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Wave energy device could deliver clean energy to thousands of households

Scientists have developed a wave energy technology that they say could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of houses. The device costs less than conventional designs, has fewer moving parts, and is made of durable materials, said researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. It is designed to be incorporated into existing ocean […]

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Union Cabinet approves regularisation of pay scales of 5254 executives of hydro power PSUs

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for regularisation of pay scales of 5,254 executives in four state-run hydro power companies — NHPC, NEEPCO, THDC India and SJVNL. Giving details of the decision, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said Rs 323 crore will be incurred for regularisation of the pay scales. Anomalies existed in the […]

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Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decides to allot 780-Mw Kinnaur hydro project to SJVN

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to provide 25 per cent subsidy for setting up of private hospitals in rural areas in the state, an official spokesperson said. The Cabinet meeting held here on Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to introduce the ‘Swasthya Mein Sahbhagita Yojna’ to ensure improved […]

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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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No formal communication on government’s NHPC stake sale: NTPC

NTPC has not received any formal communication yet on government’s reported plans to sell its stake in hydropower producer NHPC to the state-run power utility to meet its disinvestment target for this fiscal year. “Till now there is no formal communication from the government (on the issue),” said Gurdpeep Singh, chairman and managing director, NTPC. […]

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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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GMR Energy inks pact with investor group to sell off hydro power project

GMR Energy Ltd has signed a definitive agreement with a consortium of international investor group for divesting its entire stake in Himtal Hydropower Company Pvt Ltd and its associated transmission company Marsyandgi Transmission Company Pvt Ltd, in Nepal. Sources in GMR Group told PTI that the project is currently under development stage and is expected […]

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EIB approves loan to fund hydropower project in Georgia

With its approval of a US$150 million loan, European Investment Bank (EIB) joins the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in financing the $1.1 billion 280-MW Nenskra hydropower project in Georgia. Earlier this month, HydroWorld.com reported EBRD committed a total of $230 million to the project and to date, AIIB […]

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Pöyry awarded environmental impact assessment assignment for KGL Hydropower Project in Zambia

Zesco has awarded Pöyry with an Environmental Impact Assessment assignment for the Kafue Gorge Lower (KGL) Hydropower Project (HPP) in Zambia. The 750 MW Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Project is part of the long-term solution to address the increasing gap between energy demand and supply in Zambia. The project is closely linked to the electricity […]

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