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Underwater Currents Generate Energy in Japan

Experts plan to continue testing of underwater plants. In Japan, the world’s first tested the installation for the production of electricity through the undercurrents of the ocean. It is reported by the broadcaster NHK. Power plant consists of three located at a depth of 20-50 meters of a cylinder with a length of 20 meters each. Inside two of them placed the generators with blades with a diameter of 11 met ...

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China’s New Transmission Prices Imminent

China said on Tuesday it will set new power transmission prices by the end of October, in its latest effort to liberalise the power market and promote trading of electricity across different regions. Beijing has made a series of moves to open up the country's monopolised power market since late 2015, including launching a power trading scheme for eight provinces and reducing power distribution prices. Power ...

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Vestas Wind Thai Order

Vestas has sold 60 V136-3MW turbines to an undisclosed customer, marking the company's first sale of the model in Asia-Pacific. With the V136 having a hub height of 157 metres, the as-yet-unspecified projects will feature the highest towers in the region. The order includes a contract for the supply and installation of the turbines, as well as a 15-year management agreement with the buyer. Delivery of the t ...

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L3 Mapps Assit ABB With Simulator Update

  L3 MAPPS to Assist ABB With Simulator Update for Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant   MONTREAL, August 21, 2017 – L3 MAPPS announced today that under a contract with Swiss industrial technology company ABB it will update the simulator it provided in 2006 for DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant based in Newport, Michigan. The work calls for modification of the 120-kilovolt switchyard portion of the ...

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Sri Lanka Can Meet Energy Demand With Renewables

Sri Lanka would be able to meet its current and future electricity demand by use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme and Asian Development Bank. The report, titled Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector—100 percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050, noted that by then Sri Lanka’s installed electricity generation capacity needs would i ...

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Vestas Wins New Order From Shandianhe Project

Vestas will deliver 45 V110 2MW turbines, with a power mode option to give each machine an output of 2.2MW, the Danish manufacturer said. Delivery at the Shandianhe project in Guyuan County of Hebei is expected to take place in late 2017. Vestas said it has delivered 900MW worth of turbines to Datang over the past ten years. "The project takes Vestas' announced order intake in China to almost 600MW in 2017, ...

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Asia’s Hydro Powerhouse

VIENTIANE • Laos could become the battery of Asia, and its abundant natural resources, which include hydropower and food resources, will help it build links with the rest of the region, says Lao businessman Phanthachith Inthilath. He is the chairman of Intra Corporation Sole Co, a renewable energy company that is supporting the country's desire to become the powerhouse of Asia. "Even though Laos is a land-l ...

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Trina Solar Commence Operations in Dubai Sustainable City

Trina Solar's PV modules have commenced operations in the 10MW Sustainable City in Dubai, an innovative project that serves as living proof that developing a community where energy needs are to be met entirely through clean energy sources is possible. With several facilities, including 500 residential villas, 170-room hotel, mosque, school, swimming pool and an equestrian club and track, the proposed reside ...

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Asia’s Greener Grid

Not long ago, the future of nuclear power was in Asia. In 2015, nine of the 10 reactors that opened globally were on the continent. But recent declarations by South Korea and Taiwan that they will “go green” have called into question nuclear power’s long-term viability, at least in East Asia. Indeed, 2017 may mark the end of the region’s nuclear love affair – and the start of a new one with renewables. Sout ...

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ADB Paper on IoT Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued a paper on August 8, titled "The Internet of Things in the Power Sector: Opportunities in Asia and the Pacific", as part of its Sustainable Development Working Paper Series. The paper looks at the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform the power sector through operational optimisation, asset performance management, and engaging customers to lower energ ...

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