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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.


  • Korea's 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 change.


  • 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.


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    ec 29, 2009 - RTT News

    The 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 reports.

  • SGCC plans to build mega power carrier in Inner Mongolia
    Dec 16, 2009 - Xinhua

    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.


  • Indonesia, ADB to cooperate to fund cross-country power projects
    Dec 11, 2009 - Xinhua

    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.

  • Ministry for linking S Asian power grids to meet demand-supply gap
    Nov 5, 2009 - Financialexpress.com

    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.

  • A 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 looms large.

  • China, Kazakhstan pledge to increase energy, infrastructure cooperation
    Oct 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.

  • China reports 2 mln rural households without electricity
    Oct 02, 2009 - Xinhua

    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).

  • Nepal 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.

  • 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.

  • Vietnam, 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 years.

  • Laos 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 KPL.

  • Sri 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.

  • New energy and environment digest - China's smart grid ambitions could open door to US-China cooperation
    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.

  • Vietnamese 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.

  • American 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.

  • Areva 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.

  • Saarc 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.

  • Indonesia, 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.

  • Vietnam 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.

  • American 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.

  • China 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.

  • A 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 Monitoring

    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 09

  • India 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 reported Tuesday.

  • Nepal plans to import more power from India
    Mar 05, 2009 - Xinhua

    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.

  • China 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.

  • Cambodia 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).

  • China to invest in $US14.6Bln in high voltage line construction
    Jan 26, 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.

  • China to start three new ultra-high voltage power lines this year
    Jan 19, 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.

  • World 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.

  • ABB Ltd. Presents Ultrahigh-voltage Transformer for the World’s Longest Power Transmission Link
    Dec 29, 2008 - Justice Sirikah - ABB

    Transnational power 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 long distances.

  • Indian 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.

  • India to help Nepal set up power trading entity
    Nov 18, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    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.

  • Fragmented 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.

  • "Smart" 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 in China.

  • ADB supports innovative project for cross-border power trade, rural electrification in Bhutan
    Oct 30, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    MANILA — 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.

  • CHINA: 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.

  • Government to establish transmission link between India, Sri Lanka
    Oct 24, 2008 - Zeenews.com

    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.

  • World Bank Provides More Support to India's Power Grid Corporation
    Oct 22, 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.

  • Vietnam 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 said Wednesday.

  • Indonesia's PLN studying US$1.8 bln power cable project
    Jul 21, 2008 - Asia In Focus

    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.

  • VEC to build Khabarovsk sites for electricity exports to China
    Jun 26, 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.

  • India Plans to Import Power From Neighboring Countries
    May 20, 2008 - Xinhua News Agency - CEIS

  • China 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.

  • Protesters 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.

  • Coastal 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.

  • Undersea Electricity Line to Link India, Lanka
    Apr 22, 2008 - The Times of India

    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.

  • PowerGrid’s 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.

  • Egat 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.

  • ADB 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.

  • Cambodian coastal town gets 24-hour electricity from Vietnam
    Mar 25, 2008 - BBC Monitoring

    The people in Kep, a Southwestern city of Cambodia, can now have access 24 hours to the electricity.

  • Power 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.

  • India-Sri 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.

  • Cambodia 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.

  • Nepal 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.

  • ABB 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.

  • Cambodia 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 Headlines California Approves Feed-In Tariffs, Rewards Energy Efficiency NRUCFC Issues Almost $31 Million in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for Electric Co-ops' Renewable Energy Projects FutureGen officials continue talks Two utilities plan power line Constellation skips regulatory hearing

  • Tajik-Iranian 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.

  • Cambodia 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.

  • ADB helps Philippine electric coops bring power to remote areas
    Jan 23, 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.

  • Vietnam 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.

  • Tajikistan 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.

  • 200,000 More Rural People Get Access to Electricity in Southwest China
    Jan 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.

  • Thailand 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 Piyasvasti Amaranand.

  • ABB 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 link.

  • China to allow foreign firms to invest in power grid construction
    Dec 14, 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.

  • Turkmenistan 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.

  • Leading 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.

  • East-West Power Grid Launched
    Nov 27, 2007 - New Straits Times

    The 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.

  • Agreement signed in Kabul on electricity transmission project that connects Central Asia with South Asia
    Nov 19, 2007 - The World Bank Group

    Kabul 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.

  • Belarus Plans to Spend Around $10bln Before 2011 to Upgrade Power Grid
    Nov 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.

  • PI 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 project.

  • Vietnam Hooks National Power Grid With Cambodia, Laos for Trading
    Sep 25, 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.

  • Russia 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 Russia.

  • Renewable 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 on Tuesday.

  • RAO UES Reportedly Increasing Electricity Exports to China
    Sep 18, 2007 - Datamonitor

    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.

  • World 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.

  • AREVA T&D Awarded First High-Voltage Direct Current Contract in China
    Sep 10, 2007 - National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

    AREVA‘s 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.

  • China's West-East Power Transmission Hit by Grid Problems
    Aug 29, 2007 - Xinhua Finance News

    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.

  • Tajik Premier Pledges Electricity Supplies to Kazakhstan
    Aug 24, 2007 - BBC Monitoring

    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.

  • China & Russian to Deepen Cooperation on Electric Power
    Aug 13, 2007 - Sinocast

    HEILONGJIANG - Russia and China will speed up their cooperation on the electric power industry.

  • Taiwan 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.

  • China 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.

    http://emerging.tdctrade.com/content.aspx?data=EmergingMkt_content_en&contentid=911823&w_sid=194&w_pid=1403&w_nid=13525&w_cid=911823&w_idt=1900-01-01&w_oid=343&w_jid=

  • SGCC opens power exchange
    Jul 13, 2007 - China Daily

    State Grid 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.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-07/13/content_6368521.htm

  • China's 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.

  • Myanmar, South Korea to cooperate in developing electric power network
    Jul 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 Wednesday.

  • ADB lends Cambodia 8 million USD for power line
    Jul 03, 2007 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    The 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.

  • South Korea to begin inter-Korean power transmissions
    Jun 21, 2007 -- BBC Monitoring

    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.

  • China 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 said Tuesday.

  • China's 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.

  • Kyrgyzstan: 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.

  • China 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.

  • China 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.

  • Tunnel 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.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/04/24/russia.alaska.tunnel.ap/index.html

  • Russia Plans World's Longest Tunnel, a Link to Alaska (Update4)
    April 18, 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.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a5OJJzlp0xwM

  • India 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 by 2050.

    http://peakoil.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=25159

  • Russia, 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.

  • Tajiks, Afghan, Iran agree on feasibility study of joint power line
    Mar 20, 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.

  • Project 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.

  • Vietnam 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.

  • Positive 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.

  • India 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.

  • Power minister moots SAARC energy grid
    Mar 7, 2007 McClatchy-Tribune Business News Formerly Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News

    NEW 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.

  • China 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 on Monday.

    http://english.people.com.cn/200703/05/eng20070305_354417.html

  • Chinese Companies Sign Agreements On Building Power Projects in Cambodia
    Feb 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.

  • ADB to invest $3b in power sector
    Feb 15, 2007 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    The 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.

  • China 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.

  • Azerbaijan considers Russian energy grid's cooperation offer
    Jan 26, 2007 - BBC Monitoring

    The Azerbaijani government is considering seriously RAO UES [Unified Energy System of Russia] proposals concerning cooperation in the electric power industry.

  • ADB to Study Power Trade Potential to Afghanistan and Pakistan
    Jan 22, 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.

    http://www.adb.org/Media/Articles/2007/11373-asian-electricity-tradings/default.asp

  • Malaysias's 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.

    http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-29271506_ITM

  • China's 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.

    http://www.chinagate.com.cn/english/economic/49762.htm

  • Nepal-India sign deal to construct power transmission line
    Jan 6, 2007 - PTI

    Kathmandu, Jan 6: Nepal and India have agreed to construct a 220 KV trans-border transmission line to facilitate exchange of power between the two countries.

    http://www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=75750

  • Myanmar, China sign hydropower agreement
    Jan 2, 2007 - Kyodo

    Myanmar 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.

    http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/394988

  • South 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

    http://powermarketers.netcontentinc.net/newsreader.asp?ppa=8knpq_%5BkmpqpsvZTnk%7D38%7Dbfem%5E!

  • Thailand buys more power from Laos
    Dec 18, 2006 - TNA-E111

    Thailand 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.

    http://etna.mcot.net/query.php?nid=26654

  • Power 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 power.

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-12/10/content_754948.htm

  • ADB 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.

    http://english.eviewweek.com/show.aspx?id=5879&cid=11

  • India plans high-capacity power line
    Nov 28, 2006 - UPI

    India is moving forward with plans to build a 1,000-mile-long power transmission line connecting
    its northeast with the rest of the country.

    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20061128-124505-7037r

  • China 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
    State Development Planning Commission (SDPC) as saying that the central government is taking
    effective measures to connect the existing cross-province power grids and independent power
    generators.

    http://english.people.com.cn/english/200011/23/eng20001123_55984.html

  • REL 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 18-20 billion.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=147007

  • Afghanistan 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.

  • China, 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.

  • Russia 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 nation.

    http://goldsea.com/Asiagate/611/11russia.html

  • S.E. 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.

    http://asia.news.yahoo.com/061031/kyodo/d8l3kroo0.html

  • Kazakhstan: World Bank Supports Electricity Transmission To South
    Oct 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 regional market.

  • China 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.

  • China 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.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-10/08/content_5177096.htm

  • China 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.

    http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/chinainstitute/nav03.cfm?nav03=51193&nav02=49595&nav01=43092

  • 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.

    http://pro.energycentral.com/professional/news/power/news_article.cfm?id=7179039

  • 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 totally.

    http://pro.energycentral.com/professional/news/power/news_article.cfm?id=7180373

  • Power 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.

    http://powermarketers.netcontentinc.net/newsreader.asp?ppa=8knpq%5F%5BjiejqpqXUmi%27%40%3E%20bfel%5D%21

  • India 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.

    http://www.nepalitimes.com/issue/314/Headline/12436

  • 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, both...

    http://goliath.ecnext.com/comsite5/bin/pdinventory.pl?pdlanding=1&referid=2750&item_id=0199-4637377

  • South 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.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/29/ap/business/mainD8JQ2T380.shtml

  • India 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
    Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said in Lok Sabha during the Question Hour.

    http://www.hinduonnet.com/holnus/001200608260321.htm

  • China lays foundation for first experimental project of UHV grids
    Aug 21, 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.

  • China to construct power plants in Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan
    Jun 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.

    http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060619/kyodo/d8ib8s3o0.html

  • China offers Namibia assistance with construction of power line from
    Jun 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.

  • Vietnam 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.

    http://www.busytrade.com/news/newsinfo.php?id=2360

  • Kabul-Jalalabad power line more suitable
    May, 2006

    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 power trade.

    http://pakobserver.net/200605/10

  • Beijing to upgrade power network
    April 24, 2006

    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).

    http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/setting_stage/2006-04-26/844965.html

  • Tajik, 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.

  • Barqi Tojik and China Theban Electric sign contracts to $300mln
    April 19, 2006 - I. Kurbanov - Avesta - Commerical News Update

    Barqi Tojik Joint Stock Holding Company and Chinese China Theban Electric Apparatus Stock company
    (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 are
    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.


    http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/bisnis/bisdoc/0604TajikNews.htm

  • Network 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.

  • Electricity Trade Flourishes
    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.
  • China 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 network.

  • China, 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
    Commission (
    SASAC).

    http://www.china.org.cn/english/BAT/148094.htm

  • Kazakhstan: World Bank Supports Electricity Transmission To South
    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.

    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ECAEXT/EXTECAREGTOPPOWER/0,,contentMDK:
    20700434~menuPK:733323~pagePK:34004173~piPK:34003707~theSitePK:733229,00.html


  • BIMSTEC nations plan to enhance energy co-operation
    Oct 4, 2005 - The Hindu Business Line

    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.

  • Russian 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.

  • China 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 Henan Province.

  • World'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 added.

  • Upgrade 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.

  • S 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
    US-brokered nuclear power deal which collapsed in 2002.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4674785.stm

  • Chinese 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.

  • China to develop ultra-high voltage power grid
    Jul 30, 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).

  • ASEAN 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.

    http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060516/kyodo/d8hkltq80.html

  • Top 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
  • APREC (Asia Pacific Rim Electricity Cooperation)
    1998 - Gen-ichiro Ichihari - Hitachi Research Institute

    1. Expanding Electricity Trade
    It is 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.

  • Sri Lanka To Improve Energy Services Delivery
    Mar 19, 1997 - The World Bank Group

    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.

  • ABB consortium awarded the Bakun project - largest hydro-electric power system in Malaysia
    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

Related GENI Resources

GENI Transmission Library

National Energy Grid Maps

Renewable Energy Resource Maps

Links

IREC Connecting to the Grid (Interstate Renewable Energy Council)

CIGRE: International Congress on Large High-Voltage Electric Systems

IEEE/PES International Practices Committee panel sessions




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