AsiaElec Top Story archive

27 June 2017, Week 25 Issue 413

Concern is being voiced in South Korea about “inevitable” electricity price rises if the country’s new president scraps all NPPs and closes a number of coal-fired facilities.

30 May 2017 Week 21 Issue 409

Nepal has approved China’s Gezhouba Group Corp.’s (CGGC) proposal to develop the 1,200-MW Budhi Gandaki HPP in central Nepal using an engineering, procurement, construction and financing (EPCF)...

21 March 2017 Week 11 Issue 399

South Korean interests are aiming to build several TPPs in Indonesia through investing over US$200 million.

28 February 2017 Week 08 Issue 396

Another power company in Thailand is increasing investment abroad to expand its generating capacity as the home market matures.

31 January 2017 Week 04 Issue 392

India’s ambitious plans to build 100,000 MW of solar capacity by 2022 are in jeopardy as the country’s financially distressed distribution companies (discoms) leave a trail of unpaid power bills...

24 January 2017, Week 03, Issue 391

Japan’s Marubeni and Sojitz corporations, the participants in the winning consortium for Indonesia’s biggest-ever power plant, the 1,600-MW Java 1 TPP, face losing the project in a contractual...

17 January 2017, Week 02, Issue 390

Japanese power wholesaler J-Power has acquired a 25% stake in the 926-MW Tenaska Westmoreland power project in Pennsylvania, further strengthening its presence in the US.

16 August 2016, Week 32, Issue 370

Myanmar’s new government is reviving abandoned plans for a 400-km transmission cable to link the country’s eastern region and will approach the ADB for support.

28 June 2016, Week 25 Issue 363

State Grid Corporation of China is reportedly in talks to buy some or all of Brazilian builder Camargo Correa’s 23.6% stake in Brazilian power distributor CPFL Energia, it emerged last week.

21 June 2016, Week 24 Issue 362

The Indian government has asked state-run generation companies to stop imports of coal and instead buy from state-owned companies such as Coal India Ltd (CIL).

14 June 2016, Week 23, Issue 361

After repeated delays, the controversial US$4 billion Japan-led project to build one of Asia’s largest coal-fired power plants in Indonesia has made significant progress, clearing major legal and...

07 June 2016, Week 22 Issue 360

There is “significant uncertainty” over whether major Peabody Energy can continue its operations in Australia as a viable business after recording losses of almost US$2 billion for 2015, company...

24 May 2016, Week 20, Issue 358

Japan’s Marubeni will build a new thermal power plant (TPP) in Indonesia in partnership with three companies, further strengthening its presence in the Southeast Asian country’s electricity...

17 May 2016, Week 19, Issue 357

Japan is to launch an electricity futures market in June as the country pushes forward with reform after the recent full liberalisation of the retail sector on April 1.

03 Mayl 2016, Week 17, Issue 355

Japan’s 10 major electric power companies all posted net profits for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster thanks to sharply lower fuel costs.