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EVN to invest in $1 billion thermal power plant in Cần Thơ

Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has been accepted as the investor of the US$1.19 billion Ô Môn III thermal power plant located in Cần Thơ City, under a decision issued by the municipal People’s Committee.

Ministry reviews draft National Power Development Plan VIII

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed six key contents of the draft National Power Development Plan for the 2021 – 2030 period with a vision to 2045 (PDP VIII) for comments from the Government.

The Malaysian-owned Battersea Power Station will open to the public next month

Battersea Power Station will be open to the public for the first time on October 14, 2022. Electric Boulevard, a new pedestrianised high street running from the south of the Power Station, between Frank Gehry’s Prospect Place and Foster + Partners’ Battersea Roof Gardens, will also open on the same day at the new Battersea […]

DOE to clarify mandates, rules on supply procurement

The Department of Energy (DOE) is set to issue clarificatory guidelines surrounding its mandate and the Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) role during the conduct of competitive selection processes (CSP) for power supply agreements (PSA).

Energy Commission studying potential power storage to complement existing power grids

The Energy Commission is studying the potentials of building a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to support intermittent solar power. Energy Commission chief executive officer Razib Dawood said the study, expected to conclude by end of the year, would determine its suitability before being proposed to the government.

$2.8-bln thermal power plant completed in central Vietnam

The 1,330-megawatt Nghi Son 2 Thermal Power Plant in the central province of Thanh Hoa, which can supply electricity to over six million households, has gone on stream.

Finance Ministry says will stomach RM5.8b to keep power tariff at current rate despite higher costs

The Ministry of Finance today announced that it will pay RM5.8 billion to national power company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to maintain electricity tariffs at the current rate so as not to burden Malaysians.

Sabah set to regulate own electricity, gas supply

Sabah chief minister Hajiji Noor has set in motion plans for the state to regulate its own electricity and gas supply by setting up the Sabah Energy Commission (SEC) and take over Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB).

About 1.2m S’porean households to receive one-off $100 utilities credit by September

About 1.2 million Singaporean households living in public and private residential properties will each receive a one-off $100 Household Utilities Credit by next month.

Philippine govt warns about ‘power-saving device’ scam touted as energy prices surge

As surging inflation pushed up living costs in the Philippines, Facebook posts and YouTube videos promoted a “power-saving device” that they claimed could slash electricity bills. However, the posts show news reports that have been doctored to make it look like tests found the device was effective, when they actually found it did not work. […]