In order to fulfil its commitments under the Paris climate change agreement, Singapore’s climate action plan includes a number of strategies, including reduction of emissions from its power generation sector.
The electrification subsidy in missionary areas started on May 1, 1988 with the proclamation by the President of the Philippines that electricity rates in all islands outside the main grids shall be pegged at P2.50/kWh.
In November 2014, China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced via a Notice for Transmission and Distribution Rate Reform Pilot in Shenzhen, a first-of-a-kind (FOAK) initiative to induce 'change' in the existing business model.
In early March 2014, at China’s National People’s Congress, Premier Li Keqiang declared war on pollution, as the issues of smog, hazardous air quality levels, and broader environmental challenges gained unprecedented political attention.
Since the beginning of the power sector reform in India, several initiatives have been taken for commercial performance improvements of distribution companies; however, the desired results have not been achieved even after significant investment in the sector during last ten years.
The Shanghai Municipal Development & Reform Commission recently issued a policy descriptively named "Implementation Advice on Accelerating the Establishment of Building Energy Consumption Monitoring Systems in Shanghai’s Government and Large Public Buildings" (“Implementation Advice”).
Even though some Chinese solar suppliers – Suntech Power is a notable example – have frozen capacity expansions due to slow growth in demand, China is reportedly pushing its top solar companies to expand.
Under the Electricity Act (2003), the governing legislature for the Indian power sector, State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) are mandated to promote renewable energy (RE) through the setting of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs).
As Asian Power requirements increasing and many countries in the area are facing problems to accommodate balance between their requirements and resources, Transmission grid investment and operation efficiency can be improved through smart utilization of “Demand Side Management”(DSM).
In devising policies, and pursuing its nuclear energy industry, China will strive for all of: 1) National independence for nuclear power technology; 2) Control and independent management of the fuel cycle; 3) Fuel diversity in the electrical power generation industry; 4) Significant source for electric power; 5) Reduction in emissions of air pollutants and CO2; and, 5) Commercialization of an indigenous reactor design, including high temperature gas cooled reactors – pebble bed module (HTR-PM) reactor technology.
“Asia is rolling out its new build ambition on a global basis, but technology vendors should be mindful of a range of challenges that could arise in new nuclear jurisdictions”, say John Yeap and Carl Watson.