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Chubu and TEPCO to team up for new coal plant in a rare move for the Japanese power industry

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. are in talks on their joint construction of a coal-fired thermal power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, east of Tokyo, informed sources revealed this week. This is a rare move in the Japanese power industry where few companies do business in their peers' service areas and may become a catalyst for knocking down power suppliers' regional monopoly, observers s ...

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Huge blackout for EGAT leaves 14 provinces across Southern Thailand in darkness

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) on Wednesday apologised for the massive power blackout in 14 southern provinces on Tuesday night and explained how it happened. “Egat would like to apologise to the people for this incident. We have ordered an inspection of all electric power transmission lines to the South to prevent a repeat of it,” Egat governor Suthat Patmasiriwat told the media. M ...

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Japan’s hydrogen economy moves up the gears as refeuling stations establish a network

Japan is gearing up to launch fuel cell vehicles as the next-generation of environmentally safer cars. Oil distributors have started to establish hydrogen station networks, while the government is set to provide financial assistance and is considering deregulation to make it easier to set up the fuel supply networks. Fuel cell vehicles are powered by electricity generated through chemical reactions of hydro ...

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New Zealand Pipeline for Wastewater Transport looking likely

The Building a pipeline in Queenstown New Zeland to transport Cardrona wastewater to Wanaka looks increasingly likely as initial assessments indicate the project is both technically and financially feasible. Queenstown Lakes District Council infrastructure and assets general manager Erik Barnes said the proposal to pipe wastewater out of the Cardrona Valley to the Project Pure treatment station near Wanaka ...

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State Grid Corporation of China officially announce investment into Australia with Singapore Power Ltd agreement

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the country's largest energy distributor, announced on Friday that it has signed an agreement with Singapore Power Limited to buy partial stakes in the latter's two Australian assets. Under the deal, which was signed here on Thursday, the SGCC will purchase a 60-percent stake in SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Limited (SPIAA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Pow ...

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Fuji has high hopes for hydrogen with particular focus on the sewerage business

Fuji Electric has announced that it has developed a product designed specifically for hydrogen fuel production. This product is meant to be incorporated into existing fuel cell products in order to make them more alluring to the Japanese market. Hydrogen fuel has managed to capture a great deal of interest in this market, but much of this has been reserved to the transportation sector. Fuji Electric believe ...

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Sinovel loose another chairman as tumultuous times continue for China’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer

Shanghai-listed Sinovel Wind Group Co Ltd, China's largest manufacturer of wind turbines by market value, has just lost its second chairman in two months, the company announced Wednesday. After Wei Wenyuan, chairman and acting president of Sinovel, formally announced his intentions to resign from the turbine maker Monday, the company's board of directors voted in Wang Yuan as its new chairman and Liu Zhengq ...

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South Korea to implement the highest carbon tax in the world with a 70% emission cap

In little over 18 months, South Korea will launch a scheme that will cap around 70% of its greenhouse gas emissions. A paper recently published by research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance, in cooperation with Ernst & Young, concludes that the design is the most ambitious yet proposed anywhere, and could result in the Korean carbon price reaching the penalty level of $90/tCO2 – exceeding that in any ot ...

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NTPC deny discoms allegation of supply shortfall

Power generation company NTPC has denied the allegations of power discoms in Delhi that there is a shortfall in supply on account of low generation at its plants. On Friday, NTPC officials said the snags that were reported from Badarpur Thermal Power Plant and Dadri-II have been rectified and the power production is far from being in deficit. The power producer said it has been generating adequate quantum o ...

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Xylem launch New UV Disinfection System

A closed-vessel ultraviolet (UV) disinfection solution, optimized for large-scale wastewater treatment plants, industrial and water reuse applications has been launched by Xylem. The Wedeco LBX 850e system has been fully validated according to the US Environmental Protection Agency's 'UV Disinfection Guidance Manual' and the National Water Research Institute guidelines by Carollo Engineers. While validation ...

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