New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at International Water Power Research looks at ways to minimize effects of biofouling in marine renewables The International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT) and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) are working together on a year-long project to research practical strategies to minimize the impacts of biofouling for the marine renewable energy (MRE)… Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT Atlantis Resources looking at hydro acquisitions as part of rebranding Renewable power developer Atlantis Resources is considering acquisitions in the mini-hydro, pumped-storage and tidal range sectors amid its rebranding as SIMEC Atlantis Energy. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:08:00 GMT Kinross acquires Brazilian hydro plants Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinross Brasil Mineraçao, has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau SA for $257 million, with the plants expected to secure a long-term supply of pow… Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:41:00 GMT Icelandic project assessed under Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol The 690MW Fljótsdalur hydropower station in Iceland has become power company Landsvirkjun’s third project to be assessed under the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:10:00 GMT BHEL commissions 18MW Mukerian project, India The 18MW Mukerian hydroelectric project Stage-II in Punjab, India, is fully operational after Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) successfully commissioned the second 9MW hydro generating unit – the highest rated Bulb Generating set supplied by B… Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:58:00 GMT Welsh govt announce rates relief for community hydro projects Community hydro-projects in Wales, UK, with a rateable value of up to £50,000 will receive a 100% rates relief under a new grant scheme announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:35:00 GMT Panel of experts wanted for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) is inviting Expressions of Interest from engineering specialists interested in serving on the Panel of Experts for Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:06:00 GMT Pöyry to work on new Armenian hydro project Pöyry has been awarded the engineering and consultancy services assignment for the feasibility study for Shnogh hydroelectric project in the Republic of Armenia. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:22:00 GMT Voltalia gets ok for new hydro in Morocco The Moroccan Ministry for Energy has approved permits for two small hydropower plants being developed by Voltalia in the Middle-Atlas region. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:21:00 GMT Mavel turbines power Polish small hydro plant Mavel has successfully commissioned three Kaplan PIT Turbines at the 2.16MW Lipki hydropower plant on the Odra River in Western Poland. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:00 GMT The psychology of safety Understanding why people do things the way they do can form an invaluable basis for worker and public safety within the hydro industry. As two companies from Australia and Canada demonstrate, there are numerous advantages to applying psychological un… Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:48:00 GMT KfW IPEX-Bank provides loan for Ituango, Colombia KfW IPEX-Bank is providing a loan of US$100 million for the 2.4GW Ituango hydropower plant in the department of Antioquia in Colombia. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:08:00 GMT GE wins contract on Toktogul modernisation JSC Electric Power Plants (EPP) has awarded a $104 million turnkey contract to a joint venture of GE Hydro (France) and GE Renewables (Switzerland) for modernization of the Toktogul hydropower plant in the Kyrgyz Republic. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:18:00 GMT Northern Pass uncertain as regulators reject plan Regulators in New Hampshire, US, have rejected plans for the Northern Pass transmission project, leaving the future of the $1.6 billion project in doubt. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:40:00 GMT Reconstruction underway at Millbrook dam Reconstruction work has begun on the Millbrook Dam in Ontario, Canada, with work including the construction of a new spillway and reconstructed earthen embankment. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:42:00 GMT Australian pumped storage project moves forward Australasian renewable energy operator Tilt Renewables has announced that a new 300MW, 1350MWh pumped storage project at Highbury is moving to the approvals phase Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:05:00 GMT Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt renew commitment to cooperate over GERD The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have agreed to continue their cooperation in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (GERD) following a meeting at the end of January. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:48:00 GMT Genale Dawa-III project 94% complete The electrical and mechanical works of the 254MW Genale Dawa-III hydropower project in Ethiopia are in place, says developer Ethiopian Electric Power, and construction is 94% complete. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:46:00 GMT Golen Gol operational in Pakistan The first 36MW unit at the 108MW Golen Gol project in Pakistan is now in operation, with the official inauguration ceremony having been held on 4 February. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:41:00 GMT ASDSO issues Request for Expression of Interest The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) in the US has issued a Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) from engineering consulting firms, research groups, academics, and others who are qualified to conduct technical training seminars o… Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:15:00 GMT