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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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