Germany to launch first auction of land for solar power

International | Jan 29 - Forexpros
Germany is to open a first auction of land for solar power installations from next month as it seeks to bring renewable energy into the wholesale power market, away from a costly era of subsidies.

Total completes gas supply project to Alaoji power plant

International | Jan 28 - Forexpros
French oil giant, Total Exploration and Production (E&P), said it had completed work on one of its facilities that transports gas to a major power plant, Alaoji Power Plant, situated in Abia State.

EDF says takes Britains Heysham 1-2 nuclear plant offline

International | Jan 29 - Mehr News Agency (Iran)
EDF Energy said it disconnected Britains Heysham 1-2 nuclear power plant from the electricity grid on Tuesday, according to a statement on Wednesday.

ENVO Biogas Tonder and DONG Energy enter into a 15-year agreement

International | Jan 29 - ENP Newswire
On 28 January 2015, ENVO Bioenergi Tonder A/S and DONG Energy have entered into an agreement according to which DONG Energy will purchase the produced bio natural gas from ENVO Biogas Tonder when the plant comes into operation in 2016.

Elster Solutions Attains UL Listing for its A3 ALPHA Smart Meter

Metering | Jan 29 - GlobeNewswire
Elster Solutions proudly announces that its A3 ALPHA meter has achieved a new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) voluntary safety listing, establishing it as one of the premiere meters of its kind to receive certification.

KYOCERA Solar Enables Municipal Buildings in Parker, AZ to Stabilize Electricity Costs for Decades

Solar | Jan 29 - Business Wire
Kyocera Solar Inc. and the town of Parker, AZ, recently commissioned a 175-kilowatt (kW) solar energy project.

Jeju Energy to construct 230MW wind farm projects on South Korean island

International | Jan 29 - Global Data Point
The total cost for setting up the projects is estimated at KRW725bn, of which about KRW 550bn will be invested in the offshore projects and remaining for onshore.

Xcel Energy closes Unit 1 at Prairie island nuclear facility to replace pump seal

Nuclear | Jan 29 - Global Data Point
The replacement work is estimated to finish in two weeks. Meanwhile, Unit 2 at the station continues to operate at 100% capacity.

Electric cars not selling as EPA rules loom

Electric Vehicles | Jan 29 - Lima News (OH)
Despite car companies' efforts to jazz them up and draw the public's attention, electric cars just aren't selling.

Duke Energy to upgrade sirens at Catawba nuclear power facility

Nuclear | Jan 29 - Global Data Point
The company is making improvements to all 89 sirens near the facility on Lake Wylie.

Alstom signs a 5-year maintenance contract for Olkiluoto nuclear power plant units 1%7E2 in Finland

International | Jan 29 - Global Data Point
Under this contract, Alstom will carry out year-by-year pre-defined service outage works on turbines, generators and their auxiliary systems and also process valves and control rods on nuclear island at Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2, including engineering, consulting, project management and continuous on-site support.

NERC Grants Firm Licence for 500 Megawatt Power Plant

International | Jan 29 - AllAfrica
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has granted an operating licence to Trombay Power Generation Limited for a 500 MegaWatts power plant.

Japan Seeks to Rein In a Solar Juggernaut

International | Jan 29 - Syrian Arab News Agency
Clashing energy interests on the Japanese island of Kyushu have prompted Japans government to clamp down on solar power development nationwide.

Wind Power: Iberdrola, Neoenergia tap Gamesa to supply 84 MW

International | Jan 29 - Mehr News Agency (Iran)
Iberdrola and Neoenergia, via the Força Eólica do Brasil consortium, have awarded Gamesa a contract to supply 42 state-of-the-art wind turbines to the three wind farms being developed by the two companies in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in North-Eastern Brazil.

Bidding set to start in UK's first solar auction

International | Jan 29 -YellowBrix
Sealed bidding for support for large-scale solar farms in the UK will begin tomorrow, 29 January, with the government confirming it had made additional budget available for offshore wind and other “less established technologies”.


ABB touts new distribution grid integration solutions, expertise at DistribuTECH 2015

San Diego, California, January 29, 2015 (News Release)

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