The latest news, project announcements, reports, policy, legislation concerning electricity generation across global power and energy sectors, focusing on renewable energy news, fossil fuel, natural gas, hydrogen, clean energy, nuclear power and energy storage. This news will include digitalisation projects and smart grid developments in the power generation space.

UK’s U-Battery awarded £10m to deliver innovative nuclear technology

A U-Battery micro-modular reactor has been selected to progress through to Phase 2 of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Advanced Modular Reactor competition.

Clir Renewables to expand Spanish portfolio with new senior appointment

Clir Renewables, provider of performance assessment software for renewable energy, has announced the appointment of Javier Pérez Alonso as senior business development manager.
residential solar

Residential solar industry registers largest merger and acquisition deal

A $3.2 billion acquisition deal reached by solar energy companies Sunrun and Vivint is the world’s largest of its kind within the residential solar sector.

Long and short-term impacts of COVID-19 on environment revealed

Reducing investments in renewable energy projects could exacerbate the health and environmental crisis being faced in the US, according to a new study exploring the long and short term impacts of COVID-19 on the environment.

Construction starts on the world’s longest electricity interconnector

National Grid’s Viking Link infrastructure project marks a major milestone as the construction of the world’s longest electricity interconnector begins.
offshore wind farm

RWE selects transmission system for Sofia offshore wind farm

RWE has selected GE and Sembcorp Marine as the solution providers for an energy transmission system for its 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.

India’s EESL signs deal to initiate trigeneration projects

In India, Energy Efficiency Services Limited has partnered with gas energy company GAIL Limited to conduct trigeneration projects.

UK and South Korea announce successful trades in flexibility demonstration trial

Project Artemis has completed the successful demonstration of a flexibility trading platform in South Korea’s Peak Response market.

Government intervention needed to boost India’s ailing power sector

Amid the COVID-19 induced countrywide lockdown, electricity consumption in India has plummeted considerably. The Indian government needs to come to the rescue of the beleaguered distribution companies, says data and analytics company GlobalData.
solar energy

Global corporate funding for solar energy declines by 25%

Investments in solar energy projects by corporates reached $4,5 billion during the first half of 2020, according to Mercom Capital Group.

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