Tata Power starts commercial operations of 178 MW hydro power project in Georgia

Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC, a Joint Venture between Tata Power, Norway’s Clean Energy Invest (CEI), and International Financial Corporation (IFC) announced the start of commercial operation of the 178 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project (HPP) located in southwest Georgia. Further, AGL will be soon commissioning  the 9 MW Skhalta Hydro Power project which is also a […]

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Four policies including renewables, hydropower approved to boost industrial growth in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council, headed by Lt Governor G C Murmu recently approved four policies for tourism, captive power, hydro power and renewable energy, and AYUSH care. The Administrative Council’s decision comes in the backdrop of Global Investors Summit scheduled to be held later in the year to attract investments in the union […]

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Biofuels can greatly reduce carbon emissions: Study

Biomass fuels derived from various grasses could significantly mitigate global warming by reducing carbon, according to a long-term field study by a group of researchers. In a recent paper published in Environmental Science and Technology, the researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Michigan State University (MSU), examined a number of different cellulosic […]

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UNICA’s #BringBackMyBlueSky campaign highlights importance of ethanol to control air quality in India

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), announced the launch of #BringBackMyBlueSky campaign to highlight the benefits of ethanol in India. The campaign was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 in Greater Noida. As part of this launch, an engaging display screen has been setup that will allow visitors to click themselves with popular sites in India, […]

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Govt. to invest 4 lakh crore to meet renewable energy target: R K Singh

The power and renewable energy minister R K Singh recently said that government has estimated an investment of about Rs 4 lakh crore over the course of next three years to meet renewable energy target. The minister answering a question in Rajya Sabha said “A cumulative renewable energy capacity of 83.38 GW has already been […]

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Hydropower industry and financiers to bring international best practices on sustainability to Nepal

The Nepal Bankers’ Association and the Independent Power Producers’ Assocation Nepal (IPPAN) made a public declaration to jointly promote environmental and social standards for the hydro power industry. This is an important step to raise the Environmental and Social (E&S) awareness and practices that are applied to the development of hydro power projects on a […]

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Nepal holds power summit with focus on regional connectivity

A two-day summit on power began here on Thursday with an aim to serve as a platform for regional cooperation on hydropower generation and electricity trade. Inaugurating the International Power Summit 2019, Nepalese Energy Minister Barshaman Pun said, Nepal has set a target of generating 15,000 hydropower within the next decade not only for domestic […]

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SJVNL signs pact for 430 MW hydro project in Himachal

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) on Wednesday signed a pact with Himachal Pradesh for commissioning the 430 megawatt (MW) Reoli Dugli Hydro Electric Project on the Chenab river basin. The pact was signed in the run-up to two-day Rising Himachal Global Investors’ Meet in Dharamsala, which is beginning on Thursday. Earlier, the SJVNL had […]

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ADB signs USD 60 million deal with NWEDC to build hydropower plant in Nepal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a 60 million dollar financing package with Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC) to help build and operate a 216-megawatt run-of-the-river hydropower plant on the Trishuli River near the capital Kathmandu. The project is one of the largest private sector investments in Nepal to date. It will […]

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Himachal CM lays stone for 240 MW Kuthed Hydro Electric Project

Chamba, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday inaugurated and laid foundation stones for developmental projects of Rs 209 crore in Bharmour and Pangi areas of Chamba district. He laid the foundation stone for 240 MW Kuthed Hydro Electric Project to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2,750 crore. He also laid […]

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