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Georgia Capital’s Water Utility Arm Commissions Hydro Power Plant

03.10.2018


Georgia Capital PLC on Tuesday said its water utility business, Georgia Global Utilities, has commissioned its 2.5 megawatt Bodorna hydro power plant near Tbilisi. Contruction of the power plant began in November 2017 and has had a total project cost so far of GEL10.0 million, equivalent to approximately GBP3.0 million. It was financed through a…



Uzbekistan eyes to increase use of its hydropower potential

02.10.2018


Uzbekistan is using 23-24 percent of the available hydropower potential, that is, hydropower plants of the country generate about 7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which is only 13 percent of the total electricity generated in the country, according to the information of Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbek media reported. It is necessary to bring this figure…



ABB to provide converter stations for clean energy link in Central Asia

27.09.2018


Swiss power and automation group ABB (VTX:ABBN) has won an order to supply high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations for a 1.3-GW link that will carry hydropower from generation sites in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan to consumption areas in Pakistan. The USD-330 million (EUR 280m) order for the converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan…



Swedish, Spanish firms win $330m contract for converter stations

25.09.2018


The Inter-Governmental Council of the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) 1,000 power supply project has announced the award of $330-million high-voltage transmission facility contracts to ABB of Sweden and Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios of Spain. The two companies will build two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan. The signing agreement for the…



ASA-1000 Inter – Governmental Council Announces Award of $330 million High Voltage Transmission Facility Contracts


High-voltage direct current converter stations to bring renewable hydropower from Central Asia to load centers in Pakistan The CASA-1000 Power Transmission Project countries, through the project’s Inter-Governmental Council (IGC), are pleased to announce the placement of an order of around US$330 million to ABB of Sweden and Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios of Spain to build…



Armenian government toughens guidelines for construction of hydropower plants

06.09.2018


An Armenian government session approved today a set of amendments to the Water Code, providing for tougher guidelines for the construction of small hydropower plants (HPP). Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Minister Erik Grigoryan said the amendments include the list of rivers, including those in which rare species of fish listed in the Red Book…



Uzbekistan intends to complete Tuyabuguz HPP by year-end

12.07.2018


Uzbekistan plans to commission the Tuyabuguz hydro power plant (HPP) at the end of 2018, Uzbek media outlets reported quoting a source in Uzbekhydroenergo. The new HPP is built on the Tuyabuguz reservoir. Previously, here, the water for vegetation merged into the Akhangaran River, and after the introduction of the hydro power facility, it will…



EBRD and GCF to upgrade hydropower plant in Tajikistan

06.07.2018


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have agreed to provide an $88m financing package to upgrade the Qairokkum hydropower plant (QHPP) and improve electricity supply in Tajikistan. The $88m financing package comprises of a $38m EBRD loan, a $27m GCF loan and a $23m GCF grant to state-owned…



Development of HPPs – Most Efficient Way to Replace Electricity Imports


Energy independence is of utmost importance for Georgia in terms of both its economic and political security. It is impossible to develop and strengthen the country without a strong energy system. The immense technical progress has led to higher demand for electricity all over the world and Georgia is no exception: the demand for electricity…



EBRD supports Tajikistan’s energy project

16.04.2018


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations Green Climate Fund have provided Tajikistan with $88 million to complete the final stage of reconstruction of the Kayrakkum Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) and to ​​improve electricity supply in the country. “The funds will be spent on implementation of the second and final…