EVN to cut 1.7 billion kWh of renewable energy due to excessive generation

On the afternoon of April 4, in Hanoi, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) held an exchange with economic and energy experts in Vietnam about the operation of the national power system in the context that renewable energy sources boom, making it difficult for the process of operating, transmitting, and regulating electrical loads.

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.

Malaysia aspires to be carbon neutral nation, says Mustapa

PUTRAJAYA (May 5): Malaysia aspires to become a carbon-neutral nation in the future as it views climate change and sustainability as an issue of high significance, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today.

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.  

ASEAN Centre for Energy’s Renewable Energy Sub-Sector Network to meet virtually

The 28th annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Center for Energy’s Renewable Energy Sub-Sector Network (RE-SSN) will begin today; hosted virtually by Cambodia, the network will meet through May 6.

Philippines is the second highest investment destination for renewables across Southeast Asia – report

With resources that can generate up to 3,000 gigawatts (GW), and a “highly-liberalized” active spot market, the Philippines is touted as second best investment destination for renewable energy across Southeast Asia according to a report from HSBC Global Research.

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.

Irony Alert: Saudi Arabia Plans To Create Its Own Electric Car

Yes, electric cars represent a minimally invasive lifestyle change for an environmentally friendly future, they are taking up the bulk of most manufacturer’s R&D budgets, and giving start-ups a chance at the big time.  But has it really gotten to the point that an oil-rich country like Saudi Arabia, which is mainly known for exotic and luxury […]

New draft geothermal tariffs in Indonesia not attractive

The Indonesian government is designing a new geothermal electricity tariff scheme which will be regulated in a Presidential Regulation (Perpres), as reported by CNBC Indonesia.  It does though seem that the new proposal for the geothermal electricity scheme does not seem to satisfy the market or developers in the country. Developers consider consider the new […]