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The government of Mozambique will increase gas-fired power in the country to 800 MW by 2020 through the construction of two new power plants and pipeline infrastructure, the energy minister Salvador Namburete said this week. The plans include a combined-cycle…
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signed a series of wide ranging agreements with Mexican state-run power firm Pemex to expand “collaboration and investment” in the development of Mexico’s gas industry. The deals may ultimately lead to cheaper gas imports for…
Tanzanian power producer Santerre is to develop a 200 MW gas-fired power plant in Ghana to meet its rising electricity demand. The plant will be located in the coastal town of Prampram and construction is scheduled to start in 2015.
The unfolding political clash between Russia and the Ukraine threatens to impact European Union policy frameworks and long term plans to replace coal with cleaner burning gas power plants, according to the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that natural gas-fired power generation will be the dominant new source of power until 2040, with barely any new coal plants added after 2015. The EIA’s anticipated that between 2013 and 2040 new gas…
South Africa’s largest utility Eskom plans to switch its open cycle diesel power plants to run on natural gas in a bid to save on diesel costs that topped $1 billion last year. The state-owned utility will initially focus on…
India is keen on more reliable power generation capacity and offers tax holidays for plant operators, according to the recently published first budget of president Modi’s new government. “Supply of power continues to be a major area of concern for…
Saudi Arabia needs to spend close to $90 billion developing new power generation capacity, according to the kingdom’s Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA). The required investment comes alongside an expected $44 billion that needs to be spend to upgrade transmission…
Eager to avert crippling power shortages, the Egyptian electricity ministry aims to add 1,300 MW of gas-fired capacity by the end of October through the commissioning of two new 650 MW units at the Ain Sokhna power station.
Introducing capacity payments in Britain is expected to curb operators' revenue from energy-only markets by reducing the occurrence and amplitude of price spikes. "The risk profile has changed, as the bidding strategy at capacity auctions depends on wholesale power price…
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