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Resourceful tools
06 July, 2022
A new integrated marine data toolbox for developers of ocean energy devices has bee developed to help reduce barriers and promote growth within the sector.

Hydro to power Swiss Steel Group plant
06 July, 2022
Swiss Steel Group’s Steeltec plant located in Emmenbrücke is to use hydropower from Axpo Holding to power its steel production, marking another milestone on the company’s road to decarbonization.

Govts must accelerate development of hydropower to meet targets says IHA
06 July, 2022
With the release of its 2022 Hydropower Status Report, the International Hydropower Association has called on governments to accelerate the development of new hydropower capacity or risk missing global net zero targets.

More hydro needed in Africa, says report
05 July, 2022
An additional 40GW of hydropower is needed in Africa by 2030, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, which would require doubling investment, with a significant chunk needed from the private sector.

US DOE seeks input on major hydropower modernisation investments
05 July, 2022
The Biden Administration is launching $630 million in programs to modernise the US’ hydropower fleet, and the DOE is now seeking public feedback on how these programs should be structured.

Nant de Drance placed into operation in Switzerland
04 July, 2022
After 14 years of work and intensive testing, the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant in Valais, Switzerland, was placed into operation on 1 July 2022.

Nenggiri project breaks ground in Malaysia
04 July, 2022
Construction work has begun on the 300MW Nenggiri hydroelectric project in Malaysia, with the official groundbreaking ceremony having taken place in mid June.

Advancements in geophysics on dams
01 July, 2022
Dr Jo Hamlyn, Senior Project Geophysicist, and Christian Bird, Technical Manager at TerrDat, explain how integrated geophysical surveys can help answer important questions about dam and spillway condition.

China Yangtze Power set to acquire major hydro schemes
01 July, 2022
China Yangtze Power is to acquire the 10.2GW Wudongde and 16GW Baihetan hydropower stations on the Yangtze River, according to a Shanghai Stock Exchange notice.

EIG launches renewables platform in Chile
01 July, 2022
Energy sector investor EIG has announced the launch of Grupo Cerro, a new renewable energy platform in Chile, which includes EIG-owned Cerro Dominador plants and the recently acquired ANPAC, the owner of a portfolio of 11 small and medium run-of-river hydroelectric power plants in the O’Higgins, El Maule, Bio Bio and La Araucania regions.

Kleinschmidt to work on Hood Canal Bridge fish passage project
01 July, 2022
Long Live the Kings (LLTK), a US-based non-profit salmon recovery organization, has selected Kleinschmidt Associates to provide engineering services as part of the Hood Canal Bridge Fish Passage Project.

Karot project starts commercial operation in Pakistan
01 July, 2022
The 720MW Karot hydropower project in Pakistan – the first hydropower tie-up developed by the China Three Gorges Corp under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – began commercial operation on Wednesday this week.

Costs updated for Lower Churchill project
28 June, 2022
The total forecasted project cost for the Lower Churchill Project is set to increase from C$13.11 billion to C$13.37 billion, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has confirmed, stating that it will not need any equity from the province and will cover the increase through internal funding sources.The company has also shared an update on the development of software required to complete the Labrador Island Link (LIL) portion of the project.

ORPC signs deal for hydrokinetic system in Chile
28 June, 2022
Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is to install its first river hydrokinetic power system in South America next year after signing a deal with the Municipality of Chile Chico in the Aysén region of Patagonia, with potential for further installations in the future.

Britain and Norway partner for African hydropower
27 June, 2022
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that British International Investment (BII) is to invest up to £160 million into a joint venture between Norfund and Scatec that will help develop Africa’s hydropower sector, with Norfund committing a further US$100 million.

OPEC Fund loans US$72 million to Mohmand Dam
27 June, 2022
The OPEC Fund for International Development is providing a US$ 72 million loan in support of the 800MW Mohmand Multipurpose Dam Project in Pakistan.

B.F. Sisk dam safety project breaks ground
17 June, 2022
The US Bureau of Reclamation has kicked off its 120th anniversary year this week at San Luis Reservoir with the groundbreaking of the B.F. Sisk Dam Safety Modification Project.

Stantec to study pumped storage potential in Canada
16 June, 2022
Stantec has announced it has been commissioned by WaterPower Canada to assess the potential for pumped storage hydropower across Canada.



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