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Philippines Nabas project starts in January

The Energy Regulatory Commission has allowed PetroWind Energy Inc. to start operating the first eight wind turbines of the 50-megawatt Nabas wind power project in Aklan province in January. ERC said it approved the commissioning tests for the first eight wind turbines, as a part of phase 1 of the project for two months from Jan. 17 to March 17, 2015. The approval would bring the 50-MW Nabas wind power proje ...

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Korean Nuclear hacked?

The government and nuclear plant operators remain on high alert with a hacker, possibly linked to North Korea, threatening to disrupt operations at nuclear facilities in the nation. Suspicions about North Korea's involvement arose as prosecutors confirmed that the hacker had been using IP addresses in Shenyeng, China, which is used as a base by an unknown number of North Korean hackers. But when asked about ...

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Cummins increase share in Vietnam

Cummins Power Generation (CPG), via its distributor Cummins DKSH (Vietnam) LLC (CDV), has signed partnerships with two leading local companies in Vietnam in a determined move to increase its market share and secure business growth in the South East Asian nation. Vietnam is a priority market for CPG in Asia Pacific and the company is focused on expanding its channels to bring the brand and products closer to ...

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Taipower criticised

After the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced recently that electricity subsides will be given to local residents in January next year, some officials have voiced their disapproval of the policy. As oil prices come down, a total of NT$9 billion will be saved, the government said. The newly appointed Economics Minister (鄧振中) said a utility subsidy plan will be finalized before Jan. 1, 2015. Up to 1,291 ho ...

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Iranian Hydro up 1.9%

The Iranian Energy Ministry announced that the country's hydroelectric power plants have generated over 11.5 million mw since March showing nearly 1.9 per cent of growth in comparison with the same period last year. Iran has increased the output capacity of its hydroelectric power plants by 1.9 per cent since the beginning of current Iranian calendar year (March 21), Fars news agency reported. Hydroelectric ...

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100mw Canal project for India

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines to set up 100 MW solar power capacity (PDF) over and along the canals in the country. The program will see solar photovoltaic power projects of capacity 1 to 10 MW installed over canals and on the banks of the canals in India. The total cost of the program will be around $160 million, out of which about $38 million will be provided as f ...

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First of 4 buildings cleared at Fukushima

One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said on Saturday (Dec 20). It was a significant step in the decommissioning efforts, but workers still have three heavily crippled reactors to clean up after they were sent into meltdown in the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. The overall clean-up work o ...

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Alstom win South Korea Wind project

Alstom has been awarded a contract by DaeMyoung Energy Corporation, subsidiary company of DaeMyoung GEC, a large engineering and construction services company in South Korea to provide wind turbines for Gowon wind farm. The wind farm is located in Gangwon province approximately 170km east of Seoul. Alstom will supply and supervise the installation and commissioning of 6 units of the ECO 110 Wind Turbines wi ...

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Trans-Asia completes Guimaras project

Trans-Asia Renewable Energy Corp., a unit of Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp., said it has fully completed and commissioned all 27 wind towers of the San Lorenzo wind farm project in Guimaras province. The project now contributes 54 megawatts of clean and renewable power to the grid. The wind farm started delivering power to the grid as early as Oct. 7 this year. Trans-Asia Renewable invested P6. ...

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Alstom T&D in Indian Win

Alstom T&D India has bagged an order of about Rs 151 crore order from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd (RRVPNL) to supply a 400/220 kV substation in Bhadla and expand the existing 400/220 kV substation in Bikaner. The new 400 kV grid substation in Bhadla to be set up by the Indian unit of the French firm will help evacuate power from the Bhadla solar park and other upcoming solar parks in the a ...

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