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ESDM Ministry Rejects House Proposal for New Renewable Energy Fund Management Agency

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif rejected the House of Representatives’ proposal to create a new renewable energy (NRE) fund management agency, set to be included in the NRE Bill. According to Arifin, Presidential Regulation No. 97 of 2021 on MRE ministry provided that the implementation of NRE policies falls […]

Storage systems vital to renewable energy boom: expert

Vietnam needs to issue policies to encourage and manage Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) for renewable projects to ensure a stable power supply, a foreign expert has advised.

Rondo announces 90 GWh heat battery factory

Rondo Energy, developer of the Rondo Heat Battery, announced it has partnered with Siam Cement Group to expand its factory to a 90 GWh capacity. The Thailand facility currently produces 2.4 GWh of industrial heat batteries and is planned to be expanded to the largest battery factory in the world.

Energy Ministry Claims Using Electric Vehicles Saves Rp2.77mn a Year

Rida Mulyana, Secretary General of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, claimed that electric vehicles can save customers up to Rp2.77 million on fuel expenses per year. Not only is it beneficial to the public, the use of electric vehicles also reduces the government budget.

Jokowi Says Indonesia’s First EV Battery Factory to Be Built in North Kalimantan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo or Jokowi said the country’s first factory for electric vehicles or EV batteries will be constructed in the industrial park area (KIPI) in North Kalimantan.

Wuling-Gotion High Tech Develops Electric Car Batteries in Indonesia

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – PT SGMW Motor Indonesia (Wuling Indonesia) collaborates with PT Gotion Green Energy Solutions Indonesia (Gotion High-Tech) to develop electric vehicle batteries for the Indonesian automotive market. The partnership was signed at the Wuling Factory in Cikarang, West Java on Monday, November 28.

PLN, Hyundai Kefico Collaborate to Develop Battery Swapping Station for Electric Motorcycle

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – State power company PT PLN (Persero) is collaborating with Hyundai Kefico and Consortiums to develop Battery Swapping Station for Motorcycles (SPBKLU). The pilot project took place in Bali, with Hyundai Kefico providing 50 motorcycles for PLN’s operation during the G20 Summit. This collaboration also includes the installation of SPBKLU in accordance with the agreement.

Philippines regulators consider energy storage ownership rules and definition – report

The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) and regulators are considering changing rules governing ownership of grid-connected energy storage systems. The current classification of energy storage as generation could be hindering investment in an asset class the Philippines needs to see more of to ensure stable and cost-effective operation of its electricity networks.

VinFast’s energy division breaks ground on 5 GWh/year battery factory

Energy solutions division VinES – a member of Vingroup alongside VinFast – and Gotion Inc have broken ground on a 34.5 acre LFP battery factory designed with an annual capacity of 5 GWh. That equates to roughly 30 million battery cells per year to support future VinFast EVs.  

Sungrow and Thai government body partner on energy storage and green hydrogen

Sungrow has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on energy transition topics with the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) of Thailand.