Tags: hydropower

Use of hydrogen in aviation-a research project starts in Hamburg

The aerospace industry is preparing for flying with hydrogen. In Hamburg, the world’s third-largest aviation center, a new development platform is being launched to test the new technology from as early as 2022. Funded by the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik will work with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical […]

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Fortum and Uniper reaching first milestones in strategic “One Team” cooperation

Fortum and Uniper have jointly finalised the first planning phase in the three strategic cooperation areas of Nordic hydro and physical trading optimisation, wind and solar development, and hydrogen. Under the proposed plans, Fortum would lead the operations of both companies’ Nordic hydro assets in the future. Uniper, meanwhile, would take the lead in the […]

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A Record 260 GW of new renewable energy capacity added in 2020:IRENA

Global renewable energy capacity additions in 2020 beat earlier estimates and all previous records despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic said IRENA in a statement. According to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the world added more than 260 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity last year, exceeding […]

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IIT Delhi is now greener than ever reducing carbon footprint by 50 percent

IIT Delhi, an Institution of Eminence has achieved another milestone by becoming the first Central Government funded Technical Institute to reduce its carbon footprint by more than 50%. The institute recently signed bilateral power purchase contract with a hydro power generator in the state of Himachal Pradesh for 2 MW through PTC India Ltd., as […]

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IRENA and IHA forge partnership to advance sustainable hydropower

In recognition of their shared objectives to increase the uptake of renewable energy, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have today signed a formal partnership agreement.  Hydropower is the world’s largest source of renewable energy, contributing over half of global renewable energy installed capacity, and directly employing around two […]

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NHPC signs Definitive Agreement to takeover of 120 MW Rangit-IV HE Project of JPCL in Sikkim

NHPC Limited has signed Definitive Agreement on 13th January 2021 for implementation of the Approved Resolution Plan for takeover of 120 MW Rangit-IV HE Project of Jalpower Corporation Limited (JPCL) in Sikkim. The agreement was signed between NHPC, Resolution Professional and Secured Financial Creditors (PFC and PNB) in presence of Y.K. Chaubey, Director(Tech) NHPC, R.P. […]

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Hydroelectric projects under obligation to release minimum water downstream: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed state pollution control boards to ensure the release of minimum water downstream by hydroelectric projects, saying business or commercial interests cannot override the requirement of maintaining riverine ecology. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said every hydroelectric project (HEP) irrespective of the date of […]

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Untapped Potential Exists for hybrid systems of floating solar and hydropower plants

According to an analysis by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe. The researchers estimate that adding floating solar panels to bodies of water […]

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Renewable Energy Jobs Continue Growth to 11.5 Million Worldwide: IRENA

According to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA),  Renewable energy continues to bring socioeconomic benefits by creating numerous jobs worldwide. The seventh edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review shows that renewable energy jobs in the sector reached 11.5 million globally last year, led by solar PV with some 3.8 […]

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NTPC to set up renewable energy business arm , gets Niti Aayog, DIPAM nod

NTPC is all set to set up renewable energy business arm, the state-owned power giant on Friday said it has received the approval of Niti Aayog and Department of Investment and Public Asset Management to set up a wholly-owned company for its renewable energy business. Now, NTPC will move to form a subsidiary firm for […]

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