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.

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.

Myanmar’s political woes may apply brakes to gasoline inflows

Singapore — The recent military coup in Myanmar is expected to inject headwinds into the Asian gasoline market as the political situation has raised fears of slowing imports in the near term, potentially squeezing domestic supplies in a country that has limited production bandwidth of its own.

ADB, Energy Absolute Sign Green Loan for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (Energy Absolute) signed a 1.5 billion Thai baht ($47.62 million) green loan to finance ongoing renewable energy projects and a countrywide electric vehicle charging network in Thailand.

Renewable energy program targets 55.8% share of power mix by 2040

THE Department of Energy has set new renewable energy (RE) targets in its latest version of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), with RE expected to account for more than half of the Philippines’ power mix by 2040, officials said.