Thailand will ask Malaysia to supply 200MW of electricity.
This is necesssary to avert possible blackouts from April 4 to 14, according to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) deputy governor, Thana Putarungsi. Read ››
Coal-fired power plants were forwarded as solutions to address Thailand's power woes.
Thai energy minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisarn said there is no choice but to build more coal-fired power plants as the country needs an additional 25,000 megawatts of power to meet rising demand. Read ››
There are allegations that the Malaysian government awarded a RM2.47 billion power plant project to a Korean company that did not make a bid.
Solidariti Anak Muda Muda (SAMM) national coordinator Badrul Hisham Shaharin said that based on a news report in March last year, nine companies were short listed for the project. Read ››
Indonesia will relax export restrictions for geothermal development.
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik said that such relaxation would only be provided for countries and companies with proven track records in geothermal development. Read ››
China installed 15.9 gigawatts of onshore turbines in 2012.
This accounted for more than a third of all newly installed onshore wind power capacity last year, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. Read ››
India's Central Electricity Authority has asked all generation firms to evolve a crisis management plan.
The country witnessed its worst power crisis last year when three (northern, eastern and north-eastern) grids collapsed and plunged half of the country's 1.2 billion population into darkness. Read ››