According to the Cihan News Agency, annual electricity production from the Itaipu hydro project surpassed that of Three Gorges in 2015.
A document recently published by China’s State Council indicates that offshore wind power plants are slated to built adjacent to the coastal areas of northern Jiangsu province.
Renowned for its vast hydropower resources, the Himalayan nation of Nepal has nonetheless long struggled to meet its growing power demand. Now though, the devastating earthquake that struck the country in April 2015 is placing even more emphasis on the development of hydropower at a range of scales.
The 720-MW Karot hydropower project in Pakistan will be the first project financed by China’s $40 billion Silk Road Fund, according to "The New York Times."
China’s $45 billion push into Pakistan is skirting one of the Indian subcontinent’s most dangerous flashpoints. The proposed 4,500-megawatt Diamer Bhasha hydropower plant would eliminate about half of Pakistan’s power shortfall and irrigate millions of acres of parched farmland. While both the U.S. and China have promised to help Pakistan court private investors for the dam, they’ve resisted putting up the cash themselves.
Pakistan's Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it has awarded a US$1.4 billion contract for development of the 720-MW Karot hydroelectric project on the Jhelum River in the Rawalpindi district of Pakistan, to a group of Pakistani and Chinese investors that includes China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd. (CTGC).
China's plans to improve connectivity between Afghanistan and Pakistan could lead to the construction of a 1,500 MW hydropower plant in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.
Several enormous renewable energy infrastructure projects — the kind that kick-start revolutions — have been completed over the last few years. They may have their difficulties, and they may not be the perfect model for the future, but at the very least they serve as a reminder that some corners of money, power and influence...
As solar, wind and other intermittent renewable energy capacity scale up in Asia, hydro’s ‘battery function’ qualities could become an important resource for regional grid stability and reducing carbon emissions. China is Asia’s largest producer of hydropower. In addition to engineering marvels like the Three Gorges Dam, China has countless other hydro projects spread throughout the...
Pakistan is a developing nation that has recently attracted a lot of attention from the renewable energy industry due to its lack of energy infrastructure and its dire need to plug the current energy supply gap. The wind industry has so far done the best among all types of renewable energy and there is also an impressive pipeline of wind projects ahead. This leaves many wondering if and when Pakistan's wind power sector will really soar.