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Vietnam to reduce thermal power production

Vietnam targets reducing coal-fired power production by 6 percent this year to prioritize solar and wind energy even as it grapples with limited transmission capacity.

Myanmar coup threatens Chinese power projects

TAIPEI/YANGON — Chinese energy companies contracted to build power plants in Myanmar have had their projects put on hold, and some are considering exiting the market, in a sign of how the military coup in the Southeast Asian country may be deterring even thick-skinned Chinese investors.

Electricity demand dwindles amid lockdown: official

Demand for electricity has dropped to 1,700MW from 2,000MW in 2019 and has yet to post a significant pick-up even as factories and hotels in designated yellow zones resume business, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy.  

Red zone residents call for assistance with electricity bills

Some residents in Phnom Penh’s designated Red Zones on May 1 urged state-run Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) to find ways to assist with electricity bills, as restrictions make it difficult to travel to work and earn an income. The request came after EDC asked residents to find ways to settle their bills.

Laos authorities mull policies to ease impacts of Covid-19 as 64 more cases reported on Saturday (May 1)

VIENTIANE, May (Vientiane Times/ANN): A number of policies are being considered to mitigate the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak on the economy and people’s livelihoods.

200MW power plant in Cambodia commissioned by MAN Energy

Engineering company MAN Energy Solutions and Chinese state-owned energy company China National Machinery Corporation (CHMC) have commissioned a 200MW power generation plant in Cambodia.

Energy firm vows stable electricity in Eastern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY: The recurring low power voltage and brownouts in the entire province of Eastern Samar may soon be a thing of the past as Taft Hydro Energy has vowed to provide a stable supply of power in the province and in some parts of Samar.

Low-income countries play carbon leapfrog in green energy shift

Just as Brazil’s rivers supply it with hydroelectric power and faults in the earth’s crust provide Indonesia with geothermal energy, so Vietnam hopes abundant sunshine and a shallow coast will provide clean energy to drive economic growth.

Nuclear energy, an option for Vietnam in the long run: experts

Clean and reliable nuclear energy could help Vietnam meet its growing power demand over the long term and ensure its development is not derailed, experts say. Prof Sheldon Landsberger of the University of Texas at Austin, the U.S., an expert in nuclear and radiation engineering, said: “With a population of nearly 100 million people, Vietnam […]

Trung Nam Group inaugurates wind power plant in Vietnam

Vietnamese construction company Trung Nam Group has inaugurated a wind power plant in the Thuận Bắc district of Vietnam’s Ninh Thuận province. The 152MW wind complex, which involved an investment of VND4tn ($172.4m), is expected to generate 423 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity a year. The first phase of the facility, with a capacity of […]