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    Small Hydropower In Pakistan Tresemme

  • Tariff for small hydropower projects delayed

    ISLAMABAD: Amid much focus on developing power projects on imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) for quick results, the government is delaying a notification on upfront tariff for small hydropower projects...

    Informed sources told Dawn that the sponsors of a number of small hydropower projects, mostly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir, had been engaged with respective governments for development of small projects of up to 25MW...

  • Future of small hydropower plants in the doldrums

    ISLAMABAD: As the government nears completion of its constitutional term, its policymakers appear divided over the future of small hydropower and bagasse-based power projects, even though these are integral part of the national energy plan...

    Informed sources said key federal ministers wanted to facilitate the two renewable sources of energy on a ‘take or pay’ basis, but officials in the energy ministry and subordinate agencies were...

  • India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan

    NEW DELHI: India will accelerate its building of new hydro-power plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbour a week after an attack on an Indian army base...

    The dispute looks set to be reignited after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told officials on Monday that India should use more of the rivers' resources,...

  • Pakistan's concerns over India's hydropower projects remain after opening round of talks

    Pakistan's objections over two controversial water storage and hydropower projects being built by India continued to exist after the first round of the two-day Pakistan-India Perma­nent Indus Commission talks between the two neighbours in Lahore on Wednesday, DawnNewsTV reported...

    India had promised in March last year to modify the designs of the two projects and address Pakistan’s concerns but in vain...

  • Three die in hydropower project tunnel blast

    MUZAFFARABAD / LAHORE: Three labourers were killed and 16 others, a Chinese national among them, suffered injuries in a blast in an under-construction portion of the tunnel of a major power project on Sunday night...

    The blast took place because of `rock burst’ in the right tunnel near Majhoi, the project director of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Electric Project, retired General Mohammad Zubair, said on Monday
  • 250 mini hydropower projects to be functional in KP by end 2016

    PESHAWAR: About 250 mini and micro hydropower projects (MHPs) will become fully operational and functional to provide electricity to around 245,000 people in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through community-based local institutional mechanisms by the end of 2016...

    Appreciating the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, Mr Rabbi said that the hydropower projects would help tap the water potential and enable people to get electricity on low...

  • Sponsors of hydropower projects accuse govt of reneging on commitments

    ISLAMABAD: The sponsors of smaller hydropower projects have complained to the prime minister about the discouraging response from power purchasing agencies, amid a focus on large projects using imported fuels...

    In a representation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a group of investors complained that public sector companies under the Ministry of Energy were creating all sorts of hurdles to discourage procurement of electricity...

  • KP seeks $200m loan for hydropower

    ISLAMABAD: The government is seeking $200 million from the International Development Association (IDA), a World Bank affiliate, to increase its installed hydropower capacity and build institutional capacity for further hydropower development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it was learnt...

    Four run-of-river hydropower schemes have been identified – two each on Swat and Panjkora River...

  • IFC to invest $50 million in Gulpur Hydropower Project

    ISLAMABAD: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced an investment of $50 million in 102MW Gulpur Hydropower Project and mobilising a further $72m for the project to address Pakistan’s power shortage, support lower cost energy generation, and help develop renewable energy sources...

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is already supporting the project in line with the country partnership strategy for Pakistan and will...

  • Parameters of renewable, hydropower generation costs to be revised

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has decided to change key parameters of renewable and hydropower generation costs for tariff calculations in view of conducive market conditions and fin­a­ncing costs favourable to consumers...

    The regulator already had discussions with the State Bank of Pakistan, various commercial banks, development financial institutions and Islamic banks of different scale and...

  • 150MW hydropower project to start production soon

    MANSEHRA: The Patrind hydropower project has begun the production of 150 megawatts electricity on experimental basis...

    As soon as the transmission lines are laid, electric supply to Mansehra and Muzaffarabad will begin,” Patrind hydropower project (admin) head Mohammad Bashir told reporters here on Monday...

  • Khyber Pakhtun­khwa demands 400pc increase in hydropower profit

    ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtun­khwa government on Thursday demanded a 400 per cent increase in its hydropower profit to Rs5...

    He claimed that his government was in the process of completing 700-1,000 small hydropower projects with a total generation of about100 megawatts that would be provided to consumers at Rs2 per unit...

  • Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project may be privatised

    ISLAMABAD: In order to ensure its early completion, the PML-N government may either involve the private sector in construction of the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project or completely privatise it...

    Water and Power Secretary Younus Dagha updated the meeting on the progress made on ongoing power projects which were not part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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