New News information at Power Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.power-technology.com http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ New News information at Power Technology http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif EGPB begins operation of two solar parks in Brazil http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsegpb-begins-operation-of-546mw-solar-parks-in-brazil-5929881 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsegpb-begins-operation-of-546mw-solar-parks-in-brazil-5929881 Enel’s renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has started operation of two solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Total to acquire 23% stake in EREN Renewable Energy for €237.5m http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstotal-to-acquire-23-stake-in-eren-renewable-energy-for-2375m-5930018 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstotal-to-acquire-23-stake-in-eren-renewable-energy-for-2375m-5930018 France-based oil company Total has entered an agreement to purchase an indirect interest of 23% in EREN Renewable Energy (EREN RE) for €237.5m. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply turbines for 860MW Triton Knollproject http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmhi-vestas-offshore-wind-to-supply-turbines-for-860mw-triton-knollproject-5930044 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmhi-vestas-offshore-wind-to-supply-turbines-for-860mw-triton-knollproject-5930044 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore windpower project, which will developed under a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between Innogy Renewables UK (innogy) and Statkraft. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Siemens Gamesa to provide 150 wind turbines for Xilinhot complex in China http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-gamesa-to-provide-150-wind-turbines-for-xilinhot-complex-in-china-5928942 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-gamesa-to-provide-150-wind-turbines-for-xilinhot-complex-in-china-5928942 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won a contract to supply 150 G114-2.0MW wind turbines with an overall capacity of 300MW to the Xilinhot complex, which is currently being built in Inner Mongolia, China. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT DEWA awards $3.8bn deal to develop 700MW solarpower plant in UAE http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdewa-awards-38bn-deal-to-develop-700mw-solar-power-plant-in-uae-5928757 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdewa-awards-38bn-deal-to-develop-700mw-solar-power-plant-in-uae-5928757 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded an AED14.2bn ($3.8bn) contract to a consortium of Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai Electric to build a 700MW solarpower plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK and Chinese universities to jointly develop new ORE technologies http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-chinese-universities-to-jointly-develop-new-ore-technologies-5928879 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuk-and-chinese-universities-to-jointly-develop-new-ore-technologies-5928879 Researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK are set to partner with China’s Dalian University of Technology to develop new offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT ABS reviews UMaine’s new floating offshore wind turbine concept http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabs-reviews-umaines-new-floating-offshore-wind-turbine-concept-5927726 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabs-reviews-umaines-new-floating-offshore-wind-turbine-concept-5927726 Classification service provider American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has concluded a design review of the front end engineering and design (FEED) documentation of the US-based University of Maine’s (UMaine) new floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) conc… Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT GE obtains financial closure to build four substations in Egypt http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsge-obtains-financial-closure-to-build-four-substations-in-egypt-5927842 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsge-obtains-financial-closure-to-build-four-substations-in-egypt-5927842 GE has secured financial closure for a $250m contract to build four gas-insulated substations (GIS), which are expected to help connect 7GW of power to Egypt’s national grid. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT MHPS completes rotational vibration testing of new nuclear steam turbine blade http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmhps-completes-rotational-vibration-testing-of-new-nuclear-steam-turbine-blade-5928010 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmhps-completes-rotational-vibration-testing-of-new-nuclear-steam-turbine-blade-5928010 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has concluded rotational vibration testing of a 74in last stage rotating blade (LSB), which is designed for use in nuclear steam turbines. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: CEZ ESCO, Renova Group, CEFC China Energy http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-cez-esco-renova-group-cefc-china-energy-5925382 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-cez-esco-renova-group-cefc-china-energy-5925382 Energy services provider CEZ ESCO has acquired KART by purchasing stake from the founders and current owners. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: InterEnergy Holdings, CEZ, The Hongkong Electric Company http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-interenergy-holdings-cez-the-hongkong-electric-company-5925370 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-interenergy-holdings-cez-the-hongkong-electric-company-5925370 Power generation and distribution company InterEnergy Holdings has reached an agreement to acquire 11 solar power plants from Grenergy Renovables for $28.5m. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Kimberly-Clark to buy 245MW energy from two new windpower projects http://www.power-technology.com/news/newskimberly-clark-to-buy-245mw-energy-from-two-new-wind-power-projects-5926772 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newskimberly-clark-to-buy-245mw-energy-from-two-new-wind-power-projects-5926772 US-based personal care solution provider Kimberly-Clark has entered two long-term deals to purchase 245MW of electricity from two windpower projects currently under development in Texas and Oklahoma. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT DONG Energy collaborates with NaiKun for Haida Energy Field wind project in Canada http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-teams-up-with-naikun-for-haida-energy-field-wind-project-in-canada-5926615 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-teams-up-with-naikun-for-haida-energy-field-wind-project-in-canada-5926615 DONG Energy has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with NaiKun Wind Energy Group to obtain the exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field offshore wind power project in British Columbia, Canada. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Drax plans to convert up to two coal power units to gas in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdrax-plans-to-convert-up-to-two-coal-power-units-to-gas-in-uk-5926628 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdrax-plans-to-convert-up-to-two-coal-power-units-to-gas-in-uk-5926628 Energy firm Drax Group has sought permission from the UK's Planning Inspectorate to begin preparing the conversion of up to two coal power units to gas power plants at its Drax Power Station site in North Yorkshire. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT New report supports small nuclear plants to produce low-cost electricity in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsnew-report-supports-small-nuclear-plants-to-produce-low-cost-electricity-in-uk-5925707 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsnew-report-supports-small-nuclear-plants-to-produce-low-cost-electricity-in-uk-5925707 A new report from Rolls-Royce and its UK Small Modular Reactor (SMR) consortium partners has revealed that small-scale nuclear power plants have the potential to deliver electricity to British consumers at a reduced cost. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT USDOE to award up to $50m R&D grant to improve energy infrastructure http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsusdoe-to-award-up-to-50m-rd-grant-to-improve-energy-infrastructure-5925781 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsusdoe-to-award-up-to-50m-rd-grant-to-improve-energy-infrastructure-5925781 The US Department of Energy (USDOE) has unveiled a plan to award up to $50m to its National Laboratories to support the early stage research and development (R&D) of new tools and technologies to further improve the country's energy infrastructure. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT GE introduces new 4.8MW onshore wind turbine http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsge-introduces-new-48mw-onshore-wind-turbine-5925933 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsge-introduces-new-48mw-onshore-wind-turbine-5925933 GE Renewable Energy has introduced a new 4.8MW turbine, which has been designed for use in low to medium wind speed on-shore wind sites. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT DONG Energy to build 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two windfarm in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-to-build-14gw-hornsea-project-two-wind-farm-in-uk-5924533 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-to-build-14gw-hornsea-project-two-wind-farm-in-uk-5924533 Denmark-based DONG Energy has secured a contract to build the 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two offshore windfarm 89km off the Yorkshire coast in England, UK. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tidal Lagoon Power gains grid connection for 3.24GW Cardiff power project http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstidal-lagoon-power-secures-grid-connection-for-324gw-cardiff-power-project-5924650 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstidal-lagoon-power-secures-grid-connection-for-324gw-cardiff-power-project-5924650 Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) has accepted an offer from the UK’s National Grid Electricity Transmission to secure grid connection for the 3.24GW tidal lagoon power project between Cardiff and Newport in the UK.   Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä partners with AW-Energy to offer wavepower solution http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-cooperates-with-aw-energy-to-offer-wave-power-solution-5924844 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-cooperates-with-aw-energy-to-offer-wave-power-solution-5924844 Finland-based technology group Wärtsilä has signed a new cooperation agreement with AW-Energy for the sale and delivery of WaveRoller wave energy technology. 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