3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN, Energy Imbalance Market, Solar Trade Case

| December 21, 2017

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Today's topics include highlights from POWER-GEN, the largest show for the power generation industry, the energy imbalance market, Azeb Asnake, the solar trade case and more.

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Voltalia is an international renewable energies company producing electricity from many sources (wind and solar power, hydropower and biomass, with an installed capacity of 480 MW). It also provides services to third-party clients.

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