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 […]

India: Telangana Irrigation Minister said that delay in Pulichintala power cost Rs 1,000 crore loss.

India: Telangana Irrigation Minister said that delay in Pulichintala power cost Rs 1,000 crore loss.

The project was executed and completed by the TRS government within three years. Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao on Sunday accused the previous Congress regime of not taking up two hydroelectric and irrigation projects in the region which had resulted in a Rs 1,000-crore loss. Speaking to mediapersons in the evening along with Medak MP […]

ACME Solar raises Rs 700 cr from financial arm of Piramal Enterprises.

ACME Solar raises Rs 700 cr from financial arm of Piramal Enterprises.

Piramal Finance Ltd (PFL), a part of the Ajay Piramal-controlled Piramal Enterprises, has sanctioned Rs 700 crore to ACME Solar Holdings, Delhi-based Independent Power Producer, with a portfolio of over 1.8 GW of solar power across 14 states. The company’s current operational capacity is over 1 GW and is expected to reach 1.4 GW by […]

Nepal: Feasibility study for high dam on Saptakoshi starts.

Nepal: Feasibility study for high dam on Saptakoshi starts.

A joint technical team representing Nepal and India has started a feasibility study for the construction of a high dam on the Saptakoshi River which will provide year-round irrigation facility to a dozen districts from Jhapa to Parsa. The ambitious multi-billion dollar project will provide irrigation, control floods and generate 3,000 MW of electricity. The […]

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 […]

Environment Ministry panel holds back clearance for Tawang project in India.

Environment Ministry panel holds back clearance for Tawang project in India.

An environment ministry panel has decided to hold back clearance to 600 MW Tawang hydroelectric project in strategic Tawang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh keeping in mind the biodiversity rich forest area home to several critical endangered species and has asked for conducting an expert study to gauge the impact of Rs 4824 crore project on […]

India’s NHPC plans to work on five hydroelectric projects in Pitorgarh.

India’s NHPC plans to work on five hydroelectric projects in Pitorgarh.

The state-owned electric utility company, NHPC Limited is planning to work on five hydroelectric projects in the district of Pithoragarh with a combined power generation capacity of 1285 MW, reported the leading national business daily. The sanctioned projects include Dhauliganga, Chungarthal, Garva, Goriganga Phase 2 and Karmoli Lumti. The five different detailed project reports will […]

Haryana working on small hydro power projects: Manohar Lal Khattar.

Haryana working on small hydro power projects: Manohar Lal Khattar.

To enhance the availability of water and ensure its equitable distribution in the state, the Haryana government is working on small hydro power projects along with major ones, including Renuka and Lakhwar dams. For this purpose, about nine sites have been earmarked in the Shivalik area for construction of small dams. This was disclosed by […]

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