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Australian Company Release ‘TPX Gateway Bolt-on Technology’

As part of an eight-year $20 million investment created for utilities attempting to justify the cost of their smart grid projects, Australia-based wide area sensor network developer TPX Energy has unveiled a platform that it is calling a "smart grid/smart cities ecosystem that unlocks proprietary AMI networks." The company explains that the TPX Gateway bolt-on technology will let utilities build hybrid AMI ...

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Sky Solar Breaks Ground on the 60MW PV Plant For Xinjiang

Sky Solar Holdings, an international PV project developer with headquarters in Shanghai, China, has broken ground on its 60MW PV facility which represents the first phase of its planned 800MW PV grid-connected project. Located in Xinjiang province in China, the project is being built on the Gobi Desert which covers around 1.2 million square meters and has excellent conditions to facilitate grid-connection. ...

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Australia Opens 10 MW Solar Farm in Bid to Increase Energy Mix

Australia's largest solar farm went online earlier this month in a small step on the way to achieving the country's ambitious renewable energy target. The 10-MW Greenough River Solar Farm is co-owned by local utility Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services, and has over 150,000 thin film PV modules supplied by Arizona-based First Solar. The partners are already looking at the possibility of expanding ...

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Chinese Solar Giant Yingli Supplies Peru with 40MW of PV Panels

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. (YGE), China’s third-largest solar-panel maker, shipped 40 megawatts of equipment to a pair of power projects in southern Peru as the company seeks to gain share in Latin America. The two 20-megawatt projects, in the Tacna and Moqueua regions, are expected to begin producing electricity this year, Baoding, China-based Yingli said today in a statement. Spain’s Corp. Gestamp So ...

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Accenture and Siemens Team Up for Smart Grid

Accenture and Siemens Infrastructure & Cities have announced that they are working together to provide smart metering solutions to help utility companies improve the automation, planning, monitoring and diagnosis of their electric grid infrastructures. Accenture and Siemens will specifically collaborate on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Meter Data Management (MDM) solutions, which are design ...

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Expansion of Smart Grid a Priority for South Korea

South Korea plans to consider various ways to expand the use of the smart grid system as part of its efforts to enhance the nation's long-term energy efficiency, according to Ministry of Strategy and Finance. In a recently held meeting, the government had reviewed future energy policy directions and discussed ways to enhance energy efficiency and effectively cope with other problems from greenhouse gases. S ...

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Burgeoning Indonesian Geothermal Sector Attracts Big Names

Recent efforts by the Indonesian government to attract geothermal companies seem to be having an effect. At a September meeting in Washington DC on Renewable Energy Opportunities in Indonesia, hosted by the US-ASEAN Business Council, speaker Joel Kopp (U.S. Embassy Jakarta) recounted the efforts of Indonesian leaders, who have set a separate feed-in tariff for geothermal at between 10 and 18.5 cents-per-kWh ...

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Investors in Vung Ang II to Sign BOT Contract

Investors behind Vung Ang 2 thermal power plant are expected to sign a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract before the year of this year. It will become the third foreign-invested BOT power project in Vietnam over the past decade, following Mong Duong 2 plant invested by AES Corporation, Posco Power and China Investment Corporation, and the Hai Duong power plant invested by Malaysia’s Jaks Resources. Minis ...

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660MW Thermal Power Unit Officially Launched in Cirebon

The first unit of a coal-fired power plant with a production capacity of 660 MW has been officially launched in Cirebon, West Java, which is hoped to boost the electricity supply in Bali and Java. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik launched the plant, the Cirebon Electric Power Plant (CEP), which is located on a 100-hectares of land on the coastalof Cirebon.?? Earlier this year, state utility ...

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First 270MW Unit of the Adhunik Thermal Power Plant Commissioned

Adhunik Power & Natural Resources Ltd (APNRL), power arm of Kolkata based Adhunik Group, commissioned the first 270MW unit of its 2 x270 MW coal fired thermal power plant today. APNRL is a step down subsidiary of the listed Adhunik Metaliks, the flagship company of the Adhunik Group. The power plant was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Govt of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda at a function in the Saraikela-Khar ...

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