AsiaElec - Asia Power

6 June 2023

Early summer heatwave puts severe pressure on South China grid

5 June 2023

Weeks of unseasonably high temperatures across much of south and east Asia in late April and throughout May have, according to reports from Chinese media, already put pressure on power grids across the south of the country.

India seemingly on track to miss another solar target

2 June 2023

According to India's own figures, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking increasingly likely to miss either its 40 GW of solar installations per year target, or its 2030 total renewables goal of 500 GW of installed capacity.

Records set across Asia as seaborne coal imports continue to rise

2 June 2023

In all, 78.38mn tonnes of thermal coal is listed as having been sent to ports across the continent, say Belgium-based data analysts Kpler; the highest level of coal imports into Asia since early 2017, when Kpler first started to keep records.

Nepal to benefit from large-scale Indian hydro project

2 June 2023

The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) last week finally gave approval to long-standing development plans co-sponsored by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) India, a state-owned entity under the Ministry of Power and the state government of Himachal Pradesh.

Indonesia, with Chinese backing, to enter EV battery market

2 June 2023

In a recent article in The Straits Times titled “Indonesia set to become EV battery battleground”, the claim was made that “the competition is between the longer-range nickel-based battery and the cheaper, iron-based battery.”

Offshore wind development takes off in Australia’s Bass Strait

31 May 2023

Victoria is leading Australia’s offshore wind development aspirations with the first offshore wind licensing rounds as part of a plan to exit coal-fired generation and utilise existing high-capacity grid infrastructure.

Japanese companies collaborate on offshore wind demonstration project

31 May 2023

J-POWER, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO), Chubu Electric Power, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Albatross Technology have entered into a joint research agreement for a next-generation floating axis wind demonstration project.

Global wind turbine order intake up 27% in first quarter – Wood Mackenzie

31 May 2023

Global wind turbine order intake hit a new first-quarter Q1 record, with 23.5 GW of activity, a 27% increase year on year, according to a new analysis from Wood Mackenzie.

Clean energy investment is extending its lead over fossil fuels – IEA

30 May 2023

Investment in clean energy technologies is significantly outpacing spending on fossil fuels as affordability and security concerns triggered by the global energy crisis strengthen the momentum behind more sustainable options, according to the IEA.

Japan wind goal of 140 GW by 2050 – JWPA

30 May 2023

Japan should have 140 GW of wind by 2050, up from less than 5 GW now, said the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA).