Asia and Oceania

Business Women

IHA announces new gender study to explore women’s employment in hydropower

A new World Bank study supported by the International Hydropower Association will look at ways to promote gender equality in the hydropower sector. The initiative from the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program...
HYDROVISION International

Don’t miss out: HYDROVISION International early bird deadline approaching

You only have a couple of weeks left to take advantage of the best registration rates for HYDROVISION International 2021. Registering by the early bird deadline of July 27 will allow you to save $145...
Dasu hydropower

13 killed in blast of bus carrying workers for 2,160-MW Dasu Dam project in...

A bus transporting more than 30 Chinese engineers to the site of the 2,160-MW Dasu Dam site project in Upper Kohistan, Pakistan, was damaged in a blast. Reports indicate at least 13 people were killed...

India’s CBI arrest three in bribery case around 800-MW Parbati 2 Hydroelectric

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested the chief general manager (finance) of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) in Faridabad (Haryana) and two private persons in an alleged bribery case of INR500,000 (US$6,705). A...
Lower Arun MOU

SJVN signs MOU with Investment Board of Nepal for 679-MW Lower Arun hydroelectric

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed for development of the 679-MW Lower Arun hydroelectric project between SJVN and the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN). The MOU was by signed by Sh. Nand Lal...
Roxburgh hydro

Contact Energy awards contract to upgrade 320-MW Roxburgh hydro in New Zealand

Contact Energy has selected Voith Hydro to upgrade its 320-MW Roxburgh hydro plant on the Clutha River in New Zealand. Contact is looking to increase its output using the same water flow by replacing...
Wivenhoe pumped storage

Major overhaul planned for 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage in Queensland

Queensland’s largest hydropower station, the 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station, will undergo a $14 million overhaul to ensure it continues to produce cleaner, cheaper energy for years to come. Major maintenance works will...
WAPDA contract signing

WAPDA awards $241 million contract for 1,530-MW Tarbela 5th Extension hydropower

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a US$241.1 million contract for electro-mechanical works of the 1,530 MW-Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project to a joint venture comprising Harbin Electric International Company and...
IRENA outlook

IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines pathway to 1.5 C

The World Energy Transitions Outlook from the International Renewable Energy Agency outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global...
IEA hydropower report

Hydropower crucial to accelerate clean energy transitions, IEA report says

The growth of hydropower plants worldwide is set to slow significantly this decade, putting at risk the ambitions of countries across the globe to reach net-zero emissions while ensuring reliable and affordable energy supplies...