Load shedding would be finished within two year

Some10,000 MW of electricity would be added to the national grid during the period of two years. This was told to a meeting which was held to review the progress on Power projects here at PM House on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Prime Minister said that from 1999 to 2013 zero investment was made in the energy sector of Pakistan due to which the exceeding ...

Some utility watchers underwhelmed with Austin Energy finalists

Business & Corporate | By Nolan Hicks, Austin American-Statesman
April 27--The list of four finalists announced late Monday to run Austin Energy has left some longtime observers of the utility underwhelmed. Two of the candidates named by City Manager Marc Ott to be the next potential general manager have ties to the city-owned utility, including one who is an executive there. The other two work at utilities a fraction of Austin Energy's size. "This is a ...

Generators can keep the lights on during power outages

Dear Jim: It's inconvenient when the electric goes off during storms. I want to get a generator. Is it expensive to operate a whole-house generator during outages? -- Cindy H. Dear Cindy: Many homeowners install large whole-house emergency backup generators because most activities require electricity today. The problem isn't from just storms. During the summertime with high air-conditioning ...

Prevention, Preparedness Critical to Address Disasters Caused by Natural Events, Nuclear Crisis, Secretary-General Says on Chernobyl Accident's Anniversary

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster on 26 April, in New York today: Today, we mark the thirtieth anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26 April 1986 — one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. The disaster had grave humanitarian, ...

SEZs starting to see the light of solar energy

International | The Phnom Penh Post
Despite a precipitous drop in the start-up costs of solar energy, Cambodia's biggest industrial parks are sticking to high-cost grid and fuel-generated electricity, claiming that when it comes to attracting foreign manufacturers, a stable power supply trumps a cheaper electricity bill. However, a few special economic zones (SEZs) are optimistic about the future of solar and biomass energy in ...

Meralco unit seeks partners to boost generation capacity

International | Business Mirror
MERALCO Power Gen Corp. (MGen), the power-generating arm of the country's largest power-distribution firm, is making room for more power projects to meet its target of hitting 3,000 megawatts (MW) of power-generation capacity. Manila Electric Co. President Oscar S. Reyes said MGen continues to develop other baseload and midmerit power-plant projects that will significantly contribute to a more ...

Tunisian start-up introduces blade-free wind turbine

(ANSAmed) - TUNIS, APRIL 27 - The Tunisian start-up Saphon Energy has created a bladeless wind turbine that is more efficient than traditional ones. Inventors say that it produces twice as much energy at a much lower cost, is safer for birds and is ideal for developing countries. About fifty will provide enough energy for a village with a population of about 1,000 and are ''extremely quiet''. ...

MD & CEO of DEWA receives delegation from Masdar to discuss UAE renewable energy projects

Dubai, UAE: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received a delegation from Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted renewable energy company. The visit supports DEWA's efforts to enhance cooperation and exchange experiences in clean and renewable energy. The delegation included Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, and Bader Al Lamki, Director ...

90 power turbines not working, says Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated on Tuesday that only 50 out of the 140 power generating turbines in the country were currently functional. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had on Monday said that the country lost 99.6 per cent of its total electricity generation, about 3,132 megawatts, last week Saturday. But while speaking during a live television programme ...

Latvian power utility Estonian unit sees sales fall by third in 2015

TALLINN, Apr 27, (LETA--BNS) Elektrum Eesti, the Estonian subsidiary of the Latvian power company Latvenergo, saw its sales revenue shrink 33 percent to 37.5 million euros last year owing to low retail prices and small volumes. Elektrum's market share declined to 11.7 percent from 16.7 percent in 2014, it appears from the company's annual report. It sold 926 gigawatt-hours of electricity ...

Siemens celebrates 1,000 gas turbines from Berlin: electricity for one billion people

• Installed capacity of 220 GW • More than 90 percent of the machines for export • 1,000th gas turbine on its way to Qatar Today, the Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin is shipping its 1,000th gas turbine manufactured at the plant. The SGT5-4000F gas turbine, which has a capacity of 300 megawatts (MW), weighs 300 metric tons and is destined for the Umm al Houl combined cycle power plant in ...

First Solar, Enel and EDF among elite bidders for Abu Dhabi solar project

International | LeAnne Graves
LeAnne Graves First Solar, Enel and EDF are among the elite group of developers approved to bid for Abu Dhabi's new solar power plant. The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) has pre-qualified 34 companies for its 350 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) park in Sweihan, without disclosing in which of the three bidding categories the companies had each been listed. According to industry ...

EDF Hinkley heat

OFFICIALS from energy giant EDF are being called back to Parliament to explain to MPs a further delay in the Hinkley Point nuclear power station. The Energy and Climate Change Committee will quiz representatives from the French firm about the final investment decision on the Pounds 18 billion project. It was initially stated for May but may be delayed until September. Credit: Catriona Stewart

The effects of Chernobyl linger in North Wales 30 years on

International | ByEryl Crump
The Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago today was one of the worst nuclear power plant accidents in history in terms of cost and casualties. As a result of a huge blast and fire, radioactive particles were released into the air, spreading over much of the western USSR and Europe. Restrictions were put in place preventing the movement and sales of livestock and upland farmers had to put up with ...

Renewable energy providers in talks to secure bank loans

Alternative energy solution providers are engaged in talks with banks for securing financing for solar power projects and have also urged the government to come up with incentives for the execution of net-metering policy for surplus producers, said Reon Energy Solutions Chief Executive Officer Inamur Rahman on Monday. We are in talks with banks (among big five) to win financing for solar ...

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