Hydroelectric sectors in Azad Jammu and Kashmir could be utilized to cope with energy crises: AJK PM

Hydroelectric sectors in Azad Jammu and Kashmir could be utilized to cope with energy crises: AJK PM

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan said AJK has huge potential of massive investment in tourism and hydroelectric sectors which could be utilized to cope with the energy crises besides strengthening the socio-economic progress of the country including AJK. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Chinese construction […]

Cameroon – Natchigal Hydroelectric Dam: 1500 jobs planned in 5 years.

Cameroon – Natchigal Hydroelectric Dam: 1500 jobs planned in 5 years.

On June 22, 2017 Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe Massena Minister of Secondary Education (Minesec) signed a partnership with Natchigal hydro power company (Nhpc). This partnership is linked to the upstream Natchigal hydroelectric development. According to the two parties now linked, 1,500 direct jobs will be created on the site which will last at least 5 years. […]

Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil no longer planned for construction.

Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil no longer planned for construction.

The government of Brazil has shelved plans to build the Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil, BNamericas reports. Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), the power sector planning agency, recommended preliminary licenses for the project be put on hold amid concerns about environmental and social impacts. The project was to be located in the Amazon rainforest. The […]

China invited to invest in hydropower plant project in Belarus.

China invited to invest in hydropower plant project in Belarus.

China has been invited to invest in the construction of a hydropower plant on the Zapadnaya Dvina River, according to the press service of the Belarusian State Property Committee. Currently the Chinese side is reviewing a pilot list of the Belarusian organizations and the preliminary conditions under which the Chinese investors can purchase a share in […]

Tanzania to speed up hydropower project on UNESCO site.

Tanzania to speed up hydropower project on UNESCO site.

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli plans to speed up the building of a hydroelectric dam in one of Africa’s largest game reserves, despite criticism from environmentalists and UNESCO. The long-planned dam in the Selous Game Reserve, already listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in danger, could provide 2,100 megawatts of power to a country where […]

Slashed N17bn Mambilla hydro budget is FG’s counterpart funding – Fashola.

Slashed N17bn Mambilla hydro budget is FG’s counterpart funding – Fashola.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said the N17 billion slashed by the National Assembly in the 2017 budget proposal of Mambilla hydropower project was the federal government’s counterpart funding ahead of the Chinese loan for the project. In a statement by his spokesman, Hakeem Bello, Fashola urged federal lawmakers […]

India’s hydropower projects with 13,363 MW capacity register cost overruns.

India’s hydropower projects with 13,363 MW capacity register cost overruns.

Several hydropower projects with a cumulative capacity of about 13,363 megawatt (MW) are stranded at various stages of project development, resulting in significant time and cost overruns worth Rs 52,697 crore as of December 2016; noted a just-concluded ASSOCHAM-PwC study. “Despite significant hydro-power potential, till now, only 30 per cent of India’s total economically feasible hydro-power potential […]

Tanzania: Ethiopian Experts Jet in for Stiegler’s Gorge Project.

Tanzania: Ethiopian Experts Jet in for Stiegler’s Gorge Project.

A promise by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, to bring a team of dam experts to help in the implementation of Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project envisaged to pump into the national grid 2,100 megawatts, officially materialises today when the team jets into the country. A statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communications quoted President […]

Green Energy Concern to invest AMD 2.28 billion in construction of small hydro power cascade.

Green Energy Concern to invest AMD 2.28 billion in construction of small hydro power cascade.

Green Energy Concern CJSC will invest AMD 2.28 billion in construction of a small hydro power cascade, Suren Karayan, Armenian economic development and investments minister, said at a Cabinet meeting. At the session, the Armenian government has granted the company a three-year VAT payment adjournment for imported equipment. “The company is planning to build a […]