ReneSola Agrees To Supply 63-MW PV Modules To Thailand Company

By AsiaEnergyJournal, July 29th, 2013 ReneSola Ltd. (Jiashan, China) on July 22 said it has agreed to provide its photovoltaic (PV) modules for installation in Nakornsawan, Thailand. Under the agreement, ReneSola will deliver 63 MW of its Virtus II PV modules to Thailand-based Energy Absolute PCL between August and October of this year. Financial details of the agreement were … Continue reading

Alstom Supplies Hongsa Coal-Fired Power Plant in Thailand

By Alstom, July 26th, 2013 Alstom Grid Turkey will support national energy projects in Thailand and Laos with the supply of 3-phase shunt reactors for the Hongsa lignite coal-fired power plant. The contract, worth around €10 million, was awarded by Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT). Hongsa will be the highest capacity power plant in Laos, providing 1,878 … Continue reading

Thailand Plans To Boost Renewable Energy Output To 25% Of Total

By Bloomberg, July 17th, 2013 Thailand plans to increase production of electricity from renewable sources to 25 % of total output over the next 10 years to reduce imports and boost energy security, the Ministry of Energy said. Power generation from renewables will jump by 51 % to 13,927 megawatts by 2021, from a current … Continue reading

Egat signs deal with China

Published on the Bangkok post, June 12th, 2013 The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) will buy electricity from China to ensure the country’s power security. The Thai utility authority last week sign a memorandum of understanding with China Southern Power Grid Co (CSG), the state owned power transmission and distribution company, to supply electricity … Continue reading

Bang Chan Most At Risk of Power Outage

Published: 27 Feb 2013 at 00.00 Eastern Bangkok’s Bang Chan Industrial Estate will likely be affected the most by the disruption of natural gas supplies from Myanmar in April, says the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT). Thana Putarungsi (right), Egat’s deputy governor for transmission systems, gives a briefing on the power situation to 300 industrial operators … Continue reading

Troubles Escalate for Banpu: Coal Producer May Be Liable for Another $71m

Bangkok Post, 24/09/2012 Banpu Plc, one of the region’s largest coal producers, could face even greater legal troubles as lawyers for Siva Nganthavee have vowed to appeal against last week’s Civil Court victory to seek even higher compensation. The Civil Court on Thursday ordered Banpu to pay over 31 billion baht in damages to Mr Siva for what was … Continue reading

Court Orders Thai Coal Miner Banpu to Pay $955 Million Over Laos Project

Dow Jones Newswires, September 20, 2012 Thailand’s Civil Court has ordered Banpu PCL (BANPU.TH), the nation’s largest coal miner by sales, to pay at least 29.5 billion baht ($955 million) to businessman Siva Nganthavee and his associated companies as the result of a terminated joint venture, Banpu said in a filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand Thursday. The … Continue reading

Electricity to Triple Lao Exports to Thailand in 2015

Vientiane Times, 8 Sept 2012 Laos expects to see the value of its exports to Thailand take a big jump over the next few years as several hydropower plants have begun the sale of electricity to the neighbouring country. According to information from the International Trade Policy Department, the export value of Lao products sold to Thailand from 2011 … Continue reading

Laos Mekong Dam Opponents Take Case to Court

Daniel Schearf August 07, 2012 Tourists and gamblers disembark a boat on the Mekong River near the Thai port of Chiang Saen in the Golden Triangle region where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet January 14, 2012. BANGKOK — Thai opponents of a hydropower dam planned for the Mekong River in Laos are … Continue reading

The Mekong River: Lies, Dams and Statistics

Jul 26th 2012, 8:55 by T.F. | XAYABURI and VIENTIANE A DENSE cloud of diplomatic doublespeak hangs over the turbid waters of the Mekong. An amazing week of conflicting statements, stark contradictions and confusion has made everything about the site of a controversial dam project at Xayaburi, in northern Laos, as clear as mud. The Mekong, … Continue reading