Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam, which will submerge an ancient city
Turkeywill start power generation on a controversialdamon theTigrisriver next week, PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoganannounced on Monday."We will start operating one of six turbines of Ilisu Dam, one of the largest irrigation and energy projects in our country, on May 19,"Reutersquoted Erdogan as saying.The massiveIlisu Damwas first approved in 1997 but construction faced a number of hurdles, and authorities did not start filling the dam until last summer.The project has attracted controversy both at home and abroad.Its construction has uprooted as many as 80,000 people from 199 villages. Among th...
2 Japan firms to launch biomass, solar hybrid power generation in Cambodia
BANGKOK, NNA - Japanese renewable energy producer Aura Green Energy Co. has teamed up with a compatriot partner to launch a hybrid power generation business combining biomass and solar energy in Cambodia in 2021, aiming to help secure stable power supply.Aura Green Energy and solar panel system provider WWB Corp. plan to build a plant for power generation using rice husk as fuel in a rice mill near Phnom Penh, along with solar panels, an Aura Green Energy spokeswoman told NNA last week.Under the 400 million yen ($3.7 million) project, the combined green energy facilities, with a total output c...
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North-East Govs Agree To Invest In Mambila Power Projects, Abandon Security Issues
Against the expectations of people of the North East subregion, who had expected the announcement of security measures to curb the insecurity that has ravaged the area, the six Governors of the subregion at the end of their one-day consultative meeting, held in Gombe late Thursday night to early Friday morning, only agreed to set up a regional power generation by supporting the ongoing Mambila Power Project, to ensure the economic advancement of the region.While reading the communique at the end of the meeting early Friday morning, the host Governor of Gombe state, Inuwa Yahaya disclosed that ...
Miners welcome S.Africa's plans to open up power generation
Cape Town (AFP) - South Africa's announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom's monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining industry, a key sector in Africa's most industrialised economy.President Cyril Ramaphosa in his annual state of the nation address Thursday night outlined a raft of steps that will allow firms to generate electricity for their own use.He admitted power cuts in recent months had had a debilitating effect on the economy and vowed to "rapidly and significantly" shore up electricity generation outside the...