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Australia facing energy reliability challenges says report


A report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is a stark reminder of the reliability challenges facing the country’s National Electricity Market (NEM). 

$40m funding for South Australia’s first pumped hydro plant


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian government, has announced up to $40 million in funding towards the deployment of a pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in South Australia.

Danone in $25m biomass deal to make plant carbon neutral


Global food company Danone is investing $25.8m to make its Nutricia spray drying plant in New Zealand carbon neutral by 2021.

Power station closures could spell trouble for New South Wales


AGL has had to create a schedule that will help the national energy market cope with the critical summer months

How Uniper Technologies is ready for the digital ‘tipping point’


In a digital energy space that is getting more crowded by the week, Uniper Technologies likes to think that it has big advantage: as an owner and operator of conventional power plants, the company has been doing ‘digitalisation’ long before it became a buzzword.

Asia Pacific to continue to lead $36bn steam turbine market


The global steam turbine market registered a market value of $9.25bn in 2018, primarily driven by growth in China.

Researchers develop model to map global power plant emissions


Researchers have developed a global computer model that simulates the hourly energy and emissions output of the world's power plants.

New report: G20 still spending big on keeping coal-fired power alive


From the Paris Accord and beyond, developed countries have talked the talk about climate change and phasing out coal-fired power generation. The evidence is utilities and governments retiring or pledging to close coal-fired plants sooner than later.

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day


Today is International Women in Engineering Day, a global awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in the industry.

Veolia opens Malaysia HQ to tap boom Asia Pacific market


Water and wastewater treatment specialists Veolia Water Technologies has unveiled its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Malaysia.

GE to boost SCADA systems of New Zealand utilities


GE Renewable Energy Grid Solutions is to help two New Zealand distribution utilities upgrade their traditional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

Bloomberg predicts wind and solar will power half the world and bag $9 trillion investment


Wind or solar now represent the least expensive option for adding new power generation capacity in approximately two-thirds of the world.

IEA calls for action to accelerate hydrogen transition


The International Energy Agency has become the latest organization to call for further research and development into using hydrogen as an energy source.

GE unveils AI and machine learning grid solutions


The energy industry today “is leveraging a small fraction of its operational data” according to Steven Martin, chief digital officer for GE Power.

Asia to drive global growth of natural gas, says IEA


Demand for natural gas last year grew at its fastest annual pace since 2010, accounting for almost half the increase in primary energy consumption worldwide.

Industry opinion: Reducing negative impacts of urbanisation through emerging technologies


How digitalisation and decentralisation can work in tandem to unleash significant benefits for the smart cities of the future

Industry opinion: Bridging the renewables gap - What role can gas hybrids play?


While the energy landscape seemed frozen in time for several decades from the 1950s until 2000, we have certainly come out of the ice age and are now headed, perhaps a little too quickly, to much warmer times.

How energy bosses are underestimating the potential of intelligent automation


The global energy and utilities sector is embracing the use of intelligent automation, particularly artificial intelligence – but executives are still underestimating its full potential.

Russian CHP plant gets approval for 450 MW modernization project


The RF Government Commission on Power Industry Development approved the upgrades for three generation units at the Krasnodar combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The CHP plant is owned by LUKOIL’s wholly owned subsidiary, LUKOIL-Kubanenergo.

Renewables set to outspend oil and gas exploration in APAC by 2020

28/05/2019 Renewables energy investment in Asia excluding China will overtake spending on upstream oil and gas projects in the region as soon as next year, according to Rystad Energy.
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