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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’

  • UK: Mitsubishi & Co Launch Efficient Offshore Wind Programme

    Monday 23rd July, Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, SSE, Technip Offshore Wind and Wood Group Renewables were joined by Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for the official public programme announcement of the £33m Efficient Offshore Wind Programme (EOWP) – set …

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  • Japan: Hitachi to Develop 5MW Downwind Ocean Wind Turbine

    As the Japan Times reports, Hitachi Ltd. has announced plans to develop the world’s first 5 MW “downwind” ocean wind turbine. The downwind type turbine is a wind turbine that is installed with its rotor under the lee of the tower. Hitachi plans to test …

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  • Japan eyes electricity deregulation to boost competition

    TOKYO — Japan should overhaul its power sector, dominated by regional monopolies, to promote competition and a stable power supply, according to a draft proposal issued by a panel of experts set up after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The report advocated sweeping reforms, including “unbundling” …

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  • Last Turbine Installed at Sheringham Shoal, UK

    The final blade of the eighty-eighth and last wind turbine at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm was bolted into place marking one of the few remaining milestones in the construction of this 317MW project in the Greater Wash off the coast of North Norfolk.  …

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  • Power Reform Aims To Deliver Freedom Of Choice To Users

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–The full liberalization of the retail electricity market is the centerpiece of the basic policy unveiled Friday by a panel studying ways to reform the power utility system. The goal of the panel, formed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, is to …

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  • Panel Presents 2 Ways Of Separating Power Transmission, Generation

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–A government panel on reforming the electricity supply system proposed two viable options Friday for separating power transmission operations from utilities in a draft of its basic policy document. The panel, under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, had been examining three options, …

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  • Panel Presents Draft Of Power Sector Reform Proposals

    TOKYO–A government-appointed panel Friday presented its draft proposals to reform Japan’s power utility sector that would radically change the cozy business arrangements of regional monopoly utilities. Aiming to promote competition, the draft proposes revolutionary measures, including the separation of power generation and grid operations and …

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  • Utililties To Back Split In Transmission, Generation.

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Power companies have decided to support a plan to separate power transmission and generation services, The Nikkei learned Friday. The report said the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, which comprises electric utilities, will announce its decision at an expert panel on reforming …

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  • First Japanese Offshore Wind Farm to Start Operating in January

    Japanese government officials have revealed that the country’s first offshore wind farm is expected to begin producing electricity in January 2013. It is being jointly developed by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Tokyo Electric Power. Due to the Fukushima disaster …

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  • Taiwan offers grants to kick-start 600MW offshore wind push

    Taiwan has launched a grant scheme to support construction of the island’s first offshore wind farms. Chinese module-makers eye Taiwan as US trade row rumbles Taiwan plans huge wind-power boost to meet emissions goals The initiative – opened for bids by the Bureau of Energy …

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