MGen, Semirara to manage 750-MW coal plant in Batangas

SEMIRARA Mining and Power Corp., the coal-mining arm of Consunji-led DMCI, and Meralco Powergen Corp. (MGen), the power generation arm of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), will jointly undertake a 750-megawatt (MW) coal-power project in Batangas.

NAB, FIA investigating recruitment irregularities in IESCO

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Water and Power was apprised on Thursday that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) were carrying out investigation into alleged irregularities in recent recruitment in Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO). The committee which met here with Mohammad Arshad Khan Leghari in chaired reviewed presentation on net ...

Jitters as US coal firms go bankrupt

ANALYSIS When a giant of the global coal industry that has operated for more than a century shuts up shop, things look pretty bad. The news last week that United States coal giant Peabody Energy had finally filed for bankruptcy was just the latest in a list of large coal firms that have gone under. Peabody joined the likes of Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources that have faced a similar fate ...

How offshore wind farms can benefit marine wildlife Kirsty MacDonald Atmos Consulting

RECENT UK Government announcements concerning subsidies for renewables have focused offshore wind in the minds of developers, with the number and size of offshore wind developments set to increase. There is a growing debate on how best to mitigate the potential impacts these developments may have on marine species, particularly the potential to cause the stranding of whales, dolphins and ...

Oklahoma adds more wind capacity than other states in first quarter

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Oklahoma added the most wind power capacity among all states in the first quarter, the American Wind Energy Association said Thursday. The industry group's first-quarter market report showed Oklahoma adding almost 270 megawatts of wind capacity, bringing the state's total to 5,453 megawatts. Oklahoma remained in fourth place among states for total wind capacity. Overall, 520 ...

Corporation Commission approves utility plant upgrade

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a plan by the state's largest electric utility to spend about $500 million to upgrade its coal-fired power plant in northern Oklahoma. The three-member panel voted unanimously on Thursday that the plan by Oklahoma Gas & Electric to install dry scrubbers at its Sooner Power Plant was "reasonable" to meet federal requirements on ...

Ndola energy project to expand

THE Great Lakes (GL) Africa Energy Company is currently finalising the statutory requirements for phase two of the Ndola Energy project, which will add 55 megawatts of electricity to the national grid. Ndola Energy Company is currently producing 50 MW of electricity using Heavy Foil Oils (HFO) from Indeni Petroleum Refinery. The compay which was established in 2013 has ...

PSEG Power to get nuclear site permit

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday said it will issue an early site permit to PSEG Power for the possible construction of a new nuclear power plant in Salem County near the company's two existing nuclear facilities. But PSEG Power said it has no immediate plans to build a reactor at the site. "The economics don't make sense right now for us to pursue construction of a nuclear ...

New programs will let customers help Ameren build solar power

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Environmentally minded customers could soon have the chance to help Ameren Missouri develop more solar power. Under a new program proposed by the St. Louis-based utility this week, residential customers can pay a few bucks more per month to help finance a new solar plant. A second program would seek commercial customers who would allow Ameren to install solar panels on rooftops and ...

Bolivia hires German firm Siemens to expand thermoelectric plant

La Paz, Apr 29 (EFE).- The Bolivian government has signed a contract with the German firm Siemens to expand the generating capacity of a thermoelectric plant from 200 to 480 megawatts of power, for an investment of $392.5 million.Executives of the National Electricity Company, or Ende, and of Siemens signed an agreement in the town of Warnes in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz, ...

Former nuclear power plant employee admits to selling secrets to China

A former senior employee of a U.S. government office in Tennessee admitted to selling U.S. nuclear secrets to China, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Court records released Friday, from a case kept sealed for more than a year, revealed that former Tennessee Valley Authority manager Ching Ning Guey plead guilty to a charge of development of special nuclear material outside the United States. ...

Energy official to attend San Onofre public hearing

The U.S. Department of Energy won't add Southern California to its list of nine sites for public hearings about the nation's plans to handle long-term storage of nuclear waste, but the agency plans to send a high-ranking official to the next "community engagement" meeting about the decommissioned San Onofre power plant. "We are unable to schedule an additional public meeting at this ...

Filinvest to start operating Mindanao power plant

Gotianun-led Filinvest Development Corp. on Friday said it will soon start its 405-megawatt (MW) coal plant to deliver much needed power in Mindanao. In a disclosure to the Philippines Stock Exchange, the company said it will begin commissioning the first unit of power plant in Misamis Oriental. The two other 135- MW units will start producing in subsequent quarters of the year. "We ...

Company seeks to store nuclear waste from Rancho Seco, other power plants

The long-sought removal of nuclear waste stored at the decommissioned Rancho Seco power plant came a step closer to occurring Thursday as the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it had received an application to open a nuclear waste storage facility in Texas that would receive the material. The nuclear waste transfer, if approved, would end the Sacramento Municipal ...

Russia nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank. Some 50 kilometers (30 miles) upstream ...

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