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China to build major dam on Brahmaputra river in Tibet

China will build a major hydropower project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet and a proposal for this has been clearly put forward in the 14th Five-Year Plan to be implemented from next year, the official media on Sunday quoted the head of a Chinese company tasked to build the dam as saying. Chairman of the Power Construction Corp of China, said China will "implement hydropower exploitation in the downstream of ...

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How hydropower dams can help ASEAN fight climate change

Dams are infrastructures built to control river flow and store large amounts of water in artificial lakes or reservoirs.  They are used not only for agricultural water supply and flood control, but also to produce electricity. The water released from dams flows through turbines, whose mechanical energy is converted into electricity by a generator.  Since the construction of the first dams in the l ...

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Green Power Potential of Pakistan

Author: Kashif Imran, USPCAS-E NUST While Pakistan’s share of renewable energy stands at a mere 6 per cent of installed capacity, the government has set ambitious targets to increase the share of electricity generated by alternative and renewable sources to 20 per cent by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030. But due to the intermittent nature of renewables and Pakistan’s not-so-‘smart’ transmission and distributio ...

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Eco Wave Power sign 50MW Vietnam Project

Eco Wave Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MSmart Future Technology to develop a 50MW wave energy project in Vietnam. The collaboration between the parties will be executed in milestones, said Eco. In the first phase, the Eco Wave Power engineering team will perform an in-depth feasibility study, at the selected site in Vietnam. The study will include the installation of a wave measu ...

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Scatec Solar acquire SN Power

Scatec Solar has signed a binding agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in SN Power, a leading hydropower developer and IPP, from Norfund for a total equity value of USD 1,166 million. The acquisition forms an important part of Scatec Solar’s broadened growth strategy, with an ambition to become a global large-scale player in solar, hydro, wind and storage solutions, and an integrator of high-value infras ...

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Bay of Bengal can change the fate of South Asians

Regional connectivity through the Bay of Bengal can change the fate of South Asian people through trade and economy, especially of the landlocked Nepal, Bhutan and India's Northeast, said economists and foreign relations experts said this week.. Navigation through the Bay of Bengal and regional rivers can largely reduce the cost of transporting goods, help protect the rivers from encroachment, while promoti ...

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Puxing Energy Completes the Acquisition of 100% of Equity Interests of Quzhou Puxing

Puxing Energy Limited("Puxing Energy" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 00090), the leading clean energy provider in Zhejiang Province, is pleased to announce that, with reference to the share purchase agreement ("Share Purchase Agreement") entered into between Zhejiang Puxing Deneng Natural Gas Power Co., Ltd. ("Deneng Power Plant"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidi ...

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Energy trade in South East Asia

South Asian nations need to see the comparative advantages they hold in various energy sectors, and must come together to benefit each other via trade links The missing transmission link between India and North West Sri Lanka can save Sri Lanka $180 million annually in generation cost. By Gaurav Bhatiani & Sanjeev Ahluwalia South Asia must invest at least $1 trillion over the next decade to develop ener ...

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GE supply Kundah Hydro Plant India

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply and commission 500MW of turbine capacity for the Kundah hydropower plant in India. GE will supply four 125MW fixed speed pumped storage turbines for the project, supported by the central government to increase hydropower resources. The order was placed by by Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited. Commissioning of the plant is expected by September 2023. ...

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Need to Upgrade Asia’s Hydropower Plants

A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia that could contribute to the region’s clean energy goals if they were significantly upgraded. The research by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), conducted for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), says that 66 hydropower stations across 19 countries could be ripe for modernisation, at an estimated investment ...

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