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Test operations start at Nedre Røssåga, Norway
12 August, 2016
Statkraft has confirmed it has started a three month test operation of...
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Licensing success for Duke Energy
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 40-year operating licence to Duke Energy for the Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project. The new licence allows...

Concern over silt laden Saudi reservoirs
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Increasing levels of silt and sediment are reported to be lowering capacity at dams across Saudi Arabia. According to reports from the Saudi Press Agency, the Prince Sultan Institute...

Abu Dhabi hydro project starts producing power in India
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 The United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has begun selling power from the 100MW run-of-the-river Sorang hydropower project in the Indian state of...

Cheves project officially opens in Peru
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Statkraft has announced that it will officially open the Cheves hydropower plant in Peru today, increasing the company's renewable energy generation in the country to 2500GWh per year.

Emerson to automate Chinese hydro plant
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, has announced it is to automate the 48MW Shehong Liushu hydropower project in China’s Sichuan province.

Unmanned aircraft system to inspect US dam
Friday, July 03, 2015 New Mexico State University has been selected to lead the first dam inspection using an unmanned aircraft system for the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR).

RusHydro’s largest hydro plant increases available capacity
Thursday, June 25, 2015 RusHydro’s Sayano-Shushenskaya project – the utility’s largest hydroelectric power plant – has increased its maximum capacity output by 250MW to 5100MW.

Boguchanskaya reservoir filled to design level, Russia
Monday, June 22, 2015 Russian energy giant RusHydro has confirmed that the reservoir of the Boguchanskaya hydropower plant has been filled to its design level of 208m asl, allowing the plant to reach its...

Eaton wins contract on Vermont hydro upgrade
Friday, January 09, 2015 Power management company Eaton is to update the power and control systems at Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Proctor, Vermont hydroelectric facility, as part of a wider modernization...

Indian PM dedicates new hydro projects
Thursday, August 14, 2014 India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has officially dedicated two new hydropower projects with a total capacity of 89MW developed by the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC)...

SMUD gets new FERC licence for hydro project
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the US has received a new 50-year licence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to operate its 688MW Upper...

5.85GW Nuozhadu project fully operational in China
Monday, June 30, 2014 The 5.85GW Nuozhadu hydroelectric project on China’s Mekong River has entered full operation, developer Huaneng Group has announced.

Work continuing on Wanapum Dam spillway
Thursday, June 26, 2014 Grant County PUD has said work is continuing around the clock on the 800ft (243.8m) long Wanapum Dam spillway in Washington State, US, to prepare for final reinforcing repairs, with...

Wanapum dam repairs estimated at $61 million
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Costs to repair the fracture found at Wanapum dam spillway in Washington, US, have been estimated at $61 million, Grant County PUD has announced.

Voith fish-friendly turbines operating at Holtwood project
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Equipment supplied by Voith Hydro is helping to enhance downstream fish passage at the recently completed expansion of the Holtwood hydroelectric project in Pennsylvania, US.

Kemijoki Oy outsources hydro operations and maintenance
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Kemijoki Oy has signed an agreement to outsource operations and maintenance of 16 hydropower plants in Finland to Caverion.

118MW hydro project starts operation in Panama
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 GDF Suez has announced it has started full commercial operation of the last unit of the Dos Mares hydro plant, a 118MW run-of-the river plant consisting of three power plants –...

Third unit of Indira Sagar synchronised
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 Narmada Hydro Electric Development Corporation (NHDC), a joint venture of the National Hydro Electric Power Corporation and Madhya Pradesh government, has synchronised the Indira...

Riksheimdal connected to the grid
Monday, April 05, 2004 Less than one year after construction and installation works began at Norway’s Riksheimdal hydro project, the plant, located on the Riksheim river, has been connected to the grid.

Flow metering by end-depth method in elliptic channels
Friday, March 19, 2004 Volume XII Issue 1

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