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 […]

Voith and China Three Gorges enhance cooperation in hydropower business.

Voith and China Three Gorges enhance cooperation in hydropower business.

On 1 June 2017, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel together witnessed Mr. Lu Chun (Chairman of China Three Gorges Corporation) and Dr. Hubert Lienhard (President and CEO of Voith Group) signing an agreement in Berlin which enhances their further strategic cooperation in the hydropower business. China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) is […]

Three Gorges plant generates 1 trillion kWh.

Three Gorges plant generates 1 trillion kWh.

The Three Gorges power plant, the world’s largest hydroelectric power project, has generated 1 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity after 14 years in operation. The 1-trillion-kWh mark was reached at 12:28 pm Wednesday, equivalent to 7.1 times the power consumption in 2015 of China’s largest city, Shanghai, according to the China Three Gorges Corporation, the […]

Sudan inaugurates US$1.9 billion Upper Atbara and Setit Dam hydropower project.

Sudan inaugurates US$1.9 billion Upper Atbara and Setit Dam hydropower project.

President of Sudan, Omar Hassan Al Bashir, inaugurated the US$1.9 billion twin-dam 320-MW Upper Atbara and Setit Dam hydropower project in eastern Sudan on Thursday. The beginning operation of Unit 1, the first of four 80-MW turbines, marked the inauguration, according to the project’s owner, Sudan Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity. The facility […]

Itaipu hydropower plant to undergo 10-year controls overhaul.

Itaipu hydropower plant to undergo 10-year controls overhaul.

Fresh off setting a new world record for annual power generation, operator Itaipu Binacional has announced a 10-year plan to upgrade plan that will further increase the Itaipu hydropower plant’s output. The 14 GW project’s new mark of 103.09 TWh generated through 2016 broke the record previously held by China’s Three Gorges, and though Itaipu […]

Duke completes $1.2 billion sale of international power operations.

Duke completes $1.2 billion sale of international power operations.

Duke Energy has completed the $1.2 billion sale of its power operations in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina to New York based I Squared Capital. Duke announced the deal just nine weeks ago, after announcing in February it had decided to sell all of its Central and South American operations. “We are […]

Goldwind grabs 99MW in Pakistan.

Goldwind grabs 99MW in Pakistan.

Goldwind is to supply turbines to a 99MW wind farm being developed by China Three Gorges in Pakistan. The Chinese manufacturer will deliver 66 1.5MW GW82 units to the $230m project. The wind farm is expected to generate 300GWh a year of electricity from next year. Goldwind currently has more than 400MW of cumulative orders […]