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Croatia hydro power plant fire: Body of second victim found

Croatian state TV says police have found the body of a second victim of a fire at a hydro power plant in the south of the country. The report on Friday says the body was found late Thursday. Another worker was confirmed dead earlier on Thursday and one more person remains unaccounted-for. An investigation is […]

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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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Fortum to install Nordic’s biggest battery to support grid stability

Fortum will take into use a significant battery solution in Sweden. The Nordic’s biggest battery to date will be installed at Fortum’s Forshuvud hydropower plant located on the Dalälven in Sweden. The battery system’s output is 5MW and the storage capacity is 6.2 megawatt-hours. The total cost of the system is approximately EUR 3 million. […]

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NHPC board okays share buyback at Rs 28 apiece for Rs 600 crore

State-run hydro power giant NHPC’s board has approved buyback of 21.42-crore equity shares at Rs 28 apiece, aggregating Rs 600 crore. The board approves the buyback by the company of its fully paid-up equity shares of Rs 10 each not exceeding 21,42,85,714 equity shares (representing 2.09 per cent of the total number of equity shares […]

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Tajikistan launches giant dam to end power shortage

Tajikistan on Friday inaugurated a $3.9-billion hydro-electric power plant, a mega project that would enable the impoverished country to eliminate domestic energy shortages and export electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Built on the Vakhsh River in southern Tajikistan, the plant championed by President Emomali Rakhmon is expected to reach a height of 335 metres (1,099 […]

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Kumaraswamy asks officials to ensure there is no power interruption

Amid reports of a looming power crisis, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday directed concerned officials to ensure there was no interruption in power supply in the state. Holding the central government responsible for the power crisis, Kumaraswamy asked officials to utilise hydro and solar power facilities to avoid load-shedding. “As the supply of […]

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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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Green group favors impact assessment of each hydropower project in HP

Environment group Himdhara Collective on Sunday sent a letter to the expert committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, demanding cumulative impact assessment of each hydropower project on the Satluj river basin. The committee, at its meeting on Tuesday, will consider the grant of environment clearance to public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut […]

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Blast at India-developed hydroelectricity project in eastern Nepal weeks before inauguration by PM Modi

A bomb exploded at the office of a hydroelectricity project being developed with Indian assistance in eastern Nepal, an official said, weeks before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The compound wall of the 900 MW Arun III Hydroelectric Power Plant’s office in Tumlingtar area, nearly 500 km from Kathmandu, was damaged in the […]

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