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WAPDA reports highest-ever hydro generation
16 August, 2019
The hydroelectric power stations owned and operated by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) generated the highest-ever electricity during the peak hours at the end of July as WAPDA hydropower generation crossed the 8000MW mark for the first time in Pakistan.

Power Machines completes equipment production for Unit 3 at Rybinskaya project
16 August, 2019
Power Machines has produced the hydraulic turbine impeller for unit No. 3 of the Rybinskaya hydropower plant in Russia, with delivery of the impeller scheduled for this month.

Björn Rosengren named ABB’s new CEO
16 August, 2019
The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Björn Rosengren, as Chief Executive Officer. He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020. At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as Chairman of the Board.

ARENA offering funding for pumped storage
16 August, 2019
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that up to $40 million in funding is available for the development of the first pumped storage project in South Australia.

Voith wins cavitation repair contract at Gavins Point Dam
15 August, 2019
Voith is to carry out cavitation repairs to all three Kaplan units at the Gavins Point dam in Nebraska in a contract awarded by the US.Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Eco WavePower and EDF form new JV for wave power pilot
14 August, 2019
Eco Wave Power has teamed up with EDF Renewables in Israel to create a new firm, EWP EDF One Ltd, to work on a 100KW pilot project, using the Eco Wave Power’s technology,

Project to develop marine data toolbox for energy sector
14 August, 2019
A new project, funded by Ocean Energy Era-Net Cofund, has been launched to support investment and growth in the wave and tidal energy sector through the creation of an integrated marine data toolbox.

Kikagati hydro station reaches financial close
12 August, 2019
The 14MW Kikagati hydro power station being built on the border between Uganda and Tanzania has reached financial close, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has announced, meaning that the first tranche of debt funding has been released to the Kikagati Power Company (KPC), which will own and operate the plant when construction is complete.

GE wins US hydro contracts
08 August, 2019
GE Renewable Energy has signed two hydropower contracts in the US, one for FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain project and one for PG&E’s Caribou One hydropower station.

HR Wallingford’s space-based dam monitoring system gets go-ahead for expansion
08 August, 2019
HR Wallingford has announced it will broaden its space-based dam monitoring system, DAMSAT, to include water dams in a bid to reduce the risk of failures. The expansion is possible after the UK Space Agency extended funding for the project following a pilot study to monitor tailings dams used to store toxic mine waste in Peru.

Looking through a different lens
08 August, 2019
Canadian perspectives of modernising the Columbia River Treaty were highlighted in a recent webinar organised by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project

Toddbrook reservoir at safe level, work to start on dam repair plans
08 August, 2019
Residents in the town of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, have returned to their homes following their evacuation in the wake of damage to the dam that holds back Toddbrook Reservoir.

Orbital awards fabrication contract for tidal turbine anchors
08 August, 2019
Orbital Marine Power Ltd has announced that FAUN Trackway will manufacture four steel anchor structures, along with bespoke mooring connectors, for its new O2 tidal turbine, that will be installed in the Fall of Warness, Orkney where Orbital have an existing berth and grid connection with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Teesta-V rated an example of international good practice
08 August, 2019
The Teesta-V hydropower station, in Sikkim, northern India, has been rated as an example of international good practice in hydropower sustainability, according to an independent report.

Simec Atlantis decommissions 1.2MW SeaGen tidal system
06 August, 2019
Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has successfully decommissioned the SeaGen tidal turbine support structure in Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland, marking the completion of the 1.2MW SeaGen tidal stream energy project lifecycle and the first commercial scale tidal turbine development to be fully decommissioned.

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