J-K Exploits Just 16% of Hydro-Power Potential Despite Growing Demand: Survey

Jammu and Kashmir has exploited only about 16 per cent of the estimated 20,000 MW of hydro-power potential even as the energy demand has been growing gradually creating a wider demand-supply gap, the state economic survey 2017 said. The estimated hydro-power potential of Jammu and Kashmir is 20,000 Megawatts (MW), …

MBARI: Wave-Power Bouy

MBARI engineer Andy Hamilton looks out his office window in Moss Landing and points at the waves crashing on the beach below. “Pretty impressive, aren’t they? You’d think there’d be a way to make use of all that energy.” Since 2009, Hamilton has led a team of engineers trying to …

Voith Completes Upgrade at Scottish Hydro Plant

The Mucomir small hydropower plant in Scotland is now back on the grid, following the modernization of equipment at the plant, technology group Voith has announced. Operated by SSE, the upgraded project was commissioned back in the autumn and is now operating with improved cost efficiency and meets the strictest …

Hydroelectric Power is Most Damaging to Ecology

Hydroelectric power is the most damaging to ecological systems, followed by solar power and wind power, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing a study. The study was conducted by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science and Technology and James Cook University of Australia. The …

Government To Push Four Stalled Hydro Power Projects For Completion This Year

The government is planning to commission at least four hydro-power projects fully or partially this year, especially in the northeast region, which has over 40 percent of India’s stalled projects, a senior power ministry official told BloombergQuint. The first station of Tuirial hydro-power plant, a greenfield project owned by the …

Commercial Operations Begin at Vietnam’s 260-MW Trung Son Hydropower Plant

The first hydropower project in Vietnam financed by the World Bank, the US$412 million 260-MW Trung Son hydropower project, began commercial operation on Sept. 6. The facility is located in Trung Son commune, Quan Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam, and according to the World Bank, it is financing $330 …