New News information at Modern Power Systems New and updated information from News listed on www.modernpowersystems.com http://modernpowersystems.com/ en-us http://modernpowersystems.com/ New News information at Modern Power Systems http://www.modernpowersystems.com/content/images/logo_big.gif World’s largest floating windfarm is operational http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsworlds-largest-floating-windfarm-is-operational-9166998 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsworlds-largest-floating-windfarm-is-operational-9166998 by <br/> <br/> The 50 MW Kincardine offshore windfarm, the world’s largest floating array, is now fully commissioned and delivering electricity to the grid. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 21:39:00 GMT ENEOS to acquire Japan Renewable Energy for $1.8bn http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newseneos-to-acquire-japan-renewable-energy-for-18bn-9166983 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newseneos-to-acquire-japan-renewable-energy-for-18bn-9166983 by <br/> <br/> Japanese refiner ENEOS Holdings, through its subsidiary ENEOS, has agreed to acquire Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) for about JPY200bn ($1.8bn). Tue, 19 Oct 2021 21:33:00 GMT Successful final testing of KS-21 solvent for CO2 capture http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newssuccessful-final-testing-of-ks-21-solvent-for-co2-capture-9166978 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newssuccessful-final-testing-of-ks-21-solvent-for-co2-capture-9166978 by <br/> <br/> Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering has concluded testing of its new proprietary solvent for capturing CO2 at the Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in Norway, one of the world’s largest carbon capture demonstration facilities that is recognised for its state-of-the-art equipment and specialised expertise. What MHI is calling outstanding test results complete MHIENG’s commercialisation of KS-21, a new amine-based solvent used in the Advanced KM CDR process developed by MHIENG in collaboration with The Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO); it paves the way for the future expansion of MHIENG’s carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) business. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 21:32:00 GMT Electricity production rising, but RE dipping – IEA http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newselectricity-production-rising-but-re-dipping-iea-9165710 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newselectricity-production-rising-but-re-dipping-iea-9165710 by <br/> <br/> The latest International Energy Agency Monthly Electricity Statistics report has been released. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:50:00 GMT IFA ‘will take two more years’ to get back to full service http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsifa-will-take-two-more-years-to-get-back-to-full-service-9165703 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsifa-will-take-two-more-years-to-get-back-to-full-service-9165703 by <br/> <br/> One of Britain’s most important electricity import cables, the 2000 MW IFA undersea link between the UK and France, will not return to full service for another two years according to its owner National Grid. The shutdown will only compound the UK’s energy supply challenges ahead of a difficult winter season. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:48:00 GMT US coal fired electricity generation will increase for the first time since 2014 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsus-coal-fired-electricity-generation-will-increase-for-the-first-time-since-2014-9165699 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsus-coal-fired-electricity-generation-will-increase-for-the-first-time-since-2014-9165699 by <br/> <br/> The US Energy Information Administration expects 22 % more US coal-fired generation in 2021 than in 2020, according to its latest ‘Short Term Energy Outlook’, STEO. The US electric power sector has been generating more electricity from coal-fired power plants this year, as a result of significantly higher natural gas prices and relatively stable coal prices. 2021 will yield the first year-over-year increase in coal generation in the United States since 2014. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:44:00 GMT Five sites listed for UK fusion energy plant http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsfive-sites-listed-for-uk-fusion-energy-plant-9165693 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsfive-sites-listed-for-uk-fusion-energy-plant-9165693 by <br/> <br/> A final decision on a site for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, or STEP – will be made by the minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy around the end of 2022. Tue, 19 Oct 2021 12:42:00 GMT Green hydrogen production plan for Pakistan http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsgreen-hydrogen-production-plan-for-pakistan-9152369 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsgreen-hydrogen-production-plan-for-pakistan-9152369 by <br/> <br/> Oracle Power PLC, the international natural resources project developer, has signed a non-exclusive co-operation agreement with PowerChina International Group with the objective of jointly developing a green hydrogen facility in Pakistan to produce hydrogen with electrolysers powered by photovoltaics. The target is a 400 MW capacity hydrogen plant, with planned production volume set at approximately 150 000 kg per day Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:03:00 GMT Hitachi ABB to lead Egypt-Saudi interconnector consortium http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newshitachi-abb-to-lead-egypt-saudi-interconnector-consortium-9152361 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newshitachi-abb-to-lead-egypt-saudi-interconnector-consortium-9152361 by <br/> <br/> Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced that it is to lead the consortium that has been awarded the contract, worth several hundred million US dollars, for the first ever large-scale HVDC interconnection in the Middle East and North Africa, enabling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Arab Republic of Egypt to exchange up to 3000 MWe of electricity, much of which is expected to be generated from renewable energy sources in the future. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:00:00 GMT Prysmian Group to invest $100M in US production http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsprysmian-group-to-invest-100m-in-us-production-9152195 http://www.modernpowersystems.com/news/newsprysmian-group-to-invest-100m-in-us-production-9152195 by <br/> <br/> Prysmian Group is planning to invest an additional $100 million over the next two and half years to increase its North American plant’s production capacity. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 06:39:00 GMT