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Floodgate replacement work begins at Tom Miller Dam, US
21 August, 2018
The Lower Colorado River Authority has begun an 18-month,...
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Bison Peak project may not require federal license
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by A 360MW pumped storage project planned for California, US, may not need a federal license, the developers have reported.

JRC dam break analysis assists response to Laos dam incident
Friday, August 17, 2018 by A dam break analysis has been carried out by scientists from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to aid the emergency response efforts following the failure of a dam at the under...

American Governor to replace PGE governor fleet
Friday, August 17, 2018 by Portland General Electric (PGE) has awarded American Governor Company (AGC) a multi-year contract to replace all 16 hydro governors in its hydro fleet, spread across six hydropower plants.

OPG acquires US small hydro operator
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation has agreed to acquire Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC (Eagle Creek), an operator of small hydropower facilities in the US, in a deal valued...

Dulas completes hydro scheme on existing Welsh Water reservoir
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Renewable energy consultancy Dulas has completed a 250kW hydroelectric scheme at Welsh Water’s existing Llys y Frân reservoir.

PNG Power partners with IFC for power projects
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PNG Power Limited and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, are working together to identify ways to stimulate private investment and expertise to boost power generation in Papua...

Repair work begins at Steinaker Dam, US
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has begun modification work at Steinaker Dam, near Vernal, Utah, to repair a slope failure on the upstream face of the right abutment and flatten the slope...

Mekong River Commission starts consultation for Pak Ly project, Lao PDR
Saturday, August 11, 2018 by A six-month consultation process has begun for the proposed 770MW Pak Lay hydropower project on the Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR, the Mekong River Commission has announced, despite...

ZRA provides update on Kariba Dam water level
Saturday, August 11, 2018 by The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has upped water allocation to Kariba Dam, with the power plant expected to increase power generation.

Mavel installs first unit at Štvanice project, Prague
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Mavel has successfully installed, tested and commissioned the first of three generating units at the Štvanice hydroelectric plant on the Vltava River in central Prague, Czech Republic.

Andritz wins contract for Pac Ma hydro plant, Vietnam
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by Andritz has been awarded a €40 million contract for the supply, supervision, and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment for the 140MW Pac Ma hydropower plant in Vietnam.

Naval Energies exits tidal turbine market, concentrates on other technologies
Friday, August 03, 2018 by Naval Energies has announced it has decided to stop investing in the field of tidal turbines, and instead will now concentrate its efforts on floating wind turbines and Marine...

Andritz to modernize Nurek plant, Tajikistan
Thursday, August 02, 2018 by Andritz has won a contract for the rehabilitation and modernization of the entire electro-mechanical equipment, including the inspection and repair of nine penstocks, for the...

Consortium completes financing for Bujagali
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders have completed the refinancing of more than $400 million loans of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), owner of the...

Hundreds reported missing as dam collapses in Laos
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by At least 100 people are missing with several people reported to have died following the collapse of a dam in Southeast Laos.

BCUC approves BC Hydro’s plans for Waneta Dam purchase
Monday, July 23, 2018 by The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved BC Hydro’s application to buy the remaining two-thirds ownership interest in the Waneta Dam and Generating Station in...

EIB funds new dams in Portugal
Monday, July 23, 2018 by The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €650 million to Iberdrola for three new dams and hydropower plants, including pumped storage, on the Tâmega and Torno rivers in...

World Bank approves funds for hydro in Cameroon
Monday, July 23, 2018 by The World Bank Group has approved an investment package of $794.5 million for the Nachtigal Hydropower project in Cameroon, to help the country reach its goal of providing access...

Become a hydropower sustainability assessor – IHA offers training opportunities
Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The International Hydropower Association is offering industry members the chance to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become an accredited assessor for the hydropower...

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