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Hydro power plants in Himachal Pradesh shut; shortage in north India – ETEnergyworld.com

ETEnergyworld.comHydro power plants in Himachal Pradesh shut; shortage in north IndiaETEnergyworld.com”The 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri plant and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Electric Project has been closed since August 7 as the silt content in the river rose more than the permissible limit,” an official with the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) told IANS.and more »

Hydropower in Southeast Asia: Dams may risk economic damage – CNBC

CNBCHydropower in Southeast Asia: Dams may risk economic damageCNBCHydropower dams in the Mekong River, the world’s 10th largest, is reducing fish stocks and causing the erosion of river banks — developments that threaten the …Southeast Asia is betting on hydropower, but there are risks of economic damageThe Edge Markets MYLaos dam builders under scrutiny for rushing project – Nikkei Asian …Nikkei Asian Reviewall 16 news articles »

Hydroelectric Dam Threatens to Wipe Out World’s Rarest Ape – National Geographic

National GeographicHydroelectric Dam Threatens to Wipe Out World’s Rarest ApeNational GeographicIn this same area, forest clearing has already begun for the hydro project, which is being financed and built by state-controlled Chinese companies under China’s Belt and Road. This multi-trillion-dollar initiative involves more than 7,000 …

Business brief: Pac Ma Hydropower chooses Andritz for 140-MW Pac Ma hydropower plant work – HydroWorld

AzerNewsBusiness brief: Pac Ma Hydropower chooses Andritz for 140-MW Pac Ma hydropower plant workHydroWorldPac Ma Hydropower Joint-Stock Company has awarded a contract to Andritz for its 140-MW Pac Ma hydropower plant in Vietnam. Under a contract valued at about €40 million (US$46.3 million), Andritz will supply the complete electromechanical equipment, …Rehabilitation of Nurek HPP in Tajikistan will cost 120 million eurosAzerNewsall 5 news articles »

California’s energy future is up for grabs. Here are the bills that could pass in the next 3 weeks. – The Desert Sun

The Desert SunCalifornia’s energy future is up for grabs. Here are the bills that could pass in the next 3 weeks.The Desert Sun… sources like solar and wind, create an interstate electricity market covering much of the western U.S., make it easier for utilities to charge their customers for wildfire damages, and promote the construction of geothermal and hydroelectric power …and more »

Hydropower dams: What’s behind the global boom? – BBC News

BBC NewsHydropower dams: What’s behind the global boom?BBC NewsThe collapse of a newly built dam in Laos has shone a spotlight on a worldwide construction boom. Many thousands of hydropower dams are either planned or under construction – across South East Asia, South America, the Balkans and Africa. Laos has …

Africa’s dilemma and the right energy pathway (1) – BusinessAMLive (press release) (blog)

BusinessAMLive (press release) (blog)Africa’s dilemma and the right energy pathway (1)BusinessAMLive (press release) (blog)A 2014 Forbes publication noted thus: “Developing countries are planning to dramatically expand hydroelectric power generation in their desperate need for electricity and irrigation.” The report regarded it as a strategic decision for the countries to …

Holter Dam celebrates 100 years in Montana – KPAX-TV

KPAX-TVHolter Dam celebrates 100 years in MontanaKPAX-TVMade of concrete and steel, the 1,300-foot long, 100-foot tall hydroelectric dam holds back the Missouri River to form the Holter Reservoir. NorthWestern Energy owns and operates the facility as a…

SMC power unit to invest ‘heavily’ in RE – Business Mirror

SMC power unit to invest ‘heavily’ in REBusiness MirrorTHE power unit of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) vows to “heavily” invest in the renewable-energy (RE) sector of up to 10,000 megawatts (MW) in a bid to further expand its presence in the energy industry. “We are going to heavily invest in hydro, …and more »

Laos Dam Failure Exposes Cracks in a Secretive Government’s Agenda – New York Times

New York TimesLaos Dam Failure Exposes Cracks in a Secretive Government’s AgendaNew York TimesLaos has been promoting hydroelectric power investments since the 1990s, and while initial financing came from the World Bank and other development agencies, the clear trend has been toward corporate funding, said Philip Hirsch, an emeritus professor …and more »