Mining coy begins generation of 300MW from coal

Mr Joseph Ayalogu, the Executive Director, Corporate Relations of the ETA-Zuma, says the company will start generating 300 megawatts of power from coal to reduce power deficit. Ayalogu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that the company, which engaged in coal mining, had concluded arrangements to start constructing the power plant before the end of 2016. He said the ...

Groups picket Lagos power firm, demand recall of 400 workers

International | Mohammed Shosanya
The Citizens' Access to Electricity Initiatives (CATEIN), in collaboration with civil society groups, yesterday picketed the Ikeja Electric and insisted that the 400 sacked workers of the company must be recalled. In the Plateau State capital Jos, dozens of placard-bearing workers and student union leaders who turned up in solidarity against mass sack of workers by the Jos Electricity ...

Blackouts: Nigeria lacks gas to generate 7,000MW power

International | Daniel Adugbo
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo says constraints in gas supply means around around 3,132 megawatts (MW) of electricity cannot be added to the current generation capacity. Osibanjo said it was still an irony that Nigeria does not have sufficient gas to fire its power plants up to 7000MW despite the country's reported huge deposit of natural gas reserves which places her ninth in the league of ...

Bauchi Independent power project to commence soon

International | Balarabe Alkassim
Construction work is to start soon on the proposed Yankari Independent Power Plant. The plant is designed to generate 110 kilowatts of electricity capable of meeting the electricity needs of Bauchi and some parts of neighbouring states. This followed the signing of memorandum of understanding by the Chinese Exim Bank and the Federal government of Nigeria. Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar ...

Setting up of solar projects in Punjab discussed

Minister of State for Board of Investment Dr Mifta Ismail met here Monday with the Ex Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Mushtaq Malik along with the CEO of a French Company ENGIE Raphael Colas and discussed the prospects of setting up solar projects/plants in Punjab. Minister of State Mifta Ismail said that government is planning to set up a 1000MW capacity of ...

Wind energy converter inspired by ancient boats

The Saphonian's lower cost could make it an attractive source of off-grid energy in developing countries. A bladeless wind energy convertor inspired by the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage is set to breeze past traditional turbines in terms of efficiency, according to its Tunisian developers. A Tunisian start-up has taken inspiration from the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage to develop a ...

EU pledges 20 mln euros to nuclear safety account fund

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Monday pledged around 20 million euros (22.6 million US dollars) to the Nuclear Safety Account (NSA) fund, among efforts to step up contribution to nuclear safety. It came a day ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster. The sum is part of the 45 million euros expected from the G7 and the European Commission in addition to the ...

China sets nuclear safety targets in five-year plan

International | Zheng Jinran
The Fuqing nuclear power plant is under construction. [Photo/China Daily] China has set major targets to improve its nuclear energy security and capacity to control radiation sources in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). It is the first time this has been included in the national development roadmap, as the nation becomes a leading global nuclear player. The country has 30 nuclear reactors in ...

Africa can learn from South African renewable energy programme

International | Celine Paton
Following global trends leaning towards a more sustainable future, governments in most African countries have established increasingly ambitious renewable energy (RE) targets for their power sector... The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), implemented since 2011, has proven to be a large success for the country, with 6.3GW of RE procured by Eskom ...

Millington to house largest solar panel site

Solar |
A partnership involving the Navy, Tennessee Valley Authority and local utilities and agencies announced plans to build Tennessee's largest solar-generating facility at a 400-acre site in Millington. Located just north of Glen Eagle Golf Course and east of Millington Regional Jetport, the solar array will cost more than $100 million and feature 580,000 photovoltaic solar panels tracking the ...

Natural Gas and Electric-Powered Vehicles Offer Clear Benefits to Ontario's Environment and Economy

Research presented today by Dr. Daniel Hoornweg, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), at the Ontario Energy Association's (OEA) Speaker Series, Exploring Alternative Transportation Options in Ontario: Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles, states Ontario can save billions of dollars in fuel costs and significantly reduce greenhouse ...

Former Westinghouse facility restored as one-stop shop for power plants

Grid Operations | By Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 26--Three decades ago, when Westinghouse Electric exited its sprawling 92-acre manufacturing site that straddles East Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek, it ended a century-long legacy of supporting the power generation industry. At one time, as many as 20,000 workers filled the massive complex along Braddock Avenue, before operations moved to Charlotte, N.C., in the 1980s. After years of ...

The cloudy future of Israel's nuclear reactor

International | YOSSI MELMAN
It's a "catch 22"- The very thing that could ultimately afford Israel the tools to build a new reactor would also prevent it from using the reactor as a nuclear deterrent. The moment of truth for Israel's nuclear policy is nearing. Haim Levinson's publication yesterday in Ha'aretz regarding the defects in the core of the nuclear reactor in Dimona only emphasizes this fact. These are not ...

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

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 ...

Iran nuclear electricity finds way to stock market

The electricity produced at Iran’s only nuclear power plant Bushehr has found way to the country’s energy stock market. The power plant has been registered in the market with a nominal output of 1,000 megawatts, IRNA news agency reported April 26. Bushehr power plant makes the 35th producer of power to find way to the energy stock market. ...

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