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Kosovo Starts Power Cuts as a Result of Energy Crisis
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Kosovo Starts Power Cuts as a Result of Energy Crisis

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo’s energy distribution company, KEDS, said it would start power cuts at 8 a.m. on Monday because of a lack of domestic production and high import prices.“Consumers will have six hours on and two hours off,” KEDS spokesperson Viktor Buzhala told Reuters. The company did not say when the cuts would end.Buzhala said that the company is getting only 500 MWh/h from lignite power plants and renewables and that consumption is reaching up to 800 MWh/h.In a statement on Sunday, KEDS said that it and the country's transmission system operator, KOSTT, could not afford to import electricity and must rely on domestic production.About 90% of the country's electricity production is from coal, and the power utility KEK has said it had shut down almost half of its generators f...
How Summerside — and Prince Edward Island — are leading the energy revolution in Canada
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How Summerside — and Prince Edward Island — are leading the energy revolution in Canada

On a small island, and in an even smaller city, a major energy revolution is taking form — and it’s all because of a will by the people who live there to do things a little bit differently.From wind farms to giant solar parks, big things are happening in Summerside, PEI, a city on the East Coast of Canada with a can-do attitude, and a will to act as a case study for the rest of the country on how to unleash the renewable energy revolution.The community’s signature project is a $69-million, 80-acre solar project that will be going online later this year.It’s called the Summerside Sunbank and once it’s fully operational, about 65 per cent of Summerside’s power will come from renewable energy produced locally. That’s a remarkable feat for any city in Canada, especially one as small as Sum...