The Agar Solar Park is a proposed 550MW photovoltaic power plant development in the Agar district of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It will be developed by Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture of Madhya Pradesh UrjaVikas Nigam (MPUVN), and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
The Blue Grass solar farm in Queensland, Australia, is being developed by Spanish renewable energy producer X-ELIO. The 200MW solar facility will produce 420GWh of green electricity a year, sufficient to power approximately 80,000 Queensland homes, once fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The 250MW private hydroelectric power plant project at the Bujagali site in Jinja, Uganda, finally broke ground in August 2007, after a long delay. AES Corporation (US) and Madhvani International (South Africa) were due to develop the project, known as the Nile Independent Power Project. Original plans were for the hydroelectric power plant to use four turbines sited on a rockfill dam.
On 19 January 2010, Brazil's state-owned company Petrobras launched the world's first ethanol-fired power plant. Situated in the city of Juiz de Fora, in the state of Minas Gerais, approximately 180km north of Rio de Janeiro, the plant generates electricity on a commercial scale using sugar cane-derived ethanol. The plant's technology, engineering and field support was provided by General Electric (GE).
Construction on the London Array, which is the world’s largest offshore wind farm, began in July 2009. The plant is located around 15km from the Kent and Essex coasts in the outer Thames Estuary, UK. It will see up to 341 turbines in an area of up to around 245km² on and between the Long Sand and Kentish Knock sandbanks.
Mundra Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP), India’s first UMPP, became fully operational in March 2013. Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Power, developed the project at Mundra, Gujarat. The 4,000MW, consisting of five 800MW units, is the largest coal-fired thermal power plant in the world.
Construction of the Finnish Olkiluoto 3 1,600MWe nuclear power plant reached a milestone on 22 June 2010, after installation of the reactor pressure vessel in the reactor building. This marked the beginning of the installation activities of nuclear components, coinciding with the start-up testing of electro-mechanical systems.
Taishan Nuclear Power Station is expected to be the world’s largest nuclear power plant when it starts commercial operations in December 2013. With an installed capacity of 1,750MW per unit, the nuclear power plant (NPP) is being built in a Chinese town called Chixi in Taishan City, Guangdong province.