Energy developer Lightsource BP is set to build a 70MW solar project for Penn State University in the US to support the institution’s strategic plan.
The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) announced in December 2018 that construction on the fourth phase of its Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai had begun.
The Future is shining bright for Mexico’s renewable energy and green technology industry. Solar is the fastest growing power generation source.
Vattenfall has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Marguerite to purchase electricity from the 42MW Brännliden wind farm in Sweden.
The first turbine has been installed at the site of what will be one of Australia’s biggest, and lowest cost, wind energy developments to date, the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in western Victoria.
JDR Cable Systems , the leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, owned by the TFKable Group, has been selected by Jan De Nul to supply subsea power cables and accessories for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind Farm Phase One.
Following the successful collaboration between Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), Schottel Hydro and Black Rock Tidal Power to develop and demonstrate the PLAT-I floating tidal energy system, Schottel has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into SME.
Sabella, a pioneering tidal and ocean stream turbine developer, has partnered with QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its ground-breaking Ushant tidal energy project.
Skanska will build Nya Nedre Fiskumfoss hydroelectric power plant. Skanska's customer is Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk, NTE.
Siemens Corporation, a global energy and technology leader, and three Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are teaming up to conduct integrated experiments within their respective R&D facilities to test and validate novel software and hardware technologies needed to strengthen and modernize the nation’s electric grid.
ABB and Intel are collaborating on promoting next-generation distribution automation systems and products.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has executed financial close of bridge loan facility for the 44MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project and associated infrastructure, which will be constructed on the Bandama River in Côte d’Ivoire.
Sustainable power generation and distribution in a constrained market is a top of mind issue
across Africa. Seeking to share knowledge and catalyse development that helps address
Africa’s power challenges, PennWell Corporation, the organisers of POWER-GEN &
DistribuTECH Africa, have issued a Call for Papers for the co-located conferences to be
staged in Johannesburg in July 2017.
Since inception in South Africa in 2012, the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa
conference and exhibition has grown year on year to become a leading knowledge-sharing
platform for power generation and distribution industry experts and key players across
Africa. “In 2016, when we moved to more closely integrate POWER-GEN &DistribuTECH
Africa, the attendee numbers rose from around 2,000 the year before to over 3,000, with 95%
saying they planned to return in 2017,” says Event Director Feraye Gurel. “We see this as an
indication that our high-level presentations, advanced networking opportunities and the fact
that the events encompass end-to-end power technology and knowledge, meet the needs of
the pan-African power sector.”
Delegate research revealed that the 2016 POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference
drew considerable praise for its comprehensive content and the high quality of presentations.
Across four parallel tracks, featuring some 30 separate sessions and over 100 expert speakers
addressed conference delegates. In 2017, POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa will offer
the latest research and learnings, practical insights and strategic advice from a local, African
and international power generation and distribution experts and high profile power users.
PennWell Corporation invites proposals from speakers to present at POWER-GEN &
DistribuTECH Africa across the entire power generation and distribution spectrum.
To build on topics that were particularly well received in 2016, enhanced focus will be placed
on power sector strategy including design, policy and regulation, privatisation, integration of
renewables, project planning and financing, renewable projects and opportunities, and smart
For the full list of subject areas and to submit an abstract, please visit
The abstract submission deadline is 5 January 2017.
POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017 will be presented by PennWell Corporation
from 18-20 July 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. For
more information, please visit www.powergenafrica.com . See the video highlights of
POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2016 here
Exhibitors may also secure their exposure at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2017.
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GE announced that it will provide the Global Thermal Generation division of Enel, Europe’s largest power utility in terms of market capitalization, with its Predix*-based software solutions to be deployed as predictive diagnostic tool in 14 of Enel’s thermal power plants located in Europe and Latin America, supporting their digitalization.
Tokamak Energy has engaged Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin group, to help establish the costs, concept design and timeline for the next step in realising the UK’s first ever fusion facility to generate more energy than it consumes, and that could evolve to deliver a fusion device to put energy into the grid.
Toshiba Corporation announced that it has concluded a MOU with SCPC, a DMCI Holdings group company, on a partnership to investigate the deployment of total asset management including plant optimization, predictive monitoring with IoT solutions and extending the operating life of the Calaca Thermal Power Plant in Luzon, Republic of the Philippines.
Global Nuclear Fuel announced that it has been awarded a long-term contract by Entergy Nuclear to continue to fuel its boiling water reactors.
China’s State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission reorganized and transferred China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Corp. (CNEC) to China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) on January 31, forming a new giant in the nuclear power industry.
Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services to global industry leaders, announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive business alliance with EA Technology, an energy technology company headquartered in Chester, United Kingdom.
A consortium led by ACWA Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).
Continuing its commitment to invest in and deliver solutions to help power producers remain competitive in a dynamic energy marketplace, GE’s Power Services business introduced its new 7F DLN2.6+ Flex upgrade solution at the annual 7F Users Group Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces a final investment decision on the redevelopment of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.