Hydropower

By Justin Villamil, Bloomberg Mexico’s president is upending a system to encourage renewable-power development, dealing another blow to efforts to attract private investment to the nation’s energy sector. The government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is changing rules for clean-energy credits, allowing aging hydroelectric dams operated by Mexico’s state-owned utility to qualify. The move, critics say,...
Baseload

The World Energy Outlook 2019, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) flagship publication, has identified deep disparities in today’s energy world. The report delves into the dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties, the gap between increased emissions and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international...
Storage

In a strange twist of events, POWERGEN Europe (PGE) took place in Paris the week just prior to POWERGEN International. Normally, the events would be separated by at least a month but this year they fell back-to-back. While the timing could be better for exhibitors and attendees who normally go to both events, on the...
Event Coverage

New Orleans is the most European of U.S. cities, a low-lying port founded by the French, run by the Spanish for a time and long one of America’s most popular destinations for tourists. It’s the entry and exit point for ships on global commercial voyages to and from the U.S. It has great ties to...
Hydropower

Boralex Inc. has announced the commercial commissioning of its 16-MW Yellow Falls hydroelectric station, under the terms of a price-indexed power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for a period of 40 years. The station is located on the Mattagami River about 20 km south of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. “It’s with...
Solar

By Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg The European Investment Bank adopted an unprecedented strategy to end funding for fossil fuel energy projects, in a move expected to support Europe’s plans to become the first climate-neutral continent. The board of the Luxembourg-based lending arm of the European Union decided at a meeting on Thursday to approve a new energy...
Baseload

Clarion Energy (part of Clarion Events) today unveiled Enlit – the new name for European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe – in front of 18,000 industry leaders in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The result of a six-month creative consultation with market-leading Larsen Energy Branding, Enlit is the world’s only complete energy event. It will...
Hydropower

In a session called “Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies,” at POWERGEN Europe, three different tidal energy solution providers delivered the message that tidal energy has a place in the energy mix of tomorrow. Drew Braxland, Director with Atlantis Turbines and Engineering Services gave the audience a glimpse at the Raz Blanchard pilot array in Normandy, France....
Energy Efficiency

Calling all energy talent! The Initiate! programme, where many start-ups and innovators in the energy and power sectors got their flying start, is going global! Since its launch in 2014, as part of energy event European Utility Week’s practical programme on the expo floor, the platform has been bringing together start-ups, students, corporate executives, public sector innovators and...
Hydropower

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of the Kyrgyz Republic have signed a $100 million financing package to modernize aging equipment and improve power generation capacity at the 180-MW Uch-Kurgan hydropower plant. Uch-Kurgan is the oldest of the six hydroelectric facilities installed along the Naryn River cascade, ADB says, that together produce 92% of...