Energy storage options will be state's next frontier

Solar | Nov 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Companies are lining up to offer battery-storage options to Hawaii customers that own solar panel systems -- a move regulators and clean-energy advocates are hailing as a way to help the state reach its 100 percent renewable energy goal.

Laos' Nam Ou cascade hydropower project starts electricity generation

International | LUANG PRABANG, Laos, Nov 29, 2015 -- Xinhua
The first turbine of Laos' Nam Ou cascade hydropower project, which is constructed by Power Construction Corporation of China, officially began electricity generation Sunday.

Laos' northern 230 KV power grid put into operation

International | LUANG PRABANG, Laos, Nov 29, 2015 -- Xinhua
Laos' northern 230 KV grid was put into operation Sunday, a major boost to the country's building of a unified high voltage grid.

3,900 electricity theft cases recorded so far this year -- commission

International | Nov 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC
The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) on Saturday launched a campaign in the southern governorates to educate the public on the dangers and consequences of electricity theft.

Mother gets help keeping utilities on

Billing & Customer Care | Nov 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC
When Jennifer's husband suddenly left her and their two young children all alone, he added insult to injury by disconnecting her utilities.

Iran to increase power production by March 2017

International | Nov 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC
He pointed out that the country is set to convert most of its thermal power plants into combined cycle power plants by March 2017 in order to increase the efficiency of power.

European commissioner talks about Azerbaijan's role in energy security

International | Nov 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC
The security of energy supply routes is an absolute priority, and therefore, the European Union wants to diversify, European Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Canete said in an interview with Euronews.

'Hexcrete' wind turbine tower tested by ISU engineers

Wind | Nov 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Recent tests are showing promise for wind energy technology developed by a team at Iowa State University.

Russia confirms access to electricity in whole Crimea

International | MOSCOW, Nov 29, 2015 -- Xinhua
Power supply has been resumed in the whole region of Crimea after a week-long electricity blackout in the peninsula, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said Sunday.

OMU saving on new coal contracts

Fossil & Biomass | Nov 29 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Compared to what it is paying for coal now to fuel its Elmer Smith Station power plant, Owensboro Municipal Utilities expects to save a total of $7 million over the next two years based on new contracts the utility has negotiated with four area mining companies.

China has good chance in U.S. renewable energy development

International | WASHINGTON, Nov 29, 2015 -- Xinhua
As the Paris climate summit draws near, American experts hailed U.S.-China cooperation on renewable energy as an effective way to promote economic growth and tackle climate change.

Energy Sector Is the Anchor for Diversifying Growth

International | Nov 28, 2015
The energy sector in Mozambique is the anchor for diversifying the pyramid of growth and for opening new opportunities, declared the Minister of Industry and Trade, Max Tonela, on Thursday.

Dubai launches clean energy strategy

International | DUBAI, Nov 28, 2015 -- Xinhua
Dubai launched on Saturday the Clean Energy Strategy 2050 which aims to increase the share of green energy in the sheikhdom to 75 percent, state news agency WAM reported.

Zambia launches construction of China-aided hydro-power project

International | CHIKANKATA, Zambia, Nov 28, 2015 -- Xinhua
Zambia launched on Saturday the construction of a China-aided major hydro-power project, which will go a long way in boosting the country's electricity generation capacity.

Laos' Nam Khan 2 Hydropower project construction completed

International | LUANG PRABANG, Laos, Nov 28, 2015 -- Xinhua
The Nam Khan 2 Hydropower project, which was constructed by Power Construction Corporation of China, has completed for handover on Saturday in Lao northern Luang Prabang province.

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