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DOE assures power supply for automated polls in May

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Energy (DOE) gave assurances on Wednesday that there will be an adequate supply of electricity during the elections in May. DOE Electric Power Industry Management Bureau director Mario Marasigan said there is enough energy supply in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on the day of the elections, which requires electricity […]

New DoE framework puts energy storage at heart of Philippines’ energy reforms

Questions around who should own, operate and ultimately benefit from the deployment of energy storage systems could soon be resolved in the Philippines after the government Department of Energy (DoE) issued a set of draft guidelines. In order to accommodate energy storage as an enabler for the modernisation of its electricity networks, the Philippines’ Department […]

Laos launches pilot project for electric vehicle charging system

VIENTIANE, April 3 (Xinhua) — Laos has taken a step towards the development of electric vehicles with the launch of a pilot project of vehicle battery charging stations. The Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as part of efforts to promote the use of […]

Korea and Malaysia co-pilot $7 million virtual power plant system

South Korean utility Busan City Gas is partnering with smart energy IoT solutions firms Shihwa SNC and I-ON Communications develop a virtual power plant as part of a pilot project. The consortium is collaborating with Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad to integrate and tests an energy storage system with solar technology over a period of […]

TNB promotes energy efficiency

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is launching a campaign to promote Energy Efficiency (EE) with the intention to remind and educate Malaysians on the significance of environmental sustainability through power saving. The larger purpose of the campaign is to steer the transformation towards a future energy ecosystem that delivers a balance between environmental sustainability, […]

Ministry says Cambodia will have to export its oil

Lacking the infrastructure needed to process the commodity, Cambodia will have to sell its crude oil when it starts producing later this year, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said yesterday. KrisEnergy is expected to extract the first drop of crude oil late this year or early 2020, but that oil will not be refined […]

4 power plant units go on unplanned outage

THE Luzon grid lost a total of 1,226 megawatts (MW) on Monday as four power plant units went on an unplanned outage that resulted in the thinning of reserves. The Department of Energy (DoE) said a yellow alert notice had been issued covering 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The […]

Govt urged to push for electric vehicles

In an interview with The Nation, Gu cited China as an example where EV sales have already topped 1 million units due to the Chinese government’s adoption of a car ownership policy that favours EVs. Free ownership licences have been granted to those who want to buy electric vehicles so the country’s EV adoption has […]

EXIM extends credit to develop renewable energy in Vietnam

EXPORT-IMPORT Bank of Thailand (Exim Thailand) has extended $65 million in credit to Eastern Power Group Plc and Communication & System Solution Plc to finance the construction of two solar-power plants in Phu Yen, Vietnam, with a combined generating capacity of around 100MW. Exim president Pisit Serewiwattana said the support was intended to encourage Thai […]

Hanoi ensures sufficient power supply in 2019

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Electricity’s Hanoi Power Corporation (EVNHN) pledges to ensure sufficient power supply to people in the capital city of Hanoi in 2019, said its Deputy General Director Nguyen Anh Tuan during a meeting of the municipal Party Committee on April 2. Tuan said due to the prolonged hot weather, the power […]