Memo to DNV on CDM Validation for Sondu-Miriu Large Hydro (Kenya)

Construction of the Sondu-Miriu Dam water tunnel.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Current Status: Validation Negative (as of Aug 2009) To: Members of the validation team for the Sondu Miriu Hydro Power Project in Kenya, DNVFrom: Bryan Ashe, Earthlife Africa eThekwini, South AfricaLiane Greeff, Environmental Monitoring Group, South AfricaBarbara Haya, University of California, Berkeley and International RiversBetty Obbo, African Rivers Network, UgandaRe: Information relevant to the validation of the Sondu Miriu Hydro Project, KenyaDear members of the validation team,We would like to alert you to some information about the Sondu Miriu Hydro Power Project in Kenya that is not

SANDRP Comments on ADB Kaldigad Small Hydro Project (Uttaranchal, India)

Sunday, June 4, 2006
Current Status: Validation Terminated (as of Aug 2009) Submitted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) While projects like the Kaldigad Small hydro project are desirable if taken up in proper manner, the project taken up as present should not be validated for the following reasons.1. The project developer (Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd) and funding agency (Asian Development Bank) have not done any satisfactory consultation with the people in the affected villages. The local people have not been given any of the project documents like the detailed project report, have not been given the environment im

CORE Comments on Jorethang Loop Large Hydro (Sikkim, India)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
CORE Comments on Project Design Document for the Jorethang Loop Hydroelectric Project, Sikkim, IndiaSubmitted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) We have perused the PDD as obtained from the website, and found it seriously deficient in key aspects. Our comments below are brief and not comprehensive in addressing every aspect of the PDD. The project cannot be taken as an additionality, as many viable alternatives exist. Moreover, the region is chock-a-block with hydrolectricity project proposals and projects that have been under consideration for many years. The project has been under proposal for som

NESPON Comments on the Jorethang Loop Large Hydro Project (Sikkim, India)

Friday, September 1, 2006
NESPON Comments on Project Design Document for the Jorethang Loop Hydroelectric Project on the Rangit River in the state of Sikkim, India.Submitted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) The Jorethang Loop Hydroelectric Project (JLHEP) is an energy project under CDM activities by DANS Energy Private Ltd on the Rangit River in the state of Sikkim, India. The project is said to have an installed capacity of 96MW and that will generate approx. 441.2 Gwh(net) per annum. The project will involve the construction of a diversion barrage, approximately 13.5 Km downstream of the project of the proposed barrage s

CTE/CEE Bankwatch Comments 16 Small Hydros in the Czech Republic

Friday, April 1, 2005
Comments on Non–Additionality of 16 Small Hydros in the Czech Republic (World Bank PCF Joint Implementation Project)Submitted to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) We raise our concerns about the additionality of the proposed 16 small hydropower plants projects in the Czech Republic. The country is according to the EU Accession Treaty oblidged to meet the target of 8% renewables in its gross electricity consumption in 2010. This target is also being adopted in other energy– and environment–related policies and documents. The target can be considered quite ambitious and thus the parliament recentl

Comments on the El Canadá Large Hydro Project (Guatemala)

Saturday, May 10, 2003
Current Status: Registered on 2 December 2006 Comments on the World Bank PCF Project Design Document for the El Canadá Hydroelectric Project, GuatemalaSubmitted to Den Norske Veritas (DNV) Project Overview: Status: 70% complete (Construction started Feb 2002; completion date Dec 2003.)Location: Samaló River, western GuatemalaType: 43MW "peaking run–of–river" hydropowerDeveloper: A subsidiary of Energía Global International which is in turned owned by ENEL GreenPower S.p.A of ItalyClaimed generation: 178 GWh/yClaimed emission reductions: 144,180 tCO2/year (3.03m tCO2 over 21 years)


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