AsiaElec Top Story archive

16 October 2018 Week 41 Issue 479

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Kansai Electric, Nissan Motor and home battery maker Eliiy Power are working to develop a virtual power plant (VPP) to stabilise power grids by pulling...

09 October 2018 Week 40 Issue 478

Electricity providers in Australia have been ripping off domestic and commercial customers for years and have only themselves to blame if the federal government carries out a threat to intervene...

02 October 2018 Week 39 Issue 477

Indian spot tariffs touched a decade high of 17.61 rupees (US$0.24) per kWh on September 30 as demand grew stronger because of low hydro and wind output and coal shortages at thermal plants.

25 September 2018 Week 38 Issue 476

South Korean state power company KEPCO has had preliminary talks with North Korea on energy co-operation.

18 September2018 Week 37 Issue 475

Shanghai-based JinkoSolar is looking at increasing its investments in Cambodia, a country with one of the highest levels of annual sunlight in the world, and aims to be involved in a proposed...

11 September 2018 Week 36 Issue 474

Bangkok based B. Grimm Power PCL has signed a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with Vietnamese utility EVN for 420 MW of solar capacity.

04 September 2018 Week 34 Issue 473

The government of Laos is pressing ahead with plans for another large dam and hydro project on the Mekong river after originally halting development in the wake of July’s hydro disaster at Xe Pian...

28 August 2018 Week 34 Issue 472

China is on track to cut annual coal consumption to 3.5 billion tonnes, or 55% of the energy mix, by 2020, and expects usage to fall by 30 million tonnes in 2018 to 3.83 billion tonnes.

21 August 2018 Week 33 Issue 471

GMR Energy, the Indian firm building the 900-MW Upper Karnali HPP in western Nepal, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Bangladeshi government for 500 MW of power exports.

14 August 2018, Week 32, Issue 470

Environmental activists campaigning to stop India’s industrial conglomerate Adani Group from building a huge thermal coal mine in Australia’s Queensland State have disclosed the company polluted...

07 August 2018 Week 31 Issue 469

Manila-based independent power producer (IPP) Solar Philippines (SP) aims to expand outside its domestic market by picking up tenders in India.

31 July 2018 Week 30 Issue 468

Japan’s TEPCO has announced plans to develop up to 7,000 MW of renewable capacity as it seeks to diversify away from its traditional reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels.

24 July 2018 Week 29 Issue 467

Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar has signed a major supply deal with Enel Green Power to provide 86 MW of solar panels for the El Paso project, Colombia’s largest PV plant currently under...

17 July, Week 28, Issue 466

Malaysian firms Syonku Group and Hira Energy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last week to collaborate in constructing a pilot biomass power plant in the city of Semporna in Borneo. 

10 July 2018 Week 27 Issue 465

Malaysia’s YTL Power international expects to cut its dividend this year as the firm seeks to conserve capital in a bid to finance two large overseas power projects.