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 […]

Chinese students invent environment-friendly hydroelectric power system.

Chinese students invent environment-friendly hydroelectric power system.

Chinese students at Hunan University have invented a system to increase the electricity generation of small and medium-sized hydropower stations during dry seasons. “Traditional hydroelectric power stations have a fixed water flow requirement, which means electricity outputs drop dramatically during the dry season,” said Lyu Mingsheng, one of the students. The invention fixes the current […]

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan to jointly build Kambarata HPP.

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan to jointly build Kambarata HPP.

JSC “Uzbekhydroenergo”, which manages Uzbekistan’s hydropower plants, plans to participate in the construction of Kambaratinskaya HPP-1 in Kyrgyzstan. The Uzbek company and the Kyrgyz National Energy Holding Company signed a memorandum on cooperation in implementing the construction project for Kambarata HPP-1 on Oct.6, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. The document was signed during the visit […]

Sponsors of Pakistan’s hydropower projects accuse govt of reneging on commitments.

Sponsors of Pakistan’s hydropower projects accuse govt of reneging on commitments.

The sponsors of smaller hydropower projects have complained to the prime minister about the discouraging response from power purchasing agencies, amid a focus on large projects using imported fuels. In a representation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a group of investors complained that public sector companies under the Ministry of Energy were creating all […]

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Renewable energy developer Vidullanka PLC this week said that due to regulatory delays, the company has not yet issued shares in a private placement to Timex Garments (Pvt.) Limited to acquire the Uganda-based Timex subsidiary, Timex Bukinda Hydro (U) Limited. Vidullanka said that the required approvals from the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda and the […]

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

As the Guajataca Dam spillway in Puerto Rico continues to erode after Hurricane Maria’s September deluge of 35 inches of rain in some places, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released details of efforts being taken stabilizing the dam’s spillway. The non-hydropower earthen dam is located in Northwest Puerto Rico, and […]