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IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
Drax to Spend £1m on Cruachan Hydro Plant Upgrade
Drax Group’s Cruachan hydroelectric pumped storage plant, built inside a hollowed-out mountain in Scotland, is to undergo an upgrade.
Lisbon to Generate Energy Using Water Transportation Pipelines
The Asseiceira hydroelectric plant in Lisbon, Portugal, is set to become the world’s first fully sustainable water treatment plant.
Neelum Jhelum Hits Milestone in Power Generation
The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority has announced that its 969MW Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Plant has achieved yet another landmark.
Construction of India-Assisted Arun-III Hydropower Project in Nepal on Fast-Track
Five Indian banks and two Nepali banks have committed to lend debts for construction of the 900 MW mega power project.
Bukinda Small Hydropower Project in Uganda Commissioned
Sri Lankan renewable energy firm Vidullanka PLC has commissioned its Bukinda Small Hydropower Project, its second Project in Uganda.
China's 1.6GW Datengxia Hydro Project Starts Operations
It is expected to generate 3.75TWh/year of electricity.
MOROCCO: Government Aims to Build 50 Dams by 2050
The Moroccan government plans to build 50 water reservoirs by 2050 to secure the water supply for its population.
270 Chinese Technicians to Reach Pakistan to Resume Work on Suki Kinari Hydropower Project
At least 270 Chinese technicians to be airlifted from Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwest Sichuan province, by a special chartered plane to resume work on the Suki-Kinari hydropower project being build under China Pakistan Corridor framework.
SMEC Engaged on New Pumped Storage Plant in India
Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited has engaged design and engineering firm SMEC to provide detailed engineering.
Ecuador Updates Hydropower Studies to Protect Amazon
Celec, the state power corporation of Ecuador, has launched bidding to update its hydroelectric potential of medium- and large-scale projects.
GE co-Develops Pumped Hydro Storage to Underpin 4GW Wind and Solar Complex
“Nearly half of the more than 8GW of hydropower capacity operating in Australia today is powered by our turbines, generators or both,” said Pascal Radue, chief executive of GE Renewable Energy Hydro Solutions.
Uzbekistan Completes Modernisation of Kadyrinskaya Hydropower
The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has announced that the three-year project to modernise the Kadyrinskaya Hydropower Plant has been completed on time.
Software from Powel used for Enel Green Power’s Hydro Plants in Valmalenco, Italy
Enel Green Power is optimising the planning and dispatching processes for its hydropower plants in the Lombardian valley Valmalenco with software from Powel.
Enel Enters into 164MW PPA in Guatemala
Enel Green Power has signed a power purchase agreement with Guatemalan energy distributor Comercializadora de Energia para el Desarrollo.
AfDB Takes Stock of Water Projects that Have Benefited 20m Africans
From Mozambique in the south to Morocco in the north, 20 million people in rural and urban areas of Africa have gained access to clean drinking water for the first time.
IFC Study Assesses Human and Eenvironmental Impact of Nepal Hydropower Project
The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation has released recommendations of its Cumulative Impact Assessment of the Trishuli River Basin.
TANZANIA: Tanesco Appoints Three Consultants for Two Hydropower Projects
Multiconsult Norge AS, a Norwegian consulting engineering firm has recently been chosen by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (Tanesco) to provide consulting services regarding the hydroelectric projects.
Laos: The First Unit of Selalong Hydropower Station is About to Generate Electricity
Power China Chengdu Engineering Corporation Limited was responsible for the design and complete set of electromechanical equipment for the first unit 1 of the Laos Salalong I Hydropower Station.
Busanga Hydroelectric Power Plant Inches Closer to Completion
one of the largest hydroelectric power plant under construction in Democratic Republic of Congo is nearing completion, years after work started. Construction of Busanga hydroelectric plant started in 2016.
Calls for more Better Financing and Regulation for Hydro Modernisation in South American
More investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage the modernisation of hydropower projects in South America.
ZIMBABWE: ZINWA to Finance Rehabilitation of Wenimbe Dam
The Zimbabwe National Water Authority has recently proposed to the State of Zimbabwe an estimated budget for the implementation of the Wenimbe Hydroelectric Dam Rehabilitation Project.
Tanzania Plans to Construct Hydropower Plants and Transmission Lines
Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited has awarded Multiconsult consultancy contracts for the 222MW Rumakali and 358MW Ruhudji Hydropower and transmission lines projects in Tanzania.
China to Add 140GW of Hydropower Capacity by 2030
Most upcoming hydro plants are either in China or being built by Chinese companies.
European Hydropower Lags as Hydrogen and Batteries Soar
Europe has a huge base of hydropower plants and deep expertise. Why doesn’t the technology factor more heavily in the EU’s decarbonization plans?
Pumped Storage Plant Playing Key Role in System Stability Contract with National Grid ESO
The Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland has begun supplying critical system support services to keep Britain’s power system secure.
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