Philippines DOE expects more investor interest in renewable energy development

Posted on August 10, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: With 43 geothermal projects with a potential capacity of 684 MW awarded in the Philippines, many projects could see a speedier permitting process following a new Executive Order. As reported previously, the Energy Department expects to attract more investors to build energy projects in the Philippines after the government issued an… Read more »

SAE to start drilling for Batturaden geothermal project this year

Posted on August 09, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: In discussions at the recently held Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) in Jakarta, Indonesia, PT Sejahtera Alam Energy (SAE) reported that the company is ready to drill its first exploration well for the Geothermal Working Area (WKP in its Indonesian abbreviation) Baturraden by the end of 2017. Daniel… Read more »

Siemens Gamesa builds Asia’s tallest turbines at Thai wind farm

Posted on August 09, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Tsvetomira Tsanova Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has installed the tallest turbines in Asia at the 67.5-MW Sarahnlom wind power plant in Thailand, it said today. The wind farm, owned by Thailand-based Gunkul Engineering Pcl (BKK:GUNKUL), has 33 pieces of G114-2.0 and G114-2.1 MW turbines. The towers are 153-metre tall and… Read more »

Solar power project in Vietnam planned out by another investor

Posted on August 08, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Anh Kiet Source: The ASEAN Energy Joint Stock Company is planning to build a one-billion USD solar power plant on a 200-hectare area in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. Director of the ASEAN Energy Joint Stock Company Ta Xuan Thang revealed the plan during a working session with leaders of Hau… Read more »

EnviTec starts work on Philippines biogas venture

Posted on August 08, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Construction started this week on EnviTecs’ first biogas build in the Philippines. The 1.2MW electricity producing plant is being built in Candelaria for a poultry farmer’s cooperative called First Quezon Biogas Corporation (FQBC). As well as processing often difficult-to-treat chicken manure, the plant will take waste from the region’s rice and corn sectors… Read more »

Equis Commissions 29.5MW solar project in Fukushima

Posted on August 07, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: Singapore-based renewable energy firm Equis Energy has commissioned a 29.5MW solar PV project in Nihonmatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Equis owns 900MW of solar in Japan, made up of 40 projects, and it has another 1.3 GW under development. The Nihonmatsu project generates 33,925MWh of electricity per annum and… Read more »

VN Environment Administration proposes to revive hydropower plants

Posted on August 07, 2017. Asian News.

Source: VEA’s chair Tran Viet Ngai has proposed reconsidering the decision to remove small & medium hydropower projects and allow investment to resume. Many hydropower plants were built in 2010-2014, affecting the forest environment. Because of this, the NA decided to remove 400 projects from the hydropower development program. However, according to Ngai, over… Read more »

Thailand backing up ambitions for energy storage

Posted on August 04, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Diarmaid Williams  Source: The Thai government has identified energy storage as a key technology, through which it plans to provide global leadership. As both renewable energy capacity and demand continues to rise both in Thailand and globally, the country is highly motivated to facilitate the development of the sector. The Bangkok Post reports that the government plans to… Read more »

Macquarie, GIC in bid for Filipino power producer EDC

Posted on August 04, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Bridget Carter, Scott Murdoch Source: Macquarie is ramping up its renewable energy investments by joining with Singapore’s GIC to bid for a one-third stake in a Filipino power producer. The bank’s most powerful division, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, has teamed up to lodge the offer for Energy Development Corp worth $US1.3 billion… Read more »

San Miguel unit eyes 500-MW hydro plant in Tarlac

Posted on August 03, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Chrisee Dela Paz Source: A unit of listed conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) plans to build a 500-megawatt pumped storage hydro project in Tarlac province, once regulators approve its application for a service contract. SMC told the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, August 2, that its unit Strategic Power Development Corporation (SPDC) has a pending application with… Read more »