Electricity production

Renewable energy production

Norway to partner with Vietnam to “awaken” offshore wind power potential

Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Løchen and Commercial Counsellor Arne-Kjetil Lian recently have handed over the ‘Vietnam Supply Chain Study Report’ to Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien. The 70-page report provides an overview of the entire supply chain for Vietnam’s offshore wind industry, recommendations on ...

As Warming and Drought Increase, A New Case for Ending Big Dams

As the hydroelectric dam industry tries to reposition itself as a climate change solution, more and more evidence shows that climate change actually undermines the case for hydro dams. Gone are the days when hydropower was considered the predominant engine of the world economy, leading a ...

JACQUES LESLIE

Sun Not Shining on Myanmar Junta’s Solar Power Projects

Just six companies, including Chinese firms and local companies with connections to the military regime, have made bids for the 12 solar power projects Myanmar’s junta put up for tender in May, although some 40 firms including Thai companies have expressed interest in the projects. The ...

THE IRRAWADDY

Cambodia ‘to achieve 20 percent of energy supplies from solar’

Scores of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are in the pipeline for construction and ready to put into operation by 2023. The Cambodian government aims to generate 20 percent of energy from renewable energy. The news was revealed by Permanent Secretary of States at the Ministry ...

Chea Vanyuth

Singapore to trial import of renewable hydropower from Laos in cross-border power trade deal

The Republic will begin trialling the import of renewable hydropower from Laos via Thailand and Malaysia, following an agreement between Keppel Electric and Electricite Du Laos (EDL) announced on Wednesday (Sept 15). The exclusive framework agreement between the two is part of the Lao PDR-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration ...

Goh Yan Han

China poised for Thailand’s solar move

In March, Thailand announced it will draft a master plan to reach net zero carbon emissions. Though it has not set a date for net zero, that deadline will proably be announced in November at the COP26 UN climate talks. According to energy secretary Kulit Sombasiri, talking ...

Tyler Roney

Mekong Delta attractive to renewable energy investment

Eleven of 13 cities and provinces in the region hold great potential for solar energy development, with average solar radiation of 1.387-1.534 Kwh per year. Coastal areas in the region have high potential to develop wind power, with wind speeds of 6.5-7m per second. Taking advantage of its natural conditions and investment ...

VNA

Bac Lieu prioritises renewable energy

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has chosen renewable energy as one of its top priorities, aiming to restructure the economy towards green growth and sustainable development. To capitalise on its potential and strengths, the province has taken the initiative in proposing that the Government leave the Cai ...

VNA

Super set to build hybrid power plant

SET-listed Super Energy Corporation is planning to develop Thailand’s first power plant based on hybrid renewable resources under a “firm” power purchase agreement (PPA). A firm PPA refers to a steady supply of electricity provided to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat). Usually renewable power, except ...

YUTHANA PRAIWAN

Myanmar Junta Invites Bids for New Solar Power Projects

The military regime is seeking tenders to implement 12 solar power projects to raise foreign currency, with some 40 firms including Thai and Chinese companies planning to make bids. Bids for the 12 solar power projects were invited on May 24 and tenders are to be ...

THE IRRAWADDY

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