Huge time and cost overruns, high upfront cost to establish projects, long-drawn process to get green clearances, additional cess imposed by various state governments on projects
Norway’s Statkraftswapped its hydropower units in Panama, Laos, Philippines and Zambia with other renewable energy assets in South America
Secretary, Ministry of Coal Susheel Kumar reviewed the coal supply position to the Thermal Power Plants in the country. The meeting was attended by CMD CIL and all the CMDs of the subsidiary companies of CIL.
India is planning to add around 1,305 Megawatt (Mw) of additional hydropower generation capacity in the current financial year, over 20 per cent lower as compared to 1,659 Mw added last fiscal.
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.