Vietnam 

Bamboo Capital, Omani partner inaugurate Long An Province solar power plant – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The inauguration of the BCG – CME Long An 1 solar power plant in Long An Province’s Thạnh Hóa District on June 23. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The BCG – CME Long An 1 solar power plant in Long An Province has been inaugurated by the joint venture between Bamboo Capital Group and the Việt Nam-Oman Investment Fund. Nguyễn Hồ Nam, Bamboo chairman, said the plant in Thạnh An Commune, Thạnh Hóa District, has a capacity of 40.6 MWp and cost VNĐ1.088 trillion (US$46.57 million).…

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Vĩnh Tân 2 solar power plant opens for business – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The plant spans 49ha in Tuy Phong District, Bình Thuận Province. — Photo genco3.com BÌNH THUẬN — Vĩnh Tân 2 solar power plant, worth VNĐ986 billion (US$42.3 million), began commercial operation in the south central province of Bình Thuận on Saturday. Financed by the Power Generation Joint Stock Corporation 3 under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the 49-ha plant has a designed capacity of 42.65 MWp and is expected to contribute 68.4 million kWh of electricity to the national grid each year. EVN chairman Dương Quang Thành said the…

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Vietnam 

PV Power posts positive results in five months despite difficulties in power generation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vũng Áng thermal power plant. PV Power reported profit after tax of VNĐ1.3 trillion ($56.6 million), surpassing the target by 29 per cent. — Photo pvpower.vn   HÀ NỘI – PV Power reported positive business results in the first five months of this year despite difficulties the company faced in generating power. Ending May, PV Power generated more than 9.4 billion kWh, completing its target set for the reviewed period. As of June 16, power generation reached 10.56 billion kWh. This was an encouraging result given difficulties the company faced since…

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ByteDance poaches from Facebook to power short video app TikTok’s global expansion

ByteDance, the world’s most valuable start-up, has moved to bolster the overseas expansion of popular short-form video app TikTok by hiring a senior executive from social media giant Facebook.The Beijing-based company’s new recruit, Blake Chandlee, has been appointed as TikTok’s head of strategic partnerships. He most recently served as vice-president of global partnerships for more than eight years at Facebook.“I expect Blake Chandlee’s mandate will be to focus on the international expansion… Source link

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Singapore 

Jail for two brothers who threw Molotov cocktails at St James Power Station nightspot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two brothers flung Molotov cocktails at a bar in St James Power Station after bouncers told the older sibling and his friends to get out of another nightspot in the vicinity following a dispute in 2016. Bryan Ho Chang Rong, 29, was sentenced to two years and four months’ jail on Monday (June 17), while his younger brother Cephas Ho Jin An, 26, was given two years and nine months’ jail. The pair, who committed the offence with three friends, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count each…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam gathers opinions on direct power purchase agreement – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Participants at the Public Consultation Workshop on DPPA Design and Pilot Planning for Việt Nam. — Photo World Bank HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the US Embassy on Wednesday introduced a proposal for a Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA) in Việt Nam. This new policy is expected to allow businesses in Việt Nam to procure electricity directly from private firms producing renewable energy and enable them to power their operations with 100 per cent renewable energy. During the development of this innovative mechanism, the…

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Vietnam 

State auditors need power to fight violations – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  General Auditor of the State Audit of Vietnam Hồ Đức Phớc responded to National Assembly deputies’ comments on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa HÀ NỘI — The State audit must be given more power to improve the management of State assets, National Assembly deputies said on Friday. According to NA deputy Đỗ Ngọc Thịnh, only administrative wrongdoings regulated in the Law on handling administrative violations released in 2012 can be handled. However, the law does not include violations and solutions for those violations in the State audit activities…

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Residential solar power purchase begins in central region – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A solar power panel installed on a house’s rooftop in Đà Nẵng. — Photo petrotimes.vn ĐÀ NẴNG — The Central Power Corporation (CPC) under the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has paid nearly VNĐ1 billion (US$43,000) to buy solar power from 134 residential roof-top systems in the central and Central Highlands regions since 2018. A representative of the Đà Nẵng-based CPC said the money was paid for surplus solar power after family use in connection with the national grid. It said 134 households from Đà Nẵng City and Đắk Lắk and Khánh Hòa provinces had released a…

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Singapore 

‘Want to test your phone’s waterproof power ah?’: Mrbrown mocks handling of NUS peeping Tom scandal, Singapore News

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Peeping Tom fiasco, which has left many Singaporeans enraged and frustrated over the university’s disciplinary actions (or rather the lack thereof).  NUS student Monica Baey posted a series of Instagram Stories on April 19 which detailed how her peeping Tom was let off the hook, even though he was caught in the act of filming her while she was showering in the toilet of Eusoff Hall. Local blogger mrbrown decided to weigh in…

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China to end government subsidies for onshore wind power generation projects by 2021, state planning agency says

China will end subsidies for new onshore wind power projects at the start of 2021, with renewable projects set to compete on an equal footing with coal- and gas-fired electricity, the country’s state planning agency said on Friday.The move is a milestone for the renewable energy sector, which has traditionally relied on subsidies and other preferential policies to encourage developers to build plants.China pays a relatively high tariff per kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity produced by wind or… Source link

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