A 1,200 MW gas-fired plant in California has filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, citing “inhospitable” regulations and the increasing role of renewable energy in power generation, according to media reports.
Centrica and the European Regional Development Fund are to invest some £19 million in a smart grid and energy storage units project in Cornwall.
Centrica said this was a pioneering trial aimed at creating “a local energy market in Cornwall, which will see the development of a virtual marketplace and the installation of new technology into over 150 homes and businesses.”
Italy's gas grid operator Snam and api Group have signed a letter of intent to develop methane service stations across Italy, as part of a wider set of initiatives to promote sustainable mobility.
GE Power Services is to provide plant equipment upgrades at two Uniper UK's CCGT power plants in the UK.
Imports of electricity from foreign grids rose 40% year on year in October in France, grid operator Rte reported.
That was amid falling nuclear production, which was down 16% year on year at 29,017 GWh. Hydro generation also fell by 21% at 3,096 GWh, further weighing on the system.
France's Engie has reached an agreement with Norway's Statoil on the renegotiation of its long-term gas supply contract.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to provide a new Eur400 million financing package for small-scale energy and resource efficiency projects in Turkey.
The EU Commission has presented a new package of energy measures to 2030. The set of measures, presented November 30 and labeled “Clean Energy for All Europeans”, envisages the EU would commit to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030.
A new capacity market scheme is set to come in operation in France on January 1 2017 which will be open to foreign players' participation, the French energy regulator Commission de regulation de l’energie (CRE) and the ministry for Climate and Energy announced.
Fuel manufacturer Valero Energy has submitted plans to the Planning Inspectorate Wales for a proposed £100 million investment to build a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) cogeneration unit at its Pembroke Refinery in South Wales.
Mississippi Power has announced it has generated electricity in the second gasifier at the Kemper County energy facility by synthesis gas, or syngas, from lignite. Last month, the company announced electricity had been generated in the first of the facility’s two gasifiers.
NRG Energy Services has signed an agreement to provide third-party operations and maintenance services at two power power plants owned by Texas-based Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, the company said.
Enel's subsidiary Enel Brasil has presented the best financial offer for the acquisition of approximately 94.8% of the share capital of Celg Distribuição, an energy distribution company that operates in the Brazilian state of Goiás, Enel said.
Dresser-Rand has supplied a Guascor gas engine for use in an advanced gasification bioenergy plant at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, NY, facility.
General Electric is to collaborate with software company Power Costs to connect plant assets and operational generation data from GE's Digital Power Plant solutions with PCI's energy planning and trading tools.