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IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
Ethiopia’s Mega Dam to Generate Electricity
Two turbines of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will start generating hydropower after five months, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia.
Statkraft Contracts ABB for Hydro Plant Upgrade Works in Norway
Renewable energy producer Statkraft has selected technology company ABB for upgrading its Straumsmo and Innset hydropower plants in Norway.
ABB and Statkraft to Boost Hydropower Efficiency in Norway
Oslo-headquartered Statkraft has selected ABB to ensure the efficiency and reliability of its hydropower operations in northern Norway.
Oven Mountain Pumped Hydro Project Deemed ‘Critical’ by NSW Government
Pumped hydro project, Oven Mountain, has been declared to be Critical State Significant Infrastructure by the New South Wales Government.
France’s Biggest Hydropower Project has been Commissioned
On 9 October 2020, the new Romanche-Gavet hydroelectric plant, France’s biggest hydropower project, was commissioned after 10 years of construction work.
Construction of All Underground Facilities at Baihetan Dam Complete
The concrete pouring of the last silo of the underground powerhouse on the left bank of the Three Gorges Group's Baihetan Hydropower Station was completed, marking the full roof of the world's largest underground powerhouse.
World Energy Outlook
World Energy Outlook 2020 Says Covid Response Can Reshape the Future of Energy, with Renewables Taking Centre Stage
The acceleration of clean energy transitions, and how quickly energy and climate goals are reached, will depend on how governments respond to today’s challenges.
Lukoil Completes Reconstruction of Krasnopolyanskaya’s Hydraulic Structures
Lukoil has finished reconstruction work on the hydraulic structures at the Krasnopolyanskaya hydropower complex in the Krasnodar region, Russia, increasing the volume of water that flows to the daily regulating pond from the mountain river of Beshenka.
World Energy Outlook
IEA's 2020 World Energy Outlook Report Buttresses Hydro Power's Role: IHA
The International Energy Agency’s 2020 World Energy Outlook report recognizes the critical role of renewable and flexible hydropower in helping countries to meet their climate and sustainable development goals.
EDF Commissions Its New Romanche-Gavet Hydroelectric Plant
On the 9th of October 2020, the new Romanche-Gavet* hydroelectric plant, France's biggest hydropower project, was commissioned after ten years of construction work.
First Batch of Units in Udonde Safe and Stable Operation for 100 Days
On October 6, the first batch of generating units of Wudongde Hydropower Station-Unit 7 has been operating safely and stably for 100 days.
Major Refurbishment for Drax’s Galloway Hydro Scheme
Drax has confirmed it is to spend almost £6 million on refurbishment of a key piece of the historic Galloway hydropower scheme’s infrastructure in Scotland.
Indian Hydroelectric Project Receives Joint Venture Backing
India’s JK Power Development and National Hydroelectric Power will form a joint venture to build the 850MW Ratle hydroelectric power project in Jammu and Kashmir.
Wudongde Hydropower Station: The Eighth Rotor was Successfully Hoisted
On the morning of September 28, the rotor of Unit 10 of the Wudongde Right Bank Underground Power Plant was hoisted at the rotor station of the main installation room.
Hydropower Share in Total Energy Mix to Increase to 50pc by 2050: WAPDA Chairman
WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain on Monday said that hydropower share in the total energy mix would be increased to 50 per cent by 2050.
Collaborative Framework on Hydropower Advances Discussions
The International Renewable Energy Agency has held its second meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, advancing the initial discussion from June 2020.
World Bank Helps Finance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Project, Pakistan
The World Bank has approved $450 million in financing for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower and Renewable Energy Development Project in Pakistan.
Tangedco’s 1st Hydel Project in Trichy
Located at about 77km from Trichy, this lesser known tourist spot may soon become an integral part of the tourist map of Trichy.
Nepal: Construction of 40 MW Upper Chameliya Hydropower Project Starts
The construction of the 40 megawatt Upper Chameliya Hydropower project in Darchula district has started.
Plans Move Forward for the Atta Abad Lake project, Pakistan
Construction work on the 50MW Atta Abad Lake hydropower project in Gilgit Baltistan is likely to begin next year upon completion of feasibility studies.
Major Milestone Reached at Muskrat Falls Project, Canada
First power has flowed from the Muskrat Falls hydropower project, marking a major milestone for the 824MW project in Labrador, Canada.
BiH Parliament to Decide on Hydropower Plant Construction Ban
An consortium of international conservation NGOs are calling on Bosnia and Herzegovina to ban hydropower plants in order to protect Europe’s last wild rivers.
Emerson Wins Contract to Upgrade 1,890MW Salto Grande Hydro Complex
The Salto Grande Mixed Technical Commission has awarded Emerson a contract to modernize operations at the 1,890MW Salto Grande Hydroelectric Complex.
CPEC’s SK Hydropower Station’s Drainage Corridor Completed
The No.2 drainage corridor of SK Hydropower Station was successfully completed in the recent days with high-standards, Gwadar Pro reported on Sunday.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Visits Koysha Hydropower
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on Saturday visited Koysha hydropower project being built around Omo River.
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BURUNDI: Finergreen Funds Hydroneo to Revive Mpanda Hydropower Project
Hitachi ABB to Supply Tech for Dubai Pumped Storage Hydro Plant
Main Structure of World's 2nd Largest Hydropower Station to Finish on Monday, Operations Start on July 1
Karuma Power Dam Launch Delayed Again
TANZANIA: Dodoma Approves $140m for the Malagarasi Hydropower Plant
Five of the World’s Top 12 Hydropower Stations are in China