Montenegro’s Perucica hydropower plant to reconnect to grid on Sept 1

Montenegro’s 307 megawatt (MW) Perucica hydropower plant will reconnect to the grid on Sept. 1 after completing an overhaul which began on July 29, its operator power utility Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG) said on Monday. The overhaul of EPCG’s oldest hydropower plant is aimed at extending its lifespan and boosting output and reliability. EPCG operates […]

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Biogas plant inaugurated in Noida; to convert wet waste into cooking gas

A 500-kg capacity biogas plant to convert wet waste into cooking gas and compost was inaugurated here in Sector 30 on Friday, officials said. A first in the city, the plant was set up with joint efforts of the Noida Authority and the local Resident Welfare Association (RWA), they said. “This biomethanation plant was inaugurated […]

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NHPC to resume construction on Lower Subansiri project

State-owned NHPC is likely to resume construction work on the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro Power Project in Arunachal Pradesh after the rainy season is over. This became evident after the Assam government and NHPC Limited on Friday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for implementation of the project. Niraj Verma, Principal Secretary (Power) signed […]

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Rajasthan govt to bring new renewable energy policy: Minister

Rajasthan Energy Minister B D Kalla on Tuesday said the government would bring a new renewable energy policy in the state. Speaking at a seminar on ‘exploring renewable energy potential in the state of Rajasthan’ on the 75th birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Kalla asked the department officials to conduct more research […]

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SJVNL wins two hydropower projects from Himachal Pradesh govt

State-owned SJVNL on Wednesday said it has bagged two hydropower units — 138-MW Bardang and 210-MW Purthi projects — from the Himachal Pradesh government. “Himachal Pradesh has vide its letter dated August 9, 2019, decided to allot Bardang HEP (138 MW) and Purthi HEP (210 MW) projects to SJVN Ltd in the state of Himachal […]

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Scientists designs new materials to enhance natural gas storage, reduce global warming

Scientists have designed plastic-based materials that can effectively store natural gas. The materials can not only make large-scale, cost-effective, and safe natural gas storage possible, but further hold a strong promise for combating global warming, suggests a study. The study was published in the journal ‘Natural Energy’. Natural gas (predominantly methane) is a clean energy […]

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Modi to inaugurate 720 MW hydro project in Bhutan visit

Further strengthening the close bond with “trusted friend and neighbour” Bhutan during his two-day visit next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 720 MW Mangdechhu hydropower project and also focus on boosting educational linkages between the youth of the two countries. Around four-five agreements are set to be inked between the two nations […]

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NGT dismisses plea for reconstituting panel on Subansiri hydropower project

Clearing the decks for the Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project on the Assam- Arunachal Pradesh border, NGT Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking reconstitution of the Environment Ministry committee which was set up to study the project. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said it not found any material on record justifying the […]

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Himachal HC penalises HPPCL on water project for six states

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday penalised state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL), which is constructing a hydro-power dam project for providing water to six states including Delhi, for unnecessary litigation and directed the company to recover the litigation costs from erring officials. Allowing the petition of Sat Dev Singh, whose land was […]

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Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition: IRENA

Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September. With […]

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