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JSW Energy to revive 240 MW hydro project, eyes acquisitions

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2018

Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy, that is reviving an old hydropower project plan and is scouting for acquisitions, has warned that the sector needs immediate attention as problems have crippled new...

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Himachal's mega hydro project re-allotted

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2018

After over a decade of flip-flops and litigation, a multi-million dollar hydropower project was re-allotted on Monday by the Himachal Pradesh government to state-run Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd...

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Tamil Nadu plans to construct Anamalayar dam under PAP

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 15, 2018

Even as Tamil Nadu is opposing moves by upper riparian states such as Karnataka to construct dams across inter-state rivers, it is planning to build a new dam under the 60-year-old Parambikuam -...

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Proposal to bring hydro power under renewable energy ambit in Cabinet soon

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 5, 2018

The power ministry is planning to place a proposal to bring large hydro power units under the ambit of renewable energy before the Union Cabinet in a month, power minister R K Singh has said....

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India must encourage hydro power projects development: R K Singh

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 1, 2017

Power and renewable energy minister R K Singh today said India must encourage development of hydro power projects as they help in providing inexpensive power in the long-term and are ideal for...

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Subject Tags: hydropower , power sector

India plans to add 1,305 MW Hydropower capacity in current fiscal

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

India is planning to add around 1,305 Megawatt (Mw) of additional hydropower generation capacity in the current financial year, over 20 per cent lower as compared to 1,659 Mw added last fiscal.

The last year’s target stood at 1,714 Mw. This year, the government is...

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Arunachal Pradesh to relook hydropower policy

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 10, 2017

Small hydropower projects in Arunachal Pradesh are facing delays in execution with some being stalled for almost a decade.


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Sikkim commissions India’s 2nd largest hydro power project

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 21, 2017

In a landmark development for Sikkim, the 1200 MW Teesta Stage III power project has been commissioned from Friday.


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Subject Tags: hydropower

MNRE to seek cabinet nod to classify hydro power as renewable energy

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 20, 2016

New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that his ministry will seek cabinet approval to reclassify large hydro power plants in the renewable category to help India achieve renewable power capacity of 230 gigawatt (GW) by...

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Subject Tags: hydropower , MNRE

Reservoirs play substantial role in global warming

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 30, 2016

Washington State University researchers say the world’s reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, or...

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