EDL Generation (EDL-Gen), a majority Lao state-owned power generation firm, has announced that it is seeking strategic private partnerships in neighbouring countries to boost its total capacity by 25 per cent to fulfil growing regional energy demand. It plans to increase its capacity to 2435 MW from its current 1949 MW.
Dinesh Kumar Ghimire, Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation for Nepal, said that the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is expected to start generating partial power by mid-May, and be fully operational by August.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million loan to finance construction of a 300 MW hydropower plant on the Kunhar River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.
Central and south Taiwan has been hit by a severe drought following a year without typhoons. The water level in Central Taiwan’s Sun Moon lake and the nearby Wushe reservoir has fallen such that if it falls much more, local power generation will be threatened.
GE Renewable Energy has successfully completed the Lower Kaleköy hydropower plant at the Lower Kaleköy Dam, located on the Murat River, in Turkey.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a $231 million loan to build a 120 MW hydropower plant in Assam.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has announced that it has signed an agreement with Korea Western Power to participate in a hydropower plant construction project in Phou Ngoy, Laos.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has provisionally allocated 30 billion cubic metres of water for power generation to be shared equally between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Kariba, Zimbabwe’s main hydropower plant, is operating at near full capacity for the first time since it was upgraded two years ago, enabling Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to generate more electricity.
China’s massive Wudonge hydropower plant, which will have a full capacity of 10GW, has begun generating power following a successful trial run.