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High time for smart energy solutions

Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin Summary With the Philippines’ cost of power among the highest in the region and being one of countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, the country is ripe for smart energy solutions. Pierre Cheyron, chief executive officer of ENGIE...


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Sea Water Cooling for the Barangaroo District Cooling System. Sydney, Australia

Summary The presentation reviews the use of sea water for cooling processes and concludes it is a viable, environmentally friendly system solution that can integrate well with district energy. Speaker Sleiman Shakkour, FVB Energy #2015 #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding ...

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ExxonMobil opens third cogeneration power plant in Singapore

Jessica Jaganathan, Reuters Summary U.S. oil major ExxonMobil officially opened its third cogeneration power plant in Singapore on Thursday on the site of its Jurong refinery, increasing its total cogeneration capacity in the city-state by nearly a quarter. The new 84 megawatt cogeneration...


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ENGIE And Cyberview SDN BHD Will Build District Cooling System For New Hospital In Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Heleen Devos Summary The Ministry of Health of Malaysia (MOH) recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the construction for a new hospital in Cyberjaya, the country’s technology hub. Slated to be operational by 2020, the state-of-the-art hospital will accommodate 288 beds...


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Launch of Japan's First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes

Press Release, Business Wire Area where PanaHome's Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima is being developed (Graphic: Business Wire) HYOGO, Japan--PanaHome Corporation, ENERES Co., Ltd, IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd. and the Public Enterprises Agency of the Hyogo Prefectural Government plan to...


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EGCO Group commissions 256MW gas-fired plant in Banpong, Thailand

power-technology.com Summary Thailand-based Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO Group) has commissioned a new 256MW gas-fired power plant in Banpong. Operated through a cogeneration system and fuelled by natural gas, the Banpong power plant features two units, which have a total...


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Energy News: Partnerships and Tools on Clean Energy Aim to Contribute to Multiple SDGs

STEFAN JUNGCURT PH.D., IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub Summary 25 September 2017: Switching to renewable energy sources not only contributes directly to SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (Climate action), but can also support achieving multiple other SDGs, including SDG 3 (Good health...


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Japan benefiting from resiliency programme

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary More and more Japanese cities are signing up to the government’s National Resilience Programme, with decentralized renewable energy and microgrids coming more into favour. The country was moved to focus more on city resiliency after the...


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Negros sugar refinery to have biomass plant

Mark L. Garcia, Manila Bulettin Summary Bacolod City—The country’s largest sugar refinery is expected to finish the construction of its 64-megawatt biomass plant this year. The Biomass Cogeneration Project of the Victorias Milling Company (VMC) in Victorias City, Negros Occidental will be...


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Philippine’s largest district cooling system (DCS) plant switched on

Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer Summary Gotianun-led Filinvest Land Inc. and the local unit of France-based global energy service provider ENGIE, a member of IDEA, are jointly investing P1.5 billion in a district cooling system (DCS) plant in Alabang’s Northgate Cyberzone, the...