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$200bn to be pumped in MENA power sector by 2020

Consumption of electricity in the MENA region is said to grow at a faster pace over the next decade, with investments worth more than $200 billion set to be pumped into the region’s power sector by 2020, according to a report. The MENA Power 2013 report published by MEED Insight earlier this year, said that [...]

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REpower supplies power to more than 18 million people

Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems SE has installed its 5,000th turbine, located near Buchen in the Neckar-Odenwald district, Germany. In total, REpower has so far installed more than 9.6 GW of capacity, enough to supply more than 18 million people, or the entire population of the Netherlands, with electricity. “We are delighted that we contribute [...]

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DEWA visits South Africa to strengthen cooperation

A delegation from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority headed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, is visiting South Africa to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and exchange of expertise in various fields of energy. Al Tayer is also meeting senior officials to provide an overview of initiatives and projects; the [...]

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Ford’s new battery lab sparks innovation

Ford Motor Co., US’s state of Michigan and the University of Michigan are teaming up to establish a unique $8m battery lab at the university’s Energy Institute. The new facility for prototyping, testing, and analysing batteries and the materials that go into them is expected to accelerate development of Michigan’s battery supply chain and enable [...]

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UAE collaborates with World Energy Council for ADSW

Last week, the UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Energy Council (WEC) to be the capital host of the WEC Energy Leader Dialogue (WELD) during next January’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The dialogue will be held under the theme of ‘Energy Challenges to 2050: Balancing the need for Energy Security, Energy [...]

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Liquid air technology to boost renewables

The report, “Liquid Air Technologies – a guide to the potential”, launched in the British Parliament yesterday shows how liquid air could help balance an electricity grid increasingly dominated by discontinuous renewables. Liquid air technology could also provide an energy storage, reduce CO2 and convert waste heat into usable energy. The report was published by [...]

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