Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government.

Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government.

Joule Africa has announced it has signed a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Sierra Leone that will see the company expand its hydropower developments. Under the agreement, Joule Africa and its local partner Energy Services Company (ESCO), through joint ownership of newly formed Seli Hydropower, will build an extension to […]

Uzbekistan’s attitude towards Rogun HPP’s construction changed.

Uzbekistan’s attitude towards Rogun HPP’s construction changed.

There is a clear shift in Uzbekistan’s attitude towards the construction of Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower plant since the change of the country’s leadership, a Senior Fellow at Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Mamuka Tsereteli told Trend. “Uzbekistan is no longer publicly resisting the project, and several statements of Uzbek officials indicate that they are willing to deal […]

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank has said. Pakistan opposes the construction of the Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants being built by India, it said in a fact sheet […]

Moldova criticizes Ukrainian projects of hydroelectric power stations.

Moldova criticizes Ukrainian projects of hydroelectric power stations.

The intention of Ukraine to build the range of the hydroelectric power stations at Dniester River that will become the part of the united Dniester hydroelectric complex is the stumbling block in the relations between Kyiv and Kishinev as AVA.MD explained in the article. ‘The Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip and the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman […]

Tennessee planning multi-organizational effort to remove Roaring River Dam.

Tennessee planning multi-organizational effort to remove Roaring River Dam.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, a state agency dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of Tennessee’s fish and wildlife, yesterday announced plans to remove the Roaring River Dam in a multi-organizational effort. Participating agencies include: TWRA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Department […]

275-MW Trusan hydroelectric plant gets approval from Sarawak government.

275-MW Trusan hydroelectric plant gets approval from Sarawak government.

SARAWAK has finally given its approval to the construction of the 275 megawatt (Mw) hydroelectric dam on the Trusan River in the state’s most northern district of Lawas. Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg gave the approval amidst renewed interest from Brunei in buying “cheap” electricity from Sarawak to light up homes and power light industries […]

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper.

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper.

Seven steps that could boost the hydropower sector in France have been identified in a white paper commissioned by three French energy associations, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has reported. The paper – Hydropower at the crossroads: giving new momentum to the number one renewable energy – was published in late June by the Union Francaise de […]

Scrap Budhi Gandaki deal with Chinese firm: Ex-PM to Nepal govt.

Scrap Budhi Gandaki deal with Chinese firm: Ex-PM to Nepal govt.

Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project is a storage type project located in Central/Western Development region on the Budhi Gandaki River of Nepal. Nepal’s former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai today asked the government to scrap the move to hand over a key hydroelectric project to a Chinese company and urged it to start the work without further […]

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