PTT subsidiary GPSC plans EV battery plant

Global Power Synergy, a subsidiary of PTT, plans to set up a factory in Thailand next year to make batteries for electric vehicles, PTT president and chief executive officer Tevin Vongvanich said recently. He said the company’s board visited a battery plant in the US city of ...

Vietnam wants to develop high-tech wind power plants

Renewable energy, especially wind power, is believed to be the solution to Vietnam’s increasingly high demand for power. Fifty wind power projects have been registered in Vietnam so far, but only four of them, with the total capacity of 159.2 MW, have been put into commercial ...

Court ruling raises questions over status of wind farms

The Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) will hold a meeting with the Energy Ministry next week to find solutions to problems resulting from a court ruling that some farming-designated land plots were misused for wind-farm projects. Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Minister General Chatchai Salikulya said he ...

Asia urged to push for energy interconnection

The key to promoting energy transition in Asia lies in the massive development and distribution of clean energy. “The discrepancy in energy consumption and distribution decides that building energy interconnection in Asia is an inevitable way forward to promote energy transition and realize clean development,” ...

Egco kicks off latest wind farm

SET-listed Electricity Generating Plc (Egco) said its latest 80-megawatt wind farm in Chaiyaphum province has started commercial operation, helping to generate more revenue for the company as well as support renewable energy. President and chief executive Chanin Chaonirattisai said the power plant has total contracted capacity of ...

Uncertain path for Vietnam’s wind power sector

The country needs transparent and credible pricing mechanisms if generating targets are going to be met Although Vietnam has great potential for renewable energy, and the government has put forward many plans advocating it, actual policies to secure investment and develop the sector have been ...

CSOs call for greater transparency in Tanintharyi developments

A Coalition of local residents has criticised two Myanmar companies and a Chinese firm for announcing plans for a number of development projects in Tanintharyi Region. In a statement issued on December 14, the residents also attacked the local ethnic armed group, the Karen National ...

Will Vietnam launch a “resolution 10” on renewable energy?

Vietnam has strongly committed to develop renewable energy. Experts expect implementation of these commitments will create a “Resolution 10” for the energy sector. Resolution 10 is the name of a critically important Vietnamese reform in 1988. This policy helped to liberalize the freedom and the ...

VN green energy gets strong tail wind

Việt Nam is hoping to boost its renewable energy production, especially wind and solar energy, to more than 10.7 per cent of total generation by 2030, up from the previously planned 6 per cent. It plans to increase the rate to at least 7 per ...

Expert: Law on renewable energy needed

A law on renewable energy is needed to ensure sustainable and effective development of renewable energy, according to Dr. Duong Duy Hoat from the Institute of Energy Science. The Government needs to instruct ministries, sectors and localities to make plans for developing renewable energy on the ...

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