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China needs to consider environmental implications of Hydro

As China shifts its focus to curbing carbon emissions, hydropower is becoming central to its alternative energy plan. But while the potential for renewable power generation cannot be ignored, the potential for costly environmental degradation is also high. Water is released from the Three Gorges Dam, a gigantic hydropower project on the Yangtze river, in Yichang, central China's Hubei province, after heavy ...

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EU probe GE-Alstom deal

The European Union opened an in-depth probe of General Electric’s $14.1 billion takeover of the power division of French company Alstom on Monday fearing higher prices and less choice. The European Commission made the move Monday after an initial investigation “indicates potential competition concerns in the market for heavy-duty gas turbines,” which are used in gas-fired power plants, it said in a statemen ...

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Avantha company in $20 Million USD PTPLN deal

Avantha Group Company CG has bagged an order from PT PLN for setting up a total of 36 transformer bays around Indonesia, valued at around USD 20 million. These 36 extension bays will comprise 2 lots – the Java and Bali island extension bays representing Lot 1 and Sumatra, Kalimantan and the Sulawesi islands representing Lot 2. This project is being funded by IBRD – World Bank and is aimed at enhancing the p ...

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GE tests Worlds largest & most powerful gas turbine

One of the problems with building the world's largest and most powerful gas turbine is that you need to build a test bed to match. Having invested US$1 billion in its 500,000 bhp 9HA Harriet gas turbine, GE had to fork over another US$185 million to build a full-load test bed at GE Power & Water in Greenville, South Carolina that can handle the grid-busting output of Harriet. The latest of GE’s H-class ...

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Earthquake off coast of Japan

It was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep and occurred at 6:06 a.m. Tuesday in Japan (6:06 p.m. ET Monday). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the quake. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory shortly after the quake, warning of strong currents, but later canceled the advisory. The Tokyo Electric Power Company, whose Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ...

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TNB in 8.5m smart roll out

Malaysia’s state utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) announced this week that it plans to install 8.5 million residential smart meters within the next 10 years. TNB’s president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Azman Mohd made the announcement during the opening of a smart grid laboratory at its research arm – Universiti Tenaga Nasional. The facility, which Mr Azman says is the first of its kind in Malay ...

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India in Nuclear agreement with Sri Lanka

India sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka on Monday, its first breakthrough with the new government of the tiny Indian Ocean island where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years. Under the deal, India will help Sri Lanka build its nuclear energy infrastructure, including training of personnel, the Indian foreign ministry said. Later, India could also sell ...

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Indonesia needs energy sector investment

Indonesia is enhancing the governance and transparency of its energy institutions and state-owned companies, reducing fuel subsidies and facilitating much-needed infrastructure investments, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its second in-depth review of the country’s energy policies, but it must move to meet demand growth and ensure the environmental sustainability of energy supplies. The ...

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TNB smartgrid to reduce electricity bills

Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) smart grid technology, currently in its pilot project stage, is set to help consumers further reduce their electricity bills. “We hope to install the smart meters in each of the 8.5 million household customers within 10 years,” said its president and chief executive officer Azman Mohd. The smart grid is an electricity network utilising digital technology and connects suppliers, d ...

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China wind capacity jumps 23%

China boosted its installed wind energy capacity last year to a record 19.81 million kilowatts as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter tries to switch its power grid to cleaner energy sources. The National Energy Administration said Thursday that wind farms produced 153.4 billion kilowatt hours of electric power in 2014, making up 2.8 percent of total generated electricity. Last year's installed wind ...

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