Is Hydro Power Practical?

Hydropower, which uses moving water to generate energy, is one of the oldest power-producing technologies. Today, it accounts for about 16 percent of the electricity produced around the globe and 85 percent of all renewable energy. As the world aims to get more of its energy from renewable resources, hydropower has again become a big part of the conversation. Some have raised concerns over its usefulness and sustainability, while others say it’s crucial for the future of energy and the40

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10 largest power stations of the world

Besides government agencies and electrical engineers, power generation has become a matter of everyone’s concern as shortage of power has become a very real issue with the global energy costs going up. Power generation can be achieved from different modes such as thermo, hydro, eco-friendly or nuclear energy. As the world is becoming more industrialized, the hydro and nuclear power stations are responsible for achieving the necessary power. Let us take a look at the 10 largest power stations of40

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MoEF constitutes committee to study impact of hydro power projects in Uttarakhand

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has constituted an expert committee to study whether the environmental degradation caused by hydro-electric projects on Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers led to Uttarakhand floods. The expert committee will be headed by Prof. Ravi Chopra, Director of People’s Science Institute, Dehradun. The terms of reference of the Expert Committee are: The committee will examine the extent to which the projects were responsible for the Uttarakhand floods. Committee will also examine the impact of the proposed40

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Compulsory Hydro Power Purchase Obligations for DISCOMS

According to reports, the Power Ministry plans to make it compulsory for DISCOMS (distribution companies) to purchase a set percentage from hydel sources. This would on turn benefit the Hydropower sector. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference organised by industry body Ficci, the Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today said provision for “Hydro Purchase Obligation (HPO)” is being considered in the lines of RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligation).1 The National Tariff Policy (NTP) 2006 requires the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs)40

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Jammu and Kashmir to get 6 mini Hydro power projects

According to reports, 6 mini Hydro Power projects of 9.5MW capacity are going to be developed by the Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA). Minister of State for Science and Technology Feroz Ahmad Khan, according to an official statement, said that the process for allotting the works of these Hydle power projects has been started through competitive bidding, adding that the required letters have been issued to the respective bidders by the authorities of JAKEDA. Jammu and Kashmir has40

Indian Electricity Scenario

The energy sector holds the key in accelerating the economic growth of India. The energy demands for developing country like India keep on continuously growing. Energy is a driving force behind rapid economic growth of the country. India ranks sixth in the world in total energy consumption. It is first requirement of energy to accelerate the development of the sector to meet its growth aspirations. The pattern of energy production put coal and oil again on top.  These account for40