Tag Archives: Opens

Africa: Africa’s Biggest Solar Plant Opens

The new 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province is now online and will help the country meet its critical electricity needs. The Jasper plant, near Kimberly, is the largest on the continent and can produce 180 000 megawatt-hours of energy a year for South African residents, enough to […]

Energy Talk – Geothermal Plant Opens

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The Missouri University of Science & Technology Geothermal system was officially opened last Thursday, some months after the coal and wood fired power plant that had previously warmed the campus had been shut down. Figure 1. Chancellor Schrader cutting the ribbon to officially open the system. The operation ended up being a little larger than […]

Kenya: Kenya Opens World’s Largest Geothermal Plant

By Margaret Wahito Nairobi — The cost of electricity in the country is expected to go down by 30 percent by the end of this month and 50 percent by early next year following the launch of the world’s largest geothermal power plant. The Olkaria IV power plant commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Naivasha […]

California’s subhourly wholesale electricity market opens to systems outside its footprint

September 30, 2014 Source: (CAISO) On October 1, the grid operator for most of California will begin simulating the balancing of subhourly electricity supply and demand for (CAISO) to meet subhourly electricity imbalances, PacifiCorp anticipates enhanced reliability and cost savings, particularly in the face of higher levels of renewable energy generation in the West. This […]

Commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant opens

September 5, 2014 Source: Republished with permission from POET-DSM On September 3, a joint venture company called POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels held the grand opening of its Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The plant is the first of three commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facilities under development in the Midwest that convert corn stover (corn […]

South Africa: Jinko Solar Opens R80 Million Factory in Cape Town

New York Stock Exchange-listed Chinese company Jinko Solar, the fourth-largest solar PV manufacturer in the world, unveiled an R80-million solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing plant in Cape Town on Tuesday. The factory – the company’s first outside of China – will produce up to 1 300 solar panels a day, translating to 120 megawatts (MW) […]

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