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The Cabinet of India has given permission for supply of more LNG to power producers in a bid to rescue and revive stranded generation assets. Gas supply is limited by regasfication and import capacity, so utilities are asked to participate…
Dr Sam Amadi, chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued an on-grid licence for the 1,080 MW gas-fired Oma Power Plant, located in Abia State. "It is an ambitious venture, but doable," he said, with reference to…
China's efforts to move towards cleaner air are taking shape: the government has shut down a large 20-year old coal power plant (400MW) in downtown Beijing, operated by state-owned Guohua Electric Power Company, just days after the shutdown of the…
Electricity grid operators in Europe today managed the unprecedented drop in solar power output during a 2.5 hour eclipse that incurred a sudden, massive drop in supply in Germany – the world leader in solar energy. The actual 13 GW…
Eskom can therefore be blamed for load-shedding in South Africa, analyst JD Prinsloo stressed, suggesting "it is not its fault that there is currently not enough generating capacity." He pointed out that the state-owned utility managed to return three of…
Antitrust regulators in Brussels have extended their deadline for a decision on General Electric's 12.4 billion euro ($13.15 billion) bid for Alstom's power generation division to August 6, following a request from the U.S. group. The EU watchdog sees potential…
In response to protests of tens of thousands Taiwanese against nuclear energy, the government issued a stark warning of looming power shortages and dismissed the idea of phasing out nuclear reactors. Nuclear is deemed 'vital' in Taiwan's power generation portfolio,…
Though National Grid's procurement of additional generating capacity this winter has helped to avert power shortages in Britain, the measure came at a too high cost and barely reduced risks. "It is not acceptable for an advanced economy, hugely dependent…
Qatar's National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza is pushing for a political solution to end power shortages in crisis-torn region and has suggested to grant the enclave an exemption from fuel taxes. The only operational power plant in Gaza…
The launch of Nigeria’s Transitional Electricity Market (TEM) earlier this week paved the way for microgrids to electrify some of the country’s more remote locations. Electrification levels are low as power producers and distributors in West Africa's largest economy struggle…
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