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S. African Energy Minister Says Nuclear Power Partner Will Be Chosen Soon

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:57
South Africa’s Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said this week that the country would chose a strategic partner or partners by the end of the year who would help build a fleet of nuclear power plants. Newswire service AFP reported that South Africa’s goal is to build eight nuclear...(read more)

Zeschky leaves Nordex

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:47
GERMANY: Nordex has announced its chief executive Jurgen Zeschky is to leave the company after just over four years in the role.
Categories: Wind Power

EDF and Eneco hand MHI-Vestas 970MW deal

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:12
UK: MHI-Vestas (MV) has entered into a conditional agreement with the developers behind the Navitus Bay for the supply of up to 960MW.
Categories: Wind Power

Offshore project progress - 20 May

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:22
WORLDWIDE: Recent updates from projects in Germany, the UK's Gwynt y Mor and Deepwater Wind's Block Island project in the US.
Categories: Wind Power

GE unveils digital project design tool

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:04
UNITED STATES: GE has launched a digital tool to help design projects using holograms and allow turbines to communicate with each other, boosting project output.
Categories: Wind Power

Velan Inc. Lands $34 Million Valve Contract In China

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:16
Canadian valve-maker Velan Inc. said Tuesday that it had been awarded a major contract from the nuclear sector in China. Specifically, Velan S.A.S., a Velan Inc. subsidiary located in Lyon, France, has been awarded important contracts for the supply of nuclear class valves to China Nuclear Power Engineering...(read more)

Japan's Nuclear Restarts: One More Reactor Approved, One Injunction Upheld

Nuclear Power - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:56
Efforts to restart Japan’s nuclear power plants suffered a setback and a victory this week, as a district court upheld an injunction preventing one restart and the Nuclear Regulatory Agency approved the restart of another reactor. The Fukui District Court’s ruling prevents the restart...(read more)

Dudgeon reaches CfD landmark

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:00
UK: The 402MW Dudgeon offshore project, developed by Statoil and Statkraft in the North Sea, has reached a contractual milestone as part of its Contract for Difference (CfD) subsidy.
Categories: Wind Power

GE's space frame tower enters Europe

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:23
UNITED STATES: GE has started shipping its new 'Space Frame' tower, designed to use up to 50% less steel, to Germany.
Categories: Wind Power

Gamesa wins 100MW China deal

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:41
CHINA: Gamesa has been awarded a 100MW deal by Hebei Construction and Investment (HCI) to supply turbines to a project in Zhangjiakou, northeast China.
Categories: Wind Power

Energy Department Announces Winners of Next-Generation Lighting Design Competition

Energy News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced winners of its seventh annual Next Generation Luminaires design competition for indoor and outdoor lighting.

Energy Department Issues New Report on U.S. Hydropower

Energy News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
The Energy Department released the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope, and variability of U.S. hydropower supplies.

Application Deadline for START Tribal Renewable Energy Projects Extended to May 22

Energy News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced that it is extending the application deadline for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22.

OptiBit Wins MIT Clean Energy Prize

Energy News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
OptiBit won first at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Clean Energy Prize Grand Finals in the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

Taller turbines will increase US wind deployment sites

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:29
UNITED STATES: Higher hub heights could increase the amount of land available for wind development by 54%, a report by the US Department of Energy (DoE) has found.
Categories: Wind Power

EDF Chief Confirms Company To Bid On Areva's Nuclear Arm

Nuclear Power - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:30
Electricity de France Chief Executive Officer Jean-Bernard Levy confirmed Tuesday that the company, which operates more nuclear power plants than any other, is preparing a bid for the Areva’s reactor division, which analysts say is valued at about $3.3 billion. Levy said there was “a certain...(read more)

AWEA Windpower 2015 - Day Three

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:51
UNITED STATES: The final day at AWEA Windpower 2015 in Orlando, Florida, the exhibition floor featured various virtual reality demonstrations, exhibitors reported deals being made despite fewer attendees than last year's event, and Vestas discussed plans to grow its service business by 30%.
Categories: Wind Power

AWEA Windpower 2015 - Day Two

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:50
UNITED STATES: Day two of the annual wind industry gathering featured discussions on the future worth of the PTC, trends in finance and maintenance, and plans from Vestas and Acciona in the US.
Categories: Wind Power

AWEA Windpower 2015 - Day One

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:39
UNITED STATES: US energy secretary calls for expansion of wind's footprint across the US, Siemens unveils low-wind 2.3MW turbine, and GE launches wind farm design and management product for 20% better power output.
Categories: Wind Power

SCE&G Fine Tunes VC Summer Completion Dates, As Ratings Drop

Nuclear Power - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:12
South Carolina Electric & Gas said in a regulatory filing that Unit 2 at the VC Summer nuclear plant construction site would not be completed until 10 August 2019, pushing the completion date back from a previous estimate of June 2019. Construction of VC Summer Unit 3, however, was estimated to have...(read more)