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Ingeteam commissioned over 4GW of wind converters in 2018

 Ingeteam Power Technology, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it contracted over 4GW of wind energy converters globally in 2018. With a total of 45GW installed capacity to date, the company remains the unchallenged number one supplier of wind power converters in the world. The Ingeteam Group closed the year with a 15% increase in turnover compa ...

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Blockchain & the Energy Sector

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Brussels, says that to accelerate low-cost renewables in the power sector, countries will need innovative technology tools which enable them to benefit from renewable scale-ups.  The report, Innovation for a Renewable-Powered Future, mapped 30 key innovations and 11 solutions in the variable renewable energy (VRE) landscape exp ...

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Will Malaysia be SEA Leading Clean Energy Leader?

A silver lining of global warming is that it is forcing every nation to rethink its future, to open its mind to new possibilities. The latest IPCC report gives the world only 12 years to radically cut greenhouse gas emissions or condemn future generations to climate change catastrophe. There is no choice but to act. For developed and developing countries alike, this shatters old certainties of for ...

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Energy 4.0 Thailand

ADB’s financing of Thailand’s first solar and wind generation plants has led to the increased deployment of renewable energy capacity, including distributed generation. ADB’s financing of Thailand’s first solar and wind generation plants has led to the increased deployment of renewable energy capacity, including distributed generation. Thailand’s next phase of growth requires a new paradigm for the power se ...

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InfraCo Asia Enter JV For The Development of Hydro in KPK

InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd (InfraCo Asia), a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is hoping to open up future private sector investment in small hydropower projects in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province of Pakistan following the signing of an agreement to develop four new hydropower schemes in the region. InfraCo Asia has entered into the Joint Investment and Development ...

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Asia Leading in IoT Adoption

More than a third (34%) of businesses now use IoT, and that 70% of these adopters have moved beyond pilot stage and 95% of adopters are seeing the benefits of investment in this technology as it moves into the mainstream, according to the findings of Vodafone’s latest IoT Barometer. While use cases for IoT are varied, ranging from medical exoskeletons to connected tyres, the research has ...

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Women in Power Nepal

More than 250 engineers and energy-sector professionals represented their countries at the first regional conference of the Women in Power Sector Network in South Asia (WePOWER)–a forum to promote and diversify female practitioners’ opportunities in the power and energy sector. They included representatives from 60 participating institutions from local and international power utilities, energy sector organi ...

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ASEAN Energy Investments

Primary energy demand across the 10-nation ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region surged 70 percent from 2000 to 2016 alongside annual economic growth rates that have recently averaged 5.1 percent. That has spurred ASEAN governments to implement a host of policies aimed at meeting growing demand for energy, including creation of a region-wide ASEAN Power Grid (APG), the ASEAN Post highlights ...

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The Cost of Building More Dams in LAOS

THE DEBATE over Laos’ strategy to become the “Battery of Asia” continues months after the deadly disaster at the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, even as the Lao government keeps building more dams. Despite the previous government’s decision to suspend new dam projects and academics’ concerns over the transboundary impacts of dams on the environment and the wellbeing of people in the Mekong River Basin, La ...

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Central Asia’s Largest Solar Plant Open in Karaganda

 “The head of state set us a task to bring the share of alternative energy up to 30 percent by 2030. Today, we have taken a big step towards achieving this goal. The solar power plant launched today has 100 megawatt power. To understand the power, this energy will be enough for 10 small cities. I’ll add that two more solar power stations with a total capacity of 90 megawatts are under construction in our re ...

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