Modern Energy Management wins contract for Vietnam wind farm

Posted on October 24, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Tildy Bayar Source: One of Vietnam’s first commercial-scale wind farms is underway with the announcement that its initial phase is to be overseen by Thai project management firm Modern Energy Management (MEM). The 144 MW intertidal Tra Vinh project is being developed by South Korea’s Woojin Construction, special-purpose company Tra Vinh Wind Power and Netherlands-based development… Read more »

Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Teams Up With Goldman on Japan Clean Energy

Posted on October 23, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Chisake Watanabe Source: Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund is teaming up with a company created by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to make its first-ever investments in renewable-energy projects in Japan. The fund, GIC Pte, will become a corporate partner in GS Renewable Holdings GK, the parent of Japan Renewable Energy Corp., the companies said in a statement Friday. Terms of… Read more »

Government/ World Bank $275m geothermal fund to push development in Indonesia

Posted on October 23, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: Indonesia launching $275 million Geothermal Fund to be managed by PT SMI to push geothermal development in the country. Representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Finance and PT SMI from Indonesia will be presenting at the upcoming IGC Invest Geothermal event. Indonesia pushes ahead… Read more »

US grant for 100MW site off Vietnam

Posted on October 20, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Craig Richard Source: The United States’ Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to a Vietnamese power engineering company to support development of a 100MW offshore project. Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECC2) is developing the two-phase Tan Thuan nearshore project off the coast of Vietnam’s southernmost province Ca… Read more »

Fukushima renewables-integrating battery system to be built by IHI Energy Storage

Posted on October 20, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: US systems integrator IHI Energy Storage will build a 500kW / 2.5MWh energy storage system in Japan’s Fukushima region, for completion by April 2018. IHI Energy Storage, a Chicago-based subsidiary of Japan’s IHI Corporation, which supplies industrial equipment and builds infrastructure projects and energy assets, said yesterday that the project… Read more »

Application deadline for Thailand’s 300MW hybrid renewables PPA scheme draws near

Posted on October 19, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: Submissions for Thailand’s first 300MW hybrid PPA scheme, which encourages use of energy storage to supplement renewable energy generation, are due by 20 October. Earlier this year, Thailand’s Ministry of Energy announced the hybrid scheme and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) brought out details of the related 20-year power purchase… Read more »

Merger of Gintech, NSP and Solartech Will Contribute to Taiwan’s Solar Industry

Posted on October 19, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Taiwan’s three solar companies Gintech, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Solartech signed an MOU on October 16 announcing their intention to merge as one single corporate entity by the third quarter of 2018. According to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, the combined production capacity for photovoltaic (PV) cells of these three companies is… Read more »

Solar project of 4.4-MW planned for Vietnam’s Da Nang city – report

Posted on October 18, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Veselina Petrova Source: Vietnam’s coastal city of Da Nang will become home of a 4.4-MWp photovoltaic (PV) park that is expected to be interconnected to the national power grid in 2018, local daily Viet Nam News (VNS) reports. Planned to be situated at a former landfill site in Lien Chieu district, the project… Read more »

DNV GL announces knowledge partnership to develop offshore wind sector in Taiwan

Posted on October 18, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Robin Whitlock Source: Certification body DNV GL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Taiwanese stakeholders to collaborate on offshore wind testing and certification. The agreement aims to drive the expansion and facilitate the development of offshore wind in Taiwan by facilitating knowledge transfer and technical cooperation, enabling future offshore wind leaders to build… Read more »

First low-temperature geothermal plant commissioned in Lahendong, Indonesia

Posted on October 17, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: The first low-temperature geothermal demonstration power plant has been successfull commissioned in Lahendong, Indonesia. This is a joint project by the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ together with Indonesian partners BPPT, Pertamina Geothermal Energy. Last month, the first geothermal low-temperature demonstration power plant in Indonesia has been successfully commissioned at the geothermal… Read more »