New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at International Water Power Astaldi wins order to build Arenal project, Honduras Astaldi has announced it is to help build the largest private hydroelectric project currently underway in Honduras after winning a US$113 million contract as part of a joint venture with Italian firm Ghella. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:54:00 GMT Atlantis Resources signs deal for Wyre tidal project Plans for the development of a new tidal barrage project in the UK have taken a step forward following the signing of an agreement between developer Atlantis Resources and the Duchy of Lancaster. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:59:00 GMT SNAP commissions small hydro plant in the Philippines SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc (SNAP-Magat) has completed the commissioning of its 8.5MW Maris Main Canal 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant, as it gears toward full commercial operation this month. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:18:00 GMT American Hydro to upgrade Belize hydro plant American Hydro is to enhance the efficiency and performance of the Mollejon hydroelectric generating plant in Belize after winning a contract from Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL). Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:03:00 GMT Online tool monitors Western Cape dams in South Africa A tool is now available online to assess the current and projected state of the dams which form part of the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) in South Africa Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:18:00 GMT DOE approves plans for line to transmit hydro from Canada to US The US Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for a project that will deliver up to 1090MW of hydropower from Quebec, Canada to Deerfield, New Hampshire. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:22:00 GMT Bombora Wave Energy expands European presence Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd is expanding its European operations with new headquarters to be based in Wales, UK. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:44:00 GMT Gilkes Energy commission four new hydro projects Four new hydro projects totalling 5.5MW have now been commissioned and started generating in Scotland, Gilkes Energy has announced. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:02:00 GMT Generator replacement planned for Snowy Hydro’s highest scheme Australian power generator Snowy Hydro, working with Andritz Hydro, is to commence detailed design work for the replacement of the generator in unit one at the Guthega Power Station – the first generator to be replaced across the Snowy Scheme. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:41:00 GMT Loadbank assisted in Alaskan reservoir expansion work Specialist loadbank manufacturer and rental company Crestchic provided the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) with a containerized 5MW capacity loadbank for a project that expanded the reservoir at the 22MW Swan Lake hydro project. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:02:00 GMT Nigeria’s Guarara hydro project expected online in early 2018 The 30MW hydropower project at the multipurpose dam at Gurara in Kaduna will be ready by early next year, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, has announced. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:33:00 GMT Funding approved for tidal energy research in Canada The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) is to provide funding totalling $1.25 million for five collaborative research projects which aim to address knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy development in Canada. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:24:00 GMT Paris to host World Hydropower Congress in May 2019 Paris will be the location for the next World Hydropower Congress, the International Hydropower Association has announced, with the event to be held between 14 and 16 May 2019. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:06:00 GMT Nepal cancels deal with Chinese firm to build 1200MW hydro project Nepal has cancelled a US$2.5 million deal with China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build a 1200MW hydroelectric project on the Budhi Gandaki river, Reuters has reported. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 GMT New tool maps world’s pumped storage projects An interactive tool for tracking pumped storage hydropower projects worldwide has been launched by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) at COP23 climate conference Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:14:00 GMT US House of Representatives approves Bill to boost hydro A bill that could expand hydropower in the US has been approved by a majority vote of 257-166 in the House of Representatives, and will now move forward to the senate. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:53:00 GMT New funding round for Scotrenewables Tidal Power Scotrenewables Tidal Power – developer of the 2MW floating SR2000 tidal turbine – is embarking on a new funding round to take forward its tidal technology towards commercialisation. It has appointed financial advisors Simmons & Company International,… Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:52:00 GMT Knottingley hydro plant commissioned in Yorkshire, England The largest low head run-of-river hydro project to be commissioned in England since 2000 has been officially opened in Yorkshire, although the project developer has warned that it could be the last scheme it builds in the UK following changes in gove… Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:11:00 GMT Quartzelec completes retrofit work at Scottish hydro scheme Engineering service provider Quartzelec has announced it has completed a bespoke brushless exciter retrofit at Mucomir hydropower station for SSE. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:48:00 GMT Joule Africa’s Kpep project making good progress Following the signing of the Letter of Intent with the Government of Cameroon earlier in 2017, Joule Africa has now completed its pre-feasibility studies and is in the process of lining up candidates to undertake the full feasibility study of its 485… Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:20:00 GMT