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Editors picks refers to the most important news, projects, policies, trends and industry insights within the power generation sector.

Deadline for Electrify Europe early bird discount one week away

Electrify Europe, the continent’s largest electricity market hub, promoting collaboration, innovation and business growth for the new digitalized, decarbonized electricity sector, today announces that early bird ticket sales for the event close on 18 May. Those who register before the deadline will save up to €300.

Gauging the impact of Brexit on the power sector

Negotiations are continuing between Brussels and London, but what does Brexit mean for the electric power sector? Dr Jonathan Marshall, Head of Analysis at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) spoke to Power Engineering International about the potential up and downsides.

$2bn coal-fired power plant set for Bangladesh

China Huadian Hongkong Company (CHDHK) is to build a $2bn 1.3 GW coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh.

Irsching gas power plant set to be idled for third successive...

German utility Uniper said on Thursday it had applied to extend the closure of its loss-making Irsching 4 and 5 gas-fired power generation plants with a capacity of 1,400 MW for a third year beyond April 2019.  

Russia envisions digital plus for energy

The digital transformation of the Russian economy has been identified as one of the key themes of a major economic forum, with energy singled out for attention.

Lockheed to introduce flow battery in bid to boost renewable energy

Lockheed Martin Corporation, a company more synonymous with defense and aerospace operations, is developing a new “flow” battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials that can help utilities save money and use more renewable energy.

Regulatory progress to strengthen drone industry

The head of the world’s largest drone networking organisation is confident that greater cohesion from a regulatory perspective will further enhance the industry’s prospects in the power sector.

Could utilities have adapted quicker to the global clean energy transition?

In an interview not long before the end of his presidency, Barack Obama was asked why it was proving so difficult to make the kind of radical changes people expected of his term in office.

GE focuses on Chilean power plant

GE (NYSE: GE) unit, GE Energy Financial Services has secured $150 million project financing to refinance and expand the Los Guindos* open-cycle thermoelectric power plant in central Chile.

Rosatom begins building Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

A ceremony marking the start of full-scale construction work on the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant took place in the Turkish province of Mersin on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan via videoconference from Ankara, where Putin is on a two day visit.

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