Hydropower is a valuable renewable energy resource in India, which can help in climate change mitigation and meet the increasing energy demands. However, the crucial role of climate change on hydropower production in India remains unexplored.

This financial year has begun on a promising note for the authorities of the Nathpa Jhakri hydroelectric project with generation surpassing the target for April.

There had been a sharp decline in production during 2012-13. The project owned and operated by the Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has generated 449 million units in April against a target of 410 million units. It was after a gap of more than a year that the project exceeded the monthly target thanks to favourable weather conditions which brought abundant snow in the mid-hills during winter leading to an early upsurge in the Sutlej.

Power officials recuperating from two successive and massive grid collapses had a close shave on Monday morning, offering just another reminder of how close to the brink India’s fragile grid infras

Solan: With excessive silt leading to the closure of various hydel projects in the state, HP State Electricity Board Limited has been forced to impose power cuts in industrial areas to deal with th

At a time when coal supply constraints are keeping thermal power generation capacity under-utilised, hydropower producers, too, are facing the heat. Reservoir levels are down to 16 per cent from 27 per cent last year, setting the alarm bells ringing for hydropower generators. If rainfall fails, the situation could turn grim.

Some initial impact has already started appearing. In the Nathpa Jhakri hydro power station, run by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVN), in Himachal Pradesh, low rains have already affected power generation.

Keen on taking advantage of the national solar mission, the public sector Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) will make a foray into the renewable energy sector with a pilot solar power project in the s

Every winter, the cold climate almost freezes Himachal Pradesh's hydropower generation.

Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday said there was no plan or proposal to scrap any of the power projects in the state, signed through MoU route by this government, when the Co

The country’s largest 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station, owned and operated by SJVN Limited in Himachal Pradesh, has set a new record by crossing 6,000 million units of power generation be

The Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station owned and operated by Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam in Himachal Pradesh has made a record generation of 1151.205 million units (MU) this August, breaking the earlier record of 1143.681 MU in July 2009.