AsiaElec Top Story archive

06 March 2018 Week 09

Indonesian coal mining interests have lobbied the government to consult widely before agreeing to state power monopoly PLN’s demands for lower prices for domestically mined coal.

27 February 2018 Week 08

The Indian government is to allow private mining companies unrestricted and competitive access to the country’s coal reserves in a bid to shake up the troubled industry.

20 February 2018 Week 07 Issue 445

Thailand’s Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding aims to open 870 MW of new capacity in 2018 and to invest US$328.5 million in new generating projects at home and abroad.

13 February 2018 Week 06 Issue 444

Public opposition to restarting nuclear reactors in Japan will lead to 40 or more new coal-fired TPPs being built to meet electricity demand.

06 February 2018 Week 05 Issue 443

Indonesia’s state-owned Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has appealed directly to President Joko Widodo for help in reducing domestic coal tariffs, bypassing Energy Minister Ignasius Jonan in the...

30 January 2018 Week 04 Issue 442

Indonesia is to seek to make private investment in power projects more attractive by reducing the red tape involved in obtaining development licences, Indonesian Energy Minister Ignasius Jonan...

23 January 2018 Week 03 Issue 441

Japan’s Mitsui Group has urged renewed investment in Australia’s coal industry to ensure strong supplies to Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

16 January 2018 Week 02 Issue 440

South Korea is negotiating with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on expanding KEPCO’s presence in the Gulf as the state-owned company moves closer to completing the first of four reactor at Barakah...

19 December 2017 Week 50 Issue 438

South Korea has set itself an ambitious set of targets for transforming the country’s electricity generation mix, with renewables and LNG seen powering ahead at the expense of coal and nuclear....

12 December 2017 Week 49 Issue 437

South Korea’s Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) has won preferential rights to negotiate a deal to acquire NuGeneration (NuGen), struggling Toshiba’s UK nuclear unit.

05 December 2017 Week 48

Thai generator Gulf Energy Development has raised US$733 million in the country’s biggest initial public offering (IPO) for 10 years.

28 November 2017 Week 47 Issue 435

Japan Atomic Power Co. (JAPC) has applied to the country’s nuclear regulator for permission to to extend the elderly Tokai No. 2 NPP’s 40-year working life for another 20.

21 November 2017 Week 46 Issue 434

A consortium led by Korea Electric Power (KEPCO) has won a deal to build and operate a US$1 billion combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Pulau Indah, Malaysia, and plans to issue an Islamic...

14 November 2017 Week 45 Issue 433

China Datang Group, one of China’s Big Five state-owned generators, is to gas turbines and associated generating equipment worth US$1 billion from General Electric (GE).

07 November 2017 Week 44 Issue 432

Indonesia’s indebted state power monopoly Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has secured new bank loans totalling US$1.2 billion.