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 […]

Kyrgyzstan to welcome Russian Investment in Hydropower Plant Construction – PM.

Kyrgyzstan to welcome Russian Investment in Hydropower Plant Construction – PM.

Kyrgyzstan would be open to considering Russian or any other investors for its cascade hydropower plants (HPP) near the city of Naryn, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov said in a interview. “We will welcome any company that is ready to contribute its investments. We will hold talks with any company that comes to us with a proposal,” Isakov said, when asked if Kyrgyzstan […]

Himachal Pradesh plans 22 eco-friendly projects, having capacity of 300 MW, including hydropower.

Himachal Pradesh plans 22 eco-friendly projects, having capacity of 300 MW, including hydropower.

A statement issued by Himachal Pradesh government said that it generated Rs 3,345 crore revenue in the last four years by selling electricity. The official statement further mentioned that efforts are being made to involve global players so that identified hydel potential of the state could be exploited more efficiently and effectively. As of now, the […]

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 […]