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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dwarikhola SHPP in Nepal suffers flood and landslide damage.

Dwarikhola SHPP in Nepal suffers flood and landslide damage.

Floods and landslides inflicted a huge damage on the Dwarikhola Hydro Power Project in Dwari Village of Dailekh. The under construction 3.75 megawatt Dwarikhola Hydro Power Project was on the verge of completion before it was severely damaged by the natural calamities. Dwarikhola Small Hydroelectric Project is set up in Dwari Village Development Committee of […]

ANEEL clears 176 small hydropower plants.

ANEEL clears 176 small hydropower plants.

ANEEL has much to celebrate regarding the implementation of Small Hydro Power (SHP) in the country. Almost a year after the publication of Resolution No. 673/2015, which deals with the grant for the implementation and use of hydraulic potential exploitation with features * Small Hydroelectric Power Plant, 17 plants were granted and 159 are eligible […]

15 small HPPs in Kyrgyzstan still await final decisions.

15 small HPPs in Kyrgyzstan still await final decisions.

Final decision on 15 small hydropower plants has not been made yet, said Head of the Department of Industry, Subsoil and Energy under the Government Office Adilet Akmataliyev, Tazabek reports. The capacity of Kyrgyzstan’s rivers allows to build small hydropower plants of 5-8 billion kWh. “This represents 40-60% of all of the electricity generated in the republic,” […]