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Voith and digital specialist Ray Sono launch digital service product for station management in the small hydropower sector

Cloud-based solution “Hydro Pocket” provides real-time data from small and medium-sized hydropower plants directly on mobile devices Investors and operators can increase the performance of their assets through intelligent digitalization First customer in Indonesia already impressed with the new solution HEIDENHEIM, GERMANY. Digitalization is now an indispensable part of daily life. While it has been possibl ...

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Dam building in Sarawak

ISEAS academic Tham Siew Yean notes that it is a win-win situation for Sarawak and China to co-develop dams and produce hydropower for domestic use and export. However, more can be done to safeguard environmental sustainability standards, especially if China means to change its image as a sustainability laggard. The Bakun Dam in 2009. (Wikimedia) China’s involvement in hydropower development is driven by pu ...

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China is using AI and 3D printing to build a 590-foot-tall dam without the need for human workers

Chinese scientists say they're 3D printing a 590-foot-tall dam by 2024 using AI and robots. The project will use an AI system with unmanned trucks, bulldozers, rollers, and other equipment. The researchers say their method eliminates human error and safety concerns for workers. China is poised to build a hydropower dam in two years using artificial intelligence, construction robots, and zero human labor, sc ...

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Thugs attack Vietnamese protesting hydropower plant

Ethnic Yao locals say the dam threatens their livelihoods and want the developer to pay for their losses. Villagers protest the construction of a hydropower plant in a hamlet of the town of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam's Lao Cai province, March 14, 2022. Photo courtesy of Sa Pa People's Committee Thugs with steel pipes attacked members of the Yao ethnic minority community in Vietnam’s Lao Cai province on Monda ...

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Cambodia Needs to Increase the Transparency of Key Infrastructure Projects

A decade ago, Cambodia relied heavily on neighboring states for its electricity supply. However, the kingdom’s domestic power generation capacity has increased twelve-fold over the last fifteen years, with hydropower representing 41 percent of total energy generation in 2020, representing Cambodia’s second-largest source of power But as this segment of the energy sector grows, a lack of transparency in majo ...

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BIMP-EAGA taps renewable energy for green recovery

Renewable energy (RE) is at the heart of going green in ASEAN’s BIMP-EAGA sub-region. The Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area is committed to sustainability and developing clean and green technologies in its Vision 2025 and covid-19 recovery strategy. Building green cities, boosting ecotourism, shifting to the circular economy, and guiding small businesses towards green manufacturin ...

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Nepal Hydropower benefits Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh and India can be benefited by generating hydropower in Nepal and Bhutan as it will be clean energy. The prime minister said this while Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla paid a courtesy call on her at her official residence Gono Bhaban this morning. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the call. Shringla said s ...

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IEA Roadmap for Hydropower in Tajikistan

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a new roadmap that examines ways Tajikistan could maximise the potential value of its surplus hydropower through cross-border trading, helping to advance renewable energy throughout central Asia. The IEA developed its energy policy Roadmap on Cross-Border Electricity Trading for Tajikistan as part of its work through the EU4Energy Programme. The Roadmap is ...

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Hitachi Energy powering the biggest hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir

Pakal Dul Power Project, situated on the Marusudar is possibly the biggest hydroelectric project in J&K, constituting a 548-feet-tall concrete-face rockfill dam expected to enhance the region’s power generation capacity through nature’s bounty. Underpinning this mammoth project is an underground powerhouse, capable of generating 1,000 megawatts of green electricity. Originating from an elevation of more ...

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Climate First!

Progress and prosperity in South Asia are under threat. The UN scientific body Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which sets the gold standard for evidence of a changing climate, recently released the latest in a long list of studies drawing attention to the region’s climate chaos. Yet, over the last decade, regional collective action to address the crisis has steadily dwindled and, in many c ...

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