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Virtuaal Infra Power in Hydro Win

New Delhi: Virtuaal Infra Power Pvt Ltd on Wednesday announced that it has entered in to an understanding with Singapore-based Infra Co Asia Development Pte Ltd to raise 5 million (Rs 34 crore approx) for funding two hydro power projects in Arunachal Pradesh. "The two compulsory convertible debenture (CCD) facilities of up to $1.8 million and $3.2 million will support Virtuaal in the development of two run- ...

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Making hydro work in Asia

Cross-border water projects do exist and can be successful in South Asia, despite the region's political and economic differences. We take a closer look at the latest research offering from Chatham House which outlines how to make cross-border collaboration work. South Asia is one of the least integrated regions of the world when it comes to sharing water. According to Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow a ...

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Schottel deploys Hydro in Indonesia

German tidal energy company Schottel Hydro has installed a SIT 250 turbine at Bintuni Bay in Indonesia. Schottel has partnered with Green Forest Product & Tech, PT Bintuni Utama Murni Wood Industries, OceanPixel, Aquatera and the Energy Research Institute at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University on the project. The turbine is suspended below a floating barge and supplies power to a wood chip fact ...

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OpenHydro & PT Air in MoU

Irish outfit OpenHydro and Indonesian company PT Air have signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to drive forward the development of tidal energy in the south-east Asian country. The MoU was signed at the Indonesia Infrastructure Week conference and exhibition 2016 on 8 November. OpenHydro is part of the DCNS group. A 2MW OpenHydro open-centre turbine was deployed at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre ...

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Broadening Asia’s Energy Access

The emergence of new ideas, technological advancements, and innovative market-driven financing solutions has lent confidence to the idea that universal access to energy services is attainable. This is particularly good news in the Asia and the Pacific region, where, despite making significant contributions to global growth and poverty reduction since 2000, nearly half a billion citizens still have no access ...

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India & Pakistan Disagree on Hydro Plans

Disagreements over how to share the waters of the Indus and other rivers have dogged relations between the nuclear-armed arch-rivals since independence in 1947 India will accelerate its building of new hydro-power plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack o ...

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Myanmar looks to Hydro

Electricity-starved Myanmar is looking to overhaul its long-term power strategy, aiming to hike the planned share of hydropower in its energy mix at the cost of polluting coal as it tries to attract foreign investment. The new democratically-elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi has made job creation one of its top priorities in what is Asia's sixth-poorest country. However, with half of its people without ...

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Renewable energy Asia

Renewable energy is often seen to provide relief to climate change. However, renewable energy is at the same time vulnerable to climate change. As the region is set to meet its renewable energy targets in the coming years, it is important therefore to ensure that the development of renewable infrastructure is infused with climate change adaptation thinking. Renewable energy is set to grow in Southeast Asia ...

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Is the ‘Red River’ dead in the water?

VRN said in a statement released on May 11 that the project proposed by Xuan Thien Co Ltd would leave huge negative consequences. With a capacity of just 228 MW, it would contribute less than 1% to the nation’s electricity output. What is more, it is not included in a master zoning plan for socioeconomic development in the Red River Delta until 2020, so if the mega project gets the go-ahead, it would negati ...

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GE Renewable Energy in Hydro retrofit wins Vietnam & China

GE Renewable Energy has signed two retrofit contracts for the modernisation of hydropower projects totalling 3,700MW in Vietnam and China. The $9m service contracts with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and Yalong River Hydro Development Company will require GE to provide parts for 400MW Tri An hydropower plant in Vietnam and China's 3,300MW Ertan hydropower plant. Under the contract with EVN, GE will replace c ...

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