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    Power News - January 25

    There are 73 news articles for this date.

    T&D Automation

    What is ISO New England? Why the regional grid matters
    People don't usually think about where their electricity comes from. Most times, with the flip of a switch or press of a button, it's there — no questions asked. Electricity goes far beyond the power lines at the front of
    Hadley Barndollar

    Utility Business / General

    District looks into solar energy
    The Tunkhannock Area school board and public got a first look Thursday night at a possible solar project which could bring the renewal energy into becoming a significant part of the district's electricity grid. For around 50 minutes of a
    Bob Baker
    American Clean Power: Urgent, Collaborative Offshore Wind Transmission Planning Needed to Achieve Federal and State Clean Energy Goals
    The benefit and urgency of planning for offshore wind projects is urgent, says Brattle Group report. The report estimates that the benefits of proactive transmission planning for over 100 gigawatts (GW) of likely U.S. offshore wind generation developments over the
    Contify Energy News
    Colorado' CORE strikes renewables supply deal with Invenergy
    January 25 (Renewables Now) - CORE Electric Cooperative, a Colorado electric distribution cooperative, on Tuesday unveiled a wholesale power supply partnership with US clean energy developer Invenergy to procure 1.2 TWh of renewable energy per year. The energy will come
    SeeNews Renewables
    Vineyard Wind wants to use new tech to protect whales
    Besides capturing the vigorously blowing winds off the Massachusetts coast, Vineyard Wind is looking to capture something much more subtle as it continues developing the nation's first commercial-scale, offshore wind farm in coming months: Whale blows — those fleeting clouds
    Heather McCarron
    Career fair introduces job seekers to wind industry
    NEW BEDFORD – While based in Taunton, Building Pathways South plans to expand into New Bedford knowing that it's home base for the first commercial offshore wind project in the United States. The pre-apprenticeship program Building Pathways South led by
    Kathryn Gallerani
    Rise Light & Power ready to submit offshore wind proposal in New York
    January 25 (Renewables Now) - Rise Light & Power LLC, which plans a renewable repowering of New York City's largest fossil-fuel power plant, is getting ready to submit on Thursday a proposal as part of New York State's third offshore
    SeeNews Renewables
    Opponents ask judge to halt Vineyard Wind
    Opponents of an offshore wind turbine farm under construction south of Martha’s Vineyard are asking a federal judge to halt the project, and require federal authorities to take another look at the project’s potential impacts on the environment and wildlife.
    By John Hilliard|Globe Staff
    PSC approves out-of-state renewable projects
    State utility regulators have approved a request from Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power to recover costs from agreements for renewable power facilities in Virginia and Illinois. The West Virginia Public Service Commission ruled that the American Electric Power subsidiaries had
    Mike Tony
    Minnesota Public Utilities Commission sets new rates for Minnesota Power
    Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approves a rate increase of approximately $59 million. Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc., is allowed to recover through the base rates that it charges to residential and business electric customers. The commission also
    Contify Energy News
    BMWK: The Cabinet adopts relaunch of the digitisation of the energy transition and paves the way for accelerated smart meter rollout
    Cabinet adopts relaunch of the digitisation of the energy transition and paves the way for accelerated smart meter rollout. Smart meters form part of the digital infrastructure and are an essential element of a close to zero emissions energy system
    Contify Energy News
    Wyoming wants to phase out sales of new EVs by 2035
    January 25 -- While jurisdictions like California and New York move toward banning the sale of new gasoline-powered cars, one US state wants to go in the opposite direction. Wyoming’s legislature is considering a resolution that calls for a phaseout
    Indian Technology News
    Con Edison Business Customers Reach One Million Megawatt Hours in Energy Savings
    Project by project, business customers have reduced their energy consumption by more than 1 million megawatt hours through Con Edison’s Small and Medium Business Program. Con Edison Small and Medium Business Program has provided more than 33,000 business customers almost
    Contify Energy News
    CITY OF BOULDER CITY Wins $21,869 Federal Contract
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- CITY OF BOULDER CITY, Boulder City, Nevada, won a federal contract award for $21,869 from the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, Nevada, for Electric Power Distribution. Contract Award Number: 140R3023P0008; ueiSAM: TQBBKREX3188;
    Targeted News Service
    Schneider Electric Issues Public Comment to EPA
    TARGETED NEWS SERVICE (founded 2004) features non-partisan 'edited journalism' news briefs and information for news organizations, public policy groups and individuals; as well as 'gathered' public policy information, including news releases, reports, speeches. For more information contact MYRON STRUCK, editor,
    Targeted News Service
    Indigenous group sues Canada utility for $1.6 bn over dam
    Canada's Innu community announced Tuesday it had filed suit against Quebec province's state-owned power company, alleging it wrongfully destroyed the Indigenous group's land during construction of a massive dam. For the "devastating impacts" and "irreparable harm" caused by Hydro-Quebec's construction
    AFP World News
    Update on coal procurement: Two more shipments expected in Jan.
    Sri Lanka, Jan. 25 -- Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says 10 of the 33 coal cargos required for the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant have been unloaded thus far. Meanwhile, two more cargos are scheduled to arrive before
    Ada Derana
    Regulators nix proposal on California's last nuclear plant
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In pointed language, federal regulators rebuffed a request Tuesday from the operator of California’s last nuclear power plant that could have smoothed its pathway to securing a longer operating life for its twin reactors. The decision
    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press
    Rise Light & Power Proposes Nation's First Renewable Repowering of Fossil Generation with Offshore Wind
    Major Milestone for Renewable Ravenswood and Clean Energy Transformation Garners Strong Community Support Rise Light & Power Secures Ownership Stake in Offshore Wind Project with Goal of Delivering 1.3GW of Clean Energy to Replace 1960's Fossil Generation The Project will
    PR Newswire
    Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Sets New Rates for Minnesota Power
    DULUTH, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) on Monday approved a rate increase of approximately $59 million, or approximately 9%, that Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE), is allowed to recover through the base
    Business Wire


    Governor can put Ohioans first with the right PUCO pick
    Gov. Mike DeWine will soon have the opportunity to significantly impact how Ohio regulates utilities — and in doing so, help control the rising costs facing Ohioans and Ohio businesses. This opportunity comes as the result of an upcoming retirement
    Ohio Capital Journal


    Appalachian Power plans Logan County transmission grid upgrade to reduce electric reliability struggles
    To live in West Virginia is to endure more than one’s share of power struggles. West Virginia electric ratepayers captive to monopoly providers have long dealt with some of the nation’s greatest power-outage durations and frequencies, according to federal data.
    Mike Tony


    Sweden: Aneo acquires two wind farms for over SEK 1bn
    Norwegian renewable energy company Aneo has acquired two wind farms in Sweden, the Brännliden and Grimsås wind farms, from investment fund Marguerite for just over SEK 1bn (EUR 89.42mn USD 97.15mn). This is Aneo's first investment outside Norway. Brännliden wind
    M-Brain Nordic News
    China’s power generation rises in December
    China’s power generation rose 3 percent year on year to 757.9 billion kilowatt-hours in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. For the whole year of 2022, total power generation increased by 2.2 percent year on
    Xinhua News Agency
    SSE Renewables Unveils First Solar Energy and Battery Co-location Project in Ireland
    Leading renewable energy operator and developer SSE Renewables is taking its first steps into solar energy generation and associated battery storage in Ireland, with plans to develop a co-located project at its existing operational wind farm asset in the country’s
    Gulf Oil & Gas
    Commercial Production Starts at Humppila-Urjala Wind Farm
    The first wind farm that adheres to Ilmatar’s new strategy started commercial production on 17 January 2023. It will generate approximately 60 GWh of clean power each year – enough to cover the electricity needs of 5,000 electrically heated single-family
    Gulf Oil & Gas
    Wind energy enters the Costa Brava
    Endesa will start building a wind farm in La Jonquera in 2024 after the Department of Climate Action yesterday gave its approval to the environmental impact statement of its Galatea project. There will be nine wind turbines erected on the
    CE Noticias Financieras
    Construction calls for $500 million investment in ports for floating wind power development
    The considerable depth of much of the coastline requires an extra effort for the implementation of offshore wind farms in Spain, through the assembly of floating concrete structures, and infrastructure companies see an opportunity in this. They need ports as
    CE Noticias Financieras
    TEPCO: Application for Raising the Regulated Electricity Rates, etc.
    TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. submitted application to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry to raise the regulated rates by an average of 29.31%, starting on June 1, 2023. The low-voltage liberalized rates will also be raised by an average
    Contify Energy News
    Enel Green Power inks 220 MW wind PPA in South Africa
    January 25 (Renewables Now) - Enel Green Power (EGP) announced on Tuesday it will supply 220 MW of wind power to Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa and Sasol South Africa from projects scheduled to go online in 2025. Under
    SeeNews Renewables
    Turkey's New Rules On Electricity Storage Are Expected To Pave The Way For New Investments
    On November 19, 2022, several amendments (the Amendments) were made to the Electricity Market License Regulation (the Regulation) to complement the existing rules with respect to the development and operation of electricity storage units within the boundaries of generation plants.
    By Damla Çay and Utku Ünver
    Wallbox NV - Wallbox and AutoGrid Partner to Drive Cost-Savings and Enable Grid-Aware Charging for EV Drivers
    The partnership will give consumers access to EV charger rebates and lower their energy bills This collaboration will allow eligible Wallbox customers to receive financial incentives by participating in smart charging demand response programs and other grid services managed by
    U.S. Regulated Equity Markets (Alternative Disclosure) via PUBT
    How Pakistan Handled One Of Its Largest-Ever Blackouts
    New Delhi, Jan. 24 -- Electricity is being restored in Pakistan after a nationwide blackout and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the grid failure that's added to the country's struggle with surging energy costs.A vast swath
    News Point
    Norway’s Otovo secures fresh capital for growth as revenue soars
    January 25 (Renewables Now) - Norway-based home solar and battery systems provider Otovo ASA (FRA:89K) on Wednesday announced yet another surge in revenue as well as having secured NOK 1.3 billion (USD 132m/EUR 121m) in fresh capital to support its
    SeeNews Renewables
    Affordable, reliable and sustainable: report compares utility performance
    A nationwide comparison of electric utility performance by an Illinois consumer advocacy group found that customers in states that are heavily reliant on fuel oil and natural gas, as in the Northeast and South, tend to pay more than those
    Source New Mexico
    MCC and the US' infrastructure capacity
    MCC does not involve the Nepali government in its management and is not subject to Nepali law. It is secretive, often unseen, and often unreported but, as much as the public is told the MCC is an infrastructure project. When
    People's Review
    UPDATE - Grenergy confirms stake sale in Spanish solar assets
    January 25 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewables firm Grenergy Renovables SL (BME:GRE) on Tuesday addressed media reports that it was planning to sell a minority stake in a 1.1-GW solar portfolio in Spain, stating that the news was true but
    SeeNews Renewables
    The Government accelerates and saves 15,000 million of investment in renewable energies
    The Government has stepped on the accelerator for the development of renewable energies in Spain. Over the last four months, the department headed by Teresa Ribera has carried out the processing of environmental impact statements for more than 14,800 MW,
    CE Noticias Financieras
    Abu Dhabi Department of Energy signs MoU with NYU Abu Dhabi at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023 to promote energy and water sustainability
    Abu Dhabi Department of Energy signs MoU with NYU Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2023. Policy sets out the stipulations and criteria for establishing a network of electric vehicle charging stations across the UAE capital. Aiming
    UAE Government News
    Abu Dhabi Department of Energy to showcase its latest policies and initiatives at ADSW 2023
    The DoE aims to emphasise the Emirate’s sustainability and energy transition leadership among global industry and governmental delegates. This year, the DoE will showcase its ‘Clean Energy Strategic Target 2035’ in partnership with Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, which envisages
    UAE Government News
    Hydrogen could unlock big bucks for Africa – report finds
    Africa is capable of producing 50 million tons of green hydrogen a year by 2035, and the production and transmission of green hydrogen could lead to a €1 trillion (R18.7 trillion) investment, according to a new study. It said hydrogen
    BR Reporter
    A nanoscale view of bubble formation: New model describes the boiling process with much greater precision
    January 25 -- When a liquid boils in a vessel, tiny vapor bubbles form at the bottom and rise, transferring heat in the process. How these small bubbles grow and eventually detach was previously not known in any great detail.
    India Engineering News
    The first small modular nuclear reactor has been approved for use in the US
    January 25 -- Following approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), NuScale plans to build an SMR plant at the Idaho National Laboratory. The company says its six-reactor, 462 megawatt Carbon Free Power Project should be operational by 2030. SMRs
    Indian Technology News
    Minister suspects ‘foreign hand’ as power supply fully restored
    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir has claimed that power has been fully restored across the country 22 hours after the national grid collapsed. Khurram Dastgir, speaking at a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday morning, said the government
    The Financial Daily
    Germany launches 1.95 GW solar tender
    January 25 (Renewables Now) - Germany's Federal Network Agency on Tuesday kicked off the first round of the ground-mounted solar tender for 2023, targeting projects with a total capacity of 1.95 GW. Proposals for ground-mounted solar parks and solar plants
    SeeNews Renewables
    PM Shehbaz orders inquiry into countrywide power breakdown
    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday took notice of the countrywide power breakdown and ordered a high-level inquiry to ascertain the reasons of the massive outage disrupting routine life and business. The prime minister constituted a high-level committee to
    The Daily Post
    Aiming high with green hydrogen
    RISING energy costs has been an issue for many firms for close to 12 months now, and sadly it is no exaggeration to suggest many have been fighting for their survival to manage this huge increase in outgoings. Unfortunately, it
    Drew Allan
    (National): Energy Minister vows to overhaul power transmission system
    Minister for Energy Engr. Khurram Dastagir Khan has said the government will overhaul the power transmission system to avert any future power breakdown. He was briefing newsmen here in Islamabad on Tuesday about the steps taken by the government in
    Pakistan Press International
    Delay in synchronization between Tarbela and Mangla power plants but with the support of the Power Division
    Khurram Dastgir said yesterday there was a 'delay in synchronization between Tarbela and Mangla power plants but with the support of the Power Division, WAPDA and Water Resource Ministry, they fixed the technical problem after which power systems across the
    Frontier Star
    GreenYellow secures financing for new solar project in Mauritius
    January 25 (Renewables Now) - French clean energy solutions provider GreenYellow announced on Tuesday it has closed an MUR-350-million (USD 7.9m/EUR 7.2m) financing deal with the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd for a new photovoltaic (PV) project in the island nation.
    SeeNews Renewables
    Gravity batteries in abandoned mines could power the whole planet, scientists say
    January 25 -- A study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) proposes that decommissioned mines could be repurposed to operate gravity batteries. Converting old mines could provide enough energy to match the entire planet's current daily electricity
    Indian Technology News
    Power blackout avertable if govt worked on governance: Omer
    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Additional Secretary General Omer Ayub Khan lashed out at the imported government for the power blackout and said that this could have been averted if they had not concentrated on giving themselves an NRO-2 to end their
    Pakistan Observer
    Power game changes
    Power game changes Treasury allows Cape Town to buy electricity from homes, businesses Cape Town changes power game In a potentially game-changing move, the National Treasury has allowed the City of Cape Town to buy privately generated electricity from households
    Business Day
    Ribera redeems Stellantis with EU funds: high voltage to be linked to the electricity grid
    The global COVID pandemic brought together for the first time the efforts of the European Union in favor of an abrupt change in production models: the agenda towards decarbonization was already clear beforehand, but there were, until then, no funds
    CE Noticias Financieras
    Energy companies will be able to reduce their payments to the efficiency fund if they certify savings
    The Government has approved the system of energy savings certificates (CAE). This is a tool for achieving the energy savings targets committed to with Brussels and will allow companies in the sector to reduce their payments to the National Energy
    CE Noticias Financieras
    PGE in Davos: the first commercial nuclear power plant in Poland may be operational by 2036.
    DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A., ZE PAK and South Korea's KHNP, namely all entities involved in the Patnów nuclear power plant project, met at the Polish House in Davos, Switzerland. Representatives
    PR Newswire
    Oman, GCC set to play key role in global green hydrogen market
    The Sultanate of Oman, along with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are set to strongly position the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) bloc as a leading exporter of clean energy - green hydrogen in particular - to the global market, according
    Oman Daily Observer
    PGS Enters Offshore Wind Market
    January 25, 2023, Oslo, Norway: PGS has been awarded its first ultra-high resolution windfarm site characterization project, sealing its entry into a strategically important new energy market. PGS New Energy offers solutions to the ongoing energy transition by building on
    GlobeNewswire Europe
    The 18.65% electricity hike is daylight robbery of the poor
    Nelvis Qekema While Eskom is contributing to the destruction of the economy through unending load shedding, it had the nerve to approach the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for an above-inflation 18.65% electricity tariff increase. It escaped Eskom
    China's power generation rises in December
    BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's power generation rose 3 percent year on year to 757.9 billion kilowatt-hours in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. For the whole year of 2022, total power generation increased
    Xinhua News Agency
    Review of NPC's small power utility ops sought
    Deputy Minority Leader and Basilan Rep. Mujiv Hataman on Tuesday filed a resolution, seeking a review of the operations of the National Power Corporation Small Power Utility Group (NPC-SPUG) in view of power outages in covered areas. Hataman wanted a
    Philippines News Agency
    AEMO: Lower energy prices and high renewable generation saw record-setting quarter closing out 2022
    Wholesale electricity prices in the National Electricity Market (NEM) averaged $93 per megawatt hour (MWh) during the December quarter, dropping 57% from the September quarter. AEMO’s Quarterly Energy Dynamics (QED) report shows that average renewable output was the highest on
    Contify Energy News
    Government of Pakistan announces full restoration of electricity after nationwide blackout
    Pakistan's Ministry of Energy announced Tuesday the full restoration of electricity, a day after it said the country had suffered a nationwide blackout. Energy Portfolio Minister Jurrum Dastagir said that "all 1,112 stations of the national grid have been restored,"
    CE Noticias Financieras
    Pakistan cities get power back on after massive blackout
    Power returned to most cities in Pakistan on Tuesday, a day after a blackout that left the country of 220 million people without power. The blackout began at 07H30 (02H30 GMT) Monday due to a fault linked to cost-saving measures
    CE Noticias Financieras
    There is an increasing dictatorial tendency in ANC to see enemies under every Eskom bush
    When it comes to lowest common denominator politics, you cannot get much lower than the Tweeting clown who is now the secretary-general of the ANC, Fikile Mbabula. According to him, the people in favour of renewable energy are "witches" and
    Editorial staff
    Time running out to salvage 23 rejected wind energy projects
    The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) wants international experts to assist in salvaging the 23 wind generation projects that failed to achieve preferred bidder status in the sixth bid window of the government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement
    IAEA mission analyzes the situation around the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant
    A mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has begun to analyze and monitor the situation in the vicinity of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant in the Ukrainian region of the same name, located in the west of the
    CE Noticias Financieras
    Hungary to oppose any EU nuclear sanctions against Russia: Foreign minister
    BELGRADE, Serbia Hungary will not support any sanctions by the European Union that restrict Hungarian-Russian nuclear cooperation, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Monday. Szijjarto's remarks came at a meeting of the foreign ministers of EU countries in Brussels. "We will
    Mustafa Talha Öztürk |
    More electricity demand and more renewables
    Electricity demand closed 2022 with a 3.7 percent growth over the previous year, according to the Fundación para el Desarrollo Eléctrico (Fundelec). Data by type of user show a 3.9 percent annual growth in residential consumption, 4.4 percent in commercial
    CE Noticias Financieras
    Power cuts in SA are playing havoc with the country's water system
    South Africans had to deal with the worst ever series of power cuts in 2022. All in all, the country lost a record 205 days of electricity due to constant breakdowns at the coal-fired power plants run by Eskom, the
    Anja du Plessis
    Cape Town to start paying businesses, residents cash for power fed into local grid
    Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis announced on Tuesday, 24 January, that the City of Cape Town will now be able to pay cash for power fed into the local electricity grid. This after National Treasury granted the city an exemption from competitive
    Maine would buy offshore wind power in huge quantities under proposed law
    Jan. 24—Proposed legislation unveiled Tuesday would call for the purchase of offshore wind-generated electricity in amounts that could supply every home in the state, and then some. Wind turbines that would float in the Gulf of Maine are still in
    Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald, Maine
    Endesa invests 3 million in the construction of a new substation in Biescas.
    Endesa has recently completed the construction of the Biescas transformer substation in order to consolidate the quality of service in the towns of Sallent de Gállego, Escarrilla, Panticosa, Tramacastilla de Tena, Piedrafita de Jaca, Hoz de Jaca, Biescas, Gavín, Yésero
    CE Noticias Financieras

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