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Interconnections and smart grid vital for flexible Europe power system says report


The role of interconnectors and smart grid technology in delivering a flexible power system in Europe has been highlighted in a new report.

Global renewables investment grows to $310bn in 2014


Global investment in renewables rose by 16 per cent to $310bn in 2014, according to findings released this month.

Q&A briefing – DNV GL energy efficiency surveys


DNV GL was last week requested by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to undertake analysis of the country’s capacity for energy efficiency. We spoke with Mohammed Atif, Regional Manager at DNV GL to get a brief summation of what this work entails.

Global utility companies are too trusting of suppliers


Global utilities companies need to do more to tackle risks associated with their suppliers, as many have admitted to awarding contracts to main contractors without having critical information about how they do business.

Siemens to deliver three gas turbines for power project in Peru


Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver three SGT6-5000F gas turbines to a simple cycle power plant in Peru.

Terrorist attack causes Pakistani blackout


An attack in Pakistan at the weekend, which saw 80 per cent of the country’s population lose its electricity, has been blamed on militants.

A crucial juncture for world energy: IEA outlook for renewables, coal, gas and nuclear


With global energy demand projected to increase by 37 per cent by 2040, new and existing power generation technologies competing for subsidies and space on the grid, and political uncertainties looming large, the International Energy Agency says today’s stresses on the global energy system cannot be ignored.

Drax biomass power boosted by EU approval


There was a surge in shares for Drax yesterday following European Union approval of UK government aid that will compensate for the company’s MGT Teeside biomass power plant’s higher costs.

Strong differences of opinion in Germany towards capacity market


The German minister for economic affairs and energy and the head of the country’s biggest utility have delivered sharply contrasting speeches in recent days, which illustrate the stark differences in opinion between both entities towards the possibility of a capacity market.

Alstom in Singapore microgrid project


Alstom will this month begin work on designing, developing and deploying a microgrid system in Singapore.

Romanian hotel marks first CHP system


City Plaza Hotel in Cluj-Napoca, in Romania, has commissioned a new gas-fired combined heat and power system.

Microturbine market boosted by CHP applications


The demand for combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) generation technologies is expected to increase significantly due to rising concerns for global warming and depleting natural resources, accelerating the market for microturbines globally.

Microgrid projects backed by NREL


The US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is providing critical support to two new microgrid projects coordinated by the Electric Power Research Institute and GE.

Eurocement orders new power plants for Russia


Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply on-site power plants for 11 Eurocement Group cement factories in Russia.

Rapid demand growth predicted for distributed generation technologies


Investment in on-site power technologies is projected to reach over $155 billion through 2023, up from $1.8 billion today, new analysis has found.

Vattenfall sells Danish plant in $180 million deal


Danish district heating company Fjernvarme Fyn is to acquire Fyn combined heat and power plant from Sweden’s Vattenfall. The deal also includes a waste incineration plant.

Little encouragement for gas in UK capacity market auction


Thursday’s UK capacity market auction does not represent good news for the country’s gas-fired power industry, with just one combined cycle gas turbine new build power plant

Jordanian prince backs on-site solar


Al Manal Palace, home to Prince Muhammad bin Talal, brother of King Hussein I of Jordan, is now also home to a 162 kW on-site solar PV project, the largest such installation in the country and the region.

North Wales AD plant expands fuel sources


An anaerobic digester plant located on the outskirts of Wrexham, North Wales, has become the first such on-farm facility to be granted Animal-By Products approval, allowing it to receive and process Category 3 and permitted Category 2 animal by-products.