4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

The 4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant on the Puwa Khola River located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal, has begun commercial operations. The US$11 million project financed in part by Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank, and licensed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), was developed by Puwa […]

GE powers Ugandan hydro.

GE powers Ugandan hydro.

Five 50MW Kaplan turbines supplied to 250MW Bujagali project GE has provided electro-mechanical equipment for the 250MW Bujagali hydro plant in Uganda. The work involved supply of five 50MW Kaplan turbines, control and protection systems and balance of plant for Italian EPC and civil works contractor Salini Hydro, GE said. Balance of plant included a […]

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

The £13.6 million (US$17.9 million) 2-MW Loch Eilde Mor high head run-of-river hydropower scheme located at Kinlochleven on the River Leven in the Scottish Highlands has been commissioned. The Loch Eilde Mor project features a 2-MW triple-jet horizontal Pelton turbine manufactured and supplied by Germany-based Kössler GmbH & Co. KG. Additional components of the project include: a […]

Multiconsult to value Zambian power assets.

Multiconsult to value Zambian power assets.

Multiconsult UK has been appointed by ZESCO, the national power utility in Zambia, to identify and value their generation, transmission and distribution assets, including hydropower facilities. ZESCO is wholly owned by the Government of Zambia and has four major hydroelectric power stations, five small hydropower stations, nine diesel power stations, approximately 5,774 km of transmission […]

600MW pumped hydro project proposed for northern NSW.

600MW pumped hydro project proposed for northern NSW.

A $1 billion, 600MW pumped hydro project is being proposed on private land in northern New South Wales, in yet another example of the extraordinary interest in storage technologies as the share of low-cost renewables increases across Australia. A company called Oven Mountain Pumped Storage is proposing the facility – which will have round six […]

Sri Lanka launches program to conserve catchment areas of hydropower reservoirs.

Sri Lanka launches program to conserve catchment areas of hydropower reservoirs.

Sri Lanka on Oct 11 will launch a program to conserve catchment areas of hydropower reservoirs and a national tree planting program under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The inauguration ceremony of the program to conserve the catchment areas and ‘Vanaropa’ national tree planting program will be held today near the Kandethenna Tank, in […]

China financing eyed for Agus power plant rehab.

China financing eyed for Agus power plant rehab.

The government is eyeing to secure financing from China to rehabilitate the hydroelectric facility supplying power in Mindanao. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters last week that rehabilitation of the Agus River hydroelectric system will be included in the second basket of six to eight projects to be pitched for Chinese financing. Dominguez […]

Mega First unit secures RM634m loan for Laos hydro power project.

Mega First unit secures RM634m loan for Laos hydro power project.

Mega First Corporation Bhd has secured  loan facilities totalling US$150mil or RM634.87mil to part finance the building of its Don Sahong hydropower project in Laos. It said on Tuesday its unit Mega First Investments (L) Ltd had entered into facility agreements with various financial institutions for club deal facilities totalling US$150mil comprising – term loan facilities […]