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    Construction of Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants important for Kyrgyzstan's energy security – President Atambayev

    10/17/2014

    Construction of the Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants is a new stage in development of Kyrgyzstan's energy system, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said at the meeting with RusHydro Management Committee Chairman Evgeny Dod on October 16, reports the president's press service.

    China's big HPP, wind capacity nears 343 GW at end-Sep

    10/17/2014

    (SeeNews China) - Oct 17, 2014 - China's National Energy Administration (NEA) said Thursday the country's large-scale wind and hydropower capacity has reached a total of 342.72 GW as of September 30, 2014.

    132-MW Amistad hydro project

    10/16/2014

    Contract Awarded for 132-MW Amistad hydro project
    Contract Date : September 2014
    The commission owns and operates the 66-MW U.S. plant and the 66-MW Mexico plant on the Rio Grande along the U.S.-Mexico border, which bisects the dam.

    Federal Hydro-Generating Company down 3.0% in 2 days 16 October, 2014 18:00 SAMT

    10/16/2014

    RUSSIAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

    Federal Hydro-Generating Company (MICEX:HYDR), Russia's largest electric company by market cap, extended its slide Thursday, shedding an additional 0.90 Kopeck (or 1.3%) to close at 68.0 Kopeck. The shares have dropped 2.12 Kopeck (or 3.0%) over the past two trading days. Compared with the MICEX Index which fell 30.8 points (or 2.21%) in the two days, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%.

    BEARISH SIGNALS
    Fundamentals:
    + Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 5.9 which compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.
    + Net profit margin has averaged 2.4% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

    2 blasts made in Naryn region for construction of Upper Naryn Cascade HPPs

    10/16/2014

    Two blasts were made at the site of construction of Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants necessary for building main facilities of hydropower systems of diversion canals of the Ak-Bulun and Nary-1 hydropower plants on October 16, reports Tazabek.

    Nepal : WORLD BANK plans to aid Nepal in making U-turn in its POLICY

    10/16/2014

    The World Bank may aid Nepal in making a U-turn in its policy and start supporting Nepal in hydropower generation.
    The annual meeting of the World Bank has been attended by Mahat in Washington DC.
    As per the report,"The WB investment will take Nepal´s infrastructure and energy sectors to a new height .
    WB and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have honoured the Nepal-India Power Trade deal and a Project Development deal for Upper Karnali Hydropower Project. He also said he was hopeful of the mobilization of Rs 7 billion from the World Bank Group in Nepal.

    David Pogosbekov of Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Power Plant in top 10% of Russia Director Scorecard for past year

    10/16/2014

    David Pogosbekov's performance as a Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Power Plant Director is ranked in the top 10% of BSS News Bites' Russia performers for the past year. The shares were up 101.1% for the year ended October 15, 2014.

    India : TSGenco announces operating hydro power generation units

    10/16/2014

    In Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar, Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGenco) functioned its hydro power generation units for the second successive day.
    For yielding nearly 800 MW of power, all the six units of the Srisailam left bank power house were operated while Nagarjunasagar was operated at a lower capacity to produce about 400 MW.
    Moreover, with power house, Srisailam was rendering 73,000 cusecs of water while Nagarjunasagar was releasing 43,000 downstream.

    Morning Alert: Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Power Plant drops 3.6%; leads Electric sector lower 16 October 2014 10:39 SAMT

    10/16/2014

    RUSSIAN INTRA-DAY STOCK REPORT

    Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Power Plant (MICEX:KRSG) dropped 3.6% to trade at RUB85.70 vs. the Electric sector which weakened 0.2 points (or 0.03%) to 758.8. Representing a weighting of about 3.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 95% of the market in the past week.

    New power plant commissioned in Georgia

    10/16/2014

    Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct.16
    By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

    Kazbegi hydro power plant was put into operation in the north of Georgia on Oct.16.

    Blasting operations start at construction site of Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants

    10/16/2014

    The first blasting operations are planned to start at the construction site of the Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants on October 16 in Naryn region, region administration said.
    Vice Prime Minister Valery Dil and RusHydro Management Board Chairman Evgeny Dod are expected to be present during the operations.
    The Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants are built under the agreement signed between the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Russia of 20 September 2012. Four hydropower plants are due to be built over 6 years. The launch of the first plant is planned in 2016. The total costs of the project are estimated at $727.65 million. News Agency АКИpress - 2001-2014

    Federal Hydro-Generating Company down 3.0% in 2 days 16 October, 2014 18:00 SAMT

    10/16/2014

    RUSSIAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

    Federal Hydro-Generating Company (MICEX:HYDR), Russia's largest electric company by market cap, extended its slide Thursday, shedding an additional 0.90 Kopeck (or 1.3%) to close at 68.0 Kopeck. The shares have dropped 2.12 Kopeck (or 3.0%) over the past two trading days. Compared with the MICEX Index which fell 30.8 points (or 2.21%) in the two days, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%.

    BEARISH SIGNALS
    Fundamentals:
    + Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 5.9 which compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.
    + Net profit margin has averaged 2.4% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

    Dry spell for Meridian reservoirs

    10/16/2014

    Dry weather has caused national hydro lake storage levels to drop sharply in the past month, down to 85 per cent of national average, as power demand rose in part because of farm irrigation.

    World Bank unit to assess feasibility of 1,000-MW Sounda Gorge hydro project in Congo Republic

    10/16/2014

    The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) has signed a project services agreement with the Congo Republic to assess the feasibility of the 400- to 1,000-MW Sounda Gorge hydroelectric project in the Congo Republic (CR).

    Construction of main facilities of diversion canals of Ak-Bulun, Naryn-1 HPPs to start in Naryn region

    10/16/2014

    Construction of main facilities of hydropower systems of diversion canals of Ak-Bulun and Naryn-1 hydrpower plants will start in Naryn region on October 16, reports Tazabek.
    The Upper Naryn Cascade includes Ak-Bulun, Naryn-1, Naryn-2, Naryn-3 hydropower plants.
    The installed capacity of the plants makes 237.7 MW. The overall annual electricity generation is planned in the amount of 942.4 million kWh.
    Construction costs are estimated at $727 million. The construction is expected to take 6 years.

    INDIAN PATENT OFFICE PUBLISHED PATENT OF A.S. MAHADEVAN TITLED AS "HYDRO BUOYANCY WEIGHT POWER GENERATION"

    10/16/2014

    Application No. 788/CHE/2013 was published on 10/10/2014 by the Indian Patent Office.

    Title of the invention: HYDRO BUOYANCY WEIGHT POWER GENERATION

    Preference to locals in micro hydel projects: CM

    10/16/2014

    Dehradun, Oct. 14 -- Preference will be given to local industrialists and Gram Panchayats for micro and mini hydel projects. At a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister, Harish Rawat, at the Secretariat, today, discussions were held on planning policies for the development of mini hydro power.Officers of the state government, enterprises concerned with power generation, CII, PHD Chamber and representatives from the industrial world shared their experiences on the occasion.The CM said that participation of local Gram Panchayats and transparency would be ensured.Along with hydro electricity, power from pine needles and solar energy would also be promoted.

    Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Power Plant inches higher, resistance at 12-day EMA 16 October, 2014 18:00 SAMT

    10/16/2014

    RUSSIAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

    Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Power Plant (MICEX:KRSG), Russia's 6th largest electric company by market cap, increased 0.3% but fell short of the 12-day Exponential Moving Average [EMA] of RUB93.72. Compared with the MICEX Index which fell 15.1 points (or 1.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.4%.

    AltaGas Ltd. 195 MW Forrest Kerr Hydro Facility Initiates Commercial Operations Final Testing

    10/16/2014

    CANADIAN DAILY STOCK REPORT

    [News Story] CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2014) - AltaGas Ltd. ("AltaGas") (TSX:ALA) today announced that its 195 megawatt (MW) Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric facility has initiated the final phase to achieve contractual Commercial Operations Date (COD), which involves a 72 hour period of testing to meet specific parameters set forth by BC Hydro.

    Site C gets environmental approval

    10/16/2014

    BC Hydro's Site C hydroelectric project has taken a major step forward with news that Federal and provincial regulators in Canada have granted environmental approval to the project.

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