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Statistic reveals five-year power generation trend for UK


Fossil fuel power has been on the wane in the UK over the last five years, while output from wind power has more than trebled.

The modern solution for every girth gear drive


Why soft starters are gaining market share over variable frequency drives.

How remotely operated aerial vehicles are changing the view of power and utility inspections


Remotely operated aerial vehicles are increasingly being adopted as a site inspection tool.

What is the future for large frame gas turbines?


We asked two of the biggest players in the sector what the next five years hold for this technology in a changing energy landscape.

Why generators are the unsung heroes of power plant efficiency


How generators' already high efficiency is being improved even more by technological advances.

How power plant upgrades are boosting flexibility


We explore how retrofits and upgrades offered by equipment manufacturers can increase operational flexibility and offer cost savings.

Study shows potential for 60 per cent renewable power integration into EU distribution grids


Researchers at DNV GL believe it is possible for 60 per cent of renewables to integrate into European distribution grids by 2030 through mitigating technical and regulatory measures.

Europe opens probe into GE-Alstom deal


An expected European Commission probe into GE’s €12.4bn ($17bn) bid to take over Alstom’s power business was officially opened yesterday.

Siemens wins contract for Dubai gas-fired power plant expansion


Siemens has won a $400m contract with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the expansion of the utility’s gas-fired M-Station power and desalination plant.

UK gas-fired power plants face closure


Two gas-fired power plants in Lincolnshire, England are facing the threat of closure, with the loss of around 150 jobs.

Storage demonstration project set for Japanese island


Takaoka Toko has selected Saft’s Intensium Max Li-ion containerised battery system to provide energy storage for a demonstration microgrid project - aimed at expanding the installation of reneable energy using systems - on the remote Japanese island of Niijima in the Tokyo prefecture.

Siemens commissions $113m gas turbine test centre


Siemens has commissioned its Clean Energy Centre, a new burner test center for gas turbines in Ludwigsfelde near Berlin.

Where to next for EU as large power utility model broken


The now ‘traditional’ vertical integrated large utility model that exists across Europe, and has resulted in the ‘Big Six’ in the UK, has arisen as it has enabled the large incumbent companies to supply its customers and achieve its margins whilst taking relatively low risk.

Maria van der Hoeven to deliver POWER-GEN Europe keynote speech


Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe.

Siemens wins Maltese gas-fired power project


Siemens has been awarded an order for construction of a 200 MW combined cycle power plant in Malta.

Aggreko commissions new diesel plant in Mozambique


A new power plant has been commissioned in Mozambique by Aggreko and state power utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM).

MAN Diesel wins Gibraltar gas engine deal


MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a deal what it has called a “significant project” to deliver a series of gas engines for a new power plant in Gibraltar.

Governments need specific strategy to reap the benefits of storage


European and global governments have been slow to recognise the potential for storage of electrical energy and what it can mean for grid infrastructure.

MHPS signs power plant pact with Uzbekistan


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uzbekistan state-operated energy company Uzbekenergo to collaborate on power plant operation and maintenance.

FG Wilson completes genset plant for Russian hospital


Generator set supplier FG Wilson has delivered a vital power solution for a major new medical centre in Russia.