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Nepal cancels deal with Chinese firm to build 1200MW hydro project
Nepal has cancelled a US$2.5 million deal with China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build a 1200MW hydroelectric project on the Budhi Gandaki river, Reuters has reported.
Sabangan hydro plant attacked in the Philippines
The control room at Hedcor’s 14MW Sabangan hydropower plant has reportedly been bombed by a group of unidentified men, causing power outages in the Mt Province region of the Philippines.
AboitizPower unit to expand Benguet hydro facility
AboitizPower is set to triple the combined capacity of its Bineng hydro power plant facilities to up to 19MW by 2019 after receiving the approval of the municipal council of La...
Citicore gets OK to investigate pumped storage plans
Philippines energy company Citicore Power Inc has been awarded five pumped storage service contracts by the Department of Energy, paving the way for the company to begin...
Multiconsult to perform Malaysian hydro studies
Multiconsult is to carry out five prefeasibility studies for hydropower projects with capacities up to 120MW in Sabah, Malaysia, after winning a contract from Sabah Electricity Sdn...
Pakistan, India agree to redesign Miyar project
Pakistan and India have reportedly agreed to redesign the planned Miyar hydroelectric project on the Chenab River, with talks to be held next month on other disputed hydropower schemes.
Mediation urged for India, Pakistan over Indus dams
The World Bank Group has urged India and Pakistan to agree to mediation in order to settle on a mechanism for how the Indus Waters Treaty should be used to resolve issues regarding...
Workers missing in Vietnam dam incident
Officials have confirmed that two workers are missing following the failure of a diversion dam at the Song Bung 2 project in the Vietnam province of Quang Nam.
Funds will help develop Marine energy centre in SE Asia
Researchers at Robert Gordon University have won £166k in funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund to support the establishment of a South East Asia...
Working group launched for Myanmar’s hydro sector
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the first working group for Myanmar’s hydropower sector in collaboration with the private sector, following the launch of a...
Plans in place to study feasibility of OTEC plant for Malaysia
French group DCNS and the OTEC Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM OTEC) are to investigate the potential for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant on the...
Guidelines aim to make hydro on the Mekong more sustainable
New guidelines have been drawn up that may help to make future hydropower projects in the Mekong region (Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam) more sustainable, while also acting as...
CTGC to build Kohala project
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) is to develop the 1100MW Kohala hydropower project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the company has announced.
Reservoir potential to provide solar energy
Singapore water agency PUB is embarking on a nine-month feasibility study to determine the solar deployment potential at its reservoirs and facilities. Findings from the study...
Asian countries set to sign Mong Tun hydro agreement
China, Myanmar and Thailand are set to sign an agreement that could launch development this year of the 7000MW Mong Ton hydro project on the Upper Salween River, the Nation newspaper...
Nepal says yes to Chinese dam
Nepal has given the green light for China's Three Gorges International Corp to build a major new dam on the West Seti River.
Three die in fatal incident at Vietnam hydro site
Three workers have been killed and another injured after water flooded a tunnel at the Thuan Hoa Hydropower Plant in northern Vietnam, local media has reported.
IFC and GMR to develop Nepal hydro
Hydropower development in Nepal is set to get a boost with news that IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with India’s GMR Group to develop the 900MW Upper...
Norconsult to help develop hydro in Myanmar
Norconsult is to provide in-house consulting work to the Ministry of Electric Power in Myanmar, assisting with the development of a feasibility study for a 100-150MW hydro plant in...
Yanqi Lake complex to stage World Hydropower Congress
The 2015 World Hydropower Congress is to be held at the iconic new Yanqi Lake complex in Beijing’s Huairou District, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has confirmed.