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Indonesia has the potential to generate 788,000 megawatts (MW) of power from renewable energy sources such as wind power, solar, tidal, and geothermal

Air pollution is worsening in Jakarta and West Java, while tens of millions of people experienced a day-long blackout earlier this month after gas-powered electricity generators failed and significant proportions of eastern Indonesia have do not have reliable power supplies. So why does Indonesia remain so reliant on fossil fuels? For an archipelago as large … Continue reading Indonesia has the potential to generate 788,000 megawatts (MW) of power from renewable energy sources such as wind power, solar, tidal, and geothermal

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Enel Begins Operations At World’s First Commercial Geothermal-hydro Hybrid Power Plant

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has started operations at the world’s first integrated, commercial-scale geothermal-hydro power plant at its Cove Fort site in Utah. The Cove Fort plant is the world’s first large scale power generation facility to combine medium enthalpy, binary cycle geothermal power with hydropower … Continue reading Enel Begins Operations At World’s First Commercial Geothermal-hydro Hybrid Power Plant

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Expanding geothermal energy in Kenya

Although Kenya produces just enough power to meet its current demand for households and businesses tied to the grid, it is constantly plagued with power outages that cause not only inconveniences, but a loss of income for those businesses that depend upon it. A large part of the problem is the country’s reliance on hydropower, … Continue reading Expanding geothermal energy in Kenya

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Brazil breaks wind energy record, Mexico planning geothermal energy expansion

State representatives unanimously passed the “Law for Action Against Climate Change” in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The law will broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions by defining principles, criteria and instruments for the implementation of state policy on climate change. It also seeks to improve public transportation and reduce air pollution in the state. Furthermore, … Continue reading Brazil breaks wind energy record, Mexico planning geothermal energy expansion

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Enel Green Power brings world’s first integrated geothermal energy and biomass plant in Tuscany

Enel Green Power has brought online the world’s first biomass plant used to heat geothermal steam at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant, which is located in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina in Tuscany. The project will increase both the energy efficiency and the power output of the geothermal cycle. The existing geothermal plant has been … Continue reading Enel Green Power brings world’s first integrated geothermal energy and biomass plant in Tuscany

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Geothermal energy in Chile

Enel Green Power and Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP), the Chilean state-owned company active in the hydrocarbons sector, have begun construction in Chile on Cerro Pabellón, the first geothermal plant in South America.   Cerro Pabellón, located in the municipality of Ollagüe, in the region of Antofagasta, in the Andean Plateau, will also be the … Continue reading Geothermal energy in Chile

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Enel Green Power and Endesa Chile sign a renewable energy PPA

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“Enel Green Power”), acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda (“Enel Green Power Chile”), and Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA (“Endesa Chile”) have signed a long-term agreement for around 25 years of energy supply and sale of green certificates connected to a geothermal project and a photovoltaic project in … Continue reading Enel Green Power and Endesa Chile sign a renewable energy PPA

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Ethiopia is working to boost geothermal energy, solar power and wind energy

The Adama wind farm opened last month, its 153MW capacity making it the largest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa, and the latest of three giant Ethiopian wind farms.     The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia’s highlands that provide the perfect location for one of the continent’s largest … Continue reading Ethiopia is working to boost geothermal energy, solar power and wind energy

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USTDA strengthens support for geothermal energy development in Turkey

This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Turcas BM Kuyucak Jeotermal Elektrik Üretim A. ?. (TBK), a Turkish joint venture owned primarily by BM Holding and Turcas Energy Holding. The grant funds a feasibility study that will evaluate the technical and financial specifications for a geothermal energy project designed to … Continue reading USTDA strengthens support for geothermal energy development in Turkey

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Indonesia plans to have 30,000 megawatts from geothermal energy, hydro, wave and solar energy

Indonesia aims to double its use of renewable energy in 10 years. It plans to have 30,000 megawatts of power generated from geothermal, hydro, wave and solar energy.   But the high initial investment in green infrastructure and limited state budget is a major deterrent. And Jakarta is inviting private sectors to chip in as … Continue reading Indonesia plans to have 30,000 megawatts from geothermal energy, hydro, wave and solar energy

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Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

The IRENA report has suggested that Djibouti tap into geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources to generate more electricity.   In the report titled Djibouti Renewable Readiness Assessment, the target could be achieved by shifting focus to geothermal, wind and solar, in addition to strengthening the existing interconnection with the Ethiopian power grid … Continue reading Renewable energy, geothermal energy, solar energy and wind power resources, can satisfy Djibouti’s power needs

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Geothermal Energy Ready to Meet Future Power System Needs

Geothermal power plants, that now service over 3 million American households, can provide both flexible and base-load power that will be needed in the future, according to a new report published today by the Geothermal Energy Association. “While baseload power has its advantages and benefits, the future electricity grid, dominated by variable energy resource (primarily … Continue reading Geothermal Energy Ready to Meet Future Power System Needs

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Geothermal energy capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years

Geothermal power’s global electricity capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years, while its power for direct uses has increased by 45%. Geothermal energy also drives employment – 34,000 new jobs each year across the world – businesses and local areas, as shown by Enel Green Power and Tuscany.   Geothermal power keeps … Continue reading Geothermal energy capacity has grown by 16% over the last five years

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New Tool Sheds Light On Global Geothermal Energy Potentials

A new tool to investigate global geothermal energy potentials is now available online, just ahead of next week’s World Geothermal Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The new and freely available gravity anomaly maps, the product of collaboration between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the European Space Agency (ESA), offer a new technique to gauge … Continue reading New Tool Sheds Light On Global Geothermal Energy Potentials

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Kenya’s Largest Geothermal Energy Complex Starts Commercial Operation

Toshiba is the world leader in geothermal power, accounting for 24% of total installed capacity.     Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that the Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant, Kenya’s largest geothermal power complex, has started commercial operation. The official opening ceremony was held at the site on February 19, in the presence of President Uhuru … Continue reading Kenya’s Largest Geothermal Energy Complex Starts Commercial Operation

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UNEP to help East Africa tap 500 MW of geothermal energy

The beneficiaries’ country of geothermal power will include Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.    The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) will assist six East Africa states to tap 500 MW of geothermal power in the next five years. Programme Manager for the UNEP’s African Rift Geothermal Development Facility Meseret Zemedkun told Xinhua in Nairobi … Continue reading UNEP to help East Africa tap 500 MW of geothermal energy

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Turkey aims to add 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy and 1 GW of geothermal energy by 2023

Turkey aims to add 34 GW of hydropower, 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy, 1 GW of geothermal and 1 GW of biomass by 2023.   The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Turkish Energy Ministry are joining forces to develop a renewable-energy action plan, the bank said … Continue reading Turkey aims to add 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy and 1 GW of geothermal energy by 2023

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Alstom to build a turnkey geothermal energy plant in Indonesia

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over €61 million by PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy to supply and install a 30 MW geothermal plant for the Karaha Power Plant in West Java, Indonesia. Alstom will design, supply, install and commission the entire power plant (EPC contract). The project will be delivered by the end of … Continue reading Alstom to build a turnkey geothermal energy plant in Indonesia

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Enel Green Power begins operation of new Bagnore 4 Geothermal energy plant

Enel Green Power has completed and connected to the grid its new geothermal power plant, Bagnore 4, located in the municipalities of Santa Fiora and Arcidosso, near Grosseto, in the Italian region of Tuscany. Bagnore 4, designed to fit perfectly into the surrounding environment, joins the 20 MW Bagnore 3 plant. The new geothermal power … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins operation of new Bagnore 4 Geothermal energy plant

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Geothermal Energy in 2014: 700 MW (megawatts) of new additions

Geothermal power in 2014 witnessed continued growth, more countries developing projects, and an increase in on-line capacity of between 4% and 5% for the third year in a row. With 700 MW (megawatts) of new additions, the global market reached upwards of 12.7 GW (gigawatts) of geothermal power operational throughout 24 countries. By comparison the … Continue reading Geothermal Energy in 2014: 700 MW (megawatts) of new additions

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