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Minesto to scale up tidal array project, Wales
Marine energy developer Minesto has announced plans to expand the commercial roll-out of its Deep Green technology in Holyhead Deep, North Wales by taking steps to increase the...
SSE opens new visitor center that celebrates hydro heritage
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Cabinet this week officially opened SSE’s new £4m Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre in Perthshire.
Andritz Hydro to supply turbines and generators to Austrian hydro plant
Andritz Hydro has been contracted by Energie Steiermark to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for a new 18MW hydropower plant to be built in the Puntigam district of Graz, Austria.
NRW refuses permit for RWE Innogy hydro scheme in Wales
Natural Resources Wales has turned down an application by RWE Innogy to build a new hydropower scheme in the Conwy Valley in Wales.
Wave energy converter construction underway announces MPS
A milestone has been reached for Marine Power Systems (MPS) WaveSub project with the news that construction work is underway on the wave energy converter.
First power produced in MeyGen milestone
The MeyGen tidal energy project site in the Pentland Firth, Scotland has reached a major milestone with first power produced at the site.
PTEC partners with Schottel Hydro and Tocardo Tidal Turbines
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) as joined forces with global tidal turbine manufacturers, Schottel Hydro GmbH and Tocardo Tidal Turbines for a 30MW project off the Isle of Wight.
World’s most powerful tidal turbine installed at EMEC
The world’s most powerful tidal turbine has been installed at the European Marine Energy Centre on Orkney, UK.
Tidal lagoon sector worth over £70 billion to UK industry says report, while tender launched for turbine plant
The potential value of the tidal lagoon sector to UK industry could be over £70 billion, a new report from Tidal Lagoon Power suggests.
Devoll delivers first power to Albanian grid
The 7.2MW Eco Flow Unit at Banja hydropower plant in Albania as been successfully synchronized with the national grid – marking the first electricity delivered from Statkraft’s...
World’s first multi-megawatt tidal array launched
Europe’s tidal energy industry reached an important milestone with the official launch of the world’s first multi-megawatt tidal farm, the Meygen project in Scotland.
European Commission approves hydro support scheme in Czech Republic
The European Commission has approved plans put forward by the Czech Republic in September 2015 to provide financial support to operators of hydropower installations with a capacity of...
New UK PM scraps Climate Change department
The newly appointed UK prime minister Theresa May has sent a clear signal regarding her government’s attitude to climate change issues by deciding to scrap the DECC (the Department...
Second turbine deployed to EDF’s tidal site
OpenHydro has successfully deployed its second turbine to EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array, ready for connection to the grid over the summer.
Tidal lagoon proposed to help develop seaside town
A council based in northwest England has suggested that the creation of a tidal lagoon should be a viable option for future investment.
Swiss hydro at the ready
Swiss power utilities have been warned that they may have to ramp up hydro production at high mountain plants this winter. This is to compensate for a loss of production caused by...
Hydro helps Lower Austria becomes 100% renewable
Lower Austria, Austria's largest state has said that 100% of its electricity is now generated using renewable sources of energy.
Water works upgrade to include new hydro turbines
United Utilities is spending £54M on completely re-designing Oswestry water treatment works in Shropshire, UK, in a project that will include the installation of two new hydro turbines.
Funding issues delay Swansea Bay tidal lagoon
Plans to build a 320MW tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay in South Wales has been hit by delays as the developers negotiate with the government over subsidies, reports from the BBC...
Tariff review for UK’s renewables sector, including small hydropower
The UK Government has announced a consultation on proposals to slash feed-in tariffs (FITs) - the mechanism used to support renewable energy projects up to 5 MW in size - in a move...