Tag Archives: electricity

Customer spending on electricity expected to increase this summer

EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts the typical U.S. household will spend an average of $426 for electricity this summer (June-August), an increase of about 3% from the average summer expenditures in 2017. The expected increase in electricity bills is a result of forecast higher retail electricity prices and slightly higher projected electricity use to meet […]

Electricity demand by U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years

Overall electricity use in U.S. manufacturing has declined in recent years, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Many manufacturing establishments have the option of generating their own electricity in addition to pulling directly from the electric grid to run their processes.

Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam’s electricity capacity

August 3, 2015 Source: International Atomic Energy Agency, 2013 Vietnam Country Nuclear Power ProfileNote: Hydroelectricity includes pumped storage. Vietnam is poised to significantly transform its electrical power generation mix over the next two decades as it modernizes the country’s agrarian economy to become a more industrialized nation. To accommodate greater industrial expansion and to support […]

Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month

July 31, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, In April, traditionally the month when total electricity demand is lowest, U.S. generation of electricity fueled by natural gas exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time since the start of EIA’s monthly generation data in 1973. However, EIA’s latest shows that coal’s generation share once again exceeded […]

U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season

July 24, 2015 Source: U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Note: Standard industrial electrolyzer (left) and dedicated hydrogen storage (right) will be engaged in power-to-gas conversion research. Commercial-grade systems will be significantly larger. Large-scale electricity storage technologies are currently limited in use, with pumped hydroelectric storage accounting for more than 98% of total […]

U.S. nuclear outages are low during summer peak electricity demand season

July 17, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Outage data reflect only nuclear units that have operated or were intended to operate in the past year. As the country reaches the summer peak electricity demand season, nearly all U.S. nuclear generators have returned from refueling outages. Total outages were less than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) […]

U.S.-Canada electricity trade increases

July 9, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on National Energy Board of Canada Note: A small amount of electricity is traded by states outside the regions shown. Republished July 9, 2015, 3:30 p.m. to clarify the text. U.S. electricity trade with Canada is increasing, providing more economic and reliability benefits to both the […]

Mozambique: Access to Electricity Fundamental, but Not Free

Maputo — Mozambique’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Pedro Couto, on Thursday declared that increasing access to electricity is a fundamental priority for the government – but the electricity must still be paid for. Speaking in the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, in reply to a question from the opposition Mozambique Democratic […]

South Africa: Energy Body Says No to Electricity Hike

Photo: Eskom, which imposes rolling blackouts on an almost daily basis due to inadequate electricity capacity, is facing a funding gap to 2018 of up to R200 billion. By Adam Wakefield, News24 Eskom’s request for an additional increase in electricity prices has been declined by the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) on Monday. Making […]

Europe aims for wider electricity market coordination

June 19, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Cyprus and Malta (not pictured) do not import electricity. The European Union (EU) has long sought more reliable ways to produce and distribute electricity and to coordinate its energy markets, including greater cross-border trading of electricity. The February coupling of electricity markets in Italy and France […]

South Africa: Electricity Tariff Hike Will Cripple SA – Seifsa

By Adam Wakefield Eskom’s proposed 25% electricity price hike, if approved, will further cripple the already bleeding South African economy, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on Tuesday. “The metals and engineering sector has been struggling for more than five years, owing to fierce import competition from Asian economies, industrial […]

Ethiopia: Electric Power Prepares Draft Master Plan for Electricity Distribution At $3.5m

By Lucy Kassa The plan which will improve supply to Addis Abeba and its environs, was financed by an AfDB loan The Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) has developed the final draft of a master plan for electric power distribution in Addis Abeba and its surrounding areas, at the cost of 3.5 million dollars, financed through […]

Mozambique: IDB to Finance Northern Electricity Line

Maputo — The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on Thursday formalized funding of 200 million US dollars to build an electricity transmission line from the Chimuara substation, on the north bank of the Zambezi river to the northern Mozambican port of Nacala. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, and […]

Efficiency moderates effects of higher electricity prices under proposed Clean Power Plan

June 11, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Republished June 11, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to clarify expected electricity generation differences in certain regions. EIA’s of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule finds that electricity prices are expected to rise. However, efficiency and price-induced conservation moderate the projected increase in consumer electricity […]

Nigeria: Jonathan Signs Electricity Bill, Five Others

By Isiaka Wakili President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday signed six bills passed by the National Assembly. Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, who disclosed this to State House journalists, listed the bills as including the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency Bill 2015 and the Tobacco Control Bill 2015. Also signed by the president were the Equipment and […]

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