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Hydro Slump forces reliance on Gas Power

Hydro power generation has slumped in Tanzania as a prolonged drought reduced water levels in rivers and reservoirs, forcing the nation to increase its reliance on gas-fired electricity plants. Combined output from the East African nation’s four hydro power plants fell 86% to 34 megawatts, state utility Tanzania Electric Supply Co., or Tanesco, said on Monday. About 185 megawatts will be added from gas befo ...

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Philippines energy chief: 2023 power supply conditions look ‘difficult’

MANILA - The Philippines' energy minister said Monday the country's power supply situation in 2023 is likely to be difficult, with some hydro plants expected to be unable to deliver electricity. Energy Minister Raphael Lotilla, in a forum organised by the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines, also said he was encouraging the increased use of renewable sources of energy, which could help ease ...

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China & USA projected to have 75% of Worlds Energy Storage

Source: Wood Mackenzie Wood Mackenzie projected the markets to have 422GWh and 600GWh by 2031.  China and the United States are projected to account for 75% of the global demand for energy storage, Wood Mackenzie reported. In its Global Energy Storage Outlook, Wood Mackenzie reported the two markets will lead demand which is expected to reach 422 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in China and 600GWh in the US by 2031. E ...

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Fears Dam Leak My Effect Safety in LAOS

Power officials in Laos moved to assure nervous residents Monday that a video showing the Nam Theun 1 dam leaking water depicted only “seepage” that would have no effect on operations or safety at the hydroelectric dam on a Mekong River tributary. Video of the apparent leakage of the dam in Bolikhamxay province in central Laos was shared on Facebook on Saturday, a week before the fourth anniversary of the S ...

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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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