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    Getting the most out of Africa's hydropower

    09/03/2014

    With Africa registering the lowest electricity generation in the world and hydropower severely underexplored, calls are mounting for leaders of government and industry alike to step up efforts to change the status quo.

    Agus-Pulangui to fully shutdown as 2 plant open

    09/03/2014

    ANILA, Sept. 2 -- Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla on Tuesday said the shutdown of Agus-Pulangui Plant, the sole hydropower plant in Mindanao, is set with the the opening of the Aboitiz Power Plant and a new plant in Saranggani next year.

    Toronto Hydro Corporation to sell $200 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured debentures (Series 10)

    09/03/2014

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    TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro Corporation (the Corporation) announced today that it has agreed to sell $200 million principal amount of senior unsecured debentures due 2044 (Series 10) that will bear interest at the rate of 4.08% per year.

    Alstom T&D India to Supply Power Transformers in Bhutan

    09/03/2014

    Alstom T&D India has been awarded a €7 million (INR 550 million) contract by Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) to supply power transformers (4 x 180 MW) for the 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project. Located by the river Mangdechhu in Trongsa district, Bhutan, the project is a major landmark in grid development for hydro power in Bhutan.

    Toronto Hydro Corporation to sell $200 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured debentures (Series 10)

    09/03/2014

    /THIS PRESS RELEASE MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, DISTRIBUTED OR TRANSMITTED IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE OR NEWS SERVICES./

    TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro Corporation (the Corporation) announced today that it has agreed to sell $200 million principal amount of senior unsecured debentures due 2044 (Series 10) that will bear interest at the rate of 4.08% per year.

    Supply power transformers (4 x 180 MW) for the 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project

    09/03/2014

    Contract Awarded to Supply power transformers (4 x 180 MW) for the 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project
    Located by the river Mangdechhu in Trongsa district, Bhutan, the project is a major landmark in grid development for hydro power in Bhutan.

    Assessment studies for proposed Rogun hydropower project in Tajikistan finalized

    09/03/2014

    The Assessment Studies for the proposed Rogun Hydropower Project in Tajikistan have been finalized after the fifth round of riparian consultations was completed and comments from government and civil society stakeholders were carefully considered, the World Bank said.

    Nyabarongo Hydro Power Contractor Given October Deadline

    09/03/2014

    Angelique International, a power development firm, has been given until October 31 to deliver the 28 megawatts to the national electricity grid following talks with government.
    The new deadline took effect yesterday after discussions between the Minister for Infrastructure, James Musoni, and the president of Angelique International, Ajay Krishna Goyal, in Kigali.

    Power transmission lines: ECC goes for pricey scheme, shelves cheaper one

    09/03/2014

    The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has given the go-ahead to an alternative but controversial plan to lay transmission lines for transporting electricity from the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project, a move that will push up cost and spark dispute with China, sources say.

    Upper Karnali a three billion dollar bonanza for Nepal

    09/03/2014

    The much debated Upper Karnali hydroelectric project is expected to bring a windfall with the government standing to earn Rs 144 billion in dividend from equity extended by the developer of the 900-megawatt power project.

    Mini hydroelectric project commissioned in Kerala

    09/03/2014

    A mini hydroelectric project was commissioned at Vilangad, in Kerala, on 1 September 2014.

    The 7.5 MW (3 x 2.50 MW) power project was built on Vaniyampuzha and Kavadipuzha, the tributaries of Mahe river. The project was set up with an investment of Rs 59.49 crore.

    Alstom T&D India to supply power transformers in Bhutan 02 September 2014

    09/03/2014

    Alstom T&D India has been awarded a EUR7 million (INR 550 million) contract by Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) to supply power transformers (4 x 180 MW) for the 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project. Located by the river Mangdechhu in Trongsa district, Bhutan, the project is a major landmark in grid development for hydro power in Bhutan.

    Cheer up! No More Power Cuts in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

    09/03/2014

    HYDERABAD, Sept. 3 -- In what could gladden the hearts of people, all the major reservoirs are full to the brim and hydel stations are working full blast because of which there are no power cuts in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.In fact, Telangana was power-surplus on Tuesday. As against a daily demand of 120 million units, Telangana State had 140 mu due to increase in hydro generation. "The situation will prevail for next one or two days. Once the generation in hydro stations comes down, there could be deficit again," top sources in Telangana Genco told Express.

    Slovak electricity producer SE to launch overhauls of turbines at Gabcikovo hydropower plant in 2016

    09/03/2014

    Slovakia's biggest electricity producer Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) plans to launch overhauls of the turbines of the Gabcikovo hydropower plant in 2016, SITA news agency reported.

    Vilangad mini-hydel project commissioned

    09/02/2014

    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy commissioned a 7.5-MW mini-hydroelectric project at Vilangad here on Monday.
    Mr. Chandy said the State government had given top priority to power generation. The State would utilise traditional resources in generating power.

    OM Metals Infraprojects Ltd bags Hydro power project

    09/02/2014

    OM Metals Infraprojects Ltd has bagged a contract for Hydro power project worth Rs. 230 crores in joint venture with SPML Infra Ltd from Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited, a wholly owned Govt. of Gujarat undertaking, Gujarat.

    Generation of hydro-power has decreased

    09/02/2014

    Media Spokesperson at the Ceylon Electricity Board, Senajith Dassanayake said the generation of hydro-power has dropped to 35. Due to this reason, 60 percent of the electricity needs, have to be fulfilled by thermal power plants
    The Ceylon Electricity Board states that the reason for the reduction in hydro-power generation is the absence of rainfall for the Lakshapana and Mahaweli Reservoirs.

    'Issue arrest warrants against accused'

    09/02/2014

    Srinagar, Sept. 1 -- In the case of multi-crore fraud in pre-execution works and purchase of stores for Kishan Ganga Hydro Electric Project during 1992 to 1997, the Anti Corruption court Monday ordered issuing arrest warrant against some top officials and sought presence of many others before the court on the next date of hearing.

    With no 'no progress' in trial for seven years, the Anti-Corruption court asked to list case at least once in a fortnight.

    China Yangtze Power net profit jumps 19% in H1 2014

    09/02/2014

    (SeeNews China) - Sep 2, 2014 - Hydropower producer China Yangtze Power (SHA:600900) increased its first half net profit 19% to CNY 3.39 billion (USD 551m/EUR 421m), backed by sales growth and cost control.

    Long-delayed Wapda hydropower projects

    09/02/2014

    A MAJOR factor contributing to the widening electricity demand-supply gap has been the delay in the completion of various hydropower projects undertaken by the Water and Power Development Authority. The current political turmoil will also have its share in future delays.

    These sustainable development projects, of a cumulative installed capacity of 1,236MW, if completed timely, could directly address the prevalent energy crisis and also result in reducing the average generation cost of the energy mix. The projects have suffered inordinate delays of three to seven years, primarily due to poor planning, ineffective monitoring, lack of transparency, absence of political will, uncertain law and order situation, financial constraints etc..

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