Browsing Archive: February, 2015

Uttarakhand dams: Six new projects await apex court review

Posted by Debyendu Chakraborty on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, In : POWER NEWS 
In August 2013, the Supreme Court (SC) asked the government to find out if existing and under-construction hydroelectric projects had contributed to the June 2013 disaster in Uttarakhand, where thousands had perished. It banned the Centre and the state government from clearing any new projects till this assessment was done.

In contrast, on Tuesday, in the same case, the apex court will, instead be reviewing how six proposed projects can be built on the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi tributari...

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Kudankulam power cheaper than U.S. proposals: Russia

Posted by Debyendu Chakraborty on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, In : POWER NEWS 
A week after U.S. President Barack Obama's visit cleared major hurdles in the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal, Russian officials say the power generated under the agreements will be much more expensive than the negotiated deals with Russia for the "Kudankulam series."

An official statement from the Russian Embassy said the rates for electricity from units 1&2 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, being constructed with Russian technical assistance (in Tamil Nadu), were almost half the price tha...

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