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MNRE holds ‘Chintan Baithak’ with the stakeholders of Renewable Energy sector

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a ‘Chintan Baithak’ with the stakeholders of Renewable Energy sector on Tuesday. The ‘Chintan Baithak’ (meet) was chaired by Secretary, MNRE, Anand Kumar and saw good participation from Renewable Energy (RE) sector including the representatives of major RE developers, equipment manufacturers, financers, regulators, think-tanks, industry bodies and […]

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India and Bhutan finalizes Mangdecchu hydro project’s power tariff protocol

India and Bhutan has finally signed tariff protocol for the output of 720 MW Mangdechhu hydro project. The Protocol was signed between both the countries on 23rd April, 2019 by Dasho Yeshi Wangdi, Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, RGoB and Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power, GoI. Prior to this protocol finalization, basic tariff […]

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Bhutan’s Economy to Moderately Grow in 2019 and 2020 on Strong Hydropower and Tourism: ADB

Economic growth in Bhutan is forecast to strengthen moderately, buoyed by the industry and services sectors, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB’s flagship annual economic publication, forecasts the economy to grow at 5.7% this year and 6.0% in 2020. This is following the slipping of growth […]

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Cabinet approves investment proposal for Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved investment for Transmission Component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project (Nepal portion) for an estimated cost of Rs. 1236.13 crore at June 2017 Price level. The current approval is for Investment approval of 400 kV D/C Diding (In Nepal) – Bathnaha (International […]

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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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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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