Business

Indian hydropower company NHPC Limited signed a definitive agreement Jan. 13 for implementation of the Approved Resolution Plan for takeover of the 120-MW Rangit-IV HE Project. The project is owned by Jal Power Corporation Limited (JPCL) in Sikkim. The agreement was signed between NHPC, Resolution Professional and Secured Financial Creditors (PFC and PNB) in the...
Business

PhosAgro will use 100 MW of hydroelectric power supplied by TGC-1 PJSC to power its Apatit mining and beneficiation plant, which produces agrochemical products. This new contracted supply means that more than 60% of the beneficiation plant’s output will be produced using “green” electricity, according to a press release TGC-1 said the electricity will be...
Dam Design and Construction

Women engineers are breaking stereotypes at a major dam upgrade on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The $24 million upgrade of Ewen Maddock Dam is being carried out by water company Seqwater, Hall Contracting and design consultants GHD. It began last March to strengthen the existing embankment and increase the dam’s floodwater capacity to bring it in...
Jobs and People

One of the world’s leading experts on sustainable development, Dr Ashok Khosla, has been appointed as independent chair of the global council that governs sustainability guidance for hydropower. Dr Khosla will take up his new role on the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council from 1 February 2021. One of his first tasks will be to introduce...
Turbines and Mechanical Components

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has received orders, valued at INR3,200 Crore (US$435.6 million), for electromechanical works for the 960-MW Polavaram Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Andhra Pradesh, India and electromechanical works of pump-motor sets for lift irrigation schemes (LIS) in Telangana, India. The order for Polavaram HEP includes manufacture and supply of 12 80-MW...
Small Hydro

The Republic of the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE), through the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB), has officially kicked off the start of the 3rd Open and Competitive Selection Process (OCSP3) to further accelerate the development of renewable energy in the country. Under the OCSP3, a total of 22 pre-determined areas (PDAs) covering potential geothermal...
Jobs and People

Indian hydropower utility NHPC Limited has named Shri Biswajit Basu as director (projects), effective Jan. 1, 2021. Previously, Basu held the position of chief general manager, project monitoring and support group division, NHPC. Basu is an electrical engineering graduate from Tripura Engineering College (Now NIT, Agartala). He joined NHPC in 1987 as a trainee engineer...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) announces it has commenced an early works program relating to the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro). This follows the recent announcement of its Final Investment Decision and reflects the company’s confidence that it is in the position to close out remaining workstreams and reach financial close in February 2021,...
Finance

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $231 million loan to construct the 120-MW Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) plant in Central Assam, India. The LKHEP plant, on the Kopili River, will double the hydropower generation capacity of the Assam Power Generation Corporation, ADB said. This loan is the third and largest tranche of...