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UK signs lease agreement for two-bladed offshore wind turbines demonstration
20 August 2014 The UK’s Crown Estate has signed a lease agreement with 2-B Energy’s subsidiary Forthwind for the nation’s first offshore two-bladed turbine demonstration on the seabed at Methil in...

China seeks to increase natural gas consumption: EIA report
20 August 2014 The Chinese Government is making further efforts to rely more on natural gas in order to meet its rising energy consumption, and cut down its dependence on coal and oil, with an aim to reduce...

Used car batteries can be turned into efficient solar panels
20 August 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a new technology that can recycle discarded car batteries into new, long-lasting solar...

JSW Energy seeks to acquire JP Group’s two power plants
19 August 2014 JSW Energy is reportedly negotiating with JP Group to purchase two coal-based power projects in Madhya Pradesh,...

ContourGlobal, SENELEC partner to develop 53MW thermal facility
18 August 2014 ContourGlobal and the Senegalese national utility Société Nationale d’Electricité du Sénégal (SENELEC) have signed an agreement to develop a new 53MW thermal facility at brownfield site in...

Kemper project’s combined cycle unit begins commercial operation
18 August 2014 Mississippi Power has commenced commercial operation of the combined cycle unit at the $5.5bn Kemper County energy facility, marking a significant...

Armenia approves Anaklia’s proposal to build 540MW gas power plant
15 August 2014 The Armenian Government has approved the provision of an agreement with Anaklia Energy for the construction and operation of a 540MW gas power...

RWE to close three power plants in Germany
15 August 2014 RWE Generation is planning to close three power plants in Germany with a total capacity of 1,000MW, amid declining demand for conventional energy....

BHI to supply Foster Wheeler heat recovery generators for power plants in Asia
15 August 2014 Foster Wheeler’s licensee of Global Power Group, BHI, has received two contracts to provide heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) in Asia....

Adani Power buys Lanco’s thermal plant in India
14 August 2014 Adani Power has bought Lanco Infratech’s power plant in Udupi, in the Indian state of Karnataka, for Rs60bn...

Voith to modernise turbine runners for hydroelectric project in India
14 August 2014 Voith has been awarded two contracts, worth more than €23m, to deliver equipment for two hydropower plants in Nepal and...

Lightbridge and Lloyd’s to provide safety advisory services on nuclear plants in UAE
13 August 2014 Lightbridge and Lloyd's Register Energy have jointly received a contract to support the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in the inspection of four nuclear plants in the...

Panda Power begin construction on 829MW Patriot power plant in US
13 August 2014 Panda Power Funds has started construction on the 829MW Patriot combined-cycle natural-gas fueled power plant in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania,...

Canadian Solar to supply modules for Entropy’s farms in US
13 August 2014 Canadian Solar has signed an agreement with Entropy Solar Integrators to supply modules for 44MW solar farms in North Carolina,...

Siemens wins contract for Sandbank offshore wind farm
12 August 2014 Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract by Vattenfall for wind turbines and servicing for the Sandbank offshore wind farm in...

EDF Energy temporarily closes Heysham 1 and Hartlepool reactors
12 August 2014 EDF Energy has shut down two reactors, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool, following the discovery of a defect in a boiler unit of Heysham 1 Reactor 1 in Lancashire,...

US DOE approves 1,000MW transmission line along Hudson River
12 August 2014 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the proposed 336-mile Champlain Hudson Power Express project, following the completion of an environmental impact...

PCW receives approval to build 3GW wind farm in US
11 August 2014 Power Company of Wyoming (PCW) has received approval from the State of Wyoming's Industrial Siting Council to construct and operate the 3GW Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) wind energy...

Partners close financing for CPV St. Charles Energy Center in US
11 August 2014 Marubeni, Toyota Tsusho and CPV Power Development have closed financing for the $775m CPV St. Charles Energy Center, which is currently under construction in Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland,...

Alstom T&D India wins €30m grid infrastructure contract
11 August 2014 The Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) has awarded three contracts to Alstom T&D India to help strengthen grid infrastructure in the...

Alstom to supply gas-insulated substations for German power plants
08 August 2014 Power plant operator Vattenfall Generation has awarded a contract to Alstom for two German power plants to enable self-generation of...