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Japan focuses on HRS for FCV

As a result of discussions that began in May 2017, the following 11 companies have signed an agreement to form a new company in the spring of 2018, aimed at the full-fledged development of hydrogen recharging stations (HRS) for fuel cell vehicles (FCV): Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co Ltd., Honda Motor Co Ltd., JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd., Iwatani Corporation, ...

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Thailand urged to harness clean & smart power solutions

A new report says Thailand can enjoy a ‘complete economic transformation’ by integrating more renewable energy. Produced by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy of Thailand, the paper points to potential savings for the country of over US$9 billion annually by 2036. To achieve this, and 37% clean power in its energy mix by 2036 – a quarter higher than current targets, ...

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CHEM Supplies Vodafones Base Station Power in India

Chung-hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corp (CHEM, 中興電工) has signed a 10-year, US$100 million deal with Vodafone Group PLC to supply electricity for the UK telecom’s base stations in northeastern India, a company executive said yesterday. “The deal marks significant progress for the company after it entered the Indian market two years ago,” CHEM chief strategy officer and chief operating officer Jo ...

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Schneider & NGK Conclude MOU

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, along with NGK INSULATORS, LTD., the worldwide leader of manufacturing advanced ceramic products, announced on November 8 the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, the two companies will explore global opportunities to jointly market NGK's NAS (R) battery and Schneider Electric's inverte ...

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Final Bidders in Origins Metering Unit

Private equity firm KKR & Co and Australian government owned power infrastructure company Ausgrid are reported to have emerged as the final two bidders for Origin Energy’s metering unit – Acumen Metering – with both contenders slated to submit the bid for the asset next week. According to a report from The Australian last week, the bids from KKR and Ausgrid will be submitted by Wednesday. Bank of Americ ...

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Philippines ripe for Smart Energy Solutions

With the Philippines’ cost of power among the highest in the region and being one of countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, the country is ripe for smart energy solutions. Pierre Cheyron, chief executive officer of ENGIE Services Asia-Pacific, is undertaking a more aggressive ambition in the Philippines with its smart energy systems. The company ENGIE Services Asia-Pacific is part of the E ...

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Asia Faces Uniques Smart Grid Challenges

Compared to deregulated electricity markets in other parts of the world, in much of the Asia Pacific region the electricity supply industry is characterised by incumbent suppliers with exclusive rights to supply to consumers. These monopolistic suppliers are also the only permitted buyers of wholesale power from any licensed power generators. These energy supply chains constrain opportunities for new entran ...

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Tesla Uses Samsung For Australian Energy Storage Project

Tesla's massive Australian energy-storage facility, which CEO Elon Musk vowed to build quickly after regional outages, will be equipped with battery cells from Samsung SDI instead of main supplier Panasonic. The decision to use Samsung SDI is a blow to Panasonic, which has its hands full with orders for electric-vehicle batteries. To meet a self-imposed deadline of 100 days, Tesla turned to the South Korean ...

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Trilliant Wins Frost & Sullivan Smart Grid Company Award

Trilliant, a global provider of IoT and smart energy communications solutions, has been awarded the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Southeast Asia Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year. The award, based on analysis of companies offering end-to-end smart grid solutions in Southeast Asia, recognized Trilliant's emergence as a market leader with remarkable growth and expansion of its customer base. The Company of ...

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IoT Upgrades for Asia’s Power Sector

Southeast Asian countries are adopting cutting-edge information technology to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of fossil fuel power plants that the region relies on to meet surging energy demand. Japanese trading house Marubeni and Global Power Synergy Co., an affiliate of Thailand's national oil company PTT, have reached a basic agreement to install sensors at existing power plant ...

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