Last month the Chilean Senate passed a law which allows the inter-connectivity between the central electricity system (SIC) and the north electricity system (SING). This connection will improve the entry of energy powered by CSP plants.
The key investors in the Middle East and North Africa will discuss the criteria for securing project finance with the Shams 1 100MW plant and the Noor 1 160MW plant as case studies this May at the MENASOL conference (6-7 May, Dubai)
The world’s largest concentrated solar power development – the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is now online. There has been little fuss but one of the most iconic solar developments in the world has connected to the grid and is now producing clean power.
Louis van Herdeen, General Manager – South Africa at Abengoa will be participating at CSP Today South Africa 2014 (8-9 April, Cape Town). Abengoa has 3 CSP projects in the country – two under construction and one reaching financial close – totalling 250 MW.
The California Public Utilities Commission’s recent 1.3GW storage mandate to be fulfilled by the states 3 major utilities by 2020 has led to utilities across the nation putting procurement plans in place to avoid being caught out by a wholesale federal roll out of similar legislation.