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Ormat Technologies Inc. today announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries that indirectly owns the 26 MW Tungsten...

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Building on her commitment to a clean, affordable and reliable energy future, Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that...

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With Sitrans TH320/420 and TR320/420, Siemens introduces a new generation of reliable WirelessHART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer Protocol)...

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Armech Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the Armech Group, is to construct a $300 million waste-to-energy (W2E) power...

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Wärtsilä’s Smart Power Generation solution has been selected to power the New Orleans Power Station, a 128-MW plant...

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A growing group of "prosumers" — renewable energy users who produce and consume their own power — are...

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The Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which saw 10.9 million passengers travel through last year, recently advanced its sustainability...

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been the pioneer to promote flexibility in energy systems to enable greater use...

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The Greenfield Salalah 2 IPP project, with an aggregate capacity of 445 MW, and an investment of $465...

Power is closely tied to a surge of new infrastructure projects and rapid industrialisation across Africa, with significant opportunities still open to the power sector, delegates heard at a briefing for key power sector stakeholders in Sandton this week. Infrastructure spend across Africa will grow at 10% per annum from 2015 and 2025, exceeding $180 billion by 2025. Much of this is expected in Nigeria and South Africa with Nigerian infrastructure spend topping $77 billion by 2025, while in South Africa infrastructure spend may reach $60 billion by 2025. Strong development is also forecast in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Strategy & Business Development at Africa House, research partner to POWER‐GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, who was addressing power sector stakeholders in Sandton in the lead‐up to POWER‐GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2018. Outlining the importance of energy for Africa’s development, as well as some of the opportunities for the power sector, Bonnett said: “This infrastructure development is unlocking growth in basic manufacturing in sectors such as chemicals, metals and fuels, which in turn drives growth in spend on utilities. Transport accounts for just over $200 billion in projects across Africa – largely in rail, ports and road, followed by power with around $150 billion of projects in the system – not including Grand Inga, which is unlikely to be realised in the foreseeable future. 17% of the power projects are by South Africa, followed by 12% in Nigeria. It’s a very exciting space to be in at the moment.” Power development across Africa goes beyond the ‘mega power projects’, he said. “It also extends to...

  Call for papers: Powering up a continent at POWER‐GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2018 PennWell, the organisers of the Africa’s premier power sector conference and exhibition, have issued a call for papers for POWER‐GEN and DistribuTECH Africa 2018. POWER‐GEN and DistribuTECH Africa 2018, themed ‘Powering up a continent’, will bring together up to 3,000 key industry stakeholders  from across Africa and abroad  for three days of high‐level debate and analysis in July 2018. In  over  30  conference  sessions  across  several  focused  tracks, ...