Awaited launch of Zaramag HPP-1 in North Ossetia


Zaramag HPP-1 will soon be launched in the Alagirsky district of the Republic. Nikolay Shulgin, RusHydro’s CEO and Vyacheslav Bitarov, Head of North Ossetia have inspected the facility before the commissioning. According to the plan, the hydroelectric plant will be brought online in December 2019. This investment project for construction of the hydroelectric plant Zaramag…

Hydropower, geothermal and wind today represent 30% of Turkey’s electricity production


An article in Turkey this weekend reported that Turkey now meets around 30% of its aggregate electricity demand annually by hydropower, wind and geothermal energy, so Fatih Dönmez, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey. This achievement is due to the launch of 215 hydropower plants, 90 wind power plants and 46 geothermal plants….

Georgia Capital To Acquire Hydro Power Plant Operator Hydrolea


(Alliance News) – Georgia Capital PLC said Tuesday it has acquired Hydrolea Ltd, an operator of three hydro power plants and a greenfield hydro project. The Georgian-focused investment firm did not disclose the acquisition price, but said the transaction values Hydrolea at USD38.5 million. Georgia Capital will provide up to USD10 million in equity capital…

Shuakhevi HPP – Largest Station Constructed in Georgia in the Last 50 Years


Interview with Prashant Joshi – CEO of “Adjaristsqali Georgia” Water and water resources are amongst the primary natural resources available in Georgia. The hydro-energy potential of Georgia (rivers, lakes, water reservoirs, ices, underground waters) is one of the most significant resources available in the world. Considering the peculiarities of Georgian rivers, which are characterized by…

Iran Increases Renewable Energy Production


Solar power plants top the list of the country’s renewable energy facilities (41 percent), followed by wind power plants (36 percent), while 10 percent accounts for small hydropower plants, two percent are thermal recycling and expansion turbines, and one percent is for biomass. / Tehran Times Iran has been taking steps in expanding its renewable…

Uzbekistan plans to double hydropower plant’s capacity


Uzbekhydroenergo JSC is working on a concept for the development of hydropower, according to which it is planned to double the installed capacity of hydropower plants (HPP) by 2030, Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC Uzbekhydroenergo Bekzod Amirsaidov told Trend in an interview. Earlier Trend reported that an active construction of micro hydroelectric power…

ADB Supports Uzbekistan in Harnessing Indigenous Hydropower Resources


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $60 million loan to construct hydropower plants (HPPs) capable of adding 25 megawatts (MW) capacity, which will help the Government of Uzbekistan achieve its goal of diversifying the country’s energy mix through greater use of clean energy sources and lowering carbon emissions. “ADB’s assistance to help build…

Tajikistan: Ceremony marks start of rehabilitation at Qairokkum hydropower plant


DUSHANBE (TCA) — A ceremony to mark the start of work was held on August 23 at Tajikistan’s Qairokkum hydropower plant (QHPP). The US$ 196 million financing package organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping to complete the climate-resilient rehabilitation of QHPP to help Tajikistan improve its electricity supply, the…

Iranian H1 hydropower output seen to be quadrupled


TEHRAN – The electricity output of Iran’s hydroelectric power plants is expected to reach 20,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (to end on September 22), four times more than the figure for last year’s same period, IRIB reported on Monday. According to the Head of Iran Water…

EU allocates funds for HPP construction in Tajikistan


By Abdul Kerimkhanov The European Union (EU) has awarded a 20 million euros grant to support the construction of the Sebzor hydropower plant (HPP) in Tajikistan. The seventh meeting of the Tajikistan-EU Cooperation Committee and the second meeting of the Cooperation Sub-Committee were held in Dushanbe on June 6, the Ministry of Economic Development and…