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Chevron sign long term contract with Chubu Electric Power for Wheatstone LNG sale

Chevron Corporation today announced that its Australian subsidiaries have signed binding long-term Sales and Purchase Agreements (SPAs) with Chubu Electric Power Company Inc.  for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. Under the agreements Chevron, together with Apache Energy and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, will supply Chubu with 1 million tons per an ...

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PLN to build extensive undersea cable network for Bintan Island

State-owned electricity company PT PLN plans to build a 10-kilometer submarine and 1-km underground power cables to supply surplus power from Batam to neighboring Bintan Island, which remains short of electricity. The investment value of the project amounts to Rp 431 billion (US$48 million) and it is projected to be completed by 2014. After the recent signing of the contract for the construction of the unde ...

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EGAT and Chinese majors to battle out on Myanmar hydro projects

China and Thailand are interested in investing in hydropower projects in the Thanlwin River, said a senior official from the Ministry of Electric Power’s Department of Hydropower Implementation on March 20. “They [China and Thailand] are interested because they are worried about future electricity demand. Due to increasing populations and development, the production rate cannot meet the consumption rate of ...

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Japan goes for coal as the Yen drives up cost of energy

Japan is boosting its use of cheaper coal at the expense of oil and LNG to counter a jump in energy import costs that are rising because of a weak yen and with little prospect of a near-term return of nuclear power after the Fukushima crisis in 2011. New Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies aimed at raising exports have weakened the yen, making energy imports priced in dollars more expensive. At the same ti ...

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FuelCell Energy launch new website as part of growth strategy

FuelCell Energy, Inc. a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced the launch of a new website at www.fuelcellenergy.com and an updated FuelCell Energy logo. In the past year, the Company has executed a number of initiatives including the acquisition of European manufacturing capacity, expansion in Asia throu ...

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AGL commence major refurbishment works on the West Kiewa Hydro power plant

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) today announced that it will commence a major refurbishment  program at its West Kiewa Power Station from 26 March 2013 until 30 July 2013. The refurbishment program includes installing new turbines and main inlet valves in the power  station. The program demonstrates AGL’s ongoing commitment to the renewable energy resources available from the existing Kiewa Hydro-electric Scheme. ...

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Silver Spring Networks appointed by SP PowerAssets to assist with Singapore’s smart grid deployment

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced it has been appointed by SP PowerAssets Limited (SPPA) to deliver the network and control platform for the initial phase of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project. Under this contract, SPPA, which is a member of the Singapore Power Group and owns the electricity transmissi ...

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South Korea look to increase efforts on smart grid technology patents

Intellectual property rights of smart grid technologies developed in Korea are expected to be protected in the world market, improving their competitiveness, as foundation for registering them as international standard patents is established. Korea Smart Grid Association said recently that it held the launching ceremony of the ‘program of supporting creation of standard patents’ for 2013 at the Patent Infor ...

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China Xidian Group to deliver transformer substation to Thailand

China Xidian Group and Thailand's National Generating Bureau have signed a contract for a transformer substation project in Thailand. This is the first time that high-voltage power transmission equipment made in China is being used in Thailand. The project is a hub substation, which will provide power to areas in the southern part of Thailand. China Xidian Group will provide equipment for the substation, an ...

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Much work still to be done as India lies off target for wind capacity additions

The renewable energy sector in the country is likely to miss the capacity addition target for the current financial year on the back of economic slowdown as also due to lapse of an incentive scheme and uncertainties over reintroduction of a government support scheme for the wind sector. During the first 11 months of current financial year, country has added only 2,380 mw of new capacity. However, the new ca ...

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