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SSE Wins Govt Nod for 1.5-GW Pumped Storage Scottish Project
Researchers Seek To Improve Hydropower, Lower Electricity Costs
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $1 million to a research team led by Missouri University of Science and Technology to study ways to better harness the power of water as an energy source.
Iran’s 9-month Hydropower Output up Over 200%
As reported, the country’s hydroelectric power plants generated only 8,198 GWh of electricity in the last year’s same time span.
Peru Added Nine Power Plants in Commercial Operation ,Primarily Hydro
Peru added nine power plants in commercial operation in 2019, for a combined 204 MW, which takes the country’s installed capacity to 13,248 MW.Hydropower was the principal contributor with the startup of seven plants.
AP&T Announces Cost Increases on 5-MW Hiilangaay Hydropower Project
Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T) has announced that its 2019 results will include a pretax charge of about $10.5 million to $11.5 million, or $8.30 to $9.10 per share, for estimated cost increases on the 5-MW Hiilangaay Hydropower Project.
Two New Run of River Hydropower Plants Reach Commercial Operation in Peru
Two new run of river hydropower plants are now fully operational in Peru, owner Polaris Infrastructure Inc has announced.
World's First Small Hydropower Technical Guidelines Published
The International Small Hydropower Federation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization officially published the international standard "Technical Guidelines for the Development of Small Hydropower Plants" .
Nigeria Releases Funds for Compensation of Mambilla Hydropower Projec
The Federal Government has released funds for compensation of those whose land and other property will be affected by the construction of 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydropower Power plant.
Uganda Makes Considerable Progress on Large Hydropower Projects
Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development reports that considerable progress has been made in the area of increasing electricity generation capacity through construction of large hydropower plants.
Interim Agreement Is Signed for Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project in Pakistan
An interim agreement has been signed for the purchase of power from the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistan.
AfDB Approves €8 Million Grant to Support Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project
The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project.
Egyptian Govt Considers Building of Small Hydropower Plants in The Nile Delta
The Egyptian authorities are considering the construction of small hydropower plants at several sites in the Nile Delta. This idea is not unanimously supported by the government of this North African country.
BNDES Approves US$23.3 Million Loan for 14-MW Small Hydro Project in Brazil
BNDES, Brazil’s state-run development bank, has approved a loan for BRL95 million (US$23.3 million) to finance the 14-MW Nova Guaporé small hydropower (SHP) plant.
Chile to Set 747 MW of Hydroelectric Power to Come Online in 2020
According to Chile’s Comision Nacional de Energia (National Energy Commission), a total of 747 MW of hydroelectric power is set to come online in the country in 2020, with an additional 313 MW to enter operations between 2021 and 2024.
Pumped Hydro Becomes Support Project in South Australia
The news agency reports that three South Australian pumped hydro proposals were included on the shortlist of 12 projects hoping to get financial support under the Underwriting New Generation Investments programme.
FERC Issues Two Permits for Pennsylvania Hydro Projects
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued preliminary permits for the study of Pennsylvania hydro projects.
2019 Is "Historic Year" for Pakistan's Development of Hydropower Resources
The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority says 2019 was a historic year for development of water and hydropower resources in Pakistan.
Snowy Hydro Scheme Lost Assets Due to Australian Bushfires
Although its power stations appear to have avoided major damage, Snowy Hydro reports it has “lost a number of other assets” in its Snowy Hydro scheme due to the bushfires.
ENGIE-led Consortium Wins €2.2bn Tender Issued by EDP
A consortium led by French energy giant ENGIE has won a €2.2bn tender issued by Portuguese energy company Energias de Portugal (EDP).
Peru Huamuco Hydropower Project Development Plan Altered
Senace, Peru’s environmental certification service for sustainable investments, has approved an update to Hidroeléctrica Río Huamuco’s citizen participation plan as part of the detailed environmental impact statement for the Huamuco hydro project.
Universal Stream Submits Plans for 648 MW Hydroelectric Project
Colombian energy company Universal Stream has submitted preliminary plans for a US$830 million hydroelectric plant in the Amazonian department of Caquetá.
Seventh Largest Hydropower Station in The World Passes Water Storage Acceptance
The meeting considered that the Wudongde Hydropower Station project has the first stage of water storage to the reservoir water level of 895 meters, and agreed to start the sluice water storage work in January 2020.
Power Generation from Missouri River's Upstream Dams Increases in 2019
The Western Area Power Administration relies heavily on energy from the dams for the power it sells and must buy electricity on the open market in years when hydropower is underperforming - a cost that eventually is passed to ratepayers.
Investment Board Nepal approves Rs. 85 bln for 3 hydro projects
Investment Board Nepal has approved an investment of Rs. 85 billion for construction of three Hydroelectricity projects, which are, Upper Trishuli-1 hydropower project, Marsyandgdibesi hydroelectric project, and Upper Trishuli-3 ‘B’ hydropower project.
Centre Ready to Help State Set Up Hydropower Plants
Union Power Minister Raj Kumar Singh has asked the state government to indicate sites for setting up hydropower plants in Goa, and assured that if the project is feasible then the Centre will establish the plants.
Hydropower Dams Risk Cancellation as Local Conflicts Heighten
Laos’ upcoming hydropower project could face pushbacks from Cambodia government.
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