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 Contract awarded for Portuguese dam project http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscontract-awarded-for-portuguese-dam-project-5795827 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscontract-awarded-for-portuguese-dam-project-5795827 A consortium of Spain’s Acciona and Portuguese companies Mota Engil and Edivisa (Visabeira Group) has been contracted by Iberdrola to build the Alto Tâmega dam and hydroelectric plant on the river Tâmega, near Oporto, Portugal. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:24:00 GMT New England hydro plants change hands http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-england-hydro-plants-change-hands-5794684 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-england-hydro-plants-change-hands-5794684 Great River Hydro, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, has announced it has closed its acquisition of TransCanada‘s New England hydroelectric power portfolio. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:00 GMT Aquila expands hydro portfolio with new acquisition http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsaquila-expands-hydro-portfolio-with-new-acquisition-5794668 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsaquila-expands-hydro-portfolio-with-new-acquisition-5794668 Six run-of-river hydropower plants near Bergen, Norway, are to join investment firm Aquila Capital’s hydropower portofolio following their acquisition from Norwegian energy company BKK AS. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:36:00 GMT Govt planning hydro expansion in Tasmania http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgovt-planning-hydro-expansion-in-tasmania-5792445 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgovt-planning-hydro-expansion-in-tasmania-5792445 The Australian Government has unveiled plans to expand the hydropower system in Tasmania, including investigating new pumped storage potential and investigating the expansion of the existing power stations. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT Mechanical installation set to start at Riel Converter Station http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmechanical-installation-set-to-start-at-riel-converter-station-5791169 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmechanical-installation-set-to-start-at-riel-converter-station-5791169 Voith Hydro Canada and Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc have announced they are ready to begin the mechanical portion of the installation process at the Riel Converter Station, currently under construction in southern Manitoba, Canada as part… Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:25:00 GMT GCF approves funds for Tina River project, Solomon Islands http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgcf-approves-funds-for-tina-river-project-solomon-islands-5791120 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgcf-approves-funds-for-tina-river-project-solomon-islands-5791120 The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved US$86 million in funding towards the Tina River Hydropower Project, in a bid to help the Solomon Islands to reduce reliance on diesel fuel. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:55:00 GMT Eagle Creek acquires new hydro http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-hydro-for-eagle-creek-5791111 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-hydro-for-eagle-creek-5791111 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC is to bring the Reusens hydroelectric facility on the James River near Lynchburg, Virginia, back into operation after acquiring the facility from Appalachian Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:54:00 GMT Ontario hydro plant starts generating ahead of schedule http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsontario-hydro-plant-starts-generating-ahead-of-schedule-5791092 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsontario-hydro-plant-starts-generating-ahead-of-schedule-5791092 A 28MW hydroelectric generating station has been brought online ahead of schedule and on budget in Ontario, Canada. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:37:00 GMT Turbine fire reported at Gardners Falls plant, US http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsturbine-fire-reported-at-gardners-falls-plant-us-5789556 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsturbine-fire-reported-at-gardners-falls-plant-us-5789556 Fire has damaged the turbine hall at the 3.58MW Gardners Falls hydroelectric plant in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:31:00 GMT Dominovas Energy acquires rights to build Angolan hydro plant http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdominovas-energy-acquires-rights-to-build-angolan-hydro-plant-5789503 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdominovas-energy-acquires-rights-to-build-angolan-hydro-plant-5789503 Dominovas Energy Corporation is to finance, build and operate an 18MW hydropower plant in northwestern Angola after securing exclusive rights for the project from the country’s government. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:09:00 GMT Resus Energy buys small hydro developer http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsresus-energy-buys-small-hydro-developer-5789495 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsresus-energy-buys-small-hydro-developer-5789495 Sri Lankan renewable energy firm Resus Energy has acquired small hydropower developer JB Power (Pvt) Ltd, expanding the company’s presence in the hydroelectric market. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:07:00 GMT AfDB pledges support to Batoka Gorge project http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsafdb-pledges-support-to-batoka-gorge-project-5785957 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsafdb-pledges-support-to-batoka-gorge-project-5785957 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has reaffirmed its support to the 2400MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric scheme and confirmed it will be the lead financier for the project. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:28:00 GMT Penguin generates power to UK grid http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspenguin-generates-power-to-uk-grid-5785951 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspenguin-generates-power-to-uk-grid-5785951 A new wave energy convertor (WEC) developed by Wello and named the ‘Penguin’ has successfully generated electricity into the UK national grid off the west coast of Orkney. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:25:00 GMT USBR awards $3.6 million contract for safety work at Box Butte Dam http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsusbr-awards-36-million-contract-for-safety-work-at-box-butte-dam-5785943 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsusbr-awards-36-million-contract-for-safety-work-at-box-butte-dam-5785943 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a $3.6 million contract to Paul Reed Construction Supply, Inc. for toe drain modification work at Box Butte Dam in Nebraska. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:20:00 GMT JV to refurbish Warsak plant, Pakistan http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsjv-to-refurbish-warsak-plant-pakistan-5785941 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsjv-to-refurbish-warsak-plant-pakistan-5785941 A Turkish-led joint venture has won the consultancy services contract for rehabilitation of the Warsak hydropower plant in Pakistan, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has announced. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:19:00 GMT Commercial operations start at Upper Lillooet River hydro plant, US http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscommercial-operations-start-at-upper-lillooet-river-hydro-plant-us-5784734 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newscommercial-operations-start-at-upper-lillooet-river-hydro-plant-us-5784734 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of its largest-ever hydro facility – the 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River run-of-river project in British Columbia, Canada. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:52:00 GMT SMEC acquires PDR Engineers http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-acquires-pdr-engineers-5784722 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-acquires-pdr-engineers-5784722 SMEC has announced that it has acquired Queensland-based consultancy firm PDR Engineers, its first acquisition since joining Surbana Jurong in August 2016. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:46:00 GMT Hydro and irrigation schemes get GCF funding http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-and-irrigation-schemes-get-gcf-funding-5780920 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-and-irrigation-schemes-get-gcf-funding-5780920 A hydropower plant in Tajikistan and an irrigation scheme in Morocco are to benefit from funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:14:00 GMT Plans unveiled for turbine upgrades at Ryan Dam, US http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsplans-unveiled-for-turbine-upgrades-at-ryan-dam-us-5780917 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsplans-unveiled-for-turbine-upgrades-at-ryan-dam-us-5780917 NorthWestern Energy has announced it is to upgrade three turbine units at Ryan Dam near Great Falls in Montana, US, adding an additional 5MW of generating capacity to the project. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:13:00 GMT Voith inaugurates hydro plant at Heidenheim factory premises http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsvoith-inaugurates-hydro-plant-at-heidenheim-factory-premises-5780911 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsvoith-inaugurates-hydro-plant-at-heidenheim-factory-premises-5780911 A small hydro plant is providing power to Voith’s factory premises in Heidenheim, Germany, demonstrating the company’s StreamDiver technology. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:08:00 GMT