NGO says RE plants prone to fewer outages than coal-fired facilities

NON-GOVERNMENT organization (NGO) Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said Thursday that renewable energy (RE) facilities are more reliable than coal-run plants, citing data on outages from the wholesale electricity spot market. In a virtual briefing, ICSC Energy Transition Advisor Alberto R. Dalusung III said solar, biomass and wind plants have historically registered fewer outage days […]

Mitsubishi Power Introduces Global Network of “TOMONI HUBs” with Artificial Intelligence to Protect Power Generation and Energy Storage Assets

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Aug 3, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, is introducing a global network of TOMONI HUBs that use artificial intelligence to provide real-time, cyber-secure interactive support of plant operation and maintenance (O&M) decision making. TOMONI HUBs include connected software, hardware and services […]

Climate advocate calls for ban coal-fired plants to extend to pending projects

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) needs to expand its moratorium on coal-fired power plants to include more facilities, including those that have secured prior approval and those that are under construction, an environment policy expert said. In October, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi announced a halt on greenfield or new coal-fired power plants to make […]

Mitsubishi Power plans to roll out ‘smart’ power plants

THE local branch of Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. aims to introduce power plants powered by “intelligent” digital solutions, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, to ramp up performance and reduce carbon emissions, a company official said. “Mitsubishi Power Philippines is focusing on transitioning power plants to fully automated facilities with enhanced efficiency and […]

Alsons allots P6.54 billion for four projects

By Angelica Y. Yang ALCANTARA-LED Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. (ACR) has earmarked around P6.54 billion as capital expenditures (capex) for four projects under development, including three hydro plants, the listed firm said over the weekend. ACR, which claims to be the first private sector power generator in Mindanao, has an aggregate installed capacity of 468 […]

Thailand’s First Demonstration Project of Optimized Performance Enabling Network for Volt/Var(Q) (OPENVQ) in Power Transmission Networks

THAILAND, Jan 12, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Electricity demand in Thailand is growing as its economy develops, and the country is now faced with a challenge to reduce the loss of power in the transmission network (hereinafter called “power losses”). In addition, with the amount of fossil fuels, such as natural gas, also rising […]