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StarHub Eyes Singapore Open Electricity Market

Singapore's StarHub has announced a new joint initiative with renewable energy startup Sunseap to enter Singapore's open electricity market. The two companies will collaborate on areas including customer service, billing and sales and explore opportunities in the smart energy and IoT segments. The Singapore government is working to liberalize the retail electricity market by the second half of the year, sta ...

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Indonesia attracting Billions of Dollars in Investment!

Indonesia is forgoing billions of dollars on offer from American companies eager to invest in South-east Asia's biggest economy, United States Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan said. As the US tries to arrest a deteriorating trade balance with Indonesia, which last year found itself in President Donald Trump's cross-hairs, Donovan has also rejected complaints of increasing American protectionism. Indon ...

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Creating a strategy for PEV Solutions

If energy utilities want to forge a place in Australia’s evolving energy ecosystem they need to create a strategy for providing PEV solutions, writes Charlie Richardson. Alongside the many insights into the National Electricity Market (NEM), the Finkel Review found that the uptake of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) combined with a decarbonised grid could help to achieve significant emissions reductions in ...

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Lithium Ion Versus 3 Phase UPS

Is Lithium Ion (Li-ion) a suitable replacement battery solution for your 3 phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System? We have received inquiries from our customers regarding possible conversion of their current VRLA or wet cell battery solutions to Li-ion for their UPS systems. Of course, when Li-ion batteries are positioned to deliver a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) as compared to VRLA batterie ...

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$3.4 Climate Investment Opportunities in South East Asia

South Asia's ambitious plans to meet its climate targets under the Paris Agreement represent $3.4 trillion worth of investment opportunities in cities and infrastructure by 2030, according to Climate Investment Opportunities in South Asia, a new report by IFC released today by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, which represent 7.38 percent of glo ...

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Transformer Blast Kills 14 in India

The death toll in a transformer blast in India's western state of Rajasthan on Wednesday (Nov 1) rose to 14, China's Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying. Seven people are undergoing treatment in hospital after the explosion. The blast took place on Tuesday in Khatloi village of Shahpura, near Jaipur city, the capital of Rajasthan. According to officials, the transformer blasted while people had ...

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AIIB Loans $100 Million USD for Power Transmission Network

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has planned to help India improve its power transmission network and expand the use of solar and wind energy with a loan of 100 million U.S. dollars. The loan approved by the Board of Directors of AIIB involves co-financing of 50 million U.S. dollars from the Asian Development Bank. This was the fourth co-financing made by AIIB and ADB, two major multilateral deve ...

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ADB Funds $152 Million to Upgrade Nepal’s Transmission Network

The Asian Development Bank will provide a USD 152 million to Nepal for the implementation and enhancement of its power transmission and distribution, officials said here today. The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Nepal’s Ministry of Finance signed the loan agreement in Kathmandu. The aid will be granted to the Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project (PTDEEP) which su ...

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China’s New Transmission Prices Imminent

China said on Tuesday it will set new power transmission prices by the end of October, in its latest effort to liberalise the power market and promote trading of electricity across different regions. Beijing has made a series of moves to open up the country's monopolised power market since late 2015, including launching a power trading scheme for eight provinces and reducing power distribution prices. Power ...

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Huawei Transform PEA Transmission Network Thailand

After thoroughly analyzing Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)'s requirements, Huawei developed a unified transmission solution customized specifically for PEA. The solution enabled PEA's transmission and transformation network to be upgraded using customized network migration tools, entering a new stage. "PEA's modernized power transmission and transformation network provided by Huawei enables unified p ...

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