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  Regional power markets planned
In regional power markets, power companies are expected to be stripped of the current guaranteed profit returns, and have to compete to sell part of their electricity through a "power pooling system,'' or bidding system.
Some analysts said the establishment of regional power markets is welcome news for generating companies, given that half of the nation's territory are experiencing tightened power supply.
Shanghai, for instance, has to cut off power frequently these days because the grid could not meet the surging electricity consumption when more air conditioners are used in the sweltering summer.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /en/doc/2003-08/01/content_250877.htm   (435 words)

  
  Regional power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A regional power is a term used in the field of international relations to describe a state with power and influence that allows it to have a certain element of control over its geographical region.
If there are any major powers or superpowers in a region, they are automatically accepted as a regional power, even though their power and influence spreads well beyond the boundaries of their region (this can be seen with China in East Asia, India in South Asia and the United States in North America).
Most regions would only have one dominant regional power, with the remaining powers under its influence, however, in places like Europe, this is not always the case.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regional_power   (1878 words)

  
 Regional power in TutorGig Encyclopedia
It has a strong military that is causing concern for some of its neighbours, a rapidly growing economy, the largest population in the world, and an ancient culture.
With its supposly large stockpile of nuclear weapons and strong military and economy, 'Israel' is perhaps the strongest nation in the Middle East.
'Iran' can also be considered a regional power, for it has a large population and geographic size, gowing economy, and becoming more self sufficient in military and less reliant on oil.
www.tutorgig.com /ed/Regional_power   (1768 words)

  
 On Power: The Independent Institute | U. S. Foreign Policy | Regional Influence | Africa
In Africa, Western powers in the nineteenth and twentieth century believed they could mold the continent to their liking.
While their stated, and perhaps partly real, motive was to bring the benefits of civilization to primitive peoples, the unstated, more dominant motive was the quest for resources and an eventual outlet for exports.
The Great Powers’ drawing of boundaries on paper maps ignored real tribal and ethnic boundaries, leading to at least two time bombs: 1) single nations containing two or more adversarial groups, and 2) single ethic groups spread among two or more nations.
www.onpower.org /foreign_regional_Africa.html   (841 words)

  
 Continuing Turmoil in the Power Industry: What It Means for the Major Players - Knowledge@Wharton
Federal regulators have been trying since 2000 to achieve nationwide acceptance of regional power markets, only to be stymied in the South and West, in part due to the 2001 California energy crisis.
The challenge is especially difficult in the power industry because opponents of change "have this innate advantage that they are concentrated and the winners are diffuse." Power companies, whether influencing each other or the citizenry of a distant area, must engage in retail politicking.
As one power executive in charge of a multi-state portfolio says, "It's hard to be really low-cost at the same time that you are playing in multiple regions with multiple sets of rules and multiple regulators.
knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu /article.cfm?articleid=1429   (2269 words)

  
 Arrow: A Day in the Life: Regional Power Specialist, Pete McLean
Power supplies are essential to any device that uses electrical power, whether that power comes from batteries, chargers, electrical outlets or other sources.
Power supply requirements vary greatly and are specific to each application.
Power supplies are one technology offered by PEMCO (Passive, Electro-mechanical, and Connector products), and Arrow is the leading power supply distributor in North America.
www.arrow.com /media_center/news/2005_powerspecialist.html   (786 words)

  
 International Rivers Network: Mekong Power Grid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Asian Development Bank and the World Bank are planning a regional power grid and electricity trading system that threatens to undermine the fragile Mekong River ecosystem that millions depend on for their livelihoods and survival.
Some of the most controversial hydropower projects in the region are proposed to connect to the grid, including the Tasang Dam in Burma, the Jinghong and Nuozhadu dams on the Upper Mekong in China and the Nam Theun 2 Dam in Laos.
Eventually, the Mekong power grid is expected to connect to the industrialized centers of Singapore and Malaysia as part of a larger ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) grid.
www.irn.org /programs/mekong/powergrid.html   (491 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A regional power is a term used in the field of international relations to describe a state that has power within a geographic region.
Below are states that have been described as regional powers by international relations and political science academics, analysts, or other experts.
The U.K is described as a regional power by scholars at the University of Cambridge
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Regional_power   (2444 words)

  
 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
Tehran's bid to alter the regional balance of power in its favor is evidenced by its increasing defiance of international controls over its nuclear program and its financial and probably military support of a wide spectrum of Shi'ite movements and factions in southern Iraq.
The most important obstacle to Iran's drive for regional power is the presence of US ground forces in its eastern neighbor Afghanistan and its western neighbor Iraq, and US naval and air forces in the Persian Gulf.
The European powers are ambivalent, subject to American pressure to bring the issue of Iran's nuclear program to the United Nations Security Council, where sanctions could be imposed, and desirous of pursuing economic interests in Iran.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/FI10Ak02.html   (2274 words)

  
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A new gas-fired power station was constructed in Esperance on land at the Esperance Port Authority.
To supply fuel to the new power station, a gas pipeline, the Kambalda to Esperance Gas Pipeline measuring 340km in length was constructed.
Horizon Power is conducting a power procurement project for new power stations in the towns of Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Camballin/Looma.
www.energy.wa.gov.au /2/3195/64/regional_power_.pm   (405 words)

  
 Regional Power Inc. > History
Regional Power Inc. (“Regional”) is a company that has been in the business of developing and operating “small hydro” electric generating facilities since 1985.
Three of these facilities (Wawatay, Sechelt Creek and Hluey Lakes) were “greenfield projects” where Regional acquired the sites, designed the project, contracted for the sale of the electricity, permitted the project, built and commissioned the facilities, and continues to operate the facilities.
Regional acquired the facilities in 1985 and rehabilitated them and connected them to Ontario Hydro’s rural grid in the area.
www.regionalpower.com /History/tabid/593/Default.aspx   (354 words)

  
 TURKEY AND POST-SOVIET STATES: POTENTIAL AND LIMITS OF REGIONAL POWER INFLUENCE
The increasing interest of the Turkish state in the region was symbolized by the formation of the "Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) and the organization of annual summits involving the presidents of Turkey and the Turkic Republics, the very first of which was held in Ankara in October 1992.
The competition for influence over transport of energy resources from the region to highly lucrative Western markets is likely to remain a persistent source of conflict as long as all the major regional powers continue to view the issue as a zero-sum game and advocate their own plans and the exclusion of alternatives.
The BSEC, as a typical case of a "south-south" regional scheme, could not flourish in the ways that it was originally anticipated for the simple reason that there was no "northern partner" which could provide the capital injection required to build the regional integration scheme.
www.biu.ac.il /SOC/besa/meria/journal/2001/issue2/jv5n2a6.html   (4530 words)

  
 China Engages Asia: Reshaping the Regional Order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
China's new proactive regional posture is reºected in virtually all policy spheres— economic, diplomatic, and military—and this parallels China's increased activism on the global stage.
This regional perspective is striking, given that just a few years ago, many of China's neighbors voiced growing concerns about the possibility of China becoming a domineering regional hegemon and powerful military threat.
China's regional rise and these changing perceptions have prompted countries along China's periphery to readjust their relations with Beijing, as well as with one another.
www.brookings.edu /views/articles/shambaugh/20050506.htm   (588 words)

  
 EASTERN NILE REGIONAL POWER TRADE INVESTMENT PROGRAM SUB-PROJECT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Egypt is developing thermal power generation and is interconnected to countries in the Mediterranean rim.
To gain a regional perspective, initial activities will be related to fostering information exchange, building compatible data development and investment planning methodologies, and exchanging experience.
This will be accompanied by specific studies, including review of regional supply and demand in a regional context, review of tariff structures, transmission network and power sector institutional arrangements, assessment of scope and potential for interconnection between the national power networks of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
www.nilebasin.org /entro/powertrade.htm   (739 words)

  
 Regional power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Many regional powers can be regarded as middle power s and vice versa; hence, the two terms are often used interchangeably, though their definitions are not strictly the same.
Examples of states that are often regarded as regional powers include India, and sometimes Pakistan, in South Asia ; Brazil, and sometimes Argentina and Mexico, in Latin America ; and South Africa in sub-Saharan Africa.
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Power".
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Regional_power.html   (400 words)

  
 Regulating Regional Power Systems — www.greenwood.com
Description: The electric power sector operates under an archaic regulatory system that is ill-equipped to oversee a competitive, restructured, regionally-organized industry.
This book offers the first systematic discourse on regional aspects of regulatory reform, sharing topical perspectives from leading actors and regional case studies that show how the debate plays out on the ground.
It frames the policy debate, applies economic and political theoretical lenses to federalism issues, and outlines options for regulatory reform, modes of cooperation, and an analytical basis for decisions.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/Q943.aspx   (448 words)

  
 Grant to Boost Power Trade in Mekong Region
"The GMS countries recognize that it is essential to optimize regional power trade activities and implement the prioritized work in a timely manner through adequate institutional arrangements, work programs, and resources," adds Rajat Nag, Director General of ADB's Mekong Department.
It will develop a systematic and integrated action plan on regional power trade development, create institutions to implement tasks associated with regional power trade in the initial stages, and boost capacity in GMS member countries.
The TA will also develop a platform or database for information exchange and a mechanism for communications among GMS power agencies to facilitate regional power trade.
www.adb.org /Media/Articles/2006/9191_Mekong_power/default.asp   (421 words)

  
 Heartland Regional Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Heartland Regional Power Company is an energy partner to the Multi-Family industry.
In addition, Heartland Regional Power aids apartments communities in reducing utility consumption by ensuring apartment operators are aware of energy conservation best practices.
Heartland Regional Power provides benefits to apartment operators and residents by encouraging residents to conserve energy, and by enabling apartment operators to keep the cost of rent down, while providing a recovery stream for utility costs.
www.heartlandregionalpower.com   (252 words)

  
 Regional Power Alert Prompts Consumers Energy to Ask Again for Customers to Reduce Power Use Immediately
MISO is the power coordinator for 15 Midwest states and the province of Manitoba.
As part of that MISO alert, Midwest utilities are asking customers to reduce their electricity use starting immediately and through the current heat wave.
Consumers Energy asked its customers to reduce their power use immediately Monday afternoon as high heat and humidity sent the demand for electricity soaring.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-01-2006/0004408070&EDATE=   (371 words)

  
 News: 23 May 2006 DUBAI — Synovate PAX highlights spending power of regional elite
Garton says the psychographic results show that users of international and regional media have higher scores on many attributes relating to leadership.
Close to 20,000 interviews were conducted last year across that region.
Many major upscale international and regional broadcasters, media specialists and key regional publications in Asia Pacific and the Middle East use Synovate PAX as the basis for their media planning.
www.synovate.com /current/news/article/2006/05/synovate-pax-highlights-spending-power-of-regional-elite.html   (628 words)

  
 CHINA: Regional Power Nurtures Warmer Ties with South-east Asia
It marks a key point of consensus between smaller neighbours in the region and China, whose economic engagement have grown significantly in recent years in contrast with years past when South-east Asian nations were often wary of China's territorial aims and economic strength.
China is the first country to accede to ASEAN's Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, a regional code of conduct in the relations between states.
In addition, he said, ''China wants to be seen as a responsible member of the international community, a country that is prepared to follow the rules accepted by the international community.'' In 2001, for instance, China joined the World Trade Organization, another ''demonstration of its willingness to play by the rules''.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=20464   (1028 words)

  
 Study to Help Prepare Regional Power Trade Operating Agreement for Greater Mekong Subregion
In the GMS, power has been traded on a bilateral basis, mainly either through a memorandum of understanding between governments or long-term power purchase agreements.
Greater subregional power trade should prove a source of significant economic and environmental benefits, at national level and subregional levels.
The Mekong's power grid needs to be developed in a coordinated manner.
www.adb.org /Media/Articles/2003/2780_GMS_Study_to_Help_Prepare_Regional_Power_Trade_Operating_Agreement_for_GMS   (442 words)

  
 Water Turns Turkey Into Regional Power
As the world marks the 13th World Water Day today, analysts say the wave of democratization in Iraq and Syria is a source of hope that lingering ill feeling over the share of the region’s water may be amicably solved.
The project, due for completion in 2010 but expected closer to 2020 due to lack of funding, is designed to develop one of Turkey’s poorest regions.
“The changes in the region have created a better environment to discuss the water question,” said one Turkish diplomat who asked to remain anonymous.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=60819&d=22&m=3&y=2005&pix=world.jpg&category=World   (578 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Special Reports > California's Power Crisis -- Regional energy planning called ...
San Diego's respite from energy crisis could be short lived if the area fails to begin regional planning, improve transmission lines and press forward with developing renewable resources, according to a detailed study of the area's energy needs.
Within the decade, the region will need two new conventional power plants – or more if it fails to press forward with renewable energy development and conservation efforts, concluded the year-long, $500,000 study commissioned by local government and consumer groups and written by Science Applications International Corp.
Despite calling for transmission upgrades, however, the San Diego Regional Energy Infrastructure Study took no position on San Diego Gas and Electric's controversial plan to build a new power link from Rainbow in North County to southwestern Riverside County.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/reports/power/20021004-9999_1b4power.html   (732 words)

  
 India Takes Major Role In Sri Lanka Relief Effort; Aid Is Sign of Nation's Emergence as Regional Power
It also has highlighted the growing capability of the Indian military as well as its improving ties to other major powers with interests in the region, particularly the United States.
During the first decades after independence, which coincided with the Cold War, India pursued a policy of diplomatic nonalignment that often was perceived as isolationism.
At the same time, India lacked the resources to assert itself militarily, was preoccupied by its rivalry with Pakistan and was forced by the poverty of its vast population to accept aid from foreign donors.
www.indianembassy.org /US_Media/2005/Jan/WP.htm   (1054 words)

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