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Portugal


Floating Solar Project Supports Portugal's Decarbonization Strategy

The largest floating solar farm in Europe, located on the reservoir for a hydroelectric dam in Portugal, will begin commercial operation on July 15. The startup of the Alqueva installation…


BNZ will build a 49MW solar PV plant in the North Region - Portugal

BNZ, an independent power producer (IPP) that develops, builds and operates solar PV projects, has obtained authorization in the North Region – Portugal to start the construction of a solar…


Portugal’s Last Coal Power Plant Shuts Down, Fourth Country in Europe to Stop Burning Coal

The 628-MW Pego power station was shut down on Nov. 20, 10 days ahead of schedule, marking the end of coal-fired power generation in Portugal. The country joins Belgium, Austria,…


POWER Digest [February 2020]

Indonesia Readying to Build 145-MW Floating Solar Plant. Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB), a subsidiary of Indonesian state electricity company PT PLN, is planning to begin construction of the $129 million Cirata…


Award-Winning Pumped-Storage Hydro Facility a Modern Marvel

The Frades II pumped-storage hydro project in Portugal took advantage of existing dams to incorporate a scheme that includes the largest variable-speed reversible units installed in Europe. The facility provides…