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BRICS market outlookTop

  • Industry overview
  • Market analysis and research

BioenergyTop

Artur Yabe Milanez, manager, biofuels department, Brazil National Development Bank (BNDES)

What opportunities should be explored to more efficiently finance CHP and biomass-fired generation projects? BNDES provides facilities, capital investment, joint ventures, and export and project finance.

NuclearTop

Yury Sokolov, vice-president, global nuclear infrastructure, Rosatom Overseas

With significant barriers to entry, nuclear power is one of the most difficult energy generation types to launch from nothing. Still, with outside help, such as that provided by Rosatom Overseas, it is hoped that more countries globally can begin to use this clean energy source.

ThermalTop

Anatoly Shvarts, chief of laboratory, VTI, Russia

Supercritical technology has been lauded as key to cleaning up the thermal power sector. VTI is developing this concept further into the ultra-supercritical field, making much cleaner coal technology.

Hydro powerTop

Dr Refaat Abdel-Malek, president, International Hydropower

The planning requirement that optimises new build and retrofit hydropower plant projects in the growth economies.

Transmission & distributionTop

Rupa Devi Singh, MD and CEO, Power Exchange India

What impact will privitisation of India's electricity generation sector have on pricing and competition?

WindTop

Dr V Bapeshwar Rao, VP, Suzlon Energy

With several new technologies under development at Suzlon Energy, low-wind sites are now becoming increasingly viable. We find out what R&D is taking place to allow these sites to be commercially exploited.

SolarTop

Dr Zhengrong Shi, chief chairman, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA)

How does the Chinese market for PV generation compare with other Asian countries and what opportunities does this sector have for growth, given current technology and government policies for this type of renewable energy.

Christoph Ehlers, business director, South Africa, ACWA Power

We take a look at the progress being made at ACWA's 50MW Bokpoort project, and see how the round II bidding process has impacted market confidence and the financial feasibility of CSP in South Africa.



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