Tags: hydropower

Staying on Course: Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19

Statement by Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director-General In a short few weeks, much of the world has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has crossed borders and oceans, rapidly devastating communities and livelihoods. Decisions being taken now to address the social and economic impacts of the crisis come amid profound uncertainty […]

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Wage hike demand makes Indsil Hydro Power declare lockout at Palakkad unit

Indsil Hydro Power and Manganese Ltd on Monday said it has declared lockout at its Palakkad factory in Kerala after workers demanded a wage increase. “Due to an unreasonable pre-condition of a demand for wage increase and consequent refusal to attend to work by the workforce at its factory at Palakkad post the COVID-19 lockdown, […]

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Activists asks not to grant extension of clearance to Himachal hydro project

Close to 1,000 representatives of environmental action groups, locals and academics have asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change not to grant extension of clearance to the state-run Kashang hydropower project in geologically fragile Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. Citing April 30 natural calamity, they said a large portion of a steep mountain in […]

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Power Ministry floats draft Electricity Act(Amendment) Bill 2020, invites suggestions

Supply of quality power at affordable prices is essential for sustained growth of the economy of the country.   For further development of the power sector, Ministry of Power has issued draft proposal for amendment of Electricity Act, 2003 in the form of draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for comments / suggestions from Stakeholders on […]

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Renewables Account for Almost Three Quarters of New Capacity in 2019: IRENA

The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics […]

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Tata Power starts commercial operations of 178 MW hydro power project in Georgia

Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC, a Joint Venture between Tata Power, Norway’s Clean Energy Invest (CEI), and International Financial Corporation (IFC) announced the start of commercial operation of the 178 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project (HPP) located in southwest Georgia. Further, AGL will be soon commissioning  the 9 MW Skhalta Hydro Power project which is also a […]

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Four policies including renewables, hydropower approved to boost industrial growth in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council, headed by Lt Governor G C Murmu recently approved four policies for tourism, captive power, hydro power and renewable energy, and AYUSH care. The Administrative Council’s decision comes in the backdrop of Global Investors Summit scheduled to be held later in the year to attract investments in the union […]

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Financial closure of 900 MW Arun-III hydro power project in Nepal achieved

The financial closure of the 900 MW Arun-III hydro power project in Nepal was achieved on Thursday, the executing company said here. The total debt tied up with banks is Rs 6,333.48 crore that includes Rs 1420.86 crore stand-by line of credit, if required, the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) said. The debt portion […]

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Hydropower industry and financiers to bring international best practices on sustainability to Nepal

The Nepal Bankers’ Association and the Independent Power Producers’ Assocation Nepal (IPPAN) made a public declaration to jointly promote environmental and social standards for the hydro power industry. This is an important step to raise the Environmental and Social (E&S) awareness and practices that are applied to the development of hydro power projects on a […]

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Nepal holds power summit with focus on regional connectivity

A two-day summit on power began here on Thursday with an aim to serve as a platform for regional cooperation on hydropower generation and electricity trade. Inaugurating the International Power Summit 2019, Nepalese Energy Minister Barshaman Pun said, Nepal has set a target of generating 15,000 hydropower within the next decade not only for domestic […]

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