants.
EnergyNest of Norway is one of the partners selected by Enel to analyse the benefits and impacts of the integration of its technology into one of Enel’s power generation assets.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been selected for a $2 million award from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate an integrated management system to reduce boiler damage.
A fire broke out at the Obra thermal power site in Uttar Pradesh, India, leading to closure of 200 MW of output from the 800 MW site.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) of the Philippines has announced that it will be converting all of its coal-fired facilities into biomass power plants using rice husks as feedstock.
China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has acquired a 10 per cent stake by investing $3.9 million in Hub Power Companys (Hubco) subsidiary Thar Energy Limited (TEL), one of Pakistan’s first domestic coal-fired power projects at Thar coal block II.
GE Power has announced that NTPC and Tata Chemicals has selected its low NOx firing system to upgrade two coal-fired boilers in India.
Officials have announced that the 700 MW Okalunion coal-fired plant in Vernon, Texas, USA will be retired in 2020, citing a failure to compete in the energy market.