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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Small Hydro. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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India reaches 50GW of renewable energy installations

On its way to a targeted 175GW of renewable energy installations by 2022, India has now surpassed 50GW of deployment, according to data from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Wind power leads with close to 60% of total all renewable energy generation. Solar accounts for nearly 18% of… read more →

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Website offers global view of small hydroelectric projects

It is now easier to access reliable data on small hydropower projects globally following the launch of a website designed to promote this technology, says a UN body. The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP), a China-based, non-profit… read more →

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India has small hydro capacity of 19,749 MW at 6,474 sites

Government has recognised 6,474 'Small Hydro Power (SHP)' sites with an aggregate capacity of 19,749 MW. Financial assistance to the tune of Rs 150 crore is being provided to the states by the centre for the development of small hydro-power projects. The total funds released under SHP programme during… read more →

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Himachal to set up committee to expedite small hydro-power projects

Himachal Pradesh government would set up a committee to sort out problems of small Hydro-power projects and ensure their expeditious execution, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said. The committee will be formed under the chairmanship of HP Electricity Regulatory Commission. read more →

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CIAL goes beyond airport, to bid for 62 small hydel projects

As part of expanding its footprint beyond airport development, the Cochin International Airport Limited through its fully-owned subsidiary CIAL Infrastructure Limited is planning to diversify its area of operations. CIAL Infrastructure Limited has focused its attention on the power sector for the time… read more →

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Study: Small hydro can harm more than large

Oregon State University researchers conclude in a new report that a global push for small hydropower projects, supported by various nations and also the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may cause unanticipated and potentially significant losses of habitat and biodiversity. An underlying… read more →

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Himachal Pradesh govt to reveiw micro hydro power policy

The decision of the previous BJP regime to allow 26 per cent equity sale of micro hydro power projects by Himachalis to outsiders is likely to be reviewed by the Congress government. The issue of making amendments to the power policy came up for discussion during the Cabinet meeting held on March 7.… read more →

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Odisha govt to sell Potteru small hydro electric project

Odisha government has decided to sell unprofitable Potteru small hydro electric project (SHEP) having 6 MW generating capacity as part of its wasteful expenditure minimisation plan. “Due to insufficient flow of water and weak embankment of the canal, the project is not feasible to generate more than… read more →

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AP Genco initiates bidding process for selection of developers for setting up mini hydel projects

Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Company Ltd (AP Genco) has initiated the bidding process for selection of developers for setting up mini hydel projects in the State. AP Genco has taken up the task on the directive of the State Government and on behalf of New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation… read more →

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Nod for 62 small hydel projects in Kerala

The Cabinet gave clearance for 62 small hydroelectric projects in Kerala to be taken up with private participation. The clearance will be subject to the specifications of the policy on small hydropower projects. Accordingly, private participants for independent as well as captive power projects will… read more →

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