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NTPC gets approval to develop 15,000MW solar plants in India
26 February 2015 The Indian Government has approved 15,000MW of grid connected solar power projects in the country as a part of the National Solar Mission....

Mytrah Energy secures loan for wind power development in India
26 February 2015 Renewable power producer Mytrah Energy has secured a Rs8,527.8m ($137.5m) loan for 150MW of wind power development in India....

Siemens wins turbine supply order for combined cycle power plant in US
25 February 2015 German manufacturer Siemens has received an order from Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) for delivering two gas turbines and one steam turbine at the combined cycle power facility,...

World Bank lifts ban on Alstom to compete for projects
25 February 2015 The World Bank has released Alstom Hydro France from debarment, which opens up scope for the hydropower generating unit of the French manufacturer to compete for projects financed by the World...

EU concerned about GE’s bid for Alstom’s power equipment business
25 February 2015 The European Union has decided to go ahead with a thorough investigation of General Electric's €12.4bn (£9.1bn) bid for Alstom's power equipment business, fearing price...

Wpd offshore awards turbine delivery contract to Senvion for German offshore wind project
24 February 2015 Wpd offshore has awarded a contract to power equipment manufacturer Senvion for the supply of 18 wind turbines, which will be installed at its 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm in the...

Coal-fired power units in India fail to meet global efficiency standards, says study
24 February 2015 Coal-based thermal power facilities in India are 'inefficient' when it comes to adherence to pollution standards, resource utilisation and operational efficiency, according to a study conducted...

First Solar and SunPower considers joint Yield Co formation to boost solar power assets
24 February 2015 US-based renewable power developers First Solar and SunPower plan to form a joint venture (JV), to which they will contribute some of their solar power generating...

Fresh radiation leak reported at Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan
23 February 2015 Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has identified a fresh leak of radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in...

Siemens wins power project expansion contract from DEWA
23 February 2015 Siemens will expand the capacity at the M-Station plant within the Jebel Ali power station complex in UAE, under a contract signed with Dubai Electricity and Water...

Pattern-Cemex Energia forms JV to develop 1GW renewable projects in Mexico
20 February 2015 Pattern Development has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Mexico's Cemex Energia to initiate 1GW of renewable power generation in the...

Kudankulam's second reactor set to commence 1,000MW of power generation in India
20 February 2015 India will start generating 1,000MW of nuclear power in six months at the second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNNP), which is located in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil...

Siemens commissions €100m test center for gas turbine burners in Germany
20 February 2015 Siemens has initiated operations at its Clean Energy Center, which is located in Ludwigsfelde,...

Hawkins and BCK win contracts for two geothermal power developments in Indonesia
19 February 2015 New Zealand-based infrastructure firm Hawkins and Banguan Cipta Kontractor (BCK) have secured two designing, procurement, and construction contracts for Lumut Balai and Karaha geothermal...

SunEdison starts operations at 81.6MW Regulus solar PV plant in California, US
19 February 2015 US-based renewable energy developer SunEdison has initiated operations at the 81.6MW Regulus solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in Kern County, California,...

Dong Energy to use MHI Vestas’s wind turbines for Walney offshore extension project
19 February 2015 Dong Energy has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to be the turbine supplier for the initial phase of Walney extension offshore wind farm in the...

Siemens wins turbine delivery contract for three wind projects in South Africa
18 February 2015 Siemens has received turbine delivery contract from a Mainstream Renewable Power-led consortium for three wind projects in the province of Northern Cape, South Africa....

First power generated from 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm, offshore Germany
18 February 2015 Dong Energy has produced power for the first time at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind project in the German North Sea and initiated supply to the national grid....

Belgian nuclear regulator urges global inspection of reactors
18 February 2015 The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control has called for thorough inspections of nuclear plants worldwide following detection of multiple cracks in critical components of two reactors...

NTPC to invest approximately $10bn in renewable projects in India
17 February 2015 Indian power producer NTPC plans to invest Rs60bn (approximately $10bn) over the next five years for 10,000MW of renewable power generation in the...

Mitsubishi Electric launches two innovations for solar power industry
17 February 2015 Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company Mitsubishi Electric has launched two new technology developments to prevent drops in solar power...