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Fire starts in Asia’s only underground switchyard, housed at India’s 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project

01/23/2015

Indian media sources say fire broke out in transformer units within the underground switchyard of the 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project about 3:30 a.m. local time, Jan. 22, at the facility located in the district of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.  

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015

Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant are estimated at about US$2.44 million following a landslide that damaged the project last August.

IRENA reports on low renewable energy costs

Renewable costs (including hydro) competitive with fossil, report finds

01/22/2015

The cost to generate power from renewable sources (including hydro) has reached parity with or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, according to a recent press release from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Laos hydropower program seeks power sector reform options

01/21/2015

The government of Laos invites expressions of interest from consultants to review its power markets and regulation and to recommend options for reform of its power sector.

World Bank seeks strategic planning for India's Ganga River Basin

01/21/2015

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to help the government of India in strategic basin planning for the Ganga River Basin.

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

Every day is a new experience

01/15/2015

One thing I really enjoy about my job is that every day is different.

Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project

Which hydroelectric project, 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum or 330-MW Kishenganga will determine priority rights?

01/15/2015

Both Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project and India's 330-MW Kishenganga hydropower project are being built on tributaries to the Neelum River (Kishenganga River in India). 

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