Chile’s indigenous communities are furious over the construction of small-scale dams.

Chile’s indigenous communities are furious over the construction of small-scale dams.

Eight years after Chile agreed to take the concerns of its indigenous peoples into account before implementing new mining, forestry and hydropower projects through a process of prior consultation known as consulta previa, skeptics wonder whether the government really meant what it promised. Case in point: At least three small-scale dams have sprouted in the same region […]

Tretheway Creek Hydro Project in British Columbia comes online.

Tretheway Creek Hydro Project in British Columbia comes online.

A private hydro project capable of providing electricity to 7,300 home annually was powered up north of Harrison Hot Springs this week. Energy Minister Bill Bennett and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness, along with representatives from Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., BC Hydro, Douglas First Nation and Sts’ailes were at the 21.2-megawatt run-of-river hydroelectric facility on Thursday […]

Sarhad Rural Support Programme in Pakistan completes hydropower house.

Sarhad Rural Support Programme in Pakistan completes hydropower house.

A micro hydropower house of 150 KV was completed by Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) at Shahidas Shandor in upper Chitral. The Sarhad Rural Support Programme is the largest Non Government Organization working to alleviate poverty in North West Pakistan. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Pakistan Army Malakand 17 Division Major General Asif Ghaffor was chief guest […]

Victorian alpine hub to be powered by small hydro system.

Victorian alpine hub to be powered by small hydro system.

An off-grid micro-hydro power system will be installed at a major tourist spot on Mount Stirling in Victoria, as part of a state government-funded project to develop Australia’s first 100 per cent renewable powered Alpine Hub. The state Labor government said on Monday it had granted $210,000 in funding for construction of the micro-hydroelectricity system, […]

Sri Lanka’s history of mini hydro – balancing development vs. environment.

Sri Lanka’s history of mini hydro – balancing development vs. environment.

Sri Lanka’s history of mini hydro power is indeed notable yet times and motives have changed and several cases of environmentally destructive projects have emerged in the past 30 years. It must be understood that our island nation is unique in its centralized drainage pattern and while viable for mini hydro power development, the carrying […]

Three new micro-hydro stations opened in Pakistan.

Three new micro-hydro stations opened in Pakistan.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday inaugurated three micro hydropower generation stations in Battagram district with main focus on inexpensive electricity to consumers. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Provincial Minister for Education and Energy Atif Khan on Wednesday jointly inaugurated the 305 KW power stations. Imran said these projects would generate inexpensive electricity […]

Philippines’s untapped small hydro potential still to be developed.

Philippines’s untapped small hydro potential still to be developed.

According to Repower Energy Development Corp. (REDC) mini-hydropower projects must have priority in terms of investment support to meet the Philippines’s need for clean power. Repower Energy Development Corporation (REDC) is a renewable energy developer of mini-hydropower projects through a “clustered approach method” where several projects are in a target area providing for shared economies of scale […]

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 […]