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Xayaburi starts commercial operation in Lao PDR
The 1285MW Xayaburi hydroelectric plant in Lao PDR has begun commercial operations, shareholder CK Power has announced.
Nam Ngiep 1 starts commercial operation
Commercial operations have begun at the 290MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc has announced.
720MW Mangdechhu project inaugurated in Bhutan
The 4x180MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric project has been officially inaugurated in Bhutan in a ceremony attended by the Indian Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and Bhutan’s Prime...
Works start at Qairokkum hydro plant, Tajikistan
Work has officially started on the rehabilitation of the Qairokkum hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a project that will see the plant’s capacity increase from 126MW to 174MW.
Indian cabinet approves funds for largest hydro project
The Indian government has approved Rs. 1600 crore for pre-investment activities and various clearances for the 2880MW Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh – the largest...
New hydro sites identified in Sabah, Malaysia
Hydropower sites with the potential to generate 200MW combined have been identified in the Malaysian state of Sabah, following a number of hydrological studies carried out by the...
Association launched for hydro developers operating in Myanmar
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced it is supporting the launch of the Myanmar Hydropower Developers’ Association (MHDA), an innovative platform for...
TEPCO invests in Coc San hydro project, Vietnam
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) is looking to increase the efficiency of the 29.7MW Coc San Hydropower Plant in Vietnam after acquiring a 36.38% stake in...
Daral Khwar project inagurated in Pakistan
The 36.6MW Daral Khawar hydro power project has been officially inaugurated in Pakistan’s Swat district.
Mekong River Commission starts consultation for Pak Ly project, Lao PDR
A six-month consultation process has begun for the proposed 770MW Pak Lay hydropower project on the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR, the Mekong River Commission has announced, despite...
SMEC to carry out feasibility study for Bakun extension
Sarawak Energy has engaged SMEC to conduct the feasibility study and tender design for an extension of Bakun Hydroelectric Power Plant in Malaysia.
Five new hydro plants planned for Indonesia
Power Construction Corporation of China and PT Indonesia Kayan Hydropower Energy have agreed to jointly build five hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 9000MW on the the...
969MW Neelum Jhelum project inaugurated in Pakistan
The 969MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Azad Jammu and Kashmir has been officially inaugurated by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, with the project having...
Golen Gol operational in Pakistan
The first 36MW unit at the 108MW Golen Gol project in Pakistan is now in operation, with the official inauguration ceremony having been held on 4 February.
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...