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Global Hydropower Capacity Grew 34 GW in Past Year, Iha Outlook Reveals
EU Commits 20 Million Euros for HPP Construction in Tajikistan
EU Ambassador Marilyn Josefson and KfW office Dushanbe Director Dr. Andreas Schneider signed a Contribution Agreement for financing construction of a small hydropower plant Sebzor in Roshtqala district in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO).
Syrian, Iranian Talks on Hydropower Cooperation
Syria and Iran reviewed cooperation in the field of hydropower during a meeting between Water Resources Minister, Hussein Arnous and Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian.
Reclamation, DWR Move Forward with Seismic Upgrades at B.F. Sisk Dam
The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources are moving forward on an estimated billion-dollar seismic upgrade project at B.F. Sisk Dam and San Luis Reservoir.
TVA Hosts Uganda Public Power
US utility Tennesse Valley Authority recently hosted visitors from the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL), sharing knowledge and experience of hydropower generation.
Agreement Will See New Dam Built for Flood Protection in Hatch, US
The Doña Ana County Flood Commission and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are to sign an agreement next week to design and construct a dam in the lower Spring Canyon to protect the Village of Hatch.
Reconstruction Completed on Further Unit at Cheboksarskaya Plant, Russia
RusHydro and Power Machines have said they have completed the next stage of modernization of the Cheboksarskaya hydropower plant, with unit No. 11 put into operation with an updated rotary-blade impeller and new stator.
Nordic Investment Bank Finances New 47-MW Osterbo Hydropower in Norway
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Norwegian utility company Sogn og Fjordane Energi AS have signed a 15-year loan agreement of €30 million (US$33.3 million) to finance the construction of a new 47-MW hydropower plant in Østerbø.
South African Firm to Study Building 360-MW Ugandan Hydropower Plant
The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) in Uganda has lifted its objections to a South African firm conducting a study for a 360-MW hydropower plant at Murchison Falls.
FERC Issues Preliminary Permit for 6-MW Edenville Dam Hydroelectric Project in Michigan
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Four Lakes Task Force to study the feasibility of the 6-MW Edenville Dam Hydroelectric Project on the Tittabawassee and Tobacco river system in Michigan.
B.Grimm Power Opens 16.8-MW Nam Che 1 Small Hydropower Plant in Lao PDR
B.Grimm Power PCL officially opened the 16.8-MW Nam Che 1 small hydropower plant in Lao PDR in late November 2019.
Troubled Waters for Egypt as Ethiopia Pushes Nile dam
Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled.
Satellite Data can Cut Dam Disaster Response Time and Costs
NASA says satellite data can cut disaster response times and costs.
Why is Pumped Hydro in Australia not Used Very Much?
Everyone recognises that as wind and solar generating capacity continue to grow, more storage capacity will be needed, so that the availability of electricity can be time shifted, from periods of maximum wind and solar generation to periods of max demand.
Damage from Small Hydropower is Much Larger than Gains, Study Finds
The Balkans and Turkey are examples of how quickly free-flowing rivers and river stretches “can be degraded by being turned into impoundments,” World Wide Fund for Nature warned after publishing a study it commissioned together with RiverWatch.
SWCC Awards EPC Contract For Water Network Project In Saudi Arabia
State-owned SWCC is responsible for developing and operating power and desalination plants and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water.
Brazil Unveils World’s Fourth Biggest Hydropower Plant
After its 18th and last turbine was switched on, the world’s fourth largest hydropower plant and Brazil’s biggest—the Belo Monte Dam—is now fully operational.
Bui Power Authority Completes 45kW Tsatsadu Micro Hydropower Project in Alavanyo-Abehenease
Ghana is set to commission its first micro-hydropower plant to be known as the Tsatsadu Generating Station (TGS) under the Ministry of Energy’s renewable energy initiative.
Hydropower Protecting Piece of Welsh History
A pico turbine is being used by the National Trust for the primary aim of protecting a historic collection in Wales, which includes one of only 24 known copies of the first bible translated into the Welsh language.
Copel Awards Contract to Upgrade its 1,240-MW Governador Jose Richa Hydropower Plant
Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) has awarded a US$2.5 million contract to ABB’s to upgrade its 1,240-MW Governador José Richa hydropower plant in the state of Paraná in Brazil.
Alsons Power Invests P4.5B in Hydro Plant
ALSONS Power Group will be investing P4.5 billion for the development of the 14.5-megawatt Siguil Hydroelectric Power Plant (HEPP), which will harness the water current of the Siguil River basin in Maasim, Saranggani.
Murang'a Hydro Innovator Wins International Backing
An off-grid hydropower project started by a Murang’a entrepreneur John Magiro has won the 2019 EDF Pulse Africa third prize.
Aging U.S. Dams Pose Risks to Thousands
There are thousands of people in this country that are living downstream from dams that are probably considered deficient given current safety standards.
ABB to Upgrade Copel Hydroelectric Power Plant in Brazil
ABB has won a US$2.5 million contract from Copel to upgrade the 1240MW Governador José Richa hydropower plant (previously Salto Caxias) on the Iguazu River in the Brazilian State of Paraná.
Dasu 4,320MW Hydropower Project Contract Signed for Rs52.5 Billion
The Water and Power Development Authority on Monday signed a contract of Rs52.5 billion with a joint venture of General Electric Hydro China and Power China Zhongnan Engineering Corporation for electro-mechanical works of the Dasu hydropower project.
India's Hydropower Capacity Addition Plans in Limbo
India, the 7th largest hydropower making country in the world, had an installed hydro capacity of around 45,400 MW by end 2018
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OPG Completes Calabogie Hydro Station Redevelopment
Nigeria: Hydroelectric Project Adds 700MW to National Grid
First Gen Subsidiary Wins Bid for Casecnan Hydropower Plant
Western US to See Higher Levels of Hydropower This Summer
BC Hydro to Build Transmission Line to Connect North Coast Industries to Hydropower
France’s Totalenergies and EDF to Help Build $4.5BN Hydroelectric Dam in Mozambique