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DOE closely coordinating with power suppliers as demand goes up

MANILA — The Department of Energy (DOE) assured the public of continued coordination with power industry players in view of the heightened demand for electricity during the sweltering summer season. The DOE issued the statement after the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) placed the Luzon grid on yellow alert from 11 a.m. to […]

Vietnam’s petrol, LPG import down in Q1

HANOI, April 1 (Xinhua) — Vietnam imported 2 million tons of various kinds of oil and petroleum products totaling nearly 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in the first quarter of this year, posting respective year-on-year drops of 42.6 percent and 47.6 percent, its Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Monday. Meanwhile, the country imported 349,000 […]

Vietnam’s gas station leader hedges bets with EV chargers

HANOI — Vietnam’s state-controlled Petrolimex, the top distributor of gasoline to the country’s more than 40 million motorbikes, aims to diversify operations ahead of a projected long-term slowdown in demand for the fuel. Formally called Vietnam National Petroleum Group, the company operates about 5,000 gas stations nationwide and has added locations at a pace of 70 […]

VN saves nearly 500,000 kWh during Earth Hour

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam saved 492,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ917 million (US$39,700), for one hour on Saturday night, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre. During Earth Hour, people across the country switched off unnecessary electrical devices from 8.30-9.30pm. This year’s figure represented a slight rise against the 485,000kWh of electricity saved during […]

Cambodia agrees lease for Turkish power ship

Turkey-based 232MW rental power ship ‘Kaya Bey’ docked at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) in 2010. RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP Cambodia succeeded in negotiations to lease a 200MW Turkish power ship to meet electricity demands in Phnom Penh, amid a nearly 400MW electricity shortage nationwide, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday. Speaking at the 18th Government-Private Sector […]

Strong Demand for Gas to Power Generation in Cambodia

Surrounded by bigger international players from neighbouring countries, Cambodia’s potential to import LNG has always been overlooked till recently.  Announcements of interests by Russia and Indonesia to develop Cambodia’s LNG infrastructure in Cambodia depicts the immense opportunity for gas to power in Cambodia. As one of the fastest growing economy amongst other ASEAN countries, with […]

Turn renewable energy on, fossil fuel off — groups

MANILA, Philippines — Earth Hour this year should be more than just turning lights off to save on electricity and more about adopting alternative power sources, a party-list group said on Saturday. The Murang Kuryente Partylist (MKP), which is seeking a House seat for the first time, made the call as Malacañang announced it would […]

ASEAN fast becoming a renewable energy hub

Technological innovations and favourable government policies are among the four trends expected to drive Southeast Asia’s transition to renewable energy in the coming years. A report published by global auditing firm KPMG on Tuesday titled ‘The Renewable Energy Transition’ noted that while there are still 70 million ASEAN citizens without access to reliable electricity, the […]

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Orders Critics’ Electricity Shut Off Amid Furor Over Power Shortages

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has told officials to cut off electricity to the homes of those who claim he orchestrated blackouts to drum up public support for a controversial hydropower dam, after the head of an environmental NGO suggested the government was responsible for power outages that have plagued the country this year. Over […]

With streamlined projects, power rates can be cut by P0.35/kwh

That has been the scale of savings crunched by Senate Committee on Energy Chairman Sherwin T. Gatchalian, the principal author of the newly signed Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Law, that will then serve as digitally-enabled platform of streamlining approval processes on energy projects. Patently, the law that was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last […]