Week In ASEAN: athein Developing Over 500 MWp Of Solar Power Projects In The Philippines; Prime Infra Begins Construction Of 140MW Solar Power Plants; And More

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Singapore’s athein Developing Over 500 MWp Of Solar Power Projects In The Philippines


Singapore’s IPP platform athein, established recently as a Joint-Venture partnership between four Southeast Asian companies, is currently developing over 500 MWp of utility-scale and commercial and industrial solar power across the Philippines. The company aims to reach 2 GWp of operating projects by 2030. “Philippines’ new administration sends some game-changing signals to the industry. President Marcos shows a clear commitment towards renewable energy and with foreign ownership bottleneck solved, we will see an exponential growth of domestic and foreign investment in the country” commented athein’s Co-Founder and CEO – Milan Koev.

Philippines’ Department of Energy Invites Suppliers To Participate In Green Energy Auction 2, Offering 11,600 MW Capacity For Energy Transition Goals


In pursuit of the energy transition goal of the government of the Philippines, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued the Notice of Auction (NOA) on 27 March 2023 inviting all qualified suppliers to participate in the second round of the Green Energy Auction 2 (GEA-2). The GEA-2 will offer a total capacity of 11,600 MW installation target, with 3,600 MW for 2024, 3,600 MW for 2025, and 4,400 MW for 2026. The issuance of the NOA triggers the series of activities toward the target GEA-2 in June 2023. The DOE will issue the Terms of Reference (TOR) and the Auction Round Procedures (ARP) twenty (20) days after the issuance of the NOA. On the other hand, and pursuant to the Green Energy Auction Program (GEAP) Guidelines, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) shall also issue the Green Energy Auction Reserve (GEAR) Prices and its methodology thirty (30) days after the issuance of the same. 


Reservoir Link Energy’s Subsidiary Secures 4 Solar Contracts Worth RM7.16 Million

Reservoir Link Energy Bhd, an energy-related services provider, announced that its 51% owned subsidiary, Founder Energy Sdn Bhd, has
secured 4 solar contracts, between the month of February and March 2023. The contracts collectively have a contract value of RM7.16 million with a total capacity of 76.14 MWp. Leveraging on the Group’s expertise and solid track record, Reservoir Link will be involved in the development of a large-scale solar project as well as multiple solar rooftop power generation facilities. The aforementioned projects, which are located in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pulau Pinang, and Perlis, are targeted to be completed in November 2023.

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Cambodian Government Approves 520 MW Of Renewable Energy Projects, Including 3 Solar Power Plants

The Cambodian government approved five power plants totaling 520 megawatts. Phay Siphan, a spokesperson for the Cambodian government, said that the approval was given during a meeting of the Council of Ministers presided over by Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister. Phay Siphan stated that the Stung Russey Chrum Kandal hydropower station and the Stung Veal Thmor Kambot, 100-MW hydropower plants in Koh Kong will be combined to create a single project. He said that the remaining projects were solar power plants. These include a 150-MW station located in Pursat, two 60-MW plants each in Kampong Chhnang, Svay Rieng, and a Prey Veng 80-MW plant.

Prime Infra Begins Construction Of 140MW Solar Power Plants

Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc. (Prime Infra) started construction of its 140-megawatt solar power plants in Tanauan, Batangas, and Marogondon, Cavite with a target to start commercial operations by yearend. Prime Infra, through its unit Solar Tanauan Corporation, held the groundbreaking ceremony for the renewable energy project on April 11, Tuesday, together with representatives from the provincial governments of Batangas and Cavite and project partner PowerChina B7 Philippines Corp. (PowerChina). “Our project here at Solar Tanauan Corporation embodies the values that we, as a company, and I personally align with. We have a strong ESG commitment and sustainability focus and as such, our goal is to develop and operate our assets in a socially relevant manner,” said Razon.

Spectrum Energizes Atkins’ Largest Coold Storage Facility In South Luzon With A 976.8 kWp Solar Installation

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Spectrum, a renewable energy subsidiary of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has provided Atkins Import and Export Resources Inc., with a 976.8-kilowatt peak (kWp) solar panel system in their largest cold storage facility in South Luzon. The recently inaugurated facility is Atkins’ sixth in Luzon and the first to utilize clean energy. The solar installation is projected to generate an estimated 1,362,100 kWh of clean energy in its first year and result in around PHP9.5 million in annual savings for Atkins. It will also reduce Arkins’ carbon footprint by approximately 970 tonnes, equivalent to over 44,500 trees planted or a 3.9 million kilometer reduction in vehicle travel per year. Atkins engages in the importation and distribution of quality food products sourced from all over the world. They now join the roster of companies that have chosen Spectrum as their partner for renewable energy. 

JLand Group Partners With Gentari To Integrate Renewable Energy Across Malaysia

In a move to integrate renewable energy solutions and green mobility, JLand Group Sdn. Bhd. (JLG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with clean energy solutions provider, Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari). This strategic partnership aims to develop an eco-friendly ecosystem across JLG’s residential, commercial, and industrial projects. The signing ceremony, which saw JLG represented by Datuk Sr Akmal Ahmad, Director, Real Estate & Infrastructure Division, JCorp / Deputy Chairman, JLG and Gentari represented by Sushil Purohit, its Chief Executive Officer, was witnessed by Yang Berhormat Tuan Ir. Ts. Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh, Chairman of the Johor State Public Works, Transport & Infrastructure, and Yang Berhormat Dato’ Haji Mohd Noorazam Dato’ Haji Osman, Mayor of Johor Bahru City Council.

SSS To Install Solar Panels In Its Offices Across The Philippines To Promote Renewable Energy

Social Security System (SSS) President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet disclosed that the SSS plans to install solar panels in its offices to save on electricity expenses and promote the use of renewable energy. Macasaet said the SSS aims to have the pilot implementation of the project in its Main Office in Quezon City where 445 solar panels with a combined capacity of 200 kilowatt-peak (kWp) shall be installed. “Upon the completion of this project, we estimate to generate an average of around 18,872 kilowatt-hours per month, equating to a monthly savings of P200,798.08; and to reduce our carbon footprint by 9.57 tons, equivalent to planting 57.4 trees,” he added.

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Kuantan City Council Signs Agreement For Renewable Energy Supply With TNB And GSPARX

In a landmark move towards sustainable energy, Kuantan City Council (MBK) has signed a Supply Agreement of Renewable Energy (SARE) with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and GSPARX at the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in Kuantan. The ceremony was witnessed by the Mayor, YH. Dato’ Hamdan Bin Hussin, DSAP., DIMP., SAP., AAP., AMP., and also attended by En Elmie Fairul Mashuri, Managing Director of GSPARX, and En Ahmad Tarmizi Mohd, Head of Procurement and Business Continuity. The signing of the agreement marks a significant milestone in the long-term effort to preserve the environment through green energy generation. This forward-thinking decision by the Kuantan City Council considers the needs of future generations for environmentally friendly energy. With the support of TNB and GSPARX, the council is taking a big step towards creating a sustainable future for the city.

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