New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on www.waterpowermagazine.com http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/ en-us http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/ New News information at International Water Power http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Consortium assessing seawater pumped storage plant in South Australia http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsconsortium-assessing-seawater-pumped-storage-plant-in-south-australia-5745479 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsconsortium-assessing-seawater-pumped-storage-plant-in-south-australia-5745479 Australian energy retailer EnergyAustralia has updated the federal government on plans for a new pumped hydroelectric storage project using seawater in South Australia. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:40:00 GMT Hydro powers Swiss network operator http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-powers-swiss-network-operator-5744331 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-powers-swiss-network-operator-5744331 Switzerland based network operator Sunrise has announced that, since the start of 2017, it is using 100% renewable energy from local hydropower to satisfy its power needs. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:29:00 GMT Atlantis onboard the Wyre tidal project http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsatlantis-onboard-the-wyre-tidal-project-5744329 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsatlantis-onboard-the-wyre-tidal-project-5744329 Development of a tidal energy project on the west coast of England is moving forward following an agreement between developer Natural Energy Wyre (NEW) and marine energy firm Atlantis Resources. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:26:00 GMT Australian govt supports Genex solar/pumped storage plans http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsaustralian-govt-supports-genex-solarpumped-storage-plans-5741732 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsaustralian-govt-supports-genex-solarpumped-storage-plans-5741732 Genex Power’s plans for a large scale solar development with the potential for pumped hydro storage has been given a major boost with the news that the Australian Government is providing $54 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to… Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:19:00 GMT Kariba Dam plunge pool contract signed http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newskariba-dam-plunge-pool-contract-signed-5741659 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newskariba-dam-plunge-pool-contract-signed-5741659 Razel-BEC of France has been awarded the contract for plunge pool reshaping works at the Kariba Dam in Zambia. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:45:00 GMT Minesto to scale up tidal array project, Wales http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsminesto-to-scale-up-tidal-array-project-wales-5740498 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsminesto-to-scale-up-tidal-array-project-wales-5740498 Marine energy developer Minesto has announced plans to expand the commercial roll-out of its Deep Green technology in Holyhead Deep, North Wales by taking steps to increase the planned installed capacity of its tidal energy array to 80MW. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:49:00 GMT Evacuation order reduced following Oroville spillway incident http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsevacuation-order-reduced-following-oroville-spillway-incident-5740371 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsevacuation-order-reduced-following-oroville-spillway-incident-5740371 The evacuation order for the Oroville Dam spillway incident was reduced to an evacuation warning yesterday, meaning the immediate threat has ended, but the potential for an emergency remains. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:29:00 GMT Oroville spillway situation: update http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsoroville-spillway-situation-update-5739320 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsoroville-spillway-situation-update-5739320 Following concerns at the weekend of uncontrolled releases from Lake Oroville auxiliary spillway in California, US, the state Department of Water Resources last night said that the primary spillway at Oroville Dam continues to flow at 100,000ft3/sec … Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:38:00 GMT Mass evacuation ordered following Oroville spillway concerns, California http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmass-evacuation-ordered-following-oroville-spillway-concerns-california-5738321 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmass-evacuation-ordered-following-oroville-spillway-concerns-california-5738321 Residents of counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding area were evacuated yesterday amid concerns of uncontrolled releases from Lake Oroville auxiliary spillway in California, US, although the flows were later contained, the Califor… Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:09:00 GMT Govts set to sign first part of Kariba Dam rehab contracts http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgovts-set-to-sign-first-part-of-kariba-dam-rehab-contracts-5738314 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgovts-set-to-sign-first-part-of-kariba-dam-rehab-contracts-5738314 The Zambian and Zimbabwean governments, with the support of European Union Delegation to Zambia, is to sign a contract this week for plunge pool reshaping works at Kariba Dam. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:07:00 GMT Multipurpose scheme inaugurated in Sudan http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmultipurpose-scheme-inaugurated-in-sudan-5736255 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmultipurpose-scheme-inaugurated-in-sudan-5736255 The Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320MW hydroelectric power plant has been officially inaugurated in Eastern Sudan, in a ceremony attended by Sudanese President, His Excellency Omar Hassan Al Bashir. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:13:00 GMT IFC sorts $140 milion funding deal for Vorotan Cascade, Armenia http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsifc-sorts-140-milion-funding-deal-for-vorotan-cascade-armenia-5736188 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsifc-sorts-140-milion-funding-deal-for-vorotan-cascade-armenia-5736188 Funding totalling $140 million has been arranged by World Bank Group member IFC to help upgrade the 404MW Vorotan Hydropower Cascade in Armenia - the first major international debt financing package in the country’s power sector. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:42:00 GMT Neelum-Jhelum tunnels near completion http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsneelun-jhelum-tunnels-near-completion-5736147 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsneelun-jhelum-tunnels-near-completion-5736147 Tunnelling work at the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project in Pakistan is expected to be completed in April this year, the Express Tribune has reported, marking a major milestone for the project. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:18:00 GMT Cube Hydro takes ownership of Alcoa’s North Carolina hydro plants http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscube-hydro-takes-ownership-of-alcoas-north-carolina-hydro-plants-5736142 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscube-hydro-takes-ownership-of-alcoas-north-carolina-hydro-plants-5736142 Cube Hydro Carolinas, LLC, an affiliate of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC, has officially closed its deal with Alcoa Corporation to take ownership of four hydroelectric power plants with a total capacity of 215MW located along the Yadkin River in North Car… Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:17:00 GMT SSE opens new visitor center that celebrates hydro heritage http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssses-opens-new-visitor-center-that-celebrates-hydro-heritage-5736038 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssses-opens-new-visitor-center-that-celebrates-hydro-heritage-5736038 Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Cabinet this week officially opened SSE’s new £4m Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre in Perthshire. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:27:00 GMT Pöyry to work on Alto Maipo hydropower plant, Chile http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspyry-to-work-on-alto-maipo-hydropower-plant-chile-5732833 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspyry-to-work-on-alto-maipo-hydropower-plant-chile-5732833 Pöyry has won an engineering services assignment for the Alto Maipo hydropower project located in the Maipo river basin, Chile. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:35:00 GMT Bujagli sale falls through http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsbujagli-sale-falls-through-5730163 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsbujagli-sale-falls-through-5730163 Norway’s SN Power will not take a stake in the 250MW Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda as a previously announced deal to buy SG Bujagali Holdings, Ltd’s (SGBH) partial ownership has fallen through. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:52:00 GMT Andritz Hydro to supply turbines and generators to Austrian hydro plant http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsandritz-hydro-to-supply-turbines-and-generators-to-austrian-hydro-plant-5729314 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsandritz-hydro-to-supply-turbines-and-generators-to-austrian-hydro-plant-5729314 Andritz Hydro has been contracted by Energie Steiermark to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for a new 18MW hydropower plant to be built in the Puntigam district of Graz, Austria. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:04:00 GMT ABB wins Belo Monte transmission deal http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsabb-wins-belo-monte-transmission-deal-5728070 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsabb-wins-belo-monte-transmission-deal-5728070 ABB is to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte 800kV ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link after winning a $75 million order. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:19:00 GMT Carbon certification launched for small hydro plant, DRC http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscarbon-certification-launched-for-small-hydro-plant-drc-5726871 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscarbon-certification-launched-for-small-hydro-plant-drc-5726871 Virunga National Park and carbon finance group Aera Group have launched a VCS carbon certification process for the 13.6MW Matebe hydropower plant – a move that could offer the possibility for further carbon certification in the Democratic Republic of… Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:46:00 GMT