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Power outage on Northeast Side caused by tree-trimming problem

September 04, 2015

An outage that knocked out power to 36,000 customers on the Northeast Side this afternoon occurred because of an incident that happened while American Electric Power crews were trimming trees, the company said. 

Power: utilization levels fall on subdued demand

September 04, 2015

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.

New Hinkley Point nuclear power station may be further delayed

September 04, 2015

The planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset has been hit by another setback, with its developer EDF admitting the project may be further delayed.

Most increase in outstanding bank loans to Power, metals sectors

September 03, 2015

Four-fifth of the increase in outstanding bank loans to industry during the past one year has been to the power and metals sectors.

FPL projects lower Power bills

September 03, 2015

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.

Eggborough Coal plant closure worsens UK Power crunch

September 03, 2015

A coal-fired power plant that produces 4pc of the UK’s electricity is set to close in March, increasing the risk of blackouts in winter 2016-17 and threatening the loss of 240 jobs.

Solar Power supplies 10 percent of Japan peak summer power: Asahi

September 03, 2015

Solar power generation contributed to about 10 percent of peak summer power supplies of Japan's nine major utilities, equivalent to more than 10 nuclear reactors, the Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday.

UN Ambassador Power Highlights Plight of Women Prisoners

September 02, 2015

Highlighting "the plight of women political prisoners and other prisoners of concern" is the focus of the "Free the 20" campaign launched Tuesday in Washington by Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Suspend Stormont to save Power sharing, urges NI first minister

September 02, 2015

Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, wants a four-week adjournment of the Stormont assembly to try to solve the crisis that threatens to bring down power sharing.

Canadian Solar, Southern Power announce partnership for 200MW California plant

September 02, 2015

Solar power company Canadian Solar announced that its subsidiary — solar project developer Recurrent Energy —has signed off on an agreement with Southern Power in which Southern will take hold of a controlling interest in the 200MW Tranquillity Solar Power Project in California. 

Wind-Power Producers Find Profits as Elusive as a Summer Breeze

September 02, 2015

Power producers who invested billions in turbines are finding that making money off the wind can be as unpredictable as the energy source itself.

Thousands still without Power after Vancouver-area windstorm

September 02, 2015

A few days in the dark have forced the children in Michele Bosa’s Vancouver-area daycare to go without the comforts of modern technology, trading the flicker of screens for crayons and colouring books.

Japan nuclear Power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart

September 01, 2015

The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.

Solar Sunflower harnesses Power of 5,000 suns

September 01, 2015

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.

Azure Power commissions 30 MW solar Power plant in Durg, Chhattisgarh

September 01, 2015

Azure Power today said it has commissioned the first large scale solar power plant of 30 MW capacity in Durg, Chhattisgarh. 

UPDATE: Thousands of Lower Mainland customers without Power

September 01, 2015

BC Hydro says there are about 24,000 customers in the Lower Mainland without electricity. Much of those outages are in Surrey and Langley.

Staying Power of CLP Holdings

September 01, 2015

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.  

South Africa inaugurates massive new Power plant

August 31, 2015

President Jacob Zuma inaugurated on Sunday the first unit of a massive new coal-fired power plant in South Africa, hailing it as a step away from the country's energy woes.

GMR Plans to Export Power from its Nepal Plant to Bangladesh

August 31, 2015

Infra major GMR Group, which is setting up two hydel power projects in Nepal, is in discussions with Bangladesh government among others to export power from the Himalayan country.

Crises Put First Dents in Xi Jinping’s Power

August 31, 2015

Shortly before President Xi Jinping boarded a plane last month to attend a summit in Russia, his office issued an executive order: China’s stock markets must go back up.


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