Europe

All news, reports, projects, policy and legislation impacting the power and energy generation sectors in continental Europe, with a specific focus on news out of the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Scotland. News and updates from the European Investment Bank concerning investments, from the European Commission relating to the Green Deal, as well as updates on the energy transition, renewable energy integration, tenders and auctions within Europe will also be included.

Poland speeds up privatization

Poland is attempting to speed up the privatization of its energy sector in a number of separate moves.

Microturbines:the natural choice?

There has been much talk about the growth of distributed generation and the role of the microturbine in that market.

Italy:

Enel has made its first move to enter the Tunisian power generation market. Enel is in negotiations to construct small cogeneration power stations of between 5 MW and 10 MW at a cost of $10-20m. Tunisia is undergoing partial privatization, opening the sector to foreign investors who could produce electricity directly or via an industrial partner.

Gas engines:the trendy option?

Austrian Engine manufacturer Jenbacher recently secured a contract to supply its gas engines to what is the largest ever combined heat and power project in the European horticultural industry on the Isle of Wight. PEi takes a look at this project and the rising popularity of the gas engine in the on-site power sector.

Asia-Pacific

The Korea Electric Power Company (Kepco) has concluded a plan to spin off its power generation unit into six affiliates in November.

Assessing the options

From small rugged diesel engines for rural electrification projects to small gas turbines in cogeneration applications, there is much on offer for OEMs supplying the industrial generation market.

International

The first two reactors at the Ignalina nuclear power plant will be decommissioned by 2005.

Gas engines: the trendy option?

Austrian Engine manufacturer Jenbacher recently secured a contract to supply its gas engines to what is the largest ever combined heat and power project in the European horticultural industry on the Isle of Wight. PEi takes a look at this project and the rising popularity of the gas engine in the on-site power sector.

Belgium:

The Belgian electricity and gas regulator said it would produce a multi-year plan for future cuts in electricity tariffs by the end of the year.

Microturbines: the natural choice?

There has been much talk about the growth of distributed generation and the role of the microturbine in that market. But while not everyone is convinced of their potential in a deregulated market, there may be a case for predicting growth in the cogeneration sector.

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