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Jiangxi Province Reveals Renewables Focused 12th Five Year Energy Plan

The government of China’s Jiangxi Province has just released the 12th Five-Year New Energy Development Plan spanning 2011 to 2015. It reveals that the province plans to focus on the development of non-fossil energy sources including hydraulic, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. Jiangxi province is home to rich resources 6.85 GW of hydropower reserves, accounting for approx 1% of China's total, including 5 ...

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Xayaburi project is on target

The Xayaburi hydropower project is on schedule to begin supplying electricity in 2019, as the Laotian government has given no written notice of its cancellation or postponement, said Norkun Sitthiphong, permanent secretary of the Thai Energy Ministry. The Xayaburi hydropower project is on schedule to begin supplying electricity in 2019, as the Laotian government has given no written notice of its cancellati ...

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Ocean Power Technologies to Research Wave Technologies in Japan

Hydrokinetic power developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has received a US$900,000 contract from Japan's Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding to further develop its buoy generation system for application in Japanese sea conditions. OPT says the contract will allow it to continue analysing methods of maximizing its PowerBuoy units through modelling and wave tank testing. Enhancements developed in conjunctio ...

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South Korean Firms to Build $1 Billion Hydropower Plant in Laos

South Korean builder SK Engineering and Construction and state-run Korean Western Power have won a $1.0 billion deal to build and operate a hydropower plant in Laos, an official said on Tuesday.Under the deal with the Laotian government, SK Construction will build three dams and a hydropower plant at the Mekong River in the southern plateau of Bolaven by 2018, an SK Construction spokesman said. The Xe-Namno ...

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World Bank to Support Development of Hydropower in Nepal

The World Bank will work together with the Japanese government and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to support Nepal on the development of hydropower sector. “The government of Japan has said it would soon provide US$ 150 million for developing Tanahu Hydropower development project,” said Finance MiniterBarsha Man Pun, who returned from the 67th annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund ( ...

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700MW Hydropower Project Approved by Indian Authorities

Reliance Power has secured the techno economic clearance from the country's Central Electricity Authority for its 700MW Tato II hydro power project in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The company can now proceed with the implementation of the project with immediate effect, reported The Hindu BusinessLine. Estimated to cost INR60bn ($1.1bn) the Tato II project is proposed to be developed in the ...

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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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