India’s Hydropower Output Witnesses Steepest Decline in 38 Years

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India experienced a significant 16.3% decline in hydroelectricity output, marking the sharpest drop in at least 38 years, according to a Reuters analysis of government data. This decline in hydroelectric generation coincided with a slight decrease in the share of renewables in power generation, a departure from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitments to enhance solar and wind capacity. Renewables accounted…

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KP Chief Minister Calls for Action on Federal Dues, Emphasizes Hydropower Rights

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During a meeting at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar, KP Chief Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur emphasized the significant outstanding dues owed to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) by the federal government. Under the ‘AGN Qazi Formula’, the federal government owes KP a substantial amount of Rs 1,510 billion as net hydel profit (NHP). Additionally, arrears totaling Rs. 6 billion, pertaining…

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PPIB to Review Progress of Azad Pattan Hydropower Project Tomorrow

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The Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) is set to convene a meeting tomorrow to assess the status of the Azad Pattan Hydropower Project, a 770.7 MW venture located on the River Jhelum, jointly developed by a Chinese company. The project, spearheaded by Azad Pattan Power Pvt Limited (APPL), a subsidiary of China Gezhouba Group, has faced delays, prompting the PPIB…

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Karot hydropower project: Chinese firm concerned at curbs on its staff’s movement

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ISLAMABAD: Chinese company M/s China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd (CSAIL) has reportedly expressed serious concern over restrictions on movement of its employees working on 720 MW Karot hydropower project due to security threat, well-informed sources told Business Recorder. SCAIL, is an investment holding company formed by China Three Gorges Corporation, which is the world’s largest clean energy company with…

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Hydropower project: PPIB conveys revised COD to NTDC

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ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has reportedly communicated revised Commercial Operation Date (COD) of 640 MW Mahl hydropower project to National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), well-informed sources told Business Recorder. The project is located on River Jhelum at the boundary between AJ&K, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and is being developed by Mahl Power Company (Pvt) Limited under…

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969MW NJ project closed till first week of March

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ISLAMABAD: The 969 MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project (NJHPP) was closed down on Wednesday night till the first week of March 2024 for inspection of its 3.5-km Tail Race Tunnel and maintenance of turbines. This will aggravate the ongoing electricity load-shedding. However, the period of closure will be revisited after the inspection of the tunnel, a senior official of Wapda told…

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Hydropower, transmission: Major projects face rupee cover issue

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ISLAMABAD: Major hydropower and transmission line projects are reportedly facing Rupee cover issues due to less allocation in the Public Sector Development Project (PSDP) 2023-24, well informed sources in Ministry of Water Resources told Business Recorder. During discussion on Dasu Hydropower Project (phase-1) at a recent meeting on World Bank funded projects, Chairman Wapda stated that the project faced some initial…

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Kuwait to invest in Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project

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ISLAMABAD: Kuwait will buy stakes in the 1,450 MW Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project (GBHP) and to this effect, EnerTech, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kuwait Investment Authority, and Wapda would appoint transaction advisers for the smooth divestment of 30 percent shares in the mega project. The government wants to raise $800-900 million by selling out 30 percent of…

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Speakers for removing bottleneck in harnessing hydropower, RE potential in country

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Islamabad: Speakers at 3rd International Hydropower Conference while terming the hydropower and renewable energy (RE) crucial for sustainable future of the country on Wednesday stressed the need to remove bottleneck in harnessing the hydropower and RE potential for provision of affordable electricity to the people and industry.The third International Hydropower conference themed “Hydropower: A Renewable Energy Source for a Sustainable…

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3rd International Conference will be held on Pakistan Hydropower on Dec 20th

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Islamabad: Islamabad is gearing up to host the 3rd International Conference on Pakistan Hydropower, a global gathering of energy experts organized by The Energy Update in collaboration with the Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA). Scheduled for December 20, the conference carries the theme “Hydropower: A Renewable Energy Source for a Sustainable Future,” promising pivotal…

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