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Australia’s Largest CSP Demonstration Plant Officially Launched

Australia’s largest concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power plant was officially opened this week, with the Victorian energy minister joining executives from the plant’s developer, Solar Systems, to cut the ribbon on the 1.5MW demonstration facility in Mildura. The demonstration of the “dense array” solar technology of parent company Silex Systems is a fore-runner for what is expected to be a 100MW powe ...

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Ming Yang to Turn Romania into Regional Base for Renewables

China’s Ming Yang Wind Power Group aims to develop wind and biomass projects in Romania, aiming to turn the country into a regional base for renewable energy production, said the presidency in a statement. Chuanwei Zhang, president of the Chinese company, expressed “interest” in developing renewable energy projects in Romania, during talks with President Basescu. Ming Yang is the largest private wind turbin ...

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Siemens to Deliver 81MW in Philippines

Siemens is to supply hardware for the 81MW Caparispisan wind farm after securing its first order in the Philippines. The German giant will deliver 27 of its 3MW 101 turbines with rotor diameters of 101 metres for the scheme in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte. Installation and commissioning of the machines is scheduled for next year. The deal with Northern Luzon UPC Asia Corporation, AC Energy Holdings, Inc. and Phi ...

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Rusted Pipelines Pose Health Risk in Mangkolemba

The Mangkolemba Ao Lanur Telongjem (MALT) has stated that unfiltered water coupled with rusted pipelines pose serious health threats to the citizens of Mangkolemba town. A press note issued by Imjong Longkumer, President, and Lanutemjen General Secretary of MALT, Mangkolemba stated that Mangkolemba, a sub divisional headquarter under Mokokchung district, is blessed with abundant water from a number of river ...

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TNB are touted to come on top for Project 3B in Malaysia

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) are emerging as the clear favourites to secure the tender for the 2,000-megawatt greenfield coal-fired plant, more commonly known as Project 3B in Malaysia. This is down to a number of factors but the main reason owes to the fact that TNB remain the only offtaker for electricity generated in Peninsular Malaysia. TNB -China National Machinery Import & Export Corp is one of the f ...

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Emerging engine control solutions from the innovators

The ComAp group are a market leader in control solutions for gen-set applications. They offer tailored products for base load power, stand-by power and engine applications across the world. Asia is a key market for them across a number of different sectors, and this video shows some of the exciting advances they are making to improve the operations of end engines across the region.   ...

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Pertamina Will Develop Mini-Hydro Program

State oil and gas firm PT Pertamina and PT Tirta Gemah Ripah are working on a three-year project to develop mini-hydro power plants (PTLM) in West Java. “Studies will be conducted in a number of locations in Cianjur and Tasikmalaya, both in West Java, each with a potential of producing 4-5 megawatts [MW],” Pertamina gas director Hari Karyuliarto said in a press statement over the weekend. "The development o ...

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Kashgar-Gwadar Project a Game Changer for Region Says PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday asked a prominent Chinese company to provide suggestions and assistance in curbing power line losses, theft and pilferage in Pakistan. The Prime Minister who arrived here this morning during the third phase of his five-day official visit, held a meeting with the president of China Southern Power Grid (CSG) Zhao Jianguo. Sharif told him that they were working on building ...

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World Bank Approves Power Transmission Program to Boost Indonesia’s Grid

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$325 million loan to the Government of Indonesia for the Second Power Transmission Development Project. This project is designed to support efforts to electrify over 90 percent of all households in Indonesia by strengthening and expanding the capacity of the power transmission networks in a sustainable way. It is expected to benefit more than ...

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10 Years to End Sabah’s Infamous Blackouts

The Federal Government has set a goal to address Sabah's infamous blackouts within the next 10 years, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister, Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili. He said the Prime Minister had directed him to solve the problem in Sabah and that any financial requirement would be approved, if justified. The tariff collection by Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) was only sufficient to cover 80 ...

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