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Pioneering energy plant to be next development at Newcastle's Science Central

Coreena Ford, Chronical Live How the Newcastle Energy Centre could look (Image: Engie - Newcastle City Council planning portal) Summary A super-efficient energy system to power Newcastle’s Science Central marks the next phase in the multimillion-pound development. Plans have been...


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Tabreed explores growth opportunities in markets beyond GCC

Sarmad Khan, The National Tabreed plans to expand its footprint beyond the Arabian Gulf. Jumana El Heloueh / Reuters Summary The National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) is looking at growth opportunities in the Middle East beyond its Arabian Gulf footprint, its chief financial...


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Engie and Macquarie make joint investment in battery storage firm

Diarmaid Williams, Power Engineering International Summary Engie and Macquarie Group have come together to invest £3m in Newcastle, England-based battery storage firm Connected Energy. Connected Energy uses spent battery packs from electric vehicles to create on-site energy storage...


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Work underway for England's 'largest' district ground source system

George Ogleby, edie Summary Developers have secured a contract to deliver England's "biggest shared ground loop heat pump system", which is expected to reduce the energy bills of local residents by up to 50%. The project will feature 16 shared ground loop systems serving eight tower blocks...


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French city to develop geothermal district heating network

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary France’s Bordeaux municipality is to develop a district heating network powered by geothermal energy. To this end, Engie Cofely and energy storage firm Storengy have won a 30-year contract to develop the Plaine Rive Droite heat network on the...


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UAE's DEWA receives high-level delegation from France’s Engie Group

WAM (Emirates News Agency), Zawya Summary Al Tayer briefed the delegation on DEWA 's efforts to establish the infrastructure for electricity and water services in Dubai. DUBAI- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has...


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Schneider Electric and Engie Take Next Step on Southeast Asia’s Largest Hybrid Microgrid

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Schneider Electric and Engie, both members of IDEA, have completed the first phase of installing assets for Southeast Asia’s largest hybrid microgrid, a project in Singapore. Located on Semakau Island, the microgrid is meant to serve as a model for...


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High time for smart energy solutions

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin Summary With the Philippines’ cost of power among the highest in the region and being one of countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, the country is ripe for smart energy solutions. Pierre Cheyron, chief executive officer of ENGIE...


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ENGIE And Cyberview SDN BHD Will Build District Cooling System For New Hospital In Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Heleen Devos Summary The Ministry of Health of Malaysia (MOH) recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the construction for a new hospital in Cyberjaya, the country’s technology hub. Slated to be operational by 2020, the state-of-the-art hospital will accommodate 288 beds...


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Philippine’s largest district cooling system (DCS) plant switched on

Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer Summary Gotianun-led Filinvest Land Inc. and the local unit of France-based global energy service provider ENGIE, a member of IDEA, are jointly investing P1.5 billion in a district cooling system (DCS) plant in Alabang’s Northgate Cyberzone, the...