Increased financial support and stronger efforts in promoting renewable energy development are needed in order for to the ambitious measures set out by the French government to reduce dependence on nuclear energy to be successful, the International Energy Agency said.
Iran’s state power company MAPNA and Indonesia’s state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at collaborating in the energy sector.
US power plant developer Clean Energy Future is to construct a new 940 MW gas-fired power plant in Lordsdown, Ohio.
The new facility, to be located within Lordstown Industrial Park, is to be built in addition to the 940 MW Lordstown Energy Center power plant, currently under construction and expected to start operations in June 2018.
Saudi Arabia's electricity TSO National Grid SA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss electricity and distribution technology provider Pfisterer to develop the power transmission sector in the country.
UK energy regulator Ofgem and the UK Government have announced plans to create greater separation between the system operator role performed by National Grid and the rest of the National Grid group.
As part of that, Ofgem has published a consultation for a legally separate electricity system operator to be established within National Grid.
Norwegian gas exports reached a new record in 2016, standing at 108.56 billion standard cubic meters delivered to Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, according to Norway's transmission system operator Gassco.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has completed testing of a new system aimed at automating combustion tuning in boilers using artificial intelligence (AI), which “demonstrated results that are comparable to those that could be achieved by a highly experienced engineer” MHPS said in a statement.
Dresser-Rand has secured a contract to supply two compressor trains to Eni Ghana for an onshore gas receiving facility in Ghana, Africa.
Eni Ghana is a subsidiary of Italian oil company Eni, and operates the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project (47.222%) in Ghana along with partners Vitol Ghana Upstream (37,778%) and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (15%).
Italy's Enel and Saudi Arabian utility Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) have signed a Framework Agreement for cooperation in the power distribution sector.
Gas-for-power consumption in the US is forecast to decline by 4.4% year on year in 2017, standing at around 20 billion cubic feet/day amid rising natural gas prices which will contribute to increasing coal use for electricity generation, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America has successfully completed construction in the US of what it deems the world's largest post-combustion CO2 capture and compression system, using technology it previously successfully deployed in projects for capturing emissions from both natural gas and oil combustion.
Wartsila is to supply a 40 MW smart power generation plant to Mendoza, Argentina, for Methax, a special purpose company owned by Grupo Galileo. The value of the order is approximately Eur25 million, Wartsila said in a statement.
Indonesia is making steady progress in tackling subsidies to fossil fuels, however the partial removal of subsidies has yet to be fully implemented with progress being hampered by “opposition to change from entrenched interest” according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
France's Engie is focusing on the potential of gas “to complement renewable energies” while at the same time it is developing “solutions that will make gas an increasingly renewable energy” the company said in a statement in December.