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    Power News - February 3


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    9th Edition Power Plant Retirement and Decommissioning Operational Excellence
    The transition from one third of the U.S. and Canada’s generating capacity being provided by traditional older coal-fired and nuclear plants in early 2010’s to a growing competitive low-carbon and clean energy industry, means that plant owners now have to
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    How is Texas’ power grid holding up as a winter storm grips much of the state?
    Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday assured Texans that the state’s power grid is working as a winter storm covers much of the state. The Public Utility Commission expects to see some outages as a result of icing on electric infrastructure
    Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
     
    Wyden, Merkley: Nearly $90 Million Federal Loan To Umatilla Electric Cooperative For Power Grid Improvements
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, issued the following news release on Jan. 31, 2023: U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that the Umatilla Electric Cooperative will receive a nearly $90 million federal loan to
    Targeted News Service
     
    Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) News Release
    PORT TOWNSEND, WA - Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) announced that Jefferson County Public Utility District (PUD) No. 1 received more than $5.4 million in new federal dollars through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Electric Infrastructure Loan
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    Utility Business / General


    Vineyard Wind To Build CTV Terminal On Popes Island
    Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today announced that it has signed a partnership with Shoreline Offshore, a joint venture between the Quinn Family, a longtime member of the fisher community
    Gulf Oil & Gas
     
    Congressman joins call to pause wind projects amid whale deaths
    Rep. Chris Smith on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of concern over a series of unexplained whale deaths during the last two months, calling for a moratorium on the development of offshore wind. “Over the course of the
    Jonathan D. Salant - For The Star-Ledger
     
    ABS approves Bassoe Technology's D-Floater floating wind foundation design for world's largest turbines
    United States, Jan. 31 -- A new breed of floating offshore wind turbine foundations, designed to handle the largest wind turbines in the world, has received ABS approval in principle (AIP), according to ABS's release.The Bassoe D-Floater technology is capable
    Pivotal Sources
     
    How did renewables fare during Winter Storm Elliott
    A day after Christmas, as parts of the country were still digging out from Winter Storm Elliott, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, undeterred by the absence of much concrete data, already knew where to cast the blame for rolling
    Ohio Capital Journal
     
    Germany seeks developers for 7 GW of offshore wind
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - Germany's Federal Network Agency seeks to award four areas in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, which have the potential to accommodate a total of 7 GW of wind generation capacity, with bids in
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    EDF Renewables North America plugs in 1.1 GW in 2022
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - EDF Renewables North America, part of French electric utility group EDF SA (EPA:EDF), said on Tuesday that it had commissioned 1,054.7 MWp of onshore wind, solar and storage in the US and Canada in 2022.
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    MARYLAND CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MEMBERS URGE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO BOOST OFFSHORE WIND IN CENTRAL ATLANTIC
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen issued the following press release: Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, David Trone, and Glenn Ivey
    U.S. Fed News
     
    Government bets on solar: authorizes seven times more than wind farms
    The Ministry for Ecological Transition has released the final result of the processing of renewable energy projects. Teresa Ribera's department has submitted 202 files of renewable energy projects to the Environmental Impact Assessment procedure, 100% of which, within the scope
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
    12 NJ mayors call for offshore wind pause
    A group of Jersey Shore mayors are calling for an "immediate moratorium" on offshore wind energy development until federal and state scientists can assure the public that ocean noise related to underwater seabed mapping, soil borings and other turbine construction
    Amanda Oglesby, Asbury Park Press
     
    WEC Energy to buy majority stake in 250-MW solar park in Texas
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - Milwaukee-based utility holding company WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) on Tuesday said it has clinched a deal to buy an 80% interest in the 250-MW Samson I Solar Energy Centre in Texas. The company will pay
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    USA: COMMISSION ISSUES KEY DECISION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NORTHERN MAINE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
    Source: US State of Maine Maine to Purchase 60 Percent of Projects; Massachusetts to Purchase 40 Percent January 31, 2023 Hallowell, Maine-The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) issued a key decision today to move forward with two large projects to
    ForeignAffairs.co.nz
     
    Canadian Renewable Energy Association: Canada added 1.8 GW of wind and solar in 2022
    Canada added 1.8 GW of wind and solar energy in 2022. Canada now has an installed capacity of more than 19 GW of utility-scale wind, solar energy. Canada needs to deploy more than 5 GW of new wind/solar energy every
    Contify Energy News
     
    PSALM: Casecnan hydro plant draws 14 groups
    A TOTAL of 14 groups have shown interest in the 165-megawatt Casecnan hydroelectric power plant in Nueva Ecija that the government plans to sell to the private sector, state-led Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) said on Tuesday.
    Business World
     
    Dominion disputes SCC analysis of its proposalDominion disputes SCC analysis of its regulatory change proposal
    A State Corporation Commission analysis that says Dominion Energy's bid for a higher profit margin will boost ratepayers' bills does not reflect the effect of moving several surcharges into base rates, the energy company says. It says moving those surcharges,
    DAVE RESSRichmond Times-Dispatch
     
    Developer to buy power from renewables
    Retail landlord WS Development has signed a power purchase agreement that essentially ensures the electricity for its New England real estate portfolio will come from renewable sources. The developer announced the seven-year agreement with NRG Energy subsidiary Direct Energy on
    By Jon Chesto|Globe Staff
     
    NMPP Energy: Utility Training sessions set for March 28-30 in three Nebraska cities
    The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions at three different locations across Nebraska March 28-30. NMPPP member community can participate in each training at locations in Sidney, Broken Bow, and Lincoln. Class
    Contify Energy News
     
    Energy company reaching out to residents about Christmas Eve carbon monoxide event
    Jan. 31—SOUTHERN INDIANA — There are still no answers as to what lead to the carbon monoxide issue in Clark and Floyd counties on Christmas Eve, and the investigation into the matter is still ongoing. A representative of the Indiana
    Libby Cunningham, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind.
     
    Developers seek to create solar neighborhood
    LANSING – An Ann Arbor developer is building one of the first 100% solar-powered, carbon-neutral and fossil fuel-free communities in the U.S. The idea is to pioneer the creation of neighborhoods that limit their contribution to climate change. THRIVE Collaborative
    Genevieve Fox
     
    Maine ratepayers to pay $1B for Aroostook wind power line
    Jan. 31—A state regulator on Tuesday said Maine ratepayers would foot the bill for 60 percent of a massive new Aroostook County wind power line that will link the region to the New England electric grid. The share for Maine
    Lori Valigra, Bangor Daily News, Maine
     
    Ex-California solar firm executive sentenced for $1B fraud
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a California solar power company was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $620 million in restitution for his role in a $1 billion fraud scheme,
    Associated Press
     
    GE plans to build two new offshore wind facilities in New York.
    GE will construct two new production plants in New York, US, subject to securing enough volume of orders from the ongoing solicitation for up to 4.6 GW of offshore wind. It is collaborating with Carver Companies, a general and marine
    NS Energy
     
    Maine PUC Selects Northern Maine Wind and Transmission Projects
    AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 1 (TNStalk) -- The Natural Resources Council of Maine issued the following statement on Jan. 31, 2023: * * * The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) selected proposals to develop 1,000 MW of wind power in Aroostook
    Targeted News Service
     
    CSIS Commentary: Tailwinds and Headwinds - The U.S. Offshore Wind Market
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (TNStalk) -- The Center for Strategic and International Studies issued the following commentary on Jan. 31, 2023: * * * Tailwinds and Headwinds: The U.S. Offshore Wind Market By Allegra Dawes and Joseph Majkut Despite significant potential,
    Targeted News Service
     
    Colorful New Book Introduces Young Readers to the Concept of Wind Energy and Electricity
    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (PRWEB) February 01, 2023 Author Suzy Roeder has taken a novel approach to explain wind turbines and renewable energy to children, using a farm in the Midwest as a backdrop. "Wendel the Wind Turbine" follows an anthropomorphic
    PR Web
     
    Washington Trust Announces Funding Support for Northeast's Renewable Energy Projects
    Rhode Island community bank awards loan to WindServe Marine for offshore wind development along Eastern Seaboard WESTERLY, R.I., Feb. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Trust Company, the nation's oldest community bank and one of the Northeast's premier financial services
    PR Newswire
     
    Vitek IP Announces the Availability of the AI for Smart Buildings Patent Portfolio
    This portfolio offers the acquirer an opportunity to own patents implemented in smart building and smart grid systems." -- Alex Avstreykh, Vitek PORTLAND, OREGON , USA, January 31, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Vitek IP, LLC announced that they are the exclusive
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    PUC probing circumstances surrounding high PPL bills The electricity provider says customers “deserve better,” waiving late fees and shutoffs .
    The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said it has initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding unusually high bills recently received by customers served by PPL Electric Utilities. The PUC also said it is investigating the accuracy and integrity of PPL’s
    Daniel Urie - durie@pennlive.com
     
    PUC launches investigation into PPL billing issues
    Jan. 31--The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Tuesday announced it has launched a comprehensive investigation into billing issues impacting PPL Electric customers. The power company, meanwhile, said it will not shut off power to residential and small-business customers for non-payment
    Bill O Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
     
    PUC launches investigation into circumstances surrounding PPL’s unusually high bills
    The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission announced on Tuesday it has initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding unusually high bills recently received by customers served by PPL Electric Utilities. The PUC also said it is investigating the accuracy and integrity
    Daniel Urie, pennlive.com
     
     
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    Renewables & Alternative Energy


    Fast-moving carbon-free bill as small utilities companies concerned
    Jan. 31—A pair of bills going through the Minnesota House and Senate that aims to ensure all utilities get their electricity from carbon-free sources by 2040 is raising concern among smaller companies, not only about the feasibility of the goal,
    Eric Johnson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn.
     
     
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    Environmental


    Passive Containment Cooling System for a Nuclear Reactor
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 31 -- GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC, Wilmington, North Carolina has been assigned a patent (No. US 11569000 B2, initially filed June 9, 2022) developed by David H. Hinds, Wilmington, North Carolina, for "Passive containment cooling system
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    UPDATE OFFICIAL - Spain's govt unblocks 27.9 GW of renewables in Jan
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - The Spanish ministry for the ecological transition reviewed environmental impact studies for 35.8 GW of renewable energy projects ahead of the legal deadline on January 25, giving its approval to 27.9 GW from this group.
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    China urges Japan to dispose of nuclear-contaminated water safely
    BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday once again urged Japan to respond to the legitimate concerns of all relevant parties and dispose of its nuclear-contaminated water in a scientific, open, transparent and safe manner.
    Xinhua News Agency
     
    Amazon Adds Record 8.3 GW of Renewables in 2022
    Highlights : * The company has made these additions through 133 new projects in 11 countries. * In India, a third 200 MW wind-solar hybrid project was added to Amazon's first two wind-solar hybrid projects. Global e-commerce giant Amazon has
    Saur News Bureau
     
    Divestments help Ørsted book record-high profit in 2022
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - Danish clean energy group Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) on Wednesday posted a record-high operating profit for 2022 and confirmed its forecast for EBITDA excluding earnings from new partnerships in the current year. The offshore wind major
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    Natural Power Appointed as Owner’s Engineer at Cushaling Wind Farm in Ireland
    Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has commenced service delivery on the nine-turbine, 56MW, Cushaling Wind Farm in counties Offaly and Kildare, Ireland. Fulfilling the roles of project manager, owner’s engineer and project supervisor design process (PSDP)
    Gulf Oil & Gas
     
    The Economy Failed The Success Of Power Generation Capacity
    DHAKA, Jan. 30 -- The power sector of Bangladesh is taking heavy criticism because of the sudden deterioration in power generation capacity, which seems perplexing after relatively better service in the past decade. So, can we expect the power sector
    Energy Bangla
     
    Alba awards solar farm deal, readies FCN project
    Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters, has awarded its solar farm project to Advanced United Systems (AUS), to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels over 37,000 sq m with a capacity of more than 6 MW. The
    Gulf Construction
     
    Fingrid: Three wind power participants are selected to Wind power for the Reserve Markets pilot
    Wind power for the Reserve Markets pilot: Enefit Green, Centrica Energy Trading and Prima Capital AG. Project will pilot all automated reserve products: the Automatic Frequency Restoration Reserve (aFRR), the Frequency Containment Reserve for Disturbances (FCR-D) and the Fast Frequency
    Contify Energy News
     
    Northern Portugal attracts a 150 million investment in wind blade plant
    If the 84 wind farms that have just been validated with the moratorium of the Ministry for Ecological Transition prosper, more than 570 new wind turbineswill be planted in Galicia over the next two years. But, although the commitment to
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
    KE, Discos: Nepra approves negative tariff adjustments
    National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday approved in principle a negative adjustment of Rs 10.80 per unit for K-Electric (KE) and Rs 2.32 per unit for Discos for December 2022 under monthly Fuel Adjustment Charges (FCA) mechanism, aimed
    Business Recorder
     
    Global Wind Energy Council: Biggest Year Ever For Women In Wind Global Leadership Program
    BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 31 -- The Global Wind Energy Council issued the following news release: This year's Women in Wind Global Leadership Program will offer the most mentee places ever - with applications now open for the 2023/24 scheme. Having
    Targeted News Service
     
    GUVNL Declares Winners Of 300MW Wind Auction
    Highlights : * Juniper Green Energy secured 50 MW quoted bid of Rs 2.91/kWh. EDF Renewables won 100MW by quoting Rs. 3/kWh. Similarly, ACME Pokharan Solar secured 100 MW by quoting Rs. 3.01/kW. * Solarcraft Power India secured 50 MW
    Saur News Bureau
     
    Overcoming the Currency Mismatch to Finance Clean Energy in Developing Countries
    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 31 (IPS) - Meeting our climate change goals will require massive investments in clean energy projects, in both advanced economies and across the Global South. But financing projects in the latter group of countries requires an increase
    English IPS News
     
    Amazon announces two new solar plants in Valladolid and self-consumption in a Girona center
    Amazon today announced three renewable energy projects in Spain, out of a total of 25 worldwide, which will be two solar plants in the province of Valladolid, with a renewable capacity of 20.9 megawatts (MW) each and scheduled to start
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
    Chile at the forefront of green hydrogen and energy transition
    In Chile there are 42 green hydrogen projects, of which 14 are in the feasibility phase, according to the Chilean Hydrogen Association. The government of Gabriel Boric signed in November 2022 agreements with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
    President Ramaphosa calls for cooperation in energy crisis
    31 Jan 2023 (NAM NEWS NETWORK) PRETORIA, Jan 31 (NNN-SANEWS) - President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to pay for the electricity they use, as the country works towards overcoming the energy crisis. 'As we work together
    Knowledge Bylanes South Africa
     
    Climate-friendly, Reliable & Cost-effective: PAEC adds another 1100 MWs to the national grid
    Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is all set to gift the nation with yet another 1100 megawatts (MWs) of clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity by inaugurating the much-awaited Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-3 (K-3) today. Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian
    Daily Pakistan Today
     
    South Africa’s energy crisis explained
    South Africa’s energy crisis is such that grieving relatives are being advised to bury loved ones within four days because power cuts mean bodies in mortuaries are decomposing. SEE MORE Will pumping more oil and gas solve the energy crisis?
    The Week Staff
     
    Nuke plant Mochovce's 3rd unit starts supplying power for first time
    Bratislava, Feb 1 (CTK correspondent) - The third unit of Slovak nuclear power plant Mochovce started to supply electricity to the grid for the first time as part of its start-up, with the reactor at 20 percent of its capacity,
    Czech News Agency
     
    Martin Lewis shares energy bill check everyone should know
    TV money expert Martin Lewis has urged energy company customers who pay by direct debit and believe they may be being overcharged to use an online calculator to crunch the numbers. Appearing on ITV’s This Morningwith Philip Schofield and Holly
    Joe Sommerlad
     
    Sunfire to deliver 30-MW electrolyser for Project Air in Sweden
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - German energy company Uniper SE (ETR:UN01) has commissioned Dresden-based electrolyser maker Sunfire GmbH to supply and install a 30-MW pressurised alkaline electrolysis plant as part of the so-called Project Air in Sweden. The two companies
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    Translation: Energetic neighborhood conversion for affordable living
    MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany – Source: [External Link] costs of electricity, gas and other fossil fuels have risen massively in recent months. But the energy supply in Germany and Europe has not only been facing major challenges since the Russian
    ForeignAffairs.co.nz
     
    Energy Capital & Power (ECP) Enters Knowledge Partnership Agreement with Rystad Energy
    NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (EnergyCapitalPower.com) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement with independent research and business intelligence company, Rystad Energy (www.RystadEnergy.com). Rystad Energy will become a Knowledge Partner to
    M2 PressWIRE
     
    GE connects all units at 1.2 GW Jinzhai pumped storage hydro power plant in China
    * GE was selected to deliver 4x 300 MW pumped storage units for the project * All units passed trial period and are now connected to the grid * The project annual generating capacity represents about 1.4 times the annual
    M2 PressWIRE
     
    Three Seas Initiative fund to buy into Polish solar developer R.Power
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - Luxembourg-based investor Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund SA SICAV-RAIF (3SIIF) has asked for antitrust approval to take joint control of Polish solar project developer R.Power, competition regulator UOKiK said on Tuesday. Earlier in January R.Power
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    DEWA spends $871mn on new projects in 2022
    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) last year inaugurated 17 new substations including 15 132kV stations with a conversion capacity of 2,280MVA; and two 400kV stations with a conversion capacity of 4,000MVA, in Al Qusais Industrial Area 5 and Jebel
    Paul Godfrey
     
    Economic growth - Blackouts cast doubt on brighter IMF view
    economic growth Blackouts cast doubt on brighter IMF view Brighter IMF view While SA’s outlook was revised higher, dangers to its prospects have intensified even more since the beginning of the year as a result of Eskom’s rolling blackouts Economics
    Business Day
     
    Ramaphosa castigates energy chiefs
    President cracks the whip, tells officials to speed up President reads energy chiefs the riot act Hajra Omarjee and Thando MaekoPresident Cyril Ramaphosa rues the slow pace of implementing his 2022 plan to end power blackouts, cracking the whip on
    Business Day
     
    China's Qinghai beefs up clean-energy electricity transmission
    XINING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Qinghai Province has upgraded its new-energy generation outbound capacity by 800,000 kilowatts in Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, said the State Grid Qinghai Electric Power Company. It is expected to generate 1.62 billion kWh
    Xinhua News Agency
     
    Madhya Pradesh: Rs 45 crore electricity works to be done in Mhow
    Mhow (Madhya Pradesh): A Vidyut Panchayat was organised in the city's private garden complex on Tuesday. State Tourism and Culture Minister Usha Thakur was the chief guest at the event. She said that the central and state governments are doing
    FP News Service
     
    Tanesco allays fears of power rationing in February
    Dar es Salaam. Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (Tanesco), has dispelled fears of possible power rationing in February. Tanesco managing director Maharage Chande told journalists yesterday that the power utility's mid-term plans would come in handy to rescue the situation.
    The Citizen
     
    Iberdrola asks a US judge to stop its star project (4,000M): the accounts do not work out.
    Ignacio Sánchez Galán has repeatedly explained that Iberdrola invests more in the United States than in Spain due to the legal uncertainty of the country where the electricity company has its historical headquarters. However, the energy company has just gone
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
    DOE maps out options to sustain NPC operation in off-grid areas
    Energy rationing, additional budget, tariff applications, and government borrowings are some of the solutions drawn up by the government to sustain the operations and ensure the continued delivery of power supply by the National Power Corporation (NPC) in off-grid areas.
    Business Mirror
     
    SPCC issues RFPs for 7,200MW power projects
    Saudi Power Purchasing Company (SPPC) has issued requests for proposals (RFPs) for four combined-cycle electrical power generation projects with provision for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) readiness. Of these independent power plant (IPP) projects with a total capacity 7,200 MW,
    Gulf Construction
     
    Terna: more than €100 million in investment for the electricity grid in Brianza
    Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security has launched the authorisation procedure for plans to rationalise the high-voltage electricity grid in the west Brianza area. The restructuring work will enable an increase in efficiency of the electricity transmission service
    Contify Energy News
     
    REC reaches supply deal with solar panel maker
    Jan. 31—MOSES LAKE — REC Silicon announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to provide solar-grade silicon to South Korean solar panel maker Hanwha Solutions. The deal with Hanwha, which owns a major stake in REC, will provide solar-grade
    Charles H. Featherstone, Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wash.
     
    Electric cars gain record market share in Europe
    Electric car sales set a new market share record in the European Union in 2022, industry figures showed Wednesday, as the region seeks to rid itself of fossil fuel cars. Battery-powered electric cars accounted for 12.1 percent of new car
    AFP World News
     
    Canadian Solar sells part of Italian fund with 124-MWp solar portfolio
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) will unload 30% of the preferred units of CSFS Fund I, its first Italian alternative investment fund which holds a 124.2-MWp portfolio of under-construction solar projects across Italy. The units will
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    TANESCO announces ease on power shortage
    Dar es Salaam, Feb. 1 -- THE Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) has managed to generate more than 250 megawatts on the National Grid as part of short-term plans to face the challenge of electricity deficit. The statement was
    Daily News
     
    BNPP fund eyed to keep power in 1.3 million rural households
    The government is planning to tap P367 million in reimbursements for the upkeep of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), along with subsidies and borrowings, to avert a looming power crisis that may affect more than 1.3 million rural
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
     
    Bpifrance invests in French renewable power producer Qair
    February 1 (Renewables Now) - French investment bank Bpifrance has become a shareholder in compatriot Qair after taking part in a funding round supporting the renewable power producer’s growth in the domestic and foreign markets. The fundraising was held by
    SeeNews Renewables
     
    Canary Islands bets on green hydrogen to boost train projects
    The trains of Gran Canaria and Tenerife will be powered by hydrogen. This is the result of the visit made yesterday to the workshops of the German railroad manufacturer Alstom by a delegation of the Government of the Canary Islands
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
    Power Grid Corporation of India reports 11% rise in Q3 consolidated net profit
    India, Feb. 1 -- Power Grid Corporation of India has reported results for third quarter ended December 31, 2022 (Q3FY23). The company has reported a rise of 10.52% in its net profit at Rs 3701.72 crore for the quarter under
    Accord Fintech
     
    Seven power plants to be launched this year
    According to the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, it is planned to launch: – a modern thermal power plant with a capacity of 1500 MW in Shirin in Syrdarya region; – a wind power plant with a
    Uzbekistan National News Agency
     
    Mixed reaction to proposed State of disaster at Eskom
    South African business leaders have been left divided over the proposal by the governing ANC that the government should declare a national state of disaster at Eskom, in a bid to end the ongoing energy crisis. This comes as the
    Siphelele Dludla
     
    IMF slashes SA outlook by over half amid ongoing power crisis
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed South Africa’s growth forecast for 2023 by more than half, mainly due to the ongoing energy crisis while other sub-Saharan economies are expected to experience moderate growth. In its World Economic Outlook 2023
    Siphelele Dludla
     
    BPDB seeks revised agreement with Adani before importing power from Jharkhand plant
    Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- The government has sought a revision to the power purchase agreement (PPA) it signed with Adani Power Ltd for importing electricity from its thermal power plant in Jharkhand, India. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), the government
    United News of Bangladesh
     
    Iberdrola obtains permission to build Europe's largest photovoltaic project in Portugal
    Barely more than a month has passed since Ignacio Sánchez Galán, chairman of Iberdrola, was photographed hand in hand with Portuguese President Antonio Costa under the promise to invest 3,000 million to support the energy transition and the Spanish company
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
    Australia: Coal and gas donations wrote the Safeguard legislation, new AEC donations data reveals
    Source: Australian Green Party Political donations data published today by the Australian Electoral Commission shows that the Liberals, Nationals and Labor raked in a combined $241 million in donations in the 2021-22 financial year, with millions contributed by coal and
    ForeignAffairs.co.nz
     
    Audi and Rubicon partnership sparks more EV chargers
    Having last year expanded its partnership with GridCars for the introduction of 33 electric vehicle charging stations across the country, Audi has entered into a joint partnership with Rubicon Energy for the rollout of 43 more charging points across the
    Motoring Reporter
     
    ‘Declaring Eskom crisis a national state of disaster will reduce load shedding’ – DA
    The Democratic Alliances (DA) shadow minister for energy Kevin Mileham said declaring the Eskom crisis a national state of disaster would open up funding for the failing utility to reduce load shedding by up to two stages in the short-term.
    Faizel Patel
     
    Pakistan: Nuclear power plant generation expansion hit snags
    Islamabad Pakistan, February 1 (ANI): After Pakistan's Finance Ministry refused to provide a sovereign guarantee, the fifth unit of the Chashma Nuclear Power Generating Station, C5, hit a snag, Dawn reported citing sources. The Chinese government has said that they
    ANI
     
    Belgium takes another nuclear reactor off its power grid
    Brussels — Belgium took another nuclear reactor off its power grid on Tuesday evening as part of the country's nuclear phase-out. Reactor number 2 at the Tihange power plant was disconnected at 22:45 pm (2145 GMT) on Tuesday after having
    Michael Winde and Doris Pundy, dpa
     
    Freely licensed Access Energy smart meter software piloted in George
    George Municipality is the first electricity provider in South Africa to pilot Access Energy, a freely licensed software that automates the reading, processing, and billing of electricity smart meter data. The software allows the municipality to create and load their
    Bizcommunity
     
    International Marine Contractors Association: Global Offshore Wind Energy Targets At Risk
    LONDON, England, Feb. 1 (TNSres) -- The International Marine Contractors Association issued the following news release: The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published an update to its contracting principles in the marine renewable energy industry. This major piece of
    Targeted News Service
     
    Renewables accounted for 13.9% of national energy demand
    In 2022, 13.9% of the total national electricity demand was supplied from renewable sources, the same contribution that the sector had already made in 2021. Santa Cruz is one of the territories with active wind farms: Bicentenario, Cañadón León, Viento
    CE Noticias Financieras
     
     
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