Hydropower

EBRD to allocate $75M for Toktogul Hydropower Plant rehabilitation 0

toktogul-hydroelectric-power-station-on-naryn-river-kyrgyzstanSource: 24.kg

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to allocate $75 million for the rehabilitation of Toktogul Hydropower Plant (HPP), press service of the Kyrgyz Energy and Industry Ministry informed. More…

Sanima Mai to issue IPO 0

Nepal Stock ExchangeSource: The Himalayan Times

Sanima Mai Hydropower will be offering shares to the public in two weeks, to become the fifth hydropower company in the Nepali capital market.

The hydropower company will conduct the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its 2.11 million units at a face value of Rs 100 from September 20. More…

ADB will allocate $116 million to Tajikistan’s main power plant rehabilitation 0

Powerline2Source: ASIA-Plus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Tajikistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the proposed project on main Tajik hydropower plant’s rehabilitation on 5 September, the ADB office in Tajikistan reported to Asia-Plus. More…

Bhutan seeks more foreign investments in hydro power sector 0

Bhutan HydropowerSource: Business Standard

Bhutan is looking at attracting more foreign investments and greater private participation in expanding the country’s hydro power sector.

“We encourage private sector participation in the hydro power sector. We encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI),” Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said here today, addressing industry chambers – CII, Ficci and Assocham. More…

Kunlone hydropower project on Thanlwin River to begin in 2013 0

Myanmar damSource: Mizzima

The Kunlone hydropower project, a joint venture between the Myanmar government and Chinese Hanergy Holding Company will begin this year.

The project will generate 1400 megawatt of electricity. More…

Hydro laws need to be harmonized, says energy ministry official 0

Hydropower in NepalSource: Republica

A high-ranking government official has said that Nepal´s laws and provisions pertaining to the hydropower sector are riddled with contradictions and are insufficient.

Joint secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Keshab Dhoj Adhikari made the observation presenting a paper titled ´Current Project Development Agreement and legal issues´ at the Power Summit 2013, which concluded in the capital on Tuesday. More…

Nepal's per capita electricity consumption lowest in Asia 0

Indo-Nepal power exchange committeeSource: Republica

At a time when the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is hesitating to sign power purchase agreement (PPA) with developers, experts have urged the state-owned energy distributor to increase hydropower generation for substituting cooking fuel and other petroleum imports as well increasing per capita electricity consumption. More…

Emomali Rahmon sees country’s future in hydropower 0

tajikhydroSource: United Press International

Resource poor, water-rich Tajikistan sees hydropower as a future asset.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon Wednesday inaugurated a $33.2 million, 220 kilowatt substation upgrade at the Nurek hydroelectric station on the Vakhsh River.

The Nurek hydroelectric cascade currently provides energy to about 80 percent of the country’s consumers, as well as provides irrigation water to downstream neighbors Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
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Emomali Rahmon sees country's future in hydropower 0

tajikhydroSource: United Press International

Resource poor, water-rich Tajikistan sees hydropower as a future asset.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon Wednesday inaugurated a $33.2 million, 220 kilowatt substation upgrade at the Nurek hydroelectric station on the Vakhsh River.

The Nurek hydroelectric cascade currently provides energy to about 80 percent of the country’s consumers, as well as provides irrigation water to downstream neighbors Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
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Bhutan banks on flowing ‘white gold’ of hydropower 0

Water diverted from a small river pours near the mouth of the Tala Hydro Power Dam in southeastern Bhutan.

Water diverted from a small river pours near the mouth of the Tala Hydro Power Dam in southeastern Bhutan.

Reposted from The China Post
By Rachel O’Brien

Home to meditating monks and Himalayan nomads, the sleepy kingdom of Bhutan has set its sights on becoming an unlikely energy powerhouse thanks to its abundant winding rivers.

Hydropower plants have already harnessed the country’s water flows to light up nearly every Bhutanese home, generating electricity that is sent to remote villages by cables strung through rugged mountain terrain. More…

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