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Arup to undertake large-scale wave energy generation study
02 May, 2018
Arup has been commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to explore...
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First experiment under Glen Canyon Dam plan
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 The US Department of the Interior is conducting the first experimental flow at Glen Canyon Dam since implementing its Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP) in 2016. The...

IFC launch new hydro tools to provide guidance to practitioners
Friday, April 06, 2018 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched two new publications to its hydropower collection of the Performance Standards, aiming to provide practitioners with...

Renewable energy a focus of RENEXPO event
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Belgrade is to play host to the 5th RENEXPO Water & Energy international trade fair from 24 to 26 April, with the event expected to gather experts from the sectors of renewable...

IHA Blue Planet Prize 2019 open for entries
Thursday, March 22, 2018 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is now accepting entries for the IHA Blue Planet Prize.

Feasibility report identifies two hydro options for mining venture
Monday, March 05, 2018 A feasibility report prepared for mining firm North American Nickel (NAN) has identified two watersheds that could be used to develop a hydropower project to power any new mining...

IHA publishes Activity and Strategy report
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the publication of its Activity and Strategy Report for 2017-2018, which outlines IHA’s priorities and actions to...

Research looks at ways to minimize effects of biofouling in marine renewables
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT) and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) are working together on a year-long project to research practical strategies to...

Collaboration to continue as research project comes to an end
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 A research project involving accurate simulations in hydromachinery and marine propellers is due to be completed in a few days, but the organizations involved in the project have vowed...

Study suggests ways dam could boost fishery yields
Monday, December 18, 2017 A new study has suggested dam flow patterns could be harnessed to boost fishery yields - by up to nearly four-fold compared to un-dammed ecosystems, the American Association for...

SEforALL and IHA partner on new hydropower preparation facility model
Monday, December 11, 2017 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is partnering with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) to explore options for a new model which would accelerate sustainable...

Knowledge hub launched to aid sediment management
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new online resource for hydropower developers, researchers and operating companies seeking to improve sediment management...

Online tool monitors Western Cape dams in South Africa
Monday, November 20, 2017 A tool is now available online to assess the current and projected state of the dams which form part of the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) in South Africa

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper
Monday, July 24, 2017 Seven steps that could boost the hydropower sector in France have been identified in a white paper commissioned by three French energy associations, the International...

Study to investigate uprate potential in Argentina
Friday, July 07, 2017 Voith, in collaboration with the National University of La Plata (UNLP), is to undertake a pioneering study focused on the uprating and modernisation of existing large hydropower...

SMEC to study feasibility of Hells Gate Dam
Thursday, May 25, 2017 SMEC has announced it is to lead a 12-month study into the engineering, environmental and economic feasibility of the Hells Gate Dam and Irrigation Scheme in the Upper Burdekin...

Tocardo Tidal Power kicks-off InToTidal project
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Tocardo Tidal Power has taken a major step in its planned 20-year commercial demonstration project at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) Fall of Warness tidal test site...

University to use grant to ‘rethink’ hydropower
Thursday, January 26, 2017 An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists in the US is to use part of a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of...

Govt review supports Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Plans for a pioneering 320MW tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales, have been backed by a government-commissioned report.

Site C project is well planned, says independent report
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 An independent review of the Site C project in British Columbia, Canada, by Ernst & Young and BTY Consultancy Group has found that appropriate processes are in place to meet...

IHA expands knowledge networks initiative
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge networks initiative to include eight topics identified as the most challenging for the sector.

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