Electric power http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24766/all en Iceland eyes long subsea cable, may become green battery for UK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/iceland-eyes-long-subsea-cable-may-become-green-battery-uk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iceland eyes electricity exports to Britain</p> <p>* Final investment decision seen in 2015-2016</p> <p>* 1,000 km cable would be in waters 3,000 metres deep</p> <p>By Nerijus Adomaitis</p> <p>OSLO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Iceland is considering building the world's longest subsea power cable by around 2020 to take advantage of its abundant geothermal energy to supply Britain with green power, the head of the state-run electricity producer said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/iceland-eyes-long-subsea-cable-may-become-green-battery-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:15:11 +0000 5732155 at http://www.globalpost.com COLUMN-Britain must try harder to keep the lights on: Kemp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/column-britain-must-try-harder-keep-the-lights-kemp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Kemp</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Keeping the lights on and the country warm must be the first and over-riding priority for Britain's gas and electricity utilities, as well as its energy market regulator, and ministers at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).</p> <p>If they cannot meet reasonable gas and electricity demand they must be replaced by other institutions and leaders who can. Failure is not an option.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/column-britain-must-try-harder-keep-the-lights-kemp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Electromagnetism Energy Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:31:16 +0000 5769694 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UK power firm SSE pulls out of UK-Norway cable project http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-uk-power-firm-sse-pulls-out-uk-norway-cable-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lack of interconnector regulation added to decision</p> <p>* Developers not seeking new partners for now</p> <p>* Nat Grid, Statnett Norway cable going ahead as planned</p> <p>LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - British power utility SSE has dropped out of a project to run a 1,400-megawatt interconnector cable between Britain and Norway and would focus on investing in its core markets instead, the company said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-uk-power-firm-sse-pulls-out-uk-norway-cable-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Kristiansand Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:30:46 +0000 5773845 at http://www.globalpost.com electricity sales-February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/electricity-sales-february <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 20 (Yonhap) -- Use of electricity by the country's industrial sector dipped from a year earlier in February, the government said Wednesday, reflecting worsening conditions for South Korean businesses.</p> <p>Sales of industrial electricity came to 20.29 billion kilowatt-hours last month, down 3.8 percent from the same month last year, according to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.</p> <p>Industrial electricity sales serve as a barometer of industrial activities as companies use more electricity when business is good and cut back when demand is low.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130319/electricity-sales-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electric power electricity Kilowatt hour Yonhap News Agency Wed, 20 Mar 2013 02:16:35 +0000 5788328 at http://www.globalpost.com SSE cuts capacity, says UK faces "lights out" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/sse-cuts-capacity-says-uk-faces-lights-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karolin Schaps and Lorraine Turner</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - British utility SSE Plc is to shut a quarter of its polluting and unprofitable power capacity over the coming year, warning that the government is seriously underestimating a looming electricity shortage.</p> <p>Adding to supply concerns after closures announced by other operators, SSE also warned that a lack of clarity on proposed changes to the electricity market meant it would not decide to build any new power stations over the coming three years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/sse-cuts-capacity-says-uk-faces-lights-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Distribution network operators Economy of the United Kingdom Electric power Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:00:30 +0000 5789735 at http://www.globalpost.com Electricity supply not yet restored http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/electricity-supply-not-yet-restored <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Complete supply of electricity to 17 districts including Quetta could not be restored third consecutive day Tuesday. In Quetta six hours load shedding was carried out while in other districts 22 hours load shedding was being observed.</p><P>According to details terrorists had blown four pylons of 220 kv transmission line in Bakhtiarabad and Chattar on March 30 and 31. Due to destruction of towers, supply of electricity to 17 districts including Quetta was suspended.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/electricity-supply-not-yet-restored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Quetta District Quetta Electric Supply Company QESCO Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:37:34 +0000 Asianet 5800408 at http://www.globalpost.com The same story of loadshedding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/the-same-story-loadshedding <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Wapda spokesperson on Tuesday said that the electricity shortfall was standing at 3,100MW which means six to eight hours load shedding countrywide.</p><P>The situation, however, is quite different as the urban and rural limits are under the grip of more than 12 hours shutdown. In Lahore, the Lesco is conducting 12-hour load shedding at city feeders and more than 14 hours in rural areas. According to Wapda, the power generation is standing at 8500 MW with demand of 11600MW.</p><P>The shortfall is 3100MW.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/the-same-story-loadshedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Energy in India Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:17:44 +0000 Asianet 5800588 at http://www.globalpost.com Electricity supply not yet restored http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/electricity-supply-not-yet-restored-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Complete supply of electricity to 17 districts including Quetta could not be restored third consecutive day Tuesday. In Quetta six hours load shedding was carried out while in other districts 22 hours load shedding was being observed.</p><P>According to details terrorists had blown four pylons of 220 kv transmission line in Bakhtiarabad and Chattar on March 30 and 31. Due to destruction of towers, supply of electricity to 17 districts including Quetta was suspended.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/electricity-supply-not-yet-restored-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Quetta District Quetta Electric Supply Company QESCO Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:17:11 +0000 Asianet 5800915 at http://www.globalpost.com Gov't decides to liberalize electricity retail market from 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/govt-decides-liberalize-electricity-retail-market-2016 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The government decided Tuesday to liberalize the electricity retail market from 2016, making it possible for consumers to choose power suppliers that can offer lower electricity rates.</p><P>In a set of electricity system reforms approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet, the government also seeks to lead major utilities to separate power generation and transmission businesses between 2018 and 2020.</p><P>The liberalization of the electricity retail market is a significant reform that will create a more competitive market, allowing diversification of services and prices, through the </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/govt-decides-liberalize-electricity-retail-market-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Electric power distribution electricity Monopoly Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:48:45 +0000 Asianet 5804197 at http://www.globalpost.com Major power breakdown hits Balochistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/major-power-breakdown-hits-balochistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A major power breakdown hit Balochistan Saturday-Sunday night when terrorists blew up two towers of 220 kv transmission line near Chattar and two towers of 220 kv transmission line near Bakhtiarabad</p><P>A Spokesman said here Sunday that terrorists blew up two towers of 220 kv transmission line of National Transmission and Dispatch Company no 434 and 435 near Chattar and two towers nos 247 and 249 near Bakhtiarabad midnight last night. As a result supply of electricity to 47 grid stations in 17 districts of Balochistan was suspended.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/major-power-breakdown-hits-balochistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Electric power distribution Pylons Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 19:02:38 +0000 Asianet 5804435 at http://www.globalpost.com Cotelco to buy 5MW generator to augment needed power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/cotelco-buy-5mw-generator-augment-needed-power <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> To augment the power needed to supply the needs of North Cotabato, the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) is set to purchase a 5MW-generation set, “anytime soon”, a spokesman for the coop said.</p><P>The procurement would be under a Build-Operate-Transfer scheme, according to Cotelco spokesman Vincent Baguio. Baguio said the Cotelco management has talked to at least two independent power producers (IPPs) operating in Mindanao where they could purchase the generation set.</p><P>“We are now on our finalization stage of the procurement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/cotelco-buy-5mw-generator-augment-needed-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Social Issues Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:48:42 +0000 Asianet 5807168 at http://www.globalpost.com Jamaica plans new power plant to bring down energy costs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/jamaica-plans-new-power-plant-bring-down-energy-costs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Jamaica decided to build a new 360 MW power plant this year that will save the island nation some 61.8 million U.S. dollars annually in electricity costs, the country's leader said Friday.</p><P>"Construction of the long-promised 360 megawatts of electricity capacity to replace the existing old and inefficient plant will commence during this calendar year," Governor General Patrick Allen said.</p><P>The move responds to persistent complaints from the Jamaican public and businesses about the spiraling cost of energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/jamaica-plans-new-power-plant-bring-down-energy-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Kilowatt hour Measurement Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:48:48 +0000 Asianet 5807169 at http://www.globalpost.com 3,000MW shortfall, Wapda claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/3000mw-shortfall-wapda-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Amid Wapda’s claim shortfall of mere 3,000MW in national grid, long duration loadshedding is continuing across the country.</p><P>Wapda spokesman said on Tuesday said that the generation stood on 9,200MW against the national wide demand of 12,200MW and that there was 3,000MW gap between electricity demand and supply.</p><P>“Tuesday’s Hydel generation was 3,070MW, Genco’s (Wapda owned power generation companies) generated 1,480MW and IPPs (Independent Power Plants) contributed 4,650MW in energy basket,” said the spokesman, adding the KESC was supplied 620MW to meet the electricity need of p</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/3000mw-shortfall-wapda-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Electric power transmission systems Energy Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:48:16 +0000 Asianet 5809485 at http://www.globalpost.com China's Q1 power consumption up 4.3% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/chinas-q1-power-consumption-43 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> China's electricity consumption in the January-March period rose 4.3 percent year on year to 1.21 trillion KWH, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Sunday.</p><P>In March alone, the Chinese society consumed a total of 424.1 billion KWH of power, up 2 percent year on year, according to a statement on the NEA website.</p><P>In the first three months, total power consumption by the primary sector dipped 0.3 percent year on year to 18.9 billion KWH, while the secondary sector consumed 868.8 billion KWH of power, up 3.8 percent year on year, the NEA data showed.</p><P>During the same </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/chinas-q1-power-consumption-43" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Measurement Technology Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:03:38 +0000 Asianet 5816568 at http://www.globalpost.com No electricity, no respite! http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/no-electricity-no-respite <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The interim government of Pakistan has tried several tricks in an attempt to ease the prolonged suffering of the masses due to the electricity crisis. However, the government does not have many achievements in this regard to boast of. The overall production of electricity remains elusive with shortfall of 5000MWs.</p><P>Officials of the Ministry of Water and Power claimed that electricity production at 9000MWs, compared to demand of 14000MWs has made it difficult to stop unannounced load shedding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/no-electricity-no-respite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric power Energy Rolling blackout Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:06:22 +0000 Asianet 5816586 at http://www.globalpost.com