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New small hydro facility opens on the River Thames
A new small hydropower plant utilizing water from the River Thames has been successfully commissioned in the village of Sonning, England.
Construction starts on small hydro in the Philippines
Initial construction work has started on two new hydropower plants with a combined capacity of almost 3MW in Real, Quezon, the Philippines.
Voith inaugurates hydro plant at Heidenheim factory premises
A small hydro plant is providing power to Voith’s factory premises in Heidenheim, Germany, demonstrating the company’s StreamDiver technology.
Voith StreamDivers selected by University of Notre Dame
Voith has announced that one of its StreamDiver eco-friendly turbine’s is to be installed on the St. Joseph River near downtown South Bend, Indiana, as part of the University of...
Mavel wins new contracts in the Czech Republic
Mavel has been awarded contracts to refurbish the Štvanice and Veletov hydroelectric power plants in the Czech Republic
RusHydro launches Zaragizhskaya small hydro plant
The 30.6MW Zaragizhskaya hydropower plant has been successfully launched in Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia, helping to meet electricity demands in the Republic.
Gilkes commissions two new hydro schemes in Scotland
Two new hydro projects totaling 2.1MW have been commissioned in the Scottish Highlands, with both turbine packages being supplied by Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd.
Containerized small hydro power plants to be shipped to Georgia
With assistance from Rosatom Eastern Europe, Ganz EEM, a Hungarian subsidiary of Rosatom's nuclear engineering division Atomenergomash, is to supply containerized small hydro power...
China’s Sichuan province likely to halt small hydro development
No new small-scale hydropower plants will be built in the Chinese province of Sichuan until at least 2020, with medium sized plants set to be restricted, under new plans mooted by...
Two more small hydro schemes commissioned in Scotland
Gilkes Energy has commissioned two new hydro projects with a total capacity of 2.3MW in Scotland – both on time and in budget, the company has announced.
RWE Innogy inaugurates small hydro scheme in Scotland
RWE Innogy’s 3MW Cia Aig Hydro Scheme has been officially inaugurated in Scotland by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy together with Hans Bünting,...
New technology targets small hydro development
Engineers at Oregon State University in the US have created a new computer modeling package that it says could improvement the assessment of small scale hydropower potential in...
Construction starts on community hydro scheme, Scotland
Construction work has begun on the Donside hydro scheme in Aberdeen, Scotland – a project described by developers Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) as the country’s first community...
Voith breaks ground on ‘demonstration’ hydro plant
Voith has begun construction of a small hydropower plant at its factory premises in Heidenheim that will serve as a demonstration hydro power plant for customers, employees and...
New small hydro scheme for Yorkshire, UK
Work is underway on a new 500kW hydro project on the River Calder at Kirkthorpe in West Yorkshire, UK, with the project expected online later this year.
New hydro for RWE in Scotland
RWE International has increased its hydropower portfolio in Scotland with the recent commissioning of the 2MW Cia Aig run-of-river scheme and start of construction of the 2MW Grudie project.
IaDB approves funds to promote private investment in Colombian renewables
The Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) has approved a $9.3 million loan through the Banca Nacional de Desarrollo to promote private investment in renewable energy in areas of...
Small hydro to help power Kenyan tea production
The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has signed a US$55M loan agreement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Global Agriculture and Food...
REDC acquires mini hydro in the Philippines
Repower Energy Development Corporation (REDC) has acquired Philippine Power and Development Company (Philpodeco) and three of the country’s oldest operating mini-hydropower plants.
New small hydro scheme opens in Scotland
A 1MW hydropower scheme has been officially opened this week in Scotland this week in a ceremony attended by deputy first minister John Swinney.