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 IHA releases 2018 Hydropower Status Report http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/news2018-hydropower-status-report-highlights-record-rise-in-clean-electricity-6165847 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/news2018-hydropower-status-report-highlights-record-rise-in-clean-electricity-6165847 A record 4185TWh in electricity was generated from hydropower last year, according to the 2018 Hydropower Status Report, published yesterday. Fri, 25 May 2018 10:30:00 GMT Draft SEA released for Myanmar’s hydro sector http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdraft-sea-released-for-myanmars-hydro-sector-6163968 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdraft-sea-released-for-myanmars-hydro-sector-6163968 A draft strategic environmental assessment (SEA) report has been released by the IFC and the Myanmar Government to help improve the sustainability of the country’s hydropower sector. Thu, 24 May 2018 10:29:00 GMT Multiconsult selected for GET FiT programme, Zambia http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmulticonsult-selected-for-get-fit-programme-zambia-6163864 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmulticonsult-selected-for-get-fit-programme-zambia-6163864 Multiconsult is to implement the GET FiT program in Zambia that aims to realize investments in 200MW of renewable energy, after successful involvement in the same program in Uganda. Thu, 24 May 2018 09:42:00 GMT Innergex in deal to buy Chilean hydro project http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsinnergex-in-deal-to-buy-chilean-hydro-project-6162216 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsinnergex-in-deal-to-buy-chilean-hydro-project-6162216 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and Energía Llaima are partnering to acquire the 140MW Duqueco hydropower project in Chile. Wed, 23 May 2018 09:57:00 GMT India’s Kishanganga project inaugurated, Pakul Dul hits milestone http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsindias-kishanganga-project-inaugurated-pakul-dul-hits-milestone-6158832 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsindias-kishanganga-project-inaugurated-pakul-dul-hits-milestone-6158832 Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has officially inaugurated the 330MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in a ceremony on 19 May, and has laid the Foundation Stone of the Pakal Dul power project in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Mon, 21 May 2018 10:25:00 GMT Duke Energy confirms sale of small hydro plants to Northbrook Energy http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsduke-energy-confirms-sale-of-small-hydro-plants-to-northbrook-energy-6157222 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsduke-energy-confirms-sale-of-small-hydro-plants-to-northbrook-energy-6157222 Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) is to sell five small hydroelectric plants in the Western Carolinas region to Northbrook Energy following a competitive bidding process. In a statement the utility said the sale will save customers money over time, while e… Fri, 18 May 2018 10:58:00 GMT Hydro Tasmania sponsoring Women in Engineering Scholarship http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-tasmania-sponsoring-women-in-engineering-scholarship-6155434 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-tasmania-sponsoring-women-in-engineering-scholarship-6155434 Hydro Tasmania has been unveiled as a sponsor for Engineers Australia’s Women in Engineering Scholarship. Thu, 17 May 2018 10:59:00 GMT Toshiba and VINCI Construction look to boost hydro, geothermal development in Africa http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newstoshiba-and-vinci-construction-look-to-boost-hydro-geothermal-development-in-africa-6155404 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newstoshiba-and-vinci-construction-look-to-boost-hydro-geothermal-development-in-africa-6155404 Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba), and VINCI Construction, have signed an agreement that will see the firms exploring opportunities to develop cooperation for the construction of hydro and geothermal plants in Africa, including… Thu, 17 May 2018 10:52:00 GMT Ecotricity unveil plans for UK tidal lagoon schemes http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsecotricity-unveil-plans-for-uk-tidal-lagoon-schemes-6154089 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsecotricity-unveil-plans-for-uk-tidal-lagoon-schemes-6154089 Ecotricity has presented the UK government with two alternative tidal lagoon proposals, ahead of a joint select committee review of the the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project. Wed, 16 May 2018 14:02:00 GMT Alstom and GE agree to implement joint venture options http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsalstom-and-ge-agree-to-implement-joint-venture-options-6154088 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsalstom-and-ge-agree-to-implement-joint-venture-options-6154088 Alstom and General Electric (GE) have signed an agreement relating to the implementation of the agreements from 2015 regarding the intended exit of Alstom from three Energy Joint Ventures. Wed, 16 May 2018 14:01:00 GMT New applicants sought for Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-applicants-sought-for-women-in-hydropower-mentorship-program-6154083 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-applicants-sought-for-women-in-hydropower-mentorship-program-6154083 The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program has announced that it is now accepting applications. Wed, 16 May 2018 13:33:00 GMT Voith opens East African Hub in Ethiopia http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsvoith-opens-east-african-hub-in-ethiopia-6150884 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsvoith-opens-east-african-hub-in-ethiopia-6150884 Voith has officially opened a new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, with the facility to coordinate hydropower projects in nine countries in the east of the continent Mon, 14 May 2018 21:37:00 GMT Neelum Jhelum set to start commercial operations as first unit completes reliability test http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsneelum-jhelum-set-to-start-commercial-operations-as-first-unit-completes-reliability-test-6147534 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsneelum-jhelum-set-to-start-commercial-operations-as-first-unit-completes-reliability-test-6147534 The first unit of the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistan has successfully completed a reliability test, paving the way for its commercial operation. Thu, 10 May 2018 21:50:00 GMT Xodus and Atlantis Resources target tidal opportunities in Japan http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsxodus-and-atlantis-resources-target-tidal-opportunities-in-japan-6147531 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsxodus-and-atlantis-resources-target-tidal-opportunities-in-japan-6147531 Xodus Group and Atlantis Resources have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the firms pursue the development of a tidal energy project in Japan. Thu, 10 May 2018 21:25:00 GMT Dozens dead as Kenyan dam breaches http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdozens-dead-as-kenyan-dam-breaches-6146598 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdozens-dead-as-kenyan-dam-breaches-6146598 Over 30 people have been killed with many more missing after the Patel dam in Kenya breached its banks. Thu, 10 May 2018 09:14:00 GMT SMEC to carry out feasibility study for Bakun extension http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-to-carry-out-feasibility-study-for-bakun-extension-6145369 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-to-carry-out-feasibility-study-for-bakun-extension-6145369 Sarawak Energy has engaged SMEC to conduct the feasibility study and tender design for an extension of Bakun Hydroelectric Power Plant in Malaysia. Wed, 09 May 2018 12:51:00 GMT Recovery works underway following tunnel collapses at Ituango. http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsrecovery-works-underway-following-tunnel-collapses-at-ituango-6143563 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsrecovery-works-underway-following-tunnel-collapses-at-ituango-6143563 There has been a total blockage of the diversion tunnel at the 2400MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia, EPM has confirmed, with the utility and contracted firms working on recovery efforts to allow controlled discharge of water. Tue, 08 May 2018 12:48:00 GMT Arup to undertake large-scale wave energy generation study http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsarup-to-undertake-large-scale-wave-energy-generation-study-6136355 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsarup-to-undertake-large-scale-wave-energy-generation-study-6136355 Arup has been commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to explore the opportunities for very large-scale wave energy generation. Wed, 02 May 2018 11:44:00 GMT Salini Impregilo bidding for Yacyreta expansion http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssalini-impregilo-bidding-for-yacyreta-expansion-6136319 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssalini-impregilo-bidding-for-yacyreta-expansion-6136319 Salini Impregilo has announced it has presented an offer to carry out the civil works for a $600 million project to expand the Yacyretà dam, located on the border of Paraguay and Argentina. The project would increase by 9%, or 270MW, the dam’s produc… Wed, 02 May 2018 11:24:00 GMT Enerdu project completed in Ontario, Canada http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsenerdu-project-completed-in-ontario-canada-6136307 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsenerdu-project-completed-in-ontario-canada-6136307 Upgrade work on the Enerdu Generation Station in Almonte, Ontario, has been completed, with the plant’s generating capacity increased by 70%. Wed, 02 May 2018 11:21:00 GMT