Vietnam wants to copy SMC venture

Posted on May 01, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Louella Desiderio Source: The Vietnamese government has shown interest in copying the tidal power project of San Miguel Corp. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang told reporters during his recent meeting with the trade minister of Vietnam that mentioned SMC’s plan to develop a 20,000-megawatt (MW) ocean tidal power project in… Read more »

Green Growth Strategy stirs up local power mix

Posted on April 28, 2017. Asian News.

Source: State-run Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has just adopted a resolution on developing solar photovoltaic (PV) power with the aim of generating more power for the country’s fast-approaching need. If this bold move manifests into action, EVN will be the first state-owned firm in Vietnam to develop renewable energy. From the past till now,… Read more »

Toshiba fires up 50-MW biomass power plant in Japan

Posted on April 28, 2017. Asian News.

Source: Toshiba Corp. started commercial operation of its first ever biomass power plant on April 27, a 50-MW facility that will supply enough electricity for 80,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions to about 300,000 tons a year. The newly retrofitted Mikawa Power Plant, operated by Toshiba subsidiary SIGMA POWER Ariake Corporation (SPAC) in Omuta, Fukuoka prefecture,… Read more »

JHP signs equipment distribution deal for pair of hydropower projects

Posted on April 27, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Michael Harris  Source: California-based equipment supplier JHP & Associates Inc. has been awarded a pair of contracts for hydropower projects in Vietnam and the U.S. The first deal will see JHP outfit Vietnam’s 64-MW Yen Son plant with a pair of turbine units, governor, excitation system, transformers, control and protection systems and other… Read more »

Japan may cancel 27.7 GW of approved PV capacity

Posted on April 27, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Brian Publicover Source: The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has said that it may cancel feed-in tariff (FIT) approvals for 456,000 projects, or roughly 27.6 GW of capacity, as the prospective developers of those projects failed to lock in grid-connection agreements by the government’s March 31 deadline. The proposed project cancellations… Read more »

AC Energy plans 69-MW Philippine wind park expansion – report

Posted on April 26, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Ivan Shumkov Source: North Luzon Renewable Energy Corp (NLREC) is working on a 69-MW expansion of its 81-MW Pagudpud wind farm in the Philippine province of Ilocos Norte, an official told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Eric Francia, president and CEO of Ayala’s (PSE:AC) AC Energy Holdings Inc, which is one of the joint… Read more »

Cambodia’s solar development moves forward with 10 MW project

Posted on April 26, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Emiliano Bellini Source: The Asian Development Bank will provide Singapore-based Sunseap Group with $9.2 million. The company will use the funds to construct Cambodia’s first large-scale PV plant, a 10 MW facility located in Svay Rieng Province. The Asian Development Bank has agreed to lend €9.2 to Singapore-based Sunseap Group for the building… Read more »

DOE clears 7 renewable energy projects

Posted on April 24, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Danessa Rivera Source: Seven renewable energy projects were cleared to proceed undertaking grid impact studies as of March, latest data from the Department of Energy (DOE) showed. These projects are seen to generate 562 megawatts (MW) of power to the grid. The GIS is necessary in determining if the electricity to be generated… Read more »

PLN and Halliburton to cooperate on geothermal development in Indonesia

Posted on April 24, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: As part of nine U.S.-Indonesian trade deals signed during the visit of the U.S. Vice President to Indonesia, there is also on agreement signed involving geothermal energy. The agreement was announced by Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, who said that the “business agreement signing between state-owned Perusahaan Listrik Negara… Read more »

Vietnam’s southern province to get $4 bln investment in clean energy

Posted on April 21, 2017. Asian News.

Author: Phuong Dong Source: A new array of electricity projects is expected to propel Binh Thuan Province to become a major power hub. Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Thuan is set to receive a new wave of investment worth over VND90 trillion ($4 billion) in renewable energy, reinforcing it as the focal point in… Read more »