China to hasten work on $2 bn Karot project that India has objected to.

China to hasten work on $2 bn Karot project that India has objected to.

China plans to complete ahead of schedule a USD two billion hydropower project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to ease energy crisis in Pakistan. Karot Hydropower Project is being built on Jhelum river on “Build-Own-Operate-Transfer” basis for 30 years. It will be owned by the Chinese company for 30 years, after which ownership will be turned […]

The Indian Govt’s proposal to build a mega dam in Arunachal Pradesh makes even hydropower companies wary.

The Indian Govt’s proposal to build a mega dam in Arunachal Pradesh makes even hydropower companies wary.

The 10,000-megawatt project on the Siang river would ‘submerge the district headquarters of Upper Siang district’. On September 26, a delegation of the Arunachal Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu attended a presentation in Delhi by the Central government think tank Niti Aayog “on [a] proposed Multipurpose River Valley Project for Siang River”. […]

Switzerland and France sign hydroelectric dam agreement.

Switzerland and France sign hydroelectric dam agreement.

Swiss and French authorities have agreed to adopt regulations aimed at improving the joint management of three hydroelectric dams on the Doubs River, which flows between the two countries. The goal: to reduce the mortality of fish species affected by the dams’ operation. Benoît Revaz, director of Switzerland’s Federal Office of Energy, and Raphaël Bartolt, […]

N.K. apparently put power station near Kaesong into operation: Seoul official.

N.K. apparently put power station near Kaesong into operation: Seoul official.

A senior Seoul official said today that North Korea appears to be operating a hydroelectric power plant near a shuttered inter-Korean industrial complex amid speculation that Pyongyang is unilaterally resuming work at the factory park. North Korea last week indicated that it restarted the operation of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the face of tightening […]

Heads roll over extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo.

Heads roll over extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo.

PM Fico called the reward disgusting Economy Minister Peter Žiga, has sacked the complete Supervisory Board of MH Manažment over the case of the reward for Radomír Bžán’s law firm for the victory in the international arbitration over the Gabčíkovo hydropower plant. The company signed a contract for remuneration of €77.6 million with the aforementioned […]

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 […]

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 […]

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