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Another Strike in the Cyberwar as Flame Hits Iran

Security experts said on Monday a highly sophisticated computer virus is infecting computers in Iran and other Middle East countries and may have been deployed at least five years ago to engage in state-sponsored cyber espionage. Evidence suggest that the virus, dubbed Flame, may have been built on behalf of the same nation or nations that commissioned the Stuxnet worm that attacked Iran's nuclear program i ...

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40 MW Solar Power Plant Up and Running for Azure Power India

Solar developer Azure Power India has expanded its 5MW facility in Nagaur, Rajasthan, with an additional 35MW making it the largest project commissioned at a single location under India’s National Solar Mission. The company received US$70 million loan from the US Export Import Bank to construct the additional plant. The Ex-Im Bank also provided US$16 million for the 5MW plant in July 2011, which was one of ...

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Intellectual Property India Publishes Siemens’ Wind Turbine Patent Application

Intellectual Property India has published a patent application filed by Siemens AG in 2011. The application for the patent - which was invented by Erik Groendahl and Hans-Joergen Thougaard - was published on Jan. 18 under issue no. 03/2013. According to the abstract released by the Intellectual Property India: "Wind turbine comprising at least one generator adapted to generate electric power and a number of ...

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China Gogreen to Develop $115 Million of Solar Power Plants

China Gogreen Assets Investment Ltd., a Hong Kong-based investment company, plans to invest 720 million yuan ($115 million) to develop solar power projects in the Xuchang city in China’s Henan province. Unit Beijing Jun Yang Investment Co. agreed with the Xuchang government to develop and operate the 60 megawatts of solar power plants on the rooftops of buildings, the company said in a filing to the Hong Ko ...

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New Micro Hydro Project in India

A New Micro Hydro Project in India, in the state of Kerala, designed to help decrease power shortages in Malappuram once commissioned in 2015, Kerala Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed said. The US$5 million project, which is being developed by a joint consortium that includes Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Aryacon Constructions, will include three 1.5 MW small turbine units, a 5.5-mete ...

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EGAT prepared to fire on diesel and bunker oil to overcome Yadana gas field shutdown

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand are prepared to run all power plants fuelled by natural gas from Myanmar, with diesel and bunker oil to overcome shortage from Yadana gas field shutdown In a statement released today, the agency however warned that the more pressing issue is on the depleting gas supply from the Gulf of Thailand in the next decade. As the country would then need to run power p ...

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National Grid Corp of the Philippines connect GN Power’s 600 MW plant to the grid

According to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), GN Power Ltd.’s new 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant has received a new transmission line that will transmit the additional 600-MW capacity that GN Power is planning to produce on top of its current 600-MW capacity. The new transmission line, a 230-kiloVolt (kV) line from Mariveles to Limay, Bataan, was completed on January 21 at an est ...

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Myanmar disruption expected to affect EGAT and Ratchaburi gas fired power plants

The supply of natural gas from Myanmar will be disrupted again from April 4-12 when electricity demand peaks at the height of the hot season, says the energy minister. Pongsak Raktapongpaisal said energy policymakers would meet in the next two weeks to discuss the expected disruption. About 25% of Thailand's gas supply comes from Myanmar, amounting to 1.1 billion cubic feet per day. Overall, Thailand consum ...

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TATA Power’s domestic transmission business is on the rise with Jharkhand investment

Tata Power Co. Ltd, which recently signed a power distribution franchise agreement with the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB), will invest Rs.500 crore in the Jamshedpur circle of the Jharkhand state. The country's largest integrated power company, which will upgrade existing infrastructure and distribution network there, also hopes it can reduce aggregate technical and commercial (ATC) losses to 13% ...

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Another Indian Utility turning to Hydro Power

With many thermal power projects in the state taking a hit following the government's hands-off policy on land acquisition and fluctuation in coal prices, the West Bengal State Electricity Development Corporation (WBSEDCL) has annouced descison of how it is turning to hydro power. This will also help the utility balance the dip in power demand during off-peak periods with the sharp hike during the evening p ...

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