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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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China only undertaking run-of the-river hydropower projects on Brahmaputra: Govt

India has consistently conveyed its concerns over the Brahmaputra river to China and urged the country to ensure that interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activities in the upstream areas, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Minister of State for Water Resources and River Development Arjun Ram Meghwal was replying […]

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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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BHEL Commissions 120 MW Pulichintala Hydro Electric project in Telangana

With the commissioning of the fourth and final 30 MW hydro generating unit, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the 120 MW Pulichintala Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Telangana. The other three units of the 4×30 MW Pulichintala Hydro Electric Project, commissioned earlier by BHEL, have been operating successfully. Located in Suryapet district of […]

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami writes to PM over Kerala’s proposal for new dam

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposing the Centre’s nod to Kerala’s proposal to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment Study for construction of a new dam in place of the existing Mullaperiyar reservoir. In the letter, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said a committee under the Ministry 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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Nepal to award 1,200 MW hydroelectric project to Chinese company

Nepal has revived a deal with a Chinese state-owned firm to construct a USD 2.5 billion hydroelectric plant, that had been scrapped by the previous government, officials said. Prime Minister K P Oli’s governemnt last week decided to hand over the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project, to the China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), reversing the former […]

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China mulls exit from Nepal’s Seti hydropower project

Citing high resettlement and rehabilitation costs, China is planning to make an exit from 750-megawatt West Seti hydropower project in Nepal, reported the South China Morning Post quoting sources in Kathmandu. A high-level delegation from CWE Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation that had undertaken to execute the project in a memorandum […]

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