More Distributed Generation News

Fuel cell backup power for India's telecom towers


A British firm is to supply over 27,400 hydrogen fuel cell-based backup power systems for telecom towers in India.  

Abengoa secures $660m finance for South Africa solar thermal plant


Solar power developer Abengoa has secured $660m project financing for a new solar thermal power plant in South Africa.

UK shadow energy secretary in vow to 'democratise' power


The UK’s new shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy used her inaugural speech today to say that she wants to “democratise energy”.

MHPS wins first Chinese order for M701F5 gas turbines


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has won its first Chinese order for its M701F5 gas turbines.

Wartsila wins 40 MW gas plant deal in Kazakhstan


Wärtsilä is to supply a 40 MW power plant in Kazakhstan.

PennWell announces leadership changes


PennWell Corporation, a diversified global business-to-business media and marketing services company, announced today the retirement of Robert F. “Bob” Biolchini as President and Chief Executive Officer and the election of Mark C. Wilmoth to succeed Biolchini as President and CEO.  Biolchini has been PennWell’s President and CEO since April 1, 2000 and Wilmoth has served as its Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years.

Caterpillar warns it could axe 10,000 jobs


Caterpillar today warned it could shed 10,000 jobs by 2018 as part of a radical restructuring and cost reduction plan.

Gas-fired gensets to power Bangladesh steel factory


Rolls-Royce is set to deliver eight gas-fired gensets to power Bangladesh’s largest steel production facility.

London gradually decarbonising despite ‘shallow’ uptake


The City of London is making progress in stimulating the development of decentralised energy but there is still a way to go if the largest metropolis in the European Union is to meet its decarbonisation targets.

Analysis suggests good prospects for grid-connected utility-scale battery storage


Frost & Sullivan has produced analysis which indicates the prospect of the development of an $8.3bn grid-connected utility-scale battery storage market over the next decade.

EY report highlights extent of European utility asset impairment


European utilities companies are "grappling" with a changing energy landscape leading to "significant asset impairment", according to business consultancy EY's Global Power & Utilities sector.

ABB in $18m Indian solar contract win


ABB announced this week that it has won $18m in orders for plant electrification, automation and substations for upcoming solar power projects in India. 

Policy tinkering sees financial lure of UK renewables sector plummet


The UK’s attractiveness for renewables investment has plummeted in the last few months thanks to “policy-making in a vacuum”, according to a new report.

MHPS wins gas turbine deal for Belarus cogen plant


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has won an order for a 26 MW gas turbine for a power project in Belarus.

Mauritania must exploit renewables potential to meet demand says report


Mauritania is poised to tackle its electricity access problems with a clean energy drive according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Advancing solar technology in the Middle East


UAE-based renewable energy research and development firm Masdar has launched a new test facility for solar technologies, with the aim of increasing the adoption of solar power in the Middle East, writes Tildy Bayar

Self-cleaning filters for gas turbines


Self-cleaning filters can optimize power output and heat rate for gas turbines operating in harsh, dusty environments, writes Jim Lenox

Helping power plants adapt to the new paradigm


The well-documented changes in power markets and the associated pressures on power plants have given rise to a more pressing need for plant performance modelling.

Project and Technology Update


GE Power Generation Services has been selected to provide long-term maintenance services for two GE gas turbines at the Beijing Taiyanggong power plant.

Technology for gas turbines operating in harsh environments


Adapting gas turbines for heat, humidity and altitude is a complex equation with no single solution, writes Penny Hitchin