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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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Asia Getting Smart With IoT

Southeast Asian countries are adopting cutting-edge information technology to improve the efficiency and environmental impact of fossil fuel power plants that the region relies on to meet surging energy demand. Japanese trader 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 plants that will allow ...

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Asia’s Greener Grid

Not long ago, the future of nuclear power was in Asia. In 2015, nine of the 10 reactors that opened globally were on the continent. But recent declarations by South Korea and Taiwan that they will “go green” have called into question nuclear power’s long-term viability, at least in East Asia. Indeed, 2017 may mark the end of the region’s nuclear love affair – and the start of a new one with renewables. Sout ...

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Elcogen Fuel Cell’s in REFLEX Project

European fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen will supply its technology for a groundbreaking new project demonstrating how reversible solid oxide cells can be used in innovative clean energy storage systems. Elcogen’s market-leading solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology will be used in the upcoming REFLEX project, which will operate an energy hub coupled to solar and mini-hydro renewable sources to provide bot ...

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China Leads Smart Meter Installations

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the state of the global utility electric smart meter market, tracking data related to customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors, systems integrators, and meter data management (MDM) vendors. In Asia Pacific, the smart meter market remains fragmented, with a subset of the region’s major countries engagin ...

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Changing the Energy Game through Hacking?

As the focus is shifting from hardware to software and the digital potential is explored to provide energy solutions such as in case of blockchain, demand side management, IoT and smart grids, GIZ, a state-owned company supporting the German government in reaching its sustainable development goals, has come together with CalCEF/New Energy Nexus, TechGrind, CU Innovation Hub, and KX, to launch the Smart Ener ...

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