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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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CEA seeks removal of 25 megawatt renewable cap on hydro projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2016

All hydro power projects in the country may get renewable status to boost the sector.


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MNRE to soon finalise bidding norms for small hydro projects

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 5, 2016

In a bid to encourage Small Hydro Power (SHP) generation capacity addition and achieve economies of scale, the New and Renewable Energy Ministry will soon finalise guidelines for tariff-based...

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Naveen Patnaik seeks greater share of clean energy cess for coal-bearing states

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 1, 2016

Pointing out that coal-bearing Odisha has been very supportive of the Centre's push to increase domestic coal supply, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought financial incentives in return. In a...

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