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I.B.M. powers Pakistan’s first hydropower plant

I.B.M. has been selected by utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd Remaco to operate Pakistan’s first-ever private sector hydropower plant. The 84-megawatt New Bong Hydroelectric Power Complex, which started commercial operation just this March, will replace 135,000 tons of imported oil and save Pakistan around $100 million in fuel costs annually. Located on the Jhelum River in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the hydroelectric project...

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China to house world’s largest O.T.E.C. plant

China will soon be the home of the world’s largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant. Off the coast of the southern part of the country, Lockheed Martin, an American advanced technology manufacturer, is set to build the 10-megawatt O.T.E.C. facility for a planned resort of the Reignwood Group. Under the terms of the agreement, the floating pilot plant will supply 100 percent of power needed for the Chinese...

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RusHydro expands to Scotland

American tidal power company ResHydro will be expanding its business to Scotland with the support of a $154,000 grant from the Scottish Development International. ResHydro technology harnesses the power of water currents to produce electricity. By establishing a base in Scotland, the company will be able to work in partnership with the University of Strathclyde to advance its hydrokinetic energy generation...

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EcoSeed 2012 Top 5 Water stories for 2012

012 has been an exciting year for the low-carbon economy where several turning points that both advanced and slowed down the sector happened, shaping the future of renewable energy. When we talk about hydropower – generating power from the movement of water – we’re usually referring to the use of hydroelectric dams, however, hydropower can also mean the emerging fields of wave and tidal power. Using the movement of the...

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Guest Post: Download Case Study: ENTRO on interconnecting Eastern Nile Countries

Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program (ENSAP): Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have made significant strides in strengthening Eastern Nile cooperation since the launch of the Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program in 1999, within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative. In launching ENSAP, the Eastern Nile Council of Ministers (ENCOM) agreed to ensure efficient water management and optimal use of resources,...

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Guest Post: Download Case Study: Profit from opportunities in hydro power

In developed countries, such as the US, hydro power has been in existence for over 130 years, and makes up two-thirds of the nation’s renewable electricity supply. But what about developing nations such as Africa? From our 2012 Power & Electricity World Africa event, Thomas Miti from New Generation Ventures gave a case study on his Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Electric Power Project. Download the Case Study here...

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EMEC to help Taiwan develop marine energy test center

The European Marine Energy Center Ltd. – the world’s first and only accredited wave and tidal test center – will be developing a marine energy test center for Taiwan. During the inaugural Asian Wave and Tidal energy Conference on Jeju Island, South Korea, EMEC’s commercial director Richard Morris announced that a memorandum of understanding was already in place between EMEC and the National Taiwan Ocean University,...

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Chinese-Australian alliance to bring ocean wave energy system to commercialization

Chinese industrial group Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group and Australian ocean energy company BioPower Systems are forming a strategic alliance for the commercialization of an ocean wave energy system. “This alliance, between BioPower Systems and what is one of the largest diversified equipment manufacturing groups in China, intends to enable development of the “BioWAVE” to a commercial stage...

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Wave energy company looking for partners for India

Israeli wave power company, SDE Energy signed a cooperation agreement with a major Indian automobile manufacturer for the construction of wave power generation plants along the coast of India. SDE uses a set of buoys set upon a breakwater where they can be moved up and down with the motion of the waves. The motion generates hydraulic pressure which is transformed into electricity. SDE is now working...

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Marine power: Energy from the world’s oceans

Renewable energy is often dominated in the discussions by solar, wind and biomass. While they already have a wide fan base, yet another promising emerging technology is marine power. Marine power is a renewable source classified as “third-generation,” or those that need further research and development efforts in order for them to make large contributions to the global energy mix. According to analyst Global Information, Inc.,

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