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Voltalia gets ok for new hydro in Morocco
15 February, 2018
The Moroccan Ministry for Energy has approved permits for two...
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Velcan announces cancellation of Brazilian hydro project
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Velcan has said in a statement that the 10MW Quebra Dedo Project in Brazil has been cancelled, after the project had been stalled for several years due to administrative and...

Rosatom firm in first small hydro contract in South Africa
Monday, January 29, 2018 Rosatom company Ganz Engineering and Energetics Machinery (Ganz EEM) and its South African partner, Blue World Power Energy and Resources, are to supply hydroelectric equipment for...

SNAP commissions small hydro plant in the Philippines
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc (SNAP-Magat) has completed the commissioning of its 8.5MW Maris Main Canal 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant, as it gears toward full commercial operation this month.

New hydro scheme commissioned in Scotland
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 A new £13.6 million hydropower scheme has been commissioned at Loch Eilde Mor in the Highlands, Scotland.

New hydro planned for Inverness
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 A micro hydropower scheme could be producing power in Inverness, Scotland, under plans unveiled by the Highland Council.

Mini hydro for Melbourne
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Melbourne Water has announced that five new mini hydropower plants are delivering power to the grid.

New small hydro facility opens on the River Thames
Thursday, June 01, 2017 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
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 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
Thursday, April 06, 2017 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
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 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
Monday, March 13, 2017 Mavel has been awarded contracts to refurbish the Štvanice and Veletov hydroelectric power plants in the Czech Republic

RusHydro launches Zaragizhskaya small hydro plant
Thursday, January 26, 2017 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
Monday, January 16, 2017 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
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 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
Monday, October 17, 2016 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
Thursday, September 29, 2016 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
Thursday, August 25, 2016 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
Monday, July 04, 2016 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
Monday, June 20, 2016 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
Friday, April 29, 2016 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...

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