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Hydro to Help Reduce Power Shortages in Thailand this April

Additional water will be released from Vajiralongkorn dam in Kanchanaburi province in April to power extra hydro-electricity generation when gas supplies from Myanmar are disrupted for routine maintenance. After discussions with the Royal Irrigation Department and other government agencies under the Water Monitoring Sub-committee, Kitti Tancharoen, assistant governor of the EGAT, said it was agreed that 35 ...

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Odisha to Develop their 2,000MW Hydro Potential

Odisha will set up a dedicated public sector company, Green Energy Development Corporation, to provide focused attention to developing small hydro power projects in the state, quoted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. "We have developed several hydro power plants in the state with an installed capacity of about 2,100 MW. Of late, the ratio of hydro power in the mix of power is reducing because the demand for po ...

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India-Pakistan dispute on Kishenganga hydro project; India’s right upheld to divert water

An international court of arbitration on the India-Pakistan dispute on Kishenganga hydro project has announced  that of India’s right upheld to divert water for the power plant, but said New Delhi is bound to maintain a minimum flow of water to protect the agricultural interests of Pakistan. Pakistan has claimed that the 330 mw project in Jammu and Kashmir would rob it of 15 per cent of its share of river w ...

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PT PLN plans to establish Hydro Power Plant Peusangan

State-owned utility PT PLN plans to establish Hydro Power Plant Peusangan (PLTA), unit 1 and 2, in Aceh this month. The two units, with capacity 2x22.1 MW and 2x21.1MW each, are expected to commence operation by 2016. PLN may generate 323 GWh of power per annum. The electricity produced will be distributed to High Voltage Electricity Tower (SUTT) 150kV North Sumatera and Aceh through Takengon and Bireun Sub ...

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New Micro Hydro Project in India

A New Micro Hydro Project in India, in the state of Kerala, designed to help decrease power shortages in Malappuram once commissioned in 2015, Kerala Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed said. The US$5 million project, which is being developed by a joint consortium that includes Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Aryacon Constructions, will include three 1.5 MW small turbine units, a 5.5-mete ...

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Another Indian Utility turning to Hydro Power

With many thermal power projects in the state taking a hit following the government's hands-off policy on land acquisition and fluctuation in coal prices, the West Bengal State Electricity Development Corporation (WBSEDCL) has annouced descison of how it is turning to hydro power. This will also help the utility balance the dip in power demand during off-peak periods with the sharp hike during the evening p ...

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Go-Ahead for big Hydropower Project in Arunachal Pradesh

With China seemingly on a dam-constructing spree over the Brahmaputra, including one near the point where the river enters India, the government has given the go-ahead for a big Hydropower Project in Arunachal Pradesh to mark India's stake in a river that is in many ways a lifeline of the strategic northeast. Officials said China's 510 MW capacity Zangmu dam, being built on the Brahmaputra bend section, 'wi ...

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RATCH to begin construction of Hydroelectric project in Laos

SET-listed Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (RATCH) aims to start construction of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project in Laos this quarter, and construction set to take 5 years thereafter. Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Co (PNPC) signed a 27-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) in Vientiane on Wednesday. Located in Champasak province, ...

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India looking for equipment purchase from Bhutan Hydro projects in exchange for concessional finance

India is seeking to persuade Bhutan to give orders for power generating equipment to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) for hydropower projects that the Himalayan kingdom is building with concessional finance from its bigger neighbour. India is helping Bhutan build 10,000 megawatts (MW) of hydropower by providing funds at a discounted interest rate as part of its efforts to boost its strategic influence wi ...

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Laos sign land lease for Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydro project

Laos has signed a 32-year land lease with investors to develop the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project in the south of the country to supply electricity to Thailand. Laos Deputy Natural Resources and the Environment Minister Akhom Tounalom signed the agreement with the chief executive officer of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Co, Young-Ju Choi, in Vientiane on Friday. Construction of the project in Attapeu ...

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