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  • Pretoria - Eskom is continuing to deliver uninterrupted electricity supply with no load shedding having being experienced in the last nine months. In a statement on Tuesday, the power utility said it is progressing well with the maintenance of its power generating plant. Eskom provided uninterrupted electricity over the weekend despite the cold snap experienced in most parts of the country. ...
  • With two Rocky Mountain Power coal-fired units shut down and hundreds of thousands of tons lying on the ground unburned, it would appear that Utah mines are producing more than enough coal to keep the lights lit. That's today. What provoked a massive turnout at a Bureau of Land Management hearing in Salt Lake last Thursday was concern about the future of Utah coal mining and its communities. ...
  • Solar energy could overtake nuclear ambitions in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom looks to shake up its power sector, according to a senior government official. Ibrahim Babelli, Saudi Arabia's deputy economic minister, said at the Menasol conference in Dubai on Wednesday that not only was solar significantly cheaper, but it also lacked the security risks that come with nuclear power ...
  • May 24--BOSTON -- Long-awaited energy legislation introduced Monday on Beacon Hill includes a substantial requirement for offshore wind power, signaling a potential kickstart for an industry viewed by many as vital to New Bedford's future. State Rep. Patricia Haddad, a Somerset Democrat who sponsored an early version of the bill and has pushed for offshore wind legislation for the past two ...
  • May 25--Electricity from 40 acres of solar panels could light the homes and businesses of an eco-friendly development planned in Arden Hills. The Ramsey County Board on Tuesday voted to purchase land at the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) site for what would be the largest solar array in the metro area. Xcel Energy would manage the solar installation, which is expected to ...
  • May 25--OTTAWA -- The Whirlpool plant in Ottawa will soon be incorporating wind energy into its facility, with the addition of a wind turbine coming by the end of the year. The investment in the Ottawa plant, along with a similar investment in the corporation's Marion plant, will total $13.5 million, according to a corporate press release. Built and financed by One Energy, the 1.5-megawatt ...
  • The 24 power companies have got a N55.45 billion Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility (NEMSF) from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to boost infrastructure. Will this lead to improved power supply? COLLINS NWEZE writes. Last Friday was busy in Lagos for power sector operators. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Ministry of Power and other stakeholders in the sector met at ...
  • A Chinese state-owned company has signed a "preliminary" deal with Sudan to build the country's first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said yesterday. The China National Nuclear Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with the electricity ministry on Monday to build nuclear reactors that would help to generate electricity. "The agreement will allow Sudan to build in the ...
  • Pretoria - The contribution of independent power producers under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP) is expected to grow to about 7 000 MW. "The energy contribution of independent power producers is expected to grow to approximately 7 000 MW with the first 47 renewable energy independent power producers fully operational by mid-2016. Private investment in the ...
  • Union protests against government-proposed labor reforms in France spread Wednesday to electric utilities, with work stoppages that might affect at least one nuclear power plant.The General Labor Federation, or CGT, called on members Tuesday night to stage stoppages in electricity services and, in particular, at nuclear power plants, which will delay the re-start of one ...