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ADB to Close doors not just on coal

A multilateral agency’s plan to stop financing new coal power plants will be meaningless if not matched with a strong push fo renewable energy (RE) sources, environmentalists said. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and the Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED) fear without clear RE plans, other forms of fossil fuels will be pushed instead. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) i ...

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Insufficient momentum in Asia energy transition

Asia’s energy transition is underway but the pace has been insufficient to curb emissions. Reducing reliance on coal, accelerating the deployment of renewable energy sources, developing hydrogen and improving energy efficiency are areas key to lowering the region’s carbon footprint. Given its place in the global economy, Asia has a critical role in climate change mitigation and the de-carbonisation of the r ...

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Thailand – lessons from a 116,000 smart meter rollout

The 116,000 smart meter rollout in Pattaya City on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast is piloting the technology ahead of a wider national rollout. The City of Pattaya smart meter rollout, coming to its closing stages following delays due to the COVID-19 virus response, is one of the key components of the first stage of Thailand’s smart grid roadmap. The 20-year roadmap initiative was launched in 2017 to develop ...

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Collaboration breaks new ground in Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa confirmed as preferred supplier for full 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind projects

Largest preferred supplier agreement for Siemens Gamesa in Taiwan to date: 1,044 MWHai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW) projects added in extension of Hai Long 2A (300 MW) preferred supplier agreement State-of-the-art SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines will be deployed and serviced by Siemens Gamesa for the three projects  The strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy a ...

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NEXIF ENERGY REACHES FINANCIAL CLOSE FOR THE 154MW SNAPPER POINT POWER PLANT

Nexif Energy, the Australian and South East Asian power company, backed by Denham Capital today announced that it has reached financial close on its 154 MW Snapper Point Power Plant under construction in South Australia. This project will convert turbines using diesel to cleaner natural gas and, in conjunction with Nexif Energy’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, provide firm renewable power to the grid. The Snap ...

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PivotBuoy floating wind platform primed for Asia markets

A new, ground-breaking floating wind platform suited to Asia’s deep waters and seasonal storms is preparing for deployment. X1 Wind is launching its fully-functional PivotBuoy® prototype in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out process.The prototype has been developed through the €4million PivotBuoy Project awarded by the European Commission H2020 Program. It will be ins ...

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ACWA POWER EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN CENTRAL ASIA WITH LARGEST SINGLE-SITE WIND FARM IN UZBEKISTAN.

In the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Minister of Energy, and His Excellency Sardor Umurzakov, Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments & Foreign Trade, ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants in 13 countries, signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Investments ...

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