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Would Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan Nuclearize Southeast Asia?

VIETNAM is scheduled to start building its first nuclear power plant (NPP), the Ninh Thuan 1-1, in 2014 and is set to be the first country in Southeast Asia to operate a nuclear power facility. Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, have laid down some groundwork for the same end for decades, but political, financial, and environmental reasons have thus far impeded the realization of such vision. Would t ...

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$A20 million wastewater scheme launched

The $A20 million Cowan Wastewater Scheme, New South Wales, has been launched by Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance and Member for Hornsby Matt Kean. The pair joined local resident, Hugh Roberts, at his Cowan property, which will be the first to be connected to the new system. Minister Constance said the scheme has been delivered on budget and about six months ahead of schedule. “This investm ...

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Li Ka-Shing’s utility trust seeks US$5.7bil IPO in Jan

HONG KONG: Li Ka-shing's Power Assets Holdings Ltd expects to list its Hong Kong electricity business next month, providing the group with a cash injection of up to US$5.7bil for overseas takeovers.   Power Assets will spin off the business into HK Electric Investments, a single-investment trust, with the listing slated for Jan 29, the company said in a securities filing late on Sunday.   As part ...

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Delhi airport hosts mega solar power plant

The GMR Group-operated Delhi International Airport has become the first in Asia to host a mega solar power plant on its premises. A 2.14 MW solar plant has just been set up and is all set for ribbon-cutting, it is learnt. The airports of Kochi and Bhubaneswar have solar plants, but they are of 100 kW capacity each. Delhi is the first to have a megawatt scale, ground-mounted system. As a thumb rule, at latit ...

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General Electric Signs Deal to Develop Wind Power in Vietnam

General Electric International (GE) and the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV) recently signed a contract to develop a wind grid code to increase renewable power sources in Vietnam. Funded by a technical grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), a team from GE will conduct an assessment of the country’s current wind power capabilities and strategies for expansion. The firm lo ...

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Voith to Equip Small Hydropower Plants in Indonesia

The two plants Pusaka I and III will be installed in the province of West Java and have a capacity of 8,8 MW and 3 MW. The contracts have been awarded by PT Pembangkitan Pusaka Parahiangan, a subsidiary of the Indonesian energy producer PT Medco Power.

Voith will deliver the complete electromechanical equipment including the four turbines and generators, the automation systems as well as other balance-of-p ...

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Asia’s largest solar planet in Gujarat to save 8 mln tonnes of Carbon dioxide

Patan, Gujarat: One of the most backward areas of northern Gujarat is shining on the world's map like Sun. Known for its intense heat and scarcity of water, Patan has set an unprecedented example in front of the entire country.   Known for receiving abundant sunlight almost throughout the year, the region boosts of Asia's largest solar plant. Gujarat Solar Park is the name used for a group of solar par ...

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GETCO awards 2 turnkey substation orders in Gujarat to Alstom T&D India

Alstom T & D India Ltd has been awarded two contracts from GETCO (Gujarat Energy Transmission Company Limited) to supply 400KV/220KV/66KV AIS substation on turnkey basis, located at Charanka and Sankhari, to evacuate power from Asia's largest and Gujarat's first dedicated solar park. The substations will also play a pivotal role in strengthening transmission network in the state of Gujarat by acting as ...

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China’s grid operator SGC joins Dii

State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) has joined Dii as a new shareholder in December 2013 through its subsidiary China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI), a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research institution in China’s electric power sector. “One of the strategic focus areas of SGCC is the global allocation of renewable energy. In this framework, SGCC is very keen to find options for contrib ...

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India working on build greater energy links in the neighbourhood

New Delhi: India is working on setting up an energy-efficient power transmission (HDVC) line to Nepal and Bhutan as part of its energy security plans, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday.   India’s long-term plans include a grid linking South-east Asian nations with those of South Asia, including Pakistan and Afghanistan, the minister said while outlining ambitious schemes to bui ...

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