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  • NEA: 8517 MWh
  • Private Sector: 5315 MWh
  • India: 11474 MWh
  • Tripping: 120 MWh
  • Demand : 25426 MWh
  • Soure : NEA

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NSW government declares Shoalhaven pumped hydro expansion critical

The New South Wales government’s Minister for Planning has declared the $300 million Shoalhaven Hydro Expansion Project Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) because of its importance to NSW’s future energy security. Origin Energy proposes to expand the existing Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Scheme from 240 MW to 475 MW and produce enough…


India, Bangladesh and three dying rivers

Gurudayal Haldar, 62, has been a fisherman for the past five decades in Balurghat, in the Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal. He depends on the Atreyee River to feed his family. But the environmental degradation caused by rampant pollution and sand mining has virtually sounded the death knell of…


Can India and Pakistan cooperate on water?

In 2010 an organisation I was working with held a conference on water issues. The rhetoric on the Indus was being tapped by militant organisations, and it was in the interest of both India and Pakistan to encourage some dialogue on the issues involved before it became unmanageable. One scene…


Experiences with Using HOD UV Technology to Control Mussel Fouling

The Lower Colorado Dam Office of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for maintaining the Hoover, Davis and Parker dams and their associated hydroelectric plants. Hoover has a generating capacity of 2,080 MW, Davis has a capacity of 250 MW and Parker has a capacity of…


BBIN Hurdles

Reaching a consensus on anything is the greatest challenge in Bangladesh now. Like impatience in political arena, political disputes over development, especially mega projects, are also very acute. In consideration of Bangladesh, only there is a political consensus on cross-border power trade as suggested in a report titled “BBIN Electricity…


Will two Chinese dams in Nepal affect the Belt and Road Initiative?

The future of Chinese backed hydropower and the trans-Himalayan railway are at stake as Nepal’s prime minister makes his first visit to Beijing Nepal’s Energy Minister Barshaman Pun had an important message when he spoke to the Chinese media recently. His mission was to mitigate damage caused by negative press…


Ongoing Mangdechu project tariff negotiations vital for Bhutan’s upcoming projects and economy

If there is one negotiation to keep an eye on, then it is the ongoing electricity tariff rate negotiations for the 720 MW Mangdechu project scheduled to be commissioned by November 2018. This is because in the ongoing negotiation between Bhutanese and Indian officials the method of setting the tariff…


India’s poorest homes still await electricity

Moyna is in class six and has to study by the light of a kerosene lamp or candles to finish her homework. Her village, Buraburi, has no electricity. Located in the district of Goalpara in the Indian state of Assam, the village has been brought under the Prime Minister’s Saubhagya…


NHA report details hurdles facing America’s pumped storage sector

A report released today by the National Hydropower Association hopes to shed light on the state of the United States' pumped storage sector, with particular emphasis placed on the benefits it can offer and the challenges it faces. Called the "2018 Pumped Storage Report", the study also provides recommendations for…


UK power sector advised to step up cybersecurity

Perators of UK power generation and distribution facilities are being urged to bolster their defences against cyberattacks after the government issued a warning earlier this month and a joint advisory with US agencies on Monday. The advisory, titled Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices, was based on the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) work…


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