Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawlatoday said the 60-megawatt Tuirial Hydro Electric PowerProject would be commissioned in October.
The World Bankhas assured its continued neutrality and impartiality in helping India and Pakistanfind an “amicable way forward” during talks over issues related to two of India’s hydroelectricity projects under Indus Waters Treaty.
Hydro power producer NHPC Ltd. is incurring a loss of over Rs 2.5 crore a day due to closer in its two major projects in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district.
The Union Cabinet may take up for approval this month the hydro-power policy which aims to provide Rs. 16,709 crore support for stalled 40 hydel projects, entailing 11,639 MW capacity, and to classify all such ventures as renewable energy.
The first 50 MW unit of 100 MW Sainj Hydro Power project of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) today commissioned and synchronised with northern grid through Parvati-Kol Dam transmission line.
With the cheapest power from Bhakra Nangal and Beas projects all set to fall in the first quarter due to depleted level of water at reservoirs, the power utilities in Punjab and Haryana will have to spend extra buck to maintain adequate supply.
Hydro power generation in the country posted a marginal growth of under a percent in FY 17 after two-years of consecutive dip in FY 16 and FY 15 over the respective corresponding period. This year the CEA has fixed a target of 141 billion units of hydro power generation, an increase of 15.6 per cent over the last financial year.
Capacity addition from renewable energy sources surpassed conventional sources for the first time in financial year 2017 as India added 12.5 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity compared to 10.2GW from conventional sources of fuel.
NTPC Ltd, India’s biggest electricity producer, is seeking to buy the central government’s stake in hydro-power producer SJVN Ltd to boost its share of non-fossil fuel generation capacity, according to people with knowledge of the development.
In what could impact India’s hydro power generation, the water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on March 02, 2017 was 64.55 BCM, which is 41% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.