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AC Energy builds two new solar plants in Luzon

AC Energy Inc., the power unit of the Ayala Group, will build two new solar plants in Central Luzon as it continues to expand its renewable energy portfolio. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday, ACEN said the two projects, with a combined cost of about P6.2 billion, would have an aggregate capacity of up to 150 megawatts (MW). One project will involve a 75-MW facility located in Araya ...

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SMEC Win Hydropower projects for Nepal and India

Engineering consulting firm SMEC has been hired to support hydropower development projects in India and Nepal. In India, contractor Megha Engineering & Infrastructures has selected SMEC to serve as its engineering and project management services partner for the Kundah Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures is the project’s main contractor, operating under a contrac ...

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Banpu Power Revenues Increase

SET-listed Banpu Power (BPP) saw a slight increase in sales revenue for the second quarter of 2020, helped by three combined heat and power plants in China. Profit fell 11% from the same quarter last year to 806 million baht on total sales revenue of 1.06 billion baht because of the changing price of coal. BPP maintained gross profit of 12% while the average cost of coal for the quarter was at 540 yuan ...

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Wind power towers in Taiwan

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will source towers from CS Wind/Chin Fong partnership as purchase agreement signed, delivering on the OEM’s local ambitions. Further positioning Taiwan at the centre of the emerging offshore wind energy industry in Asia Pacific, MHI Vestas has finalised a purchase agreement with the CS Wind/Chin Fong partnership to source towers for its offshore wind turbines in Taiwan. This purchas ...

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T&D Tenders up in July 2020

T&D equipment tenders in July 2020 saw 276 tenders announced, marking a rise of 15% over the last 12-month average of 241, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.Tenders activity in T&D equipment segment by volume - YearMonthCountJul-19314Aug-19256Sep-19168Oct-19235Nov-19211Dec-19212Jan-20213Feb-20203Mar-20303Apr-20249May-20249Jun-20287Jul-20276 The proportion of tenders by catego ...

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Rolls-Royce expands battery container production

•       Business Unit Power Systems expands production capacities in Ruhstorf (Bavaria) for complete energy storage solutions for microgrids •       Production start-up in Siemens Technology Park in first quarter of 2021 The Rolls-Royce's business unit Power Systems is increasing its capacities for producing battery containers. From 2021 the MTU EnergyPacks are t ...

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Two-Stage ‘Ecocharge’ Turbocharging Pushes Gas Engine to World’s Highest Class Efficiency

PBST has announced that Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) new type KG-18-T gas engine, equipped with its two-stage-turbocharging ‘Ecocharge’ system, has recorded the world's highest class power generation efficiency of 51% with Japanese standard city gas. Designed for power applications, the KG-18-T’s Ecocharge solution consists of 1 × PBST TCX23 and 1 × PBST TCA66 turbochargers that have improved  ...

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Human cost of India’s Baglihar dam disputed

The dam has not only threatened Pakistan's environment and farming community, but also displaced several hundred people. When the Indian government revoked Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status on August 5, 2019, it not only gave it more flexibility and opportunity to exert its control over the land and the indigenous population, but also over the Indus river system that both Kashmir and Pakistan depend on for s ...

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Philippines compete for $3 Trillion energy investment

The Philippines will be up for a tough competition against neighbor-countries in Southeast Asia for the next round of estimated US$3.0 trillion energy investments in the region, but Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said the country preps on improving investment climate so it could corner a pie of that capital. The US$3 trillion capital spend for ASEAN had been based on the calculation of the International E ...

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Trina Vertex push 600MW with 210mm cell

Leading solar module makers have pushed into powerful new territory this year. Leading the pack is Trina Solar’s 600W Vertex series module which will reach the market next year, once the company reaches mass production of its Vertex 550W series later in year. Using a 210mm cell, Trina Solar head of product and marketing Asia Pacific Lim Cheong Boon says a 6 x 10 configuration is sufficient to deliver 600 wa ...

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