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Australia’s First Pumped Hydro Project in 40 Years Gets Green Light

The first pumped hydro project in Australia’s main grid in nearly 40 years – and the first outside public ownership – looks almost certain to go ahead after the listed Genex landed a revised off-take agreement with utility EnergyAustralia for its 2,000MWh Kidston storage project. The new deal for the…


U.S. power industry may ask key employees to live at work if coronavirus worsens

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The U.S. electric industry may ask essential staff to live on site at power plants and control centers to keep operations running if the coronavirus outbreak worsens, and has been stockpiling beds, blankets, and food for them, according to industry trade groups and electric cooperatives. The contingency plans,…


The Largest Dam in Namibia has Officially Been Inaugurated

The Neckartal Dam – the largest dam in the southern African country of Namibia – has officially been inaugurated. The roller compacted concrete (RCC) dam, which was built by Salini Impregilo, is considered fundamental infrastructure that will provide water for Namibia's desert. It will irrigate 5,000 hectares of land, promoting…


Chinese Company Dumps Coal Plants, Moves Aluminum Production to Hydro-Rich Yunnan

Aluminum producer China Hongqiao Group Limited is selling its coal-fired power generation assets to Shandong Guoxu New Energy Co. This forms part of a plan to move its manufacturing bases to Yunnan Province to take advantage of low-cost hydroelectric resources. The board announced March 18, 2020, that it had entered…


India’s14 power plants get notices for not complying with environment norms

New Delhi- As many as India's 14 power plants with total power generation capacity of 13,830 mega watt (MW) have been issued show cause notices by the central pollution control board (CPCB) for not complying with environment norms, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. The CPCB has also issued directions to another four power plants with total…


NTPC boxes itself in to protect power generation

New Delhi- State-run NTPC has put in place measures beyond the standard protocol, including putting curbs on entry of people for business meetings, to protect personnel from coronavirus infection and possible disruption in power production. NTPC accounts for approximately 16 per cent of the total generation capacity in the country and forms the backbone of power supply…


U.S. Solar Industry Hit By Coronavirus Pandemic

The flourishing U.S. solar industry is already experiencing supply delays due to coronavirus-inflicted supply chain disruptions and may not meet the deadlines for projects to take full advantage of tax credits, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said on Tuesday as it reported a boom in solar installations last year.…


Solar Energy Corporation of India Floats Tender for 5,000 MW

India-State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids from wind and solar plants to supply 5,000 mega-watt (MW) power under a round-the-clock scheme. The scheme involves purchases of renewable energy, along with coal-based power, so that buyers have the assurance of uninterrupted electricity supply. Renewable power may include…


DRC Gets Africa’s Biggest Hydropower Projects Back On Track

The Democratic Republic of Congo is looking to breathe new life into the Grand Inga Dam project, which is said to be the world’s largest proposed hydroelectric scheme that could produce sufficient energy to power east, central and southern African countries. The project on the Congo River could have up…


2,400-MW electricity to be produced in Rooppur plant of Bangladesh

Dhaka- The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant of Bangladesh would add 2,400 megawatts of electricity to the national grid by 2025. “Under the two units of the Nuclear Power Plant project, 2,400 MW of electricity will be generated. The works of project started in 2015 and it will end by 2025,”…


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