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Mild winter could buy ISO-NE time on supply woes

8 November 2018 - 20:29
Some early forecasts show a mild winter in the US northeast, which could give electric grid operator ISO-New England more time to seek fixes for its fuel security and capacity issues.

Iranian Envoy, Iraqi Minister Discuss Bilateral Ties

8 November 2018 - 10:39
Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and Iraqi Electricity Minister Luay al-Khateeb held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in various areas.

Ecuador eyes Colombia’s power market, LNG imports

6 November 2018 - 11:50
Ecuador is seeking to revive its power sector with new hydroelectric and LNG-to-power projects that would shore up a plan to participate in the neighboring Colombian market where a major hydro project, EPM´s 2.4GW HidroItuango, has derailed. Gonzalo Uquillas, chief executive of Ecuador's state-owned power utility Celec, spoke to Argus about the country´s plans. Edited highlights follow.

Iran’s MAPNA Inks Deal with Syria to Build Power Plant in Latakia

2 October 2018 - 22:53
Iranian holding company MAPNA Group signed an agreement with the Syrian government to construct a combined-cycle power plant with a capacity to produce 540 megawatts (MW) of electricity in the Arab country’s western province of Latakia.

South Africa's Eskom has coal shortages at 10 power plants – spokesman

18 September 2018 - 02:49
South African power utility Eskom said on Monday that it had fewer than 20 days of coal supplies at 10 of its 15 coal-fired power stations, posing a threat to national power supplies.

Nuclear Power Output in Bushehr Hits Record

14 April 2018 - 01:39
Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in the southern namesake city generated 7.4 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in the past fiscal that ended on March 20, the head of the power plant said.

Tehran Power Grid Wastage Declines to 3.2%

18 February 2018 - 22:16
In line with efforts to minimize blackouts in the capital, wastage in Tehran's electricity grid has been cut from 9.3% to 3.2% in four years, the chief executive officer of Tehran Province Electricity Distribution Company said.

Electricity PPI Falls 3.43%

13 February 2018 - 22:22
The average Producer Price Index for electricity in the 12-month period ending Dec. 21, 2017, which marks the end of fall, declined by 3.43% compared with the same period of last year and 2.52% compared to the same announcement in summer, the Statistical Center of Iran reported.

Iran Plans to Expand Regional Electricity Exchange

20 January 2018 - 16:24
As per the Sixth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2017-22), Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (aka Tavanir) has been obliged to boost the country's electricity trade with its neighbors on northwestern, western and eastern borders, a deputy manager of the company said.

Installed Power Capacity Up 1% in Three Months

25 December 2017 - 00:50
Close to 800 megawatts of new electricity generation capacity were added to the national grid over the last three months, an increase of nearly 1% in the country's 77,000-MW installed capacity, the head of Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company said.
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