France's Engie has completed the disposals of its thermal assets in the US, India and Indonesia.
The expected progressive phase-out of lignite-fired capacity and shift to gas-fired capacity in the South Eastern Europe region in the coming decade raises the issue of security of gas supplies and the need for a stable gas market structure to arise, according to a paper published by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
ABB is to provide an “innovative” microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, designed to test scalability and improve power stability for around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
GE Power has signed and executed an agreement with Suez-Tractebel Operation & Maintenance Oman (STOMO) for stator rewinding services, high-speed balancing of the rotor as well as digital solutions for a generator at the Barka II Power and Desalination Plant.
Siemens has successfully completed tests for gas turbine blades completely produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.
Additive Manufacturing is a process that builds parts layer-by-layer from sliced CAD models to form solid objects.
Also known as '3D printing', “it especially provides benefits in rapid prototyping” Siemens explained.
MAN Diesel & Turbo is to supply a compact gas turbine package for the decentralised production of heat and power to ENN Ubiquitous Energy Network Technology, a subsidiary of the ENN Group, in China.
The unit includes a MAN MGT series gas turbine which will produce approximately 6 MW of power and 12 MW of heat for an industrial zone in Huai’an (Jiangsu province).
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions produced in the generation of electricity at power plants in the United States declined by 73% from 2006 to 2015, a much larger reduction than the 32% decrease in coal-fired electricity generation over that period, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) found.
UK energy regulator Ofgem is requiring suppliers to take part in trials to find out the best ways of helping disengaged customers get a better deal. The trials are one of the remedies put forward by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) following its energy market investigation.
Brexit is likely to exacerbate the issue of “foreign dependency” on gas supplies for both the UK and Ireland, amid decreasing North Sea gas production, a paper by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies argued.
“From being hardly foreign dependent at all, the UK and Ireland would become respectively 42 and 97 per cent dependent on foreign gas” OIES's Thierry Bros pointed out.
The UK electricity market has witnessed a sharp rise in gas-fired generation in 2016 at the expense of coal-fired electricity production, which fell “to an all-time annual low” according to a report issued by UK energy consultancy EnAppSys.
The EU has “continued to make good progress on delivering the Energy Union objectives” in recent years, in particular on the 2020 energy and climate targets, having already achieved its 2020 final energy consumption target, according to the Second Report on the State of the Energy Union issued by the European Commission on February 1.
Italy's industry ministry has ruled strategic gas storage volumes in the country for storage year 2017-2018 should remain unchanged year on year at 4.62 billion cubic meters, or around 48,846 GWh.
Gas-to-power demand from France's 13 CCGT plants reached 495 GWh on January 25 amid a spell of cold weather affecting the country, French gas grid operator GRTgaz said.
ABB has launched a new asset performance management solution in collaboration with Microsoft.