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China grid opens up to private investment

The State Grid Corp of China, the country’s dominant power grid operator, will open two of its business sectors to new investors, including private and non-state companies, state media said on Tuesday. The two sectors, which cover distributed power grids and electric vehicle charging equipment, have an estimated market value of 200 billion yuan ($US32 billion), the official news agency Xinhua quoted State G ...

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Lanner Fully Committed to Meeting the Fast-growing Demand for Smart Grid Security Appliances

Lanner Electronics today touted its wide selection of hardware solutions designed for a full range of Smart Grid applications and announced its commitment to working with the power and energy industries. Armed with years of experience and expertise in board and system design, Lanner has successfully established itself not only as a platform provider for power grid connectivity, ICS cyber security and indust ...

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Alstom India to sell its industrial mill unit to European firm

Power generation and transmission company Alstom India Ltd will sell its air preheater making unit to the Indian entity of a European firm. In a filing to BSE, Alstom India, a unit of turbine maker Alstom SA of France, said it has decided to sell auxiliary components undertaking to OAK India Pvt. Ltd, an entity of European investment firm Triton. Auxillary components manufactures air preheaters and industri ...

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MHPS M501J Gas Turbines Begin GTCC Operation at Yulchon II Power Plant in Korea

The state-of-the art M501J gas turbines delivered to Korea's MPC Yulchon Generation Co., Ltd. (MPC Yulchon) by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) commenced gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation at the Yulchon II power plant (Yulchon II). The MHPS M501J gas turbines have already been in operational at Yulchon II since 2013 as simple cycle power generation gas turbines; however, the la ...

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Mega waste treatment plant to open in 2024

AN INTEGRATED waste treatment plant capable of processing up to half of Singapore’s solid waste will be in operation from 2024. The National Environment Agency (NEA) will build the facility in Tuas. It can handle solid waste, food waste, recyclables from the National Recycling Programme and, in a first, sewage sludge from water treatment plants. It will extract resources like biogas and energy from the wast ...

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Nepal needs to tap hydropower potential for prosperity

Atul Keshap, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia at the United States Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, on Tuesday said Nepal needs to focus on unleashing its hydropower potential to gain economic prosperity. Addressing an interaction organised by Tribhuvan University’s Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) Programme, Keshap said the country needs to cash in on more than 42, ...

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Enerkem launches world’s first, game-changing full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility

Enerkem (www.enerkem.com) officially inaugurated today its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. This announcement was shared by Enerkem's CEO, Vincent Chornet, Mayor Don Iveson from the City of Edmonton, and the Honourable Robin Campbell, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, and Government House Leader, representing the Government ...

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TUV Rheinland Issues the First ISCC Certificate to ASB Bio-Diesel Hong Kong Ltd

TUV Rheinland Greater China issued its first International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certificate to one of the largest bio-diesel suppliers and producers in Asia, ASB Bio-Diesel Hong Kong Ltd. The audit was conducted and completed in mid-May. According to the European Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) (RED), since 2011, biomass for use as biofuel or bioenergy must be produced sust ...

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Unit one of Kudankulam nuclear plant reaches full capacity

Work was completed on the 1,000MW first unit last year, the second 1,000MW reactor is expected to be brought into service by mid-2014   New Delhi: The first reactor of India’s largest nuclear plant—dogged by protests and multiple delays—reached full capacity for the first time on Saturday, an official said. The Russian-backed Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu is designed to help meet surging demand for el ...

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US seeks fresh China solar tariffs

The US has proposed higher and more extensive tariffs on Chinese solar panels. The Department of Commerce said it plans to impose duties of between 18.56% to 35.21%. That is much higher than the tariffs announced in 2012. The duties will be levied on solar panels and the cells used to make them. Previously they covered just the cells. The US has said that import duties will help offset the subsidies given b ...

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