Norwegian power producer Statkraft is looking to expand its investments in hydropower in India, where demand for electricity is growing rapidly, its chief executive said.
Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh led to an abnormal rise in the level of the silt content in the Satluj river, forcing the authorities to keep the operation of three mega hydropower plants shut on the third day, officials said on Thursday.
The country’s two mega hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh were temporarily shut down on Wednesday, owing to a rise in the level of the silt content in the Satluj river, disrupting power supply to the northern states, including New Delhi.
But, the cabinet later decided to re-bid the Jangi-Thopan and Thopan-Powari projects as a single Jangi-Thopan-Powari project of 960 MW capacity as per the new hydel policy.
The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC Limited), a government-run entity, has received the go-ahead signal from State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) for 260 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Bihar.
As India and Bhutan mark 50 years of diplomatic ties this year, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation in the hydropower sector during a meeting between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay here on Friday.
New hydropower capacity installed worldwide plunged 36% in 2017 compared to 2016, but the sector remains optimistic about its future despite a transitioning role for hydropower away from baseload power and toward flexible services.
A bomb has exploded at the office of a major hydropower project being constructed with Indian assistance in Nepal, the second such incident at the facility in over a month.
The first ever scientific study in India of small hydropower projects (SHPs) in Western Ghats has revealed that despite being promoted as clean energy, they have significantly impacted ecology and caused alterations in the course of streams.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, paying a visit to Upper Siang district, on Wednesday made it clear that the State Government would never develop hydropower projects in the Siang basin “against the will of the people”.