The construction cost of the Sunkoshi-Third hydroelectricity project is estimated to be Rs 160 billion, the Department of Electricity Development said.
A feasibility study conducted by the Department has estimated the cost of construction of the 636 megawatts reservoir-typ...}
The governments of Mekong basin countries, including China, refuse to accept that Mekong ecosystems have changed past the point of no return and that dam construction on the river’s mainstream and its tributaries is the main cause. They do not seem to understand or care about the sev...}
Nepal until 2017 was power-starved, facing outages up to 18 hours a day. The country now has surplus energy, but it does not have a concrete plan to export power. As a result, between 200MW and 600MW of electricity is being wasted daily during different times.
An estimated 800MW of electrici...}
On 27 August, the first ground-mounted solar power plant to be connected to Bhutan’s national grid went online.
Households could be powered for a year by the solar plant at Rubesa, given the average household in Bhutan uses 1,567 kWh of electricity per year
The pilot project, a...}
New Delhi: State-owned SJVN Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Nand Lal Sharma has apprised Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of concerns which may affect faster completion of its hydro projects in the neighbouring country. Sharma had a meeting with the Prim...}
Myagdi : Four hydroelectricity projects operating in Myagdi, Mustang and Parbat have halted power production after a transmission tower collapsed.
The transmission tower at Chuwa of Kushma Municipality-8, Parbat district has fallen down, leading to disruption in the supply of total 70.6...}
China completed its first mainstream hydropower dam on the Mekong, the Manwan dam in Yunnan province, in 1995, and has since planned and built 10 more. Eleven hydropower dams are in various stages of planning and construction in Laos and Cambodia on the mainstream of the Mekong river, alon...}
The village of Palgi is mourning 27-year-old Amar Chand. He died on 21 May in an accident inside a tunnel at the 800 MW Parbati II hydroelectric project (HEP), where he was working. The project is being built in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in Kullu district, where...}
“My ancestors are buried here,” says 23-year-old Yem Thavdy, pointing to a spot on the Sesan River, a tributary of the Mekong in Cambodia’s northern province of Stung Treng. She rows the boat across an expanse that was land before the USD 781 million Lower Sesan 2 dam flooded it in...}
KATHMANDU: The floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall have caused physical damage of around Rs 3 billion. It is estimated that the under construction 44 MW Super Madi Hydropower Project in Madi of Kaski alone has caused a loss of over Rs 1 billion.
According to the Inde...}