Myanmar green energy sector faces hurdles

 Myanmar’s goal of achieving a 100 per cent electrification rate by 2030, with 20 per cent of energy from renewable sources, is achievable but several hurdles need to be tackled first, energy experts have said. At the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2016 last week, panellists agreed ...

Ministry of Industry and Trade, GE sign MoU on wind energy cooperation

GE, a US based global corporation on May 23 announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Industry and Trade on developing 1,000MW of Wind energy in Vietnam. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his US President Barack Obama witnessed the signing ...

Attapeu hopes to build wind power

The wind speeds in some parts of Attapeu province are sufficient for the development of wind power in the neighbourhood however wind turbines are not yet seen there. Director of the provincial Energy and Mines Department Mr Vithaya Phommachanh told Vientiane Times on 10 February that there ...

Lao hydro: wind to ease ASEAN energy shortage

Laos, often called the “Battery of ASEAN”, will live up to its name by supplying ASEAN power at a critical time, when energy demand in the region’s fast growing economies threatens shortages amid several infrastructure and urbanisation projects, pledged Laos Vice Minister for Energy Viraphonh Vilavong. Thailand, which ...

Wind, solar power can help Vietnam solve energy problem: experts

Greater energy efficiency and expansion in renewables could help Vietnam meet an expected 7-10 percent increase in power demand each year through 2030, experts said at a recent conference.   The country needs to tap into various energy sources, including coal, natural gas, wind, solar and hydropower, ...

Laos' Khammouane province to study solar, wind power

The development of solar and wind power in Laos’ central Khammouane province is to be investigated following earlier mixed results, an official has said. The PP Electric Company in Vientiane has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Khammouane provincial Planning and Investment Department to conduct ...

Thailand's IEA signs deal for largest ASEAN wind farm in south Laos

Thai renewable company Impact Energy Asia (IEA) plans to build the largest wind farm in ASEAN – and generate 600 megawatts on 400,000 rai in southern Laos – under an agreement signed by the Lao government and the company on 7 August. “Called Monsoon Wind Farm, the US$1.5 ...

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