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Thursday, 17 November 2011 09:21

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1. Construction of the Medium-pressure Gas Pipeline was completed in Siktavra village, Imereti region
2. Federal On-Scene Coordinator Approves Gulf Coast Shoreline Clean-Up Completion Plan Milestone Paves Way for Restoration Work
3. The Individual Re-Metering Process of the Village Sabirkendi, Marneuli District is Going On
4. Expression of Interests for the Construction of “Kintrishahesi” is Complete
5. Tbilisi to Host Georgian-Norwegian Energy Forum
6. China to phase out inefficient light bulbs in five years
7. Scotland’s 100% renewable electricity ambition cannot be reached, says report
8. Alstom plans effort to build 6 MW offshore wind turbines
9. Climate change threatens China's crops, warns expert
10. International Conference on Climate Change for the Caucasus
11. Publications
12. Events

 

 

 


 
Oil and Gas

Construction of the Medium-pressure Gas Pipeline was completed in Siktavra village, Imereti region

Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural resources- Nino Enukidze and the governor of Imereti region –Lasha Makatsaria visited the completed works and attended the first gas lightening in one of the village’s residents family.

Works were carried out by the company –“Itera Georgia”.There was a 4 km. long medium-pressure gas pipeline built in the village, which enabled 700 families to receive the natural gas.

In frames of Presidential program “Gas to Every Village”, the gasification process of Terjola district is still going on. Construction of the medium-pressure gas pipelines is to be finished until the end of this year and the gasification of 17 villages of Terjola district is planned to be finished until the end of 2013, after which the amount of consumers will be 12000.

“In frames of Presidential program “Gas to Every Village” it is planned to re-gasify 70 % of the territory of Georgia.    
http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=752&PHPSESSID=63d6258ce1516459e10dbca91a79e23a



Federal On-Scene Coordinator Approves Gulf Coast Shoreline Clean-Up Completion Plan Milestone Paves Way for Restoration Work

After 18 months of sustained effort to clean the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon accident, the U.S. Coast Guard’s federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) has approved the shoreline clean-up completion plan, paving the way for restoration work.

Under the plan, the FOSC will determine which shoreline segments have completed the active clean-up measures and can transition out of the response phase. That will allow the federal and state trustees to move forward with BP-funded restoration activities.
http://www.bp.com/genericarticle.do?categoryId=2012968&contentId=7072121


Electrical Power

The Individual Re-Metering Process of the Village Sabirkendi, Marneuli District is Going On

JSC “Energo Pro Georgia” implements re-metering of Sabirkendi village, Marneuli district. Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources – Nino Enukidze and the representatives of the company visited the current works, on November 4.

As a result, the modern type European standard meters will be installed to 696 customers in Sabirkendi. JSC “Energo Pro Georgia” plans to invest GEL 208 800 in the project.

Individual re-metering activities are being conducted throughout the whole Georgia. Rehabilitation activities are underway involving massive electricity grid rehabilitation process, including full replacement of obsolete cables with new isolated wires, old wooden poles with reinforced concrete ones, transformer units are being repaired and grid infrastructure enhanced significantly.
http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=745

Expression of Interests for the Construction of “Kintrishahesi” is Complete
Expression of Interests for the construction of “Kintrishahesi” (to be built on the river Kintrishi), which is on the list of potential alternative sources, posted on the official web site of the Ministry of Energy and Natural resources, has been completed on November 4.

Georgian “Hydro Development Company” expressed its interest for the construction of the Hydro Power Plant.

The installed capacity of “Kintrishahesi” is 5 MW, and its average annual output is 30 mln. kw/per hour. Construction scheduled to begin in March 2012. The power plant will be launched in September 2014. 
http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=747

Tbilisi to Host Georgian-Norwegian Energy Forum

The Georgian-Norwegian Energy Forum has been opened at the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel, on November 10.
Forum was opened by the First Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources – Ms. Mariam Valishvili and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway - Mr. Jonas Gahr Store. In frames of the Forum, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources - Mr. Giorgi Kavelashvili held a presentation on the hydropower potential of Georgia. In addition to this, parties discussed the energy projects and details of the future cooperation.

Besides the Norwegian delegation, the meeting was also attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia, JSC “Georgian State Electrosystem”, “Electricity System Commercial Operator” (ESCO) and Investment Companies.
http://minenergy.gov.ge/index.php?m=262&newsid=754&PHPSESSID=5041af9d07fe331765be1ce861d93d98


Renewables and Efficiency

China to phase out inefficient light bulbs in five years

China is to phase out energy inefficient incandescent light bulbs over the next five years, according to media reports.
From October next year, China will ban imports and sales of 100 W and higher incandescent light bulbs, followed by 60 W bulbs in October 2014 and 15 W bulbs in October 2016.

According to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) statement, as reported by Xinhua News Agency, the move will save China 48 billion kWh of power a year and reduce CO2 emissions by 48 million tonnes annually.

Lighting currently consumes around 12% of China’s total electricity use and the country produces 3.85 billion incandescent light bulbs a year, of which 1.07 billion are sold and used domestically.
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/4618/

Scotland’s 100% renewable electricity ambition cannot be reached, says report

The Scottish Government’s target of producing all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 has been attached by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

IMechE says, in a highly critical report, that the target is not “supported by a rigorous engineering analysis of what is physically required”. The plans to achieve it are poorly worked out, uncosted and unrealistic, it claims.

The report says the Scottish Government’s plans do not include stable sources of renewable electricity like biomass or geothermal to provide baseload supply when wind or solar power sources fail to provide enough electricity during unfavorable weather conditions.
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/4614/

Alstom plans effort to build 6 MW offshore wind turbines

Engineering firm Alstom has responded to a call for tenders from the French government with plans to set up two sites in Frances dedicated to the production of turbines for offshore wind farms.

The plans would see Alstom invest up to €100 million in developing port sites at Saint-Nazaire in the Loire-Atlantique region and Cherbourg in the Manche region to build the new ‘Haliade 150’ 6 MW offshore wind turbines.

The two sites would be Alstom’s first dedicated entirely to offshore wind energy and could generate up to 1000 direct jobs and 4000 indirect positions.
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/4612/


Climate Change

Climate change threatens China's crops, warns expert

A leading agriculturalist has warned that China might face increasingly grim food shortages in the next few decades due to a possible drop in the country's grain harvest, triggered by a climate change.
http://news.smashits.com/728029/Climate-change-threatens-Chinas-crops-warns-expert.htm

International Conference on Climate Change for the Caucasus

VII Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus on "Climate Change Adaptation - Challenge and Opportunity for the Caucasus" is held in Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference was officially opened by Mr. Goga Khachidze, Minister of Environment Protection of Georgia and Mr. Boris Iarochevitch, Acting Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia. The meeting participants were Mr. Pieter Jan Langenberg, Ambassador of Kingdom of the Netherlands; Mr. Geunther Baechler, Ambassador of Swiss Confederation; and Mr. Felix Näscher, Director General of the Office of Forests, Nature and Landscape, Principality of Liechtenstein.

The event is designed to provide a forum for all interested parties in a comprehensive discourse on climate change issues. Participants of the conference included representatives from different ministries embassies, international and non-governmental organizations.
http://moe.gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=40&info_id=1633

Publications

Desert Energy

A Guide to the Technology, Impacts and Opportunities
By Alasdair Cameron
http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?TabId=102743&v=513536

Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness
The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa
Edited By Francis X. Johnson and Vikram Seebaluck
http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?TabId=102738&v=513519


Events

THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR GEORGIAN COMMUNITIES - ENERGY BUS PROJECT - PHASE III
Georgia, Batumi City, Achara Region
14 - 18 November, 2011
http://www.eecgeo.org/ge/energy-bus-project.html

Europe Region general preparatory Conference
14 -15 November 2011
Hotel Radisson Blu Iveria, Tbilisi, Georgia
http://www.rec-caucasus.org/n.php?id=1320218462&lang=en3rd

Annual Managing Oil and Energy Risk conference
November 29th and 30th, 2011
Luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.platts.com/ConferenceDetail/2011/pc186/index

 

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