World Bank: Nepal will require 10,000 MW of electricity by 2040.

World Bank: Nepal will require 10,000 MW of electricity by 2040.

A World Bank study has revealed that Nepal will require 10,000 megawatts of electricity by 2040. The three-year study titled ‘The Benefits of Expanding Cross-Border Electricity Cooperation and Trade in South Asia’ has revealed that the electricity demand for domestic consumption in Nepal after 25 years will touch 10,000 MW. World Bank researchers Michael Toman […]

150 million USD for small hydro until 2030 in Kyrgyzstan.

150 million USD for small hydro until 2030 in Kyrgyzstan.

‘We should have created favourable conditions for those Czech investors willing to build small hydropower plants in Kyrgyzstan, instead of announcing competition for the project implementation,” said MP Kojobek Ryspayev addressing the parliament session on Wednesday. “We’ll never start developing, if we continue to do so. Everyone is afraid of responsibility,” the MP stated. Earlier […]

Landslide at Chinese dam site signals looming risks.

Landslide at Chinese dam site signals looming risks.

Another deadly landslide at a hydropower construction site in Fujian, south-east China, highlights the growing risks of dam building in mountainous regions of Asia. Thirty four construction workers were killed after a torrent of mud and rocks tore through a hydropower dam site on May 8 in Taining county in China’s south-east Fujian province. The […]

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 […]

Bhutan potential to generate 30 GW of hydro eyed by India.

Bhutan potential to generate 30 GW of hydro eyed by India.

Secretary of India’s Ministry of Power, Pradeep Kumar Pujari, said there is a huge demand in India for hydroelectric power generated in Bhutan. Published reports indicate the government of India has announced it will provide electricity to every village and household by 2021 and for this to become reality, transmission lines from Bhutan hydro projects would have […]

IHA 2016 Hydropower Status Report published.

The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from the International Hydropower Association (IHA). Building on statistics published by IHA earlier this year, the report highlights that 33.7GW of new installed hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2015, including 2.5GW of pumped storage. At the end of 2015, the world’s total installed hydropower capacity reached 1212GW, […]

Pakistan large hydro projects: China takes it all.

Pakistan large hydro projects: China takes it all.

Amid support for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-like Net Hydropower Profit (NHP) for Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the tribal region, a new government policy seeks expeditious development of mega hydropower projects of about 24,200MW through public-private partnership with mostly Chinese companies. All provinces have agreed on a draft of the new hydroelectric power policy that calls […]