Tags: hydro power plants

BEST to extend 677 MW PPA with Tata Power for the next five years

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) to extend its existing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with The Tata Power Company Ltd. for 677 MW supplied from its Trombay Thermal and Hydro plants for a period of five years from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024. After the […]

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China-backed hydroelectric dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world’s rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species […]

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HC stays construction of all hydro power plants in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered a stay on construction of all hydro power plants in the state and directed the district magistrates to identify sites within eight weeks for disposal of debris from every project. The court prohibited waste disposal within 500 metres of rivers, sternly rejecting the state government’s request to reduce the […]

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