Dewa awards Hatta power plant consultancy to EDF.

Dewa awards Hatta power plant consultancy to EDF.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded the Dh58-million ($15.8 million) consultancy contract for the pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam to French utility Electricite de France (EDF). The project is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf, with a total capacity of 250 MW, and is expected to last between […]

Global pension funds warm up to India’s solar plans.

Global pension funds warm up to India’s solar plans.

Some of the world’s biggest pension funds, seeking long-term returns on green investments, are scouting for deals in India’s solar power sector, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is targeting $100 billion in investment in the next five years. Power demand in Asia’s third-largest economy is set to surge as the economy grows and more people […]

French hydro reservoirs at lowest level in at least 10 years- RTE.

French hydro reservoirs at lowest level in at least 10 years- RTE.

Jan 30 French reservoirs used for hydropower are at their lowest levels in 10 years because of low rain and snowfall this winter, grid operator RTE said on Monday. There has been no impact yet on the French electricity network nor on the grid operator’s winter outlook, a spokesman for RTE said. Data on RTE’s […]

Brazil’s Light cancels agreement with France’s EDF to sell stake in 150-MW Itaocara hydro plant.

Brazil’s Light cancels agreement with France’s EDF to sell stake in 150-MW Itaocara hydro plant.

Light, a Brazilian power company, has canceled an exclusivity agreement with EDF of France for the sale of a 51% stake in the 150-MW Itaocara hydro plant. According to sources, Light said EDF “did not reach all the conditions precedent to the presentation of a binding offer” announced in October. Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais […]

Gamesa continues to secure new orders in Chile: it will supply 115 MW to EDF and Ibereólica.

Gamesa continues to secure new orders in Chile: it will supply 115 MW to EDF and Ibereólica.

The company will handle the supply, installation and commissioning of 55 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines. Gamesa continues to reinforce its position in the Chilean market, having recently signed a contract with EDF EN Chile, a subsidiary of the French utility, and Spain’s Ibereólica for the supply of 115 MW at a wind development. This […]

Egyptian renewable energy disinvestment over price and arbitration disagreements.

Egyptian renewable energy disinvestment over price and arbitration disagreements.

Italy’s Enel Green Power has exited the renewable energy market in Egypt and is seeking compensation for investments it has already injected, according to Al-Borsa newspaper. The move comes as international investors and the government disagree on the government’s insistence over domestic arbitration and pricing concerns due to lingering fears of further devaluation of the […]

DNV GL leads floating wind mission.

DNV GL leads floating wind mission.

DNV GL has teamed up with 14 global partners to develop recommended practice for the analysis and testing of floating offshore wind turbines. The certification outfit said the burgeoning industry does not yet have a recognised and robust set of standards. DNV GL said standardisation is a “key milestone” to guide industry towards reliability. “Guidance […]

Minnesota OKs EDF extension.

Minnesota OKs EDF extension.

Minnesota regulators have given EDF Renewable Energy a two-year extension to build the 105MW Stoneray wind farm. The state Public Utilities Commission has approved EDF’s request for a mid-2018 deadline to obtain a power purchase agreement and start construction of the up to 62-turbine scheme. Regulators also agreed to extend the certificate of need in-service […]