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UK regulators approve Hitachi-GE’s Advanced Boiling Water Reactor design The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales have approved the Hitachi-GE's new nuclear reactor design. Power Generation > Nuclear > News
Major types of power plants to generate energy By EBR Staff Writer
With a surge in demand for electricity to power industries and households across the world, many new sources of power generation have emerged in the past few decades. While coal still continues to be a major source of electric generation, solar, wind and other renewable energy sources have emerged as major alternatives to produce power in recent years. With growing energy needs, environmental concerns and depleting fossil fuel based energy sources, scientists are looking for alternative sources of energy.
Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News ABB to supply transformers for 2.8GW Mica hydropower plant in Canada By EBR Staff Writer
ABB has been awarded a contract by Canadian utility BC Hydro to supply critical power transformers with advanced safety features and smaller footprint for the 2,805MW Mica hydroelectric plant located in British Columbia.
Power Generation > Hydro > News BP to return to solar industry with $200m stake in Lightsource By EBR Staff Writer
Oil and gas major BP will acquire a stake of 43% in UK-based solar energy generator Lightsource Renewable Energy for $200m to mark its return to the solar industry.
Power Generation > Solar > News
Geopacific makes new gold discovery at Woodlark project in Papua New Guinea Geopacific Resources has provided assay results showing new gold intersections from the Boscalo area of the Woodlark Gold Project (Woodlark) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
News Independent Oil And Gas secures Blythe licence extension Independent Oil and Gas, a development and production focused company, announced that licence P1736 that contains the Blythe gas discovery has been extended by 12 months to 31 December 2018.
Oil & Gas > Drilling & Production > News L&T commissions 225MW gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh By EBR Staff Writer
India-based Larsen & Toubro has fully commissioned the 225MW Sikalbaha combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh which is owned by the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News

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Oil & Gas

Independent Oil And Gas secures Blythe licence extension
Independent Oil and Gas, a development and production focused company, announced that licence P1736 that contains the Blythe gas discovery has been extended by 12 months to 31 December 2018.
Oil & Gas > Drilling & Production > News
Subsea 7 wins two contracts offshore Norway
Subsea 7 has bagged two contracts from alliance partner Aker BP in the Norwegian North Sea.
Oil & Gas > Drilling & Production > News

Power Generation

Major types of power plants to generate energy
By EBR Staff Writer
With a surge in demand for electricity to power industries and households across the world, many new sources of power generation have emerged in the past few decades. While coal still continues to be a major source of electric generation, solar, wind and other renewable energy sources have emerged as major alternatives to produce power in recent years. With growing energy needs, environmental concerns and depleting fossil fuel based energy sources, scientists are looking for alternative sources of energy.
Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News
ABB to supply transformers for 2.8GW Mica hydropower plant in Canada
By EBR Staff Writer
ABB has been awarded a contract by Canadian utility BC Hydro to supply critical power transformers with advanced safety features and smaller footprint for the 2,805MW Mica hydroelectric plant located in British Columbia.
Power Generation > Hydro > News

Power Distribution

ACP, MIRA and VER to buy Finnish power company Elenia
By EBR Staff Writer
A consortium of Allianz Capital Partners (ACP), Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and Valtion Eläkerahasto (VER) has agreed to acquire electric grid operator Elenia and district heating network Elenia Lämpö (together Elenia) in Finland for an undisclosed price.
Power Distribution > Utilities Network > News
FirstEnergy to build Advanced Energy Center in US
FirstEnergy is seeking permits to build the Center for Advanced Energy Technology, an 88,000 square-foot facility in Akron, Ohio, to evaluating, testing and training staff on new, digital grid technologies that enhance the company's ability to serve customers.
Power Distribution > Utilities Network > News

Mining & Commodities

Geopacific makes new gold discovery at Woodlark project in Papua New Guinea
Geopacific Resources has provided assay results showing new gold intersections from the Boscalo area of the Woodlark Gold Project (Woodlark) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
News
Sibanye-Stillwater to acquire PGM metals producer Lonmin
By EBR Staff Writer
Precious metal mining group Sibanye-Stillwater has agreed to acquire Lonmin, a British producer of platinum group metals in an all-share offer worth about £285m to become a fully integrated platinum-group metals (PGM) metals producer in South Africa.
Mining & Commodities > Minerals & Materials > News