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World Bank Awards Vietnam $50 million for Wastewater Treatment Plant

Vietnam was awarded $50 million in funds from the World Bank for wastewater treatment plant improvements to help curb pollution at its industrial parks. At least eight wastewater systems in industrial parks in Nam Dinh, Ha Nam, Dong Nai and BaRiaVungTau, four of the country’s most industrialized provinces, will be constructed with the funding. Industrial parks discharge as much as 1 million cubic meters of ...

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Jiangxi Province Reveals Renewables Focused 12th Five Year Energy Plan

The government of China’s Jiangxi Province has just released the 12th Five-Year New Energy Development Plan spanning 2011 to 2015. It reveals that the province plans to focus on the development of non-fossil energy sources including hydraulic, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. Jiangxi province is home to rich resources 6.85 GW of hydropower reserves, accounting for approx 1% of China's total, including 5 ...

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Xayaburi project is on target

The Xayaburi hydropower project is on schedule to begin supplying electricity in 2019, as the Laotian government has given no written notice of its cancellation or postponement, said Norkun Sitthiphong, permanent secretary of the Thai Energy Ministry. The Xayaburi hydropower project is on schedule to begin supplying electricity in 2019, as the Laotian government has given no written notice of its cancellati ...

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Indonesia domestic coal reduction

The Indonesian government has decided to reduce the amount that coal miners must sell in the domestic market this year by 18 percent due to lower consumption by power plants. Miners must allocate 67.3 million metric tons of coal under the so-called domestic market obligation, down from the previous requirement of 82.1 million tons, said Edi Prasodjo, the coal business director at the Energy and Mineral Reso ...

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EGAT to revise the Power Development Plan

Consumers will have to pay twice as much for electricity by 2017 if power generation still relies on natural gas, and the options of nuclear or coal are not included in the National Energy Development Plan. To rectify this, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is revising its power development plan and will propose it to the government soon. The revised plan will increase the number of co ...

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Tenaga Profits are on the climb

The improved performance was mainly attributed to a RM750 million fuel cost compensation, a lower coal price and steady electricity demand. Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has posted a net profit of RM1.0 billion for the fourth quarter ended August 2012, bettering a net loss of RM322.5 million in the comparable quarter a year ago. The improved performance was mainly attributed to a RM750 million fuel cost compens ...

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Hitachi Buys U.K. Nuclear Power Venture for $1.1 Billion

The Japanese manufacturer Hitachi Ltd. Has agreed to buy Horizon Nuclear Power from Germany’s two largest utilities for £696 million ($1.1 billion), ensuring support for the U.K. government’s energy program. The transaction will be completed next month and secure financial backing for as many as six new nuclear reactors at two sites in Britain, according to a statement from Hitachi and the utilities, RWE AG ...

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Biogas Plant in Development in Jayanagar

The foundation stone for the first biogas plant in Jayanagar is set to be laid on Monday. The constituency generates around 32 tonnes of garbage. Of this, 11 tonnes are dry waste and 21 tonnes are wet waste. They will be separated, and the wet waste will be used for biogas. The plant will have a capacity of around 50 tonnes. “The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will be putting up 16 bio methanatio ...

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Bangladesh and India Finally Ink Deal for 1,320 MW Coal Plant

The joint venture Bangladesh India Friendship Power Co. (BIFPCL) will soon start primary works to set a 1,320 MW coal-fired power plant at Rampal in Bagerhat district, near the Sundarbans mangrove forests. The state-owned Power Development Board of Bangladesh and the state-managed National Thermal Power Co. (NTPC) of India are the partners of the joint venture BIFPCL, formed in January this year. Different ...

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Korea to expand use of smart grid for energy efficiency

Korea will consider diverse ways to expand the use of the smart grid system as part of its efforts to enhance the country's long-term energy efficiency, the finance ministry said Thursday. The move is part of future energy policy directions the government reviewed during a meeting to enhance energy efficiency and effectively cope with other problems from greenhouse gases and climate change. The meeting is i ...

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