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Kentucky Utilities to retire 272MW coal power plants in 2019 Kentucky Utilities Company (KU), a subsidiary of LG&E and KU Energy, plans to retire two aging coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of around 272MW in the US state of Kentucky. Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News

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Biofuels & Biomass

Andritz to supply biomass-fired circulating fluidized bed boiler to Mitsui in Japan
International technology group Andritz has received an order from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant to be built in Ichihara in the Chiba Prefecture, 30km to the east of Tokyo, Japan.
Power Generation > Biofuels & Biomass > News
Neste signs deals with four distributor to supply renewable diesel in California
Neste has signed exclusive partnerships with four fuel distributors in California including IPC (USA), Ramos Oil Company, Van De Pol Petroleum, and Western States Oil to supply renewable diesel.
Power Generation > Biofuels & Biomass > News

Fossil Fuel

Engie to divest 1GW coal-fired power plant in Australia
By EBR Staff Writer
France’s Engie and Japan’s Mitsui have agreed to divest their 1GW Loy Yang B coal-fired power station in Australia to Alinta Energy, which is owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, for A$1.1bn ($834m).
Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News
GE and NGSL upgrade steam turbine at 1,350MW Ukai power station in India
By EBR Staff Writer
GE’s Power Services business, in consortium with NGSL has completed steam turbine modernization at the 1,350MW Ukai coal-fired power station in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Power Generation > Fossil Fuel > News

Geothermal

ADFD, IRENA seek application for funding renewable projects in developing countries
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) to start a new funding round for renewable projects in developing countries.
Power Generation > Solar > News
Geothermal low-temperature demonstration power plant commissioned in Indonesia
By EBR Staff Writer
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and its partners have commissioned a new geothermal low-temperature demonstration power plant in Indonesia.
Power Generation > Geothermal > News

Hydro

NKT tests power cables in Norway’s new wave power project
NKT is testing unique power cables in a new wave power project in Norway. Armed with the innovative 1kV and 24 kV cables NKT is entering the market for wave power, which has the potential to play a significant role in the future of renewable energy.
News
SEforALL and IHA team up for new hydropower preparation facility model
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is partnering with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) to explore options for a new model which would accelerate sustainable hydropower development worldwide.
Power Generation > Hydro > News

Nuclear

Vattenfall to upgrade two reactors at Ringhals nuclear plant in Sweden
By EBR Staff Writer
Swedish utility Vattenfall has announced its plan to invest SEK900m ($107m) to upgrade 1064MW, unit 3 reactor and 1130MW unit 4 reactor at the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden.
Power Generation > Nuclear > News
UK regulators begin second design assessment phase for new nuclear reactor
By EBR Staff Writer
The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency have jointly started the second phase of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for the new nuclear reactor for the UK.
Power Generation > Nuclear > News

Solar

Engie wins rights to develop 687MW renewable portfolio in Mexico
By EBR Staff Writer
France-based independent power producer Engie has bagged rights to develop four renewable projects in Mexico with a combined capacity of 687.8MW.
Power Generation > Solar > News
Equis commissions 47.5MW solar plants in Japan
Equis Energy has commissioned three solar projects – ‘Shichinohe 1’, ‘Shichinohe 5’ and ‘Shichinohe 7’– with a combined 47.5MW of generation capacity in Shichinohe Town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
Power Generation > Solar > News

Wind

Elia commissions Stevin transmission line in Belgium
By EBR Staff Writer
Belgian transmission operator Elia has commissioned the 380kV Stevin transmission project, which connects new offshore wind farms off Belgium to the mainland grid.
Power Distribution > Utilities Network > News
Statoil and partners open 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in UK
By EBR Staff Writer
Statoil and its partners Masdar and Statkraft have officially opened their 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, built at a cost of around £1.25bn in Great Yarmouth, UK.
Power Generation > Wind > News