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April 2014

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Iberdrola begins construction of 1,020MW Votkinskaya substation in Russia
17 April 2014 Spain-based Iberdrola Ingeniería has commenced construction of the 1,020MW Votkinskaya substation in...

Siemens secures grid connection order for 900MW BorWin3 offshore wind farm
17 April 2014 Siemens has secured an order from the transmission grid operator TenneT for grid connection of the 900MW BorWin3 offshore wind farm located in the North...

Areva develops advanced tool for nuclear reactor inspection
17 April 2014 France-based Areva has designed an innovative new technology, known as Lower Girth Weld Inspection Tool (LGWIT), for nuclear reactor vessel...

EDF Energy officially inaugurates two power projects in UK
17 April 2014 EDF Energy has announced the official inauguration of the West Burton combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station and the Teesside offshore wind farm in the...

U.S. Geothermal acquires property for Vale project
16 April 2014 US Geothermal, a renewable energy company, has acquired geothermal property for assessment of a new project at Vale,...

GE to supply turbines for US wind farm
16 April 2014 General Electric Company (GE) has secured a contract from Akuo Energy USA to supply 56 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines for the Rocksprings Phase I wind farm in Val Verde County,...

IPCC reveals solar power as major technical potential to fulfill world’s energy demand
16 April 2014 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced that solar power has the major technical potential of all renewables 'by a large magnitude' to fulfill the world's energy...

RWE Innogy begins work on O&M facilities at Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm
16 April 2014 UK-based RWE Innogy announced the construction of a new long term operations and maintenance (O&M) facilities for Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm has been...

Samsung and Pattern Energy complete Canada's 270MW South Kent wind project
15 April 2014 Samsung Renewable Energy (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group have completed the construction of the South Kent wind energy project in Ontario,...

OpenHydro, Alderney Renewable Energy form joint venture for European tidal array
15 April 2014 OpenHydro, a tidal technology company, has signed an agreement with UK-based Alderney Renewable Energy to form a joint venture, named Race Tidal, for developing a 300MW tidal array in Alderney...

Areva to support KHNP's Kori nuclear power plant in South Korea
15 April 2014 France-based Areva has won a contract from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power, to supply and replace six stators for the Kori nuclear power plant...

Alstom secures €225m contract for Iraqi combined-cycle power plant
15 April 2014 Alstom has secured a contract worth approximately €225m to supply equipment for the Al-Anbar combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) project in the Anbar province in...

John Laing reaches financial closure for UK wind farm
14 April 2014 UK-based infrastructure investor and asset manager John Laing has announced the financial closure for the Dungavel onshore wind farm located at South Lanarkshire in South West...

Siemens secures wind turbine and service order in Canada
14 April 2014 Siemens Canada has secured a contract from Algonquin Power & Utilities to provide turbines and services for the 23MW Morse project in...

Westinghouse extends nuclear fuel supply contract with Ukraine’s Energoatom
14 April 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company has extended a contract with National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom (NNEGC Energoatom) for fuel deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants through...

EnBW files application to decommission Heilbronn 5 and 6 hard coal units
14 April 2014 EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg has submitted an application to the Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency) and the TransnetBW transmission system operator (TSO) to decommission...

Yingli Green Energy starts construction of 25MW solar projects in China
11 April 2014 Yingli Green Energy has started construction of its two ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totalling 25MW in the Baoding and Xingtai cities of Hebei province,...

Solar Impulse 2 to circumnavigate earth in 2015
11 April 2014 The Solar Impulse project team has announced the launch of Solar Impulse 2, a new single-seater solar aircraft designed to take up the challenge of the first round-the-world solar flight in...

Tampa Electric begins gas cleanup demonstration project at Polk power station in US
11 April 2014 The US Department of Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) have commenced on a key project to demonstrate a gas cleanup carbon capture technology at the coal gasification Unit-1 of the...

CEZ scraps Temelin nuclear power plant expansion tender
11 April 2014 Czech-based utility CEZ has scrapped the procurement process to construct two new reactors at the Temelin nuclear power...

ITT and Siemens design seismic shock system to protect electrical grid infrastructures
10 April 2014 ITT Corporation’s Control Technologies business in collaboration with the Power Transmission Division of Siemens have developed new seismic damping and isolation systems to protect electrical...

Suzlon to sell Big Sky wind project to EverPower
10 April 2014 Suzlon Group, an India-based manufacturer and seller of wind turbines, has entered into a definitive agreement with EverPower Wind to sell the Big Sky wind project located in Illinois, the...

CG installs SAS at Llanos de LLampo solar plant in Chile
10 April 2014 India-based Crompton Greaves (CG) has installed a complete 61850 substation automation system (SAS) at SunEdison’s 100MW Llanos de LLampo solar plant in...

Alstom to supply two gas turbines to Kelar combined-cycle power plant in Chile
10 April 2014 Alstom has won contracts worth over worth over €100m for the Kelar combined-cycle power plant in...

GE Financial provides $50m loan for natural gas-fired power plant acquisition
09 April 2014 GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric (GE), is providing a $50m (€36.2m) senior secured term loan to Rockland Capital to support its acquisition of a natural gas-fired...

Siemens to supply gas turbines for Saudi Arabian Rabigh 2 CCPP
09 April 2014 Siemens Energy has received an order from the Korean construction firm Samsung C&T to supply six gas turbines, three steam turbines and nine generators for Rabigh 2 IPP combined-cycle power...

ERCOT approves new transmission project to enhance Houston's power import capacity
09 April 2014 The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in the US has approved a $590m (€482.1m) electric transmission project that will assist in enhancing the Houston region's import capacity...

DONG Energy awards design contract to Atkins for Race Bank offshore wind farm
09 April 2014 DONG Energy has awarded an additional contract to Atkins to design five offshore substations for its Race Bank offshore wind development project in the...

Fukushima plant operator Tepco sued for $1bn by US sailors 'exposed to radiation'
08 April 2014 The US sailors who were involved in a humanitarian mission during the 2011 tsunami in Japan have sued Tokyo Electric Power for $1bn, accusing it of misleading them about the radiation levels at...

Siemens and KOSPO complete construction of Andong CCPP in South Korea
08 April 2014 Siemens and Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) have completed the construction of the Andong combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do, South...

WindMW completes construction on Germany’s first privately financed offshore wind farm
08 April 2014 WindMW has completed the construction of the 288MW Meerwind Süd Ost offshore wind farm located in the German North Sea, with the installation of its 80th and final offshore turbine....

ABB to support Solar Impulse for first solar-powered aeroplane
08 April 2014 Switzerland-based ABB and Solar Impulse have formed a technology alliance for the first solar-powered aeroplane that can fly day and night without fuel or polluting...

Ontario Power Authority signs agreements for three waterpower projects
07 April 2014 The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has signed agreements for three new waterpower projects owned by Ontario municipalities under the municipal stream of the Hydroelectric Standard Offer...

ABB to supply submarine power cable system to Denmark offshore wind farm
07 April 2014 Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has secured an order worth $40m from Energinet to develop an alternating-current (AC) power cable system for an offshore wind farm in...

UK launches The Solar Strategy
07 April 2014 The UK Government has launched The Solar Strategy that sets out the government’s ambition to see solar energy rolled out more widely and with it the potential to support tens of thousands of...

Wind energy reduced US carbon emissions by 4.4%: AWEA report
07 April 2014 The rapid development of the US wind energy industry has resulted in significant reduction of carbon emissions, according to a report by the American Wind Energy Association...

Solar Frontier develops CIS cell with 20.9% conversion efficiency
04 April 2014 Japan-based Solar Frontier has developed a copper, indium, selenium (CIS) solar cell with a conversion efficiency of...

Lunar Energy secures approval for solar project at Lincolnshire airbase in UK
04 April 2014 UK-based renewable power projects developer Lunar Energy has secured planning permission from the West Lindsey District Council to build the 50MW solar project at former Lincolnshire...

Alstom to supply HVDC converter transformers for PGCIL in India
04 April 2014 Powergrid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has awarded a contract to Alstom T&D India and Alstom Grid UK to supply and refurbish high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter transformers in the...

PT PLN awards $29m transformers supply contract to Crompton Greaves
04 April 2014 PT PLN Indonesia has awarded a $29m (€21.1m) contract to India-based Crompton Greaves (CG) to supply extra high voltage transformers for the Indonesian electricity transmission...

Carnegie secures UK Wave Hub site
03 April 2014 Australia-based Carnegie Wave Energy has been awarded a wave energy berth by the board of Wave Hub at a wave energy demonstration site in Cornwall, south west England, where the company...

France to provide funding for two hydro power projects in Pakistan
03 April 2014 The Government of France has agreed to provide PKR8.5bn ($86.61m) funding for establishing two hydro power projects totaling 775MW in...

Scatec Solar to build 80MW Utah Red Hills renewable energy park
03 April 2014 Scatec Solar has secured final approvals from the Utah Public Service Commission and Iron County Community Development and Renewal Agency for the construction of an 80MW (AC) PV solar plant in...

GIB acquires stake in two offshore wind projects in UK
03 April 2014 The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has agreed to buy a 50% stake in Westermost Rough offshore wind project from DONG Energy along with Marubeni for £241m...

Vestas receives 194 MW wind turbine order in US
02 April 2014 Vestas has won a contract from EDF Renewable Energy to supply turbines for a 194MW wind farm in the...

Triton to purchase Alstom’s auxiliary components business
02 April 2014 Triton, an European investment firm, will purchase auxiliary components business of Alstom’s Thermal Power division for an enterprise value of around...

SHE Transmission awards four contracts to improve Scottish power network
02 April 2014 Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission), a division of Scottish and Southern Energy, has awarded four major contracts with a total value of approximately £450m (€542m) to...

EPCG secures additional EBRD loan for smart metering programme in Montenegro
02 April 2014 Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) has secured an additional €30m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for extension of smart electricity metering programme...

ABB to supply medium voltage power products for Italian smart grid project
01 April 2014 Italian utility Azienda Comunale Elettricità e Acque (ACEA) has awarded a contract to ABB to supply medium voltage products that will facilitate the development of a smart grid in Italy....

Forth Energy scraps biomass projects in UK
01 April 2014 Forth Energy, a joint venture between SSE and Forth Ports, has scrapped its plans to develop three major biomass projects worth £1.1bn ($1.83bn) in Scotland,...

UK selects Cavendish Fluor Partnership for nuclear decommissioning programme
01 April 2014 Cavendish Fluor Partnership, a joint venture between Cavendish Nuclear and Fluor, has been chosen as a preferred bidder by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to manage the...

Siemens and Bluewater to develop floating tidal current turbine in Canada
01 April 2014 Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and Bluewater Energy Services (Bluewater) have partnered to develop a 2MW floating tidal current...

March 2014

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Gamesa installs first prototype of 5MW onshore turbine at Alaiz R&D in Spain
31 March 2014 Gamesa has installed the first prototype of its G128-5.0MW onshore turbine at its research and development (R&D) facility located in Alaiz,...

Sembcorp begins construction on energy-from-waste project in Singapore
31 March 2014 Sembcorp has begun construction of its energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in...

Centrica to buy Bord Gáis Energy’s gas and electricity supply business
31 March 2014 Centrica along with its partner iCON Infrastructure and Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners has signed an agreement to buy Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), for €1.1bn...

Alstom to support BHEL's Karanpura super thermal power project in India
31 March 2014 France-based power generation and transmission equipment manufacturer Alstom has won a contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to supply supercritical boiler components for the 1,980MW...

Environmentally efficient offices have positive impact on employee satisfaction: report
28 March 2014 A study by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has suggested that environmentally efficient offices have a positive impact on employee satisfaction and this resulted in improved...

SunPower sells 70MW cell packages for two solar projects in China
28 March 2014 Solar technology developer SunPower has sold concentrator cell packages totaling more than 70MW capacity to Huaxia Concentrated Photovoltaic Power in Inner...

RGS Energy to acquire solar energy firm
28 March 2014 RGS Energy, a provider of turnkey solar energy solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Elemental Energy, a full-service solar energy firm operating under the Sunetric brand, for...

Gauss Energía, Martifer Solar inaugurate Aura Solar project in Mexico
27 March 2014 Gauss Energía and Martifer Solar have inaugurated the Aura Solar project, a 39MWp photovoltaic power project in La Paz, Baja California Sur, in...

Nordex wins contract for two wind farms in UK
27 March 2014 Nordex SE has received a contract from a renewable energy developer, RES for two wind projects in UK, with a total installed capacity of...

GDF Suez launches two gas-fired CCGT plants in Oman
27 March 2014 France-based GDF Suez has officially launched the Sohar 2 and Barka 3 gas-fired combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) plants in...

National Grid selects Costain for UK's three transmission frameworks
27 March 2014 National Grid has awarded a contract to the UK engineering solutions provider Costain for three transmission...

HCeL plans to develop 50MW solar PV project in Odisha, India
26 March 2014 Hindustan Cleanenergy (HCeL), a part of Hindustan Powerprojects, is considering developing a 50MW grid interactive solar PV project in the Indian state of...

Siemens to invest €190m in UK offshore wind turbine production facilities
26 March 2014 Siemens has confirmed that it will invest £160m (€190m) in offshore wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire,...

GRDA, TradeWind Energy sign renewable energy purchase agreements
26 March 2014 The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) board of directors has approved 20-year power purchase agreements with TradeWind Energy for the Mustang Run and Breckinridge wind power projects in...

BBE Hydro wins contract to build 695MW Keeyask generating station in Canada
26 March 2014 BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership has received a contract to build the 695MW Keeyask generating station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba,...

BHEL to supply supercritical steam generators to Darlipali TPP in India
25 March 2014 India-based power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured an order worth INR30bn ($495.9m) to supply supercritical steam generators to NTPC's proposed...

UK offshore wind energy given grants to help lower costs
25 March 2014 The UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that four businesses will share more than £4m (€4.8m) in grants to support R&D into offshore wind...

Aguacaliente to develop new 25MW geothermal plant in US
25 March 2014 Aguacaliente intends to construct a 25MW geothermal energy facility at Walker Ranch in Idaho,...

Atkins to support Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm
25 March 2014 Atkins has won an engineering contract for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the...

Kenya's Lake Turkana wind power project secures funding
25 March 2014 Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (LTWP) has secured €623m (KES76bn) in funding to begin construction...

Enel Green Power, SECI Energia to develop Italian biomass power project
24 March 2014 Italian renewable energy companies Enel Green Power and SECI Energia will develop a new 30MW biomass power project in the town of Russi, near Ravenna in...

ABB to support power infrastructure improvement in Saudi Arabia
24 March 2014 Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has secured an order worth approximately $110m from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to construct substations in Saudi...

World Bank approves €52.9m grant for Inga hydro project in Congo
24 March 2014 The World Bank has approved $73.1m (€52.9m) grant for the Democratic Republic of Congo's Inga 3 Basse Chute (BC) and mid-size hydropower development technical assistance...

Sempra, Consolidated Edison to partner on 360MW of US solar projects
24 March 2014 Sempra US Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development have agreed to partner on five solar projects in the US states of Nevada and California, totalling...

SunEdison completes 24MW Cascade solar power plant in California
21 March 2014 US-based solar technology manufacturer SunEdison has completed construction of the 24MW direct current (DC) Cascade solar power plant in...

Alstom bags €20m contract from Power Grid Corporation of India
21 March 2014 Alstom T&D India has won a €20.1m contract from Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) to supply equipment at various centres in northern part of the...

GT Energy selects SLR Consulting for Manchester geothermal project
21 March 2014 GT Energy has selected SLR Consulting to submit a planning application for the next phase of its proposed deep geothermal heat plant and district heating network in Manchester,...

Scotland approves two offshore wind farm proposals in outer Moray Firth
21 March 2014 The Scottish Government has approved two adjacent offshore wind farm developments in the outer Moray Firth, UK, which are expected to generate 1.9GW of...

Alstom supplies transformer for 453MW CHP plant in Germany
20 March 2014 German energy provider RheinEnergie has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply a generator transformer for the combined-cycle heat and power plant (CHP) in Niehl, Cologne...

UK unveils £7bn package in Budget 2014 to cut energy bills
20 March 2014 UK chancellor George Osborne has announced a £7bn package in the 2014 budget to cut down energy costs for British manufacturers and households by...

CKD Galbraith says new FiT guidelines force developers to speed-up wind turbines commissioning
20 March 2014 UK-based property consultancy CKD Galbraith has said that strict guidelines are forcing wind-farm developers to review their strategies on commissioning wind turbines across...

ABB secures $110m Saudi Arabian substation deal
20 March 2014 Switzerland-based ABB has secured a contract, worth approximately $110m, from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to build substations for enhancing the transmission capacity in the...

Biomass energy consumption increased by 60% in US: EIA reports
19 March 2014 A report released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has shown that biomass energy consumption in the country has increased by more than 60% from 2002 to...

Lockheed Martin begins work on Atlantis' 1.5MW AR1500 tidal turbine
19 March 2014 US-based Lockheed Martin and Atlantis Resources have started work on design optimisation of the 1.5MW AR1500 tidal...

Electrovaya, Canadian Solar team up for micro-grid project
19 March 2014 Developer and manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems Electrovaya has teamed up with Canadian Solar for a micro-grid...

GE and HPS team up to develop liquid air energy storage systems
19 March 2014 UK-based Highview Power Storage (HPS) has signed a global licensing and technology collaboration agreement with GE Oil & Gas for developing liquid air energy storage (LAES)...

Vestas signs framework agreement for 225MW
18 March 2014 Vestas has signed a framework agreement with German wind power plant developer juwi for 75 units of Vestas’ 3 MW platform, with an order for 21MW now firm and...

Scioto Ridge wind farm project approved in US
18 March 2014 Hardin Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EverPower Wind Holdings, has secured approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) for building the Scioto Ridge wind...

OPTCL to award smart grid project contract in India by June 2014
18 March 2014 Odisha Power Transmission Corporation (OPTCL), a state-owned power utility in India, is expected to complete the process of awarding the contract for smart grid project, project in...

Greenearth Energy secures work programme suspensions for Australian geothermal projects
18 March 2014 Australia-based Greenearth Energy has received Victorian government's work programme suspensions for all three of its existing geothermal exploration permits, and an extension of permit...

Cape Wind offshore project gets green signal from US court
17 March 2014 A US district court has squashed four lawsuits filed by environmental organisations against the Cape Wind project in...

A123 Energy Solutions commissions 500kW grid storage solution in China
17 March 2014 A123 Energy Solutions has commissioned a 500kW, 125kWh grid storage solution for Dongfang Electric Machinery, one of the major researchers & manufacturers of power generating equipment...

Azimut project partners complete research activities for 15MW wind turbine
17 March 2014 The Azimut project partners have completed their applied research activities to develop an offshore wind turbine by 2020 with unit capacity of 15MW....

ReneSola chosen for UK solar project
17 March 2014 ReneSola has secured a contract from Enlightened Solar to supply 66 Replus string inverters and 100 Micro Replus micro inverters as part of a larger sale of ReneSola solar...

CG to deliver power transformers to Paraguay
14 March 2014 Crompton Greaves (CG) has secured a contract to supply 19 single and three phase transformers amounting to a total of 683.3MVA to the state utility of Paraguay Administracion Nacional...

Cape Wind awards transmission cables contracts
14 March 2014 Cape Wind has awarded two contracts for transmission cables for its $2.5bn offshore wind farm in US....

Alstom enhances grid security in Armenia by delivering substations
14 March 2014 Alstom has delivered upgraded complex air-insulated substations to Armenia’s state-owned company CJSC High Voltage Electrical Networks (CJSC HVEN) – and the Ministry of Energy & Natural...

Aora Solar, Arizona State University team up for Solar Tulip technology
14 March 2014 Israel-based Aora Solar has partnered with Arizona State University to develop a hybrid concentrated solar system that will have Solar Tulip to be installed on the Tempe campus in the...

GE wins Saudi Arabia power orders
13 March 2014 GE Power Conversion has secured a $23m (€16.5m) worth of orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply components for Saudi Electricity Company...

Schneider Electric to supply power equipment for Finnish offshore wind farms
13 March 2014 Schneider Electric has been selected as a preferred supplier by Areva to provide power equipment for the offshore wind power projects in...

Alstom to improve ECO122 wind turbine
13 March 2014 Alstom has signed a global partnership with Freyssinet to develop a 119m concrete tower specifically designed for its ECO122 wind turbine....

LightManufacturing obtains patent for solar plastic molding technology
13 March 2014 The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued LightManufacturing a patent for a system that uses concentrated solar thermal energy for molding...

Romax Technology to support in developing wind turbine drivetrain design
12 March 2014 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Romax Technology as the lead mechanical engineer in a consortium that will develop an innovative wind turbine drivetrain...

Fortum UPM and Valmet to develop new biomass fuel technology
12 March 2014 Fortum together with UPM-Kymmene and Valmet are developing a new technology to create biomass...

Nottingham City Council in UK to set up new energy supply company
12 March 2014 The Nottingham City Council in the UK will set up a new non-profit energy supply company by 2015 to supply gas and electricity through the national distribution...

Westinghouse to supply TIP systems for Olkiluoto nuclear units
12 March 2014 Westinghouse Electric has secured a contract from Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) to supply new traversing incore probe (TIP) systems for two boiling water reactors (BWR) at Olkiluoto,...

Auction begins for carbon processing facility and biomass power plant
11 March 2014 The US Bankruptcy Court has ordered the auction of an activated Hawaii carbon processing facility and biomass power plant formerly owned by Big Island Carbon and its...

PGE to purchase power from Midway solar project in US
11 March 2014 Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGE) has signed a 20-year agreement with 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar to purchase 50MW AC (66.5MW DC) from the Midway solar farm project in...

ECN develops new O&M system to reduce cost of offshore wind farms
11 March 2014 The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has developed a new system for wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M) that will significantly cut down maintenance...

GE secures over 200MW wind turbine supply orders in Europe
11 March 2014 GE has signed turbine supply contracts for various wind projects in Germany, Scotland, Sweden and France, with a combined capacity of more than...

Vestas to supply turbines for Finnish wind power projects
10 March 2014 Vestas has secured a contract from TuuliWatti to supply turbines with a total generating capacity of 99MW for the Kalajoki and Siikainen wind power projects in...

Rolls-Royce to supply water jets for three offshore wind farms
10 March 2014 Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply water jets for three wind farm support...

Voith completes work on 95MW hydro power plant in Iceland
10 March 2014 Voith has completed work on the 95MW Budarhals hydro power plant in Iceland. The project has been commissioned during an opening ceremony on 7 March 2014, which was held by Voith and...

FuelCell Energy obtains $2.8m from US DOE to demonstrate Direct FuelCell power plant
10 March 2014 FuelCell Energy has obtained a $2.8m award from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to demonstrate tri-generation capability of Direct FuelCell power plants...

RES scraps €362.4m Blyth biomass project in England
07 March 2014 UK-based Renewable Energy Systems has scrapped its plans to build £300m (€362.4m) biomass power station project at the Port of Blyth in Northumberland due to uncertainty in UK energy...

Gamesa wins two contracts to supply wind turbines for Brazilian wind farms
07 March 2014 Gamesa has won two contracts to supply turbines for wind farms in Brazil. The company will supply turbines with a combined capacity of...

Xodus-led consortium initiates study on reducing offshore wind generation costs
07 March 2014 Xodus Group, Cathie Associates and UTEC Geomarine have formed a consortium for a study that is aimed at reducing risks to the cables during installation and operation, and reducing costs...

SunOyster to supply concentrator solar systems in China
07 March 2014 Manufacturer and developer of the concentrating solar technology SunOyster Systems has signed a contract with the Yonghao Gangue Power Plant to deliver 63 concentrator photovoltaic (PV) systems...

KGAL acquires stake in French wind farm
06 March 2014 KGAL Group, through its Enhanced Sustainable Power Fund 3 (ESPF 3), has acquired interest in the Seine Rive Gauche Nord (SRN) wind farm project that is being developed by H2air Group and Nordex...

Alstom to supply two 800MW supercritical boilers for Indian power plant
06 March 2014 Alstom has won a contract to provide two 800MW supercritical boilers for the Darlipalli thermal power project (TPP) located in Sundergarh, in the state of Odisha,...

Vestas to supply turbines for one of Germany’s largest citizen-owned wind power plants
06 March 2014 BWP Eider has awarded a contract to Vestas to supply turbines for one of Germany's largest citizen-owned wind power...

Shell UK awards FEED contract for Scottish CCS project
06 March 2014 Shell UK has awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Technip for the onshore elements of the Peterhead gas carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project in...

Gamesa and Santander to develop 500MW wind projects in Mexico
05 March 2014 Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa and Mexico-based Santander have entered into an agreement to jointly develop a series of wind power projects with a total installed capacity of around 500MW in...

MHI signs partnership agreement for power generation business in Turkey
05 March 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Ata Kombine Çevrim Santrali Elektrik Uretim Anonim Sirketi, a member of the Urundul Group, have signed a cooperation and strategic partnership agreement...

Foster Wheeler to supply two grate boilers for Pakistani co-generation power plant
05 March 2014 Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) has awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group to design and supply of two grate boilers for Fatima...

GE Power Conversion to reduce cost of offshore wind by 15% with new DC solution
05 March 2014 GE Power Conversion has completed trials of PassiveBoost, a technology that is designed to allow remote power networks to go direct current (DC), and would reduce the cost of offshore wind...

NTPC to build 2.64GW thermal power project in India
04 March 2014 Power generation firm NTPC has laid the foundation stone for the 2,640MW Bundelkhand super thermal power project in the Madhya Pradesh state of...

North Carolina regulators issue notices for Duke Energy's five power facilities
04 March 2014 The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued notices of violation for five other Duke Energy power plants, as part of its ongoing probe into the...

Erste Group Bank to provide financing for Romanian wind farm
04 March 2014 Erste Group Bank, together with The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Banca Comercială Română (BCR), is providing €76m financing for the construction of the 108MW...

Westinghouse installs PCFVS at Slovenia's nuclear power plant
04 March 2014 Westinghouse Electric has installed a fully passive containment filtered venting system (PCFVS) at the Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško nuclear power plant in...

BHEL wins $1.3bn contract for super thermal power project in India
03 March 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a INR79bn (approximately $1.3bn) engineering, procurement and construction contract from NTPC for the North Karanpura super thermal power...

TAQA to purchase two Indian hydroelectric power plants
03 March 2014 An Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)-led consortium has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric power plants from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited, a subsidiary of Indian...

EMEC obtains MRCF funding to develop tidal energy monitoring system
03 March 2014 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has obtained a share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) from the Scottish Government to develop tidal energy monitoring...

SECI to develop 1GW solar power park in India
03 March 2014 Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will establish a solar PV park with a capacity of 1GW on an area of 5,000-acre in the Mahboobnagar district of Andhra...

February 2014

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BHEL to supply equipment for Shahpurkandi hydro electric project in India
28 February 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a INR32.1bn (approximately $52m) contract from Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) for the Shahpurkandi hydro electric project in...

AXYS installs Vindicator III LiDAR at entrance of Chesapeake Bay in US
28 February 2014 Telemetry systems developer AXYS Technologies has deployed the Vindicator III, a simultaneous pulse LiDAR enclosed in the WindSentinel Land Station, on a man-made island at the entrance to...

Trina Solar wins EPC contract for Jordan's largest solar power project
28 February 2014 Chinese solar modules manufacturer Trina Solar has been awarded an EPC contract by Fresh Fruits Company, a food storage and logistics company in Amman, for a rooftop solar power plant on...

Alstom to supply MSCDN system for for Karben electrical substation in Germany
28 February 2014 Alstom has secured a contract from German transmission grid operator TenneT TSO to provide a 300MVAr mechanically switched capacitor with damping network (MSCDN) to improve efficiency and...

SunEdison completes debt financing for UK solar power projects
27 February 2014 US-based solar technology manufacturer SunEdison has announced the completion of debt financing deal with Deutsche Bank for the construction of photovoltaic (PV) plants in the...

Siemens commissions world's first 420kV vegetable oil transformer
27 February 2014 Baden-Wuerttemberg power grid operator TransnetBW has announced the commissioning of Siemens’ 420kV vegetable oil transformer at the Bruchsal-Kändelweg substation in...

GDF SUEZ Canada commissions 10MW Beckwith Solar Project
27 February 2014 GDF SUEZ Canada has begun commercial operation of its 10MW Beckwith Solar Project together with its consortium partners Mitsui &Co. and Fiera Axium...

AfDB supports extension of Ghana's electricity distribution network
27 February 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a $30.47m grant and a $43.9m loan to the Republic of Ghana to reinforce and extend the nation's power distribution...

NTE Energy to build $450m natural gas-fired power station in US
26 February 2014 US-based NTE Energy intends to build and operate a natural gas-fired combined cycle facility, with an investment of $450m, in Cleveland County, North...

Toshiba to supply steam turbines for Indian power plant
26 February 2014 Toshiba JSW Power Systems has secured a contract from Indian state-owned energy service provider NTPC Limited to supply two 800MW super-critical steam turbine and generator island packages for...

Asiatech Energy to build combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Myanmar
26 February 2014 Singapore-based Asiatech Energy has signed a financing agreement with United Overseas Bank (UOB) for a 230MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Mon State,...

Siemens Energy to supply turbines for Bison wind energy center in US
26 February 2014 Minnesota Power has awarded a contract to Siemens Energy to supply 64 wind turbines for its Bison wind energy center, located near New Salem in North...

AFC Energy signs fuel cell systems adoption deal in Thailand
25 February 2014 UK-based industrial fuel cell technology provider AFC Energy has signed a new co-operation agreement with Waste2Tricity International (Thailand) and Alter NRG Corporation in Bangkok,...

Siemens to supply turbines and generators for Algerian power plant
25 February 2014 Siemens Energy has secured a contract from Hanwha Engineering & Construction to supply two SGT5- 4000F gas turbines and two SGen5-1000A generators for a new power plant in Biskra,...

Alstom to supply equipment for Georgian hydropower project
25 February 2014 A consortium led by Alstom has secured a €30m contract to supply equipment for the Shuakhevi hydropower project located in...

SSE to withdraw applications of two Scottish wind farms
24 February 2014 British electric utility SSE is planning to withdraw its Section 36 planning applications of two onshore wind farms after it found that the projects were not viable financially in the long...

US approves two 550MW solar power plants
24 February 2014 The US has approved two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 550MW in California and Nevada as part of President Obama’s Climate Action...

Kentucky PSC approves $15m environmental project to continue operations at J.S. Cooper
24 February 2014 East Kentucky Power Cooperative has received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) for a $15m environmental project to continue operations at its JS Cooper Generating...

BluEarth Renewables receives approval for Canadian wind power project
24 February 2014 BluEarth Renewables has received an approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for its Bull Creek wind power project in...

UK leads in offshore wind deployment: report
21 February 2014 The UK leads in offshore wind deployment across the world with about 3.6Gw of installed operating capacity, and a further 1.4Gw under construction as of January 2014, according to an annual...

Offshore Marine completes support services contract for German offshore wind farm
21 February 2014 UK-based Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has completed a support services contract to Italy-based cables firm Prysmian with the installation of HVDC cable for the Sylwin 1 offshore wind farm...

Ameren receives approval to build Illinois Rivers transmission project
21 February 2014 Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) has received siting approval of final routes and sub-stations from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) ICC to build the $1.1bn Illinois...

Voith to supply electromechanical equipment for Pakistani hydro power project
21 February 2014 German technology firm Voith has signed a €200m contract with the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) of Pakistan to supply electromechanical equipment for the Tarbela 4th...

ABB wins power transformers supply order from India’s Powergrid
21 February 2014 Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has won orders worth $56m from Power Grid Corporation (Powergrid) of India to supply power transformers and shunt reactors for...

US DOE provides $6.5bn loan guarantee for two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle
20 February 2014 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will approve approximately $6.5bn in loan guarantees for the construction of two new Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at the Alvin W....

London Array consortium scraps Phase 2 offshore wind farm development
20 February 2014 Following a review, the London Array consortium has decided not to proceed with the development of Phase 2 of the offshore wind farm primarily due to the technical challenges and the...

Doosan Babcock to provide support services for EDF’s UK nuclear power stations
20 February 2014 Doosan Babcock has signed a £70m agreement to provide lifetime support services for EDF Energy’s seven UK Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) nuclear power...

DONG Energy selects Vestas to deliver turbines for Burbo Bank wind farm
20 February 2014 Danish wind turbine maker DONG Energy has selected Vestas Wind Systems as the preferred supplier to deliver the V164-8.0Mw turbine for the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm in the UK's...

Renewable energy has saved Ireland €1bn in fossil fuel imports: SEAI
19 February 2014 Renewable energy has saved Ireland more than €1bn in fossil fuel imports apart from reducing carbon emissions by 12 million tonnes in the past five years, according to a report by the...

Alstom wins €25m contract for Indian super thermal power plant
19 February 2014 NTPC has awarded a contract to Alstom to supply environmental control equipment for the 500MW Vindyachal super thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh,...

Kwoiek Creek Resources begins operations of 50MW hydroelectric project in Canada
19 February 2014 Kwoiek Creek Resources, a partnership between the Kanaka Bar Indian Band and Innergex Renewable Energy, has commenced operations of the Kwoiek Creek hydroelectric project located in...

Scatec Solar, Norfund start construction on solar PV park in Rwanda
19 February 2014 Norway-based Scatec Solar and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) have started construction on an 8.5Mw solar photovoltaic (PV) solar park in...

Survey reveals split attitude towards energy usage among UK consumers
18 February 2014 A survey by OnePoll and electrical supplies distributor Rexel has revealed 'split personality' on energy consumption behaviour among the UK...

NOP Agrowind secures €350m loan for wind farm development in the Netherlands
18 February 2014 A consortium consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB), KfW IPEX-Bank and Rabobank will provide €350m to NOP Agrowind to develop 26 new wind turbines at the existing Windpark...

Nordex secures contract from Eneco for UK wind farm
18 February 2014 Nordex has secured a contract from Eneco to supply its Generation Delta wind turbines for the Moy wind farm, located near Inverness in the north of...

Enel completes Brazilian wind farm
18 February 2014 Enel Green Power has completed the construction of a 30MW wind farm, which is one of the three plants being built at the Cristal wind power complex with a total capacity of 90MW in...

Fennovoima submits EIA report for Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland
17 February 2014 Fennovoima has submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report to the Finland Ministry of Employment and the Economy for its Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in...

NGP Texas begins construction on 400MW Texas wind farm
17 February 2014 New Generation Power Texas (NGP Texas) has started construction on the first phase of the 400MW Texas wind farm, located just northwest of Dallas, in Haskell County, the...

Alstom announces findings of Ocean Lider research programme
17 February 2014 Alstom Grid has released the findings of a €30m research programme on marine energy led by Iberdrola Engineering and...

US forecasts increase in coal-fired power plant retirements by 2020
17 February 2014 The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a revised forecast for coal-fired electric power plant retirements in its ‘The Annual Energy Outlook 2014...

South Australia's biggest wind farm approved
14 February 2014 Senvion Australia, formerly REpower Australia, has received conditional approval from the South Australian Government to develop the Ceres wind...

SRP to supply CETO components to Australian wave energy project
14 February 2014 Subsea Riser Products (SRP) has secured a contract from Carnegie Wave Energy to supply subsea foundation connectors, articulating bearings and tether assemblies for the 5MW Perth wave...

Hyundai E&C awards contract to Yokogawa for combined cycle power project in Uruguay
14 February 2014 Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) has awarded a contract to Yokogawa Electric Korea to supply a control system for the Punta del Tigre combined cycle power plant (CCPP)...

FirstEnergy completes sale of US hydro plants to LS Power
14 February 2014 FirstEnergy has completed the sale of 11 hydroelectric power stations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to Harbor Hydro Holdings, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of LS Power...

First Wind secures $206m financing for Route 66 Wind project in US
13 February 2014 US-based renewable energy company First Wind has secured $206m in financing for its Route 66 Wind project in Armstrong and Carson counties,...

Siemens completes first cross-border power interconnection between Bangladesh and India
13 February 2014 German company Siemens has completed the first cross-border electrical grid interconnection project between Bangladesh and...

NRG Solar announces commercial operation of Ivanpah solar thermal power project
13 February 2014 NRG Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, has announced that the Ivanpah solar thermal power project in California has achieved commercial...

Mainstream to begin construction on eight wind and solar power projects in 2014
13 February 2014 Irish developer Mainstream Renewable Power will achieve financial closure on eight utility-scale wind and solar projects totalling more than 1,000MW and start construction work in...

ABB to supply submarine power cables for Dudgeon offshore wind project in UK
12 February 2014 Swiss company ABB has won a contract from Dudgeon Offshore Wind, a company owned by Statoil and Statkraft, for the supply of a submarine alternating current power cable system for a new wind...

Siemens wins steam turbine supply contract for South Korean cogeneration plant
12 February 2014 Siemens Energy has won a contract from eTEC E&C to supply a two-cylinder steam turbine with an associated generator for the 250MW Seagull project in Gunsan City, South...

Foster Wheeler to supply CFB boiler islands and flue gas scrubbers for Turkish power plant
12 February 2014 Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group will design and supply two circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler islands and flue gas scrubbers for the Hidro-Gen soma thermal power plant in Manisa,...

Alstom to supply offshore turbines for Deepwater Wind’s 30MW Block Island project
12 February 2014 French company Alstom has won a contract from Deepwater Wind to supply five offshore wind turbines for the 30MW Block Island pilot wind farm located off the coast of Rhode Island, the...

India submits World Bank loan proposal for world's largest solar power project
11 February 2014 The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has proposed the Department of Economic Affairs for a $500m loan from the World Bank for a planned 4GW solar power project in the state of...

Fortum invests in Finnish CHP plant
11 February 2014 Finnish energy company Fortum has committed €40m in its associated company Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto’s (TSE) new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in...

World’s first tidal lagoon power plant proposed at Swansea Bay in UK
11 February 2014 Tidal Lagoon Power is seeking approval for a £12bn project to develop a series of tidal energy plants in the UK that is claimed to be the world’s first tidal lagoon power...

Ireland releases offshore renewable energy development plan
11 February 2014 The Irish Ministry for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources has unveiled the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) that outlines a strategy for the development of the...

Iberdrola completes Syserwind demo project in Spain
10 February 2014 Iberdrola has completed the Syserwind demo project to optimise the connection between wind farms and electricity transmission...

E.ON completes first phase foundations at Humber Gateway offshore wind farm in UK
10 February 2014 E.ON has completed the first phase foundations at the £700m Humber Gateway offshore wind farm, located 8km off the Holderness coast, East Riding of Yorkshire, the...

Areva, Schneider Electric to develop new energy storage solution
10 February 2014 Areva and Schneider Electric have partnered to develop energy management and storage solutions based on hydrogen fuel cell...

US DOE announces $7m funding for improving electric grid resiliency
10 February 2014 The US Department Energy (DOE) has announced up to $7m in funding to support the development of new advanced microgrids that will help communities bolster their...

Canadian Solar to sell Oro-Medonte power plant in Ontario
07 February 2014 Canadian Solar Solutions, a business unit of Canadian Solar, has entered into an agreement with a fund managed by BlackRock to sell its Oro-Medonte power plant, situated in the Township...

Alstom’s UISOL to implement asset management solution for SaskPower
07 February 2014 UISOL, a consulting and systems integration services group of Alstom, has been selected by SaskPower to provide an asset management optimisation...

GE PowerUp software to enhance output of EDP Renewables’ US wind farms
07 February 2014 General Electric (GE) has won a contract from EDP Renewables to provide its Predictivity solution Wind PowerUp for five wind power plants in the...

Bladt Industries, EEW to supply foundations for US offshore wind farm
07 February 2014 Bladt Industries and EEW Special Pipe Constructions have signed a contract for the supply of foundations for the Cape Wind offshore wind farm in the...

Siemens’ turbines to power Windthorst-2 wind energy project in US
06 February 2014 Siemens Energy has secured a contract from OwnEnergy and a fund managed by BlackRock to supply turbines for the 67.6MW Windthorst-2 onshore wind power project in the...

RGS Energy, Altus Power form joint venture to develop commercial solar projects
06 February 2014 US-based solar solutions provider RGS Energy and Altus Power America Management have established a new joint venture to develop, finance and manage commercial solar...

Alstom to supply equipment for 405MW circulating fluidized bed power plant in Philippines
06 February 2014 Alstom, together with The First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Co. (NEPC), has secured a contract from Filinvest Development Corp Utilities to supply equipment for a 405MW...

Tri-State signs largest wind power purchase agreement to date
06 February 2014 Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources for a 150MW wind power plant...

Siemens begins construction on remote diagnostics center for wind turbines in Denmark
05 February 2014 Siemens Energy Service has commenced construction on a new 1,400sqm remote diagnostics center for wind turbines at its Danish wind service headquarters in...

Alstom secures contract for Indian power transmission project
05 February 2014 Alstom T&D India has secured a contract worth approximately INR38.2bn (€41m) from Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) for a critical energy management programme, ‘The Unified Real-Time...

UCLA researchers develop new process to manufacture highly efficient solar cells
05 February 2014 Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a new technique to manufacture highly efficient photovoltaic...

Consortium completes co-firing test at Dutch biomass power plant
05 February 2014 A consortium comprising Topell Energy, Essent, Nuon, GDF Suez and ECN has completed a co-firing test with a renewable energy source at the Amer power plant in Geertruidenberg in the...

L&T Power commissions first unit at Rajpura power plant in India
04 February 2014 L&T Power has commissioned and tested the first unit at its Rajpura supercritical thermal plant of Nabha Power in the Punjab state of...

Iceland creates world's first magma-based geothermal energy system
04 February 2014 The Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), a collaboration of HS Energy, National Power Company (NPC), Reykjavik Energy, National Energy Authority of Iceland, has created the world's...

DONG Energy to sell half of 50% share in London Array 1 offshore wind farm
04 February 2014 DONG Energy has agreed to divest half of its 50% share in the 630MW London Array 1 offshore wind farm to Canadian institutional fund manager La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (La...

Alstom Grid and Hydro-Quebec ink new smart grid license deal
04 February 2014 Alstom Grid and Hydro-Quebec research institute IREQ have entered into a license deal to commercialise the MiCOM P848 loss of synchronism relay (RPS), hitting a key milestone in their Smart...

UK, France to jointly develop nuclear power
03 February 2014 The UK and French governments have signed a declaration on their commitment to develop new nuclear power stations, maximise opportunities for SMEs in nuclear supply-chains, and fund joint...

Transcorp, GE cooperate on Ughelli power plant expansion project in Nigeria
03 February 2014 Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) and General Electric (GE) have signed an agreement to expand the Ughelli power plant’s capacity by 1,000MW over the next three to five...

Alstom to supply two 900MW units for Poland’s largest coal-fueled facility
03 February 2014 Alstom has won contracts to provide two 900MW coal-fueled units to Polska Grupa Energetyczna’s (PGE) project, which is claimed to be Poland’s largest coal-fueled...

Sembcorp to acquire stake in Indian coal-fired power plant
03 February 2014 Sembcorp Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, has signed a conditional agreement to acquire 45% of NCC Power Projects (NCCPP), a company involved in the development of...

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West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in UK generates first power
31 January 2014 Danish firm Dong Energy has announced the first power generation at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the...

Poland approves €11.8bn nuclear power project
31 January 2014 The Polish government has approved a €11.8bn project to develop two nuclear power plants (NPPs) by 2035 that are claimed to be the country's first...

C3 Energy to provide smart grid analytics software to BGE
31 January 2014 Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has selected C3 Energy’s smart grid analytics software to achieve its goal of ensuring cost-effective, efficient and reliable energy delivery as it continues...

Ecofys identifies optimal electrical infrastructure design for UK offshore wind plant
31 January 2014 UK-based consultancy Ecofys has carried out a front end engineering and design (FEED) study for the Navitus Bay Wind Park, which is being located off the Dorset and Hampshire...

IHS ranks South Africa as world’s most attractive emerging PV market
30 January 2014 IHS Technology has rated South Africa as the world’s most attractive emerging PV market, followed by Thailand, Turkey, Romania and...

Mitsubishi to supply gas turbine for Chouteau power station in US
30 January 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has won a contract from Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to supply a M501J gas turbine for the Chouteau power station in Oklahoma,...

South Korea approves $7bn nuclear power project
30 January 2014 South Korea has approved a project to develop two new nuclear plants with an investment of around $7bn by December...

Siemens to provide turbines for Panhandle 2 wind power project in US
30 January 2014 Siemens Energy has secured a turbine supply and service contract from customer Pattern Energy for the 182MW Panhandle 2 wind power project in Carson County, northeast of Amarillo,...

Europe records 34% increase in offshore wind grid connection in 2013: EWEA
29 January 2014 Europe has recorded a one-third increase in offshore wind grid connection totalling 1,567MW in 2013 when compared to 2012, according to The European Wind Energy Association...

First Solar begins construction on Australia’s largest utility-scale solar project
29 January 2014 First Solar has begun construction on AGL Energy’s 102MW Nyngan solar power plant in New South Wales, which is claimed to be the largest utility-scale solar project in...

GWEC, partners collaborate to facilitate offshore wind in India
29 January 2014 The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and partners have collaborated on a four-year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India with a special focus in the states of...

Conergy buys Wirsol Solar UK
29 January 2014 Germany-based solar photovoltaic (PV) systems manufacturer Conergy has completed the acquisition of Wirsol Solar UK for an undisclosed...

Mott MacDonald appointed as owner’s engineer for Turkish power plant
28 January 2014 Gama Enerji’s subsidiary has appointed Mott MacDonald as the owner’s engineer for a new 840MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in...

UK launches Community Energy Strategy
28 January 2014 The UK Government has launched the ‘Community Energy Strategy’ that will help local communities to take control of their energy bills and help transform the energy...

World Bank head calls for fossil fuel divestment to combat climate change
28 January 2014 World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has urged governments and business to consider bringing new policy reforms to withdraw funding from oil, gas and coal companies as well as fix a price on carbon...

Nippon Renewable Energy raises $250m funds for Japanese solar PV facilities
28 January 2014 Nippon Renewable Energy has received equity commitments of JPY26.1bn ($250m) from a consortium of private investment firms including Partners Group, Equis Funds, Babson Capital, LGsuper and...

Iberdrola, partners launch offshore wind substation R&D project
27 January 2014 Iberdrola Ingenieria and a group of Basque companies including Ingeteam, Ormazábal and Arteche have partnered to launch a research and development (R&D) project aimed at designing a new...

West Virginia regulator approves Kanawha Valley Area transmission reinforcement project
27 January 2014 AEP West Virginia Transmission, an affiliate of Appalachian Power, has received approval to upgrade transmission facilities in the Kanawha Valley, the...

Genesis Energy terminates off-shore coal import contract for Huntly power station
27 January 2014 Genesis Energy has terminated an off-shore coal import contract for its Huntly power station and has announced the extension of its supply agreement with Solid Energy in New...

Scotland approves two renewable energy projects
27 January 2014 The Scottish Government has approved two renewable energy projects – a wind farm at Moy, near Inverness, and a combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant for the Port of...

Geronimo Energy acquires wind farm from Mainstream Renewable Power in US
24 January 2014 Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy has acquired the 225MW Green River wind farm plant in Illinois from Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable...

DONG Energy installs first foundation at Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm
24 January 2014 DONG Energy has installed the first of 77 foundations at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind power project in the German North...

Alstom to refurbish Czech thermal power plant
24 January 2014 Alstom has won a contract worth around €11m from Czech energy company CEZ for the refurbishment of another two boilers at the Pocerady power...

Tri-State awards contract to Hitachi for Craig generation station in US
24 January 2014 Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has awarded a contract to Hitachi Power Systems America to design and supply a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system including...

European Commission proposes new climate and energy framework for 2030
23 January 2014 The European Commission has announced a new framework on climate and energy for 2030 for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU...

Mercom reports 44.4% surge in global VC funding in wind energy sector in 2013
23 January 2014 Mercom Capital Group’s new report on funding and merger & acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind energy sector in 2013 revealed that total funding reached...

GDF Suez and partners commission Canadian wind project
23 January 2014 GDF Suez Canada and its joint venture partners Mitsui and Fiera Axium Infrastructure have commissioned the 99MW Cape Scott wind project on Vancouver Island in British...

MHI, Hitachi collaborate on distributed gas engine power generation systems business in China
23 January 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Hitachi have signed a collaboration agreement for distributed gas engine power generation systems business in...

Andritz to refurbish Shardarinskaya hydropower plant in Kazakhstan
22 January 2014 Andritz Hydro has won a contract from Shardarinskaya HPP, a subsidiary of Samruk Energy, for the modernisation of electromechanical equipment at the 104MW hydropower plant in...

European Commission sets out new action plan for blue energy development
22 January 2014 The European Commission has presented a new action plan to facilitate the further development of renewable energy from the continent’s seas and...

Siemens secures contract for Russian Nyaganskaya GRES CCPP project
22 January 2014 Siemens has secured a long-term service contract from Open Joint Stock Company Fortum for the Nyaganskaya GRES combined cycle power plant (CCPP) project in Nyagan,...

Gridco Systems emPower solution to address electric utilities’ distribution challenges
22 January 2014 Grid infrastructure solution provider Gridco has unveiled an active and intelligent power management platform for the agile distribution...

New BIOjet Abu Dhabi initiative launched
21 January 2014 Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have collaborated on a new initiative to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the...

SSE wins consent for Bhlaraidh wind power project in UK
21 January 2014 British utility SSE has secured a conditional approval for the proposed 108MW Bhlaraidh wind power project on Glenmoriston Estate, north-west of Invermoriston in the Great Glen, the...

UK unveils new R&D funding initiative for innovative localised energy systems
21 January 2014 The UK Government has launched a new £11m funding initiative aimed at supporting R&D projects focused on local clean energy generation and...

GE secures Iberdrola contract for Lichterfelde power plant in Germany
21 January 2014 General Electric Company (GE) has secured a contract from Iberdrola Ingenieria to install a gas turbine for the Lichterfelde combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in...

Alstom to supply equipment for Ivory Coast’s largest hydropower project
20 January 2014 Alstom has won a contract from Sinohydro to provide critical equipment for the 275MW Soubre hydropower project being built on the Naoua falls over Sassandra River in Ivory...

Magnox signs £200m contract with nuclear waste container suppliers
20 January 2014 Magnox has signed a £200m six-year contract with Croft Associates, Chester-Simplex, and Siempelkamp Nukleartechnik for the supply of waste containers to store waste generated from nuclear...

Study says Pentland Firth tidal energy site could power half of Scotland
20 January 2014 A research study carried out by engineers from Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford has estimated the Pentland Firth could generate up to 1.9GW of renewable energy, which is enough to power...

First Gen breaks ground for 414MW San Gabriel power plant project in Philippines
20 January 2014 First NatGas Power, a 100% owned company of the Philippine independent power producer First Gen, has begun construction on a 414MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Santa...

Canada’s Point Lepreau nuclear plant deferral account financing approved
17 January 2014 The New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) has issued a favourable decision related to the refurbishment of NB Power's Point Lepreau nuclear generating...

University of Brighton scientist says liquid air can viably store energy
17 January 2014 A University of Brighton scientist Robert Morgan has reported that turning air into liquid using surplus energy from renewable sources including wind and solar power will help tackle the...

Partnership Fund begins construction of Gardabani CCPP project in Georgia
17 January 2014 The Partnership Fund, jointly with its subsidiary Georgian Oil and Gas (GOGC), has commenced the construction on a 230MW combined cycle thermal power plant (CCPP) in Gardabani, Kvemo Kartli...

Global clean energy investment records 20% decrease in 2013
17 January 2014 Cleantech news and financial analysis company Clean Energy Pipeline has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in new investments in the global clean energy sector in...

Element Power, KCP&L sign power purchase agreement for 200MW wind project in US
16 January 2014 Element Power and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations (GMO) have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for a 200MW wind energy facility in Holt...

Researchers find new method to tap energy during day for use at night
16 January 2014 Researchers at the Energy Frontier Research Center of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) have developed a new device that converts the sun’s energy into hydrogen...

E.ON installs first foundation for Amrumbank West wind farm in Germany
16 January 2014 German utility E.ON has installed the first foundation for turbines at the Amrumbank West wind farm, which will spread across 2.5 square miles in the North...

OCI breaks ground on fourth plant at America’s largest municipal utility solar project
16 January 2014 OCI Solar Power has begun construction of the 39MW Alamo 4 solar power plant, located 125 miles west of San Antonio in Brackettville in Texas, the...

Hydro Tasmania officially opens 168MW Musselroe wind farm in Australia
15 January 2014 Hydro Tasmania has officially opened the 168MW Musselroe wind farm, which is claimed to be the biggest wind farm in Tasmania,...

Toshiba to acquire 60% stake in NuGen Moorside nuclear project in UK
15 January 2014 Toshiba has agreed in principle to acquire a 60% stake in NuGeneration (NuGen), a joint venture (JV) formed by GDF Suez and Iberdrola to build three Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors in...

FirstEnergy invests $151m on service reliability upgrades in 2013
15 January 2014 FirstEnergy has completed service reliability upgrades in its Cleveland Electric Illuminating (CEI) northeast Ohio service territory with an investment of around $151m in...

Siemens wins contracts for Dudgeon offshore wind farm project in UK
15 January 2014 Siemens has won two contracts valued at £516m from Statoil for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm project located on a 35sq km site, 32km off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North...

Energy Northwest awards Columbia Nuclear plant radiation monitoring system contract
14 January 2014 Czech company VF and US-based HI-Q Environmental Products (HI-Q) have secured a contract from Energy Northwest to provide replacement plant vent stack radiation monitoring system for the...

Acciona wins 93MW wind power order in Brazil
14 January 2014 Acciona Windpower, a subsidiary of Acciona, has won a contract from a joint venture between Voltalia, Chesf and Encalso for the wind power plants totalling 93MW in north-east...

Eneco, RWE deploy metocean buoy in Dutch North Sea
14 January 2014 Eneco Luchterduinen and RWE Innogy have deployed a new metocean buoy in the Dutch North Sea to study the impact of wind, waves and currents on the development and operation of offshore wind...

MidAmerican Solar, SunPower commission first 57MW phase of Solar Star development in US
14 January 2014 MidAmerican Solar and SunPower have commissioned the first phase of the 579MW Solar Star PV projects in Kern and Los Angeles counties,...

Lukerg Renew commissions one of largest wind projects in Romania
13 January 2014 Lukerg Renew, a joint venture between ERG Renew and Lukoil-Ecoenergo, has commissioned the 82MW Topolog-Dorobantu wind farm project in Tulcea,...

L-3 MAPPS to replace I/O system at China’s first commercial nuclear plant simulator
13 January 2014 L-3 Communications MAPPS (L-3 MAPPS), a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has won a contract from Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture (GNPJVC) to replace the input/output (I/O) system...

ABB wins $60m power contract in Saudi Arabia
13 January 2014 Swiss power and automation technology ABB has won contracts from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for substations to supply electricity to the King Abdullah Economic City...

Abengoa bags 110MW Chilean solar thermal power tender
13 January 2014 Spanish company Abengoa has won contract to develop a 110MW solar-thermal power plant using tower technology with 17.5 hours of thermal energy storage using molten salts in the Atacama Desert,...

A2SEA to install turbines at two German offshore wind power projects
10 January 2014 Danish offshore wind service provider A2SEA has won a contract from DONG Energy for the installation of 97 Siemens 6MW wind turbines turbines at the Gode Wind 1 and 2 projects in the North...

Swiss utility EWZ acquires stake in German offshore wind farm
10 January 2014 Swiss utility EWZ has acquired a stake in the 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm, located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone, some 32km west of the island of Sylt, in the North...

Alstom to develop Israel’s first pumped-storage hydropower plant
10 January 2014 Alstom has won two contracts from PSP Investment to supply critical equipment for the 300MW Gilboa pumped storage power plant, located 60km east of Haifa in...

EDF Renewable Energy acquires Spinning Spur 3 wind project in US
10 January 2014 EDF Renewable Energy has acquired the 18,000-acre, 194MW Spinning Spur 3 wind project in Texas from Cielo Wind...

Researchers to work on handling UK’s nuclear waste
09 January 2014 The University of Leeds-led consortium is working on a £8m, four-year research project to find ways to deal with different types of spent fuels, packaging and storing waste, as well as...

China’s Ningde 2 nuclear power station becomes operational
09 January 2014 China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) has started power generation of unit two at the Ningde nuclear power station in Fujian...

Harvard University researchers develop new technology to economically store renewable energy
09 January 2014 Researchers at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a breakthrough metal-free flow battery technology that can store renewable energy at lower...

Starwood Energy closes financing on Stephens Ranch wind project in US
09 January 2014 US private equity firm Starwood Energy has signed financing agreements with GE, Citibank, and Santander necessary for the development of a 211MW wind farm plant in...

Marubeni acquires 90% stake in largest wind repowering project in US
08 January 2014 Marubeni, through its subsidiary, has acquired a 90% economic interest in the 102.5MW Shiloh IV wind project, owned by EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Electricite de France, in...

Fuel Tech secures air pollution control contracts in China and US
08 January 2014 US-based Fuel Tech has secured multiple contracts worth approximately $4.3m in China and the US for the supply of air pollution control...

KCP&L to expand energy-efficiency programs and wind energy portfolio
08 January 2014 Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) plans to inject a significant investment to expand its energy-efficiency programs and wind energy...

UK regulators to assess Hitachi-GE nuclear reactor
08 January 2014 The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) have started assessing Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy’s Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR), clearing an important hurdle...

Canadian Solar connects 30MW solar power plant to grid in Western China
07 January 2014 Canadian Solar has connected the Tumushuke 30MW solar power project to grid in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western...

Saguaro Power secures $97.4m credit facility for 105MW cogeneration project in US
07 January 2014 Saguaro Power has secured a $97.4m senior secured credit facility for its 105MW combined cycle cogeneration project in Henderson, Nevada. The credit facility will serve working capital and...

Enbridge, RES Americas to develop $200m Texas wind power project
07 January 2014 Canadian company Enbridge has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) to develop a 110MW wind power project in Texas, the...

RWE Innogy reduces Triton Knoll offshore wind power capacity
07 January 2014 RWE Innogy has reduced the capacity of the proposed Triton Knoll offshore wind farm being developed off the Lincolnshire coast in the North...

Gamesa secures 50MW Costa Rican wind farm development contract
06 January 2014 Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica has received a turnkey contract from Inversiones Eolicas de Orosi Dos (IEDO), a subsidiary of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy, to develop...

Researchers find new method to increase solar cell efficiency by over 30%
06 January 2014 Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have discovered a new simple and low-cost approach to increase solar cell...

NREL discovers new cellulose digestion mechanism necessary for biofuels industry
06 January 2014 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) researchers have discovered a new mechanism that digests cellulose faster than enzymes from commercial preparations, and could prove to be...

Alstom to supply GIS and AIS packages in India
03 January 2014 Alstom T&D India has won three contracts valued at INR1.687bn (€21m) from West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) to supply gas-insulated substation (GIS)...

Ascent Solar to build 100MW PV manufacturing plant in China
03 January 2014 Ascent Solar Technologies has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with the Government of the Municipal City of Suqian in Jiangsu Province, China to construct a new 100MW PV manufacturing...

Enel Green Power secures €100m loan for two Chilean wind farms
03 January 2014 Enel Green Power (EGP), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power International (EGPI), has secured a €100m loan from EKF, the Danish export credit agency, for two wind farms in...

Amihan Energy to develop wind energy project in Philippines
02 January 2014 Amihan Energy has signed an agreement with Mudajaya and Dongturbo Electric to develop a 50MW wind power project in Cebu...

Vestas wins wind power orders from India, Germany and Uruguay
02 January 2014 Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won several orders for a total of 126.8MW in India, Germany and...

Areva, EDF to support Saudi Arabian nuclear energy program
02 January 2014 French companies Areva and EDF have signed two agreements with Saudi Arabian industrial partners and universities to support the nuclear energy program in the...

December 2013

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Coal & Oil receives €199m in additional funding for Mutiara thermal power plant in India
24 December 2013 Dubai-based Coal & Oil Group has received €199m in additional funding for its 1,200MW Mutiara thermal power plant in Tamil Nadu,...

Siemens to develop offshore wind farm in US
24 December 2013 Siemens has won a contract from Cape Wind to provide to develop a 468MW offshore wind farm, which is claimed to be the US' first utility-scale offshore wind...

Mitsubishi, Doosan win coal fired power plant development contract in Vietnam
24 December 2013 Mitsubishi, together with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction of Korea, and Vietnamese partners, Power Engineering Consulting and Pacific Corp, has won a contract from Vietnam Electricity...

Siemens wins ten-year service contract for 450MW Sino Iron power station in Western Australia
23 December 2013 Siemens Energy has won a ten-year contract from CITIC Pacific Mining Management to perform service and maintenance at the 450MW Sino Iron power station located at Cape Preston in...

Acciona wins 102MW wind power order in Nova Scotia, Canada
23 December 2013 Spanish company Acciona has won a contract to provide 34 AW3000 turbines for the 102MW South Canoe wind farm in Nova Scotia,...

New York commits $108m in additional funding under NY-Sun initiative
23 December 2013 The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved $108m in additional funding over the next two years for residential and commercial solar energy projects under the NY-Sun...

European Commission probes into Hinkley Point C nuclear subsidy plan
20 December 2013 The European Commission has initiated a probe into the state-aid case for the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant investment...

GeoSea wins two major offshore wind energy contracts in UK and Germany
20 December 2013 GeoSea, a part of DEME, has won two separate contracts for the offshore wind energy projects in the UK and...

OCI Solar Power begins operations of first phase of Texas’ largest solar farm
20 December 2013 OCI Solar Power has begun operations of the first phase (41MW) of the 400MW Alamo solar project on Binz-Engelman Road in San Antonio,...

UK’s Able Marine Energy Park awarded development consent
19 December 2013 Able has received development consent order from the UK Government for a £450m marine energy park to serve the offshore renewable industry from the...

Vestas wins 350MW wind power order in US
19 December 2013 Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has won a contract from Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) to supply wind turbines totalling...

Alstom to supply components for 1GW Neyveli thermal power project in India
19 December 2013 Alstom has won a contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to supply components and services for the 1,000MW Neyveli new thermal power project in Tamil Nadu,...

Power-technology.com launches major industry survey
19 December 2013 Power-technology.com would like to invite you to take part in our latest industry confidence tracking survey, examining industry sentiment on the latest economic and consumer issues worldwide...

Invenergy begins commercial operations of Phase I of Des Moulins wind project in Canada
18 December 2013 Invenergy Wind has commenced commercial operations of the phase one of its Des Moulins wind energy project in Quebec,...

Siemens wins EPC contract for San Gabriel combined cycle power plant in Philippines
18 December 2013 Siemens Energy has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract valued at €395m from First NatGas Power, wholly-owned by First Gen, for the 414MW San Gabriel combined cycle...

OPSB approves 100MW Northwest Ohio Wind Energy project in US
18 December 2013 Northwest Ohio Wind Energy, a subsidiary of Trishe Wind Energy Holdings, has received approval from the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to develop a 100MW wind power project in Blue Creek and...

Siemens wins world’s largest onshore wind turbine order from MidAmerican Energy
17 December 2013 Siemens has won a contract from MidAmerican Energy to provide wind turbines totalling 1,050MW capacity to be erected in five power projects in Iowa, the...

West Virginia PSC approves AEP’s request to transfer Amos coal-fired Unit 3 to Appalachian Power
17 December 2013 The Public Service Commission of West Virginia (West Virginia PSC) has approved American Electric Power’s (AEP) request to transfer its two-thirds ownership in John E. Amos Coal-fired Unit 3...

Horizon selects final framework partner for UK nuclear power stations
17 December 2013 Jacobs Engineering Group has won a strategic framework contract from Horizon Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of Hitachi, to provide engineering and related technical services for its two nuclear...

SSE receives consent to develop 600MW Coire Glas pumped storage hydropower plant in Scotland
16 December 2013 Scottish electric utility company SSE has received approval from the government to develop its proposed 600MW Coire Glas pumped storage hydro electric scheme at Loch Lochy in the Great...

DOE opens $8bn solicitation for advanced fossil energy projects
16 December 2013 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has opened a solicitation process to offer around $8bn in loan guarantees for innovative advanced fossil-energy projects and expects to receive...

GE to provide technology, finance and support services for Nelson Energy Center in Illinois
16 December 2013 General Electric (GE) is providing financial assistance, technology and other support services for Invenergy’s 584MW Nelson Energy Center, a combined cycle natural gas generation facility in...

Total and Etrion secure financing for world’s largest merchant solar power plant in Chile
13 December 2013 Total, Etrion and SunPower have secured financing for the construction of the 70MWp Salvador project in the Atacama region of...

NuScale receives DOE funding to advance nuclear small modular reactor technology
13 December 2013 NuScale Power has received up to $226m in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support a new project to design, certify and help commercialize new small modular reactors (SMRs)...

DONG Energy to buy 580MW Race Bank offshore wind project from Centrica in UK
13 December 2013 Centrica has agreed to sell its Race Bank offshore wind farm project, located 27km off the Norfolk Coast, to DONG Energy for a consideration of...

Siemens commissions Europe’s most efficient and cleanest hard-coal-fired power plant
12 December 2013 Siemens has commissioned the 750MW Lunen hard-coal-fired power plant, built on the Datteln-Hamm Canal, a major inland waterway in North-West...

GE Energy Financial Services completes equity investment in one of world’s largest solar PV plants in California
12 December 2013 GE Energy Financial Services, along with Citi, Union Bank and Metropolitan Life Insurance, has completed an equity investment in the 143NW Catalina Solar photovoltaic plant in...

US reports 35% increase in solar PV installations in Q3 2013
12 December 2013 The US has recorded a 35% increase in solar photovoltaics (PV) installations for the third quarter (Q3) of 2013 compared to the year-ago quarter, according to a report by GTM Research and the...

Siemens completes high-voltage gas-insulated line for world's tallest hydropower plant in China
11 December 2013 Siemens Energy has completed the testing and installation of a high-voltage gas-insulated line (GIL) for the Jinping I hydropower plant, which is claimed to be the world's tallest hydropower...

UBS to acquire 50% stake in Spinning Spur II wind farm project in Texas
11 December 2013 UBS International Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in the 161MW Spinning Spur II wind farm project from EDF Renewable...

L-3 MAPPS wins full scope simulator contract for Tihange 1 nuclear power plant in Belgium
11 December 2013 L-3 Communications MAPPS (L-3 MAPPS) has secured a contract from Electrabel to supply a full scope operator training simulator for the Tihange 1 nuclear power plant in...

ADB provides $900m loan for Pakistan’s first supercritical boiler coal-fired power plant
10 December 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $900m loan for a new 600MW supercritical coal power generation unit in...

Drax opens new coal-to-biomass conversion project in UK
10 December 2013 UK coal-fired power producer Drax has opened a new coal-to-biomass conversion plant as part of the £700m planned conversion...

Alstom to supply equipment for world’s second largest bulb-type turbine hydroelectric plant in Brazil
10 December 2013 Alstom has won a contract worth €80m to supply additional equipment for the Santo Antonio hydro plant located on the Madeira River in Rondonia State,...

Pacific Hydro receives conditional approval for Keyneton wind power plant in South Australia
09 December 2013 Australian company Pacific Hydro has received conditional approval from the South Australian Development Assessment Commission for a 105MW wind farm at Keyneton near the Barossa...

Alstom to provide IDMS technology for smart grid project in US
09 December 2013 Alstom has won a contract from PPL Electric Utilities to provide its integrated distribution management system (IDMS) to power a smart grid project in to enhance system reliability in...

Greenbriar begins construction on 80MW Blue Mountain, Utah wind energy project
09 December 2013 US-based wealth management company Greenbriar Capital has begun formal construction at its 80MW Blue Mountain, Utah wind energy project near Monticello in the...

Ellis to provide cable cleats and straps for Chinese nuclear power project
06 December 2013 Ellis Patents, through its distributor Wang Yip Hong, has won a contract to provide its cable cleats and cable straps to be used in the Areva European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) being built at...

Gamesa wins 128MW wind turbines supply contract in Brazil
06 December 2013 Gamesa has won a contract from Gestamp Wind, a subsidiary of Gestamp Renewables, to supply wind turbines totalling 128MW to a wind farm complex in Lagoa Nova in the state of Rio Grande do...

Mott MacDonald to monitor Peru’s third largest hydropower project
06 December 2013 UK-based Mott MacDonald has been selected as independent engineer by The Bank of New York Mellon to monitor construction of the 406MW Chaglla hydroelectric power generation project in...

Horizon Nuclear Power announces new contracts in UK
05 December 2013 Horizon Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of Hitachi, has awarded key contracts to three UK based companies, AMEC, Atkins and Cavendish Nuclear, for the provision of engineering and related...

Isolux Corsan to construct high voltage transmission line project in Kuwait
05 December 2013 Isolux Corsan has won a turnkey contract from the Ministry of Electricity and Water for a high voltage power transmission line project in the town of Al-Rawdatain,...

UK announces changes to subsidies for renewable energy technologies
05 December 2013 The UK Government has announced new contract for difference (CfD) strike prices for renewable technologies and an update to the key CfD contract...

Toshiba TTDA- Xian Electric JV wins contract for 500kV transmission backbone project in Malaysia
04 December 2013 Sarawak Energy has signed an agreement with a joint venture (JV) of Toshiba Transmission & Distribution System Asia (TTDA) and Xian Electric Engineering for the 500kV transmission backbone...

Fortum commissions second unit at Nyagan power plant in Russia
03 December 2013 Fortum has commenced commercial operations of the 424MW second unit at the Nyagan power plant in Russia and will start receiving capacity payments for the unit as of 1 December 2013 along...

Iberdrola Renewables embarks on Baffin wind farm development in Texas
03 December 2013 Iberdrola Renewables has officially embarked on the 202MW Baffin wind farm development in Kenedy County, Texas, with the start of road construction activities in November...

Emera receives final approval for Maritime Link transmission project
03 December 2013 Emera has received final approval from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for its NSP Maritime Link compliance...

AGL Energy to begin construction on Southern Hemisphere’s largest solar power station in January 2014
03 December 2013 AGL Energy is all set to begin construction on the 102MW Nyngan solar plant in January 2014 with the award of a contract to IXL Group by contractor First Solar to supply major structural...

Fortum commissions bio-oil plant in Finland
03 December 2013 Finnish energy company Fortum has commissioned a new bio-oil plant in Joensuu, Finland that has been integrated with the company’s Joensuu combined heat and power...

GDF Suez, EDF vie for second French offshore wind power tender
02 December 2013 GDF Suez and the consortium partners EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine, and AREVA have submitted their proposals to the French government for the second offshore wind power...

BMT to provide key services for world's largest experimental Tokamak nuclear fusion reactor
02 December 2013 BMT Hi-Q Sigma, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has won a contract from Fusion for Energy (F4E) to provide configuration management and system engineering support over the next four years under a...

IEA says wind power will cater 18% of global electricity needs by 2050
02 December 2013 The International Energy Agency (IEA) has set a target of up to 18% share of global electricity from wind power or up to 2,800GW by 2050 from the current 2.5%; the new target is estimated to...

November 2013

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Alstom Grid to supply flexible AC transmission systems to Quwayyah substation in Saudi Arabia
28 November 2013 Alstom Grid has won a contract from Saudi Electricity Company to supply flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) to the Quwayyah substation, located around 200km west of Riyadh, Saudi...

IFC finalizes $221m debt package for 117MW Tafila wind power project in Jordan
28 November 2013 The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has finalised a $221m debt package to support the development of a 117MW wind farm in...

Greater Gabbard wind farm receives offshore transmission licence from Ofgem
28 November 2013 Greater Gabbard OFTO, owned by Balfour Beatty Investments, Equitix and AMP Capital Investors, has received a £317m (€380.7m) offshore transmission licence from UK energy regulator Ofgem for...

RWE Innogy abandons Atlantic Array offshore wind power project
27 November 2013 RWE Innogy has pulled out of the Atlantic Array offshore wind power project in the Bristol Channel due to technical challenges including substantially deeper waters and adverse seabed...

Golden West Power receives overlay zoning approval for 250MW wind power project in Colorado
27 November 2013 Golden West Power Partners has received approval of an overlay zoning from the El Paso County Planning Commission for its proposed 250MW wind power plant in El Paso County,...

GE wins $700m contract to provide gas turbine technology to Saudi Arabian power plants
27 November 2013 General Electric Company (GE) has won a $700m (€514.9m) contract from Saudi Electricity Company to provide its technology for the power plants in Saudi...

Power Machines, ERG Insaat cooperate on Akkuyu NPP equipment production in Turkey
26 November 2013 Power Machines and ERG Insaat have signed a bilateral memorandum of strategic partnership related to the manufacture of the turbine plant equipment for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP)...

Statoil secures lease agreement for Europe’s largest floating wind project
26 November 2013 Norwegian company Statoil has been granted a lease agreement by the Crown Estate for the next phase of its Hywind project, which will feature five 6MW floating...

Lincoln Renewable Energy begins construction of 300MW wind farm in Texas
26 November 2013 Lincoln Renewable Energy has started construction on its 300MW Hereford 2 wind power plant in Castro County,...

Williams Partners receives FERC approval for Transco Virginia Southside Expansion
25 November 2013 Williams Partners has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to expand Transco pipeline, designed primarily to serve Dominion Virginia Power's 1,358MW natural...

Appalachian Power to develop transmission improvements project in South Lynchburg Area
25 November 2013 Appalachian Power has filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to build an electric transmission project in parts of northern Campbell County and the southern part of...

Globeleq to begin commercial operation of Azito power plant expansion project in 2015
25 November 2013 Globeleq expects to begin commercial operation of the expansion project at the existing 288MW Azito gas-to-power plant near Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire in early 2015 as...

GE wins 545MW wind turbine commitments in Brazilian energy auction
22 November 2013 General Electric Company (GE) has secured orders to supply wind turbines totalling 545MW for the proposed projects, which have been awarded 25-year contracts in the Brazilian A-3 energy...

UK joins US commitment to end support for public financing of new coal-fired power plants overseas
22 November 2013 The UK has agreed to join with the US to stop public financing for new foreign coal-fired power plants with an exception in rare...

ADB to provide $110m loan to Samarkand solar power project in Uzbekistan
22 November 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a $110m loan from its Asian Development Fund to Uzbekistan for the proposed 100MW Samarkand solar power...

IXL Group wins framing system supply contract from First Solar for 155MW solar projects in Australia
21 November 2013 The IXL Group of companies has won a contract from First Solar to manufacture and deliver the framing system for the two utility-scale solar PV projects totalling 155MW (AC) at Nyngan and...

EIB to provide €82m loan to support more efficient electricity generation in Bangladesh
21 November 2013 The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide an €82m loan to the Government of Bangladesh for two specific projects to support more efficient power generation in the country and reduce...

ERCAM delivers trackers to first phase of Alamo I solar project in Texas
21 November 2013 ERCAM Trackers has delivered more than 4,000 single and dual-axis trackers as well as 5,400 metric tons of steel including 17 million parts to the 41MW Alamo I solar farm in San Antonio,...

Aconex to support environmental upgrade of San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico
20 November 2013 Aconex has won a contract from Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to support the environmental upgrade of its San Juan Generating Station located near...

Meridian Energy begins power generation at Mt Mercer wind farm in Australia
20 November 2013 Meridian Energy has generated first power at its Mt Mercer wind farm in the Golden Plains Shire, around 30km south of Ballarat in Western Victoria,...

SMA Canada to provide inverters and O&M services for Grand Renewable Solar project
20 November 2013 SMA Canada has won a contract to provide solar inverters and operations and maintenance services for the 100MWac Grand Renewable Solar project in the Haldimand County,...

Xcel Energy receives approval to buy 698MW wind power
19 November 2013 Xcel Energy has received approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for its power purchase agreements with developers for 698MW of wind energy for its Texas-New Mexico...

Canadian Solar to sell four solar power plants to DIF Infrastructure
19 November 2013 Canadian Solar Solutions, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed an agreement with a fund managed by DIF Infrastructure to sell its four utility-scale solar power plants totalling...

DONG Energy to develop Gode Wind 1 and 2 projects off German coast
19 November 2013 DONG Energy will develop the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms totalling 582MW off the North Sea island of Juist, around 45km from the German coast in water depth of up to...

Obayashi receives contract to construct Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Laos
18 November 2013 Obayashi has won a contract from Nam Ngiep 1 Power to provide civil engineering works for the 288MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Borikhamxay,...

Reliance Infra commissions Pune-Parli D/C transmission line in India
18 November 2013 Reliance Infrastructure, through its subsidiary Reliance Power Transmission (RPTL), has commissioned the seventh transmission line in the state of Maharashtra, India ahead of...

MIT Lincoln Laboratory to study SunZia Southwest transmission project in New Mexico
18 November 2013 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has agreed to utilise its research and development lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory to commission a study on...

Areva to provide maintenance services for EDF nuclear fleet in France
15 November 2013 Areva has won a contract from Electricite de France (EDF) to provide major services and solutions for the maintenance and operation at the Chinon, Nogent, and Belleville nuclear power...

I&M receives approval to use low cost emission reduction technology at Rockport Generation Plant in Indiana
15 November 2013 Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) has received an approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) for an agreement to use the dry sorbent injection (DSI) technology at its...

M+W to build 70MW PV production facility in Argentina
15 November 2013 Global engineering and construction company M+W Group has won a contract to design and construct an integrated 70MW PV production facility in San Juan Province,...

FirstEnergy to invest $2.8bn to expand proposed ‘Energizing the Future’ transmission initiative
14 November 2013 FirstEnergy plans to expand its proposed ‘Energizing the Future’ transmission initiative with an investment of $2.8bn over four...

Geronimo Energy receives approval for Courtenay Wind Farm project in North Dakota
14 November 2013 Geronimo Energy has received approval from the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) for the 200.5MW Courtenay wind farm project, located west of Wimbledon in northeastern Stutsman...

ABB inaugurates two new manufacturing plants in India
14 November 2013 Swiss power and automation technology company ABB has inaugurated two new facilities in Savli, close to its Vadodara facility in Gujarat, India to manufacture high-voltage switchgear...

Enel Green Power begins construction of Sureste I-Phase II wind farm in Mexico
13 November 2013 Enel Green Power has begun construction of the new 102MW Sureste I-Phase II wind farm located in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Oaxaca state,...

Fluor completes 125MW Arlington Valley Solar Energy II facility in Arizona
13 November 2013 Fluor has completed the 125MW Arlington Valley Solar Energy II facility located in Maricopa County, Arizona, around 40 miles west of...

Siemens to supply 20 industrial gas turbines to combined cycle cogeneration power plants in Thailand
13 November 2013 Siemens Energy has won contracts to supply a total of 20xSGT-800 industrial gas turbines set to be used in various combined cycle cogeneration power plants in...

We Energies, Domtar start commercial operations of 50MW biomass power plant in Wisconsin
12 November 2013 We Energies and Domtar have commenced commercial operations of a $250m, 50MW biomass-fueled power plant on the latter’s Rothschild, Wisconsin, paper mill after successfully completing testing...

PSALM announces top bidders for Unified Leyte geothermal power plant auction in Philippines
12 November 2013 The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) has named top bidders for the ‘strips of energy’ and ‘bulk energy’ for the sales contracts of the 588MW Unified Leyte geothermal...

Vergnet, Bowler Energy partner to tap UK medium-scale wind power industry
12 November 2013 French wind turbine maker Vergnet has signed a partnership agreement with Bowler Energy, a part of the John Bowler Group, to develop wind power projects in England, Scotland and...

US governors call for policy certainty for wind industry
11 November 2013 The Governors Wind Coalition, which includes 11 governors from states, has urged the US lawmakers for policy certainty for the wind industry for continuous economic...

Reliance Power fires up second boiler at world’s largest integrated power plant and coal mining project in India
11 November 2013 Reliance Power has fired up another boiler, a key step for commissioning activity, of the second 660MW unit at the 3,960MW Sasan ultra mega power plant (UMPP) in Madhya Pradesh,...

Narec receives approval for Blyth offshore wind demonstration site in UK
11 November 2013 The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has received approval from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to develop the grid-connected Blyth offshore wind demonstration site in the...

AfDB funds West African electricity interconnection project
08 November 2013 The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has agreed to finance €145m for the Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) electricity networks interconnection project, which will...

Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South project in California commences commercial operations
08 November 2013 Tenaska has commenced commercial operations of a new 130MW solar photovoltaic electric generating station near El Centro in...

Areva wins €1.25bn contract for Angra 3 nuclear reactor in Brazil
08 November 2013 French company Areva has won a €1.25bn contract from Eletrobras Eletronuclear to construct the 1,405MW Angra 3 nuclear reactor in the state of Rio de Janeiro,...

Gamesa signs 285MW framework supply agreement with TuuliWatti in Finland
07 November 2013 Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa has signed a framework agreement with TuuliWatti, a joint venture between Finnish company St1 and retail cooperative S-Group, to supply up to 285MW of its...

Total wins 86MWp solar power project in South Africa
07 November 2013 Total has been selected as the preferred bidder for an 86MWp ground-mounted solar power project by South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) under the third round of the Renewable...

Iberdrola-led research team demonstrates first prototype of SIGMA R&D project in Spain
07 November 2013 Iberdrola Ingenieria, the Pulsed Laser Centre (CLPU) and the University of Salamanca (USAL) have demonstrated the first results of the SIGMA research project, which is developing a new system...

Gamesa wins 210MW wind power order in Brazil
06 November 2013 Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won a contract from Casa dos Ventos Energias Renovaveis to supply wind turbines totalling 210MW for the Chapada wind farm in the state of Piaui,...

EDF Energy, unions reach agreement for workers on Hinkley Point C nuclear project
06 November 2013 EDF Energy, the GMB and Unite trade unions have reached a new labour agreement on pay and conditions of employment, including welfare facilities and training, for workers who will construct...

Siemens to build combined heat and power plant in Poland
06 November 2013 Siemens Energy has won a contract valued at €160m from PGE GiEK, a subsidiary of Polish utility PGE, to build a turnkey combined heat and power plant, replacing an old coal-fired power plant,...

Campo Verde solar facility in California commences commercial operations
05 November 2013 Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, and Turner Renewable Energy have commenced commercial operations of the 139MW Campo Verde solar PV project in Imperial County,...

Consumers Energy begins construction on Cross Winds Energy Park in Michigan
05 November 2013 Consumers Energy has begun construction on the 105MW Cross Winds Energy Park in Akron and Columbia townships of Tuscola County,...

FERC approves FirstEnergy’s proposed sale of hydro power stations to LS Power
05 November 2013 The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved FirstEnergy subsidiaries’ proposal to sell 11 hydroelectric power stations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to LS...

BHEL to provide highest rating pulverised lignite fired steam-generators to 1,000MW Neyveli project
04 November 2013 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a contract in an international competitive bidding conducted by Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) to provide steam generator package for a...

California Valley Solar Ranch plant commences commercial operations
04 November 2013 NRG Energy, NRG Yield and SunPower have completed the final phase of the 250MWac California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) PV generating facility in San Luis Obispo County, California, which is...

IDB grants $132.6m loan to 90MW wind project in Uruguay
04 November 2013 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a private sector loan of up to $132.6m for two wind power plants totaling 90MW in the department of Maldonado,...

DECC announces new energy sector reforms
01 November 2013 The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced plans to make switching simpler and quicker, bring it down to 24 hours from the five weeks it currently takes without...

Metso to supply automation for Asia’s largest biomass power plant
01 November 2013 Finnish global engineering and technology company Metso has secured a contract from GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) to supply automation for the under-construction Dangjin 4 biomass...

Enel Green Power wins 513MWp of solar and wind projects in South Africa
01 November 2013 Enel Green Power has won four solar PV projects totalling 314MWp and two wind projects with a total capacity of 199MW by the Department of Energy, South Africa (DOE) under the third round of...

October 2013

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MHI consortium and Turkey sign framework agreement for Sinop nuclear power plant
31 October 2013 The Government of Turkey and a consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Itochu and GDF Suez, have reached a broad framework of commercial agreement for the proposed 4,400MWe Sinop...

Yokogawa to provide control systems for Kudgi coal-fired plant in India
31 October 2013 Yokogawa India, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric, has won a contract from NTPC to supply control systems for the Kudgi supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant being built in the...

Siemens wins 165MW wind power order in Turkey
31 October 2013 Siemens has won a contract from Guris Construction and Engineering for the supply of wind turbines totalling 165MW to three power projects to be developed in...

Mainstream consortium wins 360MW wind power projects in South African government tender
30 October 2013 The Department of Energy, South Africa (DOE) has selected a consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power as preferred bidder for the three large-scale wind energy projects totalling 360MW in...

Scotland and Basse-Normandie in France cooperate on marine energy
30 October 2013 The Government of Scotland and the French region of Basse-Normandie have signed an international co-operation agreement to jointly work in the field of marine...

Alstom to provide Low NOx solution for EDF Wybrzeze coal-fired power plant in Poland
30 October 2013 Alstom Power has won a contract from EDF Polska to provide Low NOx solution for the EDF Wybrzeze coal-fired power plant based in Gdansk,...

Innovation software celebrated at Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure 2013
30 October 2013 The media and representatives from all areas of the infrastructure industry have gathered in London this week for US-based software solutions company Bentley Systems' annual Year in...

Prudential acquires minority interest in Tenaska’s Californian solar PV project
29 October 2013 Prudential Capital Group acquired a minority interest in the 130MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South Project near El Centro in California, with the transaction expected to close...

Taiwan announces photovoltaic module product registration scheme
29 October 2013 The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), has announced a photovoltaic module product registration scheme to strengthen the installation of solar power generation equipment...

RSPB Scotland opposes SSE’s Strathy South wind farm in Sutherland
29 October 2013 The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Scotland is formally opposing SSE Generation’s proposed 47-turbine Strathy South wind farm near Strathy in...

Israel to begin construction on world’s fifth largest solar power station
28 October 2013 Megalim Solar Power, a joint venture of BrightSource Energy and Alstom, plans to begin construction on a 121MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Israel in...

Sembcorp starts operations of woodchip boiler plant expansion in Singapore
28 October 2013 Sembcorp Industries has commenced commercial operations of the €17.6m expansion to its Sembcorp woodchip boiler plant on Jurong Island, located to the southwest of the main island of...

EEPCO begins operations of 120MW Ashegoda wind farm in Ethiopia
28 October 2013 The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) has commenced operations of the 120MW Ashegoda wind farm, located around 775km from Addis Ababa and less than 20km from Mekele,...

Bord na Mona to develop Europe’s largest onshore wind power project in Ireland
25 October 2013 Energy company Bord na Mona announced plans to develop the Clean Energy Hub, which will generate around 2GW of wind power and create an export business of €1bn annual revenue for the...

OPT and Mitsui cooperate to commercialise PowerBuoy wave energy technology
25 October 2013 Wave energy technology company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding have agreed on the terms of licensing and other financial arrangements to cooperate in...

Westinghouse and Sebata Group cooperate to develop nuclear power plants in South Africa
25 October 2013 Westinghouse has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South-African EPC company Sebata Group in preparation for the potential construction of AP1000 nuclear power plants in the...

CPV and partners begin construction on 700MW combined-cycle power plant in Woodbridge, New Jersey
24 October 2013 Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), ArcLight Capital Partners and Toyota Tsusho have commenced construction of the CPV Woodbridge Energy Center, a 700MW natural gas-fuelled combined-cycle...

APR Energy to acquire GE’s power rental business for $314m
24 October 2013 APR Energy has signed an agreement with General Electric Company (GE) to acquire GE’s power rental business, which has a portfolio of 520MW power generation capacity, for a consideration of...

DTE Energy commissions first 13 wind turbines at 112MW Echo Wind Park in Michigan
24 October 2013 DTE Energy has commissioned the first 13 wind turbines at the 112MW Echo wind park in Michigan and expects to begin full commercial operations at the plant by the end of November...

SEMIKRON, PCS and TU Dresden complete research project for efficiently converting electrical energy from renewable sources
23 October 2013 SEMIKRON, PCS Power Converter Solutions (PCS) and the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden) have completed a joint research project for optimizing the energy efficiency of wind and...

Alstom to supply transformers for Nabinagar thermal power project in India
23 October 2013 Alstom T&D India has won a contract from Nabinagar Power Generating Company, a joint venture between NTPC and the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB), to supply a power transformer package for...

Welsh joint venture wins contract for Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind energy project
23 October 2013 A joint venture (JV) partnership between Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK and Wales Division of Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK, has been awarded a contract byVattenfall to provide civil...

Tauron inaugurates 82MW Marszewo wind farm in Poland
22 October 2013 Tauron Polska Energia has inaugurated the 82MW Marszewo wind farm project in Postomino municipality, Slawno County, on the East end of West Pomerania Province,...

Wartsila to supply equipment to 184MW Arun gas power plant in Indonesia
22 October 2013 Finnish corporation Wartsila has secured a contract from PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) to supply the engineering and equipment for a new peaking gas power plant power under construction in...

ABB wins Sandbank offshore wind connection project in Germany
22 October 2013 ABB has received a contract from transmission system operator TenneT to supply a sub-sea alternating current (AC) power transmission link to connect the Sandbank offshore wind farm to the...

Xcel Energy to add 750MW wind power to Upper Midwest grid
21 October 2013 Xcel Energy has secured approval from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to add 750MW from four wind power projects on its Upper Midwest...

Technological advancements are driving global wind power market growth, experts say
21 October 2013 Technological advancements, federal subsidies and investments, along with the increasing electricity demand and a quest to curb carbon dioxide emissions, are fostering the growth of the wind...

UK and EDF Energy reach initial agreement on Hinkley Point C nuclear power station
21 October 2013 The UK Government and EDF Energy have signed an agreement on the key terms of a proposed investment contract for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, that will generate...

Siemens completes vertical GIL installation at Xiluodu hydro project in China
18 October 2013 Siemens has completed construction of a high-voltage gas-insulated transmission line (GIL) at the Xiluodu hydropower plant, which is claimed to be China’s second largest hydro...

Nuon to deploy Maxsys clean technology systems across Dutch customer base
18 October 2013 Maxsys Fuel Systems has won a contract from Nuon, a subsidiary of Vattenfall, for the supply of Maxsys systems for the Dutch customer...

Canadian Solar begins construction of 100MW Grand Renewable solar project in Canada
18 October 2013 Canadian Solar Solutions, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has commenced construction of the 100MWac Grand Renewable solar project in the Ontario province of...

AFD, Eskom to sign €100m loan agreement for 100MW CSP project in South Africa
17 October 2013 Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) has agreed to sign a €100m credit facility agreement with Eskom for a 100MW concentrating solar power (CSP) project near Upington in Northern Cape,...

First Solar wins EPC contract for 250MW McCoy solar power plant in California
17 October 2013 First Solar has won a contract from McCoy Solar, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, to construct a 250MWac solar power plant in Riverside County,...

UK records all-time high deployment of small and medium wind energy in 2012, says RenewableUK
17 October 2013 Small and medium wind turbine installations in the UK had a total generating capacity of over 102MW at the end of 2012, representing an increase of 21% compared to 2011, according to...

Power Machines to provide turbo-generator stator for Russian Balakovskaya NPP
16 October 2013 Power Machines has won a contract from Rosenergoatom to manufacture and supply a turbo-generator stator with capacity increased up to 1,100MW for reserve stocks of the Balakovskaya nuclear...

Sakhalin Energy commissions GE-powered power generation train No.4 at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in Russia
16 October 2013 Sakhalin Energy has commissioned power generation train No.4, which is equipped with three General Electric (GE) LM6000 PF Sprint aero-derivative gas turbines of 46.4MWt each, at...

Logan Energy installs UK’s first molten carbonate fuel cell system at Quadrant 3 scheme
16 October 2013 Logan Energy has installed a fuel cell system at The Crown Estate’s £400m (€474m), 270,000ft2 mixed use Quadrant 3 Regent Street redevelopment project in the...

Siemens installs new 6MW gearless wind turbine at SSE’s test site in the UK
15 October 2013 Siemens has installed a market-ready version of its new 6MW gearless wind turbine at SSE’s test site in Hunterston,...

Crompton Greaves launches 1,600kV ultra high voltage research centre in India
15 October 2013 Crompton Greaves has launched its 1,600kV Ultra High Voltage (UHV) research centre at its switchgear complex in Nashik, Maharashtra,...

Suzlon wins contract to supply wind turbines for 65MW project in Uruguay
15 October 2013 Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Group has received a new contract to supply turbines for a 65MW project in...

Voith wins new hydropower order in Norway
14 October 2013 Voith has received €18m order to equip the Braskereidfoss power plant at the Glomma River in South Norway...

Armow Wind wins renewable energy approval from Ontario
14 October 2013 SP Armow Wind Ontario, a joint venture limited partnership owned by affiliates of Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada and Samsung Renewable Energy, has received a renewable energy approval from...

Eneco, Mitsubishi start construction on 129MW Dutch offshore wind farm
14 October 2013 Eneco Luchterduinen has officially marked the start of construction of the 129MW Dutch offshore wind farm by commencing tunneling for the onshore section of an electricity cable at the junction...

Vestas to supply turbines for 108MW Crucea North wind power plant in Romania
11 October 2013 Vestas Wind Systems has won a contract from S.C. Crucea Wind Farm, 100% owned indirectly by STEAG, for the 108MW Crucea North wind power plant in...

Astaldi wins $962m contract for Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant in Canada
11 October 2013 Astaldi Canada, a subsidiary of Italian firm Astaldi, has won a contract to carry out major civil works for the 824MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generating facility project in...

Google to invest $103m in 265.7MWdc Mount Signal solar PV project in California
11 October 2013 Google has agreed to invest around $103m in Silver Ridge Power’s under construction 265.7MWdc (200MWac) Mount Signal utility-scale solar PV generating project in Imperial County,...

Gamesa to supply wind turbines to Iberdrola for Penascal expansion project in Texas
10 October 2013 Gamesa has signed an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables to supply wind turbines for the 202MW Baffin wind farm project, an expansion at the Penascal wind power complex in...

Shunfeng bids for Wuxi Suntech acquisition
10 October 2013 Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, has submitted a bid to acquire an equity stake in Wuxi Suntech Power, a...

Meaford Energy plans to develop 299MW CCGT power plant in UK
10 October 2013 Meaford Energy, a joint venture between St. Modwen and Glenfinnan, has announced a proposal to construct a new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station on the Meaford Business Park,...

Siemens wins contract for Grand Renewable wind project in Ontario
09 October 2013 Siemens has won a contract from Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group for the Grand Renewable wind project, located in the county of Haldimand in southern...

Koch Energy subsidiary to acquire 1,055MW Odessa power plant in Texas
09 October 2013 Koch Energy Services’ subsidiary has signed an agreement with affiliates of Energy Capital Partners to acquire the 1,055MW Odessa power plant, a natural gas combined cycle electric power...

EBRD provides $94.4m loan for three PEPSA wind farms in Poland
09 October 2013 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement to provide a senior long-term loan of up to PLN292m ($94.4m) to support the construction and operation of...

Keppel Prince completes pile foundation manufacturing for Perth wave energy project
08 October 2013 Australian developer Carnegie Wave Energy has announced the completion of pile foundation manufacturing by Keppel Prince Engineering for the Perth project, the first grid-connected CETO wave...

Alstom wins contracts to service three power plants in US and Canada
08 October 2013 French company Alstom has won two contracts to provide long term services for three natural gas fired power plants in the US and...

New Spanish energy reform proposal to hamper renewable energy growth
08 October 2013 The new Spanish energy reform bill proposal that includes a fee for electricity generated from solar panels or other renewable sources will pose a threat to the renewable growth and might...

India, Bangladesh inaugurate cross-border electrical grid interconnection project
07 October 2013 The governments of India and Bangladesh have inaugurated the Baharampur-Bheramara cross-border power transmission link between the countries that would initially facilitate the exchange of...

CWE starts construction on Isimba hydro power project in Uganda
07 October 2013 China International Water and Electric (CWE) has commenced construction on a 183MW hydro power plant in Busaana sub-county, Kayunga district at Koova Island in...

AfDB approves $150m loan for 300MW Maamba power project and coal mine in Zambia
07 October 2013 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of up to $150m to finance the construction of the 300MW Maamba coal-fired power project and the revamping of the Maamba coal mine...

Alstom wins contract to supply turbines for 850MW Ratle hydropower plant in India
04 October 2013 Alstom has won a contract from GVK Power and Infrastructure to supply hydro turbines for the 850MW Ratle hydropower plant in Jammu and Kashmir in...

Iberdrola begins development of Wild Meadows wind farm in New Hampshire
04 October 2013 Iberdrola Renewables, the US subsidiary of Iberdrola, has commenced advanced development of its 75.9MW Wild Meadows wind farm in New...

Indian cabinet approves 750MW solar power development under JNNSM
04 October 2013 The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a scheme to develop 750MW solar PV power projects under batch one of phase two of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission...

Invenergy completes project financing for 200MW Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center in Nebraska
03 October 2013 Invenergy Wind has completed project financing including debt and tax equity for the under-construction 200.6MW Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center, which is located around 100 miles northwest...

Bangladesh begins construction work on Rooppur nuclear power plant
03 October 2013 The government of Bangladesh has begun construction on the first phase of the 2,000MW Rooppur nuclear power plant project in Ishwardi, Pabna, located at 200km from...

Goldman Sachs, ATP and PFA to buy 26% stake in DONG Energy
03 October 2013 Goldman Sachs and the Danish pension funds Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension (ATP) and PFA Pension Forsikringsaktieselskab have reached an agreement with DONG Energy and the Danish Ministry...

DONG Energy installs turbine at West of Duddon Sands
02 October 2013 DONG Energy has installed the first turbine at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, located in the East Irish Sea around 14km from the nearest coast on Walney Island,...

Westinghouse wins contract for nuclear waste storage facility in Spain
02 October 2013 Westinghouse Electric has won a contract from the Spanish agency Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos (ENRESA) to provide main engineering services for the centralised high-level waste...

POSCO E&C to construct world's first underground CCPP in South Korea
02 October 2013 POSCO E&C will construct an 800MW underground combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Seoul, South Korea, which is said to be the world's first underground...

Vestas wins 129MW offshore wind turbine contract
01 October 2013 Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has won a contract from Eneco Luchterduinen to supply wind turbines for a 129MW offshore wind project in the...

Abengoa begins second phase of Europe’s largest solar complex
01 October 2013 Sustainable development company Abengoa has begun commercial operations of the second phase of the 200MW Extremadura Solar Complex in...

Report says efficient fossil fuel technologies will expand thermal power market
01 October 2013 Adopting innovative and efficient fossil fuel technologies, including carbon capture and storage (CCS) and combined heat and power (CHP), will foster the growth of the global thermal power...

September 2013

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Scotland rejects wind farm planning consent for Harelaw Renewable Energy Park
30 September 2013 The Scottish Government has rejected planning permission for Gamesa Energy's proposed 117MW Harelaw Renewable Energy Park to be constructed to the south of Neilston, on the border of...

Reykjavik Geothermal to build Africa’s largest geothermal project in Ethiopia
30 September 2013 Reykjavik Geothermal and the Ethiopian Government have signed an agreement to harness 1GW of geothermal power over the next eight to ten years with an investment of around...

Vestas and Mitsubishi form joint venture in offshore wind turbine market
30 September 2013 Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems and Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) in the field of offshore wind turbines with a base...

UK to examine first stage proposal for world’s largest wind power project
27 September 2013 The UK Planning Inspectorate has agreed to examine Forewind’s application for the proposed 2.4GW Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind farm project, which is the first stage of the...

NorthWestern Energy to buy hydroelectric facilities from PPL Montana for $900m
27 September 2013 NorthWestern Energy will purchase 11 hydroelectric facilities totaling over 630MW and Hebgen Lake reservoir from PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL, for a cash consideration of...

Vestas wins 400MW wind turbine order in Texas
27 September 2013 Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has won a contract from Duke Energy Renewables to supply wind turbines totalling 400MW for two proposed power projects, Los Vientos 3 and Los...

NextEra Energy commissions Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre in Canada
26 September 2013 Summerhaven Wind, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada, has commenced commercial operations of the 124.4MW Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre in the Ontario province of...

Tri Global Energy announces world’s largest community-sponsored wind farm in Texas
26 September 2013 Tri Global Energy has established Hale Community Energy, a joint venture partnership created by combining its four proposed community-owned wind projects totaling 1,100MW capacity: Hale County...

China Techenergy to commission reactor protection system at Yangjiang nuclear plant
26 September 2013 China Techenergy, a 60/40 joint venture owned by China General Nuclear Power (CGNPC) and Beijing Hollysys, has won a contract to supply and commission automation control and reactor...

Sempra and Consolidated Edison finalise solar power joint venture
25 September 2013 Sempra US Gas & Power has finalised joint-venture (JV) agreements with Consolidated Edison Development for two of its plants: the 150MW Copper Mountain Solar II plant near Las Vegas and the...

Areva begins installation of first turbines at two offshore wind farms in German North Sea
25 September 2013 Areva has commenced the installation phase of the first Areva M5000 turbines at the Global Tech I offshore wind farm and Trianel Windpark Borkum in the German North...

Panda Power Funds acquires 750MW Stonewall combined cycle project in Virginia
25 September 2013 US-based private equity firm, Panda Power Funds, has acquired a majority interest in the proposed 750MW Stonewall combined cycle project, a natural gas-fired power plant to be located in...

First Wind secures contracts for two Maine wind projects in Massachusetts bidding process
24 September 2013 US-based renewable energy company First Wind has won long-term contracts as part of a competitively-bid process, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, to supply more...

GE wins $2.7bn contracts for nine power plants in Algeria
24 September 2013 General Electric Company (GE) has secured three contracts worth $2.7bn from Societe Algerienne de Production d'electricite (SPE), an affiliate of Sonelgaz, to supply heavy-duty gas...

India plans to develop world's largest solar power project with 4GW capacity
24 September 2013 The government of India have announced plans to develop a solar power project, claimed to be the world's largest, with a capacity of 4,000MW on a site close to Sambhar Lake and about 75km from...

Abengoa wins contract to develop 70MW wind power project in Uruguay
23 September 2013 Spanish company Abengoa has won a contract to develop a new 70MW wind power project in Palomas, in the Salto region of Uruguay, that would generate enough electricity to power around 100,000...

Sterlite Grid wins two transmission projects worth $104.1m in India
23 September 2013 Sterlite Grid, a subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies, has won two contracts worth INR6.5bn ($104.1m) from Power Finance Corporation of India to develop major transmission projects on a 'build,...

Iberdrola wins lease bid for proposed 1GW wind farm in New Mexico
23 September 2013 Iberdrola Renewables has won a land lease bid from the New Mexico State Land Office for a proposed wind energy project to be built on the state trust land in Torrance...

First Solar begins construction on 150MWac Solar Gen 2 project in California
20 September 2013 US-based solar PV modules manufacturer First Solar has commenced construction on the 150MWac Solar Gen 2 project in Imperial County,...

NIS begins construction of 102MW Plandiste wind farm in Serbia
20 September 2013 Serbian oil and gas firm Naftna industrija Srbije (NIS) has commenced construction on the 102MW Plandiste wind farm in Vojvodina,...

Companies to conduct joint study for proposed Fukushima geothermal project in Japan
20 September 2013 Ten companies plan to develop a 270MW-capacity geothermal power plant in the Bandai Asahi National Park in Fukushima Prefecture,...

Siemens completes Inter-island Connector Pole 3 HVDC transmission project in New Zealand
19 September 2013 Siemens has completed the inter-island connector Pole Three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link project worth up to $672m at Benmore in the South Island and Haywards, just north...

FLSmidth wins contract to supply air pollution control technology to Shenzhen Energy in China
19 September 2013 FLSmidth's air pollution control business unit has won a contract from Shenzhen Energy for its air pollution control technology to be installed at the Shajiao-B and Mawan coal-fired power plants...

EDF EN Canada and Enbridge inaugurate 300MW Lac-Alfred wind project in Quebec
19 September 2013 EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Enbridge have inaugurated the 300MW Lac-Alfred wind power project in...

Samsung and Pattern Energy close financing for Grand Renewable wind project in Ontario
18 September 2013 Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have closed financing for the 150MW Grand Renewable wind project in Haldimand County,...

ABB commissions Thornton Bank offshore wind subsea transmission link
18 September 2013 Power and automation technology group ABB has completed the subsea transmission link for C-Power's Thornton Bank offshore wind farm project in Belgium on...

Alstom to supply steam turbine generator sets for Shuqaiq power plant in Saudi Arabia
18 September 2013 French company Alstom has won a contract worth €170m ($227m) from EPC contractor Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply four 720MW steam turbine generator sets for the Shuqaiq thermal power project...

Vestas bags order under EDF Renewable Energy's MSA
17 September 2013 Danish turbine maker Vestas Wind System has won an 80MW order as part of a master supply agreement with EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, for up to 750MW of wind...

Power Machines manufactures steam turbine for Leningradskaya NPP-2
17 September 2013 Russian power plant engineering company Power Machines has produced and tested a 1,200MW high-speed steam turbine, which is destined for Unit 2 of Leningradskaya NPP-2, located in the town...

Siemens wins turnkey substation contract from KNPC
17 September 2013 Siemens Electrical and Electronic Services has won a turnkey contract worth KWD68.2m ($240m) from Kuwait National Petroleum (KNPC) for the supply of two high-voltage substations at refineries...

E-CL seeks approval for 300MW Pampa Camarones power plant in Chile
16 September 2013 Chilean developer E-CL, a subsidiary of GDF Suez, has submitted an environmental impact statement to the environmental evaluation services of the region of Arica, seeking approval to develop...

MeyGen wins consent to develop tidal energy project in Pentland Firth
16 September 2013 MeyGen has won consent from the Government of Scotland to develop its proposed 398MW tidal energy project in the Pentland...

Mitsubishi to supply gas turbine power generation systems in Uzbekistan
16 September 2013 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has won a contract from Daewoo International to supply two sets of an M701F4 gas turbine and generator for the Talimarjan power plant expansion project...

Carlyle to acquire six natural gas-fired power plants in California, New Jersey
13 September 2013 Alternative asset management company The Carlyle Group will acquire Red Oak natural gas-fired power generation facility in Sayreville, New Jersey and five natural gas-fired power plants...

EDF Renewable Energy signs 200MW wind turbine supply contract with GE
13 September 2013 US-based EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has awarded a contract to General Electric (GE) for the supply of wind turbine generators totaling...

India’s CEA to examine Velcan Energy’s Heo hydroelectric project proposal
13 September 2013

SunEdison closes $212.5m project financing for Amanecer Solar CAP project in Chile
12 September 2013 US solar service provider SunEdison has closed a $212.5m non-recourse debt financing arrangement with the World Bank member International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the US federal...

JinkoSolar to supply PV modules totaling 274MWp to Acciona
12 September 2013 Chinese PV product manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced three agreements with Spanish energy company Acciona for the supply of its high-efficiency solar PV modules totaling 274MWp...

Vattenfall inaugurates 122MW Zuidlob wind farm in Netherlands
12 September 2013 Swedish utility Vattenfall has inaugurated the 122MW Zuidlob wind farm located in the southern part of the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands. The company has changed the name of the project...

Toshiba to acquire Vijai Electricals’ T&D business for $200m
11 September 2013 Japanese firm Toshiba will acquire major part of Indian-based manufacturer Vijai Electricals’ electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) business for a cash consideration of around $200m...

Westinghouse, Toshiba and Exelon join to pursue civil nuclear projects in Saudi Arabia
11 September 2013 Westinghouse, Toshiba and Exelon Nuclear Partners have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pursue nuclear power plants in Saudi...

EDF EN Canada begins commercial operations of 150MW Lac-Alfred Phase 2 wind project in Quebec
11 September 2013 EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has commenced commercial operations of the 150MW Lac-Alfred Phase 2 wind power project in...

Minesto identifies Welsh waters for Deep Green tidal power plant deployment
10 September 2013 Swedish marine energy technology developer Minesto has identified Welsh waters as a suitable location to install its Deep Green, a new concept for tidal power plants following Sustainable...

Brazil registers 19.4GW for A-3 2013 power auction
10 September 2013 Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), the Brazilian energy planning agency, received applications from 784 power projects totaling 19.4GW for the upcoming A-3 national tender, which will be held...

Siemens wins contract to build 580MW Guillermo Brown thermal power plant in Argentina
10 September 2013 Siemens Energy has won a contract from Fideicomiso Central Termoelectrica Guillermo Brown for the turnkey construction of the 580MW Guillermo Brown thermoelectric power plant near the city of...

MTD Philippines to build ten mini-hydropower plants in Isabela
09 September 2013 MTD Philippines, a unit of the Alloy MTD Group, will build ten run-of-river mini-hydropower plants totaling 80 MW in Isabela with an investment of approximately $280m...

Impax to acquire two wind power projects totaling 75MW in Finland
09 September 2013 Impax New Energy Investors II (NEF ll), a fund managed by Impax Asset Management, will acquire two pre-construction stage wind power projects totaling up to 75MW in...

Dominion Virginia Power wins second competitive offshore wind lease auction
09 September 2013 Dominion Virginia Power has won the bid in a federal auction to lease 112,800 acres of land on the outer continental shelf off of Virginia to construct a 2,000MW offshore wind power plant, which...

Vestas wins 52MW wind power order in Turkey
09 September 2013 Vestas Wind Systems has won a contract from Turkish steel pipe producer Erciyas Celik Boru to deliver wind turbines for the 52MW Kavakli RES wind power plant in the Balikesir province,...

Nova Scotia regulator rules in favor of 102MW South Canoe wind project
06 September 2013 The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (URB) upheld Chester Municipal Council's approval of a development agreement for the 102MW South Canoe wind project in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia,...

Jacobson Elektro to develop 360MW combined-cycle power plant in Ghana
06 September 2013 Norwegian energy company Jacobsen Elektro, through its Ghanaian unit Jacobson Jelco, plans to develop a 360MW combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) on 45 acres of land at Inchaban in the Shama...

GE secures contract to provide long-term services for 110MW gas-fired cogeneration plant in Thailand
06 September 2013 General Electric (GE) has secured a contract from Bangkok-based power developer Bangpa-In Cogeneration, a subsidiary of CK Power, to provide inspection and planned maintenance services at...

DONG Energy inaugurates 400MW Anholt offshore wind farm
05 September 2013 Danish utility DONG Energy has officially inaugurated the 400MW Anholt offshore wind farm in the Kattegat, located off Denmark's eastern coast, about 20km northeast of the Jutland...

Alstom wins contract to supply wind turbines to Pontal wind project in Brazil
05 September 2013 Alstom has won a contract from Enerplan to supply wind turbines to the Pontal wind project in south of...

CT Offshore completes half of cable installation at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm
05 September 2013 CT Offshore has completed the installation of 54 of the 108 cables on the 389MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, which will feature 108 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbine generators in the...

MHI to construct 2,600MW natural gas-fired plant for Taipower
04 September 2013 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), along with Taiwan EPC firm CTCI, has won a full-turnkey contract from Taiwan Power (Taipower) to develop construct a 2.6GW natural gas-fired gas turbine...

SNAP-Benguet receives clearance for rehabilitated Binga hydroelectric plant in Philippines
04 September 2013 SN Aboitiz Power – Benguet (SNAP-Benguet), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, was granted a five-year certificate of compliance (COC) by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for the...

EDF Energies Nouvelles starts 143MW Catalina solar PV plant in US
03 September 2013 EDF Energies Nouvelles, a US subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has commissioned the 143MWp Catalina solar PV plant in...

Infigen Energy receives Bodangora wind farm development approval
03 September 2013 Infigen Energy has received approval from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for the development of Bodangora wind farm in central west New South Wales (NSW),...

Enel Green Power wins 88MW in Brazil wind auction
03 September 2013 Enel Green Power has won three wind energy supply contracts with a total capacity of...

Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm begins electricity generation
02 September 2013 RWE Innogy announced that the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm has officially generated and exported its first...

Acwa Power begins construction of solar power plant in Northern Cape
02 September 2013 Acwa Power has begun construction on a 50MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at the farm Bokpoort, near Upington, in Northern...

Siemens wins contract to supply direct-drive wind turbines to France
02 September 2013 Power equipment manufacturer Siemens has won an order to supply, install and commission 24 direct-drive wind turbines for four wind projects in the Nord Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions...

August 2013

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AREVA completes decontamination at Chooz A nuclear power plant in France
30 August 2013 AREVA has completed decontamination of primary loop elements at the Chooz A nuclear power plant located in Northern...

US energy department releases new clean energy finance guide
30 August 2013 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new clean energy finance guide with an aim to increase the efficiency of buildings and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies...

Global revenue from biomass energy to touch $11.5bn by 2020: report
30 August 2013 Worldwide revenue from biomass energy market is expected to touch $11.5bn annually by 2020, according to a new report from Navigant...

Transcorp completes full financing for Ughelli power plant in Nigeria
29 August 2013 Transcorp, the publicly quoted conglomerate managed by Tony Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings, has completed full financing for the $300m Ughelli power plant in Delta...

Siemens delivers Dangjin 3 power plant in South Korea
29 August 2013 Siemens Energy has delivered the Dangjin 3 power plant together with its partner GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) to South Korean power utility GS...

UK government’s act illegal in wind farm approval process: United Nations
29 August 2013 A United Nations (UN) legal tribunal has ruled that the UK government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval on wind...

Norway grants license for 1.3GW wind power projects
28 August 2013 The Norwegian Government has granted licenses for the construction of eight wind power projects in the country with a combined capacity of...

Abengoa completes construction of Khi Solar One tower in South Africa
28 August 2013 Abengoa has completed the construction of the 50MW Khi Solar One tower in Northern Cape, South Africa....

GE, XD Electric form new transmission and distribution partnership
28 August 2013 GE has formed a new global partnership with XD Electric Group, combining GE’s grid automation capabilities and global energy presence with XD Electric’s comprehensive portfolio of high-voltage...

Narec to test Samsung’s 7MW offshore wind turbine
27 August 2013 South Korean engineering company Samsung Heavy Industries has delivered its 7MW offshore wind turbine for testing at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in...

GE-Alterra buys First Solar’s solar power projects in Canada
27 August 2013 US-based film photovoltaic modules manufacturer First Solar has sold its three solar power projects in Canada totalling 50MW AC to ABW Partnership....

Siemens installs HelWin1 offshore platform in North Sea
27 August 2013 Siemens has installed HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, which will connect two offshore wind farms, 295MW Nordsee Ost and285MW Meerwind to the...

Vattenfall, ScottishPower install weather monitoring stations for East Anglia Wind project
23 August 2013 Swedish power producer Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables have completed the installation of two offshore weather monitoring stations in the North Sea, to support work on the 7200MW...

Siemens to supply turbines for Liberty power plant in US
23 August 2013 Siemens Energy has secured a $400m contract to supply H-class gas turbines for the 829MW Liberty combined cycle power plant in Pennsylvania,...

UK introduces new sustainability criteria for biomass industry
23 August 2013 UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled new rules for the biomass industry to ensure sustainability of wood-fuel used to create...

Demand for wind power in EMEA region remains weak in 2013, says report
22 August 2013 The demand for wind power installations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region is weak in 2013 and may deepen further in 2014, according to a new report from MAKE...

NMDC, IL&FS Energy sign agreement to build 500MW power plant in India
22 August 2013 Iron ore miner National Mineral Development’s (NMDC) subsidiary, NMDC Power, has entered into an agreement with IL&FS Energy Development (IEDCL) to form a joint venture (JV) to construct a...

Pattern Energy begins construction of Panhandle wind project in Texas
22 August 2013 US-based energy company Pattern Energy Group has commenced the construction of the 218MW Panhandle wind project in Texas Panhandle, US after securing required...

Vestas begins operations at largest wind farm test bench in Denmark
21 August 2013 Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas has commenced operations at its global testing centre in Aarhus,...

Siemens to supply turbines for 267MW wind power plant in US
21 August 2013 Siemens Energy has secured a contract from Portland General Electric Company to supply wind turbines for the 267MW Tucannon River wind power plant in the...

E.ON begins work at 288MW offshore wind farm in Germany
21 August 2013 E.ON has started construction of its operations and maintenance building for its 288MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in...

UK to retain electricity distribution savings scheme in Northern Scotland
20 August 2013 The UK Government has announced that it will retain Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme in order to save North of Scotland £50m a year on their energy...

Panda Power Funds to build 859MW power plant in Maryland, US
20 August 2013 Dallas-based private equity firm, Panda Power Funds, has announced its plans to build, own and operate a 859MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) project in Maryland....

Mitsubishi acquires stakes in two French solar projects
20 August 2013 Japan-based Mitsubishi has acquired 50% stakes in two French solar projects, totalling 56MW, from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF...

GE, Sandia Labs partner to increase wind turbines power generation capacity
19 August 2013 GE Global Research and the US Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories have partnered to explore methods to reduce noise levels and increase power generation capacity of wind...

NNSA, Siemens break ground on Pantex wind farm in Texas
19 August 2013 The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) along with Siemens has begun construction on a wind farm in Amarillo, Texas....

Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution connects first scale battery to grid
19 August 2013 Scotland’s public utility supplier Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) has connected Britain’s first large scale battery to the electricity distribution network on...

DECC announces preferred bidders for smart meter roll-out
16 August 2013 The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has selected Capita, Spain's Telefonica and CGI IT UK (CGI) as the preferred bidders for deployment of smart meters across the Great...

Electrochaea commissions power-to-gas demonstration facility in Denmark
16 August 2013 Electrochaea has commissioned a power-to-gas demonstration facility, which is based on biological methanation and uses a 10,000 litre bioreactor, in Foulum, Denmark....

Natural Power provides technical due diligence services for wind farms in France
16 August 2013 Independent renewable energy consultancy firm, Natural Power, has completed full lender’s technical due diligence services for four wind farms in northern France, on behalf of funding banks...

Xcel Energy seeks approval for 150MW Border Wind project in Rolette County
15 August 2013 Xcel Energy has sought approval for its proposed 150MW wind project in Rolette County from North Dakota regulators....

Vestas receives wind turbine order from Hanas New Energy in China
15 August 2013 Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a 50MW wind energy order from Hanas New...

Metso secures order to supply biomass-fired heating plant in Finland
15 August 2013 Metso has received an order from Elenia Lampo to supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heating production in Turenki,...

MidAmerican Energy to add 1,050MW wind power in Iowa by 2015
14 August 2013 MidAmerican Energy announced that it will add additional 1,050MW of wind energy in Iowa by the end of 2015, after the company secured approval from Iowa Utilities...

DONG Energy sells interest in Norwegian onshore wind firm
14 August 2013 DONG Energy has sold its 33% interest in the Norwegian onshore wind company Kvalheim Kraft, which owns two operating wind farms, Mehuken 1 and 2, to Vardar Boreas....

Nordex Generation Delta turbines receive IEC certifications
14 August 2013 Nordex has received design evaluation certificates for its N117/3000 and N100/3300 Generation Delta turbines in accordance with the international IEC standard (design evaluation...

SSE Renewables installs first turbine at Athea wind farm
13 August 2013 SSE Renewables has installed the first turbine at the West Limerick wind farm located in County Limerick, which has triggered the installation of a total of 16 turbines at Athea Wind...

IBM develops new wind and solar forecasting system
13 August 2013 IBM has developed an advanced power and weather modeling technology to help utilities integrate renewable energy into the power grid more...

TVA receives financing for Southaven combined cycle plant in Mississippi
13 August 2013 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has secured a lease-purchase financing of $400m to acquire the Southaven combined cycle plant in Desoto County, Mississippi....

DONG Energy, UK universities collaborate to reduce offshore wind price
12 August 2013 DONG Energy has entered into cooperation with the University of Oxford Imperial College London and University College Dublin to work on a research ad development (R&D) project, Pile Soil...

Alstom launches wind tower factory in Brazil
12 August 2013 Alstom has inaugurated a wind tower factory in Canoas in Rio Grande do Sul State, in the southern region of...

Blenheim Palace, Hallidays Hydropower collaborate to develop micro hydropower scheme
12 August 2013 Blenheim Palace and British renewables firm Hallidays Hydropower has come together to develop a £180,000 micro hydropower scheme on the River Glyme this autumn....

Aqualia’s biofuel project produces first algae biomass in Spain
09 August 2013 Aqualia’s EU-backed project has produced its first crop of algae biomass with a high energy...

First Solar acquires GE’s CdTe solar intellectual property portfolio
09 August 2013 First Solar has acquired General Electric’s (GE) global cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar intellectual property portfolio in exchange of 1.75 million shares, which are valued at $81.8m, of First...

GL Garrad Hassan begins wave testing at Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center
09 August 2013 GL Garrad Hassan is supporting a wave testing programme at Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center (HINMREC), located at the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute at the University of...

UK publishes detail draft of low-carbon energy generation contract
08 August 2013 The UK government has published a detailed draft of the contract aimed at providing policy certainty for investors in low-carbon energy...

Record growth across US wind energy market in 2012: DOE report
08 August 2013 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released two new reports, where it said that wind energy has become number one source of new electricity generation capacity in the...

RWE Innogy, SSE open Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in UK
08 August 2013 RWE Innogy and SSE have launched the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Suffolk, the UK....

Marubeni, Mainstream sign €100m equity investment deal
07 August 2013 Japan-based trading company, Marubeni, has signed a €100m equity investment deal to acquire about 25% interest in Mainstream Renewable Power....

Revenue from coal plant decommissioning services to account for $5.3bn by 2020: Report
07 August 2013 Revenue from coal plant decommissioning services will account for a total of $5.3bn from 2013 to 2020, according to a report from Navigant Research....

Siemens wins $967m contract from Saudi Aramco for combined cycle power plant
07 August 2013 Siemens has won a contract valued at $966.8m from Saudi Aramco to supply key components for the Jazan combined cycle power plant in Saudi...

Goldwind secures fund for first phase of Penonome Wind Farm in Panama
06 August 2013 Goldwind USA has signed a $71m project financing deal for the 55MW first phase of the Penonome wind farm, located in the Province of Coclé, Panama....

Bechtel completes Hanna Region Transmission Development project in Canada
06 August 2013 Bechtel announced that it has completed the Hanna Region Transmission Development (HRTD) project in south-east Alberta on schedule and under...

Dominion wins approval to build new Brunswick power station
06 August 2013 Dominion’s subsidiary Dominion Virginia Power announced that Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has endorsed its plans to construct and operate a 1,358MW natural gas-fuelled power...

Gamesa secures 138MW wind farm contract from Renovalia in Mexico
05 August 2013 Spain-based Gamesa has received a contract from Renovalia to supply 138MW for a wind farm, which will be built at Tehuantepec Isthmus in Mexico....

Ofgem proposes new change to transmission charging methodology
05 August 2013 UK energy regulator Ofgem has proposed a change to transmission charging methodology for calculating what generators pay to use the electricity transmission network across the country....

Iberdrola, BelgoProcess complete tests of nuclear waste treatment plant in France
05 August 2013 Iberdrola Ingeniería and BelgoProcess have completed last tests of a new nuclear waste treatment plant, based on plasma...

Alstom’s tidal turbine passes initial tests
02 August 2013 Alstom said its full-scale tidal device has reached the full nominal power of 1MW after a series of gradual increases in...

UK unveils strategy to boost offshore wind power
02 August 2013 The UK government has unveiled a strategy to invest £66m to expand its offshore wind industry and boost the economy by £7bn by...

Vestas secures 105MW wind farm contracts in South Africa
02 August 2013 Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for developing three wind power plants with total capacity of 105MW in South Africa, from a consortium led by Innowind, an 80% affiliate of EDF...

ABB to supply high-voltage products to Chinese smart substation project
01 August 2013 Swiss power and automation group ABB has secured a contract from State Grid of China (SGCC) to supply high-voltage products for its 220kV smart substation demonstration...

Brazil to get Carbon Trust assistance to improve power grid for 2016 Olympics
01 August 2013 UK's Carbon Trust has agreed to work with the Brazilian national electricity operator, ONS, in order to upgrade the country’s power grid to meet the extra demand expected during the Olympic...

AGL Energy signs funding agreement for two solar PV projects in Australia
01 August 2013 AGL Energy (AGL) has signed funding agreements with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the New South Wales (NSW) Government to proceed with two large-scale solar photovoltaic...

July 2013

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BP decides not to sell wind farm business in US
31 July 2013 UK-based oil and gas company BP announced that it will withdraw plans to sell its US wind farm business, after it failed to attract the right bid even after four months, which the company...

UK introduces new energy measures to cut carbon emissions
31 July 2013 The UK government has unveiled new changes for building energy efficiency standards as part of its plans to cut carbon emissions, tackle climate change and make all new homes zero carbon from...

UK unveils new planning guidance for renewable and low carbon energy
31 July 2013 The UK Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has unveiled a new planning guidance for renewable and low carbon...

Iberdrola to develop new computer model to forecast windfarms output
30 July 2013 Iberdrola and Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) have joined forces to develop a new computer model to improve estimates of electrical energy...

E.ON secures financing for Anacacho Wind Farm in US
30 July 2013 E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America has received institutional equity financing for about $76.6m from JPM Capital (JP Morgan), for its EC&R's Anacacho Wind Farm in the...

S&C, Samsung launch Europe’s largest energy storage pilot project
30 July 2013 S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI and Younicos have signed a joint agreement to deploy Europe’s largest intelligent network storage project, onto a UK Power Networks...

Alstom to supply turbines for three hydro power projects in Turkey
29 July 2013 Alstom has secured contracts worth about €100m to supply turbines for three hydro power plant projects in...

EU, China resolve solar panel antidumping dispute
29 July 2013 The European Union (EU) and China have resolved their solar panel antidumping dispute by setting up a minimum price for China's...

Ofgem selects Balfour Beatty consortium for high voltage transmission links
29 July 2013 UK energy regulator Ofgem has selected the Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium as the bidder to own and operate the high voltage transmission links to the Gwynt y Môr wind...

UK's renewable electricity production increases 19% in 2012, says report
26 July 2013 Electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK rose by 19% in 2012, while fossil fuels production decreased when compared to 2011, according to new government figures released in...

Alstom to supply equipment for hydropower plant in Albania
26 July 2013 French company Alstom has secured a €100m contract from Norwegian renewable energy firm Statkraft to supply equipment for the 243MW Devoll River hydropower project in...

DECC unveils new £20m Green Deal Communities scheme
26 July 2013 The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled a £20m scheme to help local authorities to kick-start delivery of the Green...

RES gets approval for Northumberland biomass power station in UK
25 July 2013 Renewable energy company RES has secured approval from the UK government to construct a 99.9MW biomass power station at Blyth Harbour,...

Five of Big Six energy suppliers scrap green tariffs for new customers
25 July 2013 Five of the big six energy suppliers in the UK reported to have dropped their plans to provide green tariffs for new...

Siemens to supply turbines for Vattenfall's onshore wind farm in Wales
25 July 2013 Siemens has secured a contract from Swedish power firm Vattenfall to supply turbines for 228MW Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in South Wales,...

Alstom, Soitec partner on French concentrated photovoltaic plants
24 July 2013 Alstom and Soitec have signed a cooperative agreement to develop 100MW of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) power plants in...

Enbridge to buy 50% stake in Canadian wind power project
24 July 2013 Enbridge has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in the 80MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin wind project in Quebec from EDF EN...

National Grid selects T-pylon design for Hinkley Point C Connection
24 July 2013 National Grid has selected T-pylon design for the proposed Hinkley Point C connection between Bridgwater and...

Technology to capture energy from ocean current wins EPA grant
23 July 2013 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to award a $15,000 grant to a student at the University of California, Riverside, for his idea to capture energy from ocean...

EDF Renewable Energy to buy first phase of 500MW wind project in US
23 July 2013 EDF Renewable Energy has agreed to acquire the first phase of the 500MW Hereford Wind Project in Texas, US, from Lincoln Renewable...

Suntech to supply photovoltaic modules for Mexican solar power plant
23 July 2013 Suntech Power has secured a contract to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules for the 30MW solar power plant in La Paz, Baja California Sur,...

RES to construct 200MW Pleasant Valley wind farm in US
22 July 2013 RES America Developments has secured a contract from Xcel Energy to construct the 200MW Pleasant Valley wind farm in the US....

Enel Green Power signs power purchase agreements in Mexico
22 July 2013 Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP) has secured two contracts worth about $485m in Mexico to supply wind...

UK increases support for independent renewable energy generators
22 July 2013 The UK government has filed an amendment to the energy bill designed to improve independent renewable energy generators' access to the electricity market and make it easier for them to sell...

Wind power use touches highest record in US in 2012, says report
19 July 2013 Wind power recorded the highest energy gains in the US in 2012, while Americans have used less coal to generate electricity, according to a new report from Lawrence Livermore National...

Alstom to upgrade GDF SUEZ’s natural gas-fired power stations in US
19 July 2013 French conglomerate Alstom has secured a €360m contract from GDF SUEZ Energy North America to upgrade and maintain its four natural gas-fired power stations in the...

Siemens secures 81MW wind power contract in Philippines
19 July 2013 Siemens Energy has secured an 81MW wind power contract for the Caparispisan project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte,...

UK plans to attract £110bn investment with new electricity market reforms
18 July 2013 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled its draft delivery plan for electricity market reform, which intends to attract £110bn of investment in new...

DECC unveils package for communities hosting nuclear power plants
18 July 2013 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled a package of financial benefits for the communities that host new nuclear power...

UK university secures fund to establish cryogenic energy storage research facility
18 July 2013 The University of Birmingham in the UK has won a £6m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to create a new research facility to support cryogenic energy...

Geronimo Energy to buy 400MW of wind energy in US
17 July 2013 Geronimo Energy has signed two renewable energy purchase agreements with Xcel Energy to buy 400MW of wind energy, which will be generated from two wind farms in the...

Enel Green Power commissions photovoltaic plants in Romania
17 July 2013 Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP) has commissioned two photovoltaic plants in Romania, which have a combined installed capacity of about 19MW....

Pakistan inaugurates 84MW hydropower plant on Jhelum River
17 July 2013 Pakistani Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated an 84MW hydropower plant, the country’s first, on Jhelum River near Mirpur in Azad...

UK public support energy system change, but sceptical about energy firms, says report
16 July 2013 The majority of people in Britain support the idea of energy system change, but are sceptical about energy companies or the government to carry it out, a new study has found....

Lebanon's landfill gas-to-energy project to use GE's Jenbacher engine technology
16 July 2013 Lebanon will launch the first-of-its-kind landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project in Naameh, near Beirut, using GE’s ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engine technology, in an effort to...

REpower completes installation of turbines at Thornton Bank wind farm in Belgium
16 July 2013 REpower Systems SE has completed wind turbines installation at 325MW Thornton Bank offshore wind farm in...

DECC unveils domestic Renewable Heat Incentive tariff levels
15 July 2013 The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled details of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and related tariff levels in an effort to drive forward the use of...

Areva, EDF to jointly develop technical nuclear skills in Saudi Arabia
15 July 2013 French energy companies Areva and EDF have signed a cooperation agreement with the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Bahrah to develop technical nuclear skills in Saudi...

Formal consultation begins on world's first tidal lagoon in UK
15 July 2013 Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay (TLSB) has commenced the formal consultation process on its proposed £650m tidal lagoon in the...

Energy UK launches new smart meter guidelines
12 July 2013 Energy UK has launched new smart meter guidelines aimed at protecting customers during the smart metering roll-out programme between now and...

UK approves world’s largest offshore wind farm in Lincolnshire
12 July 2013 The UK Government has approved RWE Innogy’s plans to construct 1.2GW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in England, which has been proposed to be larger than the recently opened London...

DECC’s new energy efficiency measures to benefit UK by £1.9bn
12 July 2013 The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled new energy efficiency measures for larger domestic firms, which could deliver economic benefits totalling £1.9bn a...

Korean institute conducts non-destructive tests on wind power generation blades
11 July 2013 Korea Institute of Standards & Science (KRISS) is using FLIR Systems' thermal imaging cameras to develop standards for non-destructive testing of metallic and composite materials used in wind...

Nordex secures second turbine contract from Swedish wind farm developer
11 July 2013 Nordex has secured a 22.5MW wind turbine contract from Nordic wind farm developer O2 for its Bösjövarden project in central...

Canadian Solar and Strata Solar complete construction of energy projects in US
11 July 2013 Canadian Solar and Strata Solar have completed construction of two utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina,...

Ofgem fines E.ON over misreporting of free light bulbs
10 July 2013 E.ON has agreed to pay a £3m package to Ofgem for its inaccurate reporting regarding the distribution of energy saving light bulbs in the...

UK needs to increase volume of offshore wind power, says report
10 July 2013 The development of the UK's offshore wind power is at risk due to weak and vague signals from the government on the long-term future of renewable energy, according to a report from the...

US residents living near reactors support nuclear plants, says study
10 July 2013 Residents living near nuclear power plants in the US support such facilities more than the public at large, according to a Bisconti Research survey commissioned by the Nuclear Energy Institute...

Texas firms propose new transmission line for Rio Grande Valley in US
09 July 2013 Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) and Sharyland Utilities have filed a joint application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to construct a 345kV transmission line in portions...

E.ON unit completes first solar PV projects in US
09 July 2013 E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) Solar has completed two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, totalling 20MW of capacity in Tucson, Arizona,...

Russia plans to start world’s first floating nuclear power plant operations by 2016
09 July 2013 Russia is planning to commence operations of the world’s first floating nuclear power plant by 2016, according to a...

IHC wins piling equipment contracts for European offshore wind farm projects
08 July 2013 IHC Hydrohammer has secured two contracts from Ballast Nedam Offshore to supply piling equipment for the offshore foundation installation at two European offshore wind farm projects....

Iberdrola starts extension of San Pedro hydroelectric power plant in Spain
08 July 2013 Renewable energy firm Iberdrola has begun the construction phase at San Pedro hydroelectric plant extension project in Galicia, Spain, to increase the facility's capacity to 57MW....

DONG Energy opens Lincs offshore wind farm in England
08 July 2013 DONG Energy has inaugurated the 270MW Lincs offshore wind farm in the Greater Wash, Lincolnshire,...

Ofgem introduces new strategy to help vulnerable consumers
05 July 2013 UK’s energy regulator Ofgem has unveiled a new strategy to identify and tackle consumer...

Europe’s biomass and biogas power market to reach €3.77bn in 2017, says report
05 July 2013 The biomass and biogas power market in Europe is expected to reach €3.77bn in 2017, compared to €3.33bn in 2012, according to a new report by Frost &...

UK opens world's largest offshore wind farm London Array in Kent
05 July 2013 UK Prime Minister David Cameron has inaugurated the world's largest offshore wind farm, London Array, located in the Thames Estuary, approximately 20km off the Kent and Essex...

DECC raises feed-in-tariff funding for community projects
04 July 2013 The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has increased the feed-in-tariff limit for community projects to 10MW, enabling more projects to benefit from the...

Vestas secures 93MW wind turbine contract for South African power plant
04 July 2013 Denmark-based Vestas has received a 93MW wind turbine contract from Cennergi, a joint venture between Exxaro and Tata Energy, for the Tsitsikamma community wind farm in South...

Ofgem urges energy suppliers to tackle electricity theft
04 July 2013 UK’s energy regulator Ofgem has proposed new rules to tackle electricity theft, which it estimates costs consumers £200m per year, or around £7 per...

Heirs to invest $2.5bn in energy projects under Power Africa Initiative
02 July 2013 Pan-African proprietary investment company Heirs Holdings will allocate $2.5bn to energy projects under the Power Africa Initiative, a five-year partnership between the US, six African...

Invenergy completes financing for Orangeville wind farm in US
02 July 2013 Invenergy Wind has closed financing for its 94MW Orangeville wind farm, which is currently under construction in Wyoming County, New York,...

O2 sells Rämsberget wind farm in Sweden to IKEA
02 July 2013 Swedish energy firm O2 has sold its third wind turbine farm, to be built at Rämsberget, to IKEA...

Minesto develops simulator for Deep Green marine power plant
01 July 2013 Sweden-based marine energy technology firm Minesto has developed a simulator to support the development of its Deep Green marine power plant, which is being designed to generate electricity...

UK launches rural community energy fund
01 July 2013 The UK government has launched a £15m fund to help rural communities across England to establish their own renewable energy...

Farmers in UK believe renewable energy potential is still not being met, says survey
01 July 2013 About 76% of farmers in the UK believe that potential for renewable energy is still not being met, according to the ‘Farm as Power Station’ report, which has been jointly drafted by...

June 2013

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Ofgem predicts power blackout risk to increase in the UK
28 June 2013 Energy regulator Ofgem has warned that the danger of power shortages in the UK is expected to increase towards the middle of this decade as ageing power stations begin to...

Renewables to account for 25% of global energy mix by 2018, says report
28 June 2013 Electricity generation from renewable energy sources will increase 40% in the next five years and will make up a quarter of the global power mix by 2018, according to a new report by...

Blue Transmission consortium to operate UK wind farm transmission link
28 June 2013 Ofgem has appointed the Blue Transmission consortium, comprising Macquarie Capital and Barclays Infrastructure Funds, to own and operate the transmission link to the 317MW Sheringham Shoal...

Welsh onshore wind industry signs declaration on community benefits
27 June 2013 Onshore wind farm developers and operators in Wales have signed a declaration to offer long-term benefits for communities that host wind...

MENA investment in renewable energy grows by 40%, says report
27 June 2013 The Middle East and North Africa's (MENA) investment in the renewable energy sector has increased by 40% from 2011 to 2012, according to the MENA Renewables Status Report...

Obama’s climate plan calls for carbon cuts at US coal plants
27 June 2013 US President Barack Obama has launched the country's first national climate action plan and announced new rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants in the...

Green Deal drove customers to adopt energy saving measures, says UK government
26 June 2013 The Green Deal programme, introduced by the UK Government, has motivated people across the country to install energy-saving improvements at home, according to a new...

Abengoa wins contract to maintain two major Brazilian transmission lines
26 June 2013 Abengoa, a global provider of technology solutions for energy sector, has won a contract from Brazilian National Electricity Agency (ANEEL) to maintain two existing transmission lines in...

WELTEC’s biomethane plant goes online in Arneburg, Germany
26 June 2013 Germany-based biogas plant maker WELTEC BIOPOWER has announced that its biomethane plant, located in the town of Arneburg, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, has commenced...

GE partners with Sinoma, Yingda to boost solar energy business in China
25 June 2013 GE’s Power Conversion division has joined forces with two Chinese entities to boost its solar energy business in China and other overseas...

Solar Systems completes largest concentrating photovoltaic power station in Australia
25 June 2013 Solar Systems, a subsidiary of Silex Systems, has completed Australia’s largest concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) solar power station located in Mildura, north-west...

Siemens to provide maintenance service for Blackhawk Station power plant in Texas
25 June 2013 Siemens has secured a service agreement from Borger Energy Associates for the 230MW Blackhawk Station power plant in Hutchinson County, Texas,...

Distributed energy storage to become major growth sector in UK, says report
24 June 2013 A report by Moixa Technology has revealed that distributed energy storage (DES) will become a major growth sector in the UK as the country attempts to maintain grid...

UK's Ofgem unveils new reforms for retail energy market
24 June 2013 UK energy regulator Ofgem has finalised proposals to reform the retail energy market, which is expected to give consumers the choice to compare energy...

Hitachi signs distribution network modernisation deal with Russian Grids
24 June 2013 Japan-based Hitachi has signed an agreement with power transmission firm Russian Grids to modernise and stabilise electric power distribution infrastructure....

Fife Council submits application for low carbon investment park in Scotland
21 June 2013 Fife Council has applied for planning permission to develop a 15 hectare low carbon investment park in Buckhaven, as part of a strategy to transform the Energy Park Fife in...

Offshore wind to contribute 15% of UK’s energy generation mix by 2020, says report
21 June 2013 A report by the Crown Estate has revealed that offshore wind will play a crucial role in the UK government’s commitment to renewable energy and contribute 15% of its energy generation mix by...

Nuon opens combined-cycle power plants in Netherlands
21 June 2013 Dutch energy company Nuon, a unit of Vattenfall, has opened two combined-cycle power plants in the...

Samsung to test 7MW offshore wind turbine at Narec facility
20 June 2013 Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will test the drive train of its 7MW wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Centre's (Narec) £50m facility off the coast of Northumberland, UK, in the...

Panasonic unit to build solar PV systems in Canada
20 June 2013 Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada has secured a contract to design and build two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, totalling 500kW, for two municipal facilities in Clinton,...

Genscape expands real-time power generation platform coverage to Slovakia
20 June 2013 Genscape, an energy information provider for commodity and financial markets, has expanded its real-time power generation platform coverage to include...

Feed-in Tariff cuts may slow down small hydropower projects in Scotland, says report
19 June 2013 A report by Scottish Renewables has revealed that proposed cuts to financial support, known as the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), could slow down or even halt the development of small scale...

Danish pension fund invests in Cape Wind project in US
19 June 2013 Energy Management has secured a $200m investment from Danish pension fund PensionDanmark for its 454MW Cape Wind project in the...

Global push for small hydro-power projects may disrupt ecosystem, says study
19 June 2013 A five-year study by researchers has found that a global push for small hydro-power projects, supported by various nations and Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may...

Siemens to close solar power business after $1bn loss
18 June 2013 Germany-based multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens has announced that it will close its solar power business, after losses of $1bn since 2011....

Statkraft to start construction of Devoll hydropower project in Albania
18 June 2013 European renewable energy firm Statkraft is set to begin construction of the 278MW Devoll hydropower project in...

New onshore wind energy consultations will not give residents right to veto, says report
18 June 2013 A report by planning consultancy Turley Associates has revealed that UK Government proposals to support the onshore wind energy programme and give local communities a greater say over projects...

Nordex secures contract to build 134.4MW wind farm in South Africa
17 June 2013 Germany-based Nordex has secured a contract from power firm Cennergi to construct the 134.4MW Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm in South...

Infinergy gets approval for Tom Nan Clach wind farm in Scotland
17 June 2013 Renewable energy firm Infinergy has secured approval from the Scottish government to develop the 39.1MW Tom Nan Clach wind farm in north-east Tomatin,...

EDF Energy proposes single unit pricing plan
17 June 2013 EDF Energy has said it will implement single-unit pricing for gas and electricity if all other suppliers also agree to adopt it....

Vestas receives wind turbine service renewal contract in Wisconsin
14 June 2013 Vestas has secured a service and maintenance renewal contract, covering 309MW of wind turbines, from We Energies in Wisconsin,...

Statkraft opens Knapsack II combined cycle power plant in Germany
14 June 2013 Norway-based renewable energy firm Statkraft has opened the 430MW Knapsack II combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Hürth,...

EBRD provides financing to boost energy efficiency in Moldova
14 June 2013 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has joined four other banks to provide financing and help reduce energy bills in...

DECC launches second phase of Energy Entrepreneurs Fund
13 June 2013 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched the second phase of its £35m Energy Entrepreneurs...

Ofgem announces new proposals to break monopoly of Big Six energy suppliers
13 June 2013 Ofgem has announced new proposals to break the stranglehold of the UK's Big Six energy suppliers on the electricity market and impose fines if these firms do not conduct fair trade with...

FoundOcean to pile grout world's largest offshore wind turbine in Scotland
13 June 2013 FoundOcean has secured a contract from Graham Construction to pile grout the foundation for Samsung Heavy Industries' 7MW offshore wind turbine demonstrator in Fife,...

Andritz secures contract to modernise hydropower plants in Switzerland
12 June 2013 Andritz Hydro has secured a contract from Kraftwerke Oberhasli to modernise Innertkirchen 1 and Handeck 2 hydropower stations in...

Vestas secures wind turbine contract for South African power plant
12 June 2013 Denmark-based Vestas has received a 94MW wind turbine contract from Aurora Wind Power, a joint venture between GDF SUEZ, Investec and Kagiso Investment, for the West Coast One project in South...

UK creates new offshore wind body to attract investment
12 June 2013 The UK government has created an Offshore Wind Investment Organisation (OWIO) to drive investment in the...

UK MPs reject Hafren Power's £25bn Severn tidal barrage proposal
11 June 2013 UK MPs have rejected Hafren Power's proposal to construct a £25bn tidal barrage across the Severn Estuary due to environmental and economic...

DECC awards funds to encourage innovation in bioenergy
11 June 2013 The UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has awarded £1.34m in funding to three cleantech firms to encourage innovation in bioenergy...

Indiana Michigan Power signs 200MW wind power purchase agreement
11 June 2013 Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an unit of American Electric Power (AEP), will add 200MW of wind power under a 20-year power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables North...

Mainstream, Actis form JV to develop 600MW energy projects in Chile
10 June 2013 Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power and the UK's private equity firm Actis have formed a new $1.4bn joint venture (JV) to develop 600MW of wind and solar projects in Chile by...

Areva signs nuclear power agreements in Japan
10 June 2013 French nuclear firm Areva has signed a series of strategic agreements with two Japanese firms for the continuation and development of the Franco-Japanese partnership in civil nuclear...

Dulas gets approval for UK 15MW solar park
10 June 2013 Renewable energy firm Dulas has secured approval from the Bedford Borough Council in the UK to develop a 15MW solar energy park at Glebe Farm, near...

GE helps build UK wind power test facility
07 June 2013 GE Power Conversion has delivered advanced technology for the £50m offshore wind turbine testing facility at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the...

Ofgem gets new powers to tackle energy market abuse
07 June 2013 The UK government said it will implement a European Union (EU) Regulation to empower Ofgem to tackle energy market...

Europe must set single target for carbon reduction, says Shell
07 June 2013 Royal Dutch Shell chief executive officer Peter Voser has said the European Union (EU) should set a single, stand-alone target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction for the period to 2030....

UK communities to have greater say over onshore wind farm projects
06 June 2013 The UK government has unveiled a new planning guidance which will allow local communities to have more decision-making power over the construction of onshore wind...

Germany can save €150bn by 2030 with energy transition, says Siemens
06 June 2013 Germany could save over €150bn by 2030 by revising its energy transition concept, according to a new study by...

Iberdrola invests €25bn in renewables over ten years
06 June 2013 Spanish multinational electric utility Iberdrola has allocated about €25bn in the development of renewable energies in the last...

Google to use power from Swedish wind farm to run Finnish data centre
05 June 2013 US-based internet giant Google has signed an agreement with Nordic wind farm developer O2 to purchase the electricity generated from a new 72MW wind farm to be built in...

UK parliament rejects decarbonisation target, Energy Bill moves ahead
05 June 2013 UK lawmakers have rejected an amendment to the Energy Bill, which may have introduced a decarbonisation target for the power sector by...

Siemens secures equipment supply contract for power plants in Algeria
05 June 2013 Siemens has secured a contract from Daewoo E&C and Hyundai Engineering to supply power plant components for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat combined-cycle power plants (CCPP) in...

Underwater transmission project from New Jersey to New York goes online
04 June 2013 Hudson Transmission Partners (HTP) has announced that its 660MW underground and underwater electric transmission line running between Ridgefield, New Jersey and Manhattan, New York has...

US approves renewable energy projects to boost domestic energy output
04 June 2013 The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved three major renewable energy projects in two western states of Nevada and Arizona to expand domestic energy...

UK energy department proposes new tariff levels for biomass heat
04 June 2013 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has proposed new tariff levels for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which would result in higher levels of support for ground source...

UK urges MPs to support Energy Bill ahead of debate
03 June 2013 The UK government has urged MPs to support the Energy Bill, ahead of a debate over the legislation, which will kick off in Parliament on...

Tamarete Energia opens 104MW combined-cycle power plant in Italy
03 June 2013 Tamarete Energia, a special purpose firm owned by BKW Italia, HERA, and Odoardo Zecca, has opened the 104MW combined-cycle power plant near Ortona,...

Battersea Power Station restoration to commence in October
03 June 2013 Restoration work at Battersea Power Station in London is scheduled to start in October, at a cost of...

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EDF Energies, Wpd to jointly bid for France’s second offshore wind tender
31 May 2013 EDF Energies Nouvelles and Wpd offshore have agreed to jointly bid for projects under France's second offshore wind...

Google to invest in 96MW solar PV project in South Africa
31 May 2013 Internet giant Google has announced that it will invest $12m in a 96MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in South Africa....

Vestas secures 90MW wind turbine contract for Uruguay power plant
31 May 2013 Denmark-based Vestas has received a 90MW wind turbine contract from Compañia Forestal Uruguaya for the Pintado wind power plant in...

RWE completes Little Barford power station upgrade in the UK
30 May 2013 RWE npower has completed a £100m upgrade of the Little Barford Power Station, located on the edge of St Neots, Cambridgeshire,...

Sharp completes 84MW solar power generation plant in Thailand
30 May 2013 Japan-based Sharp has completed construction on a large-scale solar power generation plant in Lop Buri Province,...

Enel Green Power starts construction on wind farms in Brazil
30 May 2013 Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP) has started construction on three new wind farms in Brazil, adding 193MW to the company’s installed capacity in the...

Global grid storage market to reach $10.4bn by 2017, says report
29 May 2013 The demand for global grid storage applications will grow to $10.4bn in 2017, while Europe will account for 33% of the total installed capacity, according to a report by Lux...

UK rejects EU plans to increase renewable power generation
29 May 2013 UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey has announced that the UK will oppose the EU's plans to increase renewable power generation....

UK consumers support new nuclear power plans: poll
29 May 2013 A new poll conducted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) shows that majority of people in the UK back government subsidies to set up new nuclear power plants in the...

SSE, RWE secure approval for Galloper offshore wind farm
28 May 2013 SSE and RWE npower renewables have received approval from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to jointly construct the 504MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk,...

UAE begins construction on second nuclear reactor at Barakah power plant
28 May 2013 Emirates Nuclear Energy (ENEC) has begun work on the second nuclear reactor at the proposed $20bn power plant in Barakah, Al Gharbia,...

Big six urge UK Government to support gas-fired power plants
28 May 2013 The Big Six energy suppliers in the UK have urged the government to support gas-fired power plants, saying they would help the country avert a shortfall in capacity...

Horizon’s nuclear plants to boost investment in the UK, says Energy Minister
24 May 2013 UK Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon said proposals by Hitachi and Horizon to build nuclear plants will boost investment and jobs in the country....

UK committee warns against gas-fired generation
24 May 2013 The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has called for fresh electricity reforms seeking industry players to focus on investing in low-carbon technologies through 2020s instead of...

Nigeria to assess $500m loan to fill energy gap
24 May 2013 The federal government of Nigeria has activated a $500m African Development Bank (AfDB) loan to upgrade the country’s power...

Aquamarine Power gets approval for world's largest wave farm
23 May 2013 Aquamarine Power has secured approval from the Scottish Government to develop a 40MW wave farm off the north-west coast of Lewis,...

Enel Green Power to increase stakes in US wind farms
23 May 2013 Enel Green Power North America has agreed to acquire stakes in two US wind farm operators from EFS...

Iberdrola opens hydroelectric power plant in Galicia, Spain
23 May 2013 Iberdrola has opened the Santo Estevo II hydroelectric power plant in Galicia,...

SootTech secures Swedish Energy Agency loan to expand energy technology
22 May 2013 SootTech has secured a SEK2.5m ($374,362) loan from the Swedish Energy Agency to introduce its plant boiler cleaning technology to the global market....

Scottish universities to launch offshore renewables institute in Dundee
22 May 2013 Three of Scotland’s east coast universities have formed a partnership to launch a new Offshore Renewables Institute (ORI) in...

Pteragen Canada gets approval for Peace Butte wind farm project in Alberta
22 May 2013 Renewable energy firm Pteragen Canada has secured final regulatory approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to construct 120MW Peace Butte Wind Power Project in...

EDC gets DOE certification for Burgos wind project in the Philippines
21 May 2013 Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in the Philippines has secured a Certificate of Confirmation of Commerciality from the Department of Energy (DOE) for its 87MW Burgos Wind Project (BWP) in...

UK introduces compensation scheme for energy intensive businesses
21 May 2013 The UK government has published new guidance on how energy intensive businesses can apply for a share of £250m in compensation to offset the cost of energy policy in their electricity...

OG&E examines grid damage after Oklahoma tornado
21 May 2013 Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) has begun examining the damage caused to its electric grid following a huge tornado which tore through the US state of Oklahoma on...

Globeleq opens Eolo de Nicaragua wind farm in Central America
20 May 2013 Power projects developer Globeleq has opened the 44MW Eolo de Nicaragua wind farm in Central...

Natural Power publishes marine environment data for Robin Rig offshore wind farm
20 May 2013 Renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has published an ecological monitoring programme report on the marine environment at the 180MW Robin Rigg offshore wind farm in the Solway Firth,...

GIB backed Equitix to invest in biomass boilers
20 May 2013 UK-based investment firm Equitix has agreed to invest £10m in a scheme to replace inefficient heating systems in public and private facilities with biomass...

Radball technology to facilitate Fukushima clean-up operation
17 May 2013 UK-based National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has agreed to work with Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy (HGNE) and TEPCO to facilitate a clean-up operation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site in...

Global wind power capacity to reach 500GW by 2016, says report
17 May 2013 The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) expects global wind power capacity to reach 500GW by 2016 and around one million megawatts by...

Poor site locations cost Europe €45bn in renewable investments
17 May 2013 Europe could save €45bn by 2030 if renewable energy installations were built on sites that offer the highest power yields, according to a new study by...

World Bank approves Kali Gandaki hydropower plant in Nepal
16 May 2013 The World Bank has approved the $30m Kali Gandaki hydropower plant (KGAHPP) rehabilitation project in...

Fortum opens combined heat and power plant in Lithuania
16 May 2013 Finnish energy firm Fortum has opened a €130m combined heat and power plant (CHP) in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania....

London ranks lowest in UK solar panel installations, says report
16 May 2013 Solar panel installations in London are lagging far behind other UK cities, according to a new study by engineering consultancy...

REpower secures wind turbine supply contract for four German projects
15 May 2013 REpower Systems, a subsidiary of Suzlon Group, has secured a €90m contract from Bürgerwindpark im Kirchspiel Medelby to supply 27 wind turbines for four community wind farms in...

European Investment Bank to provide loan for Polish power plant
15 May 2013 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €140m loan to Elektrocieplownia Stalowa Wola for the construction of a combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station in...

Iberdrola conducts geotechnical studies for Wikinger wind farm in Germany
15 May 2013 Iberdrola has completed geotechnical feasibility studies for its €1.5bn, 400MW Wikinger offshore wind farm, which will be constructed in the German Baltic...

Scientists step closer to installing world’s first power generating glass window
14 May 2013 US-based New Energy Technologies has announced that its researchers have moved a step closer towards the commercial deployment of the world's first-of-its kind glass window capable of...

Alstom, Keppel Verolme install offshore substation for German wind farm
14 May 2013 Alstom Grid and consortium partner Keppel Verolme have installed an offshore substation for the 400MW Global Tech I wind farm, located off the coast of...

Abengoa secures electricity transmission contracts worth €1bn in Brazil
14 May 2013 Spanish multinational corporation Abengoa has secured a contract worth about €1bn from the Brazilian National Electricity Agency (ANEEL) to construct new electricity transmission projects in...

North Energy to develop 400MW natural gas-fired power plant in Manzanillo
13 May 2013 North Energy Central (NEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Electricas Estatales (CDEEE) to develop a 400MW natural gas-fired power plant...

EBRD to provide finance for renewable energy projects in Turkey
13 May 2013 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has allocated $80m in funding to support the development of an energy-efficient and low carbon market in...

Iberdrola Ingeniería to construct 96MW photovoltaic plant in South Africa
13 May 2013 Iberdrola Ingenieria has secured a $150m contract from Jasper Power Company to construct a 96MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in South...

Hawaii passes new bill to meet clean energy goals
10 May 2013 The US state of Hawaii has passed a new bill that will create and issue a Green Infrastructure Bond in its efforts to meet clean energy...

China, Russia commit to 2013 World Energy Congress
10 May 2013 The Chinese and Russian governments have committed to send "high-level delegations" to the World Energy Congress, to address the opportunities and challenges in the energy...

Liquid air technology will boost UK’s energy security, says report
10 May 2013 Turning air into liquid for grid-based energy storage could increase the UK’s energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a new industry worth £1bn, according to a new...

SSE to start construction on delayed Glasa hydro-electric scheme in Scotland
09 May 2013 SSE has announced it will start construction on the 7.5MW Glasa hydro-electric scheme near Ardross, Ross-Shire in Scotland, by the end the...

DECC awards funds to encourage low carbon products development
09 May 2013 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has awarded £21m to UK entrepreneurs and organisations to help develop a range of new low carbon...

Mitsubishi's nuclear power monitoring system begins operations in China
09 May 2013 Mitsubishi Electric has announced that the digital instrumentation and control (I&C) system for nuclear power plants in China has started commercial...

Denham Capital to invest in 1GW wind power projects in Australia
08 May 2013 Energy-focused private equity firm Denham Capital has agreed to invest $75m in a 1GW portfolio of wind power projects, which are currently under development in...

Iberdrola acquires 70MW Mexican wind farm from Gamesa
08 May 2013 Spanish renewable energy firm Iberdrola has acquired the 70MW Dos Arbolitos wind farm in Mexico from...

African Development Bank launches $1.26bn Kenya-Ethiopia transmission line
08 May 2013 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a 1,068km transmission line project to be developed between Kenya and Ethiopia at a cost of...

RES' global construction portfolio exceeds 8,000MW
07 May 2013 Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has announced that its global construction portfolio of power projects has exceeded...

Siemens gets contract extension for Texas wind projects
07 May 2013 RES Americas has extended Siemens' service and maintenance contract for two wind projects in the US state of Texas....

GE secures O&M deal for E.ON's wind farms
07 May 2013 E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) has selected GE to provide operations and maintenance services for 819 wind turbines installed at eight projects in four US...

Ofgem to probe six UK energy firms for failing efficiency targets
03 May 2013 UK energy regulator Ofgem has launched investigations against six energy firms that have failed to meet energy efficiency targets set by the...

Tidal Energy gets funding for DeltaStream project in Wales
03 May 2013 Tidal Energy has received a £1.6m grant from the European Union (EU) to fund the deployment of DeltaStream tidal generator technology in the Ramsey Sound off the coast of Pembrokeshire,...

ABB wins supply contract for PV power plant in South Africa
03 May 2013 Swiss automation and power firm ABB has secured a $25m contract to supply an electrical and control system for a 75MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Northern Cape province of South...

EDF to deploy Ventyx EAM solution for hydropower plants in France
02 May 2013 EDF has signed an enterprise license agreement to expand its deployment of Ventyx’s enterprise asset management (EAM) solution across its hydropower projects in...

Vestas secures wind turbines order for power plants in Belgium
02 May 2013 Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order from Aspiravi and Limburg win(d)t to supply 27MW onshore turbines for wind power plants in Flanders,...

Invenergy to install GE Brilliant wind turbines for Texas wind farm
02 May 2013 GE has secured a contract to deliver three of its new Brilliant 2.5-120 wind turbines to Invenergy's Goldthwaite Wind Energy facility in...

Dutch university’s ‘Power Window’ concept wins CleanTech Challenge 2013
01 May 2013 A team from the Netherlands' Delft University of Technology has won the CleanTech Challenge 2013 for their ‘Power Window’...

Finavera to sell Canadian wind projects to Pattern Energy
01 May 2013 Finavera Wind Energy has agreed to sell its two wind projects in British Columbia, Canada, to Pattern Energy for C$28m...

Siemens to supply gas turbines for 535MW power plant in Uruguay
01 May 2013 Siemens Energy has secured a contract from Hyundai Engineering and Construction to supply two SGT5-2000E gas turbines for the 535MW Punta del Tigre combined-cycle power plant in Uruguay....

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UK consortium wins €1bn resource recovery contract for biomass power project
30 April 2013 A consortium led by waste management firm SITA UK has won a €1bn resource recovery contract from the West London Waste Authority (WLWA) for an energy-from-waste facility project in...

Alliant Energy reaches settlement on Marshalltown power plant
30 April 2013 Alliant Energy's subsidiary Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) has reached a proposed settlement agreement with the Iowa Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) regarding construction of a...

MidAmerican, SunPower commence construction on world's largest solar power plant
30 April 2013 Energy firms MidAmerican Solar and SunPower have started construction on the 579MW Antelope Valley Solar project in California,...

First Reserve, Renovalia Energy JV adds two wind power plants in Mexico
29 April 2013 Renovalia Reserve, a joint venture between private equity firm First Reserve and Spanish energy firm Renovalia Energy, has acquired two onshore wind power plants in Southern Mexico....

Alstom signs hybrid turbine tower deal with Max Bogl Wind
29 April 2013 France-based Alstom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Germany's Max Bogl Wind to develop a 139m-high tower for its ECO 122 onshore wind...

European firms launch North Sea Power to Gas Platform
29 April 2013 Eleven European firms have come together to launch the North Sea Power to Gas Platform, a joint body to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas...

Siemens, GS E&C complete two combined-cycle power plant projects in Oman
26 April 2013 Siemens Energy and its consortium partner GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C) have completed and commissioned two combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) projects, Sohar 2 and Barka 3, in...

Gamesa secures 150MW wind turbine contract for wind farms in Brazil
26 April 2013 Spain-based Gamesa has secured a contract from Consórcio Morrinhos to supply 150MW of wind turbine capacity to five wind farms that will be built in...

SMart Wind signs lease agreement for Hornsea Zone wind projects in UK
26 April 2013 SMart Wind has signed agreement for leases (AfL) with The Crown Estate for the Optimus Wind and Breesea wind projects in the UK, which have a planned combined capacity of about...

Voith secures equipment contract for Cambambe II hydropower plant in Angola
25 April 2013 German engineering firm Voith has secured a contract, worth over €100m, to supply generators and turbines for Cambambe II hydropower plant in...

Vestas secures 109.6MW wind turbine contract for power plant in Chile
25 April 2013 Vestas has received a 109.6MW wind turbine contract from Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) for the Los Cururos wind power plant in...

Georgia Power to buy 250MW of wind energy from EDP Renewables
24 April 2013 Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power has agreed to acquire 250MW of wind energy from EDP Renewables North America's wind farms in south-west Oklahoma,...

ABB secures power transformers order for Saudi Arabian grid
24 April 2013 Swiss energy firm ABB has secured orders worth about $120m from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), to supply power transformers to strengthen the Saudi Arabian...

IBM, scientists collaborate to develop high concentration photovoltaic thermal system
24 April 2013 The Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation has awarded a three-year, $2.4m grant to a collaboration of scientists to research and develop a high concentration photovoltaic thermal...

Low Carbon, SmartestEnergy sign power purchase deal for 23MW of UK solar projects
23 April 2013 Renewable energy firm Low Carbon has signed a £70m power purchase agreement (PPA) with electricity supplier SmartestEnergy for 23MW of solar projects across the south of...

ABB to acquire US solar energy company Power-One for $1bn
23 April 2013 Swiss power and automation group ABB has agreed to acquire US-based solar energy firm Power-One for approximately $1bn, in a bid to expand its presence in the solar inverters...

Belectric completes largest thin-film solar power plant in Europe
23 April 2013 Solar projects developer Belectric has completed a 128MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the German state of...

UK opens Fife Renewables Innovation Centre in Scotland
22 April 2013 UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey has opened the Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC) in Methil,...

RES Americas begins construction on Buffalo Dunes wind project in US
22 April 2013 Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) has started construction on the 250MW Buffalo Dunes wind project, which will be situated south-west of Garden City, in the US state of...

Vestas secures turbine supply order for Italian wind plant
22 April 2013 Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order to supply 24 units of V100-2.6MW wind turbines for the Gravina-Poggiorsini wind power plant in Puglia,...

UK National Trust unveils renewable energy plan
19 April 2013 The National Trust in UK has revealed a plan to generate 50% of its power from renewable sources and halve its fossil fuel consumption by...

Areva secures nuclear fuel fabrication services contract from Exelon
19 April 2013 French energy firm Areva has secured a contract from US-based utility Exelon to provide nuclear fuel fabrication services to Dresden and Quad Cities nuclear power stations in Illinois,...

Global wind power market to drop in 2013 after 2012 surge, says report
19 April 2013 Worldwide wind power market will see a sharp drop in the number of new wind turbines installed in 2013, even though global installations increased by 10% to 44.8GW in 2012, according to a report...

E.ON selects Capgemini for smart meter management services
18 April 2013 E.ON power grid has selected France-based consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, Capgemini, to provide a range of smart meter management services for electricity and...

Lockheed Martin to build world's largest ocean thermal power project in China
18 April 2013 Lockheed Martin has signed a memorandum of agreement with Reignwood Group, to design and build a 10MW Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant off the coast of southern...

Alstom delivers offshore substation platform for Borkum offshore wind farm
18 April 2013 Alstom Grid has delivered the offshore substation platform for Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum's 400MW wind farm in the German North...

Alstom to provide steam turbine generator for Polk Power Station
17 April 2013 Alstom has secured a contract from Tampa Electric to provide a new steam turbine generator set for Polk Power Station in the US state of...

Babcock & Wilcox secures funding to develop small modular reactor
17 April 2013 Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) will receive $79m in funding through a new cooperative agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a small modular...

EDF acquires remaining stake in Spinning Spur II wind farm
17 April 2013 EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has acquired the remaining 49% stake in the 161MW Spinning Spur II Wind Project in Texas from Cielo Wind...

Xcel submits proposal for three natural gas power plants in US
16 April 2013 Xcel Energy has submitted a proposal to regulators in Minnesota and North Dakota to build three new natural gas power plants in the US...

London High Court rules in favour of RWE wind farm plans
16 April 2013 A High Court judge in London has rejected Milton Keynes Council's wind turbine planning document, paving the way for RWE npower renewables to build two new wind farms in...

Silex unit starts operations at Australia's largest concentrating photovoltaic plant
16 April 2013 Solar Systems, a subsidiary of ASX-listed company Silex Systems, has commenced operations at Australia’s largest concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) solar power station located in Mildura,...

SPX JV to supply cooling systems for Chinese power plants
15 April 2013 A joint venture between global manufacturer SPX and Shanghai Electric has received new orders worth over $80m to provide dry cooling systems for four power plants in...

Soyuz, Alstom sign switchgear manufacturing deal in Russia
15 April 2013 Soyuz and Alstom Grid have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to manufacture and commercialise high-voltage switchgears in...

US wind energy installations surge in 2012, says report
15 April 2013 US wind energy investments grew by 76% to $25bn in 2012, compared to $14.2bn in 2011, according to a new report published by the American Wind Energy Association...

Alstom secures order for 513MW wind farms in Brazil
12 April 2013 Alstom Renewable Power has secured a contract worth €450m from Renova Energia to supply equipment for onshore wind farms totalling 513MW in the Brazilian state of...

ABB wins contract to supply key components to major power link in China
12 April 2013 Energy major ABB has secured an order worth about $150m to supply power components to the world's highest capacity power link in...

Voith wins contract to refurbish hydropower plant in Germany
12 April 2013 German engineering firm Voith has won a contract to refurbish a hydropower plant owned by Rheinkraftwerk...

Martifer Solar completes solar photovoltaic plants in UK
11 April 2013 Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has completed construction of five solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with a total capacity of 28.1MW in the...

ABB launches low-voltage circuit breaker to prevent blackouts
11 April 2013 ABB has launched a new low-voltage circuit breaker, which the company says will save energy equivalent to the electric consumption of 1.4 million households in Europe and prevent...

Hydro Tasmania signs $1.6bn deal to develop wind farms in Australia
11 April 2013 Australia's leading renewable energy company Hydro Tasmania has signed a cooperation deal with Chinese energy firm Shenhua Group to jointly invest up to $1.6bn to build wind farms in...

First phase of London Array offshore wind farm complete
10 April 2013 The first phase of the world's largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, has been...

Warren Buffet may acquire solar panels maker Suntech Power
10 April 2013 Rumours that MidAmerican Energy, owned by billionaire Warren Buffet, is seeking to acquire Suntech Power has raised the solar panel maker's shares by...

Iberdrola unit secures loan to upgrade power distribution network in Brazil
10 April 2013 Elektro Eletricidade e Servicos, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, has secured a €115m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to upgrade and enhance its electricity distribution networks in...

EDF, Enbridge to buy Blackspring Ridge wind project in Canada
09 April 2013 EDF EN Canada and Enbridge have signed an agreement with Greengate Power to jointly acquire the 300MW Blackspring Ridge wind project in Alberta, Canada, for $600m. ...

J. Murphy to build largest fat-fired power plant in Beckton, UK
09 April 2013 J. Murphy & Sons has secured a £70m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from 2OC to build a combined heat and intelligent power (CHiP) plant at Beckton in East...

Scottish power utility awards four electric substation contracts worth $918m
09 April 2013 Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) has awarded four contracts worth about £600m ($918m) to four consortiums, for the construction of electricity substations in...

Siemens, Bechtel secure engineering contract for Panda Temple II
08 April 2013 Siemens and its consortium partner Bechtel have secured a $300m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 758MW Panda Temple II Power Project in Texas,...

Washington Gas Energy wins contract to operate Bellingham solar project in US
08 April 2013 Washington Gas Energy Systems has secured a contract to own and operate a 3,802kW solar project in Bellingham,...

GE completes Hydrogenie power generator trials in UK
08 April 2013 GE’s Power Conversion business unit has completed trials on Hydrogenie, a 1.7MW generator capable of producing electricity from renewable resources, using high-temperature superconductors (HTS)....

Iberdrola commissions wind farms in Asturias
05 April 2013 Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola has commissioned the El Segredal and El Candal wind farms in the western region of...

Metso to provide automation systems for 1,000MW power plants in China
05 April 2013 Jiangsu Huadian Jurong Power has selected Metso’s automation systems for its two greenfield 1,000MW power plant units located in Jurong City, Jiangsu Province,...

Alstom to refurbish Darlington nuclear power plant in Canada
05 April 2013 Alstom has secured a contract worth €265m to refurbish four 900MW steam turbine generator units for the Darlington power plant in Ontario,...

SolarReserve completes receiver panel assembly at Crescent Dunes
04 April 2013 SolarReserve has completed the assembly of molten salt receiver panels at its 110MW Crescent Dunes solar thermal power plant in the US state of...

BP to sell US wind farms, concentrate on oil and gas
04 April 2013 BP is planning to sell 16 US wind farms and a portfolio of several other existing projects in the country in a bid to re-focus on oil and gas...

Northland Power buys clean energy businesses in Canada
04 April 2013 Northland Power has acquired Canadian Environmental Energy Corporation (CEEC) and Chapais Power Services (CPSI) from The Probyn...

First Solar acquires 150MW Solar Gen 2 power project
03 April 2013 First Solar has acquired the 150MW Solar Gen 2 power project in California from an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, Energy Power Partners and a third anonymous equity...

Alstom supplies HVDC converter transformers to world's longest transmission line
03 April 2013 Alstom has supplied two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter transformers to the Rio Madeira power transmission line in...

SSE faces record fine from Ofgem for mis-selling power
03 April 2013 UK energy regulator Ofgem has said it will impose a fine of £10.5m on utility giant SSE for prolonged and extensive mis-selling of gas and electricity over two...

Iran to build second hydro plant in Tajikistan
02 April 2013 Iran will soon begin construction of the 240MW Ayni hydroelectric power plant on the Zarafshan River in...

Vestas secures wind turbine contract in Ukraine
02 April 2013 Vestas has secured a contract to supply wind turbines to the Botievo II project in Ukraine from energy firm...

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Harland and Wolff secures E.ON’s Humber Gateway wind farm substation contract
28 March 2013 A subsidiary of Norway-based Fred Olsen Energy, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries has secured a contract from E.ON to design and fabricate the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm substation...

SPX to provide cooling system for 835MW Tzafit power plant in Israel
28 March 2013 US-based SPX has secured a $35m contract from Alstom to provide an air-cooled condenser (ACC) for the 835MW Tzafit power plant in...

Ballast Nedam secures foundations contract for Baltic 2 offshore wind farm
28 March 2013 Dutch construction firm Ballast Nedam has secured a contract from Arge Baltic 2 Foundations to construct foundations for the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm in...

Scottish approval of 100MW wind farm angers Donald Trump
27 March 2013 The Scottish government has approved the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, angering US tycoon Donald...

UK commits funds to boost nuclear technology
27 March 2013 UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has approved £31m in new funding to help to commercialise new technologies in the nuclear...

Voith wins Statkraft contract to upgrade hydro turbines in Norway
27 March 2013 Germany-based mechanical engineering firm Voith has secured a €10m contract from energy company Statkraft to upgrade six turbines in four different hydropower stations in...

Enel Green Power opens Talinay wind farm in Chile
26 March 2013 Italian renewable energy provider Enel Green Power has opened the $165m Talinay wind farm in...

Glosten to design floating offshore wind platform in UK
26 March 2013 The Glosten Associates has secured a contract from the UK-based Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to design an offshore wind floating platform system demonstrator, using the PelaStar tension...

AltaGas to acquire California power producer for $515m
26 March 2013 Canadian energy infrastructure firm AltaGas has agreed to acquire US-based Blythe Energy from affiliates of LS Power Equity Advisors for...

Alstom secures equipment contract for thermal power plant in India
25 March 2013 Alstom has secured an €85m contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to provide components for a coal-fired power plant in Nabinagar, in the Indian state of...

Green Investment Bank, Greencoat UK buy minority stake in Rhyl Flats wind farm
25 March 2013 The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Greencoat UK Wind have each acquired a 24.95% stake in RWE Innogy's Rhyl Flats wind farm in North...

Ormat Technologies to sell geothermal power from Mammoth Complex
22 March 2013 US-based Ormat Technologies has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to sell geothermal power from the G3 plant in the Mammoth Complex in...

Solar Press, Kroenert sign organic PV module manufacturing deal
22 March 2013 UK-based solar panels developer Solar Press has signed a partnership agreement with German coating and printing equipment supplier Kroenert, to develop and sell manufacturing solutions for...

SSE cuts power generation capacity, warns of blackouts in UK
22 March 2013 Energy giant SSE has warned that the UK could face a "lights out" situation due to the government's lack of clarity on energy policy, and said it will cut capacity and delay investments...

ENMAX extends service contract with Vestas for Canadian power plant
21 March 2013 ENMAX Energy has extended Vestas' service contract on the Kettles Hill Wind Farm in Alberta, Canada by five...

UK Budget 2013: two carbon capture projects shortlisted in funding competition
21 March 2013 Two carbon capture schemes have been put forward for the final stage of the UK Government's £1bn funding competition, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in his 2013...

Green Field to supply natural gas power generators to oil field firms
21 March 2013 Green Field Power Generation has signed lease agreements with SandRidge Exploration and Production and Patriot Power Solutions to supply 41MW of power generation capacity over two...

EDF gets go ahead for Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant
20 March 2013 EDF Energy has secured planning approval from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to construct a £14bn nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset,...

Mitsubishi joint venture acquires Italian solar power producer
20 March 2013 A joint venture between Mitsubishi, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Solar Ventures has acquired a 100% stake in Italian solar power producer Solar...

DSM acquires SolarExcel to expand light trapping technology
20 March 2013 Life sciences firm DSM has acquired the Netherlands-based photovoltaic (PV) materials provider SolarExcel to expand its portfolio of solar energy enabling...

Vestas secures 34MW wind turbine contract from ERG Renew
19 March 2013 Vestas has received a 34MW wind turbine contract from ERG Renew for the Palazzo San Gervasio wind farm in Basilicata,...

ABB to equip Italy’s Grazia Deledda Sulcis power plant with automation system
19 March 2013 Global power and automation group ABB will equip Italy's Grazia Deledda Sulcis power plant on the island of Sardinia with its Symphony Plus automation and control...

Siemens to supply wind turbines for South Kent Wind project in Canada
19 March 2013 Siemens Canada has secured an order from Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy to supply 124 wind turbines for the 270MW South Kent Wind project in Chatham-Kent,...

Abengoa, BrightSource partner to build US solar tower project
18 March 2013 Abengoa and BrightSource Energy have signed an agreement to jointly construct and operate a 500MW solar tower project in California,...

Masdar launches world’s largest concentrated solar power plant
18 March 2013 The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has launched Shams 1, the world's largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in...

Aggreko to supply cross-border power to Mozambique and Namibia
18 March 2013 Aggreko has secured a contract worth over $200m to provide 122MW of power to Mozambique and Namibia for a minimum of two...

ESS to deploy SCAR plough system for Baltic 2 wind farm in Germany
15 March 2013 Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has secured a boulder clearing and multi-pass trenching contract for EnBW's Baltic 2 offshore wind farm project in...

UK unveils new investment programme for speedy renewable development
15 March 2013 The UK Government has introduced a new programme to help renewable energy investors to commission and develop low-carbon electricity projects at a faster...

GE secures construction contract for wind turbine testing facility in Denmark
15 March 2013 General Electric's (GE) Power Conversion business has secured a contract from Denmark-based Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) to build a wind turbine nacelles testing...

House bill puts Illinois smart grid back on track
14 March 2013 The Illinois House Public Utilities Committee in the US has passed a bill which will allow energy firm ComEd to build a smart grid in the...

Oresundskraft inaugurates waste-fired Filborna power plant in Sweden
14 March 2013 Energy solutions supplier Oresundskraft, a subsidiary of Helsingborg Energi, has inaugurated the Filborna power plant in Helsingborg,...

German power generation capacity to reach over 250GW in 2030
14 March 2013 A new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) predicts that Germany's power generation capacity may reach more than 250GW in 2030, compared with 158GW in 2010, driven primarily by a rise in...

Construction begins on South Kent Wind project in Canada
13 March 2013 Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy have secured financing and started construction on the 270MW South Kent Wind project in Chatham-Kent, Ontario,...

UK signs nuclear energy expansion deal with EU member states
13 March 2013 The UK government has signed a nuclear energy expansion agreement with 12 European Union (EU) member states, in a bid to reduce Europe’s carbon...

Costain completes tunnel work London Power Tunnels project
13 March 2013 Engineering services firm Costain and its partners have completed tunnel work on the first of three drives at the London Power Tunnels project for National Grid, using a Lovat tunnel boring...

First 660MW unit of Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project commissioned
12 March 2013 Reliance Power has commissioned the first unit of its 3,960MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Madhya Pradesh,...

Vaskiluodon Voima inaugurates world's largest biogasification plant in Finland
12 March 2013 Power and heat production firm Vaskiluodon Voima has inaugurated the world's largest biomass gasification plant in Vaasa,...

ATCO selects Valard for Eastern Alberta transmission line project
12 March 2013 ATCO Electric has selected Valard Construction, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, to install transmission infrastructure for the $1.6bn Eastern Alberta Transmission Line (EATL) project in...

Alstom secures wind turbines order for Wild Rose projects in Canada
11 March 2013 Alstom has signed a €420m contract to install up to 414MW capacity of wind turbines to NaturEner Energy Canada's Wild Rose projects in...

West Coast Energy loses battle to build wind farm near UK heritage site
11 March 2013 West Coast Energy has lost its legal battle to build a four-turbine wind farm in Northamptonshire after UK conservation bodies English Heritage and the National Trust argued that the...

NRC claims that US nuclear is safer than ever are contested by scientists
11 March 2013 US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairman Allison Macfarlane has said that US nuclear power plants are now safer than ever after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, with...

New Energy launches second phase of SolarWindow project
08 March 2013 New Energy Technologies has launched the second phase of its cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...

Areva builds first fuel assemblies for Taishan nuclear power plant
08 March 2013 French nuclear firm Areva has completed construction of the first fuel assemblies for the Taishan nuclear power plant in...

OCI Solar Power breaks ground on 400MW US power project
08 March 2013 OCI Solar Power has broken ground on a new 400MW solar power project in San Antonio, Texas,...

Magnox awards construction contract for UK nuclear decommissioning sites
07 March 2013 Costain Nuclear Process has secured a contract from Magnox to undertake construction, infrastructure and maintenance work across 10 nuclear decommissioning sites in the...

Australia coal-fired generation will replace gas in absence of carbon pricing: report
07 March 2013 Energy and carbon advisory firm RepuTex predicts that natural gas-fired generation in Australia will fall by more than 60% if the government's carbon price mechanism (CPM) was removed from...

Swiss firm to conduct seismic tests on Korean nuclear plant
07 March 2013 SGS, an industry provider of inspection and verification services, has secured a contract from LATECH Corporation to provide seismic qualification of nuclear power plant transformers, which will...

John Laing acquires Svartvallsberget wind farm in Sweden
06 March 2013 UK-based infrastructure developer John Laing has acquired the Svartvallsberget wind farm in...

Hitachi Zosen to install floating wind turbines in Japan
06 March 2013 Hitachi Zosen is planning to install floating offshore wind turbines in Japanese waters, in partnership with Norwegian oil and gas firm...

India sets target to generate 15GW of wind power by 2017
06 March 2013 The Indian government has set a target to install 15GW of wind power during the 12th Plan period, ending in...

Dominion acquires 7MW solar power project in Georgia, US
05 March 2013 US-based energy provider Dominion has bought a 7MW solar energy development project in Washington County, Georgia, from Smart Energy Capital and Jacoby Development for an undisclosed...

Scotland gives conditional approval to 68.4MW Aikengall II wind farm
05 March 2013 The Scottish government has given partial approval for the development of the 68.4MW Aikengall II wind farm, located in the east of...

GMR to sell 70% stake in Singapore power project
05 March 2013 Infrastructure major GMR has agreed to sell its 70% stake in the Island Power Project, Singapore, to FPM Power Holdings for S$660m...

UK needs back-up plan for new nuclear: report
04 March 2013 A new report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee has urged ministers to stop "crossing their fingers" on its new nuclear programme and urgently develop a back-up energy...

UK marine energy parks join forces to share knowledge
04 March 2013 Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park (PFOW MEP) and South West Marine Energy Park (SW MEP) have joined forces to share knowledge and boost jobs in the marine power...

EU power sector idenitifies biggest industry challenges
04 March 2013 European power utilities and consultancies have identified regulatory risk and weak wholesale electricity prices as the greatest challenges facing the industry, according to a survey conducted...

Germany to add more coal plants as nuclear phases out
01 March 2013 Germany will bring more coal-fired power plants online in 2013 than at any time in the last two decades, German renewable energy institute IWR has...

India plans biggest solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh
01 March 2013 The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh will host the country's biggest solar power plant, in Neemuch in the Malwa...

TGC Renewables plans 13MW solar project in Cambridgeshire, UK
01 March 2013 TGC Renewables, a UK-based projects developer, has applied for planning permission for a 13MW solar park in Cambridgeshire,...

February 2013

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Canadian Solar, Strata Solar partner on utility scale projects in US
28 February 2013 Canadian Solar has partnered with US-based solar energy systems provider Strata Solar on a portfolio of utility-scale solar power projects in the US state of North...

MeyGen, Sea Generation Wales to receive UK funding for marine projects
28 February 2013 UK-based MeyGen and Sea Generation Wales have been awarded a share of a £20m fund to help drive growth in the UK's marine energy...

Hyundai Heavy Industries to power South Korean wind farm with 40MW of turbines
28 February 2013 Wind turbine supplier Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will supply the Yeongam wind farm in Jeollanam-do, South Korea, with 40MW of...

British Gas reports 11% growth in 2012
27 February 2013 British Gas has posted a £606m profit from residential energy supply for 2012, up 11% from last...

AEG Power Solutions bags 30MW solar contract in India
27 February 2013 AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), a global manufacturer of power electronic systems, has been awarded a 30MW solar power project contract in...

Iberdrola to sell Polish wind assets for €203m
27 February 2013 Spainish electric utility company Iberdrola has agreed to sell all its Polish wind power assets to power producers Energa Hydro and PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna for...

Alstom achieves record performance in HVDC circuit breaker test
26 February 2013 Alstom Grid has achieved record performance for a high voltage direct current (HVDC) circuit breaker, while testing a prototype at its facility in Villeurbanne,...

Metso to deliver biomass-fired power plant in Sweden
26 February 2013 Global engineering company Metso has secured a €25m order from Vimmerby Energi & Miljö (VEMAB), to deliver a biomass-fired power plant in the city of Vimmerby,...

University of Sheffield introduces new method to study solar cell material
26 February 2013 Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK have introduced a new method to analyse PCBM, a material used in polymer photovoltaic cells, to approve cell...

Jordan inks 30 public-private agreements to build renewable energy projects
25 February 2013 Jordan has signed 30 agreements with the private sector to set up renewable power projects in the kingdom, in a bid to boost its struggling...

ETI searches for UK hydrogen storage site
25 February 2013 Global Engineering and Construction Group, a unit of Foster Wheeler, has been awarded a study contract by the UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to assess the feasibility of flexible...

Iran identifies 16 new reactor sites ahead of nuclear talks in Kazakhstan
25 February 2013 Iran has identified sites for 16 new nuclear reactors across the country, ahead of talks with six major powers over its disputed atomic programme on Tuesday in...

Public Service Electric and Gas plans $3.9bn investment to upgrade US electric, gas systems
22 February 2013 US-based utility Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) plans to invest $3.9bn during the next ten years, to fortify and protect its electric and gas systems from severe weather...

ABB to fund 40 global power and automation research projects
22 February 2013 Switzerland-based ABB is providing financial support to 40 research projects in power and automation from universities across the...

UK conservation bodies warn of wind farm threat to heritage sites
22 February 2013 UK conservation bodies English Heritage and the National Trust have warned that wind farms are posing a threat to heritage sites in the...

Iberdrola upgrades Laguna Verde nuclear power plant in Mexico
21 February 2013 Iberdrola Ingeniería has upgraded the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant, located in the Mexican state of Veracruz, on the coast of the Gulf of...

Juwi begins solar park construction in South Africa
21 February 2013 Juwi Renewable Energies has kicked off the construction work at the 7MW Rustmo 1 Solar Farm, located near the mining town of Rustenburg in South...

China Gogreen unit to develop 60MW solar power plants in China
21 February 2013 Hong Kong-based China Gogreen Assets Investment has announced that its subsidiary Beijing Jun Yang has agreed with the Xuchang government to develop solar power plants in Henan Province,...

UK approves extension of Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats wind farm
20 February 2013 UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey has given Vattenfall the go-ahead to extend its Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, located of the coast of...

UK energy supplies are heading “downhill fast”, says Ofgem
20 February 2013 UK energy supplies are on a “roller-coaster” and heading “downhill fast” as power plants close and the demand for imported gas rises, energy watchdog Ofgem has...

Canada funds Atlantis Resources tidal energy project in Nova Scotia
20 February 2013 The Canadian government has awarded funding to marine energy company Atlantis Resources for its tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy, Nova...

Argentina plans incentives for major solar capacity expansion
19 February 2013 Argentina is planning an incentives package to expand its solar capacity by almost 35-fold, state energy company Energia Argentina SA has said. ...

Akuo Energy, Stewardship Energy propose 100MW wind farm in Illinois
19 February 2013 Akuo Energy USA and Stewardship Energy have applied for a special-use permit application for the Dogtown Wind Project, a 100MW wind farm proposed for...

Operations start at first China nuclear plant since Fukushima
19 February 2013 The Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant (HNPP) has commenced operations, marking the first nuclear power plant to come online in China since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in...

Pakistan’s power regulator to determine upfront tariff for solar and wind projects
18 February 2013 Pakistan’s National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has said it will initiate suo motu proceedings to determine the upfront tariff for solar and wind power projects in the...

Isofotón to develop 150MW solar power plant in Mexico
18 February 2013 Solar power developer Isofotón has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Yucatán state government to build a 150MW solar PV facility in...

Azure Power commissions 40MW solar power plant in India
18 February 2013 Solar power producer Azure Power has commissioned its Nagaur photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in the village of Kathauti in Rajasthan,...

ScottishPower to build 288MW Kilgallioch wind farm
15 February 2013 The Scottish government has approved ScottishPower Renewables' (SPR) plans to build the 288MW Kilgallioch wind farm, which will be located south of Barrhill in...

New York to build 1,000MW natural gas-fired power plant
15 February 2013 The New York State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) has approved the development of a 1,000MW natural gas-fired power plant in the town of Dover, Dutchess...

Austrian researchers discover new materials to create efficient solar cell
15 February 2013 Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) in Austria have discovered a new class of materials that could be used to develop ultra-thin solar...

Alstom to power Japanese wind farm with ten turbines
14 February 2013 French conglomerate Alstom will power a 16.7MW Japanese wind farm with its ten ECO 74 wind turbines, under a contract signed with Eurus Energy...

Iberdrola launches iGREENGrid project in Europe
14 February 2013 Spanish renewable energy company Iberdrola has launched the iGREENGrid project, which will study the impact of integrating renewable energies on grids over three...

Global wind power grows by 20% in 2012
14 February 2013 Global wind power grew by almost 20% in 2012 to reach over 282GW of installed capacity, according to a new study release by the Global Wind Energy...

Alstom Bharat Forge Power to supply supercritical coal turbine islands in India
13 February 2013 Alstom Bharat Forge Power (ABFPL) has secured an order worth over €350m to supply three units of 660MW supercritical coal turbine islands in the Indian state of...

Finnish nuclear plant on hold until 2016
13 February 2013 Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), a Finnish nuclear power company, has announced another delay to its Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power...

Cyan metering technology selected for smart grid pilot in India
13 February 2013 UK-based lighting technology company Cyan Technology is showcasing its smart electricity metering solutions at a pilot project in India after being selected to participate in a Technology...

Siemens to power German offshore wind farm with 80 turbines
12 February 2013 Power equipment manufacturer Siemens will supply and install 80 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant, off Germany's North Sea...

Summit Power, Linde Group to develop gas-fired plants with carbon capture
12 February 2013 US-based Summit Power Group and German engineering company Linde Group have teamed up to develop commercial-scale natural gas-fired power plants with carbon capture technology in the...

Israel’s Shikun & Binui to acquire three solar power projects
12 February 2013 Shikun & Binui, a subsidiary of Arison Group, has agreed to acquire three major solar energy projects from US-based...

Germany’s Conergy bags 31.5MW solar power order in Thailand
11 February 2013 Germany-based Conergy has received an order to build photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants in Thailand with a total capacity of 31.5MW, for Siam Solar Energy 1, a subsidiary of Thai Solar...

Echelon to power Gotland smart grid project in Sweden
11 February 2013 US-based energy control networking solution provider Echelon has been chosen for a smart grid trial to modernise the existing grid on the Swedish Island of...

British MPs table Energy Bill amendment to set decarbonisation target
11 February 2013 Conservative MP Tim Yeo and Labour MP Barry Gardiner have tabled an amendment to the Energy Bill that would require the British government to introduce a decarbonisation target for the power...

US files complaint with WTO over Indian solar policy
08 February 2013 The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) alleging discrimination against American made solar products by India's national solar...

Senoko Energy repowers generating stations in Singapore
08 February 2013 Singapore-based Senoko Energy has repowered its generating stations in an S$1bn ($808m) investment project, which will result in reduction of about one million tonnes of carbon dioxide...

Pioneer Green Energy to add 98.4MW wind generation capacity in US
08 February 2013 US-based Pioneer Green Energy plans to develop two wind energy projects, with combined capacity of 98.4MW, in the state of Alabama, to help increase the country’s energy...

Alstom signs €1bn wind turbine deal with Renova Energia in Brazil
07 February 2013 Alstom Renewable Power has inked a deal worth over €1bn with Brazil's Renova Energia to supply, operate and maintain around 440 onshore wind turbines in...

Hydro Tasmania, Shenhua Clean Energy to build Musselroe Wind Farm in Australia
07 February 2013 Hydro Tasmania and China-based renewable energy firm Shenhua Clean Energy (SCE) have extended their partnership to include the $394m Musselroe Wind Farm, currently under construction in...

Quebec scraps six hydroelectric power projects on economic grounds
07 February 2013 The Canadian province of Quebec has scrapped six small hydroelectric generating stations on economic grounds, it was announced this...

Bharat Heavy Electricals wins supply contract for supercritical thermal power project
06 February 2013 India’s state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a major order, valued at INR28,540m ($537m), for the proposed 1,980MW Nabinagar Supercritical Thermal Power Project...

Atkins to help EDF fill energy gap as UK waits for new nuclear
06 February 2013 UK-based Atkins has agreed to offer expert engineering support to help extend the life of EDF Energy's existing nuclear projects....

Report: China installed majority of onshore wind projects in 2012
06 February 2013 China installed more than a third of all global onshore wind capacity in 2012, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy...

UK hits record high in wind power generation
05 February 2013 The UK has set a new record in wind energy generation, producing more than 5GW of electricity from the resource for the first time in its...

Alstom opens hydropower technology centre in France
05 February 2013 Alstom has inaugurated the new headquarters for its hydropower technology centre in the French city of...

UK amends Energy Bill to focus on decarbonisation
05 February 2013 The UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has amended the Energy Bill in a bid to offer a better deal to consumers on their energy bills and decorbonise the power sector by...

First Solar buys Macho Springs power project in US
04 February 2013 First Solar has acquired the 50MW Macho Springs solar project in New Mexico, US, from Element Power...

Centrica opts out of UK nuclear new-build programme
04 February 2013 Centrica has withdrawn its plans to participate in the UK nuclear new-build programme amid uncertainties over the construction schedule and pre-development expenditure on the project...

Alkane Energy to study renewable energy potential for flooded coal mines
04 February 2013 Alkane Energy and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in the UK will jointly conduct a study to find out how low-cost renewable energy could be harnessed from disused, flooded coal...

Blue Energy to acquire RidgeWind from HgCapital
04 February 2013 UK-based Blue Energy is set to acquire independent onshore wind farm developer RidgeWind from private equity and Europe-focused renewable energy investment firm...

Norway’s TCM launches international carbon capture and storage test centre network
01 February 2013 CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), a Norway-based carbon capture testing facility, has formed an international test centre network for carbon capture and storage (CCS) test facilities across...

Scotland’s Wood Group to operate 2,200MW power plant in Arizona
01 February 2013 Scottish energy services company Wood Group GTS will operate a 2,200MW power plant in US under a four-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract it signed with Entegra Power Group and...

Onshore wind energy to boost local economy in Wales
01 February 2013 Onshore wind projects could inject as much as £2.3bn into the Welsh economy, a new report has suggested....

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UK County Council rejects plans for underground nuclear waste facility
31 January 2013 Cumbria Country Council in the UK has voted to opt out of the process to find a location for a £12bn underground nuclear waste facility, a decision which could hurt plans for new nuclear in...

Alstom extends O&M contract for 350MW gas-fired plant in Thailand
31 January 2013 France-based Alstom will service a 350MW power plant in Thailand under a 10-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract signed with Eastern Power and Electric...

TAQA closes financing for MENA's largest coal-fired plant
31 January 2013 Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) has closed $1.4bn in project financing for the expansion of the Jorf Lasfar coal-fired power plant in...

Ghana completes financing for Takoradi 2 power plant
30 January 2013 Volta River Authority (VRA), the main generator and supplier of electricity in Ghana, and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) have completed $330m of financing for the expansion of the...

Trina Solar to power South African solar projects
30 January 2013 China-based Trina Solar has received an order to provide 30MW of PV modules to Gestamp Solar, a South African photovoltaic parks...

Arise Windpower to buy 130MW project in Norway
30 January 2013 Swedish renewable energy developer Arise Windpower has conditionally agreed to acquire the Aremark wind project in Norway from Havgul clean...

China to build first offshore wind farm
29 January 2013 China-based Fujian Datang International Wind Power Development (FDIWPD) is planning to invest CNY6bn ($964.1m) to build the country's first offshore wind farm off the coast of Fujian...

Industry reacts to UK Green Deal launch
29 January 2013 The energy industry has reacted to the launch of 'Green Deal', put in place by the UK Government to help pay for energy efficient home improvements and slash consumers' electricity...

UK leads offshore wind sector in Europe
29 January 2013 The UK installed 854MW of wind generation capacity in 2012, bringing the total British offshore wind capacity to 2.9GW, according to the European Wind Energy Association...

Smart grid spending touches $13.9bn in 2012, says report
28 January 2013 Global investment in smart grid technologies has increased by 7% to $13.9bn in 2012, driven by spending in China, according to London-based research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance...

Gamesa wins contract to service 13 wind farms in Europe
28 January 2013 Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won a contract to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services to 13 wind farms in...

Low-cost and efficient solar cell 'evolved' in lab
28 January 2013 Scientists in the US have developed and 'evolved' a low-cost organic solar cell that could lead to more efficient solar power...

UK and Ireland sign MoU for renewable energy trading
25 January 2013 The UK and Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study the potential of renewable energy trading between the two...

Alstom powers 520MW Alqueva hydro plant in Portugal
25 January 2013 Portugal Environment Minister Assunção Cristas has opened Aqueva II, a new hydro plant powered by equipment from France-based...

Juwi builds flood-proof solar power projects in Thailand
25 January 2013 German-based energy developer Juwi is constructing five free-field solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with flood protection systems in Kamphaeng Phet and Ubon Ratchathani,...

Welspun Energy commissions 15MW solar power project in India
24 January 2013 India-based power developer Welspun Energy has commissioned a 15MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the Indian state of...

India's BHEL commissions steam turbine generator in Ethiopia
24 January 2013 India's Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned its Steam Turbine Generator (STG) unit in Ethiopia, the firm's first in...

Iberdrola commissions three wind power projects in US
24 January 2013 Spanish electric utility Iberdrola has announced that it has commissioned three new wind farms in the US, where it already has more than 5,700MW of installed...

Japanese nuclear regulator unveils new safety measures
23 January 2013 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has unveiled draft safety rules to protect nuclear power facilities against natural disasters and terrorist...

Kedco signs agreement to develop wind farms in Ireland
23 January 2013 Energy developer Kedco has agreed to construct three wind farms with a capacity of up to 30MW in north-west...

Construction begins for first wind turbine factories in France
23 January 2013 Power equipment and plant developer Alstom has started construction work on the first of two offshore wind-turbine factories in...

Siemens secures contract extension for Phu My 3 plant in Vietnam
22 January 2013 Siemens Energy Service has secured a long-term service programme contract extension for the 740MW Phu My 3 combined-cycle power plant in...

Australia and India to begin civil nuclear cooperation talks
22 January 2013 Australia is set to start civil nuclear cooperation talks with India for exporting uranium fuel to the...

Report: US rural cooperative utilities to spend $4.1bn on smart grid
22 January 2013 Smart grid expenditure for rural cooperative utilities in the US is estimated to reach $4.1bn in 2017, according to a new report from GTM...

Scientists to replicate photosynthesis for renewable energy generation
21 January 2013 A group of scientists in the UK plan to artificially replicate photosynthesis, a process used by plants to transform sunlight into energy, in an effort to develop more efficient renewable...

BHEL to supply equipment for hydroelectric power project in Bhutan
21 January 2013 Indian power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a contract to provide electro-mechanical equipment package for a 720MW power project in...

China's Trina Solar powers Green Tower Project in Germany
21 January 2013 Chinese solar panels manufacturer Trina Solar has supplied 61MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules for the Green Tower project in the German state of...

NRI launches Energy Technology forum on LinkedIn
18 January 2013 NRI digital has launched a LinkedIn group to unite professionals across all energy sectors for the opportunity to network and discuss today's most important energy technologies and issues....

RWE Innogy to add 21.6MW wind generation capacity in Germany
18 January 2013 Power utility RWE Innogy is set to add 21.6MW of wind generation capacity in Germany this...

Voith wins orders to upgrade hydro power plants in Brazil and China
18 January 2013 Voith has secured several major orders worth €185m to modernise hydropower plants in Brazil and...

UK Crown Estate to invest £20m in marine energy projects
18 January 2013 The UK Crown Estate has announced its plans to invest in Britain's first wave and tidal stream array projects in an effort to support the growth of the...

Trina Solar to develop 50MW solar project in China
17 January 2013 Solar photovoltaic (PV) products manufacturer Trina Solar will develop a 50MW grid-connected solar power plant in the Wuwei city of Gansu Province,...

Eurus Energy America, BlackRock acquire stake in Kansas wind farm
17 January 2013 Eurus Energy America and a fund managed by asset management firm BlackRock have each acquired a 40% stake in the 100.8MW Spearville 3 Wind Project in Kansas,...

UK regulators to assess Hitachi nuclear reactor design
17 January 2013 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have announced that they will conduct a design assessment on a new nuclear...

Gamesa renews contract for Mount Storm wind farm in Virginia
16 January 2013 Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has extended its contract to provide full-service operation and maintenance (O&M) for the 264MW Mount Storm Wind Farm in West Virginia, US, under a...

Palfinger Wind bags crane order for Nordsee offshore wind park
16 January 2013 Global wind crane manufacturer Palfinger Wind has signed a crane order for the Nordsee Ost (NSO) offshore wind park, one of the largest wind power projects off the coast of...

Alstom vows to restore power back to Libya
16 January 2013 Alstom has signed a €250m contract with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to provide spare parts for 11 gas turbine units at five different power plants in the...

First Solar starts construction at Campo Verde project in California
15 January 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) solar modules manufacturer First Solar has started construction at the 139MW Campo Verde solar project in Imperial County, California,...

Canadian Solar to supply 10MW modules for utility-scale power project
15 January 2013 Canadian Solar has agreed to supply Algonquin Power, a North American energy supplier, with 10MW of solar modules for a utility-scale power project in Ontario,...

EDF's nuclear power output at record high in 2012
15 January 2013 EDF Energy has announced that its eight nuclear power plants in the UK produced their highest output for seven years in...

EIB grants loan for largest offshore wind farm in German Baltic Sea
14 January 2013 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a financing contract with EnBW to grant a €500m loan to the largest offshore wind farm in the German Baltic...

Thailand’s SPCG to build solar projects in rural Myanmar
14 January 2013 Thailand-based solar farm developer SPCG is planning to set up small off-grid solar power projects in Myanmar to meet electricity demand in rural...

Duke Energy completes 12.5MW solar power project in North Carolina
14 January 2013 Duke Energy Renewables, an offshoot of Duke Energy, has completed the construction of a 12.5MW solar power project in Beaufort County, North...

India ropes in Eastern Power for canal-based solar project
11 January 2013 Mumbai-based energy developer Eastern Powers Systems has agreed to tap potential canal-based solar power generation in the Indian state of...

First Solar buys Chilean PV developer
11 January 2013 Photovoltaic (PV) systems provider First Solar has acquired Chilean solar projects developer Solar Chile for an undisclosed sum....

Japan’s Mitsui, EDF to participate in Mexico wind project
11 January 2013 Japanese conglomerate Mitsui has agreed with EDF EN Mexico to participate in the 164MW Bii Stinu wind project, located in the Mexican city of...

EDF completes financing on Shiloh IV Wind Project
10 January 2013 EDF Renewable Energy has announced that it has closed financing on the 102.5MW Shiloh IV Wind Project in...

First Wind selects GE technology for two wind projects in Maine
10 January 2013 US-based independent wind energy company First Wind has selected General Electric’s (GE) WindCONTROL advanced software for two renewable energy projects in...

Google invests in 161MW Spinning Spur wind project
10 January 2013 Google has invested about $200m in the 161MW Spinning Spur wind project located in Oldham County of Texas,...

EDF Renewable Energy’s Bobcat Bluff wind project goes online
09 January 2013 EDF Renewable Energy has announced that the 150MW Bobcat Bluff Wind Project in Archer County, Texas, US, has been commissioned and commenced...

Alstom wins equipment supply contract for Africa's biggest dam
09 January 2013 France-based Alstom has won a €250m contract to supply hydroelectric equipment for the first phase of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project located on the Blue...

French government launches plan to rescue ailing solar power industry
09 January 2013 The French government has doubled its capacity target for photovoltaic power generation in an attempt to bail out the country's feeble solar...

Georgia Power seeks to close 15 US fossil fuel power plants
08 January 2013 US energy utility Georgia Power is seeking permission to decertify and retire 15 coal-fired and oil-fired units totalling...

Suzlon Group unit bags two wind turbine supply contracts
08 January 2013 REpower UK, a unit of wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Group, has signed two contracts to supply 16.4MW wind turbines to two wind farms in the...

Countryside Renewables gets green light for 5MW solar project
08 January 2013 UK-based photovoltaic (PV) developer and financer Countryside Renewables has obtained planning permission to build a 5MW solar project in Exning,...

Solar power installations at record high in Germany
07 January 2013 Germany installed a record number of new solar power plants in 2012, but interest in the renewable energy source fizzled out in the fourth quarter as subsidies were slashed to curb costs...

EDF completes financing for 100.8MW Spearville 3 Wind Project in US
07 January 2013 EDF Renewable Energy has completed tax equity financing with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the 100.8MW Spearville 3 Wind Project in Kansas,...

Mitsubishi acquires 50% stake in French solar power plant
07 January 2013 Japan-based conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp has acquired a 50% stake in Toul–Rosières solar power plant tranche 1 from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF...

Reliance Power commissions 300MW unit at Butibori plant in India
04 January 2013 Reliance Power, a part of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, has commissioned the second 300MW unit at its Butibori power plant at Nagpur in the Indian state of...

Iran surpasses 200,000GWh power generation output
04 January 2013 Iran has generated 203,052GWh of electricity from 20 March 2012 until 1 January 2013, a 5.84% increase in electricity production compared with the same period a year...

MidAmerican buys world's largest solar project from SunPower
04 January 2013 MidAmerican Solar has acquired the 579MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) from US-based solar panels manufacturer...

NPCIL-Nalco Power to expand nuclear generation capacity in India
03 January 2013 NPCIL-Nalco Power Company has announced its plans to set up nuclear power plants in India....

Smart grid market to touch $220bn by 2020, says report
03 January 2013 The smart grid core and enabled technology market is estimated to touch $220bn by 2020, according to a new report by research-based advisory firm...

EDF completes financing for 143.2MWp Catalina solar project in US
03 January 2013 EDF Renewable Energy has completed financing for the 143.2MWp Catalina Solar project in Mojave Desert, California,...

Three new wind farms grid-connected in Romania
02 January 2013 Three new wind farms have been grid-connected in Romania, adding an additional 206MW of wind capacity hosted in the...

Canadian Solar agrees to buy four power projects from SunEdison
02 January 2013 Solar panels manufacturer Canadian Solar has agreed to purchase four power projects from MEMC Electronic Materials’s subsidiary SunEdison Power Canada for C$37m...

Iberdrola agrees to sell 32 wind farms in France
02 January 2013 Spain-based Iberdrola has agreed to sell its French renewable-energy unit for about €400m to a group of investors led by US-based conglomerate General Electric...

December 2012

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EDF Renewable Energy’s 161MW Spinning Spur wind project goes online
21 December 2012 EDF Renewable Energy has announced that the 161MW Spinning Spur Wind Project in the US state of Texas has entered operation and is now supplying electricity to the regional transmission...

Areva turbine technology to power Iberdrola’s 400MW wind project in Germany
21 December 2012 Spanish electric utility Iberdrola has selected France-based energy company Areva’s offshore wind technology for its 400MW Wikinger wind project, to be developed in...

GE and Taiwan Power sign service agreement for 39MW turbines
21 December 2012 US-based conglomerate General Electric (GE) and state-owned electric utility Taiwan Power Company have signed a five-year, full service agreement (FSA), covering 26 GE 1.5MW wind turbines...

EDF Renewable Services to provide assistance to the 81MW Bishop Hill II wind project in US
20 December 2012 EDF Renewable Services will provide operations and maintenance services for the 81MW Bishop Hill II Wind Project in the US state of...

Trina Solar to deliver 55MW PV modules for eight projects in UK
20 December 2012 Chinese solar modules manufacturer Trina Solar will supply up to 55MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) units to British renewable energy provider Anesco, over the next four...

DP Marine Energy commissions SAMS Research Services for West Islay Tidal Energy Farm
20 December 2012 Ireland-based DP Marine Energy (DPME) has commissioned British environmental consultancy SAMS Research Services (SRSL) to conduct environmental assessment for the proposed West Islay Tidal...

EU awards €1.2bn for 23 renewable demonstration projects
19 December 2012 Twenty-three renewable energy demonstration projects have been awarded by €1.2bn from the European Commission (EC) under the NER300 funding...

TransCanada to build 900MW gas-fired power plant in Ontario
19 December 2012 TransCanada has signed a contract with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to develop, own and operate a new 900MW natural gas-fired power plant in Ontario,...

San Diego Gas & Electric signs solar power purchase agreements
19 December 2012 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed two new long-term purchase agreements for solar power projects totalling...

ScottishPower, SmartReach conduct smart meter trial in Scotland
18 December 2012 ScottishPower and SmartReach, a collaboration of communication and infrastructure companies, have demonstrated the potential of long-range radio communications for smart meters in...

Consumers Energy plans 700MW gas-fired power plant in Michigan
18 December 2012 Electric utility Consumers Energy plans to build a new 700MW natural gas-fired power plant in the US state of...

Dominion to develop North America’s largest fuel cell power plant
18 December 2012 US-based energy company Dominion Resources plans to grow its clean energy portfolio by developing the largest fuel cell power project in North...

eStorage gets EU grant to pump renewables into the grid
17 December 2012 The European Commission has awarded a €13.3m grant to eStorage, a consortium led by France-based Alstom, to facilitate the integration of renewable energy into the electrical...

Alstom to build 450MW gas-fired power plant in Germany
17 December 2012 French conglomerate Alstom has signed an agreement with German utility RheinEnergie to construct a 450MW combined-cycle heat and power plant (CHP) in Cologne,...

Europe’s largest onshore wind project goes online
17 December 2012 Europe’s largest onshore wind project, the 600MW Fantanele/Cogealac wind park in Romania, is now fully operational and generating renewable...

US government to underwrite seven offshore wind projects
14 December 2012 The US government will provide grants to seven offshore wind projects in the states of New Jersey, Maine, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Virginia – underlining the Obama administration’s...

UK regulators approve nuclear reactor design by Areva, EDF Energy
14 December 2012 EDF Energy and French nuclear firm Areva have received generic design approval for their EPR rector, to be used at the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset,...

Siemens to deliver 126MW turbines for two Irish wind power plants
14 December 2012 German wind turbines manufacturer Siemens Energy will power two onshore wind projects in Ireland with its 42 machines, each with a generating capacity of...

US researchers develop method to triple solar cell efficiency
13 December 2012 A new technique to nearly triple the efficiency of organic solar cells has been developed by researchers at Princeton University in the US state of New...

UK unveils new smart meter rules to protect customer privacy
13 December 2012 Plans to deploy smart meters across British homes and businesses have taken a major step forward after the UK government confirmed new rules designed to protect consumer privacy and enhance...

GE turbine technology to power natural gas-fired plant in Myanmar
13 December 2012 General Electric (GE) has announced that its aeroderivative gas turbine technology will power a new natural gas-fired plant in...

EDF Renewable Services to service 238.5MW wind projects in Wyoming
12 December 2012 EDF Renewable Services has signed a multi-year contract with American electric utility PacifiCorp to service three wind projects with a total capacity of...

Statkraft to build second wind farm in Scotland
12 December 2012 Norwegian renewable energy group Statkraft will construct its 66.7MW wind farm near the city of Inverness in northern Scotland, its second onshore project in the...

India sign treaty with Ukraine on nuclear safety
12 December 2012 India has signed an agreement with Ukraine on nuclear safety and radiation protection in a move to enhance the safety of Indian nuclear...

US nuclear industry prepares for potential disasters
11 December 2012 The US nuclear industry plans to fly in heavy-duty equipment when and if a disaster strikes at a nuclear plant in the country to avert a meltdown....

BHEL plans 600MW solar manufacturing plant in India
11 December 2012 India-based Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) plans to invest about Rs20bn ($367.8m) to establish a solar equipment manufacturing facility with a capacity of...

MidAmerican Wind completes Bishop Hill II wind project in Illinois
11 December 2012 MidAmerican Wind, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, has completed the construction of its 81MW wind project in Henry County,...

Los Angeles to purchase 460MW from two major solar projects
10 December 2012 Los Angeles City Council has signed contracts to buy 460MW of electricity from two large solar projects in Nevada, US, to power about 200,000...

Iberdrola sells seven wind farms in Germany
10 December 2012 Spain-based Iberdrola has announced the sale of its seven onshore wind farms in Germany to a unit of MVV Energie, as part of its plan to divest its non-core...

Juwi completes 15.3MW wind farm construction in Costa Rica
10 December 2012 Juwi Energias Renovables, a subsidiary of the Germany-based Juwi group, has completed the construction of a 15.3MW wind farm in Costa...

SNC-Lavalin consortium secures power plant contract in Poland
07 December 2012 A consortium, which includes Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and General Electric International, has been awarded a contract by European oil refiner PKN Orlen to build a power plant...

India approves plans for six nuclear plants in Maharashtra
07 December 2012 The government of India has given approval to build six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur, Maharashtra in partnership with France-based...

Russia, China to build new nuclear reactors at Tianwan plant
07 December 2012 Russia and China have signed a deal to construct two new nuclear reactors at China’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in the province of...

Logan Energy to install fuel cell power plant in London
06 December 2012 Logan Energy, a UK-based fuel cell developer, has won a contract to install a 300kW stationary fuel cell power plant at 20 Fenchurch Street office development in...

EDF to extend operating life of two UK nuclear power plants
06 December 2012 EDF Energy has announced that it will extend the operating life of two nuclear power stations - Hinkley Point B in Somerset and Hunterston B in North Ayrshire - by seven...

Blue Energy to build Africa's biggest solar power plant in Ghana
06 December 2012 UK-based renewable energy developer Blue Energy has announced plans to build Africa's biggest solar plant, a new 155MW solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in...

US renewable projects offer double the returns of Europe’s, says HgCapital head
06 December 2012 The rate of returns on renewable projects offered in Europe needs to be much higher in order to compete with the US market in attracting foreign investors, a private equity expert has said....

First solar test facility opens at Qatar Science and Technology Park
05 December 2012 Qatar has inaugurated its first large-scale Solar Test Facility at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) in...

UK to fund for low carbon energy and climate change in Africa
05 December 2012 The UK will give £98m to Green Africa Power (GPA) to help stimulate investment in large-scale solar, wind and hydro power projects in the...

GE, MetLife and Union Bank invest in Post Rock wind farm in Kansas
05 December 2012 General Electric's (GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services, MetLife subsidiary Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and Union Bank have jointly invested $247m in the 201MW Post Rock wind farm in...

UK to increase new gas plant capacity by 30%
05 December 2012 The UK will announce today its plans for a major expansion of gas-fired power plants, increasing its estimate for new capacity to 26GW by...

Canadian Solar gets Deutsche Bank financing for solar power projects
04 December 2012 Solar photovoltaic modules manufacturer Canadian Solar is borrowing C$139m ($139.66m) from Deutsche Bank to finance solar power projects in...

US opens leases for wind energy development off Atlantic coast
04 December 2012 The US government has initiated competitive lease sales on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for renewable energy development for the first...

GE wins wind turbine supply contract in Brazil
04 December 2012 US-based conglomerate General Electric (GE) has signed a $394m contract to supply 230 GE 1.68MW wind turbines to Brazil-based wind farm developer Renova...

EDF Renewable Energy sells solar projects to Capital Dynamics
03 December 2012 EDF Renewable Energy has sold 12.8MWp of its solar energy projects in New York’s Long Island to the Capital Dynamics US Solar Energy...

Gamesa gets funding for R&D activities
03 December 2012 Wind turbines manufacturer Gamesa has received a €260m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund its research, development and innovation (R&D+I)...

WSP to advise on transportation assessment at Sizewell C nuclear project
03 December 2012 EDF Energy has appointed UK-based engineering and design consultancy WSP as the lead advisor for transport assessment work at the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk,...

November 2012

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UK Energy Bill gets mixed reactions from businesses
30 November 2012 The UK Energy Bill has received mixed reactions from businesses operating in the...

Cartier Wind Energy completes 211.5MW Gros-Morne wind farm in Canada
30 November 2012 Cartier Wind Energy, a joint venture of Innergex Renewable Energy and TransCanada, has completed Canada’s largest wind...

Atlas Copco wins equipment contract for Colombian hydropower project
30 November 2012 Swedish industrial group Atlas Copco has signed an order worth Skr70m ($10.44m) to supply equipment for the second phase of Colombia's largest hydroelectric power...

Gamesa to sell 8MW wind project in France to Impax
29 November 2012 Spain-based Gamesa has announced that it will sell an 8MW wind project in France to Impax New Energy Investors II LP (NEF...

UK government publishes long-awaited Energy Bill
29 November 2012 The long-awaited UK Energy Bill, which seeks to set out fresh proposals to slash demand for electricity in the country, has been formally published by the...

Green Investment Bank opens for business in UK
29 November 2012 UK Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable has announced the launch of a Green Investment Bank (GIB), which aims to raise tens of billions of extra investment in renewables and energy...

ABB wins power transformers order in China
28 November 2012 Power and automation group ABB has received orders worth over $100m to supply converter transformers and components for the Hami-Zhengzhou ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC)...

China Longyuan Power’s 150MW offshore demonstration wind farm begins operation
28 November 2012 China Longyuan Power Group, a subsidiary of the state-owned China Guodian, has said that its 150MW offshore demonstration wind farm has begun commercial...

AEG Power Solutions unit wins photovoltaic equipment contract in Ukraine
28 November 2012 3W Power Ukraine, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based AEG Power Solutions, has signed a deal with the solar division of the Portuguese multinational group Martifer for the supply of...

Marine energy experts oppose plans for Bristol Channel barrage
28 November 2012 A major report has opposed a £35bn plan to build a tidal barrage across the Bristol Channel in the...

Hitachi completes Horizon nuclear acquisition
27 November 2012 Japan-based Hitachi has completed the acquisition of Horizon Nuclear Power, a joint venture between German utilities RWE and...

Mitsubishi receives order to build 154MW coal-fired power plant in Chile
27 November 2012 Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received a full-turnkey order for a coal-fired power plant in Chile from Empresa Eléctrica Guacolda, a Chilean electricity...

Damodar Valley Corporation plans 1,000MW solar power plant in India
27 November 2012 Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), an Indian energy utility, has proposed to build a solar power plant that could generate up to 1,000MW renewable energy above a network of...

France’s Landes de Couesmé wind farm begins operations
26 November 2012 The 33MW Landes de Couesmé wind farm in France has been officially inaugurated....

Saudi Arabia plans $109bn investment in solar energy
26 November 2012 Saudi Arabia has a $109bn investment plan to create a solar industry that would generate a third of the country’s electricity by...

Metso wins power boilers order from PT Cikarang Listrindo in Indonesia
26 November 2012 Global technology supplier Metso will deliver two power boilers with a total capacity of 270MWe to Indonesian power company PT Cikarang Listrindo, in Babelan outside Jakarta,...

UK government provides preview of Energy Bill
23 November 2012 The UK government has published details of its upcoming Energy Bill designed to support a low-carbon...

World to install over 1m MW in coal capacity says report
23 November 2012 An estimated 1,199 new coal-fired power plants with a generating capacity of 1.4m MW will be installed around the world according to a new report from the World Resources...

Siemens to supply 60 wind turbines for Jeffrey's Bay plant in South Africa
23 November 2012 Siemens has secured an onshore order to deliver 60 wind turbines for the 138MW Jeffrey's Bay wind power plant in the Eastern Cape, South...

Dutch energy institute approves ZephIR wind assessment system
22 November 2012 The Energy research Centre for the Netherlands (ECN), which develops knowledge and technology for the transition to sustainable energy management, has approved the ZephIR 300 wind lidar system...

Houston University develops 'solar steam' technology
22 November 2012 A new method to convert solar energy directly into steam using nanoparticles has been developed by scientists at the Rice University in Houston,...

KenGen plans temporary geothermal power plants in Kenya
22 November 2012 Kenyan utility KenGen is planning to build 14 temporary geothermal plants with a total capacity of 65MW by 2014....

First Wind begins operations at largest wind farm in Hawaii
21 November 2012 First Wind has commenced operations at its 69MW Kawailoa project on the Island of Oahu,...

Gamesa bags turbine contract for wind power project in India
21 November 2012 Gamesa Wind Turbines in India has signed a deal to supply turbines to SJVN's Ahmednagar District wind farm in the Indian state of...

UK Government announces energy tariff plans
21 November 2012 The UK Government has confirmed proposals to force electricity suppliers charge customers the lowest possible prices for their electricity and...

Solmessis to set up 20MW solar power plant in Queensland, Australia
20 November 2012 Solmessis, an Australia-based solar projects developer, plans to set up a 20MW solar power plant in central...

Centrica to review UK nuclear plans
20 November 2012 British multinational utility Centrica is considering new expansion projects in North America - a decision that may result in the firm pulling out of plans to build new nuclear power plants in the...

UK government to detail cheapest energy tariff plan
20 November 2012 UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey will set out plans that would fulfil Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge last month to bring in legislation forcing energy firms to offer customers their lowest...

India’s Veer Energy to diversify into solar energy
19 November 2012 Indian wind power developer Veer Energy & Infrastructure plans to invest Rs5,000m ($90.8m) to augment capacity on its existing wind projects and diversify into solar...

Google on course to reach $1bn mark in clean energy investment
19 November 2012 Internet giant Google is investing $75m in a 50MW wind farm located in the US state of Iowa, bringing the firm's total investment in renewable energy to over...

Terroist attacks would cause more damage to power grid than Hurricane Sandy says report
19 November 2012 The US National Research Council (NRC) has warned that the country’s power grid is vulnerable to terroist attacks that could cause more damage than natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy....

Voith gets management contract for Chile’s largest hydro power project
16 November 2012 Family-owned German firm Voith Hydro has secured a major management contract from Chilean electricity generator AES Gener to help construct the South American country's largest hydropower project....

ABB secures substation development contracts in Saudi Arabia
16 November 2012 Global power and automation technology firm ABB has secured substation development contracts worth nearly $170m from Saudi Electricity Company...

Ellis Patents to supply extra high voltage cables to Russian hydro power plant
16 November 2012 UK-based Ellis Patents has won a contract to supply its extra-high-voltage (EHV) cables to a unique Hydro Accumulative power plant in Moscow,...

Element Power and El Paso Electric sign PPA for 50MW solar power project
15 November 2012 US-based renewable energy developer Element Power and El Paso Electric have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the total output of Element Power’s 50MW plant in New...

Denmark on course to reach its 2020 solar cell goal this year
15 November 2012 Denmark is on its course to reach its goal of achieving 200 megawatt solar cell capacity this year, much ahead of its original deadline of...

UK Crown Estate announces new sites for tidal power generation
15 November 2012 The UK Crown Estate has announced that three organisations have secured rights to develop tidal energy projects at sites around the country....

Many US coal plants too costly to run, says report
14 November 2012 About 18% of US coal-fired plants should be closed down in the next few years as they will produce more expensive electricity than natural gas or wind power units, according to a Union of...

GE to invest in two Kenyan wind power projects
14 November 2012 General Electric (GE) is planning to invest over $100m in two wind power projects in Kenya next...

Essar Energy commissions 225MW unit at Vadinar Phase 2 in India
14 November 2012 Essar Energy, a subsidiary of India-based Essar Group, has commissioned the second of two 255MW units at its Vadinar Phase 2 (P2) power generation project in the Indian state of...

Juwi Wind secures financing for 30MW wind farm in Minnesota
13 November 2012 Juwi Wind, a subsidiary of renewable energy projects developer Juwi Group, has secured financing for a 30MW wind farm, currently being constructed in southwestern Minnesota,...

Big six power companies manipulated UK gas market, claims former City trader
13 November 2012 The UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) is investigating claims that six power companies regularly manipulated the wholesale gas market in order to profit from...

Canadian Solar supplies modules to Turkish solar project
13 November 2012 Solar modules and related equipment provider, Canadian Solar has supplied CS6P-P solar modules for the first project under YEK, the new Turkish solar energy legislation for solar power plants...

UK efficiency strategy to cut energy use by 11%
13 November 2012 The UK government has launched an energy efficiency strategy that could help the country cut its energy use by 11% by...

GE to supply wind turbines to four Turkish wind projects
12 November 2012 General Electric (GE) will supply 43 wind turbines to Turkish energy developer Fina Enerji for its four new projects in western...

Alstom to supply equipment for 2,400MW hydro power plant in Colombia
12 November 2012 Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) has awarded a €170m contract to French conglomerate Alstom to supply eight turbines and generators units for the Ituango hydro power plant in...

MidAmerican Wind unit buys 300MW projects in California
12 November 2012 MidAmerican Wind, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, has acquired the 168MW Alta Wind VII and the 132MW Alta Wind IX projects from California Highwind...

Abengoa starts construction on two solar power plants in South Africa
09 November 2012 Spain-based Abengoa has started construction on two concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in South...

Foster Wheeler wins contract for carbon capture and transportation programme in China
09 November 2012 The World Bank Group has awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group to provide consulting services for carbon capture and...

EDF expands investment in AVEVA Plant portfolio
09 November 2012 Electricité De France (EDF) has signed a contract to expand its investment in AVEVA technology by implementing more engineering software products from the AVEVA Plant...

Westmill Solar Co-operative acquires UK solar power project
08 November 2012 Westmill Solar Co-operative has completed the acquisition of a 5MW solar power project located near Oxfordshire in the...

EDF Energy awards contract for sea jetty at Hinkley Point C
08 November 2012 British energy giant EDF Energy has awarded a £30m contract to UK-based Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering to construct a temporary sea jetty at the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear plant site...

UK and Taiwan sign collaboration protocol to develop clean power technology
08 November 2012 The UK and Taiwan have signed a collaboration protocol to develop clean power technology including smart grid solutions, according to the British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in...

India, Canada conclude nuclear cooperation deal
07 November 2012 India and Canada have concluded negotiations on the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA) that they signed in 2010, paving the way for Canadian companies to export uranium to...

FuelCell Energy receives 121.8MW order from POSCO
07 November 2012 US-based FuelCell Energy has received an order for 121.8MW of fuel cell kits and services from its South Korean partner POSCO...

Alstom wins two power generation equipment contracts in Jordan
07 November 2012 French energy giant Alstom has signed two contracts worth €75m with large-scale energy contractor Metka to deliver power generation equipment for key projects being executed for Samra...

Welspun Energy unit to set up 100MW solar project in India
06 November 2012 Welspun Renewables Energy, a subsidiary of Welspun Energy, plans to invest Rs10bn ($185m) in setting up a 100MW solar power project in the Indian state of...

DNV KEMA completes study on global smart grid demonstration projects
06 November 2012 DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability has completed a smart grid study for Netbeheer Nederland - the Association of Energy Network Operators in the...

Nuclear and renewable chiefs appeal to UK ministers for decarbonisation target
06 November 2012 The chiefs of organisations representing over 1,000 nuclear and renewables firms have called on UK ministers not to abandon their commitment to combat climate...

Amonix achieves highest efficiency record for solar module
05 November 2012 US-based solar power systems designer and manufacturer Amonix has announced it has converted over one third of direct sunlight into electricity, thus achieving the highest efficiency record...

Scientists develop first all-carbon solar cell at Stanford University
05 November 2012 Scientists at Stanford University in California have developed the first all-carbon solar cell, promising an alternative to the expensive materials currently used for photovoltaic...

GE starts construction of Russian gas turbine manufacturing plant
05 November 2012 General Electric (GE), Inter Rao UES and United Engine have begun the construction of a gas turbine manufacturing...

ABB commissions substations in Saudi Arabian bus network
02 November 2012 ABB has commissioned three traction substations that will power an electric bus network for passengers travelling to and from a university in Saudi...

US utilities restoring power post Sandy
02 November 2012 US power utilities have been working to restore electric services to millions of customers who suffered power outages owing to severe weather conditions brought by super storm...

Statkraft introduces co-investment pilot to expand UK energy offerings
02 November 2012 European renewable energy provider Statkraft has introduced a new co-investment pilot scheme which will see it kick-start medium-sized wind farm projects in the...

Wood Group wins management contract for UK offshore wind farm
01 November 2012 Wood Group has won a £17m management contract to fabricate, install, commission, operate and maintain two weather monitoring stations for an offshore wind farm development off the Norfolk...

UK Energy secretary slams minister who called an end to onshore wind
01 November 2012 Energy Secretary Ed Davey has slammed Tory Energy Minister John Hayes over his comments that the development of wind farms across the countryside will be brought to a...

Kennedy Renewables to begin operations at 25MW wind farm in Scotland
01 November 2012 General Electric (GE) said the new Kennedy Renewables’ Little Raith Wind Farm located in the Scottish county of Fife, will be fully operational this month....

October 2012

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EDF Renewable Energy completes two power projects in California
31 October 2012 EDF Renewable Energy has announced the completion of two power projects in Kern County, Southern...

Hitachi acquires Horizon Nuclear Power from RWE and E.ON
31 October 2012 Hitachi has announced the acquisition of nuclear project Horizon Nuclear Power from German utilities RWE and E.ON, as the two firms plan their exit from UK’s nuclear...

Norway’s DNV introduces new floating solar field concept
31 October 2012 Norway-based DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept, to help fill the need for alternative energy...

Hurricane Sandy: 7m without power, Exelon Corp issues nuclear alert
30 October 2012 Over 7m people have been left without power as Hurricane Sandy tears through the...

KCP&L, EDF Renewable Energy commission Spearville 3 wind project
30 October 2012 US-based KCP&L and EDF Renewable Energy have commissioned the 100.8MW Spearville 3 wind project located in the state of...

Wind Energy Holding to start operations at Thailand wind farm
30 October 2012 Thailand-based Wind Energy Holding (WEH) has announced that the new 103.5MW wind farm located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima will begin commercial operations in November 2012....

Hitachi to acquire UK's Horizon nuclear project
29 October 2012 Japanese electronics manufacturer Hitachi is close to buying Horizon, a British nuclear new-build project jointly owned by German utilities E.ON and RWE, in a deal expected to be worth over...

US utilities prepare for Hurricane Sandy
29 October 2012 Utilities on the east coast of the US are preparing for power outages as Hurricane Sandy approaches Washington...

Marubeni acquires 50% stake in Lakefield wind project
29 October 2012 Japan-based Marubeni will acquire a 50% economic interest in the 205.5MW Lakefield wind project owned by EDF Renewable...

S&C Electric wins contract to improve Brazil's grid reliability
26 October 2012 Smart grid company S&C Electric has been awarded a $38.5m contract to replace underground distribution switchgear at Cemig Distribuição, Brazil's largest energy distribution...

FCC unveils 50MW solar thermal power plant in Spain
26 October 2012 Infrastructure firm FCC has completed the construction of its first solar thermal power plant in...

IBM launches Smart Energy Research Institute
26 October 2012 International Business Machines (IBM) has launched the Smarter Energy Research Institute with the aim of accelerating innovation across the global energy and utilities...

Power outages reported as Hurricane Sandy hits Cuba
25 October 2012 Power outages have been reported in the Caribbean as hurricane Sandy strengthens into a category 2 storm with wind gusts of up to...

ABB to power new steel complex in Vietnam
25 October 2012 ABB has won orders worth $50m from Taiwan's Formosa Plastic Group to provide four gas-insulated switchgear substations for a new steel complex being built in...

TrustPower and Siemens Australia begin construction at Snowtown II wind farm
25 October 2012 New Zealand’s TrustPower and Siemens Australia have announced the start of construction at the $439m Snowtown II wind farm with the turning of the first...

Siemens to exit solar power business, focus on wind and hydro power
24 October 2012 Germany-based Siemens is planning to pull out of the solar energy sector because of low growth and price...

Labour slams UK government’s energy plans ahead of parliamentary debate
24 October 2012 The UK Labour Party has slammed the Tory-led government’s energy market reform plans in a document published ahead of the opposition day debate to be held in Parliament today....

Areva joins consortium to bid for UK nuclear restoration projects
24 October 2012 Nuclear companies CH2M HILL, Areva and Serco have formed a consortium in a bid to become a Parent Body Organisation (PBO) for nuclear decommisioning firms Magnox and Research Sites...

Renewable industry displaces over 8 million tonnes of CO2 in Scotland
23 October 2012 Electricity generated from renewables in Scotland has displaced 8.36 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to government...

South African utility Eskom seeks to double electricity prices
23 October 2012 Eskom, a South Africa-based power utility, plans to more than double the price of electricity in the country by...

Britons favour wind and solar energy over coal and gas says poll
23 October 2012 A new opinion poll suggests that people in the UK would prefer to have their electricity powered by wind energy than coal and...

DuPont installs solar photovoltaic array at New Jersey power facility
22 October 2012 US-based chemical company DuPont has installed a new 1.3MW solar array at its Parlin manufacturing facility in the state of New Jersey....

Areva wins nuclear safety contract in Japan
22 October 2012 French energy company Areva will equip the Japanese Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) fleet with 100 of its passive autocatalytic recombiner (PARs) safety devices, to prevent the build-up of...

Siemens to supply 50MW wind turbines for Turkish power project
22 October 2012 Siemens Energy has been contracted to supply 22 wind turbines to the Balabanli project close to Tekirdag in...

First Solarand PJB Services collaborate for Indonesian power plant developments
19 October 2012 First Solar and PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Services (PJB Services) are collaborating to deliver utility-scale solar power plants capable of producing 100MW of energy in...

Hyundai Engineering selects Honeywell to support Kenya’s energy needs
19 October 2012 Korean company Hyundai Engineering has selected US-based Honeywell to support Kenya’s energy needs by providing its Experion Process Knowledge System...

Areva wins supply contract for Polish nuclear reactor
19 October 2012 Areva CERCA, a unit of Areva Group, has been awarded a new contract to supply 62 extra low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel elements to Poland’s research nuclear reactor...

Canadian Solar and Penn Energy sign contract for 10MW solar power project in Ontario
18 October 2012 Canadian Solar Solutions, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has expanded its relationship with Penn Energy Renewables through an additional 10MW plant engineering, procurement and construction...

UK energy secretary fails to confirm PM’s energy bill claim
18 October 2012 The UK secretary of state for energy Ed Davey has failed to confirm the Prime Minister’s claim that has and electricity suppliers will be forced to offer customers their lowest tariffs....

European Commission approves UK state funding for Green Investment Bank
18 October 2012 The European Commission has said that £3bn in British state aid granted for the creation of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to invest in low-carbon projects is in line with EU state aid...

UK Ministers to face Commons over energy tariff plan
18 October 2012 UK Ministers have been summoned to the House of Commons to explain a pledge by the prime minister to make energy suppliers offer customers their lowest...

GE installs 1,000th 2.5MW wind turbine in Romania
17 October 2012 General Electric (GE) has announced the installation of its 1,000th advanced technology 2.5MW series wind turbine for CEZ...

The UK should incentivise energy efficiency measures says report
17 October 2012 The UK government should incentivise electricity-saving measures in the upcoming Energy Bill to cut customers’ bills, according to a new report from Green Alliance and...

ScottishPower to increase gas and electricity prices
17 October 2012 ScottishPower will raise domestic gas an electricity bills by around 7% from December 3, the company has...

Yingli Green Energy supplies 40MW for Peruvian solar projects
16 October 2012 Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has supplied 40MW of solar PV modules to the largest solar project in Latin...

China's ReneSola bags 10MW contract for German plant
16 October 2012 Chinese solar modules and wafers manufacturer ReneSola has agreed to supply 10MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Germany-based Saferay, a large-scale PV power plant...

Samsung Heavy Industries to build 84MW wind farm in South Korea
16 October 2012 Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won a contract to build an 84MW wind farm off the coast of Korea’s Jeju...

Gamesa wins 18MW turbine order for Finnish wind farm
15 October 2012 Spain-based Gamesa has received a contract to supply 18MW of turbines to the Simo wind farm in northern...

Verve Energy and GE unveil 10MW solar project in Australia
15 October 2012 Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services have opened the 10MW Greenough River Solar Farm near Geraldton in Western Australia...

Japan's carbon emission tax to cost utilities $1.02bn annually
15 October 2012 A new carbon emissions tax in Japan will cost utilities around JPY80bn ($1.02bn) per year from 2016, a government-backed think-tank has...

Crown Estate awards development rights for UK offshore projects
12 October 2012 The UK Crown Estate has awarded development rights for three offshore renewable energy sites in Northern Ireland's coastal...

British Gas to raise gas and electricity prices
12 October 2012 Energy supplier British Gas will raise domestic gas and electricity prices by around 6%, the company announced...

Toshiba to buy Shaw Group's stake in Westinghouse Electric
12 October 2012 Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba will buy out Shaw Group's 20% stake in nuclear power plant company Westinghouse Electric for about JPY125bn...

Energy experts to set up cyber security centre in Europe
11 October 2012 Energy distribution company Alliander along with consultant DNV KEMA, telecomminications comany KPN, research organisation TNO and Radboud University will set up a new cyber security...

REDSET awards supply contract to Canadian Solar Australia
11 October 2012 Canadian Solar Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed a supply agreement with Australian solar products distribution company...

ABB wins orders to strengthen power infrastructure in Iraq
11 October 2012 Power and automation group ABB has won orders worth nearly $65m to boost power supplies and strengthen transmission infrastructure in northern...

E.ON to sell 50% stake in three wind farms to PensionDanmark
10 October 2012 Energy group E.ON has agreed to divest a 50% stake in three US wind farms to the Danish pension fund...

First Solar to supply PV modules to Indian projects
10 October 2012 First Solar, Kiran Energy Solar Power and Mahindra Solar One have signed an agreement to supply solar modules for two 50MW DC photovoltaic (PV) power projects being built in the Indian state...

Uganda’s Bujagali hydropower plant begins operations
10 October 2012 Uganda's new 250MW Bujagali Hydropower Plant has been officially inaugurated by President Yoweri Kaguta...

Suzlon wins 8.4MW wind power project contract in India
09 October 2012 Wind turbines manufacturer Suzlon Group has won its second consecutive contract from Surat Municipal Corporation to set up, operate and maintain a 8.4MW wind energy project in the Indian state...

EDF and Areva organise supplier days to support nuclear projects in Poland
09 October 2012 French energy companies EDF and Areva have organised a series of supplier days in support of the nuclear new-build projects in...

UK businesses urge for carbon emissions target
09 October 2012 More than 50 businesses and organisations have called on the UK government to put in place a 2030 target on decarbonising the power...

UK to steamline coal-to-biomass process
08 October 2012 The UK government has introduced a voluntary reporting process under the Renewables Obligation subsidy mechanism to minimise regulatory burdens on companies intending to convert coal plants...

Britain to face tightened energy supply in 2015, says Ofgem report
08 October 2012 Britain is set to face an energy shortage by 2015-16 according to a new report by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets...

GE to supply gas turbines for two power plants in Bangladesh
08 October 2012 General Electric has received contracts worth $89m to supply Frame 9F 3-series gas turbines for two new power plants in...

GE to supply gas turbine technology for Polish gas-fired power plant
05 October 2012 General Electric (GE) has been selected to supply advanced gas turbine technology for a new 450MW combined-cycle power plant in the city of Stalowa Wola,...

ITER selects Intergraph’s engineering technology for Cadarache nuclear plant
05 October 2012 ITER, an international nuclear fusion research and engineering project, has selected software manufacturer Intergraph to help support the construction of the world's largest experimental...

US DOE extends FuelCell contract for SECA research programme
05 October 2012 FuelCell Energy has been awarded a $6m contract from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to continue research and development under phase III of the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance...

Saudi Electricity awards transmission system contract to ABB
04 October 2012 Power automation group ABB has received a contract to provide a flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) solution to Saudi Electricity, a power transmission and distribution...

Alstom wins equipment supply contract for UK gas-fired station
04 October 2012 Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply equipment and provide maintenance services for a new gas-fired power station being built on the site of the old Carrington power station in...

Gamesa to supply 30MW turbines for Italian wind farm
04 October 2012 Wind turbines manufacturer Gamesa will supply 30MW for a wind farm located in Italy’s Brindisi...

Canadian Solar to supply 26MW solar modules for PV plant in Puerto Rico
03 October 2012 Canadian Solar will deliver 26MW of its CS6P-P crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to the San Fermin solar power project in Puerto...

GE to supply eight gas turbines for Saudi power plant
03 October 2012 General Electric (GE) has received a contract to supply eight 7F 5-series gas turbine-generators for Saudi Electricity Company’s (SEC) Riyadh Power Plant 12...

Alstom expands power transformer factory in Canada
03 October 2012 Alstom has completed the C$6m ($6.1m) expansion of its power transformer manufacturing facility in Quebec,...

Alstom to supply wind turbines to Brazilian projects
02 October 2012 Wind turbines manufacturer Alstom has secured an order worth €270m from Brazilian infrastructure group Queiroz...

Kyocera to supply 30MW solar modules for Japanese power plant
02 October 2012 Kyocera Solar, a subsidiary of Japan-based electronics manufacturer Kyocera, will supply 30MW of solar modules for a utility-scale solar power plant in the town of Shiranuka in Shiranuka...

Statkraft to build two wind farms in Sweden
02 October 2012 Norwegian renewable energy group Statkraft plans to invest NOK5.2bn ($905.37m) to build two wind farms in Sweden through its joint venture with Svenska...

Siemens signs contract to build 765kV test lab in India
01 October 2012 Siemens has signed a contract worth Rs1.47bn ($27.92m) with Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) to build a 765kV test laboratory at Bina in the Indian state of Madhya...

Petrofac wins $200m EPC contract for Kuwait power network
01 October 2012 Oil and gas service provider Petrofac has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $200m for a new power distribution network in Northern...

UK renewable energy capacity surges 42% in Q2
01 October 2012 The UK’s renewable electricity capacity has surged 42.4% to 14.2GW while output grew 6.5% year-on-year to 8.13TWh in the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, according to the data released by...

September 2012

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Statoil, Statkraft open 317MW UK wind farm
28 September 2012 Scrira Offshore Energy, a joint venture between Statoil and Statkraft, has officially opened its Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm off the coast of Norfolk,...

Alstom, Mosenergo sign service agreement for power plant in Russia
28 September 2012 Alstom Thermal Power has signed a $100m service agreement with JSC Mosenergo for the 420MW power generating unit #8 at the combined heat and power plant TPP-26 in Moscow,...

GE-Hitachi wins US approval to build laser-tech uranium facility
28 September 2012 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a licence to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) to build a laser enrichment facility on the site of GE’s...

Alstom signs €100m deal with Dongbu to supply steam turbines
27 September 2012 Alstom has signed a deal worth €100m with Dongbu Corporation to deliver equipment for the Dongbu Green Power Plant in...

Google and Grand River Dam Authority sign PPA for 48MW wind energy
27 September 2012 Internet giant Google has agreed to purchase 48MW of wind energy from the 298MW Canadian Hills Wind project in Oklahoma, US, under an agreement with Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA)....

EDF’s Shiloh IV Wind Project to go online in December
27 September 2012 EDF Renewable Energy has announced that its 102.5MW Shiloh IV Wind Project in Solano County, California will go online in December...

Areva signs contracts to supply uranium to EDF
26 September 2012 French nuclear reactor maker Areva has signed two major contracts to supply over 30,000t of natural uranium to power group...

ABB to refurbish converter station in Mozambique
26 September 2012 ABB has signed an order worth $50m to refurbish the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station located in the town of Songo in...

Foster Wheeler subsidiary wins HRSGs contract in Mexico
26 September 2012 SCS Proyectos has awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group to design and supply two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) in...

Ukraine begins construction of major power line
25 September 2012 Ukraine has started the construction of a 353km-long power line, which would stabilise electricity supply to central Ukraine, Kyiv and...

Canadian Solar supplies 3.6MW solar modules for Alpincenter in Germany
25 September 2012 Canadian Solar has supplied solar modules with a total output of 3.6MW to a skiing facility in Hamburg-Wittenburg,...

EDF Energy to begin public consultation for UK's Sizewell
25 September 2012 EDF Energy plans to begin its formal public consultation for a proposed nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk, England in November...

AC Energy to set up 135MW coal-fired plant in the Philippines
24 September 2012 AC Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Philippines-based Ayala, has entered into an agreement with A Brown Inc and its shareholders to set up a 135MW coal-fired power plant in the...

UK survey shows staggering public support for renewable energy
24 September 2012 A survey by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) shows that public support for wind and marine energy remains "overwhelmingly high" in the...

GE and Electric Transmission Texas to work on transmission project
24 September 2012 General Electric (GE) will work with electric utility Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) on the largest series compensation project in the US as part of a $7bn competitive renewable energy...

EPA regulations may close 200 US coal-fired power units
21 September 2012 Non-profit advocacy group, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), has said that over 200 coal-fired power generating units are scheduled to be closed down due, at least in part,...

SunPower completes rooftop solar system in California
21 September 2012 US-based SunPower has completed the installation of a 1.3MW solar system on a rooftop at the Exploratorium museum in the city of San Francisco,...

Panda Sherman Power secures financing for US gas-fired plant
21 September 2012 Panda Sherman Power, an affiliate of US-based Panda Power Funds, has secured financing for its proposed 758MW natural gas-fuelled, combined-cycle power plant in the city of Sherman in Texas,...

LS Power begins construction of US solar plant
20 September 2012 Power generation and transmission group LS Power has completed financing and construction at the 170MW Centinela Solar Energy Project near El Centro in California, US....

Sol Invictus plans 27MW solar power plant in Bermuda
20 September 2012 Sol Invictus has unveiled plans to construct a 27MW ground-mount solar panel system at a disused stretch of runway known as ‘The Finger’ at the L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda....

Overseas Private Investment sanctions loan for power plant in Jordan
20 September 2012 Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance institution of the US government, has sanctioned financing worth $270m for the construction of a 240MW electrical power...

Gamesa to supply 30MW wind turbines to Indo Rama Renewables
19 September 2012 Wind turbines manufacturer Gamesa has secured an order through its Indian subsidiary to supply 15 G97-2.0MW wind...

RWE nPower opens 2000MW Pembroke Power Station
19 September 2012 RWE nPower has officially opened the £1bn Pembroke Power Station, one of Europe's largest combined cycle gas turbine...

Areva and Atkins set up JV for UK nuclear decommissioning projects
19 September 2012 France-based nuclear reactor maker, Areva, and engineering consultancy, Atkins, have established a joint venture to bid for fuel management and nuclear decommissioning projects in the...

FirstEnergy to expand fuel storage capacity at Beaver Valley Power Station
19 September 2012 FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) is planning to expand the used nuclear fuel storage capacity at its two-unit Beaver Valley Power Station in Pennsylvania,...

US determines biomass-based diesel renewable fuel volume for 2013
18 September 2012 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has increased the 2013 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel fuel to 1.28bn...

European Commission to cap use of crop-based biofuels
18 September 2012 The European Commission has announced plans to limit the use of crop-based biofuels to 5% of transport fuel, a major shift in its bio-fuel...

US investor to finance solar project in South Africa
18 September 2012 Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance institution of the US government, has $250m towards the development of its first 60MW solar power project in South...

Mitsubishi begins CO2 injection at US carbon capture project
17 September 2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has begun an underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) at a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) demonstration project, in Alabama,...

Higher subsidies proposed for Scottish offshore wind farms
17 September 2012 Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced support plans for renewable energy projects, which could lead to higher subsidies for offshore wind...

Cracks found at second Belgian nuclear plant
17 September 2012 Power generator Electrabel, a unit of French giant GDF Suez, has found potential cracks in a reactor vessel at the Tihange nuclear power station located near the city of Liege in...

Envirotherm and ZeroPoint Clean Tech to build biomass power plants
14 September 2012 Germany-based engineering firm Envirotherm will work with US-based biomass gasification technology company ZeroPoint Clean Tech to build biomass power...

UK to make nuclear batteries for European spacecraft
14 September 2012 The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) chemists are planning to make batteries using waste plutonium from Sellafield, a nuclear processing site located in Cumbria, that could power...

UK unveils green growth strategy
14 September 2012 UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has unveiled an industrial strategy that could offer a boost to renewable energy and low-carbon technologies, by focusing government support on long-term...

First Solar signs contract for 72MW clean electricity in US
13 September 2012 Photovoltaic (PV) systems provider, First Solar, has entered power purchase agreements with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for 72MW of solar...

EDF Renewable Energy starts operations at 140MW wind project in US
13 September 2012 EDF Renewable Energy's new 140MW Pacific Wind Project in California, US, has commenced commercial operations with the supply of electricity to the regional transmission...

Westinghouse Electric partners with Hutní montáže to build Czech nuclear reactors
13 September 2012 Westinghouse Electric has signed an agreement with Czech company Hutní montáže to cooperate on the potential construction of nuclear reactors in the Czech...

First Solar’s Agua Caliente project hits 250MW milestone
12 September 2012 First Solar has announced that the Agua Caliente solar project, currently being constructed in Yuma County Arizona, has hit the 250MW...

Welspun Energy secures funds for 50MW solar project in India
12 September 2012 Welspun Energy, the Indian arm of US-based Welspun Group, has raised funds of about Rs3.55bn ($64.11m) to set up a 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the state of...

Tucson Electric Power to add 6MW SunPower C7 tracker system
12 September 2012 Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to incorporate 6MW of new C7 Tracker technology into a Southern Arizona facility under a modified agreement that also include 2MW of SunPower's T5 Solar Roof...

China's Guangdong Nuclear Power signs renewable project development deal
11 September 2012 Guangdong Mingyang Wind Power Group, a subsidiary of Ming Yang, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with energy services provider China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGNPC) for wind and...

US Ex-Im Bank approves $2bn loan for Barakah nuclear plant in the UAE
11 September 2012 UAE-based state-owned company Emirates Nuclear Energy (ENE) has received a $2bn loan from the US Export-Import Bank for an atomic power plant being developed in Abu...

Mainstream Renewable secures funding for expansion plans
11 September 2012 Mainstream Renewable Power has secured a €60m corporate finance facility from Australia-based Macquarie to aid in its portfolio expansion...

CBD Energy to expand renewable businesses into US solar market
10 September 2012 Australia-based CBD Energy has announced plans to launch its portfolio of renewable energy businesses in the US...

Singapore’s Sembcorp acquires power assets in China from AES
10 September 2012 Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries has completed its $85.5m acquisition of power assets in China from American firm AES Corporation, following approval by relevant...

Emirates Nuclear Energy signs MoU for Barakah power plant in UAE
10 September 2012 The Emirates Nuclear Energy (ENEC) and the National Emergency Crisis Management Authority (NECMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which would facilitate the development of...

New South Wales to triple renewable generation
07 September 2012 The provincial government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia plans to raise wind power generation in the state from 652GWh to 8,000...

First Solar and Green Infra partner on India solar power project
07 September 2012 First Solar has signed a deal to supply thin-film solar modules for a 25MW power project developed by Green Infra in the Indian state of...

Dominion Virginia to convert coal-fired station to natural gas
07 September 2012 Dominion Virginia Power plans to switch from using coal at its 227MW Bremo Power Station in Virginia, US to natural gas in order to generate...

EU carbon scheme to save Australian firms $2.5bn
06 September 2012 Australia's plans to link its carbon pricing schemes with the European Union's (EU) could save Australian companies $2.5bn over five years, according to a report from carbon analytics firm...

Canadian Solar to supply solar modules for Turkish project
06 September 2012 Canadian Solar will supply solar modules for a governmental photovoltaic (PV) project to be installed by Gehrlicher Merk Solar in...

GE to supply turbines for Chinese natural gas power plant
06 September 2012 GE will supply three 9FB gas turbines for the 1,378MW Datang Gaojing combined-cycle cogeneration power plant being built by Harbin Electric in Beijing, China....

Fortescue Metals sells 125MW Solomon power station to TransAlta
05 September 2012 Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has sold its 125MW dual-fuel Solomon power station, being constructed in Western Australia, to a subsidiary of TransAlta for...

Orient Green to expand biomass power generation in India
05 September 2012 Orient Green Power is planning to add over 45MW of biomass power plant generation capacity in India by March...

Hitachi-led consortium to invest $1.53bn in offshore wind farms
05 September 2012 A seven-member consortium led by Hitachi Zosen is planning to construct offshore wind farms in Japan for an estimated cost of JPY120bn...

ABB wins supply contract for Yunus Emre power plant
04 September 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has secured a subcontract contract worth $35m to supply electrical and automation equipment for the 290MW Yunus Emre thermal power plant being built...

Moray Offshore Renewables eyes Scottish wind projects
04 September 2012 Moray Offshore Renewables has submitted applications to Marine Scotland to secure planning consent for three offshore wind farms in the Outer Moray Firth in Scotland....

Gamesa signs wind turbine deal for China project
04 September 2012 Wind turbines manufacturer Gamesa has signed a deal with Longyuan Group to supply turbines for a proposed 48MW wind farm project being built at Jiangkou, in China's Fujian...

Constellation completes US solar installation
03 September 2012 Constellation, a business unit of US-based Exelon, has completed a 16.1MW photovoltaic (PV) solar installation in Emmitsburg, as part of Maryland’s Generating Clean Horizons...

Enel Green Power starts operations at Romania wind farm
03 September 2012 Enel Green Power, an Italy-based renewable energy provider, has connected the new 48MW Moldova Noua wind farm, located in the Banat region of Romania, to the...

Organic waste-to-power plant set for UK
03 September 2012 UK-based organic waste specialist group, TEG, will build a £21m organic waste facility at Dagenham Dock in the London Borough of Barking and...

August 2012

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Canadian Solar Solutions wins EPC contract for 18.7MW solar project
31 August 2012 Canadian Solar Solutions, a unit of Canadian Solar, has won a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build two solar energy plants in the Canadian state of...

Foster Wheeler wins FEED contract for Don Valley
31 August 2012 Samsung C&T ECUK has awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's Global Engineering and Construction Group to update front-end engineering design (FEED) work for the Don Valley...

Canadian Solar delivers modules to groSolar
31 August 2012 Solar energy solutions provider, groSolar, has received more than 8MW of solar modules from Canadian Solar for three utility and commercial photovoltaic (PV) projects in the...

Australia links carbon trading schemes with EU
30 August 2012 Australia, the developed world's highest polluter of carbon dioxide (CO2) per head of population, is joining the European Union carbon emission...

American Electric Power awards HVDC contract to ABB
30 August 2012 American Electric Power (AEP) has awarded a contract to ABB, a power and automation group, to replace a high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) back-to-back converter station located in Texas, US....

Hurricane Isaac causes power outages along US Gulf Coast
30 August 2012 Homes and businesses along the US Gulf Coast were cut off from electricity supplies on Wednesday after Hurricane Isaac hit the...

Sapphire Energy completes first phase of algae-to-energy facility
29 August 2012 Sapphire Energy has completed the first phase of its commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, Green Crude Farm, in New Mexico,...

ABB wins subsea cables installation order from Statoil
29 August 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from Statoil to install high-voltage subsea cables to supply power to Troll A, an offshore natural gas platform on the west coast of...

GeoGlobal Energy makes geothermal advancements in Chile
29 August 2012 A geothermal field discovered in Chile could be a game-changer for power output in the country, GeoGlobal Energy Chile (GGE Chile) has...

ReneSola to sell poly modules to Solar Planet
28 August 2012 ReneSola has agreed to sell 4.6MW of its 255W poly modules to Solar Planet Power, a US-based firm specialising in photovoltaic (PV) system...

American Clean Energy completes 4.5MW solar project
28 August 2012 American Clean Energy has completed the installation of 4.5MW of solar arrays for the Toms River Regional School District located in New Jersey,...

Tenaska buys 160MW Silverleaf solar project
28 August 2012 Tenaska Solar Ventures (TSV), an affiliate of US-based Tenaska, has bought the proposed 160MW Silverleaf photovoltaic solar project in Southern California from Agile Solar and Bregal Energy for...

Lundin Petroleum resumes drilling at well in PL519 offshore Norway
27 August 2012 Lundin Petroleum has resumed drilling of exploration well 6201/11-3 in PL519 offshore Norway. The well targets the Albert...

Reliance Power signs partnership agreement with China Datang
27 August 2012 Reliance Power, a unit of India-based Reliance Group, has signed a partnership agreement with China Datang to develop and operate power plants in India and...

West Holdings to invest $1.3bn in Japan solar plants
27 August 2012 West Holdings, a Japan-based home renovation firm, is planning to invest $1.3bn to develop solar power plants in the...

OrPower 4 signs finance agreement for geothermal project in Kenya
27 August 2012 OrPower 4, a subsidiary of Ormat Technologies has inked a finance agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a US government agency to secure $310m for the development...

ABB to display power technologies at Cigré event in Paris
24 August 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB is set to present a portfolio of power technologies at the Cigré conference being held in Paris next week. ...

Alstom to supply turbo-generator package for atomic power plant
24 August 2012 France-based Alstom has secured a contract from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India to supply a turbine generator package for the Rajasthan Atomic Power Project located in Rajasthan,...

Gamesa wins 75MW order from ReNew Wind Power in India
24 August 2012 Gamesa India has bagged an order from ReNew Wind Energy, a unit of ReNew Wind Energy, to commission 74.65MW of new wind...

Gunkul Engineering to invest in renewable energy projects
23 August 2012 Thailand-based Gunkul Engineering said it is increasing investment in renewable-energy plants and is expecting sales to more than double in the next three...

Brazil’s Elster endorses new smart metering standards
23 August 2012 Electricity measurement provider Elster has announced the endorsement of the new smart metering standards published by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency...

GE unveils combined heat and power plant in US
23 August 2012 GE has unveiled a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant which will provide heat, power and CO2 to Houweling's 125-acre tomato greenhouse in California,...

Corlan Hafren consortium to revive Severn tidal power project
22 August 2012 The Corlan Hafren consortium has unveiled plans to revive the abandoned Severn tidal power project in the UK, a development which could produce 5% of Britain's power....

Exelon sells stakes in five US power plants
22 August 2012 US energy company Exelon has sold its ownership share in five power plants located in the state of California to Tokyo-based...

Origin Energy completes 550MW power station in Australia
22 August 2012 Australia’s Origin Energy has completed the commissioning of a second unit at its Mortlake Power Station in Victoria, signalling the formal completion of the 550MW...

We Energies to convert coal-fired Valley Power into natural gas station
21 August 2012 US-based utility, We Energies, is planning to invest up to $65m to convert its coal fired Valley Power Plant into a natural gas-based...

India’s Madras Atomic Station to restart power generation
21 August 2012 Two reactors of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), are expected to restart power generation at the end of...

Neste Oil and Stora Enso shelve plans for biodiesel plant
21 August 2012 Refining and marketing company Neste Oil and Finland-based pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso will not go ahead with their plans to build a new biodiesel plant in Eastern...

New Wolsong 1 reactor shuts downs in South Korea
20 August 2012 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has confirmed the New Wolsong 1 reactor, located in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, automatically shut down at around 11:00am local time on 19 August as...

Irish renewable targets call for €5bn investment: Report
20 August 2012 Ireland needs a further €5bn of capital investment between now and 2020 to meet its renewable energy targets, according to a report from Irish stockbrokers...

FJS Energy signs $7bn coal deal with India’s Abhijeet Group
20 August 2012 US-based FJS Energy has signed a $7bn, multi-year coal sale and purchase agreement with Indian firm Abhijeet...

Indian aluminium company eyes $7.2bn investment in energy
17 August 2012 Indian aluminium giant National Aluminium Company (Nalco) said it plans to invest about Rs400bn ($7.2bn) to make a foray into energy...

Engensa launches SolarLoan for UK farms
17 August 2012 UK-based renewable energy firm Engensa has launched SolarLoan, a low-interest loan of up to £1m for large-scale solar...

Emirates Nuclear Energy awards six service contracts for UAE plants
17 August 2012 Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has awarded nuclear-service contracts valued at $3bn to six foreign...

Sunrise Energy Ventures bags three 10MW solar projects in Indiana
16 August 2012 Sunrise Energy Ventures has been awarded three new 10MW solar projects in Indiana by Indianapolis Power & Light Company...

Constellation to develop 4.35MW solar project in Arizona
16 August 2012 US Energy group Constellation will develop an aggregate 4.35MW solar generation project for the Casa Grande Union High School District in Casa Grande,...

UK plans wetland biomass competition to boost bio-energy
16 August 2012 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is planning to launch a competition, in collaboration with UK wetland managers, to encourage the use of biomass arisings from ongoing...

Vattenfall offers MoD deal for UK wind farm
15 August 2012 The developers of a controversial wind farm, planned for off coast Aberdeen, has offered a deal to the UK Ministry of Defence in a bid to get the green light for the...

Munich Re acquires 102MW UK wind portfolio
15 August 2012 German reinsurer Munich Re’s asset management arm, MEAG, has acquired a major UK wind portfolio from HgCapital and Peel Energy for an undisclosed...

Mabey Bridge installs first wind turbines at UK project
15 August 2012 British wind turbine tower manufacturer Mabey Bridge has installed five wind turbines capable of generating 2MW of power at the Seamer wind farm in Teeside,...

Greenwood Energy to install CHP in New York
14 August 2012 Greenwood Energy, a part of Libra Group which also operates EuroEnergy, will install a second combined heat and power plant (CHP) for Millennium Hotel and Resorts in New York City,...

Element Power to build 36MW wind farm in Ireland
14 August 2012 Renewable energy developer Element Power plans to develop a 36MW wind farm at Monaincha in Tipperary, Ireland, for an estimated cost of...

CPS Energy completes 30MW solar project in US
14 August 2012 American natural gas and electrical utility CPS Energy has completed the 30MW New Energy Economy project in Somerset, Texas,...

Powersmart starts up first of three New Zealand solar systems
13 August 2012 New Zealand’s solar energy firm Powersmart has switched on the first of three solar power systems being installed on the South Pacific islands of...

US grants licences for bioethanol sales
13 August 2012 INEOS New Planet BioEnergy (INPB), a joint-venture project of INEOS Bio and New Planet Energy, has received a notice of registration from the US Environmental Protection Agency to produce and...

Naanovo to set up waste-to-energy power plant in Jamaica
13 August 2012 UK-based waste-to-energy firm, Naanovo, has entered into a partnership with a Jamaican company to establish a power plant that will convert waste into...

Eco Ventures Group gets permits for US bio-fuel production
10 August 2012 Alternative energy producer, Eco Ventures Group (EVGI), has received permits for bio-fuel fabrication, manufacturing and sales permits from Lake County and the City of Groveland in Florida,...

Shepherd Construction completes blade test facility in UK
10 August 2012 Shepherd Construction has completed the construction of a new £80m blade test facility in Northumberland,...

Exelon to sell three Maryland plants to Raven Power
10 August 2012 US-based Exelon has agreed to sell its three coal-fired power plants located in the state of Maryland to Raven Power, a new portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings, for a total cost of...

Simple Power signs 15-year power purchase agreement with Power NI
09 August 2012 Wind energy firm Simple Power has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Ireland’s electricity retailer Power...

South Africa to receive $2bn loan for clean energy projects
09 August 2012 The US government, through the US Export-Import Bank, will provide up to $2bn in loans to South Africa to fund clean energy projects involving American companies....

FuelCell Energy sells first stationary fuel cell power plant in Germany
09 August 2012 FuelCell Energy Solutions (FCES) has sold its first stationary fuel cell power plant to BAM...

Eskom to invest in Ugandan hydro stations
08 August 2012 Eskom Uganda said will invest $20m to operate and maintain two power plants located at the Owen Falls Dam complex in Jinja, Uganda over the next five...

US regulator freezes all nuclear power plant licensing decisions
08 August 2012 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has put 19 nuclear reactor licensing decisions on hold after the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC ruled that spent nuclear fuel stored on-site at...

Enel Green Power and GE unit close equity partnership for US wind farm
08 August 2012 Enel Green Power North America (EGP NA) and EFS Prairie Rose, a GE Capital subsidiary, have closed an equity partnership to construct the 200MW Prairie Rose wind farm in northern Rock...

Transparent polymer solar cells could allow windows to generate electricity
07 August 2012 A new transparent solar cell could give windows the ability to generate electricity while remaining...

ABB receives order from Al Toukhi Group in Saudi Arabia
07 August 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has received an order worth over $40m from the Al Toukhi Group for a high-voltage gas-insulated...

Meralco PowerGen eyes Malaya thermal power plant acquisition
07 August 2012 Meralco PowerGen Corp, a unit of power utility Manila Electric Company, is planning to acquire the 650MW Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal, the...

Oil companies to build solar project in Bahrain
06 August 2012 Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) and the National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA) have joined forces with US-based company Petra Solar to build a new 5MW solar energy project in...

Black Hills wins approval to construct natural gas station
06 August 2012 Black Hills Power and Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power (CLFP) have received approval from the Wyoming Public Service Commission (WPSC) to construct and operate a new 132MW natural gas-fired...

OMC to power telecom tower sites in rural India
06 August 2012 Telecom companies Bharti Infratel and OMC Power have entered into a partnership to power Bharti's off-grid and poor grid telecom tower sites in rural India, using renewable energy...

ABB wins substation contract in Brazil
03 August 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth $55m to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for Eólicas do Sul, a Brazilian...

Fluor Corp wins contract to build Virginia power station
03 August 2012 Fluor Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Dominion Virginia Power to build its new 1,300MW Brunswick County Power Station...

Kyocera forms new firm to operate 70MW solar plant in Japan
03 August 2012 Kyocera, along with six other companies, has announced the completion of capital investment procedures for the establishment of a new firm to operate a 70MW solar power plant to be built...

Prairie Wind Transmission begins work on US transmission lines
02 August 2012 Prairie Wind Transmission has started construction work on 108 miles of new double-circuit, 345kV transmission lines in south-central Kansas,...

Conduit Capital commissions 66MW power plant in Jamaica
02 August 2012 Conduit Capital Partners has announced the start of commercial operations for a 66MW heavy fuel oil power plant in Kingston,...

RenuEn secures 50MW solar project in Pakistan
02 August 2012 Renewable energy company RenuEn has secured a 50MW solar project in Pakistan through its pending acquisition of Team...

Babcock & Wilcox wins supply contract for Big Stone power plant
01 August 2012 Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W PGG) has won a contract worth $40m to supply equipment for the 450MW Big Stone power plant in South Dakota,...

NEM USA wins equipment supply contract for 758MW power plant
01 August 2012 NEM USA has been awarded a contract to supply two Benson heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) to the 758MW Panda Temple Power Project being built in Texas,...

CB&I to acquire Shaw Group for $3bn
01 August 2012 CB&I, a multinational engineering company, will acquire the Shaw Group in a cash-and-stock deal valued at around $3bn, following a definitive merger agreement signed between the two...

July 2012

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Blackout hits Northern India
31 July 2012 India has been hit by a massive blackout due to a collapse of the northern and eastern grid...

Scotland launches first marine energy park
31 July 2012 Scotland has launched its first marine energy park, Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park, to boost the nation's marine power...

Mainstream Renewable Power seeks approval for offshore wind farm
31 July 2012 Mainstream Renewable Power has submitted a consent application to Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team for the proposed £1.4bn Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in Scottish...

Nano-optics to reduce waste during power generation
30 July 2012 A study has revealed that nano-optics can be used to reduce waste when solar energy is converted into...

Finavera to sell 77MW wind farm to Innergex Renewable Energy
30 July 2012 Finavera Wind Energy is set to sell its 77MW Wildmare Wind Energy Project to Innergex Renewable Energy for a total of...

GE to supply turbines for 22MW wind farm in Mexico
30 July 2012 GE will supply eight 2.75WM wind turbines to develop a 22MW power facility in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon in...

Siemens secures equipment supply order for South Korea gas plant
27 July 2012 Siemens has secured an order worth €400m from POSCO Energy to supply three power islands and a long-term service contract for natural-gas-fired power units in South...

KenGen starts construction on 280MW geothermal plant in Kenya
27 July 2012 Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has announced the start of construction on its 280MW Olkaria geothermal project, which will raise the firm's total electricity capacity by...

Ballard Power Systems to acquire IdaTech assets
27 July 2012 Ballard Power Systems has agreed to acquire key assets from US-based IdaTech, including fuel cell product lines for backup power applications, distributor and customer relationships and a...

Kuwait’s largest power plant begins operations
26 July 2012 Commercial operations on the second phase of the Sabiya combined-cycle power plant project in Kuwait have started, GE has...

Ocean energy to supply 10% power to Australia: study
26 July 2012 Australia's oceans could supply some 10% of the nation's electricity needs by 2050, according to a new study by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation...

Boralex to acquire 22MW hydro plant in Canada
26 July 2012 Boralex has signed a binding letter of agreement to acquire a 22MW run-of-the-river hydroelectric project which will be located near Gold Bridge in British Columbia,...

REpower Systems secures supply contracts for UK wind projects
25 July 2012 REpower Systems has secured five new contracts to supply turbines for onshore wind projects in the...

UK cuts onshore wind subsidies by 10%
25 July 2012 Subsidies for onshore wind farms in the UK will be cut by 10%, the government has...

SPX Corp and Shanghai Electric win equipment supply contracts in China
25 July 2012 SPX Corporation has announced that its joint venture with Shanghai Electric has won equipment supply contracts worth $40m for power plants in...

GAMA Enerji commissions 10MW wind farm in Turkey
25 July 2012 GAMA Enerji, a joint venture between General Electric (GE) and GAMA Holding, has completed and commissioned a 10MW Karadag Wind power plant in city of Izmir,...

PT Wijaya Karya to start work on delayed West Java geothermal plant
24 July 2012 PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) said it will begin construction works on its long-delayed 40MW geothermal power plant in West Java, Indonesia....

UK could miss carbon emission targets, says report
24 July 2012 Lack of detail in the draft Energy Bill proposed by the UK Government may cause the country to miss its carbon emission targets, according to a new energy and climate change committee (ECCC)...

AEG Power Solutions wins contract for Easterm European solar projects
24 July 2012 AEG Power Solutions has signed a contract to provide 170MW of photovoltaic (PV), utility scale equipment and services for power plants to be built in Eastern...

Wärtsilä wins service contract for Kenya power plant
23 July 2012 Wärtsilä has secured an operation and maintenance (O&M) contract from Gulf Power (GP), a subsidiary of Gulf...

NRG Energy and GenOn merge in $1.7bn deal
23 July 2012 NRG Energy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire rival company GenOn Energy in a $1.7bn stock-for-stock tax-free...

ABB secures supply contract in Kazakhstan
23 July 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has secured a contract worth $12m from Astana Regionalnaya Elektro Setevaya Companiya (AREK), a utility provider in...

Community Energy Solar begins construction on US solar project
20 July 2012 Community Energy Solar has begun construction work on its 6MW DC Keystone Solar Project in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,...

Siemens to supply 300 turbines to Dong Energy UK wind project
20 July 2012 Siemens has signed a contract with Denmark-based Dong Energy to supply a total of 300 wind turbines with a total capacity of...

Panda Temple Power closes financing on 758MW power plant
20 July 2012 Panda Power Funds subsidiary Panda Temple Power has closed financing on its planned 758MW combined-cycle power plant in Temple, Texas, US....

Wartsila wins equipment supply contract for power plant in Azerbaijan
19 July 2012 Wärtsilä has secured a contract to supply equipment for a 384MW Boyuk Shor power plant located in Baku,...

UAE nuclear regulator grants construction licence for Barakah power plant
19 July 2012 The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) of the United Arab Emirates has granted a licence to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to construct two nuclear power reactor...

NRG Energy divests stake in German power plant
19 July 2012 NRG Energy has divested its minority ownership interest in the 900MW Schkopau power plant located near Halle,...

Edgeley Green submits plans for UK renewable power station
18 July 2012 Edgeley Green Power has submitted an application to the Adur District Council of West Sussex in the south of England to build a £20m renewable power station at Shoreham...

Ofgem unveils £22bn investment plan for UK electricity network upgrade
18 July 2012 The UK's energy regulator, Ofgem, has proposed a £22bn investment plan to upgrade and renew Britain's gas and high voltage electricity networks to ensure energy...

Northland secures financing for six 10MW solar projects in Canada
18 July 2012 Northland Power has secured $227m in financing for the first phase of its 130MW ground-mount programme in Ontario,...

ABB to construct manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia
17 July 2012 Power and automation group ABB will invest $40m in building a new manufacturing plant for a high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) in the city of Dammam, Saudi...

World Bank approves Ethiopia-Kenya transmission line
17 July 2012 The World Bank has approved the Eastern Electricity Highway Project, which will connect Ethiopia's electrical grid with Kenya's, as part of the the first phase of a East Africa power...

Abu Dhabi National Energy wins approval for power plant expansion
17 July 2012 The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company has received approval from the Ghanaian government to expand the gas-fired Takoradi 2 (T2) power plant from 220MW to...

A2SEA signs installation contract for offshore wind farm
16 July 2012 Denmark's A2SEA has signed a contract to provide installation services for an offshore wind farm being built off the coast of North Wales....

German banks provide loan for 120MW Turkish wind farm
16 July 2012 German banks Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and KfW IPEX-Bank will provide a $164.5m loan to finance the construction of the 120MW Karaburun wind farm in...

Cambodian firm selects GE technology for biomass energy project
16 July 2012 Soma Group has selected GE's Waukesha gas engine technology to power a new rural, rice husk biomass energy project in...

Vattenfall completes transfer of UK transmission assets
13 July 2012 Vattenfall has completed the transfer of assets for the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm to Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), for...

Highview Power Storage and Basil Read Energy sign partnership agreement
13 July 2012 UK-based Highview Power Storage has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Basil Read Energy (BRE) to deploy its energy storage technology in South Africa and the sub-Saharan Africa...

Alstom to supply steam tail to Saudi gas-fired power plant
13 July 2012 Alstom Thermal Power will supply Arabian Bemco Contracting Co. and GS Engineering and Construction a steam tail for the Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant under a contract worth over €100m....

ABB to build new transformer component unit in Poland
12 July 2012 Power and automation technology group, ABB, has announced plans to invest $30m in a new plant in Poland to build new components for power and distribution...

Wave power project planned for Australia
12 July 2012 Ocean Power Technologies and US technology company Lockheed Martin will jointly develop a 19MW wave-energy project in the Australian state of Victoria....

General Electric to supply equipment for transmission line upgrade in Vietnam
12 July 2012 General Electric (GE) has signed a $16.5m contract to supply equipment to double the power capacity of the 500-kV Pleiku–Phu Lam transmission line in Vietnam from 1,000 to 2,000...

Satcon to deliver solar solutions for US PV plant
12 July 2012 Satcon Technology has been selected to supply 51MW of its photovoltaic (PV) inverter solutions to a power plant in California,...

ET Solar supplies 7.2MW solar modules to Hawaiian plant
11 July 2012 China-based ET Solar Group Corp has supplied 7.2MW of PV modules to Helix Electric for a utility project located in Kauai, Hawaii,...

Siemens powers world’s first solar ski lift
11 July 2012 Siemens has provided technology to power the world's first solar ski lift located in the town of Tenna, Grisons,...

Suzlon to supply 300MW turbines to ReNew Power projects in India
11 July 2012 Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Group has entered into an agreement with ReNew Power Ventures to supply equipment for its 300MW India wind...

Senersun signs 9MW solar PV module supply agreement with Domsolar
10 July 2012 Senersun, a France-based manufacturer of solar panels, has entered into a 9MW solar photovoltaic (PV) module supply agreement with Slovenian distributor and service provider...

SunEdison sells 98MW solar PV plants in Europe
10 July 2012 SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, has completed the sale of 98MW of photovoltaic plants in...

Gamesa completes 74MW wind project in Mexico
10 July 2012 Spanish wind farm developer Gamesa has completed construction of the 74MW Bii Nee Stipa II wind farm, in the Mexican state of...

Alstom wins boiler project supply contract
09 July 2012 Alstom has received a €80m contract from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to supply components and services for two 660MW supercritical boilers project in located in Maharashtra,...

International Power Canada begins construction on 10MW PV project
09 July 2012 International Power Canada (IPC), a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, has announced that construction has started construction on the 10MW Brockville Solar Project in Leeds County, Ontario,...

Malaysian consortium buys London's Battersea power station
09 July 2012 A consortium led by Malaysian property and infrastructure company SP Setia Bhd has acquired Battersea power station in London, UK, for £400m...

India's gas shortage puts power plants on hold
06 July 2012 Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) in India has halted plans to build a 1,220MW, Rs46bn ($843m) power plant due to the unavailability of...

Siemens installs two gas turbines at Saudi Arabia's Hail plant
06 July 2012 Siemens, in collaboration with local engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Alfanar, has commissioned the first two of its SGT6-2000E gas turbine units at the...

Mitsubishi wins maintenance contract for US wind projects
06 July 2012 Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas has signed an agreement with Infigen Energy to provide maintenance services for its five wind turbine projects, located across the...

GT Energy and E.ON to develop UK geothermal plants
05 July 2012 GT Energy, an Ireland-based geothermal technology firm, has entered into an agreement with E.ON to jointly develop geothermal heat and distribution systems in the...

Algonquin Power acquires stake in US Sandy Ridge wind project
05 July 2012 Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation's renewable energy subsidiary has acquired a controlling stake in the Sandy Ridge wide project, in the...

Siemens Energy to build 595MW combined cycle power plant in Germany
05 July 2012 Siemens Energy has received a contract from Stadtwerke Düsseldorf to build a 595MW Lausward combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in Düsseldorf, Germany. ...

ABB to construct Iraqi power plant
04 July 2012 ABB has secured a contract from KAR Construction and Engineering to construct a power plant and two substations in the Kurdistan region of Northern...

Triventus to install GE wind turbines for Swedish project
04 July 2012 Triventus Wind Power, a Sweden-based energy developer, has selected GE's wind turbine technology to power a new 27.5MW wind farm located near Falkenberg on the country's west...

UK council proposes ban on residential wind turbines
04 July 2012 Wiltshire council has passed a new policy which could ban the erection of new turbines in residential areas in the...

Footprint Power to acquire Salem Harbor Power Station
03 July 2012 Footprint Power has entered into an agreement with Dominion Energy to acquire its Salem Harbor Power Station and property located in Salem, Massachusetts, US, for an undisclosed...

Japan's Ohi nuclear plant reopens amid protests
03 July 2012 Japan has restarted the Kansai Electric Power Company-operated Ohi nuclear plant for the first time after it was shut down for safety checks following the Fukushima...

Brookfield Renewable acquires hydro plants from Alcoa Power
03 July 2012 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and its institutional partners have entered into an agreement with Alcoa Power Generating to acquire four of its hydroelectric generating stations for $600m....

Israel Chemicals plans 250MW co-gen plant in Israel
02 July 2012 Fertiliser and specialty chemicals maker Israel Chemicals' (ICL) subsidiary, DSW, has entered into an agreement to build a new $320m co-generation power plant at its work site in Sdom,...

Northwind NV granted 216MW Belgium wind project funds
02 July 2012 The European Investment Bank has issued €333m to finance the development of a 216MW offshore wind power plant, being developed by Northwind NV....

AMEC buys Serco's nuclear services business
02 July 2012 Engineering and project management company AMEC has completed the acquisition of Serco Group’s nuclear technical services (TS) business for...

June 2012

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Acwa Power to develop 50MW thermo-solar plant in South Africa
29 June 2012 Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power has been selected by the South African Department of Energy to develop a 50MW thermo-solar plant near the city of Upington in South Africa for an estimated cost of...

Westinghouse signs nuclear agreement with Curtiss-Wright
29 June 2012 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed an alliance agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corporation's Electro-Mechanical division to develop business opportunities to reburbish large motors...

Ayrshire Power withdraws plans for Scotland CCS plant
29 June 2012 Ayrshire Power has withdrawn its planning application for a new multi-fuel power station with carbon capture and storage technology at Hunterston,...

Shaw Group wins maintenance contract from Saudi Electricity Company
28 June 2012 The Shaw Group has secured a contract to provide maintenance services for Saudi Electricity Company's 37 oil and gas-fired power plants, located throughout Saudi...

JinkoSolar to supply modules for US solar project
28 June 2012 JinkoSolar Holding will supply 19,844 modules for a 5.75MW solar array project located on the site of the former Canton landfill in Massachusetts,...

AES Solar closes project finance for ten power plants in Italy
28 June 2012 AES Solar has achieved financial closure of €77m long-term non-recourse financing for its Elpida project located in the Lazio and Sicily regions of...

Amazon tribes occupy Belo Monte Dam site in Brazil
27 June 2012 More than 150 indigenous tribes people are occupying one of the building sites for the $11.2bn Belo Monte dam across the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon, further delaying construction of...

Cupertino Electric completes 20MW solar project in US
27 June 2012 The Energy Alternatives Division of Cupertino Electric has completed a 20MW solar project located in California, US, which is scheduled to go live this week....

ABB wins contract to extend Iraqi substation
27 June 2012 Power automation group ABB has won a contract worth $75m from the Ministry of Electricity of Iraq to extend an existing transmission substation in the south of the...

FuelCell Energy completes asset acquisition
27 June 2012 Germany's FuelCell Energy Solutions has announced the acquisition of new fuel cell assets, including a fuel cell component inventory and fuel cell manufacturing...

AFC Energy and Industrial Chemicals to install UK fuel cell facility
26 June 2012 AFC Energy in partnership with Industrial Chemicals Limited (ICL) has unveiled plans to install a fuel cell facility with a generating capacity of 1MW in the...

San Diego Gas & Electric secures approval for US substation project
26 June 2012 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has secured an approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for its $435m East County (ECO) substation project in California,...

APR Energy begins operations at 120MW power plant in Cyprus
26 June 2012 APR Energy's new 120MW diesel-fired power plant located east of Limassol, Cyprus, is now...

US Geothermal starts operations at Nevada power plant
25 June 2012 US Geothermal's wholly owned subsidiary, USG Nevada, has announced the start of commercial operations at the new 11.75 gross (8.6 net) MW San Emidio Unit I power plant in Nevada,...

Siemens unveils 838MW thermal plant in Austria
25 June 2012 Siemens has unveiled its new 838MW Mellach combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Austria....

Abu Dhabi National Energy to construct waste-to-energy facility
25 June 2012 The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and The Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi (CWM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a 100MW waste-to-energy facility in...

Gamesa to build US wind community project
22 June 2012 Gamesa Technology and Harvest the Wind Network (HTWN) have unveiled plans to jointly develop a community wind project in New York, US....

First community smart grid project praised at Rio+20
22 June 2012 PowerMatching City, the world's first smart grid deployment project, has been nominated for a Sustainia Award at the Rio+20 sustainable development conference in...

First Solar signs solar module supply deal
22 June 2012 First Solar has signed an agreement to provide solar modules for enXco’s Catalina solar project located in California, US....

Jorf Lasfar to expand Moroccan complex
22 June 2012 Abu Dhabi National Energy Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Jorf Lasfar Energy Company, has entered into financing arrangements to fund the expansion of its 700MW Jorf Lasfar coal-fired...

Iberdrola and Neoenergia finance Brazilian wind projects
21 June 2012 Iberdrola, in partnership with Neoenergia, will sign ten loan agreements to finance the construction of ten wind farms in...

Vestas secures turbine contract for 55MW Italy wind farm
21 June 2012 Vestas has secured a contract to supply turbines for a proposed 55MW Orta Nova wind farm to be located in the Apulia region of...

SunEdison launches 12MW solar farm in US
21 June 2012 SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, has officially launched its new 12MW Las Cruces Centennial solar farm located near Las Cruces International Airport in New Mexico, US....

Ocean Power completes unit testing for wave power deployment
20 June 2012 Ocean Power has completed testing of the power take-off (PTO) units for its utility-scale PowerBuoy PB150, which is expected to be deployed off the coast of Reedsport in Oregon,...

Vestas installs first offshore wind turbine in Portugal
20 June 2012 Vestas announced the installation of its V80-2.0 MW turbine using tug vessels on the WindFloat floating foundation making it the first offshore wind turbine off the coast of Aguçadoura,...

Soitec to receive grant for US solar facility
20 June 2012 A subsidiary of Soitec has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to receive a $25m award to fund the development of its new $150m concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar module in...

SOLON Corporation to build 1.15MW PV systems in Arizona
19 June 2012 SOLON Corporation has received a contract to build 1.15MW of photovoltaic (PV) systems in Arizona, US. ...

Irish Fund acquires controlling stake in Viridian Group
19 June 2012 The Irish Infrastructure Fund managed by AMP Capital has acquired a 75% controlling stake in Viridian Group’s wind farm...

Shaw Group wins equipment contract for Boardman Station plant
19 June 2012 Shaw Group has received a contract from Portland General Electric to supply emissions reduction equipment for the 585MW Boardman Station plant in Oregon,...

CBI urges independent review of UK environmental taxation
18 June 2012 CBI, a business lobbying organisation, has published a new report in which it urges the UK government to take up an independent review of its current environmental tax...

Scottish Southern Energy to acquire four Irish power plants
18 June 2012 Scottish Southern Energy (SSE) has agreed with Endesa Generaction to buy shares of Endesa Ireland for a total consideration of €320m (£256m) plus an estimated €43m for working...

Toshiba enters agreement to develop thermal power system
18 June 2012 Toshiba has entered an agreement with NET Power, Shaw Group and Exelon to develop a next-generation thermal power system that demonstrates a low-cost, high-efficiency power generation cycle...

Vattenfall to invest €4.2bn in wind power projects
15 June 2012 Swedish power company Vattenfall will invest €4.2bn in developing new wind power generation projects over the next five...

Scottish government rejects onshore wind farm
15 June 2012 The Scottish government has rejected Spittal Hill Windfarm's plans to build a 77.5MW wind farm in...

Westinghouse progress with Indian nuclear power proposal
15 June 2012 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nuclear Power Company of India to construct AP1000 nuclear power plants at the Mithivirdi site in...

ABB completes substation automation system in Australia
14 June 2012 Power and automation group ABB has completed its first commercial substation automation system for Australian utility company, Powerlink....

UK calls for deployment of offshore wind test centres
14 June 2012 A UK government task force has highlighted the importance of test centres to reduce the costs of offshore...

Iberdrola begins German offshore wind farm engineering
14 June 2012 Spanish electric utility company, Iberdrola, has begun the detailed engineering phase on its €1.6bn Wikinger offshore wind farm, to be built in...

Welspun Energy to invest $1bn in wind energy projects
13 June 2012 Welspun Energy has unveiled plans to invest $1bn in the construction of two wind power projects in Karnataka, India over the next five years....

Crown Estate publishes guide on cutting offshore wind costs
13 June 2012 Over 100 companies in the power industry have demonstrated how the cost of offshore wind can be cut by over £50 per MWh by 2020 in a study published by the UK's Crown...

Wood Group wins Sime Darby Power maintenance contract
13 June 2012 Wood Group GTS has won a $15m contract from Thailand's Sime Darby Power Company to provide maintenance services for two power stations in Laem Chabang,...

ABB secures substation contract from Saudi Electricity Company
12 June 2012 Power and automation technology provider, ABB has secured orders worth $30m to execute substation projects for Saudi Electricity Company in the capital city of...

Canadian Solar to provide modules for German project
12 June 2012 Canadian Solar will provide 1MW of its ELPS solar modules for a research and testing plant in Emsland,...

AGL Energy and First Solar win grant for PV project in Australia
12 June 2012 AGL Energy and photovoltaics manufacturer First Solar have won a $130m grant from the federal government to finance the construction of a 159MW solar project in...

Alstom wins equipment contract
11 June 2012 Alstom's clean power arm, Power Automation and Controls (PAC), has secured two contracts to supply control and instrumentation (C&I)...

Suzlon to develop 2500MW wind projects in India
11 June 2012 Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Group has signed an expression of interest (EOI) with the Indian state of Karnataka to develop 2500MW of wind-powered electricity over the next five years....

Alstom and Druk Green to provide hydropower services in Bhutan
11 June 2012 Alstom and Druk Green Power Corporation have signed an agreement to form a joint venture (JV) that will provide repair services for hydro runners and other underwater parts of hydropower plants...

Pakistan to raise Warsak hydropower generation capacity
08 June 2012 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority will construct a second underground power house which will add 375MW to the existing 250MW Warsak hydropower...

RES Canada completes SunE Rutley solar project in Ontario
08 June 2012 Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada) has completed the SunE Rutley project, the first large-scale solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) project in Ingleside,...

Aggreko to supply electricity to South Africa and Mozambique
08 June 2012 UK-based power generation company Aggreko and its joint-venture partner, Shanduka Group, have signed a power purchase agreement with South African power utility Eskom and agreed PPA terms...

Conergy and Ensunt to jointly deliver a solar power plant in Pakistan
07 June 2012 Conergy has partnered with energy solutions provider and project developer, Ensunt, for a 50MW solar power plant for the DACC Power Generation Company Limited (DPGCL) in...

UK and Norway to form new energy partnership
07 June 2012 The UK and Norway will form a new energy partnership to help secure affordable power supplies through increased long-term...

Boralex to acquire 32MW wind power project in France
07 June 2012 Canada based Boralex has signed a share purchase agreement to enable its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A. to acquire a 32MW wind project, located in the Indre department, in...

Suntech to introduce 255-Watt polycrystalline module
06 June 2012 Suntech Power Holdings, a producer of solar panels, will introduce a new 60-cell, 255-watt polycrystalline module (STP255-20Wd), which utilises optimised metallisation technology to...

Rosatom eyes Hungarian nuclear power project
06 June 2012 Rosatom, a state-owned nuclear company in Russia, has expressed interest in upgrading and expanding Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant, including the construction and financing of new power...

Iran and Armenia to build Meghri power plant over Aras River
06 June 2012 Iran and Armenia have signed an agreement to construct the Meghri hydroelectric power plant over the Aras River, between the two...

Q-Cells completes Canada solar plant construction work
01 June 2012 Q-Cells North America has completed the final phase of construction work on its 69MW solar photovoltaic plant (PV), located in Ontario,...

Gas Verde secures loan for biogas project in Brazil
01 June 2012 Gas Verde has secured a $48.6m, 12-year loan from the US Export-Import Bank to finance the construction of the Novo Gramacho biogas project in...

Southern California Edison begins smart meter installations
01 June 2012 Southern California Edison (SCE) has commenced the installation of smart electric meters in western Los Angeles County and eastern Ventura County as part of the $1.6bn Edison SmartConnect...

May 2012

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ET Solar completes installation of Italian rooftop PV projects
31 May 2012 China-based ET Solar has completed the installation and grid connection of two rooftop photovoltaic (PV) projects, in...

Enel Green Power starts geothermal plant operations
31 May 2012 Enel Green Power (EGP) has started operations at its 17MW Rancia 2 geothermal plant in Tuscany,...

Acciona unveils 56.1MW Indian wind park
31 May 2012 Spanish renewable energy project developer Acciona Energy has inaugurated its third installation, the 56.1MW Tuppadahalli wind park, in Karnataka state,...

EU revises Horizon 2020 programme to make gas a green fuel
30 May 2012 Gas has been reclassified as a green source of power by Horizon 2020, an €80bn European Union programme unveiled last year, which could have serious repercussions for the renewable...

Canadian Solar delivers solar modules for 8MW German installation
30 May 2012 Canadian Solar has delivered solar modules to an 8MW solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, built in the German city of...

Alstom wins supply contract for China cycle plant
30 May 2012 France-based Alstom has secured an equipment supply contract from Harbin Turbine Company for a combined cycle plant owned by Shenzhen Nantian Electric Power Company in Shenzhen,...

FirstEnergy to invest in US electric transmission projects
30 May 2012 FirstEnergy Corp has announced plans to invest between $700m and $900m over the next five years on a series of electric transmission projects, to enhance service reliability across its...

Germany breaks solar energy record
29 May 2012 Germany set a new world record in solar power generation over the weekend when plants in the country produced 22gW of electricity per...

Gamesa to install 44MW wind farm in Nicaragua
29 May 2012 Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won a contract to build, deliver and install a 44MW wind farm in Eolo, Nicaragua, Central...

Sembcorp completes acceptance tests for $1bn IWPP in Oman
29 May 2012 Sembcorp Salalah Power and Water Company, a joint venture between between Sembcorp Utilities and Oman Investment Corporation, has completed the acceptance tests for its $1bn Salalah...

NRC renews licence for Pilgrim nuke plant
28 May 2012 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will renew the operating license of Entergy’s 688MW Pilgrim nuclear power station for the next 20 years in Plymouth, Massachusetts,...

enXco purchases biomass project from Southeast Renewable Energy
28 May 2012 Renewable energy developer, enXco, has completed the acquisition of the Pinelands biomass project from Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) in the US state of South...

Bella Energy completes 1.65MW US solar installation
28 May 2012 Bella Energy has completed the installation of a 1.65MW photovoltaic (PV) solar array atop the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah,...

Total and SunPower commission photovoltaic plant in France
25 May 2012 SunPower Corp and French oil company Total have commissioned a new photovoltaic solar panel manufacturing and assembly plant in De Vernejoul industrial park in Porcelette,...

Recurrent Energy begins US solar project operations
25 May 2012 Recurrent Energy, a solar project developer, has commenced the commercial operation on its three solar photovoltaic projects in Sacramento County, California,...

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation installs 250kW solar PV plant in the US
25 May 2012 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has inaugurated a new 250kW AC solar photovoltaic (PV) power installation donated by First Solar at Taliesin West, the main campus for the Frank Lloyd...

ABB to build transmission substations in Brazil
24 May 2012 Power and automation group, ABB, has secured orders worth $50m for the construction of transmission substations in...

Consortium wins contract for Vietnamese coal thermal plant
24 May 2012 A consortium comprising Japan's Toshiba, Sojitz and Korea's Daelim Industrial Company has won an $830m engineering, procurement and supply contract for the 1200MW Thai Binh 2 coal thermal...

Suzlon wins 138MW wind turbine order in South Africa
24 May 2012 Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon has been named the preferred bidder by the South African Department of Energy (DOE) to supply turbines for a 138MW wind project in Eastern...

Siemens receives wind energy order in Chile
23 May 2012 Siemens Energy has received an order for 50 wind turbines for the 115MW El Arrayan wind power plant located on the coast of the Coquimbo IV Region in...

European Investment Bank to fund transmission line in Zambia
23 May 2012 The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a $30m loan for upgrading the Kafue-Livingstone electricity power transmission line in...

Alpek selects GE gas turbine technology for Mexican cogeneration project
23 May 2012 Alpek has selected GE LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine technology for its cogeneration project at its subsidiary Petrotemex’s site in Veracruz,...

ABB secures substation order in India
22 May 2012 Power and automation technology group, ABB, has won an order worth around $33m from NTPC, to build two substations in Maharashtra,...

JinkoSolar to supply modules for 50MW solar project in China
22 May 2012 JinkoSolar Holding will provide solar modules for a 50MW power project being built in China’s Gansu...

UK Energy Bill to boost clean energy investment
22 May 2012 The UK Government has today released a draft Energy Bill designed to attract £110bn in investment in new nuclear and renewable...

Kyocera Solar to supply 34MW solar modules for US PV project
22 May 2012 Kyocera Solar has started shipments of 34MW solar modules for the 127 MW Arlington Valley photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy II project, which is located in Maricopa County, Arizona,...

W2 Energy acquires Agri-Green Biodiesel
21 May 2012 Clean energy company, W2 Energy, has completed the acquisition of Canada-based Agri-Green...

Taiwan Power awards EPC contract for thermal power plant
21 May 2012 A Japan-based consortium has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) by Taipower to construct two power generating units of 800MW each, in...

PJM approves $2bn power transmission upgrades
21 May 2012 US-based electric grid operator PJM has approved nearly $2bn in electric transmission upgrades in order to maintain reliable electric power supplies in 13 states and the District of...

Sempra and BP to build 21MW wind farm in Hawaii
18 May 2012 Sempra US Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy will jointly develop the 21MW Auwahi Wind farm in southeastern Maui,...

Elecnor receives financing for wind power project in Canada
18 May 2012 Spain-based Elecnor has received €193m in financing to develop the 100MW L'Erable wind farm, which is being built in Quebec,...

Satcon to deliver solar solutions for Puerto Rican PV plant
18 May 2012 Satcon Technology has been selected by Western Wind and Lord Electric to provide 20 of its 1.5MW Equinox prism platform solutions for a photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Puerto...

PHI Group to provide hybrid renewable technologies to Asia Pacific regions
17 May 2012 PHI Group has entered into an agreement with Global Sun Wind & Power (GSWP) Corp to provide patented hybrid renewable energy technologies to the countries of Southeast Asia and India, Australia...

Quanta Services wins exclusive bidding rights to Texas transmission lines
17 May 2012 US-based Quanta Services has announced that it has expanded its master agreement regarding competitive renewable energy zone (CREZ) projects assigned to Electric Transmission Texas...

Shaw Group wins maintenance contract for US nuclear project
17 May 2012 Shaw Group has won a three-year contract from Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp, to provide maintenance services to its nuclear power plant located in Kansas,...

Google-sponsored Atlantic Wind Connection gets the go-ahead
16 May 2012 The US Department of Interior has cleared the way for the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) to move forward in its permitting process after a year of intensive internal and public...

Reservoir Capital wins approval for hydro projects in Serbia
16 May 2012 Renewable energy company, Reservoir Capital, has received approval from the Serbian Govenment for its Spatial Plan for Special Purposes, which will see the construction of the Brodarevo 1 and...

Trina Solar supplies 2.1MW off-grid solar system in Tibet
16 May 2012 Trina Solar, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, has signed a deal with Longyuan New Energy to supply a 2.1MW off-grid solar system project in the northern Tibetan region of...

Suntech to supply 120MW solar panels to Krannich Solar
16 May 2012 Suntech Power Holdings, a producer of solar panels, has agreed to supply up to 120MW of solar panels to photovoltaic systems provider, Krannich Solar, following a sales agreement between the...

Nordex wins 55MW turbine order for UK wind farms
15 May 2012 German turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured a 55MW turbine contract from the Infinis Group, for wind farms in the...

Wartsila signs gas power deal with Sasol in South Africa
15 May 2012 Sasol, through its wholly owned subsidiary Sasol New Energy, has entered into an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Wärtsilä for a 180MW gas engine power plant project in...

Kymenlaakson to implement electric metering system in Finland
15 May 2012 Kymenlaakson Sähköverkko, a subsidiary of electric utility company Kymenlaakson Sähkö, has unveiled its plans to implement a remote electricity metering reading system in south-east...

Iberdrola signs maintenance contract for 400MW wind projects in Spain
14 May 2012 Iberdrola has entered into a contract with General Electric and Tamoin Energías Renovables to secure maintenance services for its 400MW wind projects in...

AstroSol unveils 6.1MW PV plant at Arizona technology park
14 May 2012 AstroSol in partnership with Astronergy Solar, a Chinese solar manufacturer, has built a 6.1MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant, AstroSol Tech Park, at the University of Arizona Science and...

Dynamic Solar installs 257kW solar array in US state
14 May 2012 UK-based Dynamic Solar has installed a 257kW roof-mounted solar array at a recycling solutions centre in the US state of...

Dong energy to invest in Danish thermal power plant extension
11 May 2012 Dong Energy, in partnership with AffaldVarme Aarhus, has unveiled plans to invest DKK550m ($95.7m) to extend the service life of Unit 3 at the 700MW Studstrup power station in Aarhus,...

Vattenfall to build 299MW wind farm in Wales
11 May 2012 Swedish energy firm, Vattenfall, has received a letter of consent from the UK government to build the 299MW Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in South...

RWE Innogy begins construction on 39MW wind farm in Poland
11 May 2012 RWE Innogy has commenced construction on its fourth 39MW Polish wind farm worth €60m at Nowy...

Vega Biofuels to develop bio-coal manufacturing unit in the US
10 May 2012 Vega Biofuels has unveiled plans to develop a new 90,000ft² bio-coal manufacturing unit in Georgia,...

Toshiba secures equipment supply contract for Indian power plant
10 May 2012 Japan-based Toshiba Corp has received a contract from Meja Urja Nigam to supply two 600MW supercritical steam turbine and generator island packages for the Meja thermal power project in...

Queen's Speech 2012: industry response to the Energy Bill
10 May 2012 The UK government has confirmed that it will overhaul of the electricity market in a bid to facilitate large-scale investment in low carbon generation and secure affordable energy supply, after...

NAES signs maintenance contract for 400MW power plant in Singapore
09 May 2012 US-based NAES Corp has signed a contract with Tuaspring to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the 400MW combined-cycle power plant being constructed in...

Sembcorp to acquire power asset portfolio in China
09 May 2012 Sembcorp Utilities, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has signed a sale and purchase transaction with AES Corp to acquire part of its power asset portfolio in China for...

Parque Eolico starts construction on 115MW wind project in Chile
09 May 2012 Parque Eolico El Arrayan (PEEA) has started construction work on a 115MW wind project, located on the Chile...

Imperial Valley Solar completes 23MW solar plant in California
08 May 2012 Imperial Valley Solar Company 1 has completed the construction of a 23MW solar energy generation plant in the US state of...

Advanced Energy and Bergen Group commission solar plant in Indian state
08 May 2012 Advanced Energy Industries, in association with Bergen Group, has commissioned a 1MW ground-mount solar array in the Indian state of Haryana, as part of a sales and service partnership...

Gamesa to supply turbines for UK wind farm
08 May 2012 Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa will supply turbines to upgrade Iberdrola’s Carland Cross wind farm in Cornwall,...

First Solar completes 50MW solar project in US
08 May 2012 First Solar has completed work on a 50MW Silver State North solar power system located in the US state of...

Canadian Solar supplies solar modules for PV project in Bulgaria
04 May 2012 Canadian Solar has supplied 3.3MW solar modules for a photovoltaic (PV) plant located in Plovdiv,...

GE supplies gas sets for US biogas project
04 May 2012 GE has delivered two cogeneration sets for the Forest County Potawatomi Community's (FCPC) planned biogas combined heat and power (CHP) project in Wisconsin,...

Renewable Energy Systems completes 28MW wind farm in Scotland
04 May 2012 Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has completed the construction of a 28MW Kelburn wind farm in North Ayrshire,...

ESA Renewables signs LOI for Jamaican 24MW solar project
02 May 2012 Solar system provider ESA Renewables has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to provide design and construction services for a 24MW DC power project located in Paradise Park,...

Sauer Energy launches community wind project concept
02 May 2012 Sauer Energy, a developer of small wind turbines, has launched a new design concept for community wind power projects in the...

BioSolar to select manufacturer for BioBacksheet production
02 May 2012 BioSolar, a developer of bio-based materials taken from renewable plant sources, has announced it is in the final stages of selecting a manufacturer for the full-scale production of...

ABB wins equipment supply order in Iraq
01 May 2012 Power and automation group, ABB, has won a $16m contract from Mass Global Investment Company to construct a substation and Static Var Compensator (SVC) light system for melt shop and steel...

UGL, CH2M Hill to build combined cycle plant in Australia
01 May 2012 UGL in joint venture with engineering, procurement and construction firm CH2M Hill, has won a $550m contract from JKC Australia LNG to build a combined cycle power plant for the Ichthys...

Tennessee Valley Authority starts operations of 800MW combined cycle plant
01 May 2012 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has started commercial operations at the 880MW John Sevier combined cycle plant located near Rogersville in the US state of...

April 2012

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European bank invests in Turkish wind power project
30 April 2012 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €135m loan to Enerjisa, a power generation company, to finance the construction of the 142.5MW Enerjisa Bares WPP...

ABB to execute substation projects in Saudi Arabia
30 April 2012 Power and automation group ABB has secured orders worth $70m to execute substation projects for the national power transmission and distribution operator, Saudi Electricity Company in Saudi...

UK outlines plans for low-carbon energy projects
27 April 2012 UK Prime Minister David Cameron outlined plans to take renewable and clean energy into commercialisation at the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global forum hosted by the UK....

Estonia power firm receives funding for 330kV transmission line
27 April 2012 Estonia's state-owned transmission system operator Elering has received a €15m loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance the construction of a 330kV transmission...

Beatrice seeks permit to develop wind farm off Scotland
26 April 2012 Beatrice Offshore Windfarm (BOWL) has sought approval from the Scottish government to develop its 1,000MW Beatrice offshore wind project in the Outer Moray...

REC sells 6MW solar plant in Germany to Chorus Group
26 April 2012 A Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) business unit, REC Systems, has sold a 6MW solar power plant developed in Bitterfeld, Germany to two investment companies in the Chorus...

enXco, Cartier Wind Energy to provide remote monitoring for Quebec wind farm
25 April 2012 EDF Energies Nouvelles' enXco Service Canada has partnered with Cartier Wind Energy to provide remote monitoring services for the 109.5MW Baie-des-Sables Wind Farm in...

SunPower, Giulio Barbieri to provide solar carports for Italian market
25 April 2012 US-based SunPower Corp has entered into an agreement with Giulio Barbieri to design and manufacture the new SunPower Carport (solar carport) for the Italian residential...

ABB unveils new 420kV gas insulated switchgear at Hannover Fair
24 April 2012 Power and automation group ABB has unveiled its new generation 420kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) at the Hannover Fair, being held in Germany this...

E.ON UK selects Elster for smart metering rollout programme
24 April 2012 UK-based energy company E.ON UK has selected Germany-based Elster as its smart metering partner for the first phase of its dual fuel smart metering...

Neyveli Lignite to build $1.9bn coal fired unit in India
23 April 2012 Neyveli Lignite Corp (NLC) in joint venture with government-owned Odisha PSU has unveiled plans to set up a 2,000MW coal-fired power unit for INR100bn ($1.9bn) in Odisha state,...

ABB to refurbish generators at Swiss hydro power plants
23 April 2012 Power and automation group ABB has secured orders worth $20m to refurbish generators at two hydroelectric power plants located in southern...

Shaw, Westinghouse to proceed with US nuclear power plant construction
20 April 2012 The Shaw Group and Westinghouse Electric have received full notice South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) to proceed with construction works on the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville...

Iberdrola commissions 178MW wind power complex in Italy
20 April 2012 Spanish utility Iberdrola has commissioned the 178MW Messina-Agrigento wind power complex on the Italian island of...

SunEdison begins operations at 25MW solar PV plant in India
19 April 2012 Solar energy services provider SunEdison has started operations at its 25MW solar photovoltaic plant located within a multi-developer solar park in Gujarat,...

Green Planet completes first round of funding for $1.2bn hydro project
19 April 2012 Green Planet Group has completed the first round of financing for its $1.2bn, 800MW pump storage hydroelectric project in US state of...

Areva delivers reactor components for Chinese nuclear plant
18 April 2012 French nuclear engineering firm Areva has delivered the heavy components for the first EPR reactor of the Taishan nuclear power plant in...

Wind energy sector growing twice as fast as EU economy: report
18 April 2012 New figures from the European Wind Energy Association show that the wind industry contributed €32bn to EU’s economy during the slowdown period,, twice that of the EU's gross domestic product...

CBRE Solar, Jacoby sign agreement for 10MW solar project in the US
17 April 2012 CBRE Solar, a subsidiary of CB Richard Ellis Group, and Jacoby Development have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC) to construct a...

ABB to expand power products manufacturing base in India
17 April 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has announced plans to invest $50m to build new facilities to manufacture high-voltage power products and transformers in...

ABB to develop 1,200kV circuit breaker in India
16 April 2012 Power and automation group ABB will develop, design and manufacture a 1,200kV circuit breaker transmission system at Bina in the central Indian state of Madhya...

Nordex wins order to upgrade Kreekraksluis wind farm in Netherlands
16 April 2012 Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has been awarded four contracts totalling 72.5MW to upgrade the Kreekraksluis wind farm in...

Areva Solar to construct 250MW solar installation in India
13 April 2012 Areva Solar, an Areva subsidiary, has secured a contract from India-based Reliance Power to construct a 250MW concentrated solar power (CSP) installation in the Indian state of...

American Transmission receives approval to build 345kV transmission line
13 April 2012 American Transmission Co (ATC) has received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to build a new transmission line project worth $31m in the...

Vattenfall to invest $1.9bn in Swedish hydro power plants
12 April 2012 Swedish power company Vattenfall has unveiled plans to invest SEK13bn ($1.9bn) to modernise and increase production at its hydro power plants until...

UK government invites bids for £20m marine power prize
12 April 2012 The UK government has invited marine power companies to bid for a £20m prize to encourage the country's first full-scale wave energy...

Fortum wins Russian ministry approval for CHP plants
11 April 2012 The Russian Ministry for Economic Development has approved three combined heat and power plant (CHP) units owned by Finnish utility Fortum as joint implementation...

Nexans secures cable supply contract for offshore wind farm
11 April 2012 Cable products manufacturer Nexans has secured a €50m cable contract to supply 57km of high-voltage subsea power export cables to Northwind offshore wind farm in the North...

BGR Energy systems secures boiler supply contract in India
10 April 2012 Power-equipment manufacturer BGR Energy Systems has received an INR18.55bn ($362m) contract from NTPC to supply two 660MW boilers to the Solapur power plant in Maharashtra,...

L&T Construction installs largest solar PV plant in India
10 April 2012 Larsen & Toubro (L&T) construction, part of the Larsen & Toubro conglomerate, has commissioned the largest solar photo voltaic-based power plant in...

Emerson to install expert control system at Indonesian coal plant
05 April 2012 Emerson Process Management will install its Ovation expert control system at a new 660MW supercritical power plant in Adipala,...

RWE Innogy secures construction permit for German offshore wind farm
05 April 2012 Renewable energy firm RWE Innogy has received the necessary permit from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency to begin the construction of the €3bn Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm...

ABB secures supply order from European utility in Norway
04 April 2012 Power and automation group, ABB has secured a $15m order from European utility Statnett to supply and install substation automation...

Brazilian consortium wins service contract for Belo Monte hydro plant
04 April 2012 A consortium of Brazilian consultanting firms has signed a $146m contract with Norte Energia to provide engineering services for the Belo Monte hydroelectric project to be built on the Xingu...

Scottish Southern Energy to develop 68MW multifuel facility in the UK
03 April 2012 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Wheelabrator Technologies to develop a £300m multifuel generation plant at SSE’s Ferrybridge power station in...

Global Marine wins cabling contract for UK offshore wind farm
03 April 2012 Global Marine Energy has secured a contract from Centrica Renewables Energy to perform cable landing works at the Lincs Offshore wind farm on the east coast of...

Reliance Power to invest $1.18bn in India solar power projects
02 April 2012 Reliance Power, the power unit of Reliance Energy has plans to invest more than INR60bn ($1.18bn) to develop solar power projects in the Indian state of Rajasthan, over the next two...

E.ON, RWE pull out of nuclear power projects in the UK
02 April 2012 German energy companies E.ON and RWE have pulled out of their venture Horizon Nuclear Power and will no longer proceed with nuclear projects in the UK, it has been...

Foundations works to begin on UK offshore wind farm
02 April 2012 Offshore drilling services provider LDD has delivered its LD5000 rig to the Gwynt y Môr wind farm off the coast of North Wales where it will begin foundation...

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US agency bans San Onofre nuke plant from restarting
30 March 2012 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prohibited electric utility, Southern California Edison (SCE) from restarting the San Onofre nuclear power plant located in the state...

Samsung secures 15% stake in UK coal power project
30 March 2012 Samsung Construction & Trading (C&T) has secured a 15% stake in 2Co Energy’s 650MW coal-fired Don Valley Power Project in South Yorkshire, UK. ...

Enel Green Power wins geothermal concessions in Chile
29 March 2012 Enel Green Power (EGP) has won three geothermal exploration concessions in Chile, following the launch of a tender in June 2010 by the Ministry of...

World Bank approves loan for Cameroon hydropower project
29 March 2012 Cameroon will receive a $132m loan from the World Bank to finance its Lom Pangar Hydropower Project which will improve the supply of electricity across the...

REpower to deliver 54 turbines for German offshore wind project
28 March 2012 REpower Systems will deliver 54 offshore turbines, each with 6,150kW of rated power, to PNE Wind for use in the Gode Wind I wind farm, which is based in the German North...

ABB wins supply contract for Iraq power project
28 March 2012 ABB has received a contract from the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to supply a distribution management system to availability, performance and reliability of power supplies in the capital,...

Shaw wins permit to construct combined-cycle plant in New Orleans
27 March 2012 Shaw Group has received full notice to proceed on the construction of a new dual fuel combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant at Ninemile Point Steam Electric Station located in New...

Gamesa to build major manufacturing unit in Scotland
27 March 2012 Spanish wind power company Gamesa has announced plans to build a major manufacturing facility in Leith,...

UK court rejects government's bid to cut solar subsidy for homes
26 March 2012 The UK's Supreme Court has rejected the government's appeal to cut subsidies for solar panels on...

Westinghouse to apply nuke reactor technology funding
26 March 2012 Westinghouse Electric Company said it will apply to the US Department of Energy (DOE) for investment funds to licence the development of small modular reactor (SMR) technologies....

Babcock & Wilcox unit wins O&M contract for US power plant
23 March 2012 Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) unit Power Systems Operations has received a $40m, ten-year contract to continue providing operations and maintenance (O&M) services for Ebensburg Power...

Hoku Solar to build 7.2MW solar farm in Hawaii
23 March 2012 Hoku Solar has inked a deal to design and build the 7.2MW Port Allen Solar Farm on the island of Kaua'i,...

Mitsubishi wins supply contract for US power plant
22 March 2012 Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas (MPSA) has received an order from Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) to supply turbine equipment for its 1,300MW Brunswick County Power Station ...

Japanese firms win orders for combined cycle power plants in Korea
22 March 2012 Marubeni Corporation in partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received contracts to supply equipment for three combined cycle electric power projects in South Korea....

Indian firm wins contract to build 300MW thermal plant
21 March 2012 State-owned engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has received a contract from Abhijeet Projects, an independent power producer (IPP), to set up a 300MW thermal power plant...

Summit Power, National Grid seek funding for carbon-capture project
21 March 2012 US-based Summit Power Group has entered into an agreement with National Grid and Petrofac to seek funding for the development of a low-carbon power plant with carbon capture and storage at the...

Vestas secures 50MW order in China
20 March 2012 Vestas has received an order from wind energy developer Longyuan to supply 25 turbines which have a total capacity of...

Marubeni acquires Seajacks International
20 March 2012 Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) have entered into an agreement with Riverstone Holdings to acquire Seajacks International for about $850m....

Enel Green Power starts up 85MW hydro facility in Guatemala
19 March 2012 Italy's Enel Green Power has commenced operations from its 85MW Palo Viejo hydroelectric plant in...

Fresh calls to axe VAT on energy bills ahead of UK budget talks
19 March 2012 The UK government has received new pleas to cut the rate of VAT on energy bills ahead of this week’s budget announcements....

Energy Matters to build Australia's largest commercial rooftop solar system
19 March 2012 Energy Matters will construct and install Australia's largest privately-owned rooftop photovoltaic solar system at NEXTDC's data centre in Port...

Abengoa to sell transmission concessions to Cemig in Brazil
16 March 2012 Spain-based Abengoa has entered into an agreement with Brazilian utility Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) to sell 50% stake in their joint venture which holds four...

Siemens wins supply order for solar plant in India
16 March 2012 Siemens has won an order from Shiram EPC to supply solar receivers for a 50MW solar power project in Rajasthan,...

Canadian Solar extends partnership for UK solar projects
15 March 2012 Canadian Solar has extended its partnership with solar project developer, Lightsource Renewable Energy for the completion of four solar power plants in the...

Siemens Energy secures supply order for Australian combined cycle power station
15 March 2012 Siemens Energy has secured a €150m turbine order for the proposed 242MW Diamantina combined cycle power plant in Mount Isa in Queensland,...

Alstom Grid to modernise smart grid solutions in Kuwait
14 March 2012 Power transmission company Alstom Grid has been selected by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) to modernise grid operations in the...

Suzlon Group to unveil low-wind 1.5MW turbine in India
14 March 2012 Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy has unveiled plans to launch its latest turbine, focused on harnessing low-wind sites, in...

Emerson automates two 1,000MW units at Chinese power plant
13 March 2012 Emerson Process Management is automating two new 1,000MW ultra-supercritical, power-generating units at the Jiangsu Xinhai power plant in China with its Ovation expert control...

Babcock to assist EDF nuclear decommissioning programme in France
13 March 2012 UK-based engineering support services company, Babcock International will assist with the nuclear decommissioning programme in France, through its recently established registered office in...

Mahindra EPC division commissions rooftop solar plant in India
12 March 2012 Mahindra City Developers in partnership with Mahindra EPC Services' off-grid division has commissioned a 75kW rooftop solar plant at Chennai,...

Algonquin Power to acquire 480MW wind generation projects
12 March 2012 Algonquin Power & Utilities (Algonquin) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 480MW portfolio of four wind power projects in the US from Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa for about...

Metso to supply bio-oil plant to Fortum Power
09 March 2012 Metso has entered into a contract with Fortum Power and Heat for the delivery of a bio-oil production plant and related automation system for Fortum’s Joensuu combined heat and power...

ABB secures contract to build Iraqi power plant
09 March 2012 Power and automation group, ABB has secured a $60m contract from Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary Shell Gas Iraq to build a new power plant in Khor Al Zubair in southern Iraq’s Basrah...

Spanish power firms partner with BrightSource Energy to form solar power alliance
08 March 2012 Spainsh power firms Torresol Energy and Abengoa have joined forces with US-based BrightSource Energy to form the Concentrating Solar Power Alliance...

GE to provide upgrade services for Turkish power plant
08 March 2012 GE has signed a $20m agreement with electricity generating company Camis Elektrik Uretim to provide long-term services and an equipment upgrade for a new cogeneration power plant in...

ABB secures substations order from SEC in Saudi Arabia
07 March 2012 Power and automation group, ABB has secured orders worth more than $70m from the Saudi Arabian transmission and distribution operator, Saudi Electricity Company...

Kyocera, SB Energy to build 4.2MW solar power plant in Japan
07 March 2012 The Kyocera Group and SoftBank Group subsidiary, SB Energy have been selected by Kyoto City to build and operate a 4.2MW solar power plant in Kyoto Prefecture,...

ABB forms engineering services JV with Inocean
06 March 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB will partner with Inocean to establish an engineering services joint venture (JV) that specialises in delivering offshore wind...

Iberdrola completes construction of 304MW US wind farm
06 March 2012 Spanish utility Iberdrola has completed the construction of the 304MW Blue Creek wind farm located in the Van Wert and Paulding Counties of Ohio,...

Suncore JV begins production at Chinese manufacturing plant
05 March 2012 Suncore Photovoltaics has completed the first phase of construction and begun production of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV)modules at its new manufacturing facility located in Huainan,...

ACR to build 600MW coal-fired plant in the Philippines
05 March 2012 Alsons Consolidated Resources (ACR), a member of the Alcantara Group, has unveiled plans to build 600MW in additional coal-fired power generating capacity in Mindanao, the Philippines, over...

GE secures turbine supply contract for German wind projects
02 March 2012 General Electric (GE) has received a contract from German project developer Energiekontor to supply 41 turbines for four wind power projects being developed in the...

MetLife, Longsol Holdings purchase 30MW solar project from SunEdison
02 March 2012 MetLife in partnership with Longsol Holdings have purchased the 30MW Webberville solar project from SunEdison for an undisclosed...

Voith hydro secures hydro power contracts from Russian firms
01 March 2012 Voith Hydro has won two major orders totaling €46m from Russian companies Irkutskenergo and Rushydro....

DeWind completes construction on 20MW US wind farm
01 March 2012 US-based DeWind has completed the commissioning activities and achieved commercial operation at the 20MW Frisco wind farm in the North Texas panhandle....

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Shaw Group bags construction contract for US fossil power plants
29 February 2012 The Shaw Group has signed a new contract with Arizona Public Service (APS) to provide maintenance and construction services to eight fossil power plants in the US states of Arizona and New...

UK’s Oldbury nuclear station to shut down today
29 February 2012 Magnox-owned Oldbury nuclear station in the UK will shut down today after 45 years of...

Dominion Virginia Power to build $1bn natural gas-fired power station
29 February 2012 Dominion Virginia Power has unveiled plans to invest more than $1bn to build a combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Virginia, the...

GE, JP Morgan invest in 662.5MW US wind farm
28 February 2012 GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of General Electric (GE), and JP Morgan will jointly invest $225m in NextEra Energy Resources’ 662.5MW wind farm in the Sterling and Coke counties of...

UK Tilbury power station fire probe underway
28 February 2012 Investigations are currently underway to probe the cause of fire at RWE nPower's 1,400MW Tilbury Power Station in Essex, the UK, which broke out yesterday...

Alstom to build coal-fired power plant in Malaysia
27 February 2012 Alstom has secured a €830m contract as part of a consortium that will build a coal-fired power plant in Tanjung Bin,...

First Wind begins construction on 69MW wind project in Hawaii
27 February 2012 Wind energy company, First Wind has started construction on the 69MW Kawailoa wind farm on the North Shore of Oahu in...

ABB secures contract to enhance grid stability in the US
24 February 2012 Power and automation group, ABB has secured a $90m contract from American Transmission (ATC) to render a power solution that will help control the flow of power and increase grid stability in...

Dong Energy sells 50% stake in German offshore wind farm
24 February 2012 Danish power company Dong Energy has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the German offshore wind project, Borkum Riffgrund 1, in an agreement worth DKK4.7bn...

National University, SPG Solar install 852kW US solar power project
23 February 2012 National University, in partnership with national solar energy company SPG Solar, have completed the installation of an 852kW DC solar power project in US state of...

Siemens to supply steam turbine for UK waste-to-energy plant
23 February 2012 Siemens Energy will supply a SST-400 steam turbine generator for a waste-to-energy plant equipped with combined power and heat generation in Plymouth, the UK, under a new...

REpower Systems signs contract for 250MW wind project in France
22 February 2012 REpower Systems, a subsidiary of wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Group, has signed a framework contract with Maïa Eolis to supply up to 250MW turbines for onshore wind farms in...

RES Americas completes 227.5MW wind farm project
22 February 2012 Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) has completed the 227.5MW Crossroads wind farm in the US state of...

Nuclear Plant Industry Alliance opts for AREVA technology
21 February 2012 The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Industry Alliance has selected AREVA's reactor design concept to provide high temperature process steam for industrial applications and electricity...

Toshiba JV wins equipment supply contract for Indian power plant
21 February 2012 Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator has received a contract from state-owned energy service provider NTPC to supply equipment for the Kudgi Super thermal power project, Stage-I, in Karnataka,...

JSC RusHydro to develop 150MW power plant in Krasnoyarsk
20 February 2012 JSC RusHydro has entered into a memorandum of cooperation with the Government of Krasnoyarsk for development of the 150MW Nizhne-Kureyskaya hydropower plant (HPP) in...

UK inks civil nuclear energy agreement with France
20 February 2012 The UK government has signed a joint framework agreement with France to collaborate in the development of civil nuclear energy...

Iberdrola Renewables, SDG&E sign PPA for US wind farm
17 February 2012 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola Renewables to purchase 100MW of the electricity produced by the Manzana wind farm...

Siemens, Prysmian secure £1bn contract for subsea electricity link
17 February 2012 Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower Transmission, and the National Grid have awarded Siemens and Italy-based cable manufacturer Prysmian a £1bn contract to build an undersea...

SES commission 240.24kW PV system in the US
16 February 2012 Solar Energy Systems (SES) has commissioned a new 240.24kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Eldorado Coffee Roasters worldwide headquarters in New York,...

Rinfra division commission new 220kV transmission power line in India
16 February 2012 A division of Reliance Infrastructure (R-Infra) has commissioned a new 220kV transmission link on Maharashtra State Transmission Company Limited's (MSETCL) Boisar - Borivali Transmission line...

Foster Wheeler subsidiary wins contract for steam generator in Sweden
15 February 2012 A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group has received a contract from Lunds Energi for the design, supply and erection of a 35MW biomass-fired circulating fluidised-bed (CFB)...

GE wins equipment supply contract for 900MW gas-fired plant
15 February 2012 GE has secured contracts to supply equipment and services for a new 900MW gas-fired power plant in the Erzin district of southern...

ABB wins deal to deliver cable system in Denmark
14 February 2012 Power and automation technology firm ABB has secured a contract worth around $30m from Danish transmission system operator Energinet to provide a new high-voltage submarine and underground...

Bakrie Power to build new thermal plant in Indonesia
14 February 2012 Bakrie Power has unveiled plans to build a $340m power plant in East Kalimantan,...

Mitsubishi to acquire 49% stake in offshore transmission cable projects
13 February 2012 Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has signed an agreement with TenneT Holding to purchase a 49% equity stake in two offshore transmission cable projects in...

Toshiba JSW JV commissions new turbine plant in India
13 February 2012 Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator has commissioned its new 'super-critical' steam turbine and generator manufacturing facility in Chennai,...

Georgia Power to start construction on US nuclear units
10 February 2012 Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power has received licence approval to start construction on two nuclear units at the Vogtle plant in Georgia,...

Black & Veatch wins contract for US wind project
10 February 2012 Black & Veatch has been selected by Black Hills Energy to provide detailed design engineering services for the Busch Ranch wind project in the US state of...

ABB and FG Emvelo to develop solar plants in South Africa
09 February 2012 Power and automation group ABB has entered into an agreement with independent solar energy plant company, FG Emvelo to develop concentrating solar facilities in South...

ABB secures substation order from Hydro One Networks in Canada
09 February 2012 Power and automation group ABB has secured a major substation order from Hydro One...

Ming Yang supplies generators for wind project in Bulgaria
08 February 2012 Ming Yang Wind Power International has shipped the first batch of turbine generators for a 4.5MW pilot project in Somovit, Bulgaria, which is expected to be commissioned by July this...

Glencore-Xstrata deal threatens global power utilities
08 February 2012 The price negotiating power of coal-hungry utilities is likely to weaken if a merger between commodities giant Glencore International and global mining company Xstrata goes ahead, analysts...

Curtiss-Wright signs deal for nuclear services
08 February 2012 Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company's business unit Enertech has signed an exclusive deal with Chalmers & Kubeck to deliver services to the nuclear...

Siemens to supply components for 4GW Saudi power plant
07 February 2012 Siemens Energy has received an order worth more than $1bn to supply components for a 4GW IPP Qurayyah combined-cycle power plant in Saudi...

EAC wins contract extension to enhance UK transmission infrastructure
07 February 2012 National Grid's Electricity Alliance Central (EAC) consortium has secured a five-year contract extension to deliver major enhancements to the UK's electrical transmission...

GVK Power to acquire thermal power plants in India
06 February 2012 GVK Power and Infrastructure has unveiled plans to acquire two thermal power plants currently under construction in...

Sasol selects BrightSource technology for solar plant design
06 February 2012 Oil and gas company Sasol has selected BrightSource Energy's solar technology to assist in designing a solar thermal power plant in South...

Rosatom and Alstom JV to supply Russian nuclear plant
03 February 2012 Joint venture Alstom-Atomenergomash (AAEM) has signed a deal worth €875m to provide equipment to the Baltic nuclear power plant in Kalininigrad,...

Ricardo signs engineering service contract with David Brown
03 February 2012 UK-based firm Ricardo has signed an engineering services contract with industrial gearing solutions provider David Brown for an offshore wind turbine...

ABB secures substation orders from SEC in Saudi Arabia
02 February 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has secured contracts worth more than $250m from the Saudi Arabian transmission and distribution operator, Saudi Electricity Company...

CEG completes 4.29MW school solar project in US
02 February 2012 Constellation Energy (CEG) has completed the installation of a 4.29MW (DC) solar generation project at the Buckeye Union High School District in the US state of...

Vestas secures wind turbine order in China
01 February 2012 Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order from Datang Hubei Renewable Energy (Datang Renewable) to supply 27 units of its V100-1.8MW turbines in...

Foster Wheeler subsidiary wins PMC contract in UK
01 February 2012 A Foster Wheeler Global Engineering and Construction Group subsidiary has received a project management consultancy (PMC) contract from 2Co Power for the Don Valley power project in Yorkshire,...

January 2012

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Yingli Green to supply PV modules to IBC solar
31 January 2012 Yingli Green Energy, a solar power company, has signed a supply agreement with Germany-based photovoltaic (PV) firm IBC...

Westinghouse Electric and Metrostav sign MoU for Czech nuclear plant
31 January 2012 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Czech company Metrostav for the potential construction of nuclear power plants in the Czech...

PDB and NTPC to build 1,320MW coal fired plant
30 January 2012 The Power Development Board (PDB) has entered into an agreement with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to build a 1,320MW coal-fired power plant in Bagerhat's Rampal district...

Atco Electric selects Alstom for renewal of control system in Canada
30 January 2012 Atco Electric, a provider of business solutions worldwide, has selected Alstom Grid for the replacement and upgrade of control equipment at the McNeill Converter Station in Alberta,...

OPEL completes installation of tracker solar system in US
27 January 2012 OPEL Solar and OPEL Technologies has completed the installation of a tracker-based solar system at the Aquarion Water Co's DW Loiselle water treatment facility in the US state of...

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and SSF partner on Finnish power project
27 January 2012 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a project development memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Finnish software and systems engineering firm Space Systems Finland...

SWEPCO signs PPA for 358.65MW wind projects in US
26 January 2012 Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has entered into long-term power purchase agreements for a total of 358.65MW in renewable energy from wind projects in the US states of Texas,...

Honeywell unveils new smart grid project in the UK
26 January 2012 Honeywell has unveiled a new smart grid project in the Thames Valley area west of London,...

Kengen begins construction on Kenyan 280MW geothermal plant
25 January 2012 Power generating company Kengen has started construction of a 280MW geothermal plant in...

EDF Energy objects to $4.6bn Scottish coal-fired plant development
25 January 2012 A new $4.6bn coal-fired power station planned for North Ayrshire, Scotland, has faced a setback following a formal complaint from French firm EDF...

FoundOcean gets foundation grouting contract for offshore wind farm
24 January 2012 FoundOcean has won a foundation grouting contract from RWE Innogy for the 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm, located in German...

Masdar to build 500kW solar plant in Tonga
24 January 2012 UAE-based Masdar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tongan Government to build a 500kW solar photovoltaic power plant in the...

MidAmerican Energy to acquire 81MW project from Invenergy Wind
23 January 2012 MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached an agreement with Invenergy Wind to acquire the 81MW Bishop Hill II wind project in the US state of...

Iberdrola selects Current for smart grid solutions in Spain
23 January 2012 Iberdrola has selected Current for the deployment of solutions supporting the smart grid project to be installed in...

Metso to deliver biomass boiler for Mälarenergi in Sweden
20 January 2012 Metso has secured an order from Mälarenergi to deliver a fuel-fired boiler for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Västerås,...

enXco to acquire wind development assets from Cielo
20 January 2012 enXco has entered into a purchase agreement with a Cielo Wind Power subsidiary to acquire development assets from its 161MW Spinning Spur wind project in Texas,...

GE Energy to supply 23MW solar equipment to Invenergy
19 January 2012 GE Energy has signed an agreement with Invenergy to supply 23MW of advanced solar equipment for its Grand Ridge Solar project, which is currently under construction in Illinois,...

Alstom Grid unveils substation protection devices at exhibition
19 January 2012 Alstom Grid has launched its MiCOM P40 Agile intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), designed to protect substations, at power and electricity industry exhibition Elecrama, currently being held...

Alstom and SSE Renewables JV to develop world’s largest offshore wave farm
18 January 2012 French engineering group Alstom has signed a new joint venture agreement with marine developer SSE Renewables for the 200MW Costa Head wave project in...

SPI Solar to develop 2MW energy project in Greece
18 January 2012 SPI Solar (SPI), a developer of photovoltaic solar energy facilities, has completed the acquisition of the necessary contracts and permits for the development of a 2MW fixed-ground-mount...

TVP Solar completes solar thermal panel installation in the UAE
17 January 2012 TVP Solar has completed the installation of its thermal panels at a solar cooling plant in Abu Dhabi,...

Suzlon to develop 3,000MW wind capacity in India
17 January 2012 Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Andhra Pradesh to develop a wind capacity totaling 3,000MW in the...

REpower Systems signs supply contract with RWE npower renewables
16 January 2012 REpower Systems has entered into a contract with UK-based RWE npower renewables for the supply of ten turbines to Bradwell wind farm in Essex, England....

PSEG Power to sell two gas-fired units in the US
16 January 2012 PSEG Power has agreed to sell two 1,000MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power generating units in the US state of Texas for a combined equity value of...

CPUC approves PPA for 315MW wind project in the US
13 January 2012 Pattern Energy has received approval for a long-term power purchase agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for its 315MW Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility in Southern California....

NJRCEV completes construction of solar projects in US
13 January 2012 NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources has completed the construction of a 14.1MW solar system built on McGraw-Hill’s campus in New Jersey,...

ABB commissions HVDC link between Finland and Sweden
12 January 2012 Power and automation group ABB has installed a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power link between Finland and...

Kowepo selects GE technology for IGCC power plant
12 January 2012 Korea Western Power Co (KOWEPO) has selected GE technology for the first integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant to be built in South...

BP and Sempra to develop wind farms in the US
11 January 2012 BP Wind Energy, in partnership with Sempra US Gas & Power (Sempra), has unveiled its plans to jointly develop the Mehoopany wind farm and the Flat Ridge 2 wind farm in the...

BioSolar to enter into strategic partnerships for solar production
11 January 2012 BioSolar plans to enter into strategic partnerships with manufacturers to produce its solar product,...

Tata Power commissions 4,000MW power project in India
10 January 2012 Tata Power has commissioned its 4,000MW power station in Gujarat,...

SAIC and Carlyle to finance biomass project in Connecticut
10 January 2012 Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), in partnership with Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Group, will provide finance to build the $225m Plainfield Renewable Energy (PRE)...

ET Solar Group to supply 600kW solar PV modules in Newcastle
09 January 2012 China-based ET Solar Group has installed 600kW of PV modules for several rooftop energy systems in Newcastle in the...

AEDB to implement 550MW wind projects by 2013
09 January 2012 The Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has announced that eight of its wind power projects are expected to achieve financial close by June this year....

ABB to provide new underground cable system in Sweden
06 January 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has secured an order worth $160m from Svenska Kraftnät, the national grid operator, to provide a new high-voltage underground cable system in...

Canadian Solar partnership completes 10MW project in China
06 January 2012 Canadian Solar, in partnership with Ningxia Electric Power Group, has now completed the construction and grid connection of a 10MW ground-mounted solar project in north west China....

KV Ventus to acquire stake in OWEC Tower
05 January 2012 Offshore rig designer KV Ventus has entered into a deal to acquire a 49.9% equity stake in offshore wind turbine foundation designer OWEC Tower for a total value of NOK 61m ($10.2m)....

3Power to acquire 75% concession rights to develop Albania hydro project
05 January 2012 3Power Energy has entered into a frame agreement with an Albanian-based investment group to acquire 75% of the concession rights to develop a hydroelectric power project on the Shala River in...

Adani Power to invest in solar power
04 January 2012 Adani Power has unveiled plans to invest a total of Rs30.0bn (564.12m) over the next two years to increase it solar project portfolio capacity....

Alstom Grid secures utility contract from Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden
04 January 2012 Alstom Grid has secured a €240m utility contract from Svenska Kraftnät for the 1,440MW south-west link in...

Enel Green Power finalises tax partnership deal with J.P. Morgan consortium
03 January 2012 Enel Green Power (EGP) has finalised a tax equity partnership agreement with a consortium led by J.P....

SunPower Corp completes Californian solar installations
03 January 2012 US-based SunPower Corp has completed work on four high-efficiency solar power systems, totaling 3.8MW in the state of...

December 2011

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EDF purchases EnBW stakes in Poland
23 December 2011 French utility EDF has entered into an agreement with German utility EnBW to repurchase stakes in EnBW's two subsidiaries, ERSA and KOGENERACJA in...

Ormat Technologies signs PPA for 10MW solar PV project in the US
22 December 2011 Ormat Technologies has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for a 10MW solar photovoltaic plant in California, US....

Acciona starts work on 38MW wind farm in Poland
22 December 2011 Spanish renewables project developer Acciona Energy has started development on the 38MW Golice wind park in Lubuskie province,...

GE performs gas turbine upgrade at Spanish cogeneration plant
21 December 2011 GE has performed a major repowering upgrade of its LM2500-PE gas turbine at Cogen España’s Tortosa Energía cogeneration plant in Tarragona,...

ESA Renewables signs O&M contracts for solar farms in the US
21 December 2011 Solar system provider ESA Renewables (ESA) has entered into four separate multi-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts for four solar farms in US state of North...

Rolls-Royce wins supply contract for nuclear reactor upgrade in France
20 December 2011 UK-based Rolls-Royce has secured a €250m contract with Areva to supply safety instruments, control technologies and systems for its nuclear reactor modernisation programme in France....

Nordex subsidiary sells four 47.5MW wind farms in France
20 December 2011 The French subsidiary of wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has sold four wind farms developed in-house in...

Noi Bai airport installs SITA Departure Control Services
19 December 2011 Northern Airports subsidiary Hanoi Ground Services is implementing SITA Departure Control Services to help handle passengers and airlines at Noi Bai International Airport in...

MidAmerican to acquire 49% of Agua Caliente solar project
19 December 2011 MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company has unveiled its plans to acquire a 49% stake in the Agua Caliente solar project from US-based power generation company, NRG...

PSEG Long Island to manage LIPA electric utility system
19 December 2011 PSEG Long Island has been selected to manage the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) electric transmission and distribution system in the...

ABB to acquire stake in GreenVolts
16 December 2011 Power and automation technology group, ABB has agreed to invest $20m for a substantial minority stake in US-based concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system,...

CPUC approves PG&E contract for Sempra’s solar project
16 December 2011 The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved the contract for Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) to purchase 150MW of renewable power from Sempra Generation's...

ESA Renewables begins construction on 1.3MW solar project
15 December 2011 Solar system provider ESA Renewables (ESA) has started construction on a 1.3MW commercial roof top solar project in North Carolina,...

Enovos Luxembourg to build new 10MW wind farm in France
15 December 2011 Enovos Luxembourg, a subsidiary of Enovos International, has unveiled plans for the construction of a new 10MW wind farm in Souilly near Verdun,...

Vestas secures 96MW wind turbine supply order in Sweden
14 December 2011 Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 96MW order from Stena Renewable to deliver turbines for the Lemnhult wind farm projectin Vetlanda Municipality,...

EDF Energy to award contracts for UK nuke projects
14 December 2011 EDF Energy plans to award a package of new contracts worth £200m to various companies for the supply of equipment for its planned nuclear projects in the...

MHI receives order to build 1600MW GTCC plant in Thailand
13 December 2011 Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received a full-turnkey order for a project to build a 1,600MW gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plant in...

South African DOE selects SolarReserve JV as preferred bidder for solar projects
13 December 2011 The South Africa Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the SolarReserve consortium as the preferred bidder for its two 75MW-DC Letsatsi and Lesedi solar photovoltaic (PV) projects....

Alstom to build 728MW gas-fired plant in Baghdad
12 December 2011 France-based Alstom has signed a €400m contract with Iraq's Vice-Minister of Electricity to build a 728MW gas-fired power plant in the Diyala Governorate, north-east of...

ABB to increase capacity at Swedish manufacturing unit
12 December 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB will invest more than $400m to double the capacity of its manufacturing facility for high-voltage cables in Karlskrona,...

Stanbic Bank Uganda to provide loan to Electromax
09 December 2011 Stanbic Bank, the Ugandan unit of South Africa's Standard Bank Group, is set to provide a $35m loan to independent power producer Electromax to promote its electricity...

EDF and GE to develop 510MW gas fired power plant in France
09 December 2011 Electricite de France (EDF) in partnership with GE has unveiled plans to jointly develop its first 510MW gas fired power plant to be connected to a national grid in Bouchain,...

MidAmerican Energy to buy 550MW solar farm in the US
08 December 2011 MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company has signed a deal to acquire the 550MW Topaz solar farm from First Solar for an undisclosed...

Abengoa secures two CSP projects in South Africa
08 December 2011 Spain-based Abengoa has been awarded the first two concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa by the country's Department of...

Vestas secures wind turbine supply order in Australia
07 December 2011 Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order from Hydro Tasmania to deliver turbines for the Musselroe wind farm project to be constructed in Tasmania,...

Pacific Hydro alters plans for Australian wind farm
07 December 2011 Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro has unveiled an updated proposal for the layout of the Keyneton wind farm to be located in the eastern Mt Lofty Ranges in...

Alstom wins equipment supply order for 900MW coal fired plant in Poland
06 December 2011 French engineering group Alstom has been awarded a €900m contract to supply core power generation equipment for a new 900MW coal fired power plant to be built at the Rybnik site in...

First Reserve, Renovalia Energy form JV for wind projects
06 December 2011 First Reserve Corporation, in partnership with Renovalia Reserve, have established a joint venture (JV) Renovalia Reserve, to own and operate wind projects in Europe and North...

DNV launches new software for offshore wind turbines
05 December 2011 Wind energy firm DNV is launching a new design software for ultimate strength and fatigue analysis of offshore wind turbine structures, called Sesam GeniE...

ADB, Reliance Power to build solar photovoltaic power plant in India
05 December 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Reliance Power have unveiled their plans to build India's largest solar photovoltaic power...

Canadian Solar provides modules for Italian solar power plant
02 December 2011 Canadian Solar has supplied 12,465 high-performing photovoltaic (PV) modules for a 10MW ground-mounted solar power plant in the Italian city of Cavriglia...

Econet Solar unveils new Home Power Station in Africa
02 December 2011 Econet Solar has unveiled a new Home Power Station, a standalone electricity solution in...

Studsvik signs contract with EDF Energy Nuclear
01 December 2011 Nuclear service provider Studsvik has signed a Skr94.5m ($13.6m) contract with EDF Energy Nuclear Generation to carry out material testing on nuclear...

BioPower Systems secures funds for wave energy system in Australia
01 December 2011 Australian ocean energy company BioPower Systems (BPS) has been awarded conditional funding support of $5m for its 250kW bioWAVE ocean wave energy system in Victoria,...

November 2011

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Repower, RWE concludes wind turbine supply contract
30 November 2011 REpower Systems has finalised a contract with RWE Innogy to supply two REpower 6M wind turbines for the Westereems wind project near Eemshaven in the Dutch province of Gronigen. ...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch finance for US military solar project
30 November 2011 SolarCity and the Bank of America Merrill (BofA Merrill) have agreed the terms of financing for SolarStrong, a five-year plan to build more than $1bn in solar power...

APUC subsidiary to acquire shares of Cornwall Solar
29 November 2011 Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp’s (APUC) subsidiary, Algonquin Power (APCo) has entered into a share purchase agreement with EffiSolar Energy Corporation (EffiSolar), to acquire all issued...

Suzlon secures 75.6MW wind turbine contract from CWEC
29 November 2011 Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy (SEL) has been awarded contract worth Rs4.7bn ($90m) from Coromandel Wind Energy Company...

ET Solar supplies 2.56MW solar modules to green house project in France
28 November 2011 China based ET Solar Group Corp has supplied 2.56MW of PV modules to a green house project located in Cruas,...

Initec Energía JV wins contract for 450MW combined cycle plant
28 November 2011 Initec Energía, in joint venture Cobra and Dragados, has been awarded a €265m contract by Endesa for the construction and commissioning of a 450MW combined cycle power plant in Great...

Theolia wins consent for 18MW wind farm installation in France
28 November 2011 Independent producer of wind energy, Theolia, has obtained all necessary authorisations for the installation of an 18MW wind farm in the Somme region of...

Iberdrola secures EIB loan to modernise electricity distribution network
28 November 2011 Spanish utility Iberdrola has secured a €200m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the modernisation of its electricity distribution...

REpower concludes turbine supply contract with EverPower
25 November 2011 REpower Systems has finalised a contract with EverPower to supply 68 wind turbines for the Twin Ridges wind project in the US state of...

Panasonic to launch new solar manufacturing unit in Malaysia
25 November 2011 Panasonic Corporation has unveiled plans to establish a new solar manufacturing unit in Malaysia next...

GE supplies gas turbines for combined-cycle plant in Russia
25 November 2011 GE will supply its 109FA combined-cycle equipment for the expansion of the Nizhnevartovsk State Regional power plant in...

Photon Energy to install rooftop PV plant in Poland
25 November 2011 Photon Energy, in partnership with RenCraft, has won a tender to carry out the installation of a 311kW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) plant in Ruda Slaska, Southern...

SCE starts smart meter installation in the US
24 November 2011 Southern California Edison (SCE) has started installation of smart electric meters in the Antelope Valley and surrounding communities in California as part of the Edison SmartConnect...

Vestas wins 59MW wind turbine order from Exelon Wind
24 November 2011 Denmark-based Vestas has secured an order to supply wind turbines for 59MW in capacity from Exelon Wind for its Harvest II Wind Project in Michigan,...

Duke Energy JV completes installation of solar projects in US
24 November 2011 The joint venture between Duke Energy Renewables and Integrys Energy Services has completed the installation of five rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems in Pennsylvania, US, with Smart...

ET Solar completes grid connectivity of German PV plant
24 November 2011 ET Solar Group has completed grid connection of a 5MW ground-mounted PV power plant in...

KDC Solar completes construction of 3.25MW solar facility
23 November 2011 KDC Solar has completed the construction of a 3.25MW rooftop mounted solar facility in New Jersey, US, in partnership with SunDurance...

Voith secures equipment supply contract for hydro project
23 November 2011 Voith Hydro will supply an entire equipment package for the Sainj Hydro-Electric Project in India, under a contract awarded by Himachal Pradesh Power...

Vietnam to receive $8bn loan for nuclear plant
23 November 2011 Vietnam will receive a $8bn loan from Russia to build its first nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan....

Opcon Bioenergy to deliver equipment for bioenergy plant
23 November 2011 Opcon Bioenergy has secured a Skr17m ($2.48m) order to deliver machinery for the expansion of Skara Energi’s bioenergy plant in Sweden....

FirstEnergy Utilities file plan to purchase electricity in the US
22 November 2011 US-based FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities has filed a plan with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PPUC) to purchase electric generation supply in June...

Origin wins power supply contract for wind farm in Australia
22 November 2011 Origin Energy has secured a long-term power supply contract from Acciona for its 46.5MW Gunning wind farm in...

OMM secures offshore wind contract from TenneT
22 November 2011 Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has secured a contract from electricity grid operator TenneT, to provide project management and strategic consultancy...

Hyundai completes transformer factory construction in the US
22 November 2011 Hyundai Heavy Industries, the Korean shipbuilder and engineering company, has completed the construction of a transformer factory in Alabama,...

Gamesa sells 38MW wind energy project to enXco
21 November 2011 Spanish wind farm developer Gamesa has entered into an agreement to sell a 38MW Chestnut Flats wind farm to enXco in Pennsylvania,...

World Bank approves loan to finance solar project in Morocco
21 November 2011 The World Bank has approved a $297m loan for the financing of the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in...

ABB wins supply order to develop Ukraine's power grid
21 November 2011 Power and automation technology group, ABB has secured a supply order worth $23m from Ukraine’s national power grid operator NPC Ukrenergo to strengthen the nation’s power transmission...

Suzlon secures 23MW wind turbine supply order in India
21 November 2011 Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy (SEL) has secured a fourth consecutive order from GAIL to deliver 23MW of wind turbine generators which will be installed in the Indian states of...

Nordex secures turbine supply order from RPM Access
18 November 2011 Nordex USA has secured two new orders from wind farm developers RPM Access to supply 35 units of N100/2500 turbines for two wind projects in Iowa, US....

Elster to establish biogas injection stations in France
18 November 2011 French gas utility Gaz reseau Distribution France (GrDF), has selected Elster to establish five biogas injection stations across...

Vestas secures 42MW turbine supply order in Spain
18 November 2011 Denmark-based Vestas has secured an order to supply 42MW wind turbines from CyL Energía Eólica SLU for its Zarzuela renewable energy projects located in Burgos,...

Northland Power to purchase solar PV modules from MEMC
18 November 2011 Northland Power has entered into a master module supply agreement with MEMC Singapore to purchase solar PV modules for its 130MW solar portfolio in Ontario,...

Vestas secures 139MW turbine supply order in the US
17 November 2011 Denmark-based Vestas has secured orders for the supply of 139MW wind turbines from First Wind for its two wind energy projects located in the US....

Indian state seeks bids for 400MW hydro project
17 November 2011 The state government of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in India is seeking bids from power companies to develop a 400MW Karthai hydro electric power (HEP)...

Manz to acquire innovation line for CIGS solar modules
17 November 2011 Manz Automation, a Germany-based photovoltaic technology provider, has signed a letter of intent to acquire CIGS modules innovation line from Würth Solar in the German state of Baden-Württemberg....

Quanta Services to provide transmission infrastructure services to AEP
17 November 2011 Quanta Services has been selected by American Electric Power to provide transmission infrastructure services for two AEP Transmission Company...

E.ON to start biomass plant construction in the UK
16 November 2011 E.ON has unveiled plans to start construction on its biomass-fired renewable energy plant in Sheffield in the UK later this...

BHP Billiton to develop power station in Australia
16 November 2011 Mining and oil company BHP Billiton has approved the development of its 190MW Yarnima Power Station in Pilbara,...

Abengoa ramps up construction on 280MW solar project
16 November 2011 Spain-based Abengoa is ramping up construction on its 280MW CSP Mojave Solar Project in California,...

Fluor to build 540MW gas-fired power plant in the US
16 November 2011 Fluor Corporation has received consent from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) to build a new 540MW natural gas-fired power plant in Texas,...

World Bank and IFC approves loan for power project in Cameroon
15 November 2011 The board of directors of The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have approved an $86m loan and $82m partial risk guarantee to support the Kribi gas power project...

ABB to acquire Powercorp
15 November 2011 Power and automation technology group, ABB, has unveiled plans to acquire the Australian renewable power company...

AfDB to finance hydroelectric project in Cameroon
15 November 2011 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a $71.1m loan to finance the Lom-Pangar Hydroelectric project in...

Dominion Virginia restarts nuclear power station in the US
15 November 2011 Dominion Virginia Power has restarted operations of its 1,800MW North Anna Power Station in the US state of Virginia, after securing permission from the US Nuclear Regulatory...

POWERleap develops new smart technology
14 November 2011 US-based clean-tech company POWERleap has developed a smart floor technology in collaboration with the University of Bolton. ...

EBRD to provide finance for hydro power plant in Macedonia
14 November 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide a €65m loan for the construction of the Boskov Most hydro power plant in...

NRG Energy’s solar plant to start operations next year
14 November 2011 The 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) project in the US is expected to begin partial operations in 2012....

ECGO submits bid for stake in GS Power
14 November 2011 Thailand-based Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO) has submitted a bid to acquire a stake in GS Power as part of its expansion...

Areva completes equipment installation at Finnish nuke plant
11 November 2011 Areva has completed installation of equipment at the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor project in...

EnXco signs O&M deal with PacifiCorp
11 November 2011 EnXco Service Corporation (eSC) has agreed an operation and maintenance (O&M) service contract with PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy...

Abengoa’s solar deal approved by CPUC
11 November 2011 The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a proposal by Spanish engineering company Abengoa to sell its electricity output from its 250MW solar-thermal project in...

Bujagali Energy to open 250MW hydro power plant next month
11 November 2011 Bujagali Energy will commission its first generation unit at the 250MW Bujagali hydro power plant in Uganda next month....

NAES Corp signs O&M agreement for US power plant
10 November 2011 NAES Corporation has signed an agreement with MinnTex Power Holdings to provide operations and maintenance services for the Guadalupe power project in Texas....

Emerson secures equipment supply order for Saudi power plant
10 November 2011 Emerson Process Management has received a $10m order to supply Fisher control valves for the 2,800MW Rabigh Power Plant No.2 project in Saudi...

Sunborne Energy to build solar plant in India
10 November 2011 Sunborne Energy has unveiled plans to build a 50MW solar thermal power project in Andhra Pradesh, India....

Nautilus Solar starts operations of solar PV systems in Canada
10 November 2011 Nautilus Solar Canada Limited Partnership has started the commercial operations of three rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with an installed capacity of 1.25MW in Ontario,...

Aggreko shuts down 50MW thermal plant in Uganda
09 November 2011 Aggreko has shut down operations at the 50MW emergency thermal-power plant in Uganda, following reports of a diesel...

GE and CFE sign maintenance service agreement
09 November 2011 General Electric has entered into a long-term services agreement with Comisión Federal de la Electricidad (CFE), to provide support services for six gas turbines recently installed at...

Skanska wins EPC contract for 550MW thermal plant in Brazil
09 November 2011 Swedish construction group Skanska has won a $485m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a thermal power plant in Rio de Janeiro,...

Moser Baer Clean Energy commissions solar farm in Germany
09 November 2011 India-based Moser Baer Clean Energy (MBCE) has announced its 23.8MW solar farm at Lauta in Germany has been...

Enbridge to acquire 50% stake in Canadian wind project
08 November 2011 Enbridge will invest $300m to acquire 50% ownership of the 300MW Lac Alfred Wind Project, currently under construction in Quebec, Cananda....

ET Solar to receive $1.27bn credit facility from CITIC Bank
08 November 2011 Photovoltaic products manufacturer ET Solar is set to receive a $1.27bn credit facility from China-based CITIC Bank....

Softbank begins construction of Japan solar plant
08 November 2011 Japan's telecom company Softbank has begun construction of a 100kW demonstration solar plant in Obihiro city, Japan....

Toyota Tsusho, Hyundai secures geothermal order
08 November 2011 Japanese trading company Toyota Tsusho Corporation, in partnership with South Korean firm Hyundai Engineering, has secured a $383m geothermal order from Kenya Electricity Generating....

ADB to provide loan for gas fired plant in Thailand
07 November 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $170m loan for the construction of a natural gas fired power plant in Nong Saeng, Udon Thani province, northeastern...

Acciona to build wind farm in Costa Rica
07 November 2011 Spanish energy company Acciona has unveiled plans to build the 49MW Chiripa wind park in Costa Rica with an investment of...

Shaw renews nuclear maintenance contract with Exelon
07 November 2011 Shaw has renewed its contract with Exelon Generation for the maintenance, modifications and construction services of 17 nuclear generating plants in the...

BC Hydro and Altagas sign EPAs for Canadian hydroelectric projects
07 November 2011 BC Hydro has signed electricity purchase agreements (EPAs) with AltaGas for two hydroelectric projects in British Columbia in Canada for...

Alstom to build turbine manufacturing sites in France
04 November 2011 French engineering group Alstom will establish two manufacturing facilities in France to produce 6MW of offshore wind...

Nexans wins equipment supply contract from Statoil
04 November 2011 Nexans has won a €75m contract from Statoil to supply equipment for the Asgard oil and gas field located in the Norwegian Sea. ...

Williams Plant wins support services contract for nuclear plant
04 November 2011 Williams Plant Services has secured $27m support services contract from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to start-up the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor in Tennessee,...

NCRC signs JV agreement to build power stations in Russia
04 November 2011 Northern Caucasus Resorts Company (NCRC) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Korean Western Power (KOWEPO) and CHT Korea to build up to five new environmentally advanced...

New energy landscape calls for specialist talent
03 November 2011 Over half of human resource managers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland said that specialist talent is needed help firms navigate the new energy landscape, a new poll has...

Foster Wheeler subsidiary enters into licensing agreement with EPIL
03 November 2011 A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler has entered into an agreement with Essar Projects India (EPIL) for the provision of technology licence for utility sized circulating fluidised-bed (CFB)...

ADB to provide loan for 440MW hydro plant in Thailand
03 November 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a $465m loan for the construction of a 440MW Nam Ngum 3 hydro power plant in Thailand. ...

A*STAR opens power grid centre in Singapore
03 November 2011 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has unveiled its new Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC) on Jurong Island in...

Rolls-Royce signs power supply contract in Bangladesh
02 November 2011 Rolls-Royce, the UK-based power systems provider, has signed a $22m contract to deliver eight Bergen B32:40 16V reciprocating engine generator sets to Baraka Patenga Power (BPP)....

SSE to develop 108MW multi-fuel project in the UK
02 November 2011 SSE Generation has received permission from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change to develop a 108MW multi-fuel project in West Yorkshire. ...

China Power and China Coal Energy set up JV
02 November 2011 China Power International Development, in partnership with China Coal Energy, will set up a joint venture in China with a total investment of...

Midwest Wind Energy starts construction of 80MW wind farm in the US
02 November 2011 Midwest Wind Energy has started the construction of an 80MW wind farm in Nebraska,...

BP Wind Energy and GE sign turbine supply contract
01 November 2011 BP Wind Energy has entered into a $750m agreement with General Electric for the supply and maintenance of 350 wind turbines units in the...

Caterpillar finalises acquisition of MWM
01 November 2011 Caterpillar, the US-based construction equipment manufacturer, has finalised the acquisition of MWM Holding for...

APR Energy and Pratt & Whitney to address global temporary power needs
01 November 2011 APR Energy has signed a partnership agreement with Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) to jointly address global temporary power...

GE Energy and KGAL invest in 50MW solar plant in Spain
01 November 2011 General Electric Energy Financial Services, in partnership with German fund KGAL, will invest €111m in a parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Badajoz, Spain....

October 2011

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ADB provides loan to increase capacity of Pakistan wind farm
31 October 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $36.8m loan to increase the capacity of a wind farm in Sindh, Pakistan....

ESA Renewables to build 20MW solar farm in US
31 October 2011 Solar system provider ESA Renewables (ESA) has unveiled plans to construct a 20MW solar photovoltaic generation facility in Pennsylvania,...

Siemens launches steam turbine for geothermal plants
31 October 2011 Siemens Energy has unveiled a new steam turbine, SST-400 GEO, for geothermal power plants at the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in San Diego,...

Green Rock Energy JV to develop geothermal exploration permits in Australia
31 October 2011 Green Rock Energy, in joint venture with New World Energy, has signed a binding agreement to develop geothermal exploration permits (GEPs) in the North Perth Basin, Western Australia. ...

Vestas wins 267MW wind turbine order from E.ON
28 October 2011 Vestas has secured an order from E.ON Climate and Renewables to supply turbines with a total capacity of 267MW for offshore projects in Sweden and the...

Alstom, CET to develop power transmission systems in China
28 October 2011 Alstom Grid has entered into a cooperation agreement with China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) to develop ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) power transmission systems in...

Toshiba to join consortium to build Japan’s largest solar plant
28 October 2011 Toshiba Corp will join a seven-company consortium, led by Mitsui Chemicals, to construct and operate Japan's largest solar photovoltaic plant in the Aichi...

Bisol, Avdira Solar sign distribution agreement
28 October 2011 Bisol will supply 25MW of its solar modules to Greek company Avdira Solar, following the signing of a distribution...

Martin Engineering completes upgrade of biomass facility in the US
27 October 2011 Martin Engineering has completed the first phase of a programme to drastically reduce dust and spillage from Hibbing Public Utilities' biomass fuel handling system in Minnesota,...

Enerji to install waste heat recovery system at Australian mine
27 October 2011 Enerji has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Poseidon Nickel to implement a power house and a waste heat recovery system at Poseidon's Windarra mine in...

Terra Firma finalises sale of Nuova Rete Solare
27 October 2011 SunTergrid has finalised the sale of Nuova Rete Solare (NRS) to RTR Holding III for...

ABB to upgrade Canada's transmission system
27 October 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has secured an order worth $50m from Hydro-Quebec to upgrade a ultra-high voltage transmission system in...

TRUenergy to build gas-fired power stations in Queensland
27 October 2011 Power company TRUenergy is seeking development approval to construct two gas-fired power stations with an investment of A$400m ($415.24m) in Queensland,...

REpower, GVEA sign wind turbine supply deal
26 October 2011 REpower Systems has agreed to provide 12 wind turbines to Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) for a power project located in Alaska,...

BWCC wins construction services contract from Consumers Energy
26 October 2011 Babcock and Wilcox Construction (BWCC) has secured a $37m contract to provide construction services for a bag house installation project at Consumers Energy's J.H. Campbell Generating Complex...

Tepco to sell 20% stake in Euras Energy
26 October 2011 Electric utility Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) will sell a 20% stake in its subsidiary Euras Energy Holdings to trading firm Toyota Tsusho for 20bn yen ($263bn)....

ABB installs new HVDC power link in North Sea
25 October 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has commissioned a power line linking the southern Norwegian mainland grid to BP’s Valhall multi-platform complex in the North Sea....

EFK to provide finance for Romanian wind projects
25 October 2011 Enel Green Power through its subsidiary Enel Green Power International has signed an agreement with the Danish Government’s Export Credit Agency (EKF) to secure finance of €112m. ...

Isolux to build 340MW power station in Bangladesh
25 October 2011 Spain-based Isolux Corsan has received a $335m contract to build a 340MW combined-cycle power station in Siddhirganj,...

TUIC to invest in France wind project
25 October 2011 The newly launched Theolia Utilities Investment Company (TUIC) is set to invest in its first wind project in...

Nordex to supply wind turbines to Pakistan grid
24 October 2011 Nordex has signed contracts to supply its N100/2500 wind turbines to four companies in...

Amyris, ETH Bioenergia invest $3bn in renewable energy
24 October 2011 Renewable chemicals and fuels company Amyris, in partnership with ETH Bioenergia, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the formation of a joint venture to produce Biofene,...

FirstEnergy subsidiary sells two power plants in Ohio
24 October 2011 FirstEnergy subsidiary FirstEnergy Generation Corporation has closed the sale of its two peaking plants in Ohio for an undisclosed...

OPT to demonstrate new technology initiative in Spain
24 October 2011 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) will be working with a consortium of European companies to advance the energy conversion system of OPT's PowerBuoy device through the development of a new...

Enviva to supply biomass fuel to Dominion Virginia Power
21 October 2011 Enviva has signed an agreement with Dominion Virginia Power to supply biomass fuel to two power facilities in south-east Virginia, US....

Vestas to supply wind turbines for Finnish energy project
21 October 2011 Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a second order from TuuliWatti to supply turbines with a total generating capacity of 26MW for a wind energy project in...

Toshiba and Mitsui plan joint power project in Japan
21 October 2011 Toshiba is participating in a seven-company consortium that plans to construct and operate a solar photovoltaic plant in...

ABB to upgrade transmission substations in Ethiopia
21 October 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has secured orders worth $26m from the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) to extend and upgrade four existing transmission substations in...

GPS to build biomass-fired power plant in the US
20 October 2011 Gemma Power Systems (GPS) has signed a contract with East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) to design and build a 49.9MW biomass-fired power plant in Texas,...

ETI to model tidal energy resources in the UK
20 October 2011 The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has been commissioned to model the UK’s tidal energy resources to understand the effects of different interacting tidal energy schemes....

DONG Energy commissions ABPmer EIA for offshore wind farms
20 October 2011 DONG Energy Power has commissioned ABPmer to provide coastal process environmental impact assessment for the Burbo Bank and Walney offshore wind farm extensions in the...

Fortum approves co-ownership agreement with TSME
20 October 2011 Finnish utility Fortum has approved the co-ownership agreement to consolidate the region of Turku's energy production to the co-owned production company Turun Seudun Maakaasu ja...

EPA extends work approval for 168MW gas-fired power plant
19 October 2011 The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has extended the work approval for a new power station, being developed by Eneabba Gas in Western Australia, until 20 December...

Ram Power reaches mechanical completion for geothermal plant phase I
19 October 2011 Renewable energy firm Ram Power has achieved mechanical completion for the phase I expansion of the San Jacinto-Tizate geothermal power project in Nicaragua....

Minister oversees fall of electricity towers in Cairngorms National Park
19 October 2011 Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing MSP is visiting the SSE site to oversee the fall of electricity steel towers near Boat of Garten in the Cairngorms National Park,...

Sunpreme closes $50m financing for solar cell facility in China
19 October 2011 Manufacturer of Smart Silicon solar cells Sunpreme has closed over $50m in financing for the construction of solar facility in Jiaxing,...

Sikorsky Aircraft commissions cogeneration facility in the US
18 October 2011 Sikorsky Aircraft’s new combined heat and power cogeneration facility in Connecticut, US, has begun...

Vestas receives 178MW wind turbine supply order in Canada
18 October 2011 Denmark-based Vestas has secured an order to supply 99 turbines with a total capacity of 178MW for two wind-energy projects in south-western Ontario,...

DONG Energy to acquire Shell Gas Direct
18 October 2011 DONG Energy has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Shell UK to acquire 100% of the shares of Shell Gas Direct for...

ABB secures order for world's first subsea power distribution unit
18 October 2011 ABB has secured a $36m contract from Aker Solutions to provide equipment for the world's first subsea power distribution system from onboard the Asgard A floating vessel off the northern coast...

Tepco to begin operations of 500MW gas-fired unit in 2012
17 October 2011 Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) plans to commence operations of a new 500MW combined-cycle, gas-fired unit at its Kawasaki plant in Japan by next...

Fluor to invest in NuScale Power
17 October 2011 Fluor Corporation (Fluor) will invest more than $30m in NuScale Power, a US-based modular reactor (SMR) technology...

IBM joins consortium for a European smart grid project
17 October 2011 IBM has joined an EU-funded consortium which plans to develop a pilot smart energy grid project on the Danish island of...

Enbridge completes acquisition of Tonbridge Power
17 October 2011 Canada-based energy firm Enbridge has completed its acquisition of all common shares of Tonbridge Power for a total consideration of $20m....

SunEdison secures finance for PV projects in North America
14 October 2011 SunEdison has secured project finance worth $300m to fund the construction costs of utility and rooftop solar projects in North America....

SSE plans to auction electricity output
14 October 2011 SSE has unveiled plans to auction its entire power output in the day-ahead market....

MW Power to deliver biomass-fired heating plant in Finland
14 October 2011 MW Power, a Metso-Wärtsilä joint venture, will deliver a steam boiler plant to Valio’s Lapinlahti production plants in Finland....

Nautricity, Argyll Tidal plan tidal energy project in Scotland
14 October 2011 Nautricity and Argyll Tidal have unveiled plans to build a tidal energy project in the Mull of Kintyre, off the west coast of...

Acciona completes assembly of Indian wind farm
13 October 2011 Spanish energy company Acciona has completed the construction of the 56.1MW Tuppadahalli wind farm in Karnataka, India. ...

Deepwater plans to construct first offshore wind farm in the US
13 October 2011 Deepwater Wind plans to begin work on the first offshore wind farm off Rhode Island in the US by 2014....

Neo Solar signs LOI for equity stake in US solar project
13 October 2011 Neo Solar Power has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire an equity stake in BlueChip Energy’s (BCE) Sorrento solar farm project in Florida,...

BPI to build $4bn coal-fired power plant in Indonesia
13 October 2011 PT Bhimasena Power Indonesia (BPI) will build a 2,000MW coal-fired power plant in Central Java, Indonesia, at an estimated cost of $4bn....

Linsun’s Italian solar farm completes grid interconnection
12 October 2011 The new 4.8MW Lunetta solar farm located in Ravenna, Italy, has successfully completed grid interconnection to the local...

Calpine plans to build geothermal plants in the US
12 October 2011 Calpine Corporation has unveiled plans to build two geothermal plants in Sonoma Country, California, US, with an investment of...

SSE Renewables submits plans for Scottish wind farm extension
12 October 2011 SSE Renewables has submitted an application to the Scottish Government for the extension of the Clyde wind farm, which is currently under construction in South Lanarkshire,...

SMC Global Power to launch initial public offering for power unit
12 October 2011 SMC Global Power has announced that it will launch an $850m initial public offering for it power unit this...

Star Hydro Power obtains Asian Development Bank loan for Pakistan hydro project
11 October 2011 Star Hydro Power has secured a $97m loan from the Asian Development Bank to finance the construction of a 144MW hydro power plant in Muzaffarabad,...

Iberdrola seeks more aid for carbon-capture storage project in Scotland
11 October 2011 Spanish utility Iberdrola is in negotiations with the UK Government to secure more financial aid to build the £1.2bn carbon-capture storage project in...

Martifer Solar inks deal for 22MWp solar installation in Portugal
11 October 2011 Martifer Solar has signed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with a BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners-managed firm to build a 22MWp photovoltaic solar plant in...

GE and Greenko to develop wind projects across India
11 October 2011 GE Energy Financial Services, in partnership with Greenko Group, has created a new venture to develop 1GW of wind energy projects across...

Vestas secures turbine supply deal for US wind project
10 October 2011 Vestas has secured an order from Green Mountain Power to deliver wind turbines for the 65MW Kingdom Community Wind project in Vermont,...

Platina, Arise Windpower close financing for Swedish wind farm
10 October 2011 Arise Windpower and Platina Partners have closed financing of €336m to fund the development of a 200MW Jädraås wind farm in...

Fukushima nuclear plant stable after new earthquake jolt
10 October 2011 Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant remains stable, despite a 5.5 magnitude offshore earthquake hitting the surrounding area today, according to operator Tokyo Electric Power...

Emerson Process Management to automate Chinese power station
10 October 2011 China Resources Power Holdings has selected Emerson Process Management to automate two new ultra-supercritical units of 1000MW Puqi power plant in...

DuPont starts operations at US Kevlar plant
07 October 2011 DuPont has commenced operations at its new Cooper River Kevlar manufacturing facility in South Carolina,...

NSG to supply emissions control systems for US power plant
07 October 2011 Neumann Systems Group (NSG) has secured a $73.5m contract from Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to supply and install its emissions control system at CSU’s Martin Drake power plant in Colorado,...

OJSC launches new turbines for nuclear power plant
07 October 2011 OJSC Power Machines (OJSC) has successfully tested a high-speed turbine designed for the Leningradskaya first power unit (LNPP-2) in Russia, the company has announced....

Tri-State to acquire 272MW gas-fired power plant in the US
07 October 2011 Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will purchase a 272MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant located in Colorado, US, for an undisclosed...

REpower Systems signs turbine supply contract for Dutch wind farm
06 October 2011 REpower Systems has signed a contract to supply 36 wind turbines for the proposed 122MW wind farm to be built near Zeewolde in...

Essar Power to invest $8bn in thermal power projects
06 October 2011 Indian conglomerate Essar Power has unveiled plans to invest $8bn setting up thermal power projects in India, over the next three years....

Alstom to upgrade AEP power plant portfolio in the US
06 October 2011 Alstom has secured a €110m framework contract from American Electric Power (AEP) to conduct upgrades at seven of its coal-fired power plants located in the US....

Solon begins operations at 15MW solar station
06 October 2011 Solon has begun commercial operations at a 15MW solar photovoltaic (PV) station located in central California,...

ONYX to construct 18.5MW solar project in Honduras
05 October 2011 Onyx Service & Solutions has received a contracted from Villela & Villela to construct an $84m solar power project in Roatan, Honduras....

SEMAFO to construct 26MW transmission line in Canada
05 October 2011 SEMAFO has entered into an agreement with National Electricity Company Sonabel for the construction of a 73km high-voltage transmission line in...

EDF to build 150MW wind farm in Canada
05 October 2011 EDF EN Canada has received approval from the provincial Government of Quebec to build and operate a 150MW wind project in...

Hyundai and Daewoo to construct 225MW power plant in Bangladesh
05 October 2011 South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Daewoo International will sign an agreement with Ashuganj Power Station for the construction of a 225MW power plant in Bangladesh....

Premier Power to construct 16.2MW solar plants in Bulgaria
04 October 2011 Premier Power is to construct four photovoltaic (PV) power plants totaling 16.2MW in Dimitrovgrad,...

Amkor to acquire Toshiba semiconductor business
04 October 2011 Amkor Technology has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire Toshiba Electronics Malaysia (TEM) for an undisclosed sum....

E.ON unveils 26MW onshore wind farm in France
04 October 2011 E.ON has unveiled its new 26MW onshore wind farm on the Kergrist Moelou-Plounevez Quintin in Brittany,...

First Solar to build 130MW power project in California
03 October 2011 Tenaska Solar Ventures (TSV) has selected First Solar as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor to build its 130MW solar project in California, US....

E.ON Russia selects Emerson to automate power station in Russia
03 October 2011 E.ON has selected Emerson Process Management (EPM) to automate unit 3 of its 5,600MW Surgut-2 power station in Surgut, Russia....

NHPC and Dangote partner to buy hydro assets in Nigeria
03 October 2011 India’s hydro power producer, National Hydroelectric Power (NHPC) has partnered with West African firm Dangote Industries, to acquire two hydro power-generation assets in...

Gamesa to supply 200MW wind turbines to Huadian New Energy Development
03 October 2011 Spanish wind farm developer Gamesa has signed an agreement to supply 200MW to Huadian New Energy Development for a wind project in China's northern Inner Mongolia province....

September 2011

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Alstom secures EPC contract in Brazil
30 September 2011 Alstom has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth €310m from Consorcio Amapa Energia to provide equipment to a hydropower plant in...

AES to begin $1bn expansion of Phillipine power plant
30 September 2011 US-based power giant AES Corp is one step further to doubling the capacity of its of 600MW Masinloc coal-fired facility in Zambales, the...

Eight19 launches new solar electricity system
30 September 2011 Off-grid applications company Eight19 has launched the new IndiGo, a pay-as-you-go personal solar electricity system for the developing...

OSM Solar to merge with Solarform Canada
30 September 2011 OSM Solar Corp has negotiated an agreement to combine assets with Solarform Canada, to help increase its presence in North America....

OneRoof Energy secures finance for solar programme in the US
29 September 2011 OneRoof Energy has arranged $50m in finance, which will help it to launch its residential solar lease programme in San Diego,...

Invenergy and DTE begin construction on US wind project
29 September 2011 Invenergy Wind and DTE Energy have begun construction on the 212.8MW Gratiot County wind project in Michigan,...

NSP to build $1.5bn solar farm in Florida
29 September 2011 National Solar Power (NSP) has unveiled plans to construct a $1.5bn solar farm in south-east Florida,...

ORIX begins operations at Japanese biomass power plant
29 September 2011 ORIX Corporation has begun operations at the new Agatsuma woodchip biomass power plant in Gunma Prefecture,...

GDF SUEZ opens 180MW biomass power station in Belgium
28 September 2011 GDF SUEZ and its subsidiary Electrabel have opened the new Rodenhuize biomass power station in...

Halifax American Energy to purchase 4MW of biomass electricity
28 September 2011 Halifax American Energy (HAE) is to purchase 4MW of electricity from the planned $80m Concord Steam biomass plant in the...

US DoE offers loan guarantee for geothermal project
28 September 2011 The US Department of Energy (DoE) has approved a partial loan guarantee of $350m for the development of a 113MW geothermal project in the State of...

MBCE builds solar park in Italy
28 September 2011 Moser Baer Clean Energy (MBCE) has built and commissioned a 4.99MW greenhouse solar PV park in Sardinia,...

Wärtsilä wins power plant contracts in Senegal
27 September 2011 Power plant solutions provider Wärtsilä has secured contracts worth €60m to expand two existing power plants located in Senegal, West...

Well Fargo provides financing for solar projects in the US
27 September 2011 Construction lender Wells Fargo & Company has provided $200m in finance for a 53.5MW multisite solar project developed by SunEdison in New Mexico,...

Chevron Energy completes cogeneration plant in the US
27 September 2011 Chevron Energy Solutions has completed construction of the US Department of the Navy's first landfill gas cogeneration plant in Albany in the state of...

EOSOL Energies begins operation at French solar plant
27 September 2011 EOSOL Energies Nouvelles has begun operation of a new solar plant in La Genetouze, France....

ABB secures substations order for Indian steel plant
26 September 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has secured a $71m contract to supply substations from the Steel Authority of India...

Enbridge and RES Americas complete 250MW wind project in the US
26 September 2011 Enbridge, in partnership with Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas), has completed construction of the 250MW Cedar Point wind project in Colorado, US....

GE to supply aero derivative units to Indonesian power plant
26 September 2011 General Electric (GE) has been selected to provide two aero derivative units for the Senipah power plant located in East Kalimantan,...

Oriental Peninsula to set up power plants in the Philippines
26 September 2011 Oriental Peninsula Resources Group has unveiled plans to invest $300m to build coal-fired power plants in Manila, the Philippines....

GE to supply equipment for biogas projects in Europe
23 September 2011 General Electric (GE) is to supply its Jenbacher gas engines and Clean Cycle waste-heat recovery modules for agricultural biogas projects across...

Isolux builds largest solar power plants in the UK
23 September 2011 Spain-based Isolux Corsan has built the largest solar power plants in Cornwall, UK, the company has announced....

Direct Energy to purchase First Choice Power
23 September 2011 Centrica subsidiary Direct Energy, an energy-related services provider, has signed an agreement to purchase US-based electricity provider First Choice Power for $270m in cash. ...

GSE to provide simulator for Generation mPower's new reactor
23 September 2011 GSE Systems has secured a contract to provide an engineering simulator for the B&W mPower small modular reactor (SMR) design being developed by Generation...

Duke Energy to set up 202MW wind farm in the US
22 September 2011 Duke Energy Renewables plans to build, own and operate the 202MW Los Vientos II wind power project near Corpus Christi in Texas,...

GE to supply gas and wind turbines for Brazilian projects
22 September 2011 GE has secured contracts worth $800m in an auction conducted by the Brazil’s National Electric Power Agency to supply wind and gas turbines for Brazilian projects....

Samsung bags $2.1bn contract to build thermal plant in Saudi Arabia
22 September 2011 South Korea-based Samsung C&T has been awarded a $2.1bn contract to construct a thermal power plant in Qurayyah, Saudi Arabia....

Areva bags contract for substation development in India
22 September 2011 Areva T&D India has secured a contract worth Rs2.2bn ($45m) to construct two 765kV extra-high-voltage substations in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and...

Siemens to withdraw from nuclear energy business
21 September 2011 Germany-based engineering firm Siemens has said it will withdraw from the nuclear energy business to concentrate on expanding its renewable energy activities....

Brazil to construct nuclear plants
21 September 2011 Brazilan Energy Minister Edison Lobao has unveiled plans to build four more nuclear plants to increase the nation's nuclear power-generation capacity....

AboitizPower gets green light for Philippine coal-fired plant
21 September 2011 AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South has received an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for the planned construction of a P25bn ($575.9m) coal-fired plant in Davao, the...

CWPI starts construction of 198MW wind farm in China
21 September 2011 China Wind Power International (CWPI) has begun construction on the 198MW phase III wind energy development project in Heilongjiang Province, China....

TEPCO to shut down reactors at Fukushina nuclear plant by 2012
20 September 2011 Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has set a target to ensure the safe shutdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan by January 2012. Japan's economy, trade and...

GE forms energy joint venture with Russian companies
20 September 2011 GE has formed a joint venture with Russian energy company INTER RAO UES and industrial group United Engine Corporation (UEC) to manufacture, assemble, sell and service energy-efficient...

Hyundai to construct $1.27bn coal-fired plant in Vietnam
20 September 2011 Hyundai Engineering & Construction has secured a $1.27bn contract to construct the main plant at the Mong Duong power project in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The first turbine of...

Vestas wins turbine supply contract for Nicaraguan wind farm
20 September 2011 Vestas has secured a contract from developer Blue Power & Energy to supply 39.6MW of wind turbines for the La Fé – San Martin wind farm in Nicaragua. Under the contract, Vestas...

Clyde Bergemann to supply cleaning solution for Alstom
19 September 2011 Clyde Bergemann has been selected by Alstom Power System as the supplier of an on-load boiler cleaning solution for unit 6 of the Sostanj coal-fired power plant in Slovenia. Unit 6 is...

TEi to supply equipment for US solar power plant
19 September 2011 Babcock Power subsidiary Thermal Engineering International (TEi) and Struthers Wells have received a contract to supply feedwater heaters, moisture separators and oil-to-salt heat exchangers for...

Shanghai Electric signs contracts with CESC
19 September 2011 Shanghai Electric Group has executed two agreements with CESC for the development of new power projects in India. The first contract is for the formation of a joint venture to develop...

China orders closure of Jinko Solar manufacturing facility
19 September 2011 Chinese officials have ordered the closure of a Jinko Solar solar panel manufacturing plant in the Zhejiang province of China, over fears of flouride pollution. The move comes after...

TEPCO could decommission Fuksuhima Dai-Ni plant
16 September 2011 Electric utility Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) may decommission the Fukushima Dai-Ni nuclear power plant in Japan, the country's industry minister has said. Yukio Edano told the Kyodo News...

Metso to supply biomass boiler to We Energies
16 September 2011 Metso has received a contract from We Energies to supply a biomass boiler for its We Energies / Domtar biomass energy project at the Domtar Mill in Wisconsin, US. The power plant will...

Cate Street and Starwood Energy close finance deal for US biomass plant
16 September 2011 Cate Street Capital and Starwood Energy Group have arranged finance for a $275m biomass plant to be built in New Hampshire, US. A consortium of lenders will provide $200m for the project...

EIB to extend loan for offshore wind farm in Germany
16 September 2011 European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering extending a loan of €450m to WPD for the construction of an offshore wind farm in Germany. Construction of the wind farm is estimated to...

Indian state receives ADB loan to support solar power facilities
15 September 2011 The Indian state of Gujarat has secured a $100m loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support acceleration of work at new large-scale solar power facilities. The Charanka Solar Park...

BWCC to develop biomass plant in the US
15 September 2011 Babcock & Wilcox Construction (BWCC) has secured two contracts from Berlin Station to build a 75MW biomass plant in New Hampshire, US. The contracts include a $186m engineering,...

Mojave Solar receives $1.2bn loan for US solar project
15 September 2011 The US Department of Energy has awarded Mojave Solar a loan guarantee of $1.2bn to support the completion of 250MW Mojave Solar Project in California, US. Electric utility PG&E...

Lauren Jyoti wins contract to build solar plant in India
15 September 2011 Lauren Jyoti has secured a Rs5.51bn ($115.1m) contract from Godawari Green Energy to build a 50MW solar thermal power plant in Rajasthan, India. The plant will provide power to the state grid...

EnerNOC to supply automated demand response to AESO
14 September 2011 EnerNOC has received a contract from Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to provide 150MW of automated demand response through its DemandSMART demand response application. By deploying...

GMR Infra to divest stake in Island Power
14 September 2011 GMR Infrastructure is expected to sell a 30% stake in its Singapore-based Island Power. The company acquired 100% ownership in Island Power in 2009 from InterGen, in which it bought 50% stake...

Solar3D completes design of solar cell technology prototype
14 September 2011 Solar3D has completed the design for its new solar cell and is on track to complete a working prototype by the end of 2011. The solar cell technology utilises a 3D design to trap sunlight...

Metso to supply biomass boiler plant to Eneco
14 September 2011 Metso has secured a €155m contract from Dutch-based Eneco to supply a 49MWe biomass-fired boiler plant in Delfzijl in the Netherlands. The plant will be contructed by a...

Blast at French nuclear treatment centre kills worker
13 September 2011 Four people were critically injured and one killed in an industrial accident at the Maracoule nuclear site in the south of France on Monday. The explosion was caused by a fire near a furnace...

First Wind signs services agreement with GE
13 September 2011 First Wind has signed an eight-year comprehensive service agreement with GE to provide services for its entire fleet of 264 GE wind turbines at eight sites across the US. Under the contract,...

Cogentrix receives loan guarantee from US DoE
13 September 2011 Cogentrix of Alamosa has received a loan guarantee of $90.6m from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to support the construction of 30MW Alamosa solar project in the US State of Colorado. ...

SP Amherst Wind arranges finance for Canadian wind farm
13 September 2011 SP Amherst Wind Power will receive a loan of $45m to finance its 31.5MW stand-alone wind farm in Nova Scotia, Canada. The wind farm, which will be equipped with 15 S97-2.1MW turbines supplied...

Marubeni to construct geothermal plant in Indonesia
12 September 2011 Japan-based Marubeni has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract from state utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to build a geothermal plant in West Java,...

LCRA selects Fluor for US 540MW combined cycle plant
12 September 2011 Fluor has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for the 540MW combined cycle Ferguson replacement project in Texas,...

REpower to supply turbines for seven wind farms in Germany
12 September 2011 REpower Systems has secured contracts to deliver a total of 47 wind turbines to seven communities in Northern Friesland, Germany. Under the contract, the company will supply 33 2MW (MM82...

US DoE awards funds to develop offshore wind power projects
12 September 2011 US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted $43m to boost the development of offshore wind power projects in the country. The DoE will provide the funding over a period of five years to...

Indowind procures wind turbines from Shanghai Electric
09 September 2011 Indowind Energy is buying 28MW of turbines from Shanghai Electric Group for its next project. Shanghai Electric will start the delivery of its 2MW wind turbines by the end of this year...

Riverbank Power acquires 50% stake in Rio Isla hydroelectric project
09 September 2011 Riverbank Power has acquired a 50% stake in the Rio Isla run-of-river hydro generation development project in Valdivia Province, Chile. Chile-based Portal Santa Laura is also a partner in...

First Solar to supply 100MW solar modules to Reliance Power
09 September 2011 First Solar has signed an agreement with Reliance Power (RP) to supply 100MW of solar modules for its project in Rajasthan, India. The US Export-Import Bank awarded an $84.3m loan to RP's...

E.ON to complete construction of solar plants in Italy
09 September 2011 E.ON plans to complete the construction of two new installations, Fiume Santo 2 (FS2) and 5 (FS5), located in Sardinia, Italy, later this year. Construction of the two installations began...

GE to supply 300MW wind turbines for E.ON
08 September 2011 GE has received a contract from E.ON to supply 300MW of wind turbines to be installed at its two wind farms being developed in Illinois, US. Under the contract, GE will supply and install...

MEMC acquires FRV US
08 September 2011 MEMC Electronic Materials and its subsidiary SunEdison have acquired Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV US) for $112m including a repayment of about $19m in intercompany loans and...

HPGCL receives environmental clearance for gas-fired plant in Haryana
08 September 2011 Indian state-owned utility Haryana Power Generation (HPGCL) has received environmental clearance for the construction of a 1,500MW gas-based power project in Haryana, India. The federal...

Vestas to supply wind turbines for Lucera Wind Farm in Italy
08 September 2011 Vestas has secured a contract from Sea Spa to deliver 3 V90-2.0MW wind turbines to be installed at the Lucera Wind Farm in Apulia, Italy. Under the terms of a ten-year operation and...

Sri Lanka and India sign JV for coal plant
07 September 2011 The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) of Sri Lanka and India's state-run NTPC have inked a deal to build a 500MW coal power plant in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The plant will be constructed at...

CaliSolar to construct polysilicon plant in US
07 September 2011 CaliSolar will construct a polysilicon manufacturing plant in Mississippi, US, at an estimated cost of $600m. The plant will produce about 16,000t of polysilicon a year, which will be used...

Enel Green Power builds 18MW wind farm in France
07 September 2011 Italy-based renewable energy company Enel Green Power (EGP) has built an 18MW wind farm in France's Rhone Alpes region. The plant will generate a capacity of 50 million kilowatt hours of...

Tajik hydro power station commences operation
07 September 2011 The first unit of the Sangtoudeh-2 hydropower plant in Tajikistan has begun commercial operations. The project, which began in 2006, has been built at a cost of $220m by an unnamed Iran...

AES secures $1.5bn loan to build coal-fired plant in Vietnam
06 September 2011 AES has secured a $1.5bn loan to begin construction at its planned 1,200MW Mong Duong II coal-fired power plant in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. The company received the loan from...

Capital Power and TransAlta begin operations at 495MW coal-fired plant in Canada
06 September 2011 Capital Power and TransAlta have begun commercial operations at the 495MW Keephills 3 generating facility in Canada, which has been built at an estimated cost of $1.98bn. Capital Power...

Toshiba to acquire Shaw Group interest in Westinghouse
06 September 2011 Toshiba is currently in talks to acquire Shaw Group's 20% interest in nuclear power plant company Westinghouse Electric Co. In 2006, engineering services company Shaw partnered with Toshiba...

NextEra sells natural gas-fired plants to LS Power for $1.05bn
06 September 2011 NextEra Energy Resources has signed an agreement with LS Power to sell four of its natural-gas-fired power plants in the US for $1.05bn. The assets to be sold by NextEra include 507MW...

USG Oregon receives initial loan to construct US power project
05 September 2011 USG Oregon has secured $2.3m from the Federal Financing Bank to construct the 23MW Neal Hot Springs power plant in Oregon, US. The loan is part of the initial payment secured from the...

Acorn Energy sells CoaLogix to Energy Capital Partners
05 September 2011 Acorn Energy has sold its subsidiary CoaLogix for $101m to funds managed by Energy Capital Partners. The company owned about 65% of CoaLogix on a fully diluted basis and the rest was owned...

Demag secures supply contract from Granada Material Handling
05 September 2011 Demag Cranes and Components has secured a contract from Granada Material Handling to supply 164 electric wire rope hoists for a renewable energy project. This contract follows the...

Wärtsilä to build largest gas-fuelled power plant in Africa
05 September 2011 Wärtsilä is to build Africa's largest gas-fuelled combustion engine power plant at its facility in Sasolburg, South Africa. As the engineering, procurement and contractor, the...

Jindal Power to buy thermal power units
02 September 2011 Jindal Power plans to buy thermal power plants with a minimum capacity of 1,000MW to accelerate its plan to more than double its generation capacity in India. The company said it is ready...

Metso to deliver biomass technology to Polish firm
02 September 2011 Metso has secured a €20m contract to convert a coal-fired boiler at Elektrocieplownia Bialystok's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Bialystok, Poland, to a biomass-fired...

Vattenfall completes construction of Swedish wind farm
02 September 2011 Vattenfall has completed the construction of the SEK1.5bn ($236m) Stor-Rotliden wind farm in Sweden. The wind farm is equipped with 40 Vestas V90 wind turbines with an installed capacity of...

Ballast Nedam secures supply contract for German wind farm
02 September 2011 Ballast Nedam has secured a contract worth €250m from wpd for the engineering, supply and installation of 80 foundations at the Butendiek offshore wind farm in Germany. The wind farm...

Mitsubishi and CTCI secure contract to set up coal-fired plant in Taiwan
01 September 2011 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and engineering firm CTCI have jointly secured a $2.6bn turnkey contract from Taiwan Power to develop three coal-fired power generating units. The Japanese-Taiwan...

BGR Energy secures turnkey implementation contract from NPCIL
01 September 2011 BGR Energy Systems electrical projects division has secured a Rs4.44bn ($96m) turnkey implementation contract from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). The firm will supply, test...

GE Hitachi secures nuclear services contract from Exelon
01 September 2011 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has secured a $150m integrated outage contract from Exelon Nuclear to ensure the safety and performance of the boiling water reactors (BWR) at nuclear plants in...

NextEra secures finance for US solar project
01 September 2011 NextEra Energy Resources subsidiary Genesis Solar has secured a $935m loan to finance the construction of a 250MW solar thermal power generating facility in California, US. The funds...

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Suzlon to construct $1.3bn wind farm in Australia
31 August 2011 Suzlon Energy is set to build a $1.3bn wind power farm in South Australia. The Ceres project, which will be equipped with 180 turbines, will be located 20km South-West of Ardrossan on the...

DOE announces loan guarantee for 250MW solar project
31 August 2011 The US Department of Energy has awarded a partial loan guarantee of $852m to NextEra Energy Resources to fund the construction of its 250MW Genesis Solar project in California, US. ...

Greens installs HRSGs at gas-fired plant in India
31 August 2011 Greens Holdings has installed two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) at the 225MW gas-fired power station in Northern India. These newly installed HRSGs will work in conjunction with...

Pattern Energy arranges finance for wind project in the US
31 August 2011 Pattern Energy has arranged finance for the construction of the 150MW Spring Valley Wind in Nevada, US. Siemens Financial Services, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Union...

enXco signs PPA with Marin Clean Energy
30 August 2011 enXco has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Marin Clean Energy for a 31MW solar project in California, US. The company will construct the project at six sites in Kern,...

Candu Energy wins contract for nuclear plant expansion in Argentina
30 August 2011 The Government of Argentina will award Candu Energy a $44m contract for the extension of the life of the Embalse nuclear power plant in Córdoba. The government will invest about $1.3bn...

Foster Wheeler to supply steam generator systems for Spanish projects
30 August 2011 Foster Wheeler, through its subsidiary Global Power, has secured two contracts to supply solar steam generator systems for two projects in Spain. Under the first contract, signed with UTE...

Japanese utility postpones scheduled maintenance at Anan power plant
30 August 2011 Electric utility Shikoku Electric Power has postponed its planned maintenance work at its 450MW No 3 unit at the Anan plant in Japan, which was originally scheduled from 3 September to 9...

Volkswagen to invest $1bn in renewable energy sector
26 August 2011 Automaker Volkswagen has unveiled plans to invest €1.4bn in the renewable energy sector over the next few years. The company is currently negotiating terms with four companies for...

PPL nuclear plant resumes operations in the US
26 August 2011 PPL Corp's 1140MW Unit 2 of its Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, US, has resumed operations. A single-point wiring deficiency in the unit's digital control system led to...

GE and China Huadian establish JV in China
26 August 2011 GE and China Huadian have formed a joint venture company with an investment of $100m to develop distributed energy combined heat and power projects in China. China Huadian will hold...

Calpine secures loan to upgrade gas-fired plant in the US
26 August 2011 Calpine has secured a $373m credit facility to finance the 120MW upgrade works of its Los Esteros critical energy facility in California, US. The facility will be upgraded from a...

OPT's PowerBuoy device faces sea tests deployed in the US
25 August 2011 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has deployed its autonomous wave energy device PowerBuoy for sea trials and is currently undergoing ocean tests following its deployment 20 miles off the coast of...

RMT wins EPC contract to build US wind farm
25 August 2011 RMT has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to design and build Wind Capital Group's 150MW Osage County wind energy facility in Oklahoma, US. Under the...

Toyota Motor and Tohoku Electric to partner for solar power business
25 August 2011 Tohoku Electric Power plans to establish a new solar power generation business in Japan in partnership with Toyota Motar Corp and the state of Miyagi. The joint venture will use...

BNB and Enfinity to co-develop 9.8MW solar project in the US
25 August 2011 BNB Renewable Energy and Enfinity America plan to co-develop BNB's 9.8MW solar project in Ohio, US, under a joint development agreement signed between the two companies. Under the...

TEPCO to increase power supplies to Tohoku Electric
24 August 2011 Japanese electric utility Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said it plans to increase the power supply to Tohoku Electric Power to more than 3,000MW this month. Tohoku Electric lost about 1,000MW...

Initec Energia to build 500MW gas-fired plant in Brazil
24 August 2011 Initec Energia has secured a €260m contract to construct a 500MW combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Maranhao, Brazil. The company secured the deal from MPX Energia, an energy...

Abengoa Bioenergy receives loan guarantee to build refinery in the US
24 August 2011 Abengoa Bioenergy has received a conditional commitment for a $133.9m federal loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy to build its bio refinery unit in Kansas, the US. The refinery...

Enel Green secures 193MW power supply contracts in Brazil
24 August 2011 Enel Green Power has secured power supply contracts for three wind projects in Brazil, through the 2011 Brazilian New Energy Auction. The three wind farms, totalling 193MW of...

CNPV signs MoU to build solar modules
23 August 2011 CNPV Solar Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and strategic partnership agreement with SolarTec Group to supply 300MW solar modules for specific projects in North America,...

Statkraft JV to construct 60MW wind farm in Sweden
23 August 2011 Statkraft SCA Vind plans to begin construction of a 60MW Stamasen 1 wind farm in central Sweden next month. The €108m plant will be equipped with 26 wind turbines of 2.3MW each and...

Daewoo wins construction contract for 2000MW thermal plant
23 August 2011 South-Korea based Daewoo Engineering & Construction has won a contract to build a 2,000MW thermal power plant in Sur, Oman. The company secured the $1.2bn contract from Oman Power and...

KEP shuts 600MW unit at Japan power plant
23 August 2011 Kyushu Electric Power has shut down operations at its 600MW No 4 unit at its gas-fired Shin-Kokura power plant in Japan. The unit experienced an automatic shut down of a steam turbine,...

Suzlon to build 48MW wind farm in India
22 August 2011 Suzlon Energy has secured a contract from Indian Oil to build, operate and maintain a 48.3MW wind facility in Andhra Pradesh, India. The plant will be equipped with 23 units of Suzlon's S88...

OCI secures civil work contract from Cairo Electricity
22 August 2011 Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) has secured a contract worth $181m to provide civil work for a 1,500MW combined cycle power plant in Giza, Egypt. The Cairo Electricity Production...

Sahara India and Korea East-West to develop 6,000MW projects in India
22 August 2011 Sahara India Power has signed an agreement to form a partnership with Korea East-West Power to develop power projects with combined a capacity of up to 6,000MW in India. The agreement...

NTPC to build $2.1bn thermal power plant in India
22 August 2011 State-owned National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) has unveiled plans to construct a Rs100bn ($2.17bn) thermal power plant in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The 1,320MW plant will...

Gaelectric and XEMC to co-develop wind farms in Ireland
19 August 2011 Renewable energy and energy storage group Gaelectric and XEMC VWEC have signed contracts to co-develop three wind farms in Ireland. The value of the three projects is estimated at...

NRG Energy signs definitive agreement to acquire Energy Plus
19 August 2011 NRG Energy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Plus for $190m in cash. The acquisition will provide NRG with an effective retail platform to expand its customer services...

Semirara Mining acquires loan for Filipino coal plant expansion
19 August 2011 Semirara Mining will receive a PHP14bn ($329.27m) loan to finance the construction of two generating units next to its coal plant in Batangas in the Philippines. The project involves...

PTT signs agreement with IRPC
19 August 2011 Energy firm PTT has signed an agreement with IRPC to invest THB6bn ($200m) in a solar power plant in Thailand. The company will take six months to study the prospects of investing in...

Shikoku Electric Shuts 269MW Unit at Skaide Plant in Japan
18 August 2011 Shikoku Electric Power has closed operations at its 269MW No 1 unit at its gas-fired Sakaide plant in Japan. The plant was closed due to the concerns over a steam leak from a boiler...

Black Hills Seeks Investor for US Wind Farm
18 August 2011 Black Hills is seeking a new investor to acquire a 50% stake in the planned 29MW wind project to be developed in Colorado, US. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved the project...

Japan Approves Formation of Nuclear Regulatory Body
18 August 2011 The Government of Japan has agreed to form a new nuclear regulatory agency under the Environment Ministry. The nuclear agency will integrate the Cabinet Office's Nuclear Safety...

CWEC to Construct Hydro Dam in Guinea
18 August 2011 China Water and Electric Company (CWEC) has signed a contract with the Guinean Government to construct a hydroelectric dam in Kaleta, in the region of Kindia. CWEC and the Guinea Government...

GD Power to Issue Convertible Bonds to Fund China Projects
17 August 2011 GD Power Development will issue convertible bonds worth CNY5.5bn ($862m) to fund the power projects across China. The proceeds raised by the issue of bonds will be used to fund five...

Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines to E ON Climate & Renewables
17 August 2011 Vestas has signed a contract with E ON Climate & Renewables North America to supply 112 V100-1.8 MW turbines for the US. Under the contract, Vestas will deliver and commission the turbines...

Ascent Solar to Set Up Asia Manufacturing Units
17 August 2011 Ascent Solar Technologies will sell one-fifth of its shares to China's TFG Radiant Group and jointly set up manufacturing units in east Asia, under a $450m deal. The company has agreed to...

DOE Grants Loan Guarantee to Record Hill Wind
17 August 2011 Record Hill Wind has secured a conditional loan guarantee of $102m from the US department of energy for the construction of a 50.6MW wind farm in Maine, US. The project is being developed...

Bangladesh Gets Loans for Power Projects
16 August 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will help fund the development of new power projects in Bangladesh by June 2017. ADB will provide $300m for the...

KfW Grants Loan to Construct India's Biggest Solar Park
16 August 2011 Germany's KfW Entwicklungsbank has agreed to extend a loan of €250m ($358m) to construct the biggest solar power park in India. The loan will be granted to the Maharashtra State Power,...

RES to Sell Majority Stake in Wadlow Wind Farm to Barclays
16 August 2011 RES has agreed to sell an 85% stake in its Wadlow Wind Farm project in Cambridgeshire, UK, to Barclays Infrastructure Funds. The 26MW Wadlow wind facility will be equipped with 13 wind...

Bridgepoint to Buy 11 Wind Farms from ACS in Spain
16 August 2011 Bridgepoint has agreed to purchase a portfolio of Spanish wind energy assets from Auxiliar de Construcción y Servicios (ACS). The company will acquire the wind farms in Castilla Leon,...

Tanzania to Invest in Emergency Power Projects
15 August 2011 Tanzania plans to invest TZS1.2tn ($741.89m) in the development of emergency power projects by the end of 2012. The country plans to add 572MW of power to the national grid against the...

World Bank to Provide Loan for Hydro Project in India
15 August 2011 THDC India will receive a $648m loan from the World Bank to build a 444MW hydro power project on Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand, India. THDC India is a joint venture between the federal...

Satcon Wins Supply Contract for Solar Plant in US
15 August 2011 Satcon Technology Corp has been selected to provide ten of its 1MW Prism Platform solutions for the New Jersey Oak Solar PV power plant in New Jersey, US. The contract has been secured...

US Army Launches Task Force for Energy Projects
15 August 2011 The US Army has launched a new energy initiatives office (EIO) task force, which will aid in the development of large-scale renewable energy projects for the armed forces. The task...

First Solar Wins Approval for Desert Sunlight project
12 August 2011 First Solar has received approval from the Federal Department of Interior to build its 550MW Desert Sunlight project in California, US. First Solar will employ thin-film photovoltaic...

Tidal Energy Wins Grant for Environmental Monitoring in Wales
12 August 2011 Renewable energy company Tidal Energy (TEL) has received £390,000 from UK-based Carbon Trust to fund its environmental monitoring work at the Ramsey Sound demonstration site off the...

Entegra Power to Receive Loan for Gas-Fired Blocks in US
12 August 2011 Entegra Power Group will receive a loan of $300m to fund two operating power blocks at its natural gas-fired Gila River Power Station in Arizona, US. The loan will be secured from WestLB, GE...

Petrovietnam Secures Loan to Develop Coal-Fired Power Plant
12 August 2011 Vietnamese state oil and gas group Petrovietnam has secured a $95m loan to build a $1.6bn coal-fired power plant in central Vietnam. The loans will be provided by two Japanese banks...

China Completes Safety Inspection of Nuclear Plants
11 August 2011 The China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) has completed mandatory safety inspections of existing nuclear power plants in the country. The move will allow the nation to embark on its...

GDF SUEZ and International Power Sign PPAs with Ontario Power
11 August 2011 GDF SUEZ and International Power has signed two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to secure the entire output from its two 99MW wind farms being constructed...

Duke Energy to Construct 200MW Wind Farm in the US
11 August 2011 Duke Energy plans to construct the 200MW Los Vientos I wind power project in Texas, US, and sell the power generated from the plant to CPS Energy. CPS Energy has signed a 25-year agreement...

CWE Holds Talks for Hydro Dam Project in Guinea
11 August 2011 Guinea is holding talks with China International Water & Electric (CWE) for the construction of the Kaleta dam in Guinea, to increase the power generation in the nation. The Guinea...

Chinese Consortium to Build $1.5bn Coal-Fired Plant in Vietnam
10 August 2011 Vietnam Electricity (EVN) group has awarded Chengda-Dec-Swepdi-Zepc consortium an engineering, procurement and construction contract to build the 1,245MW Duyen Hai 3 thermal power plant in Tra...

Reliance Power to Build 200MW Wind Plant in India
10 August 2011 Reliance Power has unveiled plans to build a 200MW wind power plant in Vashpet, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Reliance Power's parent company, the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group will...

Siemens Energy to Supply Turbines to German Wind Farm
10 August 2011 Siemens Energy has secured a contract from WindMW to supply 80 wind turbines to be installed at the 288MW Meerwind Sud and Meerwind Ost wind project in Bremerhaven, Germany. The company...

SunPower to Set Up Solar Manufacturing Facility in US
10 August 2011 US-based SunPower plans to own and operate a new solar panel manufacturing facility in Mexico, US. The company, in cooperation Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali, will lease...

InterGen to Construct 900MW CCGT Plant in the UK
09 August 2011 InterGen has received approval from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change to construct a 900MW London Gateway Logistics Park in Essex, the UK. The £600m project will be equipped...

Bangchak Petroleum to Develop Solar Projects in Thailand
09 August 2011 Bangchak Petroleum plans to invest THB12bn ($401m) in the expansion of three solar power projects in Thailand. The first 38MW solar plant began supplying electricity to the national grid...

Vestas Secures Wind Turbine Supply Contract
09 August 2011 Vestas has secured a contract from Powerica to supply 26 V100 1.8MW wind turbines for the Vandiya Power wind farm project in Gujarat, India. The order for the 46.8 MW wind farm is placed...

Pattern Energy and Samsung to Sell 870MW to OPA
09 August 2011 Pattern Energy Group and Samsung Renewable Energy have signed four separate power purchase agreements with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to deliver 870MW of clean energy from wind...

MMEC to Acquire Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
08 August 2011 MEMC Electronic Materials and its subsidiary Sun Edison have signed an agreement to acquire Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV US) for $112m. Under the terms of the agreement, MMEC will...

Wind Works Secures Loan for US Project
08 August 2011 Wind Works Power will receive a convertible debenture loan of $20m to finance the development of the 150MW Thunder Spirit wind power project in North Dakota, US, in 2013. The company holds a...

Japan to Construct 1,000MW Natural Gas-Fired Plants
08 August 2011 The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to construct 1,000MW of natural gas-fuelled power plants in Tokyo Bay, Japan. The government will invite bids from the private sector to build and...

Tohoku Electric to Acquire More Power as Demand Grows
08 August 2011 Tohoku Electric Power has received an additional power supply of 300MW from Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) to avoid rolling blackouts and to meet the increasing demands. The company will...

Japan to Create New Nuclear Regulatory Agency
05 August 2011 Japan plans to set up a new atomic safety regulator under the Environment Ministry to monitor and frame tougher safety standards for nuclear power operators. The new environment agency will...

US DOE to Invest in Solar Programme
05 August 2011 The US Department of Energy plans to invest $50m in the Sunpath programme over the next two years to boost the solar manufacturing businesses in the US. Sunpath is the second solar...

Ampere Equity Fund Acquires 50% Stake in Scottish Wind Farm
05 August 2011 Ampere Equity Fund has acquired a 50% stake in Green Power's Carraig Gheal wind farm project being developed in Scotland. The Carraig Gheal wind farm will be equipped with 20 Siemens...

Kenya to Construct New Power Lines and Substations
05 August 2011 Kenya Electricity Transmission plans to construct new power transmission lines and sub stations worth KES22.5 ($244m) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Nairobi transmission ring project is expected to...

ABB Secures $1bn Transmission Link Contract
04 August 2011 ABB has secured a $1bn contract from TenneT to supply a power link connecting offshore North Sea wind farms to Germany's mainland grid. The company said it will install the world's...

Advanced Solar Secures PV Module Supply Contract
04 August 2011 Advanced Solar Products has secured a contract from LDK Solar to supply 58,803PV modules for a net-metered solar system at the McGraw-Hill project in New Jersey, US. Under the contract,...

NSL to Develop Wind Power Projects in Chile
04 August 2011 India-based NSL Group plans to invest around $650m in wind power projects in Chile over a period of three years. The company, the parent of India's fifth-largest wind-turbine maker, has...

Japan Shuts Two Coal-Fired Units and Hydro Plants
04 August 2011 Japan's Electric Power Development (J-Power) has shut down two coal-fired units of 1,300MW combined capacity due to a steam leak and a problem with a transformer. The company has closed...

EDF Seeks Permit for Nuclear Plant Construction in the UK
03 August 2011 EDF Energy has submitted an application for the site licence and an environmental permit for the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in the UK. EDF's site licence will be evaluated...

PTSC to Construct Coal-Fired Power Plant in Vietnam
03 August 2011 Petrovietnam Technical Services (PTSC) will construct a 1,200MW coal-fired thermal power plant in Hau Giang, Vietnam, following the receipt of contract from its parent company Petrovietnam. ...

Doosan Delivers AP1000 Reactor for Chinese Nuke Plant
03 August 2011 Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction has delivered the first AP1000 nuclear reactor vessel, which will be installed at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in Zhejiang, China. The 340t...

Acorn Energy Sells CoaLogix to Energy Capital Partners
03 August 2011 Acorn Energy has signed a definitive agreement with Energy Capital Partners (ECP) to sell its CoaLogix subsidiary for $101m. Coaloix is 65% owned by Acorn Energy with the remaining...

Banco Votorantim to Raise Funds for Renewable Projects in Brazil
02 August 2011 Brazil's Banco Votorantim is planning to raise BRL1.2bn ($768m) for three Brazilian private-equity funds, which will invest in renewable-energy projects. Votorantim expects to raise a minimum...

Invenergy Buys Stake in Atlantic Green
02 August 2011 Atlantic Green Power has sold its majority interest in its US-based 'Project Company' to Invenergy Solar Development for a cash reimbursement of project costs. The sale is also tied into...

Alstom Secures Maintenance Contract from Dalia Power
02 August 2011 Alstom has secured a contract worth €330m from Dalia Power Energies to provide operation and maintenance services for its 835MW gas-fired Tzafit power plant in Israel. Under the...

Centrica Contracts 260MW Brigg Power Plant to UK National Grid
02 August 2011 Electric utility company Centrica has signed an agreement to contract its 260MW Brigg power plant as reserve capacity to the UK national grid. The contract is expected to start this month...

AES Solar Secures Financing for Solar Project in Italy
01 August 2011 AES Solar has secured €68m long-term non-recourse financing facilities for the construction of an 18MW solar photovoltaic in Italy. The loan will cover up to 81% of the estimated cost...

Gamesa Sells Two Farms to Enel Green Power
01 August 2011 Gamesa has sold its Zoodochos Pighi and Panaghia Soumela wind farms in Greece to Enel Green Power. The 24MW Zoodochos Pighi and 14MW Panaghia Soumela wind farms are located in the...

Turkey and Japan to Discuss Nuclear Plant Construction
01 August 2011 Turkey has resumed talks with Japanese companies Toshiba and Tokyo Electric Company (Tepco) to discuss a potential collaboration to build Turkey's second nuclear plant in Sinop. The talks...

NextEra to Invest $5.8bn in Wind and Solar Projects
01 August 2011 NextEra Energy plans to invest $5.8bn in the next three years for the development of new renewable energy projects. The company intends to spend about $2.7bn on developing solar projects...

July 2011

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World Bank Grants Loan for Geothermal Projects in Indonesia
29 July 2011 The World Bank will provide a $300m loan to fund the development of two geothermal projects in Indonesia, which are being delivered by Pertamina Geothermal Energy. The loan will be used...

Vestas to Supply 92MW Wind Turbines to Asia Pacific Project
29 July 2011 Vestas has secured a contract to supply 92MW wind turbines for an Asia Pacific wind project on a turnkey basis. The company will supply, install and commission 51 units of V100-1.8...

Shanghai Electric to Raise $1.47bn for Power Assets
29 July 2011 Shanghai Electric Power plans to raise CNY9.5bn ($1.47bn) through private share placement to diversify its power business. The company plans to use this funds to acquire nuclear power...

Chubu Electric to Buy Hydro Power Projects from Mie Prefecture
29 July 2011 Chubu Electric Power plans to buy 98MW of hydro power plants from the state government of Mie Prefecture in Japan. The company will acquire the hydro power projects for JPY10.5bn...

Dongguan Anwell Receives Funds to Build Solar Unit in China
28 July 2011 Anwell Technologies subsidiary Dongguan Anwell Digital Machinery has received CNY700m ($108.6m) to build a new thin film solar panel manufacturing unit in Dongguan, China. The company...

CLPNIC to Invest $10.9bn in Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station
28 July 2011 CLP Nuclear Investment Company (CLPNIC) has signed a contract to invest CNY70bn ($10.9bn) in the Yangjiang nuclear power station in Guangdong, China. The company will hold a 17% stake in...

Chugoku Electric Power Restarts 1,000MW Coal-Fired Unit in Japan
28 July 2011 Chugoku Electric Power has resumed operations at its 1,000MW Misumi No 1 coal-fired power plant in Japan. The unit was closed on 18 July 2011 due to trouble with a boiler, reports...

E.ON Commissions 800MW CCGT Units at Siberian Power Station
28 July 2011 E.ON Russia has commissioned two new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) units of 400MW each at its Surgutskaya GRES-2 power station in West-Siberia. The units use advanced technology and...

Ballast Nedam to Begin Construction of Biomass Power Plant
27 July 2011 Ballast Nedam, in consortium with Areva Renewables and Metso Power Oy, will begin construction of a 49MW biomass power plant in the Dutch port of Delfzijl, the Netherlands, later this year,...

Tokyo to Construct a Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant
27 July 2011 The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to construct a natural gas-fired thermal plant in Tokyo, Japan, amid the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Tokyo Governor Shintaro...

Reliance Power to Receive US Exim Bank Loan for New Projects
27 July 2011 India's Reliance Power is seeking a loan of INR28bn ($625m) from the US Exim Bank for the construction of a 2,400MW gas-based power plant in Andhra Pradesh, India. The loan is a part of the...

Gamesa to Supply 80MW Wind Turbines to Aldesa
27 July 2011 Gamesa has been selected by civil engineering company Aldesa to supply 80MW wind turbines to two wind farms in Spain. Aldesa will equip the 50MW La Tella wind farm with 25 Gamesa...

Lightsource and Octopus Complete UK's Largest Roof-Top Solar Installation
26 July 2011 Lightsource Renewable Energy and Octopus Investments have completed the installation of a 1.35MW solar project on the roof-top of Promens warehouse in Beccles, Suffolk, UK. The...

Chubu Electric to Construct $1.3bn Tsunami Wall at Hamaoka Plant
26 July 2011 Chubu Electric Power plans to construct an 18m-high tsunami defence wall around the around the Hamaoka nuclear plant in Japan. Construction of the wall, which will stretch 1.6km around...

Norsk Hydro to Divest Stake in SKS Produksjon
26 July 2011 Norsk Hydro has signed an agreement to sell a 20.86% non-strategic ownership stake in Norwegian power production company SKS Produksjon to Salten Kraftsamband for NOK1bn ($190m). Hydro...

Wind Works Acquires Farms in Germany
25 July 2011 Wind Works Power has acquired two wind projects totalling 21MW capacity in Germany. The first project is the 15MW Rock project, a 50:50 co-development partnership with a German...

First Wind Constructs Rollins Wind Project in US
25 July 2011 First Wind has completed the construction of the 60MW Rollins wind project in Maine, US. US-based general contractor Reed & Reed managed the construction of the plant, which is equipped with...

India, South Korea Sign Nuclear Cooperation Deal
25 July 2011 South Korea will assist India in building atomic power plants in the country following a nuclear energy cooperation agreement signed between the two nations. Currently, India has six...

Imperial Valley Secures Loan for Solar Plant in the US
25 July 2011 Imperial Valley Solar Company has secured a $77.4m loan from The North American Development Bank for the construction of a 20MW solar power plant in California, US. The plant will be...

Sarwak to Sell 230MW Electricity to Indonesia
22 July 2011 Sarawak Energy will sell about 230MW of electricity to West Kalimantan, Indonesia, by mid-2014. Sarawak's second minister of planning and resource management said that the construction for...

Petronas to Raise Funds for Malaysian Power Plant
22 July 2011 Petronas Gas plans to raise MYR1.2bn ($400m) to finance the construction of a 300MW gas-fired Kimanis power plant in Sabah, Malaysia. The loan will fund 80% of the plant construction, while...

Tidal Energy Gets More Funding to Develop New Device
22 July 2011 Tidal Energy has secured £6.4m from the Welsh Government for the development of a 1.2MW DeltaStream device to be deployed next year. The company has now received a total loan of £11m, while...

EON Sells Wind Farm Portfolio to Velocita Energy
22 July 2011 Germany's EON has sold a portfolio of 20 wind farms in France to Riverstone Holdings' UK-based subsidiary, Velocita Energy Developments, for an undisclosed amount. The wind farms were sold as...

Phoenix Solar Secures EPC Contract from Auko Energy
21 July 2011 Phoenix Solar has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Akuo Energy for the construction of two solar plants of 12MW each in France. Upon completion, the...

NKT to Supply Cables to Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea
21 July 2011 NKT Cables has secured a DKK600m ($113.2m) contract to supply on and offshore high-voltage cables for the 389MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The company secured...

Alexander & Baldwin to Construct 6MW Solar Facility in the US
21 July 2011 Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) plan to construct a 6MW solar PV facility in Kauai, Hawaii, US. The plant will be developed and operated by a subsidiary...

Kansai Electric to Close Nuclear Reactor in Japan
21 July 2011 Electric utility Kansai Electric Power Co said it will close the 870MW No. 4 reactor at its Takahama station in Japan today. The shutdown operation is expected to be complete within one day. ...

GMR Secures Finance for 800MW Combined Cycle Plant in Singapore
20 July 2011 GMR Energy has secured an $820m loan to finance the construction of an 800MW combined-cycle project at Jurong Island, Singapore. The finance has been secured from Axis Bank, CIMB Bank,...

GE to Supply Wind Turbines to Estonian Wind Farm
20 July 2011 GE has secured a contract to supply 18 wind turbines to the Pladiski wind farm being constructed by Eesti Energia and Nelja Energia on the Parki peninsula, Estonia. Construction of the wind...

Kyodo Electric Power Restarts Third Coal-Fired Unit in Japan
20 July 2011 Kashima Kyodo Electric Power has resumed operations at its 350MW gas and oil-fired unit No 4 at its thermal power plant in eastern Japan. Kyodo has now resumed full operations from three of...

Lithuania Selects Hitachi for Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant
19 July 2011 The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania has selected Hitachi and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy as the strategic investor for the construction of the Visaginas nuclear power plant (NPP)...

Sopogy Joins MAI Development for Thai Solar Plant Project
19 July 2011 Sopogy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MAI Development for the construction of a 6MW solar power plant in Bau Yai, Thailand. The power generated from the solar plant will...

Joban Kyodo Restarts Nakoso Plant Unit in Japan
19 July 2011 Japan's Joban Kyodo Electric Power has restarted the 600MW no 8 unit at its coal-fired Nakoso plant in Tokyo, Japan. Operations at the unit were interrupted for prolonged maintenance work...

Nordex Constructs 150MW Wind Farm in the US
19 July 2011 Nordex USA has completed the construction of a 150MW Cedar Creek 2 wind farm in Weld County in north-eastern Colorado, US. The company was responsible for the supply and installation of...

India Begins Construction of 700MW Nuclear Plant
18 July 2011 India has commenced work to build a 700MW indigenous pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in the state of Rajasthan. The new reactor will be...

LDK Secures Solar Modules Supply Contracts in China
18 July 2011 LDK Solar has secured contracts to supply 35MW solar modules for two electric companies in China. Under the first contract, LDK will supply 30MW of solar modules in the Qinghai province,...

Sasol to Construct 140MW Gas-Fired Plant in South Africa
18 July 2011 Sasol plans to construct a 140MW natural gas-fired power plant in Sasolburg, South Africa. The plant is being constructed to meet Sasol's own energy needs and reduce its dependence on...

Conergy Completes UK's Largest Solar Power Plant
18 July 2011 Conergy, in partnership with Lark Energy, has completed the construction of the UK’s largest solar power plant in Nottinghamshire. The 5MW plant covers a total area of 146,000m2 and is...

P2 Solar to Construct 7.3MW Solar Plant in Bulgaria
15 July 2011 P2 Solar has signed an option agreement worth $76.5m for the construction of a 7.3MW solar farm in Bulgaria. The project will be constructed on 35 acres of land in south-western Bulgaria...

Consortium to Construct $1.82bn Power Plant in Oman
15 July 2011 The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has signed an agreement with a consortium for the construction of a 2,000MW independent power project in Oman. The consortium...

Suzlon Energy to Supply S95 Wind Turbines to Orient Green
15 July 2011 Suzlon Energy has secured a contract worth INR6.5bn ($1.45bn) to supply wind turbines to more than 100MW of wind projects to be developed by Orient Green Power in India. Under the...

Tata BP Constructs a 1MW Solar Plant in India
14 July 2011 Tata BP Solar India has installed and commissioned a 1MW solar plant in Tamil Nadu, India, which will supply power to the grid lines of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board for a 25-year...

Doosan to Set Up Manufacturing Plant in India
14 July 2011 South Korean company Doosan will build a new power equipment manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, India. The new unit will produce boilers for thermal power projects in India, reports the...

UK Government Proposes Infrastructure Overhaul
14 July 2011 UK households and businesses must contribute to major investments to revamp the country's energy infrastructure, the energy secretary Chris Huhne has said. Unveiling a package of reforms,...

SolFocus Unveils New Solar Array
14 July 2011 SolFocus has unveiled its new concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solution, SF-1136SX. The new solution is designed to produce more energy than other solar arrays and reduces installation time...

SDG&E Signs Two PPAs
13 July 2011 San Diego Gas & Electric has signed two power purchase agreements totalling 190MW for two solar projects to be built in California, US. The company signed a 25-year PPA for 150MW of...

US Task Force Report Recommends Tougher Nuclear Approach
13 July 2011 A new report by a US taskforce group has recommended the national government to undertake a tougher approach to ensure nuclear safety. The report recommends tougher standards for back-up...

Q-Cells to Begin Constructing SSM3 Project
13 July 2011 Q-Cells North America is to begin the construction of the 10MW SSM3 project in Ontario, Canada. The SSM3 is part of the 60MW project Q-Cells is developing for Starwood Energy Group Global...

PGI Energy JV to Develop 1,000MW Power Plants in Nigeria
13 July 2011 PGI Energy and its joint venture partners J & L Instrumentation & Power and Knox J & L Energy Solutions will construct several 1,000MW power plants in Ajaokuta, Nigeria. PGI Energy will...

India Completes Study to Build Coal-Fired Plant in Bangladesh
12 July 2011 India has completed a feasibility study for the planned construction of a 1.3GW coal-fired power plant in Khulna, Bangladesh. Work is also underway to build transmission connectivity, which...

Metso to Supply 100MW Biomass Boiler to GREC
12 July 2011 Metso will supply a 100MW biomass boiler island and plant automation system to Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Florida, US. GREC has secured $500m to finance the construction...

Reliance Power and Power Finance to Sell Carbon Credits from India Power Projects
12 July 2011 Reliance Power will partner with state-owned Power Finance Corp in its quest to earn INR3.1bn ($693m) by selling carbon credits generated by two ultra-mega power projects in India. The...

World's First Wave Power Plant Begins Operations
12 July 2011 Electric utility Ente Vasco de la Energia has inaugurated the Mutriku wave power plant, the world's first in commercial operation. The 300kW wave power plant is located between Bilbao and...

US DOE Offers Loan to Solar Projects in California
11 July 2011 The US Department of Energy has offered a loan commitment worth several billion dollars for the construction of three solar plants in California, US. The 230MW Antelope Valley Solar Ranch...

Kelson Energy to Sell 968MW CCG Plant
11 July 2011 Kelson Energy has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Magnolia combined cycle gas (CCG) plant in Mississippi, US, to Tennessee Valley Authority for an undisclosed sum. The 968MW...

AES-VCM to Construct $1.95bn Power Plant in Vietnam
11 July 2011 AES-VCM Mong Duong Power will construct a $1.95bn coal-fired plant on a build-operate-transfer basis in Quang Ninh, Vietnam. The 1.24GW Mong Duong 2 plant will receive a loan of $1.46bn from...

Techno Electric Secures Loan to Build 101MW Wind Farm in India
11 July 2011 Techno Electric & Engineering has secured $80m in financing for the construction of the 101MW wind farm in Tirunaveli and Coimbatore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The INR6bn...

Tibet's Largest Solar Facility Begins Operations
08 July 2011 A new 30MW solar plant, built by Linuo Power in China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has commenced commercial operations. The solar plant is being developed in three phases at an estimated cost...

Petrovietnam Units Win $1.2bn Contract for Coal-Fired Plant in Vietnam
08 July 2011 State-owned Petrovietnam has awarded two contracts worth $1.2bn to its subsidiary units to build a 1.2GW coal-fired plant in northern Vietnam. Petrovietnam Construction received a contract...

BP Wind Signs PPAs for US Wind Farm
08 July 2011 BP Wind Energy has signed two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) totalling 105MW from its Mehoopany Wind Farm in Pennsylvania, US. The PPA's, negotiated by the National...

Mitsui to Construct 100MW Solar Power Plants in Japan
08 July 2011 Japan's Mitsui plans to construct large scale solar plants with a total capacity of 100MW in the quake hit regions of Tohoku, Japan. The company has begun negotiations with local authorities...

PLN to Construct Gas-Fired Power Plants in Indonesia
07 July 2011 Electricity company PT PLN plans to construct three gas-fired power plants with a total capacity of 4,500MW in Java, Indonesia. PLN planning and technology director Nasri Sebayang...

Godawari Power Bags Funds for Solar Power Plant in India
07 July 2011 Godawari Power & Ispat has received project financing from the Bank of Baroda for the construction of a 50MW solar plant in Rajasthan, India. The company plans to invest about INR7bn...

Alstom Grid Secures Transmission Supply Contract
07 July 2011 Alstom Grid has secured a contract worth €80m from Calik Energy to supply electric transmission equipment for gas/fuel oil power plants in Iraq. The equipment will be installed at...

AEP Ohio and Turning Point to Build 49.9MW Solar Plant in US
07 July 2011 AEP Ohio has partnered with Turning Point Solar to construct a 49.9MW commercial solar facility in Indiana, US. The plant will be equipped with 250,000 solar panels, which will be supplied...

Geronimo Wind Energy and Xcel Energy Sign Power Purchase Agreement
06 July 2011 Geronimo Wind Energy has signed a long-term renewable energy purchase agreement with Xcel Energy to buy 200MW of wind energy from its Prairie Rose Wind Farm in the US. The project, located...

Japan to Run Stress Tests on Nuclear Reactors
06 July 2011 Japan will conduct stress tests on all its nuclear reactors in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. The tests will be modelled on those announced recently by the European Union (EU),...

GMR Energy Seeks $3.7bn Finance for Transmission Projects
06 July 2011 India-based GMR Infrastructure's subsidiary GMR Energy is in discussions with IDFC to secure INR3.7bn ($83.25m) in debt to achieve financial closure for two transmission projects in the state...

Yingli Green Signs Supply Agreements with Huanghe Hydropower
05 July 2011 Yingli Green Energy Holding has signed supply agreements with Huanghe Hydropower Development to supply a total of 110MW PV modules in China. Huanghe Hydropower, a subsidiary of China...

EnBW Explores Stake Sale in Power Grid
05 July 2011 Germany's EnBW is considering selling its stake in its high-voltage power grid to infrastructure funds for an undisclosed sum. The final decision on the stake sale is yet to be taken but...

Avista to Buy Power from US Wind Project
05 July 2011 Avista has agreed to purchase power from First Wind's proposed Palouse Wind project in Washington, US. Under the 30-year power purchase agreement, Avista will buy about 40MW of energy, or up...

ETT Secures Contract to Develop $1.4bn CREZ Projects
05 July 2011 The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has selected Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) for the development of competitive renewable energy zone (CREZ) projects worth $1.4bn in west Texas,...

TEPCO Restarts No.1 Unit at Hirono Power Plant
04 July 2011 Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has restarted the 600MW unit No 1 at its Hirono thermal-power plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The operator idled the plant for maintenance after the 11...

Shaw Group to Construct 550MW CCGT Plant in US
04 July 2011 The Shaw Group has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Entergy Louisiana for the construction of a dual-fuel 550MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant...

Teekay and A2SEA to Develop Offshore Wind Installation Vessel
04 July 2011 Canada-based Teekay has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Denmark's A2SEA to design a vessel for the installation of offshore wind foundations. The companies will jointly develop...

AC Energy Forms JV to Build Thermal Plant in the Philippines
04 July 2011 AC Energy Holdings, an affiliate of Ayala, has formed a joint venture with Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development to build and operate a 135MW thermal power plant in Batangas, the Philippines. ...

Vietnam Bags WB Loan to Develop Hydro Project
01 July 2011 The World Bank has signed a deal with the State Bank of Vietnam to provide a credit facility of $330m for the construction of a hydro power plant in Vietnam. Construction work on the...

GVEA Approves Construction of Eva Creek Wind Project
01 July 2011 Domestic electric cooperative Golden Vallery Electric Association (GVEA) has approved the construction of 24MW Eva Creek wind project in Alaska, US. GVEA said the wind project will be...

OPT PowerBuoy Device Proves Succesful in Sea Trials
01 July 2011 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has received positive results from the deployment of its PB150 device in trials conducted off the north-east coast of Scotland. The 150kW device was developed...

Mainstream Renewable to Invest €1.5bn in Irish Wind Projects
01 July 2011 Mainstream Renewable Energy has signed a deal with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel to invest €1.5bn over the next five years for development of wind farms in Ireland. The...

June 2011

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Magnox to Shut Down Reactor at UK Power Station
30 June 2011 Plant operator Magnox will shut down Reactor 2 at the Oldbury Power Station in South Gloucestershire, UK, as it has reached the end of its operational life. The Nuclear...

UK Announces Funds to Develop Marine Power Sector
30 June 2011 The Department of Energy and Climate Change has granted £20m to fund the development of enhanced marine devices that are able to reduce carbon emissions. UK climate change minister Greg...

China Sunergy Plans for 1GW Solar Cells Expansion Project
30 June 2011 China Sunergy will invest CNY1.8bn ($278m) in its 1GW solar cells expansion project in Yangzhou, China. China Sunergy (HK) and China Sunergy (Nanjing) will initially produce 500MW of solar...

Siemens to Build Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea
30 June 2011 Siemens has secured a contract worth $800m from DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables to construct an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. Under the contract, Siemens will install...

Calpine and GE Secure Funds for US Combined-Cycle Power Plant
29 June 2011 Calpine and GE Energy Financial Services have secured a $844.5m loan to fund the construction of the 619MW combined-cycle Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) in California, US. The...

NTPC to Shut Four Units at Indian Power Plant
29 June 2011 NTPC has received a notice to shut down four units of 500MW each at its Talcher super thermal power station in Orissa, India. The notice was given by state agency Orissa State...

Termosolar Alcazar to Construct 50MW Solar Plant in Spain
29 June 2011 Termosolar Alcazar, a joint venture between SolarReserve and Preneal, has secured a contract from the Spanish Government to build a 50MW solar thermal plant in Alcazar de San Juan, Spain. ...

KEPCO Constructs 200MW Coal-Fired Plant in the Philippines
29 June 2011 Korea Power Electric (KEPCO) has completed the construction of a 200MW coal-fired power plant in Cebu, the Philippines. The $451m plant is equipped with circulation fluidised bed...

REpower to Supply Turbines for Italian Wind Farm
28 June 2011 REpower Systems has signed a contract with Alerion CleanPower to supply wind turbines for Alerion's San Marco wind farm in Lamis, Italy. Under the contract, REpower will supply, install...

UK Lists Eight Sites for Nuclear Plants
28 June 2011 The UK Government has selected eight sites to build new power stations near existing nuclear sites by 2025. The UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry said that about one fourth of the...

TEPCO Repairs Storage Tank Leak at Fukushima Plant
28 June 2011 A leak at the storage tank employed to cool the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, has now been repaired by the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). TEPCO discovered...

Chubu Electric Power to Receive $1.2bn Loan
28 June 2011 Chubu Electric Power will receive a loan of $1.24bn from the Development Bank of Japan to fund the purchase of alternative sources of power. The company is seeking to purchase...

Google and Citi to Invest in Terra-Gen's US Wind Project
27 June 2011 Google and Citi will invest $102m each for the construction of the 168MW Alta V project, being developed by Terra-Gen Power in California, US. The funds will be used to develop the second...

Bosch Group to Build Solar Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia
27 June 2011 Bosch Group plans to invest €520m to construct a new solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing plant in the Batu Kawan region in Penang, Malaysia. The plant is expected to have an annual...

CECEP and Seamwell Plan $1.5bn Coal-Fired Plant in Mongolia
27 June 2011 China Energy Conservation & Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) will collaborate with the UK's Seamwell International to build a $1.5bn coal-fired plant in Inner Mongolia, China. ...

Minnesota Power Plans 105MW Wind Project in the US
27 June 2011 Minnesota Power has submitted a plan to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for the construction of the 105MW Bison 3 wind project in North Dakota, US. The $157m Bison 3 project will...

Punj Lloyd Secures Civil Contract for Thermal Plant in India
26 June 2011 India's Punj Lloyd has secured a INR2.1bn ($46.82m) civil contract from the National Thermal Power Corperation (NTPC) to undertake balance offloaded work for a thermal power plant being...

UK Names Eight Nuclear Plants for 2025
24 June 2011 The UK Government has released a list of eight sites deemed suitable for nuclear power stations by 2025. The proposal is part of a series of national policy statements and comes three months...

Birla Surya to Invest $1.2bn in Solar Plant
24 June 2011 Yash Birla Group subsidiary Birla Surya will invest INR54bn ($1.201bn) over the next five years to develop an integrated solar manufacturing unit in Maharashtra, India. The company intends...

Eesti Energia and GE to Develop Paldiski Wind Farm
24 June 2011 Eesti Energia has signed an agreement with GE Energy for the construction of a 22.5MW wind farm at Paldiski, located on the Pakri peninsula, Estonia. The €33m Paldiski wind farm will...

US DOE Grants Loan for Wind Farm
24 June 2011 The US Department of Energy has offered a $135.8m loan guarantee for the construction of a 99MW wind project in the state of New Hampshire. Noble Environmental Power will use the funds...

Indian State Wins WB Loan for Transmission Lines
24 June 2011 The Indian state of Tripura will receive a loan of INR11bn ($245.34m) from the World Bank to improve power transmission and distribution system in the state. The loan will also be used...

Robert Bosch to Build Solar Manufacturing Unit in Malaysia
23 June 2011 Robert Bosch plans to invest MYR2.2bn ($727.4m) to set up a solar panel manufacturing plant in Penang, Malaysia. Robert Bosch solar energy division head Von Hebel said the plant will be...

TCEP Signs Power Purchase Agreement with CPS Energy
23 June 2011 Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) a subsidiary of Summit Power Group, will sign a 25-year power purchase agreement with CPS Energy. Under the agreement, TCEP will sell 200MW of power...

Way Wind and Nordex Form JV for US Wind Farm
23 June 2011 Way Wind has formed a joint venture with Nordex to construct a wind farm in Nebraska, US. The plant will be equipped with 48 of the Nordex N100/2500 turbines of 2.5MW each, which will...

NJR Clean Energy to Develop 4.7MW Solar System in New Jersey
23 June 2011 NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV) plans to invest about $23.7m to construct, own and operate a 4.7MW, ground-mount solar system in New Jersey, US. The Vineland solar array is expected...

Chinese and Russian Companies to Construct Power Plants in Siberia
22 June 2011 China's Yangtze Power and Russia's EuroSibEnergo have signed a power generation deal for the construction of three power generation facilities in Siberia. The three facilities are expected...

El Paso to Construct 87MW Gas-Fired Plant in New Mexico
22 June 2011 El Paso Electric plans to start construction on a 87MW natural gas-fuelled plant at Sunland Park in New Mexico, US. The $83.9m plant will generate energy sufficient to power 45,000 to...

Etrion Selects Phoenix for 2.6MW Solar Plant in Italy
22 June 2011 Etrion has selected Phoenix Solar for the construction of a 2.6MW solar power plant near Nettuno in the Lazio region of Italy. The company will design, construct and provide operations...

Skanska, O2 and Jamtkraft to Develop New Wind Farm in Sweden
22 June 2011 Skanska Infrastructure Development, wind farm developer O2 and Jamtkraft plan to invest about SEK1.1bn ($170m) for the construction of a 78MW wind farm in Sweden. The plant, to be located...

Maui Electric to Acquire 21MW from Sempra Wind Project
21 June 2011 Maui Electric Company will purchase 21MW of wind energy from Sempra's Auwahi Wind project located in Maui, US, following approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The Auwahi...

SDG&E and enXco Sign PPA for US Solar Plant
21 June 2011 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with enXco to buy the power generated from enXco's 110MW Catalina Solar plant in California, US. EnXco will...

Vestas to Supply 49.3MW Turbines to China Datang
21 June 2011 Vestas has secured a new contract from China Datang Corporation Renewable Power to supply 49.3MW of wind turbines for its Dayuanshan wind farm in Wuchuan County, Mongolia. The company...

Lanco Secures Contract to Develop Iraq Power Plant
21 June 2011 India's Lanco Infratech has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth INR3.65bn ($81.26m) for the development of the 250MW AKAZ power plant in the Al-Anbar...

Leighton and GE Consortium Win Wind Farm Contract
20 June 2011 A consortium formed by Leighton Contractors and GE has received a $130m engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) to build the Mumbida Wind Farm in Australia. The 55MW plant...

Huaneng Power Wins Approval for Cogeneration Project in China
20 June 2011 Huaneng Power International has received approval for the construction of the proposed Huaneng Jinling combined cycle cogeneration project in Jinling, China. The approval has been secured...

Europe Needs New Approach to Tackle Climate Change, Says Policy Exchange
20 June 2011 A new report urges Europe to focus on implementing low-cost green technologies to mitigate carbon emissions in line with its 2020 emissions reduction target. The report, Climate Change...

Pattern Energy Starts Construction at US Wind Project
20 June 2011 Pattern Energy Group has started construction at the 150MW Spring Valley Wind project Nevada, US. The plant will be equipped with 66 Siemens 2.3MW wind turbines and will use an existing...

PSEG Power Sells 1,000MW Gas-Fired Plant to Odessa Power
20 June 2011 PSEG Power has sold its 1,000MW Odessa gas-fired generating plant located in West Texas, US, to Odessa Power for $335m. Odessa Power is a subsidiary of Energy Capital Partners II. ...

GDF SUEZ Forms JV for Geothermal Project in Indonesia
17 June 2011 GDF SUEZ, through its subsidiary International Power, PT Supreme Energy and Marubeni, has signed a joint venture agreement to build the 200MW Rantau Dedap geothermal project in South...

Abengoa Receives $1.2bn Loan from US DOE
17 June 2011 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has offered Abengoa a conditional loan commitment of $1.2bn to aid the construction of a 280MW Mojave solar project (MSP) in California, US. The MSP,...

Suzlon Wins EPC Contract for Turbine Supply in Canada
17 June 2011 Suzlon Wind Energy has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Sprott Power to supply 31.5MW of wind turbines. Under the contract, Suzlon will install 15...

BHEL to Develop Solar Plant in India
17 June 2011 State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has secured a contract worth INR620m ($13.7m) from the Karnataka Power Corporation to build a 5MW solar power plant in Mandya, Karnataka. BHEL...

Japan to Construct Combustion Power Plants
16 June 2011 Japan is planning to build five new wood combustion power plants in the provinces of Iwate and Miyagi, to clear left-over rubble after the 11 March 2011 earthquake. The Iwate and Miyagi...

Bechtel Babcock JV Secures Contract from Sellafield
16 June 2011 Bechtel Babcock Nuclear Solutions, a joint venture between Babcock and Bechtel, has been contracted by Sellafield for the pile fuel cladding silo retrieval project in the UK. Work under...

Alstom to Develop Wind Farms for Brasventos in Brazil
16 June 2011 Alstom has secured a contract worth €200m to construct and service three wind farms for Brasventos in Rio Grande do Norte State in Brazil. The farms are expected to have an...

Punj Loyd Secures EPC Contract for Nuclear Work
16 June 2011 India's Punj Loyd has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth INR6.78bn ($151.05m) for nuclear piping work at four pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) in India. ...

TEPCO's Draft Compensation Scheme Approved by Government
15 June 2011 The Japanese cabinet has approved a draft law under which a fund will be set up to help Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) to provide compensation to the victims of the radiation crisis at its...

Western GeoPower and NCPA Sign PPA
15 June 2011 Western GeoPower (WGP) has signed an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) with Northern California Power Agency to sell all energy and available environmental attributes from WGP's...

Infigen Energy to Sell its German Wind Assets
15 June 2011 Infigen Energy (IFN) has agreed to sell its German wind assets to an undisclosed European fund for $223m. The sale is in line with the company's strategy to reduce its debt by more than...

Syria to Construct Electric Generating Plant
15 June 2011 The Syrian Ministry of Electricity plans to start the construction of the al-Taim Electric Generating Plant in Deir Ezzor Province, Syria, in two months. Construction of the 750MW is...

Gamesa to Sell Wind Farm to Greentech Energy Systems
14 June 2011 Gamesa has agreed to sell its 30MW wind farm located in Catalonia, Spain, to Greentech Energy Systems for $65m. The companies expect to close the transaction in September 2011, subject...

Italian Voters Scrap Nuclear Power Plans
14 June 2011 Italians have voted in favour of the referendum that shuns the plans of the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to restart the nuclear plants, which were shut in the 1980s. Berlusconi hoped...

Greengate and Vestas Sign Turbine Supply Agreement
14 June 2011 Greengate Power has signed two agreements with Vestas-Canadian Wind Technology for its 300MW Blackspring Ridge I Wind Project in Alberta, Canada. Vestas will supply 166 V90-1.8MW wind...

Abengoa to Develop Mexico's First Solar-Thermal Power Plant
14 June 2011 Abengoa will construct Mexico's first solar-thermal power plant in Agua Prieta for the country's Federal Electricity Commission. The facility will be one of the first solar and gas-fired...

Metso to Develop Biomass Plant in Finland
13 June 2011 Metso will commission and deliver a 140MW biogasification plant worth €40m in Vaasa, Finland, for power and heat production company Vaskiluodon Voima Oy. Metso's scope of work...

Colakoglu to Invest $1bn to Produce Electricity from Thar Coal
13 June 2011 Turkey-based Colakoglu Investment has signed an agreement with the State Government of Sindh, Pakistan, to generate 600MW of electricity from coal deposits found in the Thar Desert, through...

enXco Receives Approval for US Wind Project
13 June 2011 US-based developer enXco has received the final approval for the planned 150MW Merricourt Wind Project, to be built in the US state of North Dakota. The project will comprise 100 wind...

Vestas to Supply Turbines for 31MW Indian Wind Farm
13 June 2011 Orient Green Power subsidiary Beta Wind Farm has selected Vestas to deliver and commission V100-1.8MW wind turbines for its 31MW Eppodum Venran wind farm in Tamil Nadu, India. Vestas...

GE's FlexEfficiency Technology Selected for Turkish IRCC Plant
10 June 2011 MetCap Energy Investments has selected GE's FlexEfficiency technology for its new integrated renewables combined cycle (IRCC) power plant, to be located in Karaman, Turkey. The FlexEfficiency...

Construction Begins at $3bn Carbon-Capture Plant in South Korea
10 June 2011 Korea Southern Power has started the construction of a $3bn low emissions power plant in Seoul, South Korea. The 2,000MW green-power plant will employ carbon capture and storage technology...

ABB Wins Italy Solar Contract
10 June 2011 Etrion has selected ABB to complete the construction of its 10MW Helios ITA 3 solar project in Puglia, Italy. ABB will design, construct and provide operations and maintenance services for...

Belectric and Smart Energy to Develop PV Plants in the US
10 June 2011 Belectric and Smart Energy Capital have formed a joint venture to co-develop and finance utility-grade photovoltaic (PV) power plants throughout the US. The JV plans to develop...

Bechtel Secures Hanna Regional Transmission Project
09 June 2011 ATCO Electric has selected Bechtel to provide project and construction management services for the Hanna Regional Transmission Development Project in Alberta, Canada. Work under the...

Green Mountain Power Selects Vestas Turbines for UK Wind Project
09 June 2011 Green Mountain Power (GMP) has selected Vestas Wind Systems turbines for its 63MW renewable wind project in Lowell. The company will install Vestas V112 3MW wind turbines at its...

Tenaga Nasional to Buy Power from PowerSeraya After Platform Shutdown
09 June 2011 Malaysia's Tenaga Nasional will buy 180MW of power from Singapore's PowerSeraya, a unit of Petroliam Nasional, until 15 June. The decision was taken after Petroliam Nasional's gas...

China Mountain Bags Support for US Wind Project
09 June 2011 The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Business Council has signed a resolution supporting the construction of the China Mountain Wind Project in Twin Falls County, Idaho, and Elko County, Nevada, in the US. ...

Mighty River Power to Construct Geothermal Plant in New Zealand
08 June 2011 Mighty River Power plans to construct a geothermal plant worth NZ$466m ($381.55m) in north of Taupo, New Zealand. The plant will be built at the Ngatamariki geothermal steam field...

Cenergy Power Signs Definitive Agreement with Greenleaf
08 June 2011 Cenergy Power signed a definitive agreement with Greenleaf to develop, fund and construct a 1.75MW solar facility in California, US. Construction at the planned 'Nickel 1' solar facility, to...

Vattenfall to Invest €1bn in French Hydropower Projects
08 June 2011 Vattenfall plans to invest about €1bn in French hydropower projects as the country prepares to renew licences. France has granted renewal of the concessions to operate hydroelectric dams...

Arava Power Launches Israel’s First Commercial Solar Plant
08 June 2011 Arava Power Company has commissioned Israel's first solar faciltiy in Kibbutz Keturah, and plans to invest $2bn in 50 more power fields by the end of 2014. The 5MW Katura Sun facility...

Adani Power Commissions Second Supercritical Power Unit in India
07 June 2011 Adani Power has commissioned the second 660MW supercritical power unit at its 4,620MW coal-based Mundra power plant in Gujarat, India. The supercritical turbine brings the total...

AEP and TVA to Develop Transmission Projects in US
07 June 2011 American Electric Power has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for the construction of extra-high voltage transmission projects in...

NorthWestern Seeks Approval to Purchase Montana Wind Farm
07 June 2011 NorthWestern Energy is seeking approval from the Montana Public Service Commission (MPSC) in the US to purchase and operate the Spion Kop Wind Project. If approved, Compass Wind will...

ONGC to Construct Gas-Based Power Plant in India
07 June 2011 India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to build a 726MW gas-based thermal power project in the state of Tripura. ONGC has formed ONGC Tripura Power Company to construct the...

Astonfield, T-Solar Partner for Solar PV Project in India
06 June 2011 Astonfield Renewable Resources has partnered with Grupo T-Solar Global for the development of its 5MW solar PV project in Rajasthan, India. The plant will be equipped with T-Solar's...

EBRD Grants Loan to Upgrade Transmission Network in Albania
06 June 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a loan of €50m to CEZ Shperndarje to modernise and expand the low and medium voltage distribution network in Albania. ...

Terra-Gen Secures Funding for US Wind Projects
06 June 2011 Terra-Gen Power has secured a $631m loan to finance the development of Alta Wind VI & VIII wind projects located in California, US. Funds secured from the US Department of Treasury and...

USG Nevada Signs PPA with NV Energy
06 June 2011 US Geothermal's subsidiary USG Nevada has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with NV Energy for the purchase of up to 19.9MW of renewable energy from the San Emidio Geothermal Project...

Repsol to Purchase SeaEnergy Renewables
06 June 2011 Repsol has agreed to buy SeaEnergy Renewables (SERL), an offshore wind unit of SeaEnergy, for £50m. SeaEnergy will earn about £29.1m after repaying a £6.9m loan from LC Capital Master Fund...

Chinese Firm to Develop Power Project in Pakistan
03 June 2011 China International Water and Electric Corporation has announced that it will construct a $2.6bn power project in Kashmir, Pakistan. The firm will build a tunnel to divert water from...

Gamesa to Sell Polish Wind Farm to PGE Energia Odnawialna
03 June 2011 Gamesa has signed an agreement to sell its Pelplin wind farm to Polish power company PGE Energia Odnawialna. The 48MW Pelpin wind farm is being constructed in the northern Poland and will...

Canadian Solar Joint Venture to Build 600MW Photovoltaic Cell Facility in China
03 June 2011 Canadian Solar has signed an agreement with Suzhou New District Economic Development Group and Suzhou Science and Technology City Development to build a 600MW photovoltaic cell production...

Harbin Electric to Buy GE Gas Turbines
03 June 2011 China's Harbin Electric has signed a memorandum of understanding with General Electric for the purchase of four gas turbines to provide heat in north China. Harbin's order also includes two...

BluEarth Sells a 75% Stake in ACH
02 June 2011 BluEarth Renewables has completed the sale of a 75% stake in ACH Limited Partnership (ACH) for $640m. ACH will receive C$300m ($307.2m) of cash proceeds from the sale, out of which C$185m...

Eskom Secures Loan from US Bank for South Africa Project
02 June 2011 Eskom has secured a $805.6m loan from the US Export-Import Bank (EIB) for the construction of a 4,800MW coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The firm began the construction...

Siemens Energy to Develop 3MW PV Plant in the US
02 June 2011 Siemens Energy has secured an engineering, procurement and construction services contract from Syncarpha Capital for the construction of its 3MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in New Jersey,...

US EPA Approves 600MW Avenal Energy Project
01 June 2011 The Avenal Power Center has received a construction permit from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the development of a 600MW natural gas-fired power plant in California, US. ...

Schneider Electric to Acquire Telvent
01 June 2011 Spain's Abengoa has agreed to sell its 40% stake in IT software and solutions provider Telvent to Schneider Electric, following an agreement between the companies. Under the...

Iran, Armenia to Develop Third Transmission Line
01 June 2011 Construction will soon begin on a third electricity transmission line between Iran and Armenia. More than $110m in funding has been sought for the project, which has a capacity of...

JCM, SPP Ink Financing Agreement with Rumble Energy
01 June 2011 Solar Power Partners (SPP) and JCM Capital have signed an agreement with Rumble Energy to roll out 6MW of solar rooftop installations in Ontario, Canada. Under the agreement JCM and SPP...

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Hyundai and PP to Construct Hydro Plant in Indonesia
31 May 2011 Indonesia's PP and South Korea-based Hyundai have secured a Rs2.9tn ($339.4m) contract for the construction of a hydro power plant in Indonesia. Under the contract, the companies will build...

SunPower Installs 3.5MW Solar System in Arizona
31 May 2011 SunPower has installed a 3.5MW solar power system at Macy's online fulfilment centre in Arizona, US. The system is equipped with SunPower T5 solar roof tiles which combine a high-efficiency...

Canadian Solar to Supply 15MW Solar Modules to Isolux
31 May 2011 Canadian Solar has signed an agreement with Spanish-based Isolux for the supply of 15MW of solar modules. Canadian Solar will supply its CS6P solar modules for the three new solar...

Green Mountain Power and NextEra Sign Power Purchase Agreement
31 May 2011 Green Mountain Power has signed a power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy Resources to buy electricity for 23 years from NextEra's Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire, US. ...

Google and Citi to Invest in 102MW US Wind Project
27 May 2011 Google and Citi will invest $55m each in the 102MW Alta IV project in California, US, which is part of the 1,550MW Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC) being developed in phases by Terra-Gen...

Contact Energy Receives Approval for 504MW Wind Farm
27 May 2011 Contact Energy has received approval from New Zealand's ministry of environment for the construction of the 504MW Hauauru ma raki wind farm near the west coast of the country's North...

Joule Africa and Sierra Leone Sign MoU to Develop Hydropower Station
27 May 2011 Joule Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sierra Leone ministry of energy and water resources to develop the second phase of the Bumbuna Hydroelectric power station. ...

Duke Energy Selects Siemens Turbines for US Wind Project
27 May 2011 Duke Energy will use 73 wind turbines, developed by Siemens, at its 168MW Ironwood Windpower Project in Kansas US. The turbines are capable of generating 2.3MW of electricity. Siemens will...

Lanco Consortium to Build 75MW Solar Facility in India
26 May 2011 Lanco Solar, in consortium with Juwi Renewables, has received a contract from the electric utility Maharashtra State Power Generation for the construction of a 75MW photovoltaic solar facility...

Hudson Transmission Partners Arranges Finance for 660MW Transmission Line
26 May 2011 Developer Hudson Transmission Partners (HTP) has closed financing totalling over $850m in debt and equity finance for the construction of a 660MW Hudson Transmission project in the US. ...

Iraq to Import Natural Gas from Iran
26 May 2011 Iraq has signed an agreement with Iran to import natural gas to fuel two of its power plants. Iraq's electricity ministry and Iran's oil ministry signed a five-year agreement under which...

Vestas Introduces Upgraded Wind Turbines in the US
26 May 2011 Vestas has unveiled two new 2MW wind turbines at the American Wind Energy Association fair in California, US. The Danish company says that the new fleet of wind turbines have an...

China Guodian to Develop Energy Projects worth $3bn
25 May 2011 China Guodian has signed an agreement with the Chongqing Municipal Government for the development of energy projects in China over the next five years. The company plans to invest...

Kimanis Power to Develop 300MW Power Plant in Malaysia
25 May 2011 Kimanis Power has signed a contract with the consortium of CTCI of Taiwan for the construction of the 300MW combined-cycle gas-turbine power plant in Sabah, Malaysia. Work under the...

Semafo to Construct 130MW Hydroelectric Plant in Guinea
25 May 2011 Canada-based Semafo plans to develop a 130MW hydroelectric power plant in the bauxite-rich region of Boke, Guinea. The $230m project will be located on the Cogon River, and will be...

Softbank to Invest in Japan Solar Power Projects
25 May 2011 Japan's telecom company Softbank has unveiled plans to build about ten 20MW solar facilities of approximately JPY8bn ($97.6m) each. Softbank will invest about 10% of the cost for...

Symbion Power to Buy 120MW Power Plant in Tanzania
24 May 2011 US-based Symbion Power has signed an agreement to acquire the 120MW Dowans Power plant in Tanzania. Symbion Power Africa chairman Joseph Wilson said the Symbion Ubungo power plant will now...

UK Competition Launched to Rethink Pylon Design
24 May 2011 A competition has been launched in Britain to 'beautify' electricity pylons, often seen as an eyesore among the country's landscapes. The Department of Energy and Climate Change, along with...

SolarReserve Receives Loan Guarantee for Nevada Solar Project
24 May 2011 SolarReserve has received an offer of a conditional commitment for a $737m loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy for the construction of its 110MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project...

Toshiba to Invest $8.6bn in Renewable Energy Sector
24 May 2011 Toshiba plans to invest JPY700bn ($8.6bn) in the environment and energy sectors over the next three years amid the Fukushima atomic crisis, which weakened the prospects of its nuclear...

Scottish and Southern Energy to Operate England’s Biggest Wind Farm
24 May 2011 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) to acquire a wind farm located near its Keadby power station in North Lincolnshire, UK. ...

Wind Capital Engages RMT for Post Rock Wind Energy Facility
23 May 2011 Wind Capital has awarded RMT a contract to design and construct its 201MW Post Rock Wind Energy Facility in central Kansas, US. RMT will provide engineering, procurement, and civil...

Enel Green Begins Construction at 200MW US Wind Project
23 May 2011 Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has begun construction at its 200MW Caney River Wind Project (Caney) in Kansas, US. The $350m Caney project will be equipped with 111 Vestas wind...

STX Heavy and Iraq Sign $2.76bn EPC Contract
23 May 2011 South Korea's STX Heavy Industries has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Iraq's Ministry of Electricity in Baghdad for the construction of 25 diesel-powered...

South Korea to Invest in Pakistan's Energy Sector
23 May 2011 The Korea Southern Power Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan's Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah to establish renewable 2,000MW wind power projects...

Gamesa Secures $2bn Contract from Caparo Energy
20 May 2011 Gamesa signed a framework agreement with Caparo Energy India (CEIL) to deliver about 2,000MW of wind turbines over the next five years. Under this $2bn deal, Gamesa will deliver and install...

Thames Tidal to Develop Tidal Farm in UK
20 May 2011 Thames Tidal will install a turbine along the HQS Wellington, a Royal Navy warship, as part of a pilot project to develop a 50MW tidal farm along the Thames River in the UK. The two-month...

HyPower Receives Valuation for its Second Target Company
20 May 2011 Canada-based HyPower Fuel has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy a controlling stake in a second Target Company (TC2). The company said the TC2 received a preliminary business...

Google Secures Approval for $5bn Transmission Line Project
20 May 2011 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved incentive rates for a $5bn transmission line being constructed by Google and its partners along the mid-Atlantic coast. FERC...

Zera and SPM Partner to Offer Metering Solutions in South Africa
19 May 2011 German-based Zera Technologies has partnered with Southern Power Maintenance (SPM) to provide electrical meter and instrument transformer testing products and technologies for the South...

Canadian Solar to Sell 81MW Solar Modules to Saferay
19 May 2011 Canadian Solar has signed an agreement with Saferay to sell 81MW of solar modules at a fixed price for projects in Germany. Delivery of the modules has already commenced and the company...

Alstom to Rehabilitate Russian Hydropower Plants
19 May 2011 Alstom Hydro France, Alstom Russia and the Russian United Energy-Construction (OEK) have signed an agreement with RusHydro to upgrade the Cascade of Kubansky hydropower plants in Russia. ...

Toshiba to Acquire Landis+Gyr for $2.3bn
19 May 2011 Toshiba has signed a definitive sales agreement to acquire Landis+Gyr, a provider of energy management solutions for $2.3bn in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter...

MVV Energie Awards Supply Contract to Imtech
19 May 2011 Imtech has received a €30m ($42.33m) contract from MVV Energie to provide a steam-turbine generator for its new energy-from-waste power plant in Plymouth, UK. The generator, equipped with...

Australia Sets Carbon Reduction Targets
18 May 2011 Australian Resources Minister Martin released a report that calls for the nation's electricity providers to replace ageing networks as it outlines plans to charge polluters for emissions. ...

Larsen and Toubro Secures $7.76bn Contract
18 May 2011 Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has secured a contract worth INR350bn ($7.76bn) from PPN Power Generating Company for the construction of a 1,080MW gas-based power plant in Tamil Nadu, India. The...

UK to Halve Carbon Emissions by 2025
18 May 2011 UK Secretary of State for Energy Chris Huhne has set a target to reduce the carbon emissions by 50% by 2025. The decision will be reviewed in 2014 to ensure that the targets are in line...

Guodian Corp Seeks Partners for Power Projects in Latin America
17 May 2011 China-based Guodian Corp is seeking partners to build wind turbines and solar panels in Brazil and Argentina. Guodian Technology and Environment Group vice-president Zhang Binquan told...

China Firms to Supply Turbines for Pakistan Wind Farm
17 May 2011 China Huashui Development (CHHD) and China International Water & Electric (CWE) will supply and install wind turbines at the proposed 49.5MW wind farm in Thatta Sindh, Pakistan. Three...

Voith Secures Equipment Supply Contracts in China
17 May 2011 Voith Hydro has secured two contracts worth €40m ($56.3m) from Da Tang YanTan Hydro Power Company and Huanghe Hydro Power Development Company to supply equipment for their hydro power...

Hyundai Wins Capacity Expansion Contract for Iraqi Power Plant
17 May 2011 South Korea-based Hyundai Engineering & Construction has secured a contract from the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to increase the capacity of its Al-Quds gas plant to 1,400MW from its...

Lanco Infratech Seeks $5.6bn Loan for Indian Power Projects
16 May 2011 India's Lanco Infratech is seeking $5.6bn in loans to fund power generation projects in India over the next 15 months. The move is in line with the company's plan to increase its...

Pakistan's 330MW Nuclear Plant Begins Operations
16 May 2011 The new Chashma nuclear power plant unit-1 (CHASNUPP-2), located near Chashma Barrage on the River Indus in Pakistan, has commenced operations. The plant will supply 330MW of electricity...

Skellefteå Kraft and Fortum to Buy Wind Turbines from Nordex
16 May 2011 Swedish-based Skellefteå Kraft and Finnish energy company Fortum will jointly purchase 60 wind turbines from Nordex. The turbines will be installed at the 250MW Blaiken onshore wind...

ABB Secures Subsea Power Cable Supply Contract
16 May 2011 ABB has secured a $20m contract from EMAS AMC to supply power cables for Statoil's Gudrun North Sea oil and gas field, located off the coast of Norway. The company will deliver 55km of...

Altona Energy Signs Cooperation Agreement with Rentech
13 May 2011 Altona Energy has signed a cooperation agreement for application of Rentech's technologies in gasification of coal and biomass at its Arckaringa project located in South Australia. Rentech...

Constellation Energy to Install 5.38MW PV System in US
13 May 2011 Constellation Energy has begun work to install 5.38MW of photovoltaic solar panels at the Toys 'R' Us distribution center in New Jersey, US. The rooftop installation will occupy...

Mitsui Consortium Secures EPC Contract from Jorf Lasfar Energy
13 May 2011 A consortium consisting of Mitsui and Daewoo E&C has secured a $1.1bn contract from Jorf Lasfar Energy for the construction of a 700MW coal-fired power plant in Morocco. Under the...

TEPCO Plans to Restart Thermal Plants
13 May 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has unveiled plans to restart operations at two of its thermal power plants in Japan, in a bid to accommodate power shortages during the peak season. ...

SunPower Secures Contract from RCWD
12 May 2011 Rancho California Water District (RCWD) in the US has selected SunPower to design and construct two solar power systems totaling 1.1MW at two RCWD facilities in the state of California. ...

UK Tidal Farm Proposal Approved by DECC
12 May 2011 The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has approved a proposal by developer Marine Current Turbines to build a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, Scotland, through EU funding. The...

First Wind Completes 102MW Wind Farm in the US
12 May 2011 First Wind has completed the construction of the 102MW Milford Wind Corridor Phase II project (Milford II) in the US. The facility, which features 68 1.5MW GE turbines, is located nearby...

China Gezhouba to Construct Hydro Plant in Indonesia
12 May 2011 China Gezhouba Group plans to construct a $1bn hydroelectric power plant in Indonesia's Sulawesi Selatan province. Electricity generated by the plant will be supplied to PT Perusahaan...

ACCIONA Energy's Wind Park Commences Operations in Canada
11 May 2011 ACCIONA Energy has begun operations at its 45MW Lameque wind park in New Brunswick, Canada. ACCIONA Infrastructure, in a temporary consortium with the Tetra Tech, constructed the $119m wind...

Chilean Hydro Power Dam Construction Gets Approval
11 May 2011 The proposed $7bn HidroAysen hydro-power dam project in Chile has received an environmental clearance from the federal government commission. The project, owned by electric utility...

Adani Power to Double its Capacity
11 May 2011 Adani Power, an ancillary of the Adani Group, plans to double its power generation capacity to 3,960MW in the current fiscal year. Adani Power CEO Prabal Banerji told the Economic Times...

Nuclear Power Europe to Discuss Repercussions of Fukushima Disaster
11 May 2011 Industry forum Nuclear Power Europe plans to discuss the after effects of Japan’s recent nuclear disaster during the event being held at Fiera Milano City in Milan, Italy, from 7-9 June 2011. ...

GSR Selects GE Technology for Power Plant Upgrade
10 May 2011 GSR Energo has selected GE's gas turbine technology for its new combined-cycle power plant in St Petersburg, Russia. The plant will be constructed in phases adding 110MW and 89MW of energy...

Calik Starts Construction of 1,250MW Gas-Fired Plant in Iraq
10 May 2011 Calik Enerji has commenced construction of a 1,250MW natural-gas-fired generating plant in Karbala, Iraq. The $445m Al-Khairat power station will be equipped with ten gas turbines of...

Irani Power Plant Unit to Commence Operations
10 May 2011 The second unit of the state-built Al Sadr power plant in Baghdad, Iran is scheduled to commence operations next month. The $150m plant, comprising two turbines of 160MW each, is located on...

TEPCO Requests Government Aid for Quake Victims
10 May 2011 Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has submitted a request to the Japanese Federal Government seeking financial aid for compensating the victims affected by the quake-hit Fukushima plant. ...

Japan’s Hamoka Nuclear Plant to Close
09 May 2011 Japan's Chubu Electric Power plans to close its Hamoka nuclear plant in central Japan due to its vulnerability to major earthquakes. The move comes in line with Japanese Prime Minister...

Photowatt to Supply 24MW Solar Modules for Ontario Market
09 May 2011 Canada-based Photowatt Ontario has signed a two-year commitment agreement to supply solar modules to a unnamed global supplier of solar power serving the Ontario market. Under the...

NV Energy Adds 484MW Capacity to US Generating Station
09 May 2011 NV Energy has added an additional 484MW combined-cycle capacity to the existing 144MW Harry Allen Generating Station in Nevada, US. The new facility is located 25 miles north of Las Vegas...

MHI Begins Work on Gas Turbine Unit in US
09 May 2011 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has started the construction of the first phase of the $325m gas turbine manufacturing and servicing facility in Georgia, US. The facility will be located in...

Iberdrola Receives Approval for North Carolina Wind Farm
06 May 2011 Iberdrola has received regulatory approvals for the construction of a 300MW Desert Wind Power wind farm in North Carolina, US. The $600m worth wind facility will be constructed on 8,000ha...

China Doubles its PV Target for 2015
06 May 2011 China has set a target to double its installed photovoltaic power capacity by 2015. An official from the research arm of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) told...

SunRun Secures $100m for Rooftop Solar Systems
06 May 2011 SunRun has secured $200m in financing from US Bancorp to purchase around 5,700 solar-panel generators. The generators will be installed on the rooftops of the homeowners in California,...

ContourGlobal Receives Investment Guarantee for KivuWatt Wind Project
06 May 2011 ContourGlobal has received an investment guarantee from the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) to support its $142m KivuWatt project in Kibuye, Rwanda. The KivuWatt project is...

SunBorne and Suntech Sign Agreement for Solar Panels
05 May 2011 SunBorne Energy has signed a framework agreement with Suntech Power for the supply of 100MW of solar panels. Suntech will supply 280W polycrystalline silicon modules over the next two years...

NHPC Sets New Power Generation Target
05 May 2011 India's state-run NHPC plans to generate in excess of 18.6 billion kW/h of power in 2011/12. The firm's target last year was 18 billion kW/h, and it produced 18.5 billion kW/h. This year...

Constellation Energy Acquires 30MW Solar Facility in California
05 May 2011 Constellation Energy has acquired a 30MW DC (25MW AC) solar facility from Belectric in California, US. The facility will be owned and operated by Constellation Energy and consists of...

Cameroon Secures $542m Loan from China
05 May 2011 The Government of Cameroon has obtained a $542m loan from the China Import-Export Bank for the construction of a 210MW Memve'ele hydroelectric dam on the Ntem River. Cameroon Economy...

EDF Energy Shuts Two Nuclear Reactors in UK
04 May 2011 UK-based EDF Energy has shut down two reactors at the 450MW Heysham Power Station in Lancashire, UK, due to an unforeseen outage. The plant is operated by British Energy and is divided into...

GE Secures $500m Contracts from SEC
04 May 2011 GE has secured contracts to supply gas turbine technology and services for four Saudi Electric Company power plants under a capacity expansion programme. The total value of the contracts...

Kudankulam Nuclear Plant to Begin Operations in India
04 May 2011 The first 1,000MW reactor at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, India, will commence operation next month. Nuclear Power Corporation of India is currently testing...

EnBW Launches 48.3MW Wind Park in Baltic Sea
04 May 2011 German energy business EnBW has launched a 48.3MW wind facility in the Baltic Sea. The Baltic 1 wind park is located 16km north of the German Darss/Zingst peninsula and has started feeding...

GE to Introduce New Steam Turbine Technology in India
03 May 2011 General Electric (GE) plans to introduce its latest generation of 660MW and 800MW supercritical steam turbine technology in India this year. GE Energy India president and CEO Kishore...

Vale to Invest $1.5bn in Brazilian Belo Monte Dam
03 May 2011 Brazil-based mining company Vale has agreed to purchase a $1.5bn stake in the Belo Monte dam project in the Amazon, to meet the rising nation's power needs. The Belo Monte project is held...

First Wind and Algonquin Partner for US Wind Projects
03 May 2011 First Wind, Algonquin Power and Utilities, and Emera have signed an agreement to jointly construct, own and operate wind energy projects in the north-east US. First Wind's wind developments...

Praba and Gezhouba JV to Construct Coal-Fired Plant in Indonesia
03 May 2011 Praba Group subsidiary PT Praba Indopersada and Gezhouba Group have joined forces to construct state-owned PLN's 100MW coal-fired power plant in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Praba will...

China Bank Grants Loan for Power Line in Zambia
02 May 2011 China's Industrial and Commercial Bank (ICBC) will provide a $285m loan to Zambia for the construction of an electricity transmission line. China's TBEA will be responsible for the...

April 2011

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Tata Power to Build Renewable Projects in India
28 April 2011 Tata Power plans to augment its renewable energy portfolio by adding 150MW to wind electricity and 35MW to solar energy projects in India, with an investment of INR13bn ($290m). Tata will...

Wells Fargo to Invest in US Solar Projects
28 April 2011 Financial services firm Wells Fargo will invest $120m in solar power projects, being developed by SunEdison in the US, over the next year. The funds, contributed by Wells Fargo's...

Pattern Energy and Samsung Acquire Wind Projects in Canada
28 April 2011 Pattern Energy Group has teamed up with Samsung Renewable Energy to acquire wind projects from ACCIONA and Boralex in Ontario, Canada. The new projects will be integrated with the 270MW...

SaskPower to Build Carbon-Capture Plant in Canada
27 April 2011 State-owned SaskPower will transform a generating unit at its Boundary Dam Power Station into a carbon-capture coal-power plant in Saskatchewan, Canada. The $1.31bn project is in line with...

GT Solar Bags Powertec Energy Contract
27 April 2011 GT Solar has secured a contract worth $93.9m from Taiwan-based Powertec Energy to supply a complete suite of polysilicon production equipment and technology. The order includes SDR 400...

KPTL Secures New Contract Orders
27 April 2011 India's Kalpataru Power Transmission (KPTL) has secured three contracts worth INR13bn ($1.99bn) from domestic, Ukrainian and Tanzanian companies. Ukraine-based NEC Ukrenergo awarded the...

Canadian Solar to Supply 100MW Solar Modules to Fire Energy
26 April 2011 Canadian Solar has signed an agreement with Fire Energy Group to supply 100MW of solar modules. The modules will be delivered throughout 2011, under the supply agreement. Fire...

UK Pledges $46.5m to Support Chernobyl Safety
26 April 2011 The UK has pledged to contribute £28.5m ($46.58m) to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to ensure safety and stabilisation of the nuclear disaster site at...

China to Boost Investments in Power Grid
26 April 2011 The State Grid Corp of China plans to increase investments in the country's power grid by 68% in a five-year plan. China plans to invest RMB2.55tn ($390.63bn), of which RMB500bn ($76.59bn)...

Solar Trust Receives $2.1bn Commitment for US Thermal Plants
26 April 2011 Solar Trust of America has been offered a conditional commitment for a $2.1bn loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the construction of two solar thermal plants in...

Google to Invest in 845MW Wind Project in US
21 April 2011 Google, ITOCHU subsidiary Tyr Energy and Sumitomo Corporation of America, will invest $500m in the 845MW Shepherds Flat wind project in Oregon, US. The companies will join GE Energy...

KBR Consortium Wins Contract for Waste-to-Energy Facility
21 April 2011 A consortium formed by KBR and Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has secured a contract from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) for a new waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in Florida, US. ...

Pattern Energy and Samsung Acquire Wind Projects
21 April 2011 Pattern Energy Group and Samsung Renewable Energy have together acquired land from the Suncor Energy's Fargo Wind Project and a nearby wind development project from Northland Power. ...

GCC Commences Second Phase of Grid Work in Abu Dhabi
21 April 2011 The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has started the development of the second phase of a regional power grid project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The grid project is expected to save about...

TEPCO to Stabilise Japan's Fukushima Plant in Six Months
20 April 2011 Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has unveiled plans to stabilise the quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, within six months. The first three months of the two-part plan include...

Infinis Acquires Stake in UK Wind Farms
20 April 2011 Infinis has acquired a 100% stake in three wind farms owned by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) in the UK. The wind farms have a combined generating capacity of 96.8MW. Infinis made...

AES to Buy DPL for $3.5bn
20 April 2011 Global power company AES will acquire DPL for $3.5bn in cash, following a definitive merger agreement between the two companies. Under the terms of the agreement, AES will acquire all of...

CLP Gets Approval for Gas-Power Plant Expansion in India
20 April 2011 China Light and Power (CLP) has received approval from Central Electricity Authority for the proposed expansion of the 1,200MW gas-based power plant in Gujarat, India. The INR60bn...

Dodsal and AEM to Set Up Manufacturing Facility in India
19 April 2011 Dubai-based Dodsal and Russia's Atomenergomash (AEM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a nuclear power equipment manufacturing plant in India. Both companies will...

Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines to China Datang
19 April 2011 Vestas has secured an order from China Datang to supply 25 units of V90-2.0MW wind turbines. The wind turbines will be installed near the city of Hulunbeier in the north-eastern part of...

Satcon to Supply Prism Platforms to SOLON
19 April 2011 Satcon Technology has secured a contract to supply 12 1.25MW Prism Platforms for SOLON's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). The platforms will be installed in PG& amp;E's 15MW plant, which will...

Madhucon to Construct $1.34bn Thermal Plant in India
19 April 2011 Madhucon Projects has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Jharkhand to construct a 1,320MW thermal power plant in Ranchi, India. The INR60bn ($1.35bn) project...

AREVA to Add 44MW Capacity to Australian Power Station
18 April 2011 AREVA has secured an A$104.7m ($110.17m) contract to construct a solar thermal addition to CS Energy's coal-fired Kogan Creek power station in Queensland, Australia. The addition of the...

RWE and TURCAS Start Construction at Turkey Power Plant
18 April 2011 RWE and TURCAS have commenced construction of a new 775MW natural gas combined cycle power plant in Denizli, Turkey. The €500m ($724.7m) power plant will be connected to the national...

DeWind Acquires 20MW Wind Project in US
18 April 2011 DeWind has acquired the rights for a 20MW Frisco wind project in Texas, US, from Distributed Wind Systems. The company plans to install ten of its 2MW D8.2 wind turbines at the project...

Kashima Kyodo to Resume Operations at 350MW Unit
18 April 2011 Japanese firm Kashima Kyodo Electric Power plans to restart the 350MW No. 1 unit at its tsunami-hit thermal plant in eastern Japan. The unit was closed after the huge earthquake and tsunami...

Statkraft to Buy 50% of DONG Naturgas Electricity Sign Power Purchase Agreement
15 April 2011 Statkraft has signed a two-year agreement with DONG Naturgas to purchase 50% of the electricity produced by Dong's wind farms in the UK. The company will purchase power generated from...

NorthWestern Energy Signs Purchase Agreement with Spion Kop Wind
15 April 2011 NorthWestern Energy has signed an asset purchase agreement with Spion Kop Wind to buy its 40MW wind project being constructed in Basin County in the US state of Montana. The project is in...

UK Misses 2010 Renewable Energy Target
15 April 2011 The Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) has said the UK has reached only 6.5% of the 10% renewable electricity target set for 2010. REF has released an information note based on analysis of...

Japan's Nuclear Plant Utilisation Rate Falls to 58.3%
15 April 2011 The nuclear power plant utilisation rate fell to 58.3% in March from 66% last year at Japan's ten nuclear companies, new data has showed. The ten nuclear plants consumed more oil in...

Eight Indian Power Plants Shut for Violations
14 April 2011 The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in India has closed eight coal-based power units operated by state-run Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MahaGenco) due to non-compliance...

BrightSource Secures Financing for Solar Project in US
14 April 2011 BrightSource Energy has secured a loan guarantee of $1.6bn from the US Department of Energy for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California, US. The project, which is...

Panama Begins Work on Hydroelectric Projects
14 April 2011 Panama has commenced construction of 16 hydroelectric projects worth $1bn in a bid to meet the nation's growing power demand. The projects are being delivered by the private companies and...

Kiewit and Black & Veatch JV to Build $1bn Canadian Power Plant
14 April 2011 A joint venture formed by Kiewit Energy Canada and Black & Veatch Canada has secured a contract from Enmax for the construction of its $1bn Shepard Power Plant in south-east Calgary,...

Oglethorpe Power Acquires KGen Murray
13 April 2011 Oglethorpe Power has completed the acquisition of KGen Murray I and II, for $529m, and two natural gas-fired, combined cycle generating units in Georgia, US. The two units have a...

HHI Complete Power Plant Construction in Saudi Arabia
13 April 2011 Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has completed the construction of a $1.1bn gas-powered power station in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The power plant, said to be the biggest gas-powered station in...

Japan's Nuclear Crisis Rating Raised to Highest Level
13 April 2011 The Nuclear Safety Commission (NSC) of Japan has said the crisis level at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has been raised to the highest level of seven. The decision to raise the threat level...

Meyer Burger Acquires Stake in Roth & Rau
13 April 2011 Meyer Burger Technology has acquired an 11.3% stake in German solar company Roth & Rau in a voluntary public takeover offer. Meyer Burger acquired all bearer shares in Roth & Rau at a price...

GE to Build PV Panel Unit in US
12 April 2011 General Electric (GE) plans to build a solar energy unit in the US, to produce its new range of thin film photovoltaic panels. The 400MW unit, set to be operational by 2013, will produce...

Sempra Signs Power Purchase Agreement with Maui Electric
12 April 2011 Sempra Generation has signed a 20-year contract with Maui Electric Company to sell 21MW of the power generated from its Auwahi Wind project. The construction of the Auwahi Wind project in...

Siemens and Cobra to Set Up Power Transmission Grid
12 April 2011 German firm Siemens and Spain's Cobra have been awarded a $116.4m contract to install a power transmission grid across Bangladesh and India by next year. Cobra has received a $9.4m contract...

TOYO to Construct Song Hau 2 Thermal Power Plant
12 April 2011 Malaysia-based TOYO has unveiled plans to develop a 2,000MW Song Hau 2 thermal power plant in Hau Giang, Vietnam. The company intends to invest about $2.5bn for the construction of the...

Techno Electric to Invest $2.2bn in Power by 2017
11 April 2011 Techno Electric & Engineering plans to invest INR100bn ($2.27bn) in developing various power projects in India over the next seven years. Techno Electric & Engineering managing director PP...

Brazil's CPFL Acquires Jantus for Wind Power Assets
11 April 2011 Brazil's CPFL Energia has acquired 100% of wind power firm Jantus from a group including Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and a unit of Citicorp. CPFL Energia purchased the firm for...

Vattenfal Unit to Delay Gasification at a Netherlands Power Plant
11 April 2011 Vattenfal Group unit, Nuon, will delay plans for the gasification of biomass and coal at its new gas-fired power plant at Eemshaven, the Netherlands. The firm has now agreed not to bring...

Siemens to Begin Cape Wind Project by Year End
11 April 2011 Siemens is likely to begin construction of a controversial wind farm off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, US, later this year. Cape Wind is a 130-turbine project that would be spread across...

Water Leaks at Onagawa Nuclear Plant after Fresh Japan Quake
08 April 2011 Water has leaked out of spent fuel pools at the Onagawa nuclear plant after a second earthquake hit the north-east of Japan. According to plant operator Tohoku Electric Power, water leaked...

Scottish Power to Reduce Coal Power Plant Output by 50%
08 April 2011 Scottish Power will cut the total output of its 1100MW Cockenzie coal power station by 50% from April 2012. With the cut in capacity, the power plant’s running time will be restricted to...

BlueChip Energy to Supply Power to Progress Energy Florida
08 April 2011 BlueChip Energy has signed a power purchase agreement with Progress Energy Florida to supply renewable energy from the Sorrento Eagle Dunes solar farm in central Florida, US. The solar farm...

BlueChip Energy to Supply Power to Progress Energy Florida
08 April 2011 BlueChip Energy has signed a power purchase agreement with Progress Energy Florida to supply renewable energy from the Sorrento Eagle Dunes solar farm in central Florida, US. The solar farm...

World Bank Approves Loan for Macedonian Transmission Project
07 April 2011 The World Bank has approved a $19.1m loan, which will help the Macedonian Power Transmission System Operator (MEPSO) improve the energy infrastructure of the country. The financing will aid...

Smart Grid Federation Pushes for Global Collaboration
07 April 2011 The Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) has called for an increase in collaboration between the private sector and global governments to attract more investments. Members of the GSGF,...

Tepco Resumes Operation at Oil-Fired Power Plant in Japan
07 April 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has resumed operations at a 600MW unit of the Fashima oil-fired power plant, which was damaged by the earthquake in Japan. The unit, which operates on fuel...

Toshiba to Supply Equipment for NZ Geothermal Project
07 April 2011 Toshiba will supply geothermal power equipment for the Te Mihi power station in Taupo, New Zealand, under a contract with the McConnell Dowell, SNC-Lavalin, Parsons Brinkerhoff joint...

Tepco Plugs Radiation Leak from Japan’s Fukushima Plant
06 April 2011 The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has plugged the outflow of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea using sodium silicate. Tepco injected sodium silicate...

Alstom to Supply Equipment for €1bn Malaysian Coal-Fired Plant
06 April 2011 Alstom will provide key power generation equipment worth over €650m to TNB Janamanjung for a 1,000MW supercritical coal-fired power plant in Manjung, Malaysia. Under the contract,...

PSE Installs First Turbine at Lower Snake River Wind Project
06 April 2011 Puget Sound Energy has installed the first wind turbine for phase 1 of its 343MW Lower Snake River Wind Project in Washington, US. The first of the project's 430ft tall turbines was completed...

Fluor Builds Arizona Solar Power Plant for SunPower
06 April 2011 Fluor is building a 20MW Copper Crossing photovoltaic solar power plant in Pinal County, Arizona, US, for SunPower, under a new contract. The Copper Crossing project is being developed...

KPTL Secures Contracts for Power Projects in India
05 April 2011 Kalpataru Power Transmission has secured three contracts worth INR 5.36bn ($120.6m) from the Power Grid Corporation for power projects in India. The scope of work includes installing a...

Syria to Receive $208m for Power Projects
05 April 2011 The ministry of Syria will sign an agreement to receive $208m from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to finance a power project...

B&W Wins Renewable Energy Contract in Sweden
05 April 2011 Denmark-based Babcock & Wilcox Vølund received a $30m contract to supply components for the expansion of a waste-to-energy, combined heat and power plant in Lidköping, Sweden. ...

ContourGlobal to Begin Power Generation at Rwandan Plant
05 April 2011 ContourGlobal will begin producing power from methane gas extracted at Lake Kivu in Rwanda after securing funding for the plant. ContourGlobal country manager Jarmo Gummerus told Bloomberg...

LDK Solar to Acquire 70% Stake in Solar Power
04 April 2011 LDK Solar has finalised its acquisition of a 70% interest in Solar Power (SPI), valued at $33m. The firm has paid a second payment of $23m to finalise the deal followed by the $10m paid in...

Vestas to Supply Turbines for Brazilian Wind Projects
04 April 2011 Vestas will supply 75 turbines amounting to 150MW to Energisa for five wind power projects in Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. Turbines with 2MW unit capacity will be used for Ventos de Sao...

Entergy to Sign Power Purchase Contract with Vermont Electric
04 April 2011 Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee will sell power from its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in the US to Vermont Electric Cooperative, under a 20-year agreement. The agreement is subject to approval...

Malaysian Firm to Bid for $3bn Java Power Project
04 April 2011 Malaysian firm, YTL Power, plans to bid for a $3bn coal-fired power plant in Central Java, Indonesia, in partnership with a number of Japanese firms. The consortium with the Japanese...

Sun Power to Provide Solar Systems to TEP
01 April 2011 SunPower is to provide 11MW of solar power systems for Tucson Electric Power's (TEP) bright roofs programme. TEP will buy the SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile that integrates a...

Radiation Leaks Continue from Fukushima Plant
01 April 2011 Radioactive water is still leaking from Japan's Fukushima plant, which was damaged by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country last month. A steep rise in radiation was...

DTE to Install Smart Meters in US
01 April 2011 DTE Energy is to install an additional 350,000 electric meters in 25 communities in Oakland County, Michigan, US, in April this year. The project comes in line with the company's...

Hightstar to Acquire Gas-fired Plants from LS Power
01 April 2011 Highstar Capital is to acquire 100% of the equity interests in LS Power's Arlington Valley and Griffith power plants in Arizona, US. The Arlington Valley and Griffith plants are...

March 2011

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GE to Acquire $3.2bn Stake in Converteam
31 March 2011 GE's energy business will acquire about 90% of Converteam, a provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems for approximately $3.2bn. GE will purchase the stake from...

Alstom to Convert Kuwaiti Gas-Fired Unit to Combined-Cycle Plant
31 March 2011 Alstom is to convert Kuwait's Az-zour gas-fired power plant into a combined cycle power plant for Al Ghanim International under a €170m ($239.5m) contract. Under the contract, Alstom...

UK to Own 10% of Global Offshore Wind Market by 2050
31 March 2011 The UK is likely to have a 10% share in the global offshore wind market, expected to be worth £170bn, by 2050. The country's wind portfolio will include installation, operation and maintenance...

Andritz to Supply Turbines for Canadian Power Project
31 March 2011 Andritz Hydro will provide two Francis turbines and generators to extend the Mica hydropower plant in British Columbia, Canada, for €110m ($155m). Andritz will provide installation...

Alstom to Upgrade Steam Turbine for GDF Suez Polish Plant
30 March 2011 Alstom Power is to retrofit a 200MW steam turbine for GDF Suez Energia Polska's Polaniec power plant in Poland. Under the terms of the agreement, Alstom will design, manufacture and...

TetraTech to Aid in Indonesian Clean Energy Programme
30 March 2011 Tetra Tech will support the Indonesian Government to meet its clean energy needs and targets under a $16.2m contract from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the 3.5...

PensionDanmark and PKA to Acquire Stake in Dong's Wind Farm in Denmark
30 March 2011 A consortium of PensionDanmark and PKA will acquire 50% of the Anholt offshore wind farm in Denmark for Kr6bn ($1.13bn) from Dong Energy. PensionDanmark will acquire a 30% interest, while...

China to Raise Wind Power Capacity to 13GW in Inner Mongolia
30 March 2011 China will increase its wind power capacity to 13GW in Inner Mongolia, the country's top wind power region, by the end of this year. The capacity would be over half of China's total at...

Peru to See $1.8bn Investments in Hydropower
29 March 2011 Peru has handed hydroelectric power concessions to firms including Grana y Montero, Odebrecht and Inkia, with government officials announcing a expected investment of $1.8bn on the...

MCT Applies for Approval for Tidal Array Off Wales
29 March 2011 Marine Current Turbines (MCT), along with RWE npower renewable, has applied for approval to install a 10MW array of tidal stream turbines off the coast of Wales in 2015. The tidal power...

Siemens to Deliver Wind Turbines for Minnesota Power’s Bison 2 Project
29 March 2011 Siemens Energy will deliver 35 wind turbines to Minnesota Power for its Bison 2 wind energy centre near North Dakota, US. The firm will provide transportation, erection and commissioning of...

Oil Falls to $103 on Libyan Tensions
29 March 2011 The price of oil has fallen by 57 cents to about $103 a barrel as tensions continue in Libya with rebels gaining ground against Gaddafi, raising expectations of an accelerated supply recovery. ...

Japan Seeks French Aid for the Nuclear Plant Crisis
29 March 2011 The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) has sought for help from nuclear power authorities in France to help them contain the crisis at the Fukushima power plant in quake-hit Japan. TEPCO...

ABB to Build Transmission Link in India
28 March 2011 ABB will build an ultrahigh-voltage transmission system worth about $900m for Power Grid Corporation of India's (PGCIL) north-east Agra transmission project. The network will supply...

SNC-Lavalin to Provide EPC Services for Nalcor Hydro Project
28 March 2011 SNC-Lavalin will provide its engineering, procurement and construction management services for the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Development in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The...

Chinese Electricity Sector to Receive $114bn Investment in 2011
28 March 2011 Investment in China's electricity sector is expected to total CNY750bn ($114bn) for 2011, recording a 6% increase over last year's investment of CNY705.1bn ($107bn). Approximately...

France to Conduct Safety Check on all Nuclear Plants
28 March 2011 France's Nuclear Safety Authority has been asked by the French Prime minister François Fillon to inspect all of the country's nuclear power plants, as the Japanese nuclear crisis continues. ...

Satcon to Supply PV Solutions to Solar Cells Hellas
25 March 2011 Satcon Technology will install 20.5MW of ground-mounted PV inverter solutions to Solar Cells Hellas for projects in Southern Greece. Under the contract, Satcon will supply ten units of...

Wavebob, Abengoa to Collaborate on Wave Energy Research
25 March 2011 Wavebob and Abengoa are to work together on the research, development and commercialisation of wave energy systems. The collaboration will last at least six years and will meet...

UK Carbon Tax to Affect Supply Security
25 March 2011 The UK government plans to exercise a new tax on the carbon emissions of fossil fuel plants and heavy industries. Speaking on Budget day, the government announced that it will to introduce...

Doosan to Invest in Scottish Wind Industry
25 March 2011 Doosan Power Systems is to invest up to £170m ($277.2m) in its Scottish operations over the next ten years, supported by Scottish Enterprise. Doosan and Scottish Enterprise signed a...

North Sea Tax Rise To Affect UK Field Sales
25 March 2011 The UK Budget's increase in taxes from 20% to 32% is likely to affect investments in North Sea assets. The hike will lower the value of UK Continental Shelf fields, which are already...

Gibraltar Awards Contract for New Power Station
24 March 2011 The Government of Gibraltar has awarded a contract for the construction of a new power plant to a joint venture between ETDE and Volker Stevin Construction Europe for £122.8m. The...

Restoration of Electricity Resumes at Japan Plant
24 March 2011 Work to restore Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant resumed today, after being delayed by black smoke leaking from a reactor. Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) will continue to...

A-Power Secures Deal for Power Plant in China
24 March 2011 China-based A-Power Energy Generation Systems signed a $19m contract to develop the first phase of a biomass power generation plant in Shandong province, China. As part of the first...

Juhl Wind Completes Wind Project in Minnesota
24 March 2011 Juhl Wind has completed the construction of a utility scale wind power project and will begin commercial operation in Meeker County, Minnesota, US. With an investment of about $42m, the...

Platina Partners Unveils First Wind Farm in Cyprus
23 March 2011 Private Equity Fund Manager Platina Partners and developer Akis Ellinas have opened the Orites wind farm in Cyprus. The 82MW project is the country's first wind energy project and will provide...

Tenaga to Build Gas-Fired Power Station in Malaysia
23 March 2011 Tenaga Nasional is planning to build a 300MW gas-fired power station in Sabah state of Malaysia. The news comes after Malaysia's federal and Sabah state governments dismissed a plan to build a...

Japanese Banks May Provide $25bn to Tepco
23 March 2011 Japanese banks are set to provide emergency loans to Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) valuing over ¥2 trillion ($24.6bn) to boost electricity supply, twice the amount reported in initial...

US Firm to Slow Down Nuclear Power Project After Japan Crisis
23 March 2011 US nuclear power developer NRG Energy has almost stopped work on a major nuclear power project in Texas, following the crisis in Japan. The decision will allow time for the US Nuclear...

Support for Nuclear Power Falls in the UK
22 March 2011 More people in UK are likely to oppose building new nuclear power plants than last year in the aftermath of the Japanese crisis, according to a Friends of the Earth survey poll. Following...

First Solar to Build Solar Module Manufacturing Unit
22 March 2011 First Solar will invest $300m to build a manufacturing unit in Arizona, US. The unit will house four manufacturing lines with a capacity to produce more than 250MW of advanced...

Alstom Grid Opens New Technology Centre in China
22 March 2011 Alstom Grid has opened its China Technology Center in Shanghai, which will develop solutions for smart electrical grids. An advanced centre for research, development and testing of...

Cavico to Make Tunnel Breakthrough in Vietnamese Hydropower Plant
22 March 2011 Cavico subsidiary Cavico Bridge and Tunnel is set to make the third and final tunnel breakthrough at the A Luoi Hydropower project in Vietnam next month. Once complete, the 170MW...

Xcel Energy and SunPower Complete Solar PV Plant in Colorado
21 March 2011 Xcel Energy and SunPower have completed and commissioned a 19MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Alamosa County, Colorado, US. The Greater Sandhill solar plant began operations in December...

GE Energy to Fund SustainX for Energy Storage Technology
21 March 2011 GE Energy Financial Services and other investors have offered $14.4m to SustainX to help it continue to develop energy storage technology using compressed air. SustainX is working with AES...

IAEA Observes Improvements in Tackling Japan Nuclear Crisis
21 March 2011 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has observed positive developments in tackling the nuclear emergency at three of the reactors at Japan's Fukushima power plant. Smoke or vapour...

PSE&G to File for Transmission Lines Upgrade Project
21 March 2011 Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) plans to file for approval with the New Jersey Board of Utilities to upgrade transmissions lines in New Jersey, US, in May. Under the...

Scottish Power Renewables Set to Develop Tidal Energy Project Off Scotland
18 March 2011 Scottish Power Renewables plans to develop a major tidal energy project in the Sound of Islay off the west coast of Scotland with an investment of £40m. The Scottish Government is expected to...

TEPCO to Restore Power to Japanese Power Plant
18 March 2011 The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) workers are preparing to restore power at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in an effort to prevent a nuclear meltdown. TEPCO is set to...

GE First Wind Turbine Commissioned in the Netherlands
18 March 2011 GE's first 2.75-103 wind turbine has been commissioned at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands wind farm in Wieringermeer, the Netherlands. The new turbine is based on GE's...

US EPA Reveals Mercury Pollution Standard for Power Plants
18 March 2011 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the first national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants. Many power plants would need to...

MYR Group to Construct Transmission Line for Dominion
17 March 2011 MYR Group plans to rebuild the Mt. Storm to Doubs Transmission Line in Virginia, US, for national energy firm Dominion. The firm will reconstruct about 96 miles of 500kV transmission line...

Japan Intensifies Cooling Efforts for Nuclear Plant
17 March 2011 Japan has intensified its efforts to cool the nuclear reactors at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. At present, Japanese army CH-47 Chinook helicopters have been spraying tons...

Iraq Looks for Power Imports Through Syria
17 March 2011 Iraq has asked Syria to allow it to join a regional power grid so that it can import electricity from Turkey. The regional grid provides a power link between Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan,...

Germany Rethinks Nuclear Plant Life Extension Plans
17 March 2011 Germany has temporarily shut down two of its oldest nuclear power plants for safety checks and is rethinking its plans to extend the life of 17 nuclear plants in the context of the Japanese...

GE to Offer Assistance to Japan on Nuclear Crisis
16 March 2011 General Electric plans to offer technical assistance to the Japan as it attempts to tackle the potential nuclear crisis, following three explosions at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. ...

EU to Consider Nuclear Plant Closures as Japan Struggles
16 March 2011 The EU is exploring the closure of nuclear plants as Japan struggles to contain a possible nuclear meltdown at its Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant following an earthquake. European...

NV Energy Seeks Nevada Approval for Renewable Energy Projects
16 March 2011 NV Energy is looking for approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, US, to sign long-term power purchase agreements for 50MW of solar energy and 51MW of geothermal energy. The...

Workers Return to Japan Nuclear Plant After a Fall in Radiation Level
16 March 2011 Workers have returned to the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) briefly withdrew them from the site due to a rise in radiation levels. About...

Benham Constructors to Build Geothermal Plant for Gradient
15 March 2011 Benham Constructors, a Science Applications International Corporation subsidiary, will build a geothermal power plant for Gradient Resources' Patua project in northern Nevada, US. Under...

Siemens to Supply Control Systems for OPC Power Plants
15 March 2011 Siemens Energy has announced that its Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical (IC&E) business unit will supply the distributed control systems for five Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC)...

Kenersys Opens New Wind Turbine Plant
15 March 2011 Kenersys has opened its wind turbine manufacturing plant in Pune, Maharashtra, India. The firm plans to produce 250 large turbines a year at the plant. Each turbine will have a 2MW...

Third Explosion at Japanese Nuclear Plant Increases Radiation Leak Risk
15 March 2011 A third explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has increased the risk of nuclear meltdown. The container vessel of the plant's No 2 reactor was damaged by a blast...

PPL Sells Off Non-Core Power Assets
14 March 2011 PPL Corporation has sold its interests in certain non-core power generating stations to LS Power Equity Advisors for $381m. The assets include two natural gas plants – a 244MW PPL...

Second Explosion Occurs at Japan Nuclear Plant
14 March 2011 A second explosion has occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant in quake-hit Japan, officials have confirmed. The blast follows a similar explosion at the No. 1 reactor,...

Black & Veatch to Design India's Largest Power Plant
14 March 2011 Black & Veatch will design Reliance Power's $2bn Samalkot power plant in India. The combined cycle power plant, expected to become the largest such power plant in India, will produce energy...

SDG&E Signs Power Purchase Agreement for Tenaska's Solar Project
14 March 2011 San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Tenaska Solar Ventures subsidiary, CSOLAR Development for 150MW of solar power. Under the contract, power...

UK Unveils Carbon Action Plan Draft
11 March 2011 The UK Government has brought out a draft carbon plan, which will aim to achieve the country's climate change goals and domestic carbon targets. The draft focuses on the need for a shift...

Vestas to Repower Iberwind’s Portugal Wind Farm
11 March 2011 Vestas will repower the Lagoa Funda Wind Power Plant in Portugal for Iberwind under a new agreement. The work includes engineering, procurement construction for six units of the...

Kenya's GDC Invites Tenders for Geothermal Power Plants
11 March 2011 Geothermal Development (GDC), Kenya's state-owned power firm, has invited tenders for the development of eight steam power stations at the Bogoria-Silali block in north-western Kenya. The...

Aboitiz to Raise $900m in Debt for Coal-Fired Plants
11 March 2011 The Philippines' Aboitiz Equity Ventures is considering a total of about PHP39.5bn ($900m) from debt sales to fund capital expenditure on coal-fired plants and to refinance maturing...

Japan Earthquake Causes Major Blackout
11 March 2011 11 nuclear power plants have been shut down in Japan after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country, causing a major blackout. Tokyo Electric Power Company said in a statement that 4...

Japan Declares Nuclear Emergency After Quake
11 March 2011 Japan has declared a nuclear emergency after the operator of Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant reported an abnormality today, following a major earthquake, the industry ministry has announced. ...

SSE to Halve Power Plant Capacity
10 March 2011 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) will scale back the production capacity of its proposed Abernedd power station, citing uncertain demand in the electricity market. SSE has reduced the...

UK to Legalise Long-Term Power Contracts to Lower Costs
10 March 2011 The UK is preparing ground for new rules that will include long-term power contracts from low-carbon generation to attract investors and lower cost for consumers. The new legislations will set...

ABB to Build Solar Plant for Phenix Renewables
10 March 2011 ABB will build a 24.2MW photovoltaic solar power plant for Phenix Renewables in Lazio, central Italy. The solar plant will generate up to 35GWh of electricity a year and avert over 25,000t of...

India to Penalise Delays for Solar Start-Ups
10 March 2011 The Indian Government plans to impose fines on solar firms that delay the commercial operations of their solar plants in an effort to accelerate growth in its solar energy sector. Gujarat...

Conifex to Build Biomass Plant in British Columbia
09 March 2011 Conifex Timber will invest C$45m ($46m) to build a biomass energy facility, which will be connected to the saw mills in Mackenzie, British Columbia. The biomass plant that will feature a...

FPL Unveils the World’s First Hybrid Solar Energy Centre
09 March 2011 Florida Power & Light Company has unveiled the world's first hybrid solar energy centre, which combines a solar farm with a natural gas power plant. The centre, situated in western Martin...

WRG to Begin Work on Lincolnshire Plant Next Month
09 March 2011 Waste Recycling Group (WRG) will begin building the energy-from-waste (EfW) plant for Lincolnshire Waste Partnership (LWP) in April this year. The plant will be built on 31,000m² of land...

NTPC Begins Commercial Operations on India Power Plant
09 March 2011 India's National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has begun commercial operations at a 500MW thermal power plant in the state of Haryana, India, this week. The plant is one of the three units...

KEPCO to Invest $1.8bn on Smart Grid by 2015
08 March 2011 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) will invest KRW2 trillion ($1.8bn) until 2015 to develop a smart grid, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. KEPCO head of strategy for...

UK Approves Gas Power Plant in South Derbyshire
08 March 2011 The UK Government has given the go ahead for a gas-fired power station in South Derbyshire, UK. The plant, worth £1bn (1.62bn), will be located on the site of a former coal-fired power...

Viet Lao Power Begins Work on Hydel Plant in Laos
08 March 2011 Viet Lao Power has started constructing a 332MW hydroelectric power plant in Laos, which is expected to export part of its electricity output to Vietnam. The $441m Xekaman plant will be...

Echelon Wins Smart Grid Project from Denmark Utility
08 March 2011 Echelon Corporation has won a contract for its Networked Energy Services (NES) smart grid control system for deployment in Denmark utility NRGi's services territory. The system includes...

ARB to Overhaul El Segundo Generating Station
07 March 2011 ARB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Primoris Services, has received a contract to overhaul the El Segundo Generating Station in El Segundo, California, US. The modernisation work is expected...

Pike Electric to Build Transmission Lines for Nuclear Station
07 March 2011 Pike Electric will build transmission lines associated with the expansion of the VC Summer Nuclear Station in South Carolina, under an EPC contract SCANA. Under the $275m contract, Pike...

Australia to Negotiate Carbon Price with Energy Industry
07 March 2011 The Australian Government plans to arrive at a carbon tax price decision after negotiations with electric generators are held in the coming weeks. Climate Change Minister Greg Combet told...

Viron Energy to Construct West Java Wind Power Plant
07 March 2011 Viron Energy will begin construction of a 30MW wind power plant in Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia, after having received an approval from its Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. PLN...

PetroVietnam to Construct Thermal Power Plant in Vietnam
04 March 2011 PetroVietnam Power and the PetroVietnam Construction have signed a contract to build a power plant in Vietnam's Thai Binh province. The 15MW Thai Binh Thermal Power Plant No 2 is expected...

E.ON to Divest UK Power Assets to PPL Corporation
04 March 2011 E.ON has announced that it will sell its UK electricity power distribution business, Central Networks, to US-based PPL Corporation for £4bn ($6.5bn). The purchase price includes an assumption...

US to Provide Loan Guarantee for Maine Wind Farm
04 March 2011 The US Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment for a $102m loan guarantee to Wagner Wind Energy and Independence Wind for a proposed wind farm in Maine, US. The 50.6MW...

AES Achieves Financial Closure on Mountain View IV Wind Project
04 March 2011 AES has reached financial closure on the Mountain View IV wind project built in Palm Springs, California, US. The 49MW plant will increase AES’ total wind capacity to 200MW. The wind...

Delta to Boost Solar Cell Production Capacity Through Acquisitions
03 March 2011 Delta Electronics has announced plans to boost its annual solar cell production capacity to 800MW and is looking for acquisitions to meet the target. Delta Electronics chief executive...

US DoE Selects Ascent for Loan Guarantee
03 March 2011 The US Department of Energy (DoE) Loan Guarantee Programs Office (LGPO) has selected Ascent Solar's loan guarantee application, for its 150MW FAB3 project, to advance to the LGPO's due...

Contact Energy Secures Approval for New Zealand Wind Farm
03 March 2011 Contact Energy has secured an inquiry draft permit approving the construction of the Hauauru Ma Raki wind farm. The 504MW wind farm will be developed along 34km of isolated Waikato...

Sembcorp to Build Cogeneration Plant in Singapore
03 March 2011 Sembcorp Industries is set to build a 800MW cogeneration plant in Singapore to provide electricity and heat for its industrial customers. The S$900m ($707.8m) plant will be located on...

Ocean Power Completes Wave Power Device
02 March 2011 Ocean Power Technologies has completed its largest and most powerful wave power device to date, the PB150 PowerBuoy. With a peak-rated power output of 150kW, equivalent to the energy...

Dubai Wastes 50% of Power Per Year
02 March 2011 Dubai dissipates about 50% of its annually produced power through incorrect usage, according to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa). The country's average electricity usage...

SunEdison to Build Solar PV Projects for Ontario Power Authority
02 March 2011 SunEdison will construct 31MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for The Ontario Power Authority (OPA). The firm will build two 10MW projects in Rideau Lakes, one 10MW plant in South...

Solon to Construct Solar Plant for PG&E
02 March 2011 Solon will construct a 15MW solar power plant in California, US, for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The construction is scheduled to begin in April 2011 and is set to be completed...

US Geothermal Receives Loan Guarantee for Oregon Project
01 March 2011 The loan amount represents 75% of the total cost of the project and the remaining 25% being funded by Enbridge. US Geothermal has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Idaho...

Korean Firms to Build Transmission Lines for Kazakhstan
01 March 2011 A Korean consortium of Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO), Hyundai Corporation and Hyundai Engineering, will build power transmission lines in Kazakhstan. Under a $46m deal with...

RMT to Build Wind Farm for Granite Reliable Power
01 March 2011 US Geothermal has secured a $96.8m loan guarantee to construct the 23MW Neal Hot Springs in Eastern Oregon, US. RMT will build a 99MW wind farm for Granite Reliable Power, a partnership...

Aboitiz Power to Expand Sibulan Hydroelectric Plant
01 March 2011 Aboitiz Power plans to increase the capacity of the Sibulan hydroelectric plant in Davao del by 13.6MW from the existing 42.5MW. Plans cover the construction of the Tuduya Project, an...

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Sanan to Develop Photovoltaic Project in China
28 February 2011 Sanan Optoelectronics has begun the construction of a photovoltaic project worth RMB8bn ($1.22bn) in Anhui Province, China. The project is being developed in partnership with EMCORE and will...

Alstom to Build Gas-Fired Plant for Sembcorp
28 February 2011 Alstom will build a new 800MW gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration plant in Singapore's Jurong Island, under an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Sembcorp. As per...

Sri Lanka to Add 350MW to National Grid
28 February 2011 Sri Lanka plans to add 350MW of electricity to the national grid from small hydropower plant projects by 2020. At present, the small hydro projects generate power to meet 6.8% of Sri...

Contact Energy to Construct Te Mihli Geothermal Project
28 February 2011 Contact Energy will build a $623m Te Mihli geothermal project for a consortium of McConnell Dowell Constructors, SNC-Lavalin Constructors, and PB New Zealand. Contact will be responsible for...

Indonesia Saves $38m for Geothermal Development
25 February 2011 Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has set aside Rp350bn ($39m) to mitigate risks for the development of geothermal projects in 2011. Indonesian Minister Darwin Zahedy Saleh told...

OPDE Begins Construction on Six Solar Farms in Italy
25 February 2011 OPDE ITALIA has begun the construction of six new photovoltaic solar farms in the region of Piedmont, Italy. The combined generating capacity of all farms is 26MW, and €120m ($165.4m)...

Mitsubishi Acquires Stake in Spain’s CSP Plants
25 February 2011 Mitsubishi Corporation has acquired a share in four concentrated solar power (CSP) generation plants with a total capacity of 200MW. Mitsubishi acquired a 15% stake in Acciona Termosolar...

UK Approves New Gas-Fired Plant for Wales
25 February 2011 The UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has approved the construction of an 870MW gas-fired power station near Port Talbot in Wales. The Abernedd Combined Cycle Gas Turbine...

Siemens to Supply Components for Combined Cycle Plant in Saudi Arabia
24 February 2011 Siemens will supply components worth over $1bn for a combined cycle power plant to a Saudi Arabian-consortium. The consortium comprises Al Arrab Contracting Company, Saudi Arabia, and...

Japanese Utility to Invest in Thai Power Producer
24 February 2011 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) will invest JPY21bn ($254m) for a 12% stake in Thailand's Electricity Generating (Egco) to expand beyond the Japanese market. Tepco will purchase the stake in...

Indonesia Orders State-Owned Utility to Buy Geothermal Power
24 February 2011 Indonesia has passed a ministerial decree, under which the state-owned utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will buy power from the country's geothermal plants to support investment in...

UK Wind Farm Reopens
24 February 2011 The UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne has opened the Delabole wind farm in north Cornwall following upgrades at the site. Work on the farm covered replacement...

SCE Completes Nuclear Plant Project
23 February 2011 Southern California Edison (SCE) has successfully completed the replacement of steam generators for Unit 3 of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California, US. The reconnection of the...

Iraq Power Plant to Begin Operations
23 February 2011 The construction of the first unit at the 324MW Al Sadr power-plant in Iraq has been completed, the Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad has announced. The first unit is waiting for...

Vattenfall Signs Deal for Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
23 February 2011 Vattenfall has signed contract with Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) for a vessel, which will transport 80 Siemens wind turbines to its DanTysk offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Vattenfall and...

Protests Force Jordan to Suspend Power Supply to Lebanon
23 February 2011 Jordan has been forced to suspend its power supply to Lebanon due to the disruption of regional gas pipelines caused by protests in Egypt. Before the supply cut, Lebanon received at least 100MW...

Siemens to Build CCGT Power Plant for Minera Mexico
22 February 2011 Siemens Energy plans to build a combined cycle power plant for Grupo Mexico subsidiary, Minera Mexico in Sonora State, Mexico. The 250MW La Caridad plant is scheduled to come onstream in 2013...

Wind Capital Group to Construct Wind Farm in Florida
22 February 2011 Wind Capital Group has signed a contract for the construction of a $250m wind farm in Florida, US. The firm plans to lease around 10,000 acres of land from the sugarcane growers in the West...

Pakistan to Complete Pilot Coal Gasification Power Plant
22 February 2011 Pakistan is expected to complete a pilot project, which will generate electricity from the Thar Coal project through gasification this year. The project was launched in 2010 by the...

Vietnam to Raise Power Prices to Attract Investments
22 February 2011 Vietnam plans to raise power tariffs by 15.28% to aid in attracting investments in new power plants. The approved hike in prices will be effective from next month and follow price hikes...

Malaysia Looks to Utilise India’s Wind Expertise
21 February 2011 Malaysia is exploring a tie-up with India's Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) to utilise its technical expertise in the field. C-WET is a centre for wind-energy development that aims...

APS and First Solar to Build Solar Plant in Arizona
21 February 2011 Arizona Public Service (APS) has selected First Solar to design and build the Paloma solar plant in Gila Bend in Arizona, US. The 17MW photovoltaic facility is expected to become operational...

Dominion Looks to Close Massachusetts Coal Power Plant
21 February 2011 Dominion is likely to decommission the Salem Harbor coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts in June 2014 to avoid investing in expensive equipment that meet environmental standards. ...

Babcock to Support Sellafield for Nuclear Waste Management
21 February 2011 Babcock has won four contracts worth £86m ($139.4m) to supply radiometric services support at Sellafield nuclear waste management site. The Sellafield site comprises more than 1000...

KEPCO Consortium to Build Thermal Plant in UAE
18 February 2011 A Korea Electric Power (KEPCO) consortium will build a $1.43bn thermal power plant in the UAE for Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA). Under the terms of the contract, the...

Eneco Confirms Location for Wind Farm Off UK Coast
18 February 2011 Eneco, one of the firms that secured the right to develop wind farms from UK's Crown estate, has confirmed the location for its Isle of Wight wind farm. The wind farm will have a capacity...

Finavera and GE Unit to Partner for British Wildmare Wind Farm
18 February 2011 GE Energy Financial Services, a GE unit, will provide equity investment in a 77MW wind farm to be built by Finavera Wind Energy in British Columbia, Canada. GE Energy Financial Services will...

Satcon Technology to Supply Solar Inverter Solutions for Tauberlandpark
18 February 2011 Satcon Technology will supply 39 PowerGate Plus 500kW solar inverter solutions to Relatio for the new Tauberlandpark solar installation in Wertheim-Dorlesberg, Germany. Relatio Holding...

Mitsubishi Electric to Build Transformer Facility in US
17 February 2011 Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Electric Power Products will build a power transformer manufacturing unit in Memphis, Tennessee, US. The new 350,000ft² facility at the...

India to Draft a Geothermal Energy Policy
17 February 2011 India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is planning to draft a national geothermal energy policy by the end of March 2011. The ministry is currently consulting state officials on the...

Honduras Approves Sayab Wind Project
17 February 2011 The Environmental Unit of the Municipality of San Marco de Colon in Honduras, Central America, has approved Minerco Resources's 100MW Sayab Wind Project. Once operational, the wind farm...

Construction of Belarus Nuclear Plant to Begin This Year
17 February 2011 Work on the Belarus nuclear power plant (NPP) is slated to begin between August and September 2011, according to Belarus First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko. The NPP will be built in...

TBEU to Build Biomass Power Plant in Uganda
16 February 2011 Taylor Biomass Energy Uganda (TBEU) will invest $160m to build a biomass power plant in Uganda. The 40MW plant will be the first major renewable energy project in Uganda that is suffering...

EPS and Seci Energia to Build Hydroelectric Projects in Serbia
16 February 2011 The Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) and Italy's Seci Energia have signed an agreement for the construction of hydroelectric power plants. Serbian Minister of Energy and Mining...

L&T to Build Gas-Based Power Plant for GSECL
16 February 2011 Larsen & Toubro will build a gas-based power plant in Gujarat, India, under an INR11bn ($240m) EPC contract for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL). The firm will design and...

Installation of Chinese Hydropower Turbines Begins
16 February 2011 The installations of the world's largest hydroelectric turbine generators have begun at China's Xiangjiaba Dam. The turbines, 6.3m in diameter and weighing over 1,900t, have the capacity...

SkyPower Signs Agreement with Fort Williams First Nation
15 February 2011 SkyPower has signed an agreement with Fort Williams First Nation (FWFN) for the construction of a 10MW solar park on Fort Williams First Nation land in Thunder Bay, Canada. About 45,000...

Azure Power to Construct Solar Plant in India
15 February 2011 Azure Power plans to construct a 10MW solar facility in the state of Meghalaya, India, and has identified West Garo Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts as potential sites for the project. The...

Showa Shell Unit Begins Production at Solar Cell Plant
15 February 2011 Japan's Showa Shell unit, Solar Frontier has begun commercial production at its third solar cell plant in southwestern Japan. The firm will bring the 900MW plant to full production in July...

Four Rivers Signs MoU with Noble Solar
15 February 2011 Four Rivers has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a 50:50 joint venture with Noble Solar Industries. Under the terms of MoU, both the companies will develop solar facilities...

Schott Solar Signs PV Contract with Premier Solar India
14 February 2011 Schott Solar has signed a contract with Premier Solar, India, to deliver 200,000 Schott ASI photovoltaic modules. Schott said the contract comprises a total volume of 20MW, out of which it...

Marubeni Signs Construction Contract with Bangladesh
14 February 2011 Marubeni has signed a contract worth JPY31b ($370m) with Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB) for the construction of a 400MW New Haripur Combined Cycle Power Plant. Under...

SCE Signs Power Purchase Agreement with First Solar
14 February 2011 Southern California Edison (SCE) has entered into a power purchase agreement to buy 250MW of electricity from First Solar's new plant being constructed in Nevada, US. First Solar is...

Moser Baer to Procure Solar Modules from First Solar
14 February 2011 Moser Baer Clean Energy (MBCEL) has selected First Solar to supply 25MW DC of First Solar's advanced thin-film modules for its solar power generation projects in India. The delivery of...

Mighty River Power Gets Approval for New Zealand Wind Farm
11 February 2011 Mighty River Power (MRP) has received permission to construct and operate a wind farm at Turitea, east of Palmerston North, New Zealand. The draft decision of the Board of Inquiry allowed MRP...

E.ON Gets Government Approval for Humberside Wind Farm
11 February 2011 E.ON has received an approval from the Department for Energy and Climate Change to construct a 230MW wind farm off the coast of Humberside, England. The wind farm will be located 8km off...

Kyocera to Supply 3MW Solar Modules to Tohoku Electric Power
11 February 2011 Kyocera has signed an agreement with Tohoku Electric Power to supply 3MW of its multicrystalline silicon solar modules. The modules will be installed in the Sendai and Hachinohe plants,...

Monnet Power to Augment Angul Power Plant Capacity
11 February 2011 Monnet Power Company plans to invest around INR33bn ($724m) to augment the power generation capacity of its power plant being constructed at Angul in Orissa, India. Monnet...

Tax Incentives Will Attract Geothermal Investments in Indonesia
10 February 2011 The Indonesian Government's decision to provide tax incentives for investment in renewable energy will attract investments in geothermal power this year, according to research and consulting...

BHEL Partners with Abengoa for Solar Power Projects in India
10 February 2011 India's Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has partnered with the Spanish firm Abengoa for the construction of Concentrated Solar Power projects in India. BHEL chairman and managing director BP...

SolarReserve Gets Approval for Crossroads Solar Energy Project
10 February 2011 Arizona Corporation Commission has given unanimous environmental approval to SolarReserve for the construction of a 150MW Crossroads Solar Energy Project. The plant will have an operating...

Bent Tree Wind Farm Commences Wind Energy Production
10 February 2011 Alliant Energy subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) has commenced commercial operations at its Bent Tree Wind Farm in Minnesota, US. The wind farm is WPL's second operated and...

Russia to Assist Indonesia with Nuclear Plant
09 February 2011 Russia is ready to assist Indonesia in building its own nuclear power plant, according to the Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Alexander Ivanov. Developing a renewable energy cooperation...

Sagardighi Thermal Plant Construction to Begin in Two Months
09 February 2011 The construction of the 1,000MW Sagardighi thermal plant in West Bengal, India, is expected to commence in two months. West Bengal's principal secretary for power, Malay Kumar De, made...

USAID Grants $20m for the Gomal Zam Dam Project, Pakistan
09 February 2011 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has received a $20m grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as the first tranche of payment to...

UK Launches Comprehensive Review of Feed in Tariffs
09 February 2011 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a comprehensive review of the Feed in Tariffs (FITs) scheme, following evidence that large-scale solar firms could take in...

Wells Fargo Concludes $100m Financing for US Solar Projects
08 February 2011 Wells Fargo has completed tax equity financing for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at the University of San Diego and five high schools in the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School District,...

Suntech and Zachry Mesquite win Solar Project Contract
08 February 2011 Sempra Generation has selected Suntech and Zachry to design and construct the Mesquite Solar 1 project in Arizona, US. Under the contract, Zachry will be responsible for the installation...

GE Energy Completes Construction of 183MW Wind Farms in Idaho
08 February 2011 The construction of 183MW wind farms in Idaho, US, has been completed, GE Energy Financial Services has announced. The wind farms, capable of generating power to 39,700 average homes in Idaho,...

Australian Power Producers May Issue $13bn to Power Plants
08 February 2011 Australian power producers may issue as much as $13.2bn in debt to finance new gas-fired plants and wind farms, according to global rating agency Fitch Ratings. The agency said that...

Kuwait Fund to Finance Dual Fuel Power Plant in Bangladesh
07 February 2011 The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has signed an agreement with the Government of the Bangladesh to provide a loan of KD15m ($51m), to be used for the construction of Shikalbaha 225MW...

PG&E Gets Approval for Power Purchase Agreements
07 February 2011 California Public Utilities has approved the three 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 450MW in new wind energy generation between Pacific Gas and Electric Company,...

Environmental Review on Canada's First Commercial Tidal Project in Progress
07 February 2011 An environmental assessment and review of the Canoe Pass Tidal Commercialization Project, Canada's first commercial tidal energy development, is in progress. Canoe Pass Tidal Energy...

Glow Energy to Invest $300m in Thai Wind Farms
07 February 2011 Glow Energy, a Thai unit of GDF Suez SA, is planning to invest $300m to develop two wind turbines with a combined capacity of 100MW in Chaiyaphum, Thailand. Glow Energy vice-president for...

EIB Grants Loan for Netherlands Grid Project
04 February 2011 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a loan of €450m ($620m) to TenneT Holding for the construction and operation of a 83km 380kV transmission connection between the Hague...

SSE to Resume Operations in Glendoe Plant
04 February 2011 Power company Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) said that it will resume electricity generation at its Glendoe plant during the first half of 2012. The 100MW site was to be closed for a...

Work Begins on Diamer-Basha Dam Construction
04 February 2011 Pakistani Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf has announced that the initial work for the construction of the Diamer-Basha dam with a reservoir capacity of 32,374 million square...

Five European Countries Resume Carbon Trading
04 February 2011 Carbon trading has resumed in five European countries today, after the European Commission (EU) suspended all internal and international transactions within all the member states’ emissions...

RMT Secures Contract from Western Wind Energy
03 February 2011 RMT has been awarded a contract by Western Wind Energy for the construction of two wind energy facilities in the US. Under the contract, RMT has commenced the construction of a 120MW...

World Energy Can Be 95% Renewable by 2050
03 February 2011 The bulk of the world's demand for energy could be met through renewable sources by 2050, according to the Energy Report, produced through a collaboration between WWF and Ecofys. The report...

Celestica to Supply Solar Modules to Recurrent Energy
03 February 2011 Celestica has entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Recurrent Energy to manufacture solar modules for its projects. Recurrent will purchase 180MW of solar modules from Celestica...

Forowatio Constructs Solar Plant for Colorado University
03 February 2011 Colorado State University (CSU) has completed the construction of a 5.3MW solar plant near the university's Foothills Campus, in partnership with Forowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). The...

9REN to Build Photovoltaic Plant in Italy
02 February 2011 9REN has been awarded a contract by Helios (OTT Group) for the construction of a 1MW photovoltaic plant in the province of Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Under the contract, 9REN will be...

Georgia Power to Build Solar Projects for Dalton Utilities
02 February 2011 Georgia Power has acquired a series of solar projects of up to 1MW in Georgia, US, co-developed by United Renewable Energy and Mack Creek Energy. The company plans to lease the property for...

Bangladesh and India to Develop Coal-Fired Plant
02 February 2011 India has signed an agreement with Bangladesh for the construction of a 2,600MW coal-fired plant in the Rampal area of the Bagerhat district, Bangladesh. Under the joint venture,...

Alstom to Build Wind Farm in Germany
02 February 2011 Trainel has awarded Alstom a $761m contract to build the 80-turbine Borkum West II wind farm, offshore Germany. The farm, located 45km offshore the island of Borkum, would use wind...

Queensland University to Develop Geothermal Power Technology
01 February 2011 The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia has entered into a collaborative project with clean technology manufacturer Verdicorp to develop next-generation geothermal turbine and power...

Joint Venture to Invest in Emerging Energy Technology Firms
01 February 2011 GE Capital, NRG Energy and ConocoPhillips have formed a joint venture to invest in and partner with emerging and innovative energy technology firms. The new entity, Energy Technology...

Duke and Sun Edison Complete North Carolina Solar Farm
01 February 2011 Duke Energy and Sun Edison have completed the final phase of the 17.2MW solar farm in North Carolina, US. Both firms have signed a solar energy service agreement to build the facility. ...

Brazil Approves Construction of Belo Monte Power Dam
01 February 2011 Brazilian environment agency Ibama has approved the construction of the Belo Monte power dam in the Amazon that has been subject to controversy among natives and other conservationists. The...

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France to Invest $13bn on First Offshore Wind Project
31 January 2011 France plans to invest €10bn ($13.6bn) to build its first offshore wind project. It will build a wind farm with 600 offshore wind turbines, with a total capacity of 3,000MW in the...

Ofgem to Provide Funds to Upgrade Scottish Grid
31 January 2011 Ofgem has granted Scotland funds worth £95m ($150m) to upgrade its high-voltage power lines. The upgradation will help Scotland connect renewable energy generators and export power...

Green Future to Build Bioethanol Plant in the Philippines
31 January 2011 Green Future Innovations (GFII) will build a PHP6bn ($140m) bioethanol plant in Isabela, the Philippines. The project will generate 54 million litres of bio-ethanol and produce 19MW of...

Italy's Solar Capacity to Reach 8,000MW by the Year-End
31 January 2011 Italy's total solar power generation capacity may reach 8,000MW by the end of 2011, according to the country's state energy services agency GSE. GSE said that the new capacity will allow...

ArcLight Teams Up with GE and GIC to Form IPP
28 January 2011 ArcLight Capital Partners, GE Energy Financial Services, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, will become partners in five natural gas-fired power plants in Georgia, US. ...

ACCIONA Energy Builds Dempsey Ridge Wind Farm
28 January 2011 ACCIONA Energy has started the construction of a 132MW Dempsey Ridge Wind Farm in Oklahoma, US. The farm will be located about 15 miles west of ACCIONA Energy's 123MW Red Hills Wind Farm in...

ADB Approves $240m Loan to China WindPower
28 January 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend China WindPower $240 million, which will be used to build and operate up to 800MW of new wind farms by 2013. The loan will be financed...

Scottish Power Receives Approval for Gas-Fired Station in England
28 January 2011 Scottish Power has received an approval from the British energy ministry to build a gas-fired power station near Hoot St Werburgh in north Kent, England. The £500m ($790m) plant, Damhead...

Korean Firm to Build Solar Power Projects in the Philippines
27 January 2011 Youil Ensys subsidiary Youil Renewable Energy Corporation will invest around $160m to construct two solar projects in the Philippines. The solar projects comprise a 30MW facility near...

GCC Authority to Complete Gulf Power Grid by 2011
27 January 2011 The GCC Grid Authority plans to complete the GCC power grid by the end of 2011, it was announced today. GCC Grid Authority chairman Isa bin Hilal Al Kuwari said that once the grid...

Construction Begins on Vietnam Hydro-Power Plant
27 January 2011 The construction of the Dakdrinh hydro-power plant in Quang Ngai province of Vietnam has begun. The 125MW plant, valued at VND3423bn ($170m), is being constructed by Vietnam Oil and Gas...

Metso to Build Biomass Boiler Plant
27 January 2011 Metso will deliver a biomass boiler plant for combined heat and power production (CHP) to Porvoon Energia for Tolkkinen, Finland. The plant will produce 38MW of heat for the Porvoo area and...

China to Invest $121bn in Ten Nuclear Power Stations
26 January 2011 The Chinese Government will give the go-ahead to ten nuclear power projects during its 12th Five-Year Plan, ending 2015. China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) plans to invest CNY800bn ($121bn)...

Pavilion Energy Begins Wind Farm Construction in Idaho, US
26 January 2011 Pavilion Energy Resources has started construction work on a 12km² wind farm in Idaho, US. Foundations have been laid for the first wind turbine on the farm, which is located...

Cimarron Solar Facility Begins Operations
26 January 2011 Cimarron Solar Facility in New Mexico, US, has begun commercial operations, the developer of the project has announced. The 30MW facility, constructed by Tempe and First Solar, will...

Toshiba, Westinghouse and Rolls-Royce to Bid for UK Nuclear Contract
26 January 2011 Toshiba Corporation, Westinghouse Electric and Rolls-Royce Group will together bid for a nuclear power plant contract in the UK. BAE Systems, Doosan Power Systems, Shaw Group and Laing...

China Southern to Boost Investment in Chinese Power Grid
25 January 2011 China Southern Power Grid Corp plans to increase investment in the country's grid networks by almost a third of its previous investment. The company is expected to invest CNY400bn ($61bn)...

First Solar to Construct $1bn Solar Plant in Vietnam
25 January 2011 First Solar has received a licence to construct a thin-film solar panel plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The $1bn solar plant will break ground in February on a 440,000m² site in the...

SSE Forms Offshore Wind Energy Alliance
25 January 2011 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has entered into an alliance with five firms to collaborate on its offshore wind programme. SSE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

International Power to Build Pakistan Plant
25 January 2011 International Power will build the Uch II, an extension of the existing 572MW Uch plant in Pakistan. The 375MW CCGT extension will be developed by International Power under an EPC contract...

European Offshore Wind Power Grows by a Record 51% in 2010
24 January 2011 European wind power capacity witnessed an increase of 51% in 2010 over the previous year, with the installation of 308 new offshore wind turbines in Europe in 2010. In total, 883MW of...

Indian Kaiga Power Station's New Unit Connects to Grid
24 January 2011 The fourth unit of the Kaiga power station in Karnataka, India, has been successfully connected to the power grid. With KGS-4 coming online, Tamil Nadu will gain a 54MW share that will help...

Minerco to Acquire 100MW Wind Farm in Honduras
24 January 2011 Minerco Resources will acquire a 100MW wind power project in Honduras, Central America, from Energia Renovable Hondurenas (ERHSA). As per the agreement, Minerco will acquire 100% of the...

Solon and Tucson Electric Complete Solar Power Plant in Tuscon, US
24 January 2011 Solon Corp has completed a 1.6MW solar power plant in conjunction with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in Arizona, US. The plant, located in the new Solar Zone at the University of Arizona...

REpower to Supply Turbines for SLE’s Canadian Wind Farm
21 January 2011 REpower Systems will supply 150 wind turbines with a total capacity of 300MW for the Lac Alfred wind farm project in Canada to Saint-Laurent Energies Consortium (SLE). REpower will...

Shenhua Group Constructs Coal Power Plant in Mongolia
21 January 2011 China's Shenhua Group has started the construction of a RMB10bn ($1.5bn) coal-power and coking project in Inner Mongolia. The plant is located in the industrial park of the Ganqimaodu Port...

Brighton Energy to Open Indian Nuclear Equipment Unit
21 January 2011 US-based Brighton Energy is to set up a nuclear power plant component facility near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, India. The firm will enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with...

Scotland Approves RWE Npower's Hydroelectric Power Plant
21 January 2011 The Scottish Government has granted permission to RWE Npower Renewables to build a hydroelectric power plant near Kylestrome in Scotland. The power station, with a generating capacity of...

India to Receive ADB Loan for Power Upgrades in Assam
20 January 2011 India will receive $89.7m under a loan agreement signed with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Assam Power Sector Enhancement Programme, Tranche-II. The tranche will be used to build...

Havana Energy to Construct Biomass Power Station in Cuba
20 January 2011 Esencia Group company, Havana Energy, has teamed up with Zerus to develop a pilot 30MW biomass power plant at Ciro Redondo Sugar Mill about 400km from Havana, Cuba. The two firms also plan...

Iberdrola to Acquire Brazil's Elektro
20 January 2011 Iberdrola plans to purchase Brazilian power distribution business, Elektro Electricidade e Servicos, for €1.77bn ($2.38bn). Iberdrola will own 99.68% of Elektro, which supplies...

WMECo to Construct US Solar Energy Facility
20 January 2011 Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) has selected a site in Massachusetts, US, for the construction of a solar energy facility. The site in the City of Springfield will...

Babcock & Wilcox to Retrofit Components for SaskPower Boundary Dam
19 January 2011 Babcock & Wilcox's subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Canada (B&W Canada), will provide services for critical components of SaskPower's Boundary Dam Unit 3 in Saskatchewan, Canada. The firm...

Vandanaa Power to Build $2bn Coal-Fired Plant in Gujarat, India
19 January 2011 Vandanaa Power Infratech has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct a 2,400MW coal-fired power plant in Navalakhi port in Kutch district, Gujarat, India. The INR100bn...

OCI Enterprises Acquires CornerStone Power
19 January 2011 OCI subsidiary OCI Enterprises has purchased solar energy developer CornerStone Power Development. OCI Enterprises president and CEO Kirk Milling said the acquisition fits with their strategy...

Nuclear Power Renaissance Underway in Europe
19 January 2011 The European energy market is witnessing a revival of nuclear power, according to a survey by Nuclear Power Europe, a part of power industry networking event POWER-GEN Europe. At present,...

Boralex and Q-Cells Construct Solar Energy Park in France
18 January 2011 Boralex and Q-Cells have started construction work on the Avignonet-Lauragais solar park, the companies have announced. The plant, expected to become operational in May 2011, will be equipped...

Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm Begins Operation
18 January 2011 The Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm, off the shore of Cumbria, north-west England, has begun generating power for the UK's national grid. Electricity has been generated from the first of the...

PII to Provide Guarantee for Coal-Fired Power Plant in Indonesia
18 January 2011 An infrastructure financing guarantee agency, PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (PII), will provide a guarantee for building a IDR30trn ($3.3bn) power plant in Central Java, Indonesia. ...

Mahagenco and MSETCL Sign Transmission Agreement for Indian Power Plant
18 January 2011 Mahagenco and MSETCL have signed an agreement to transmit 613,000 units to be generated in a solar power project at the Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station site in Maharashtra, India. With...

Toshiba and IHI Create JV
17 January 2011 Toshiba Corporation and IHI Corporation have created a joint venture to manufacture steam turbine parts for nuclear power plants in domestic and overseas markets. The new firm, Toshiba...

Atlantis Gets Approval for Tidal Power Project in Indian State
17 January 2011 Atlantis Resources has received approval for a 50MW tidal power project in the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat, India, from the state ministry. Atlantis will partner with Gujarat Power on the...

Here Enterprises to Receive A&C Green's Wind Turbines
17 January 2011 Here Enterprises will receive A&C Green Energy's Talon variable pitch turbine systems for its Cycle Ranch development project in Texas, US. Cycle Ranch is the first wind energy development...

Fotowatio Renewable Signs Power Purchase Agreements with SCE
17 January 2011 Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with Southern California Edison (SCE). FRV plans to finance,...

TRUenergy Receives NSW State Approval for Power Plant
14 January 2011 TRUenergy Holdings has received approval from New South Wales, Australia, to build a second gas-fired power plant in the state. The firm is yet to make a final decision on developing the...

Energy Firms to Merge to Become Largest Utility in US
14 January 2011 Duke Energy will merge with Progress Energy to form the US's largest utility at a transaction value of $26bn. The combined entity, to be called Duke Energy, will have a combined enterprise...

Gamesa to Supply Wind Turbines to Western Wind
14 January 2011 Gamesa will supply wind turbines, with a total capacity of 10MW, for a wind farm being constructed by Western Wind Energy in Arizona, US. Under the contract, Gamesa will be responsible for...

CNPV Completes Solar Power Project in China
14 January 2011 CNPV Solar Power has completed a 7MW solar power project in Shandong Province, China. CNPV designed, constructed and implemented the $25m project as part of the National Golden...

Alstom to Sign $1.2bn Power Plant Deal with Estonia
13 January 2011 Alstom is to sign a deal with Estonian state power firm Eesti Energia this week to build a new power plant in the country. Eesti Energia spokeswoman Marina Bachmann told AFP that the new...

OPT Receives Certification for Utility-Scale, Wave-Power Device
13 January 2011 Ocean Power Technologies has achieved independent certification for its utility-scale PowerBuoy, PB150, from Lloyd's Register. The certificate confirms that the PB150 design is in line with...

SunPower Signs PPAs with Southern California Edison
13 January 2011 SunPower will deliver a total of 711MW of solar power to Southern California Edison (SEC) under three power purchase agreements signed by the firms. SEC estimates that the 711MW of...

Vestas to Supply 19 Turbines for German Wind Farm
13 January 2011 Vestas will supply 19 of its V90-2.0MW wind turbines to BOREAS Energie for a wind farm in Germany. The turbines, with a hub height of 125m, will be installed at the plant with a total...

NorthWestern Energy to Buy Invenergy Wind Project
12 January 2011 NorthWestern Energy will purchase a 24MW wind project to be developed by Invenergy Wind in north-central Montana, US, under a memorandum of understanding. The project will be constructed on...

KDC Solar to Build New Jersey Solar Facility
12 January 2011 KDC Solar has partnered with United Stationers Supply and The Sudler Companies to design, install, own and operate a 3.25MW roof-mounted solar installation. The installation will be situated...

South Korea Seeks to Reduce Power Consumption
12 January 2011 South Korea has called for a reduction of power consumption because a recent increase in demand has depleted its power reserves. The country's power reserve rate fell to 5.7%, or...

LEEDCo, Freshwater Wind Lease Acreage for Wind Project
12 January 2011 Lake Erie Energy Development (LEEDCo) and Freshwater Wind will lease acreage for developing an initial offshore wind project in Lake Erie, US, as per an agreement with the state of...

GT Solar Receives First Solar Wafer Components Order
11 January 2011 GT Solar International has received the first order, worth $37.5m, for its new DSS650 multicrystalline ingot growth system from Korea's Nexolon Company. Nexolon CFO Gene Kim said that as...

India Completes Solar Project Auctions
11 January 2011 India has completed the auctioning of 620MW of solar projects to 37 firms to boost the country's solar programme, which aims to develop a 20GW solar capacity by 2022. India will have a...

Southwest Windpower Unveils Small Wind Turbine
11 January 2011 Southwest Windpower has unveiled its new and efficient small wind turbine, Skystream 600, with the support of GE. Skystream 600 produces 74% more energy for commercial and residential...

Hindustan Zinc to Expand Wind Power Generation Capacity
11 January 2011 Hindustan Zinc, a subsidiary of India-based Sterlite Industries, plans to invest Rs8.6bn ($190.78m) in expanding its wind power generation capacity. The firm will add 150MW to its current...

San Miguel Power Subsidiary to Issue $500m Debt Offering
10 January 2011 San Miguel Corp's power subsidiary San Miguel Energy is to issue $500m in a maiden debt offering. San Miguel president Ramon Ang told Reuters that San Miguel Energy, the holding firm for...

Skanska to Construct Power Transmission Tunnel in London
10 January 2011 Skanska has received a contract worth £92m ($143m) from Costain for the construction of a tunnel for power transmission in London, UK. The contract includes the construction of 33km...

LDK Solar to Acquire 70% Interest in Solar Power
10 January 2011 LDK Solar is to acquire a 70% interest in Solar Power (SP), a manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, high purity polysilicon and PV products, for $33m. LDK Solar will also...

Benga to Fully Acquire Benga Power Plant
10 January 2011 The Benga joint venture plans to fully acquire the Benga Power Plant (BPP), which is under construction in Mozambique, through the purchase of Elgas SARL's 50% interest in the project. ...

Babcock is UK's Largest Civil Nuclear Services Firm
07 January 2011 Babcock International has become the UK's largest nuclear site management, engineering and support services organisation following a series of acquisitions. Babcock's nuclear business...

GE, Gama Energy to Build Akenerji CCGT Plant
07 January 2011 GE and Turkish firm Gama Energy are to construct a 900MW gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant (CCGT) for Akenerji in Hatay, Turkey. The CCGT plant will be equipped in accordance to the...

Iraq to Expand Power-Generation Capacity
07 January 2011 Iraq is to construct more power plants to enhance its power-generation capacity by 2,750MW. Iraq Electricity Ministry spokesman Masaab Serri told Bloomberg that the government has plans...

India's National Aluminium Seeks Uranium Mines for Nuclear Power
07 January 2011 India's National Aluminium is looking to buy uranium mines in Canada, Mongolia and Namibia to secure supplies to boost its nuclear energy sector. National Aluminium finance director BL...

UBA to Build Gabon Hydropower Plant
06 January 2011 United Bank for Africa is partnering with Company for the Development of Renewable Energy and Gabon's Ministry of Energy to build a hydropower plant in the country. The estimated budget for...

Suzlon to Work with Hindustan Zinc on Indian Wind Projects
06 January 2011 Suzlon Energy has signed a pact with Hindustan Zinc to set up, operate and maintain 150MW of wind power projects in India with a total investment of Rs8.65bn ($191m). The projects will be set...

ASMC to Provide Doosan's Wind Turbine Control Systems
06 January 2011 American Superconductor Corporation (ASMC) is to provide wind turbine electrical control systems for South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, under a $10m initial order. ...

Progress to Restart Crystal River Nuclear Plant
06 January 2011 Progress Energy is preparing its Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida, US, to resume operations by the end of March 2011. The firm will begin to tighten tendons in a repaired section of...

Pakistan Unveils Gujranwala, Narowal Power Plants
05 January 2011 Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO)'s recently constructed thermal power plants in Pakistan are to begin operations from this month. GEPCO built a 425MW power station...

Vestas to Supply Turbines for Italian Wind Farm
05 January 2011 Vestas has secured an order from Winbis through Ansaldo Energia to deliver 22 wind turbines for the Italy-based Bisaccia Wind Farm. The V90-3.0MW wind turbines for the Bisaccia Wind Farm...

Daewoo Engineering to Construct Coal-Fired Plant in Nigeria
05 January 2011 Daewoo Engineering & Construction has secured a contract worth N828bn ($733m) to construct a coal-fired power plant in Nigeria. The plant will be situated in the south-east where coal...

South Korea to Develop Renewable Energy Sectors
05 January 2011 South Korea plans to strengthen its new and renewable energy sectors including solar power, wind power and nuclear power, according to the country's president Lee Myung-bak. The country plans...

Spain Approves Nuclear Power Project for Capacity Increase
04 January 2011 The Spanish Government has given power firms permission to expand the capacity of two nuclear reactors, as the country struggles to pay for its electricity. The capacity of the reactors at...

MidAmerican Energy Orders Siemens Wind Turbines
04 January 2011 MidAmerican Energy has signed a contract with Siemens to build 258 wind turbines with a 593MW capacity in western and central Iowa, US. The wind turbines will be installed in Cass,...

Constellation to Sell Texan Natural Gas Plant to HPDEC
04 January 2011 Constellation Energy is to sell the Quail Run natural gas plant in west Texas, US, to High Plains Diversified Energy Corporation (HPDEC) for $185.3m. The 550MW plant had been acquired...

Vestas Secures Contract from Windpark Groß Eilstorf
04 January 2011 Vestas Central Europe has received an order from Windpark Groß Eilstorf for 17 V112-3.0MW turbines to be installed at the Groß Eilstorf Wind Farm in Lower Saxony, Germany. ...

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Season's Greetings
24 December 2010 power-technology.com will be taking a short break over the holiday season. Our full daily news service will return on 4 January. Thank you for your support in 2010, and we wish you a happy...

Aggreko to Provide Energy Services for the 2012 Olympic Games
24 December 2010 Aggreko will be the exclusive supplier of Temporary Energy Services for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Under the £37m ($57m) contract by the London Organising Committee of...

Veolia Energy to Build First Gas-to-Energy Project
24 December 2010 Veolia Energy North America will build its first landfill gas-to-energy project (LFGTE) in the US at eastern Wisconsin. The 4.8MW generation facility will include three landfill...

Natural Power Secures AES's Wind Farm Support Contract
24 December 2010 Natural Power will provide construction hydrological support for the Drone Hill Wind Farm in Scotland for AES Wind Generation. The wind farm will comprise 22 turbines with 76m of maximum height. ...

US Approves SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project
24 December 2010 SolarReserve has received approval from the US Secretary authorising the construction of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nye County near Tonopah, Nevada, US. The construction of...

North Investors to Fund Hydropower Plants in the Philippines
23 December 2010 Swedish firm North Investors AB plans to fund the construction of hydropower plants in Nueva Ecija and Mindoro in the Philippines, with a combined capacity of 71MW. North Investors AB...

MYR Group to Rebuild Transmission Lines in Maine
23 December 2010 MYR Group will construct and rebuild transmission lines throughout northeastern Maine in the New England region of the US for Central Maine Power Company, an Iberdrola USA subsidiary. The...

US Files Wind Power Complaint Against China
23 December 2010 The US has filed a trade complaint against China over its support for its wind-energy manufacturers, at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. The case is the first filed by the US on...

Conduit Capital Constructs New Power Plant in Jamaica
23 December 2010 Conduit Capital is building a $127m power plant in West Kingston, Jamaica, to be operated and managed by Conduit’s Jamaica Energy Partners on behalf of its sister company West Kingston...

Work Begins on Bulgaria Solar PV Project
22 December 2010 The construction of a 45MW solar photovoltaic project in Bulgaria has started as the result of a partnership between NEOptions, the Bulgarian Development Collaborative, and SDN. The...

PLN to Build Steam Power Plants in Indonesia
22 December 2010 Indonesian state-owned utility PLN plans to build two large-scale steam power plants in Pekanbaru and East Kalimantan in Indonesia. The two power plants will have a capacity of 2x110MW...

OG&E Files for Smart Grid Deployment Approval
22 December 2010 OG&E is seeking approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission to recover costs for the installation of smart meters and related smart grid technology in the area. If the...

SunEdison Begins Work on PV Solar Deployment
21 December 2010 SunEdison and Southwestern Public Service Company have started building a photovoltaic solar deployment in New Mexico, US. The site is one among five separate sites in Lea and Eddy counties...

China Signs Agreements for Power Projects in Pakistan
21 December 2010 Pakistan and China have signed power project agreements totaling 2.3GW through wind turbines and solar panels, during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's recent visit to Pakistan. Pakistan's Board...

Huaneng Power Gets Phase III Approval for Qinbei Power Plant
21 December 2010 Huaneng Power International has received approval to build a coal-fired generating unit for Qinbei Power Plant from China's National Development and Reform Commission. The 1,000MW...

A-Power Begins Construction of Heat and Power Generation Plant
21 December 2010 A-Power has begun the construction of a new heat and power generation plant for Jinzhou Mengguzhen Thermo Electric. The plant is being constructed under an engineering, procurement,...

Solar Millennium Receives Approval for Palen Solar Power Project
20 December 2010 Solar Trust of America subsidiary, Solar Millennium, has received approval from California Energy Commission (CEC) for its Palen Solar Power Project in Riverside County of California, US. ...

Work to Begin at Pakistan’s Thar Coal-Power Project
20 December 2010 Civil work on Pakistan's Thar coal power project has been accelerated in preparation for construction work. The Thar project will involve the development of a 100MW coal-power plant, which...

India to Drop Coal Import with Higher Hydro Output
20 December 2010 India's coal imports needed for power stations are likely to fall by 24% from previous estimates, following higher output from hydropower generation due to high rainfall in the last three years. ...

Northern Pass Files Transmission Agreement with FERC
20 December 2010 Northern Pass Transmission has filed a transmission service agreement (TSA) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The TSA was signed by Northern Pass Transmission (Northern...

SolarReserve Gets Approval for Rice Solar
17 December 2010 SolarReserve has received the final approval for the construction of the Rice Solar Energy Project in California, US, from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The 150MW solar power...

Twin Creeks Begins Work on Ipoh Solar Cell Manufacturing Plant
17 December 2010 Twin Creeks Technologies has begun work on a new 100MW solar cell and panel manufacturing plant in Perak High Tech Park in Ipoh, Malaysia. The 23,225m² facility, named the Twin...

ABB to Build Substations for Qatar
17 December 2010 ABB will build substations for Qatar under a $140m contract from the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, Kahramaa. ABB Power Systems division head Peter Leupp said that...

$171bn Needed for Green Power Plants
17 December 2010 Energy companies in the UK will need to invest more than £110bn ($171.6bn) in new power stations and grid upgrades over the next decade, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has said. ...

Nexan Norway to Lay Under-Sea Power Link for Malta
16 December 2010 Nexans Norway will lay a submarine power cable linking Malta to the European power grid in Sicily, under a €180m ($240m) contract with the Maltese Government. The link will have a...

SolarReserve Receives Permissions for Solar Project in Arizona
16 December 2010 SolarReserve has received two Certificates of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) from the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee, approving the Crossroads Solar Energy Project. ...

Abound Solar to Build Solar Module Manufacturing Plant in Indiana
16 December 2010 Abound Solar will set up an 8.4 million square-metre solar module manufacturing plant in Tipton, Indiana, US. The manufacturing plant will produce solar modules with a total capacity of...

UK to Subsidise Nuclear Power Prices
16 December 2010 The UK Government will today reveal plans to subsidise the price paid to nuclear power for generating electricity. As a result of the subsidies, firms planning to build Britain's new...

TRUenergy to Acquire $2bn Energy Assets in Australia
15 December 2010 TRUenergy has signed an agreement with the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Australia, to acquire energy assets in the state for $2bn. The firm will buy EnergyAustralia Retail, the...

Covanta to Divest Philippines Project Interests to EGCO
15 December 2010 Covanta has entered into an agreement with Electricity Generating PCL (EGCO) to divest all of its interests in the Quezon coal-fired electric generation project. Under the agreement,...

NRG Solar to Break Ground on Solar Facility in New Mexico
15 December 2010 NRG Energy subsidiary, NRG Solar, will start work on its first power generation project, the Roadrunner Solar Electric Facility in New Mexico, US, by the end of the year. Power from the...

Exelon Completes Acquisition of John Deere Renewables
15 December 2010 Exelon has completed the acquisition of John Deere Renewables, a wind power operator and developer for $860m. The purchase will add 735MW of renewable energy to Exelon's generation...

Iberdrola Renewables Begins Biomass Project in US
14 December 2010 Iberdrola Renewables has begun work on its 26.8MW Lakeview Biomass Cogeneration Plant in Oregon, US. The biomass plant will be a combined heat and power or cogeneration facility using...

Taiwan to Cut Feed-In-Tariffs for Solar Power Generators
14 December 2010 Taiwan is likely to cut the feed-in tariffs it pays to solar power generators when the revised rates for 2011 are announced by end of the year. Taiwan's Bureau of Energy director...

Wood Group GTS to Maintain Gas Turbines for SWM
14 December 2010 Wood Group GTS will provide maintenance services for GE gas turbines for Germany's largest municipal gas and electricity firm, Stadtwerke München (SWM), over the next five years. ...

Lao PDR Unveils New Hydro Power Project
14 December 2010 Lao People's Democratic Republic's (Lao PDR) has unveiled its largest hydropower facility, Nam Theun 2, which will aid in the Southeast Asian country’s growth and development. Over 90% of...

Recurrent Energy Begins Solar Facility Operation
13 December 2010 Recurrent Energy has started the commercial operation of a 5MW solar power system in San Francisco, California, US, atop the Sunset Reservoir. Power from the solar facility is being supplied...

Indian Nuclear Power Plant to Become Operational Next Year
13 December 2010 Russia's state-run nuclear firm Atomstroyexport has completed the construction of India's first large nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, which will be connected to the grid early...

Vestas to Supply Turbines for Oak Glen Wind Farm in US
13 December 2010 Vestas will supply 24 V90-1.8MW turbines for Oak Glen Wind Farm in Minnesota, US. Oak Glen Wind Farm is a subsidiary of the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) and Avant Energy is...

NTPC Signs PPA for Thermal Power Project in India
13 December 2010 Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) will purchase power from National Thermal Power Corporation's (NTPC) proposed thermal power project in Punjab, India. The coal-fired power plant...

Westinghouse to Build Nuclear Power Plant for Axpo
10 December 2010 Westinghouse Electric Company will build two new buildings for Axpo AG's 730MW two-unit, Beznau Nuclear Power Plant in Dottingen, Switzerland for €130m ($172m). The...

Western Massachusetts Begins Work on Switching Station Upgrade
10 December 2010 Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) has begun work on the new Cadwell Switching Station in Springfield and upgrades at the existing Agawam Substation in Massachusetts, US. The...

Clean Global Energy to Provide Coal Gasification for Power Plants
10 December 2010 Clean Global Energy has established a new US entity, Clean Global Energy Inc. (CGEI), to target Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) projects throughout North America. CGEI plans to acquire...

Pakistan to Save Through Turkish Power Ship
10 December 2010 Pakistan will save over PKR10bn ($115m) in power transmission and fuel transportation through the KARKEY’s Power Ship docked at Karachi over a five-year contract period. The Power Ship,...

Duke Energy Secures Finance for Wyoming Wind Farm
09 December 2010 Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS) has secured around $231m finance for the Top of the World Windpower Project in Casper, Wyoming, US. The financing was arranged by Bank of...

Indonesia Needs to Boost Investment in Power
09 December 2010 Indonesia needs to invest $227bn in its power sector to ensure supply for all by 2029 as mandated by the General Plan for National Electricity. Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry...

NextEra Energy to Purchase 40MW Solar Projects in Canada
09 December 2010 NextEra Energy has signed agreements with First Solar to purchase four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Ontorio, Canada, from First Solar. Under the terms of the agreement, NextEra...

Enel Begins Operation of First Romanian Wind Farm
09 December 2010 Enel Green Power began operation of its first wind farm in Romania, the Agighiol plant located near Tulcea city. Agighiol features 17 turbines of 2MW each, for a total installed capacity...

First Wind Receives Financing for Rollins Wind Project
08 December 2010 First Wind has received $98m in financing for its 60MW Rollins Wind project in Maine, US, including a $81m non-recourse construction loan and a $17m letter of credit facility. Key Bank...

UK Climate Committee Urges for Power Sector Reforms
08 December 2010 The UK needs to overhaul its power industry and lean towards clean power generation to meet its climate change laws, according a Climate Change Commitee (CCC) report. According to the CCC's...

Bord Gáis Unveils New Gas-Fired Power Plant in Ireland
08 December 2010 Bord Gáis has officially unveiled its first power generation station, the Whitegate Power Plant in Cork, Ireland. The firm has invested €400m ($536m) in the 445MW gas-fired...

Solar Power and JCM Unveil Fund for Solar Projects in Canada
08 December 2010 US-based Solar Power Partners (SPP) and Canada-based JCM Capital have developed a fund to finance, construct, own and operate 200MW of photovoltaic solar projects in Ontario, Canada. The...

US Energy Sec Urges for Nuclear, Coal as Clean Energy Sources
08 December 2010 US Energy Secretary Steven Chu has urged Congress to consider nuclear power and cleaner-burning coal in a mandate for utilities to use more clean energy to generate electricity. ...

Wind Works Receives Financing Offers for Wind Park Burg I
07 December 2010 Wind Works Power has received offers for debt and equity components for its 4MW Wind Park Burg I project, which forms the first phase of a 10MW energy project in Germany. Ad vis Projekt...

Wood Group to Build CCP Plant Worth $875m in Israel
07 December 2010 John Wood Group subsidiary Wood Group has received a $875m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Dorad Energy to build an 800MW power plant in Israel. Under the...

UK Climate Committee Urges for Power Sector Reforms
07 December 2010 The UK needs to overhaul its power industry bending towards clean power generation to meet its climate change laws, according a Climate Change Commitee (CCC) report. According to the...

Aquamarine Power Selects BiFab to Build Wave Energy Device
07 December 2010 Aquamarine Power has selected Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) to build its next-generation Oyster wave energy device in Scotland. Oyster 2, will be fabricated by BiFab over six months at...

India to Sign Pact with France for Nuclear Reactors
06 December 2010 India's Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) expects to sign a framework agreement with France's Areva for building nuclear reactors at Jaitapur, western India, during French...

Grupo Bimbo Begins Work on Piedra Larga Wind farm
06 December 2010 Grupo Bimbo has begun work on the Piedra Larga wind farm in Mexico, which will have an installed power of 90MW. The $200m plant, to be built in Union Hidalgo, Oaxaca, will generate almost all...

US Power Grid Operator Approves Transmission Upgrades
06 December 2010 PJM, which operates the biggest power grid in the US, has approved $1.25bn in transmission upgrades including rebuilding heavily-used transmission lines from West Virginia to Maryland. The...

Detroit Edison Commissions Solar Facility in Michigan
06 December 2010 Detroit Edison has announced its plans to invest $100m to construct a second-generation solar energy facility in Michigan, US. The installation of 270 solar panels, including 60 that...

Sempra Generation Completes Nevade Solar Power Facility
03 December 2010 Sempra Generation, a Sempra Energy subsidiary, has completed construction on the 48MW Copper Mountain Solar facility in Boulder City, Nevada, US. The plant will feature about 775,000...

NRG Solar and SunPower to construct California Valley Solar Ranch
03 December 2010 NRG Solar and SunPower will build a 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, the US. Under the agreement, NRG will assume ownership and financing responsibilities,...

Russia's VEB Upholds Gazprom Stake
03 December 2010 Russia's Vnesheconombank's (VEB) is reiterating its recent acquisition of a 2.7% stake in Gazprom as a long-term strategic investment, according to VEB head Vladimir Dmitriyev. VEB has...

Russia and Bulgaria to Collaborate on Belene Nuclear Power Plant
03 December 2010 Russia's ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation and Bulgaria's Natsionalna Elektricheska Ko