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International

Electricity investments surpass oil and gas for second year running, says International Energy Agency

Global electricity investments exceeded those in oil and gas for the second year running in 2017 due to more spending on grids but renewable energy investment fell after years of growth, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. Global energy investment totalled $1.8 trillion last year, down 2 percent from 2016. More than $750 billion…


Rs 10,000 crore project to check power theft, electrify villages in UP

Lending a push to power sector reforms ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due next year, UP government on Monday announced Rs 10,000-crore UP Power Sector Improvement Project, envisaging minimization of line losses and wheeling in electricity to rural feeder which have not been served under the Centre's ambitious Deendayal Upadhyay…


India’s renewable energy investments topple fossil-fuel for the first time in 2017: IEA

Investment in India’s renewable energy sector overtook those made in the country’s fossil-fuel based power generation projects for the first time in 2017, Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in its World Energy Investment 2018 report. “India’s power sector investment is changing rapidly, and for the first time in 2017, investment in renewable power…


Hydropower fact sheets released to cover hydro’s important role in Europe

Seven fact sheets have been released to properly advocate the important role of hydropower in meeting Europe’s energy transition goals. Hydropower provides a large share of EU renewable capacity and complements the increasing share of variable renewables in the European power system, according to a press release from VGB PowerTech.…


Utilities in Europe to use long-distance drones to inspect transmission lines

Flying robots that can travel dozens of kilometres without stopping could be the next big thing for power companies. Utilities in Europe are looking to long-distance drones to scour thousands of miles of grids for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year. However the…


Warm weather could mean output cuts at German nuclear plants

German wholesale power prices for August are up sharply pointing to potential output reductions by some nuclear reactors in the country which rely on water to keep them cool, traders said on Monday. With the weather forecast to be warmer than normal in August traders see "water cooling issues" as an issue…


Oil prices rise from 3-mth low as more Norwegian oil workers strike

Brent crude prices rose from a three-month low on Tuesday after more oil workers went on strike in Norway, supporting a market that has been dominated by oversupply issues in recent days. Brent crude futures had climbed 36 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $72.20 a barrel by 0106 GMT. They fell…


Power regulator approves NLC India’s application for inter-state trading licence

Power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved state-run lignite miner NLC IndiaLtd's application for inter-state trading licence. "On consideration of the materials on record, we are satisfied that the petitioner company meets the requirements of the Act and the Trading Licence Regulations for grant of inter-state trading licence for Category 'I'. Accordingly, we…


Chinese and Malaysian solar panels face 25% safeguard duty in India

The Indian government is likely to impose a safeguard duty (SGD) of 25 per cent on solar cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia for the coming two years, increasing the cost of more than 85 per cent of the solar capacity in the country. Exempting all other exporting…


1,223MW IPP to start operations this month in Pakistan

Pakistan’s third regasified liquiefied natural gas-based independent power project (IPP) of 1,223MW has been completed and is expected to start commercial operation by the end of July, the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) said. The project located in Balloki, Kasur was initiated in Nov 2015 and completed at a…


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