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India must encourage hydro power projects development: R K Singh

Power and renewable energy minister R K Singh today said India must encourage development of hydro power projects as they help in providing inexpensive power in the long-term and are ideal for meeting peaking load demand. Singh was speaking at the meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to his… read more →

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Power ministry forms committee to woo private participation in hydropower sector

In a bid to seek more private sector participation in the hydropower sector, the ministry of power has formed a committee under Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA) to propose recommendations to the ministry. read more →

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14 hydro power projects stare at Rs 25,594 crore cost overrun

Fourteen under construction hydro power projects of above 25 mw have been stalled due to various reasons, leading to cost overrun of Rs 25,593.78 crore, the government said today. "As of July 1, 2017, there are 14 under construction hydro power projects (above 25 mw), totalling 5,055 mw, which are stalled… read more →

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Why Hydro Power Is Struggling To Become A Business Case In India

Though private participation in the hydropower sector has gained momentum in the recent past, it still faces many impediments across various stages of a project development life cycle, with almost 13,363 megawatt (MW) capacity registering cost overruns worth over Rs 52,000 crore While solar and wind,… read more →

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Power ministry to revive stalled hydro projects

Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the ministry is doing its job to revive stalled and stressed thermal and hydro power projects, signalling the intent of the government. "We are close to a resolution of stressed thermal power projects soon where developers are not wilful defaulters," Goyal… read more →

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Jindal Power looks to cut stake in SPV executing India’s largest hydel project

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Jindal Power Ltd is looking to sell part of its 74 percent stake in special purpose vehicle (SPV) that's setting up the Rs 20,000 crore Etalin Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh, according to Ravi Uppal, the MD and Group CEO of the New Delhi-headquartered… read more →

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43 hydro projects under construction: Govt

Forty-three hydro-electric projects, with total generating capacity of 11,928 MW, are under construction, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Out of these 43 projects, 16 are stalled due to financial constraints and other reasons, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said. The total power generation capacity of… read more →

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Govt to bring new hydro policy next fiscal: Power Secretary

The government will bring out a new policy for the hydro power sector next fiscal to boost this clean source of energy, a senior official said today.The new policy also seeks to bring large hydro projects at par with smaller ones in terms of availing various benefits. At present, small hydro projects… read more →

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Sikkim commissions India’s 2nd largest hydro power project

In a landmark development for Sikkim, the 1200 MW Teesta Stage III power project has been commissioned from Friday. Private Developer Teesta Urja is the company commissioned to run the project for a lease period of 35 years on public private partnership model. Notably, it is the second largest Hydel… read more →

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First Unit Commissioned at India’s 120-MW Pulichinthala Hydroelectric Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) announced it has commissioned the first of four units at the 120-MW Pulichinthala hydroelectric project in India. The greenfield project, on the Krishna River in Guntur district of Telangana State, is being developed by Telangana State Power Generation Corporation… read more →

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