Power Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.power-technology.com web site http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ Power Technology-Updates http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Renewable energy: are feed-in tariffs going out of style? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurerenewable-energy-are-feed-in-tariffs-going-out-of-style-5718419/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurerenewable-energy-are-feed-in-tariffs-going-out-of-style-5718419/ Feed-in tariffs have helped to initiate a surge of renewable energy growth in many markets, but there are signs that the stock of this important support mechanism is starting to fall. How and why are countries replacing feed-in tariffs, and is there … Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT BHEL commissions second 500MW coal-based thermal unit in West Bengal, India http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbhel-commissions-second-500mw-coal-based-thermal-unit-in-west-bengal-india-5717997 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsbhel-commissions-second-500mw-coal-based-thermal-unit-in-west-bengal-india-5717997 India-based Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has successfully completed the commissioning of a 500MW thermal unit in the Indian state of West Bengal. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT CG receives a $105m order to deliver power transformers in Indonesia http://www.power-technology.com/news/newscg-receives-105m-order-to-deliver-power-transformers-in-indonesia-5718058 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newscg-receives-105m-order-to-deliver-power-transformers-in-indonesia-5718058 India-based company Avantha Group unit CG has secured a $105m order to develop and deploy power transformers in Indonesia. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Astronergy to supply solar modules to Turkish photovoltaic projects http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsastronergy-to-supply-100mw-of-solar-modules-in-turkey-5718534 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsastronergy-to-supply-100mw-of-solar-modules-in-turkey-5718534 German company Astronergy receives a license to supply 100MW of solar modules to Turkish photovoltaic projects. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT L3 MAPPS to Upgrade EDF Energy’s Dungeness B Simulator http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/training/l-3-mapps1/pressl3-mapps-upgrade-dungeness-simulator.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/training/l-3-mapps1/pressl3-mapps-upgrade-dungeness-simulator.html L3 MAPPS announced today that it has been awarded a contract by United Kingdom-based EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited to perform upgrade work on the operator training simulator for the Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:01:00 GMT DONG Energy to provide O&M services to 270MW Lincs windfarm in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-to-operate-and-maintain-lincs-offshore-wind-farm-5717832 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdong-energy-to-operate-and-maintain-lincs-offshore-wind-farm-5717832 Danish company DONG Energy has agreed to provide operation and maintenance services to the 270MW Lincs offshore windfarm in the UK Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä to Supply a 101MW Power Plant to Argentina http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/powerplantequip/wartsila/presswrtsil-to-supply-a-101mw-power-plant-to-argentina.html http://www.power-technology.com/contractors/powerplantequip/wartsila/presswrtsil-to-supply-a-101mw-power-plant-to-argentina.html Wärtsilä will supply a 101 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Pampa Energía S.A.in Argentina. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ecoppia installs robot cleaning solutions at 40MWp Ketura Solar project on Israel-Jordan border http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsecoppia-installs-robot-cleaning-solutions-at-40mwp-ketura-solar-on-israel-jordan-border-5717828 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsecoppia-installs-robot-cleaning-solutions-at-40mwp-ketura-solar-on-israel-jordan-border-5717828 Israel-based company Ecoppia has deployed its E4 robotic photovoltaic (PV) panel cleaning solution at the 40MWp Ketura solarpower project in the Middle East. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK’s Aggreko installed 50MW of power in Benin for Christmas http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaggreko-installed-50mw-of-power-in-benin-for-christmas-5717845 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsaggreko-installed-50mw-of-power-in-benin-for-christmas-5717845 UK power supply company Aggreko had met additional power demand over Christmas with a 50MW diesel-generated power installation in Benin. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT ABB wins two orders worth total $715m in India and Brazil http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabb-bags-two-major-orders-in-india-and-brazil-5716864 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsabb-bags-two-major-orders-in-india-and-brazil-5716864 Global manufacturer of electrification products and power grids ABB has secured two orders worth a total of $715m for a long distance power transmission link in India and Brazil. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT J-POWER USA unit acquires stake in Tenaska power plant http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsj-power-usa-acquires-stake-in-tenaska-power-plant-5716382 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsj-power-usa-acquires-stake-in-tenaska-power-plant-5716382 J-POWER Westmoreland has acquired an equity stake from Tenaska in the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station, a 925MW natural gas-fueled power plant project near Pittsburgh, the US. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Can green bonds help finance a clean energy revolution in China? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecan-green-bonds-help-finance-a-clean-energy-revolution-in-china-5711293/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecan-green-bonds-help-finance-a-clean-energy-revolution-in-china-5711293/ The People’s Bank of China has been lauded as a powerhouse of renewable project financing having sold the world’s largest green bond for $3.03bn earlier this year. Julian Turner investigates issues of transparency in this growth market and asks wheth… Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT EDF begins commercial operation of 225MW wind facility in US http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-begins-commercial-operation-of-225mw-wind-facility-in-us-5716324 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsedf-begins-commercial-operation-of-225mw-wind-facility-in-us-5716324 EDF Renewable Energy has commenced commercial operation of its 225MW Great Western Wind Project in Oklahoma, US. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Enel Green Power North America, Areva, and Jilin Electric Power Co http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-areva-sa-enel-green-power-north-america-inc-jilin-electric-power-co-ltd-5715727 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsmas-this-week-areva-sa-enel-green-power-north-america-inc-jilin-electric-power-co-ltd-5715727 Enel Green Power North America has acquired Demand Energy Networks, a company based in the US. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Dominion Resources, Enel, Sunrun, Rolls-Royce, and Southern Power Company http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-dominion-resources-enel-sunrun-5714626 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-dominion-resources-enel-sunrun-5714626 Dominion Resources has announced two senior notes offerings to raise $400m each. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Senvion to deliver turbines for Innogy’s Mynydd y Gwair wind project in UK http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssenvion-to-deliver-16-wind-turbines-for-innogys-mynydd-y-gwair-wind-project-in-uk-5715279 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssenvion-to-deliver-16-wind-turbines-for-innogys-mynydd-y-gwair-wind-project-in-uk-5715279 Germany-based Senvion has signed a contract with energy company Innogy Renewables UK to deliver 16 units of MM92 2MW turbines for the Mynydd y Gwair windfarm in South Wales, UK. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Garanti Leasing receives funding from Green for Growth Fund to help cut energy use in Turkey http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgaranti-leasing-receives-funding-from-green-for-growth-fund-to-help-cut-energy-use-in-turkey-5716015 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsgaranti-leasing-receives-funding-from-green-for-growth-fund-to-help-cut-energy-use-in-turkey-5716015 Turkish leasing company Finansal Kiralama (Garanti Leasing) has received financial assistance of €15m from the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) for fostering investments in energy efficiency and renewable equipment by Turkish micro, small, and medium ente… Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Suzlon wins order for 226.8MW wind power project in India http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssuzlon-bags-order-for-2268mw-wind-power-project-in-india-5714838 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newssuzlon-bags-order-for-2268mw-wind-power-project-in-india-5714838 India-based renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Group has received an order from an independent power producer (IPP) for the development of a 226.8MW windpower project in the Indian state Andhra Pradesh. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT More than 60MW Extra For the Grid http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/turbine-cooling/60mw-extra-grid/ http://www.power-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/turbine-cooling/60mw-extra-grid/ Munters Gas Turbine Evaporative Cooling (GTEC) minimises power shortage by increasing turbine power output by more than 23%. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:16:00 GMT UK Government-commissioned review backs £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuk-welcomes-official-review-of-tidal-lagoon-energy-capabilities-5715371 http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsuk-welcomes-official-review-of-tidal-lagoon-energy-capabilities-5715371 A review commissioned by the UK Government has backed plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay following planning consent in 2015. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT