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 Xcel Energy proposes to add 3,380MW with 11 new windfarms in US http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsxcel-energy-proposes-to-add-3380mw-with-11-new-wind-farms-in-us-5768605 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsxcel-energy-proposes-to-add-3380mw-with-11-new-wind-farms-in-us-5768605 US-based electric services company Xcel Energy has proposed development of 11 new windfarms. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Toshiba and Ormat begin commercial operation of 110MW geothermal facility in Indonesia http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstoshiba-and-ormat-begin-commercial-operation-on-110mw-geothermal-facility-in-indonesia-5768934 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newstoshiba-and-ormat-begin-commercial-operation-on-110mw-geothermal-facility-in-indonesia-5768934 Japanese company Toshiba and US-based Ormat Technologies have confirmed the start of commercial operation for the first unit of 110MW Sarulla geothermal power plant in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK Power Networks selects SPIE UK for Wood Pole Overhead Line framework http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuk-power-networks-selects-spie-uk-for-wood-pole-overhead-line-framework-5767868 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuk-power-networks-selects-spie-uk-for-wood-pole-overhead-line-framework-5767868 Multi-technical services provider SPIE UK has been awarded a Wood Pole Overhead Line framework by UK Power Networks to upgrade electrical infrastructure across East Anglia and South East England. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Siemens to supply turbines for two Belgian windpower projects http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-wind-turbines-for-two-belgian-power-facilities-5767796 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssiemens-to-supply-wind-turbines-for-two-belgian-power-facilities-5767796 German company Siemens Wind Power has secured a new order from Belgian electricity company EDF Luminus for the delivery of turbines for projects in Belgium. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT UAE PM inaugurates second phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar plant http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuae-pm-inaugurates-second-phase-of-mohammed-bin-rashid-al-maktoum-solar-plant-5768541 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuae-pm-inaugurates-second-phase-of-mohammed-bin-rashid-al-maktoum-solar-plant-5768541 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice-President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has inaugurated the 200MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ancala raises £51m of debt facilities for UK’s Green Highland Hydro http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsancala-raises-51m-of-debt-facilities-for-uks-green-highland-hydro-5766864 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsancala-raises-51m-of-debt-facilities-for-uks-green-highland-hydro-5766864 UK-based investment manager Ancala Partners has raised £51m of debt facilities for Green Highland Hydro (GHH), an independent owner of hydroelectric power plants developed by Green Highland Renewables (GHR). Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Solvay agrees to buy all RECs from 71.4MW solar farm in South Carolina, US http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-purchase-all-recs-from-largest-solar-farm-in-south-carolina-us-5767622 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-purchase-all-recs-from-largest-solar-farm-in-south-carolina-us-5767622 Belgian multi-specialty chemical company Solvay has agreed to acquire renewable energy certificates (REC) from the 71.4MW solarpower farm in South Carolina (SC), US. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gaelectric and Ideol sign MoU for floating offshore wind projects in Ireland http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgaelectric-and-ideol-sign-mou-for-floating-offshore-wind-projects-in-ireland-5766651 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgaelectric-and-ideol-sign-mou-for-floating-offshore-wind-projects-in-ireland-5766651 Irish renewable energy firm Gaelectric has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French company Ideol to build floating offshore wind energy projects in Ireland. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT ABB to offer turnkey substation solution to Bechtel Infrastructure and Power http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabb-to-offer-turnkey-substation-solution-to-bechtel-infrastructure-and-power-5766241 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabb-to-offer-turnkey-substation-solution-to-bechtel-infrastructure-and-power-5766241 Global technology company ABB has secured an order from Bechtel Infrastructure and Power to provide a turnkey substation solution. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT First Solar starts commercial operation of 250MW solar project in US http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsfirst-solar-starts-commercial-operation-on-250mw-solar-project-in-us-5766693 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsfirst-solar-starts-commercial-operation-on-250mw-solar-project-in-us-5766693 Photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer First Solar has commenced commercial operation on 250MW alternating current (AC) Moapa Southern Paiute project in Nevada, US. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT AGL's virtual power plant commences operations http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsagls-virtual-power-plant-commences-operations-5766240 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsagls-virtual-power-plant-commences-operations-5766240 Australian company AGL Energy has revealed its residential virtual power plant (VPP) is now operational. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and NDT Corrosion Control Services http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-chow-tai-fook-enterprises-ndt-corrosion-control-services-5765215 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-chow-tai-fook-enterprises-ndt-corrosion-control-services-5765215 Chow Tai Fook Enterprises has reached an agreement with a group of shareholders led by private equity and venture capital firm TPG Capital to acquire Alinta Energy. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Statkraft, Virginia Electric and Power, and GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-statkraft-virginia-electric-and-power-ge-hitachi-nuclear-energy-5764499 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-statkraft-virginia-electric-and-power-ge-hitachi-nuclear-energy-5764499 Statkraft has raised €500m ($533.47m) from a public offering of bonds as part of its €6bn ($6.74bn) euro medium-term note programme. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT EDF Renewable Energy creates new DES business unit http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-renewable-energy-creates-new-des-business-unit-5765196 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-renewable-energy-creates-new-des-business-unit-5765196 US-based independent power producer EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has created new business unit distributed electricity and storage (DES), which will primarily focus on distributed solar and storage projects up to 30MW. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT ET Solutions begins construction of 60.9MW solarpower project in Jordan http://www.power-technology.com/news/newset-solutions-begins-construction-of-609mw-solar-power-project-in-jordan-5765187 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newset-solutions-begins-construction-of-609mw-solar-power-project-in-jordan-5765187 ET Energy's subsidiary ET Solutions has initiated construction of a 60.9MW solarpower project in Jordan for ACWA Power, a Saudi-based independent power producer. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä to supply four 32TS engines for Saudi Arabian customer http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-supply-four-32ts-engines-for-saudi-arabian-customer-5764674 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newswrtsil-to-supply-four-32ts-engines-for-saudi-arabian-customer-5764674 Global technology company Wärtsilä has secured a turn-key engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from its client in Saudi Arabia to supply a 38MW power plant, which will include four Wärtsilä 32TS engines. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT BHEL’s supercritical thermal power plant begins commercial operations http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbhels-supercritical-thermal-power-plant-begins-commercial-operations-5764668 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbhels-supercritical-thermal-power-plant-begins-commercial-operations-5764668 Government-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) in India has begun commercial operations at its 800MW coal-based supercritical thermal power plant. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT PassivSystems to install energy management systems on Isles of Scilly http://www.power-technology.com/news/newspassivsystems-to-install-energy-management-systems-on-isles-of-scilly-5763978 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newspassivsystems-to-install-energy-management-systems-on-isles-of-scilly-5763978 Energy services company PassivSystems is planning to install cloud-based energy management systems and renewable technologies in homes and businesses on the Isles of Scilly, UK. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Harbin Electric to deploy 9HA gas turbine at Huadian Tianjin power plant http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsharbin-electric-to-deploy-9ha-gas-turbine-at-huadian-tianjin-power-plant-5763053 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsharbin-electric-to-deploy-9ha-gas-turbine-at-huadian-tianjin-power-plant-5763053 Harbin Electric (HE) is planning to deploy a GE 9HA gas turbine at its 650MW Huadian Tianjin Junliangcheng VI gas combined-cycle power plant project. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ireland’s ESB opens new €820m power station in Carrington, UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsesb-opens-new-820m-power-station-in-manchester-5762213 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsesb-opens-new-820m-power-station-in-manchester-5762213 Ireland-based energy company Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has opened a new €820m gas fired power station at Carrington near Manchester, UK. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT