Nepal hydropower – simple as that but why does it not boom?

The second richest country in inland water resources Bestowed with 2.27% of the world water resources, 818,500 Ha of total water surface area, about 6,000 rivers including rivulets and tributaries totaling about 45,000 KM in length, Nepal is regarded as the second richest country in inland water resources in the world. With the abundance of […]

Bhutan potential to generate 30 GW of hydro eyed by India.

Bhutan potential to generate 30 GW of hydro eyed by India.

Secretary of India’s Ministry of Power, Pradeep Kumar Pujari, said there is a huge demand in India for hydroelectric power generated in Bhutan. Published reports indicate the government of India has announced it will provide electricity to every village and household by 2021 and for this to become reality, transmission lines from Bhutan hydro projects would have […]

IHA 2016 Hydropower Status Report published.

The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from the International Hydropower Association (IHA). Building on statistics published by IHA earlier this year, the report highlights that 33.7GW of new installed hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2015, including 2.5GW of pumped storage. At the end of 2015, the world’s total installed hydropower capacity reached 1212GW, […]

Pakistan large hydro projects: China takes it all.

Pakistan large hydro projects: China takes it all.

Amid support for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-like Net Hydropower Profit (NHP) for Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the tribal region, a new government policy seeks expeditious development of mega hydropower projects of about 24,200MW through public-private partnership with mostly Chinese companies. All provinces have agreed on a draft of the new hydroelectric power policy that calls […]

Government of Nepal holds 210 hydropower projects.

Government of Nepal holds 210 hydropower projects.

The government itself has held 210 projects with combined installed capacity of 9046 MW at a time when the country is suffering acute energy crisis. The Energy Ministry has reserved these projects with installed capacity of 1-1110 MW in the government basket. The government has neither invested on these projects itself nor has it issued […]

Major policy and regulatory reforms needed to revive hydropower in India.

Major policy and regulatory reforms needed to revive hydropower in India.

India is endowed with rich hydropower potential to the tune of 148 GW (which would be able to meet a demand of 84 GW at 60% load factor) which makes it one of the most important potential sources to meet the energy security needs of the country. Yet, the development of hydropower installations in the […]

SC urges Centre to take unified stand on Uttarakhand hydro projects.

SC urges Centre to take unified stand on Uttarakhand hydro projects.

After Uma Bharti’s letter on Uttarakhand hydro projects, SC urges Centre to take unified stand. Environment minister Prakash Javadekar and water resources minister Uma Bharti seem to differ on the issue of giving clearance to hydro power projects in Uttarakhand. All such projects were halted by the Supreme Court after the devastating floods in 2013 […]

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center funds $1M in upgrades for hydropower.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center funds $1M in upgrades for hydropower.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center funds $1M in upgrades for hydropower facilities in West Springfield, Ware and Orange. As part of the Baker-Polito administration’s celebration of Earth Week, state energy officials this week touted the benefits of hydroelectricity by announcing more than $1 million in upgrades for small-scale hydroelectric facilities in West Springfield, Ware and Orange. […]

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