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Mavel wins new contracts in the Czech Republic
13 March, 2017
Mavel has been awarded contracts to refurbish the Štvanice and...
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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...

New small hydro scheme for Yorkshire, UK
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 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
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 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
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 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
Thursday, December 10, 2015 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
Saturday, November 28, 2015 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
Thursday, August 27, 2015 A 1MW hydropower scheme has been officially opened this week in Scotland this week in a ceremony attended by deputy first minister John Swinney.

First hydro plant commissioned in Delhi
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 The first hydropower plant to be developed in Delhi, India, has this week been commissioned for the Delhi Jal Board.

Green light for hydro plant in UK’s Peak District
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 A small hydroelectric power scheme on the River Derwent at Chatsworth in the UK’s Peak District has been given the go ahead by national park planners.

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

Three new hydro plants planned for Ghana
Thursday, June 04, 2015 Three new hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 42MW could be built on the Ankobra River in Ghana following the signing of a US$164 million deal between Small Hydro...

RWE Innogy opens small hydro plant
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 RWE Innogy’s 3.5MW Black Rock hydroelectric scheme has been officially opened on the lower catchment of the River Glass, near Evanton, Ross-shire, Scotland.

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