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Compton Greaves in contract win

Crompton Greaves Ltd, part of Avantha Group, has won a 3-year contract from the French distribution network operator Électricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) to provide maintenance and repair services to 4,500 high power transformers. These transformers of ERDF, which manages 95% of the electricity distribution network in France, are credited with supplying energy to 35 million households in France. Fi ...

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Koreas KHNP in Kyrgyz MOU

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) announced on Sept. 3 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kyrgyz Republic of Central Asia on Sept. 2. to cooperate in the hydraulic sector. This is the first time for the Kyrgyz Republic to sign an MOU with the Korean firm for hydroelectric projects. Under the agreement, KHNP and the Kyrgyz Republic will exchange manpower and inform ...

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LSIS Plans for SE Asia Microgrid Market

In East Asia, Korea's electrical component manufacturer LSIS plans to break into the Southeast Asia microgrid market. LSIS told The Korea Times that Indonesia in particular will become a key player in the Southeast Asia microgrid market drawing large-scale investment in the electrical grid sector. Kim Won-il, vice president of LSIS's convergence business group, said: "We are seeking to expand our presence i ...

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Vestas to supply 24mw for hydrochina

Danish company Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said Tuesday it will supply 24 MW of its turbines to HydroChina International for a project in the southeastern parts of Vietnam. Under the terms of the contract, the value of which was not disclosed, the manufacturer will deliver and supervise the installation and commissioning of 12 units of its V100-2.0 MW machines. The deal also includes a five-year Activ ...

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ADB approves $100 Million

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan for the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Hubei Province to address environmental and public health concerns associated with widespread water pollution and flooding in the region. “With a high incidence of rural poverty and weak fiscal resources, the prefecture in the upper Qing River basin h ...

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Krabi Plant to have little impact

A study of possible effects from the power plant and Klong Rua coal transport pier was funded by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat). The findings were disclosed at a press conference hosted by the Institute for Population and Social Research and Egat at Mahidol University on Monday. Sarawut Jehsoh, a researcher from the Prince of Songkla University Faculty of Science and Technology, ins ...

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SmartTrak solar looks to raise $25 Million

SmartTrak Solar Systems Pvt. Ltd, a maker of solar trackers and inverters, is in advanced talks to raise $25 million in the next three months from a US-based private equity investor, its top executive said. This would be the firm’s first external round of funding which could help it enter newer markets such as Africa and West Asia. Right now, India generates around 3,000 MW of solar power, which is expected ...

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Vietnam power prices to remain unchanged

The Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) and the Viet Nam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) have assured electricity prices will remain unchanged until the end of the year. The commitment was made following public concern about the possible electricity price hike after these groups reported a loss caused by fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Earlier this month, three large conglomerates of the Min ...

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