Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

Posted on September 26, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alyssa Danigelis Source: energymanagertoday.com To increase resiliency, Japanese cities are quietly moving away from large-scale power toward microgrids, distributed generation, and smart energy systems, Reuters reports. The switch is being led by Higashi-Matsushima, a coastal city of nearly 40,000 in Miyagi Prefecture that was hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Supported by the country’s… Read more »

Gcube and Modern Energy Management partner on Indonesia’s first utility-scale wind farm

Posted on September 25, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Robin Whitlock Source: renewableenergymagazine.com Modern Energy Management (MEM) is to carry out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services at Indonesia’s first utility-scale wind project, Sidrap Wind Farm, on behalf of GCube Underwriting Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, MEM will provide risk management services related to the offloading of wind turbine generator components for the 75… Read more »

Gangdong district educates young about biodiesel

Posted on September 25, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Kim Se-jeong Source: koreatimes.co.kr On Sept. 18, 25 fourth graders from the Seoul Hansan Elementary School gathered at a bio-energy farm run by the Gangdong-gu office in eastern Seoul for a workshop on renewable energy. Divided into three groups, students took turns to stir canola oil mixed with a catalyst and methyl alcohol in… Read more »

PSALM defends its decisions regarding Unified Leyte geothermal contracts

Posted on September 20, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: thinkgeoenergy.com PSALM in the Philippines defends the termination of a contract with PHINMA Energy for 40 MW from the Unified Leyte geothermal power plants. As reported from the Philippines, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. yesterday defended its decision to terminate the contract with independent power producer administrators such as… Read more »

50-megawatt solar power project proposed in Pangasinan

Posted on September 20, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Leonardo Micua Source: northboundasia.com A company based in Metro Manila has expressed intent to build a solar energy project in Barangays San Bonifacio and San Roque in San Manuel town. This was expressed in a letter to Governor Amado Espino III by Dr. Romel Carlos, president and chief executive officer of Pilipinas Newton Energy… Read more »

SKorean group to build $450 million solar power plant in Bạc Liêu

Posted on September 19, 2017. Asian News.

Source: posts.asia The Department of Planning and Investment of the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Korea-based SY Group to build a solar power project in Đông Hải District. The Department of Planning and Investment of the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu signed a Memorandum of… Read more »

VN seeks to tap German expertise in solar energy

Posted on September 19, 2017. Asian News.

Source: vietnamnews.vn With the Government releasing the policy to develop the solar energy industry, it is poised for a boom, a workshop heard in HCM City on Monday. “The Vietnamese solar energy market has become very active after the first legislation for solar power development, Decision 11, was passed in April 2017,” Trần Quốc Điền,… Read more »

World Bank and Vietnam to pilot solar power auctions

Posted on September 18, 2017. Asian News.

Source: english.vietnamnet.vn In preparation for the coming open energy market in Vietnam, the World Bank and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will implement the pilot programme to auction solar power with the floor price of 9.35 US cent per kWh. The programme is aimed at accelerating the development of registered projects, while simultaneously… Read more »

Singapore: Prestellar Ventures backs renewable energy firm ThirdWave Power

Posted on September 18, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Ishita Russell Source: dealstreetasia.com Singapore-based venture capital fund Prestellar Ventures has committed an initial $1 million investment to solar products and Internet-of-Things company ThirdWave Power Pte. Ltd (TWP). The fund plans to invest a total of $3 million into the Singapore-head quartered energy firm, according to an official statement. In late July, Prestellar Ventures had raised $100… Read more »

Vietnam, Japan strengthen industrial, trade and energy cooperation

Posted on September 15, 2017. Asian News.

Source: en.nhandan.org.vn Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh, has called on the Japanese side to accelerate their investment in new energy sources, including gas thermal power and renewable energy, in addition to facilitating environmental cooperation in the energy sector. The Vietnamese minister made the appeal during his talks with Japanese Minister of Economy,… Read more »