Power Engineering International

Welcome to the online version of our Power Engineering International (Pei) print publication. This is where to find archive magazine articles as well as our present edition. For any feedback on the content contact us here or discuss on PEi LinkedIn Group


India’s Gujarat state approves 6000 MW nuclear power plant

The government of the Indian state of Gujarat has agreed an Rs60 000 crore ($13bn) investment in a 6000 MW nuclear power plant project in Bhavnagar. The project is expected to use US reactor technology following a deal signed by both Indian and American governments.

Gujurat has also approved an expansion of the Kakrapar atomic power station near Surat with the addition of two 700 MW units within the next five years.

The western state of Gujarat is also expanding its renewable energy capacity with the NTPC proposing to build two solar power plants of 50 MW each.

It is expected that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between NTPC and Gujurat State will be signed very soon following government approval.

Gujarat has also signed a deal with British-based tidal energy company Atlantis Resources, who will look into the feasibility of developing 100 MW of power from the strong tides in the Gulf of Kutch and Gulf of Khamdhat in the Arabian Sea.

China selects 294 solar power projects for subsidy in bid to hit 10 GW target

China has identified 294 solar power projects with a total generating capacity of 642 MW as it works towards hitting its solar energy target of 10 GW by 2020.

Beijing has said it will subsidize at least half of the investment cost. The capacity will be nearly 30 per cent more than the minimum target Beijing set in July.

The projects will cost around 20bn yuan ($2.93bn) and be available in two or three years.

Of the projects, 232 with total generating capacity of 290 MW will be constructed by major industrial and commercial firms for their own power requirements. Some 35 projects, with total capacity of 306 MW, would be utility-scale plants.

Philippines’ further green investment

The Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it expects to sign more than 80 new contracts for renewable energy development projects by the year-end.

Recently, the DOE awarded 87 contacts to 18 companies for the development of biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, ocean and wind power. This is inline with the country’s Republic Act 9513, also known as the ‘Renewable Energy Act of 2008’.

These latest contracts are anticipated to generate in excess of 4000 MW, and represent a total investment of PHP90.4bn ($2bn).

According to Mario Marasigan, the DOE assistant secretary, the DOE is currently reviewing the contracts in an effort to improve them. He also said that the developers had asked the department to look at some provisions, which may need to undergo some revision.

Enfinity, Titan Energy to erect 1 GW of solar PV in India

Enfinity, a Belgium-based renewable energy developer, and Titan Energy Systems, a manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) modules, are to collaborate on developing, financing and constructing 1 GW of solar PV installations in Andhra Pradesh, India in the next five years.

Enfinity has said that Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, an undertaking of the government of Andhra Pradesh, will allocate in long lease 3000 acres of land in the villages of Thumalla, Dademavaripalli, Pulikuntapalli, Karimireddypalli and Lokogipalli, and at the industrial park of Amadugur near Kadiri, all in the Anantapur district.

The Belgian firm said that it would develop and finance the project, while Titan Energy Systems will act as a contractor and supplier of the PV modules. Enfinity and Titan will establish a special purpose joint venture for this project.

New Zealand to strengthen north-south power link

Transpower New Zealand has appointed Siemens to increase the capacity of the existing high voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the its North and South Island.

Siemens’ share of the work will account for around half of the overall $494m investment in the Inter Island Connector Pole 2 project.

The aim of the upgrade is to raise the capacity of the existing HVDC system in stages over the next few years from 700 MW to 1400 MW. The 579 km link includes a 40 km subsea section under the Cook Strait

Siemens will supply two turnkey converter stations and replace the aging converters with advanced light-triggered thyristor valves.

JBIC invests $1.6bn in Indonesia plants

Japanese companies are to invest around $1.6bn in the construction of various power plants in Indonesia.

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is expected to wrap-up $1.6bn in loan agreements later this year to finance the Paiton 3 power expansion project and the Cirebon power plant.

The Paiton 3 coal fired expansion project, controlled by Mitsui and Tokyo Electric Power Company, is expected to start generating 815 MW in early 2012.

Meanwhile, it was announced that the Cirebon 660 MW coal fired plant will commence operations in 2011.




Cambodia: Russia is seeking permission to build a $2bn, 960 MW hydropower plant in Stung Treng Province, following the feasibility study carried out by JSC Bureyagesstroy in 2007.

India: Indian state-owned utility NTPC has signed an MoU with the state government to set up a 2640 MW thermal power plant at Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Indonesia: State power firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has secured loan facilities from Bank Rakyat Indonesia worth $160m for the construction of four power plants under its 10 GW ‘crash’ programme.

Malaysia: Opponents of a proposed 300 MW coal fired power plant to be built in the east coast Lahad Datu district of Sabah have failed in an attempt to force an emergency debate in the Sabah assembly, despite claims that the majority of residents are against the development.

Maldives: The capital Male is to be powered by wind energy after the president’s office announced $200m international funding for a 75 MW wind farm to be developed by Falcon Energy, with an LNG fuelled plant providing 50 MW of back-up power.

Nepal: Indian independent power producer Tata Power and SN Power, a Norway-based renewable energy company, have signed an exclusive partnership agreement to develop joint hydropower projects in India and Nepal with total capacity of 2000 MW by 2015 and 4000 MW by 2020.

Pakistan: A 232 MW barge-mounted power generation system will arrive at Karachi from Turkey this month and start supplying 100 MW to the city. It will be closely followed by the arrival of another 220 MW rental unit, according to the minister responsible for power and water.

Philippines: Energy Development Corporation is to develop another 200 MW of greenfield geothermal power plants, making it one of the largest geothermal power producers in the world.

Vietnam: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a goal to generate 15-20 per cent of the country’s total power output from nuclear power by 2050, following the passing of a draft Atomic Energy Law. The first plant could begin construction as soon as 2014, according to local observers.


More Power Engineering International Issue Articles



Power Engineering International Archives



View Power Generation Articles on PennEnergy.com


Follow Power Engineering International on Twitter

Editor's Picks

Chinese yen on fire

Chinese city burning money to generate electricity

A power plant in Luoyang, Henan in China is generating power through the burning of bank notes.

Vincent De Rivaz

De Rivaz confident on Hinkley despite Areva problems

Vincent De Rivaz, chief executive of EDF, Reassured the audience at the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference t...
Peterhead power plant, which experienced start-up issues last week

One in ten UK power plants suffer ‘issues’ during start-up

The recent mixed results from National Grid's Supplementary Balancing Reserve (SBR) has much to do with the ageing profile...
Kangdong Thermal Power Plant

Coal-fired power plant under construction in North Korea

The North Korean government is attempting to address its chronic power shortage problems through the construction of a coa...
Sigmar Gabriel and Angela Merkel

German energy minister denies plan to shut down coal power plants

German Energy and Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel responded to speculation regarding Germany’s coal industry to s...

PEI Magazine Issues

>> Current Issue           >> Past Issues

Latest Wire News

Synergy Resources Corporation Provides an Operations Update, Estimating 100% Year-Over-Year Production Growth, and a Revised Fiscal 2015 Capital Forecast

Synergy Resources Corporation Provides an Operations Update, Estimating 100% Year-Over-Year ...

XZERES Sees Accelerating Sales Growth, Driven by Further Adoption in Key Markets

XZERES Sees Accelerating Sales Growth, Driven by Further Adoption in Key Markets

Algae Biomass Organization Welcomes Gas Technology Institute as New Corporate Member

Algae Biomass Organization Welcomes Gas Technology Institute as New Corporate Member

Dynamic Materials Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Dynamic Materials Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Oil Slump Threatens Future Australian LNG Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

Oil Slump Threatens Future Australian LNG Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

Editorial Guides

Lubrication Challenges for the Biogas Industry in 2015

The biogas industry is growing in importance as the world continues to look for alternative, clean energy sources. However...

How to cut your OPEX

How to cut your OPEX In a constantly evolving electricity market, factors such as over capacity and low coal costs can pu...

Alstom Editorial Guide: Thailand to showcase latest upgrade of Alstom's GT26 in combined-cycle

Read all about Alstom's new advanced GT26 gas turbine in the North Bangkok CCPP expansion project online with the Power En...

PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Model – Leading the Field in Energy Market Modelling

PLEXOS® Integrated Energy Modelling is an advanced software tool that employs the latest mathematical programming methods ...

Buyers Guide Companies

Huggenberger AG

AVC Specialists Inc

POWERCON 900 electrostatic precipitator voltage controllers, RAPPERCON 9...

Standardkessel-Baumgarte Group

Founded more than 80 years ago, Standardkessel and Baumgarte are today a...


URS plans, designs, engineers, constructs, retrofits, and maintains powe...

Mid America Engine Inc

Mid-America Engine is a distributor and reseller of new and used, diesel...


Dynamic Systems Inc

Barcode Tracking Includes: > Equipment & Tool > Inventory > ID Badge Sys...

EPG Enginuity Portable Grid

Enginuity Portable Grid (EPG) designs and manufactures unique rental gra...

M+M Turbinen-Technik GmbH

M+M Turbinen-Technik designs and manufactures steam turbines and package...

Paharpur USA

Manufactures water cooling towers, air cooled heat exchangers (fin fan c...

Buyers Guide Products

Spare parts manufacturing / Re-engineering / CNC / CMM / Machining / workshop service

CMM/laser scanning technology (workshop, r...

Steam turbine maintenance / overhaul / (blade) repair / outage management

Outage delivery/managementOn-site inspecti...

Gas turbine maintenance / overhaul / (blade) repair / outage management

Outage delivery/managementProject manageme...

Hydro turbine maintenance / repair / overhaul / rebuild service

Outage support in workshop/on-site Site i...

Inspection service (Nondestructive testing and evaluation)

Life time evaluationPhased array /Ultrason...

Transformer Oil Moisture Measurement Instruments

Vaisala offers a wide variety of online tr...

DPT145 Multiparameter Transmitter for SF6 Gas

DPT145 is a unique innovation that enables...


25-50% NOx reduction - Urea-based Customiz...

TIFI Targeted In-Furnace Injection

Improve Fuel Flexibility - Reduce Slagging...

ASCR Advanced SCR

80% + NOx Reduction - Lower Capital and Op...

Power Engineering International


Understanding Moisture Dynamics in Power Transformers

In this webinar recording "Moisture Dynamics in Power Transformers" (held originally in September 23, 2014) you will have a chance to learn about the phenomena and its importance to your ...

How to lower your total cost of ownership on DC Control Power

In this whitepaper, we look at implementing battery management solutions and how smart battery management effectively lowers the total cost of DC Control power systems and the risk of their failure...

Portfolio Optimization by PLEXOS

To achieve Portfolio Optimization, PLEXOS performs the Security Constrained Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch using Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) to minimize a cost function subject to all op...

Evaluating cogeneration for your facility: A look at the potential energy-efficiency, economic and environmental benefits

The energy-efficiency, economic and environmental benefits of cogeneration are the subject of this in-depth white paper. The paper argues that producing electricity and heat/cooling from the same f...

The Effect of Moisture on the Breakdown Voltage of Transformer Oil

Power transformers utilize oil as a heat transfer medium and a dielectric material, together with cellulose. Breakdown voltage (dielectric strength) is one of the most important parameters of trans...

Improving Mission Critical Cooling Systems With More Reliable Level Sensing

The choice of coolant level sensor may seem like an insignificant detail when designing complex machinery such as emergency generators and cranes, but if this sensor fails, the operator has no warn...

Steps Towards a Low Carbon Future: Solutions and Technologies That Will Support the Global Revolution Required

A smart grid is becoming more and more essential as clean energy becomes more dominant. In addition, the demand for electricity is expected to treble the ability to supply it over the next decade. ...

Latest Digital Edition

Look Inside >
Current Issue

Article Archives for Power Engineering International Magazine

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>