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Three Gorges crosses 100b kWh power generation mark in 2021
17 January, 2022
The Three Gorges Power Station generated a total of 103.649 billion kWh electricity as of 12:00 a.m. December 31, 2021, crossing the 100 billion mark again, China Three Goroges Corporation has announced.

IronNet and NYPA expand partnership for cyber security
17 January, 2022
IronNet, Inc has announced it has expanded its partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), providing Collective Defense capabilities to NYPA and its key supply chain partners to strengthen the state’s ability to protect the grid through a unified cyber defense strategy.

Consortium granted leverage-funding for grid-scale energy storage concept
14 January, 2022
An international consortium led by Swedish grid-scale energy storage company Mine Storage has been granted funding to finalize the blueprint for what could be the world’s first underground mine storage facility.

Cyber experts highlight top 5 security risks
14 January, 2022
Nation-state attacks, ransomware and connected devices are among top security risks facing critical national infrastructure in 2022, say cyber experts Bridewell Consulting

Tractebel engaged in historic weir refurb
14 January, 2022
Experts from Tractebel Hydroprojekt are overseeing the renovation of a 90-year-old weir near Heilbronn in Germany.

Stantec awarded civil works contract by USACE
13 January, 2022
Stantec has been awarded a US $12 million task order contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) St. Louis District to provide architecture and engineering (A/E) design services for civil works projects.

Andritz to equip Nenggiri hydropower station, Malaysia
13 January, 2022
Andritz, as part of a consortium, has been contracted by TNBPG Hydro Nenggiri Sdn. Bhd to supply the complete electro- and hydro-mechanical equipment for the new Nenggiri Hydroelectric Project in Kelantan, the northeastern state of the Malay Peninsula.

GE to help refurb Long Lake hydro plant, US
13 January, 2022
GE Renewable Energy is to modernize four generator units at the Long Lake hydropower plant in Washington, US, under a service contract with Avista Utilities. Upon completion of the refurbishment project, the facility will have an installed capacity exceeding 100MW.

Dragon Class tidal plants could produce 3.5 GWh per year says Minesto
13 January, 2022
Marine energy developer Minesto has announced that, based on analysed production data and verified simulations, its utility-scale Dragon Class tidal energy power plants are each projected to produce 3.5 GWh of clean electricity per year at identified sites.

Luna develops new monitoring solution for tailings dams
12 January, 2022
A new health monitoring solution to help the mining industry monitor tailings dam structures has been announced by Luna Innovations.

Facing up to cyber security
11 January, 2022
Andrew Nix, Operational Cybersecurity Consultant at Schneider Electric, tells IWP&DC that water companies, including hydroelectric facilities, are facing growing cyber security threats, and offers advice on how facilities can ensure they are unattractive targets for attack

Karot generator ready for commissioning
11 January, 2022
The first generator at the Karot hydropower plant in Pakistan is ready for commissioning, paving the way for the project’s full operation this year.

Protection systems
10 January, 2022
Zuzana Janockova of Telegrafia explains how dam warning systems can help protect human lives

TBM breaks through at Chile’s Los Condores project
07 January, 2022
A major milestone has been reached at the 150MW Los Condores Hydroelectric Power Project in Chile, with a Robbins 4.6m diameter Crossover machine having bored a 3.3km long tunnel to achieve breakthrough.

ICE gains first certified climate bond
06 January, 2022
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has become the world’s first hydropower operator to obtain green bond certification using newly released criteria, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.

CTG starts construction of Tiantai pumped storage plant
05 January, 2022
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has begun construction of a new pumped storage project that will feature the world’s highest hydraulic head.

Rye starts development process for Lewis Ridge pumped storage project
05 January, 2022
US hydropower developer Rye Development has filed for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permit for the of the Lewis Ridge Closed Loop Pumped Hydropower Storage project in Bell County, Kentucky, marking the start of the development process for the project.

BC Hydro plans seismic upgrades for John Hart Dam
04 January, 2022
BC Hydro has announced it is moving forward with plans for major seismic upgrades at the John Hart dam in Campbell River, with an application submitted to the BC Utilities Commission for approval.

The pumped storage story continues
04 January, 2022
In its third report on pumped storage, the National Hydropower Association gives a comprehensive overview of the US industry.

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