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More $ for SriLanka’s Hydro firms

Sri Lanka's mini-hydro power firms will get a higher feed-in tariffs for their output based on newly published tariffs for 2015, Asia Securities, an equities research house has said. When thermal generation costs rise, the avoided cost formula also rises. Asia Securities said the price to buy power has been raised by 2.5 percent in the 'wet season' to 15.2 percent and the dry season rate increased to 16.75 ...

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Beijings smelly waterways to be cleaned up

All smelly and polluted rivers and waterways in Beijing will be cleaned up with the help of recycled water in three years, local authorities said on Tuesday. Thousands of outlets discharging wastewater have contaminated 141 waterways in the capital, according to the Beijing Water Authority. This year will see 24 waterways cleaned up in Chaoyang, Tongzhou, Haidian, Shunyi and Daxing districts. Another 33 wat ...

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Andhra Pradesh Green Corridor gears up

The energy utilities in Andhra Pradesh are gearing up to complete the works on first phase of evacuation of 3,150 MW under the green energy corridor by the end of this financial year. The State which had current installed capacity of 150 MW in solar energy was actively working to ensure that the capacity was scaled up to 5,000 MW. Mr. Vijayanand said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was firm that the pow ...

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New Dam for Thailand

The Thai Cabinet has approved the construction of a new hydro-electric powered dam in Kanchanaburi by the Ministry of Energy, expected an annual electrical production capacity of 90 million units. The Prime Minister’s Office Spokesman Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd has revealed that the Cabinet’s meeting yesterday has approved the construction plan of the Ban Chan Dae hydro-electric powered dam in Kanchanaburi ...

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APGENCO to add 11,210 MW

In order to meet the future power demand of the State, the APGENCO is contemplating to add 11,210 MW at an estimate cost of Rs 64,182 crore in the next 10 years. Disclosing this, after hoisting the National Flag, on the occasion of the 67th Republic Day, at Vidyut Soudha, here, on Tuesday, Chairman and Managing Director of APTRANSCO K Vijayanand said with the effective implementation of 24X7 ‘Power For All’ ...

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Protests at Large Dams in China

Tawang district, which is situated at 10,000 feet above sea-level in Arunachal Pradesh, erupted in protest on Saturday against large hydropower projects in the district bordering the Tibetan region of China. Hundreds of Buddhist lamas and locals turned up at the Tawang parade ground, about 30km from the McMahon Line, carrying placards saying 'no' to large dams in the 'ecologically, culturally and strategica ...

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SEA fastest growing Smart Grid Market

Southeast Asia (SEA) is estimated to be the fastest growing smart grid market in APAC region, says a new report from Frost & Sullivan. South Korea and Japan will continue to be the hot spots for smart grid project deployment in North Asia during the forecast period, the report synopsis said. Investments in smart grid test-bed in Thailand, home energy management systems (HEMS) installations in Singapore, and ...

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Philippines Asia’s top wind producer

The Philippines is now the largest and fastest-growing producer of electricity from wind power among the 10 countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), former Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, said in a news release Sunday. “Our wind farms now have an aggregate installed capacity of almost 400 megawatts (MW) -- far more than our neighbors -- and we expect this number to quadruple to 1, ...

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China develops global energy connection

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) on Thursday held a workshop on investment and financing for global energy interconnection (GEI). Representatives from the Chinese government, international organizations, financial and power enterprises from China and abroad discussed on the development of GEI. Liu Zhenya, chairman of the SGCC and China Electricity Council, said the main purpose of the workshop is ...

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L-3 Mapps win Romanian order

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won an order from Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A. (“SNN”), a Romanian-based state-owned utilities company, to upgrade the Cernavodă full scope simulator’s emulation of the plant Digital Control Computers (DCCs). DCC systems are used to monitor and control the major reactor and power plant functions at CANDU* nuclear power plants. The project will start immedi ...

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