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GE and EDF celebrate first 9HA gas turbine


GE and EDF heralded the manufacture of what they says is , the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine technology at the Belfort Gas Turbine Centre of Excellence in France on Thursday.

UK could slash £3.5bn a year in costs by backing grid-scale storage- report


The UK has the potential to save on its energy costs by changing its current strategy to renewables and storage instead of renewables supported by fossil fuels.

EDF start-up fund banks on energy storage star


EDF has added to its $710m research and development fund with a $100m injection expressly targeted at start-ups in the clean technology sector.

Mitsubishi to supply turbines for 950MW Korean gas-fired power plant


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Marubeni have secured a contract to deliver turbines to power the 950 MW Pyeongtaek gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plant in South Korea.

Q&A: Howard Barnes, MAN Diesel


Howard Barnes of MAN Diesel & Turbo talks to PEi about the radical changes in the European power sector and where he sees these changes leading

Lubricants: the lifeblood of the gas engine


A reliable and well-maintained gas-powered engine which performs consistently and continuously can lead to a healthier bottom line for operators.

Ener-Core’s ‘elegant’ solution to the carbon emissions problem


While there is no shortage of players involved in the destruction of carbon emissions, a California-based company is beginning to get recognition for its capability in emissions utilisation.

German government moderates power plant emissions plan


The German government has decided to compromise on its plans to force coal power plant operators to reduce their emissions, following protests from the coal lobby.

Lausward gas-fired power plant hits milestone


The 595 MW Lausward combined cycle power plant in Germany has achieved first firing, as it edges closer to full operations later this year.

CHP deal marks MHPS first turnkey order in India


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has won its first turnkey project from India, for a combined heat and power supply plant.

Enel and Tesla announce renewable power storage agreement


Italian utility, Enel Green Power (EGP), and Tesla have finalised an agreement for the testing of the integration of Tesla’s stationary energy storage systems with Enel Green Power’s solar and wind plants.

Berlin announces new energy efficiency programme


Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has announced a new Energy Efficiency Incentive Programme providing support of EUR 165 million per year.

RWE chief economist – transparency the key to capitalising on energy efficiency


The chief economist at RWE told an audience of power industry professionals this week that clarity in terms of statistics is vital for utilities keen to capitalise on the transformation to an energy-efficient Europe.

Taiwan nuclear power plant fire under investigation


A reactor at Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant is to remain shut down while the plant’s owner, the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), investigates the cause of a fire that broke out early yesterday morning.

Japan’s $21m microgrid investment boosts renewable sector


Japan could become one of the Asia-Pacific region’s top markets in smart grid development but it has significant hurdles to overcome, according to a new report.

Irish flywheel storage project could prove crucial tech for EU green ambitions


The first grid-connected hybrid flywheel project in Europe could potentially be rolled out across the rest of the European Community once it initially gets off the ground in Ireland.

Spain's Neoelectra aims to enter Mexican market


Spanish company Neoelectra, controlled by American fund Sandton Capital, aims to reinforce its activity in the cogeneration sector by purchasing new plants in Spain and entering the Portuguese and Mexican markets.

One week left to enter Pei EMEA Projects of the Year


Power Engineering International has launched the EMEA Projects of the Year, which will seek to highlight the best in power plant construction across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Denham exec– coal can play role in powering Africa as better alternative to diesel


The vice-president of global energy and resources at private equity giant, Denham Capital says coal-fired power makes sense in certain regions of Africa and should not be discarded as a solution to meeting growing demand for power on the continent.

Fitch Asia chief – industrialisation will cancel out decarbonisation push


The Asia-Pacific chief of Corporate Ratings Group Fitch has told an energy summit in London that decarbonisation efforts may not suffice in the face of Asian industrialisation and political intervention in the power sector has only served to mislead consumers.