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Armenian government designates areas for banning construction of hydropower plants

22.03.2019


The Armenian government has approved today a list of areas where construction and operation of small hydropower plants will be prohibited. While presenting a set of amendments to the Water Code, Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan said they designate the zones which will be prohibited for the construction and operation of small hydropower plants…



Nurek Hydro Power Plant Will be Rehabilitated by World Banks Support


The first phase of the Nurek Rehabilitation Project, co-financed by the World Bank, was officially launched today by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, and the World Bank’s Director of Strategy and Operations for Europe and Central Asia, Mariam Sherman. Key representatives from the Government of Tajikistan, the World Bank, the Asian…



Uzbekistan Parliament Approves New Nuclear Energy Law

18.03.2019


Former Soviet Union country, Uzbekistan is turning to nuclear energy to power its economy as the landlocked country has an abundance of uranium and big economic ambitions. As the energy demand and population of the country continue to rise, a nuclear energy law has been approved recently by the members of the Lower House of…



Tajikistan: Blackouts return as Roghun sputters


The last two weeks in Tajikistan have brought reports of power blackouts in the regions, indicating that the recent commissioning of a generating unit at a huge hydropower project is not yet yielding dividends. As Asia-Plus newspaper reported on March 14, the majority of regions in Tajikistan have seen rationing of electricity between midnight and…



Ameriabank assists in commissioning of hydropower and solar plants in Armenia

13.03.2019


Ameriabank said today it has assisted in the construction of a hydropower plant and a solar power plant in Armenia. The hydropower plant, called Tigran Mets, was commissioned in 2015 by Rus & Har LLC. “The construction of the hydropower plant was launched in 2012, and completed in May 2015. The electricity generated by the…



Nenskra Hydro Begins 3 Large-Scale Social Projects in Svaneti

12.02.2019


JSC Nenskra Hydro, the company overseeing the Nenskra Hydro Power Project, has started the implementation of three large social projects in Svaneti. Representatives of the company will hold meetings with the population of the villages of Chuberi and Nakra of the Mestia municipality on 11-12 February. These projects will be implemented in close cooperation with…



First hybrid hydro-PV project announced in Russia

07.02.2019


Russian hydropower producer Rushydro and compatriot module manufacturer Hevel Solar have jointly announced the launch of what is said to be Russia’s first hybrid hydro-PV project. The two companies said that a 1.27 MW pilot solar power plant will be installed at a hydropower plant owned and operated by Rushydro in the Amur region, in…



Georgia HPP project of 13.7 MW to get EBRD funding

18.12.2018


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved lending USD 6.9 million (EUR 6.1m) for the construction of 13.7 MW of hydropower plants (HPPs) in Georgia. In a press release on Friday, the EBRD said it will provide the financing as part of an up to USD-14-million long-term senior loan under the Risk…



Russia to develop two large HPPs in Uzbekistan

14.12.2018


Russia will take part in the development of a feasibility study for the construction of the Mullalak and Verkhnepskemsk hydro power plants on the Pskem river in Uzbekistan, Uzbek media reported. Chairman of the Board, General Director of PJSC RusHydro Nikolai Shulginov and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov held talks…



RusHydro, PowerChina To Look At Hydropower Projects In Russia

30.11.2018


Russia’s hydropower giant RusHydro and Chinese engineering firm PowerChina agreed Thursday to identify potential projects to cooperate on in Russia, according to the Russian utility’s press release. MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 29th November, 2018) Russia’s hydropower giant RusHydro and Chinese engineering firm PowerChina agreed Thursday to identify potential projects to cooperate on in…