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  • VIENNA, Sept 18- Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was still undertaking feasibility studies before deciding how and where to build its first nuclear power stations. Industry sources said last week that Saudi Arabia was expected to launch a tendering process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and would contact potential vendors from a number of...

  • Sept 18- Florida utilities said on Monday they restored power to about 95 percent of the 7.8 million homes and businesses knocked out by Hurricane Irma, leaving some 391,000 customers still without electricity. Outages at Duke Energy Corp, which serves the northern and central parts of Florida, fell to about 100,000 from a peak of around 1.3 million on Sept. 11.

  • DUBAI, Sept 16- Dubai's state energy utility awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build and run a 700 megawatt solar power plant to a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power, the government said on Saturday. The consortium bid to supply electricity to Dubai for 7.3 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour. It is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-...

  • Based on the number of individuals each customer represents, that, however, still leaves about 3.2 million people sweltering in the Florida and Georgia heat without air conditioning. NextEra Energy Inc's FPL, which serves nearly 5 million homes and businesses, has said it expects to restore power to essentially all customers in the eastern portion of Florida...

  • Based on the number of individuals each customer represents, that, however, still leaves about 3.5 million people sweltering in the Florida and Georgia heat without air conditioning. NextEra Energy Inc's FPL, which serves nearly 5 million homes and businesses, said it expects to restore power to essentially all customers in the eastern portion of Florida by...

  • PARIS, Sept 15- France could face a second winter of tight power supply as nuclear reactors undergo a review of hundreds of components and increased scrutiny demanded by the country's watchdog. France, a net power exporter in Europe, which relies on its 58 nuclear reactors for 75 percent of its electricity needs, had to import heavily from neighbours last winter...

  • LONDON, Sept 15- South Africa could restart a procurement process for its nuclear expansion project as soon as next month but the government still has to determine the exact timing, the chairman of South Africa's state nuclear agency Necsa said on Friday. South Africa is planning to build several new nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 9,600 megawatts,...

  • *Scatec Solar also eyeing Myanmar, Bangladesh. OSLO, Sept 15- Norway's Scatec Solar is in talks to build its first solar power plants in Iran, its chief executive told Reuters, joining a wave of foreign energy firms looking to invest in the oil major. The Oslo- listed firm, which builds and operates solar power plants worldwide, wants to generate 120 megawatts of power...

  • SARAJEVO, Sept 15- Chinese energy conglomerate China Energy Engineering Corp said it is in talks about investing 1 billion euros in a coal power project in Bosnia, one of the biggest energy schemes in the Balkans. If a deal is reached CEEC would fund virtually the entire project to build a 430 megawatt coal-fired power plant and develop a coal mine in Bosnia's...

  • The EPA, the lead environmental regulator in the United States, said it will reconsider specific provisions of the coal ash rule that took effect in 2015 that regulates how power plants manage and dispose of coal ash in waste pits. The EPA said it is in the "public's interest to reconsider specific provisions" of the regulation and figure out how to amend it to give...

  • The EPA, the lead environmental regulator in the United States, said it will reconsider specific provisions of the coal ash rule that took effect in 2015 that regulates how power plants manage and dispose of coal ash in waste pits. The EPA said it is in the "public's interest to reconsider specific provisions" of the regulation and figure out how to amend it to give...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 14- CPFL Energia SA, Brazil's largest private electricity company, wants to grow its power transmission business, including by bidding in coming rounds for new licenses to build and operate lines, a company executive told Reuters. The company, which is controlled by State Grid Corp of China, the world's largest electricity utility, plans to bid for...

  • PARIS, Sept 14- Toshiba-owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse expects to make progress soon in its plans to build a nuclear plant in Turkey, it said on Thursday. Westinghouse in 2014 signed an agreement with China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and Electricity Generation Company, the largest electric power company in Turkey, to build a...

  • PARIS, Sept 14- Toshiba-owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse expects to make progress soon in its plans to build a nuclear plant in Turkey, it said on Thursday. Westinghouse in 2014 signed an agreement with China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and Electricity Generation Company, the largest electric power company in Turkey, to build a...

  • PARIS, Sept 14- Toshiba-owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse expects to make progress soon in its plans to build a nuclear plant in Turkey, it said on Thursday. Westinghouse in 2014 signed an agreement with China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and Electricity Generation Company, the largest electric power company in Turkey, to build a...

  • PARIS, Sept 14- Toshiba-owned nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse expects to make progress soon in its plans to build a nuclear plant in Turkey, it said on Thursday. Westinghouse in 2014 signed an agreement with China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and Electricity Generation Company, the largest electric power company in Turkey, to build a...

  • Kirill Komarov, Rosatom's first deputy chief executive for corporate development and international business, said Rosatom was on course to sell the stake in Akkuyu to Turkey's Cengiz-Kolin-Kalyon consortium after signing a preliminary deal in June. State-owned Rosatom has been expanding its order book rapidly in recent years, and the $20 billion Akkuyu...

  • PARIS, Sept 14- French state-controlled utility EDF reiterated on Thursday it saw no safety risks from nuclear plant components manufactured by Areva-owned foundry Creusot Forge, as it gave an update on regulatory checks. EDF, which operates nuclear-dependent France's fleet of 58 reactors, expects to meet its 2017 nuclear electricity production target...

  • TOKYO— Japan's nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission called Thursday for nuclear power to remain a key component of the country's energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society. The commission recommended in a report that nuclear power account for at least 20 percent of Japan's energy supply in 2030, citing a...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 14- When is rising Chinese demand for your natural resources not a good thing? In theory it should be great days for Australia's economy and resource companies, and even Australian politicians keen to take the credit for booming exports and the associated jobs. The situation has been complicated by governments in the populous states...