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JLEN acquires hydropower facilities
21 September, 2020
Environmental infrastructure fund JLEN has acquired two operational hydro projects as part of a £4.74 million acquisition of Northern Hydropower Holdings Limited (NHHL).

USBR approves funding for Webster Dam repairs
18 September, 2020
The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $22.1 million for repairs at Webster Dam in central Kansas. The aging infrastructure requires high-quality concrete replacement to repair the spillway chute floor.

GE supports BKK’s digital transformation
18 September, 2020
Norwegian Power Company BKK is to adopt GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro digital solutions for 30 hydropower plants

GE to equip Kundah pumped storage plant, India
17 September, 2020
Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply and commission four 125MW fixed speed pumped storage turbines for the new Kundah hydropower plant in India.

USBR seeks proposals for hydro development at Taylor Park Dam
16 September, 2020
Proposals are being solicited by the US Bureau of Reclamation for the development of hydroelectric power at Taylor Park Dam in Colorado, in line with the Department of the Interior’s promise to facilitate the development of non-federal hydropower on Reclamation projects

Norwegian firms to explore merger options
16 September, 2020
The CEO’s of Norwegian firms Glitre Energi and Agder Energi have been authorised by their boards to explore the possibilities for a merger between the two companies

A first for hydropower
15 September, 2020
The world’s first shaft hydropower plant – born out of a concept developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) – has gone on stream in Germany.

Minesto to continue commissioning Faroe Islands project
14 September, 2020
Tidal power developer Minesto has announced it is planning to continue commissioning activities for its tidal energy project in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands in mid-October. The company also verified the area for the first proposed array installation of its tidal kite technology in the Faroe Islands.

Canadian Governments invests in tidal power
10 September, 2020
The Government of Canada has committed a $9.4 million investment in four tidal energy projects that will bring clean energy technologies to the Atlantic region. The investment is part of an overall commitment from the Government of Canada to achieve net-zero by 2050.

ABD loan to help fund hydro development in Uzbekistan
08 September, 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend $60 million to Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo to support implementation of the country’s ambitious national energy strategy to generate a quarter of all electricity from renewable sources by 2030, including 3.8GW of hydro energy.

Voith to supply new pump turbines to Spanish hydropower plants
08 September, 2020
Technology Group Voith is to supply five pump turbines and associated components to modernise two hydropower plants owned by Spanish electricity generation company Iberdrola.

XFLEX HYDRO flexible technologies decision-tools under development
08 September, 2020
New tools to assist hydropower plant owners to make decisions about investing in technologies for enhanced operational flexibility are being developed by the XFLEX HYDRO project

Power Machines continues upgrades of Volzhskaya hydro plant units
04 September, 2020
Power Machines has announced it has completed modernisation of the hydraulic unit No 19 at RusHydro’s Volzhskaya hydropower plant in Russia, the 21st of 23 units the company has worked on.

Evangelista Albertini named new CEO of Hydro Tasmania
04 September, 2020
Hydro Tasmania’s Chairman, Grant Every-Burns, has announced that Evangelista Albertini has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer for the company, replacing outgoing CEO Steve Davy.

Q&A with Steve Davy, Hydro Tasmania
03 September, 2020
With Evangelista Albertini recently named new CEO of Hydro Tasmania, IWP&DC spoke to outgoing CEO, Steve Davy, to ask questions about his experiences at Hydro Tasmania and what his future holds.

Cloudberry to buy Norwegian hydro plant
02 September, 2020
Nordic renewable energy company Cloudberry Clean Energy AS is to acquire Åmotsfoss Kraft AS, a hydropower plant currently being constructed in Nissedal municipality in Norway.

Federal Govt gives greenlight to Snowy 2.0 main works construction
01 September, 2020
A major project to expand the Snowy hydroelectric scheme in Australia has hit another milestone with the Federal Government giving approval for the project’s main works construction to go ahead.

New study by IHA identifies Asian hydropower plants that could benefit from modernisation
01 September, 2020
A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia that could contribute to the region’s clean energy goals if they were significantly upgraded.

AFRY establishes Vietnamese subsidiary
01 September, 2020
AFRY has announced it has established a new subsidiary to serve the growing Vietnamese consulting engineering market – AFRY Vietnam Limited.

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