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Electricite de France (EDF) and Swedish utility, Sydkraft, have announce an agreement for a three-year intensive research program on renewable energies. This project will target research and development (R&D) of biofuel pressurized gasification at an industrial-scale level, to assess its potential for future applications. The agreements will allow EDF and Sydkraft to test technology developed jointly by Sydkraft and Foster Wheeler. The Sydkraft biofuel gasification plant is sited in Varnamo, Swe
In addition to the construction of new power plants, Asian electric utilities are upgrading and repowering their older, less efficient plants
250 MW power plant in France uses a circulating fluidized bed boiler to reduce environmentally harmful emissions
1995 saw an unprecedented number of mergers and acquisitions that started to reshape the worldwide electricity sector. One year later, and maybe one year wiser, we see that what started as a rush has now turned into a steady flow.
Electricit? de France and GEC Alsthom have signed a deal to build and operate the first Chinese power station entirely financed by foreign investment. Total value of the project is almost $590 million. OThis is China?s first BOT?build, operate and transfer?project and will be entirely financed by foreign capital,O according to a statement from EDF and GEC. Scheduled for completion in 1999, the 2x350 MW Laibin OBO coal-fired station will belong to EDF and GEC for 15 years, then transfer to the go
A new generation of UHV transmission systems and environmentally friendly structures are now being specified
With startup of the latest French N4 reactors and progress with development of the EPWR, the potential for nuclear power is brighter now than for many years
Electricite de France (EdF) is rated number one in a recent ranking of the league of European electricity generators, with a revenue of (US)$36.4 billion, according to the study by MarketLine, an international research organization (see table). Italy`s ENEL came in second, while the two German utilities RWE Energie and PreussenElektra ranked third and fourth in terms of size. The largest utility from a competitive environment is the UK`s National Power.