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KEPCO to build 2 coal plants in Indonesia

SEOUL -- At a board meeting of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), a state electricity company in South Korea, commercial interests were put first to endorse an equity investment in the construction of two coal-fired power plants in Indonesia where environmental harm caused by coal-fired power plants has caused serious public concern. KEPCO said the board of directors approved a 15 percent equity inve ...

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Canopy Power and EDF to Jointly Develop Renewable Energy Microgrids in Asia

Singapore-based microgrid specialist Canopy Power and leading French energy company EDF begin a partnership, which will initiate new business opportunities in renewable energy microgrid projects. Canopy Power and Electricité de France (EDF) have signed a cooperation agreement to develop microgrid projects in the region, based on a jointly devised market offering. Both companies are confident that this coope ...

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MAN Energy Solutions Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 2019

MAN Energy Solutions has published its Corporate Responsibility Report 2019 under the title ‘Building a sustainable future’. In it, the company renews its commitment to a consistent focus on sustainable and low-emission solutions in the coming years, and provides an overview of the progress made. "Even if all events are currently overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we must not forget a subject that will ...

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Keppel and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Jointly Explore Hydrogen-Powered Tri-Generation Plant Concept for Data Centres in Singapore

Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd (Keppel Data Centres) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore the implementation of the hydrogen powered tri-generation plant concept for data centres in Singapore. Together, the parties will study how a hydrogen powered tri-generation plant-supported data centre can meet the expandi ...

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VPower Group’s Joint Venture Starts Powering Myanmar with LNG

 VPower Group International Holdings Limited ("VPower Group" or the "Group", stock code: 1608.HK) has successfully expanded its footprint into the liquified natural gas (LNG)- to-power industry through a partnership with China National Technical Import and Export Corporation ("CNTIC"). On 14 June 2020, the power station in Thaketa Township of Yangon, Myanmar built by the 50-50 joint venture of VPower G ...

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Will Palm oil waste replace fossil fuels?

Low in moisture and high in calorific value, palm kernel shells are ideal for burning, but their use for power production does not come without challenges. Can these materials help shrink coal's climate impacts in Asia? Fresh fruit bunches are loaded onto a truck in Thailand. Image: think4photop via Shutterstock What happens to the waste that accumulates when oil palm fruits are processed? Pa ...

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ADB Approve $300m Geothermal Loan Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank has approved a USD 300 million loan to help PT Geo Dipa Energi, an Indonesian state-owned company, expand its geothermal power generation capacity by 110 megawatts in Java, the country’s largest electricity grid and a challenging market for the development of renewable energy. ADB will also manage a USD 35 million loan from the Clean Technology Fund for the project. Indonesia has ...

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Huge energy storage project for Taiwan Power

Taiwan Power Company has partnered with Delta Electronics to build its largest energy storage system as part of a smart grid project on Kinmen Island. Delta will provide a 1MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system, a 2MW capacity power conditioning system, an energy management platform and environment management systems for installation at the utility’s Xia Xing Power Station. The solution is expected ...

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Indonesia Coal suffers as India shuts down over pandemic

Indonesian coal miners are struggling with slow demand this year as businesses in India, one of the country’s major coal markets, hit the brakes due to a prolonged lockdown to contain the COVID-19 outbreak,  a data firm has said. The South Asian country’s coal imports, a commodity mostly used for power generation, is projected to decrease by 19.1 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 149 million tons, acc ...

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Post-pandemic stimulus may slow end of coal in Southeast Asia and Japan

 Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritize boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, analysts say. Fossil fuel demand will plummet this year as lockdowns sap electricity use, the International Energy Agency said in an April report. The European Union, International Monetary Fund and the U ...

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