The Asian grid from the Middle East perspective

Ehtesham Uddin
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Super grid is on the card now. Growing fashion of establishing interconnections is now serving a purpose, linking diversified resources of energy production and connecting remotely located options of renewable with the load centers which are far away from production points. Read ››

The radical change in Asia's physical coal market

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April 18, 2012 - On January 3, 2012, Platts launched a daily 7-45 day forward FOB Newcastle 5500 kcal/kg Net As Received thermal coal price assessment, the first publisher to do so. Read ››

Project to make Can Gio a wind power center

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A 200MW project worth US$480 million is in the works to make Can Gio Biosphere Reserve the largest wind power center in the southern region. Read ››

Aboitiz projects to add 354MW to Mindanao grid by 2015

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Aboitiz Power Corp. will build four new power generation facilities to add 354 megawatt to the Mindanao grid by 2015. Read ››

Rajahastan scraps power project tenders won by BHEL

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A Rajahastan state government company has scrapped Engineering, Procurement and Construction tenders for upcoming new super critical units. Read ››

Electricity works progress in Vietnam amid money tightening

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Electricity of Vietnam is anticipating many other developments in the electricity sector after it puts Unit number 5 of the Son La Hydropower Plant intooperation. Read ››

Vietnam's biggest solar power system unveiled

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Intel Products Vietnam unveiled and put into use the biggest solar power system in Vietnam after nearly five months of construction. Read ››

Uttarakhand 450MW plant ready to fire, but no gas in sight

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The first phase of the Sravanthi Energy`s 450 MW gas based power plant in Uttarakhand is ready for commissioning. Read ››

Lai Chau hydel plant to generate power by 2017

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Lai Chau hydroelectric plant will be completed by 2016 and start generating power by 2017. Read ››

Tanjung Kasam power plant to require 40,000 tons of coal

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The Tanjung Kasam steam power plant in Batam city, Riau Islands will need around 40,000 tons of coal per month once it starts operating. Read ››

Neyveli Lignite to form JV for $1.9B coal fired project in India

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Neyveli Lignite Corp will set up a 2,000MW coal-fired power unit for US$1.9 billion in the state of Odisha, India. Read ››

Asia's largest solar power park opens in Gujarat

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A 600 MW solar power park was opened by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the state's Patan district. Read ››

Indonesia, New Zealand to co-develop geothermal energy

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Indonesia and New Zealand have agreed to cooperate in developing its geothermal energy potential as an alternative renewable energy source. Read ››

Philippine power firms keen to invest in Sarulla Geothermal Power Plants

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More foreign firms are taking interest as the project, tagged as the largest single-contract geothermal power project to date comes operational by 2015, said a member of the consortium. Read ››

ABB to develop a 1,200kV circuit breaker

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This highest AC voltage level in the world can result in a space saving of up to 60%. Read ››

Malaysia eyes coal, wind power plants in Pakistan

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Malaysia is keen to participate in Pakistan's coal and wind power projects to help the country meet its future demand for electricity supply. Read ››

Chinese firm to build $2.4B Indian power project

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Power Construction Corporation of China will build the second phase of a massive $2.4 bililon coal-fired power complex in southern India. Read ››

Indonesia's street vendors to use coin-based electricity system

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PLN’s Jakarta branch has launched a coin-based electricity credit system for street vendors. Read ››

Indian government seeks 10,000 MW hydro power by 2017

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India's Power Ministry wants to add 10,000 MW of hydro power capacity in the country in the next five years. Read ››

Areva Solar, Reliance Power to set up Asia's largest solar plant

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Areva Solar has bagged a contract by Reliance Power to build Asia's largest concentrated solar power installation. Read ››

Pakistan inks $840M WB loan for hydel plant expansion

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Pakistan signed an $840 million World Bank loan for the Tarbela IV hydropower project extension to produce an additional 1,400 megawatts. Read ››

Cummins Power Generation releases two new genset models

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Cummins has a new low range and medium range genset for the global market. Read ››

Pakistan working on 20,000MW hydropower projects

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Hydropower projects with cumulative generation capacity of about 20,000MW are currently in progress in Pakistan. Read ››

Australia's largest solar power project reaches milestone

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The Greenough River Solar Farm in Western Australia moves closer to completion. Read ››

Work begins on 1.76GW Xiaonanhai Dam along Yangtze River

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China's Three Gorges Corp began construction of a US$4.75 billion dam would be the last in a series of 12 dams along the Yangtze. Read ››

Vietnam Ministry reveals solar rooftop to symbolize green energy

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The roof of the Trade Ministry headquartershas a "solar power station" that generates nearly 16,000 kWh of electricity a year. Read ››

Indus Hydro's Nalo hydro project gets environmental clearance

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The 360 MW Nalo hydro electric project has accorded environmental clearance for pre-construction activities. Read ››

L&T sets standard by installing 114 MW solar power in a year

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Larsen and Toubro has successfully commissioned the nation's largest 40 MWp solar photo voltaic based power plant in a span of 129 days. Read ››

Indonesia's PLN to bid $2.18B Sumatra-Java grid

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PLN will begin the tender process for the US$2.18 billion Sumatra-Java interconnection project. Read ››

ABB invests in water monitoring solutions provider TaKaDu

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The investment was led by ABB Technology Ventures in a $6 million funding round. Read ››

ONGC to commission 726.6MW Tripura thermal plant in June

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    ONGC will commence power production at Tripura Power Company Ltd’s plant in June 2012. Read ››

China's PV installation could reach 6GW in 2012

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China is expected to double its 2011 PV installation of 2.75GW in 2012 to around 5GW, according to market research firm, NPD Solarbuzz. Read ››

Nepal clears China's $1.6 B hydroelectric project amid irregularities

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A parliamentary panel cleared the way for a Chinese company to build a $1.6 billion hydroelectric plant in Nepal. Read ››

China courting disaster with dam buildings: Report

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A new report reveals that the more than 130 large dams being built in western China are in areas of high seismicity. Read ››

India's off shore wind energy potential being explored

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Studies reveal that wind power density in the Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari regions is in the range of 300-370 watt per square meter, and at a 50 meter hub height. Read ››

Studies in offshore wind energy in Tamil Nadu already underway

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India's Centre for Wind Energy Technology is already in the process of exploring the off-shore wind potential in Tamil Nadu. Read ››

Indian nuclear power plant frightens Sri Lanka

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An Indian nuclear power plant prompts Sri Lanka to take an unusual move. Read ››

Sri Lanka threatened by India's new nuke plants

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The Sri Lankan government has proposed an MoU to India on nuclear disaster management, according to Power Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. Read ››

TEPCO-Marubeni JV eye 10 Philippine RE sites

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The TEPCO and Marubeni joint venture is exploring 10 renewable energy projects in the Philippines. Read ››

Japan calls for LNG summit

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Japan is pressing its case as a buyer of LNG from North America. Read ››