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Wind energy capacity overtakes Nuclear in China, can it surpass coal one day?

  According to data from the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA), wind energy capacity has now surpassed nuclear power to become the third largest source of electricity in China, after coal, and large-scale hydro-electric plants. Wind energy capacity has grown rapidly over the years, fuelled by ambitious renewable energy targets, and strong government support of wind energy manufacturers. By the end o ...

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Beijing Smog hits record levels as China’s State Council pledge continued solar growth

China plans to increase its goal for solar-power installations in 2015 by an ambitious 67 percent to reduce reliance on fossil fuels blamed as smog in Beijing reached record hazardous levels this month. The world’s biggest emitter of carbon-dioxide plans to raise the solar target to 35 gigawatts by 2015 from 21 gigawatts set last year, boosting demand for manufactures that suffer from slowing sales in Europ ...

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BHEL mark milestone in Vietnam as part of Asian growth strategy

BHEL announced that it has commissioned a first unit of the 2x100 MW Nam Chien hydro project in Vietnam. The hydro power generating set is a development that is likely to open up more opportunities for the state-run major in the fast-growing market. “This success opens a huge market potential for BHEL not only in the hydro segment but also in the thermal and gas based power plant segments in Vietnam which w ...

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Taiwan Cogeneration Corp returns to business after settling with Taiwan Power

Taiwan Cogeneration Corp yesterday said three of the company’s power-generation subsidiaries had settled legal disputes with state-run Taiwan Power Co. Taiwan Cogeneration said in a statement to the Taiwan Stock Exchange that three independent power producers (IPPs) under its purview had reach new agreements with Taipower over the terms of electricity purchase contracts. Wu said the IPPs had reached new pac ...

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State Grid Corporation of China testing passive optical networking technology

China has begun testing smart-grid technology that could eventually be deployed nationwide to make the delivery of electricity more reliable and efficient. It might also serve as a way to deliver high-speed Internet, TV, and telephony to the farthest reaches of the country. The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is running the smart-grid project using passive optical networking (PON) technology—a high-b ...

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Singapore’s PUB and PWN Technologies sign Collaboration

Singapore's PUB, the National Water Agency will work with a Dutch water supply company in the search for innovative water solutions to meet Singapore's growing water demand more efficiently and boost its status as a global hydrohub. Both sides will work together toward scientific and technological benefits by developing knowledge-intensive programs and projects. PUB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ...

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The water does not flow for NHPC in Myanmar

State-owned Indian power utility NHPC Ltd has termed as unfeasible two strategic hydroelectric projects in Myanmar, potentially dampening India’s economic diplomacy initiative to engage the South-East Asian nation. NHPC, in a detailed project report (DPR), said Myanmar’s proposed 1,200 megawatts (MW) hydroelectric project in Tamanthi is financially unviable without government support. An 880MW project in Sh ...

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Alstom will service and upgrade Bang Bo gas-fired power plant in Thailand

A contract worth approximately €90 million Eastern Power and Electric Co. Ltd (EPEC) has signed a 10-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Alstom for its Bang Bo power plant, located at Khlong Daan, Bang Bo Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. This contract is an extension to the existing O&M contract which expires at the end of March 2013. As part of this contract, Alstom will station per ...

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EnVerv Establishes Taiwanese Base to Support Smart Grid Markets

US-based EnVerv has unveiled its regional office in the Taiwanese city of Taipei to support smart grid markets. The new office is expected to serve a growing customer base in Taiwan developing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems for the domestic and international smart grid markets. EnVerv Asia Pacific VP and general manager Edwin Chen, who will be the boss of the new office, said it will augment ...

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Global Smart Grid Leader Landis Gyr Chosen for Indian Metering Project

Landis Gyr, the world's leading provider of smart grid and smart metering solutions, has announced that they have been selected by West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) to provide more than 1.5 million digital electricity meters for their modernization and rural electrification program. This most recent award from WBSEDCL is believed to be the largest electricity metering orde ...

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