Symbolic schemes being preferred over significant energy projects

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday criticised government for preferring symbolic schemes over projects to contain energy scarcity terming it against the national interests. Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) was imposed to finance gas import projects despite resistance by ...

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for indigenous resources to generate power

Being an atomic power we should use our knowledge for power generation to get rid of the energy crisis. Mobilization of local resources is key to success therefore Pakistan should also avail full benefit from its indigenous resources for power generation like coal, ...

Hunt Oncor Deal Involves $250 Million a Year You and I Either Get or Don't Get

Business & Corporate | Jim Schutze
According to repeated public statements from Dallas oilman Ray Hunt and his son Hunter, the main benefit to me of letting them take over Oncor, the big state-regulated electrical transmission utility, will be, "?to keep control of Oncor here in Texas where it belongs." Is that where it belongs? I really don't know. Is it important to me for my electricity to come to my house over wires owned ...

HUBCO to set up 330MW coal power plant in Thar

International | Salman Siddiqui
Hub Power Company (Hubco) has announced that it will set up a 330-megawatt coal-based power project in Thar at a cost of $500 million in partnership with other investors, subject to approval of the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB). It would take one year to achieve financial close of the project after the PPIB gives its stamp of approval to the project, Hubco Chief Executive ...

SA opens giant solar plant

The Paleisheuwel solar plant has been connected to the national transmission grid managed by Eskom. TerniEnergia, an Italian-based renewable energy company, has completed the first of the two giant solar plants in SA. The photovoltaic (PV) plant, located at Paleisheuwel in the Western Cape, has been connected to the national transmission grid managed by Eskom. TerniEnergia has completed the ...

Big surge in wind power

A JUMP in wind power led to -turbines producing enough electricity for more than three-quarters of Scottish homes in April, new -figures reveal. Wind farms provided 699,684MWh (megawatt-hours) of electricity to the National Grid last month, enough to power 79 per cent of average Scottish households, equivalent to 1.9 million homes. Energy output has increased by 15 per cent compared with the ...

Manassas homeowner first in city to install solar panels

Solar |
Mike Freeland made history last year. In August, he became the first Manassas resident to install solar panels on his home. This was something Freeland had always wanted to do. But he repeatedly got sidetracked and kept putting the eco?friendly initiative on the back burner. One day, while perusing his church's website, he saw a post about Interfaith Power and Light, a co-op devoted to green ...

Sohar Power says capacity cut by technical glitch

Sohar Power Co, which operates the largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in Oman, has said that a technical problem had cut its power production capacity. One of its generating units tripped, causing damage to the machinery, the company said without giving details of the damage or reduction in capacity. Sohar Power is trying to restore the unit to service as quickly as ...

NC investments in renewable energy grew at slower rate in 2015

North Carolina's investment in renewable energy appears to be peaking. For the first time since 2007, the amount of money that residents and businesses have claimed in the state's renewable energy tax credit has barely budged. Last year, the amount claimed was $136.3 million, only 7.5 percent more than the $126.7 million claimed in 2014, according to a report issued Friday by the N.C. ...

Duke Energy subsidiary buys 6 NC solar farms

Solar |
Duke Energy Renewables has bought six solar farms in Eastern North Carolina, raising its total in the state to 30 sites. Terms of the purchase from Community Energy were not announced. Five of the farms are already operating, with the sixth coming online in May. Together they will have total capacity of 30 megawatts, enough energy to supply about 6,000 homes. Output from the solar ...

Caverion, SKB and Vattenfall extend the framework agreement for two nuclear power plants in Sweden

Caverion, SKB, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, and Vattenfall, one of Europe's largest generators of electricity, extend the framework agreement for the Ringhals and Forsmark nuclear power plants.

Missouri, Illinois among top coal burners as use falls faster elsewhere

With coal use declining in nearly every state, Missouri and Illinois remain among the largest consumers of the carbon-heavy fuel. Declining coal use among utilities and power producers in other big coal states have left Illinois and Missouri as the No. 2 and No. 3 users of the fuel, respectively. Texas burned the most coal in the U.S. last year. In 2007, Illinois was No. 4, while ...

Azerbaijans electricity output down in Jan.-Apr.

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 3 By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend: Power plants of the Azerenergy JSC, Azerbaijan’s main electricity producer, generated 7.6 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in January-April 2016 as compared to 8.2 billion kilowatt hours generated in the same period 2015, said Azerenergy in a message May 3. Azerenergy’s power plants produced about 1.7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity ...

Duke Energy 1Q adjusted profit meets Streets expectations

Duke Energy's first-quarter adjusted profit met Wall Street's view, as it dealt with milder winter weather. The electric utility earned $694 million, or $1.01 per share, for the three months ended March 31. A year earlier the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company earned $864 million, or $1.22 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.13 per ...

JEA and Exceleron Software Announce JEA MyWay's 10,000th Prepay Customer

JEA, the eighth-largest US municipal electric utility, and Exceleron Software, the leading provider of prepayment software for North American utilities, announced that more than 10,000 customers are participating in the JEA MyWay prepayment program. The announcement comes just three years after JEA selected Exceleron's MyUsage ...

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