AsiaElec Top Story archive

16 April 2019, Week 15, Issue 503

Japanese financial giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) will stop providing fresh loans for coal-fired thermal power generation projects both at home and abroad. MUFG will cut funding to...

12 March 2019 Week 10 Issue 498

Singapore’s Summit Power International aims to invest US$6 billion in expanding its generating portfolio in Bangladesh by at least 3,000 MW.

19 February 2019 Week 07 Issue 495

India has offered to build Nepal’s 400-MW Lower Arun hydropower project (HPP) after Brazil’s Brass Power International lost its development licence in 2018.

12 February 2019, Week 06 Issue 494

India’s Coal Ministry has expressed concern over the delay in development of 21 new coal-mining projects by state-run Coal India Ltd (CIL) and NLC India. 

05 February 2019 Week 05 Issue 493

Three Singapore companies, one of which is backed by Japan’s TEPCO, aim to invest US$100 million building micro-grids in remote regions of Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar that have no grid...

15 January 2019 Week 02 Issue 490

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has unveiled plans to further slash internationally high solar power prices in fiscal 2019, which starts on April 1, under a feed-in tariff (...

08 January 2019 Week 01 Issue 489

Growing gas supplies and more efficient renewable energy systems continue to replace coal as a power resource in many places, but in South and Southeast Asia the fossil fuel will still play a key...

11 December 2018 Week 49 Issue 487

Taiwanese utility Taipower is to decommission one reactor at the 40-year-old Jinshan NPP despite the recent referendum defeat of the government’s atomic closure plans.

04 December 2018 Week 48 Issue 486

JA Solar, one of Asia’s most prominent producers of solar technology, is to supply mono-PERC modules to a 257-MW project in Phu Yen Province in Vietnam being built by China’s Shanxi Electric Power...

27 November 2018 Week 47 Issue 485

The Japanese government is considering slashing its support for large-scale solar projects, triggering concerns among both the PV manufacturing industry and the broader business community.

20 November 2018 Week 46 Issue 484

News that Beijing has ordered three coastal provinces to suspend imports of Australian coal has sent the jitters through global coal markets at a time when US producers – hit in August by the 25%...

13 November 2018 Week 45 Issue 483

Thailand’s BG Energy Solution (BGE) plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio into a number of Southeast Asian countries plus Australia.

06 November 2018 Week 44 Issue 482

Leading Indian independent solar power producer Azure Power has signed a letter of award for a 300-MW Interstate Transmission System grid connected solar PV project it won at auction run by NTPC...

30 October 2018 Week 43 Issue 481

Taiwan’s Taipower has connected to the grid the first phase of what it says will be Taiwan’s biggest solar power plant in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park.

23 October 2018 Week 42 Issue 480

Toshiba and Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer IHI are set to liquidate their nuclear joint venture established shortly before the 2011 Fukushima disaster in a fresh sign of the darkening...