The EU Commission has presented a new package of energy measures to 2030. The set of measures, presented November 30 and labeled “Clean Energy for All Europeans”, envisages the EU would commit to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030.
A new capacity market scheme is set to come in operation in France on January 1 2017 which will be open to foreign players' participation, the French energy regulator Commission de regulation de l’energie (CRE) and the ministry for Climate and Energy announced.
Fuel manufacturer Valero Energy has submitted plans to the Planning Inspectorate Wales for a proposed £100 million investment to build a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) cogeneration unit at its Pembroke Refinery in South Wales.
Mississippi Power has announced it has generated electricity in the second gasifier at the Kemper County energy facility by synthesis gas, or syngas, from lignite. Last month, the company announced electricity had been generated in the first of the facility’s two gasifiers.
NRG Energy Services has signed an agreement to provide third-party operations and maintenance services at two power power plants owned by Texas-based Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, the company said.
Enel's subsidiary Enel Brasil has presented the best financial offer for the acquisition of approximately 94.8% of the share capital of Celg Distribuição, an energy distribution company that operates in the Brazilian state of Goiás, Enel said.
Dresser-Rand has supplied a Guascor gas engine for use in an advanced gasification bioenergy plant at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, NY, facility.
General Electric is to collaborate with software company Power Costs to connect plant assets and operational generation data from GE's Digital Power Plant solutions with PCI's energy planning and trading tools.
Siemens is to supply seven SGT-800 industrial gas turbines and two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines to Argentina.
The SGT-800 turbines were ordered by the independent Argentine energy producer Albanesi, while the aeroderivative Industrial Trent 60 machines were ordered by the international energy group SoEnergy.
Italy's Enel has launched a public tender aimed at identifying “innovative, sustainable proposals” for the acquisition and redevelopment of the industrial site of the Pietro Vannucci power plant in Gualdo Cattaneo in the Province of Perugia, in central Italy.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are to provide sovereign-guaranteed loans of up to Eur46.5 million each to Société Tunisienne de L'électricité et du Gaz (STEG), a state-owned utility company, aimed at promoting investments in the energy sector in the country.
Turbine Technology Services Corporation has launched a new tool to improve power plants' flexibility.
The new offering, called Fast Start, is a “tailored solution to plant operators” to meet demand for increased flexibility “with their existing gas turbines” the company said.
The fleet of gas-fired power plants in France is expected to be ready to support the electricity network this winter, with no particular issues expected for the French gas network, according to gas grid operators GRTgaz and TIGF.
Natural gas demand in Italy so far in November was some 14.7% higher year on year, led by a sharp rise in gas demand from the thermoelectric sector, an analysis of gas grid operator Snam Rete Gas data shows.
UK retail supplier GB Energy Supply has ceased trading “due to swift and significant increases in energy prices over recent months,” the company said in a note on its website.