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- ASEAN Power Chiefs To Follow Up Power Grid Plan
May 23, 2013 - China Daily ( Xinhua)
Leaders of ASEAN power utilities and authorities gathered on Thursday to follow up the progress of the ambitious ASEAN power grid action plan, which was set to inter-connect power lines in the 10 ASEAN member states by 2020.
- Powering up Asia's super-grid
Dec 01, 2012 - John A Mathews - atimes.com
The integration of East Asia is a topic
of perennial interest - whether it be monetary integration
(much discussed in the wake of the 1997 financial
crisis), trade integration (promoted via ever-expanding
FTA areas) or even political integration. But what
is not widely discussed (as yet) is actually the
best hope for effective integration - and that is
energy integration, via an Asian super grid linking
the enhanced electric power systems of China, Japan,
Korea, Mongolia and perhaps Russia.
- Laos to begin building hotly debated Xayaburi dam this week
Nov 6, 2012 - los-angeles-times
Laos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week, a step that
neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields.
The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for Laos by generating hydropower
to sell to Thailand. The $3-billion-plus project would be the first major dam
on the lower part of the Mekong, a massive waterway that provides food and jobs
to millions of people in Southeast Asia.
- Asia Report: After Quake, Japan Pushes for Asia Supergrid
Mar 21, 2012 - renewableenergyworld.com
Japan this week marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that has since forced it to re-evaluate its nuclear strategy. In doing so, it also unveiled a plan that could have big implications for renewable energy across the continent.
- India, Pakistan keen to open up borders for trade
Mar 21, 2012 - thehindu.com
Joint Working Groups on electricity, petroleum and banking scheduled to meet this month.
- Landmark power line ends Tibet plateau's blackouts
Mar 8, 2012 - news.xinhuanet.com
Residents on China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau have bid farewell to winter blackouts, once a common occurrence in Tibet, thanks to a new power line.
- Unifying Japan's power frequencies would cost 10 trillion yen
Mar 7, 2012 - kyodonews.jp
The Natural Resources and Energy Agency said Wednesday it is unrealistic to consider unifying the country's power frequencies that are set at 50 hertz in eastern Japan regions and 60 hertz in western regions, citing costs and other factors.
- Bangladesh to buy 500 MW of electricity from India
Mar 7, 2012 - in.reuters.com
Bangladesh has signed a deal to buy 250 megawatts of electricity from India to partly ease power shortages, as Dhaka slowly moves away from producing power using costly imported fuel, a senior official said on Tuesday.
- Desertec Ambitions Turn to Asia, Australia
Mar 7, 2012 - Sonal Patel - powermag.com
The ambitious Desertec project - a $9 billion initiative to develop, harness, and transmit 2,000 MW of renewable power from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe by 2050 - has been trumped by a vaster concept that spans Asia and Australia (Figure 8).
- Tajikistan to Export Electricity to Afghanistan
Nov 3, 2011 - Charles Kennedy - oilprice.com
According to Tajik first deputy minister of energy and industry Pulod Muhiddinov, next month Tajikistan will begin exporting electricity to Afghanistan via the Sangtuda-Pol-e Khomri 220-kilovolt electricity transmission line.
- South Asia’s energy quest could reshape region
Jul 14, 2011 - Rama Lakshmi - washingtonpost.com
New Delhi — India and its Himalayan neighbor Nepal are set to build a massive power transmission line across their border, a step toward addressing rising energy needs in a region that analysts say has been held back economically by political distrust.
- Mongolia allows import of electricity from China
Jun 10, 2011 - Xinhua - energycentral.com
The Mongolian government has permitted the company that invests in Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining project to build an electricity line to import electricity from China, local media reported Wednesday.
- World's first 660 KV power cable in China
Feb 06, 2011 - sify.com
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A 660-kilovolt direct current power transmission system, said to be the world's first, began to supply energy Monday to a province that is located over 1,300 km away.
Highway: Embracing Renewables and Smart Grid
Feb 26,2011 - Salvatore Salamone - EnergyBiz.com
Superconducting Cables, while offering potential benefits over their copper
counterparts, have been used sparingly to date. That situation is about to
- Govt seeks nationwide power-grid interconnection
Apr 17, 2010 - Euan Paulo C. Anonuevo Reporter and Darwin G. Amojelar The Manila Times, Philippines
The government is looking at the interconnection of the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao power grids to ensure nationwide supply, but a state-commissioned study warned this would remain elusive so long as the country's electric cooperatives remain weak.
- HVDC Transmission & India-Sri Lanka Power Link
Apr 7, 2010 - Sachintha Kariyawasam - eesoc.org
Although seldom found at present, power transmission was carried out using DC in its early years.
- ADB with Japan help Lanka improve power transmission
Feb 23, 2010 - The Sunday Observer Colombo
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Japan will provide assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka to improve the nation's power transmission system and to expand rural electrification, and thus will contribute toward the Government's goal of widening public access to electricity services from 80% to 98% by 2016.
Lanka 285-Km Power Transmission Link By 2013
ec 29, 2009 - RTT News
285-kilometre power transmission link, including submarine cables of 50 km. and
to be built between India and Sri Lanka, is likely to be completed by 2013, say
plans to build mega power carrier in Inner Mongolia
Dec 16, 2009 -
State Grid Corp of China(SGCC), a major power grid operator, plans
to build next year an ultra-high volt-age carrier that will transmit electricity
generated by wind and thermal power plants in Inner Mongolia to Jiangsu Province,
China Daily reported Thursday.
ADB to cooperate to fund cross-country power projects
Dec 11, 2009
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Indonesia's state-run power
company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara will cooperate in funding three electricity
interconnection projects worth 9.8 trillion rupiah (about 980 million U.S. dollars)
, Kompas daily quoted an official as saying on Saturday.
for linking S Asian power grids to meet demand-supply gap
Nov 5, 2009
The power ministry, which is striving to chase
the capacity addition target of 78,700 mw in the 11th Plan to bridge the widening
gap between the demand and supply, has proposed to explore opportunities to interconnect
South Asian power grids on the lines of the Nordic Power Exchange (Nord Pool),
Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity (UCTE), Europe, Asean
Grid and North American Grid.
Pan-Aisan Energy Infrastructure
Oct 25, 2009 - Desertec Asia
Coal-fired power plants are getting old. The electricity transmission system needs
upgrading. New supplies of natural gas are coming on line that need a route to
market. The regional economy is becoming increasingly integrated. Climate change
Kazakhstan pledge to increase energy, infrastructure cooperation
15, 2009 - Xinhua
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Kazakh counterpart Karim
Masimov met in Beijing Thursday and the two sides vowed to strengthen cooperation
in energy and infrastructure.
reports 2 mln rural households without electricity
Oct 02, 2009 -
China had about 2 million households without electric power and
the average electric power consumption per capita per year stood at 300 kwh in
2008, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
to import additional 30 MW electricity from India
Jul 25, 2009 - Xinhua
Nepali Minister for Energy Prakash Saran Mahat on Saturday said that the
Nepal-India Power Exchange Meet would be held on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 in New Delhi,
capital of India.
Lanka to sign MoU on power transmission system
Jul 24, 2009 - Press
Trust of India
India has proposed to sign an MoU with Sri Lanka for conducting
a feasibility study for establishing a power transmission system of 1000 MW capacity
using overhead and sub-marine cables between two nations.
Cambodia to sign energy agreement
Jul 22, 2009
- Asia Pulse Data Source
By the end of the year, Vietnam and Cambodia
expect to sign an energy cooperation agreement, which will be effective for 10
plans to become regional electricity supplier by 2020
Jul 2, 2009
- Asia Pulse Data Source
Laos has a plan to
transform itself into a battery of the Southeast Asian region so as to go out
of the status of a underdeveloped country by 2020, according to the Lao news agency
Lanka, India to sign power cable pact
Jun 30, 2009 - Xinhua
Sri Lanka and India would sign an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to study the
feasibility of laying an undersea cable to connect the power networks of the two
countries, the presidential office said Tuesday in a statement.
energy and environment digest - China's smart grid ambitions could open door to
Jun 5, 2009 - Elizabeth Balkan - needigest.com
China’s largest electric transmission company has announced an
ambitious plan to develop a national smart grid by 2020 that would help utilities
and their customers transport and use energy more efficiently.
electricity begins flowing into Cambodian capital
May 12, 2009 - Xinhua
PHNOM PENH - The power line connecting Vietnam and Cambodian capital Phnom
Penh went live last Friday, increasing the energy supply to the city, local media
reported on Tuesday.
Innovation, Chinese Transmission, Australian Clean Energy: The Ideal Match
May 9, 2009 - Stewart Taggart - Desertec
It's a combination that could
dramatically reshape Asia for the better.
T&D to supply HVDC systems in China
May 07, 2009 - Datamonitor
Areva's Transmission and Distribution division has been awarded, in partnership
with China Electric Power Research Institute, a contract to supply high voltage
direct current systems for projects interconnecting the Ningdong and Shangdong
regions in north-east China and the Three Gorges Dam to Shanghai.
group to discuss regional power grid
Apr 24, 2009 - Sanjay
Dutta - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
Can electricity generated by tapping the hydel potential of Nepal and
Bhutan light up homes in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka? Well, this will be among many
such possibilities India, as part of a regional working group on energy, will
be brainstorming on later this week in Bhutan's capital Thimphu.
Malaysia agree to step up cooperation on energy
Apr 23, 2009 - Xinhua
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyo on Thursday held
talks with Malaysian new Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib Bin Haji Tun Abdul
Razak at the State Palace, agreeing to boost cooperation on energy sector.
ups power supplies to Cambodia
Apr 22, 2009 - Asia
Pulse Data Source
Cambodias capital city, Phnom Penh, will receive
additional electricity from Vietnam later this month or by early May, helping
to ease the citys shortage of power for both industrial and domestic use, said
Deputy Director of the Electricity of Cambodia (EdC) Chan Sodavath.
Superconductor Receives Wire Order for First Superconductor Power Cable to be
Deployed in Korea's Commercial Grid
Apr 20, 2009 - News Release
HANNOVER, Germany - American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a
leading energy technologies company, today announced at Hannover Fair 2009 that
LS Cable Ltd. (LS Cable) has ordered approximately 80,000 meters (50 miles) of
344 superconductors, which is AMSC's proprietary brand of second generation (2G)
high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire.
becomes world leader in UHV power technology
Apr 15, 2009 -Xinhua
A spokesman of the State Grid Corporation of China (State Grid)
said here Wednesday the country has become the world leader in the development
of ultra-high-voltage (UHV) power transmission and transformation technology.
Renewable Energy Plan for Asia
Apr 5, 2009 - Stewart Taggart - Desertec-Australia
Imagine an Asian electricity grid anchored by China at one end and Australia
at the other. The grid would distribute solar, geothermal, wind and wave energy.
The vision is big. So's climate change.
- Vietnam-Cambodia power
line made operational 30 March
Mar 30, 2009 - BBC
Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and Electricity of Cambodia
(EDC) will put into operation a 220kV power line on March 30, an important step
towards effecting electricity sales to Cambodia , according to EVN Deputy General
Director Dang Hoang An. The Chau Doc ( Vietnam ) -Takeo ( Cambodia ) power line
is part of an agreement signed in March 2003 between the two governments and a
contract between EVN and EDC. According to EVN, the line has a maximum transmitting
capacity of 200MW.
Source: VNA news agency website, Hanoi, in English 30 Mar
proposes to sell 500 MW electricity to Nepal
Mar 24, 2009 - Xinhua
Power Trading Corporation (PTC) of India has written to the Ministry of Water
Resources with a proposal to sell 500 MW of electricity to Nepal, Kantipur daily
plans to import more power from India
Mar 05, 2009
KATHMANDU - Nepal plans to
negotiate with India on importing additional 50 MW power to cope with the daily
16-hour power outage, local media reported on Thursday.
moves ahead with economical ultra-high voltage transmission lines
Feb 07, 2009 - Xinhua
In response to the SGCC blueprint, Shanxi Province
has mapped out a strategy to give priority to directly transmitting electric power
with UHV lines and other voltage lines to end users, while not neglecting coal
transportation, over the next two to three years.
to have enough power after Vietnam's electricity arrives mid year
Feb 06, 2009 - BBC Monitoring via COMTEX -- [Report by Ravuth M.: "Purchased Electricity
from Vietnam Available Soon"] Phnom Penh,
Electricity purchased from
Vietnam will be available for consumers in Phnom Penh in the first half of this
year, said an official of the Electricity of Cambodia (EDC).
to invest in $US14.6Bln in high voltage line construction
2009 - AsiaPulse
China's State Grid announced recently that it would
invest over 100 billion yuan ($US14.6 billion) in ultra high voltage (UHV) transmission
line construction in the next 3-4 years.
to start three new ultra-high voltage power lines this year
2009 -- BBC Monitoring
BEIJING - The State Grid Corp. of China (SGCC),
the country's biggest power supplier, said it would start building three more
ultra-high voltage (UHV) power lines this year.
Bank to give US$1 bln loan to India's powergrid
Jan 16, 2009 -- AsiaPulse
NEW DELHI - The World Bank will give a loan of US$1 billion to power transmission
company Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) (BSE:532898) this year for
developing infrastructure in the sector.
Ltd. Presents Ultrahigh-voltage Transformer for the World’s Longest Power Transmission
Dec 29, 2008 - Justice Sirikah - ABB
and automation technology group, ABB, last week confirmed that it has effectively
tested a most recent type of transformer, compatible with power superhighways
– power links that distribute extensive quantities of electricity over extremely
Firms to Build Power Line From Tajikistan to Afghanistan
Dec 26, 2008
- BBC Monitoring - Central Asia
The Indian companies the KEC International
Ltd. and the RPG Transmission Ltd. have won a tender to construct electricity
transmission lines in Tajikistan, from the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power station,
which is being constructed, to the border with Afghanistan.
to help Nepal set up power trading entity
Nov 18, 2008 - Asia Pulse
New Delhi - India has entered into an agreement with Nepal
to help it set up a power trading entity, which the Himalayan nation has asked
for to be able to export power, on the lines of Power Trading Corporation of India.
Japan power grids need to integrate-IEA
Nov 14, 2008 - Reuters
TOKYO - Japan could cut more greenhouse gas emissions if local electricity
grids were better integrated to absorb the volatility of higher supply from renewable
energy, Nobuo Tanaka, head of the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
Energy Management for China's Transmission Grid
Nov 13, 2008 - Lou
Schwartz and Ryan Hodum - RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
Beijing, China -
On November 9th the Chinese government approved a US $586 billion stimulus plan
focused on large-scale investment in low-income housing, water, rural infrastructure
and electricity in China. Though the primary purpose of this initiative is to
spur economic growth at a time when exports are falling, as the Chinese stock
market is in the doldrums and GDP growth is flagging, a secondary effect of this
stimulus plan may be increased investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency
supports innovative project for cross-border power trade, rural electrification
Oct 30, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting an innovative power project in
Bhutan that will produce clean energy for export to India and increase electricity
coverage in rural areas where the bulk of the poor live.
Coal cost $248B in hidden expenses in ‘07
Oct 29, 2008 - Greenpeace
Climatewire: China’s use of coal power in 2007 cost the country $248 billion
in health care costs, environmental damages and government subsidies, according
to a report released Monday by Greenpeace.
to establish transmission link between India, Sri Lanka
Oct 24, 2008
New Delhi , Oct 24: Government on Friday said it plans
to set up a transmission line under the sea to connect power distribution networks
with Sri Lanka.
Bank Provides More Support to India's Power Grid Corporation
2008 - M2 Presswire
The World Bank today approved a US$400 million loan
to the Power Grid Corporation of India, designed to increase reliable power exchange
between regions and states.
to link to SE Asia electricity grid
Aug 27, 08 - ThanhnienNews.com
Vietnam plans to connect its national grid to a regional network as it aims
to raise electricity supply to fuel its fast-expanding economy, the government
PLN studying US$1.8 bln power cable project
Jul 21, 2008 - Asia In
JAKARTA - State-owned electricity company PLN has proposed a plan
to build a power transmission cable across the Sunda straits separating the southern
tip of Sumatra and western part of Java. The 800-kilometer transmission cable
would send 3,000 megawatt of power from a power generating center in South Sumatra
to Java, an official of PLN said.
to build Khabarovsk sites for electricity exports to China
2008 - China Institute - Interfax
KHABAROVS - Vostochnaya Energy Company
(VEC) will continue the implementation of energy export projects designed by the
Unified Energy System of Russia (UES) on the Khabarovsk territory starting from
July 1, a source at the Khabarovsk territorial government told Interfax on Thursday.
Plans to Import Power From Neighboring Countries
May 20, 2008
- Xinhua News Agency - CEIS
to build Qinghai-Tibet electricity transmission line
May 10, 2008
- BBC Monitoring
China is preparing for the building of a project to
transmit thermal power resources from the country's northwest to Tibet Autonomous
Region in the southwest to boost local economy.
in northern India clash with police over power cuts
May 2, 2008 -
Biswajeet Banerjee - The Associated Press
Rioters, some wearing just
underwear, clashed with police in northern India early Friday in anger over massive
power cuts that left wide swaths of the region without electricity as summer temperatures
soared, police said.
Gujarat Power gets $450 mln loan for power project in India - ADB
Apr 25, 2008 - Thomson Fnancial
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said
it has executed a loan agreement for a $450 million loan to India's Tata Power
Company Ltd.'s wholly-owned unit, Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd. (CGPL), which will
build, own and operate the 4,000-megawatt Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project in the
western Indian state of Gujarat.
Electricity Line to Link India, Lanka
Apr 22, 2008 - The Times
India and Sri Lanka are working on a plan to lay a transmission
line under the sea to connect the power distribution networks of the two countries
so that electricity can be supplied by one when the other is running short.
undersea line to link India, Sri Lanka
Apr 12, 2008 - Sanjay Jog -
The Financial Express
Mumbai, Apr 12 The state-run PowerGrid Corporation
of India proposes to lay down an under sea line between India and Sri Lanka. The
proposed undersea high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line will be
for the transfer of 500-mw, which will be subsequently upgraded to 1,000 mw.
seals Laos deals
Apr 10, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News -
Yuthana Praiwan - Bangkok Post, Thailand
The Electricity Generating Authority
of Thailand (Egat) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the developers
of the Hongsa Lignite power plant in Laos to buy 1,470 megawatts of electricity,
according to Egat governor Sombat Santijaree.
to help India bring electric power to all
Apr 1, 2008 - Xinhua
With support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), India's national power
grid operator will expand the country's power transmission grid and link stable
energy supplies to all areas suffering shortages, ADB said on Tuesday.
coastal town gets 24-hour electricity from Vietnam
Mar 25, 2008 -
The people in Kep, a Southwestern city of Cambodia, can
now have access 24 hours to the electricity.
Grid gets $600 m loan from World Bank
Mar 20, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - Samiran Saha Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The World Bank
on Wednesday approved a $600-million loan to power transmission giant Power Grid
Corporation of India (PGCIL) to strengthen the electricity transmission system
to increase reliable power exchange between regions and states.
Lanka power transfer project feasibility report soon
Mar 16, 2008
- Anil Sasi - The Hindu Business Line
New Delhi -$450-m submarine cable
link to connect Madurai and Anuradhapura - The feasibility study for the proposed
$450-million mega undersea power transmission link between India and Sri Lanka
is slated to be ready shortly.
to export electricity in 2020
Feb 21, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source
Cambodia will not only meet its domestic power demand but also export electricity
to another countries in the next ten years, despite of the fact that it is importing
electricity from Viet Nam and Thailand.
to Purchase Electricity From India
Feb 12, 2008 - Xinhua
Nepal is preparing to buy 40 MW of electricity from India to prevent longer hours
of power cut in the country, a senior official has said.
Wins $71 Million Worth Orders From PGCIL
Feb 11, 2008 - Datamonitor
Swiss power and automation group ABB has won orders worth approximately $71
million from India's national transmission utility, Powergrid Corporation of India,
to help strengthen the country's transmission network.
plans to buy more electricity from Vietnam
Jan 28, 2008 - Xinhua
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that his country was planning
to purchase more electricity from Vietnam to meet its ever rising demand. Today's
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joint venture starts to build small power plant in south
Jan 31, 2008
- BBC Monitoring
Tajikistan has started implementing one of the eight
projects on construction of small hydroelectric power plants funded by the Islamic
Development Bank, the head of the centre for implementing energy projects, Sanat
Rahimov, has told Avesta.
to get 7 mln usd loan for transmission line to import electricity - ADB
Jan 31, 2008 - Thomson Financial
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said
it will provide a 7 mln usd loan without government guarantee to Cambodia for
building transmission lines to import electricity from Thailand, including to
the tourism hub of Siem Reap, and the growing cities of Battambang and Banteay
Meanchey where there have been power shortages.
helps Philippine electric coops bring power to remote areas
2008 - AsiaPulse
Residents in remote areas of the Philippines with limited
access to electricity may see light at the end of the tunnel with new financial
support from Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that target electric cooperatives.
to Import 3.8bn kWhs Power From China in 08
Jan 17, 2008 - SinoCast
Vietnam will import 3.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from China
in 2008, including 1.7 billion kilowatt-hours imported in the first five months,
said the state-owned Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) recently.
Begins Construction of New Power Line to Afghanistan
Jan 15, 2008
- BBC Monitoring Central Asia
After completing the construction of a
10- kV electric power transmission line [from eastern Tajikistan to the Afghan
district of Fayzabad], the Pamirenergy company started the construction of a 0.4
kV electric power transmission line designed to provide electricity to Shognan
district in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province.
More Rural People Get Access to Electricity in Southwest China
7, 2008 - Xinhua
Another 200,000 people bid farewell to a life without
electricity in the rural areas of southwest China's Yunnan Province in 2007, local
authorities said on Friday.
signs MOU to buy more power from Laos
Dec 24, 2007 - AsiaPulse
Thailand will today sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its neighboring
Laos to buy more electricity from that country, according to Thai Energy Minister
wins orders worth $440 million
Dec 18, 2007 - SWISS-PRESS.COM - PRESSEMITTEILUNG
Zurich, ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders
worth $440 million from the State Grid Corporation of China and other partners
to provide new ultrahigh-voltage technology for the world?s longest power transmission
to allow foreign firms to invest in power grid construction
2007 - XFN-ASIA
BEIJING - China will allow foreign companies to invest
in the construction and operation of the country's power grid for the first time,
the country's top economic planner said.
Begins Electricity Supplies to Tajikistan
Dec 03 - BBC Monitoring
- Central Asia
he supply of Turkmen electricity to Tajikistan has eventually
started, although in small amounts - 2- 2.5m kWh per day and night, the Barq-i
Tojik OJSHC [open joint- stock holding company] has told Asia-Plus.
Energy Company of India to Establish Geothermal Energy in India and Nepal
Nov 27, 2007 - Market Wire
Glitnir, the Nordic corporate investment bank,
and LNJ Bhilwara Group with operations in India and Nepal has signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in developing geothermal power plants in
India and Nepal. This MoU has been signed during the visit of the Finance Minister
of Iceland on invitation from Finance Minister of India. The finance minister
of Iceland H.E. Arni Mathiesen is on an official visit with a business delegation
focused on Energy development in India.
Power Grid Launched
Nov 27, 2007 - New Straits Times
long-awaited east-west power grid was officially commissioned yesterday after
a two-year delay. Involving the transmission of between 132 kilovolt and 275kv,
the project was completed at a cost of RM503 million, with RM350 million provided
by the federal government and RM153 million soft loan.
signed in Kabul on electricity transmission project that connects Central Asia
with South Asia
Nov 19, 2007 - The World Bank Group
November 19, 2007 – An agreement was signed in Kabul on November 16 to implement
a US$500 million electricity connection between Central Asia and South Asia. In
its first stage, the project would transfer around 1300 Megawatts of electricity
from Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Central Asia
has abundant hydropower resources and seasonal energy surpluses that can provide
lower cost power to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Plans to Spend Around $10bln Before 2011 to Upgrade Power Grid
16, 2007 - Daily News Bulletin
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko
has approved a comprehensive program developed by the government to upgrade the
fixed assets of the Belarusian power grid, to save energy and to increase the
use of its own fuel and energy resources for up to 2011, the president's press
service told Interfax.
pipeline: 'focus on big picture'
Oct 22, 2007 - Hindustan Times
India and South Asian countries need
to work out a mechanism for regional energy cooperation by de-linking the subject
from current controversies relating to the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline
Hooks National Power Grid With Cambodia, Laos for Trading
2007 - BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific
Hanoi (VNA) -The Electricity of Vietnam
group (EVN) has revealed a plan to hook the national grid onto those of neighbouring
countries for power trading. From now to 2010, Vietnam will supply Cambodia between
80-200 MW through a 220kV line linking the Thot Not station in the Mekong delta
to Cambodia's Phnom Penh.
to Start Power Transmission to China in 08
Sep 21, 2007 - SinoCast
Beijing - Russia is estimated to start to transmit electricity China
from 2008, in the first phase of a program between the two country, said Leonid
Drachevsky, deputy chairman of RAO "UES of Russia", the largest energy giant in
energy may account for 30 percent of China's energy supply in 2050, predicts expert
Sep 18, 2007 - Xinhua
Renewable energy could contribute
to 30 percent of China's total energy supply by 2050, an energy expert estimated
UES Reportedly Increasing Electricity Exports to China
Sep 18, 2007
Russian state-owned electricity titan RAO UES has said
that it will increase electricity exports to China in a phased manner from 2008,
reported Russian press agency RIA Novosti, quoting a deputy chairman of the company.
Bank funds Tajik-Afghan power supply project
Sep 12, 2007 - BBC Monitorng
The World Bank (WB) has allocated 3m dollars [to Tajikistan] to draw up a
feasibility study for a project to construct the Sangtuda [Tajikistan]-Sherkhan
Bandar [northern Afghanistan] high-voltage power transmission line, Avesta news
agency has been told at the Tajik Ministry of Energy and Industry.
T&D Awarded First High-Voltage Direct Current Contract in China
10, 2007 - National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has signed a multi-million Euro
contract to supply H400 high-voltage direct current (HVDC) thyristor valves to
interconnect the Chinese and Russian power grids.
West-East Power Transmission Hit by Grid Problems
Aug 29, 2007 - Xinhua
China's nationwide program to deliver electricity produced
in western regions to the east coast is suffering because of inadequate grid infrastructure,
according to a report by the official Economic Daily.
Premier Pledges Electricity Supplies to Kazakhstan
Aug 24, 2007 -
Tajikistan will be ready to export to Kazakhstan up to
2.5bn kWh of electricity per annum once the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power station
is commissioned, Tajik Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov has said.
& Russian to Deepen Cooperation on Electric Power
Aug 13, 2007
HEILONGJIANG - Russia and China will speed up their cooperation
on the electric power industry.
Power plans to lay undersea electric cable to Penghu
Aug 7, 2007
- Asia In Focus
TAIPEI: State-owned TAIWAN POWER CO. announced Monday
a plan to construct a 60 kilometre undersea electric cable linking Taiwan proper
and its outlying island of Penghu as part of the company's efforts to secure supplies
of wind-powered electricity between the two places. The NT$14.68 billion (US$445
million) plan is currently undergoing an environmental impact assessment, a company
spokesman said, who estimated that the entire project will be finished in November
2012 if the assessment is completed by the end of this year.
switches on first cross-border power grid from Russia
Jul 25, 2007
China Business News
China has given the green light for the construction
of its very first cross-border high-voltage power grid to transport electricity
from Russia. According to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration
Commission, 5,000 kilometers of power grid with capacity of 500 kilovolts would
be established by the State Grid Corp of China along the borders of both countries.
opens power exchange
Jul 13, 2007 - China Daily
Corporation of China (SGCC), the nation's largest power transmission company,
opened a center in Beijing on Thursday for North China Grid Co Ltd to help allocate
electricity and connect supply with demand.
Yunnan sends 2 bln kwh of electricity to Vietnam
Jul 11, 2007 - AsiaPulse
By June 30, Yunnan Power Grid had sent a total of 2.133 billion kilowatt-hours
(kwh) of electricity to Vietnam, sources from Yunnan Power Grid Company disclosed.
South Korea to cooperate in developing electric power network
4, 2007 - Xinhua
South Korea and Myanmar will cooperate in developing
Myanmar's electric power network dealing with management and operation under a
three-year project worth 1.4 million U.S. dollars, the local Flower News reported
lends Cambodia 8 million USD for power line
2007 - Asia Pulse Data SourceThe Asian Development Bank (ADB)
has announced it will grant a loan of 8 million USD to help Cambodia overcome
major power shortage in its northwestern region.
Korea to begin inter-Korean power transmissions
Jun 21, 2007 -- BBC
South Korea boosted its supply of electricity to an industrial
complex in North Korea on Thursday, opening the way for inter-Korean power transmission
via high-voltage cables for the first time in nearly 60 years.
to help finance Senegal's power project
June 13, 2007 - Xinhua
China is ready to help finance an electricity transmission and transformation
project in Senegal, reports from the Senegalese capital of Dakar reaching Abidjan
State Grid Starts Building Sichuan-Shanghai Transmission Network
May 23, 2007 -- XFN-ASIA
State Power Grid Corp, one of the China's two
major state-owned power transmission firms, has started constructing a 800 kv
direct current power transmission network, linking Sichuan province in the southwest
of the country to Shanghai.
Central Asia power grids discuss cooperation plans
May 22, 2007
- BBC Monitoring
The Kyrgyz energy system is currently operating in parallel
with energy systems of Central Asia, Kazakhstan and Russia. The parallel operation
of the energy systems is increasing the reliability of electricity supplies to
consumers and allowing the power engineering systems to help one another in emergencies
and work more economically. This has been said at a regular session of the coordination
commission of the Electricity Council of Central Asia in Bishkek.
completes new power line to Vietnam
May 13, 2007 - Xinhua
A new power transmission line designed to send electricity from Wenshan in southwest
China to Ha Giang in Vietnam has been completed and put into service, reported
the Yunnan Power Grid.
to Export 2.5bn Kwh of Electricity to Vietnam in 2007
Apr 29, 2007
- BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific
China will export 2.5bn kilowatt- hours
of electricity to Vietnam this year through a network of five power transmission
lines, the China Southern Power Grid Company said on Sunday.
dream: Undersea project would link Alaska, Russia
April 24, 2007
- The Associated Press
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- For more than a century,
entrepreneurs and engineers have dreamed of building a tunnel connecting the eastern
and western hemispheres under the Bering Strait -- only to be brought up short
by war, revolution and politics. Now die-hard supporters are renewing their push
for the audacious plan -- a $65 billion highway project that would link two of
the world's most inhospitable regions by burrowing under a stretch of water connecting
the Pacific with the Arctic Ocean.
Plans World's Longest Tunnel, a Link to Alaska (Update4)
2007 - Bloomberg - Yuriy Humber and Bradley Cook
Russia plans to build
the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait
to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural
gas and electricity from Siberia.
to depend on renewable sources to meet energy needs
Apr 09, 2007 -
Asia Pulse Data Source
New Delhi, India will be dependent on renewable
sources such as solar, hydro and biofuels to meet 50 per cent of its energy requirements
North Korea Discussing Energy Exports
Mar 23, 2007 - Daily News Bulletin
Moscow - Russia and North Korea are discussing joint projects to build
power stations in North Korea and also to organize exports of electricity from
Russia to North Korea, say materials prepared for a meeting of a Russian-North
Korean intergovernmental commission that is taking place on Friday in Moscow.
Afghan, Iran agree on feasibility study of joint power line
2007 - BBC Monitoring
Dushanbe: Tajik, Afghan and Iranian power engineers
have signed a treaty on the feasibility study of a project for the construction
of a high-voltage power transmission line from Tajikistan to Iran through Afghan
territory, and have chosen a prime contractor, Avesta has been told by the Tajik
Energy and Industry Ministry.
to Build Power Lines for Electricity Exports to China Valued at $6 Bln
Mar 20, 2007 - Daily News Bulletin; Moscow
The Federal Grid Company
(FSK) values the construction of electric power lines under a project to export
Russian electricity to China at some $6 billion.
to import more electricity from China
Mar 12, 2007 - Xinhua
Vietnam will import more electricity from China this year to serve its border
provinces, according to local newspaper Vietnam Economic Times on Monday.
response from India to import of electricity from Bhutan and Nepal: Power Advisor
Mar 11, 2007 - Asia Pulse Data Source
Bangladesh has received a positive
response from India regarding the plan for importing electricity from Bhutan and
Nepal, as a measure for tackling the prevailing crisis, Power and Energy Advisor
Tapan Chowdhury said Sunday.
mulls power transmission links with Sri Lanka, B'desh
Mar 8, 2007
- Asia in Focus
The government on Wednesday said it was looking into
the possibility of establishing power transmission links with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh,
while asking other South Asian countries to enhance regional energy cooperation.
"We would suggest the approach of building country-to-country grid interconnections
as building blocks for making feasible flow of electricity across the region,"
Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said at the South Asian Association for Regional
Cooperation (SAARC) Energy Ministers' meeting here.
minister moots SAARC energy grid
Mar 7, 2007 McClatchy-Tribune
Business News Formerly Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
DELHI -- Power minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday made an effort to energise
economic cooperation among SAARC countries by proposing to bind them together
through a network of transnational energy lifelines -- from oil and gas pipelines
to interconnecting power transmission lines.
to make record investment to expand power grids
Mar 5, 2007 - Xinhua
The State Power Grid Corporation will invest a record 220 billion yuan (28.6
billion U.S. dollars) in fixed assets this year, of which 202.5 billion yuan (26.3
billion U.S. dollars) will be poured into construction, company sources announced
Companies Sign Agreements On Building Power Projects in Cambodia
16, 2007 - Xinhua
Chinese companies here on Friday signed several agreements
with Cambodian government officials on building a hydropower plant and an electricity
transmission network for the kingdom.
to invest $3b in power sector
Feb 15, 2007 - Asia
Pulse Data SourceThe Asian Development Bank will invest three
billion US dollars in Pakistan for improvement of power transmission and distribution
system in the next three years. ADB Country Director in Pakistan Dr Peter Fedon
disclosed this while talking to the Water and Power Minister Liaquat Ali Jatoi
on Thursday. The bank has assured of their technical and financial support for
major water and power sector projects. The ADB assistance will be used in upgradation
of power distribution systems and transmission lines to increase system efficiency
and supply of electricity to consumers besides major rehabilitation and infrastructure
projects in the water sector.
starts construction on cross-sea power grid project
Feb 11, 2007 -
Asia Pulse Data Source
China is working on its first cross-sea power
grid connection project to link the grids of coastal Guangdong province and the
southernmost island province of Hainan, which would be the world's longest such
project when completed in 2009.
considers Russian energy grid's cooperation offer
Jan 26, 2007 - BBC
The Azerbaijani government is considering seriously RAO UES
[Unified Energy System of Russia] proposals concerning cooperation in the electric
to Study Power Trade Potential to Afghanistan and Pakistan
2007 - Xinhua
ADB is providing a US$3 million technical assistance grant
to study the potential for regional electricity trading that would help optimize
utilization of power resources in both Central and South Asia.
Tenaga eyes earning boost from power export to Thailand
Jan 18, 2007
- Asia Pulse Pty Ltd
Tenaga Nasional Bhd (KLSE:5347) expects earnings
from electricity export to Thailand to double to RM1 billion (US$285.2 million)
if the current negotiations bear fruit.
Installed Power Capacity Exceeds 600 Gws in 2006
Jan 12, 2007 - Xinhua
China's power generating capacity rose 20.3 percent from 2005 to 622
gigawatts last year, said the China Electricity Council (CEC) on Thursday.
sign deal to construct power transmission line
Jan 6, 2007
Kathmandu, Jan 6: Nepal and India have agreed to construct a 220
KV trans-border transmission line to facilitate exchange of power between the
China sign hydropower agreement
Jan 2, 2007 - Kyodo
and China has signed an agreement for a 600-megawatt hydropower project on the
Shweli River in northeastern Myanmar near the Chinese border, Myanmar state-run
media reported Monday.
Korea holds ceremony to connect power cables with North
Dec 21, 2006
- BBC Monitoring Newsfile
South Korea on Thursday [21 December]
held a ceremony to connect power cables to North Korea, which will provide up
to 100,000 kW of electricity for South Korean businesses operating at a joint
industrial complex in the energy-starved North, a joint South-North Korean committee
running the complex said
buys more power from Laos
Dec 18, 2006 - TNA-E111
on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Laos to buy more electricity
from the landlocked country with an aim to cater to the kingdom's rising demand
for power and to strengthen the security of the power supply for the future.
transmited from Three Gorges to Shanghai
Dec 10, 2006 - Xinhua
A major power transmission line that links Three Gorges project with Shanghai
starts operation on Saturday, amid efforts to ensure the city's huge demand for
to offer 20 mln USD for Cambodia to build regional electricity network
Dec. 2, 2006 - Xinhua
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will offer
20 million U.S. dollars of loan for Cambodia to build electricity network from
Kampot province to Sihanoukville, a press release from the Ministry of Finance
and Economy said here on Saturday.
plans high-capacity power line
Nov 28, 2006 - UPI
is moving forward with plans to build a 1,000-mile-long power transmission line
its northeast with the rest of the country.
to Create Nationwide Power Grid Network by 2020
Nov 23, 2000
- People's Daily
China will set up a unified power grid network across
the nation by the year 2020, according to
Sinoprojects.com. The leading website
on investment projects in China quoted sources with the
Planning Commission (SDPC) as saying that the central government is taking
effective measures to connect the existing cross-province power grids and independent
to get Power Grid contract
Nov 21, 2006 - Asia Pulse Data Source
Corporate giant Reliance Energy has outbid seven other companies, including
Tata Power and GMR,
to emerge as the top contender for building India's first
fully independent private power transmission
lines at a cost of about Rs
to import 300 MW power from Uzbekistan
Nov 14, 2006 - Xinhua
The war-ravaged and energy-thirsty Afghanistan has inked agreement with Uzbekistan
to import 300 MW electricity from its central Asian neighbor, Presidential spokesman
Mohammad Karim Rahimi said in Kabul on Tuesday.
Russia Inked Power purchase Contract
Nov 14, 2006 - SinoCast
Liu Zhenya and Anatoly Chubais, the general director of China's power giant
the State Grid Corporation
of China and the president of Russia's largest
power holding Unified Energy System of Russia (RAO UESR),
signed an electric
power-purchase contract on November 9, according to the State Electricity Regulatory
Commission (SERC) of China.
Negotiating to Provide Electricity in Joint Deal with Both Koreas
Nov 13, 2006 - BBC Monitoring
Russia has been negotiating deals to provide
electricity to North and South Korea, a Russian official said, although the talks
are now in jeopardy because of U.N. Security Council sanctions against the communist
Asian nations to develop alternative energy sources with China
Oct 31, 2006 - AP China
Southeast Asian nations will cooperate with China
to develop alternative sources of energy because the region cannot rely on fossil
fuels, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Tuesday.
World Bank Supports Electricity Transmission To South
27, 2006 - Press Release - World Bank
ASTANA - The World Bank
today approved a US$ 100 million loan for Phase II of the Kazakhstan North-South
Electricity Transmission Project. The project will help ensure access to a reliable,
cost-effective and high-quality supply of electricity for business enterprises
and households in southern Kazakhstan. The project also supports regional integration
by optimizing the use of energy resources through the international electricity
trade. It will help to promote national and regional competition by allowing low
cost producers in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to compete on the broader
to Transmit Electricity to Southeast Asia
Oct 10, 2006 - SinoCast
The first Sino-Vietnam 220-KV Electricity Transmission Line has been
formally put into production.
China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG) has
started to transmit electricity to North Vietnam.
builds world's largest rural power grid
Oct 8, 2006 - Xinhua
China's power grid has been spreading quickly in rural areas, with an extra
161,000 rural households
hooked up since March this year, raising the proportion
of rural families with access to electricity to
a historic 99.4 percent,
said the country's top power operator Sunday.
to boost alternative energy 2006-2010 against rising oil prices
Oct 03, 2006 - BBC News
The Ministry of Finance has decided to increase
input in projects involved in developing bio-energy
and other alternative
energies between 2006 and 2010.
- China's Anhui to invest US$8.8bln in new energy projects
Sep 21, 2006 - AsiaPulse
China's eastern Anhui
Province, where the Huainan and Huaibei coalmines are located, plans to invest
70 billion yuan (US$8.8 billion) in the 2006-2010 period to establish 17
new coalmine projects, 13 electric
power projects and 9 coal chemical projects.
- China's Largest Cross-border Power Project Commissioned
Sep 21, 2006 - SinoCast
The China-part project of China's largest cross-border
power project, which is to transmit electricity from
Honghe of China's Yunnan
Province to Vietnam, recently was successfully put into operation, and is planned
to officially transmit electricity to Vietnam from September 26, according
to Chinese sources. The 220-KV
Honghe-Vietnam power project started from
this February, and is planned to involve investment of
CNY 286.2 million
industry co-op in full swing
Sep 21, 2006, Dian Li - China Daily
A new power supply project between Russia and Heilongjiang will help both
nations strengthen economic
and trade ties. Under the China-Russia Direct-Current
Power Grid Project, which will soon begin, electricity
will be transmitted
from Russia's Far East to Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
and Nepal try to break the ice on joint hydropower
Sep 08, 2006
- Asia Pulse Data Source
There is a 20 percent shortfall in power supply
on the north Indian grid this summer. Parts of New Delhi
are suffering six-hour
power cuts daily. Nepal sits on anywhere between 45,000-80,000 M. There is
demand, and there is supply, yet Nepal and India can't agree on sharing power
and water for mutual benefit.
- India Invites Chinese Investment In Power Sector
Aug 29, 2006 - Asia Pulse
BEIJING - India and China have initiated their
first steps to cooperate in the electricity sector and New Delhi has invited Chinese
investments in the power sector, including transmission and high-end generation.
Since India and China are two big countries with fastest developing economies,
Korea, China agree to pursue joint energy project
Aug. 29, 2006 -
The Associated Press
South Korea and China agreed Tuesday to pursue
joint projects in the energy sector to cope with rising global oil prices. The
two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in their policies related with high
oil prices and the issue of global energy supply," South Korea's Ministry
of Commerce, Industry and Energy said in a statement after a meeting between South
Korea's Commerce Minister Chung Sye-kyun and his Chinese counterpart, Ma Ka.
Eyes Power Generation Projects in Nepal
Aug 26, 2006 - The Hindu
Facing acute shortage of electricity, India is talking to neighbouring Nepal
for tapping the potential it has
there. "We are talking to Nepal. There
lies a potential of about 60,000 MW electricity generation," Power
Sushil Kumar Shinde said in Lok Sabha during the Question Hour.
lays foundation for first experimental project of UHV grids
2006 - Xinhua
China laid foundation for the experimental project of Ultra
High Voltage (UHV) grids in the north, launching the country's first move to transmit
power for a long distance through 1,000-kilovolt alternating grids.
to construct power plants in Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan
19, 2006 - Kyodo News
Energy-hungry China has struck agreements with
Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan to build power plants in the countries and import
electricity from them, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.
offers Namibia assistance with construction of power line from
15, 2006 - BBC Monitoring via COMTEX
Zambia - Last week a Chinese
government-owned company was in the country for talks with State House and NamPower
[government-owned power utility] on assistance with the construction of a power
line from Zambia.
to import more electricity from China
May 8, 2006 - Zinhuanet
HANOI - Vietnam plans to buy additional 200 MWof electricity from China to
supply its northern
Thai Nguyen province between 2007 and 2010, local newspaper
Vietnam News reported Monday.
power line more suitable
Islamabad - Minister
for Water and Power Liaquat Ali Jatoi on Tuesday said Central Asian Republic States
(CARs) Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan expressed their willingness on installation of
transmission line from Kabul to Pakistan.Addressing a press conference here after
the conclusion of two-day Central Asian-South Asian Electricity Trade conference,
the minister said that Afghanistan in this regard agreed to provide transit for
- Beijing to upgrade power network
BEIJING - Beijing will invest approximately 63.3 billion RMB
(7.9 billion US dollars) to upgrade
the city’s power network, according
to Beijing’s 11th five-year plan (2006-2010).
Chinese companies sign deals to build two power lines in Tajikistan
Apr 20, 2006 -The Associated Press
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - Tajikistan's
national electric power company signed deals with a Chinese company to build two
power transmission lines in this ex-Soviet republic, an official said Thursday.
Tojik and China Theban Electric sign contracts to $300mln
19, 2006 - I. Kurbanov - Avesta - Commerical News Update
Tojik Joint Stock Holding Company and Chinese China Theban Electric Apparatus
(CTEAS) signed two contracts on the construction of high voltage
power lines in Tajikistan. Both contracts
were signed Wednesday in Dushanbe,
a spokesman for Barqi Tojik Nozir Edgori told Avesta. We
speaking of the construction of a 500 kWt South-North and a 220 kWt Lolazor-Khatlon
power lines. Total
cost of these projects is estimated at around $340mln.
to be extended in countryside
March 28, 2006 - Wang Ying - China Daily
The country's biggest electricity grid company, the State Grid Corp of China,
yesterday said it planned to spend up to 20 billion yuan (US$2.5 billion) over
the next five years to improve the power transmission network in rural areas.
March 23, 2006 - Jiang Wei - China Daily
China and Russia are poised to expand electricity trade, a major step toward co-operation
in the energy sector.
Connects Power Grids Together, Expands Coverage
Jan 11, 2006 - Zijun
Li - WorldWatch Institute
China's economy grew by an average of 9.9
percent between 1993 and 2004, accelerating the demand for electricity and
necessitating expansion of the country's disperse power transmission and distribution
Vietnam Ink Electricity Supply Deal
Nov 9, 2005 - Xinhua News
The China Southern Power Grid Company will supply Vietnam with
annual electricity of 1.3 billion kwh in
a purchase term of ten years, said
sources with the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration
- Kazakhstan: World Bank Supports Electricity Transmission
Oct 27, 2005 - World Bank
ASTANA, The World Bank
today approved a US$ 100 million loan for Phase II of the Kazakhstan North-South
Electricity Transmission Project. The project will help ensure access to
a reliable, cost-effective and
high-quality supply of electricity for business
enterprises and households in southern Kazakhstan. The
project also supports
regional integration by optimizing the use of energy resources through the
international electricity trade. It will help to promote national and regional
competition by allowing low cost
producers in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and
Kyrgyzstan to compete on the broader regional market.
nations plan to enhance energy co-operation
Oct 4, 2005 - The Hindu
New Delhi - THE seven member countries of the Bay of Bengal
Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation (BIMSTEC) grouping
today agreed to look into the possibility of setting up a trans-regional gas pipeline
and a power transmission network, as part of efforts to enhance energy co-operation
in the region.
electricity exports to China to double Siberian generating capacity
Sep 9, 2005 - BBC Monitoring
Zhigulevsk, Samara Region - The implementation
of the project to export Russian electricity to China will allow to double the
installed power generating capacity in Siberia and the Far East, Unified Energy
System of Russia CEO Anatoliy Chubays told the third all-Russian meeting of hydropower
industry workers today.
prepares to build world's first 1,000-kv electricity transmission line
Jul 26, 2005 - Xinhua
Preparations have begun for building an on-off
station for a 1,000 kilovolt electricity transmission line in central China's
largest power grid begins operation in China's Henan
Jul 13, 2005
- BBC Monitoring
China has successfully connected power grids for its
northern, northwestern and central regions to form a huge integrated power grid,
a local official in charge of power supply in central China's Henan Province said
on Wednesday [13 July]. The newly integrated power grid is believed to be the
world's largest and will facilitate a more efficient distribution of energy throughout
China, said the official with Henan Power Corporation. The move is also expected
to help ease the current strain on power supplies in the country, the official
of N. Korea's power grid needed for electricity aid
Jul 13, 2005 -Lee
Joon-seung - Yonhap
SEOUL - South Korea's proposed electricity
aid to energy-starved North Korea is technically and economically feasible, but
requires the extensive modernization of the communist country's power grid system,
experts said Wednesday.
Korea offers North energy aid
Jul 12, 2005 - BBC Monitoring
South Korea has offered huge amounts of free electricity to North Korea
as an incentive to end its nuclear
ambitions. Seoul is proposing to lay power
lines across the Korean border, as an alternative to a
power deal which collapsed in 2002.
Power Company to Spend 12.09B Dollars on Grid Renovation
Jul 7, 2005
- BBC Monitoring - Asia Pacific
An electricity shortfall of 25m kwh
has been predicted by the State Power Grid Corporation (SPG), the China Securities
Daily reported here Thursday [7 July]. To remedy the situation, the largest power
grid company in China has decided to input more than 100bn yuan (about 12.09bn
US dollars) on the construction and renovation of power grids.
to develop ultra-high voltage power grid
2005 - Asia Pulse Data Source
BEIJING China will devote maximum
effort to developing an ultra-high voltage power grid so as to complete construction
of the grid by 2020, according to the State Power Grid Corporation (SPGC).
to sign pact on power exchange in July, report says
May 16, 2005 - Kyodo News
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
will sign a pact in July aimed at ensuring uninterrupted
power supply throughout
the region through power exchange, the New Straits Times reported Tuesday.
Chinese power sellers to invest heavy in grids
Mar 21, 2005,
People Daily, English
Two electricity distributors in China are to invest
heavily in building ultra high-voltage power grids
from this year, in an
effort to upgrade the country's power transmission facilities and satiate hunger
for electric-power supplies. http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200503/21/eng20050321_177638.html
(Asia Pacific Rim Electricity Cooperation)
1998 - Gen-ichiro Ichihari
- Hitachi Research Institute
1. Expanding Electricity Trade
surprising for us living in the Islands of Japan to discover that electricity
trade is expanding worldwide. Last year, our study mission on Asian energy visited
countries where rapid economic growth exploded the demand for electricity beyond
existing capacity. These countries were seeking Independent Power Producers or
Electricity imports. This year's second mission visited countries with hydropower
potential. We also witnessed clearly the emergence of electricity trade.
Lanka To Improve Energy Services Delivery
Mar 19, 1997 - The World
COLOMBO - The World Bank today announced the approval of a
US$24.2 million IDA credit and a US$5.9 million grant from the Global Environment
Facility (GEF) i for a Sri Lanka Energy Services
Delivery Project. The project will encourage the use of environmentally-sound
renewable energy technologies; reduce long-term demand for electricity through
Demand Side Management (DSM); mitigate carbon emissions, and strengthen institutional
capacity to deliver energy services through renewable energy and DSM.
consortium awarded the Bakun project - largest hydro-electric power system in
Jun 17, 1996 - ABB
ABB to lead construction of
US$ 5 billion, 2,400-megawatt plant and 1,300 km power transmission scheme - the
largest project in ABB`s history
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