Egypt irrigation Minister in Uganda to increase bilateral hydro projects.

Egypt irrigation Minister in Uganda to increase bilateral hydro projects.

Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aaty left Cairo for Uganda to attend the ministerial meetings held for the Nile Basin Initiative from 11 to 14 July, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Monday. The visit’s agenda includes an inspection tour of the bilateral projects implemented by Egypt and Uganda. Since 1999, Egypt has financed these projects with […]

Pakistan ECC approves transfer of BOOT hydro projects to provinces.

Pakistan ECC approves transfer of BOOT hydro projects to provinces.

The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) of Pakistan accorded approval in principle for transfer of all hydropower projects (based on BOOT model), being implemented under 2002 Power Policy, to the respective Provincial, Azad Jammu and Kashmir or Gilgit-Baltistan governments, after expiry of the term of the Implementation Agreement. The ECC meeting, Chaired by Finance Minister, […]

UK’s Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation: consultation concluded.

UK’s Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation: consultation concluded.

Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and Common Tariff Obligation document sets out the UK Government’s response to the consultation on the three yearly review of the Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme and the Common Tariff Obligation. It outlines the Government’s continuing commitment to protect consumers in the North of Scotland and the decision to continue the support […]

Nepal and India look at power trading options.

Nepal and India look at power trading options.

Nepal has officially proposed to India an idea of establishing ‘energy-bank’ in a bid to resolve the energy crisis occuring in the country during winter season. In return, India side has committed to make an early decision after conducting a feasibility study on the matter. The proposal was made during the fifth meeting of Nepal-India Joint Standing Technical […]

Hydropower across the Himalayas – challenges and opportunities.

Hydropower across the Himalayas – challenges and opportunities.

As the International Hydropower Association – a membership organisation representing the global industry – releases its annual report takes a look at key trends in the sector: Climate proofing hydropower Changes in rainfall and water availability, protracted droughts, fluctuating temperatures, and more frequent and severe weather events, including floods, are already impacting the hydropower sector. As such, […]

IPPAN seeks extension to power evacuation cut-off date.

IPPAN seeks extension to power evacuation cut-off date.

Hydropower developers have called on Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to extend power evacuation cut-off date for hydropower projects that were unable to conduct regular works during the border blockade due to shortage of construction materials, petroleum products and labourers. According to present terms, hydropower developers have to evacuate power from the date mentioned in the […]