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China’s wind power output surge

According to the latest statistics released by the National Energy Administration, China, the world's largest wind power producer, saw its wind power output surge 41% YoY to 100.8 terawatt hours last year. The wind power output last year accounted for about 2% of the country's total on grid electricity. As of the end of last year, the country's on-grid wind power capacity had increased to 62.66 gigawatt hou ...

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AGL Energy’s Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia Reaches Full Power Potential

AGL Energy Ltd. (AGK), operator of the A$1 billion ($1 billion) Macarthur wind farm in Australia’s Victoria state, said the project reached full capacity of 420 megawatts for the first time at the end of March. Macarthur, the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, has generated the equivalent of one year’selectricity supply to more than 40,000 households and started operating fully at the end of Janu ...

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Pakistan: Hydropower projects construction by India causes serious stir

Construction of run-of-the-river hydropower projects by India on Western rivers poses a serious threat to agriculture sector and could severely affect water availability in the country at crucial times. Farmers Associates of Pakistan (FAP), Research Institute of Natural Resources of Pakistan (RINP), Water Resources Development Council (WRDC) and Punjab Water Council (PWC) expressed the concern in a meeting ...

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Power shortage turns dry in Kerala

Deficient rains have compounded power woes in Kerala as the water-level of reservoirs is receding fast in the state which relies heavily on hydro power. The situation is bound to worsen if the catchment areas of major hydro-power projects fail to receive copious summer rains before the onset of South West Monsoon, which normally hits Kerala coast by the first week of June. Nearly 71 per cent of the state's ...

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IDE Technologies show their experience for the desalination business in Asia

IDE is a world leader in both thermal & membrane desalination solutions and is the largest MED supplier in APAC. Over the past decade, IDE has deployed some of the APAC region’s largest and most advanced desalination plants. IDE's proven track record spans 400 plants, 40 countries and 4 decades. The company has installed more than 25 units in APAC only, providing a cumulative capacity of ~500,000 m3/day ...

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Philippines government have approved a 35MW PV project in Darong, Davao del Sur

The Philippines government has approved a 35MW PV project in Darong, Davao del Sur on the island of Mindanao. The PhilNewEnergy PV solar power plant is located on a land owned by Ayala Corp’s subsidiary, Darong Agricultural Development Corp and will cost an estimated US$146.7 million. The project will be constructed by the local company Philnewenergy Inc. (PNE) in collaboration with Japan's Mitsubishi Corp, ...

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Desalination Unit at Koodankulam Nuclear Power plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu

A high-level Environment Ministry panel has recommended coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance for setting up a desalination unit at Koodankulam Nuclear Power plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu. The desalination plant functions on the distillation (Mechanical Vapour Compression) principle. Seawater will be drawn and will be fed to the plant. At KKNPP, the desalination plant consists of four streams each having a ...

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UAE’s largest power and Desalination Plant in a move to Boost Power Generation and Water Production in Dubai

Dubai has inaugurated the UAE's largest power and desalination plant in a move to boost power generation and water production in the emirate. The US$272.2 million gas-fired M Station, located in Jebel Ali, will be operated by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and have a capacity of 2,060MW and 140mn gallons of water a day. Saeed Al Tayer, manageing director of DEWA, said, “We are utilising th ...

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Adani Australian coal investment hits a major hurdle with knock-on effect for the Indian power sector

In what could be a major setback to Gautam Adani-promoted Adani Group, coal from its Carmichael project in Australia may not fire any ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) in India. This is because the ash content expected in the coal from that mine is much higher than the stipulated maximum set by India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for such projects. The coal to be mined from the Carmichael pro ...

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Hyflux Memoranda of Understanding to develop projects in China

Singapore firm Hyflux has signed a memoranda of understanding (MoU) to develop water and environmental projects with the two prefectural governments of Chuxiong and Qujing in Yunnan province, People’s Republic of China. The total combined investment value for the two projects in Qujing and Chuxiong is estimated to be approximately RMB3.2 billion ($515 million). The projects will include the development of w ...

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