Australasia

All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation in Australia, New Zealand and island territories forming Australasia. Tenders, power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects and energy auctions will also be included in this section.

A changing of the guard at PEI

When PennWell Publishing Co. launched Power Engineering International (PEI) magazine together with POWER-GEN Europe and POWER-GEN Asia in 1993, the aim was to provide our readers and exhibitors access to the worldwide electric power market. With the success of Power Engineering International, and the worldwide POWER-GEN conferences and exhibits, PennWell Publishing is now a leading resource for the supply of information on technology and market trends for the global electric power industry.

Combined cycles meet the market need

Raw demand for large amounts of capacity will require quick addition of gas turbine combined-cycle plants

Contracts & Construction

Siemens Power Generation Group (KWU) is building a 16.4 MW combined-cycle power plant in Surabaya/East Java under a turnkey contract from P.T. Emdeki Utama, Gresik. Siemens is directly supplying the steam turbine, the two generators, the electrical systems as well as the instrumentation and control equipment. The gas turbine will be supplied by Tuma Turbomach of Mezzovico, Switzerland, a subcontractor of Siemens. Under local conditions, the plant will achieve 42 percent efficiency. Startup is sc

Global electricity consumption to hit 20 trillion kWh by 2015

As the world moves into the next century, demand for electricity is expected to increase more rapidly than demand for other forms of energy. Consumption of electricity worldwide is projected to approach 20 trillion kWh in 2015 from a 1995 level of 11.4 trillion kWh, according to the recently released Energy Information Administration report, International Energy Annual 1997.

EME completes acquisition

Edison Mission Energy, an Edison International company, has announced financial closing on the acquisition of the remaining 49 percent interest in the Loy Yang B power station held by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV). The transaction makes Edison Mission Energy the sole owner of the 1,000 MW station near Melbourne, Australia. The company acquired 51 percent of Loy Yang B from the SECV in December 1992.

GEC Alsthom has announced orders for gas turbine generating sets in...

GEC Alsthom has announced orders for gas turbine generating sets in Turkey and Australia. CEFLA in Italy ordered two 7.5 MW Tempest gas turbine sets and Western Australia Petroleum ordered a 4.9 MW Typhoon gas turbine set for its Barrow Island oil field in North West Australia.

New Zealand plans plant sales

Ministers from New Zealand plan to sell eight power stations which are not considered part of the core business of Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, the government-owned generating company. Stations to be sold include Matahina, Coleridge, Highbank, Cobb, Kaitawa, Tuai, Piripaua and Mangahao. They are for sale only to local energy companies or Maori interests, not the global market. The government does not plan to privatize the main assets of the state electric utilities.

Automated ash disposal system at Australian power station sets new standards

The fully automated system at Bayswater uses state-of-the-art technology to transport ash more than 11 km to a mine disposal site

Restructuring of the Australian energy industry gains momentum

The enormous degree of restructuring of electricity and gas utilities in Australia was highlighted at a recent three-day conference and workshop sponsored by the Electricity Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) in Sydney, Australia. However, these far- reaching changes are still in the formative stages as government-owned hierarchical systems give way to a culture of corporatization and privatization. According to one observer, "Functional silos, or ivory towers, are being toppled to make way

Clean coal technology breakthroughs are expected to keep coal a viable...

Awash in a sea of initializations, clean coal has gone from oxymoron to fact of life in the global power generation market

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