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Power Supply

  • NEA: 351 MW
  • Private Sector: 165 MW
  • India: 484 MW
  • Loadshedding: 260 MW
  • Demand : 1260 MW
  • Soure : NEA


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…

National Hydropower Association launches HydroWorks campaign, asks for industry action

The National Hydropower Association has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing Congressional awareness of and support for America's hydro sector, with the passage of modernized licensing processes being the ultimate goal. NHA's campaign, called HydroWorks, provides a free digital toolkit designed to give industry members resources they can use to…

Many questions as government team revisits Lohit hydro project

The 1750 MW Lower Demwe project on the Lohit river in Arunachal Pradesh is under re-consideration of the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wild Life (NBWL). And its team is staying at the guesthouse arranged by the company building the dam, the Athena Demwe Power Limited. The three…

What lies behind the resistance to India’s highest dam?

Not only has the government failed to do a cost-benefit analysis of the Pancheshwar Dam in Uttarakhand, it is also not addressing the growing concerns of locals The Mahakali river is a source of socio-cultural and religious identity for the people of the region [image by:…

Darkness Gone with the Wind in Nepal

The blustery winds buffeting this small village in Nepal’s Sindhuli district have always been considered a curse rather than a blessing. Until now. The recent flicking of the switch to deliver round-the-clock electricity from a new wind-solar hybrid power system, developed with Asian…

The madcap scheme to divert the Brahmaputra

Plans to divert a major river from Tibet to Xinjiang owe more to fantasy than science, argues Fan Xiao Last year a proposal to divert the Brahmaputra, one of Asia’s major rivers, from Tibet into Xinjiang province was posted online, causing quite a buzz. It’s the sort of crazy idea that pops…

What’s the impact of the East China Sea oil spill ?

The Sanchi has sunk but it’s cargo could still damage the environment, writes Feng Jie Sanchi, the Panama-registered oil tanker that set fire after colliding with a Hong Kong freighter on January 6, sank at about 5pm on Sunday, according to a report by China Science Daily. CCTV reported that flames…

The fight against climate change needs more women

Four Chinese environmentalists join an all-female expedition to the Antarctic In February, a cohort of 80 women from 13 countries will make the chilly voyage by ship from the tip of Latin America to Antarctica. They’re part of a project called Homeward Bound, which seeks to strengthen the leadership skills of 1,000…

Where’s the “Development” in China’s Global Development Finance?

Analysis of China’s foreign “aid” misses the fact that much of it is in the form of commercial loans and little of it seems to have helped the recipient countries develop, argues Matt Ferchen There is an emerging consensus that China is now a major player, maybe the major player,…

Jammu-Kashmir hydro project cleared without site visit

A major hydropower project, with a very large storage area, has been recommended for environmental clearance without even a site visit that the Environment Ministry had itself recommended The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEFF) has given a green signal to the 800 MW Bursar Hydroelectric Project in the Himalayan…