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Taiwan invests in Offshore Wind

The Taiwan Strait will likely generate an annual 3 million kilowatts to 5 million kilowatts from wind power, Premier Lin Chuan said Monday, implying an upgrade to the previously targeted 3 million kilowatts in 2025, thanks to investment applications from foreign companies. President Tsai Ing-wen's administration aims to shrink nuclear's share of the electricity supply from 14% in 2015 to zero by 2025. To su ...

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Concern on Philippines Lack of Wind Regulatory Framework

Vestas Wind Systems, Danish manufacturer and service provider of wind turbines, expressed concern on the future of wind power development in the Philippines citing the absence of an operational wind regulatory framework at present. “We are concerned about the near-term outlook for wind in the country. Since the FIT2 (second round of feed-in-tariff) came to an end, and until other policies come into effect, ...

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Vietnam Looks to Increase Renewables

Vietnam needs a long-term renewable energy development vision in line with international commitments to improve its economic efficiency and environmental quality, mitigate climate change and modernise industries. Experts made the suggestion at a recent workshop on energy transition in connection with social equity held by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). They said the vision will help p ...

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800MW Phu Cuong Project Formalized

Seven months after it was first proposed the massive 800 megawatt Vietnamese Phu Cuong Wind Farm has been officially formalized under a $2 billion Joint Development Agreement between GE Renewable Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power, and local Vietnamese partner, the Phu Cuong Group. GE Renewable Energy announced on the last day of May that it had signed a formal $2 billion Joint Development Agreement (JDA) b ...

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Australian System Needs Modernisation

In a new briefing paper, 'Arresting frequency changes in a modern electricity system', the CEC's director of energy transformation Tom Butler argued the current system of coal and gas plants providing frequency response is out of date. "While coal and gas power plants have traditionally provided inertia and system security services, many of Australia's coal plants are now past the date where they were expec ...

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Wind blowing strong in Vietnam

Vu Chi Mai, senior project officer at Geman Technical Cooperation (GIZ), highlighted at a wind power forum hosted by the Asia Wind Energy Association last week that experts are now more optimistic regarding the foreseeable cost reductions in the industry. The newfound optimism, Mai noted, may be coming as a result of technological advancements that have yet to be implemented. The forthcoming advances sugges ...

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Vietnams $80 Million Wind Project Begins!

The plant will be using the largest turbines ever to be installed in the country. Singapore-based renewable energy developer The Blue Circle and a Vietnamese partner started construction on an $80 million wind power plant in Vietnam's south-central province of Ninh Thuan on Friday. The Blue Circle, one of Southeast Asia's leading wind energy developers, is building the 40-megawatt Dam Nai plant with Vietnam ...

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China to lead global growth in Wind Power

China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said. Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by almost 65 percent to 800 gigawatts by the end of 2021, the council said in it ...

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GE Wind to supply Fujian Xinghua Gulf project

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by the Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Co. – a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy – to deliver three Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project in China. 03-2016-GE-125 GE Bringing Haliade Offshore Wind Giants To Chinese Demo The contract includes technical support and two-year operations and maintenance ...

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Equis Fund award EPC for Tolo I

Equis Asia Fund II has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts for its Indonesian wind farm, Tolo I to a consortium featuring Siemens Wind Power, PT Siemens Indonesia and PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero). The contracts were given through Equis’ Indonesian platform Redaya Energi and PT Energi Bayu Jeneponto. Located in Jeneponto in the ...

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