New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at International Water Power ANU study finds 22,000 potential pumped hydro sites in Australia Australia could have a potential storage capacity of 67,000GWh from 22,000 potential pumped storage sites, a new study by the Australian National University (ANU) has found. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:57:00 GMT Wärtsilä adds wave power to portfolio Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a global agreement with Finnish-based AW-Energy that will see the firms market and install wave energy devices and take advantage of growing opportunities in the ocean energy market. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:25:00 GMT KfW supporting energy development in Liberia On behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), KfW has signed a €15 million grant for electricity grid connections in Liberia's capital of Monrovia, the third component in a project to develop a modern and reliable e… Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:09:00 GMT Refurbed unit back in service at Volga plant, Russia Power Machines has announced that the hydroelectric unit No 1 has been placed back into operation at RushHydro’s Volga project following an extensive refurbishment involving the replacement of the hydro turbine, generator, field system, automation a… Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:52:00 GMT New hydro planned for Inverness A micro hydropower scheme could be producing power in Inverness, Scotland, under plans unveiled by the Highland Council. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:51:00 GMT No agreement on hydro plants at Indus Waters Treaty Meetings A recent meeting between India and Pakistan on the technical issues of the 330MW Kishenganga and 850MW Ratle hydroelectric power plants within the framework of the Indus Waters Treaty has concluded with no agreement on the projects, but with the coun… Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:21:00 GMT Schaller to succeed Lienhard at Voith Stephen Schaller has been confirmed as the successor to Voith’s long-standing President and CEO, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, upon his retirement in 2018. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:34:00 GMT Modernised Gondo plant inaugurated in Switzerland The Gondo hydroelectric plant in Switzerland is now operating with a capacity of 57MW thanks to an extensive modernisation project at the plant that added a further 12MW. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:30:00 GMT Independent team release interim memo on Oroville Dam failure investigation The Independent Forensic Team (IFT) investigating the Lake Oroville spillways incident has released an interim memo highlighting their findings so far, with the team highlighting critical factors that it believes likely played the most significant ro… Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:34:00 GMT Third turbine online at modernised Russian hydro plant A $110 million investment programme to modernise Nornickel’s Ust-Khantaiskay hydroelectric power plant has taken another step forward with the third state-of-the art replacement turbine having been placed online at the end of August. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:50:00 GMT FirstEnergy in revised agreement for sale of hydro, gas assets FirstEnergy Corp has entered into a revised agreement for the sale of 1615MW of competitive natural gas and hydroelectric generation assets located in Pennsylvania and Virginia to a subsidiary of LS Power Equity Partners III, LP. The assets will be … Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:20:00 GMT Laminaria raises €2 million for wave energy development Wave energy generation company Laminaria has raised €2 million from new investors, QBIC II and PMV, and existing investor CEIP, with the funds to be used to further support Laminaria’s wave energy generation technology and initiate a full-scale demon… Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:15:00 GMT HOBAS and Amiantit Europe join forces The European business activities of the Wietersdorfer subsidiary HOBAS and Amiantit Europe (includinfFLOWTITE Technology) have officially merged, following the approval of the European Competition Authorities (ECA). Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:41:00 GMT Swansea Bay Tidal developers secure grid connection new Welsh project Tidal Lagoon Power, developer of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project, has secured the grid connection for a 3240MW capacity tidal lagoon located between Cardiff and Newport. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:10:00 GMT IFC helps Lao PDR ramp-up sustainability efforts in hydropower World Bank Group member IFC is to work with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to advance environmental and social sustainability in the country’s hydropower sector. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:37:00 GMT Andritz to supply turbines to Fengning pumped storage plant Andritz is to supply two variable speed pump turbines for the new Fengning pumped storage power plant in Hebei Province, China, expected to be the world’s largest pumped storage plant once complete. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:34:00 GMT Odebrecht to sell Chaglla plant, Peru to Chinese-led consortium Odebrecht Group subsidiary Odebrecht Latinvest has agreed to sell the 456MW Chaglla hydroelectric plant in Peru to a consortium led by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG). Sun, 03 Sep 2017 16:31:00 GMT SMEC undertakes reservoir expansion in Mauritius SMEC is to provide Consultancy Engineering Services to the Water Resources Unit at the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities in Mauritius for a project to expand La Nicolière Reservoir. Sun, 03 Sep 2017 16:17:00 GMT IHA Board election results announced The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the results of the 2017-2019 IHA Board elections. Sun, 03 Sep 2017 15:51:00 GMT New fish passage facilities for Fortum hydro plant Modern trap and transport facilities have been commissioned at Fortum’s Montta hydropower plant on River Oulujoki, the utility has announced. Sun, 03 Sep 2017 13:43:00 GMT