A number of Japanese companies have invested ¥10 billion (around $72 million) in a British start-up developing floating offshore nuclear power plants.
Torrent Power Ltd has awarded a contract to Suzlon Energy to develop a 300 MW wind power project in Karnataka, India.
Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of Vietnam, has approved a $134.7 billion power plan for this decade for new power plants and grid networks.
India plans to stop building new coal-fired power plants, apart from those already approved, by removing a clause from the final draft of its National Electricity Policy (NEP).
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced that the Luzon power grid was placed on red alert on 8 May after five power plants declared forced outages.
Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) is continuing to develop plans to further develop its 700 MW Calaca coal-fired power plant in Batangas province, Philippines.
Monsoon Wind, Laos’ first wind project, has started construction. The 600 MW project is owned by Thailand-based Impact Energy Asia Development.
India will add 3100 MW hydropower generation capacity, built at a cost of $5.5 billion, this fiscal year, expanding the current installed capacity of 46.85 GW by 6.6 per cent.
Mitsubishi Power has started operation of the first M701JAC unit at phase two of a gas-fired power plant contract, this for a plant in Rayong Province, Thailand.
South Korea and UK have agreed to strengthen cooperation on nuclear power and clean energy.