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ARENA provides funds for Oven Mountain pumped storage study
06 April, 2020
A new study that will analyse the benefits that a planned pumped storage project would have on the development of the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in northern New South Wales is set to benefit from funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Fibre optic sensing for dam monitoring
06 April, 2020
Michael Mondanos & Sam Johansson from Silixa explain how distributed fibre optic sensing enhances dam safety by providing early alerts of potential problems

How is the hydropower industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?
06 April, 2020
IWP&DC takes a look at how the hydropower industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry. This article is being constantly updated as we get new information so please share your company’s updates with us and we will add them here

Axpo gets permit for solar plant at Muttsee dam
06 April, 2020
Swiss renewable energy generator Axpo has received approval from relevant authorities to build the first large-scale alpine solar plant in Switzerland at the Muttsee dam.

Shuakhevi project in Georgia commences commercial production
03 April, 2020
Commercial operations have begun at the 178MW Shuakhevi hydropower project in southwest Georgia, Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL) has announced.

Guiding seismic safety
03 April, 2020
Martin Wieland has celebrated 20 years as Chairman of the ICOLD Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design. Here he reflects on past achievements in this important area of work, and asks what can be expected in the future?

Revisiting the debate on large dams
03 April, 2020
Twenty years have passed since the World Commission on Dams issued its final report. Christopher Schulz from the University of Cambridge in the UK asks if the commission mattered and what have been its impacts and legacies?

Queen gets OK for hydro development at Balmoral Estate
03 April, 2020
A new 2MW hydroelectric scheme will soon be generating power on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland, as news reports suggest that planning permission has been given for the project, despite initial environmental objections.

Emerson completes acquisition of American Governor Company
02 April, 2020
Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, with the acquisition adding to Emerson’s technology capabilities and expertise in the renewables and power industry.

How rotomoulding changed safety and debris control forever
02 April, 2020
IWP&DC spoke with Paul Meeks of Worthington Waterway Barriers and discovered how log booms went from environmentally unfriendly pressure treated lumber that was heavy, costly and difficult to work with to lightweight, durable, highly visible and cost effective designs thanks to rotationally molded plastics

Signavio offers utility companies free access to Business Transformation Suite to aid COVID-19 response
02 April, 2020
Signavio, a provider of business transformation solutions, today announced that the Signavio Business Transformation Suite is available for free for 90 days to help affected businesses to rapidly roll out emergency plans and organize operations in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Baihetan dam achieves world’s first zero counterweight runner balancing says CTG
02 April, 2020
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the third hydraulic generator’s runner for the Baihetan Hydropower Station was successfully installed on March 21, becoming the world’s first zero counterweight giant runner.

Renewable Energy “on chain”
01 April, 2020
Blockchain specialist Unibright is working with an innovative German startup providing renewable energy by decentralised hydroelectric power plants

World Bank approves additional $700 million for the Dasu project, Pakistan
01 April, 2020
The World Bank has approved an additional $700 million in financing for the Dasu Hydropower Project in Pakistan, with the funds to be used for the transmission line that will complete the first 2160MW phase of the project on the Indus River. Plans for Stage II expansion will double the installed capacity to 4320MW, making Dasu the largest hydropower plant in the country.



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