AsiaElec Top Story archive

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.

26 April 2016, Week 16, Issue 354

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) judged last week that reactors No. 1 and No. 2 at Kansai Electric Power’s Takahama nuclear power plant (NPP) comply with stringent new safety standards...

19 April 2016, Week 15, Issue 353

Six new hydro projects will go into operation in Vietnam this year, along with four new coal-fired thermal power plants (TPPs), adding 3,900 MW of capacity, reports said.

12 April 2016, Week 14, Issue 352

The Indonesian government has introduced a new pricing formula for domestic thermal coal to ensure sufficient supply for about 20,000 MW that is planned to be added to the country’s generating...

29 March 2016, Week 12, Issue 350

Sri Lanka will ask China for help in operating its biggest power plant, the South Asian country’s deputy minister of power and energy said on March 23.

08 March 2016, Week 09, Issue 347

Debt -burdened Australian generator and retailer Origin Energy is considering de-merging its power assets from its developing gas business as the company continues to come under investor pressure...

15 March 2016, Week 10, Issue 348

Coal India Ltd (CIL) has admitted curbing output at some of its mines in response to slower-than-expected growth in domestic consumption.

01 March 2016, Week 08, Issue 346

Chubu Electric Power has unveiled an ambitious long-term strategy to boost electricity sales outside its traditional service area by 14 times in a bid to become competitive in Japan’s newly...

23 February 2016, Week 07, Issue 345

Continuing power shortages and blackouts in the Philippines have become a major issue in the run-up to presidential elections scheduled for May.

16 February 2016, Week 06, Issue 344

Private equity groups are queuing up to acquire coal assets in Australia and South Africa as major players such as Anglo American and Rio Tinto step up the sale of mines.

09 February 2016, Week 05, Issue 343

Japan’s Sojitz has acquired a 163-MW diesel-fired combined cycle power plant in Sri Lanka, further strengthening its presence in the South Asian country.

02 February 2016, Week 04, Issue 342

India’s controversial liability law might still thwart a new attempt to kick-start the country’s stalled nuclear power programme with the takeover of a 9,900 MW development by France’s EDF from...