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  • Loadshedding: 260 MW
  • Demand : 1260 MW
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General Electric to trial world’s largest wind turbine in Britain

Conglomerate General Electric will test the world's largest wind turbine in a facility in northeast England, it said on Tuesday. GE Renewable Energy, the renewable arm of the U.S. firm, and the British government-funded Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult signed a five-year agreement to test GE's Haliade-X 12 megawatt (MW) turbine in Blyth, Northumberland. "This is an important agreement…


First growth in India’s natural gas production in six years

India’s natural gas production grew for the first time in six years in 2017-18. Gas output grew 2.35 per cent to 32,649 Million Standard Cubic Meter (MMSCM) primarily due to production from onshore blocks offsetting a decline in production from offshore blocks, an ETEnergyWorld analysis of fresh data from the oil ministry…


US utility CenterPoint Energy to buy Vectren in $6 billion deal

U.S. gas and electric utility CenterPoint Energy said on Monday it would buy rival Vectren Corp for about $6 billion, the latest in a string of mergers in the sector as power consumption in many parts of the country flattens. The deal adds about 1.45 million customers across Indiana and Ohio. CenterPoint already serves customers in…


LNG Carrying Ship Hits in Bangladesh

The long waited Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has arrived in Bangladesh. A ship named “Excellence” carrying the first shipment of LNG has reached Maheshkhali of Cox’sbazaar. The ship has carried 1 lac and 36 thousand cubic meters of LNG from Qatar. The specialized gigantic ship is now anchored at a…


Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant designed to withstand earthquakes and other threats: NPCIL tells SC

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd today told the Supreme Court that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has advanced safety features and it was designed to withstand earthquakes and other such threats. The NPCIL made the submissions before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra. The…


Permit request denied for 152-MW Piedra del Sol hydro project in Colombia

Anla has upheld its decision to reject the permit request for the 152-MW Piedra del Sol hydro project in Colombia, citing deficiencies in information related to the project’s impact on water supply and fragile ecosystems in northern Santander department, among other factors. Anla is short for Autoridad Nacional de Licensias…


China plans first spot electricity trading as Beijing reforms power market

China will launch its first real-time spot electricity markets in eight regions, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Friday, as Beijing accelerates efforts to liberalise power prices currently set by the government. In a draft rule, the NEA outlined guidelines for eight regions to set up real-time trading platforms that will set prices…


UDAY scheme impact: Now, complacency to cost electricity discoms dear

If the state governments still wanted to keep electricity subsidies, they should give these to the intended beneficiaries via the direct benefit transfer (DBT) route, rather than burden the distribution companies (discoms) by making them the transfer agents, power minister RK Singh said. In an exclusive interview with FE, the…


Chinese company to invest Record $5b for coal-fired Power Plant in Bangladesh

A Chinese company named Zhejiang Jindun Pressure Vessel Company Ltd is going to invest a record $5 billion in Bangladesh’s power sector. A deal is likely to be signed between Zhejiang Jindun and Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) regarding this investment within the next one month. The Chinese company was…


NHPC targets more than 5% growth in power generation in FY19

State-run NHPC aims more than 5 per cent growth in power generation at 25.4 billion units and a revenue of Rs 8,000 crore in 2018/19 fiscal, according to an MoU signed with the Power Ministry. NHPC signed the MoU with the Power Ministry for 2018-19 today, the power PSU said…


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