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24 January 2017 2017 08:46 AM GMT

Pingdu Begins Operation. EfW: Annual 70,000 MW/h From 600 Tonnes Of Daily Waste

China Everbright International Limited has announced that the Group’s Pingdu Waste-to-energy Project Phase I in Shandong Province has completed construction and commenced operation. Pingdu Project Phase I commenced construction in December 2015 and passed the “72 +24” hours trial run on 4 January 2017. The project previously obtained a subsidy of RMB32 million under the 2016 Central Budgetary Investment Plan. It was constructed on a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) model with a total investment of approximately RMB360 million. The project has a designed daily household waste processing capacity of 600 tonnes and is expected to generate approximately 70,000,000 kWh of green electricity annually. Gas emissions fully comply with the Euro 2010 Standard.

Furthermore, following Suzhou Waste-to-energy Project in Jiangsu Province, Everbright International’s Nanjing Waste-to-energy Project in Jiangsu Province and Ningbo Waste-to-energy Project in Zhejiang Province, have both received the AAA grade of the harmless level of household waste processing facility. This was awarded by the provincial departments of housing and urban-rural development in the two provinces and is the highest honour within the industry. Everbright International and the projects have received recognition from the provincial departments after the local officials conducted on-site inspections and assessed the construction, operation and management of the projects.

Mr Chen Xiaoping, CEO of Everbright International, said, “The commencement of the Pingdu Project Phase I’s operation marks a good start to 2017 for Everbright International. Adhering to the Group’s approach of striving for excellence and being pragmatic, the project team gradually carried forward the construction of the project over the past year to provide an environmental-friendly and highly effective waste processing solution for the local communities. Everbright International follows the principles of pursuing excellence, harmony and win-win outcomes. Besides aiming for high quality, the Group’s projects also look to foster harmony within society and create mutual benefits. It is very encouraging to see our projects attaining the industry’s highest AAA grade recognition again. With the trust and expectations by the local governments and residents, Everbright International will ensure its projects maintain safe and efficient daily operations in compliance with discharge standards, so as to effectively improve the quality of the local environment.”

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August 9th 2017
IDFC Alternatives Fund Acquires Solar Projects Totaling 190MW From First Solar

India Infrastructure Fund II (IIF II), represented by its investment manager, IDFC Alternatives Limited, one of India’s largest alternatives fund managers, is to acquire seven operating solar projects owned and operated by the First Solar Group in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana aggregating to a capacity of 190 MW. All the projects utilise First Solar’s advanced CdTe (Cadmium Telluride) based thin film modules, one of the most environmentally friendly PV technologies, and sell the power generated to state utilities, under long term power purchase agreements. Aditya Aggarwal, Partner, IDFC Alternatives stated that “consistent with its stated strategy of aggregating operating renewable assets, IIF II is well on its way to achieving an installed base of 400-450 MW of operating renewable assets by the end of the current financial year.”

August 4th 2017
Enel Awarded 339 MW Of Solar Capacity In Spanish Renewables Tender

Enel S.p.A., acting through its Spanish subsidiary Endesa’s renewable company Enel Green Power España (EGPE), has been awarded 339 MW of solar capacity in Spain. The award followed the tender aiming at collecting 3 GW from renewable energies, launched by the Spanish Government to help the country achieve its target to cover 20% of energy consumption from renewables by 2020. The solar capacity adds to the 540 MW of wind power capacity that EGPE was already awarded last May. “This new milestone confirms our commitment to green energy in Spain, a country which continues to offer growth opportunities for our renewable projects,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Enel’s Head of Global Renewable Energies.

July 28th 2017
Major Realignment In Motorsport As Porsche Prioritises Formula E Over Le Mans

Significant changes in motorsport are taking place as Porsche implements its strategy to develop a combination of pure GT vehicles and fully electric sports cars, such as the first fully battery-powered Mission E road car. “Entering Formula E and achieving success in this category are the logical outcomes of our Mission E”, says Michael Steiner, Executive Board Member, R&D at Porsche AG. “For us, Formula E is the ultimate competitive environment for driving forward the development of high-performance vehicles in areas such as environmental friendliness, efficiency and sustainability”.