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  • The World Bank, Infra Asia, and the Singapore Management University have launched a programme to boost the capabilities of regional government officials in infrastructure development.
  • A new study released by the UK’s University of Keele states that smart meters have little impact on reducing consumer energy usage.
  • Myanmar wins $350m World Bank credit to expand energy generation

    13 Jun 2020 Power Engineering International
    The World Bank has approved a $350 million credit to help Myanmar to increase the output and efficiency of power generation.
  • Global natural gas markets record historic demand shock

    11 Jun 2020 Power Engineering International
    2020 is on its way to experiencing the largest recorded demand shock in the history of global natural gas markets, underlines the Gas 2020 report, issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • The need to improve agility and speed in operations by utilities in the Asia-Pacific are the two main factors driving them into adopting cloud-based solutions, according to the IDC.
  • Vietnam PM urges faster approval of wind projects

    22 Jun 2020 Staff Reporter from Asian Power
    This is urged for localities with potential for wind power development.
  • The global digital twin market in the utility industry is expected to grow more than six-fold between 2020 and 2026.
  • The Necessity of Digitising Power Plants

    22 Jun 2020 Jessica Dogaojo, Content Manager from Enlit Asia
    Following supply chain disruptions and creation of new demands in the power market due to coronavirus-related restrictions, the industry is being pressured to improve efficiency and accuracy, integrat ...
  • Probing the Role of the Corporate Buyer in Driving ASEAN’s Energy Transition

    23 Jun 2020 Jessica Dogaojo, Content Manager from Enlit Asia
    Investor appetite for renewable projects had been reasonably low during the first few months of shock from the health crisis. However, Ashwin Naranayan, Head of Special Projects (Renewable Energy) at ...
  • Renewables transition in Philippines urged for cheaper electricity

    25 Jun 2020 Staff Reporter from Asian Power
    Its reliance on imported thermal coal has caused price surges for consumers.
  • There is unanimous agreement on the advantages of digitalisation in improving power plants’ and networks’ efficiencies, reducing unplanned outages and downtime, and extending the operational lifetime ...
  • Asia's annual offshore growth to to rise to 9GW in 2030

    02 Jul 2020 Staff Reporter from Asian Power
    Almost 1,500GW of technical offshore wind potential, which offer enormous potential for Asia, have been identified mostly in China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam. This acts as a ray of light ...
  • South Korea’s KEPCO backs Indonesian coal project

    13 Jul 2020 Power Engineering International
    South Korea’s state-owned utility Korea Electric Power (Kepco) has announced that will move ahead with investments in the construction of two coal-fired power plants on the Indonesian island of Java.
  • Fossil fuel lock-in worsens electricity prices for Southeast Asia

    14 Jul 2020 Staff Reporter from Asian Power
    The culprit for the high prices is the capacity fee, a minimum payment to ensure that the investor of the coal plant recovers their investment, which is typically a 14-15% internal rate of return (IRR ...
  • IFC helps Myanmar connect 450,000 rural settlers

    09 Jul 2020 Smart Energy International
    The signing of the Results-Based Financing for Off-grid Solar grant agreement will enable more than 450,000 people in rural Myanmar to gain access to clean energy for the first time. The programme is ...
  • Tesco Malaysia powers 15 stores with solar energy

    15 Jul 2020 Power Engineering International
    The first phase of the Tesco-NESS PPA will see the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the rooftop spaces of 15 Tesco stores nationwide. The Tesco-NESS PPA will run for 20 years until 20 ...
  • Indonesia’s energy landscape: Where it’s currently at and where it’s going

    20 Jul 2020 Jessica Dogaojo, Content Manager from Enlit Asia
    With 17,000 islands and 270 million people, Indonesia is the largest energy market in Southeast Asia. Annually, the country’s total energy demand increases by 7% and is anticipated to grow until 2050, ...
  • Flexibility seen to fast-track ASEAN energy transition

    20 Jul 2020 Jessica Dogaojo, Content Manager from Enlit Asia
    A zero-carbon future for Southeast Asia (SEA) would require a wide range of changes in conventional methods and technologies in power generation. For Nicolas Leong, Sales Director at Wärtsilä Energy B ...
  • Top 3 trends disrupting Asia’s power sector

    31 Jul 2020 Smart Energy International
    However, grid resilience and renewable energy integration remain core investment areas for energy stakeholders in Asia. The two will help Asia to increase its power grid capacity to support surging en ...
  • Together, they will provide customers access to distributed energy solutions via a flexible ‘Energy as a Service’ (EaaS) model, allowing customers in the Asia Pacific market to pay for energy services ...

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