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  • UAE'S DANA GAS SAYS SUPPLYING CHEMCHEMAL POWER PLANT AND PLANT IS OPERATING AT 50 PCT OF PRODUCTION CAPACITY.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 29- Argentina's energy minister on Friday announced new power rates on the back of subsidy cuts that could see the bills of some consumers jump six-fold, saying that a near total freeze on tariffs in parts of the country had left the power grid "on the brink of collapse." Minister Juan Jose Aranguren said the government of newly-elected Mauricio...

  • Jan 29- Hydro One Ltd, Ontario's largest electric utility said it will buy an electricity transmission business from Brookfield Infrastructure for C $222 million. Hydro One began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in November after its initial public offering, one of the largest in Canadian history. Hydro One's shares were mostly flat at C $22.45 in morning...

  • The Dec. 23 incident in Ukraine was the first cyber attack to cause a power outage, and is one of just a handful of incidents in which computer hacking has caused physical effects on infrastructure rather than the loss or theft of electronic data. A similar attack in the United States could cripple utilities and leave millions of people in the dark, costing the...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 27- A Brazilian federal court has revoked a lower court's injunction that had suspended the operating license for the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, one of the world's largest, Brazil's Energy Ministry said in a Twitter post on Wednesday. Belo Monte, a dam built on the Xingu River in the middle of the Amazon forest, will have a total installed capacity...

  • *Ukraine sitting on "powder keg" of more attacks. Jan 27- Hackers were able to attack four sections of Ukraine's power grid with malware late last year because of basic security lapses and they could take down other industrial facilities at any time, a consultant to government investigators said. Three power cuts reported in separate areas of western and central...

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- China is on course to meet its target to raise its total installed nuclear capacity to 58 gigawatts after a resumption in new project approvals last year, an official with the country's nuclear agency said on Wednesday. Xu Dazhe, the chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority, told reporters that China now had 30 reactors in operation, with a...

  • PARIS, Jan 26- French utility EDF said on Tuesday it had signed a preliminary agreement with Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd to build six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur, in the west of India. EDF said that in the next few months it would continue work started by Areva and NPCIL to secure certification for the European Pressurised Reactor reactor in India and to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a major Obama administration electricity markets regulation aimed at encouraging efficiency in the market by having grid operators pay large users to reduce consumption at peak times. The court ruled 6-2, with Justice Samuel Alito not taking part in the case, to reverse a May 2014 decision by the U.S....

  • Future of electricity Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 5:35 AM ET
    Future of electricity

    Steve Bolze, GE Power & Water president & CEO, weighs in on global power needs and the massive capital needed to build out the infrastructure.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- Last year looks like it was an unwelcome watershed for the embattled U.S. coal industry. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed that power plants used more gas than coal to produce electricity in five of the first 10 months of 2015, including the last four months data was available- July, August, September and October.

  • LUSAKA, Jan 19- Water levels in southern Africa's Lake Kariba have dropped to 12 percent of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The levels were 477.25 meters above sea level on Monday, just two meters above the point their working capacity, the Zambezi River Authority, which...

  • *China power generation drops 0.2 pct in 2015. BEIJING, Jan 19- China's output of electric power and steel fell for the first time in decades in 2015, while coal production dropped for a second year in row, illustrating how a slowing economy and shift to consumer-led growth is hurting industrial consumers. "China's economic growth has decoupled from coal-fired...

  • BEIJING, Jan 19- China's coal production fell 3.5 percent to 3.68 billion tonnes in 2015, official data showed on Tuesday, as waning demand and a drive by authorities to curb fossil fuel use forced many firms to cut back operations. But Carlos Fernandez Alvarez, coal analyst at the International Energy Agency, said at a meeting in Beijing last week that coal...

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 18- A Chilean ministerial committee upheld on Monday the environmental permit for Energia Austral's Cuervo hydroelectric dams, dismissing nearly a dozen complaints filed against the controversial project by environmental and citizens' groups. The 11 complaints against Cuervo's two dams, which are slated to be built in Chile's pristine Aysen...

  • Coal-fired power accounts for three-quarters of China's total generation capacity and is a major source of the toxic smog that shrouded much of the country's north last month, prompting "red alerts" in dozens of cities, including the capital Beijing. But the government has found it hard to impose a tougher anti-pollution regime on the power sector, with China's...

  • Jan 17- China's power consumption in 2015 rose 0.5 percent from a year earlier to 5.550 trillion kilowatt-hours, figures from the National Energy Administration showed. But Reuters calculations suggest that China's power consumption stood at 500.7 billion kWh in December, down 2.1 percent on-year. Thermal power, mainly coal, accounted for 65.7 percent of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The United States lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran on Saturday after the International Atomic Energy Agency certified Tehran had taken steps to limits its nuclear activities under a July 2014 agreement. Following is a chronology of major events in relations between the Iran and the United States:. 1968- Iran signs the Nuclear...

  • ERBIL, Iraq, Jan 16- The autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq may sell parts of its electricity sector to raise funds to help plug a budget gap left by sinking oil prices, the region's Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani told Reuters. The KRG is also "considering monetising assets including oil infrastructure", Talabani said in an interview...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The Obama administration, in the first major review of the country's coal program in three decades, on Friday ordered a pause on issuing coal-mining leases on federal land as part of new executive actions to fight climate change. Most leases are on public land in Western states, primarily Wyoming, along with Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.