Soc Trang wants to fully tap biomass power potentials

Posted on September 01, 2017. Asian News.

Source: A delegation from the General Directorate of Energy under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Global Green Growth Institute on August 30 held a working session with the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on the planning for biomass power development in the locality. Director of the provincial Department of Industry and… Read more »

Rethinking hydropower in Myanmar

Posted on August 31, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Michael Spolum Source: Since Myanmar’s phased transition to democracy began in 2010, the resource-rich country of 53 million consumers has had one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. Electricity demand has surged past available supplies by a factor of 15 percent annually and is expected to more than double by 2020. Rolling brownouts are… Read more »

KEPCO proposes to invest 54 tn won in renewable energy business by 2030

Posted on August 31, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Ko Jae-man Source: Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) is expected to invest 54 trillion won ($47.9 billion) to bolster its renewable energy power generation in an attempt to comply with the new government’s goal to up the country’s renewable energy supply to 20 percent in total power generation by 2030. According to the… Read more »

Banpu targets 300 MW with new downstream unit

Posted on August 30, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Brian Publicover Source: Banpu, Thailand’s biggest coal miner, has jumped into downstream solar project development, with the launch of a new subsidiary that aims to install 300 MW of solar capacity over the next five years. The Bangkok-based mining firm and energy producer describes newly established group unit Banpu Infinergy as a “one-stop… Read more »

Aquila Capital opens Tokyo office to target Japan solar market

Posted on August 30, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Kelvin Ross  Source: German headquartered investment firm Aquila Capital has opened an office in Tokyo to tap into Japan’s solar power market. Aquila has been active in the country for several years and started investing in Japanese photovoltaic projects in 2014. Yasuhiro Odajima has been appointed as Investment Manager of Energy & Infrastructure and is based… Read more »

Bakrie Darmakarya starts exploration at East Java geothermal project, Indonesia

Posted on August 29, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: Bakrie Darmakarya Energi Group has started exploration work preparing for the drilling of three geothermal wells at geothermal project in East Java, Indonesia. The company plans to drill hree geothermal wells, and a “target of each well being capable of generating 55 megawatts of electrical energy,” said Senior Field Operation of… Read more »

Hokkaido leads nation in alternative power generation

Posted on August 29, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Hokkaido is the leader among the nation’s 47 prefectures in power generation using alternative sources such as solar energy, according to data compiled by the Natural Resources and Energy Agency. In fiscal 2016, a total of 28.42 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was produced nationwide from the five alternative sources, also including wind, geothermal,… Read more »

US solar power company helping to light up Myanmar

Posted on August 28, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Myanmar is working to make more solar power available to its farmers, following in the footsteps of India and Africa, with the help of a U.S. company. The government has set a goal of achieving 100% electrification in the country by 2030, but the power grid cannot keep up with soaring electricity demand…. Read more »

More SM malls get solar power

Posted on August 28, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Danessa Rivera Source: Retail giant SM Supermalls continues its partnership with Solar Philippines as it puts up more solar rooftops in its malls to end 2017 with 8.9 megawatts (MW) total capacity. This month, SM Supermalls completed solar panel projects in three malls —SM City Cauayan, SM City Cabanatuan and SM City Iloilo…. Read more »