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India, Bhutan ink preliminary pact for four hydropower projects

In a move that will strengthen the strategic partnership between India and Bhutan, the two countries have signed a preliminary pact for the joint construction of four hydropower projects in the landlocked country that is expected to generate 2,120 megawatts (MW) of electricity, a foreign ministry statement… read more →

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Indian companies to benefit from Nepal's new hydropower initiative

It is not only a boon for Nepal, but adjoining India too. While the initiative of International Finance Corporation (IFC) can pull up Himalayan country Nepal's power profile to a much brighter scale, it can also open up a wide and newer business vista for power companies in Nepal's largest trade partner… read more →

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Over 14,000 MW hydro power capacity is under execution: Central Electricity Authority

Over 14,000 MW of hydro power capacity is under execution in the country and would be commissioned in the next four years, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). As many as 40 projects are under various stages of implementation in the country which will be commissioned by 2018, the CEA… read more →

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World Bank drops funding for hydro power project on Sutlej, environmental groups rejoice

Local people and environmental activists under the banner of Sutlej Bachao Jan Sangharsh Samiti celebrated the victory of their campaign to save river Sutlej after the World Bank dropped funding for the controversial Luhri Hydro project in Himachal Pradesh. The World Bank, which was to provide a USD… read more →

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Bhutan to hire Indian students for hydel project

Bhutan has decided to hire students of a engineering institute here for a 10,000 megawatt hydel power project being built in the country in collaboration with India. Impressed with the expertise of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology in the field of hydro-electricity, Bhutan took… read more →

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‘Hydro power can solve growing energy needs, more feasible than solar and wind’

“Hydro power forms the perfect balance between energy requirements, environmental concerns, and cost effectiveness,” Gagan Agarwal, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Athena Demwe Power Ltd said. “While India is still dependent on coal and nuclear power to meet its energy requirements, Western countries… read more →

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Himachal hydro power plant has record output

Hydro-electric power generation at the 1,500-MW Nathpa-Jhakri project in Himachal Pradesh touched a record 7,193 million units in the last financial year, the company said. It was 579 million units more than the power station's designed capacity, R.P. Singh, chairman and managing director of Satluj… read more →

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BHEL wins order for 120 MW hydro electric project in Uttarakhand

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. has secured a contract for Rs.125 crore from Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) for setting up of hydro generating sets and associated electro-mechanical works for the 120 MW Vyasi Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in the state of Uttarakhand. Significantly, this is the… read more →

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Mizoram’s hydro-electric power potential is 4500 MW; only 0.66% harnessed

In spite of abundant hydro-electric power potential available in Mizoram, only about .66% of the estimated 4500 MW has been harnessed through small & mini hydel projects, says the Mizoram Economic Survey 2013-14. The State’s power demand is 201 MW as per 18th Power Survey of India. The bulk of the… read more →

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Nepal woos Indian investors for hydro projects

In a bid to woo Indian investors, senior delegates from Nepal visited Karnataka, showcasing the potentials in the hydropower sector. B P Lamsal, Minister (Economic), Embassy of Nepal, said Indian investors have a huge opportunity opening up in Nepal's hydro power sector. Lamsal said the aforementioned,… read more →

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