IRENA partners ASEAN nations to boost renewables

Posted on October 03, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: Governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have established a strategic partnership to progress the region’s energy transition. The ASEAN region now has a wider target of reaching 23% renewables by 2025, after the various countries agreed that a regional target… Read more »

EGCO/ Star Energy acquires additional interest in Darajat geothermal project, Indonesia

Posted on September 29, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: Electricity Generating Public Company Limited through affiliate Star Energy Geothermal has acquired shares in the Darajat Geothermal Project Indonesia, increasing its indirect ownership interest in the Unit 2 and 3 projects from 95% to 99.75%. This does not effect the 100% share in Unit 1 of Darajat by Star Energy…. Read more »

Korea, Oman explore energy cooperation, challenges in workshop

Posted on September 29, 2017. Asian News.

Source: The Research Council (TRC), Korea Energy Economics Institute, and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency jointly organised ‘Oman-Korea Energy Expert Joint Workshop’ on Tuesday at InterContinental Muscat. Held in cooperation with the Sultan Qaboos University and the Embassy of Korea, the workshop aimed to cultivate mutual understanding on the energy sector of both countries and… Read more »

Siemens touts biomass for Thai climate change goals

Posted on September 28, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Cimi Suchon Tan Source: GERMAN ENGINEERING giant Siemens will help Thailand attain its renewable energy goals in turning biomass to fuels to comply with the reduction of carbon emissions under the Paris Accord, said Willi Meixner, CEO of its Power and Gas Division. “Thailand is set to generate massive amounts of renewable power… Read more »

Germany urged to aid Mekong Delta in climate change adaptation

Posted on September 28, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has called on the German Government and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) to continue helping Vietnam with the planning work and building policies and institutions for regional connectivity and response to climate change in the Mekong Delta. Hue expressed made the call at a reception… Read more »

KOSPO Plans to Build 100 Small Hydro Units by 2019

Posted on September 27, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Korea Southern Power Co. (KOSPO) is making massive investments into new and renewable energy projects with the goal of making a shift in the energy paradigm to promote public safety. The power company is accelerating efforts to expand new and renewable energy industry infrastructure with the goal of building wind power units and… Read more »

Japan Develops Unique Wave-Catching Turbines to Harvest Power

Posted on September 27, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Shelby Rogers Source: Researchers with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology are solving two problems at one time by creating a unique wave turbine. The turbine both captures wave power and can help save shorelines from heavy wave erosion. A team of researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology just… Read more »

Philippines’ MRC Allied buys stake in 50-MW solar park

Posted on September 26, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Veselina Petrova Source: Philippine property developer MRC Allied Inc has acquired a 15% stake in a 50-MW solar park in Palo, Leyte, it said on Thursday. The company, which is diversifying into the energy sector, has purchased the interest in the Sulu Electric Power and Light Philippines (Sepalco) photovoltaic (PV) plant from one… Read more »

Japan Moves Toward Microgrids and Distributed Power Generation

Posted on September 26, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alyssa Danigelis Source: 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: 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 »