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Egat Vows to Adopt Japan’s Coal-use Policies

THE ELECTRICITY Generating Authority of Thailand plans to adopt for its four new coal-fired power plants techniques deployed effectively in Japan, to assure the Thai public of minimum environmental impacts. Each of the four new plants will produce 800 megawatts of power. According to Rangsan Athamanolap, Egat's assistant governor for corporate social affairs, coal will remain a major fuel for generating ele ...

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Electricity Import from India

The transmission line constructed for importing electricity from India will go for test from August 26, a move aimed to rid Bangladesh of nagging power crisis. “We will start energising the transmission line prior to a full-fledged import of electricity from India,” acting Managing Director of the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), Chowdhury Alamgir Hossain said on Saturday. He said 400 kilovolt trans ...

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Residents Resentful Over EVN Monopoly and Price Hike

The continued monopoly of state-owned Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and the lack of transparency in its price calculations have made the latest increase in power prices unpalatable to both experts and other residents. EVN, which produces 70 percent of the electricity in Vietnam, and is the country’s sole distributor, increased electricity prices by an average of 5 percent on August 1, the fifth hike since 20 ...

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Jiangnan Group Reports 6% Drop in H1 Profits; Plans to Double UHV-Cable Capacity

China’s leading power cable producer Jiangnan Group Ltd. reported a 6% decline in its first half profit due to lower copper and aluminium prices. Jiangnan Group’s net profit was 149.4 million yuan ($24.2 million) in the first six months, or 0.049 yuan per share, the company told Hong Kong Stock Exchange today. The Group’s revenues in all its product categories dropped as selling prices declined as a result ...

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Dynamic Line Up for Singapore International Energy Week

This year’s Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)will feature a line-up of esteemed speakers including several government leaders and industry captains who will be speaking at the event for the first time. MalaysianMinister for Energy, Green Technology and Water Y.B. Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili, Queensland Government Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark McArdle and the United States Department ...

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Saudi Solar-Powered Desalination Plant Ready by Year-End

Work on the first phase of the King Abdullah Initiative for Solar Water Desalination is almost complete and is expected to be operational by the end of this year, according to a senior energy official. Yousef Al-Yousef, supervisor at the Energy Research Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), told Alsharq newspaper that the plant would have a capacity of 30,000m³ of drinking wat ...

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Panasonic Supports Tokai University Solar Car Team with Solar Cells and Lithium-ion Batteries

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has agreed to provide technical support to Tokai University's solar car team, which will compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge (WSC 2013), one of the world's biggest races for solar cars, to be held from October 6 to 13 in Australia. Under the sponsorship agreement, Panasonic will provide the Japanese university team with its HIT(R)(1) solar cells which boas ...

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JA Solar to Develop 300 MW of Solar Power Projects in Xingtai City

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it plans to develop three solar power projects totaling 300 MW in Xingtai City in China's Hebei Province. The projects, located in Xingtai City's Lincheng, Neiqiu and Xingtai counties, will each have a capacity of 100 MW. The Company has obtained approval from the Hebei Provin ...

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Continuum Wind Energy Acquires 180 MW Wind Farms

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners-backed Singapore's Continuum Wind Energy Pte Ltd has acquired DJ Energy Pvt Ltd and Uttar Urja Power Projects Pvt Ltd from Delhi-based Sravanthi Group for an undisclosed amount. BMR Legal acted as the legal advisor to Continuum Wind and SB Partners advised the Sravanthi Group on the transaction. DJ Energy and Uttar Urja Power Projects own and operate 98.7 MW and 80 MW ...

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Seven Groups Keen on Agus Hydropower Plant Upgrade

Seven groups are keen on bidding for a government project to upgrade Mindanao's main power plant. State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp (Psalm) today identified the seven potential bidders as Alstom Philippines, China International Water and Electric Corp, HydroChina ZhongNan-HEC-BSPJV, Kaltimex Energy Philippines Inc, PHP Philippine Hydro Project Inc, Vicente T. Lao Construction, an ...

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