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Endesa outlines Latin American gas-fired and hydro power plant ambitions


Endesa Chile has unveiled a plan to develop 36 projects, amounting to 6300 MW of power in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia.

BRUSH completes $47m manufacturing facility in Shanghai


As part of a continuing business investment and development strategy, BRUSH, the largest independent manufacturer of turbogenerators in the world, has announced the completion of a major new $47m manufacturing facility near Shanghai, China to produce European quality turbogenerators for the growing Chinese market.

MAN opens fourth Caribbean island power plant


MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the inauguration of its fourth island power plant for French utility EDF.

Kenya to spend $2.2bn on solar power


Kenya has contracted SkyPower, the world's largest developer and owner of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, to develop 1 GW of solar power projects to be built in four phases over the next five years.

Alstom to contribute to Nigerian renewable energy master plan


The developers of the Zungeru hydroelectric power project in Nigeria have awarded Alstom a €50m contract from China National Electric Engineering Company to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services.

46 MW order for Vestas in India


Vestas is to supply a 46 MW wind power order for the Indian state of Karnataka.

Conventional power impairment adds to big Vattenfall loss


Vattenfall has reported a substantial second quarter loss with impairment losses due to low electricity prices continuing to have a negative effect.

Lignite power plants to take up 50 per cent of German cap reserve


The head of RWE generation believes half of German capacity reserve will be drawn from his company’s lignite coal-fired power plant fleet.

Less than a week for GE to win over EU on Alstom


General Electric has just over a week to offer concessions and head off E.U. regulatory concerns about its $13.7bn bid for Alstom’s power unit.

APR wins Egypt fast-track power contract


Fast-track power firm APR Energy has signed a year-long, $30m contract to provide a gas turbine power plant in Egypt. 

Limitations of battery storage demonstrated in French project


The Nice Grid, a major pilot project designed to improve the integration of renewables on to the grid, has provided some telling data so far on the limitations of the technology.

Flexibility brings new maintenance challenges for thermal power plants


Today's thermal power stations must increasingly offset the power fluctuations in the grid caused by solar and wind power stations.

$335m Afghan power plant beset by problems


An oil-fired power plant just outside Kabul in Afghanistan, which was designed to bolster the country’s fragile power infrastructure, has been hit by serious cost over runs and is still not yet completed, eight years after construction begun in 2007.

MAN Diesel buys India’s MaxWatt Turbines


Germany’s MAN Diesel & Turbo has bought MaxWatt Turbines, an Indian company specialising in the engineering, production and service of steam turbines for power generation and mechanical drives.

To shale or not to shale


The speakers at Tuesday’s Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum keynote seminar, ‘Shale gas in the UK: regulation, addressing challenges, and energy security’, presented a spectrum of views from pro- to anti-, with plenty of stops in between.

E.ON confirms Killingholme gas-fired power plant closure


E.ON has confirmed the official closure of 900 MW Killingholme gas-fired power plant, citing market conditions.

German wind power adds to pressure to stop new nuclear


BWE is urging the German government to take legal steps against the subsidisation of new nuclear power capacity in the EU.

UK wind sector up in arms as government opts to end subsidies early


The UK government has opted to exclude wind energy from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than expected.

Research institute warns of EU climate change failure without CCS


A leading research institute attached to London’s Imperial College is about to produce a report which recommends the spending of €35bn by 2030 in carbon capture and storage if Europe is to meet the aims of its climate change strategy.

Brazil’s AES plans power generation expansion


AES Brasil is seeking to increase its overall power generation capacity, with the plan including the development of a 550 MW gas-fired power plant.