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1 in 3 eligible consumers switches to electricity retailer

Nearly a third of eligible consumers have opted to buy electricity from a retailer since the Open Electricity Market was progressively launched from Nov 1, starting with households mainly in the north-west of Singapore. And the Energy Market Authority (EMA) believes this initial take-up rate will stay the same as the roll-out continues across the […]

1-MW Solar Array to cut carbon emission of TMPC plant in Laguna

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) inaugurated its 1-megawatt (MW) Solar Array at its assembly plant in Laguna. In a statement on Wednesday, the company said this was one of TMP’s major initiatives to minimize its carbon footprint and help mitigate the effects of climate change, based on the global Toyota Environmental Challenge (TEC) 2050. TMP […]

16 foreign firms want to partner with local electric co-ops to form clean-energy mini grids

SIXTEEN foreign firms have expressed interest to partner with electric cooperatives to put up clean-energy mini grids. According to the post-event survey conducted by the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) that co-organized the first-ever Philippines Mini-grid Business-to-Business (B2B) Forum in Manila, “16 foreign participants said they would or were very likely to invest in mini […]

24-Hour Electricity in Rakhine to Be Delivered by End of Year

NAYPYITAW — A 30-billion-kyat project to provide 24-hour electricity to four townships in Rakhine State will be completed in December, according to the Department of Electric Power Transmission and System Control under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The project was launched in 2016 to provide electricity to Ponnagyun, Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships. The […]

25th meeting of Mekong Council reviews work on river

Quang Ninh (VNA) – The 25th meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council was convened in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on November 28. It brought together 120 delegates from the council’s four member countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The commission’s dialogue partners – China and Myanmar, and […]

4000 villages now have access to solar grids

The government said its solar electrification project has allowed almost 200,000 households to access power supply over the last two years. Over 4000 villages and 180,000 households have been electrified during two years of five-year solar electrification project implemented by the agriculture ministry’s Department of Rural Development (DRD), U Sai Thura Kyaw, director of that department, […]

60 electric buses worth S$50m to hit the road in 2020

SINGAPORE — Sixty electric buses from three suppliers will hit the road in 2020, providing commuters with quieter and smoother rides, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday (Oct 24). The buses, worth S$50 million, will arrive in Singapore from next year and the routes they will ply will be announced at a later […]

Abang Johari: No multi-layer sales tax on petroleum products

KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today clarified that only the export sales tax will be imposed on petroleum products. Clarifying that there would be no multi-layer sales tax on petroleum products, he said there was a lot of misunderstanding on the export sales tax for petroleum and gas product,s which was announced in […]

ABB Wins ASEAN Energy Award for Pioneering Public Electric Mobility Project in Malaysia

ABB has won an ASEAN Energy Award for the installation of the first-of-its-kind public EV charging station, supporting the Malaysian government’s efforts to accelerate wider adoption of electric mobility. ABB`s Terra 53 fast charging station, located in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, reduces typical charging time from 2 hours, using conventional public AC chargers, to around 15 […]

Aboitiz Power to build $28 million battery storage

MANILA, Philippines — SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP), the joint venture of SN Power of Norway and Aboitiz Power Corp., plans to construct a $28-million battery energy storage system (BESS) at its Magat hydro electric power plant (HEPP). The facility will be used to boost the company’s ancillary services and standby power supply that can […]