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 Atlantis’ first MeyGen tidal turbine starts operating at full power http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsatlantis-first-meygen-tidal-turbine-starts-operating-at-full-power-5690870 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsatlantis-first-meygen-tidal-turbine-starts-operating-at-full-power-5690870 Global tidal power generation company Atlantis has announced that the first Andritz Hydro Hammerfest turbine (TTG1) began full power operations at the MeyGen project site in Pentland Firth, UK. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT South Africa's first independent landfill gas generation project begins operation http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssouth-africas-first-independent-landfill-gas-generation-project-begins-operation-5690833 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssouth-africas-first-independent-landfill-gas-generation-project-begins-operation-5690833 The first independent landfill gas-to-power project in Johannesburg has begun operations, marking an achievement in the Department of Energy’s renewable electricity independent power procurement programme (REIPPP). Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT OWC to offer consultancy services to a Taiwanese renewables firm http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsowc-to-offer-consultancy-services-to-a-taiwanese-renewables-firm-5689943 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsowc-to-offer-consultancy-services-to-a-taiwanese-renewables-firm-5689943 UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has been selected by an undisclosed Taiwanese renewables company to provide consultancy services. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon to develop technologies to protect US power grid against cyber attack http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-develop-technologies-to-protect-us-power-grid-against-cyber-attack-5689938 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsraytheon-to-develop-technologies-to-protect-us-power-grid-against-cyber-attack-5689938 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded multiple contracts to Raytheon BBN Technologies to improve cybersecurity for the US power grid infrastructure. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT EBRD to announce €400m new financing for sustainable energy projects in Turkey http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsebrd-to-announce-400m-new-financing-for-sustainable-energy-projects-in-turkey-5689914 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsebrd-to-announce-400m-new-financing-for-sustainable-energy-projects-in-turkey-5689914 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is set to offer €400m in new financing for small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Turkey. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT UKPN reveals results of grid-scale battery storage project trial in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsukpn-reveals-results-of-grid-scale-battery-storage-project-trial-in-uk-5688697 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsukpn-reveals-results-of-grid-scale-battery-storage-project-trial-in-uk-5688697 UK Power Networks has revealed the results of a two-year trial on the first 6MW/10MWh grid-scale battery storage project. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT EIB to provide €190m loan for Lietuvos Energija’s new CHP plant in Lithuania http://www.power-technology.com/news/newseib-to-provide-190m-loan-for-lietuvos-energijas-new-chp-plant-in-lithuania-5688677 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newseib-to-provide-190m-loan-for-lietuvos-energijas-new-chp-plant-in-lithuania-5688677 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €190m loan to Lithuania’s state-controlled energy holding company Lietuvos Energija for the greenfield construction of a new combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vilnius. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK's Dulas contracted to offer design services for several Irish solar projects http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuks-dulas-contracted-to-offer-design-services-for-several-irish-solar-projects-5688706 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuks-dulas-contracted-to-offer-design-services-for-several-irish-solar-projects-5688706 UK-based renewable energy advisor Dulas has been contracted to provide detailed design services for a number of major ground mount solar developers in Ireland. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Siemens to supply SGT5-2000E gas turbines to Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-sgt5-2000e-gas-turbines-to-sudanese-thermal-power-generating-company-5686970 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-sgt5-2000e-gas-turbines-to-sudanese-thermal-power-generating-company-5686970 Siemens has secured a deal with Sudanese Thermal Power Generating Company (STPGC) for the supply of five SGT5-2000E gas turbines. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Genex achieves financial close for Kidston solar project in Queensland http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgenex-achieves-financial-close-for-kidston-solar-project-in-queensland-5686969 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgenex-achieves-financial-close-for-kidston-solar-project-in-queensland-5686969 Genex Power has achieved financial close for the 50MW Kidston solar project in Queensland and credit approval for a debt facility of up to A$110m ($82.03m). Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Trina Solar supplies modules to Citus Power for Turkish project http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstrina-solar-supplies-modules-to-citus-power-for-turkish-project-5686971 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstrina-solar-supplies-modules-to-citus-power-for-turkish-project-5686971 Global provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions, and services Trina Solar has delivered 8.8MW of PV modules to Citus Power for the Yahyalı solarpower plant. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT PSE&G reveives approval from NK BPU to extend Solar 4 All programme http://www.power-technology.com/news/newspseg-gets-approval-from-nk-bpu-to-extend-solar-4-all-programme-5685927 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newspseg-gets-approval-from-nk-bpu-to-extend-solar-4-all-programme-5685927 US-based gas and electric utility Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) has secured an approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) for the extension of its Solar 4 All programme. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: United Technologies, CLP Holdings, and Abu Issa Holding http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-united-technologies-clp-holdings-abu-issa-holding-5685867 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-united-technologies-clp-holdings-abu-issa-holding-5685867 Chubb Alba Control Systems has reached an agreement with Wipro to acquire Wipro EcoEnergy for $70m. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nuclear reactor vessel placed at Georgia Power’s Vogtle Unit 3 plant http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsfirst-nuclear-reactor-vessel-placed-at-georgia-powers-vogtle-unit-3-plant-5685903 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsfirst-nuclear-reactor-vessel-placed-at-georgia-powers-vogtle-unit-3-plant-5685903 A nuclear reactor vessel has been successfully placed inside Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle Unit 3 island. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Datang International Power Generation and New York State Electric & Gas http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-datang-international-power-generation-new-york-state-electric-gas-kong-sun-holdings-5684404 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-datang-international-power-generation-new-york-state-electric-gas-kong-sun-holdings-5684404 Datang International Power Generation has agreed to sell a private placement of shares to China Datang Corporation to raise CNY9.95bn ($1.43bn) in gross proceeds. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Coronal Energy completes solar project in California, US http://www.power-technology.com/news/newspanasonic-backed-coronal-energy-completes-solar-project-in-california-us-5684719 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newspanasonic-backed-coronal-energy-completes-solar-project-in-california-us-5684719 Renewables firm Coronal Energy has successfully completed a 34MW solar project in Tulare County, California. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Siemens wins €273m HVDC contract for ALEGrO interconnector project http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-wins-273m-hvdc-contract-for-alegro-interconnector-project-5684689 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-wins-273m-hvdc-contract-for-alegro-interconnector-project-5684689 Siemens has secured a €273m contract to deliver two high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter stations for Aachen Liège Electricity Grid Overlay (ALEGrO), the first electricity interconnector between Germany and Belgium. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT New solar power plant completed in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsnew-solar-power-plant-in-hyogo-prefecture-japan-completed-5684709 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsnew-solar-power-plant-in-hyogo-prefecture-japan-completed-5684709 A new 14.5MW solar power plant in Taka Town has been successfully completed, with an aim to revitalise community through renewable energy. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Switzerland extends operation of nuclear power plants http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsswitzerland-votes-against-proposal-to-close-nuclear-power-plants-5683474 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsswitzerland-votes-against-proposal-to-close-nuclear-power-plants-5683474 Switzerland has voted in favour of allowing nuclear power reactors to operate for longer than 45 years. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Siemens contracted to supply gas turbines to Argentina http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-contracted-to-supply-gas-turbines-to-argentina-5683484 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-contracted-to-supply-gas-turbines-to-argentina-5683484 Siemens has secured contracts from two energy firms in Argentina for seven SGT-800 industrial and two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT