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Rethinking Energy in Southeast Asia

In Indonesia, the power systems face a wide range of issues that make commitments to lowering carbon emissions and transitioning to renewables all the more challenging. Find out how PLN, Indonesia’s state electricity company, is managing the power supply that fuels the largest economy in Southeast Asia and why flexibility is so vital to the power systems. Solving both old and new challenges with more flexib ...

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Scientists say Northeast Asian supergrid would spark an ultra-cheap renewable energy boom

Chinese scientists have proposed the construction of a “super grid” that would connect Northeast Asia’s major economies and make renewable energy as cheap as coal, they say. China, Russia, Mongolia, South Korea, North Korea and Japan would all be connected. The region currently consumes a third of the world’s electricity, with demand set to double by 2050. According to the study, published this week in the ...

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Completion of Chubu Electric Power Grid Hida Converter Station Equipped with Hitachi’s Frequency Converters

Contributing to a stable supply of electricity by enabling efficient interconnection between Tokyo and Chubu regions with HVDC TechnologyTOKYO, Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) announced that the operations of the Hida-Shinano frequency conversion facility have commenced, enabling the Shin-Shinano Substation of TEPCO Power Grid, Inc. (TEPCO) to be connected to the Hida Converter Station of Chubu Electric Power Gri ...

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LS Cable and System Asia to Supply Undersea Cables to Vietnam

LS Cable and System Asia announced on March 23 that LS-VINA, its subsidiary in Vietnam, will supply undersea cables for an offshore wind farm project in Tan Phu Dong, southern Vietnam. The client is Power Construction Joint Stock Co. No.1 (PCC1), a plant construction company in Vietnam. The order amounts to about US$5 million and delivery will be made within 2021. "Vietnam plans to secure wind power capacit ...

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Laos Grants 25-Year Power Grid Concession to Chinese-Majority Firm

The deal will deepen China’s involvement in the Lao government’s goal of transforming itself into the “battery of Southeast Asia.” Earlier this week, the government of Laos and a majority Chinese-owned company signed a 25-year concession agreement that allows the company to build and manage a large part of the country’s power grid. According to a report by Radio Free Asia’s Lao service, the company, Electri ...

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Terra Drone Secures USD 14.4 Million in Series A Funding

Terra Drone Corporation, the world’s leading drone solution provider, today announced the closing of a JPY 1.5 billion (USD 14.4 million) Series A round. The fundraising was organised by INPEX, Japan’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company, and Nanto CVC No.2 Investment LLP (General Partner: Venture Labo Investment and Nanto Capital Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nanto Bank) through ...

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GE T&D appoints Mahesh Palashikar as Chairman of the Board

GE India T&D have announced the appointment of Mahesh Palashikar on the Board as Chairman. Palashikar assumes the role of Chairman effective March 1, 2021 and succeeds Vishal K. Wanchoo who resigned from the Board upon assuming new responsibility with another company, post retirement from GE. GETDIL Board also co-opted Emanuel Bartolini, GE Grid Solutions' global Chief Commercial Officer on the Board of ...

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Fugro’s virtual 3D network model helps keep powerlines safe in Tasmania

TasNetworks has awarded Fugro a new contract to deliver a 3D virtual network model and associated analytics for their power distribution network in Tasmania, Australia. Fugro started the project to acquire data in December 2020 and delivered the first datasets to TasNetworks last month. Fugro will create a ‘digital twin’ of the distribution network by capturing aerial lidar and imagery data and processing i ...

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Schneider Electric ranked world’s most sustainable corporation by Corporate Knights

Schneider ranked number 1 out of more than 8,000 corporations assessed for 2021 Global 100 Jump from 29th place in 2020 reflects Schneider’s consistent progress towards and commitment to sustainability excellenceRecognition coincides with Schneider announcement of accelerated sustainability program Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has bee ...

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Tepco facing Blackouts

TOKYO -- Tepco Power Grid, the transmission unit of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, has asked commodities companies with private power generation equipment to help it provide electricity, as Japan faces a power outage, we learned Wednesday. A series of cold spells has caused a surge in demand for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, a fuel used to generate heat. As Japan faces a shortage of LNG, Tepco Power Gr ...

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