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KKR powers up Singapore’s Barghest Building Performance with $33m investment

KKR has invested S$45m ($33m) in Singapore-based energy savings business Barghest Building Performance, as the firm peruses its impact investment strategy. BBP provides energy efficiency services for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in commercial and industrial buildings. The company has operations across Southeast Asia, China, India and Taiwan. KKR launched its dedicated Global Impact business in 2018 to invest in businesses […]

Shell Singapore appoints new country chairwoman

SINGAPORE, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Shell Singapore, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell, has appointed a new country chairwoman who will assume the position from January next year, the company said in a statement on its website. Aw Kah Peng, who is currently general manager for Shell’s chemicals intermediates business in Asia Pacific, will succeed […]

Brunei, Bangladesh companies to explore green energy opportunities

| Achong Tanjong | A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MoU) between Brunei Darussalam’s Dimension Strata Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Green Power Ltd was held at the Bangladeshi High Commission in Brunei Darussalam in Jalan Sungai Akar, for joint collaboration in exploring investment and business opportunities yesterday. The ceremony was witnessed by the Bangladesh High Commissioner to…

Singapore Energy-Saving Firm Wins $33 Million KKR Investment

KKR & Co. is buying a stake of as much as S$45 million ($33 million) in Barghest Building Performance, a Singapore provider of energy saving solutions, in the private equity firm’s first impact investment globally. It’s investing as part of a Series B fundraising for BBP, which helps companies throughout Asia reduce electricity consumption by […]

Vietnam Electricity to speed up projects in 2019 amidst rising demand

It wants to accelerate the construction of transformer stations and start operations of a line in South Saigon. Vietnam Electricity (EVN) will accelerate its projects in 2019 to meet rising demand and ensure sufficient supply for the year, Vietnam Energy reports. The projects include 220kV transformer stations in Luu Xa, Quynh Luu and Quang Chau […]

TNB shares slip despite renewable energy deal in India

PETALING JAYA: (TNB) shares slipped 0.1% to RM13.54 despite entering into a partnership to grow its renewable energy (RE) portfolio. Tenaga Nasional (TNB) had entered into an agreement to subscribe to a compulsorily convertible debenture (CCD) issued by India’s GMR Bajoli Holi Hydropower Pte Ltd (GBHH) for 2.26 billion Indian rupees (RM133.2mil). The proposed investment […]

The need for renewable energy cooperation

In October, the United Nations (UN) released a report which highlighted that the world could be on the brink of a climate change disaster if immediate measures are not taken. Leading scientists behind the report have said that the world only has 12 years to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius […]

ERC poised to reconfirm Glow ruling

PTT’s Global Power Synergy wants to obtain Engie Group’s Glow Energy Plc, but regulators have turned down the proposal on anti-trust grounds. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is likely to adhere to its recent resolution to derail a takeover effort made by PTT’s unit Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC) for Glow Energy Plc. ERC chairman […]

Myanmar energy firm plans $35m investment

DRIVEN by its vision to become an innovative leader in Myanmar’s growing energy sector, locally-owned Parami Energy Group of Companies plans to invest US$35 million (Bt1.15 billion) in its LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) business over the next three years, according to Group CEO Ken Tun, aka Pyae Wa Tun. He told a media roundtable on […]

ADB invests $155 million in Thai green bonds

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to invest 5 billion Thai baht (US$155 million) in Thailand-based B.Grimm Power Public Company Ltd via five- and seven-year green bonds. Reportedly, the bonds are the first certified climate bonds issued in the country. According to the bank, the proceeds have been earmarked for nine operational solar PV plants […]