New News information at Modern Power Systems New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Modern Power Systems Clean energy ‘now employs more people than fossil fuels’ – IEA by <br/> <br/> Clean energy industries now employ more people globally than fossil fuel sectors, according to the first edition of the International Energy Agency’s ‘World Energy Employment Report’. In its report the IEA provides the first ever assessment of energy jobs worldwide by region and technology, offering significant analysis in the context of the global energy crisis and clean energy transitions. Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:47:00 GMT ACWA Power announces investment in Silk Road Fund by <br/> <br/> ACWA Power and China’s Silk Road Fund have signed a share purchase agreement for the 1.5 GW Sirdarya combined cycle gas turbine facility in Uzbekistan. Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:45:00 GMT Carbon intensity of US power generation continues to fall by <br/> <br/> From 2016 to 2020, the carbon intensity of USA power generation fell 18%, driven by a shift in the electricity generation mix away from coal and towards natural gas and renewables. The carbon intensity is a measure of the amount of CO2 emitted to produce a unit of electricity. All but seven states decreased their carbon intensity over that five-year period, although the size of the reduction varied widely from state to state. Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:42:00 GMT Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear plant to produce hydrogen by <br/> <br/> Bloom Energy is to install a 240 kW electrolyser at Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear plant in Welch, Minnesota, to produce emissions-free hydrogen, the two companies have announced. Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:34:00 GMT RWE and Latvenergo team up on offshore wind in the Baltic by <br/> <br/> RWE and Latvenergo have joined forces to develop, construct and operate offshore wind projects off the Latvian coast. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the two companies, with the aim of supporting the build-out of offshore wind in order to strengthen Latvia’s energy independence. According to its National Energy and Climate Plan, Latvia aims to increase its wind capacity from approximately 70 MW today to 800 MW by 2030. In addition, the country plans to open the ‘ELWIND’ tender, a 1 GW cross-border offshore project in collaboration with Estonia. Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:32:00 GMT Siemens and Shell sign low-carbon energy solutions MoU by <br/> <br/> Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions International BV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on developing low-carbon and highly efficient energy solutions that support the energy transition. The agreement will focus on projects that produce green hydrogen for industrial applications at Shell and its customers, as well as enhancing collaboration in the areas of biofuels and circular chemistry. Under the MoU, Siemens and Shell will aim at creating solutions that increase energy efficiency and generate sustainable power, consisting of, but not limited to, digitalisation, efficient networks, and the production, distribution, and application of green hydrogen. The partnership, inked with Siemens’ Electrification and Automation business unit, is expected to strengthen synergies for both parties. While Siemens intends to work with Shell to accelerate the latter’s transition towards net-zero operations, Shell seeks to supply Siemens and its affiliates with low carbon products that reduce emissions across the supply chain, in Siemens’ operations, and in the use phase of Siemens products, consisting of but not limited to supply of biofuels. Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:25:00 GMT 1350 tonne green H2 plant commissioned in Germany by <br/> <br/> One of Germany’s largest green hydrogen generation plants has been planned and commissioned by Siemens in Wunsiedel, Upper Franconia, and has been handed over to the operating company WUN H2. Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:53:00 GMT Zaporizhzhya NPP still in a ‘precarious situation’ by <br/> <br/> In several phone calls between Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, president of France, the two presidents have been trading accusations of blame over safety concerns at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine which has been a focal point of fighting in recent weeks. Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:42:00 GMT Saipem and Siemens to develop a floating electrical substation concept by <br/> <br/> On 5 September Saipem and Siemens Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of a cutting-edge technology solution in the offshore wind sector. This is a concept design for a 500 MW high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) floating electrical substation for use in offshore wind farms. Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:39:00 GMT 1.4 GW Bang Pakong PS starts commercial operations by <br/> <br/> GE and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the main electricity producer in the country, announced on 8 September the start of commercial operation of EGAT’s Bang Pakong power plant Blocks 1 and 2. Bang Pakong is located in Chachoengsao Province, approximately 60 km south of Bangkok. Built in 1977, the original complex consisted of five blocks firing natural gas and diesel oil. The two new gas-fired combined cycle blocks, powered by GE HA class turbines, have replaced retired units and have been incorporated in the power plant with the objective of improving its overall efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint. Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:37:00 GMT