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Woe for the Vietnamese Hydropower as Dam Breaks

Authorities in the central province of Quang Tri visited a hydropower plant site Saturday after the investor finally admitted that its dam broke a week ago, flooding local fields. Truong Son Hydropower JSC, the project investor, said the accident happened on October 7 while it was experimenting with water storage. It said construction at part of the dam was not finished and torrential rains from typhoon Gae ...

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China Hydroelectric Corporation will Sell 30 MW Yuheng Hydroelectric Power Project

China Hydroelectric Corporation (China Hydroelectric), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China (PRC), today announced the Company has entered into an Share Transfer Agreement to sell its Yuheng hydroelectric power project, a 30MW project located in Fujian province. The total consideration is RMB279.0 million (approx. US$44.3 million), includin ...

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2,400 MW Son La Hydropower Project Fully Operational

All six turbines at Vietnam's 2,400-MW Son La hydropower plant have been connected to the national grid, marking the completion of the nation's largest hydroelectric project.Work on the US$2.5 billion project began in 2005, with the previous five Francis-type turbines being put into service incrementally throughout the construction process. Already, Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) says the Son La complex has ...

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Pakistan Switches on 200-kW Hydropower Plant

Pakistani not-for-profit organisation Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) on Sunday inaugurated a 200-kW hydropower plant, local newspaper The News International reported on Tuesday. The project, located in the village of Bamburet in the Kalash valley, was completed by SRSP while the Australian Agency for International Development provided PKR 1.8 million (USD 19,000/EUR 14,700) for the construction of th ...

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Pakistan looks to Russia for an ambitious workload and enhanced cooperation

Sources reveal that Pakistan has sought Russian investment in six exciting power sector projects worth $12.66 billion, prior to the scheduled visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 2, 2012. Two of these projects are major hydro developments related to Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) at Thakot & Pattan, both forecasted to stand at 2,800 MW with an estimated cost of ...

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Highest Falls in Mindanao to Host New Hydropower Project

Hedcor Inc has begun the construction of a new hydropower plant in the Philippines. This in order to address the rise in power demand on the Philippines’ second largest Island of Mindanao, and has added another project to the Philippines 34 hydroelectric power plants. The 7MW hydropower plant will be located at Tudaya, and will harness power from the Sibulan River and Tudaya falls, a 100-meter falls within ...

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Mindanao Power Shortages Spark Friction

The Manila Standard Today reports that the exact location of the April 13 Davao energy summit is being kept confidential by the government in an effort to prevent protests from occurring at the venue. The paper claims “the Palace…did not invite lawmakers, environmentalists and the businessmen who exposed the crippling blackouts in Mindanao and opposed the privatization of the Agus-Pulangui hydroelectric pla ...

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Nepal Seeks More Chinese HydroPower Investment

On the heels of the $1.8 billion contract with China Three Gorges Corp. regarding the West Seti Rover hydro project, Nepal’s government has extended an invitation welcoming o more Chinese hydropower companies to invest in projects worth $400 billion. State-owned power company China Datang Corporation has expressed interest in investing in Nepal’s hydropower industry. Nepal is experiencing critical power sho ...

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China Moves into Nepal Hydropower Sector

China has signed a $1.6 billion agreement to develop the 760-megawatt (MW) West Seti Project hydropower plant in Nepal. The deal marks China’s entrance into Nepal’s energy sector, which has been primarily the domain of India for decades. The contract coincides with the delay of several major hydropower projects, mostly developed with Indian funding, caused by a variety of reasons, including protests against ...

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Energy Management Strategies Drive Emerging Markets in Africa, Middle East

A new renewable energy market research report, Hydro Power Market to 2020 - Energy Management Strategies and Green Funds to Drive Emerging Markets in Latin America and Africa” by GBI Research predicts that the cumulative installed capacity of the global hydropower market will increase from 739.2 GW in 2010 to 1,051.1 GW in 2020. In addition, global hydropower generation is expected to grow from 2,483.5 GWh ...

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