Power: utilization levels fall on subdued demand
Poor demand continues to dog electricity producers. Thermal power generation in April-June increased just 1.2%, despite the 12% expansion in monitored capacity. Plant load factor is down five percentage points to 62%, which points to low utilization levels.
FPL projects lower Power bills
Millions of Floridians could find it a little cheaper to run the air conditioning in 2016. The state’s four major investor-owned utilities — stretching from Miami to Pensacola — say they expect residents’ monthly electric bills to drop by a few bucks next year.
Solar Sunflower harnesses Power of 5,000 suns
The latest in solar power comes to us from Swiss inventors working for Airlight Energy, Dsolar (a subsidiary of Airlight), and IBM Research in Zurich, reports Ars Technica. It's called the Solar Sunflower, and like its namesake, it tracks the sun and cools itself by pumping water through its veins like a plant.
Staying Power of CLP Holdings
They came, they saw and they move on.That sums up the story of most foreign power producers who were keen to tap the burgeoning demand for energy in India over the last decade.