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India & Pakistan Disagree on Hydro Plans

Disagreements over how to share the waters of the Indus and other rivers have dogged relations between the nuclear-armed arch-rivals since independence in 1947 India will accelerate its building of new hydro-power plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack o ...

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Indonesia’s Largest Wind Project

Indonesia’s national energy company, PT. PLN, has signed a deal with an international group of investors led by Singapore-headquartered energy and infrastructure specialist Equis to build the country’s first large-scale renewable energy project. Signed on September 19 in Copenhagen, the 60MW capacity South Sulawesi wind farm will be Indonesia’s largest wind farm yet and is seen to help achieve the country’s ...

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Schneider in Rural Electrification Project

Schneider Electric announced that it has launched “Light It Up”, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme to bring access to electricity to rural communities across the Asia Pacific region. From mid- September to early November, Schneider Electric employees will distribute more than 1,800 units of the Mobiya solar lamps to rural communities in 12 countries across the region. Economic and social dev ...

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GE in TEPCO Digital Upgrade

Today, the power segment of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) and Japan-based Tepco Fuel & Power, Inc. entered into an agreement for mutual development and introduction of Industrial IoT solutions. These products will be implemented throughout Tepco thermal power plant fleet through GE’s Predix platform. The implementation will start from Tepco’s LNG-based Futtsu Power Station Unit 4. The company will ...

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Drop in RE in China

Government cutting subsidies for the sector as a result of slowing economy BEIJING • After installing more wind and solar farms than anywhere else on the planet, China is ratcheting back the pace of growth in an industry that has helped lower the costs of green energy worldwide. Installations of new wind and solar farms in China are expected to drop 11 per cent next year, from a record high this year, accor ...

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Indonesia’s Geothermal Challenge

Columns of steam shoot from the ground at an Indonesian power plant sitting in the shadow of an active volcano, as energy is tapped from the red-hot underbelly of the archipelago. Pipes zig-zag up rugged mountainsides covered in tea plantations, carrying steam from the Earth's core to power enormous, electricity-generating turbines at the Wayang Windu facility on Java island. Indonesia, a seismically-active ...

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Myanmar looks to Hydro

Electricity-starved Myanmar is looking to overhaul its long-term power strategy, aiming to hike the planned share of hydropower in its energy mix at the cost of polluting coal as it tries to attract foreign investment. The new democratically-elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi has made job creation one of its top priorities in what is Asia's sixth-poorest country. However, with half of its people without ...

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Indonesia’s energy expansion

Indonesia’s ambitious 35,000 MW (megawatt) electricity expansion is falling behind schedule. How the project will be expedited in the context of organisational changes within government is unclear, as is the status of remote power delivery and progress on renewables. A decision in May by state-owned electricity operator PLN to cancel the tender process for the 2000 MW Java 5 power plant as it neared the fin ...

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Australia’s Solar debate

The economics of solar power continues to be a topic of debate around the world. Last week, Hawaiian Electric announced O‘ahu has nearly reached its limit when it comes to rooftop solar systems that send energy to the electrical grid. In Australia, it was a week of record project announcements…but also a time of political dispute. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute. Australia is a global lead ...

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GE to supply Worlds largest Powerships

GE to supply power transformers for the world's largest Powerships GE continues to support the development of local innovation by designing and producing the transformers for the Powerships built by Karpowership, an affiliate of Karadeniz Energy Group. Bringing the power of marine transportation to the energy industry, the Powerships aid countries with urgent power needs with short-term power supply. GE wil ...

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