Power sector records four system collapses in four weeks

Electricity generation drops to 3,167MW The nation's power sector is apparently characterised with numerous challenges that have continued to halt power evacuation and supply to the yearning consumers. Indeed, the transmission grid has recorded no fewer than four system collapses in four weeks. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has however blamed the low generation ...

Malta registered 27% decrease in carbon emissions in 2015

The Marsa power station was decommissioned in 2015 Eurostat estimates that in 2015 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 0.7% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate ...

Xcel to proceed with solar projects

Solar |
Despite lower than anticipated initial interest, Xcel Energy is poised to go forward with two community solar gardens in western Wisconsin. Filings with state utility regulators show Xcel has sold only 12 percent of the available panels but anticipates selling 95 percent by the end of the year. The company's first annual report to the Public Service Commission shows 42 residential customers ...

Cook Plant returns to full strength

Nuclear | Staff Writer
BRIDGMAN - Workers have completed a Unit 1 refueling outage at Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant in Lake Township, and the unit is back in service and connected to the transmission grid. Plant spokesman Bill Schalk said the outage lasted 36 days and six hours. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers completed several large ...

Tajikistan looking for investors to modernize its largest hydro power plant

Tajikistan is looking to Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) as one of potential investors to modernize the Nurek hydro power plant, the largest HPP in Tajikistan, Avesta news agency reported. According to the Tajik government, around one billion Tajik somoni has been spent for modernization of the Nurek HPP over the past several years, but to complete modernization ...

JSW Energy to acquire 1,000 MW thermal power plant from JSPL

JSW Energy agreed to acquire the 1,000 MW thermal power plant from JSPL subject to receipt of necessary statutory and shareholder consent. The enterprise value (EV) of the deal could be increased to Rs. 6,500 crore if the power plant is completely secured of fuel and manages to enter into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), JSW Energy and JSPL said in separate statements issued late on ...

Essar Power's Mahan plant commences plant operations

Essar Power Limited today resumed the commercial operations of Unit I of the 1,200 MW (2x600 MW) Mahan power plant. Essar Power MP Ltd, the operator of the 1200 MW power plant, located in Madhya Pradesh, has secured 3 lakh tonnes of coal through a Government conducted special forward e-auction. Essar Power MP won a captive coal mine in Tokisud in Jharkhand state in the recent coal auction. ...

New Record Set for Worlds Cheapest Solar, Now Undercutting Coal

Solar power set another record-low price as renewable energy developers working in the United Arab Emirates shrugged off financial turmoil in the industry to promise projects costs that undercut even coal-fired generators. Developers bid as little as 2.99 cents a kilowatt-hour to develop 800 megawatts of solar-power projects for the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, the utility for the ...

Rocky Mountain Power updates county commissioners

Tim Solomon, community manager from Rocky Mountain Power, told the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners April 11 that the utility was working hard to keep the power on now and into the future. He said that the power company has not had to shut down power for two years, but was working to resolve outages as soon as possible. He said a lightning strike was responsible for an outage April 10, ...

Finches bring springtime joy to the Rockies

The big snow has come and gone. It was not quite as much as we had a few years ago, but it was more than we needed at one time. I measured 3½ feet at our house, but it was so warm that much of it melted as it fell, and it weighed so much that it compacted what had already fallen. So, measurements were less than accurate. I decided that the actual depth didn't much ...

Does government have duty to provide free basic electricity?

International | Musa Mathebula
Considering the current energy crisis and frequent power cuts in the form of 'load shedding', is there a duty on the South African government to provide free basic electricity to the people?... Legislation - National Energy Act 34 of 2008 Section 2 of the National Energy Act (the NEA) states that its object, among others, is to ensure an uninterrupted supply of energy to the nation and ...

Maamba plant to mitigate power deficit

ZAMBIA is grappling with an electricity crisis because of a 560 megawatts (MW) power deficit. Zesco has embarked on a countrywide power rationing mechanism to preserve the limited water available for power generation. The shortage of electricity has been building up for some time but is now more pronounced with reduced water levels at Kariba North Bank, Kafue Gorge and ...

Nuclear energy requires evacuation plans

Nuclear energy requires evacuation plans. I agree that nuclear energy has great potential to give sufficient energy supplies to countries. At the same time, we need to think about the safety of the people who are residing around the nuclear energy plants, especially as we marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster last week. Since I am from Tamil Nadu, India I ...

Coal ash water treatment process unprecedented

At the top of the hill overlooking the Possum Point Power Station you get a clear view of the Potomac River. Helicopters are buzzing in the air near Quantico Marine Corps Base. There's also a large pond below the hilltop, one of five that contain the deadly heavy metals arsenic, boron, and chromium to lead, mercury, selenium, and zinc, all sitting at the bottom of the pond. The heavy metals ...

GE supplies inverters to DEWAs solar project

GE has said that it will provide 220MW LV5 Series solar inverters for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (DEWA) solar project in Dubai, the largest of its kind in the Middle East region. DEWA 's solar project is considered a breakthrough for the solar industry as the DEWA power purchase contract with ACWA Power had been signed at one of the lowest prices globally of US$5.84cents/watt ...

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