Posts Tagged ‘capacity’

India to add 7000 MW nuclear power capacity says Piyush Goyal

The Union Cabinet in May had already approved the setting up of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors for nuclear power generation. The Centre is looking at doubling the nuclear power generation capacity to about 14,000 MW,Union minister Piyush Goyal said today even as he ruled out its becoming the main source of energy for […]

Electric cars are pollution shifters: we will need huge investment in generation capacity | Letters

Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues Colin Read There seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on diesel and petrol car sales, […]

Europe’s wind capacity grows but concerns persist

The first half of 2017 saw 6.1 gigawatts of extra wind power capacity installed in Europe. But a lack of long-term political commitment has hit investment and market concentration remains problematic. View full post on Wind Power News

China’s wind power capacity continues to grow in Q1

China's installed wind power capacity continued to grow in the first quarter this year, according to the National Energy Administration . China had 151 million kilowatts of installed wind power capacity as of the end of the first quarter, up 13 percent year on year. View full post on Wind Power News

India added 5,400 MW wind power capacity in last fiscal

New Delhi, April 2 – India added over 5,400 MW of wind energy generation capacity during 2016-17 — bettering its target of 4,000 MW, an official said on Sunday. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has set a record in wind power generation capacity by adding over 5,400 MW in 2016-17 against a target […]

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. View full post on Wind Power News

French power group aims to double wind capacity

An arrangement with the leading insurance company in France helps with the goal of doubling wind power capacity in the country, French power group ENGIE said. The French company said it build up its partnership with Credit Agricole Assurances, the leading insurer, by absorbing the onshore wind power portfolio held by Maia Eolis. View full […]

Commission and member states clash over capacity mechanisms

The proposal has found little support in Poland, as it would mean large parts of its energy portfolio would become unaffordable. The proposal has found little support in Poland, as it would mean large parts of its energy portfolio would become unaffordable. View full post on Wind Power News

China’s grid-connected wind power capacity increases

China's grid-connected wind power capacity continued to pick up, but the utilization rate was waning after years of capacity expansion, the latest data from the National Energy Administration showed. China's total installed capacity of wind power generation facilities connected to the power grid reached 139 million kilowatts by the end of September, up 28 percent […]

Project Icebreaker demonstrates the capacity for offshore wind power in the Great Lakes

When it comes to wind power, it's difficult for states in the Northeast to compete with states in the Great Plains. There, a band of strong winds stretches from North Dakota to Texas, and the flat, open plains provide little turbulence to the wind. View full post on Wind Power News