Hydropower plants and Electrification to carry on

Baharin to helm Tenaga as new CEO

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional’s chief distribution network officer Datuk Baharin Din will be the new president and chief executive officer on March 1.

Voith Hydro, Widad to bid for hydro projects in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Voith Hydro GmbH & Co KG  has partnered Widad Business Group Sdn Bhd (WBG) to seek and bid for hydro projects in Malaysia.

The more coal dominates the energy mix, the more positively Southeast Asia’s media will cover it—except in the Philippines

The more coal-dependent a country is, the more pro-coal its news reporting is—this was the trend among five Southeast Asian countries surveyed by Climate Tracker. Why is the Philippines the outlier?

Australia, Japan and Vietnam lead renewable energy shift in Asia Pacific

Australia, Japan and Vietnam are leading the shift to renewable energy in Asia Pacific, according to the latest research from IHS Markit. Significantly, coal and gas power plants are also being built at a brisk pace as part of the energy mix across the region.

EA expands EV recharging network in Thailand

Thailand’s first floating PV project goes online

The 2 MW plant is installed at the historic site of agro-food group SPM, in Thailand. With 2.8 GWh/year of low-carbon electricity, it will cover up to 20% of the site’s annual energy consumption.  

3 gas-fired power plants seen launching between 2022, 2025

ENERGY WORLD Corp. (EWC), Excellent Energy Resources, Inc. (EERI), and Batangas Clean Energy, Inc. have projected the launch commercial operations of their natural gas-fired power plants between 2022 and 2025, according to the Department of Energy (DoE) documents.

Think-tank urges stricter power auction rules

An infrastructure-oriented think-tank is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to implement stricter rules in the competitive selection process (CSP) of power distribution utilities after three bidders, particularly Kingstone Energy, were disqualified from the Manila Electric Company’s (MERALCO) CSP bidding for 1,800 megawatts (MW) of power supply.

Filipino Student Designs Solar Windows That Converts Food Waste Into Renewable Energy

The first-ever sustainability winner of The James Dyson Award was awarded to Carvey Maigue for inventing an innovative way to tackle food waste and using it to create renewable energy sources thus setting up a circular economy and mitigating climate change.