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February 2017

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Negotiations underway for Tina River hydropower project, Solomon Islands
23 February 2017 Korean companies Korea Water Resources (K-Water) and Hyundai...

Power Machines makes progress on Kygy project, Turkey
23 February 2017 Power Machines has announced that the installation of the first...

Tocardo Tidal Power kicks-off InToTidal project
23 February 2017 Tocardo Tidal Power has taken a major step in its planned 20-year...

NIB loans Wartsila funds for Eniram and American Hydro acquisitions
23 February 2017 Wärtsilä’s plans to expands its digital portfolio has received a boost...

Consortium assessing seawater pumped storage plant in South Australia
21 February 2017 Australian energy retailer EnergyAustralia has updated the federal...

Hydro powers Swiss network operator
20 February 2017 Switzerland based network operator Sunrise has announced that, since...

Atlantis onboard the Wyre tidal project
20 February 2017 Development of a tidal energy project on the west coast of England is...

Australian govt supports Genex solar/pumped storage plans
16 February 2017 Genex Power’s plans for a large scale solar development with the...

Kariba Dam plunge pool contract signed
16 February 2017 Razel-BEC of France has been awarded the contract for plunge pool...

Minesto to scale up tidal array project, Wales
15 February 2017 Marine energy developer Minesto has announced plans to expand the...

Evacuation order reduced following Oroville spillway incident
15 February 2017 The evacuation order for the Oroville Dam spillway incident was reduced to...

Oroville spillway situation: update
14 February 2017 Following concerns at the weekend of uncontrolled releases from Lake...

Mass evacuation ordered following Oroville spillway concerns, California
13 February 2017 Residents of counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding...

Govts set to sign first part of Kariba Dam rehab contracts
13 February 2017 The Zambian and Zimbabwean governments, with the support of European...

Multipurpose scheme inaugurated in Sudan
09 February 2017 The Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320MW hydroelectric power plant...

IFC sorts $140 milion funding deal for Vorotan Cascade, Armenia
09 February 2017 Funding totalling $140 million has been arranged by World Bank Group...

Neelum-Jhelum tunnels near completion
09 February 2017 Tunnelling work at the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project in Pakistan...

Cube Hydro takes ownership of Alcoa’s North Carolina hydro plants
09 February 2017 Cube Hydro Carolinas, LLC, an affiliate of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC,...

SSE opens new visitor center that celebrates hydro heritage
09 February 2017 Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Cabinet this...

Pöyry to work on Alto Maipo hydropower plant, Chile
06 February 2017 Pöyry has won an engineering services assignment for the Alto...

Bujagli sale falls through
02 February 2017 Norway’s SN Power will not take a stake in the 250MW Bujagali...

Andritz Hydro to supply turbines and generators to Austrian hydro plant
01 February 2017 Andritz Hydro has been contracted by Energie Steiermark to supply...

January 2017

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ABB wins Belo Monte transmission deal
31 January 2017 ABB is to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte...

Carbon certification launched for small hydro plant, DRC
30 January 2017 Virunga National Park and carbon finance group Aera Group have launched a...

Voith celebrates 150th anniversary in 2017
30 January 2017 Voith is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 and has announced it...

EBRD cancels loan for Boskov Most hydropower plant, Macedonia
26 January 2017 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s €65 million loan...

Clean Energy Group to build Namakhvani project, Georgia
26 January 2017 Clean Energy Group Georgia LLC, a subsidiary of Norway’s Clean Energy...

University to use grant to ‘rethink’ hydropower
26 January 2017 An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists in the...

RusHydro launches Zaragizhskaya small hydro plant
26 January 2017 The 30.6MW Zaragizhskaya hydropower plant has been successfully launched...

Record-breaking 2016 for Itaipu hydro plant, plans unveiled to ensure future operation
26 January 2017 The Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazil, Paraguay border ended 2016...

FirstEnergy to sell hydro stake, natural gas assets to LS Power Equity Partners
24 January 2017 FirstEnergy Corp has agreed to sell its stake in a 713MW pumped storage...

Antofagasta gives update on plans to exit Alto Maipo project
24 January 2017 Antofagasta plc has announced that its subsidiary Minera Los Pelambres...

EBRD, EU and TBC Bank join forces to fund Georgian hydro project
20 January 2017 TBC Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and...

Atlantis to expand business beyond tidal
20 January 2017 Atlantis Resources is planning to establish a new internal division...

Lawsuit on Grand Coulee oil pollution settled
20 January 2017 Columbia Riverkeeper has announced it has reached a settlement with the...

Loan agreements to support Tarbela expansion, Pakistan
19 January 2017 Pakistan has signed loan deals worth $720 million with the World Bank and...

IRENA, ADFD funding hydro project in the Solomon Islands
17 January 2017 A government-backed 20MW reservoir dam and hydropower facility in the...

New orders for Andritz
16 January 2017 Andritz Hydro has won new orders for work on hydropower plants in Norway...

Gilkes commissions two new hydro schemes in Scotland
16 January 2017 Two new hydro projects totaling 2.1MW have been commissioned in the...

Major milestone for 870MW Suki Kinari project, Pakistan
13 January 2017 One of the largest private sector hydropower projects in Pakistan – the...

Govt review supports Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
12 January 2017 Plans for a pioneering 320MW tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales,...

Major construction work to start soon on Bagnell Dam, US
12 January 2017 A $52 million project to install a series of new anchors, together...

EMEC supporting marine energy industry in China
12 January 2017 UK wave and tidal energy experts are building innovation links with...

DCNS and Bpifrance create DCNS Energies
12 January 2017 Naval defence firm DCNS and Bpifrance have announced the creation of...

Ferrovial-led consortium to build Iberdrola’s Gouvães plant, Portugal
12 January 2017 A consoritum headed by Ferrovial Agroman, and including local firm MSF, is...

BNDES loans funds for Enel’s Apiacas project
09 January 2017 The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has signed a 373 million...

Hydro operations in China have impacted Mekong, says research
09 January 2017 Hydropower projects in China have caused ‘major flow changes’ to the...

Containerized small hydro power plants to be shipped to Georgia
04 January 2017 With assistance from Rosatom Eastern Europe, Ganz EEM, a Hungarian...

Boralex closes financing for Yellow Fall hydro project, Canada
03 January 2017 Boralex Inc has announced it has secured $74.3 million in financing for...

Duke Energy completes sale of Latin American hydro, thermal assets to I Squared
03 January 2017 Duke Energy has completed the previously announced sales of its...

Ayala Corp to sell hydro assets in the Philippines to Sta Clara
03 January 2017 Sta Clara Corporation is to acquire 100% ownership of three...

December 2016

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Andritz wins modernisation contract at Hoover Dam
29 December 2016 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Andritz Hydro a $6.82...

NRW refuses permit for RWE Innogy hydro scheme in Wales
29 December 2016 Natural Resources Wales has turned down an application by RWE Innogy to...

Gibe III inaugurated in Ethiopia
29 December 2016 Electricity production in Ethiopia is set to almost double thanks to...

Agreement reached to complete Muskrat Falls work
27 December 2016 Construction work on the powerhouse and intake civil works for the...

Hydro to power Notre Dame University
15 December 2016 A small hydroelectric facility is to be built on the St. Joseph River...

Work suspended at Hydro-Québec’s Romaine project following worker’s death
14 December 2016 Hydro-Québec has suspended work on part of its La Romaine hydro project...

Inauguration for Liberia’s Mount Coffee plant
13 December 2016 The first generating unit at the Mount Coffee hydropower project in...

Wave energy converter construction underway announces MPS
13 December 2016 A milestone has been reached for Marine Power Systems (MPS) WaveSub...

MWH names David Rupay as new leader of Canadian hydropower operations
13 December 2016 MWH, now part of Stantec, has announced it has hired David Rupay to lead...

New president for Brüel & Kjær Vibro
13 December 2016 Brüel & Kjær Vibro, supplier of machine protection and condition...

Hydro workers among victims of plane crash
09 December 2016 Austrian engineering group Andritz has confirmed to Reuters that three of...

Fish passage project at Lower Yellowstone moves step closer
07 December 2016 A new 15,500ft long bypass channel is to be built at the Lower...

Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft to be merged by Aquila
07 December 2016 Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft (NGK) are to merge in plans...

Pakistan Govt in Diamer Bhasha dam financing plan
05 December 2016 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly approved ‘in...

BHEL commissions first unit at Pulichintala project, India
01 December 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Norconsult wins international BIM award
01 December 2016 Norconsult’s paperless hydropower project, Vamma 12, has gained the...

Rushydro sells five dams
01 December 2016 RusHydro has sold five dams on the Angara River in Siberia to LLC...

November 2016

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New hydro acquisition for Eagle Creek
30 November 2016 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC will now add the 19MW Worumbo...

Another unit overhauled at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
30 November 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines have announced they have completed the...

New pumped storage project gets ok from Scottish ministers
29 November 2016 A new 400MW pumped storage facility in Scotland has been given the...

GE to help upgrade Taiwan’s largest hydro plant
24 November 2016 GE’s Power Conversion business has chosen to help upgrade the 1602MW...

First power produced in MeyGen milestone
24 November 2016 The MeyGen tidal energy project site in the Pentland Firth, Scotland...

Proposed new rules from FERC could increase participation of pumped storage
24 November 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US has released its...

Wales and Canada sign marine energy agreement
23 November 2016 Marine Energy Wales and Marine Renewables Canada have agreed to...

North America’s largest tidal turbine generating power
23 November 2016 The largest tidal turbine deployed so far in North America – an OpenHydro...

Mott MacDonald to develop climate resilience guidelines for hydro and dams
22 November 2016 Mott MacDonald has announced it has been appointed by the World Bank...

Toshiba to equip Nam Ou 4 plant, Laos
17 November 2016 Toshiba Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou)...

Plan to deliver Canadian hydropower to Minnesota gets OK from US DOE
17 November 2016 Plans for an international transmission line to deliver clean energy...

PTEC partners with Schottel Hydro and Tocardo Tidal Turbines
17 November 2016 Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) as joined forces with global...

EIB to strengthen support for renewable energy in North Africa
17 November 2016 The European Investment Bank has today confirmed plans to strengthen...

Voith turbines for wind/pumped storage hybrid plant
16 November 2016 The world’s first wind/pumped storage hybrid power plant – located...

Mediation urged for India, Pakistan over Indus dams
11 November 2016 The World Bank Group has urged India and Pakistan to agree to mediation...

ABB wins order for hydropower transmission link in China
11 November 2016 ABB has won an order worth over $40 million to provide power equipment...

IHA to host side events at COP22
10 November 2016 The International Hydropower Association has announced it will host two...

NHA reacts to US Presidential Elections
10 November 2016 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has congratulated...

Feasibility study complete for Kidston pumped storage project
10 November 2016 Genex Power has reached another major milestone in the development of...

Voith to automate Norwegian plants
07 November 2016 Voith Hydro has been awarded a US$38.9 million (320 million Norwegian...

New small hydro plants for Peru
04 November 2016 Construction work has begun on a $140 million project to build six...

ArcLight Capital to buy TransCanada’s New England hydro assets
03 November 2016 ArcLight Capital Partners is to acquire TransCanada’s 584MW of...

Bangladesh and Nepal in pumped storage agreements
02 November 2016 Bangladesh and Nepal have signed an agreement to develop two pumped...

Toshiba to equip Malea plant, Indonesia
02 November 2016 Toshiba is to supply generating equipment to the Malea hydropower plant...

Construction officially starts on Rogun dam, Tajikistan
01 November 2016 Tajikistan president Emomali Rahmon has officially launched construction...

October 2016

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Scottish hydro scheme gets £1.25 million from crowd funding
27 October 2016 £1.25 million in crowd funding has been secured for the Lochy Hydro...

Tidal Energy Ltd in Administration
27 October 2016 UK-based Tidal stream technology company, Tidal Energy Ltd, has been...

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Treaty signed
27 October 2016 A tri-partite treaty agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt has...

Site C project is well planned, says independent report
26 October 2016 An independent review of the Site C project in British Columbia, Canada,...

Zimbabwe Govt provides funds for Tokwe-Mukorsi dam completion
26 October 2016 Work is set to continue on the Tokwe-Mukorsi dam in Zimbabwe after...

India looks to reclassify large hydro as renewable
25 October 2016 Large hydropower projects could soon be classed as renewable energy in...

World’s most powerful tidal turbine installed at EMEC
20 October 2016 The world’s most powerful tidal turbine has been installed at the...

Nedre Røssåga opens following extensive renovation
20 October 2016 Statkraft has officially reopened its Nedre Røssåga hydropower station...

New funding injection for Marine Power Systems
19 October 2016 Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) is set to...

Bypass channel preferred option for Lower Yellowstone fish passage, US
19 October 2016 An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has identified the construction of...

China’s Sichuan province likely to halt small hydro development
17 October 2016 No new small-scale hydropower plants will be built in the Chinese province...

GE equipment to increase Mottec output, Switzerland
14 October 2016 The Mottec hydropower plant in the Wallis region, Switzerland, is set to...

Swansea Bay turbine tender launched
14 October 2016 The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project has launched a tender for the design...

Duke sells Latin American businesses
13 October 2016 Duke Energy has announced that China Three Gorges Corporation has agreed...

Ullico invests in hydro portfolio
12 October 2016 Ullico Inc is providing an additional $50 million in funding to the...

Brazilian bank shifts focus to renewables
12 October 2016 Brazil’s development bank (BNDES) says it will no longer fund new coal or...

Voith to modernize Drakensberg generators, South Africa
10 October 2016 Voith is to modernize three generators at the Drakensberg pumped...

Andritz to supply Nam Theun 1, Lao PDR
07 October 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply electromechanical equipment for the Nam Theun...

Beaver Park rehab recognized with national award
05 October 2016 AECOM has announced that the Beaver Park Dam Rehabilitation Project...

CKD Blansko Holding works on Vässinkoski project
05 October 2016 ČKD Blansko Holding has won a contract from Fortum Sverige AB for...

Plans unveiled for world’s first combined wind-pumped storage project
03 October 2016 Gaildork wind farm in Germany is to feature the world’s first...

Pöyry to work on Mexican hydro plans
03 October 2016 Generadora Fénix has awarded Pöyry the pre-feasibility study...

Hedcor completes first of four desanders for Manolo Fortich project
03 October 2016 Hedcor has announced it has built one of four desanders for the 68.8MW...

Tidal lagoon sector worth over £70 billion to UK industry says report, while tender launched for turbine plant
03 October 2016 The potential value of the tidal lagoon sector to UK industry could be...

September 2016

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Welsh pumped storage scheme gets ok for underground grid connection
29 September 2016 Plans for a pumped storage scheme in Gwynedd, Wales, have taken a major...

Two more small hydro schemes commissioned in Scotland
29 September 2016 Gilkes Energy has commissioned two new hydro projects with a total...

Skanska to build Nedre Otta plant, Norway
27 September 2016 Skanska is to build the 85MW Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Sel and...

Statkraft opens first hydro plant in Albania
26 September 2016 Statkraft has officially opened the 73MW Banja hydropower plant in...

Soma Power Indonesia presents plans for 150MW hydro scheme
26 September 2016 Work could start soon on a 150MW hydropower scheme on the Bongka River...

Ethiopia to export hydro to Tanzania
23 September 2016 Tanzania has agreed to purchase 400MW of hydroelectricity from Ethiopia,...

Keeyask and Bipole III plans a ‘mistake’, but must move forward says review
22 September 2016 Following a four month review, the Keeyask hydroelectric generating...

GE and Electricite du Laos in hydro MoU
22 September 2016 GE and Electricite du Laos (EDL) have signed a Memorandum of...

Green Mountain Power to buy 17MW hydro assets from Enel
22 September 2016 Green Mountain Power has reached an agreement with Enel Green Power...

Want to be involved in a forthcoming editorial feature?
21 September 2016 In the November print issue we are running one of our special...

Devoll delivers first power to Albanian grid
21 September 2016 The 7.2MW Eco Flow Unit at Banja hydropower plant in Albania as...

Funding boost for Tarbela expansion, Pakistan
21 September 2016 Funding has been approved by the World Bank for the installation of a...

World’s first multi-megawatt tidal array launched
15 September 2016 Europe’s tidal energy industry reached an important milestone with...

Workers missing in Vietnam dam incident
15 September 2016 Officials have confirmed that two workers are missing following the...

BHEL commissions final Teesta unit
15 September 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

MWH wins contract for Chimney Hollow Reservoir Project
14 September 2016 MWH, now part of global engineering, consulting and construction...

EMEC wins industry award
14 September 2016 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been named ‘Blue...

Plans unveiled for Scottish pumped storage scheme
09 September 2016 Plans for a 300MW pumped storage scheme on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland,...

Marine Power Systems partners with ASTUTE 2020
09 September 2016 Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based wave energy company, has...

1800MW Teles Pires plant commissioned in Brazil
06 September 2016 Iberdrola has announced the 1800MW Teles Pires hydropower plant in the...

Operations set to start at Chanju-I, India
05 September 2016 The 36MW Chanju-I hydropower project in the Indian state of Himachal...

Major investment for Vietnam hydropower firm
02 September 2016 Financial firms UOB Venture Management and Orix have both confirmed they...

Funds will help develop Marine energy centre in SE Asia
02 September 2016 Researchers at Robert Gordon University have won £166k in funding from the...

August 2016

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Endesa Chile drops water rights for Chilean hydro plants
31 August 2016 Endesa Chile has given up the water rights to six hydropower plants in...

REH commissions third hydro plant in South Africa
26 August 2016 Hydro developer Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd (REH) has...

RWE Innogy inaugurates small hydro scheme in Scotland
25 August 2016 RWE Innogy’s 3MW Cia Aig Hydro Scheme has been officially inaugurated...

IHA expands knowledge networks initiative
24 August 2016 The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge...

Funding for Norwegian tunnel safety project
24 August 2016 Innovation Norway's Arena programme has approved funding for the...

European Commission approves hydro support scheme in Czech Republic
23 August 2016 The European Commission has approved plans put forward by the Czech...

BC Hydro addresses fracking and dam safety concerns
23 August 2016 BC Hydro’s Deputy CEO Chris O'Riley has released a statement responding...

Working group launched for Myanmar’s hydro sector
23 August 2016 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the first working...

Statkraft becomes first supplier of I-RECs in India
23 August 2016 European renewable energy generator Statkraft has become the first company...

Siemens to supply switchgear to Rogun hydro plant, Tajikistan
22 August 2016 Siemens has announced it is to supply two gas-insulated...

New licence for Duke Energy hydro project
22 August 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has issued a...

Surbana Jurong acquires SMEC
16 August 2016 Asian consultancy company Surbana Jurong has acquired Australian firm SMEC...

Site C marks one year of construction
15 August 2016 Construction of the Site C project in northeast British Columbia reached...

First transformer tested for Volzhskaya project, Russia
15 August 2016 A joint venture of Power Machines and Toshiba has manufactured and tested...

Test operations start at Nedre Røssåga, Norway
12 August 2016 Statkraft has confirmed it has started a three month test operation of...

Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
12 August 2016 Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced...

Hydro Equipment Association dissolved
11 August 2016 The Board of Directors of the Hydro Equipment Association (HEA) has...

US Governor signs hydro, wind bill
09 August 2016 The US state of Massachusetts is set to procure more energy from...

Mabey contributes to Yorkshire hydropower projects
09 August 2016 Mabey has announced details on its involvement in the construction of two...

MPS completes scale tank testing of wave energy device
09 August 2016 Wales-based wave energy developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) has...

Andritz to equip Gouvães pumped storage plant, Portugal
05 August 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and penstock...

Grant helps fund hydro and irrigation study in Tanzania
04 August 2016 The African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a €2 million grant to help...

GE Renewable Energy presents new digital tech for hydro
04 August 2016 GE Renewable Energy has released details of its intelligent...

Voith to modernize SSE hydro station
04 August 2016 Voith is to modernize equipment at the Mucomir small hydroelectric...

July 2016

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US DOE releases new hydro report, confirms $9.8 million in funding
27 July 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new report looking at...

World Bank suspends funding for Inga 3
26 July 2016 The World Bank Group has announced it has suspended disbursements of...

FERC, USACE sign hydropower MOU
26 July 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Army Corps...

Welsh hydro scheme officially opens
26 July 2016 A 400kW hydroelectric project on the River Taff in Cardiff, Wales,...

Gilkes wins supply deal for three SSE Sites
25 July 2016 Gilkes has been contracted by SSE to supply turbine, generator and...

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade
25 July 2016 ABB has completed the upgrade and refurbishment of the three high...

BHEL commissions third unit at Teesta Low Dam
25 July 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Climate Bonds Initiative launches Hydropower Technical Working Group
20 July 2016 The Climate Bonds Initiative has launched a Hydropower Technical...

Stampede Dam raise to get underway in the US
20 July 2016 Stampede Dam and dike structures in California, US, are being raised...

Turkey's Akfen Holding eyes 1000MW renewable capacity with bank support
19 July 2016 Turkish infrastructure group Akfen Holding is set to increase its...

Wärtsilä in new agreement with Marelli Motori
19 July 2016 Wärtsilä is to provide Italian firm Marelli Motori with...

Ocean Power Technologies deploys first commercially designed PB3 PowerBuoy
19 July 2016 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc has deployed its commercial design of the...

New UK PM scraps Climate Change department
19 July 2016 The newly appointed UK prime minister Theresa May has sent a clear...

SME installs world’s first subsea rock anchors in tidal site
15 July 2016 In what is believed to be a world first, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME)...

Robbins and NHI agree merger plan
15 July 2016 The Robbins Company and Northern Heavy Industries (NHI) Group are to...

Manolo Fortich project hits halfway mark in the Philippines
14 July 2016 Work underway for Hedcor’s 68.8 MW run-of-river hydropower project in...

New order for Mavel in the US, as project commissioned in Italy
12 July 2016 Mavel Americas, Inc. has announced it has received an order for a...

Voith wins deal on Priest Rapids dam rehab, US
12 July 2016 Grant County Public Utility District (GCPUD) has awarded Voith Hydro a...

Hunger Hydraulic to supply cylinders and seals for MPS wave energy device
12 July 2016 Welsh firm Marine Power Systems (MPS) has signed a contract with...

EIB makes first investment in wave energy technology
11 July 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to invest up to EUR 10 million...

Minesto technology gets funding boost from Swedish Energy Agency
11 July 2016 Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto, together with industry and...

Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement acquires long-term partner
11 July 2016 Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has acquired its...

EEP invites expression of interest for hydro project
06 July 2016 Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has invited expressions of interest...

IHA appointed accredited observer of the Green Climate Fund
06 July 2016 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been approved as...

BC Hydro reaches agreements with Indian Bank on Site C
06 July 2016 BC Hydro and McLeod Lake Indian Band have concluded agreements that...

Full output for Alterra Power’s Jimmie Creek project
06 July 2016 Alterra Power Corporation’s Jimmie Creek run-of-river hydroelectric...

Salini in $3.9 billion deal for hydro scheme in Tajikistan
04 July 2016 Salini Impregilo has signed a framework agreement worth $3.9 billion to...

New technology targets small hydro development
04 July 2016 Engineers at Oregon State University in the US have created a new...

Clean energy pledge for North American governments
04 July 2016 The political leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico have announced a...

June 2016

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Work underway on three new hydro schemes, Scotland
29 June 2016 Construction has started on three small hydro projects with a...

RusHydro and Power Machines sign new cooperation agreement
29 June 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines are expanding their working...

Major electric grid project completed in New York state, US
29 June 2016 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Electric & Gas...

AfDB President and Quebec Premier discuss investment opportunities, including energy
29 June 2016 African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina and Quebec...

Setback for Welsh pumped storage scheme
27 June 2016 Plans for a 99.9MW pumped storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near...

Fish passage system tests a success
27 June 2016 A fish passage system has safely transported live fish over a distance...

Wärtsilä acquires Weir American Hydro
23 June 2016 Wärtsilä has announced it has acquired North American firm Weir...

Hydro Ottawa to acquire remaining Chaudière Falls hydro assets from Hydro-Québec
22 June 2016 Hydro Ottawa has agreed to acquire the remaining 33% interest in the...

Milestone for MeyGen
22 June 2016 Tidal power developer Atlantis has reached a major technical milestone...

NIB finances new power line in Norway
22 June 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to lend Norwegian grid...

RusHydro and Voith Hydro to cooperate on Saratovskaya modernisation
20 June 2016 RusHydro and Voith Hydro have signed an agreement that will see the...

Construction starts on community hydro scheme, Scotland
20 June 2016 Construction work has begun on the Donside hydro scheme in Aberdeen,...

Hydro Tasmania expecting $90 million loss from energy supply challenge
20 June 2016 Hydro Tasmania has announced that it is expecting to take a loss of...

Construction milestone for Site C
16 June 2016 Main civil works have started at BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy...

USBR awards $17.8 million contract for equipment overhauls
15 June 2016 Toshiba America Energy Systems is to carry out a major overhaul of...

SMEC secures further work on Edevu project, Papua New Guinea
15 June 2016 SMEC has been engaged by AG Investment Limited to continue work on the...

Chinese firms to fund DRC hydro plant
15 June 2016 A new $660 million hydroelectric plant to power a mining operation in...

EU funds for tidal energy testing in Scotland
15 June 2016 Funding of just over €3.9 million (£3.1 m) has been awarded by the...

Wärtsilä provides seal system for US hydro plant
13 June 2016 Wärtsilä is to help Loup River Public Power District reduce its...

HeliosAltas and Rampinelli sign deal for Helios PowerWheel development
13 June 2016 HeliosAltas Corporation (HA) is launching the deployment of it’s...

Basslink returns to service
13 June 2016 Australia’s Basslink interconnector has returned to service, six months...

$21 million upgrade project for Pennsylvania dam
09 June 2016 American Water subsidiary Pennsylvania American Water has announced plans...

Online Canadian hydropower map launched
08 June 2016 The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA), in conjunction with the...

Addis Ababa to host 2017 World Hydropower Congress
07 June 2016 The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa,...

Salma project inaugurated in Afghanistan
07 June 2016 The 42MW Salma dam in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a project...

Poyry and Temelsu to work on Turkish dam
07 June 2016 Poyry, in a consortium partnership with Temelsu, has won a contract...

Mavel to equip Winchie Creek project, Canada
06 June 2016 Mavel Americas, Inc is to supply a Vertical Pelton Turbine and...

Second turbine deployed to EDF’s tidal site
06 June 2016 OpenHydro has successfully deployed its second turbine to...

KGAL under new ownership
06 June 2016 Whessoe Sdn Bhd (WSB) of Malaysia has acquired UK consulting engineers...

Hedcor hydro construction on track as rainy season hits
06 June 2016 Run-of-river hydro developer Hedcor is on schedule with construction of...

Ingeteam to work on Tavascan project, Spain
06 June 2016 Ingeteam Power Technology has won a contract from Endesa S.A. to...

May 2016

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Salini to build new dam, Ethiopia
25 May 2016 Salini Impregilo has announced that it will build a new 2200MW dam project...

Veresen sells Glen Park hydro facility for US$61 Million
25 May 2016 Veresen Inc has agreed to sell its 33MW Glen Park hydropower facility in...

SMEC assesses feasibility of Baime project, Papua New Guinea
23 May 2016 Following the successful completion of a pre-feasibility study in 2014,...

FOCUS 35 monitors French dam for movement
23 May 2016 At the Razisse dam on the Dadou River in southwest France, a...

HeliosAltas to deliver small hydro technology to the Philippines
19 May 2016 HeliosAltas Corporation has secured an exclusive distribution and...

Aecon to fabricate BRTP tidal power platform
19 May 2016 Aecon Group subsidiary Aecon Atlantic Industrial Inc. has won a contract...

Ferrovial-led consortium to build Portuguese dam
18 May 2016 A consortium led by Ferrovial Agroman and including local company MSF...

Bard College, New York, wins $1 million funding for micro hydro project
17 May 2016 Bard College in the US State of New York has been awarded government...

Voith Hydro wins rehab contract at Ice Harbor project, US
16 May 2016 Voith Hydro has been contracted to install two units at the Ice Harbor dam...

New hydro planned for the Philippines
16 May 2016 First Gen Corporation has unveiled plans to build three new hydropower...

World’s largest tidal turbine launched
13 May 2016 Scotrenewables Tidal Power has launched its 2MW SR2000 – described as...

IHA publishes 2016 Hydropower Status Report
12 May 2016 The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from...

Rye Development gets first FERC licence issued under expedited process
12 May 2016 Rye Development has received a hydropower license from the Federal...

Renewables currently powering Tasmania
12 May 2016 Mainland Tasmania is currently being continuously and completely powered...

Dominovas Energy launches new hydropower division
11 May 2016 Dominovas Energy Corporation is entering the hydropower generation...

Stantec completes acquisition of MWH
11 May 2016 Stantec Inc has completed the previously announced acquisition of MWH...

Funding secured for Koysho Dam, Ethiopia
10 May 2016 Ethiopia has secured funding for development of the 2000MW Koysho Dam on...

Hydro Tasmania takes over Alstom engineering workshop
10 May 2016 Hydro Tasmania has confirmed it has taken over operational control of...

Fatalities as landslide hits Chinese hydro plant
09 May 2016 At least 31 people have died with several others missing as a...

Hydro rehab part of NIB loan agreement
09 May 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed financing that will be used...

‘Innovative’ design increases energy potential at Australian pumped storage plant
05 May 2016 The proposed Kidston pumped storage project in North Queensland,...

New framework could boost hydro in India
05 May 2016 India’s Power Ministry is looking to develop a new framework that could...

Study identifies huge potential for pumped storage in Europe
03 May 2016 Around 2291GWh of pumped storage hydropower could be generated...

SME secures funds for PLAT-O array deployment
03 May 2016 Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) is to commence the deployment of an array...

April 2016

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Voith breaks ground on ‘demonstration’ hydro plant
29 April 2016 Voith has begun construction of a small hydropower plant at its...

SPP Pumps to power up Hong Kong Water treatment works
28 April 2016 A water treatment works in Hong Kong is to generate hydroelectricity...

Flow Science expands into Latin America
28 April 2016 Flow Science,Inc. has formed a new subsidiary, Flow Science Latin America...

New UK tidal project gets green light
27 April 2016 A new ‘state-of-the-art’ tidal energy generation project located off the...

Rick Miller receives Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award
27 April 2016 One of the hydropower industry’s most prestigious awards has been given...

KFAED to finance small hydro construction in Cuba
25 April 2016 The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has approved a loan...

Funding approved for hydro upgrades in Massachusetts, US
25 April 2016 Massachusetts State energy officials have approved over $1 million in...

Monitoring team formed for Philippines hydro project
25 April 2016 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) has announced it has formed...

First turbine enters commercial operation at Belo Monte, Brazil
21 April 2016 The first 611MW turbine at Brazil’s controversial 11.2GW Belo...

Plans in place to study feasibility of OTEC plant for Malaysia
21 April 2016 French group DCNS and the OTEC Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia...

New small hydro scheme for Yorkshire, UK
20 April 2016 Work is underway on a new 500kW hydro project on the River Calder...

SN Power to buy SGBH’s stake in Bujagli
19 April 2016 Norway’s SN Power AS is to buy out SG Bujagali Holdings Ltd’s (SGBH)...

IFC investing in hydropower in Pakistan in bid to improve standards
19 April 2016 International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank...

GE to work on hydro schemes in Vietnam and China
15 April 2016 GE Renewable Energy has won deals valued at US$9 million for retrofit work...

Costs increase for Ruataniwha scheme in New Zealand, but more jobs and income predicted
15 April 2016 A review of the regional economic impacts of the Ruataniwha Water...

Agreements signed for Israeli pumped storage project
14 April 2016 Kardan NV has announced that a consortium of Sinohydro Corporation and...

Hidroelectrica to sell further hydro assets
14 April 2016 Romanian power firm Hidroelectrica is offering a further 20...

Second Ingula unit synchronized to the grid
14 April 2016 A second 333MW unit at the Ingula pumped storage project in South Africa...

Hedcor provides update on Philippines hydro
14 April 2016 Renewable energy developer Hedcor, a subsidiary of AboitizPower has...

Guidelines aim to make hydro on the Mekong more sustainable
13 April 2016 New guidelines have been drawn up that may help to make future...

Schottel Hydro to provide turbine prototype for Minesto
12 April 2016 Tidal power developer Minesto has announced it has completed the...

NIB funds six hydro plants in Norway
12 April 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is to loan Norwegian power company...

Klamath dam removal agreements signed
12 April 2016 The US government has signed agreements with other stakeholders that...

Brazilian bank to support small hydro growth
12 April 2016 Brazil's Far South Regional Development Bank (BRDE) is helping to support...

New hydro for RWE in Scotland
12 April 2016 RWE International has increased its hydropower portfolio in Scotland with...

Voith Hydro Canada to equip Site C project, Canada
11 April 2016 Voith Hydro Canada is to design, supply, and install six vertical...

Dewberry to assess South Carolina Dams
04 April 2016 Professional services firm Dewberry has been selected by the...

BC Hydro completes Mica dam upgrades
04 April 2016 BC Hydro’s Mica dam project now has six generating units thanks to...

Sale of Pennsylvanian hydro plants complete
04 April 2016 US IPP Talen Energy Corporation has completed the $860 million sale of...

March 2016

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ÅF to work on Swedish hydro renovation
31 March 2016 ÅF is to renovate the electrical and control equipment of two...

Stantec to acquire MWH
30 March 2016 Stantec Inc. has announced it is to acquire engineering, consulting...

Joule Africa takes 100% stake in Bumbuna II project
30 March 2016 Joule Africa now fully owns the planned Bumbuna II hydroelectric project...

New hydro orders for HCC
29 March 2016 Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) is to work on hydropower schemes...

BHEL commissions second unit at Teesta Low Dam
29 March 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

TransCanada looks to sell hydro facilities
29 March 2016 TransCanada is planning to sell hydro facilities with a combined capacity...

US Govt report highlights impact of climate change on water resources, including hydro
24 March 2016 A new report from the US Government’s Interior Department has warned...

Voith to supply Wudongde project, China
21 March 2016 Voith is to supply six hydroelectric turbine generator units and...

Finance deal signed for Ruzizi III project, Africa
17 March 2016 A hydropower project shared by Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic...

Funding boost for new small hydro in Scotland
17 March 2016 Albion Community Power (ACP) has announced it has committed close to...

Andritz to equip Thailand’s Srinagarind project
16 March 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply electromechanical equipment to the...

Hydro Tasmania’s water levels below 15%
16 March 2016 Water levels in Hydro Tasmania’s reservoirs currently stand at 14.8%,...

Trevi signs contract for Mosul Dam maintenance
14 March 2016 Trevi Group company Trevi Spa has signed a EUR 273 million contract for...

IHA’s Blue Planet Prize open for participation
14 March 2016 The International Hydropower Association has announced that its Blue...

Nine teams get to final of US Govt’s Wave Energy Prize
11 March 2016 Nine teams will continue in a bid to win more than £2 million in funding...

BRICS bank looking to hydropower
11 March 2016 Hydropower investments may be on the cards for a new development bank set...

FFP New Hydro and AECOM Capital team up for small hydro development
09 March 2016 FFP New Hydro LLC, a US-based developer of new hydroelectric projects...

Dulas starts work on Scottish hydro duo
09 March 2016 Renewable energy firm Dulas has begun construction work on two...

Mavel adds TM8 to turbine line
09 March 2016 Mavel has announced it is adding a new unit to its modular micro...

IaDB approves funds to promote private investment in Colombian renewables
08 March 2016 The Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) has approved a $9.3 million...

Drilling starts to study seismic stability at Ochoco Dam, US
08 March 2016 A drilling programme began this week at the Ochoco Dam in Oregon, US, to...

PSP Investments to buy 1.2GW hydro portfolio in the US
07 March 2016 Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) is to...

SMEC to supervise Ugandan hydro project
07 March 2016 SMEC is to provide project management and construction supervision...

33GW of new hydro capacity commissioned in 2015, says IHA
03 March 2016 A new briefing from the International Hydropower Association has...

Welsh hydro scheme plans rejected
02 March 2016 RWE Innogy’s plans to build a hydropower project at Betws y Coed in the...

Cruachan feasibility study identifies additional capacity
01 March 2016 Additional capacity of between 400-600MW could be added if the...

Innergex completes Walden North acquisition
01 March 2016 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, in partnership with the Cayoose Creek...

February 2016

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StingRAY wave energy device gets Statement of Feasibility
29 February 2016 Independent energy expert and certification body DNV GL has awarded...

ITA invites nominations for Tunnelling Awards 2016
29 February 2016 The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA)...

14 hydropower units modernised by RusHydro in 2015
25 February 2016 RusHydro has announced it refurbished and modernized 14 hydropower units...

BHEL commissions Teesta Low Dam unit
25 February 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a...

EMEC seeks industry feedback for P2-002
25 February 2016 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is seeking ideas on future...

Tocardo to test 20-year T2 tidal array at EMEC
24 February 2016 Tocardo has announced it has signed up to demonstrate a 20...

Seven face charges over Samarco dam disaster
24 February 2016 Six executives from mining company Samarco, including president...

Alsons plans major hydro investment in the Philippines
24 February 2016 Alsons Renewable Energy Corporation (AREC), a subsidiary of...

Schottel Hydro in tidal turbine deal with Sustainable Marine Energy
23 February 2016 Schottel Hydro has announced it is to deliver 16 of its 62kW...

Nexif Energy takes majority stake in Vietnamese project
17 February 2016 Southeast Asian IPP Nexif Energy has announced it has taken a...

New contracts for Andritz in Latin America
17 February 2016 Andritz Hydro is modernise and equip three hydropower projects in Brazil...

Hydropower looks set to grow over next three years, IHA survey suggests
15 February 2016 Hydropower development is set to grow over the next few years, according...

Multiconsult signs consulting contract for Albanian project
15 February 2016 Multiconsult is to provide consulting services on the Devoll...

UK Govt orders review of tidal lagoon feasibility
12 February 2016 The UK Government has commissioned an independent review into the...

Work to start on £13.6 million Scottish hydro scheme
12 February 2016 Green Highland Renewables is to start work this month on a new hydro...

More funding approved for renewables in Turkey, including hydro
11 February 2016 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to provide...

JV commissions Itezhi Tezhi hydropower project, Zambia
11 February 2016 The 120MW Itezhi Tezhi hydropower project has been successfully...

Mosul Dam in Iraq at ‘higher risk’ of failure, says report
10 February 2016 A report from the US Army Corps of Engineers has warned that the Mosul Dam...

GE gets grant funding for hydro projects in Norway and Turkey
09 February 2016 GE Renewable Energy has received funding support of almost €2 million...

Plans reviewed to resolve Waihi Dam silt discharge
09 February 2016 Hawke’s Bay Regional Council in New Zealand is reviewing an action plan...

Security fears put halt to work on Cetin project, Turkey
05 February 2016 Statkraft has suspended development of the 517MW Cetin hydropower project...

Coalition reach new agreement in bid in to remove Klamath dams
03 February 2016 Plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River in the US have taken a...

Velcan subsidiary gets environmental permit for Indonesian plant
03 February 2016 Velcan SA’s subsidiary company PT Aceh Hydro Power has been granted...

Andritz to equip Gulpur project, Pakistan
03 February 2016 Andritz Hydro has won a EUR 65 million contract from Daelim Lotte...

Equipment rehab for historical Scottish hydro scheme
03 February 2016 Gilkes has announced it is to rehabilitate the mechanical and...

Andritz to supply La Coche extension
01 February 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply a 240MW turbine generator unit for the...

Major investment in tidal lagoon programme in India and UK
01 February 2016 Gupta family interests, which have been investing heavily in UK energy...

January 2016

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Power stations return to service following Fire
28 January 2016 Two of three power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme...

Hedcor’s hydro construction helps local micro business prosper in Bukidnon
28 January 2016 Hedcor’s P12.5 billion hydropower project in the Province of Bukidnon,...

GE announces plans to cut jobs in Europe
28 January 2016 General Electric plans to cut 6500 jobs in Europe over the next two...

SMEC to work on Thwake multipurpose scheme, Kenya
27 January 2016 SMEC is design and supervise construction of a 1.5km long embankment dam...

MPS completes pump testing ahead of device deployment
26 January 2016 Swansea, UK-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) has recently completed...

Another modernization phase completed at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
25 January 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines OJSС have completed large-scale renovation...

Mersey Forth stations returning to service following fire
25 January 2016 Power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme in...

Fires posed no threat to energy supply, says Hydro Tasmania
22 January 2016 Fires currently burning near power generation assets have posed no threat...

First OpenHydro tidal turbine deployed at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat site
21 January 2016 OpenHydro has announced that the first of its two tidal turbines destined...

Fire damages Hydro Tasmania assets
21 January 2016 Fire has damaged part of Hydro Tasmania’s energy infrastructure in...

DNV GL acquires Swedish firm Gothia Power
21 January 2016 DNV GL has announced it has acquired Swedish power system analysis...

Gilkes repairs and recommissions flood damaged equipment
20 January 2016 A hydropower plant in Stirlingshire, UK, is back in service a month...

Six-week test for next generation tidal turbine
20 January 2016 The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Atlantis Resources have...

Linthal plant connected to the grid in Switzerland
18 January 2016 The Linthal pumped storage plant in Switzerland has been...

Eagle Creek acquires extra 30MW hydro capacity
15 January 2016 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC has acquired Verso Androscoggin Power...

First unit operational at AMP’s Willow Island plant
15 January 2016 Unit 1 has begun commercial operations at American Municipal Power...

Brookfield and partners to take Isagen stake, Colombia
14 January 2016 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P, together with its...

New pumped storage planned for Ireland
13 January 2016 Plans have been announced for a new 360MW pumped storage plant at the...

Statkraft withdraws from Nepal hydro plant
13 January 2016 Norwegian firm Statkraft is withdrawing plans for the 650MW Tamakoshi...

Consortium to build Vranduk plant, Bosnia-Herzegovina
11 January 2016 A consortium led by Austrian group Strabag and including Croation...

Valve replacement works for Trevallyn Dam, Australia
11 January 2016 Hydro Tasmania is replacing three large dewatering valves originally...

Tailings released from Brazil dam breach less than original estimates
08 January 2016 Significantly less tailings were released than originally estimated...

CTGC to build Kohala project
08 January 2016 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) is to develop the 1100MW...

Civil works contract awarded for Site C project, Canada
08 January 2016 BC Hydro has announced it has reached agreement with Peace River...

Wärtsilä to supply sealing solutions to US plant
07 January 2016 Wärtsilä Corporation has announced it is to participate in the...

Capacity increase for RusHydro in 2015
07 January 2016 Comprehensive modernization at its hydropower plants helped to...

African Development Bank approves Ruzizi III project finance
06 January 2016 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has formally approved US$138M...

US House brings hydropower licensing process into the 21st century
06 January 2016 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has applauded passage of...

Increasing efficiency could offset climate induced water constraints on hydropower production, says research
06 January 2016 Research into climate change has shown that more frequent droughts...

Andritz wins international orders
05 January 2016 Andritz Hydro has won a number of new orders to equip and refurbish...

ILF to work on hydro rehabilitation in Tajikistan
05 January 2016 ILF Consulting Engineers is to consult on the refurbishment of...

Predictions for engineering the future
05 January 2016 Large-scale infrastructure projects are likely to on the agenda...

UK rainfall records smashed in December 2015
05 January 2016 December 2015 will go down in meteorological history as one of the wettest...

December 2015

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Inspirational companies invited to enter responsible business awards
22 December 2015 HRH The Prince of Wales’ charity Business in the Community (BITC) is...

Innovative wave energy device lands at Port Fairy
18 December 2015 Ocean energy company BioPower Systems (BPS) completed the deployment of...

USACE stresses it is business as usual at Lewisville Dam
18 December 2015 The Fort Worth District of the US Army Corps of Engineers has issued...

Lahmeyer looks at feasibility of Pakistani project
18 December 2015 Lahmeyer International is preparing a feasibility study for the...

Hydro delays in Nepal
18 December 2015 Construction of many hydropower projects started by Nepal...

Strengthening East Coast levee flood protection
18 December 2015 The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has completed work...

Siemens to provide environmentally-friendly transformer technology to Glen Canyon Dam project
18 December 2015 Siemens has been chosen by Yellowstone Electric Co. out of Billings,...

Aquamarine Power’s intellectual property assets up for sale
17 December 2015 The intellectual property assets of wave energy business Aquamarine Power...

BPA invests in vegetation solution
17 December 2015 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has selected the GeoDigital mapping...

Dam honours in hall of fame
17 December 2015 The National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United...

Chinese hydro figures
17 December 2015 China experienced a 3% increase in hydropower generation in November,...

Historic Paris agreement on climate change
17 December 2015 An historic agreement to combat climate change was agreed by 195 nations...

Black & Veatch selected to work on Boone Dam remediation
16 December 2015 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has selected Black & Veatch as...

Cumbria floods: The impact of climate change on flood risk management
15 December 2015 Six years after record-breaking rainfall over the Cumbria fells,...

EMEC recovers sub-sea monitoring system
15 December 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has successfully recovered its...

Milestone achievements for Cape Sharp Tidal
15 December 2015 Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, has...

Voith establishes new Digital Solutions group division
11 December 2015 The Voith Group has established a new division called Voith...

ASDSO marks tenth anniversary of Missouri Dam failure
11 December 2015 “The tenth anniversary of the Taum Sauk dam failure serves as a reminder...

NH CleanTech and Granite State Hydro form new alliance
11 December 2015 The New Hampshire CleanTech Council (NHCTC) and Granite State...

Decisive role for Toshiba in Indian hydro sector
11 December 2015 In a recent interview with The Economic Times of India, Kenji Urai,...

Small hydro to help power Kenyan tea production
10 December 2015 The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has signed a US$55M loan...

EMEC advising development of Nagasaki marine energy test centre
10 December 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has furthered its ties with...

Getting down to business in the Congo
10 December 2015 According to reports by Bloomberg a Congolese businessman is planning...

Experts debate impact of climate change on recent UK floods
10 December 2015 Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change has spoken...

Tidal lagoon proposed to help develop seaside town
09 December 2015 A council based in northwest England has suggested that the creation of...

World Bank and European Space Agency collaborate on sustainable goals
09 December 2015 The World Bank and the European Space Agency (ESA) have announced that...

Environmental study approved for Chilean pumped sea water plant
09 December 2015 Chilean regulators have approved the environmental impact study for...

Irish dams continue spilling after heavy rain
09 December 2015 Heavy rain and increased water inflows have prompted the Electricity...

Exceptional flooding hits northern England
08 December 2015 More than 3500 homes and businesses are reported to have been flooded...

Top honours for OpenHydro
08 December 2015 OpenHydro has secured top honours for the development of its tidal...

Swiss hydro at the ready
03 December 2015 Swiss power utilities have been warned that they may have to ramp up...

Hydro turbines help drive global corrosion inhibitors market
03 December 2015 The global corrosion inhibitors market is expected to reach US$7.55B by...

Kayaking opposition to Ugandan dam
03 December 2015 A champion kayaking team from Uganda say that the development of the...

Campaigners urge COP21 to exclude large hydro
03 December 2015 A coalition of more than 300 civil society organisations from 53...

NHA addresses government concerns over proposed hydro legislation
03 December 2015 The National Hydropower Association has spoken out against the US...

US hydro industry mourns death of Julie Keil
03 December 2015 Julie A Keil, a prominent figure in the US hydro industry for many...

Critical time for BC’s new water law
02 December 2015 British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act will not successfully...

National Trust and Good Energy in renewed partnership
02 December 2015 Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust, has announced...

Paris pact on water and climate change adaptation announced
02 December 2015 A coalition of nations, river basin organisations, business and civil...

Additional funding sought for Alaskan small hydro scheme
01 December 2015 Upper Tanana Energy (UTE) has announced that it has received a...

Ethiopian drought continues as power shortages worsen
01 December 2015 A poor rainy season which has left low water levels at Ethiopian dams...

Licensing success for Duke Energy
01 December 2015 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new...

Workers killed at Indian project
01 December 2015 Two workers are reported to have been killed and half a dozen others...

Clean up continues at Brazilian tailings dam site
01 December 2015 Mining companies Vale and BHP Billiton have announced plans to work...

Climate change talks under way in Paris
01 December 2015 A fortnight of talks is underway at COP21, the UN climate change...

November 2015

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Reservoir potential to provide solar energy
28 November 2015 Singapore water agency PUB is embarking on a nine-month feasibility study...

REDC acquires mini hydro in the Philippines
28 November 2015 Repower Energy Development Corporation (REDC) has acquired Philippine...

Go ahead given to increase cost of Brazilian hydro
28 November 2015 Owners of Brazilian hydropower plants will be permitted to raise...

New UK risk assessment applied to Japanese dams
26 November 2015 HR Wallingford has been working with Japan’s largest utility...

University of Maine marine research centre
26 November 2015 The Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced...

Canada must not remain on the side lines, new renewables report warns
25 November 2015 The Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity (CanCORE) has released...

Prince Charles speaks out about the need for global action ahead of COP21
25 November 2015 Prince Charles has spoken exclusively to Sky News TV station in the UK...

Worker killed at Innergex hydro plant
25 November 2015 Innergex Renewable Energy has reported that an explosion at the...

Aquamarine Power ceases trading
25 November 2015 Despite a comprehensive marketing process, and after speaking to a number...

Dambuster medal auction will help build lifesaving sand dam
24 November 2015 The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar awarded to Flight...

GE Renewable Energy to equip Mexican plant
24 November 2015 GE Renewable Energy has been chosen to supply three bulb...

Hydropower is the only approach to meet GHG goals in New England
24 November 2015 The US state of New England's current electricity market structure is...

New hydropower training centre in Tanzania
24 November 2015 Arusha Technical College (ATC) in Tanzania is reported to be setting up...

Somali to consider rehabilitating Fanoole hydro dam
20 November 2015 The Somali Government has submitted its Intended National...

Alberta releases tailings dam safety report
20 November 2015 Canada’s Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released the results of its...

US hydro industry leaders dispel false claims about licensing
20 November 2015 Leaders of the hydropower industry have sent a letter to US House...

Increased deforestation could reduce Amazon basin rainfall
20 November 2015 Continued deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could diminish the amount...

Security update for COP21 in Paris
20 November 2015 Nick Henry, CEO of Climate Action, has released the following...

Concern over silt laden Saudi reservoirs
19 November 2015 Increasing levels of silt and sediment are reported to be lowering...

Developing hydropower at South Canal
19 November 2015 In its Final Environmental Assessment, the US Bureau of Reclamation...

Application to double Welsh pumped storage project capacity
19 November 2015 Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) has submitted an application to build a...

IHA members re-elected to governing board of World Water Council
18 November 2015 Representatives of IHA corporate members EDF and K-Water have been...

US power developments
18 November 2015 The Helena Valley Irrigation District has requested approval to develop...

Global small hydropower market to reach 146.65GW by 2023
18 November 2015 Global small hydropower is projected to reach an installed capacity...

Big data to help water and energy industries adapt to climate change
17 November 2015 New global temperature data published by the EU’s Copernicus programme...

Hydro Tasmania wins customer innovation award
17 November 2015 A provider of commodity risk management software has named Hydro...

Emergency funds allocated following Brazilian dam disaster
17 November 2015 Mining company BHP Billiton has confirmed that Samarco has signed...

Eaton to lead electrical modernisation at Philpott Dam
13 November 2015 Power management company Eaton has been awarded a US$5.4M contract from...

Cube Hydro Partners acquire run-of-river facility in Pennsylvania
13 November 2015 Cube Hydro Partners, a portfolio company of the ISQ Global...

Low water levels at Kariba intensify Zambian power crisis
13 November 2015 Zambia’s power deficit is expected to widen by 42% next month as low...

New Electricity Plan for Nova Scotia Energy
12 November 2015 Canadian province Nova Scotia has released its 25-year electricity plan...

Hydro helps Lower Austria becomes 100% renewable
12 November 2015 Lower Austria, Austria's largest state has said that 100% of its...

SSE releases preliminary results for 2015
12 November 2015 UK energy company SSE has announced its preliminary results for the...

Contracts signed for Nyagakiii owner’s engineer
12 November 2015 GOPA-International Energy Consultants from Germany, in association...

Aquila Capital acquires Norwegian small hydro
12 November 2015 Aquila Capital, one of Europe’s independent alternative asset managers,...

Abu Dhabi hydro project starts producing power in India
11 November 2015 The United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)...

EBRD boosts Morocco’s hydro power
11 November 2015 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is increasing...

HR Wallingford scientist receives US government award for heroism
10 November 2015 HR Wallingford’s Professor Andrew Manning has been awarded the Exemplary...

US Secretary of State urged to promote all renewables in climate talks
10 November 2015 Leaders of the US biomass, geothermal and hydropower industries have...

Increased hydro production helps improve Vattenfall results
10 November 2015 Swedish-owned energy company Vattenfall’s third quarter earnings improved...

Update: Incident at Samarco
10 November 2015 BHP Billiton and Samarco have issued updates on the incident which...

NHA to unlock hydro and expedite relicensing
10 November 2015 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has unveiled a new...

Garden Island wave powers new scheme in Western Australia
10 November 2015 Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed a memorandum...

GE Alstom acquisition
10 November 2015 GE has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses....

Joint venture is a growth opportunity for Entura
09 November 2015 Hydro Tasmania is exploring a potential joint venture with leading...

First Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol published for Peru
09 November 2015 Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol results have been published...

Landsvirkjun outlines corporate expectations
09 November 2015 Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s largest electricity generator, has approved a code...

Preliminary plans for pumped storage at Columbia Gorge
09 November 2015 Clean Power Development has applied for a preliminary permit for the...

Samarco tailings dam bursts in Brazil
06 November 2015 A serious incident has occurred at Samarco Mineração’s iron ore operation...

SMEC awarded contracts in Nepal and Malawi
05 November 2015 SMEC has recently announced it has been awarded deals to work on...

US help to modernise Mt Coffee hydro plant
05 November 2015 The US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the...

Remembering Welsh dam tragedy
05 November 2015 A special service to mark the 90th anniversary of a double dam tragedy...

Water works upgrade to include new hydro turbines
05 November 2015 United Utilities is spending £54M on completely re-designing Oswestry...

Public comments invited on Canada’s Amisk hydro project
05 November 2015 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking comments from...

Disappointing rainfall prolongs South African drought
05 November 2015 South Africa’s Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, has...

Addressing safety concerns down under
03 November 2015 Hundreds of hectares of koala habitat are now better protected due...

Malawi hydropower hit by dwindling water levels
03 November 2015 The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says the amount of...

October 2015

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Dam safety action ordered following major floods in South Carolina, US
21 October 2015 The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)...

Mini-grid program set to increase energy access in Tanzania
21 October 2015 World Bank Group member IFC has launched a $5 million program to...

EMEC supports development of Chinese marine energy test site
21 October 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland,...

Facility set to fund renewable energy in the Eastern Caribbean
21 October 2015 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development...

IHA re-elected to REN21 steering committee
21 October 2015 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been re-elected to...

Private investors commit C$10.5 million to Canadian tidal project
20 October 2015 Schottel Hydro subsidiary company Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP) has...

Alstom to upgrade Markersbach generators, Germany
15 October 2015 Alstom has been selected to upgrade another generator in the...

Construction starts on Scottish small hydro scheme
15 October 2015 Gilkes Energy has announced that construction has started on the...

Three workers remain hospitalized following incident at Priest Rapids Dam
14 October 2015 Three employees remain at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle,...

Funding issues delay Swansea Bay tidal lagoon
14 October 2015 Plans to build a 320MW tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay in South Wales...

Contract awarded for Site C accommodation build
14 October 2015 BC Hydro has awarded ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group a major contract for...

Entura to advise on dam project in Nepal
13 October 2015 Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura is to deliver...

American Governor Company opens new Brazilian office
13 October 2015 American Governor Company (AGC) has announced it has opened an office in...

IFC to help Myanmar improve standards in hydropower
06 October 2015 The World Bank’s IFC has signed an advisory services agreement with...

Dams breached in South Carolina flooding
06 October 2015 Evacuations have been ordered in the wake of a number of dam breaches in...

SEFA grant approved for hydro plant in Guinea-Bissau
01 October 2015 The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$965,000...

World Bank OK’s finance for hydro development project in Nepal
01 October 2015 The World Bank has approved a credit of US$20 million to Nepal for a...

FEMA funds to help replace US dam
01 October 2015 The US state of Arkansas has been awarded more than $2.7 million for...

Granite Construction awarded USACE contract
01 October 2015 Granite Construction Incorporated has been awarded a $72 million contract...

September 2015

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Firms invest in African hydro development
28 September 2015 Hydroneo Afrique, a wholly-owned subsidiary of hydro equipment...

IHA names president and vice presidents for 2015-2017
25 September 2015 Ken Adams has been re-selected as president of the International...

Hedcor secures funding for hydro scheme
24 September 2015 Hedcor Bukidnon Inc, a unit of Aboitiz Power Corp, is to receive financing...

Agreement signed for development of Kabompo Gorge project, Zambia
24 September 2015 Development of the Kabompo Gorge hydroelectric power project in Zambia...

France helps fund Warsak Dam rehab, Pakistan
23 September 2015 The French Agency for Development (AFD) has agreed to provide financing for...

Reservoir Capital gets location permits for Serbian hydro plants
22 September 2015 Reservoir Capital Corp has been granted Location Permits for both...

Manitoba Hydro sells 100MW of hydro to SaskPower
22 September 2015 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has signed a 20-year deal to sell 100MW...

Agreement signed for 102MW Gulpur project, Pakistan
17 September 2015 An Implementation Direct Agreement has been signed that will materialize...

Voith’s StreamDiver powers Swedish hydro plant
17 September 2015 Swedish utility Skellefteå Kraft AB and Voith have inaugurated the...

Chilean plants to be monitored by Brüel & Kjær Vibro
16 September 2015 Colbún has awarded Brüel & Kjær Vibro a contract to retrofit four...

ILF Consulting Engineers wins contract on Muzizi project, Uganda
15 September 2015 ILF Consulting Engineers is to provide design and construction...

Hydro Tasmania signs agreement with Chinese firms for Entura joint venture
15 September 2015 Hydro Tasmania has signed an in-principle agreement with two subsidiaries...

Cheves project officially opens in Peru
15 September 2015 Statkraft has announced that it will officially open the Cheves...

GE’s plans to acquire Alstom’s power and grid business approved by the EC
14 September 2015 The European Commission (EC) has approved General Electric’s (GE)...

Alstom transports equipment to Colombian project
10 September 2015 Alstom has begun transportation of approximately 2,500 pieces of equipment...

EBRD invests more in renewables than thermal generation
10 September 2015 The EBRD has become the largest renewable energy investor in the...

RusHydro and K-Water sign cooperation deal
09 September 2015 RusHydro and Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) have signed...

Tariff review for UK’s renewables sector, including small hydropower
09 September 2015 The UK Government has announced a consultation on proposals to slash...

InvestBank Corp acquires interest in Nepalese hydro plants
08 September 2015 US headquartered global investment bank InvestBank Corp has acquired a...

US and China to collaborate on energy-water efforts
03 September 2015 The US and China are continuing to collaborate on a project to...

IHA’s 2015 Hydropower Status Report available for download
03 September 2015 The International Hydropower Association has announced its 2015...

Salini Impregilo to design and build Georgian hydro plant
01 September 2015 Salini Impregilo has won a $575 million contract for the design...

Alpiq sells share in Swiss hydro operator
01 September 2015 Alpiq has sold its 26% share in hydro operator Gommerkraftwerke AG to...

August 2015

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Micro-hydro schemes could save UK water industry millions, says report
27 August 2015 The development of micro-hydropower could save millions of pounds for...

New small hydro scheme opens in Scotland
27 August 2015 A 1MW hydropower scheme has been officially opened this week in Scotland...

Loan deal for hydro development on existing dams in the US
27 August 2015 FFP New Hydro has announced it has closed a senior loan facility with...

Ingeteam granted EIB funds
26 August 2015 A loan of EUR 55 million has been approved by the European Investment...

First hydro plant commissioned in Delhi
26 August 2015 The first hydropower plant to be developed in Delhi, India, has this...

Local construction force helping keep Manolo Fortich project on track
21 August 2015 AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor has announced that hundreds of locals...

Alstom’s Oceade tidal turbine passes feasibility test says DNV
21 August 2015 DNV GL, one of the world’s largest resources of independent energy...

Emerson to automate Chinese hydro plant
19 August 2015 Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, has announced it...

Green light for hydro plant in UK’s Peak District
19 August 2015 A small hydroelectric power scheme on the River Derwent at Chatsworth in...

Seepage barrier proposed for Boone Dam, US
19 August 2015 A composite seepage barrier may be built to correct water seepage and...

Hydro Tasmania explores joint venture with PowerChina
17 August 2015 Hydro Tasmania has announced it is exploring the potential of a joint...

Black & Veatch celebrates 100th anniversary
17 August 2015 Black & Veatch has this month celebrated a century of providing...

ContourGlobal acquires Armenian hydro facility
13 August 2015 ContourGlobal has completed the acquisition of the Vorotan...

£2 million funding for wave energy device
13 August 2015 A project to develop a standardised generator for wave energy devices...

Entura to study feasibility of Australian pumped storage plant
10 August 2015 Genex Power has appointed consulting firm Entura to deliver a...

Opportunities to invest in European hydro are greater than ever, says report
07 August 2015 Opportunities to invest in hydropower in Europe are likely to increase...

E.ON sells Italian hydro plants to ERG Group
07 August 2015 E.ON has announced it is to sell it 527MW Terni hydroelectric complex...

BC Hydro awards further Site C contract
06 August 2015 Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd is carry out site preparation...

IHA Board results announced
06 August 2015 The International Hydropower Association has announced the results of...

Hydro capacity in Canada to approach 85GW by 2025, says report
04 August 2015 Installed hydropower capacity in Canada looks set to increase...

Idreco delivers second dredger to Inga dam
04 August 2015 Idreco (International Dredger Constructions) of the Netherlands has...

EBRD invests in Tajikistan’s energy sector
03 August 2015 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved...

Have you been affected by contracts for hydropower?
03 August 2015 Richard Patterson, NEC and Procurement Specialist, Mott MacDonald and...

July 2015

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Lahmeyer and MHI to work on Nepal’s first pumped storage project
28 July 2015 Lahmeyer International, in association with Manitoba Hydro...

Glen Canyon transformers to be replaced in $37 million deal
27 July 2015 The US Bureau of Reclamation has announced that the 12...

Visitor centre to detail Scotland’s hydro history
27 July 2015 UK utility SSE is to build a new £4m visitor centre that will showcase...

Alstom wins supply contract for Nigeria’s largest hydro plant
23 July 2015 Alstom is to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services...

ASDSO awards Dam Safety Scholarship
23 July 2015 The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has announced it...

Canadian provinces in marine energy agreement
22 July 2015 The Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and British Columbia have...

Hydro to power data center in Sweden
20 July 2015 Hydropower from the Luleå river is to power a major data center in...

Small hydro plant starts operation in the Philippines
20 July 2015 An 820kW hydropower plant has been officially inaugurated in the...

Agreement signed to develop Singrobo project, Côte d’Ivoire
16 July 2015 Development of the 44MW Singrobo hydroelectric power plant in Côte...

Alstom wins new Belo Monte contracts
16 July 2015 Alstom is to provide equipment to the 11.2GW Belo Monte hydroelectric...

China starts work on tallest dam
15 July 2015 Construction work has started on the 314m high Shuangjiankou dam,...

Asian countries set to sign Mong Tun hydro agreement
15 July 2015 China, Myanmar and Thailand are set to sign an agreement that could...

Improvement work over 50% complete at NYPA small hydro plants
15 July 2015 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced recently that it has...

ABB wins major order for Norway-UK HVDC link
14 July 2015 ABB is to link the power grids of the UK and Norway - supporting...

Power Machine completes equipment manufacture for Kygy project, Turkey
13 July 2015 Power Machines has announced it has manufactured and shipped the third –...

Report benchmarks Chinese dam builders
09 July 2015 A new report has been released by environmental group International...

Work underway on Indonesian hydro plant
09 July 2015 Work has begun on the 9.7MW Datara hydropower plant in South...

Last few days to enter IWP&DC’s new photography competition.
09 July 2015 The closing date for entries into IWP&DC’s new photography competition...

Study identifies benefits of hydro in Europe
07 July 2015 A macroeconomic study carried out on behalf of members of the...

Schottel Hydro to supply hub to MeyGen tidal project
07 July 2015 Schottel Hydro has announced it has been contracted by Lockheed Martin...

Balbina dam research suggests major impact on forest biodiversity
03 July 2015 Research from the University of East Anglia in the UK centred on the...

Unmanned aircraft system to inspect US dam
03 July 2015 New Mexico State University has been selected to lead the first...

Extensive upgrades complete at Rüchlig project, Switzerland
01 July 2015 Capacity at the Rüchlig hydroelectric project in Aarau, Switzerland has...

Salini Impregilo completes El Quimbo reservoir works, Colombia
01 July 2015 Salini Impregilo has announced it has successfully completed the...

June 2015

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Modernisation begins at Kegums-2, Latvia
29 June 2015 Russia’s Power Machines has begun modernisation work on the...

IDB funds to support energy sector in Nicaragua
29 June 2015 A $65 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to be used...

RusHydro’s largest hydro plant increases available capacity
25 June 2015 RusHydro’s Sayano-Shushenskaya project – the utility’s largest...

Innergex closes financing for Big Silver Creek Project, Canada
25 June 2015 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has closed project financing for the...

Copperbelt Energy signs agreement for 40MW Kabompo project
25 June 2015 Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC), through its special purpose...

Bauer completes cut-off wall construction in Mauritius
23 June 2015 Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH has announced it has completed construction of...

Supply contract awarded for Manitoba Hydro’s Riel project
23 June 2015 Voith Hydro Canada and its consortium partner Stuart Olson have been...

Alimak and Manitowoc in development agreement
23 June 2015 Alimak Group and Manitowoc Company Inc have signed an agreement that will...

Eranove to develop 42MW hydro plant in Mali
22 June 2015 Pan-African firm Eranove Group is to finance, develop, build and operate...

Boguchanskaya reservoir filled to design level, Russia
22 June 2015 Russian energy giant RusHydro has confirmed that the reservoir of...

TDI-New England and CLF in transmission line agreement
17 June 2015 Plans for a 1000MW transmission line that would deliver hydroelectricity...

Tidal turbines for the Netherlands
16 June 2015 The Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier (Oosterschelde barrier) in...

Three killed at Indian hydro plant
15 June 2015 Three workers have been killed in an incident at the 2MW Rongtong...

Waneta Expansion connects to grid
12 June 2015 The Waneta Expansion Project near Trail, British Columbia, has been...

EIB helps finance link between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
12 June 2015 Development of a transmission line, which would transfer...

Agreements signed for marine energy R&D center in Chile
12 June 2015 Development of a marine energy research and development centre in Chile...

Stress tests successful at Panama Canal
11 June 2015 Stress tests have been carried out successfully on the third set of locks...

Andritz to supply Shongtong Karchham plant, India
11 June 2015 Indian utility firm Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd has...

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon takes major step forward
10 June 2015 The UK Government has given planning consent for the Swansea Bay Tidal...

Hydropower impact mitigation options investigated for the Mekong River
09 June 2015 Multiconsult has announced it is helping to develop hydropower...

IFC invests in Gulpur project, Pakistan
08 June 2015 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced it is investing...

Chinese firm in-line to build Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon wall
04 June 2015 China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been named as the...

Three new hydro plants planned for Ghana
04 June 2015 Three new hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 42MW could be...

Cadiz and Lucid Energy to install in-pipe hydro system
03 June 2015 Cadiz Inc. and Lucid Energy Inc have announced plans to install a...

RWE Innogy opens small hydro plant
02 June 2015 RWE Innogy’s 3.5MW Black Rock hydroelectric scheme has been officially...

Workers killed in incidents at hydro plants in Brazil and Pakistan
01 June 2015 At least three workers have been killed and up to 16 others injured,...

May 2015

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IHA pledge hydro commitments
27 May 2015 The International Hydropower Association has outlined ten commitments it...

HBM wins contract on Deep Green
27 May 2015 Test and measurement specialist HBM has won a contract to install...

British Firm named preferred bidder on Tidal Lagoon project
26 May 2015 British construction firm Laing O’Rourke has been named the preferred...

D’Appolonia acquires SC Sembenelli Consulting
26 May 2015 D’Appolonia, the engineering consulting company of Italy’s RINA Group,...

Voith transports major equipment to Frades II project, Portugal
26 May 2015 Voith Hydro has announced it has successfully transported a...

Hydro could hit 2000GW by 2050, says World Energy Council
21 May 2015 The global hydropower market could double its output by 2050, hitting...

EU funds invested in marine energy sector in Wales
20 May 2015 Marine energy company Minesto is moving forward with commissioning of...

ADB helps fund private sector hydro development in Pakistan
19 May 2015 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced it is to provide...

Gravity Renewables acquires small hydro facility
19 May 2015 US renewable energy firm Gravity Renewables has announced it has acquired...

39GW of new hydro capacity added in 2014, says IHA
18 May 2015 A briefing published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA)...

Construction underway at Manolo Fortich hydro project, the Philippines
14 May 2015 Construction of the 68.8MW Manolo Fortich hydroelectric project in...

BHEL commissions first unit at Shrinagar project, India
13 May 2015 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Voith celebrates further milestone in small hydro
12 May 2015 Voith has announced a further milestone in its involvement with...

NEA identifies hydro plants damaged by earthquake
12 May 2015 The Nepal Electricity Authority has identified over a dozen hydropower...

RusHydro and China Three Gorges Corp consider JV
11 May 2015 Russian power firm RusHydro and China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG)...

SunEdison to acquire South American hydro assets
11 May 2015 Renewable energy firm SunEdision has agreed to buy a range of hydro assets...

IFC, IREDA boost funds for renewable energy in India
07 May 2015 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Indian Renewable...

Competition offers free Environmental Technology Verification for marine sector
07 May 2015 Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has launched a competition run by...

Fortum-led wave power project gets EU funding
06 May 2015 Finnish Utility Fortum has been granted EUR 17 million in funding from the...

Budding photographers wanted for IWP&DC’s new photography competition.
06 May 2015 Dams and hydro plants can be some of the most photographic structures...

Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters named by NHA
05 May 2015 Five companies have been recognized by the National Hydropower...

GDF Suez becomes ENGIE
05 May 2015 GDF Suez has announced it has changed its name to ENGIE, using the slogan...

April 2015

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Atlantis Resources to acquire Marine Current Turbines
30 April 2015 Atlantis Resources Ltd, developer of the MeyGen tidal project in...

Hydro plants likely affected by Nepal earthquake
30 April 2015 Concerns have been raised that hydropower plants in Nepal may have been...

US utility eyes further hydro development
30 April 2015 Utility Spartanburg Water has announced it is exploring the benefits...

Bespoke operating system delivered to UK hydro plant
29 April 2015 Hydraulics specialist MGR Fluid Power has announced it has...

Registration open for US DOE’s Wave Energy Prize
29 April 2015 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that its Wave Energy...

Brazil and Bolivia planning new dam
27 April 2015 The Brazilian and Bolivian governments are in discussions for the...

Ancala buys Green Highland Renewables
27 April 2015 Ancala Renewables, an infrastructure investment vehicle managed by...

Voith to equip Sri Lankan hydro plant
23 April 2015 Voith has been selected by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) - Sri...

Workers hurt in Turkish dam incident
22 April 2015 Twelve workers have been injured following an explosion in a tunnel at...

Alstom wins refurb contract at Riga plant, Latvia
22 April 2015 Latvian power company Latvenergo has awarded Alstom a contract valued at...

Hydro powers historic mill
22 April 2015 An 18th century cotton mill on the banks of the River Bollin in Chesire,...

China’s Silk Road Fund invests in Pakistan hydro
21 April 2015 The first investment of China’s US$40 billion Silk Road Fund has...

Voith to modernize historic Italian hydro plants
20 April 2015 Voith Hydro is to overhaul three hydro power plants in Italy in...

ABB commissions Songo converter station, Mozambique
20 April 2015 A key component in the 1920MW HVDC link from Cahora Bassa hydropower plant...

Alstom starts building new hydro facility in Spain
17 April 2015 Alstom has announced that construction has started on a new...

Software app designed to identify hydro locations
16 April 2015 A technology currently in development with the University of Leicester...

Hydro turbine for sale
16 April 2015 Advertised for sale is one used Gilkes twin jet, twin runner 21” Turgo...

Power Machines ships unit to Kygy project, Turkey
15 April 2015 Russian engineering firm Power Machines says it has manufactured and...

Gibe III Dam to start electricity production this year
14 April 2015 Ethiopia’s Water and Energy Ministry has announced that the Gibe III...

Nepal says yes to Chinese dam
14 April 2015 Nepal has given the green light for China's Three Gorges International...

Enel Green Power in renewables agreement with Marubeni
13 April 2015 Enel Green Power (EGP) and Japan-based Marubeni Corporation are to...

USDA invests in critical dam rehab projects
10 April 2015 The US Department of Agriculture is to invest $73 million to rehabilitate...

Xiaonanhai project blocked by Chinese government
10 April 2015 China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has blocked development of...

US DOE approves funds for hydro technologies
10 April 2015 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved $7 million in funding for...

Agreement signed for hydro plant in Liberia
08 April 2015 Plans are being stepped up for a 20-30MW hydroelectric plant in...

Waneta Expansion online ahead of schedule
08 April 2015 The $900 million, 335MW Waneta Expansion hydroelectric facility near...

EMEC further strengthens ties with Japan
07 April 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre has signed up to become a member of...

Vale sells almost half its stake in Belo Monte dam, Brazil
02 April 2015 Brazilian mining firm Vale has agreed to sell 49% of its stake in the...

Maintenance deal extended by Caverion and PVO-Vesivoima
02 April 2015 Caverion is to continue to work on PVO-Vesivoima’s hydropower plants...

Lockheed Martin to work on MeyGen contract
02 April 2015 Atlantis Resources has announced it has executed a construction contract...

March 2015

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Toshiba to supply Upper Yeywa project, Myanmar
31 March 2015 Toshiba Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary, Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou)...

Norwegian hydro to power UK
30 March 2015 Hydropower generated in Norway is to power parts of the UK after the...

BHEL to work on Ramman project, India
30 March 2015 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is to set up the hydro...

US departments extend hydro partnership
26 March 2015 The US Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Department of...

Permits secured for Serbian hydro projects
25 March 2015 Reservoir Capital Corporation’s plans for the development of...

Free component testing offered for marine renewables
24 March 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in collaboration with the...

Declaration signed for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
24 March 2015 Eqypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a ‘Declaration of Principles’...

Voith to modernize equipment at Vianden pumped storage plant
24 March 2015 Voith has announced it is to modernize four motor-generators at the...

ABB wins NordLink contract
23 March 2015 ABB is to facilitate the first ever interconnection between the Norwegian...

Tidal lagoon plans get boost in DECC announcement
23 March 2015 The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has boosted plans...

Funds approved for Shuakhevi plant, Georgia
20 March 2015 A trio of banks is investing in the construction and operation of...

Opportunity offered to invest in UK hydro firm
19 March 2015 A UK hydropower company is offering investors an opportunity to...

Milestone reached at Wanapum Dam as reservoir starts to refill
18 March 2015 Grant County PUD has began to refill the reservoir behind Wanapum Dam back...

Honduran project upgrade gets IDB funds
17 March 2015 Generation infrastructure at the Cañaveral-Río Lindo hydroelectric project...

Subsea cable lifecycle study published
17 March 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and The Crown Estate have...

Kabeli-A sustainability report published
16 March 2015 The International Hydropower Association has announced that the results of...

USACE report identifies serious issues at Buckeye Lake Dam
12 March 2015 A report compiled by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has...

Power Machines to supply equipment to Chilean hydro plant
12 March 2015 Power Machines is to design, manufacture and supply equipment for the 34MW...

Antofagasta to appeal Court's ruling to demolish tailings dam
10 March 2015 Chilean mining group Antofagasta has said it will appeal a civil...

Slovakia to take over hydro plant from Enel unit, seeks compensation
10 March 2015 The Slovakian government will take over operations of the 720MW...

Entura identifies hydro opportunities in South African city
06 March 2015 Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has...

IHA launch Young Researcher Award
05 March 2015 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced details of a...

World Bank to address resettlement issues
05 March 2015 The World Bank is planning to improve the oversight and management...

Study highlights significance of hydro in Europe
04 March 2015 A study carried out on behalf of Voith Hydro has found that...

Melbourne Water seeks expressions of interest for mini hydro plants
04 March 2015 Melbourne Water in Australia is seeking expressions of interest from...

Plans for UK tidal lagoons take step forward
03 March 2015 Tidal Lagoon Power has announced it has taken a significant step in its...

Alstom to supply equipment to Karuma project, Uganda
03 March 2015 Alstom is to provide electromechanical equipment and technical services...

Joint project looks to improve marine component reliability
02 March 2015 A collaborative project has been launched to test and analyse components...

February 2015

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Statkraft takes majority stake in Chilean hydro company
26 February 2015 Statkraft has agreed to buy a majority stake in Empresa Eléctrica...

Tocardo acquires Swanturbines
26 February 2015 Tidal and free-flow water turbine producer Tocardo Tidal Turbines has...

Scottish Government announces plans for wave energy development body
25 February 2015 Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced a £14.3 million...

Data and information sharing to advance with OWA contract
25 February 2015 The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has awarded 4DM and...

Scottish hydro scheme online ahead of schedule
25 February 2015 A 465kW hydroelectric scheme part-funded by a community group in the...

Statkraft takes majority stake in Desenvix
23 February 2015 Statkraft is to become the majority owner of Brazilian hydro and...

World Bank release Alstom from debarment
23 February 2015 Alstom SA has been removed from the World Bank Group’s sanctions list...

Funds secured for Kariba Dam repairs
23 February 2015 Work is expected to begin this year to repair deformities and cracks in...

Schottel Hydro launches new turbine, introduces new MD
23 February 2015 Schottel Hydro, a subsidiary of the Schottel Group, has announced...

Melo generator 1 overhaul complete
23 February 2015 Koncar - Generators and Motors has successfully completed the overhaul...

Siemens and HR Wallingford partner for dams and flood defence solutions
12 February 2015 Siemens UK & Ireland and HR Wallingford have entered into a...

Pöyry to consult on Cambodian hydro build
12 February 2015 Pöyry is to monitor and inspect the construction of the 400MW Lower Se San...

GE, Andritz consortium to equip tidal lagoon project
10 February 2015 A consortium of GE and Andritz Hydro is to supply electromechanical...

Alstom joins with Atlantium to bring water treatment solution to hydro
09 February 2015 Alstom has joined forces with Israeli company Atlantium to expand the use...

American Governor wins pump overhaul contract on McNary Dam project
05 February 2015 American Governor Company (AGC) is to help rehabilitate the US Army Corps...

Major investment planned for Turkey’s hydro sector
05 February 2015 Around $16 billion is to be invested in the hydropower sector in Turkey...

Design flaw the cause of Mount Polley spill, says report
03 February 2015 A design flaw in the tailings dam at Imperial Metals Mount Polley...

Andritz to equip Chilean hydro plant
02 February 2015 Andritz Hydro is to supply the electro and hydromechanical equipment for...

January 2015

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Edwardian hydro scheme re-commissioned in Scotland
29 January 2015 A hydro scheme originally commissioned in 1908 has been put back...

Incentives for developers powering up existing dams in the US
26 January 2015 The US Energy Department has announced an incentive program for...

Renewables costs falling, says IRENA report
23 January 2015 The costs associated with generating power from renewable energy...

Three die in fatal incident at Vietnam hydro site
22 January 2015 Three workers have been killed and another injured after water flooded...

Irrigation sites to be transformed into small hydro in Colorado, US
21 January 2015 Irrigation systems in the US state of Colorado could soon be developed...

In-pipe hydropower switched on in US city
21 January 2015 Major water pipelines in the city of Portland, Oregon, are now...

Empresas to build Mexican storage dam
21 January 2015 Infrastructure and construction firm Empresas ICA is to build a 120m...

Lower Mattagami online ahead of schedule
20 January 2015 The largest hydroelectric project in Northern Ontario, Canada, for 50...

320 ton runner on its way to Belo Monte, Brazil
19 January 2015 Voith Hydro has announced that the largest runner it has ever produced...

Ceiling beams a factor in hydro tunnel collapse
15 January 2015 Rotten ceiling beams and persistent rain have been identified as...

Tunnelling to start at Nepal hydro scheme
15 January 2015 Tunnelling work is expected to start early this year on the 48MW Bheri...

IFC and GMR to develop Nepal hydro
14 January 2015 Hydropower development in Nepal is set to get a boost with news that IFC,...

Largest hydro plant in Cambodia starts up
13 January 2015 Cambodia’s largest hydropower plant - the 338MW Russei Chrum Krom project ...

Aquila Capital acquires small hydro assets in third Norwegian investment
13 January 2015 Alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has announced it has...

Infinis sells hydro assets in £20.5m deal
12 January 2015 Infinis Energy has agreed to sell its hydro assets in Wales, UK, in...

Norconsult to help develop hydro in Myanmar
09 January 2015 Norconsult is to provide in-house consulting work to the Ministry of...

Eaton wins contract on Vermont hydro upgrade
09 January 2015 Power management company Eaton is to update the power and control systems...

Canchayllo starts up in Peru
07 January 2015 Commercial operation has begun at the 5.3MW Canchayllo hydroelectric...

Last unit launched at Boguchanskaya plant, Russia
06 January 2015 The last 333MW hydropower unit has been placed into operation at...

Statkraft to invest in more hydro
05 January 2015 Norwegian firm Statkraft has announced it is to invest billions in...

Three Gorges breaks hydro generation record
05 January 2015 The Three Gorges hydroelectric project in China generated a record amount...

December 2014

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Alstom’s tidal stream turbine achieves first GW
19 December 2014 Alstom has reached a milestone for its 1MW tidal stream turbine installed...

Historic dam failure highlights emergency planning needs
18 December 2014 The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) in the US ...

Alstom to renovate French hydro plants
18 December 2014 EDF has awarded Alstom two contracts to renovate the speed and...

BHEL commissions Rwandan hydro plant
18 December 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced the...

IHA shortlisted for Associations Excellence Awards
18 December 2014 The International Hydropower Associations has made the shortlist in...

EDF takes majority stake in Sinop dam, Brazil
17 December 2014 EDF has acquired a 51% stake in Sinop Energy Company, the company...

Meridian Energy bins Burdekin project
17 December 2014 Meridian Energy Australia has said it will not proceed with development...

BC govt approves Site C project
17 December 2014 The British Columbia government has approved construction of BC...

Jacobs Associates and McMillen LLC merge
16 December 2014 San Francisco–based engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates...

European hydro plants can be more cost effective, says Pöyry study
15 December 2014 Approximately 30% of Europe’s hydro power plants can cut costs by five to...

Tunnel collapse at Coca Coda Sinclair kills 13
15 December 2014 A tunnel collapse at the Coca Coda Sinclair hydroelectric project...

Pilot tidal farm to be built at Alderney Race, France
11 December 2014 GDF Suez is to build a 5.6MW tidal project featuring four turbines in...

NHA and OREC form Marine Energy Council
11 December 2014 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US and the Ocean...

Flow Science in consultancy agreement with Minerva Dynamics
11 December 2014 Flow Science Inc. has signed a new consultancy agreement with...

Emerson expands cybersecurity services
11 December 2014 Emerson Process Management has announced it ahs developed a...

First-of-its-kind seismic study released by BC Hydro
09 December 2014 BC Hydro is increasing investments and safety measures following the...

Toshiba unveils merger plans
08 December 2014 Toshiba Corporations's hydropower business in the US is to become part of...

Reader survey – we need your input
08 December 2014 Would you like to help influence future content and ideas for...

Yanqi Lake complex to stage World Hydropower Congress
08 December 2014 The 2015 World Hydropower Congress is to be held at the iconic new Yanqi...

SN Power downscales Vietnam operations
04 December 2014 SN Power has closed its office in Vietnam, with company CEO Torger...

SMEC works on Isabella weir upgrade
04 December 2014 SMEC is to provide hydraulic valuation modelling for the Isabella...

DCNS and EDF Energies Nouvelles selected for French tidal project
03 December 2014 DCNS and EDF Energies Nouvelles are to work on a pilot tidal project...

Extra pumped storage planned for Wales
03 December 2014 Snowdonia Pumped Hydro, which intends to build a 600MWh pumped...

Fortum plans major increase in hydro portfolio
02 December 2014 Fortum has announced that it is planning to increase its stake in...

Hydro generation restarts at historic English site
02 December 2014 Hydropower has returned to an historic site in the English Lake...

Fatal accident at Bajo Frio project, Panama
01 December 2014 SN Power has announced that on 20 November, one person was killed and...

November 2014

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John Briscoe dies at 66
27 November 2014 John Briscoe, a leading authority on water resources and great friend to...

Bauer building new dam in Mauritius
26 November 2014 BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH has won a EUR 35 million contract to help build...

Siemens to sell tidal business
26 November 2014 Siemens has announced it is to sell Marine Current Turbines (MCT), the...

Largest hydro station operational in Tibet
24 November 2014 The 510MW Zangmu hydroelectric project on the Brahmaputra River in Tibet...

Brookfield Renewable acquires hydro assets in Brazil
24 November 2014

ABP takes stake in Norwegian hydro operator
20 November 2014 Dutch pension fund ABP has acquired a 33% stake in Norwegian plant...

Tocardo acquires IHC Tidal Energy
18 November 2014 Tocardo Tidal Turbines has announced it has acquired IHC Tidal Energy,...

Entura and HydroChina to cooperate on new projects
18 November 2014 Hydro Tasmania’s professional services business Entura and Chinese power...

Aurecon wins EPCM role on Stortemelk plant, South Africa
17 November 2014

JSW Energy buys two hydro plants from Jaiprakash Power
17 November 2014

IHA introduces Mosonyi Award 2015, calls for proposals
17 November 2014 The International Hydropower Association has launched the Mosonyi Award...

Sayano-Shushenskaya restoration complete
13 November 2014 The tenth hydropower unit has been commissioned at...

KGAL to manage development of Malaysian small hydro schemes
11 November 2014 British engineering consultancy, KGAL, is to manage the feasibility...

Call for proposals for IHA’s GHG Reservoir Screening Tool
11 November 2014 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a call...

RusHydro signs deals with Chinese firms
10 November 2014 JSC RusHydro has agreed deals with China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG)...

New hydro trial marks successful milestone for National Trust
06 November 2014 A new way to overcome the challenges of building renewables on...

EBRD funds new hydro construction in Georgia
06 November 2014 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is helping...

Andritz to supply turbines to MeyGen
06 November 2014 MeyGen Ltd has contracted Andritz Hydro Hammerfest to supply three...

OpenHydro and Emera launch new tidal business
05 November 2014 DCNS company OpenHydro and its Canadian partner Emera Inc. have...

SMEC and EGC to monitor and evaluate Tarbela 4 extension
03 November 2014 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has engaged...

EBRD invests in Albanian hydro upgrade
03 November 2014 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is...

October 2014

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BHEL wins contract on 444MW hydro project
31 October 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a contract to deliver...

Marine energy R&D centre of excellence set for Chile
30 October 2014 DCNS and Enel Green Power (EGP) are to set up a new research and...

IFC helping Laos hydro generator to operate sustainably
30 October 2014 The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) is...

RusHydro and Siemens to cooperate in hydro
27 October 2014 RusHydro has announced it has signed a three-year deal with Siemens...

Study says 25% of California’s dams may need more flow to protect fish
23 October 2014 A screening tool developed by scientists at the University of...

New Leadership at Voith’s York, PA Facility
22 October 2014 Voith has announced that Bob Gallo is to succeed Kevin Frank as President...

Hydro Tech commissions first PTFE thrust bearing at North American project
22 October 2014 Hydro Tech Inc has successfully commissioned the first operational...

NYPA awards safety and assessment contracts
21 October 2014 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded two contracts with a...

Turbines ready for use after extensive tests
21 October 2014 Schottel has announced that its hydrokinetic turbines are ready for use...

Green paper identifies new dam sites in Australia
20 October 2014 New sites for water infrastructure projects, including dams, have...

New investment for tidal lagoon project
20 October 2014 The proposed 320MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales, UK, is set...

Sounda project feasibility assessed
16 October 2014 World Bank Group member IFC is to study the feasibility of the Sounda...

Turbine tests show Center Hill rehab is on track
15 October 2014 Successful laboratory tests on a small scale turbine model have shown...

Site C gets environmental approval
15 October 2014 BC Hydro’s Site C hydroelectric project has taken a major step forward...

IFC supports hydro supply in Indonesia
14 October 2014 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is supporting the long tern...

Paravani project inaugurated in Georgia
13 October 2014 The 85MW Paravani hydroelectric project in Georgia’s Samstkhle...

Power Machines install generator rotor on last Sayano-Shushenskaya unit
10 October 2014 Power Machines has announced it has completed the installation of...

Minesto wins WWL Orcelle Award 2014
10 October 2014 Nordic marine energy company Minesto, founder of Deep Green Technology,...

Fish passage improvements needed at USACE dam, says NOAA
08 October 2014 The US Army Corps of Engineers needs to build new fish passage facilities...

Contract awarded for California dam gates repair
07 October 2014 Alltech Engineering Corp has won a contract valued at over $11 million...

Switchgear replaced at BC Hydro’s Mica station
07 October 2014 BC Hydro has completed a project to install new 500kV switchgear equipment...

PPL Montana gets final OK for hydro sale
06 October 2014 PPL Montana's agreement to sell its hydroelectric facilities to...

Alstom offers larger tidal turbine
01 October 2014 Building on its experience with its 1MW turbine, Alstom is now offering...

Black & Veatch opens hydro centre in Singapore
01 October 2014 Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch has opened a...

Innergex gets funding for hydro construction
01 October 2014 Funding totalling $92.9 million has been approved for construction of...

September 2014

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SN Power takes shares in Laos project
30 September 2014 SN Power AS has announced it has taken over Statkraft’s 20% shareholding...

Voith to equip Keeyask station, Canada
30 September 2014 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has awarded Voith a contract to equip...

Barrages get funds for upgrade in Pakistan
29 September 2014 Two key barrages in Pakistan’s Punjab region are to be upgraded after...

Two more units launched at Boguchanskaya plant, Russia
29 September 2014 The seventh and eighth 333MW hydropower units have been placed into...

JPVL finds new buyer for hydro plants
26 September 2014 Jaiprakash Power Venture's (JPVL) has agreed to sell power assets in India...

Reliance pulls out of deal to buy JPVL's hydro assets
25 September 2014 Indian firm Reliance Power has pulled out of plans to buy Jaiprakash...

Welsh pumped storage scheme gets funding boost
24 September 2014 Plans for a new pumped storage scheme in Llanberis, Wales, have taken a...

Tidal companies to collaborate in EU funded project
24 September 2014 Marine energy companies Minesto and Atlantis Resources Ltd are to...

NIB funds hydro upgrades in Norway
24 September 2014 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to lend EUR 42.4 million...

RusHydro completes stabilization of Zagorskaya
23 September 2014 RusHydro has announced it has successfully completed the stabilization of...

Milestone achieved at Song Bung 4 project, Vietnam
23 September 2014 River diversion has been closed and the reservoir is starting to impound...

Contract awarded for Indonesian hydro plant
23 September 2014 Voith Fuji Hydro, a joint venture company of Voith Hydro and Fuji...

Indian firm to build largest hydro plant in Nepal
22 September 2014 Nepal’s government has awarded Indian infrastructure group GMR the...

Ethiopia’s Gibe III dam 87% complete
22 September 2014 Ethiopia Electric Power has announced that 87% of the Gibe III hydropower...

Voith to supply pumped storage expansion project in Thailand
19 September 2014 Voith is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for a...

GDF Suez acquires Lahmeyer
18 September 2014 GDF Suez has announced it has acquired German firm Lahmeyer from...

Power purchase deal struck for MeyGen tidal project
17 September 2014 Independent energy firm SmartestEnergy has agreed a multi-million pound...

Voith to rehab turbines at Priest Rapids Dam, US
17 September 2014 Voith Hydro has announced it is to rehabilitate and upgrade the ten...

Alstom to supply turbine to Vietnamese project
17 September 2014 Alstom is to supply a 75MW Francis turbine to the Thac Mo hydropower...

Funding approved for small hydro in Colombia
15 September 2014 The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) is to lend up to...

Fortis shelves plans for Similkameen River hydro project
15 September 2014 Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has announced it will not presently...

Crews begin installing anchor tendons at Wanapum Dam, US
12 September 2014 The first of 35 steel anchor tendons has been installed on the Wanapum...

TVA to carry out seismic study at dam
11 September 2014 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is to conduct detailed analysis...

MWH to work on hydro schemes in Pakistan
11 September 2014 MWH Global has announced it has won contracts valued at $367.9 million...

Work starts on triple hydro project in Scotland
09 September 2014 Construction work has started on a project that will see development of...

More hydro for Angola
09 September 2014 Five more hydroelectric projects may be built on the mid Kwanza River...

Voith to equip Los Cóndores plant, Chile
08 September 2014 Endesa Chile has awarded Voith a contract to equip the 150MW Los...

Alstom wins refurbishment contract at Norwegian hydro plant
05 September 2014 Norway’s Energiselskapet Buskerud (EB) has awarded Alstom a €4...

Regulator approves PPL Montana’s plans to sell hydro facilities
05 September 2014 Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) has given the go ahead for...

Reconstruction work to start on Nigerian hydro plants
04 September 2014 Reconstruction work is set to start on two large hydropower schemes with...

Alstom T&D India wins contract at hydro project in Bhutan
04 September 2014 Alstom T&D India is to supply power transformers (4x180MW) for the...

SEP launches infrastructure fund
03 September 2014 Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has raised £135 million for a...

Milestone reached at Xayaburi with first major gate installation
02 September 2014 After a lengthy process of preparation, the first significant hydraulic...

30 dams make shortlist in Australia
02 September 2014 Thirty potential dam projects have been shortlisted for possible...

Xylem to aid fish passage at Xayaburi project, Lao PDR
01 September 2014 Water technology company Xylem Inc has won a US$19.6 million contract...

Iberdrola overhauls small hydro plants
01 September 2014 Iberdrola has announced it has modernised and upgraded almost half of...

August 2014

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World Bank reviews Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
29 August 2014 The World Bank has published a review of the Hydropower...

World’s longest power transmission link commissioned
28 August 2014 Power and automation technology group ABB has announced it has...

SMEC to upgrade Australian dam spillway to reduce flooding
28 August 2014 SMEC has announced it is to upgrade the Isabella Weir Spillway and...

Further studies agreed for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
28 August 2014 Ethiopia, Eqypt and Sudan have agreed to set up a committee to carry...

Power Machines to increase capacity of Kazakhstan hydro project
27 August 2014 Power Machines OJSC has won a contract to manufacture and supply a...

ADB approves funds for hydro in Lao PDR
26 August 2014 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed US$217 million in funding for...

Tshediso Matona appointed Chief Executive of Eskom
26 August 2014 Mr Tshediso Matona, current Department of Public...

Voith to modernise generator at German pumped storage plant
20 August 2014 E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH has awarded Voith a contract to modernise one of...

Hydro sector in Lao PDR gets World Bank funding
20 August 2014 The hydropower and mining sectors in Lao PDR are to get a boost...

ABB to connect MeyGen tidal stream project to the grid
19 August 2014 ABB is to provide the onshore grid connection for Phase I of the MeyGen...

Atkins named client’s engineer on Swansea Bay project
19 August 2014 Atkins has been appointed as client’s engineer on the 320MW Swansea Bay...

Gilkes hosting site open day
19 August 2014 Gilkes are offering a chance to visit the 100kW Glen Tarken...

Kurdish forces launch operation to retake Mosul Dam
18 August 2014 An operation to retake Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic State (IS)...

EIB funds earmarked for hydro refurb in Poland
15 August 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending up to EUR 71 million to...

Voith wins new orders for Himalayan hydro plants
14 August 2014 Voith is to supply equipment to two hydropower plants in the Himalyas...

Work starts on new Scottish hydro scheme
14 August 2014 Construction work has begun on a new 750kw hydro scheme at Allt Choire...

Fish ladder opens rearing habitat beyond Skaha Lake Dam
14 August 2014 A new fish ladder has opened a long-blocked fishway at Skaha Lake Dam...

Indian PM dedicates new hydro projects
14 August 2014 India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has officially dedicated two...

SNAP hydro facility takes step forward
11 August 2014 SN Aboitiz Power Group can now start work on a planned 350MW...

Red Rock construction set to start
11 August 2014 Construction of the $379 million Red Rock hydroelectric project (RRHP) in...

Royal HaskoningDHV gives Ingula progress update
08 August 2014 Progress has been made on both underground and above ground facilities at...

Breach stabilized at Mount Polley tailings dam, Canada
07 August 2014 Imperial Metals Corporation has announced that a tailings dam breach...

FloWave facility opened in Scotland
07 August 2014 A new £10.5 million marine energy testing facility has been officially...

BHEL commissions fifth unit at Rampur project
05 August 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a...

New MD for Black & Veatch’s European water business
05 August 2014 Scott Aitken has been appointed Managing Director of Black & Veatch’s...

Eagle Mountain pumped storage project gets FERC licence
01 August 2014 The planned 1300MW Eagle Mountain pumped storage project in California,...

Funding complete for Canadian small hydro scheme
01 August 2014 The National Bank of Canada has provided funding of approximately $77...

July 2014

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Hydropower returns to historic UK estate
31 July 2014 The world’s first house to be lit by hydroelectricity is once again...

TBM breaks through at Turkish hydro project
31 July 2014 A Robbins Double Shield TBM has achieved breakthrough at Turkey’s...

Pöyry to study Turkish hydropower schemes
30 July 2014 Pöyry is to study the feasibility of four new hydroelectric plants in...

SMUD gets new FERC licence for hydro project
29 July 2014 The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the US has received a...

ATS awarded US$1 million DOE grant
28 July 2014 Amjet Turbine Systems, LLC (ATS) has been awarded a $1 million grant from...

Reliance Power to buy Jaiprakash Power’s hydro portfolio
28 July 2014 Indian firm Reliance Power has agreed to buy Jaiprakash Power...

Construction starts on John Hart project, Canada
25 July 2014 Work on a $1B project to replace the John Hart generating station in...

Taqa pulls out of deal to buy Indian hydro plants
24 July 2014 The United Arab Emirates-based Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (Taqa)...

IFC and Australian Govt in hydro boost for Lao PDR
23 July 2014 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Australian government...

IHA launches new look website
23 July 2014 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has this week launched...

Hochtief to build Austrian hydro tunnel
22 July 2014 Hochtief has won a EUR 132 million contract to build a 22.6km long tunnel...

Green Highland Renewable buys second hydro site from SSE
22 July 2014 Green Highland Renewables has announced it has acquired the site for a...

Armstrong invests in Indonesian hydro market
22 July 2014 Armstrong Asset Management is to help fund the construction of...

Hydro powering Blenheim Palace estate
21 July 2014 A new small hydropower scheme is in operation at the Blenheim Palace...

Royal HaskoningDHV developing mini hydro in Indonesia
18 July 2014 Royal HaskoningDHV is developing four mini hydropower plants along the...

San Vicente Dam raise complete
18 July 2014 A project to raise the height of the San Vicente Dam, more than...

AECOM to acquire URS Corp
16 July 2014 AECOM has announced it is to acquire URS Corporation in a deal valued...

Chile’s HidroAysen needs reformulating, says Enel CEO
16 July 2014 Plans for the 2750MW HidroAysen project in Chile’s Patagonia region need...

Hydro development limited by economics, not resources, says EIA
15 July 2014 Economic factors are limiting the development of hydropower in the US,...

ABB wins $400 million order for Maritime Link power project, Canada
15 July 2014 Power and automation technology group ABB is to supply a high-voltage...

Genesis Energy awards major contract to AECOM
14 July 2014 New Zealand’s Genesis Energy Limited (GNE) has signed an...

APG and Aquila Capital team up for European hydro investment
14 July 2014 Dutch pension fund asset manager APG Asset Management and...

Trans-Asia to develop 320MW of hydro in the Philippines
11 July 2014 Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation has won contracts...

Marubeni building small hydro in Fukushima, Japan
10 July 2014 Marubeni Corporation, in conjunction with subsidiary company Mibugawa...

EIB funds new pumped storage in Austria
10 July 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a EUR280 million...

KIUC looking at new pumped storage, plans to buy more hydro
09 July 2014 Hawaiian firm Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has announced it...

Crown Estate approves seabed rights for new wave and tidal current projects
08 July 2014 The Crown Estate, manager of the UK’s seabed, has agreed rights for six...

MHI sets target to increase female management
08 July 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) has announced it has set a target...

Trevali sells Peru hydro asset
07 July 2014 Trevali Mining Corporation has sold its wholly-owned Tingo...

Firms plan new small hydro for the Philippines
07 July 2014 The National Development Co of the Philippines and PNOC Renewables Corp...

India helps fund Congo hydro project
07 July 2014 The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has approved US$82 million...

Uri-II project inaugurated in India
04 July 2014 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially inaugurated the...

China Hydroelectric Corp’s shareholders approve merger plans
04 July 2014 Shareholders of China Hydroelectric Corporation (CHC) have approved a...

UK co-operative seeking investment for hydro, solar schemes
03 July 2014 The Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC), an Industrial &...

Schottel company unveils Bay of Fundy plans
03 July 2014 Black Rock Tidal Power Inc (BRTP), the Canadian subsidiary of German...

Small hydro included in First Nations, CEBC agreement
03 July 2014 BC First Nations and the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) are to...

New hydro planned for Mozambique
02 July 2014 The Government of Mozambique has unveiled plans for two new...

Job cuts at Hydro Tasmania
01 July 2014 Hydro Tasmania has announced it is cutting its workforce by nine percent...

June 2014

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5.85GW Nuozhadu project fully operational in China
30 June 2014 The 5.85GW Nuozhadu hydroelectric project on China’s Mekong River has...

Statkraft to sell Finnish hydro plants
30 June 2014 Statkraft has agreed to sell its stake in four hydropower plants in...

Nautricity partners Fundy Tidal for Canadian tidal project
30 June 2014 Scottish renewable energy company Nautricity is joining forces with...

Pakistan breaks ground on 4230MW Dasu project
27 June 2014 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this week performed...

Take the next step on your career ladder via our LinkedIn group
27 June 2014 Are you looking to move up in your career, or want to take on a new...

Work continuing on Wanapum Dam spillway
26 June 2014 Grant County PUD has said work is continuing around the clock on the...

STE Energy wins industry award in Chile
26 June 2014 STE Energy, part of the Sorgent.e Group, has been named best...

AfDB approves funding for Burundi hydro plants
25 June 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved finance totalling US$22m...

Alstom Board says yes to GE offer
25 June 2014 The Board of Directors of Alstom has unanimously voted to accept...

NIB funds project to increase electricity distribution capacity in Norway
24 June 2014 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to lend EUR34 million...

Private partners sought for new hydro in the Philippines
24 June 2014 Philippines National Oil Co-Renewables (PNOC-RC) is looking for partners...

Minesto and Florida Atlantic University to study feasibility of ocean current power
23 June 2014 Swedish marine energy technology company Minesto has signed a Memorandum...

Water-Energy Nexus Report released by US DOE
20 June 2014 A new report released by the US Department of Energy (DOE) details...

RusHydro’s small hydro projects selected at RES auction
19 June 2014 Three small hydropower plants to be developed by RusHydro in the...

SN Power restructure complete
18 June 2014 Statkraft and Norfund have completed the restructuring of SN Power with...

Agreement signed for new hydro in Chile
18 June 2014 Los Andes Copper has announced details of a recent agreement that will...

ADB loan to help develop hydro in the Solomon Islands
17 June 2014 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a finance package totalling...

MHI, Siemens make offer for Alstom
17 June 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Siemens have submitted a joint...

Voith ships equipment to Smithland project, Kentucky
17 June 2014 Voith Hydro has announced it has shipped three stators and three...

MWH to provide engineering services for Red Rock Dam project
17 June 2014 MWH Global has been awarded an $11.2 million contract by Missouri...

New dam planned for New South Wales
16 June 2014 The New South Wales Government has announced plans to fund the first new...

BHEL commissions new unit at Rampur project, India
16 June 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a new...

Plans approved to raise Sardar Sarovar dam, India
13 June 2014 India’s Government has given the greenlight for a project to raise the...

Finance deal could encourage hydro development in Pennsylvania, US
13 June 2014 The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) is to offer an...

MHI and Siemens join forces to consider Alstom bid
12 June 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has joined forces with Siemens AG...

World Bank approves funds for major project in Pakistan
12 June 2014 The International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s...

Terratec TBM for Laos hydro project
12 June 2014 A machine from Australian TBM developer Terratec is to be used to...

Caverion to help increase capacity of Finnish hydro plant
12 June 2014 Caverion is to provide services for a project that will see...

Hydro power's UK city centre development
11 June 2014 Freeman's Reach in Durham City is on course to become the UK¹s first...

OpenHydro to supply pilot tidal farm in Brittany, France
11 June 2014 DCNS company OpenHydro is to supply two new turbines for a pilot tidal...

Hatch wins award for Keeyask station planning studies
11 June 2014 The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies–Manitoba (ACEC-MB)...

CFE and Iberdrola to collaborate in energy sector
11 June 2014 Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Iberdrola have agreed...

Environmental permits cancelled for HidroAysen project, Chile
10 June 2014 A ministerial committee in Chile has cancelled environmental permits for...

BOEM issues first lease for marine hydrokinetic technology testing
10 June 2014 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a lease...

BC Hydro appoints new President and CEO
09 June 2014 BC Hydro has announced that Jessica McDonald has been appointed as...

Wave power put to the test at Edinburgh University
09 June 2014 The University of Edinburgh in Scotland has announced it has inaugurated...

World Bank supports hydro and mining sectors in Lao PDR
06 June 2014 The hydropower and mining sectors in Lao PDR are to benefit from...

Boralex completes 22MW project in Canada
05 June 2014 Boralex has expanded its hydroelectric footprint in British Columbia,...

Perpetuwave wins European grant
05 June 2014 Australian wave energy developer Perpetuwave Power's recently established...

Industry calls for more pumped storage in the UK
04 June 2014 Trade association Scottish Renewables has led calls for the UK and...

Alstom to upgrade generators for Harjavalta plant, Finland
04 June 2014 Alstom has won a contract valued at over €10 million from Länsi-Suomen...

John Holland wins Chaffey Dam contract
03 June 2014 Work on the $50 million expansion of Chaffey Dam in Tamworth, New...

NYPA awards contracts for transmission facilities upgrades
03 June 2014 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded three contracts valued at...

Bosnian utility to build 13MW hydro plant
03 June 2014 Power utility EPBiH has been granted a 30-year concession to build...

Korean firms team-up for overseas hydro
03 June 2014 Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO), Daelim, and Lotte Engineering &...

Axpo to study 4.6MW Swiss hydro project
02 June 2014 Axpo has been named as part of a consortium that will carry out...

May 2014

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Alstom to modernise Swiss power plants
30 May 2014 Alstom is to upgrade and replace equipment at two power plants in...

Leyshon Resources completes pumped storage study
29 May 2014 A pumped storage project with capacity between 20-40MW could be developed...

New unit launched at Sayano-Shushenskaya, Russia
29 May 2014 Another 640MW unit has been successfully commissioned at...

Small hydro scheme commissioned in Scotland
28 May 2014 RWE Innogy has officially inaugurated its 4MW Maldie hydroelectric...

Uri II project successfully commissioned in India
27 May 2014 All four units at NHPC’s Uri II (4x60 MW) hydropower project in Jammu...

SediCon sluicers to be used on Coca Codo Sinclair project, Ecuador
27 May 2014 Sedicon is to supply the sediment removal equipment for the desanders at...

Alstom inaugurates first hydro global technology center in Latin America
23 May 2014 Alstom has officially inaugurated its first hydropower global...

Nautricity gets green light for Mull of Kintyre tidal scheme
23 May 2014 Renewable energy firm Nautricity has been given the go-ahead to develop a...

RusHydro and PowerChina in small hydro agreement
22 May 2014 JSC RusHydro has signed a deal with PowerChina that could lead to...

Tidal project switched on in Scotland, more investment approved
22 May 2014 Scotland's energy minister Fergus Ewing has revealed that the world's...

New hydro planned for the Philippines
21 May 2014 Four new hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 1212MW could be...

Aggreko powers up at Peru hydro site
20 May 2014 Aggreko has been contracted to provide guaranteed continuous power to...

Loan to help expand transmission systems in Ecuador
20 May 2014 Ecuador will build and expand six new electrical transmission...

World Bank approves $85M for Kabeli-A hydroelectric project
19 May 2014 The World Bank Group has approved $84.6M in financing for the 37.6MW...

Hydro scheme helps UK garden 'go green'
19 May 2014 A new 11kW hydroelectric scheme has been launched at Dawyck Botanic Garden...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXIV, Issue 2
19 May 2014 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXIV, Issue 2) has...

Construction work starts on Kames hydro project, Scotland
16 May 2014 Construction of a new 0.9MW hydroelectric project has begun on the east...

Brookfield Renewable takes 100% stake in Safe Harbor
16 May 2014 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, together with its...

Alstom to equip Tysso II plant, Norway
16 May 2014 Statkraft has awarded Alstom a contract to supply new control systems...

World Bank funds power supply project in Georgia
15 May 2014 Financing of US$60 million has been approved by the World Bank’s board...

Badger hydro plant dedicated in the US
15 May 2014 Kaukauna Utilities 7MW Badger Hydro Plant has been formally dedicated in...

Math error may be to blame for Wanapum Dam fracture
14 May 2014 Grant County PUD has said that a mathematical error during...

Minnesota's largest hydro plant expected back online this summer
14 May 2014 Minnesota Power has announced that its Thomson hydroelectric station...

Enerjisa adds 600MW of hydro in 2013
14 May 2014 Enerjisa has announced that it put seven hydroelectric power plants with...

Yukon Govt takes first step in hydro plan
13 May 2014 The Yukon Government has taken the first step in a...

UN team says tailings dam a threat in Solomon Islands
13 May 2014 A United Nations assessment team has said that work to lower the water...

Winternitz joins GEI Consultants
13 May 2014 GEI Consultants has announced that Leo H Winternitz has joined the firm...

Nautricity deploys tidal energy device
12 May 2014 UK-based tidal energy technology developer Nautricity has announced it...

BC Hydro's Site C dam is cost effective, says report
12 May 2014 BC Hydro's plans for the Site C Clean Energy Project is the 'least...

Pacific Hydro appoints new CEO
12 May 2014 The Board of energy company Pacific Hydro has appointed Michael Fuge as...

Refurb complete at Navizence hydropower station
09 May 2014 Alpiq has announced the completion of a four-year rehabilitation project...

ABB to supply GCBs and transformers for Swiss pumped-storage plant
09 May 2014 ABB has announced that it will equip the 900MW Nant de Drance...

Alstom credits hydro for renewable success
08 May 2014 French engineering giant Alstom has credited the strong...

Voith awarded service contract for Kettle station, Canada
08 May 2014 Voith has won a services contract for the extensive modernization of...

Magnus Hall named new President and CEO of Vattenfall
08 May 2014 Vattenfall's Board of Directors has appointed Magnus Hall as the...

GEI to work on Iowa Hill pumped storage project
07 May 2014 GEI Consultants, Inc has announced it is providing certain Owner's...

Good Energy invests in Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
07 May 2014 UK electricity supplier Good Energy has agreed to purchase...

Fatal accident at Albanian hydro development
06 May 2014 Three workers have been killed in an accident at the site of the...

Atlantis Resources in tidal project deal with RusHydro
06 May 2014 Atlantis Resources has signed a deal with RusHydro's 100%-owned...

Six companies win NHA water stewardship awards
02 May 2014 The National Hydropower Association in the US has recognized six...

NHC and LaSalle Consulting to merge
02 May 2014 Northwest Hydraulic Consultants has announced a merger with...

Alstom considering acquisition bid from GE
01 May 2014 Alstom's Board of Directors has confirmed that it has received a...

Tidal lagoon technology embraced by RenewableUK
01 May 2014 RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind and marine...

Northwestern Energy's hydro acquisition plans take step forward
01 May 2014 The Federal Trade Commission in the US has approved Northwestern...

April 2014

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Hydro projects partly to blame for floods in India, says govt report
30 April 2014 Hydropower plants in northern India contributed to the devastating...

Hydro Tasmania starts cloud seeding program
30 April 2014 Hydro Tasmania is to begin its 2014 cloud seeding season tomorrow in a bid...

US has potential for 65GW of new hydro capacity
30 April 2014 A new report from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimates that there...

Wanapum dam repairs estimated at $61 million
29 April 2014 Costs to repair the fracture found at Wanapum dam spillway in Washington,...

Forrest Kerr project nears completion
29 April 2014 Energy infrastructure firm AltaGas Ltd has announced the start of...

India and Bhutan agree to new hydro development
28 April 2014 India and Bhutan have signed an agreement that will see the countries...

AP&T files permit for 25MW hydro project
28 April 2014 Alaska Power & Telephone (AP&T) has applied to the Federal Energy...

Alterra and Fiera Axium partner for hydro project
25 April 2014 Alterra Power Corp and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc have partnered...

World Bank to finance hydro development in Burundi
24 April 2014 The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of...

Hydro scheme switched on in Snowdonia
24 April 2014 A new hydro scheme began operating in Snowdonia, Wales, this week, helping...

SNAP's Ambuklao hydro plant passes environment audit
23 April 2014 SN Aboitiz Power's (SNAP) 105MW Ambuklao Hydroelectric plant in...

New control system operational at Grand Coulee dam
23 April 2014 A new power control system at North America's largest power plant - the...

'No dam' design for US utility's hydropower project
22 April 2014 Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1 in the US says it...

IDB approves loan for rural electrification program in Panama
22 April 2014 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan...

Early results show fish ladder modifications effective at Wanapum dam
17 April 2014 Initial results reveal that modifications to Wanapum and Rock Island...

Contract awarded for Alto Maipo project, Chile
17 April 2014 Multiconsult, in cooperation with Skava of Chile and Amberg of...

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to generate electricity by 2015
16 April 2014 The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will start generating...

Alstom to launch Hydro Service training Center at Taubaté Unit, Brazil
16 April 2014 Alstom has announced plans to launch its first hydro service training...

NYPA kicks off relicensing process for Blenheim-Gilboa project
15 April 2014 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has taken the first official step...

Apple buys small hydro facility
15 April 2014 Apple has acquired a small hydro facility from EBD Hydro to help power...

Bhutan learning from Tasmanian hydropower expertise
15 April 2014 Tasmanian expertise is helping grow hydropower development in Bhutan.

Satellite data to pinpoint micro hydro sites
14 April 2014 The University of Leicester is to work with British firm High...

Koontz Electric to replace switchgear at Hungry Horse dam, US
14 April 2014 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Koontz Electric Company, Inc....

EIB to fund hydro plant in Bosnia
14 April 2014 The European Investment Bank has approved a EUR37.5 million loan to...

JV to develop major European tidal array
14 April 2014 Tidal technology company OpenHydro, a DCNS company, and Alderney...

Alstom receives award for work on Xiangjiaba project, China
11 April 2014 Alstom has been given an Excellent Supplier award by the China Three...

Research network created for marine energy
11 April 2014 West Normandy Marine Energy (WNME) and the Regional Mission for...

USACE raising Dahla Dam, Afghanistan
11 April 2014 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is entering phase one of a...

Water pressure a factor in Wanapum dam fracture
10 April 2014 Tension from water pressure was a factor in creating the fracture...

Brookfield Renewable acquires stake in US project
10 April 2014 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners and its institutional partners...

NYPA awards contracts for hydro work
09 April 2014 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded contracts with a total...

AVT monitoring crack and joint movement at Guernsey reservoir
09 April 2014 Structural monitoring solutions from asset integrity specialist AV...

Turning Point Generation planning new pumped storage in Canada
08 April 2014 Canadian firm Turning Point Generation (TPG) has announced it is moving...

Red Rock hydro project to go ahead, Ames selected as contractor
07 April 2014 The Boards of Directors of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and...

Senate Finance committee approves extension of tax credits for hydropower
07 April 2014 The US Senate Finance Committee has approved a bill that includes a...

New dams proposed for Queensland
04 April 2014 Up to eight new dams could be built in the Australian state of...

Ingeteam launches new subsidiary in Australia
04 April 2014 Electrical engineering firm Ingeteam has announced it has opened a...

France funding hydro in Pakistan
03 April 2014 The French Development Agency (AFD) has agreed to provide EUR 61 million...

Narec and ORE Catapult to merge
03 April 2014 The UK National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) and Offshore Renewable...

Four killed in explosion at Ecuador hydro plant
03 April 2014 Four people working on the 487MW Sopladora hydroelectric project in...

Drilling work continues at Wanapum Dam
02 April 2014 A drilling team has completed six investigative holes into the Wanapum...

Carnegie secures final berth at Wave Hub
01 April 2014 Carnegie Wave Energy has secured the final berth at Wave Hub, the...

March 2014

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Construction starts at 102MW Apiacás complex, Brazil
31 March 2014 Enel Green Power has begun construction works at the 102MW...

Innergex hydro changes approved
31 March 2014 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc has reached an agreement with BC Hydro...

OpenHydro to work on tidal energy project in Bay of Fundy
31 March 2014 Tidal technology company OpenHydro has announced it is to deploy a fully...

BHEL wins contract on 120MW Vyasi project, India
31 March 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been contracted by...

Construction starts at Allt Gharagain hydro project, Scotland
28 March 2014 Green Highland Renewables has announced the start of construction on a...

Hydro Tasmania looking for hydro families
27 March 2014 Hydro Tasmania is seeking help as part of a project to celebrate...

Maggotty plant commissioned in Jamaica
27 March 2014 Jamaica Public Services (JPS) 7.2MW Maggotty hydroelectric project has...

Studies to investigate feasibility of hydro in Guyana
27 March 2014 Guyana and Brazil have agreed to jointly study the hydropower potential...

Bechtel-led team to build Keeyask hydroelectric station, Canada
26 March 2014 BBE Hydro Constructors Limited partnership, a venture led by Bechtel...

Small hydro project to power Canadian city
25 March 2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro and the City of Nanaimo have signed an agreement...

RusHydro to design major new hydro project in India
25 March 2014 RusHydro International AG, a subsidiary of JSC RusHydro, has won a...

Meridian Energy withdraws Amuri hydro proposal
24 March 2014 New Zealand utility Meridian Energy has confirmed it is withdrawing...

CEFC supports CETO wave energy technology
24 March 2014 In its first wave energy investment, the Clean Energy Finance...

World Water Day 2014
21 March 2014 The hydropower industry has once again been urged to support World Water...

Vacancies for dams & hydropower professionals
21 March 2014 Ewi, an international recruitment consultancy focused in the construction...

World Bank approves grant for Inga 3
20 March 2014 The World Bank has today approved a US$73.1M grant for development of...

Andritz to equip Lysebotn II project, Norway
20 March 2014 Andritz Hydro has won a EUR 40 million order from utility company...

UNIDO supports small hydro development in Nigeria
20 March 2014 A new 400kW small hydro scheme has been successfully commissioned...

RusHydro consolidates hydro engineering operations
19 March 2014 JSC RusHydro has announced it is to consolidate its hydro...

Alstom wins contract on Obervermuntwerk II hydro project, Austria
18 March 2014 Vorarlberger Illwerke AG has awarded Alstom a contract to supply...

$100M launch for African Renewable Energy Fund
18 March 2014 US$100M of funding has been committed to support small to...

Investigations underway at Wanapum Dam
17 March 2014 Investigative drilling is currently underway in a bid to discover the...

EIB funds to be invested in Italian hydropower
17 March 2014 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend €115 million...

North American utilities in power sale MOU
14 March 2014 Manitoba Hydro and Great River Energy have signed a Memorandum...

Bids evaluated for Kotli project, Pakistan
14 March 2014 Three proposals to develop the 100MW Kotli hydropower project on the...

Hydro Ottawa to expand Chaudière Falls
13 March 2014 Hydro Ottawa has been awarded a 40-year contract to expand Chaudière...

Study suggests large dams are not economically viable
12 March 2014 A new study by the University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government...

Voith to upgrade Zvornik hydro project, Serbia
12 March 2014 Output at the Zvornik power plant on the Drina river in Serbia is to...

Buttress wall construction complete at Hume Dam, Australia
12 March 2014 The second stage of a three part project to improve the capacity of Hume...

Refurbishment underway at SCE's Kern River 3 plant
11 March 2014 A year-long renovation project is now underway at Southern...

MOU signed for Divune hydro project, Papua New Guinea
11 March 2014 Construction work is expected to begin later this year on the 3MW...

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project takes step forward
10 March 2014 Plans to develop a 320MW tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea Bay have taken a...

Budarhals plant inaugurated in Iceland
10 March 2014 The 95MW Budarhals hydroelectric project has been successfully...

Emergency classification downgraded at Wanapum Dam
07 March 2014 Grant PUD in Washington, US, has lowered its Emergency Action...

World Bank resumes Inga 3 discussion
06 March 2014 The World Bank has confirmed that its Executive Board will meet this month...

Wanapum Dam stabilizing says Grant County PUD
05 March 2014 Engineering surveys carried out at the Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River...

Hydro Tasmania manager appointed to IHA Board
05 March 2014 Andrew Scanlon, a senior manager with Hydro Tasmania, has been appointed...

BHEL wins contract on Shahpurkandi project
04 March 2014 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been awarded a Rs.3210...

Drawdown as crack discovered in Wanapum dam, US
04 March 2014 The water level is being lowered at Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River in...

Indian hydro plants acquired by Taqa-led consortium
04 March 2014 A consortium led by Abu Dhabi based Taqa has agreed to acquire the...

Major work to go ahead at John Hart as contract signed
03 March 2014 A major milestone has been reached for redevelopment of the John...

February 2014

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USACE completes Portugues Dam
27 February 2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on the $386...

ORENCO to equip micro-hydro project in California
27 February 2014 ORENCO Hydropower has been given the go-ahead to fabricate a 320...

Andritz to supply equipment for Lauca hydropower project, Angola
26 February 2014 Andritz Hydro has announced it will supply electromechanical equipment...

Innergex starts operation of 17.5MW hydro project in Canada
25 February 2014 Innergex Renewable Energy has started commercial operation of its...

Fortum to test wave power in UK
25 February 2014 Finnish utility Fortum has signed a leasing agreement with the UK-based...

Alstom to equip Shuakhevi hydro project, Georgia
24 February 2014 A consortium led by Alstom has won a €30 million contract to supply...

Gilkes to start work on hydro project in the Lake District
24 February 2014 Gilkes is due to begin work to replace a 90-year-old hydroelectric plant...

China's Huaneng takes majority stake in Se San River II hydro project, Cambodia
24 February 2014 China Huaneng Group has successfully completed the acquisition of a...

Atlantis Resources secures EC funding
21 February 2014 Atlantis Resources has secured grant funding totaling €7.7 million from...

Milford project certified as low impact
20 February 2014 The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has certified Black Bear...

Voith wins €200 million contract in Pakistan
20 February 2014 Voith is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the...

Working group discusses hydro in Lao PDR
19 February 2014 Hydro and construction companies have met in Lao PDR in a bid to...

Safety modifications delayed at Nelson Dike, US
19 February 2014 The start of safety modification work at the Nelson Reservoir Dikes...

Saudi Arabia agrees further funds for Golen Gol project, Pakistan
19 February 2014 Saudi Arabia has agreed to lend an extra US$57.8M to help build the...

EIB approves loan for hydro construction in Pakistan
18 February 2014 Construction of the 128MW Keyal Khwar hydropower project in Pakistan...

ABB to upgrade transmission system in Quebec, Canada
18 February 2014 ABB is to upgrade vital components of an ultra-high voltage...

Gilkes Energy launches new hydro project
17 February 2014 Construction is due to start shortly on a new 1.7MW hydroelectric project...

FirstEnergy completes hydro sale
17 February 2014 FirstEnergy Corp has sold 11 hydroelectric stations, including the...

Funds approved for Burrendong Dam upgrade
14 February 2014 Around A$12.4 million is to be spent on upgrading works at the Burrendong...

New orders for Voith in Austria
13 February 2014 Voith Hydro is to equip two new pumped storage plants in Austria in...

Tender launched for small hydro plants in Macedonia
13 February 2014 Up to 80 new small hydro plants could be developed in Macedonia with...

Andritz wins additional contract on Muskrat Falls project
12 February 2014 Andritz Hydro is to deliver and install all the hydromechanical equipment...

Scottish small hydro scheme starts generation
12 February 2014 The 1.9MW Ederline hydro project on the shores of Loch Awe has...

Major expansion proposed for Cruachan pumped storage scheme
11 February 2014 Scottish Power is considering plans to more than double output at the...

Inga 3 loan decision postponed
11 February 2014 The World Bank has postponed its decision on a proposed $73 million grant...

Ecological mapping project launched by Statkraft
10 February 2014 Statkraft is to begin field research in the spring to study the...

Brookfield Renewable buys shares in Safe Harbor hydro facility
10 February 2014 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners is to acquire a 33% interest in...

WaveRoller performance verified by DNV GL
07 February 2014 The perfomance of AW-Energy’s wave energy device WaveRoller has...

Evacuations ordered downstream of Tokwe-Mukosi Dam, Zimbabwe
07 February 2014 Thousands have been evacuated after torrential rains caused the...

Construction starts at Chonais project, Scotland
06 February 2014 Construction work is well underway at the 2MW Chonais hydro project near...

Greenko buys 70MW hydro plant from Lanco
06 February 2014 Indian hydro developer and operator Greenko has agreed a EUR77M deal...

Generators to be modernized at Fionnay plant, Switzerland
05 February 2014 Alstom is to modernize three 60MW hydro generators at the Fionnay power...

New head of west hydropower operations at Parsons Brinckerhoff
05 February 2014 Consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Matthew Chan as Assistant...

Fortum reports record low hydro production in Q4
04 February 2014 Finnish utility Fortum has reported all-time low hydro production of 3.9...

IDB agreement expands access to credit for green projects in Brazil
03 February 2014 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a Green...

Contract awarded for work on BC Hydro’s John Hart plant
03 February 2014 SNC Lavalin and Impsa have been awarded a contract by BC Hydro to upgrade...

January 2014

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Robbins TBM breaks through on Turkey’s Yamanli II project
30 January 2014 Breakthrough of the headrace tunnel at the Yamanli II hydroelectric...

Armenia’s Vorotan hydro complex sold to ContourGlobal
30 January 2014 US power generation firm ContourGlobal has agreed to acquire the...

Germany agrees funds for Harpo project, Pakistan
28 January 2014 Germany has agreed to provide EUR20M to Pakistan to help build the 35MW...

HR Wallingford and Fourth Element launch partnership in southern Africa
28 January 2014 Civil engineering hydraulics specialist, HR Wallingford, has teamed up...

Andritz to upgrade equipment at Kazakhstan project
27 January 2014 Andritz Hydro is to upgrade the electromechanical equipment at...

EU Commission proposes action on ocean energy
23 January 2014 EU Commissioners Maria Damanaki and Günther Oettinger have presented...

New unit generating power at Lower Mattagami project, Canada
23 January 2014 A new 67MW unit has been placed into operation at the Little Long...

Albion Ventures invests in third hydro project
21 January 2014 UK-based independent venture capital investor Albion Ventures has...

Funding secured for Australian wave power project as new agreement signed
21 January 2014 Victorian Wave Partners (VWP), a subsidiary of Ocean Power Technologies,...

Dam interaction studied
17 January 2014 Researchers from the US Geological survey (USGS) have suggested...

Alstom wins supply contract on Soubre project, Ivory Coast
17 January 2014 China’s Sinohydro Corporation Limited has awarded Alstom a contract...

Researchers study dam interaction
16 January 2014 Researchers from the US Geological survey (USGS) have suggested...

Centre to boost marine renewables testing in Scotland
16 January 2014 A new marine renewables test centre has been created to boost...

Power Machines to equip the Kigi project, Turkey
15 January 2014 Turkish company DSI has awarded Russia’s Power Machines a contract to...

CPT Wyndham to buy China Hydroelectric Corp
14 January 2014 NewQuest Capital Partners affiliates, CPT Wyndham Holdings Ltd and...

No more osmotic power development for Statkraft
13 January 2014 Statkraft has announced it is to discontinue its efforts to develop...

Alstom to work on Israel’s first pumped storage station
09 January 2014 Alstom is to supply two 150MW pump-turbines with the associated balance...

Voith fish-friendly turbines operating at Holtwood project
08 January 2014 Equipment supplied by Voith Hydro is helping to enhance downstream...

SMEC to study feasibility of Malaysian project
07 January 2014 SMEC has been awarded the feasibility study contract for the...

Plans submitted for new reservoir near Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, UK
07 January 2014 Bristol Water has submitted a planning application for a £125M project...

World Bank unit to buy carbon credits from Vietnam hydro plants
06 January 2014 The World Bank’s Carbon Partnership Facility (CPF) has agreed to...

Statkraft and Norfund enter next phase of renewable energy cooperation
03 January 2014 Statkraft and Norfund have signed a final agreement to restructure...

Funding approved for hydro training centre in Pakistan
02 January 2014 France, in colloboration with the European Union, has signed an...

NorthWestern Corp submits formal request to buy hydro facilities
02 January 2014 NorthWestern Corporation has submitted its formal request to the...

Mexico’s ICA receives additional payment for La Yesca work
02 January 2014 Empresas ICA (ICA), the Mexico-based infrastructure and construction...

HCC to build Vishnugad Pipalkoti project, India
02 January 2014 Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded the EPC contract...

December 2013

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Kemijoki Oy outsources hydro operations and maintenance
18 December 2013 Kemijoki Oy has signed an agreement to outsource operations and...

BHA names new CEO
18 December 2013 Simon Hamlyn has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the...

Federal loan guarantee and financing completed for Muskrat Falls project, Canada
17 December 2013 The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of the Canadian Province...

Call for tender - Ports of Normandy Authority
17 December 2013 A call for tender has been issued for the production and installation...

600MW pumped storage scheme gets approval from Scottish Govt
16 December 2013 Plans for development of a 600MW pumped storage scheme in the Great...

Voith to equip Indonesian small hydro plants
16 December 2013 Voith is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment to the Pusaka...

IDB helps fund Alto Maipo project, Chile
12 December 2013 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has agreed a $195M loan as part...

Record breaking inspection for Hibbard Inshore
12 December 2013 Underwater service provider Hibbard Inshore has announced it has...

Alstom to provide new units to Santo Antonio, Brazil
09 December 2013 Alstom is to supply additional equipment to the Santo Antonio hydro plant...

ADB to fund refurb of hydro project in Tajikistan
09 December 2013 The Asian Development Bank is to provide its largest ever grant to...

Sierra Rutile to buy power from small hydro scheme
09 December 2013 Sierra Rutile Limited has agreed to acquire power produced from Smol...

Mott MacDonald to monitor construction of Chaglla project, Perú
06 December 2013 Mott MacDonald has been appointed by The Bank of New York Mellon...

Call for referees – Dam Engineering
06 December 2013 Would you be interesting in reviewing papers from your peers for...

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon could generate £300M in Wales, says report
04 December 2013 Development of a planned tidal lagoon project in Swansea, Wales, could...

Minesto wins industry award
04 December 2013 Nordic marine energy technology company Minesto has been awarded the...

PPL Holtwood doubles capacity, improves fish passage at hydro facility
04 December 2013 PPL Holtwood has begun commercial operation of a new, 125MW powerhouse at...

AfDB commits US$113M to Rusumo Falls project
02 December 2013 The African Development Bank has approved funding totaling US$113M for...

Los Andes takes step forward with hydro plans
02 December 2013 Los Andes Copper Ltd has received conditional approval from the TSX...

November 2013

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Tacares project inaugurated in Costa Rica
28 November 2013 STE Energy, part of the Sorgent.e Group, has announced the...

New spillway under construction for Yegorlykskaya plant, Russia
25 November 2013 JSC RusHydro has begun construction of a new spillway for the...

Switchgear failure injures one at Grand Coulee Dam
25 November 2013 A US Bureau of Reclamation employee was injured and transported to...

Inga plant advances with AfDB support
21 November 2013 The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved US$68M in...

Statkraft starts new R&D programme on climate change
21 November 2013 A new R&D programme is set to produce information that may shape...

Atlantis Resources acquires Europe’s largest tidal energy project
20 November 2013 Tidal technology company Atlantis Resources Limited has announced...

ADB to help Samoa boost hydro output
19 November 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding a $23.8M project to...

Obayashi Corp wins order for Nam Ngiep 1 project, Laos
18 November 2013 Obayashi Corporation has been contracted to carry out civil engineering...

Six die at Ingula construction site
14 November 2013 Eskom has launched an investigation into an accident involving 13 workers...

Power Machines to equip Nizhne-Bureyskaya project, Russia
14 November 2013 Power Machines is to supply four 80MW hydropower units to...

Breakthrough for Minesto’s marine energy plant
14 November 2013 The Deep Green ‘underwater kite’ marine power plant is now...

Alterra acquires 100% of Jimmie Creek project, completes revised PPA
14 November 2013 Alterra has agreed to purchase the 49% stake in the 62MW Jimmie Creek...

ORPC Solutions engaged for Yakutat wave energy project, Alaska
11 November 2013 ORPC Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power...

Emcor Group company wins contract for Herbert Hoover Dike work
11 November 2013 Emcor Group Inc has announced that its subsidiary Harry Pepper Associates...

Norway and Turkey to cooperate on renewable energy
08 November 2013 The governments of Norway and Turkey have signed a Memorandum...

Young engineers making their mark
08 November 2013 In the March 2014 issue, International Water Power & Dam Construction will...

Construction starts on Neaty hydro project, UK
05 November 2013 Work is well underway on the 700kW Neaty Hydro project on the...

Brookfield buys new hydro assets
04 November 2013 Brookfield Renewable Energy has agreed to acquire a 70MW...

Alstom’s tidal turbine achieves major milestone
04 November 2013 Alstom’s full-scale tidal device installed at the European Marine...

Norplan works on GET FiT in Uganda
01 November 2013 The Government of Uganda has contracted Norplan to implement the...

October 2013

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Voith to modernize Mount Coffee plant, Liberia
30 October 2013 Voith is to modernize Francis turbines and deliver new generators,...

Belo Monte build suspended again
30 October 2013 A federal court in Brazil has reportedly ordered suspension of...

ARE and ESHA sign agreement to promote small hydro
29 October 2013 The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the European...

Alstom in deal with Daido Metal
28 October 2013 Alstom has signed an agreement with Daido Metal for the supply of...

OPT and MES sign deal to commercialize PowerBuoy technology
25 October 2013 Ocean Power Technologies Inc (OPT) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding...

Fifth unit inaugurated at Iffezheim plant, Germany
25 October 2013 The fifth unit at the Iffezheim hydropower plant has been...

RusHydro and CTG consider cooperation in flood control hydro facilities
24 October 2013 JSC RusHydro has announced that it is considering potential cooperation...

Fatalities confirmed following dam release in Malaysia
24 October 2013 Three people have died and one person is missing in flooding after water...

IWP&DC is now on LinkedIn
24 October 2013 The team behind International Water Power and Dam Construction are pleased...

Europe’s largest pumped storage plant inaugurated
22 October 2013 Operations have begun at Iberdrola’s 2000MW Cortes-La Muela project in...

Albion invests in Scottish small hydro scheme
21 October 2013 UK investment firm Albion Ventures has invested £9.3M in partnership...

Binga rehab complete
21 October 2013 SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet (SNAP-Benguet) has successfully...

Black & Veatch engaged on Scottish Water hydro programme
17 October 2013 Black & Veatch has announced it is supporting Scottish Water’s...

NYPA upgrades First of 12 units at Niagara plant’s Lewiston facility
17 October 2013 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has upgraded the first of...

Hydropower renaissance underway, World Energy Congress told
16 October 2013 Hydropower is enjoying a renaissance with large hydro projects seeking...

Alstom wins €100M contract in India
15 October 2013 Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over €100M by GVK Power...

Future options studied for Mactaquac station, Canada
11 October 2013 NB Power has engaged Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) to provide...

OFID agrees loan for Neelum-Jhelum, Pakistan
11 October 2013 The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a $50M...

Ust’-Srednekanskaya first stage complete
11 October 2013 RusHydro Group has announced that the first stage of...

Astaldi wins major contract on Muskrat Falls project
10 October 2013 Astaldi, through its subsidiary company Astaldi Canada, has been selected...

Voith completes hydro work in Austria, new order in Norway
09 October 2013 Voith has announced it has recently received an order for a hydropower...

TVA breaks record for hydro production
04 October 2013 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has announced that 2013 was...

IDB supports marine energy pilot programs in Chile
03 October 2013 Chile is to launch two marine energy pilots on the southern coast of...

NorthWestern Energy to buy hydro facilities from PPL Montana
03 October 2013 NorthWestern Energy (NWE) has entered into a $900M agreement to acquire...

Gazprom Energy in hydro deal with Infinis
02 October 2013 Business energy supplier Gazprom Energy has signed a seven-year deal...

September 2013

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Alstom and GDF Suez team up for tidal project
30 September 2013 Alstom and GDF Suez have announced they are to jointly respond to the...

EIB supports energy projects in India
26 September 2013 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a EUR40M long-term loan...

Voith to supply Nam Hinboun project, Laos
26 September 2013 Voith Hydro Shanghai, part of the Voith Group, is to supply the Nam...

Fatal accident at Cheves project, Peru
25 September 2013 SN Power has confirmed that a 44-year-old man died on 20 August at the...

Fortis takes next step for Similkameen River hydro plans
25 September 2013 Fortis Generation Inc is starting the next phase of public...

Alstom and Scottish Power sign MOU on tidal power
23 September 2013 Alstom and ScottishPower Renewables have signed a memorandum of...

Wave demonstration project planned for France
19 September 2013 Fortum, DCNS and AW-Energy, as part of an agreement with the support of...

Andritz wins supply deal on Upper Kaleköy, Turkey
19 September 2013 Andritz Hydro, as part of a consortium, has won a EUR30M order from...

Ministers reject plans for Severn Barrage
19 September 2013 Hafren Power’s plans for a tidal barrage in the Severn Estuary would...

Rurelec acquires Cascade Hydro Limited
18 September 2013 Power project developer and operator Rurelec PLC has announced it...

Alstom inaugurates largest hydro industrial site
18 September 2013 Alstom has inaugurated its largest hydropower industrial site in...

Hydro opportunities increasing at USBR facilities
16 September 2013 New technologies and power development opportunities are spurring growth...

OPT wins DOE award
13 September 2013 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) says that a $1 million funding award from...

Chile grants permit for Rio Cuervo project
12 September 2013 The 640MW Rio Cuervo project in Chile’s southern Aysen region has been...

Eagle Creek acquires new hydro
12 September 2013 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has completed the purchase of a portfolio of...

FirstEnergy subsidiaries plan hydro sale
09 September 2013 FirstEnergy Corp subsidiaries have applied for authorization from the...

VG Power now operating as Voith Hydro AB
09 September 2013 Voith Hydro has announced that its Swedish operating unit, formerly active...

Voith invests in small hydro
05 September 2013 Voith has announced it is investing in the small hydro sector with...

Hydro Tasmania announces new CEO
05 September 2013 Hydro Tasmania has named Steve Davy as the new CEO of the company.

Saab Seaeye acquires Hydro-Lek
05 September 2013 Saab Seaeye, a wholly owned subsidiary of defence and security company...

Plans for UK pumped storage plant approved
03 September 2013 Planning permission has been granted for a new 49.9MW pumped storage...

August 2013

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ADB supports new transmission line linking West Kalimantan and Sarawak
30 August 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $49.5M loan for...

Gilkes to hold site open day
30 August 2013 Gilkes are offering a chance to visit a 730kW hydroelectric scheme...

Brazil plans licence auction
27 August 2013 Brazilian energy research corporation EPE says that the country's...

Bilfinger VAM secures contract on Peru hydro plant
27 August 2013 Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik GmbH has been contracted to...

Los Andes to acquire rights to hydro project
27 August 2013 Los Andes Copper Ltd is to indirectly acquire non-consumptive water...

Rushydro reports on year-four progress of Sayano-Shushenskaya restoration
22 August 2013 JSC RusHydro has recently provided details on the year-four results...

Fortum outsources hydro O&M
22 August 2013 Fortum has signed a three-year operation and maintenance agreement...

New additions to China Hydroelectric Corp management team
22 August 2013 China Hydroelectric Corporation, an owner, developer and operator of...

Meridian acquires rights to Burdekin Falls hydro project
19 August 2013 Meridian Energy Australia has bought the rights to a proposed 37MW...

Voith’s 748MW unit enters service in China
16 August 2013 The most powerful generator-turbine unit ever built by Voith has...

Hydro sees major investment in Myanmar
15 August 2013 The hydropower sector in Myanmar has received over 40% of total investment...

World Bank funds Rusumo Falls project
14 August 2013 The World Bank has approved US$340M for the Regional Rusumo...

Federal funds approved for Tazi Twe project, Canada
13 August 2013 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is to help fund an...

Flexim to retrofit pipelines at German power plant
13 August 2013 In order to modernize the measurement and control technology at...

US President Obama signs hydropower bills into law
12 August 2013 US President Barack Obama has signed into law two bills aimed at...

New orders for Alstom
09 August 2013 Alstom has announced it has won new contracts at hydropower plants...

Voith to supply Turkish hydro plant
09 August 2013 Voith is to deliver three Francis turbines each rated at 220MW, together...

Field trials underway at German pumped storage plant
09 August 2013 A field trial, which is the first of its kind, is now underway at...

Consortium signs contract for Upper Yeywa consulting work
06 August 2013 A consortium of Lahmeyer International GmbH and Stucky SA has been awarded...

Milestone for Alstom’s tidal turbine
05 August 2013 Alstom has announced that its full-scale tidal device – immersed in...

US Senate unanimously approves legislation promoting hydropower expansion
05 August 2013 The US Senate last week unanimously approved a pair of bills aimed...

July 2013

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EIB to reinforce support for renewable energy across Europe
24 July 2013 The European Investment Bank has adopted new guidelines to reinforce...

Veazie Dam removal starts in Maine, US
22 July 2013 Contractors began work today to remove the Veazie Dam in Maine, US, in...

Alstom commissions Xiangjiaba units
17 July 2013 All four 800MW units manufactured by Alstom for China's 6400MW...

Xiluodu project starts initial operation in China
17 July 2013 The second largest hydroelectric project in China – the 13.86GW...

PPL Montana dedicates new powerhouse at century-old Rainbow facility
17 July 2013 PPL Montana officially dedicated a new 60MW powerhouse this month at...

European project of the year
17 July 2013 Don’t miss the September issue of International Water Power &...

COBA wins contract on Laúca project, Angola
15 July 2013 Engineering and environmental consulting company COBA has been contracted...

ABB to help strengthen Norwegian transmission grid
12 July 2013 Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from the...

US Hydropower industry urges immediate action on bipartisan legislation
12 July 2013 The time to enact hydropower regulatory improvement legislation is...

San Diego considers new pumped storage
09 July 2013 The San Diego County Water Authority, in partnership with the city of...

Tidal lagoon project takes major step forward
09 July 2013 Plans to build a 250MW tidal power plant off the coast of South Wales are...

UK hydro to benefit from increase in feed-in tariff funding
05 July 2013 Hydro projects up to 10MW are set to benefit from a recent decision by the...

Iberdrola starts San Pedro extension work
05 July 2013 Iberdrola has begun construction work on a €52M extension project that...

BKW to buy Italian small hydro plants
04 July 2013 BKW AG is to buy five small hydro power plants with a total capacity...

Antofagasta acquires interest in Alto Maipo project, Chile
04 July 2013 Antofagasta’s wholly owned subsidiary, Antofagasta Minerals SA, has...

Tocardo and Clifford Chance in tidal agreement
02 July 2013 Tidal turbine producer Tocardo Tidal Turbines and international law...

CEO leaves Hydro Tasmania
02 July 2013 Hydro Tasmania has announced its CEO, Roy Adair, is leaving the...

Opus Energy adds hydro to portfolio
01 July 2013 Opus Energy has announced plans for three small hydropower plants...

June 2013

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SMEC to keep Scrivener Dam Safe
27 June 2013 SMEC has been awarded a three year dam safety and surveillance...

Obama’s climate action plan includes hydro
27 June 2013 US President Barack Obama this week released his Climate Action...

Enel Green Power launches marine power device
26 June 2013 Enel Green Power (EGP) has announced the launch of a new marine energy...

Largest dam removal starts in California, US
25 June 2013 Construction crews have begun work removing the San Clemente Dam in...

RusHydro and Alstom extend cooperation
24 June 2013 RusHydro and Alstom are to extend their cooperation within joint...

Statkraft and Norfund increase cooperation
20 June 2013 Statkraft and Norfund have agreed to restructure and prolong...

Norconsult wins contracts in Sarawak
19 June 2013 Norconsult has announced its newly established subsidiary in Borneo,...

Myanmar Energy Investment Summit 2013
19 June 2013 Billed as Myanmar’s most important gathering of energy and...

Rurelec gets funds for Peru hydro project
18 June 2013 Rurelec PLC has announced it has secured US$7.2M in funding from...

Statkraft to start Devoll construction, Albania
18 June 2013 Statkraft has announced it is to begin construction work on the...

SMEC, EGC to assess hydro potential in the Indus Basin, Pakistan
17 June 2013 SMEC, in association with its subsidiary EGC, has won a contract to...

AfDB renews support to Inga project, DRC
13 June 2013 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved two grants...

Sacyr to build new hydro in Peru
13 June 2013 Sacyr, through its subsidiary Sacyr Construcción, is to build...

Toshiba to supply equipment to Nam Ou 5, Laos
13 June 2013 Toshiba Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary Toshiba Hydro Power (Hanzhou)...

Andritz to modernize Swiss hydro plants
13 June 2013 Andritz Hydro is to supply two Pelton turbines and one synchronous...

Mott MacDonald to advise on regional infrastructure in Africa
13 June 2013 A consortium led by Mott MacDonald has been appointed as technical advisor...

Severn barrage plans unproven say MPs
10 June 2013 A tidal barrage across the Severn could contribute to energy and...

Blue Nile diverted for dam construction
07 June 2013 The course of the Blue Nile River has successfully been diverted...

Jirau world’s largest renewable CDM project
06 June 2013 The 3750MW Jirau hydropower plant in Brazil has become the world’s...

Flooding crisis deepens in Central Europe
06 June 2013 At least 13 people have died and others are missing following the most...

Voith modernizes equipment at Inga I
04 June 2013 Voith, in a consortium with Elecnor SA, has been awarded a EUR58M contract...

Nexans to supply EHV link for Coca Codo Sinclair
04 June 2013 Nexans has been awarded a contract by China's Sinohydro Corp to supply...

Lahmeyer Hydroprojekt new name for HPI
03 June 2013 Hydroprojekt Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (HPI) has announced it is to...

Andritz awarded new contract in Austria
03 June 2013 Verbund has awarded Andritz Hydro a contract to modernize the...

May 2013

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Micro hydro gets green light in Ireland
31 May 2013 Environmental firm SLR Consulting has assisted two Irish property owners...

Innergex secures funds for hydro construction
28 May 2013 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc has announced it has closed $72M in...

Aquamarine Power gets OK for 40MW wave farm
24 May 2013 Aquamarine Power has received full consent from the Scottish Government for...

AFDB signs grant for Malawi hydropower
24 May 2013 The African Development Bank has approved a US$3M grant to finance...

Funding boost for wave energy sector in Scotland
22 May 2013 A Scottish Government fund launched last year is to be used to...

Norplan to work on Kakono project, Tanzania
22 May 2013 Norplan, on behalf of Multiconsult AS, has been awarded a large contract...

SMEC to design Kangaroo Creek upgrade
22 May 2013 SA Water has awarded SMEC a contract valued at over A$1M for the...

IHA announces publication of HSAP assessments
21 May 2013 The first official assessments using the Hydropower Sustainability...

Grand Inga build to start October 2015
20 May 2013 The first phase of construction of the 40,000MW Grand Inga project on...

Chinese Ministry says yes to major new dam project
16 May 2013 China’s Environment Ministry has approved construction of the...

Alstom to work on Kaprun Hauptstufe plant, Austria
15 May 2013 Verbund Hydro Power AG has placed an order with Alstom for the renovation...

Tocardo and Climex in tidal agreement
14 May 2013 Tocardo Tidal Turbines, a producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines,...

IBM software for New Bong project, Pakistan
13 May 2013 Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) Remaco has selected asset management software...

New project planned for Georgia
13 May 2013 Indian power company Tata Power has signed an agreement with Clean...

Mitsui & Co takes stake in Jirau
13 May 2013 Mitsui & Co is to buy a 20% in ESBR Participações, owner of the 3750MW...

SN Power buys Statkraft’s stake in THPC
10 May 2013 Hydro development company SN Power has agreed to acquire Statkraft’s...

SSE to push ahead with new 7.5MW hydro scheme
10 May 2013 SSE has confirmed that it will proceed with construction of the planned...

KFW to fund hydro rehab in Mozambique
10 May 2013 German development bank Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) is to...

EIB approves first loan for hydro in Nepal
08 May 2013 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR55M loan to the...

SMEC and Hydrochina in MOU agreement
07 May 2013 Australian based global engineering consultancy firm SMEC and...

GE to work on Indian pumped storage project
02 May 2013 GE’s Power Conversion business has been selected to provide...

ADB supports hydro, wind developments in India
02 May 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to invest $30M in Indian renewable...

PPL Montana completes Rainbow hydro plant expansion
01 May 2013 US energy company PPL Montana has announced it has successfully completed...

April 2013

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Dam decommissioning a first for Hydro Tasmania
30 April 2013 Work to decommission the dam at Lagoon of Islands in Tasmania’s...

China to fund Grand Renaissance transmission link
29 April 2013 The Export-Import Bank of China is to fund the $1B transmission line...

Snoqualmie Falls project resumes generation
26 April 2013 One of the oldest power plants in the US Pacific Northwest, the...

Turkish company wins contract to build hydro plant in Uganda
26 April 2013 Turkish company Mapa Construction Company has been awarded the contract...

GMB and Kössler partner for Swiss small hydro market
25 April 2013 GMB elektrische Maschinen und Anlagen AG and Kössler GmbH & Co, a Voith...

Voith to supply equipment for Angolan hydro plant
24 April 2013 Voith has been awarded a contract valued at more than €100M to...

Sandspring in Guyana hydro MOU
24 April 2013 Canadian mining company Sandspring Resources Ltd has signed a binding...

Fish passage improvements result in increased survival
23 April 2013 Recent tests have shown fish passage improvements at all eight federal...

Isolux Corsán wins major contract in Peru
23 April 2013 Isolux Corsán has been awarded a contract for construction of the...

High level speakers confirmed for the IHA World Congress
19 April 2013 Heads of organisations and high-level executives from 80 countries will...

RusHydro launches new unit at Sayano-Shushenskaya
19 April 2013 JSC RusHydro has announced that a new hydropower unit was commissioned...

Alstom wins €100M contract on Brazilian power plant
18 April 2013 Alstom Renewable Power has been selected by Energias do Brazil to supply...

KGAL joins tidal lagoon design team
16 April 2013 UK consultancy KGAL has been appointed as the M&E design specialist for...

ABB wins $150M power order for Chinese transmission link
16 April 2013 Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth around...

Ivanplats in agreement for hydro upgrade in DRC
11 April 2013 Mining firm Ivanplats has announced it has signed a memorandum...

US House passes Tipton hydro bill
11 April 2013 The US House has voted in favour of Rep. Scott Tipton’s legislation...

Voith to modernise Albbruck-Dogern equipment
11 April 2013 Voith is to modernize several turbines and supply three vertical...

MWH Global opens new office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10 April 2013 MWH Global has announced it has opened an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

Interior Dept recommends dam removal on Klamath River
08 April 2013 The US Department of the Interior has released a Final Environmental...

Niagara tunnel project complete
08 April 2013 The Niagara Tunnel project has been successfully completed in Ontario –...

March 2013

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URS wins major USACE safety contract
28 March 2013 The Kansas City district of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...

AfDB grants funds for Kholombidzo project studies, Malawi
27 March 2013 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$3.04M grant to...

New Bong project commissioned in Pakistan
27 March 2013 Hub Power Company (Hubco) has announced that the 84MW New Bong...

MWH to buy Australian firm Outback Ecology
26 March 2013 MWH Global has today announced plans to purchase Outback Ecology,...

Voith to upgrade Norwegian turbines for Statkraft
26 March 2013 Voith has been awarded a contract valued at around EUR10M by Norway's...

UK industry welcomes new hydro Feed-in Tariff band
25 March 2013 The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has welcomed the new 100-500kW...

Voith in joint venture with RusHydro
21 March 2013 Voith Hydro and RusHydro have signed a contract to establish a 50/50...

Cemex works on Eqyptian hydro project
20 March 2013 Cemex has announced it is to supply cement for the construction of a...

Greenko to develop additional hydro
18 March 2013 Indian power developer Greenko has announced it has added six...

EVN to sell Devoll stake to Statkraft
18 March 2013 Austrian power group EVN AG has agreed to sell its 50% stake in...

Murkowski re-introduces bill to improve hydropower regulatory process in the US
14 March 2013 US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member...

Sabangan project work to start soon
14 March 2013 Philippines-based hydro developer Hedcor, a subsidiary of AboitizPower, ...

Sue rides for Ataxia
14 March 2013 IWP&DC’s Contributing Editor Sue Pritchard is attempting another...

Japan helps fund Tanahu hydro project, Nepal
13 March 2013 The Government of Japan has agreed to lend approximately US$157M to Nepal...

Hydro-Québec and EuroSibEnergo in hydro generation and transmission agreement
12 March 2013 Irkutskenergo, part of Russia’s largest independent power...

Canadian industry welcomes hydro report
12 March 2013 A new report which looks at the viability of future hydropower development...

Four awards for MWH from ASCE California
11 March 2013 MWH Global has announced it has received four Outstanding Project awards...

Breakthrough achieved at Sanima Mai project, Nepal
08 March 2013 After almost 18 months of work on the two faces of the 22MW Sanima...

Private sector in Ethiopian hydro plans
08 March 2013 A feasibility study for the construction of five small-scale...

Chile court suspends Punta Alcalde development
07 March 2013 An appeals court in Chile has suspended development of the Punta Alcalde...

Consortium to construct Khanki Barrage in Pakistan
05 March 2013 A consortium led by SMEC and including WS Atkins, EGC and BARQAAB...

Canadian Govt announces Bolsover Dam replacement
04 March 2013 The Canadian Government has announced that Metric Contracting Services...

Brookfield Renewable completes hydro acquisition
04 March 2013 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners has completed the previously...

Alstom’s tidal turbine reaches milestone
04 March 2013 Following its recent acquisition of Tidal Generation Limited...

UK marine energy parks join forces
01 March 2013 The UK's two Marine Energy Parks (MEP) have signed a milestone agreement...

February 2013

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Welsh govt approves tidal array scheme
28 February 2013 The first commercial tidal energy farm in Wales is expected to...

Canada approves $5M funding for tidal project
27 February 2013 The Canadian Government has approved $5M in funding towards the...

118MW hydro project starts operation in Panama
27 February 2013 GDF Suez has announced it has started full commercial operation of the...

ADB helps fund hydro plant in Nepal
25 February 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced it is lending $150M towards...

Endangered mussels species destroyed at Scottish hydro site
21 February 2013 A firm and two directors working on small hydropower schemes in Scotland...

BC Utilities Commission approves John Hart station replacement
20 February 2013 The British Columbia Utilities Commission has approved a US$940M project...

New turbine for Terror Lake project, Alaska
20 February 2013 NAES Power Contractors is to install and commission an 11.25MW...

Court rules on Kishanganga dispute
19 February 2013 The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has given the go-ahead...

Agreement boosts Raz Blanchard tidal project development
18 February 2013 GDF Suez has signed a partnership agreement with subsidiary Cofely...

Voith acquires Vortex Hydro
18 February 2013 The Voith Group of Companies has announced it has acquired...

Enguri registered for carbon credits
14 February 2013 The Enguri hydroelectric plant in Georgia – the country’s largest power...

Hydrokinetic power could provide 3% of annual US power demand, says EPRI
13 February 2013 A recent project to map and assess hydrokinetic resources in rivers of...

Keyal Khwar build to start this year
13 February 2013 Construction of the 122MW Keyal Khwar hydropower project in Pakistan...

Global hydropower growth slows, says new report
12 February 2013 Although the global consumption and installed capacity of hydropower...

Voith Hydro trained on the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
12 February 2013 Employees from Voith Hydro have completed training on the...

New fish barrier and weir for Battle Creek project
11 February 2013 Contractor Services Group has won a US$3.6M contract to build a new...

BC Hydro takes step forward with Site C
06 February 2013 BC Hydro has submitted its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for...

$40m refurbishment for Waitaki project, New Zealand
06 February 2013 Meridian Energy has announced it is investing more than $40M on a...

EBRD supports hydro rehab in Armenia
05 February 2013 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to loan...

Alstom inaugurates new technology centre
04 February 2013 Alstom has unveiled the new headquarters of its global technology...

Andritz wins Muskrat Falls contract
01 February 2013 Andritz Hydro is to supply four 209MW Kaplan turbines and four...

January 2013

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Alstom acquires TGL
30 January 2013 Alstom has completed the previously announced acquisition of Tidal...

AECOM wins Afghanistan irrigation contract
29 January 2013 AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded a five-year, US$44M contract...

Enel and Simest team up for renewable energy
29 January 2013 Enel Green Power’s 50MW Chucas hydroelectric project in Costa Rica is...

Voith works on South American small hydro
28 January 2013 Voith has announced it is to supply turbines and related equipment for...

GEI wins new contracts
25 January 2013 Engineering firm GEI Consultants Inc has won five new contracts in the US...

Making an impact in 2013
25 January 2013 In our Yearbook 2013 we will be looking at the people who are likely to...

Tocardo and Repsol in tidal energy partnership
24 January 2013 Turbine producer Tocardo International and integrated energy company...

DCNS increases stake in OpenHydro
23 January 2013 DCNS has announced it is to increase its stake in marine turbine...

Alstom to supply Dong Nai 5, Vietnam
23 January 2013 Alstom and its consortium partner Hydrochina Huadong Engineering...

OSHA finds safety violations at Hoover Dam
22 January 2013 The US Bureau of Reclamation has announced it has taken steps to...

Roseires Dam expansion officially opened
22 January 2013 President Omar Hassan al-Bashir officially opened the expanded Roseires...

Meridian halts North Bank plans
21 January 2013 Meridian Energy’s plans for a 260MW hydro project on the lower reaches of...

US hydro industry endorses McMorris Rodgers-DeGette bill
18 January 2013 Bipartisan legislation to promote the development of hydropower resources...

Reservoir gets OK for Bosnian hydro project
17 January 2013 Reservoir Capital Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary REV...

Voith secures orders in Brazil and China
16 January 2013 Voith has received several major orders for the modernization of...

Nexans wins major contract in Canada
16 January 2013 Canadian firm Nalcor Energy has awarded Nexans a contract valued at...

TAQA expands hydro interest in India
16 January 2013 Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has acquired an interest...

NIB finances Finnish hydro upgrade
16 January 2013 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has approved a EUR20M loan for...

THPC completes expansion project in Loas
15 January 2013 Utility company Theun Hinboun Power Company (THPC) has opened two...

December 2012

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Contract awarded for major upgrade of Rowallan Dam
19 December 2012 Tasmanian company Hazell Bros has been awarded a contract for the first...

Scotrenewables gets new funding boost
18 December 2012 Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited has announced details of £8.84M in...

Consortium plans pumped storage upgrade
17 December 2012 A consortium of European energy and technology companies says that the use...

E.ON and Verbund in asset swap
17 December 2012 E.ON has agreed an asset swap deal with Verbund that will give the...

Multiconsult establishes subsidiary in England
12 December 2012 Multiconsult of Norway has announced the opening of a new office in...

New Zealand news update
12 December 2012 King Country Energy (KCE) has celebrated 50 years of power generation at...

Vietnamese warning of irrigation water shortage
12 December 2012 The Vietnamese Irrigation Management Company of Quang Ngai province...

Mavel completes project in Belarus
12 December 2012 Mavel has announced the recent commissioning of the...

Ambuklao dam gets safety certification
12 December 2012 The Philippine’s 105MW Ambuklao hydroelectric power plant has...

Climate targets will not be met without hydro power
12 December 2012 The importance of renewable energies in achieving climate change targets...

EMEC’s fourth collaboration agreement in Asia
05 December 2012 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland,...

Supporting Scotland’s future as a Hydro Nation
05 December 2012 Scotland’s future as a Hydro Nation, as set out in the Water...

Backing for building Pakistan’s dams
05 December 2012 Khurram Baig, Business Editor of The Express Tribune in Pakistan, is...

Hochtief to add to South American portfolio
05 December 2012 Hochtief Solutions together with a partner has been awarded the contract...

Four feared dead in Cambodia dam accident
05 December 2012 Reports from Cambodia claim that four workers building the Stung Atay dam...

Metro Vancouver utilising hydro potential at non-powered dams
05 December 2012 Metro Vancouver in Canada is proposing to generate electricity from its...

Hydro Tasmania rejects ‘inaccurate’ attack on Malaysian project
04 December 2012 Hydro Tasmania has described a campaign attacking its role in the...

November 2012

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BNDES approves R$22.5B in financing for Belo Monte
29 November 2012 The Board of Directors at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has...

Wave tank deal to reduce risks for marine renewables industry
28 November 2012 Developers of marine energy devices are to benefit from a new...

New acquisitions present tremendous opportunities for Hydro Ottawa
28 November 2012 In Canada Hydro Ottawa has completed the purchase of three...

Hydro co-operation on the cards for Norway and Pakistan
28 November 2012 Norwegian Ambassador to Pakistan, Cecilie Landsverk, has said that...

EIB set for Liberian hydro power loan
28 November 2012 Reports suggest that the European Investment Bank is in the final stages...

New study calls on Australia to bank water supplies underground
28 November 2012 Australia should prepare now for dry times ahead by ‘banking’ its...

Mavel completes commissioning of final three projects in South Korea
28 November 2012 Mavel has announced the successful commissioning of three hydroelectric...

ADB loan helps Himachal Pradesh developments
22 November 2012 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of India officials...

Xcel Energy installs warning sirens on lower Red Cedar River
22 November 2012 Contractors working for Xcel Energy have begun installing warning...

Experimental release from Glen Canyon dam
21 November 2012 US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar triggered the first high...

Kengen hydro to fall by 2014
21 November 2012 With the company’s geothermal production set to increase, Kenya...

Brookfield Renewable completes acquisition of 378MW portfolio
21 November 2012 Brookfield Renewable Energy and its institutional partners have completed...

Safety dam stops gypsum pond leakage
21 November 2012 Talvivaara Mining Company in Finland says that leakage of the gypsum pond...

Romanian training on IHA protocol
21 November 2012 Members of the Romanian hydro power industry completed an introduction to...

Brazilian power expansion gets IDB funding
15 November 2012 Companhia Estadual de Geração e Transmissão de Energia Elétrica (CEEE-GT)...

Boralex closes Jamie Creek acquisition and announces third-quarter results
15 November 2012 Boralex has recently announced the closing of the acquisition of the...

Update on Nigeria
15 November 2012 The Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) has reportedly advised the...

EU finding for Munda dam study in Pakistan
15 November 2012 The European Union is supporting Pakistan’s Water & Power...

World Bank to ramp up support for Nepal
15 November 2012 World Bank officials have met with the Nepalese Prime Minister to discuss...

More sites approved for UK tidal
15 November 2012 RenewableUK, the marine and wind energy association, has welcomed the...

Voith secures contract for largest hydro power project in Chile
15 November 2012 Voith has secured a new major contract for the Alto Maipo hydro power...

Pöyry to supervise construction of Xayaburi hydro power project
13 November 2012 Pöyry's energy business group has been awarded a technical...

Wivenhoe and North Pine dam levels to remain unchanged, Australian Minister orders
13 November 2012 The Queensland government’s Water Supply Minister, Mark McArdle, has...

Hydro power helps Statkraft’s acceptable third-quarter performance
13 November 2012 Despite lower power prices, the Statkraft group still managed to achieve...

Alstom supplies equipment for biggest Colombian hydro plant
13 November 2012 Alstom has been awarded a contract worth around €170M, by...

New funding boost for Green Highland Renewables
07 November 2012 Perth based Green Highland Renewables, the Scottish developer of small...

Joint ventures for Azerbaijan and Karachay-Cherkess Republic
07 November 2012 Azerbaijan and the Karachay-Cherkess Republic of Russia have expressed...

Sharing hydro-meteorological data in the Mekong
07 November 2012 Over 100 hydrologists and other water experts have gathered in Siem...

Alstom successfully delivers the first unit of the Xiangjiaba plant
07 November 2012 Alstom has successfully delivered the first generating unit at the...

Rare opportunity to obtain power from Hoover dam
06 November 2012 New 50-year contracts for Hoover dam power will begin in 2017.The...

UK and Scottish politicians champion renewable energy
06 November 2012 First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has highlighted the enormous...

Leaked report on dam failure and flooding at US nuclear plants
06 November 2012 Thirty-four nuclear reactors may face flooding hazards greater than they...

October 2012

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US Army Corps of Engineers ready to respond to Hurricane Sandy
30 October 2012 The Baltimore District of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is...

Hydroelectric output can double by 2050, IEA report claims
30 October 2012 The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Ministry of Mines & Energy...

Hydro powers Laos’ entry to World Trade Organisation
30 October 2012 Thanks to its hydro power production Laos looks set to join the World...

Austrian and Pakistani governments discuss hydro investment
30 October 2012 The Austrian Ambassador to Pakistan, Axel Wech, has met with Federal...

US interest in Diamer Basha dam
30 October 2012 US government officials have met with ministers from the Ministry of Water...

University of Southampton heads research into fish passage
30 October 2012 Biologists from the University of Southampton’s International Centre...

Alarming water levels at Botswana dams
30 October 2012 The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) in Botswana has cautioned that...

Siemens to exit solar and focus on hydro
30 October 2012 Siemens has announced that it will modify its business strategy...

Testing times for Neptune Wave Power
25 October 2012 Neptune Wave Power of the US has been running tests on model 3.1 of its...

Friendly support for UK hydro
25 October 2012 Calls to halt a proposed hydro power project at a designated UNESCO...

New hydro plans in Uganda
25 October 2012 The government of Uganda has re-affirmed its commitment to build new...

USBR awards $7.8M contract for Guernsey Dam work
23 October 2012 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $7.8M contract to...

Alstom equipment helps modernize Pont Baldy hydro plant, France
22 October 2012 Alstom has installed a a new, fully digital control system at the Pont...

Reventazón hydro plant, Costa Rica, to receive IDB financing
22 October 2012 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved £200M in financing...

100+ GW marine energy potential identified in UK
22 October 2012 A new report highlighting the significant marine energy potential of...

1087MW Estreito hydro plant inaugurated in Brazil
18 October 2012 The 1087MW Estreito hydropower plant has been officially inaugurated...

US makes waves as marine power gains popularity
16 October 2012 Collaborations between the US power industry and academia to develop...

Huisman makes investment in Tocardo
16 October 2012 Dutch tidal and free-flow turbine producer Tocardo International...

AEL&P completes avalanche protection on transmission tower
15 October 2012 Alaska Electric Light & Power (AEL&P) has completed another...

New small hydro plant for Switzerland
12 October 2012 Energy services firm Alpiq Holding is to inaugurate a new...

Gilkes opens new service centre in Scotland, appoints North American Sales Director
11 October 2012 Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd has announced the opening of its latest...

Bord Gáis and OpenHydro get ok for first Irish tidal energy farm
10 October 2012 Irish energy firm Bord Gáis and its tidal energy partner OpenHydro have...

Maccaferri to build Serbian hydro plants in 2013
10 October 2012 Italian engineering firm Maccaferri Group is to start construction of 10...

Verbund and EVN open 53MW Ashta hydropower plant
09 October 2012 Energji Ashta, a company owned by Verbund and EVN, has officially opened...

Bujagali Dam commissioned in Uganda
08 October 2012 Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned the 250MW...

PowerBuoy deployment delayed
05 October 2012 Weather conditions off the Northwest US coast have delayed plans for...

Cheoah Dam modernization project commissioned in the US
05 October 2012 Alcoa and US Department of Energy (DOE) officials have commissioned the...

Mott MacDonald-Coyne et Bellier JV wins major contract in Albania
04 October 2012 A joint venture of Mott MacDonald and Coyne et Bellier has been appointed...

Additional BNDES financing confirmed for Jirau hydro project, Brazil
04 October 2012 GDF Suez has announced that BNDES (the Brazilian Development Bank)...

Bakun back online in the Philippines
04 October 2012 AboitizPower's wholly owned subsidiary Luzon Hydro Corp. (LHC) has...

Consultant wanted for work on Kaluganga project, Sri Lanka
02 October 2012 The Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Irrigation and...

Alstom to equip Baixo Iguaçu plant, Brazil
01 October 2012 Alstom has signed a contract with Neoenergia for the supply of three...

September 2012

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Voith to modernize hydro plant in Brazil
27 September 2012 Voith Hydro has been awarded a major contract to modernize the Aqua...

RusHydro and JSC Electric to develop hydro in Kyrgyzstan
27 September 2012 JSC RusHydro has announced plans for the development of four...

Alstom in deal to acquire Tidal Generation Ltd from Rolls-Royce
25 September 2012 Alstom has announced today it has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce...

EBRD loan to help fund small hydro in Albania
25 September 2012 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved...

AES Panama wins supply contracts
24 September 2012 AES Panama has won a contract to sell electricity to the three...

EIB funds hydro upgrades in Ukraine
24 September 2012 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced it is lending EUR200M...

IWB takes 15% stake in Nant de Drance
24 September 2012 Germany’s Industrielle Werke Basel (IWB) is to acquire a 15% interest in...

NIB to finance hydro capacity increases
21 September 2012 NIB has signed a EUR50M loan agreement with energy company Agder Energi AS...

New hydro plant approved in Austria
20 September 2012 The Austrian Province of Styria has approved development of the 11MW...

Philippines and Dutch firms in hydro agreement
19 September 2012 Philippines-based firm Greenergy Holdings Inc and Dutch company...

First ocean energy delivered to grid in the US
17 September 2012 Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC’s) Cobscook Bay tidal energy project...

Nadarivatu project commissioned in Fiji
17 September 2012 The 42MW Nadarivatu hydroelectric project has been successfully...

SN Power cuts back on Nepal activities
17 September 2012 After over 10 years presence in Nepal, SN Power has said in a statement...

Voith celebrates hydro history in York, Pennsylvania
17 September 2012 Voith commemorated 135 years of hydropower manufacturing in the York area...

USBR awards Echo Dam spillway contract
12 September 2012 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a $9.1M contract to...

RWE to collaborate with Serbian energy utility EPS
12 September 2012 RWE and Serbian state-owned energy utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS)...

Hedcor and tribes sign Tamugan project agreement
12 September 2012 The Obu-Manovu and Klata tribes of Barangay Gumalang and Barangay...

Consortium invests further in Chinese hydro company
10 September 2012 Chinese hydropower company Zhaoheng Hydropower Holdings Ltd has received...

World Bank loan to aid sustainable hydro development in Himachal Pradesh, India
07 September 2012 The World Bank has approved a US$100M loan development policy loan (DPL)...

BHEL to develop new hydro plant in Tajikistan
06 September 2012 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed an agreement...

Carbon credits issued for Allain Duhangan project, India
06 September 2012 The United Nations (UN) has issued 170,000 of certified emission...

Contractors invited to pre-quality for Red Rock construction work
05 September 2012 Interested contractors are invited by Missouri River Energy Services...

Enduring Hydro buys small hydro plant in the US
05 September 2012 Enduring Hydro has acquired the 6MW Mahoning Creek hydroelectric project in...

SNAP-Benguet gets OK to operate new Binga unit
04 September 2012 SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet’s (SNAP-Benguet) has been given the green light...

August 2012

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Evacuations ordered as Isaac damages dam
30 August 2012 Officials in the US state of Louisiana have ordered the evacuation of an...

Generation restarts at SSE’s Glendoe project
29 August 2012 SSE’s 100MW Glendoe hydroelectric project in the Scottish highlands is...

Belo Monte suspension overturned
29 August 2012 Brazil’s Supreme Court has overturned the suspension of the Belo Monte...

UNESCO urges more investment in African hydro
29 August 2012 UNESCO has urged investors to help fund new hydropower development in...

Eletrobras Eletronorte to triple capacity of Coaracy Nunes project
28 August 2012 Brazil’s Eletrobras Eletronorte is planning to add an additional 220MW to...

USBR awards Buckhorn Dam contract
28 August 2012 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded T. L. Peterson Inc a...

Grand Inga draft agreement approved by South Africa
23 August 2012 The South African Cabinet has approved a draft treaty between the country...

Lucid Energy in deal with San Antonio Water System
23 August 2012 Lucid Energy has signed a deal with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS)...

EMEC to support development of South Korean marine energy
23 August 2012 The European Marine Energy Centre has announced its third partnership in...

Riverbank Power breaks ground on Dorena Lake project
21 August 2012 Riverbank Power has begun construction work on the 7.5MW Dorena...

Dam at risk of collapse in Melbourne, Australia
20 August 2012 Emergency services are working to prevent the failure of a large private...

Common sense reform
20 August 2012 Positive steps have been made in the right direction and the licensing of...

Hedcor’s 7MW Tudaya 2 project gets underway
20 August 2012 AboitizPower Corporation’s subsidiary Hedcor has begun construction on...

Voith to equip pumped storage plants in China and Austria
17 August 2012 Voith has received two large orders valued at around EUR90M to equip...

Albion Ventures in first hydro investment
16 August 2012 UK-based Albion Ventures has invested £1.3M in partnership with...

Belo Monte build suspended by court
15 August 2012 Construction work on the 11.2GW Belo Monte Dam in Brazil’s Amazon region...

Low water inflows hit Meridian Energy’s profits
14 August 2012 New Zealand’s largest energy generator Meridian Energy has announced that...

Small hydro plants planned for the Philippines
13 August 2012 Hydrotec Renewables is planning to invest in the development of nine...

Ferguson Electric wins further contract from NYPA
13 August 2012 The New York Power Authority has approved a two-year, US$5.6M contract...

Wave and tidal industry invited to shape future UK leasing
10 August 2012 The Crown Estate has invited developers to help shape the future of wave...

Italian firm planning hydro investment in Romania
09 August 2012 Italy’s PVB Power is planning to build seven micro hydropower projects...

New unit adds 640MW to RusHydro’s Sayano-Shushenskaya plant
08 August 2012 RusHydro has announced that a new hydropower unit was commissioned and...

Eagle Creek acquires Blue Heron Hydro
07 August 2012 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC has acquired Blue Heron Hydro, LLC...

Burke Electric wins Grand Coulee contract
06 August 2012 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $4M design and...

US provides new funds for Pakistan dam projects
06 August 2012 The US Congress has released $280M in new funding to support work on...

Tocardo and Glow Tech in JV for turbine production in Nepal
03 August 2012 Nepalese renewable energy specialist Glow Tech Solutions and turbine...

Three hydropower project wins for SMEC in Pakistan
01 August 2012 EGC Pakistan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMEC, has been awarded...

Fatal accident at Cheves hydro project, Peru
01 August 2012 SN Power has confirmed in a statement that on 19 July an accident occurred...

Nalcor and Emera sign agreements for Muskrat Falls
01 August 2012 Nalcor Energy and Emera Inc have reached formal agreements for...

July 2012

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NIB approves loan for Norwegian hydro
31 July 2012 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a loan agreement totalling...

New marine energy park for the UK
30 July 2012 The first marine energy park in Scotland, UK, is to be launched today...

Caisse invests in Innergex
30 July 2012 The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) has announced...

Eaton wins US$2.2M contract on Californian hydro plants
26 July 2012 Eaton Corporation has won a $2.2M contract from the US Bureau of...

Marine energy gets boost from UK Govt ROCs decision
26 July 2012 Support levels for certain marine energy technologies will more than...

Boralex buys BC hydro project
26 July 2012 Boralex Inc has announced it is to acquire a 22MW run of the...

Guidelines revised for marine power development in the US
24 July 2012 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Federal...

Small hydro is big business says new report
24 July 2012 Support from governments around the world is making hydropower a...

World Bank approves Ethiopia-Kenya transmission line
23 July 2012 The World Bank has approved financing for the Eastern Electricity...

Brazil starts up prototype wave energy converter
23 July 2012 The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel) says that the start-up...

Innergex gets financing for Kwoiek Creek project
23 July 2012 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced that the Kwoiek Creek...

Merger creates Voith Hydro Services
17 July 2012 Peak Hydro Services and Voith Hydro’s After Market Division have...

Scotland’s future as a Hydro Nation to be scrutinized
13 July 2012 Scotland’s future as a ‘hydro nation’ as set out in the Water...

OPT and Lockheed Martin to develop Australian wave project
13 July 2012 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) and Lockheed Martin are to team up...

US House passes hydro act
12 July 2012 The US House of Representatives has passed the Hydropower...

New Global Technology Centre for Alstom in China
12 July 2012 Alstom Renewable Power plans to establish a Global Technology Centre (GTC)...

Report supports engineers’ decisions during Wivenhoe Dam crisis
10 July 2012 A report released this week by Engineers Australia has supported...

Hydro workers killed as mudslide hits Baihetan project site, China
09 July 2012 Fourteen people have been killed with a further 26 missing following...

All turbines connected to grid at Three Gorges
05 July 2012 The Three Gorges hydroelectric project is now running at full...

231MW Chamera-III hydro project commissioned in India
05 July 2012 Indian power company NHPC Limited has successfully commissioned all...

Portugal’s REN takes stake in Cahora Bassa
04 July 2012 Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) of Portugal has aquired a 7.5% stake in...

Strainstall Marine provides monitoring technology for wave energy convertor
04 July 2012 Vigor Wave Energy has selected Strainstall Marine subsea load shackles...

Royal Haskoning and DHV complete merger
03 July 2012 Engineering consultancies DHV and Royal Haskoning have completed a...

BVR Construction wins contract on Niagara power project
03 July 2012 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a more than $1M...

Alcoa sells Tapoco hydro project
02 July 2012 Aluminium producer Alcoa has agreed to sell its 351MW Tapoco...

National Dam Safety Program one step closer to reauthorization in the US
02 July 2012 Senators Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the...

June 2012

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A momentum shift
29 June 2012 The future is looking bright for the pumped storage sector in the UK....

Karcham Wangtoo registered for CDM
29 June 2012 The 1000MW Karcham Wangtoo hydroelectric project in the Indian state...

Loan approved for Costa Rica’s Reventazón project
28 June 2012 The Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) has approved a $250M loan to...

Tocardo to promote Dutch technology in North America
28 June 2012 Hydro turbine producer Tocardo International has signed an agreement with...

NIB to help fund hydro plant in Greenland
27 June 2012 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to lend the Greenland...

BHEL wins contract on 1020MW Punatsangchhu-II project, Bhutan
26 June 2012 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a major contract for...

Eagle Creek acquires third Mongaup River Valley hydro project
26 June 2012 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC has completed the purchase of the...

Konecranes selected for Ludington project, US
25 June 2012 Konecranes is to supply two 410-ton gantry cranes for an integral role in...

Statkraft identifies best location for osmotic pilot project
22 June 2012 Two and a half years after Statkraft officially opened the world’s...

World Bank to help fund 4320MW Dasu project, Pakistan
22 June 2012 The World Bank is to provide funding towards the development of the...

Vela VKE joins the SMEC Group
21 June 2012 Australian based global engineering consultancy firm SMEC and South...

Study recommends capacity increase for Brodarevo 1&2, Serbia
21 June 2012 Reservoir Capital Corporation’s independent hydroelectric power...

AfDB approves funds for Itezhi-Tezhi project, Zambia
20 June 2012 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to lend funds totaling...

Uncertainty over FiT scheme holding back hydro investment, says BHA
20 June 2012 Tens of millions of pounds of investment in smaller-scale hydropower...

Wood Group wins upgrade contract at Kentucky hydro plants
20 June 2012 Wood Group GTS has secured a contract for the upgrade of plant controls...

Statkraft latest company trained on Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
19 June 2012 Employees from Norwegian firm Statkraft have recently been trained on...

Norway looks to invest in Pakistan hydro
18 June 2012 Norwegian investors are interested in opportunities in the hydropower...

Ethiopia’s electricity coverage almost 50%; 75% goal by 2015
18 June 2012 Miheret Debebe, CEO of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo)...

Innergex buys hydro assets in BC, Canada
15 June 2012 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc has signed an agreement with Capital...

Lahmeyer acquires majority interest in IDP Consult
15 June 2012 Lahmeyer Group has acquired a 70% interest in IDP Consult in a move to...

Influence of foundation and reservoir on the linear dynamic response of a high concrete gravity dam
14 June 2012 Vol XXII, Issue 3

Hydrodynamic isolation and 3D seismic response of concrete arch dams
14 June 2012 Vol XXII, Issue 3

A review of experimental investigations into the seismic behaviour of concrete gravity dams
14 June 2012 Vol XXII, Issue 3

Dynamic analysis of the Koyna Dam using three-dimensional plastic-damage modelling
14 June 2012 Vol XXII, Issue 3

Domtar to sell Ottawa, Gatineau hydro assets
14 June 2012 Domtar Corporation’s Canadian subsidiary Domtar Inc has agreed to sell...

Tocardo in major turbine order to Nepal
14 June 2012 Dutch hydro turbine producer Tocardo International has closed a deal to...

Major upgrade of Rowallan Dam planned, tenders expected
14 June 2012 Hydro Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from contractors to...

Japan plans to step up marine energy development
13 June 2012 The Japanese government is promoting efforts to develop marine...

AltaGas gets environmental certificate for hydro project
11 June 2012 AltaGas Renewable Energy Inc has taken a major step forward with its...

Dam removal to start on Penobscot River, US
11 June 2012 Work is due to start today on the removal of the Great Works Dam on...

Flooding causes small breach in Welsh dam
11 June 2012 Repair work has been successfully carried out on a natural dam in...

Power Machines wins Volzhskaya contract
08 June 2012 JSC RusHydro has awarded Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines...

Date set for Meghri construction
08 June 2012 Armenia and Iran have agreed to begin construction of the 130MW...

SNAP-Magat to increase Maris reservoir capacity
07 June 2012 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat Inc (SNAP-Magat) has signed an agreement with...

Alstom and Druk Green Power in Bhutan hydro JV
07 June 2012 Alstom and Druk Green Power Corporation are to establish a...

World Bank loan to benefit Garafiri project in Guinea
06 June 2012 The World Bank has approved a US$18.3M International Development...

Energo-Pro to buy Polish hydro project
06 June 2012 Poland’s government has agreed to sell the almost 100MW...

Hydro plant considered for iron ore project in DRC
06 June 2012 Plans are being considered for development of a hydroelectric project...

Tidal turbine tested successfully in Scotland
01 June 2012 A tidal turbine which is set to be used in Scotland’s first and...

Lai Chau technical design complete
01 June 2012 Institut Hydroproject, a member of the RusHydro group, has completed...

Northern Water inaugurates first small hydro project
01 June 2012 US company Northern Water officially opened it first hydropower project...

May 2012

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Fort Peck Dam repairs estimated at $225M
31 May 2012 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has revealed that planned repairs...

Landsvirkjun’s Hvammur project assessed under HSAP
29 May 2012 A Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) assessment...

RusHydro and Saratov region in hydro cooperation agreement
28 May 2012 RusHydro has signed a cooperation agreement with the government of Saratov...

Alstom wins new hydro contracts in Canada
25 May 2012 Alstom has been awarded three contracts with a total value of EUR40M...

Alterra and Klahoose First Nation in Upper Toba project agreement
24 May 2012 Alterra Power Corporation and the Klahoose First Nation have signed...

Fortum to refurbish Höljes dam, Sweden
24 May 2012 Fortum is to refurbish the 51-year-old Höljes dam in the northwest part...

Meridian drops plans for Mokihinui hydro project
23 May 2012 Meridian Energy has announced that it will not proceed with plans for...

China approves loan for Pakistan’s Neelum-Jhelum project
23 May 2012 The Export-Import Bank of China has approved a US$448M loan to...

EIB to fund key Zambian electricity link
21 May 2012 The European Investment Bank is to provide US$30M to fund the upgrade of...

NYPA becomes four-time OSAW Award winner
18 May 2012 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has received an Outstanding Stewards...

CESC acquires new hydro
17 May 2012 Indian power utility CESC has acquired two hydropower projects with a...

Hydro key to meeting Canada's economic and environmental objectives says Govt
16 May 2012 David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Joe...

Reservoir gets planning permission for Serbian hydro project
16 May 2012 The Government of the Republic of Serbia has approved plans for...

DHV to help restore Waterkant in Paramaribo
15 May 2012 Dutch engineering and consultancy firm DHV is restoring the Waterkant,...

Tenders for first platform hydro plants in the Amazon expected by 2014
15 May 2012 Brazil’s Federal Government is to release tenders for the...

Alstom and RusHydro start work on new manufacturing plant
15 May 2012 Alstom and RusHydro have announced they have begun construction work on...

Asia-Pacific energy leaders convene at Regional Hydropower Business Forum, Sarawak
15 May 2012 Business leaders at a Regional Hydropower Forum were informed last week...

Court blocks Cuervo scheme in Chile
14 May 2012 The Supreme Court in Chile blocked development of the planned...

Riverbank Power closes financing for retrofit projects
14 May 2012 Hydro developer Riverbank Power Corporation has closed a $26M...

Minerco Resources to sell wind, hydro assets
11 May 2012 Clean energy developer Minerco Resources Inc has announced it is...

BC Hydro’s Ruskin dam and powerhouse upgrades approved
10 May 2012 The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has given BC Hydro the...

Commission approves Cuervo hydro scheme in Chile
09 May 2012 An environmental commission in Chile has voted unanimously to...

Hatch acquires MEK Engenharia
09 May 2012 Brazil’s MEK Engenharia has become a member of the Hatch Group of...

Fortress Paper to sell hydro assets
08 May 2012 Specialty pulp and papers company Fortress Paper Ltd’s...

Eletrobras Eletrosul back in hydro supply business
08 May 2012 Brazil’s Eletrobras Eletrosul has started-up operations of the...

Australian government awards funding for CETO wave project
04 May 2012 An innovative project in the waters around Perth’s Garden Island in...

Kirejczyk joins HDR Hydropower Services Group
04 May 2012 Juliusz Kirejczyk has joined HDR as a senior consultant in the...

Black & Veatch to design replacement powerhouse for Wisconsin hydro plant
03 May 2012 Black & Veatch has announced it is designing a new hydroelectric...

Alstom to equip Castaic plant, California
03 May 2012 Alstom has been awarded a contract worth approximately USD$30M by the...

Solid Energy gets consents for hydro scheme
02 May 2012 New Zealand’s state owned coal mining company, Solid Energy, has...

Contact Energy shelves plans for Clutha hydro development
01 May 2012 New Zealand energy generator Contact Energy has said it will not proceed...

Hydro Alternative Energy in MOU with Mexico’s Energreen
01 May 2012 Hydro Alternative Energy Inc (HAE), an emerging independent power...

BC Hydro to use software from Aquatic Informatics
01 May 2012 Software solutions provider Aquatic Informatics Inc. announced today...

April 2012

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Alstom signs contracts in Haiti and Ecuador
30 April 2012 Alstom has secured two separate hydro contracts in Latin...

GE’s power conversion technology selected for Portugal’s Frades II project
30 April 2012 GE Energy’s Power Conversion business has announced it will supply...

Invitation to prequalify for Muskrat Falls construction works package
30 April 2012 SNC-Lavalin Inc, as the engineering, procurement and construction...

Lucid Energy opens centre of excellence
27 April 2012 Renewable energy systems provider Lucid Energy has officially opened...

International reservoir operations agreement helps fish and power
26 April 2012 The Bonneville Power Administration and the British Columbia Hydro and...

Alstom to supply Beyhan-1 project, Turkey
26 April 2012 Alstom has been awarded a contract for the supply of the full...

Kleinfelder appoints levee segment manager
25 April 2012 Global science, architecture and engineering consulting firm Kleinfelder...

RusHydro’s hydropower plants increase electricity generation 4% in 1Q 2012
25 April 2012 In the 1st quarter 2012, the total electricity generation of Russian...

MWH Global elects seven employees to Vice President
25 April 2012 MWH Global has announced the promotion of seven employees to the position...

Call for papers
25 April 2012 A call for papers has been issued for a workshop that will investigate...

Voith wins Red Rock contract
24 April 2012 Voith Hydro has won the contract to provide generators and turbines for...

Vattenfall to modernize hydro plants
23 April 2012 Swedish energy company Vattenfall has announced plans to invest SEK...

Partnerships generate support for US hydro resources
23 April 2012 As part of US President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy to develop...

Rurelec in new Peru hydro investment
23 April 2012 Rurelec PLC, the electricity utility which owns and operates power...

NIB finances E-CO Energi's hydro investments
23 April 2012 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to loan Norwegian energy...

Major orders for ABB in Switzerland
23 April 2012 Power and automation technology group ABB has received orders worth...

Initial funding approved for Green Planet’s pumped storage project
23 April 2012 US-based Green Planet Group Inc has completed the first step of funding...

Voith to equip Steti project, Czech Republic
23 April 2012 Voith Hydro has signed a contract with Czech consortium Metrostav a.s....

Additional hydro identified at USBR sites
13 April 2012 The Department of Interior in the US has identified 373 existing Bureau...

China cuts wind, solar development to push nuclear and hydro
13 April 2012 China wants to accelerate the use of nuclear and hydroelectric power and...

$3.7M contract awarded for Chandler switchyard replacement
12 April 2012 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded Koontz Electric Company Inc...

Portugal to sell remaining Cahora Bassa stake to Mozambique
12 April 2012 Portugal has agreed to sell its remaining 15% stake in the Cahora...

Itaipu Binacional becomes first Brazilian company trained on Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
11 April 2012 Employees from Brazilian hydropower generator Itaipu Binacional...

Voith wins major orders in Turkey
11 April 2012 Voith Hydro has received a major order worth EUR39M from Turkish...

Study finds new way to map Europe’s pumped storage potential
10 April 2012 A study by the Joint Research Commission (JRC) and University College...

Arcadis in major Belo Monte deal
10 April 2012 Arcadis Logos, the Brazilian subsidiary of international consultancy...

SMEC wins dam enhancement feasibility studies in Mauritius
05 April 2012 SMEC has been awarded the feasibility study contract for the enhancement...

Eagle Creek purchases hydro facilities
05 April 2012 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has acquired the majority of the companies...

Xstrata sells majority interest in Chilean hydro company
04 April 2012 Mining company Xstrata Copper has sold a 51% interest in its Energía...

Black & Veatch to manage Anderson dam retrofit
03 April 2012 Black & Veath has been selected by the Santa Clara Valley Water District...

Fortum sells Finnish hydro plants
02 April 2012 Fortum has sold 14 small hydropower plants with a total capacity of 22MW...

March 2012

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Statkraft, Hydro-Québec in osmotic power agreement
30 March 2012 Statkraft and Hydro-Québec have entered into a three-year agreement...

Dong Nai 4 starts generating electricity in Vietnam
30 March 2012 The first turbine at the 340MW Dong Nai 4 hydroelectric project in...

Greenko acquires additional hydro assets
29 March 2012 Indian power developer Greenko has acquired two new hydropower assets with...

SHETL to develop subsea cable, Scotland
29 March 2012 Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited (SHETL), the...

Funds approved for Lom Pangar project, Cameroon
28 March 2012 Funding of US$132M has been approved by the World Bank for development of...

China to invest in Nepal's largest hydro project
28 March 2012 China's Three Gorges International is to build the US$ 1.6B West...

Engineers tackle noise at US hydro plants
27 March 2012 Using research designed to protect warfighters from noise-induced...

Jaiprakash Associates wins contracts in Bhutan
26 March 2012 Bhutan’s Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority has awarded...

SN Power becomes major shareholder of Desenvix
26 March 2012 SN Power has acquired a 40.65% stake in Brazilian renewable power...

China Hydroelectric closes sale of small hydro plant
26 March 2012 Small hydro developer and operator China Hydroelectric Corporation has...

Vattenfall plans new wave energy project in Scotland
26 March 2012 Vattenfall is taking another development step in wave energy by investing...

Kerry McCalman named as Hydropower Senior Advisor for USBR
25 March 2012 US Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced...

Hydro investments in Latin America, Africa set to increase, says report
23 March 2012 Increasing government support will encourage investments from the public...

Expressions of interest – hydroelectric installations in Guinea
22 March 2012 Japanese firm Megaworks International Inc is looking for expressions...

Loans approved for Tarbela extension, Pakistan
22 March 2012 Funding totaling US$840M has been approved for the Tarbela IV...

Ethio-Sudan transmission line completed
22 March 2012 The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has completed...

New units for marine sector completed
22 March 2012 Work on six new industrial units for the renewable energy sector in...

Consortium awarded Beyhan-1 supply contact, Turkey
21 March 2012 A consortium led by Andritz Hydro has been awarded a contact by...

itmsoil to supply Roseires Dam monitoring equipment
20 March 2012 itmsoil has won a contract worth UK£190,000 to supply specialist equipment...

Northumbrian Water powers up water treatment works
20 March 2012 The first hydropower generation unit of its kind for Northumbrian Water...

Lower Churchill project passes environmental assessment
20 March 2012 The governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada has approved...

Andritz works on Inga 2 rehab
19 March 2012 Andritz Hydro is to reconstruct and rehabilitate two 178MW Francis units...

EDF confirms commitment to HSAP, as IHA raises awareness at World Water Forum
16 March 2012 Électricité de France (EdF) has today confirmed its commitment to using...

Enel’s new hydro plant in Guatemala becomes operational
16 March 2012 Enel Green Power has announced that its 85MW Palo Viejo hydroelectric...

Tata Power and Exxaro form JV energy company
15 March 2012 India’s private power utility Tata Power, through its subsidiary...

Wave and tidal energy needs increased investment, says report
15 March 2012 A new report from RenewableUK, the UK trade association representing...

BC Hydro takes step forward on John Hart upgrade
14 March 2012 BC Hydro’s $1.35B project to upgrade the John Hart generating station...

Consortium to help protect Swiss City of Winterthur against floods
13 March 2012 A consortium led by Pöyry's Energy business group has been awarded an...

TGL tidal turbine exceeds 200MWh of grid supply
13 March 2012 Tidal Generation Limited (TGL), a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, has...

Gilkes opens new North American office
13 March 2012 Gilkes has announced that it has opened a new North American Office...

ALAOF leads investment in Hidrotenencias
12 March 2012 ACON Latin America Opportunities Fund (ALAOF), a private equity...

Rain and snowmelt brings SSE record for hydro production
12 March 2012 Energy production from conventional hydroelectric schemes operated in...

Alstom Power to replace turbine runners at USBR’s Trinity plant
12 March 2012 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded Alstom Power Inc a...

EMEC to support development of Japanese Marine Energy Centre
12 March 2012 Scotland’s marine and tidal energy development facility, the European...

IHA to host sessions at World Water Forum
09 March 2012 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is joining forces with...

Joule Africa to develop Kpep project with Cameroon govt
09 March 2012 Energy developer Joule Africa has entered into a Memorandum of...

CVA selects Allegro 8 to manage power generation
08 March 2012 Italian generation company CVA has chosen the Allegro 8 platform from...

Alstom sets corner stone for Global Technology Centre in Brazil
08 March 2012 Alstom today placed the corner stone of its future hydropower...

House of Representatives passes conduit hydro bill
08 March 2012 The US House of Representatives has passed a bill which could streamline...

NRC examining impact of dam failure on nuclear plant safety
07 March 2012 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has started a formal evaluation...

FERC issues first pilot license for tidal project
07 March 2012 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has issued...

Mavel wins contract on Marseilles project, Illinois
06 March 2012 Mavel a.s. has signed a contract with the Marseilles Land & Water...

Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum
05 March 2012 The Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum, to be held 5-7 June 2012 in...

USBR to issue lease for proposed hydro project at water resource facility
05 March 2012 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is to issue a Lease of Power...

Norconsult strengthens presence in Kenya
05 March 2012 Engineering and design consultancy Norconsult has re-established its...

Pöyry to sell parts of its water, environment operations
05 March 2012 Consulting and engineering company Pöyry has agreed to sell water...

Dia Bras completes sale of hydro assets
05 March 2012 Canadian mining company Dia Bras Exploration Inc has announced that...

Institute Hydroproject to modernize Kamskaya project, Russia
05 March 2012 JSC Institute Hydroproject, part of RusHydro Group, has begun work on...

IFC invests in Indonesian IPP
02 March 2012 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to buy an 11% stake...

Reservoir targeting hydro projects in Montenegro
01 March 2012 Reservoir Capital Corporation is to investigate potential...

February 2012

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US national labs to offer streamlined partnership agreements for private firms
29 February 2012 Eight of the US Department of Energy’s national laboratories are...

DHV and Royal Haskoning to merge
28 February 2012 Engineering consultancies DHV and Royal Haskoning have announced plans...

Voith wins Russian orders worth EUR46M
28 February 2012 Voith Hydro has won orders totaling EUR46M from Russian...

RusHydro to build new hydro in Krasnoyarsk region
28 February 2012 JSC RusHydro has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Government...

Sweco awarded major hydro contract in Latvia
28 February 2012 Sweco has won a contract worth over EUR3M to work on the modernization of...

Duke Energy gets federal license for Nantahala project
27 February 2012 Duke Energy has received the final of six new federal hydro licenses from...

World Bank debars Alstom Hydro France for three years
24 February 2012 Alstom Hydro France and Alstom Network Schweiz AG - in addition to...

Welsh Govt urges communities to target hydro
24 February 2012 Communities in Wales are being urged to develop small hydropower schemes...

Andritz in equipment deal for Santa Teresa, Peru
24 February 2012 Peruvian electricity utility Luz del Sur has awarded Andritz Hydro a...

Dia Bras subsidiary sells hydro assets
22 February 2012 Sociedad Minera Corona S.A, the Peruvian subsidiary of Canadian...

Sunbelt in turbine deal with Promithian Mining
22 February 2012 Sunbelt International has agreed a deal to provide hydroelectric turbines...

Mavel nearing completion on five South Korean projects
21 February 2012 Mavel has announced that it has successfully commissioned two of five...

Consent granted for Oyster wave array
21 February 2012 Aquamarine Power says that consent for its first Oyster wave power array is...

New hydro build at mine site in Peru
20 February 2012 Mining company Malaga Inc and Hidropesac, a joint venture between Malaga...

Siemens acquires Marine Current Turbines
17 February 2012 Siemens has announced it is strengthening its position in the ocean...

BHP withdraws smelter plans in a blow to Inga 3
16 February 2012 BHP Billiton has decided to withdraw its plans for a new aluminium smelter...

SSE submits plans for major new pumped storage scheme
16 February 2012 SSE Renewables, the renewable energy development division of utility SSE,...

Riverbank and enXco in pumped storage agreement
16 February 2012 Hydro developer Riverbank Power and enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles...

Plans agreed for 1650MW hydro plant on Zambezi River
16 February 2012 Zambia and Zimbabwe have reached an agreement in principle for development...

Norplan, Fichtner to study Nsongezi project, Uganda
15 February 2012 A joint venture of Norway’s Norplan and Fichtner of Germany has been...

Haiti’s Peligre plant to undergo major refurb
14 February 2012 The government of Haiti has signed a contract with French...

RCC placement starts at Gibe III
13 February 2012 RCC placement at the 1870MW Gibe III hydroelectric project in...

Ethiopia to launch three new dams
13 February 2012 Senior ministers at Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water & Energy (MoWE) are...

Kroen Heads URS' California hydropower practice
13 February 2012 Patti Kroen has been named Northern California Hydropower Practice Leader...

Davey appointed as UK energy minister
13 February 2012 Edward Davey MP has been appointed the UK's secretary of state for Energy...

Renewable industries call for production tax credit extension
09 February 2012 Executives from the hydropower industry, together with representatives...

Reservoir appoints Reford as Lead Director
09 February 2012 The Board of Directors of Reservoir Capital Corporation has announced...

TrustPower proceeds with new small hydro scheme
07 February 2012 New Zealand utility TrustPower has announced it is to start construction on...

E.ON, Hydrocop to bid for hydropower in France
07 February 2012 German utility E.ON is to partner with energy distributors Hydrocop to...

New International Business Director for Entura
07 February 2012 Entura, the consulting business of Hydro Tasmania, has announced...

Pakistan, Qatar to explore hydro development
06 February 2012 The governments of Pakistan and Qatar are to jointly explore development...

Alstom in equipment deal for Vietnam’s Song Bung 4 project
06 February 2012 Alstom, together with consortium partner Hydrochina Huadong...

Metso wins equipment deal on Belo Monte
03 February 2012 Consorcio Construtor Belo Monte (CCBM) has awarded Metso a EUR30M contract...

Bujagali starts generating power for Uganda
02 February 2012 The 250MW Bujagali hydroelectric project in Uganda has begun supplying...

Institute Hydroproject, AQM to design major irrigation scheme in Syria
02 February 2012 Institute Hydroproject, part of RusHydro Group, has signed an agreement...

MidAmerican Energy expands into renewables market
02 February 2012 MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company has established a new business that...

January 2012

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Tratos wins cable contract on Ethiopian dam
31 January 2012 Specialist cable manufacturer Tratos Cavi Spa has been awarded a...

Alstom wins supply contract on Itezhi-Tezhi dam, Zambia
31 January 2012 Alstom is to provide key engineering equipment to the new...

Maybank in loan deal for Indonesian hydro plant
30 January 2012 Maybank Group has announced details of a US$330.6M loan for Indonesian...

Andritz in supply deal for Costa Rican hydro plant
30 January 2012 Andritz Hydro is to supply and supervise the installation of four...

Minnesota Power hydro deal approved
27 January 2012 US utility Minnesota Power looks set to buy hydroelectricity from...

New hydro sites identified in Indonesia
25 January 2012 Indonesia’s state-owned power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN)...

Institute Hydroproject studies hydro potential of Russia’s North Caucasus region
24 January 2012 Institute Hydroproject, part of RusHydro Group, says it has...

Sustainable Direction advises on Alderney tidal power project
24 January 2012 Environmental consultancy firm Sustainable Direction Ltd has announced it...

FMO in finance deal for Ugandan hydro plant
23 January 2012 The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) has arranged a US$24M...

Construction milestone for Niagara Tunnel Project
23 January 2012 Construction on the Niagara Tunnel project in Ontario, Canada has reached...

Harbin Electric to start hydro project in Ecuador
23 January 2012 Harbin Electric International Co, the main subsidiary of state owned...

NIB finances Østfold Energi's renewable investments
19 January 2012 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed a EUR179M loan with...

Climax continues expansion with new facility in the UK
19 January 2012 Climax Portable Machine Tools has opened a new sales, service and...

Royal Haskoning plans new hydro for rural Uganda
19 January 2012 Royal Haskoning has announced plans to install a cluster of 10...

IDB in $30M renewable energy investment
18 January 2012 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30M loan for a...

World Bank supports flood mitigation efforts in Jakarta
18 January 2012 The World Bank has approved a project to clean out a number of...

Alstom, SSE Renewables in major new wave farm development
17 January 2012 Alstom and Scottish marine developer SSE Renewables have announced they...

Global use of hydropower increases, says report
17 January 2012 Use of hydropower globally increased more than 5% between 2009 and...

Call for abstracts: 6th International Symposium on RCC Dams
16 January 2012 A call for abstracts has been issued for the 6th International Symposium...

Kenya to import electricity from Ethiopia
16 January 2012 The Kenyan and Ethiopian governments have reached a deal that will see...

Chile targets 50% hydro
16 January 2012 Up to 50% of the power produced in Chile should come from hydro plants,...

Key equipment on way to Bui project, Ghana
13 January 2012 The major electromechanical components for Ghana’s 400MW Bui...

Electronic atlas maps US renewable resources
13 January 2012 The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...

Geotechnical work completed at Brodarevo, Serbia
12 January 2012 Reservoir Capital Corporation has announced that geotechnical studies for...

MWH to work on Gatun Lake Spillway, Panama
11 January 2012 MWH Global has won a US$4.4M contract from the Panama Canal Authority...

Aecom acquires Chinese consultancy firm
09 January 2012 Aecom Technology Corporation announced today that it has acquired...

Construction to begin on Grand Coulee line replacement
09 January 2012 Construction of six new 500kV overhead transmission lines at the...

Scottish Water in £20M hydro plan
09 January 2012 Scottish Water has announced details of £20M project that will see...

Iranians to invest US$571M in Armenian power industry
09 January 2012 Iran Daily reports that an Iranian private sector consortium intends...

Alstom to modernise Canada's largest hydro scheme
06 January 2012 Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec has awarded Alstom a EUR50M contract...

Turbinators selected for existing facility in the US
06 January 2012 EBD Hydro LLC is to install three 1000kW Turbinators from Norway’s...

Vattenfall partners with French companies for hydro concessions
05 January 2012 Vattenfall is to join forces with French firms ArcelorMittal, Rhodia and...

3Power to take major stake in Albanian hydro project
05 January 2012 3Power Energy Group Inc has announced it is to acquire 75% of the...

BKW to acquire Italian small hydro plants
03 January 2012 BKW FMB Energy Ltd (BKW) has announced it is to acquire five...

EBRD approves funds for small hydro projects in Serbia
03 January 2012 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved...

ABB books $900M HVDC order in India
03 January 2012 Power and Automation technology group ABB has booked an order worth more...

Ecuador plans major investment in hydro
03 January 2012 The Government of Ecuador is looking to invest up to $605M in 2012 for...

Alstom-led consortium to refurbish Brazilian hydro plant
03 January 2012 Cemig has selected a consortium led by Alstom and including Orteng...

December 2011

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Andritz wins order for Eqyptian hydro project
23 December 2011 Andritz Hydro is to supply and install equipment for a project that will...

Queen goes green with new turbine installation for Windsor Castle
23 December 2011 A plan to power Windsor Castle with hydroelectricity has moved a step...

Fourth unit in operation at Son La, Vietnam
23 December 2011 The fourth turbine unit at the Son La hydroelectric project in Vietnam...

Voith Hydro to supply equipment for RusHydro’s Miatlinskaya project
19 December 2011 Voith Hydro is to supply rotor wheels for the modernization of turbines...

Hydro investment could create a million Canadian jobs, study finds
19 December 2011 A study commissioned by the Canadian Hydropower Association has found...

Atlas Copco to acquire GIA underground business
16 December 2011 Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire the underground business of GIA Industri...

Carnegie completes site studies in Chile, appoints development partner
14 December 2011 Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has completed a...

Prediction of reservoir evaporation using support vector machines
14 December 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 2

Flow resistances in sediment evacuation pipeline systems of reservoirs
14 December 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 2

Distribution of stresses due to hydraulic loading in the skin plate of a vertical lift gate: cylindrical shell and flat type (Part II)
14 December 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 2

Design consideration for the circulating water conductor system of a power plant
14 December 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 2

IFC helps fund new hydro in Pakistan
14 December 2011 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $60M loan to Star...

Rurelec to invest in Peruvian hydropower
13 December 2011 Electricity utility Rurelec PLC is to develop a number of new...

Russian firms to bid for La Parota work, Mexico
13 December 2011 Russian companies are planning to place bids for the contract to build...

Xayaburi Dam delayed for further studies
12 December 2011 Construction of the planned 1260MW Xayaburi Dam project on the lower...

Sweco to modernize Romanian hydro plant
12 December 2011 Romania's state-owned hydroelectric company Hidroelectrica SA has...

Kamchay project starts operations in Cambodia
12 December 2011 The largest hydroelectric project in Cambodia has begun operations,...

China Hydroelectric sells small hydro project
07 December 2011 Small hydro developer and operator China Hydroelectric Corporation is to...

Low carbon investments in sustainable water infrastructure must be prioritized says IHA
06 December 2011 The importance globally of prioritising low carbon investments in...

EUR100M boost for renewables in South Africa
06 December 2011 Investec and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have agreed to establish...

International award for Pacific Hydro's Chacayes project
05 December 2011 Renewable energy company Pacific Hydro has received the...

New hydro plant online in Germany
05 December 2011 The first of two turbines at the 10MW Weser hydropower plant in...

IaDB to fund Chaglla construction, Peru
02 December 2011 The Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) is to provide a $150M loan to...

November 2011

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Japanese firms in joint ocean power project
30 November 2011 IHI Corp. Toshiba Corp. and Mitsui & Co. have joined forces to develop...

Alstom to set up Global Technology Centre for hydro in Brazil
30 November 2011 Alstom has announced it is to invest EUR6M to establish a new Global...

Provincial governments finalize MOU for Lower Churchill
29 November 2011 The Provincial governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia...

Engevix and HGE to explore hydro development in the US
29 November 2011 Brazilian company Engevix Engenharia S.A. and US-based Hydro Green...

Jinnah to start operations in December
28 November 2011 Construction work on the 98MW Jinnah hydropower project on the Indus River...

EBRD funds construction of Ombla project, Croatia
28 November 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to provide...

Study underway for Bumbuna phase II, Sierra Leone
28 November 2011 Work has started on the bankable feasibility study for the second phase...

More funds for renewable energy in Turkey
28 November 2011 The World Bank is to provide an additional US$500M to help fund a...

New hydro planned for Ivory Coast
25 November 2011 A new 275MW hydroelectric plant is to be built in Soubre, Ivory Coast...

Andritz led consortium to supply equipment to Portuguese pumped storage project
25 November 2011 A consortium led by Andritz Hydro and including EFACEC Engenharia...

Upper Subansiri project development moves forward
24 November 2011 The main parameters of the Upper Subansiri hydroelectric project in...

EBRD supports small hydro development in Albania
24 November 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed...

Hidroelectrica to invest in new hydro
24 November 2011 Romania’s state-owned hydro generator Hidroelectrica SA is planning to...

Mozambique to increase Cahora Bassa output
24 November 2011 Mozambique is to increase the capacity of the Cahora Bassa Dam on the...

Peter Black new MD of Mott MacDonald’s power business
23 November 2011 Mott MacDonald has appointed Peter Black as managing director of its...

Hat-trick of studies for ABPmer
22 November 2011 ABPmer has recently been appointed to lead three studies for Marine...

AfDB approves funds for Lom-Pangar project, Cameroon
21 November 2011 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a US$71.1M loan...

Malaysia’s Sarawak Energy Berhad first to receive hydropower sustainability assessment tool training
21 November 2011 Employees of Sarawak Energy Berhad, Sarawak, Malaysia, recently completed...

‘New Dawn’ agreements move Lower Churchill forward
21 November 2011 The proposed Lower Churchill hydroelectric project in the Canadian...

ABB acquires Powercorp
21 November 2011 ABB is to strengthen its portfolio of renewable energy...

NIB opens loan facility in Latin America, hydro to benefit
18 November 2011 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has provided a loan of US$50M to...

Eaton Wins $10.9M contract on Niagara Power Project
18 November 2011 Eaton Corporation has received a nine-year, $10.9M contract award from...

Land Bank, KfW in mini-hydro agreement
17 November 2011 The Land Bank of the Philippines and German development bank KfW...

Gilgel Gibe III construction nears halfway mark
17 November 2011 Over 47% of the Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power plant has been...

Semcon to renovate hydro stations for Fortum
16 November 2011 Finnish energy company Fortum has chosen Semcon to upgrade its...

US$450m Chacayes project inaugurated in Chile
16 November 2011 Pacific Hydro has officially inaugurated the 111MW Chacayes...

EDM to take over Mozambique plants
16 November 2011 Mozambique’s state-run power utility Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) is...

Australia passes Clean Energy Act
15 November 2011 The passage of new clean energy legislation in Australia will...

Theodor Scheidegger appointed CEO of the Siemens Solar & Hydro Division
15 November 2011 Theodor (Ted) Scheidegger has been named as the new CEO of the...

New testing rig for Litostroj Power's hydraulic laboratory
14 November 2011 Final construction works are underway on the second universal testing rig...

Invitation to pre-qualify for civil EPC works - 700MW Tato II project, India
14 November 2011 Reliance Power Limited (RPL) is developing the 700MW Tato-II hydro project...

South Africa, DRC sign Grand Inga agreement
14 November 2011 Development of the 39,000MW Grand Inga hydroelectric project has taken a...

GL Garrad Hassan supports Kawasaki tidal project
14 November 2011 GL Garrad Hassan has announced it is providing technical information...

Loan agreed for Boskov Most project, Macedonia
14 November 2011 The EBRD is to provide a €65M sovereign loan to FYR Macedonia for...

NIB finances Statnett's subsea power cables
10 November 2011 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to lend EUR 165M to...

Court backs Belo Monte build
10 November 2011 A Brazilian Court has ruled in a majority vote that construction on the...

Karuma work to start in May
10 November 2011 Uganda is planning to start construction work on the Karuma...

ÅF wins further work on Nant de Drance, Switzerland
09 November 2011 ÅF has won a EUR 15M order for further work on the Nant de Drance...

New Global Technology Centre for Alstom
08 November 2011 Alstom has today inaugurated the company’s newest Global Technology...

Rainpower to supply Hynna small hydro plant, Norway
08 November 2011 Rainpower Small Hydro has won a contract valued at NOK16M (US$2.86M)...

Siemens ups stake in Marine Current Turbines
08 November 2011 In a move to strengthen its activities in ocean power generation, Siemens...

PSALM awards contract for Angat safety studies
07 November 2011 The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM)...

Charles Reid named BC Hydro's Acting President and CEO
07 November 2011 The Board of Directors of BC Hydro has named Executive...

Ambuklao project reopened in the Philippines
07 November 2011 The 105MW Ambuklao hydroelectric project in the Philippines has...

Astaldi, GyM to build Cerro del Águila project, Peru
07 November 2011 Astaldi, in a joint venture with the Peruvian Group Grana y Montero...

US$155M financing approved for Panama hydro plant
04 November 2011 The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and Norwegian...

Efficiency focus
03 November 2011 While agriculture in many regions is served by irrigation and more...

ADB OKs loan for Nam Ngum 3, Lao PDR
03 November 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $465M loan to...

Environmental permit approved for Chiligatoro project, Honduras
03 November 2011 Renewable energy developer Minerco Resources, Inc is one step closer...

More funding announced for Guri upgrade, Venezuela
03 November 2011 The Andean Development Corporation (CAF) has approved a $380M loan for...

Alan J Krause named president and CEO of MWH Global
03 November 2011 MWH Global has announced that its board of directors unanimously elected...

Turkey and Georgia in new hydro deal
02 November 2011 Turkey and Georgia are planning to jointly develop a 280MW...

Alcoa considering smelter in Angola, powered by hydro
02 November 2011 Alcoa has announced it is to explore the development of a new...

SNAP-Magat planning new hydro in the Philippines
02 November 2011 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat Inc – the joint venture company of Aboitiz...

Condit Dam removal begins
01 November 2011 Work to remove the 125ft (38.1m) high Condit Dam on the White Salmon River...

OPT initiative aims to reduce wave energy costs
01 November 2011 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) is hoping to improve the efficiency of...

October 2011

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UK renewables milestone for Rolls-Royce
31 October 2011 Global power systems company Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant...

Cemig to take stake in Belo Monte
27 October 2011 Brazilian power utility Cemig, in partnership with power...

In-conduit hydro system for Portland, US
27 October 2011 Renewable energy technology company Lucid Energy is to develop an...

Small hydro construction underway in Pakistan
27 October 2011 Construction work has started on the 20MW Marala hydroelectric project...

New automation solution for Aswan hydro plants
27 October 2011 Hydro Plants Generation Company (HPGC) has awarded ABB an order worth...

Theoretical study of the hydraulic jump in a triangular channel with rough walls
26 October 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 1

Pore water pressure ratio estimation of an earthen dam: sensitivity to soil properties
26 October 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 1

Investigation of endurance time method capability in the seismic performance evaluation of concrete arch dams
26 October 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 1

Characteristics of air-water layers along the nappe over spillway aerators
26 October 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 1

Extra hydro for Black Canyon Diversion Dam, US
26 October 2011 A new hydro unit could be added at the Black Canyon Diversion Dam on...

Design of the girders of a vertical lift gate - a new approach
25 October 2011 Vol XXII, Issue 1

Gilkes wins 4.5MW Bam Nuttall contract
25 October 2011 RWE has awarded the Bam Nuttall contract to build the 4.5MW Maldie...

Upgrade work underway at key Waikato hydro station, New Zealand
25 October 2011 A major upgrade is being carried out at Mighty River Power’s Ohakuri...

ABB wins $50M order from Hydro-Quebec
25 October 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth over...

Small Hydro Latin America
25 October 2011 Events firm Arena International has launched a new conference offering...

New British ROC bands include less support for hydro
24 October 2011 The UK government has unveiled its proposals for modified levels of...

Construction starts on Diamer-Bhasha Dam, Pakistan
24 October 2011 Construction has officially started on the 4500MW Diamer-Bhasha Dam...

Siemens expands in China
24 October 2011 The Siemens Industry Automation Division is further expanding its position...

Statkraft’s Çakit plant gets Socialcarbon certification
21 October 2011 Statkrafts’s Çakit project in Turkey has been named the first...

Giant Hydro-Brake Flow Controls installed as part of £12M flood alleviation scheme
20 October 2011 The Environment Agency’s £12M Flood Alleviation Scheme on the River...

Hydro Tasmania’s Trevallyn first project assessed using Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
20 October 2011 Hydro Tasmania has hosted a contingent of international visitors to conduct...

Emcor subsidiary in US$42M deal on Herbert Hoover Dike rehab
20 October 2011 Emcor Group Inc has announced that subsidiary company Harry Pepper...

First new hydro project in almost 20 years opens in Washington state, US
20 October 2011 Snohomish County Public Utility District has opened what it has claimed...

Sayano-Shushenskaya onshore spillway complete
19 October 2011 Russian power company RusHydro has completed construction of the...

UK’s tidal energy resources to be modelled by the ETI
18 October 2011 The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is to model the UK’s tidal...

EIB approves loan for Iberdrola’s R&D programme
17 October 2011 Iberdrola has been awarded a EUR 200M loan from the European Investment...

Areva T&D India to install substations for BHEL hydro plant
17 October 2011 Areva T&D India's transmission business, now a part of Alstom Grid, is...

IBM installs new computer systems in Russia’s second largest hydro plant
14 October 2011 The Krasnoyarsk hydropower plant – the second largest hydro plant in Russia...

NIB finances small hydro loan programme
13 October 2011 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Sparebanken Vest have signed a...

Oldcastle Precast supplies Lemolo No 2 project, US
13 October 2011 Oldcastle Precast has announced it has supplied 3000ft of precast...

Site lease secured for first tidal farm in Wales
13 October 2011 Plans to install and operate the first tidal energy farm in Wales have...

ABPmer adds tidal excursion indicators to the Renewables Atlas
11 October 2011 ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) has published a further...

EBRD supports hydro upgrade project in Ukraine
11 October 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending...

Gabon to build new 180MW hydro project
11 October 2011 A new 180MW hydroelectric and dam project is to be built in Gabon,...

ADB pledges $97M for new hydro plant, Pakistan
11 October 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide a $97M loan to help fund a...

Medium scale hydro potential identified in Quebec
11 October 2011 According to an Economic Note published by the Montreal Economic...

Irrawaddy dam project unilaterally suspended
08 October 2011 Burma’s president Thein Sein has ordered the suspension of a $3.6B project...

SMEC opens office in New Zealand
05 October 2011 Engineering and consulting firm SMEC has established a new operation in...

MWH Global awarded $25M USBR contract
05 October 2011 MWH Global has been awarded a multi-year contract from the US Bureau...

Entura wins detailed design for Rupin project, India
04 October 2011 Entura is to deliver tender design and detailed design for the...

Consent application lodged for proposed hydro-irrigation scheme in New Zealand
03 October 2011 Ngai Tahu Property and Meridian Energy Limited have jointly lodged...

Eaton wins contract on Niagara Power project’s Lewiston plant
03 October 2011 Eaton Corporation has been awarded a nine-year contract valued at $10.9M...

FERC approves first hydro project in Colorado under small hydro agreement
03 October 2011 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the...

Red Willow Dam to be modified
03 October 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded SEMA Construction a...

ADB loan to help India tap hydro potential in Himachal Pradesh
03 October 2011 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing loans of up to $350M...

Draft agreement developed for Site C, includes joint review panel
03 October 2011 Federal and provincial governments in Canada have developed a draft...

September 2011

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IFC funds Honduran hydro project
29 September 2011 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Oesterreichische...

ETI plans for wave energy converter system demonstrator
29 September 2011 The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has announced details of...

AltaGas and Tahltan Nation sign hydro agreements
29 September 2011 AltaGas Ltd and the Tahltan Central Council have signed Impact...

Dewberry to develop hydrology and hydraulics simulation model for Big Creek system
29 September 2011 Dewberry has recently been awarded a contract with US utility...

New funding for Aquamarine Power
27 September 2011 In a major step towards the commercialisation of its Oyster technology,...

Alstom secures EUR180M of contracts in Latin America
26 September 2011 Alstom has announced it has secured contracts valued at EUR180M to...

Voith Hydro to modernize Saratovskaya plant, signs JV agreement with RusHydro
26 September 2011 Voith Hydro has signed a EUR140M contract with Russian power...

Ocean Power Technologies secures Lockheed support
26 September 2011 Lockheed Martin is to assist Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) with the...

RusHydro reaches milestone in Ust'-Srednekanskaya build
26 September 2011 JSC RusHydro has reached an important milestone in construction of...

New dam planned for South Sudan
26 September 2011 South Sudan’s Water Resources Minister Paul Mayom Akec has announced...

Kelag to build hydro schemes in Bosnia
26 September 2011 The Slovian unit of Australia’s Kelag Group has said that the energy firm...

$21M contract awarded for Minidoka Dam spillway replacement
26 September 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $21.3M contract to Record...

New fund to pave way for infrastructure boom in SE Asia
26 September 2011 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is creating a new fund...

EBRD approves additional funds for Georgia hydro development
22 September 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced it is...

Klamath dam removal studies released
22 September 2011 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced today that the US...

Senate urged to include new commitment to hydro in jobs legislation
22 September 2011 Hydropower companies in the US have urged President Obama and Senate...

International Ataxia Awareness day
21 September 2011 Imagine seeing someone you love struggle to walk and talk before...

NIB to finance hydro upgrade
21 September 2011 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has approved a EUR63.3M loan to...

Workers killed as landslides hit near Indian hydro plant
21 September 2011 At least 17 workers at a hydroelectric plant being built along the...

Power Machines ships second load for Sayano-Shusenskaya overhaul
21 September 2011 Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines has announced it has...

Reservoir acquires remaining land rights for Brodarevo-2
21 September 2011 Reservoir Capital Corp has completed options to purchase the...

EBRD invests in Clean Energy Fund
19 September 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is making...

Statkraft to build third hydro plant in Turkey
19 September 2011 Statkraft has announced it is to build the 517MW Cetin hydropower project...

Sinohydro to launch IPO
19 September 2011 Chinese hydro developer Sinohydro is to launch an initial public...

SFPUC breaks ground on new Calaveras Dam
19 September 2011 Construction work has started on the four-year, $416M Calaveras...

Elwha River dam removal begins
18 September 2011 Demolition work has begun on the largest dam removal project in the US to date.

Reservoir provides update on Brodarevo project, Serbia
15 September 2011 Reservoir Capital Corporation has released a progress report on its...

Contract awarded for Warsak feasibility study, Pakistan
15 September 2011 A joint venture of Canada’s RSW and Pakistan’s DCE are to carry out...

Review finds Muskrat Falls cheapest energy option
15 September 2011 An independent review has found that the planned $6B Muskrat...

SMEC to study hydro projects in Malaysia
14 September 2011 Australian engineering and development consulting firm SMEC has been...

Tanzania and Uganda in hydro agreement
14 September 2011 Tanzania and Uganda have agreed to jointly develop the 16MW...

Brookfield to create major renewable business
14 September 2011 Brookfield Asset Management Inc and Brookfield Renewable Power Fund...

IHA 2011 Board election results announced
12 September 2011 The results of the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) 2011...

Intermap DTMs to perform flood modelling for over 140 dams
12 September 2011 Intermap, a provider of location-based information (LBI) solutions,...

Ethiopia planning two new dams
12 September 2011 Ethiopia is planning to build two new dams across the Nile, with a...

Spillway gates near completion for Stave Falls project
12 September 2011 The first set of new spillway gates destined for the Stave Falls Blind...

Full capacity for Three Gorges expected in October
12 September 2011 The Three Gorges Dam is expected to reach full capacity by the end...

Belo Monte to be awarded operations license by 2015
09 September 2011 The final environmental license for Brazil's controversial 11.2GW Belo...

Riverbank Power acquires 50% interest in Chilean small hydro plant
08 September 2011 Riverbank Power Corporation, a developer of pumped storage and...

Sudan gets funds for dam construction
08 September 2011 The Islamic Development Bank has approved a $150M loan to Sudan...

EIB agrees loan for climate change mitigation projects in India
08 September 2011 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR200M loan to ICICI...

IDB to invest in new small hydro schemes in Chile
08 September 2011 Up to eight small hydropower schemes with a total capacity of 160MW in...

France funds rehab of Jabban plant, Pakistan
08 September 2011 The French Development Agency (AFD) is to provide funding of EUR26.5M for...

US Govt awards almost $17M for advanced hydropower technologies
07 September 2011 The US Departments of Energy and Interior have announced funding of...

Queensland Govt to seek private investment in $2.6B dam
06 September 2011 The Queensland State Government today announced a plan to attract...

Sinclair Knight Merz appoints new CEO
06 September 2011 Projects firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has announced the appointment...

Stoplogs to be refurbished at John W. Keys III plant, US
06 September 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Fabrications Products Inc a...

Hydro Tasmania completes Poatina penstock refurb
06 September 2011 Hydro Tasmania has announced it has completed the technically...

Aquamarine Power agrees groundbreaking £3.4M loan with Barclays Corporate
06 September 2011 Wave energy company Aquamarine Power has agreed a £3.4M loan with...

GE Energy completes $3.2B acquisition of Converteam
02 September 2011 GE Energy has completed its previously announced $3.2B acquisition...

OPT’s PowerBuoy survives Hurricane Irene
01 September 2011 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has announced that its PowerBuoy...

EDF and OpenHydro to install first tidal turbine in Brittany, France
01 September 2011 The first stage of a project to create the world’s largest tidal array...

Work begins on new units for renewable sector
01 September 2011 Work has recently begun on the construction of six new industrial units...

Design completed for fortress protection system near proposed hydro project
01 September 2011 Institute Hydroproject, a subsidiary of RusHydro, has completed the design...

August 2011

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Worker dies in crane incident at hydro plant
31 August 2011 A crane operator working at a hydroelectric project on the Genesee...

Converteam awarded contract on Liyang pumped storage plant, China
31 August 2011 Power conversion specialist Converteam has signed a contract with...

Contract awarded for seismic work at Echo Dam, US
30 August 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded PNK Constructors LLC...

Full capacity at Ambuklao by October, says reports
25 August 2011 The Ambuklao hydroelectric project in the Philippines will reach its...

Additional output at Salto project approved
25 August 2011 Infrastructure company Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos (Truinfo)...

Sprott Power to sell interests in BC hydro assets
25 August 2011 Sprott Power Corp, a Canadian developer, owner and operator of...

Voith Hydro to equip Teles Pires project, Brazil
25 August 2011 Voith Hydro has announced it will supply equipment for the 1850MW Teles...

Fish protection technologies and projects: nominate a project for our special feature
25 August 2011 To acknowledge the importance of efficient fish protection technologies...

Lunzua Power Authority to build new hydro plants in Zambia
24 August 2011 The government of Zambia has agreed a $650M deal with Lunzua Power...

Emerson and Rushydro to cooperate in hydro automation
23 August 2011 Emerson Process Management and JSC RusHydro have signed a Memorandum...

OPT deploys wave power device for US Navy
22 August 2011 Wave energy technology firm Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (OPT) has...

Brennan to retire as Manitoba Hydro President and CEO, search underway for replacement
22 August 2011 The Board of Directors of Manitoba Hydro has announced that Robert...

MRES to proceed with hydro development in Iowa, US
22 August 2011 Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has announced it is intending...

Jirau project to be expanded in Brazil
19 August 2011 GDF Suez and International Power have announced that the Jirau project...

Govt in loan guarantee agreement for Lower Churchill projects
19 August 2011 The Canadian Federal Government today announced it will provide or purchase...

Hidroenergia 2012: call for papers
19 August 2011 A call for papers has been issued for hidroenergia 2012, the...

Statkraft awards funds for small hydro in Laos
18 August 2011 Statkraft has awarded funds to Norwegian Church Aid for the development...

Norplan completes Bhutan hydro studies
18 August 2011 Norplan has completed several hydropower studies, including...

2012 start for Machu Picchu phase II
18 August 2011 Construction work on phase II of the Machu Picchu hydroelectric project...

CIC seals MOU with GDF Suez
18 August 2011 GDF Suez says that a co-operation deal with China Investment...

China taking action to limit power shortages
18 August 2011 China’s National Development and Reform Commission has urged power...

St. Lawrence-FDR life extension project enters final stage
18 August 2011 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has entered the final stages of its...

Massachusetts dam to get upgraded
16 August 2011 The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has announced it...

SN Power to acquire stake in Brazilian renewable energy company
15 August 2011 Hydro development company SN Power has agreed to take a 40.65% stake...

Loan to help fund Ukraine hydro upgrade
15 August 2011 Ukraine is set to upgrade six hydropower stations throughout the...

Putin inaugurates St Petersburg Dam
15 August 2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin officially inaugurated the...

World Bank signs loan for 444MW Indian hydro project
12 August 2011 The World Bank has signed a US$648M loan agreement with THDC India Ltd...

JV to replace Calaveras Dam, US
12 August 2011 A joint venture led by ACS subsidiary Dragados USA and including Flatiron,...

South Africa, Lesotho agree second phase of LHWP
12 August 2011 The governments of South Africa and Lesotho have agreed to implement...

McMicken Dam rehabilitation project to continue, without federal funds
11 August 2011 Design work on the McMicken Dam rehabilitation project in Arizona, US, is...

Record production at ROR Power’s Brandywine hydro facility
11 August 2011 Run of River Power Inc. (ROR Power) has announced that its...

Chinese firm in talks for Guinea hydro project
11 August 2011 China International Water & Electric Corporation is in talks with...

Aquamarine Power USA to investigate wave energy potential in Oregon
11 August 2011 Wave energy company Aquamarine Power USA, a subsidiary of the UK’s...

Global hydro market worth $56.51B in 2011, says report
08 August 2011 A new market research report has estimated the global hydropower market to...

Hydro project added to water supply system overhaul
08 August 2011 Bend City Council in Oregon, US, has approved plans to develop a...

ABPmer adds to Marine Renewables Atlas
08 August 2011 ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) has released a further...

A valuable asset
08 August 2011 Hugh Fell explains how a new approach to the valuation of water can be...

Hitachi and Mitsubishi sign agreements as part of hydro consolidation plans
08 August 2011 Hitachi Ltd, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy...

Northern Pass project delayed
08 August 2011 Plans for construction of the Northern Pass transmission project that...

Richard M. Kessel resigns as NYPA President and CEO, successor sought
04 August 2011 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees last week accepted...

ABB acquires the Trasfor Group
04 August 2011 ABB, the prominent power and automation technology group, is to acquire...

SKM and IRH in merger deal
04 August 2011 Chilean water engineering consultancy IRH has merged with global...

Analysis finds GHG impact of reservoirs less than previously thought
04 August 2011 Analysis by an international team of scientists has found that...

Green Planet Group acquires pumped storage developer
04 August 2011 Green Planet Group has completed the acquisition of Arizona...

China, Pakistan discuss joint hydro projects
04 August 2011 China and Pakistan have discussed proposals for 12 new hydroelectric...

ADB agrees loan for Sri Lankan hydro plant
01 August 2011 The Asian Development Bank has approved a loan of approximately US$70M...

July 2011

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Frazier, Barnes & Associates assists hydroelectric firm
28 July 2011 Consulting firm Frazier, Barnes & Associates, LLC, has been retained...

IDB helps fund major hydro refurb in Brazil
28 July 2011 Brazilian energy utility Furnas Centrais Elétricas S.A. (Furnas) will use...

SinoHydro in MOU to build pumped storage plant in Ukraine
28 July 2011 SinoHydro Corporation of China has signed an MOU with hydro...

USBR awards $5.6M contract on Colorado-Big Thompson project conveyance system
28 July 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a US$5.6M contract to...

Allete targets clean energy marketplace
28 July 2011 US-based energy provider Allete Inc has launched a new company, Allete...

Governor gives update on Alaska’s Susitna-Watana project
27 July 2011 Two weeks after signing legislation necessary to move the...

RCC 2011 – register now to avoid fee increase
25 July 2011 An international seminar, tour and training session on roller...

NHPC and OHPC in hydro development JV
25 July 2011 NHPC Ltd has signed an MOU with Orissa Hydro Power Ltd (OHPC) and...

Deutsche Bahn on track for hydropower from RWE
25 July 2011 German utility RWE has signed a long-term agreement to supply...

Bad Creek pumped storage project marks 20th anniversary
25 July 2011 Duke Energy’s Bad Creek pumped storage project in South Carolina, US,...

USBR issues plans for Red Willow Dam repair
25 July 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has advertised plans and...

Scottish Govt approves Kinlochleven hydro development
25 July 2011 A new 5MW hydroelectric scheme in the Highlands has been given the...

AMP starts construction of Willow Island plant
25 July 2011 American Municipal Power (AMP) has officially begun construction of a...

New tool developed to assess impact of dam construction
20 July 2011 A new tool has been developed by researchers at Oregon State University...

Pöyry acquires parts of engineering and consulting business from Vattenfall
19 July 2011 Pöyry plc has completed the acquisition of parts of the...

World Bank Approves loan to modernize Irrigation Scheme, Nepal
19 July 2011 The World Bank has approved an assistance package of US$43M for...

Alstom wins Indian hydropower contracts
19 July 2011 Alstom India has won three major contracts worth above over EUR 40M...

Alterra and Homalco First Nation in hydro agreement
19 July 2011 The Homalco First Nation and Alterra Power Corporation are to sign an...

3rd Australasian Hydro Conference registration opens
15 July 2011 If you're involved in the design, construction or maintenance of hydro...

Irganayskaya unit 2 back in commercial operation
14 July 2011 JSC RusHydro has announced that unit no 2 is now back in commercial...

Free Flow Power marks milestone in new hydro technology development
14 July 2011 Following three years of R&D, US-based renewable energy company Free...

ABB wins $80M orders for Itaipu substation expansion works
14 July 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has won orders worth about...

Aquamarine Power's next-generation Oyster 800 device unveiled
14 July 2011 Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond MSP has unveiled the Oyster 800 –...

Detailed design contract awarded on Turkish project
12 July 2011 Kalehan Enerji Üretim A.S has awarded Poyry’s Energy business group a...

EBRD agrees loan for Romania’s oldest hydro plant
12 July 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved...

Fostering marine and hydrokinetic development: Senate Bill S630
08 July 2011 Proposed legislation in the US will help foster marine and...

EIB confirms commitment to Ruzizi III project, Rwanda
07 July 2011 The European Investment Bank has today confirmed that it will work...

British Columbia releases first annual dam safety report
07 July 2011 The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in...

Ferrovial to build tunnels for Ituango hydro project in Colombia
07 July 2011 A consortium comprising Ferrovial Agroman (a subsidiary of...

Upgraded unit in operation at RusHydro’s Volzhskaya hydroplant
07 July 2011 A 115MW capacity turbine has been placed back into operation at...

IDB loan to promote green investments in Latin America
07 July 2011 Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento SA (BESI), a Portuguese...

China to help fund Ecuador’s Sopladora hydro plant
06 July 2011 The Export-Import Bank of China has agreed to lend Ecuador $571M to build...

World Bank approves loan for Indian hydro scheme
05 July 2011 The World Bank has approved a US$648M loan to THDC India Ltd for...

Arena International launches Small Hydro Latin America
05 July 2011 Events firm Arena International has launched a new event offering...

Verbund invests in plant upgrades
05 July 2011 Austrian utility Verbund is to invest over EUR50M in the refurbishment of...

Innu vote moves Lower Churchill forward
04 July 2011 The proposed Lower Churchill hydroelectric project in the Canadian...

Views sought on hydropower guidelines
04 July 2011 The Environment Agency in the UK is reviewing its hydropower guidelines...

Consortium to install India’s first variable speed pumped storage plant
01 July 2011 Alstom, in consortium with Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), has...

World Bank supports cross-border energy cooperation between India and Nepal
01 July 2011 The World Bank has approved a US$99M package for the Nepal-India...

Xcel Energy acquitted in hydro plant fire deaths trial
01 July 2011 Xcel Energy and its subsidiary company Public Service Company of...

Reservoir signs PPA for Brodarevo output
01 July 2011 Reservoir Capital Corporation's Serbian subsidiary REV d.o.o. has signed...

June 2011

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£20M funding boost announced for UK marine industry
28 June 2011 The marine power industry in the UK is to benefit from a £20M cash...

IFC and EBRD provide funds for Paravani project, Georgia
27 June 2011 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank...

SMEC to work on Tanzania’s Ruhudji hydro project
27 June 2011 Australian engineering and development consulting firm SMEC is to...

Philippines projects registered by UNFCCC
27 June 2011 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

New micro hydro planned for Angola
27 June 2011 The Angolan Government has announced plans to build up to 150...

New hydro contracts to be awarded in the Philippines
27 June 2011 The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) is set to award up to 80...

New order for Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment
27 June 2011 Chinese equipment manufacturer Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment...

Volkswagen invests in hydropower
27 June 2011 Volkswagen do Brasil has announced it is investing EUR120M in...

Large equipment starts journey to Sayano-Shushenskaya project
23 June 2011 The first batch of large equipment manufactured by Power Machines...

UK Govt cuts red tape for micro-hydro generation in new action plan
23 June 2011 The UK Coalition government has released an action plan to...

Russian and Chinese firms sign deal to build new hydro in Siberia
23 June 2011 Russian utility EuroSibEnergo and Chinese hydro developer China Yangtze...

Asia must take radical steps towards clean energy says ADB President
23 June 2011 With an energy crisis looming, Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

Alstom acquires stake in AWS Ocean Energy
22 June 2011 Alstom has broadened its involvement in the marine energy market by...

US Supreme Court accepts PPL Montana streambed case
21 June 2011 The US Supreme Court is to hear an appeal against a Montana court ruling...

Chilean court suspends HidroAysen project
21 June 2011 An appeals court in Chile yesterday suspended plans to build...

Benefits of Three Gorges highlighted as project criticism continues
20 June 2011 In the wake of increased criticism of China’s Three Gorges Dam, the...

IDB approves $90M facility in Colombia
20 June 2011 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $90M facility...

Statkraft and Nitto Denko/Hydranautics sign deal to make osmotic power a reality
20 June 2011 Renewable energy developer Statkraft and membrane manufacturer...

Meridian Energy gains consent for Pukaki hydro project
20 June 2011 New Zealand’s largest electricity generator, Meridian Energy, has been...

EIB agrees first loan for hydro project in Chile
20 June 2011 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a US$82M loan to Eólica...

Global tool to advance the sustainability of hydropower projects launched
17 June 2011 The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a comprehensive tool...

Peru cancels Inambari hydro project
17 June 2011 Peruvian environmentalists have welcomed a decision by the country's...

Major reorganisation announced by Alstom
16 June 2011 Alstom has announced a major reorganisation that will see the...

HGE begins development process for hydro projects at existing infrastructure
16 June 2011 Renewable energy firm Hydro Green Energy LLC (HE) has officially begun...

Velcan Energy’s Rodeio Bonito project registered for Carbon Credits
16 June 2011 Velcan Energy has announced that it’s 15MW Rodeio Bonito...

TNB Remaco provides services for new project in Pakistan
16 June 2011 TNB Repair and Maintenance Sdn Bhd (TNB Remaco), a subsidiary of...

PacifiCorp sets date to remove Condit Dam
15 June 2011 US utility PacifiCorp has announced that work to remove the 125ft...

Alstom to supply 207MW unit to Salamonde Dam, Portugal
15 June 2011 Alstom, in consortium with Portuguese engineering company Ensulmeci, has...

JV incorporated to build new hydro in India
15 June 2011 The State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC), National...

Reservoir acquires land for Brodarevo-2 dam site construction
13 June 2011 Renewable energy developer Reservoir Capital Corporation has acquired...

Research finds New Zealand hydropower water footprint is better than global average
13 June 2011 New Zealand’s hydroelectricity has a better environmental footprint than...

Initial work on Diamer-Basha dam to start next year
13 June 2011 Construction work on the Diamer-Bhasa dam in Pakistan will start in...

Irish tidal firm announces jobs expansion
13 June 2011 Irish tidal energy company OpenHydro is to expand its work force as it...

Call for papers
13 June 2011 A call for papers has been issued for the First International Conference...

CSIRO develops dam break modelling to help flood planning
13 June 2011 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation...

NHA releases ‘guideposts’ for Pacific Northwest power dispute, future planning
10 June 2011 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has released a set of...

Contract awarded for dam improvement works in Tasmania, Australia
09 June 2011 Gariup Construction Co has been awarded a $1.7M contract for works to...

WAPDA awards contract to study Mangla project upgrade
09 June 2011 The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in Pakistan has...

M&A activity in the renewable sector set to increase, says report
09 June 2011 The renewable energy sector is expected to see a high level of M&A...

Manitoba Hydro power sales trigger development of new hydro
08 June 2011 Premier of Manitoba Greg Selinger has announced that recent agreements...

Ramky wins contract on small hydro project, India
08 June 2011 Ramky Infrastructure Ltd has won a Rs 232.20 crore (US$52M) contract...

India’s Karcham Wangtoo project ahead of schedule
08 June 2011 The 1000MW Karcham Wangtoo project on the Satluj River in Himachal...

Vattenfall plans major investment in French hydropower
06 June 2011 Vattenfall has announced plans to invest up to EUR1B in hydropower in...

Ambuklao unit 3 on-line in the Philippines following 12-year shutdown
06 June 2011 The decommissioned Ambuklao hydroelectric power plant in the Benguet...

RusHydro signs agreements with ENARSA and NHPC for hydro, renewable development
06 June 2011 Russian energy firm JSC RusHydro has recently signed MoU’s with firms...

Albania to sell small hydro plants
06 June 2011 The Albanian Government is considering plans to privatise four...

Meridian Energy completes sale of South Island hydro plants
06 June 2011 Meridian Energy has completed the sale of Tekapo A and B power stations...

Belo Monte gets final approval from Ibama
02 June 2011 Brazil’s environmental agency Ibama has given final approval for...

La Confluencia registered for CDM Credits
02 June 2011 The La Confluencia run-of-river hydropower project in Chile has...

Hyundai Corp and PP to build Indonesian hydro plant
01 June 2011 South Korea’s Hyundai Corporation and Indonesia’s PP are to build an...

New projects, and name, for SN Power AfriCA
01 June 2011 SN Power AfriCA has changed its name to Agua Imara and announced details...

May 2011

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World Bank supports pumped storage development in Indonesia
31 May 2011 The World Bank has approved a US$640M loan to help finance development of...

Risk assessment and management of 26 dams operated by the Duero River Authority in Spain
31 May 2011 Volume XXI, Issue 4

Modelling of arch dam foundation failure scenarios - case studies of Baixo Sabor and Alto Ceira dams
31 May 2011 Volume XXI, Issue 4

Applicability of Hilf’s method to the compaction control of soil-rock mixtures
31 May 2011 Volume XXI, Issue 4

A new method for analysis of concrete face rockfill dams considering particle breakage phenomenon using discrete element method
31 May 2011 Volume XXI, Issue 4

2D stability analysis of concrete and masonry gravity dams. Guideline comparisons related to deterministic and semi-probabilistic approaches. Application for the determination of mechanical properties
31 May 2011 Volume XXI, Issue 4

Belenergo to sign credit agreement with China for hydro build
31 May 2011 The Belarus energy company Belenergo is to sign a credit agreement with...

MoU signed for Bumbuna expansion, Sierra Leone
31 May 2011 The Government of Sierra Leone has signed a memorandum of understanding...

BluEarth acquires interest in ACH
31 May 2011 Calgary-based Independent power producer BluEarth Renewables Inc....

Nexans in EUR20M deal to supply overhead conductors for longest transmission link
31 May 2011 Nexans has announced it has been awarded a EUR20M contract by the IE...

Consultants and contractors wanted for work on Kaluganga project, Sri Lanka
26 May 2011 The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management in Sri Lanka...

Breakthrough acheived at A Luoi project, Vietnam
26 May 2011 Cavico Corporation subsidiary, Cavico Bridge and Tunnel, has...

Ecuador adopts feed-in tariffs
26 May 2011 Ecuador has joined a growing number of developing countries that has...

IFC to help Armenia enhance power grid and renewable energy sources
24 May 2011 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Ministry of Energy and...

BC Hydro’s Site C project moving to environmental assessment process
24 May 2011 Canadian utility BC Hydro has submitted a project description report for...

Semafo plans new hydro plant in Guinea
24 May 2011 Canadian-based mining company Semafo Inc has announced plans to build a...

IHA announces latest high-level speakers for 2011 World Congress
24 May 2011 The IHA 2011 World Congress is fast approaching, so register today to...

First 812MW runner delivered to Xiangjiaba project, China
24 May 2011 Alstom has announced it has successfully delivered the first 812MW runner...

EPS and RWE in deal to build hydro plants
24 May 2011 Serbia’s Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) and RWE Innogy GmbH have signed...

HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future
19 May 2011 HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, an...

Aquamarine Power secures rights for 40MW Lewis wave energy sites
19 May 2011 Wave energy company Aquamarine Power has secured seabed leases to capture...

AECOM awarded major contract for flood-control work in Saudi Arabia
19 May 2011 AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded a US$171M deal for...

OPG arranges financing for Lower Mattagami River project
19 May 2011 Ontario Power Generation Inc (OPG) has announced the financial close of...

ABB wins $20M HVDC refurbishment order in the US
19 May 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order worth about...

Voith wins new contracts in China
17 May 2011 Voith Hydro has secured contracts valued at EUR40M to supply equipment to...

Chinese firm to build new hydro plant in Indonesia
17 May 2011 China Gezhouba Group Corp is to invest $1B in the development of a...

Hochtief Solutions bundles core business in Europe
17 May 2011 The project development, planning, construction and facility...

Alstom to modernise Kubansky Cascade, Russia
17 May 2011 Alstom Hydro France, Alstom Russia and the Russian United...

NOAA, USACE, and USGS partner to support water resources management in the US
17 May 2011 The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic...

‘Big Becky’ breaks through at Niagara Tunnel project
16 May 2011 The world’s largest hard rock boring machine – named Big Becky –...

Govt approves sale of two Meridian Energy hydro plants
13 May 2011 The New Zealand government has today given the go-ahead for Meridian...

BC Hydro awards civil contract at Mica Generating Station
13 May 2011 Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Company has been awarded a C$40M contract from...

Loan agreed for Upper Tamakoshi project, Nepal
13 May 2011 Nepal Telecom has agreed to provide a Rs6B loan to Upper Tamakoshi...

Chile approves HidroAysen project
13 May 2011 Chilean authorities have given the green light for development of...

World Bank approves funds for power transmission in Nepal
13 May 2011 The World Bank has approved a US$38M assistance package for Nepal to...

US Govt looks to private sector to fund Utah hydro schemes
11 May 2011 Federal administrators in the US have announced details of a plan to...

Court approves Plutonic Power, Magma Energy deal
10 May 2011 The Supreme Court of British Columbia has issued a final order approving...

Klamath Dams removal endorsed by CPUC
10 May 2011 A plan to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon...

Alstom inaugurates new Indian bearing factory
10 May 2011 Alstom has inaugurated its most advanced hydro bearing factory in...

Consortium to study multipurpose project in Kenya
10 May 2011 Norwegian consulting firm Norconsult has announced it is part of a...

Andritz to overhaul turbines at Palisades Dam, US
10 May 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded Andritz Hydro Corporation...

OPT starts in-ocean trials of new generation PowerBuoy
09 May 2011 Wave energy technology company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has begun...

IMPSA to rehab Tenom Pangi plant, Malaysia
06 May 2011 IMPSA has won a US$13M contract from TNB Repair and Maintenance Sdn Bhd...

Hydro Green Energy secures funding, appoints CEO
05 May 2011 Hydro Green Energy, LLC (HGE), a renewable energy development company...

Rainpower Kristinehamn to upgrade Rätan power station, Sweden
05 May 2011 Rainpower Kristinehamn AB has been commissioned by E.ON to replace...

Exelon and Constellation to merge
04 May 2011 Exelon Corporation and Constellation Energy have signed a...

$1.5B investment boost for Belo Monte
04 May 2011 The Brazilian iron ore producer Vale has agreed to pay $1.5B for a 9%...

Poyry to acquire parts of engineering and consulting business from Vattenfall
03 May 2011 Pöyry plc has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Vattenfall AB...

Shareholders approve Magma Energy, Plutonic Power deal
03 May 2011 Shareholders of Magma Energy and Plutonic Power Corporation have approved...

Echo Dam dewatering contract awarded in the US
03 May 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a $1.3M contract...

April 2011

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JV to develop run-of-river hydro in the Philippines
26 April 2011 Ayala Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Michigan Power...

Second turbine online at Son La, Vietnam
26 April 2011 The second of six 400MW turbines at the Son La hydroelectric power plant,...

First Recovery Act-funded hydro project complete in New Mexico
26 April 2011 The Abiquiu hydropower project in New Mexico - the first hydropower...

Aboitz in deal for sole ownership of Luzon Hydro Corp
26 April 2011 Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) has entered into a US$30M deal...

Voith Fuji Hydro expands business in Japan with takeover of Ebara’s hydro turbine business
26 April 2011 Ebara Corporation of Japan is to transfer its complete hydro turbine...

EBRD supports small hydro development in Macedonia
21 April 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is...

OPT awards contracts for Reedsport project
21 April 2011 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (OPT) is awarding four major new contracts...

Dam passage and spill boost salmon survival in the US
19 April 2011 Protected young Snake River steelhead migrated safely through US federal...

Hidrobonito plans new small hydro schemes for Chile
19 April 2011 Chilean firm Hidrobonito has applied for permits with Chile’s...

Agreement reached on compensation for Star Lake hydroelectric assets
19 April 2011 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has reached an agreement...

Decision on Xayaburi Dam deferred
19 April 2011 Laos has decided to defer a decision to build the 1285MW Xayaburi...

Sri Lanka’s Upper Kotmale project 80% complete
19 April 2011 Construction work on the 150MW Upper Kotmale project in Sri Lanka is over...

Belarus to build nine new hydro plants by 2020
18 April 2011 Belarus first vice premier Vladimir Semashko has announced that his...

Ingra to work on Haditha project, Iraq
15 April 2011 Croatian civil engineering firm Ingra is to carry out construction...

China to supply transmission technologies to Belo Monte
15 April 2011 The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) has signed an agreement...

Konecranes wins crane order from BC Hydro
15 April 2011 Konecranes America was selected to deliver two 575 ton turbine hall...

First unit in service at Enel Green Power’s Bardonechhia plant
14 April 2011 Unit no. 2 at Enel Green Power’s hydroelectric plant in Bardonecchia,...

ABB wins $120M order in China
14 April 2011 Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order...

New hydro planned together with refurb work in Serbia
13 April 2011 Serbian utility EPS is planning to invest EUR80M to build 18 new...

Salini to build Africa’s largest hydro project
13 April 2011 Italian firm Salini Costruttori has signed a contract worth EUR3.35B to...

New hydro for Panama
13 April 2011 Development work has begun on 16 new hydroelectric schemes with a...

Reservoir Capital Corp sets up Italian subsidiary
12 April 2011 Reservoir Capital Corporation has formed a new Italian subsidiary –...

Details of RCC 2011 released
12 April 2011 An international seminar, tour and training session on roller...

Indar celebrates first GW of hydro installed in Turkey
11 April 2011 Spanish firm Indar Electric has marked its first 1000MW of...

NYPA approves $7M in contract awards to support Niagara power project upgrade
11 April 2011 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced the award of more than...

Chinese firm to help build 720MW project in Pakistan
08 April 2011 China International Water and Electric Corp (CWE), a subsidiary of the...

Swiss utility to double output at Veytaux pumped storage project
08 April 2011 Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA (FMHL), the operator of a 240MW...

Venezuela completes key step in Manuel Piar construction
07 April 2011 Construction of the Manuel Piar hydroelectric project in Venezuela has...

Russian firm starts new site investigations for Upper Subansiri, India
07 April 2011 JSC Institute Hydroproject, part of Russian power generating...

EIB and SaarLB announce finance for renewable energy sector
07 April 2011 Companies in the renewable energy sector will now receive increased...

US Govt announces $26.6M in funding to develop hydro technologies
06 April 2011 The US Government Departments of Energy and Interior have announced $26.6M...

Tata Power-SN Power Consortium wins bid for Dugar project, India
06 April 2011 A consortium comprising Tata Power of India and Norway’s SN Power has won...

Investigations look at hydro potential at Clark Canyon Dam, US
05 April 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is carrying out investigations at...

Hydro Tasmania starts major penstock refurb work at Poatina
05 April 2011 Hydro Tasmania has begun a $10M refurbishment project at the 342MW...

Ethiopia to develop major new hydro plant on the Nile
05 April 2011 Ethiopia has announced plans to build a 5250MW hydroelectric project on...

Cavico granted license to develop 6MW hydro plant
05 April 2011 Cavico Corporation subsidiary, Cavico Mining, has received an...

Innergex completes acquisition of Cloudworks Energy
05 April 2011 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc has completed the $187M acquisition...

GE Energy to acquire Converteam
05 April 2011 GE Energy has agreed to acquire to approximately 90% of electrification...

China and Germany ahead in green investment
05 April 2011 Global clean energy finance and investment grew by 30 per cent to...

Report reveals hydro potential at existing dams in the US
01 April 2011 Up to one million megawatt hours of electricity could be generated...

Plans submitted for 10MW tidal array off Welsh coast
01 April 2011 Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT), in partnership with RWE npower...

March 2011

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Alstom wins contract on Huoi Quang project, Vietnam
31 March 2011 Alstom, together with consortium partner Hydro China Zhongnan...

Japanese firms to consolidate hydro operations
30 March 2011 Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

Cemex to supply cement for Reventazón project, Costa Rica
30 March 2011 Cemex has been named the primary cement supplier for the first phase of...

Peru awards hydro contracts
30 March 2011 Peru has named the winning bidders for concessions to build three...

ABB to provide $900M link for power superhighway in India
28 March 2011 ABB has been selected by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL)...

Enel expands hydro operations in Costa Rica
28 March 2011 Enel Green Power has begun construction of a new hydroelectric plant with...

Russian firm to build hydro plants in Turkey
28 March 2011 Russian energy systems manufacturer OJSC Power Machines is to...

Andritz wins contract on Mica hydro plant, Canada
28 March 2011 Andritz Hydro has received a EUR110M contract from British Columbia Hydro...

Mavel wins new contracts in the US and Panama
28 March 2011 Mavel Americas, Inc, a subsidiary of Czech Republic-based Mavel, has...

MWH to provide engineering services for Alaskan Railbelt hydro studies
24 March 2011 The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has awarded MWH a two to five-year...

Sayano-Shushenskaya probe complete, seven charged with safety breaches
23 March 2011 A probe into the August 2009 accident that killed 75 people at...

Susitna dam bill passed by Senate committee
23 March 2011 The Senate Resources Committee has approved measures that could see...

Canyon Hydro starts up new hydro system in Utah, US
23 March 2011 Canyon Hydro, a US-based manufacturer of hydroelectric turbine systems,...

US Senator introduces bipartisan Hydropower Improvement Act
22 March 2011 US Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, with the support of nine other...

New turbine commissioned at Boatlock hydro plant
22 March 2011 Power generation has been increased at Unit 1 of Holyoke Gas &...

New funding approved for Malawian irrigation schemes
21 March 2011 Rehabilitation of Malawi’s four largest irrigation schemes is expected to...

Power machines provides update on Sayano-Shushenskaya work
21 March 2011 As part of the second phase of renovation activities at...

Scottish government gives go-ahead for 10MW tidal array
21 March 2011 A major tidal array is set for construction off the west coast of...

World’s first self-closing electronic ring gate system delivered to Ahai Dam, China
21 March 2011 Tianjin Alstom Hydro Co Ltd. (TAH) has successfully delivered the...

Final breakthrough expected soon at Vietnam's longest hydro tunnel
18 March 2011 Cavico Bridge and Tunnel, a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Cavico Corporation,...

First Gen to build new multi-purpose scheme in Nueva Ecija
18 March 2011 First Gen Corp., the power generation arm of the Lopez Group, has...

ADB to help fund small hydro schemes in Gilgit-Baltistan
18 March 2011 The Asian Development Bank is planning to provide a $35M loan to help...

NIB to finance new hydro plant in Iceland
17 March 2011 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to provide a US$70M loan...

Ethiopia planning new hydro project on the Nile
17 March 2011 Ethiopia is planning to build a major new hydroelectric project on the...

Ulu Jelai hydro project breaks ground in Malaysia
17 March 2011 Construction work has started on the 380MW Ulu Jelai hydroelectric project...

Three Gorges set for final completion by 2015
17 March 2011 China Knowledge reports that all construction work on the Three...

RusHydro takes first steps to small hydro development in Altay Republic
15 March 2011 JSC RusHydro has created a new wholly-owned subsidiary, JSC Malye GES...

Tunnel breakthrough achieved at Song Giang 2, Vietnam
15 March 2011 Cavico Hydropower, a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Cavico Corp, has broken...

SNAP and NIA explore options for laguen-B multipurpose development
15 March 2011 SN Aboitiz Power Inc (SNAP) and the National Irrigation Administration...

Uganda’s Karuma project to cost more
14 March 2011 The 650MW Karuma project on the Nile River in Uganda is likely to cost...

REEEP calls for project proposals in new €4.5M funding cycle
14 March 2011 The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has opened...

GVK wins Rattle hydro contract, India
14 March 2011 GVK Development Projects Ltd has been awarded a Rs 3,805 crores contract...

Dam breaches following Japan earthquake
14 March 2011 A dam in the Fukushima prefecture of Japan was breached following the...

Carter Lake hydro project moves forward
11 March 2011 Following the recent completion of a power purchase agreement with...

China publishes draft five year plan
11 March 2011 China has underlined its commitment to tackling climate change by...

PPL Corp completes sale of non-core generating assets
10 March 2011 PPL Corporation has completed the previously announced sale of its...

Grant supports hydro turbine development
10 March 2011 AmJet Turbine Systems of Keokuk, Iowa has been awarded a $325,000 grant...

More funding sought for Bui Dam, Ghana
10 March 2011 Additional funding of $168M is being sought to complete works on the...

Voith Hydro to supply new equipment to Decew Falls 1, Canada
09 March 2011 Voith Hydro Canada has won a contract to supply parts for the...

Chelan County PUD auctions excess hydropower for $86.4M
08 March 2011 Chelan County Public Utility District in the US has auctioned off the...

Magma Energy and Plutonic Power Corp announce merger
07 March 2011 Magma Energy Corp and Plutonic Power Corporation have announced details of...

Judge rules in favour of Burnett Water in Paradise Dam fish lift case
07 March 2011 A federal court judge has dismissed a case by a Queensland...

Vietnam firm begins work on 332MW plant in Laos
07 March 2011 Vietnam's Viet Lao Power JSC has begun construction work on the 332MW...

Call for papers
06 March 2011 A call for papers has been issued for the BHA Annual Conference 2011, to...

Judge overturns Belo Monte suspension
04 March 2011 A Brazilian Federal judge has overturned a recent decision by a lower...

Study to look at hydro potential in irrigation canals
04 March 2011 Colorado State University and engineering firm Applegate Group are...

Green Ventures plans 1GW of new hydro for Nepal
04 March 2011 India-based hydro developer Green Ventures is reportedly planning to...

CVPS to acquire Vermont Marble hydro assets
04 March 2011 Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS), the largest utility in the US state...

Iran and China in talks to build Bakhtiari Dam
03 March 2011 Iran and China are expected to sign a deal soon that could see the...

Grand Coulee cranes get US$11M upgrade
03 March 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (US) has awarded Dix Corporation of Washington...

Converteam to supply key electrical systems for tidal plant
02 March 2011 Hammerfest Strøm UK has awarded power conversion specialist Converteam...

China to help fund hydro construction in Nepal
01 March 2011 The Export-Import Bank of China will loan RMB 640M (US$97.4M) to Nepal...

February 2011

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Brazilian Court halts Belo Monte construction
28 February 2011 Construction work on the 11.2GW Belo Monte Dam in Brazil’s Amazon region...

India's renewables potential is 68GW says World Bank
28 February 2011 A report from the World Bank estimates that 68GW of power costing less...

OPT completes new generation PowerBuoy
28 February 2011 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has completed the first of its new...

Zambia secures hydro loan from India
28 February 2011 Zambia, which needs to increase its power generation capacity, has secured...

New hydropower engineering colleges planned for India
25 February 2011 Two colleges focused on hydropower engineering are to be set up in the...

ADB agrees renewable energy loan for Papua New Guinea
25 February 2011 The Asian Development Bank has agreed a $57.3M loan to Papua New...

Hydro scheme included in Ontario Govt’s clean energy push
25 February 2011 The 500kW Norland Dam hydropower development in Kawartha Lakes is among...

Ruskin Dam upgrade part of BC Hydro’s $6B regeneration plan
23 February 2011 BC Hydro is planning an $800M upgrade of the 80-year-old Ruskin Dam...

Philippine Govt plans US$296M hydro/irrigation project
23 February 2011 The Philippine Government has signed an MOU to develop a...

Work to start this year on Sibulan and Tamugan expansions, Philippines
23 February 2011 Expansion work on the Sibulan and Tamugan hydroelectric projects in...

Scottish Govt announce changes to hydro planning
22 February 2011 The Scottish Government has announced that the planning process...

New projects planned for Georgia
22 February 2011 JSC Energo-Pro Georgia is to build two new hydropower schemes and...

US energy budget proposal promotes huge shift to clean energy
22 February 2011 US president Barack Obama has proposed an increase in funding for...

Chinese contractor appointed to complete Jinnah Project, Pakistan
22 February 2011 China’s Dongfang Electric Corporation has reportedly been tasked...

Reservoir gets licence extensions for Serbian plants
22 February 2011 Reservoir Capital Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary...

Aquamarine Power and Fugro Seacore in £3M contract
22 February 2011 Edinburgh-based wave energy developer Aquamarine Power and...

Converteam completes landmark testing of superconducting generator
21 February 2011 Power conversion specialist Converteam has successfully completed...

IMPSA in US$479M Belo Monte deal
18 February 2011 IMPSA, through its WPE subsidiary in Brazil, has signed a US$479M...

BC Hydro to decommission Sturdy Creek Dam
18 February 2011 Canadian utility BC Hydro is moving forward with a plan to decommission...

Veresen completes run-of-river acquisitions in British Columbia
18 February 2011 Veresen Inc has completed its S114.9M deal with Enmax Corp to acquire...

Power Machines to supply equipment to Baksanskaya project
18 February 2011 Power Machines has agreed a deal with RusHydro to provide machinery for...

Distribution of stresses due to hydraulic loading in the skin plate of a vertical lift gate: cylindrical shell type and flat type (Part I)
17 February 2011 Vol XXI, Issue 3

Time series for prediction of the seepage water level of the Liptovska Mara dam
17 February 2011 Vol XXI, Issue 3

Effects of reservoir length and rigorous fluid-foundation interaction on the frequency response functions of concrete gravity dams
17 February 2011 Vol XXI, Issue 3

Appraisal of soft computing techniques in the prediction of spillway scour depth
17 February 2011 Vol XXI, Issue 3

EIB agrees loan for major pumped storage upgrades in Portugual
17 February 2011 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a EUR 300M loan to...

Seci Energia in agreement for hydro development in Serbia
17 February 2011 Seci Energia, part of Italy’s Maccaferri Group, has signed an agreement...

Innergex to acquire Cloudworks Energy
15 February 2011 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc has announced it is to acquire...

AbitibiBowater sells stake in Ontario hydro assets
14 February 2011 AbitibiBowater has signed a binding agreement to sell its 75%...

Taum Sauk work earns Rizzo Associates top award
14 February 2011 Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc has announced that the Taum Sauk...

Consortium wins design services contract on Atdorf PS plant, Germany
14 February 2011 A consortium led by ILF Consulting Engineers and including ÅF Colenco...

ABB wins $180M order for Norway-Denmark link
14 February 2011 ABB has won an order worth about $180 million from utilities Statnett...

Alstom in major deal to supply Brazil’s Belo Monte project
10 February 2011 Alstom has signed a deal worth approximately EUR 500M with Norte Energia...

EIB supports Nicaragua’s national electrification and renewable energy programme
08 February 2011 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a US$70M loan to the...

Norconsult-Lahmeyer JV to continue work on Nepal’s largest hydro project
08 February 2011 Norconsult of Norway, in a joint venture with Lahmeyer International...

Chacrillas contract expected to go to OHL
08 February 2011 A $60M contract to build the Chacrillas irrigation reservoir in Chile...

LIHI certifies five hydro projects as low impact
08 February 2011 At the latest meeting of its governing board, the Low Impact...

Toshiba in US$500M deal to upgrade US pumped storage plant
08 February 2011 Toshiba Corporation’s US subsidiary, Toshiba International Corporation...

Alstom in Brazil small hydro deal
07 February 2011 Alstom has signed two contracts with Brookfield Renewable Power to supply...

China agrees loan for hydro plant in DRC
07 February 2011 China has signed a $367M loan agreement to help build an 860MW...

SDE plans wave power plant off Kenya
04 February 2011 Israel-based SDE Energy is to build a commercial-scale wave power plant...

GE completes $3B acquisition of Dresser
04 February 2011 GE has closed its $3B acquisition of Dresser Inc., a US based global...

Tribes ink Tudaya agreement with Hedcor
04 February 2011 The Indigenous Cultural Community of the Bagobo-Tagabawa...

Four new contracts for Andritz Hydro
03 February 2011 Andritz Hydro has received orders with a total value of EUR 80M to...

Aecom, EDF to carry out feasibility study for Grand Inga scheme
02 February 2011 A joint venture of Aecom and Électricité de France (EDF) has been awarded...

Zagorskaya 2 construction almost half-way complete, says RusHydro
01 February 2011 Construction work on the 840MW Zagorskaya 2 pumped storage power plant is...

China plans Nu River projects
01 February 2011 Controversial plans to develop a series of hydropower projects on the...

Japan to fund Angolan hydro scheme
01 February 2011 The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is to provide a US$50M...

January 2011

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‘Breakthrough’ sustainable hydropower assessment tool launched for Mekong River Basin
31 January 2011 An innovative new assessment tool that helps identify, in as little as...

ADB loans $120M to improve Sri Lanka’s power network
31 January 2011 Sri Lanka will receive a $120M Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to...

Jinsha River hydro project approved by NDRC
31 January 2011 Interfax-China reports that the National Development and Reform...

Obama courts controversy with clean energy push
31 January 2011 US president Barack Obama has renewed his call for leadership in the...

Govt to automate dam monitoring in the Philippines
28 January 2011 The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the...

Second turbine at Song Tranh 2 operational
28 January 2011 The second turbine at the 190MW Song Tranh 2 hydroelectric plant in...

New funding, partners for Hydrovolts
28 January 2011 US-based producer of hydrokinetic turbines, Hydrovolts Inc, has...

Belo Monte build gets green light
27 January 2011 Brazil’s environment agency Ibama has approved the start of...

Cavico wins $7.75M contract for tunnel work on Song Giang 1 project
26 January 2011 Cavico Hydropower Construction, a subsidiary of Cavico Corporation,...

Canyon Hydro to supply turbine for Boulder Canyon project
26 January 2011 US-based turbine manufacturer Canyon Hydro has been selected to supply...

Eagle Creek takes first step in hydro acquisition plan
26 January 2011 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, a portfolio company of private equity...

Tool of the trade
25 January 2011 Joel Avruch Goldenfum presents details on the UNESCO/IHA GHG...

Russia approves Fortum projects
25 January 2011 The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has approved two...

Andritz to supply Portuguese plants
25 January 2011 Electricidade de Portugal (EDP) has awarded Andritz Hydro a contract...

Hydro Quebec and Innu agree deal for Romaine
25 January 2011 Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec has reportedly signed a $125M deal with...

Renewable projects in New York to benefit from new funding
25 January 2011 Approximately US$250M will be made available to help fund renewable...

Phase II of Folsom Dam work complete, phase III begins
24 January 2011 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), US Army Corps of Engineers...

Russia looking at Afghan hydro opportunities
21 January 2011 Russia is looking into the possibility of building new hydro schemes...

Bord Gáis Energy invests in OpenHydro, forms JV for tidal development
21 January 2011 Bord Gáis Energy has agreed to invest EUR2M in tidal energy...

Iberdrola to acquire Elektro in $2.4B deal
21 January 2011 Iberdrola has announced it is to acquire Brazilian electricity...

Norconsult to evaluate turbines for Endesa Chile
20 January 2011 Norconsult’s office in Chile, in cooperation with experts at the...

Atlantis Resources gets OK for 50MW tidal project in India
19 January 2011 Atlantis Resources has been given the go-ahead to develop a 50MW tidal...

TBM breakthrough achieved at Theun Hinboun Expansion
19 January 2011 The first-ever TBM deployed in Laos has achieved breakthrough at the...

Hydropower on the increase in the UK, says the EA
18 January 2011 There has been a six-fold increase in the number of hydropower...

Hydro a great investment, says WAPDA Chairman
18 January 2011 Hydropower projects offer excellent opportunities for investment,...

Toshiba to supply Guanyinyang project
18 January 2011 Toshiba Corporation’s Chinese consolidated subsidiary, Toshiba Hydro...

Operation change at Canadian dam to benefit fish, habitat
17 January 2011 Following four years of data collection on mid-Columbia river...

RWE’s small hydro scheme approved by Scottish Govt
17 January 2011 RWE Npower Renewables’ planned 4.5MW hydroelectric scheme on the Maldie...

Breakthrough achieved at Dong Nai 4 project, Vietnam
17 January 2011 Cavico Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Cavico Hydropower,...

SNC-Lavalin selected for Lower Churchill work
14 January 2011 Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin has been selected to work on...

Hydro projects sit high in Canadian infrastructure spend listing
14 January 2011 Four hydroelectric projects are among the top ten biggest...

Energy Commission funds research on climate change effects
14 January 2011 The California Energy Commission has awarded almost US$300,000 for a...

Rainpower wins contracts in Peru, Turkey and Norway
14 January 2011 Norwegian technology company Rainpower has been awarded new contracts with...

Contracts awarded for work on Ulu Jelai project, Malaysia
13 January 2011 Malaysia’s Tenaga Nasional Berhad has awarded two new contracts for work...

E.ON to invest in Waldeck-2 expansion
13 January 2011 German utility E.ON has announced it is to expand the capacity of the...

Duke Energy and Progress Energy to merge
11 January 2011 Duke Energy and Progress Energy are to merge in a move that will create...

Govt, BC Hydro initial agreement with St'át'imc on Bridge River operations
10 January 2011 The Canadian Province of British Columbia and BC Hydro have signed...

EIB to fund rehab of Georgia’s Enguri and Vardnili projects
07 January 2011 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend EUR20M to the...

Construction starts at Lai Chau project, Vietnam
07 January 2011 Construction work has officially begun at the 1200MW Lai Chau project...

CEZ completes purchase of Romanian hydro plants
07 January 2011 CEZ Romania, a member of the CEZ Group, has acquired a 100% stake in...

Minerco Resources to acquire Honduran small hydro plant
07 January 2011 Minerco Resources, Inc, a developer of renewable energy solutions in...

Rushydro’s Kashhatau project connected to the grid
06 January 2011 Russian power company RusHydro has announced that its new 65.1MW...

First turbine on line at Son La, Vietnam
06 January 2011 The first of six 400MW turbines at the Son La hydroelectric power plant,...

Studies to look at feasibility of pumped storage at Magat project, Philippines
04 January 2011 Professional services firm SMEC has been awarded a contract to carry...

Cavico wins Song Bung 2 contract, announces tunnel breakthrough at A Luoi
04 January 2011 Cavico Corporation subsidiary, Cavico Bridge and Tunnel, has signed a...

MWH relocates Peru office, names new country manager
04 January 2011 MWH Global has relocated to a new, larger office in Lima, Peru and has...

North Investors to fund Philippines hydro plant
04 January 2011 Swedish firm North Investors AB plans to fund the construction of...

EBRD loan to aid hydro development in Macedonia
04 January 2011 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has approved a...

CEZ Group to refurbish hydro plants
04 January 2011 Czech Republic based renewable energy firm CEZ Group has announced details...

Breakthrough celebrated at Pinglu tunnel, China
04 January 2011 Breakthough has been achieved at the 25.4km Pinglu tunnel, the most...

December 2010

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Alstom to work on El Quimbo project, Colombia
23 December 2010 A consortium formed by Alstom and Colombian assembly company Schrader...

Hochtief fined after death of worker at Glendoe hydro plant
22 December 2010 Hochtief Construction AG has been fined £266,000 for a breach of Health...

IHA adopts the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
21 December 2010 International Hydropower Association (IHA) members have confirmed support...

LIHI certifies School Street project as low impact
21 December 2010 The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has certified the School...

Fortum plans to bid for French hydro concessions
21 December 2010 Fortum is preparing to participate in the tender processes for...

Finance secured for Cheves project, Peru
21 December 2010 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide long-term financing of...

New powerhouse to boost hydro, fish passage on US river
20 December 2010 Construction work has started on a new powerhouse on northwest...

Mott MacDonald to carry out climate resilience studies in Tajikistan
20 December 2010 Engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has...

PPL completes sale of Maine hydro assets
20 December 2010 PPL Corporation has completed the sale of its remaining three...

Scottish Govt unveils plans for ‘hydro nation’
17 December 2010 The Scottish Government has unveiled plans that could see...

Funding approved for small hydro studies
17 December 2010 The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada has...

SMEC to work on Indonesian hydro project
17 December 2010 Indonesian contractor PT Duta Graha Indah Tbk has awarded...

Voith Hydro wins Venda Nova III contract
16 December 2010 Voith Hydro, as the leader in a consortium with Siemens Portugal, is...

NIB finances new hydro station in Greenland
15 December 2010 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has approved a EUR 33.5M loan to...

Alstom wins €70M supply contract on Guanyinyan dam, China
15 December 2010 DaTang Guanyinyan Hydropower Development Co. Ltd has awarded Alstom...

EIB to help finance transmission project in Tanzania
14 December 2010 The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a US$135M loan...

Weir Group acquires American Hydro Corp
14 December 2010 Scotland-based The Weir Group has acquired American Hydro Corporation,...

Upper Mattagami-Hound Chute stations in service ahead of schedule
14 December 2010 Canadian power utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced that...

Barnard Construction to raise Californian dam
14 December 2010 Barnard Construction has been awarded a $35M contract to heighten the...

Validation of the volume of fluid method for free surface flow over a stepped spillway
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 2

Zeerdan Dam: First experience with medium cementitious content RCC in Iran
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 2

Vortex study at orifice spillways of Karun III dam
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 2

3D rock-dam seismic interaction
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 2

TECHNICAL?NOTE: Governing equations for dam break flows
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 1

Non-linear seismic behaviour of concrete gravity dams and travelling wave effect along reservoir bottom
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 1

Explanation of seismic failure possibilities through dynamic and response analysis of earthen dams
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 1

Climate-vulnerable Island states get boost for moving into renewable energy
14 December 2010 Some of the smallest and most vulnerable island nations in the world...

Historical developments, typology, inventory and techniques of dams and impoundments in Peru
14 December 2010 Vol XXI, Issue 1

Voith Hydro to equip Statkraft’s Kargi plant, Turkey
10 December 2010 Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract to supply the...

Alstom, RusHydro in Russian hydropower agreement
10 December 2010 Alstom Power has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Russian...

Minerco Resources in deal to fund Chiligatoro project, Honduras
10 December 2010 Latin American renewable energy developer Minerco Resources Inc. has signed...

Nam Theun 2 inaugurated
09 December 2010 The 1070MW Nam Theun 2 transbasin hydropower scheme has been...

CESC enters hydro market
09 December 2010 After relying exclusively on thermal generation for more than 110...

RusHydro takes stake in Russia’s second largest hydro project
09 December 2010 RusHydro Group has acquired a 25% stake in the 6000MW...

Call for abstracts - Workshop on Environmentally-Enhanced Hydro Turbines
08 December 2010 A call for abstracts has been issued for a workshop focused on...

Environment Court approves TrustPower hydro schemes
07 December 2010 The Environment Court has approved resource consents for Trustpower’s two...

ADB steps up investments in clean energy
07 December 2010 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is increasing support for clean...

Contract awarded for improvements to Upper Stillwater Dam
07 December 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $325,199 contract to Yerba...

Tunnel breakthrough at Changuinola, Panama
07 December 2010 Vattenfall has announced that construction work is nearlng completion at...

JV to build hydro plants in Russia
07 December 2010 Russian electricity firm EuroSibEnergo and China Yangtze Power Co have...

$15M order for China Valves Technology
07 December 2010 China Valves Technology, Inc has received a purchase order worth $15M...

Alaska selects site for Railbelt hydro project
03 December 2010 The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has named the preferred location for a...

Contract signed for Broadlands hydro project, Sri Lanka
03 December 2010 The Ceylon Electricity Board has awarded China National Electric...

World Bank approves US$100M for energy supply project in Paraguay
03 December 2010 The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors has approved a...

Alstom’s inaugurates ocean energy business in Nantes, unveils tidal turbine details
03 December 2010 Alstom has today inaugurated the new premises of its Ocean Energy...

Rainpower to equip Norwegian small hydro schemes
03 December 2010 Norwegian energy and communications firm Tussa has commissioned Rainpower...

November 2010

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Alstom to supply equipment and services to Arkun plant, Turkey
30 November 2010 Alstom has won a contract to supply, erect and commission...

Silfab invests in Romanian hydro developer
30 November 2010 International vertically-integrated photovoltaic provider, Silfab SpA,...

ADB signs JV agreement to develop renewable energy in India
30 November 2010 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a joint venture agreement...

New hydro schemes approved in China
30 November 2010 The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in China has...

Tenaga to invest in new hydro
30 November 2010 Malaysian power firm Tenaga Nasional is to invest US$1.3B in the...

Aecom acquires RSW
30 November 2010 Aecom Technology Corporation has announced it has completed its...

JV to rehabilitate USBR dam
30 November 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $2.5M contract to a joint...

How predictable are water resources?
29 November 2010 Dr Peter Mason, technical director of international dams and hydropower...

Indian State plans Over-the-Sea Dam
26 November 2010 The Indian state of Gujarat plans to construct a Rs500bn ($11bn)...

World Bank, Australia to fund Mozambique water projects
26 November 2010 The World Bank and Australia have agreed to provide $143m to Mozambique...

ADB to fund Chinese Dam rehabilitation project
26 November 2010 Asian Development Bank has approved a $29.8m loan to rehabilitate and...

Mexico awards $39M reservoir contract
26 November 2010 Mexico has awarded a $39M contract to domestic construction firm ICA to...

India's ONGC to invest in renewable power research
26 November 2010 India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will invest INR5bn...

India and Sri Lanka to sign MOU for Cross-country transmission link
26 November 2010 India and Sri Lanka are set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

NTPC to order generators to accelerate power generation
26 November 2010 India's largest power producing company, National Thermal Power...

IDB approves loan to expand Ecuador’s transmission capacity
26 November 2010 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $64.7M loan...

Small hydro scheme commissioned in the Czech Republic
26 November 2010 Manufacturing and engineering company Mavel has announced that...

ABB invests in Aquamarine Power
26 November 2010 Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power took a major step towards...

Limpet celebrates 10 years of commercial operations
26 November 2010 Voith Hydro Wavegen’s Limpet, the world’s first commercial scale...

Rainpower enters Swedish hydro market
26 November 2010 Norwegian technology company Rainpower has set up a new subsidiary company...

Accounting irregularities detected at Voith Hydro Inc, review underway
25 November 2010 Voith GmbH has announced it has detected irregularities in the...

Commission proposes priority corridors for energy infrastructure
19 November 2010 The European Commission has identified four priority electricity...

Nepalese banks to fund small hydro scheme
19 November 2010 Several financial institutions in Nepal have agreed to help finance...

2.6GW Changheba plant approved for Sichuan Province
19 November 2010 China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has...

Loan approved for dam safety work, Colorado
19 November 2010 Alternative energy developer Two Rivers Water Company has received a...

Deal signals start of Lower Churchill project development
19 November 2010 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced details of a...

WindPower Innovations expands its market to include hydro
19 November 2010 Windpower Innovations Inc, a wind power infrastructure and smart...

US hydro projects certified as low impact
16 November 2010 The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) certified several...

Agreement reached for Condit Dam decommissioning
16 November 2010 US utility PacifiCorp has reached a tentative agreement with Klickitat...

AERTC and Hydro-Quebec plan clean energy partnership
16 November 2010 The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) located at...

Minerco Resources in talks to acquire Honduras hydro plant
16 November 2010 Latin American renewable energy developer Minerco Resources, Inc. has...

Impregilo to build El Quimbo, Colombia
15 November 2010 Impregilo has won a EUR 250M contract to build the 400MW El...

Statkraft to build Kargi project, Turkey
12 November 2010 Statkraft has announced plans to build the 102MW Kargi hydropower plant...

Andritz Hydro wins generator rewind contract at Spring Creek, US
11 November 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded Andritz Hydro a $6M...

Woodstave pipeline project recognised with national award
11 November 2010 The innovative work associated with replacing the woodstave pipeline to...

China Hydroelectric to acquire Dazhaihe project
10 November 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement...

Hochtief to work on Cheves project, Peru
10 November 2010 Hochtief Construction has been awarded a contract to build the 168MW...

New contract awarded for Waneta Expansion
08 November 2010 A joint venture of Aecon and SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc has...

OPT in new deal with Mitsui for PowerBuoy development
08 November 2010 Ocean Power Technologies Inc (OPT) has signed a new contract with...

Kleinfelder appoints new chief operating officer
06 November 2010 Kleinfelder has appointed Michael Kesler, P.E., as the company’s new...

Rainpower Small Hydro AS names new managing director
06 November 2010 Fredrik Ringnes has been appointed as managing director of Rainpower...

Sossenkina named HDR’s National Technical Advisor for dams, levees & hydraulic structures practice
06 November 2010 Elena Sossenkina, P.E., has joined HDR as national technical advisor...

Meridian Energy announces new chairman, CEO of Australian operations
06 November 2010 Wellington-based director Chris Moller has been confirmed as the new...

Toba Montrose project substantially complete
05 November 2010 The Toba Montrose hydroelectric project, located near Powell River in...

Spotlight on: key players in project finance
04 November 2010 One of the key issues in the hydropower and dams industry is how to...

Alstom inaugurates new hydro facility in China
04 November 2010 Alstom has today inaugurated its new hydropower manufacturing facility...

First TBM put back to work in the Faroe Islands
04 November 2010 The first and only TBM to ever operate in the Faroes, a 3.35m...

Unit 1 delivered for Bavona refurb project, Switzerland
04 November 2010 Norwegian industrial group Rainpower, together with Alstom Switzerland,...

Tidal stream device ready for commercial deployment
04 November 2010 Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd (NREL) has successfully completed a series...

Wave Hub open for business
03 November 2010 The pioneering Wave Hub marine energy project off the coast of Cornwall...

ADB approves new grant to Bhutan for renewable development
02 November 2010 Bhutan is receiving fresh Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance to help...

Federal Govt to look into streambed rent case
02 November 2010 The US Federal Government has been asked to look into a legal case...

Klohn Crippen Berger honoured for work on Nam Theun 2, Laos
02 November 2010 A jury of professional engineers from business, government and academia...

RusHydro takes stake in Vietnam hydro company
02 November 2010 Russian power company RusHydro has agreed to buy a 75% stake in...

Saudi-Egypt power grid link to reduce power cuts
01 November 2010 The Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Egypt has invited tenders for...

China's energy demand to slow down
01 November 2010 China's energy demand is likely to slacken as the country's government...

NuPlanet awarded development licence in Zimbabwe
01 November 2010 South African hydro developer NuPlanet has been awarded an...

Run-of-river plants inaugurated in Chile
01 November 2010 Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, has officially inaugurated the...

October 2010

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IDB approves loan for Guri rehab, Venezuela
29 October 2010 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $700M loan to...

Trevali receives final transmission line permit for Tingo plant
29 October 2010 Trevali Resources Corporation has received the final permit required in...

Govt calls for water mill renaissance in the UK
28 October 2010 Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has announced that former mills and...

BC Hydro extends project management services contract with MWH
28 October 2010 Engineering, construction and consulting firm MWH has signed a...

Reservoir appoints Energoprojekt to complete Brodarevo feasibility studies
27 October 2010 Reservoir Capital Corporation has engaged Energoprojekt Hidroinzenjering...

DBSA to help fund Kariba North Bank expansion, Zambia
27 October 2010 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has reportedly approved...

La Yesca equipment successfully delivered to Mexico
26 October 2010 Two hydrogenerators manufactured by Power Machines for the La...

OMZ-Spetsstal to supply hydraulic shafts to Sayano-Shushenskaya
26 October 2010 OMZ-Spetsstal, part of the OMZ Group, has won a contract from OAO...

SNC-Lavalin to design and build Waneta Expansion
26 October 2010 Engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has signed a $587M contract...

Major refurb starts at Hydro Tasmania’s Tungatinah station
26 October 2010 Hydro Tasmania has announced that work has begun on a three-year...

First unit starts operation at Foz do Chapecó, Brazil
26 October 2010 Alstom, as part of an EPC consortium with Camargo Correa and CNEC...

Norconsult wins construction supervision contract in Ghana
25 October 2010 The Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) has awarded Norconsult a contract...

SNM Global unveils new wave power technologies
25 October 2010 SNM Global Holdings has launched seven additional hydrokinetic wave...

RusHydro Group concludes acquisition of Hydroproject Institute
22 October 2010 RusHydro Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary JSC Gidroinvest,...

16th International Conference on Hydropower Plants
22 October 2010 There’s still time to register for the 16th International Conference...

US city seeks approval for hydro project, applies for conduit exemption
22 October 2010 The US City of Aspen has applied for a ‘conduit exemption’ to the...

Gardner Zemke wins $12M Grand Coulee contract
21 October 2010 Gardner Zemke Company has been awarded a US$12M construction contract...

Slave River project shelved as First Nation withdraws support
20 October 2010 Joint venture partners TransCanada Corp and ATCO Ltd have reportedly...

China Hydroelectric Corp transfers Wuyue shares, agrees to joint development
20 October 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation (CHC) has agreed to transfer a 51%...

Plans unveiled for Rjukan hydropower upgrade, Norway
19 October 2010 Norsk Hydro has announced it will invest approximately NOK 850M over the...

Hitachi to help extend life of NYPA plant
19 October 2010 Hitachi Power Systems America, Ltd. (HPSA) has been awarded a...

Severn Barrage plans dropped by UK Govt
18 October 2010 The UK government has axed current plans for the world’s biggest tidal...

EIB agrees loan for Metolong Dam and water supply project, Lesotho
15 October 2010 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a EUR 140M loan for...

IWP&DC Contributing Editor to run London Marathon
15 October 2010 On 17th April 2011 our contributing editor, Sue Pritchard, is running...

EBRD Netherlands Carbon Fund reaching out to small-scale carbon transactions
15 October 2010 A Joint Implementation (JI) project consisting of six small-scale...

Peru to develop new sustainable energy matrix with support from IDB
15 October 2010 Peru is to develop a new sustainable energy matrix to maximize its...

Construction complete at Dong Nai 3, Vietnam
15 October 2010 All construction activities have been successfully completed at the Dong...

NYPA completes refurb work on 13th turbine
15 October 2010 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed work on the 13th of...

ITD sells shares in Nam Theun 2
14 October 2010 Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD) has agreed to sell...

20 most influential people in Dam Engineering - deadline for nominations extended
14 October 2010 In the January 2011 issue of International Water Power & Dam Construction,...

Water quality certification issued for proposed Condit Dam removal
14 October 2010 US utility Pacificorp Energy can now apply for permits to remove the...

Fishway plans approved for US dam
14 October 2010 The US State of Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife...

Vattenfall plans bids for French hydro concessions
13 October 2010 Sweden’s Vattenfall will bid for hydropower concessions in France...

Fortis to build Waneta Expansion
12 October 2010 Fortis Inc, in partnership with Columbia Power Corporation (CPC) and...

Norplan to work on Kamuzu Barrage upgrade, Malawi
12 October 2010 Norplan has been commissioned by Malawi’s Ministry of Irrigation and...

Hydrovolts teams up with students for turbine development
12 October 2010 Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Hydrovolts has announced it will team...

Toshiba enhances hydro equipment production capability in China
12 October 2010 Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co, Ltd (THPC), a joint venture of...

SSE gets OK for Sloy pumped storage scheme
11 October 2010 SSE Generation Ltd, the wholly owned generation business of Scottish...

OPT wins additional funds for PowerBuoy system
11 October 2010 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (OPT) has been awarded $2.75M in...

Voith Hydro to overhaul Swiss utility’s generator fleet
11 October 2010 Voith Hydro has been awarded a EUR32M contract to overhaul 13...

Alstom signs development MOU with RusHydro
11 October 2010 Alstom Hydro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with RusHydro,...

Endesa to start El Quimbo hydro plant construction
11 October 2010 A new 400 MW hydropower plant in Colombia will help to secure the...

WAPDA appoints design engineer on Tarbela extension, Pakistan
01 October 2010 Mott MacDonald, in a joint venture with Coyne et Bellier, has been...

SN Power details investment in Cheves project, Peru
01 October 2010 SN Power has announced it plans to invest US$400M in the 168MW...

Contracts awarded for safety work at US dams
01 October 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded construction contracts with a...

September 2010

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Russian firm to build Rumakali project, Tanzania
30 September 2010 The government of Tanzania has signed a memorandum of understanding with...

Glendoe expected to resume operation in 2012
30 September 2010 Scottish and Southern Energy has announced it expects to resume operations...

Reservoir files applications for run-of-river projects
30 September 2010 Reservoir Capital Corporation has filed applications with the Government...

GDF Suez and ACEA agree to restructure energy partnership
30 September 2010 GDF Suez and ACEA Spa have preliminarily agreed to restructure...

First wave energy device connected to US grid
30 September 2010 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (OPT), in conjunction with the US Navy,...

Utility seeks permission for ‘landmark’ dam removal project
24 September 2010 Investor-owned water and wastewater utility California American Water...

Power Machines to supply Zhigulevskaya hydro plant, Russia
23 September 2010 JSC RusHydro has announced that OJSC Power Machines is to design,...

Worker killed at Ontario hydro plant following severe storms
22 September 2010 A Westario Power worker has been killed while repairing a transformer at...

Equipment contracts awarded for Minidoka Dam
22 September 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded several supply contracts...

First phase of Allain Duhangan project on stream
22 September 2010 SN Power has announced that the first two turbine generators of the...

Brazil plans new hydro auctions
21 September 2010 The Brazilian government may hold auctions by the end of the year for...

The resurgence of hydropower
20 September 2010 Dr Peter Mason, Technical Director of International Dams and Hydropower...

Landowners consulted on design of North Bank Hydro project, New Zealand
17 September 2010 New Zealand’s largest state-owned electricity generator, Meridian Energy,...

Full operation starts at AboitizPower’s Sibulan project
17 September 2010 The Sibulan hydropower project, one of AboitizPower Corporation’s...

Yavuz plant placed into operation in Turkey
17 September 2010 Cogentrix Energy LLC has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary...

ESBI and MCT announce plans for 100MW tidal energy project
15 September 2010 ESB International (ESBI) and Marine Current Turbines (MCT) have agreed...

Govts sign agreement to study hydro project in Papua New Guinea
15 September 2010 The governments of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Queensland will today sign...

India’s hydro capacity to double by 2017, says report
15 September 2010 Hydropower capacity in India is set to double by 2017, market research...

UK government withdrawing backing from Severn tidal barrage scheme, media reports
14 September 2010 The UK government has apparently decided not to back the Severn barrage...

Invitation to prequalify: Karuma hydropower plant, Uganda
14 September 2010 The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in Uganda has...

ABB wins contract on Ingula pumped storage scheme, South Africa
14 September 2010 Power and automation technology group ABB has won a $23M order from...

China Hydroelectric Corp completes Xiaopengzu acquisition
14 September 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation has completed the US$35M acquisition of...

SSE Renewables wins consent for new small hydro scheme
13 September 2010 SSE Renewables, the renewable energy division of Scottish and Southern...

US DOE awards funds for marine energy research
13 September 2010 Several new wave and tidal energy devices are to be deployed in US...

Contract win for N.R. Koeling and North Star Ice Equipment
10 September 2010 Dutch refrigeration specialist, N.R. Koeling, and US-based industrial...

PPL Corp to sell selected generating assets
10 September 2010 PPL Corporation has agreed to sell interests in certain non-core...

Hydrovolts to develop turbine for Indian hydro scheme
10 September 2010 Seattle, US-based small hydro company Hydrovolts Inc has received...

EBRD and JBIC boost collaboration on environmental projects
10 September 2010 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Japan...

Bomb discovered at Russian hydro plant
09 September 2010 An explosive device was discovered in the main hydraulic unit of...

Scottish National Party outlines plans for ‘hydro-economy’
09 September 2010 First Minister Alex Salmond has unveiled plans to allow state-owned...

India’s CERC reduces threshold for hydro grid connection
08 September 2010 The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) of India has...

Hydro 2010
07 September 2010 More than 1500 participants from approximately 80 countries are expected...

Hydro Group invests in new equipment for marine renewable sector
07 September 2010 Scotland based Hydro Group, a provider of optical and electrical...

Belarus plans to build new hydropower plants by 2015
07 September 2010 Belarus' energy strategy through to 2020, set out in a the document...

IHA announces publication of GHG Measurement Guidelines
06 September 2010 A major milestone has been reached in the UNESCO/IHA Greenhouse Gas Status...

Contractor selected for landmark dam removal project
06 September 2010 Barnard Construction Company has been awarded a US$26.9M contract by...

Wave Hub successfully deployed on ocean floor
06 September 2010 The South West Regional Development Agency’s (SWRDA) pioneering Wave...

AES starts operations at Turkish hydro plant
06 September 2010 The 16MW Damlapinar hydropower facility on the Goksu River in...

ADB to issue first clean energy bond
03 September 2010 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to issue its inaugural Clean...

Giant marine turbine installed at EMEC
03 September 2010 Atlantis Resources Corp has successfully deployed its AK1000 tidal...

German Chancellor visits Voith Hydro, hydropower highlighted as essential part of country’s energy mix
03 September 2010 As part of an energy tour of the country, German Chancellor Dr. Angela...

SNM Global launches first seven development projects
02 September 2010 SNM Global Holdings has announced the launch of the first seven small...

Report urges World Bank to scale-up support for hydropower
01 September 2010 A report on the World Bank Group’s Water Strategy released yesterday...

Call for Papers – 3rd Australasian Hydro Conference
01 September 2010 If you're involved in the design, construction or maintenance of...

August 2010

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Kyrgyzstan launches operation of Kambarata-2 plant
31 August 2010 The first unit of the $200M Kambarata-2 hydrolectric plant has been...

Tender: Consulting services, Lower Orange hydro scheme
31 August 2010 NamPower, the national electricity utility of the Republic of Namibia,...

USACE awards $10.8M contract for California Levee
31 August 2010 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District has awarded...

RusHydro starts work on new hydro plant
31 August 2010 Construction work has officially started on RusHydro’s...

Construction starts at Holsbru project, Norway
31 August 2010 Norsk Hydro has begun construction at the Holsbru project in Sogn,...

Upgrade work to boost ouput at Cheoah Dam, US
31 August 2010 Work has started on a $110M modernization project at Cheoah Dam, one of...

DOE selects Princeton Power Systems to develop converter for hydropower applications
27 August 2010 Princeton Power Systems (PPS) has been awarded a Phase II Small...

Brazil govt gives green light to Belo Monte
27 August 2010 The Brazilian government has formally approved construction of the Belo...

Fortis invests in Waneta expansion
27 August 2010 Fortis Inc, in partnership with Columbia Power Corporation (CPC) and...

FERC, Colorado sign agreement on small hydropower
26 August 2010 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US State of...

Safety failures highlighted in report on fatal penstock fire, Colorado
26 August 2010 An accident that led to the death of five industrial painting...

Kleinfelder selected for Heckenbleikner Lake Dam repair project
26 August 2010 Consulting firm Kleinfelder has been selected by The University of...

Tunnel breakthrough at A Luoi project, Vietnam
25 August 2010 Cavico Bridge and Tunnel, a subsidiary of Vietnam’s Cavico Corporation,...

Siemens to connect Georgian hydro plants to Turkey grid
25 August 2010 Siemens Energy has won a EUR170M contract from Energotrans Ltd to install...

PG&E requests funds to study pumped storage
24 August 2010 Californian utility PG&E has filed a request with state regulators...

Early generation planned for Santo Antonio
24 August 2010 The 3150MW Santo Antonio dam in Brazil’s Amazon region will start...

Call for papers: CEATI workshop
24 August 2010 Building on the success of the March 2009 "Case Studies Workshop:...

Sheffield Forgemasters to work on Sogamoso project, Columbia
23 August 2010 Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) has secured a contract worth...

EMEC completes £5M expansion
23 August 2010 A £5M expansion of a flagship test centre for full-scale wave and...

Mozambique approves construction of Mphanda Nkuwa
23 August 2010 The government of Mozambique has given the green light for construction...

Hammerfest Strøm awards contracts for Scottish tidal project
23 August 2010 Norwegian tidal-power developer Hammerfest Strøm has announced...

SMEC to provide consulting services for Filipino plant
18 August 2010 SMEC is to provide consulting services for the preliminary engineering...

Mavel to work on South Korean projects
18 August 2010 Manufacturing and engineering company Mavel has signed contracts to...

Voith to overhaul turbines at G M Shrum
16 August 2010 Voith Hydro is to supply five new 310MW turbines to the Gordon M...

Atlantis unveils largest tidal turbine
16 August 2010 Tidal turbine developer Atlantis Resources Corporation has unveiled...

ADB approves $122M grant to bolster Tajikistan's energy security
16 August 2010 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $122M grant to expand...

Consortium to build Laos plant
16 August 2010 A consortium of Thai power firm Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding...

New governor systems for Castaic pumped storage scheme
13 August 2010 American Governor Company (AGC) has been awarded a subcontract by...

Andritz takes stake in Hammerfest Strøm
12 August 2010 Technology group Andritz has acquired a 33.3% stake in Norwegian tidal...

Agreement signed for Binga rehab monitoring
12 August 2010 SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet, Inc. has signed an agreement with local...

European Investment Bank out of Gibe III project
12 August 2010 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed that it is no...

ABB commissions record breaking UHVDC link
12 August 2010 A new transmission link commissioned in China sets a new benchmark in...

Electricity sales begin at East Toba River and Montrose Creek
12 August 2010 Plutonic Power Corporation and GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of...

GDF Suez and International Power announce merger
11 August 2010 GDF Suez and International Power have entered into a merger deal that...

Grande Dixence – an engineering achievement
10 August 2010 The Grande Dixence hydro power complex in Switzerland is still considered...

IMPSA wins rehab contract in Colombia
10 August 2010 Empresas Públicas de Medellín (ESP) has awarded IMPSA a contract...

Hydro boost for Scottish Highlands
10 August 2010 Green Highland Renewables Limited (GHR) has won a tender to explore...

Largest Coanda Screen project completed at Toba-Montrose
09 August 2010 Elgin Equipment Group’s Norris Screen and Cook Legacy have...

Upper Clowhom project commissioned successfully
09 August 2010 Manufacturing and engineering company Mavel has announced that the...

Constructive consultation
09 August 2010 The current economic conditions and political environment have changed...

Run-of-river scheme final project selected in Clean Power Call
09 August 2010 Box Canyon Hydro Corp and Sound Energy Inc’s run-of-river project near...

USBR begins work to facilitate seismic retrofit at Echo Dam
09 August 2010 Crews from the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) are to begin drilling...

SN Power Peru and BCP in US$120M loan agreement
06 August 2010 Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP) has granted SN Power Peru a $120M loan...

India extends financing for hydro plant in DRC
06 August 2010 India has agreed to extend a $42M credit line to the Democratic Republic...

Emerson wins US$28M contract in Ukraine
06 August 2010 UkrHydroEnergo has awarded Emerson Process Management a US$28M contract...

Small-Scale Hydropower Act introduced by US Congressman
05 August 2010 Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has introduced the Small-Scale...

Christensen Associates investigates hydro potential for USBR
05 August 2010 Christensen Associates Inc has been selected by the US Bureau...

SMEC wins innovation award for Tallowa Dam fishlift
04 August 2010 SMEC has been awarded the 2010 (New South Wales) Infrastructure...

RusHydro launches unit 4 at Sayano-Shushenskaya
04 August 2010 RusHydro has announced that the 640MW turbine unit no 4 has begun...

OPT signs groundbreaking agreement for Oregon wave power project
04 August 2010 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (OPT) has signed a historic...

New turbines for Jocassee pumped storage plant
03 August 2010 US utility Duke Energy has announced that its Jocassee pumped storage...

OPT awarded funds for PowerBuoy development
03 August 2010 Ocean Power Technologies Ltd has been awarded a £1.5M grant from the...

USACE unveils Howard Hanson Dam repair plan as funding approved
02 August 2010 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is expected to start repairs at...

Contracts awarded for critical refurb work at Niagara power project
02 August 2010 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded two contracts valued at...

GMS completes cable lay for the European Marine Energy Centre test site
02 August 2010 Global Marine Systems (GMS) has successfully completed the direct shore...

Wave Hub cable laying operation gets under way
02 August 2010 Installation of the South West Regional Development Agency’s...

July 2010

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MWH to provide consultancy services for Scottish pumped storage plants
23 July 2010 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has appointed MWH to provide...

USBR awards contract for modifications at Grand Coulee
22 July 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded Knight Construction &...

China Hydroelectric Corp acquires Minrui projects
22 July 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation has completed the previously...

EVN takes majority stake in Gorna Arda, Bulgaria
21 July 2010 Austrian utility EVN will own a 70% stake in the 175MW Gorna...

Two killed in Russian power plant attack
21 July 2010 The 25MW Baksanskaya hydroelectric plant in Russia’s...

NHA members urge US Congress to support hydropower
21 July 2010 More than two dozen members of the National Hydropower Association (NHA)...

Wave Hub and cable prepared for subsea installation
20 July 2010 The latest stage of South West Regional Development Agency’s (SWRDA) Wave...

Meridian gets greenlight for Manapouri Tailrace Amended Discharge project
19 July 2010 Environment Southland has granted consent for Meridian Energy’s...

CCI approves construction of Diamer-Basha dam
19 July 2010 The Council of Common Interests (CCI) in Pakistan has approved...

DBP signs emission agreement for mini hydro plants
16 July 2010 The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has signed an...

AboitizPower hydro asset awarded certificate of compliance by ERC
16 July 2010 Hedcor Sibulan, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AboitizPower Corp.,...

USBR buys hydraulic dredge for sediment removal project
16 July 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a $3.25M contract to...

Revenues from Nam Theun 2 benefits communities, says report
16 July 2010 The first revenues from the Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Laos...

EU industrial emissions directive approved
16 July 2010 Clearer rules and cleaner air are among the aims of the Industrial...

Duke Energy names President of Indiana operations
16 July 2010 Duke Energy has named Michael W. Reed president of its Indiana...

Deritend appoints non-executive chairman
16 July 2010 Deritend Industries – a UK based industrial maintenance, service and...

Mott MacDonald expert appointed visiting professor at the University of Southampton, UK
16 July 2010 Mott MacDonald’s renewable energy director, Dr Simon Harrison, has...

BC Hydro appoints president and CEO
16 July 2010 BC Hydro has appointed Dave Cobb the new president and chief...

New CEO for Hydro Tasmania
16 July 2010 Hydro Tasmania has announced its new CEO, Roy Adair took up the position...

Greenko to acquire run-of-river project
15 July 2010 Indian firm Greenko has agreed to acquire Hemavathi Power & Light Pvt...

US Senator introduces bills to boost hydro generation
14 July 2010 US Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced two pieces of...

Capacity increase recommended for Serbian plants
14 July 2010 Pre-feasibility studies carried out for Reservoir Capital...

Snowy Hydro opens Jounama small hydro station
13 July 2010 Snowy Hydro Limited has officially opened the 14.4MW Jounama hydro...

Spotlight ... North America
13 July 2010 In preparation for the HydroVision conference to be held shortly...

Argentina awards 895MW of renewables contracts, including hydro
13 July 2010 Some 12 companies are to build 32 new renewable energy projects in...

PNOC in hydro investment
13 July 2010 PNOC Renewables Corporation, a subsidiary of the Philippine National...

Early completion planned for Neelum-Jhelum
12 July 2010 Pakistan’s Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, has...

Request for Proposals issued for Lower Churchill Project
12 July 2010 Nalcor Energy has issued three companies with a Request for Proposals...

Asia Power to acquire interest in Chinese plants
09 July 2010 Asia Power Corporation has announced it will acquire an 80% stake in...

ADB invests in clean energy fund
09 July 2010 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest $15M to support clean...

Rainpower awarded Robiei contract
09 July 2010 Norwegian firm Rainpower has won a NOK140M contract from Swiss hydro...

SMEC works on dam improvement projects, New South Wales
09 July 2010 SMEC has announced it is working on two key dam improvement projects in...

Alstom wins supply contract on Lower Mattagami project
08 July 2010 Alstom has signed a C$110M contract with the Kiewit Alarie Partnership...

World Bank loan for flood management scheme in China
08 July 2010 The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a $200M loan to...

Filling the knowledge gap on CDM
07 July 2010 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has issued a Policy...

Marine projects share funds from Scottish Govt
07 July 2010 Five marine energy projects have been awarded grants totaling £13M from...

Invitation to prequalify for construction of powerhouse and appurtenances – Smithland and Meldahl hydro projects, US
07 July 2010 American Municipal Power, Inc (AMP) has invited interested contractors...

World Bank approves loan for Jinnah Barrage rehab
06 July 2010 The World Bank has approved a credit worth US$146M for the second phase of...

Emerson and KOSEP to collaborate on emerging markets
06 July 2010 Emerson Process Management has signed a deal with Korea South East...

SN Power, IFC in Vietnam power development agreement
05 July 2010 Norwegian renewable energy firm SN Power and the International...

Proteus demonstrator move a success
05 July 2010 Final tests can now start on Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd’s (NREL)...

Hitachi, Mitsubishi companies to discuss consolidation of hydro business
05 July 2010 Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

IWP&DC launches Technology Showcase
02 July 2010 A new section highlighting the latest products and technology in the...

RTA Construction awarded Battle Creek contract
02 July 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded RTA Construction a US$6.8M...

Cavico signs contract for further work on Ngan Truoi project, Vietnam
01 July 2010 Cavico Mining, a majority owned subsidiary of Cavico Corporation, has...

Call for Papers: 6th International Conference on Dam Engineering
01 July 2010 A Call for Papers has been issued for the 6th International Conference on...

Voith Hydro wins contract on Rodund II, Austria
01 July 2010 Voith Hydro has been awarded a EUR 40M contract for rehabilitation work...

June 2010

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World Bank loan to enhance dam safety in India
30 June 2010 The World Bank has approved $350M to finance a Dam Rehabilitation...

$460M upgrade planned for part of Niagara power project
30 June 2010 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is planning a major overhaul of...

Minister says hydro top of energy development list in Mozambique
30 June 2010 Mozambique is to focus on developing its immense hydro potential...

Minerco Resources submits contract for Chiligatoro project, Honduras
30 June 2010 Minerco Resources Inc, a developer of renewable energy solutions in...

Aquamarine Power raises additional funds
29 June 2010 Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power has announced that it has...

Geological studies shortlist potential dam sites in New Zealand
29 June 2010 Several sites have been identified as potential locations for water...

Brookfield Renewable Power starts rehab of Glen Ferris project
29 June 2010 Brookfield Renewable Power has begun a $25M rehabilitation project to...

£3.8M rehab project complete at Ulley Dam, UK
29 June 2010 The Ulley Dam in Rotherham, UK, is now back in operation following...

BC Hydro and FNEMC in energy development agreement
28 June 2010 The British Columbia First Nations Energy and Mining Council (FNEMC) and...

Reminder: Call for Abstracts
28 June 2010 The Swiss Committee on Dams is inviting professionals and researchers in...

Scottish Govt gives green light for new small hydro scheme
28 June 2010 The Scottish Government has given RWE npower renewables the go ahead...

Partnership offers noise monitoring solutions to marine renewables sector
28 June 2010 Fugro, in partnership with specialist underwater acoustics company...

HCC wins EPC contract on Sainj project, India
25 June 2010 India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL) has awarded...

Sweden approves grant for rehab work in Mozambique
25 June 2010 The Swedish Government has approved a US$33M grant to help rehabilitate...

India's THDC signs hydro Mou with Bhutan Govt
25 June 2010 Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) of India has signed a MoU with...

DONG Energy to sell its stakes in Nordkraft and Salten Kraftsamband
24 June 2010 Denmark’s DONG Energy has agreed to sell its ownership interests in...

UK sees surge in hydro development
24 June 2010 The number of licences issued for small hydro power schemes by the...

TVA resumes renewable energy pilot project
24 June 2010 The US Government owned corporation Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)...

Studies show hydro development possible at Peru tungsten mine
23 June 2010 Malaga Inc. and Hidropesac - a joint venture between Malaga and its...

Marubeni acquires small hydro plant, Japan
22 June 2010 Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, through subsidiary Mibugawa Electric Power...

CSPG in hydro agreement with Laos
22 June 2010 China Southern Power Grid (CSPG) has signed agreements with the...

New report details small hydro market in Ukraine
21 June 2010 GlobalData has announced the release of a new report providing an...

An African success story
20 June 2010 The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is set to claim its rightful place as...

Grand design at US project
20 June 2010 By tracing the historical origins of the Grand Coulee dam in the US,...

An engineering wonder
20 June 2010 The 60-year-old Snowy Mountains hydro project boasts an impressive array...

Andritz to equip Ilisu plant, Turkey
18 June 2010 Andritz Hydro is to supply electromechanical equipment worth...

SM Seals wins US$1.6M contract on Grand Coulee, US
18 June 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded UK-based SM Seals Ltd a...

Lai Châu construction to start this year
18 June 2010 Construction work has been scheduled to start late this year on the...

Nicaragua to increase hydro output
17 June 2010 Nicaragua’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has confirmed that...

Brazil plans new hydro auctions
17 June 2010 The Brazilian government is planning to hold two new auctions for...

JPS to study hydro expansion opportunities thanks to Japanese loan
17 June 2010 Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is to investigate opportunities...

Hydro plant upgrades to benefit from recovery act funds, says BPA
16 June 2010 Hydro system upgrades at five dams totalling $250M are among a number...

Cavico to build access road at Ban Chat project
16 June 2010 Cavico Corporation has announced that its majority owned subsidiary,...

Hydro site workers killed as heavy rains hit China
16 June 2010 Twenty-three workers have been killed at a hydroelectric plant...

SPML works on Kalisindh Gravity Dam, India
16 June 2010 Indian infrastructure company SPML Infra Ltd (formerly Subhash Projects...

AES acquires interest in Chinese small hydro developer
15 June 2010 AES China Hydropower Investment Co – a subsidiary of AES Corporation –...

Ceremony marks completion of four-year upgrade work at Blenheim-Gilboa
15 June 2010 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) marked the completion of a...

USBR awards governor replacement contract at Grand Coulee
15 June 2010 American Governor Company has won a US$1.7M contract from the US Bureau...

Roctest acquires Geomation assets
15 June 2010 Roctest Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of high-precision sensors for...

Construction work starts on Wave Hub ‘beach pit’
14 June 2010 The next stage of the South West Regional Development Agency’s (RDA) Wave...

RWE and Voith prepare for marine prototype tests
14 June 2010 Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies, a joint venture between Voith...

Sequoia Energy acquires C-Free Power Corp assets
11 June 2010 Sequoia Energy Inc has acquired the assets of Calgary-based renewable...

For sale: cable crane system (cableway)
11 June 2010 A cable crane system (cableway) that is ideal for dam or bridge...

Geotechnical explorations at Hyrum Dam
11 June 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation is carrying out a geotechnical exploration...

Research released on global small hydro market
11 June 2010 A new study has been released that details investment trends and presents...

Pöyry wins surveying contract on Linth-Limmern, Switzerland
10 June 2010 Axpo of Switzerland has awarded engineering and consulting firm Poyry a...

Isagen gets OK to seek hydro loans
10 June 2010 The Colombian government has given the go ahead for electricity...

Record power generation at Nathpa Jhakri, India
10 June 2010 During first two months of the financial year 2010-11, the 1500MW...

Loan agreed for Coca-Coda-Sinclair, Ecuador
08 June 2010 The Export-Import Bank of China has signed an agreement to provide a...

Arthur H. Walz honoured with 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
08 June 2010 The United States Society on Dams (USSD) recently honoured Arthur H....

Om Metals Infraprojects works on Kalisindh dam, Rajasthan
08 June 2010 Om Metals Infraprojects Ltd, in association with MoU partner, SPML Infra...

JV to build Lower Mattagami complex, Ontario
08 June 2010 A joint venture of Peter Kiwit Sons Co and Aecon Group Inc will construct...

Synex invests in power corp, Barr Creek construction commences
07 June 2010 Synex International Inc has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary,...

Alstom acquires coating services company
07 June 2010 Alstom Power Inc has announced it has acquired the business and facilities...

Harsco secures role on Gibe III project
07 June 2010 Harsco Corporation has announced that its Harsco Infrastructure business...

AltaGas signs EPA for Forest Kerr project
02 June 2010 AltaGas Income Trust, through an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, has...

Xcel Energy, Manitoba Hydro extend agreement
02 June 2010 US utility Xcel Energy will continue to purchase power from Canada’s...

Workshop to address power development issues at existing dams
02 June 2010 In order to help developers and municipalities deal with environmental...

Waldeck I inaugurated in Germany
02 June 2010 The Waldeck I pumped storage plant on Lake Edersee in Hesse, Germany,...

World Bank loan to increase electricity access in Kenya
01 June 2010 The World Bank has approved a US$330M loan for the Kenya...

Cavango project to be rebuilt
01 June 2010 Reconstruction work will start this year on the war-damaged Cavango...

Enel and Simest launch hydro project in Guatemala
01 June 2010 Enel Green Power – the renewable energy development and management arm...

May 2010

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Sri Mulyani Indrawati appointed Managing Director of the World Bank Group
28 May 2010 World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick has announced the appointment of...

EBRD Managing Director for Russia appointed
28 May 2010 The EBRD has created the position of Managing Director for Russia,...

PPL Corporation names new Corporate Controller
28 May 2010 PPL Corporation has announced that it is promoting the controller of...

Asbjørn Grundt appointed Executive Vice President for Statkraft
28 May 2010 As of 1 April 2010, Asbjørn Grundt was appointed Executive Vice President...

New CEO for Hydro Tasmania
28 May 2010 Hydro Tasmania has announced its new CEO, Roy Adair, will take up...

PacifiCorp's Bear River project achieves low impact certification
28 May 2010 The Governing Board of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)...

Mokihinui Hydro proposal appeal on hold
28 May 2010 New Zealand’s Meridian Energy and the Department of Conservation (DOC)...

CECEP and Verdant Power in tidal MOU
28 May 2010 The China Energy Conservation Environment Protection Group (CECEP) and...

Oriental Energy gets green light for Timbaban from DENR
27 May 2010 Oriental Energy and Power Generation Corporation has received an...

FERC, California to coordinate hydrokinetic project development
27 May 2010 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US State...

Minerco Resources in talks to acquire Honduras hydro project
27 May 2010 Minerco Resources, Inc has announced it is currently in negotiations...

JICA supports Guatemala’s new green energy grid
26 May 2010 The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed a USD$11M...

Feasibility study for Solomon Islands hydro
25 May 2010 A feasibility study will be carried out for a hydroelectric project on...

Benmore refurbishment achieves milestone
25 May 2010 The $67M refurbishment of Meridian Energy’s 540MW Benmore hydro power...

Shape optimisation of the new section in raising existing concrete gravity dams using genetic algorithm
25 May 2010 Vol XX, Issue 4

Performance evaluation of a vortex-type sediment extractor with diaphragm
25 May 2010 Vol XX, Issue 4

Investigation of compaction methods of embankment cores in high rainfall regions
25 May 2010 Vol XX, Issue 4

Dynamic analysis of anchored concrete linings of plunge pools loaded by high velocity jet impacts issuing from dam spillways
25 May 2010 Vol XX, Issue 4

Design procedure for a spiral casing for hydraulic turbines with a numerical flow study
25 May 2010 Vol XX, Issue 4

Renewable energy hat-trick for Norsk Hydro
25 May 2010 Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro has announced...

Uri-II set for commissioning in 2011
25 May 2010 Over 80% of construction work has been completed on the 240MW...

USBR awards contract for Red Bluff Phase II
24 May 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation's (USBR) Mid-Pacific Region has awarded a...

Small hydro plants planned for Assam, India
24 May 2010 State owned power company Assam Power Project Development Corporation...

Dam Safety Awards 2010 – call for entries
21 May 2010 To acknowledge the importance of dam safety in the industry today, and...

Iberdrola plans new hydro capacity in Brazil
21 May 2010 Iberdrola has confirmed plans to invest over $1B in its Brazilian...

Aquamarine Power unveils Oyster 2 design
21 May 2010 Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power has unveiled the design of its...

EA procures 2D flood modelling software
21 May 2010 The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has purchased an enterprise licence...

Cavico to build diversion canal for Ban Mong reservoir
20 May 2010 Cavico Mining, a majority-owned subsidiary of Vietnam’s Cavico...

Offshore contractor appointed for Wave Hub
19 May 2010 The South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) has announced...

E.ON launches wave power generator in the UK
19 May 2010 Renewable energy company E.ON has unveiled its first wave power generator...

Alstom wins Jorethang Loop contract
18 May 2010 Alstom has won a contract valued at Eur 18M for work on the 96MW...

Marine energy test centre expanding
18 May 2010 A test centre for commercial-scale wave and tidal energy devices based...

Consortium to establish Independent Regulatory Authority, Botswana
18 May 2010 Mott MacDonald and Merz and McLellan Botswana, now part of the Mott...

Qualitrol acquires Iris Power
18 May 2010 New-York based Qualitrol – a supplier of condition based monitoring...

Wave Hub on course for summer deployment
18 May 2010 The Wave Hub marine energy project is on course to be deployed this...

Australia boosts renewables funding
18 May 2010 The Australian government has announced a new A$652M fund for...

China Hydroelectric Corporation acquires additional projects
13 May 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation has signed definitive agreements to...

KenGen to raise Masinga Dam
12 May 2010 Kenya Electricity Generating Company has announced plans to raise the...

OWET announces grant program for wave energy projects
12 May 2010 The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has released details on an...

SaskPower and First Nation move forward with feasibility studies
12 May 2010 Canadian utility SaskPower and the Black Lake First Nation are taking...

Cavico provides updates on hydro projects
11 May 2010 Vietnam-based infrastructure company Cavico Corporation has...

Canyon Hydro invests in new CNC Fabrication Center
11 May 2010 Canyon Hydro has completed a major expansion to its manufacturing...

Concurrent and Sikkim Power in hydro agreement
11 May 2010 Concurrent (India) Infrastructure has agreed to jointly develop a 40MW...

Beles operates in trial test
11 May 2010 One of the 115MW capacity turbines installed at Ethiopia’s Beles...

China Hydroelectric Corp acquires Husahe project
10 May 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation has acquired 100% of the 19MW Husahe...

CDM agreement for three hydro plants, Philippines
10 May 2010 The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has signed an agreement...

Innu group in court action against La Romaine
10 May 2010 The Uashaunnuat (Innu Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam) have filed a motion for...

BC Hydro selects more hydro projects in clean power call
07 May 2010 BC Hydro has selected two more projects to be awarded electricity...

US business group calls for clear climate policies
07 May 2010 A group of US business firms that includes Exelon and Pacific Gas &...

Zimbabwe plans Kariba expansion, signs MoU with China’s Sinohydro
07 May 2010 Zimbabwe’s government has signed a $400M agreement with Sinohydro...

Four projects certified low impact by LIHI
06 May 2010 The Governing Board of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI)...

ADB approves loan to help rehabilitate Vietnam’s largest irrigation system
06 May 2010 The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a...

Energo-Pro acquires Turkish hydro plants
06 May 2010 Private hydro power developer Energo-Pro has acquired five new...

CVPS to acquire Vermont Marble Power Division, including hydro plants
05 May 2010 Central Vermont Public Service has announced that it will purchase the...

DHV and K-water sign MOU for Gyeong-in Ara Waterway
04 May 2010 Dutch firm DHV consulting engineers and Korea Water Resources...

AboitizPower’s Sibulan plant starts generation
04 May 2010 The Sibulan hydro power project, one of AboitizPower Corporation’s...

Three hydro projects recognised for outstanding stewardship
04 May 2010 Hydro projects from American Municipal Power, Chelan County Public...

Halcrow and Mott MacDonald to collaborate on tidal projects
04 May 2010 Consultants Mott MacDonald and Halcrow have announced they will...

PPL Corp to acquire US utilities from E.ON, breaks ground on Holtwood
04 May 2010 PPL Corporation and E.ON AG have announced a definitive agreement under...

Call for papers
04 May 2010 A call for papers has been issued for the 34th Conference on...

April 2010

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Australia’s first wastewater hydroelectric plant begins operations
30 April 2010 The first hydroelectric plant in Australia to generate power from...

Kiewit Pacific Co wins Folsom Dam spillway contract
29 April 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded Kiewit Pacific Company...

Nigerian Govt plans to harness hydro potential
29 April 2010 A new committee has been created by Nigeria’s Federal Government to focus...

Brazil to host IHA 2011 World Congress
29 April 2010 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that its...

Korean firm named highest bidder for Angat plant, Philippines
29 April 2010 The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) ...

Huge marine energy farm to be built off Scotland
28 April 2010 A breakthrough scheme to generate marine energy off northern Scotland...

SMEC wins contract on Indian hydro scheme
28 April 2010 Australia-based Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) has...

Verbund and EVN to co-operate on Ashta
28 April 2010 Austrian utility Verbund and Albanian firm EVN have signed a...

Itezhi Tezhi work to start in July
27 April 2010 Construction work will start in July on the 120MW Itezhi Tezhi hydro...

Micro hydro centre launched in Nepal
27 April 2010 A Regional Centre of Excellence in Micro Hydro has been launched...

Cavico forms new renewable energy company
27 April 2010 Vietnam-based infrastructure development company Cavico Corporation...

New funding announced for water power projects in the US
26 April 2010 The US Department of Energy is to invest up to US$39M over four years...

USBR awards penstock recoating contract at Flatiron
26 April 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$12.2M contract to Abhe...

France to launch tenders for hydro project concessions
26 April 2010 Tenders for the renewal of concessions for 10 hydro power schemes with...

PG&E seeks licence for wave power project
26 April 2010 California's Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is seeking a federal licence...

IDB to expand lending for renewable energy and climate–related projects
23 April 2010 The Inter-American Development Bank has announced its intention to...

Sri Lanka in small hydro investments
23 April 2010 Two small hydro plants are among several new projects approved by the...

Energy Transformation within East Asia highlighted in World Bank Report
23 April 2010 The six major energy-using countries of East Asia could stabilize...

Operations re-start at Taum Sauk
23 April 2010 AmerenUE has announced that its 408MW Taum Sauk pumped storage project...

Consortium wins Belo Monte bid
22 April 2010 A consortium of nine companies – led by state-controlled Companhia...

Scottish Govt approves new hydro schemes
21 April 2010 Four new hydro schemes with a combined capacity of 6.7MW are to be built...

Eaton wins upgrade contract at Hartwell dam
21 April 2010 Eaton Corporation will supply more than $2.5M in electrical products...

Andritz wins $3.4M contract for new turbine runner at Hoover Dam
20 April 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Andritz Hydro Corporation a...

GDF Suez to develop new projects in Peru
20 April 2010 GDF Suez, through its subsidiary EnerSur, has been awarded contracts...

BC govt to advance Site C hydro project
20 April 2010 The British Columbia government has announced that it will move forward...

Construction starts on new UK hydro project
20 April 2010 RWE npower renewables has begun construction of the £2.5M...

China Hydroelectric Corp in new hydro acquisitions
14 April 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to...

SJVN to invest in new hydro, other renewables
13 April 2010 Indian hydro power generator SJVN plans to increase its power capacity...

Skanska to build Norwegian hydro plants
13 April 2010 Skanska is to build two new hydro power plants in Høyanger...

Power Machines completes model testing of Sayano-Shushenskaya turbine
13 April 2010 Acceptance tests have been completed of a scale model (1:15) of the...

Dagachhu project world’s first cross-border initiative registered under CDM
12 April 2010 The 114MW Dagachhu hydro power project in Bhutan – developed to enable...

OPT wins new funds for PowerBuoy development
12 April 2010 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (OPT) has won a $1.5M grant from the...

BC issues environmental certificates for Mica Dam upgrades
09 April 2010 British Columbia’s government has approved environmental...

Private sector demand for renewable energy financing on the rise, says IDB
09 April 2010 Better regulations and falling equipment costs are boosting demand...

Work Bank approves additional funds for renewable energy in Tanzania
09 April 2010 The World Bank has approved an additional International...

Ontario Govt awards contracts for new energy projects, including hydro
09 April 2010 The Ontario Government has awarded 184 contracts for the development of...

Cavico to construct tunnels at 42MW Song Bac plant
09 April 2010 Infrastructure development company Cavico Corporation has signed a...

JV to support California dam and levee safety program
07 April 2010 The US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has selected a...

Meridian Energy granted consents for Mokihinui project
06 April 2010 New Zealand’s state owned electricity generator Meridian Energy has...

Peru invests in hydro, wind and solar
06 April 2010 Seventeen new small hydro schemes are to be built in Peru, together...

NewPage completes sale of Kimberly facility
06 April 2010 NewPage Wisconsin System has completed of the sale of the 2.7MW...

Small Hydro Award 2010 – call for entries
06 April 2010 If you’ve been involved in the development of a small hydro scheme then...

Mavel turbines for Grodnenskaya project, Belarus
06 April 2010 Czech Republic-based manufacturing and engineering company Mavel is...

Uncovering Samanalawewa
01 April 2010 Kamal Laksiri gave IWP&DC a detailed report on the story behind Sri...

Fulfilling a bold dream – the St Lawrence-FDR Power Project
01 April 2010 The year 2008 saw New York Power Authority celebrate the 50th anniversary...

Manapouri power station - taking on the challenges
01 April 2010 The Manapouri hydro power station is New Zealand’s largest hydro...

Limberg II – the ‘invisible’ plant
01 April 2010 Limberg II pumped storage plant will more than double capacity at the...

Creating Kárahnjúkar
01 April 2010 A remote wilderness region of eastern Iceland is the scene of the...

Building Bujagali
01 April 2010 Construction work on Uganda’s Bujagali scheme finally began in late...

Second group of projects advances in BC Hydro's Clean Call
01 April 2010 BC Hydro has selected the second group of projects to be awarded...

March 2010

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Developers wanted to harness River Thames hydro potential
31 March 2010 The UK’s Environment Agency is searching for developers to construct...

UK Govt confirms £5m investment in marine energy business park
31 March 2010 The UK Government has today confirmed an investment of £5M towards a...

Construction to start at Red Bluff fish passage improvement project
30 March 2010 Construction work is now set to begin on the Fish Passage Improvement...

Lenihan Dam project recognized for excellence in partnering with Marvin M. Black award
30 March 2010 North American construction firm Flatiron has been honored for its work...

Himal Power hands over mini hydro plant to Khimti Rural Electric Cooperative
30 March 2010 Himal Power Limited, an SN Power majority owned company, has handed over...

AboitizPower and Davao Water District sign agreement for hydro project
29 March 2010 AboitizPower, through subsidiary Hedcor Inc, has signed a...

Alstom to supply La Romaine 2, Quebec
29 March 2010 Alstom Hydro has signed a contract with Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec...

EPRI seeks demonstration site
29 March 2010 EPRI is seeking an additional demonstration site at existing or new...

NB Power-Hydro Quebec deal called off
26 March 2010 The Government of New Brunswick will not proceed with an energy...

Reservoir Capital Corp to acquire hydro projects in Turkey
26 March 2010 Reservoir Capital Corporation has signed an MoU with Ahmet Caliskan...

EIF completes sale of Glen Park hydro project
26 March 2010 Private equity firm Energy Investors Funds (EIF) has announced that...

US agencies sign MOU to support hydro development
25 March 2010 The US Department of Energy, the Department of Interior and the US Army...

Latin Power Group (LPG Electrical) announces details of advisory board
24 March 2010 Luis Eduardo Bernal Jaller, President of LPG Electrical – a...

Christopher P. Johns Elected as a Member of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Board of Directors
24 March 2010 Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility unit of PG&E...

James Forbes appointed to the Board of Atlantis Resources Corporation
24 March 2010 Atlantis Resources Corporation, an international developer of tidal...

James Forbes appointed to the Board of Atlantis Resources Corporation
24 March 2010 Atlantis Resources Corporation, an international developer of tidal...

Halcrow announces new senior team
24 March 2010 Halcrow non-executive chairman Tony Pryor has announced the appointment...

Management changes in Vattenfall
24 March 2010 On 12 April, Øystein Løseth assumed the position as CEO of...

New Board of Directors for Intertechne Consultores
24 March 2010 On 1 March 2010, Eng. Brasil Pinheiro Machado was appointed Chairman...

US Bureau of Reclamation names Pacific Northwest Regional Director
24 March 2010 Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has named Karl Wirkus...

IHA releases policy statement on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
24 March 2010 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has issued a Policy...

Technopromexport wins contract to build Polotsk plant, Belarus
24 March 2010 Russian construction company Technopromexpert has been awarded a...

NHPC in Mangdechhu project agreement with Bhutan
24 March 2010 India’s NHPC Limited has announced it will provide engineering &...

Digital Angel unit wins new orders for fish monitoring RFID tags
22 March 2010 Technology company Digital Angel has announced that its Destron Fearing...

Statkraft to invest heavily in hydro upgrade
22 March 2010 Norwegian utility Statkraft has announced plans to spend more than NOK1B...

Date set for Belo Monte auction
19 March 2010 Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry has announced the auction to build...

Reservoir Capital Corp in framework agreement with Torno for Serbian projects
19 March 2010 Renewable energy developer Reservoir Capital Corporation has signed...

Alstom delivers last runner to Foz do Chapecó, Brazil
19 March 2010 Alstom has successfully delivered the last of four runners produced for...

Wave tank testing to benefit from investment
19 March 2010 Wave tank testing equipment that will be unique to the UK is to be...

New turbine design to be tested on the Amazon
19 March 2010 A new turbine designed to capture energy from slow flowing rivers is to...

Call for presentations – Water Management 2010
19 March 2010 The organisers of Water Management 2010: Integrating Renewable Energy...

Nam Theun 2 begins full supply to Thailand
17 March 2010 The Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project in Laos has taken a decisive...

China plans new hydro for Yunnan Province
16 March 2010 China’s Yunnan Province is planning to spend RMB 8B (US$1.2B) this year...

New animation tool visualises European energy trends
16 March 2010 Users of reegle, the specialist search engine for renewable energy and...

Ovation control system installed at Ukrainian PS plant
16 March 2010 Emerson Process Management has installed its PlantWeb digital...

Aquamarine Power and SSE Renewables secure rights to develop 200MW Brough Head wave farm
16 March 2010 A joint venture partnership between Aquamarine Power and SSE Renewables...

Study investigates feasibility of hydro plant at Burdekin Falls, Australia
16 March 2010 Stanwell Corporation has announced it is conducting a feasibility study...

Numerical Algorithms Group marks 40th anniversary by expanding Student Awards Program
16 March 2010 The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has announced that it will mark its...

Aspen moves forward on hydro project
15 March 2010 Development of the Castle Creek hydroelectric project in the city of US...

GVK subsidiary to develop new Indian power plant
12 March 2010 GVK Power & Infrastructure has announced that its subsidiary –...

Dorot to supply control valves to Longtan, China
12 March 2010 Dorot Control Valves has been chosen to supply a number of control valves...

Alstom acquires NAPES assets to strengthen US hydro offering
12 March 2010 Alstom has announced that it has acquired some of the assets of...

First TBM launched in Laos
12 March 2010 The first tunnel boring machine to excavate in Laos has been launched at...

First group of successful projects announced in BC Hydro’s Clean Power Call
12 March 2010 Canadian utility BC Hydro has selected the first group of 19 projects to...

Consolidated Water Power Company to sell hydro plants
12 March 2010 Consolidated Water Power Company (CWPCo), a subsidiary of...

IHA establishes South American office
11 March 2010 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has established its...

JV signs contract for Isimba feasibility studies
09 March 2010 A Joint Venture of Fichtner (lead) and Norplan has signed a US$3.8M...

Canada invests in hydroelectric skills development
09 March 2010 The hydroelectric construction industry in the Canadian province...

Ecuador and Iran in hydro agreement
09 March 2010 Ecuador and Iran have agreed to jointly develop three new hydro...

Environment Agency maps potential hydro hotspots
09 March 2010 A new report commissioned by the UK’s Environment Agency has...

ABB awarded Grand Coulee contract
09 March 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded ABB a US$17M construction...

Consortium wins contract for Mandaya and Beko Abo feasibility studies
08 March 2010 Ethiopia has awarded a consortium comprising of Norplan, Norconsult, EDF...

Investment costs increase at Belo Monte
05 March 2010 Brazil’s Energy Ministry says that the cost of building the Belo Monte Dam...

Transformers delivered to BC Hydro's Revelstoke station
05 March 2010 Three large generator transformers have successfully been delivered to...

South West RDA appoints team to map marine power
04 March 2010 Renewable energy consultancy PMSS has been appointed by the South...

Pöyry wins Ashta contracts, Albania
04 March 2010 Energji Ashta Shpk, a subsidiary of Verbund International, has awarded...

€2.2M EC grant for Ocean Power Technologies
03 March 2010 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has been awarded €2.2M under the...

Iberdrola announces investment plan
01 March 2010 Energy Group Iberdrola has announced it will invest EUR 9B in...

February 2010

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Improved hydro storage helps boost Meridian Energy’s half-year results
26 February 2010 New Zealand’s state-owned power generator and retailer Meridian Energy...

Russia starts 640MW turbine at Sayano-Shushenskaya
26 February 2010 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin officially restarted...

Construction work complete at Macedonia plants
26 February 2010 Construction work has been completed on seven hydro power projects in...

Siemens acquires minority stake in Marine Current Turbines
26 February 2010 Siemens Energy has acquired a minority stake in UK company Marine...

Energomashexport Corporation signs Rucatayo contract
26 February 2010 Energomashexport Corporation LLC has signed a contract with Chilean...

Vale plans to bid for Belo Monte
23 February 2010 Brazilian mining firm Vale S.A. has agreed to form a consortium with...

Sheffield Forgemasters supplies parts to Sayano-Shushenskaya
22 February 2010 Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) is to supply hydro shafts...

Toshiba wins Sogamoso contract, Columbia
19 February 2010 Toshiba International Corporation (TIC), in partnership with Mitsui &...

Klamath agreements signed
19 February 2010 Plans for the removal of four dams on the Klamath River in the US moved...

Nexans wins contract on Swiss pumped storage plant
18 February 2010 Nexans has won a EUR13M (US$17.6M) turnkey contract to supply the...

Ingeteam invests in US production plants
17 February 2010 Electrical engineering and technology group Ingeteam has announced that...

Reservoir Capital Corp provides Brodarevo 1 & 2 updates
17 February 2010 Reservoir Capital Corporation has reported positive progress on...

First Nation explores hydro option
17 February 2010 A Northwestern Ontario First Nations community is looking into developing...

China Hydroelectric Corp to purchase new projects
17 February 2010 China Hydroelectric Corporation has executed a definitive agreement...

New mentoring scheme launched in the UK
16 February 2010 A new mentoring scheme is being launched by the Institute of Water in the...

Run-of-river BC project over 80% complete
16 February 2010 GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, and Plutonic Power...

Spain provides additional $10M for water, clean energy funds
16 February 2010 The Government of Spain is providing an additional $5M each to the...

Lower Siang project work planned for 2011
16 February 2010 Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited (JPVL), a subsidiary of Jaypee Group,...

EMP prepared for Ghana dams
16 February 2010 An Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is being prepared for the Akosombo...

Hydro Alternative Energy successfully tests prototype
16 February 2010 Renewable energy company Hydro Alternative Energy, Inc. (HAE)...

China Hydroelectric Corp secures loan
15 February 2010 China Hydroelectric Corp has secured a Loan Framework Agreement from the...

BHEL to supply 330MW Kishanganga project
12 February 2010 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an order for the...

Pöyry wins new contract in Sri Lanka
12 February 2010 Pöyry has been awarded a EUR 6.1M (US$8.3M) contract for feasibility...

China and Kazakhstan in hydro deal
12 February 2010 State-owned China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC) has signed a $728M...

USBR awards contract for dam removal studies
12 February 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$843,000 contract under...

Bugoye plant operating in Uganda
11 February 2010 The 13MW Bugoye hydroelectric power plant on the Mubuku River in the...

Tunnel rockfall at Gilgel Gibe II
11 February 2010 Maintenance work is being carried out at the recently inaugurated Gilgel...

Cavico signs additional contract for Hua Na project, Vietnam
11 February 2010 Cavico Corporation will carry out additional construction work at the Hua...

Low runoff cuts hydro power, revenue forecasts for BPA
09 February 2010 The Bonneville Power Administration in the US has reduced its...

Madhucon to develop new hydro projects in India
08 February 2010 Indian infrastructure development company Madhucon Projects Limited has...

Ernie Wright joins Black & Veatch’s energy business, Eamonn Kelly appointed Managing Director of water business in Asia Pacific
08 February 2010 Ernie Wright has joined Black & Veatch as a Senior Vice President in...

Cavico announces senior management changes for Cavico Vietnam
08 February 2010 Cavico Corp has announced that the Board of Directors of Cavico Vietnam...

TrustPower appoints Vince Hawksworth as Chief Executive
08 February 2010 Hawksworth is currently Chief Executive of Hydro Tasmania and was...

Ocean Power Technologies appoints Philip J. Pellegrino as Vice President, North America Business Development & Marketing
08 February 2010 Reporting to Dr. George W. Taylor, OPT’s Executive Chairman, Pellegrino...

Power Jacks names Craig Yeoman as new Financial Director
08 February 2010 Following the retirement of Financial Director, Andrew Horne, linear...

JSC RusHydro appoints Evgeny Vyacheslavovich Dod Chairman of the Management Board
08 February 2010 Dod has worked in the power industry for more than 10 years. From 1999...

Gilles Lefrançois, Innergex founder, to retire
08 February 2010 Innergex Renewable Energy (INE) has announced the retirement of Mr....

Micheal Dunn named as new Pacificorp Energy President
08 February 2010 MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, the parent company of Rocky...

Kleinfelder hires Linda Lannen as Chief Information Officer
08 February 2010 Lannen will be responsible for all IT infrastructures, enterprise systems...

Chloe Munro appointed to Hydro Tasmania Board
08 February 2010 Ms Munro was appointed as a director from 1 March 2010 for a period of...

Hydro Group appoints Derrick Reith as international sales director
08 February 2010 A member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Directors...

Cavico appoints new members to Cavico Vietnam Management Team
08 February 2010 Cavico Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cavico Vietnam, has...

BHEL wins contract in Bhutan
08 February 2010 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a contract to supply...

Sinohydro wins contract on Ulu Tudong Dam, Brunei
05 February 2010 China’s Sinohydro Corporation has signed a contract with the Ministry...

NYPA reaches three-quarters milestone in St. Lawrence-FDR LEM program
05 February 2010 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed work on the 12th of...

BC Hydro gets OK to buy stake in Waneta Dam
05 February 2010 The British Columbia Utilities Commission has given the green light for...

Innergex announces merger
04 February 2010 Innergex Power Income Fund (the Fund) and Innergex Renewable Energy (INE)...

Hydro Group to work on Wave Hub project
04 February 2010 Scotland-based Hydro Group has been awarded a contract worth £500,000 in...

Carbon Trust launches marine proving fund
03 February 2010 The UK’s Carbon Trust has launched the £22M marine proving fund – a...

Mixed reaction to new UK feed-in-tariffs
03 February 2010 The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has welcomed the UK Department...

Hydro plant to help halt decay of Philippines' legendary rice terraces
02 February 2010 The iconic Asian rice terraces - a threatened World Heritage Site - is...

Hydro Alternative Energy acquires technology patents
02 February 2010 Renewable energy developer Hydro Alternative Energy (HAE) has acquired all...

Call for papers – Vienna hydro conference
02 February 2010 A 2nd call for papers has been issued for the 16th International...

Brazil approves Belo Monte licence
02 February 2010 Brazil’s environmental regulator Ibama has issued a preliminary licence...

OPT deploys PowerBuoy, awarded further funding
02 February 2010 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has successfully deployed a Powerbuoy unit...

EOI invited for Upper Mtkvari Cascade project, Georgia
01 February 2010 The Government of Georgia, represented by the Ministry of Energy (ME),...

January 2010

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India in finance agreement for Rwanda project
28 January 2010 Exim Bank of India has approved a loan of US$60M to the Government of...

IFC provides loan for small hydro development in Armenia
27 January 2010 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has approved a $15M senior loan...

Velcan Energy to develop 300MW of hydro in Lao PDR
27 January 2010 France-based energy producer Velcan Energy has signed a joint...

Hydro-Quebec and New Brunswick in final energy agreement
26 January 2010 Canadian utility Hydro Quebec will acquire most of the power...

Volta River Authority to prepare emergency plan for dams
26 January 2010 The Volta River Authority (VRA) in Ghana is to develop an...

Bute Inlet participant funding process postponed
26 January 2010 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is postponing...

Study investigates climate change impacts on Columbia River dams
26 January 2010 Operations at dams in the Columbia River Basin in the US will need to...

Japan, ADB approve grant for Bhutan
26 January 2010 Bhutan is getting support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan...

Projects apply for LIHI low impact certification
22 January 2010 Alternatives Unlimited and the Arkansas Electric Cooperative have...

Greenko to acquire new hydro assets
22 January 2010 Indian clean energy developer Greenko is planning to acquire 20.25MW...

Zimbabwe, Zambia discussing Batoka revival
22 January 2010 The Zimbabwe and Zambia governments will meet next month to...

Scottish hydro potential double early estimates, says report
22 January 2010 Scotland's hydro potential is nearly double the amount previously...

A new approach for the determination of forces on a sheet pile cut-off wall
20 January 2010 Vol XX, Issue 3

Asphalt concrete core of the Meijaran dam in brief
20 January 2010 Vol XX, Issue 3

The Jinnah Barrage rehabilitation project - prospects and concerns
20 January 2010 Vol XX, Issue 3

Field measurements of suspended sediments in a dam reservoir southwest of Iran
20 January 2010 Vol XX, Issue 3

Research says ocean energy could reach 200GW by 2025
20 January 2010 The global ocean energy industry could reach up to 200GW installed...

Spain launches marine energy research initiative
20 January 2010 Spanish firms are aiming to drive the development of marine renewable...

Small hydro projects commissioned in Finland and Poland
19 January 2010 Czech Republic-based manufacturing and engineering firm Mavel has...

USBR awards fire safety contract
19 January 2010 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $322,820 contract under...

General Steel Longmen JV wins supply contracts on Chinese hydro projects
19 January 2010 General Steel Holdings Longmen joint venture has won two contracts to...

Paul C Rizzo Associates moves corporate headquarters
19 January 2010 Engineering, consulting and construction management firm Paul C...

Pöyry awarded owner's engineering services for Turkish hydro plants
18 January 2010 Pöyry has been awarded contracts valued at Eur 2.5M (US$3.6M) for...

Alstom gets EU greenlight to acquire Bouygues stake in hydro venture
18 January 2010 The European Union has given regulatory approval for Alstom to proceed...

PSALM launches sale of Angat hydro plant, Philippines
14 January 2010 The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) of the...

USAID provides $16M for Tarbela rehab
14 January 2010 The US Agency for International development (USAID) has agreed to...

Officials sign collaboration agreement in support of San Clemente Dam removal
14 January 2010 The removal of San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River in California, US,...

Montenegro to invite bids for hydro construction
14 January 2010 Montenegro is expected to launch a pre-tender process for the construction...

Venezuela rations electricity
14 January 2010 Low water levels at the Guri hydroelectric reservoir in Venezuela have...

Ethiopia inaugurates Gilgel Gibe II
14 January 2010 Ethiopia’s 420MW Gilgel Gibe II hydro power project was...

Algonquin completes purchase of hydro assets
13 January 2010 Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp has completed the acquisition of...

China to help finance Coca-Codo Sinclair, Ecuador
13 January 2010 China has signed a letter of understanding to provide US1.7B credit...

Wasserkraft Volk to supply turbines for Guatemala projects
13 January 2010 Energy investment firm World Energy Research (WER) has commissioned...

Huadian Corp to build Cambodian plant
13 January 2010 Huadian Corporation of China has announced plans to build a...

Samoa plans new small hydro schemes
13 January 2010 New small hydro schemes could be developed in Samoa, following the...

China’s SGCC plans JV with Malaysia’s 1MDB
13 January 2010 China’s state-owned State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and...

DSD Noell wins contract for Linthal 2015, Switzerland
12 January 2010 DSD Noell of Germany will design, supply and erect two penstocks for...

Zambia to start work on Kafue Gorge Lower in 2011
08 January 2010 Building work on the US$1.5B Kafue Gorge Lower hydro power project in...

Record fish returns boost Columbia River restoration
08 January 2010 Reintroduction programs led by the Yakama Nation and funded in part by...

Jamaican small hydro plant back in service
08 January 2010 The Constant Spring small hydro plant at the Long Lane treatment plant in...

Plans unveiled for US$43B North Sea renewable energy grid
08 January 2010 Nine European countries are joining forces to develop a 6000km...

India to help finance Zambian dam
07 January 2010 The Export and Import Bank of India has agreed a $50M loan with the...

Iran to increase hydro capacity in Georgia
06 January 2010 Iran has agreed to develop two new hydro projects with a combined capacity...

RWE and Northumbrian Water in hydro agreement
05 January 2010 RWE npower renewables has signed an agreement with Northumbrian Water...

IHA central office vacancies – closing dates extended
04 January 2010 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is currently seeking to...

WorleyParsons to acquire Brazil’s CNEC Engenharia
04 January 2010 WorleyParsons has agreed to acquire CNEC Engenharia (CNEC), the...

December 2009

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India and Bhutan in hydro deal
23 December 2009 India and Bhutan have agreed to prepare detailed project reports for four...

Oriental Peninsula to buy stake in Philippines hydro plant
23 December 2009 Philippines-based firm Oriental Peninsula Resources Group has announced...

Fort Chicago to buy New York hydro facility
22 December 2009 Fort Chicago Energy Partners has agreed to acquire the 33MW Northbrook...

Kynshi Stage I and II revived
22 December 2009 The Meghalaya state government in India has given the go-ahead for...

Areva wins US$400M contract for Madeira transmission work
22 December 2009 Areva T&D has been awarded a US$400M contract by IE Maderia for work on...

SJVNL to upgrade Dhaula Sidh project
22 December 2009 Indian engineering firm Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has decided...

Sandia adds water power to research portfolio
22 December 2009 Sandia National Laboratories has announced it will receive more than $9M...

Standard Bank and GD Power in carbon emission reductions purchase agreement
21 December 2009 South Africa-based Standard Bank has agreed to buy CO2 emissions...

Tunnel breakthrough at Ta Trach and Hua Na projects, Vietnam
18 December 2009 Cavico Corporation has announced that its subsidiaries Cavico Mining...

Brazil and Peru plan hydro agreement
18 December 2009 Brazil and Peru are expected to reach an agreement by March that could...

Vattenfall and Pelamis sign joint venture in marine development
18 December 2009 Vattenfall has underlined its ambitions in the marine energy market with...

Myanmar adds new hydro capacity
18 December 2009 Myanmar has commissioned three new hydro power plants in western...

FERC approves new 30-year licence for Smith Mountain
18 December 2009 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted Appalachian Power...

Impregilo-led consortium to build Sogamoso project, Columbia
17 December 2009 A consortium led by Italy’s Impregilo and including Columbian...

Improvements planned for Roza Diversion Dam, US
16 December 2009 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Triad Mechanical Inc a...

Groups want alternative to Klamath settlement agreement
16 December 2009 A coalition of environmental groups have announced they are supporting...

Winning bidders named for San Roque, Bakun and Benguet capacities
15 December 2009 Strategic Power Development Corp has been named the winning bidder for...

CAF approves loan for Sogamoso plant, Columbia
15 December 2009 The Andean Development Corporation (CAF) has approved a US$140M loan...

MoU addresses dam issues in New Brunswick, Canada
15 December 2009 The government of New Brunswick and the Tobique First Nation have signed...

GEI to work on Thompson Falls fish ladder construction
14 December 2009 Engineering firm GEI Consultants has been selected by PPL Montana to...

ETI in subsea cable project
14 December 2009 The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has announced details of...

$40M upgrade planned for Wellington Dam, Australia
11 December 2009 The Western Australian Government has awarded a $40M contract to...

AbitibiBowater closes deal with Hydro-Quebec
11 December 2009 AbitibiBowater Inc has closed the sale of its 60% indirect interest in...

China Hydroelectric Corp files IPO
10 December 2009 China Hydroelectric Corporation has announced plans to sell 3.13M...

Ibama approves 300MW Amazon project
10 December 2009 Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama has given the go-ahead...

AECOM wins $10M engineering contract from USACE
09 December 2009 AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded a five-year, US$10M...

Milestone reached at Theun Hinboun Expansion project
09 December 2009 An important milestone has been reached at the Theun Hinboun...

KEPCO in Georgia hydro deal
08 December 2009 A consortium led by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has signed...

Generator problems reported at Toktogul hydro facility
08 December 2009 Electricity supplies were temporarily restricted earlier today in...

Call for abstracts
08 December 2009 A call for abstracts has been issued for the II International Congress on...

SN Power to build Cheves plant, Peru
08 December 2009 SN Power of Norway has won a contract to build the US$300M...

Flood management contract awarded in Poland
07 December 2009 CES Consulting Engineers Salzgitter, in a joint venture with Royal...

OPT awards PowerBuoy construction deal
07 December 2009 Ocean Power Technologies Inc (OPT) has selected Oregon Iron Works (OIW)...

Contract signed for Sayano-Shushenskaya equipment
02 December 2009 Russia’s Power Machines will supply hydro-mechanical equipment to the...

Call for papers – Vienna hydro conference
02 December 2009 A call for papers has been issued for the 16th International Conference...

Garrett says no to Traveston Dam
02 December 2009 Following news in mid November that Australia’s Federal Environment...

Tuffboom water barriers installed at Australian dam
02 December 2009 A Tuffboom water safety barrier has been installed at Keepit Dam in New...

Norway and Ethiopia in $40M hydro agreement
01 December 2009 The governments of Norway and Ethiopia have signed a $40M agreement to...

New hydro planned for Jammu and Kashmir, India
01 December 2009 Up to 310 new hydro power plants could be developed in the Indian state...

First Nation votes in favour of new dam
01 December 2009 Members of the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada, have voted...

Neptune to deploy Proteus demonstrator
01 December 2009 UK-based Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd (NREL) is to deploy the...

November 2009

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LIHI certifies projects in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Vermont
30 November 2009 The Winooski One hydro project in Vermont, Farmers Irrigation District...

Call for papers issued for IECS 2010
30 November 2009 A call for papers has been issued for the 8th ICOLD European Club...

IDB approves loan for Bolivian hydro project
27 November 2009 The Inter-American Development Bank has approved $106M in loans to help...

Blenheim-Gilboa returns to service, NYPA proceeds with last refurb phase
27 November 2009 New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa pumped storage...

GEF invests in Greenko
27 November 2009 Private equity firm Global Environment Fund (GEF) has invested $46.3M...

TVA approves maintenance contract
27 November 2009 G.UB.MK Constructors, a joint venture of WorleyParsons, Williams...

Kleinfelder acquires S E A Consultants
27 November 2009 Employee-owned science and engineering consulting firm Kleinfelder...

USBR awards fish passage contract for Battle Creek
26 November 2009 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Syblon Reid a US$10.8M contract...

Yearbook 2010 - make sure your company is included
24 November 2009 We are currently compiling information for the Yearbook 2010,...

Flood forecasting to improve at Magat Dam
24 November 2009 The governments of Norway and the Philippines have entered into an...

Statkraft opens world’s first osmotic prototype
24 November 2009 Renewable energy firm Statkraft has announced that Her Royal Highness...

Fersa and Saran Energy in renewable JV
24 November 2009 Spanish renewable energy firm Fersa has set up a joint venture with...

Pancheswor project moves ahead
23 November 2009 Development of the planned 6000MW Pancheswor multipurpose project on...

OPA in power purchase deal with Brookfield
23 November 2009 Brookfield Renewable Power has agreed a 20-year contract with Ontario...

World Bank agrees extra funds for hydro rehab in Ukraine
20 November 2009 The World Bank has approved an additional US$60M in funding for a...

Cavico-led JV wins EPC contract on Dak Sin project, Vietnam
20 November 2009 A joint venture of Cavico, COMA and Song Da has signed a...

Belo Monte auction delayed
18 November 2009 The auction to build the 11GW Belo Monte project in the Amazon region...

BC Hydro advances with Clean Power Call
18 November 2009 BC Hydro has announced that 13 hydro and wind projects will proceed...

Hidroenergia 2010 – call for papers
17 November 2009 The European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) and MHyLab –...

Development banks back Amaila Falls project, Guyana
17 November 2009 The Inter-American Development Bank and the China Development Bank...

Indian JV to develop new hydro in Orissa
17 November 2009 India’s National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) and state-owned power...

NHA applauds funding for waterpower program
17 November 2009 The US-based National Hydropower Association has applauded...

RWE to build hydro plants in Serbia
17 November 2009 RWE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the...

Tekeze project inaugurated in Ethiopia
17 November 2009 Ethiopia’s $350M Tekeeze hydro power project was officially inaugurated on...

LIHI certifies new projects as low impact
13 November 2009 The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has certified the Deer Island...

Tajikistan looks to China for hydro funds
13 November 2009 Tajikistan is to request up to $3B in loans from China to help fund...

Savage Rapids Dam removal uncovers older structure
13 November 2009 Following the removal of Savage Rapids Dam in Oregon, US, in early...

Glendoe offline until at least 2011, says SSE
12 November 2009 Generation at the Glendoe hydroelectric project is unlikely to re-start...

Power back on as Brazil investigates blackout
11 November 2009 Investigations are underway into the blackout that affected 18 of the...

Australian minister proposes to reject Traveston dam plans
11 November 2009 Australia’s Environment Minister Peter Garrett has made a proposed...

NorthWestern Energy in PPA with Turnbull Hydro
11 November 2009 NorthWestern Energy has agreed to purchase 13MW of power from...

Algonquin to buy hydro assets from Integrys
11 November 2009 Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp has agreed to purchase generating...

PNOC-RC plans to build 11 hydro plants in the Philippines
10 November 2009 PNOC Renewables Corporation (PNOC-RC), the renewable energy arm of...

Crown Estate's Pentland Firth wave and tidal project on schedule
10 November 2009 The Crown Estate has said that the timetable for the installation of wave...

Indonesia plans 2000MW hydro plant
10 November 2009 Indonesia's Papua provincial administration has announced plans to develop...

Report says $9.7T investment needed in Asia-Pacific energy sector
10 November 2009 The Asia and Pacific region must invest between $7 trillion and $9.7...

New control systems for Korean pumped storage plants
09 November 2009 Emerson Process Management has been contracted by Korea Southern East...

FERC approves Holtwood expansion
09 November 2009 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a request...

Australian Government awards funds for wave project
09 November 2009 Ocean Power Technologies (Australasia), in partnership with...

Chinese investment in African hydro
06 November 2009 China is developing a series of major dam projects in Africa, including...

NIB finances upgrade of PVO-Vesivoima hydro plants
06 November 2009 Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Finnish firm PVO-Vesivoima have signed...

Waneta expansion project to be restructured
06 November 2009 Waneta Expansion Power Corporation (WEPC), a subsidiary of Columbia...

Plutonic Power closes C$70.35M financing deal
06 November 2009 Plutonic Power Corporation has closed its recently announced bought...

New equipment for Ruacana plant, Namibia
05 November 2009 Alstom Hydro, in consortium with Andritz Hydro, has won a contract for...

DOE announces $30.6M investment in hydro projects
05 November 2009 Seven hydro power projects in the US will benefit from up to $30.6M...

WER to build Guatemalan hydro plants
04 November 2009 Energy investment firm World Energy Research (WER) has secured...

Rockwell in supply contract at Australian project
04 November 2009 Rockwell Automation has announced it is supplying new control systems for...

PPL completes sale of hydro assets in Maine
03 November 2009 PPL Corporation has announced that its PPL Maine subsidiary has completed...

BioPower in MOU with Elecnor
03 November 2009 Australian ocean energy company BioPower Systems has signed an MOU...

Construction starts on Yen Thang plant, Vietnam
03 November 2009 Vietnam has started construction of the Yen Thang hydroelectric plant in...

EIB approves loan for Panama hydro plants
03 November 2009 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a US$211M loan...

IWP&DC launches major power survey
02 November 2009 To understand what our readers view as the most important issues for...

ETI approves marine energy performance project
02 November 2009 An £8M (US$13M) project designed to produce tools capable of predicting...

Tata Power and SN Power in hydro JV
02 November 2009 Indian private power utility Tata Power has signed an exclusive...

October 2009

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Hydro-Quebec to acquire NB Power assets
30 October 2009 Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec has agreed to acquire most of the assets of...

US Treasury allocates $2.2B in bonds for renewable energy
30 October 2009 As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to spur renewable...

Further funding boost to UK marine energy research
30 October 2009 South West England’s ambition to be a global centre for marine...

Alstom to equip Swiss pumped storage plant
28 October 2009 Alstom Hydro has been awarded a €178M (US$263M) contract to provide...

Improved storage helps boost results for Hydro Tasmania
28 October 2009 Hydro Tasmania recorded an operational profit of $38M for 2008/09,...

Baguari plant inaugurated in Brazil
27 October 2009 The 140MW Baguari hydro plant has been officially inaugurated in a...

SEB gets additional funding for Murum project
27 October 2009 Malaysian electricity firm Sarawak Energy Berhard (SEB) has secured...

Astaldi JV wins Huanza contract, Peru
27 October 2009 An Astaldi-led joint venture has won a US$116M contract for construction...

Greenko acquires Indian hydro licence
23 October 2009 Clean energy developer Greenko has agreed to acquire the licence for a...

Meghri construction to start in early 2010
23 October 2009 The Armenian government has announced that construction will start early...

BioPower to assess wave project feasibility
23 October 2009 BioPower Systems, in collaboration with the San Francisco Public...

ABB wins contract on Swiss pumped storage plant
21 October 2009 Power and automation technology group ABB has won a US$120M contract...

TransAlta acquires 87% of CanHydro, offer extended for remaining shares
21 October 2009 TransAlta Corporation yesterday acquired 87% of the shares of Canadian...

Consultants needed for Warsak hydro project, Pakistan
20 October 2009 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has...

Vattenfall JV to develop wave project in Ireland
20 October 2009 Tonn Energy, a joint venture of Swedish utility Vattenfall and Irish...

Carnegie selects site for commercial wave project
19 October 2009 Feasibility studies undertaken by Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd has indicated...

Hydro-Quebec awards contract for Romaine power supply network
16 October 2009 Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec has awarded a C$5.2M contract to Thirau Itee...

PPL Montana breaks ground for US$230M Rainbow expansion
16 October 2009 PPL Montana has begun work on a US$230M project to increase output at...

Plutonic Power in C$70.35M financing deal
16 October 2009 Canada’s Plutonic Power Corporation has released details of a...

Construction complete at Buon Kuop, Vietnam
16 October 2009 Cavico has completed work on the 280MW Buon Kuop hydro power plant...

Study says new hydro could create 700,000 jobs in the US
14 October 2009 A study released by the National Hydropower Association says that the...

New issue of Dam Engineering
14 October 2009 The latest issue of Dam Engineering is on its way to subscribers.

Long-term behaviour of internal erosion afflicted dams comprising broadly graded soils
14 October 2009 Vol XX, Issue 2

Arch action in concrete dams with straight axis
14 October 2009 Vol XX, Issue 2

Hydraulic design of spillway aerators
14 October 2009 Vol XX, Issue 2

Rendalen 2 work starts in Norway
14 October 2009 Building work has started on the Rendalen 2 power plant in...

Procurement spend to increase in hydro industry, says new report
13 October 2009 A new report published by ICD research says that 56% of hydro...

SN Power awarded power purchase agreement in Peru
13 October 2009 SN Power's Peruvian subsidiary Cheves S.A. has today won the auction...

Ghana and Brazil sign MOU for River Oti scheme
13 October 2009 Ghana and Brazil have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for...

Private sector partnership to accelerate renewable development in the US
13 October 2009 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that private...

New hydro planned for Malaysia
13 October 2009 Malaysian energy provider Tenaga Nasional Berhad has announced plans...

AFD to help finance South African renewable projects
13 October 2009 Agence Francaise de Developement (AFD) is to provide a EUR120M...

Meridian granted water consents for hydro tunnel
09 October 2009 New Zealand’s Meridian Energy has been granted water-only consents for...

New transformers for Grand Coulee
09 October 2009 New Mexico-based contractor Gardner Zemke Co has won a US$26M contract...

OPT in Japan wave power deal
08 October 2009 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed an exclusive agreement with...

CanHydro accepts increased offer from TransAlta
07 October 2009 Canadian Hydro Developers and TransAlta Corporation have entered into...

Sinohydro to build Ecuador’s largest hydro plant
07 October 2009 The government of Ecuador has awarded Chinese firm Sinohydro Corporation...

IHA World Congress – advancing sustainable hydro power
06 October 2009 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) hosted delegates from a...

Beyond national borders
06 October 2009 Will cross border trade in electricity boost the hydro sector in...

30 under 30 - emerging figures in the industry
06 October 2009 In the December 2009 issue of International Water Power & Dam...

BC Hydro completes major upgrade of Peace Canyon facility
06 October 2009 BC Hydro has successfully completed a three-year C$120M refurbishment...

Construction starts on Thuong Kon Tum plant
06 October 2009 Construction work has started on a new US$322M hydro power plant in Kon...

Consortium to demonstrate wave energy technology in Portugal
06 October 2009 A consortium led by Finnish firm AW-Energy has signed a US$4.4M contract...

Call for papers – Small Hydro 2010
06 October 2009 If you’re involved in the growing business of small hydro, be sure not...

TVA to raise height of dams
02 October 2009 US utility Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is raising the elevation of...

Klamath dams agreement unveiled
02 October 2009 The 28 parties negotiating the fate of dams on the Klamath River have...

New hydro planned for Philippine’s Aklan province
01 October 2009 Filipino firm Oriental Energy & Power Generation Co (OEPGC) – a subsidiary...

September 2009

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AF Colenco wins Nant de Drance engineering contract
30 September 2009 AF Group’s Swiss subsidiary, AF Colenco, has been awarded a EUR 27M...

Marine energy prototypes backed with new £22M proving fund
30 September 2009 Wave and tidal developers are invited to bid for £22M (US$35.4M) in...

Expressions of interest invited for Indian projects
30 September 2009 India’s Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (HPPCL) invites...

Rockfall tunnel repairs to keep SSE’s Glendoe shut down until 2010
29 September 2009 The severity of the rockfall near the top of the headrace tunnel at...

Power Machines to work on 3rd unit at Thak Ba plant, Vietnam
29 September 2009 Power Machines has been awarded the contract to work on the third...

Sweco awarded dam design, procurement contract in Kiruna, Sweden
29 September 2009 Sweco has won a contract to help develop a dam project for the Kiruna...

Canedo project wins IWP&DC award
29 September 2009 The Canedo hydro power plant in the Tras-Os-Montas region, northern...

Montenegro plans new hydro
29 September 2009 The government of Montenegro expects to launch pre-qualification tenders...

Notice Inviting Tender: International Competitive Bidding
25 September 2009 The office of Dy. General Manager, E&M Design-I, Ganga Bhawan, Yamuna...

CanHydro receives more takeover bids, TransAlta extends offer deadline again
25 September 2009 Canadian Hydro Developers is assessing a number of new takeover...

Sinohydro closes river for dam build at Xinjiang Kezijiaer, China
25 September 2009 Sinohydro said that river closure has been successfully achieved to...

Cavico wins tunnel contract on Thuong Kon Tun project, Vietnam
25 September 2009 Cavico has been awarded two tunnel contracts on the Thuong Kon Tun...

Partnership takes over SHPL, Pakistan
25 September 2009 Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water), in partnership with Daewoo...

ADB, UK approve US$90M grants for Afghan irrigation, flood project
25 September 2009 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UK are extending grants of...

World Bank approves loan for Kazakhstan transmission project
23 September 2009 The World Bank has approved a US$48M loan for a project that will...

China sees higher prices an aid to hydro development
22 September 2009 China is investigating a possible increase in the wholesale prices...

Aquamarine Power secures £10M from first round fundraising
22 September 2009 UK firm Aquamarine Power has secured £10M (US$16.3M) from the first round...

Loan for Sayano-Shushenskaya rebuild expected from Sberbank
22 September 2009 A loan from Sberbank is expected to be made in support of the rebuild...

EIB, Centrobanca agree loans for renewables, hydro in Italy
22 September 2009 Hydro and other renewable energy projects in Italy are to be supported by...

Sinohydro gets equipment orders at Xiangjiaba, Jinping I and marks progress in Lao PDR
22 September 2009 Sinohydro has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for the...

Arrowrock dam contract awarded
22 September 2009 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded Mountain States Hydro...

Sayano-Shushenskaya findings delayed to late Sept; first unit could be in service in Q1-‘10
18 September 2009 Russian state accident investigators have delayed releasing their...

OPG’s Niagara tunnel build pushes ahead despite rock fall
18 September 2009 Planned maintenance work has been brought forward for tunnelling equipment...

Ratia Energie sees good hydrology, projects advancing in H1-’09
18 September 2009 Good hydrology helped boost Swiss utility Ratia Energie’s own production,...

Renewable agencies to work together
18 September 2009 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the...

US DoE awards funding for advanced hydro tech projects
17 September 2009 A total of up to US$14.6M of funding has been awarded by the US Department...

Andritz gets Ashta order
17 September 2009 Andritz Hydro has received an order for dozens of Hydromatrix...

Vattenfall, E.ON in Sweden deal to swap some hydro assets, end output rights
17 September 2009 Vattenfall and E.ON have agreed a deal to swap some asset ownership and...

Scottish & Southern Energy submits Sloy expansion plan
17 September 2009 A planning application has been submitted to expand the Sloy hydro...

IHA 2009 Board Election: results announced
17 September 2009 Following a record turnout, all votes have now been counted in...

RusHydro sets outline plan for units at Sayano-Shushenskaya
11 September 2009 RusHydro has outlined the plan for the 10 generating units at the...

TransAlta extends offer as CanHydro shareholders shield to go
11 September 2009 TransAlta has extended its unsolicited takeover bid for Canadian...

Investigating Alpine hydro trends
11 September 2009 Simon Jones takes a look at some recent developments in hydro power...

HSAF enters consultation phase 2, feedback sought on draft protocol
09 September 2009 The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum (HSAF) Consultation Phase 2...

Completion of Ipotesti upgrade a milestone for Hidroelectrica
09 September 2009 Romanian utility Hidroelectrica has reached a milestone in a...

Poyry wins contract to plan safety, rehab of 32 dams in Sri Lanka
09 September 2009 Poyry has won a contract to assess safety and plan for the rehabilitation...

Cavico completes construction package on Dasiat project
09 September 2009 Cavico has completed its package of construction on the 13.5MW Dasiat...

Report on Sayano-Shushenskaya disaster not due till late Oct; 73 dead
08 September 2009 Investigations at the fatal accident site at Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro...

BC Hydro output down on hydrology, economic pinch felt in Q1-’09-10
08 September 2009 Hydro power generation was down for BC Hydro in the first three months...

Georgia oks JV for Namakhvani cascade scheme
08 September 2009 The Ministry of Energy of Georgia has chosen a Turkish-South Korean...

Refurb complete at Flumenthal plant, Switzerland
08 September 2009 An additional 6% generating capacity has been added to the 23.7MW...

PNNL awarded $6.8M for marine, river research
07 September 2009 The US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

Modifications complete at Colombian dam
07 September 2009 Australian company DecoTEC has completed structural modifications to...

Bulgaria paves way for Gorna Arda scheme
04 September 2009 The Bulgarian Government has decided to push ahead with the long-studied...

Cavico JV wins tunnel works package on Dakdrinh project
04 September 2009 A joint venture of Cavico, Song Da Corp and General Construction...

Tacoma Power looks to mini-hydro plant at Cushman No 2 dam
04 September 2009 Tacoma Power is seeking federal funding to help develop a mini-hydro plant...

RusHydro talks to EBRD for Sayano-Shushenskaya rebuild loan; death toll at 72
02 September 2009 RusHydro is in talks with the European Bank for Reconstruction...

Great Lakes, Brookfield close hydro asset sale
02 September 2009 Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund has closed the deal to buy Brookfield...

Scottish-industry-led group issues “road map” for marine energy
02 September 2009 Five key issues from finance, grid and planning to supply chain and...

Hydro Tasmania sees hydrology improve after drought years
02 September 2009 Hydro Tasmania reports significant improvement in hydrology following...

Reservoir Capital looks to Vrutci as third Serbia project
02 September 2009 Reservoir Capital Corp has applied for a licence to develop its third...

EID approves design work for small hydro projects
01 September 2009 The El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) board of directors has given...

August 2009

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Setback leads TransAlta to extend offer period for Canadian Hydro Developers
28 August 2009 TransAlta has extended its offer period for Canadian Hydro Developers –...

Eletrosul JV starts work on Sao Domingos small hydro
28 August 2009 Construction has started on the 48MW Sao Domingos hydro plant in Mato...

Statkraft inflows down in H1-’09, but output jumps with SN Power
28 August 2009 Lower inflows led to a decrease in hydro power production and revenues...

Riverbank Power drops Sparta site over poor rock
28 August 2009 Riverbank Power Corp has dropped its plan to build a 1GW underground...

Voith Hydro gets equipment order for San Esteban II
28 August 2009 Voith Hydro is to supply equipment for the San Esteban II plant...

General manager sought for Wave Hub
27 August 2009 Applications are being invited for the position of general manager at...

DBP finances small hydro plant in Oriental Mindoro
26 August 2009 The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has approved a PHP...

Langlee and Ünmaksan in wave power agreement
26 August 2009 Norwegian company Langlee Wave Power has signed a Letter of Intent...

Fatalities at Sayano-Shushenskaya reach 69, RusHydro sees 3-yr rebuild
25 August 2009 The number of fatalities at the Sayano-Shushenskaya plant, in the...

GDF Suez, E.ON finalise swap of some assets, incl hydro
25 August 2009 E.ON is transferring 132MW of hydro power capacity as part of the...

USBR awards US$2M dam safety contract
25 August 2009 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Alpine Diversified an...

Operations start at Malaysian small hydro plant
25 August 2009 Esajadi Power has begun operating its 2MW hydro project on the...

Fatalities at Sayano-Shushenskaya rise to 17, with 58 still missing
21 August 2009 The number of people killed in the accident at the RusHydro’s...

SSE shuts down Glendoe plant after tunnel rockfall
19 August 2009 Barely eight months after generation began, Scottish and Southern...

Alstom, Andritz win equipment contract for Dagachhu
19 August 2009 A joint venture of Alstom Hydro and Andritz Hydro has been awarded a...

HHC and Song Da Corp to build Hua Na plant, Vietnam
19 August 2009 Hua Na Hydroelectricity Joint-Stock Company (HHC) and Song Da...

Siemens and Viridity Energy to cooperate on virtual power plants
19 August 2009 As part of the move to convert existing power supply networks into...

Sinohydro signs deal to build two plants in Lao PDR
18 August 2009 Sinohydro is to build two hydro power projects in Lao PDR in a deal...

TransAlta, Canadian Hydro Developers standoff builds in takeover fight
18 August 2009 TransAlta has received the greenlight from the competition authority...

Datang Power adds to hydro assets
18 August 2009 Datang International Power Generation (Datang Power) brought 735MW of...

Fatal explosion at RusHydro plant in Siberia
18 August 2009 The death toll has climbed to 12 with more injured and missing in a...

NHPC sees IPO heavily oversubscribed
14 August 2009 Indian hydro power company NHPC has had significant fundraising success...

ABB wins contract to link Brazilian hydro plants
14 August 2009 ABB has secured a contract to build a 2500km long HVDC transmission line...

Aquamarine places wave converter on sea bed at Orkney
14 August 2009 A milestone in implementation of Aquamarine Power’s 'Oyster' has...

Verbund sees JV plant open, good hydrology in H1-‘09
14 August 2009 Verbund has opened the Werfen-Pfarrwerfen small hydro plant with...

Hydro Tasmania urges new move on renewables law
14 August 2009 Hydro Tasmania has called for Australia’s proposed renewables law to be...

60 most influential people in the industry
11 August 2009 As part of International Water Power & Dam Construction's 60th...

Brazil, Peru plans further studies for hydro schemes
11 August 2009 Brazil and Peru have a further round of feasibility studies underway...

FERC elects relicensing option for Smith Mountain
11 August 2009 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued support for...

DoE taking renewables funding applications to US$3B pool
11 August 2009 The Department of Energy (DoE) is taking applications for funding towards...

Mini-hydro projects plan for Yorkshire
11 August 2009 Nearly 50 mini-hydro projects are being proposed for the Yorkshire region...

Power Machines plans Brazil branch in Latin market move
11 August 2009 Power Machines plans to open a division in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a move...

ADB drives integration with hydro
11 August 2009 To encourage economic integration across Asia, the Asian Development Bank...

Wave Hub equipment order for Powermann
07 August 2009 Powermann has won an electrical equipment order for the Wave Hub project...

FERC, DoI issue guidance on hydrokinetic projects
07 August 2009 More details on the rules agreed between federal agencies to manage...

USBR gives fed recovery funds for Folsom transformer upgrade
07 August 2009 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a transformer...

Andritz sees strong hydro performance in H1-’09
07 August 2009 Sales in hydro power activities improved for Andritz in the first six...

AMP kicks off Ohio river developments at Cannelton
07 August 2009 American Municipal Power (AMP) has formally broken ground at the first of...

CPMT to work on Markland Locks refurb
04 August 2009 Climax Portable Machine Tools (CPMT) has been awarded a US$1.5M contract...

July 2009

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IADB gives extra loan to Manuel Piar (“Tocoma”) project
30 July 2009 The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has given a second loan to...

BC Hydro advances asset development with BCUC greenlight
30 July 2009 BC Hydro has received approval for most of its 2008 Long-Term...

Power Machines pushes ahead with Boguchanskaya, La Yesca units
30 July 2009 Power Machines has built a further three turbines for the...

Report claims profitable vision for floodwater diversion in Quebec
30 July 2009 An economic and environmental study has been called for in a report...

Canadian Hydro Developers' board rejects TransAlta takeover offer
24 July 2009 The board of Canadian Hydro Developers has recommended that...

Zhaoheng Hydropower completes fundraising round
24 July 2009 Chinese company Zhaoheng Hydropower Holdings Ltd has completed a...

Innergex gets Canadian Govt incentive support for Fitzsimmons Creek
24 July 2009 Innergex said financial incentive support from the Canadian Government...

Mississippi, Mekong commissions' plan to share experience welcomed
24 July 2009 Governments of the Lower Mekong River - Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand...

Flooding causes damage, deaths on Changheba works in China
24 July 2009 The Ministry of Civil Affairs in China has reported that severe damage...

BC Hydro sees output drop on lower flows, system constraints
21 July 2009 Lower inflows and system constraints led to a fall in output for...

Start of expansion work formally marked at Iffezheim
21 July 2009 The start of construction has been formally marked by EnBW...

EDP hydro output up in H1-'09
21 July 2009 Energias de Portugal (EDP) has reported first half hydro power output up...

Positioning for the future
21 July 2009 It’s time for the US hydro power industry to grow and shine. This was...

Wainikasou Project, Fiji
21 July 2009 Pacific Hydro’s 6.5MW Wainikasou plant is located on Fiji’s main island...

Town Mill Hydroelectric Installation, UK
21 July 2009 In 2007, a major project was completed to install a micro...

Hastings project, US
21 July 2009 In the US state of Minnesota, renewable energy company Hydro Green...

Canedo Hydro Plant, Portugal
21 July 2009 Canedo hydro power plant is located in the Tra?s-os-Montes region, in...

Ecuador in renewed hydro push, sees S Korea engagement
21 July 2009 The Government of Ecuador said that hydro power studies on the Zamora...

LIHI certs sought by Brookfield, Bowersock
21 July 2009 Brookfield Renewable Power has applied for re-certification for its...

AfDB unit gives loan for Massingir dam rehab
17 July 2009 A loan for the emergency rehabilitation of the Massingir irrigation dam...

HCC wins contract on Dagachhu project, Bhutan
17 July 2009 Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) has won a contract on the Dagachhu...

WWF, Green Home critique dam plan in Montenegro
17 July 2009 Four hydro projects planned for the Moraca river in Montenegro could...

Wave Hub greenlight in UK's first Low Carbon Economic Area
17 July 2009 The Wave Hub project in England has been approved by the South West...

Shape optimisation of concrete arch dams for dynamic load using mesh design velocity
16 July 2009 Vol XX, Issue 1

Mathematical representation of the Londe method for rock stability analysis
16 July 2009 Vol XX, Issue 1

Geostatistical approach for statistical description of uplift pressures: Part II
16 July 2009 Vol XX, Issue 1

Estimation of fracture parameters using experimental test results for non-linear seismic analysis of Jahgin RCC gravity dam
16 July 2009 Vol XX, Issue 1

US Exim Bank lengthens repayment period for hydro, renewables
15 July 2009 The US Export-Import Bank has lengthened the maximum repayment term...

Duke bid for Catawaba permit stopped by South Carolina
15 July 2009 The request by Duke Energy Carolinas for a water quality permit for dams...

Mott McDonald to work on Song Bung 4
14 July 2009 Mott MacDonald has won a contract to undertake design reviews and...

Andritz wins contract for Austrian small hydro plants
14 July 2009 Andritz Hydro is to supply equipment for two 20MW hydro power...

Two Jaiprakash power units merge, fundraising planned
14 July 2009 Jaiprakash Hydro-Power has taken Jaiprakash Power Ventures, its...

Zurich to provide cover for Lircay project, Chile
14 July 2009 Trade credit insurance for the Lircay project in Chile is to be provided...

Washington looks to hydro to combat climate change
10 July 2009 The sharp reversal in US policy on carbon emissions is likely to have...

Alstom to equip Teesta VI
10 July 2009 Alstom Hydro has won a contract to supply equipment to the Teesta VI...

ABB wins contract to help expand Machu Picchu scheme
10 July 2009 ABB has won a contract to supply equipment for the new, second...

Plans for new hydro on Solomon Islands
10 July 2009 The Solomon Islands government has announced plans to develop a hydro...

Expanding RusHydro lists GDRs on London Stock Exchange
08 July 2009 RusHydro has moved to access international investors and boost liquidity...

GDF Suez-led JV agrees debt funding for Jirau with BNDES, banks
08 July 2009 The Brazilian national development bank (BNDES) and a pool of five...

Construction work begins on San Vicente dam raise
08 July 2009 Construction work has started to raise the height of the San Vicente...

Nam Theun 2 passes milestone with successful test of first unit
08 July 2009 Commercial operation of the 1070MW Nam Theun 2 plant in Lao PDR is...

Three European export credit agencies end support for Ilisu
07 July 2009 Three European countries have ended their export credit support for the...

ABB to boost power grid for Uttarakhand hydro
07 July 2009 ABB has won a contract to help increase the capacity of the power grid...

Innergex in deal with BC Hydro for Fitzsimmons Creek output
07 July 2009 BC Hydro has signed a 40-year deal to take output from the Fitzsimmons...

US DoI calls for Klamath dam deal by September
02 July 2009 The US Department of the Interior (DoI) has set a deadline of September for...

PPL Maine in divestment deal with Black Bear Hydro Partners
02 July 2009 PPL Maine is to sell most of its mini hydroelectric plants to Black...

Power companies in mini-hydro JV for Panama
02 July 2009 Development of up to 100MW of mini-hydro power capacity in Panama is to...

US DoE earmarks funds to help boost hydro
02 July 2009 The US Department of Energy (DoE) has given a US$32M boost to...

Study to evaluate tidal options on Solway Firth
02 July 2009 The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), Scottish Enterprise and...

June 2009

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SSE proposes new pumped storage schemes
29 June 2009 Scottish & Southern Energy is proposing to develop two new pumped...

Iberdrola agrees sale of Chilean hydro stakes
29 June 2009 Iberdrola has agreed to sell its stakes in two hydroelectric companies...

New hydro for Panama
29 June 2009 A report by Panama's Public Services Authority says that 31 new...

Peligre rehab could benefit from further IDB funds
26 June 2009 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved $120M in grants...

Work on third unit at Blenheim-Gilboa complete
25 June 2009 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed work on the third of...

GIH completes sale of Yesil Enerji to Statkraft
24 June 2009 Turkish group Global Investment Holding (GIH) has completed the sale of...

Workshop talks help prepare way ahead for Inga III
24 June 2009 Workshop talks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have just...

Mavel to supply replacement micro unit at Boatlock, Mass
24 June 2009 Mavel has been awarded a contract to supply a replacement micro...

Sri Lanka to get hydro, renewables support from IFC
23 June 2009 Efforts to develop small hydro and other renewable energy projects in...

Cavico to build spillway for Da Ban dam, Vietnam
23 June 2009 Cavico has been awarded a contract to build a spillway for the Da Ban dam...

Kenya seeks consultant for Karura study
23 June 2009 Kenya Electricity Generating Co (KenGen) has issued an invitation to...

Rusal OKs funds for Boguchanskaya build to go on - RusHydro
23 June 2009 RusHydro has announced that the funding for construction of the...

BC Hydro finishes Aberfeldie redevelopment, seeks Waneta stake
23 June 2009 BC Hydro has completed the redevelopment of the Aberfeldie plant,...

Angola to get Russian funds for two dams
23 June 2009 Two dam projects planned in Angola are to receive funding support from Russia.

McLeod Green Energy Project, Canada
19 June 2009 The McLeod Green Energy Project is located on the Moira River in...

Bethlehem Hydro Project, South Africa
19 June 2009 South Africa-based energy company NuPlanet is the developer of the...

OPG reaches milestone in Hound Chute redevelopment
19 June 2009 The Obermeyer Weir has been opened by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as...

Power Machines JV in last stages of Aswan refurb contract
19 June 2009 Power Machines said it is in the last stages of equipment manufacture for...

Puget Sound sees investment payoff with fisheries boost
19 June 2009 Puget Sound Energy (PGE) said fisheries have been boosted this spring...

ADB plans renewables funding boost to catalyse wider investment
18 June 2009 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to double its investment in...

Velcan axes unviable Rio Claro project plans in Brazil
18 June 2009 Eight potential projects on the Rio Claro, in Brazil, have been dropped...

USBR awards Green Springs modification contract
18 June 2009 Koontz Electric of Arizona, US, has been awarded a US$2M contract...

China halts two projects over environmental concerns, authorisation needs
12 June 2009 Construction work has been halted on the Ludila and Longkaikou hydro...

Ibama awards installation licence for Jirau
12 June 2009 Brazil's environmental regulator (Ibama) has awarded an installation...

FERC signs hydrokinetic projects deal with Washington state
12 June 2009 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has signed a deal with...

China Power buys majority stake in Wu Ling Power
10 June 2009 China Power International Development Ltd (CPID) has agreed to buy a...

AEP calls for renewables proposals, ups portfolio target
10 June 2009 A request for proposals for long-term purchases of hydro and other...

Mavel signs contracts in Czech Republic, Finland
10 June 2009 Mavel has been given the greenlight to supply turbines to...

Ludvika Hydro Power Station, Sweden
10 June 2009

Khudi Power Project, Nepal
10 June 2009

Rutherford Creek Hydroelectric Project, British Columbia, Canada
10 June 2009

McNair Creek Hydroelectric Project, British Columbia, Canada
10 June 2009

Yearbook 2009 out now
10 June 2009 The Yearbook 2009, International Water Power & Dam...

Verbund, E.ON in Inn Valley hydro deal
09 June 2009 Austrian utility Verbund is to buy 13 hydro power plants in the Inn...

Alstom Hydro details Ocana contract in Ecuador
09 June 2009 Alstom Hydro has said its contract to supply equipment to the Ocana...

Bids in for Pentland Firth wave & tidal projects
09 June 2009 A total of 42 applications have been made to build wave and tidal...

RCC 2009 short course and tour
09 June 2009 A short course and tour on RCC dams will be held from 16-17 September in...

FERC approves Snoqualmie Falls license amendment
09 June 2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a key amendment...

Hydro growth projected to dominate renewables - US EIA report
03 June 2009 Hydro is to account for more than half of renewables electricity...

Hydro Tasmania proceeds with strengthening of Catagunya dam
03 June 2009 Drilling and installation of post-tensioned cables are underway at...

Power Machines boosts results in Q-'09, adds Dzherdap-1 refurb
03 June 2009 Power Machines reported a jump in net profits and revenues in the...

Astaldi to buy stake in Chacayes development co
02 June 2009 Astaldi is to buy a stake in the Chacayes project in Chile, on which it...

World Bank, Clean Tech Fund boost to hydro in Turkey
02 June 2009 The World Bank has approved funds that will help promote development...

Emhidro launched in Argentine hydro push
02 June 2009 The province of Neuquen in Argentina has established a new...

Canadian hydro facility first to benefit from Green Infrastructure Fund
02 June 2009 The first project to be funded under Canada’s new $1B Green...

May 2009

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OPG hydro output dips in Q1-'09
29 May 2009 Ontario Power gGeneration (OPG) reported near steady hydro output in...

SSE to submit plans for pumped storage scheme
29 May 2009 Energy company Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has announced it...

Geostatistical approach for statistical description of uplift pressures: Part I
28 May 2009 Volume XIX, Issue 4

Hydraulic design of stilling basins in steep channels
28 May 2009 Volume XIX, Issue 4

Comparison of near- and far-fault ground motion effects on the seismic performance evaluation of dam-reservoir-foundation systems
28 May 2009 Volume XIX, Issue 4

Ecuador takes bids for Zamora catchment studies
27 May 2009 The Government of Ecuador has received bids from seven consultant parties...

Reservoir Capital picks consultant for Brodarevo studies
27 May 2009 Reservoir Capital Corp has appointed Energoprojekt Hydroinzenjering Co...

Run of River Power feels hydrology pinch in Q1-'09
27 May 2009 Reduced expenses were not enough to offset the fall in revenues due to...

Alstom Hydro in tidal pact with Clean Current Power Systems
26 May 2009 Alstom Hydro has signed a deal with Clean Current Power Systems, Inc, in...

FERC gives OK for funding of Quebec-New England connector
26 May 2009 The funding plan for a new transmission link to take hydro power from...

Andritz wins contract at Jirau project
26 May 2009 Andritz Hydro has been awarded a contract to supply a number of turbines...

Wave energy pilot plant approved in Australia
26 May 2009 The South Australian Government has awarded a lease to Wave Energy Rider...

First units operational at Laxiwa
22 May 2009 The first units of the 4.2GW Laxiwa plant, in China, have started...

EBRD to trigger investments in energy efficiency, renewables
21 May 2009 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to...

Colombia awards licence for El Quimbo
20 May 2009 The Colombian Government has awarded the development licence for the...

China Yangtze Power in Three Gorges deal
20 May 2009 China Yangtze Power (CYP) plans to acquire the balance of generating units...

FERC gives prelim permits to Scott's Mill, Snyder Falls Creek
20 May 2009 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued...

Plutonic sees fed review for Bute Inlet
20 May 2009 Plutonic Power Corp's planned scheme at Bute Inlet, in British Columbia,...

South Korea completes Uldolmok tidal plant
20 May 2009 South Korea has completed construction of the first tidal power plant,...

Velcan rethink on Brazil after Govt shift on small hydro
19 May 2009 Velcan Energy has announced a rethink on its small hydro strategy in...

Inauguration of Austria's Kops II PS plant
19 May 2009 The Kops II pumped storage plant in Austria has been inaugurated by...

Hydro-Quebec launches construction of La Romaine project
15 May 2009 Hydro-Quebec has officially launched construction of the Romaine...

Andritz JV wins order for Batalha project, Brazil
15 May 2009 A contract to supply turbines, generators and other equipment to the...

Call for papers - BHA Annual Conference
15 May 2009 A call for papers has been issued for the British Hydropower...

Micro hydro planned for Indonesia
15 May 2009 The East Java provincial administration in Indonesia is planning to...

Vattenfall feels effects of weaker hydrology in Q1-'09
13 May 2009 A drop in hydro power output was a key factor in Vattenfall reporting...

ADB reviews loan sought for Nam Ngiep 1
13 May 2009 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to review a loan sought for the Nam...

NHA gives awards for US waters stewardship
13 May 2009 The US National Hydropower Association (NHA) has given awards for US...

Cavico lands work on Vietnam's Ngan Truoi dam project
13 May 2009 Cavico has been awarded a contract for a diversion structure and spillway...

Lake Lenexa project wins USSD award
13 May 2009 The Lake Lenexa Dam and Spillway project in Kansas City, US, has been...

Canada ok's Review Panel verdict for Romaine development
11 May 2009 The Canadian Government has accepted the conclusions of the Joint...

ABB gets Tapovan Vishnugad contract
11 May 2009 ABB has been awarded a contract to supply equipment to the Tapovan...

Andritz's hydro results up in Q1
08 May 2009 Andritz Hydro has posted improved results across the board for the...

Five into Severn may go
08 May 2009 The Severn Estuary’s 14m tidal range represents a huge source of...

E.ON withdraws from Wave Hub project
06 May 2009 Energy company E.ON and partner Ocean Prospect have withdrawn from the...

Norsk Hydro in Angola deal, domestic storage down
06 May 2009 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of...

Andritz gives details on Sawra Kuddu contract
06 May 2009 Andritz has been awarded an equipment supply contract for the 111MW...

Smec wins contracts in Samoa and Pakistan
06 May 2009 Engineering consultancy firm SMEC has been appointed to work on an...

Cherubini to supply subsea base for OpenHydro tidal project
06 May 2009 Irish tidal energy company OpenHydro has awarded a contract to...

Korea Hydro to build 30MW plant in Nepal
05 May 2009 The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has awarded a US$47.5M contract...

Alstom to equip Nant de Drance plant
05 May 2009 Alstom has been awarded a €125M (US$167M) contract to equip the new...

April 2009

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Limberg II ahead of prog, Verbund feels weaker hydrology
30 April 2009 Construction of the Limberg II pumped storage plant is a few months ahead...

Vietnam banks in loan deal for Ban Chat
30 April 2009 Loans totalling VND2.6T (US$146M) have been agreed by four local banks...

HCC wins contract on Punatsangchhu-I in Bhutan
30 April 2009 Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) has won a major package of tunnelling...

Design reaction for horizontal girders of vertical lift hydraulic gates: accounting for the effect of fixity
29 April 2009 Volume XIX, Issue 3

Critical velocity for slurry transport through pipeline
29 April 2009 Volume XIX, Issue 3

Computation of two-dimensional unsteady supercritical flows in open channel contraction of spillway chutes
29 April 2009 Volume XIX, Issue 3

Framework for US wave projects launched by DoI
28 April 2009 The US Department of the Interior (DoI) has launched a framework...

Hydro Tasmania storage improved but still below average
28 April 2009 Hydro Tasmania has reported that reservoir storage volumes are much...

SJVN seeks consultant bids for Dhaulasidh, Arun III
22 April 2009 Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has called for consultants' bids to...

China JV in talks for Ecuador's Coca Codo Sinclair project
22 April 2009 Negotiations are underway between the Government of Ecuador and...

Idaho Power looks to further improved output for '09
21 April 2009 Idaho Power has forecast potentially higher hydro power output this year...

Climate change blamed for lower Yangtze basin rainfall
21 April 2009 Weaker hydrology in the Yangtze basin has been blamed on climate change...

Cavico gets extra civil work at Dak Mi 4
21 April 2009 Cavico has been awarded a further, small contract on the Dak Mi 4 project...

Huadian Power share issue to boost hydro assets
20 April 2009 Huadian Power International Corp is planning a share issue to raise funds...

OPG starts ops at Lac Seul plant
20 April 2009 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has officially brought the new Lac Seul...

RusHydro agrees power supply deal for Boguchanskaya
17 April 2009 RusHydro has signed a long-term power supply agreement for the entire...

Rock Island plant gets Muhr trash rack
17 April 2009 Muhr has installed at the Rock Island scheme, in Washington state, what...

Survey finds jump in precipitation for Idaho
17 April 2009 Precipitation levels were above normal in the state of Idaho in March...

FERC, DoI spell out offshore hydro licensing powers deal
15 April 2009 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by two US...

LIHI hears low impact requests by Pawtucket, Oregon Irrigation District
15 April 2009 Applications for low impact certification have been made in the US...

ADB funding boost for power, hydro in Sri Lanka
15 April 2009 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved funding for a power...

Plutonic, GE step ahead with Upper Toba Valley
15 April 2009 Licensing for the Upper Toba Valley project in British Columbia has...

Mini hydro steady as Iberdrola Renovables grows
15 April 2009 Mini hydro capacity remained steady in the Iberdrola Renovables portfolio...

Neoenergia gets BNDES funding for Sitio Grande
15 April 2009 The Brazilian national development bank, BNDES, has agreed to provide...

Cavico wins Hua Na contract, Vietnam
15 April 2009 Cavico has been awarded a contract for major civil engineering works at...

Loan approved for Lake Victoria environmental management
14 April 2009 The Executive Board of the World Bank has approved a US$90M loan for...

Aquamarine Power to focus on Oyster, ceases development of Neptune
06 April 2009 Following a strategic review of its business, UK-based Aquamarine Power...

Power Machines completes work at Balimela, Djerdap-2
03 April 2009 Power Machines has completed the supply of two turbines to the...

Voith contract at Xiluodu, early '09 order progress
03 April 2009 Voith Hydro has confirmed a contract award to supply three generating...

PPL Montana cleared to expand Rainbow
03 April 2009 PPL Montana has received approval from the US Federal Energy...

Newfoundland takes over AbitibiBowater's Exploits river plants
03 April 2009 The provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has taken over...

EIB agrees finance for rehab work in Nicaragua
03 April 2009 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a loan of US$20.4M...

Statkraft buys into tidal energy co Atlantis Resources
01 April 2009 Statkraft has taken an equity stake in tidal current energy...

Impregilo, CMC JV to build Ingula PS project in South Africa
01 April 2009 A joint venture led by Italian firms Impregilo and CMC has been awarded...

UK waterways to see mini hydro push
01 April 2009 A plan to develop about 25 mini-hydro plants on the UK's waterway network...

L&T dam contract kicks off Bhutan-India hydro plan
01 April 2009 Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract to build the dam for...

Additional funding approved for Hawaii wave power project
01 April 2009 Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has received additional funding of US$1.1M...

March 2009

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Alstom awarded rehab contracts in DRC, Angola
27 March 2009 Two separate plant rehabilitation contracts for public utilities in...

FERC issues Final EIS for four 'Big Creek' projects
27 March 2009 New licences have been recommended for the four 'Big Creek' projects owned...

Dozens dead after overtopped dam collapses in Indonesia
27 March 2009 Dozens of people were killed today when a dam in Indonesia overtopped...

More EBRD funds for sustainable energy investments in Bulgaria
27 March 2009 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Develop-ment (EBRD) has agreed a...

Small hydro projects of the year - nominate a scheme
25 March 2009 In the May issue of International Water Power & Dam Construction, we'll...

TAQA acquires 50% stake in Marubeni's Caribbean power portfolio
25 March 2009 Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has closed its...

NewPage sells Niagara hydro facility to Northbrook Wisconsin
25 March 2009 NewPage Corporation has completed the sale of the 9.1MW Little...

Statkraft buys majority stake in Turkey's Yesil Enerji
24 March 2009 Statkraft has acquired a majority stake in Turkish hydro power company...

FERC staff issue draft EIS for Duke's Catawba-Wateree relicensing
24 March 2009 The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the...

Swift Power, Kitselas First Nation in MoU for Dasque Cluster
24 March 2009 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Canadian firm...

Interior, FERC settle in power struggle over US offshore hydro
20 March 2009 A truce has been called between the US Department of the Interior (DoI)...

EDP contracts Iberdrola to manage two plants in Portugal
20 March 2009 Iberdrola has been awarded a five-year contract by Energias de Portugal...

Voith wins another contract from AMP-Ohio
20 March 2009 Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation has won a contract from...

Eletrobras draws up international project list
20 March 2009 Brazilian electricity utility Eletrobras has issued a strategic list of...

Reservoir Capital in JV to push Serbia projects
18 March 2009 A joint venture has been formed in principle between Reservoir Capital...

AbitibiBowater, Hydro-Quebec in deal over Manicouagan River
18 March 2009 The conditional sale of the controlling stake in the Manicouagan River...

Impsa JV lead bidder on Condor Cliff, La Barrancosa scheme
17 March 2009 A consortium including Impsa has been named as the lead bidder for...

Yemen sets Hassan dam construction bid prequal
17 March 2009 Contractors have been called to prequalify for two packages of works...

Central Asia: long-term challenges and short-term crises
17 March 2009 Despite the pressing challenges elsewhere in the world, the...

MWH wins Grand Coulee contract
17 March 2009 MWH Americas has been awarded a US$2M contract by the US Bureau...

Pile barrier preps for Wolf Creek dam leaks
13 March 2009 Preparations are underway to install secant piles in karstic rock below...

Snowpack survey brings no cheer to California
13 March 2009 California's reservoirs are not expected to be refilled before the end...

Trevali sets up renewables unit, agrees Tingo funds
12 March 2009 Trevali Renewable Energy, Inc, has been established by Canada-based...

Improved hydrology helps Idacorp in '08 performance
12 March 2009 Continued improvement in hydrological conditions helped Idacorp lift...

Andritz, Ensulmeci JV wins contract for EDP's Baixo Sabor
06 March 2009 A joint venture led by Andritz Hydro has won a contract to supply...

BC Hydro awards plant retrofit contract to ABB
06 March 2009 BC Hydro has awarded a contract to industrial group ABB to retrofit its...

EnBW buys into Borusan for Turkey renewables push
06 March 2009 German utility EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg has signed a Memorandum...

Yearbook 2009
06 March 2009 Work is now underway for the 2009 edition of the International Water Power...

NHA welcomes Govt boost for hydro, pumped storage
04 March 2009 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has welcomed US...

Impsa pushes ahead with Porce III
04 March 2009 Preparations are advancing for the installation of the first turbine,...

Hydro Tasmania in Sarawak project studies, talks
04 March 2009 Hydro Tasmania Consulting is working on feasibility studies for four...

World Bank approves grant to Central African Republic
04 March 2009 The World Bank has approved a grant of US$8M to support the Government of...

Endesa Eco submits EIA for Piruquina plant
02 March 2009 Endesa Eco, a subsidiary of Endesa Chile, has submitted an...

RCC placement starts at Dong Nai 4, Vietnam
02 March 2009 RCC placement began today at the 130m high Dong Nai 4 dam in Vietnam....

February 2009

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East Toba-Montrose Creek gains Canadian Govt incentive funding
27 February 2009 The Canadian Government has agreed to provide funding benefit...

China, Pakistan plan hydro co-op
27 February 2009 China and Pakistan have agreed to new co-operation on hydro power...

Plans for Lower Churchill scheme moved ahead
27 February 2009 Calls for expressions of interest in the Lower Churchill scheme...

FERC issues new licence for Rocky Reach
25 February 2009 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has given a new...

NHDC receives plaudit for Omkareshwar
25 February 2009 Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corp (NHDC) has received a major...

Endesa sells tranche of hydro assets to Acciona
24 February 2009 Spanish energy group Endesa has agreed to sell a tranche of hydro and...

Brazilian bank BNDES approves loan for Jirau scheme
24 February 2009 GDF Suez has received approval for additional bank loans towards the cost...

Aquamarine and Airtricity in 1GW deal to develop marine energy
24 February 2009 Aquamarine Power Ltd has signed a Development Agreement with Airtricity,...

Hydro & dam tabulations
24 February 2009 The table sections of IWP&DC’s Yearbook are important information...

Contractual obligations
24 February 2009 The contract awards section of IWP&DC’s Yearbook provides vital...

OPG hydro performance higher in '08
20 February 2009 Improved water flows and 'excellent' plant performance helped increase...

Voith Hydro and RWE Innogy JV to develop ocean current technologies
20 February 2009 Voith Hydro and RWE Innogy have formed a joint venture to accelerate...

HPPC awards Kashang civils to HCC, calls for E&M bids
17 February 2009 Himachal Pradesh Power Corp (HPPC) has awarded a contract for key...

US dam repair needs jump, fed support to states sought
17 February 2009 The cost of repairs needed for non-federal dams in the US has increased...

Rio Tinto sees hydro benefits amidst cuts, looks to Cameroon developments
17 February 2009 Rio Tinto Alcan has said hydro power is 'increasing attractive' to...

Tidal power primed for breakthrough
17 February 2009 Can tidal power really compete with other forms of power generation?...

New dams planned for Nigeria
17 February 2009 Nigeria's Federal Government has announced plans to construct 17 medium...

US Fed agencies report on water resource management
13 February 2009 A group of US federal agencies have issued guidance on water...

TVA sees hydrology improve after years of drought
13 February 2009 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has reported improved hydrology in...

Voith, Siemens JV re-brands to Voith Hydro
13 February 2009 The joint venture of Voith and Siemens is to be re-branded as Voith...

SMEC wins new hydro contracts in Africa, Asia
13 February 2009 Consulting engineering firm SMEC has won contracts on multiple new...

Eaton Electrical awarded Yellowtail contract
13 February 2009 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a US$1.7M contract to...

Reservoir Capital receives licences for Serbia plants
11 February 2009 Licences for two hydro power plants in south west Serbia have been awarded...

Sao Salvador plant commissioned in Brazil
11 February 2009 The 241MW Sao Salvador plant has been commissioned in north Brazil where...

E.ON first to test new Pelamis device
10 February 2009 Renewable generator E.ON has announced that it will be the first to test...

Zenergy to study use of superconductor technology at RWE plants
09 February 2009 Zenergy Power has been commissioned to evaluate the potential increase...

SJVN sees Dhaulasidh up to 60MW capacity
06 February 2009 Indian power developer Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) could develop...

NuPlanet plans more small hydro in South Africa
06 February 2009 South African developer NuPlanet is planning to build another four...

Russia in pact to build small hydro plants in Cuba
06 February 2009 Russian power group Inter RAO UES has signed an agreement that will see...

Cavico wins Theun HinBoun expansion tunnel work
06 February 2009 A package of tunnelling work on the Theun HinBoun expansion project in...

Riverbank Power gets OK to study 1GW buried pumped storage plant
04 February 2009 Riverbank Power Corp has received the greenlight to begin studies for a...

Andritz Hydro wins Alkumru order
04 February 2009 Andritz Hydro has been awarded the full electro-mechanical equipment...

Expanding research in India
03 February 2009 Alstom is working hard to tap into India’s major hydro power market,...

Power Machines discusses further upgrades at Volkhovskaya
03 February 2009 Power Machines has completed upgrade work on one generating unit and...

Statkraft's mini hydro work sees Rodberg open, Eiriksdal greenlight
03 February 2009 Norwegian utility Statkraft, which is also a dominant renewables player...

Endesa Chile ends suit over water regulation for hydro
03 February 2009 Electric power utility Endesa Chile has ended its suit over restrictions...

Wavegen, npower gets approval for Siadar wave project
03 February 2009 Wavegen and npower have received consent for the Siadar wave energy...

January 2009

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Agenda released for Small Hydro 2009
28 January 2009 The final agenda has been released for International Water Power &...

A welcome return for hydro
28 January 2009 The Scottish government is working hard to claim the title as the...

Colbun to invest in new hydro
28 January 2009 Chilean power generator Colbun has secured financing for two...

NHPC awards Kishanganga project to HCC JV
27 January 2009 India's National Hydroelectric Power Corp (NHPC) has awarded an...

Severn tidal power shortlist down to five options
27 January 2009 The UK Government has announced a proposed shortlist of five project...

Renewables global agency IRENA launched
26 January 2009 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has been launched today...

OPT plans wave power project with Lockheed
26 January 2009 A plan for a major wave power project in North America has been announced...

Iberdrola prepares for Alto Tamega scheme
26 January 2009 Iberdrola is preparing to build the Alto Tamega hydroelectric scheme...

ADB loan to strengthen China's energy sector
26 January 2009 The People's Republic of China's (PRC) push to make its energy sector...

Bids invited for equipment supply to Iraq plants
23 January 2009 An invitation to tender has been issued for the supply and installation...

Iran dam building pushing ahead
21 January 2009 Iran expects to have five large dams completed by its year end, in...

Competitor pressure for Yadkin licence looms for Alcoa
21 January 2009 Alcoa is getting competing pressure for the licence to operate the...

Andritz rebrands group name
21 January 2009 Andritz has changed the name of the companies in its recently expanded...

LIHI hears project applications, certifies Kingsley Dam
21 January 2009 The US Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has received an application...

Cavico awarded tunnel contract on Song Giang 2
20 January 2009 Cavico has been awarded a tunnelling contract valued at US$9.8M on the...

HGE installs first commercial hydrokinetic turbine
20 January 2009 Hydro Green Energy (HGE) has installed the first commercial...

Power supply deal OK'd for NYPA, Alcoa
16 January 2009 New York state has approved the long-term hydro power supply...

IADB loan will help hydro in Caroni catchment
16 January 2009 The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has agreed to give Venezuela...

Russia, Georgia in pact for Inguri ops
16 January 2009 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Russia's...

HDR acquires Devine Tarbell & Associates
16 January 2009 HDR, an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm,...

Brazil hydro aces gas; funding for Santo Antonio
14 January 2009 In hydro development in Brazil the country has seen such high levels...

Lao PDR pushes hydro further with Vietnam, foreign partners
14 January 2009 The Vietnamese Government said it is the largest foreign investor in Lao...

Tacoma Power in Cushman settlement
14 January 2009 A one-time cash payment, a share of electric output and land transfers...

SJVN set for Naitwar Mori, Arun III prequal bids
14 January 2009 Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has set a deadline of 20 January...

Ecuador resumes San Francisco payments to Brazil
14 January 2009 Brazil has said that Ecuador has resumed payments to its national...

Innergex sees start of operations at Umbata Falls
13 January 2009 Successful performance tests by Innergex Renewable Energy at the Umbata...

OPT, Leighton in wave energy pact
13 January 2009 A wave energy development deal has been signed by Ocean Power...

European renewable crown for Statkraft on asset swap completion
13 January 2009 Statkraft has claimed the European renewables crown following the...

Itaipu hydroelectric output at highest ever in 2008
07 January 2009 The 14GW Itaipu plant on the border of Brazil and Paraguay last year...

River dammed for China's Xiangjiaba project
07 January 2009 A section of the Jinsha river has been dammed in Sichuan province, China,...

Alstom wins contract to equip three Turkey plants
07 January 2009 A contract to equip three hydro power plants in Turkey has been awarded to...

Hydro had 16% share of China generation in '08 - CEC
07 January 2009 Hydro power generation in China last year was 563,300GWh, which equates...

High storage helps EDF meet cold snap demands in France
07 January 2009 Electricite de France (EDF) said that high storage levels in reservoirs...

Quebec hydro deal vital amidst Alcoa belt-tightening
07 January 2009 Alcoa has announced plans to cut smelting output, reduce its workforce,...

Symbiotics Energy moves on North Eden PS plans
07 January 2009 US company Symbiotics Energy has submitted further development plans for...

Psalm picks ICS for Amlan in mini-hydro auction
06 January 2009 The Amlan mini-hydro plant in The Philippines has been sold to local firm...

Fish fatalities fine at Brazil's Santo Antonio project
06 January 2009 Ibama, the Brazilian environmental regulator, has fined the builder of...

OPG and Lac Seul First Nation in energy partnership
05 January 2009 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Lac Seul First Nation have formed...

December 2008

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Kyrgyz Republic suffers weak hydrology, gets funding boost
23 December 2008 The energy sector of the Kyrgyz Republic is continuing to suffer...

Avista progress on relicensing Spokane River plants
23 December 2008 A deal between Avista and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has taken forward the...

Water development pledge for Africa - UN FAO
23 December 2008 A pledge to push water development in Africa to boost irrigation and...

Statkraft teams with EVN for Albania venture
23 December 2008 EVN has entered into a joint venture with Statkraft to develop a hydro...

Alcoa, Hydro-Quebec in power agreement deal
23 December 2008 Aluminium producer Alcoa has struck a new power supply agreement...

Jirau contract for Alstom, Voith and Andritz
23 December 2008 A consortium led by Alstom Hydro, and including Voith Siemens and Andritz...

Stucky in hydro pact with Doheny for Georgia projects
23 December 2008 Stucky has entered into a strategic hydro development pact with US...

NU, NStar seek connector to import Quebec hydro
23 December 2008 An application has been made to the US Federal Energy Reglatory...

SSE generates first power at Glendoe
23 December 2008 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has generated first power over 24 hours...

Andritz wins orders in Lao PDR, Cameroon
17 December 2008 Andritz VA Tech Hydro has won orders to manufacture and supply hydro...

Namibia Power moves on Orange River, studies Baynes
17 December 2008 Namibia Power is finalising a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

FERC approves first hydrokinetic plant at existing hydro facility
17 December 2008 The first hydrokinetic plant to be attached to an existing hydro...

New Grampus research announced
16 December 2008 Offshore Wave Energy (OWEL), in association with IT Power Ltd, has...

Looking forward to flood risk
10 December 2008 The end of 2008 marks the final stages of phase one of the Catchment...

Are dams cultural assets?
10 December 2008 The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate is researching the...

PPL withdraws application to expand Holtwood plant
10 December 2008 PPL Corporation has withdrawn an application filed a year ago with the...

Ukraine interested in Rogun
10 December 2008 Bilateral co-operation talks have raised the possibility of...

SN Power reviews H&S at Allain Duhangan
09 December 2008 Norwegian hydro developer SN Power is reviewing the health and safety data...

Enel hold hydro, renewables in new 'green power' unit
09 December 2008 Enel has set up Enel Green Power to hold its hydro power and other assets...

IADB helps fund refurb at Peligre plant, Haiti
09 December 2008 A grant of US$12.5M has been approved by the Inter-American Development...

LIHI receives Brookfield application for Twin Cities plant
09 December 2008 Brookfield Renewable Power has applied for certification for its Twin...

Madeira power link auction opts for DC transmission
09 December 2008 The major transmission link to be built to take electricity from the...

TVA seeks hydro, renewables in 2GW clean energy call
05 December 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has issued a call for hydro, renewables...

Scottish Govt approves two new hydro schemes
05 December 2008 The Scottish Government has approved two small hydro schemes with a...

GDF Suez completes construction of Sao Salvador
03 December 2008 GDF Suez has completed the main construction work for the Sao Salvador...

Andritz receives refurb order for Aubrey Falls
03 December 2008 Andritz VA Tech Hydro has received a refurbishment contract for the...

Hydro Tasmania confident of power stability despite drought
03 December 2008 Higher storage helped by receiving almost all expected rainfall in...

Andritz wins supply contract for Brazil's Santo Antonio project
02 December 2008 Andritz has been awarded a contract to supply a number of...

Run of River Power reports Q3 dip, development progress
02 December 2008 Delayed snowpack melt and unscheduled maintenance needs contributed to...

November 2008

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Plutonic Power, GE submit bids for Canadian hydro projects
28 November 2008 Plutonic Power Corporation and GE Energy Financial Services have...

RusHydro earnings double, Bureiskaya nears completion
26 November 2008 RusHydro posted a jumped in earning for the first nine months of 2008...

OPG's hydro gains on good hydrology
26 November 2008 Good hydrology and high plant availability were the key reasons given for...

NHPC seeks consultant for carbon credits push in hydro
26 November 2008 The National Hydroelectic Power Corporation (NHPC) of India is...

Technopromexport signs JV for African hydro, energy projects
25 November 2008 Hydro power development on the Blue Nile is among the priorities for the...

World Bank partnership's 'green bonds' could help renewables
25 November 2008 Renewable energy projects, including hydro power, could benefit from...

Energias do Brasil Q3 output up on asset swap
25 November 2008 Energy sales volumes for Brazilian power company Energias do Brasil...

TVA's hydro output down by half, but rates to ease
25 November 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reports hydro power output is down by...

Bids invited for Broadlands hydro project, Sri Lanka
25 November 2008 Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has invited design build contractors/firms...

Alter Energy plans small hydro plants in Ukraine
21 November 2008 Alter Energy Group is planning to build five hydro plants with...

Yeywa RCC dam almost complete, Myanmar's hydro plan expands
21 November 2008 Construction of the roller compacted concrete dam on the Yeywa project...

Klamath dam removal studies run on to 2012
20 November 2008 An Agreement in Principle (AIP) has been reached between US...

Hydro, renewables in green push for US economic recovery - NHA
20 November 2008 The US National Hydropower Association (NHA) has welcomed the...

Brazil's Ibama approves Jirau build, Sao Salvador operation
20 November 2008 Brazil's national environmental regulator (Ibama) has approved the...

SMEC wins Indian small hydro contract
20 November 2008 SMEC International has been contracted to provide consulting services for...

Vietnam sees first unit commissioned at A Vuong
14 November 2008 The first generating unit has been commissioned at the A Vuong hydro...

Toshiba boosts China hydro manufacturing capacity
14 November 2008 The Toshiba group has increased the capacity of its generator...

Andritz sees strong 9-month hydro results
14 November 2008 Hydro power earning performance was especially strong for Andritz in the...

Doheny plans Georgia hydro investment
12 November 2008 US firm Doheny Global Group is planning to invest in hydro power projects...

Hydro helps boost Q3-'08 for Innergex fund
12 November 2008 Good performance in hydro power and other renewables has helped to...

Idacorp Q3-'08 gains from improved hydrology
12 November 2008 Improved hydrological conditions as the year progressed has enabled...

Brazil's BNDES to help fund 10 small hydro projects
11 November 2008 The national development bank of Brazil (BNDES) has approved funding for...

ADB studies Sri Lanka's Mawanana mini-hydro
11 November 2008 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is studying a private loan funding...

AfDB approves Niger Valley multi-purpose dam funds
11 November 2008 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan and grant package...

OPEC funding approved for Golen Gol
07 November 2008 The Golaen Gol hydro power project under development in Pakistan is...

Plutonic says East Toba/Montrose Creek one-third complete
07 November 2008 Plutonic Power Corp said that its 196MW East Toba/Montrose Creek hydro...

SJVN to develop Luhri, Dhaulasidh in Himachal Pradesh
07 November 2008 The 775MW Luhri and 40MW Dhaulasidh hydro power projects are to be...

Enel, SEL in Bolzano hydro development pact
05 November 2008 A preliminary agreement has been signed between Enel Produzione and...

Late spring thaw hit Avista hydro
05 November 2008 A late spring thaw led to excess water being spilled and hydro output...

Third unit commissioned at Sangtuda-1
05 November 2008 The third generating unit has been commissioned on schedule at the...

Madeira transmission link auction moved
05 November 2008 The auction date for the concessions to build, operate and maintain...

Sweden joins ADB clean energy fund
04 November 2008 Sweden has become the third country to contribute to the Asian...

Boralex fund gets hydrology boost
04 November 2008 Good hydrological conditions have helped to boost third quarter output...

October 2008

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GLEP stake brings Conduit into Brazil small hydro
31 October 2008 Private equity firm Conduit Capital Partners has bought a 50% stake...

Ceran's '14 de Julho' starts operations
31 October 2008 The Ceran joint venture's '14 de Julho' hydro power plant has received...

The Balkan water dance
31 October 2008 Countries in the Balkan region are stepping towards a holistic approach...

USACE warns of scour risk for Allegheny river dam
29 October 2008 Severe scour is posing an urgent threat to the stability of Allegheny...

Rio Tinto budgets Shipshaw upgrade at US$228M
29 October 2008 Mining and processing group Rio Tinto is to invest US$228M to upgrade...

Fitch upgrades Chelan County PUD securities
29 October 2008 Ongoing progress with relicensing, the low cost of its hydro power assets...

TECHNICAL NOTE: A new equation to calculate the seismic coefficient of pseudostatic analysis for the Masjed Soleiman Dam
29 October 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 2

Length of the internal drain blanket in a homogeneous earth dam
29 October 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 2

Critical submergence for horizontal intakes in open channel flows
29 October 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 2

Hydro Tasmania FY07-08 output squeezed by worsening drought
28 October 2008 Hydro Tasmania has reported that drought conditions led to hydro...

World Bank further support for India grid improvements
28 October 2008 The World Bank has approved a further loan to support efforts to improve...

Alcoa, BPA sign power supply deal for Intalco smelter
28 October 2008 Alcoa and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) have signed a power...

GDF-Suez set to complete Econergy acquisition
28 October 2008 GDF-Suez has completed the acquisition of Econergy International, which has...

ADB agrees US$800M for Himachal hydro
24 October 2008 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved US$800M of funding to...

Cavico tunnel progress at Dasiat, Ta Trach
24 October 2008 Cavico has completed the major excavation work on the headrace tunnel of...

Puget Sound gains relicence for Baker River
24 October 2008 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has relicensed the...

Andritz outlines earnings, sales growth strategy
22 October 2008 Andritz is planning to have its earnings before interest, taxes...

ADB to review small, mini hydro funds for Lao PDR
22 October 2008 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to review funding proposals for ...

RoRP takes forward project plans in BC
22 October 2008 Two clusters of proposed hydro power projects being developed in...

HCC wins another contract on Teesta VI
22 October 2008 Hindustan Construction Co (HCC) has won a further contract on the Teesta...

Astaldi wins El Chaparral contract in El Salvador
22 October 2008 Astaldi has won a turnkey contract to build the El Chaparral hydro...

Voith Siemens opens generator workshop in Shanghai
22 October 2008 Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation has opened a new generator workshop...

FERC spells out extent of hydrokinetic offshore oversight
21 October 2008 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has asserted...

EDF awards tidal contract to OpenHydro
21 October 2008 OpenHydro Group has been awarded a contract by French energy utility EDF...

Review of moraine core dams and internal erosion
21 October 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 2

Hydraulic laboratory opened in the Czech Republic
21 October 2008 A new laboratory has been placed into operation in Blansko, Czech...

Myanmar plans Taninthayi, sees Yeywa two-thirds complete
15 October 2008 The Government of Myanmar has signed an agreement for the development of...

BC Hydro finishes Coquitlam dam seismic upgrade
15 October 2008 BC Hydro has completed the Can$65M (US$55M) construction of an...

NHA welcomes renewables cover in US bank bailout bill
15 October 2008 The US National Hydropower Association (NHA) has welcomed the...

Asia sees launch of hydro-informatics centre for river basins
15 October 2008 The Center for Hydro-informatics in River Basins has been launched at...

Impsa signs hydro venture with PetroVietnam
15 October 2008 Impsa has signed a major renewables venture with PetroVietnam Power Corp...

Voith wins contract for Dagangshan
15 October 2008 Voith Siemens has been awarded a Euro75M (US$102M) contract to...

World Bank funding for renewables jumped in FY07-08
15 October 2008 Hydro power was a key recipient of the jump in funding from the World...

Call for papers - Small Hydro 2009
14 October 2008 If you're involved in the growing business of small hydro, be sure not...

AfDB loan to Sierra Leone's Bumbuna project
10 October 2008 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan to help fund the...

Eaton Electrical wins $1.8M USBR contract
10 October 2008 Eaton Electrical Inc of North Carolina will furnish and install...

Will integration spur dam construction?
03 October 2008 Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda all rely heavily on hydro schemes and...

Lower Churchill project closer on agreement with Innu Nation
02 October 2008 The proposed Lower Churchill hydro project in Newfoundland and Labrador...

Yemen looks to build three new dams
02 October 2008 Yemen is planning to build three new dams under a project backed by the...

Hawkeye's small hydro plan attracts BC Hydro
02 October 2008 BC Hydro has accepted Hawkeye Energy Corp's small hydro plan into...

Verbund-EVN JV signs Ashta deal in Albania
02 October 2008 Verbund and EVN, the Austrian utilities, have been awarded the concession...

September 2008

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US$48.7M contract awarded for Folsom dam work
30 September 2008 Oregon Mt. Construction of Redding, California, has been awarded a...

Atlantis Resources looks to Singapore production for tidal equipment
26 September 2008 Atlantis Resource Corporation plans to work locally with the...

Peru sees hydro push by Eletrobras, GDF Suez and Buenaventura
26 September 2008 Peru is looking at a series of hydro power projects being investigated...

US DoE pushes ocean, river power research
26 September 2008 The US Department of Energy (DoE) has named the list of organisations...

FERC approves licence for Beltzville project
24 September 2008 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a licence...

Brazil, Argentina agree studies for more border hydro development
24 September 2008 Brazil and Argentina have signed an agreement to investigate further...

Kurdistan plans studies for three projects, calls for tenders
24 September 2008 Kurdistan is planning three projects with combined installed capacity...

Ecuador grabs Odebrecht projects over performance dispute
24 September 2008 The Government of Ecuador yesterday used the military to grab possession...

Pacific Hydro awards Chile hydro job to Astaldi
24 September 2008 Pacific Hydro has awarded a contract to the Astaldi Group to build...

PPL Montana in stoplog fix at damaged Hebgen dam intake
24 September 2008 PPL Montana has regained flow control at the damaged intake of the Hebgen...

Alstom JVs win contracts in Portugal, Panama
23 September 2008 Two major contracts in Portugal and Panama have been won by joint...

Sweco wins new contract on Theun Hinboun expansion
23 September 2008 Sweco has been awarded a further contract to help take forward the...

NHPC signs major hydro MoU with Myanmar
23 September 2008 India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has signed...

EDB, Rede complete Brazil asset swap
23 September 2008 The asset swap that gives Energias do Brasil (EDB) the controlling stake...

BC Hydro sees hydro output fall in Apr-June
19 September 2008 BC Hydro suffered a 19% fall in hydro power generation over...

EDF in 5-yr turbine supply call
19 September 2008 Electricite de France (EDF) has issued a call for tenders to supply...

FERC review issued on Big Creek relicensing
19 September 2008 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)'s staff review has...

Alstom contract worth Euro 500M at Santo Antonio
19 September 2008 Alstom Hydro said the contract to supply electro-mechanical...

IFC signs loan for Ambuklao-Binga
19 September 2008 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed a loan to support...

SJVN in consultants call for Arun III
19 September 2008 Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has set a deadline of the beginning of...

Stones enclosed in nets for the protection of stilling basins of weirs
18 September 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 1

Seismic stability analysis of the top block in a cracked concrete dam
18 September 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 1

Research on the effect of cooling pipe of RCC gravity dam
18 September 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 1

Accuracy of energy and momentum principles for gradually varied analysis of flow through compound channels
18 September 2008 Volume XIX, Issue 1

The use of floor blocks to improve the hydraulic performance of collector channels of a side-channel spillway
18 September 2008 Volume XVIII, Issue 4

Predictions of earthquake induced permanent deformations of dams by simplified and advanced methods of analyses
18 September 2008 Volume XVIII, Issue 4

Nonlinear seismic response of concrete gravity dam including cavitation
18 September 2008 Volume XVIII, Issue 4

Mapping impulsive waves due to subaerial landslides into a dam reservoir: a case study of Shafa-Roud Dam
18 September 2008 Volume XVIII, Issue 4

Funding awarded for Lower Churchill EIS participation
16 September 2008 Three applicants have been awarded a total of $125,000 by the...

ADB looks at funding support for Sanchuan co's growth
16 September 2008 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will assess funding support options over...

Parsons, B&V to manage San Vicente dam raise
16 September 2008 A joint venture of consultants Parsons and Black & Veatch (B&V) are to...

Eskom awards Ingula PS contract to Voith
16 September 2008 Voith Siemens Hydro has been awarded a contract by South African...

Psalm set for Amlan re-run
16 September 2008 The Philippines privatisation agency, Psalm, has set a deadline of...

National Electric Coil awarded US$9.9M Flatiron contract
16 September 2008 Ohio-based National Electric Coil will remove and replace existing...

Study highlights Scots hydro potential
03 September 2008 Scotland has hydro power potential totalling 657MW that is financially...

Hydro Tasmania storage lowest facing summer
03 September 2008 Hydro Tasmania's reservoir storage volumes are at there lowest ever prior...

Pelton Round Butte to give fisheries boost with submerged tower
02 September 2008 A submerged tower and fish collection station is being built in a...

Suez to buy FirstLight
02 September 2008 A deal has been struck by the North American unit of GDF Suez...

August 2008

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Sinohydro builds hydro workload in Tajikistan, Africa
29 August 2008 Sinohydro is due to develop the Nulabder scheme in Tajikistan following...

Hydro Tasmania plans Oct start for Catagunya dam refurb
29 August 2008 Hydro Tasmania has announced the refurbishment of the...

Voith despatches unit to Wehr PS
29 August 2008 Voith Siemens Hydro has despatched the refurbished unit to the Wehr...

Parsons Brinckerhoff appointed owner's engineer at Qatar plant
29 August 2008 Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has been named owner's engineer for the Ras...

Alstom wins Grand Coulee supply contract
29 August 2008 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Alstom Hydro US a $4.7M contract...

Zhaoheng Hydropower earnings up in Q2-'08
27 August 2008 Increased capacity, slightly higher rates and greater efficiency...

Grant County PUD celebrates new lease for Priest Rapids, Wanapum
27 August 2008 The renewed lease on the Priest Rapids complex has been formally...

Incentives for hydro launched by Sierra Pacific Resources
27 August 2008 Two subsidiaries of Nevada-based Sierra Pacific Resources have...

Cavico gets cost adjustment on Bao Loc hydro project
27 August 2008 Cost inflation plus additional works at the Bao Loc hydr opower project...

Nicaragua's El Salto gets IFC boost
27 August 2008 The development of the proposed El Salto YY hydro power project in...

River Trust raises funds under PPL deal for dam removal
27 August 2008 The Penobscot River Restoration Trust has raised the US$25M needed to...

TVA rate hike as drought halves hydro output
27 August 2008 A prolonged drought has cut Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) hydro...

BADEA agrees loan for Kandadji dam
26 August 2008 The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has signed a...

Plutonic, GE unit in 1GW hydro pact for BC
20 August 2008 A new deal between independent hydro developer Plutonic Power Corp and...

Power Machines wins Brazil order, sends unit to Boguchanskaya
20 August 2008 Power Machines has won an order with a JV partner in Brazil and...

ScottishPower in £20M hydro investment
20 August 2008 ScottishPower has announced a £20M two-year investment programme to...

LIHI certifies Tieton Dam hydro project
19 August 2008 The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has certified Tieton...

Call for papers - Small Hydro 2009
18 August 2008 If you're involved in the growing business of small hydro, be sure not...

Evacuations as earthen dam breaches in Grand Canyon
18 August 2008 More than 400 campers and residents have been evacuated from Supai Canyon...

World Bank gives extra funds for Pamir 1 rehab
15 August 2008 The World Bank has approved additional funding for the rehabilitation of...

India sees JV deal for national power exchange
15 August 2008 A national power exchange is to be established and operated in...

Peru expects Brazil's Eletrobras to seek 1.5GW in hydro concessions
15 August 2008 The Peruvian Government expects Brazlian power holding group Eletrobras...

Andritz reports hydro performance rise in H1-'08
15 August 2008 Andritz has reported improved earnings, sales and order intake for its...

Iran reservoirs down half on '07, dam build pushes on
13 August 2008 Iran has almost half the volume of reservoir storage compared to a year...

Aboitiz JV signs loan to support Ambuklao-Binga rehab
13 August 2008 A joint venture of Aboitiz and SN Power has secured a major loan from...

BHEL wins turnkey hydro contract in Rwanda
13 August 2008 A joint venture led by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has been awarded...

Wave power ready for take off
13 August 2008 A spate of small wave power schemes is now under development that...

Brazil formally grants Jirau licence to Suez-led JV
13 August 2008 The Brazilian Government has formally granted the 30-year licence for...

Skyline Gold looks to hydro development in BC
13 August 2008 Mining company Skyline Gold Corp is looking to hydro power development...

Romney Weir re-design approved
12 August 2008 npower renewables' re-designed hydroelectric scheme at Romney Weir...

AltaGas boosts hydro portfolio
08 August 2008 Canada's AltaGas Income Trust has acquired 325MW of run-of river projects...