FESCO issues shutdown program

The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown program for Monday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the program issued by the company, power supply from S-II and Edan Valley feeders emanating from 132-KV Scarp Colony grid station will remain suspended from 9 am to 2 pm while Bahaduray Wala feeder originating from 132-KV ...

Power position monitored constantly

National Transmission and Dispatch Compnay Limited (NTDCL) said on Saturday that Ministry of Water and Power was constantly monitoring the power position in the country, and local faults were being rectified by special DISCOs (distribution companies) teams on immediate basis. The NTDCL spokesman said here that power generation position on May 21 at 9:00 a.m. was recorded at total of 14,876MW ...

FirstEnergy rate plan gets retooled

Business & Corporate | By Jon Chavez, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
May 22--A scuttled rate plan by FirstEnergy Corp. that would have charged customers possibly $4 billion over the next eight years to subsidize the utility's economically noncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants has been revised to allow it to create what amounts to a rainy day fund. That fund, paid for in the next few years by customers, would be used to give customers billing credits ...

Budget crisis needs careful response

Fossil & Biomass | Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne
With revenue from the energy industry projected to fall drastically, the state is looking at ways to reduce government spending.

Czech-based EPH reportedly files bid for EDF’s Polish power plant

The Polish subsidiary of the Czech-based energy holding EPH has reportedly submitted a bid to take over EDF’s coal-fired power plant Rybnik, local media reported on May 23. The apparent bid, reported by Puls Biznesu, citing unnamed sources, would fit EPH’s strategy of buying coal-fired power assets from companies looking to divest older fossil fuel plants to concentrate on more ...

Texas wind-power project acquired

Wind |
Goldwind Americas, unit of Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology, signs deal with US' Renewable Energy Systems The US unit of a Chinese company that is among the leading manufacturers of wind turbines for power generation is about to start a major wind-power project in Texas. Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of China's Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co Ltd, signed an agreement on ...

NextEra still has way to go to acquire HEI

Business & Corporate | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
May 22--Since the end of 2014, government and business leaders have been embroiled in a debate over the future of Hawaiian Electric Industries, the state's dominant power utility. That's when NextEra Energy Inc., a company based in Florida, first proposed the $4.3 billion acquisition of HEI, including Hawaiian Electric Co. on Oahu, Maui Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co. on Hawaii ...

A new road: PrISUm solar car team keeps moving forward with improved technology

International | By Julie Erickson, Ames Tribune, Iowa
May 22--The new and improved solar car from Iowa State University's Team PrISUm has been hitting the road across Iowa in preparation for the group's annual entry into the American Solar Challenge. Last year's car, Phaeton, earned the national championship title at the 2015 Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and team members wanted to build on that car's success for this summer's ...

Controversial rate plan gets retooled

Business & Corporate | By Jon Chavez, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio
May 22--A scuttled rate plan by FirstEnergy Corp. that would have charged customers possibly $4 billion over the next eight years to subsidize the utility's economically noncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants has been revised to allow it to create what amounts to a rainy day fund. That fund, paid for in the next few years by customers, would be used to give customers billing credits ...

With Pilgrim nuke plant about to close, EPA issues draft permit for water usage

Nuclear | By Chris Burrell, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.
May 20--PLYMOUTH -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new draft permit regulating water use at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant 25 years after it first permitted the plant under the federal Clean Water Act. Local nuclear watchdogs have long argued that the federal permit for the Plymouth plant that guzzles up water from Cape Cod Bay expired in 1996 -- five years after it was ...

Rome did not use competitive process in solar agreements

Solar | By Philip A. Vanno, Observer-Dispatch, Utica, N.Y.
May 22--An audit released by the state Comptroller's Office found that Rome did not use a competitive process prior to entering into its solar power purchasing agreements on Tannery and Lamphear roads that could have potentially saved millions of dollars. Rome entered into an agreement with Vermont-based company groSolar in 2013 to install 10,000 solar panels on a 15-acre former landfill that ...

Nuclear power is the answer to growing energy demands, forum hears

International | Caline Malek
Nuclear power is the best way for the country to meet its energy demands, visitors to a forum have heard. Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation held an event last week where the company's mission was outlined to about 200 members of the public. Mohammed Al Hammadi, Enec's chief executive, said population growth meant different kinds of energy sources needed to be ...

FPHC to spend $450M to double wind capacity

International | By Katrina Mennen A. Valdez,, The Manila Times, Philippines
May 24--FIRST Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC) said it will aggressively double its wind power capacity in the next three years to help the country reduce its reliance on coal-fired plants. On the sidelines of the company's annual stockholders' meeting on Monday, FPHC president and chief operating officer Francis Giles Puno said the company will be spending about $450 million to double its ...

Energy Commission mounts campaign on solar

Mr Kwabena Otu Danquah, the Head of Renewable Energy Promotion of the Energy Commission, has advised organisations to shift to the solar net metering system to save them from getting into the higher consumption rate bracket. Accra, May 23, GNA - Mr Kwabena Otu Danquah, the Head of Renewable Energy Promotion of the Energy Commission, has advised organisations to shift to the solar net metering ...

Power project to be reviewed

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a review of a programme to develop 35 gigawatts of power-generating capacity by 2019 as the ambitious electrification scheme succumbed to doubts from within the government and private sector. Under the programme, the government aims to build nearly 300 power plants, most of them coal-fired, to increase Indonesia's power capacity by two-thirds and ...

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