Week In ASEAN: GULF With GUNKUL To Develop 1,000 MW Of RE Within 5 Years In Thailand; Nestlé Philippines Reaffirms Use Of RE With AboitizPower; And More


GULF Joins Forces With GUNKUL To Jointly Develop 1,000 MW Of Renewable Energy Within 5 Years In Thailand


GULF announced the establishment of a joint venture company with GUNKUL to jointly drive the nation’s investment and development of renewable energy projects with the aim to reach a target of 1,000 MW within 5 years. The joint endeavor is in line with Thailand’s National Energy Plan to achieve carbon neutrality. This collaboration leverages the strengths of each partner, as GULF is well-established in the power business with a portfolio of green energy projects in domestic and overseas markets and has an extensive business network, while GUNKUL has expertise in integrated renewable energy business and construction. 


AboitizPower Awards EPC Contracts To Hansei Corporation And SUMEC Engineering For Second Solar Project In Pangasinan


Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower), through PV Sinag Power, Inc., a special purpose vehicle of its subsidiary, Aboitiz Renewables, Inc. (ARI), recently entered into Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreements for its 159-MWp Laoag and Laoag 2 solar power project in Barangay Laoag, Aguilar, Pangasinan. The EPC contracts were awarded to SUMEC Complete Equipment and Engineering Co., Ltd. (SUMEC Engineering) and Hansei Corporation for DC and AC, respectively. SUMEC specializes in EPC contracting for both international and domestic markets, while Hansei Corporation is a Philippine-based EPC and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) company and contractor for electric power transmission, distribution and substation utilities services that support the global initiatives towards renewable energy.

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Nestlé Philippines Reaffirms Use Of Clean And Renewable Energy In Partnership With AboitizPower

With the goal of reducing its carbon footprint and achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, Nestlé Philippines reaffirms its commitment to use clean and renewable energy as it renews its partnership with AboitizPower for a Cleanergy supply. The partnership enables Nestlé PH to use clean and renewable energy for six of its facilities, sourced from the Tiwi and MakBan Geothermal Power Plants, operated and managed by AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI), an AboitizPower subsidiary. AboitizPower, together with its partners, is the Philippines’ largest owner and operator of renewable energy based on installed capacity.

Mindanao Development Authority Of Philippines’ Solar Power Project Will Be Operational By November

Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said that the 600-kilowatt (kW) solar power project in Tawi Tawi, Philippines will be operational by November. Maria Belen Sunga-Acosta, MinDA Chairperson, stated that the solar project in Sibuto (Tawi-Tawi) targets increasing economic activity, particularly in the seaweed farming communities. “This will help the seaweed farmers as they can now sell semi-processed seaweed products instead of raw materials which have a lower value. With the help of the facility, the farmers can produce quality products which can be exported to the European countries and our neighboring Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations),” Acosta said in a statement. Acosta hopes that the solar project will lead to more processing facilities, as it will lower the costs of farmers and increase their income.

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Tenaga Nasional Bhd States That Collaboration In Renewable Sources Will Be Crucial For Sustainability And Energy Sufficiency

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) stated that collaboration in energy trading, particularly from renewable sources, will be crucial for sustainability and energy sufficiency. Project Director of Project Management Office Sustainability Pathway 2050 Strategy and Ventures Division, Dr Noor Miza Muhamad Rahal stated that grid-interconnection is good for power systems everywhere beyond energy transfer because it provides stability to the systems. She said that this is dependent on each country’s internal consumption of renewable energies and how they view the sustainability agenda. TNB signed a tripartite deal in September 2017 that saw them agree to purchase 100MW from Laos and use the transmission grid of their mutual neighbor Thailand.

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