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MIGA Set to Help Boosts Mexico's Hydropower Capacity With Guarantee
Kenya : Metier Takes 40% Stake in Kaptis Hydroelectric Project
An agreement has recently been signed between Metier and Tembo Power, the company developing the Kaptis hydroelectric project in western Kenya.
Tata Power Starts Commercial Operations of Georgia Hydro Plant
Private utility Tata Power on Monday said it has commenced commercial operations of 178 MW Shuakhevi hydro power project in Georgia.
Australia’s First Pumped Hydro Project in 40 Years Gets Green Light
The first pumped hydro project in Australia’s main grid in nearly 40 years – and the first outside public ownership – looks almost certain to go ahead after the listed Genex landed a revised off-take agreement with utility EnergyAustralia.
Bill Gates Invests in Hydropower Technology
Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a company founded by Microsoft founder billionaire Bill Gates, has received an $ 11 million investment in Natel Energy. Natel Energy works on a turbine where water is used as renewable energy.
Kenya’s Kaptis Hydropower Project to See Financial Close in 2020
A joint development agreement, to bring the Kaptis hydropower project in Kenya through to financial close and construction in 2020, has been signed between the project owner and an equity fund manager.
Jamaica Studies Possibility of Adding Pumped Storage Hydropower
Jamaica is studying the implementation of a pumped storage hydroelectric and water system project to guarantee supply amid projected shortfalls. According to BNamericas, Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement during a speech to lawmakers as p
Report Probes Risks of Controversial South Africa Hydropower Project
Controversy continues to shadow the development of the Grand Inga III project, with the latest arising from a report titled ‘I Need You, I Don’t Need You: South Africa and Inga III’, which probes South Africa’s commitment to the project.
Hydropower Stations in China Chongqing Join Ecological Protection
Hydropower stations in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality now have a new function – lifting local ecology, and have achieved remarkable results.
Chinese Company Dumps Coal Plants, Moves Aluminum Production to Hydro-Rich Yunnan
Aluminum producer China Hongqiao Group Limited is selling its coal-fired power generation assets to Shandong Guoxu New Energy Co.
Namibia, Angola to Develop Cross-Border Baynes Hydroelectric Dam
The governments of Angola and Namibia have signed bilateral agreements for the construction of a cross border Baynes hydroelectric dam.
The Largest Dam in Namibia has Officially Been Inaugurated
The Neckartal Dam – the largest dam in the southern African country of Namibia – has officially been inaugurated.
MIGA Announces First Ever Guarantee in the Solomon Islands for a Hydro Plant
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, has issued guarantees that will support the development, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Tina River Hydropower Development Project – its firs
DRC Gets Africa’s Biggest Hydropower Projects Back On Track
The Democratic Republic of Congo is looking to breathe new life into the Grand Inga Dam project, which is said to be the world’s largest proposed hydroelectric scheme that could produce sufficient energy to power east, central and southern African countri
Hydro Village, Serba Dinamik Sign MoU for 57.3 MW Hydro Project
Malaysia-based Serba Dinamik International Limited (SDIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad (SDHB), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nepal-based Hydro Village Private Limited (HVPL) for development and operatio
Construction of US $388m Koru-Soin Dam in Kenya to Commence
Construction of the US $388m Koru-Soin dam in Kenya is set to commence soon. National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority acting CEO Geoffrey Sang confirmed the report and said feasibility study had been done and the designs finalized.
Sudan Will Mediate Egypt-Ethiopia Dam Dispute, General Says
A top Sudanese general on Sunday said his country would mediate a deal on an escalating dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over Ethiopia’s controversial dam on the Nile River.
Droughts and Regulatory Mayhem Taint Hydropower Development on Mekong Waters
Projects still get greenlighted as Mekong River nations struggle to meet climbing power demand, but concerns on their environmental, social, and economic effects are also mounting.
FERC Issues Preliminary Permit for 2,000-MW Walker Lake Pumped Storage Project
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Premium Energy Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 2,000-MW Walker Lake Pumped Storage Project in Mineral County, Nevada.
Uganda Set to Construct $1.4bn Hydropower Plant on the Nile
A Chinese firm has applied for a license in Uganda to develop a US $1.4bn hydropower plant that could potentially expand the country’s generation capacity by 40%.
Iran Designs AVC System for Hydroelectric Power Plants
Iranian experts and engineers have indigenized the knowledge for manufacturing automatic voltage control (AVC) system, which is high-technology equipment used in hydroelectric power plants, IRNA reported.
Coronavirus Delays Construction Progress on 510-MW Batang Toru Hydropower Plant in Indonesia
Work on the 510-MW Batang Toru hydropower plants in North Sumatra Province, Indonesia, was temporarily shut down in mid-February because workers from mainland China are unable to fly to the country due to a coronavirus-related travel ban, multiple news ag
Laos Improves Dam Safety to Boost Electricity Export
The Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines is putting in place measures and standards for dam safety when the government works to boost electricity sales to its foreign trading partners.
Albania Seeks Investment to Support Existing Hydropower
Albania, a country of about 2.9 million people, is a net importer of electricity, and power supply security is a major challenge for the country, which is situated north of Greece and borders the Adriatic and Ionian seas
147-MW Ruzizi III Hydropower Project in Africa gets EIB Backup
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €9 million (US$9.8 million) to support the implementation of the 147-MW Ruzizi III hydropower project, which will benefit people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi.
Nigeria Settles Dispute Over Construction of Mambilla Hydro Plant
Nigeria is set to build the second-largest hydropower plant in Africa after the government settled a legal dispute that was delaying the project, said power minister Sale Mamman.
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FERC Orders ISO-NE to Include Pumped Storage Hydro in Inventoried Energy Program