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 […]

ANEEL releases new rules for small hydropower operators in Brazil.

ANEEL releases new rules for small hydropower operators in Brazil.

In an effort to streamline the permitting process, ANEEL (Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica) has published new rules governing operators of small hydropower plants in Brazil. According to reports, the resolution includes a requirement for developers to complete “generation adequacy studies” prior to the environmental licensing process. Normative Resolution No. 765/2017 defines the procedures for […]

Sri Lanka considers increasing renewable power generation by small hydro power plants.

Sri Lanka considers increasing renewable power generation by small hydro power plants.

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has discussed the renewable power generation by small hydro power plants in the country. Presiding over a discussion held Thursday at the Presidential Secretariat on generating renewable energy using small hydro power plants, the President has focused his attention on increasing power generation by mini hydro power plants. During the […]

Bettering the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)

Bettering the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)

Can South Africa’s highly successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) be made even better? One man certainly felt it could be if changes were made to the network requirements for small hydro.  REIPPPP has stimulated an investment commitment by the private sector in excess of US$14 billion, and the award of 64 projects predominantly […]

KOMIPO to carry out hew hydropower project in Indonesia

KOMIPO to carry out hew hydropower project in Indonesia

Korea Midland Power Co. (KOMIPO) said it signed a joint development agreement (JDA) on the Sipborpa Hydropower Project in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 14. The event was attended by Chung Chang-kil, president of KOMIPO, Kim Jae-moo, PT.BS Energy, Ade Rusdy, president of PT. Sinar Toba Energy, and Dr. Park Seung-woo of Dohwa Engineering among others. […]

World Bank hopes to spark Argentina’s small hydropower sector with renewable investment.

World Bank hopes to spark Argentina’s small hydropower sector with renewable investment.

The World Bank has approved a $480 million guarantee that will be used to promote private investments into Argentina’s renewable energy sector, including small hydropower projects. The initiative supports the South American country’s goal of a 20% renewable grid by 2025, while also helping Argentina diversify its generating fleet. “The support of the World Bank […]

Nigeria: Federal Government set to build two new hydro power stations.

Nigeria: Federal Government set to build two new hydro power stations.

The Federal Government has concluded plans to boost electricity generation in the country with two small hydro power plants capable of adding 2,000 kilowatts of electricity to the country’s energy capacity, according to reports. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday at a press conference to announce the […]

New technical requirements to be put to small hydro power plants in Armenia.

New technical requirements to be put to small hydro power plants in Armenia.

Technical support of hydro power plants in Armenia is quite improper, and this has adverse impacts on production of electric energy, the press office of Armenia’s energy infrastructure and natural resources ministry said on Wednesday. Taking into account this circumstance, the ministry is planning to set technical criteria to lay groundwork for putting things right. […]

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