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Court suspends Chilean coal power plant

Endesa Chile has had to put its new 350 MW Bocamina II coal-fired power plant on hold to comply with a request from the country's appeals court.

Endesa to appeal court rejection of $1.4bn plant

Endesa Chile is to appeal a decision to reject its plant for a $1.4bn coal-fired power plant in the Atacama region of the country.

Endesa power plant project foiled in Chile

Spanish utility, Endesa has seen its plan to build a $1.4bn power plant in northern Chile halted by a court order in Santiago.

Chile’s biggest dam put on hold after investor pulls out

Chile's biggest dam project has received a further setback after one of its investors said it lacks political support to go forward with the venture.

Endesa to invest EUR2.3bn in Catalonia by 2014

Spain's Endesa has announced an agreement with the regional government of Catalonia, in which the utility has earmarked around EUR2.26bn ($3.15bn) for investments between 2011 and 2014.

AMERICAS

Tres Amigas SuperStation, a US transmission hub to link three primary electric transmission grids, is to use Alstom Grid HVDC converter technology.

COMPANIES

Bechtel and Babcock & Wilcox to co-develop mini-reactor US engineering and construction giant Bechtel is to partner with Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) to bring the latter's modular nuclear reactor design to market. Under the partnership, Bechtel...

Europe

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has recently released its forecast for wind power installations in 2010.

Greece: Going Green – Cleaning up its act: the changing face of Greece’s power...

 Greece, with its pivotal position in southeast Europe, is emerging as a strategic energy hub in the region. Historically heavily reliant on lignite for its electricity, natural gas from the Caspian and wind power are transforming Greece’s power sector.

When you hit bottom, the only way is up!

As this year draws to a close many will be saying “Thank goodness!”, for 2009 has been, for some, an extremely difficult year in which to do business in the power industry.