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Another scientist writes to govt, warns about climate change impact in Dibang Valley over hydro projects

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2020

Another scientist studying rivers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley has warned the government about climate change-induced natural hazards that hydropower dams may not be able to withstand. Chintan Sheth’s letter to the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) of the Union ministry...

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States may soon get hydro power purchase targets

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2020

The Centre will soon make it mandatory for states to meet part of their electricity requirement from hydro power plants, a reward to these projects that saved the country’s grid collapse during the nine-minute lights switch off call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 5...

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BHEL commissions first renovated unit of 180 MW Baira Siul Hydro Project

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, today announced it has renovated and modernised first of the three 60 megawatt (MW) units of Baira Siul Hydro Power in Himachal Pradesh. BHEL won the order for renovation and...

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Solar, wind power capacity addition slows down in 2018-19

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2019

The pace of adding renewable generation capacities slowed down in FY19 with just 8.6 gigawatt (GW) of solar and wind power plants getting commissioned in the fiscal. The country had added 11.3...

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