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Klamath dam removal work commences
31 March, 2023
Initial steps for removing four of the Lower Klamath Hydropower Project's dams – the world’s largest salmon restoration project - have commenced, with crews having officially started conducting preliminary tasks such as upgrading bridges, constructing new roads to improve access to the dam sites, and developing the worksites.

Major overhaul begins at OPG’s R.H. Saunders hydroelectric project
31 March, 2023
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has launched a 16-year overhaul of the 1045MW R.H. Saunders Generating Station, the second-largest hydroelectric project in Ontario, Canada.

BHA urges UK Government to support hydropower and save billions
30 March, 2023
The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has called on the UK government to prioritize the accelerated delivery of proven, predictable, and quickly deployable hydropower technology. In the wake of the Government's plans for Powering Up Britain, the BHA urges policymakers not to overlook the hydropower industry, which has provided net zero electricity to communities and industries in the UK and globally for over a century.

Important conferences and meetings in the hydropower and dams industry in 2023
30 March, 2023
The hydropower industry is constantly evolving and advancing, and as such, conferences and meetings are essential for professionals and stakeholders to gather, network, and discuss the latest developments in the field. In 2023, there are several important conferences and meetings in the hydropower industry that professionals should be aware of.

Fugro supports SSE Renewables' Coire Glas pumped storage scheme with ground investigation contract
30 March, 2023
SSE Renewables has chosen Fugro to undertake ground investigation for its Coire Glas hydro pumped storage scheme located in the Great Glen in Scotland. Coire Glas has a potential capacity of up to 1500MW and is the first large-scale pumped storage scheme to be developed in the UK for more than 40 years.

Around $35 trillion investment needed by 2030 for global energy transition suggests IRENA report preview
29 March, 2023
According to a new report preview from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the world will need to invest $35 trillion in renewable energy infrastructure and technology – including hydropower - by 2030 to achieve a successful energy transition.

Report finds advanced manufacturing has key role in modernising hydropower industry
29 March, 2023
A new report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) suggests that advanced manufacturing and materials could be the key to modernizing the US hydropower industry.

EGP invests in satellite monitoring for hydropower plants
28 March, 2023
Enel Green Power (EGP) has announced it has successfully experimented with satellite positioning technology to monitor the infrastructure of hydropower plants and the mountainous areas where they are built.

Moving forward with low impact hydropower
27 March, 2023
In partnership with the Pittsburgh District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Rye Development is moving three low-impact hydropower projects toward construction. IWP&DC spoke with Paul Jacob, Rye Development’s CEO, to find out more about the projects, and discussed the company’s development and plans for the future

Orbital Marine Power plans new tidal energy project in Orkney
27 March, 2023
A new 30MW tidal energy project is set to be developed in Orkney Waters as Orbital Marine Power announced it has been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland in the Westray Firth.

Emergency repairs completed at Lake Brewster as part of extensive refurb process
27 March, 2023
WaterNSW has restored function to critical inlet infrastructure at Lake Brewster that was extensively damaged during major flooding in late 2022.

USBR refurbishes intake structure at Trinity hydro plant
24 March, 2023
Work is expected to be complete by the end of this month on a dam maintenance project at the Trinity reservoir in California, US, with the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is currently installing a refurbished penstock intake (bulkhead) structure at the project.

US hydropower industry set to benefit from $200 million funding boost
23 March, 2023
More than $200 million in funding has been announced by the Biden-Harris Administration, through the US Department of Energy (DOE), for the modernization and expansion of hydroelectric power throughout America and the advancement of new marine energy technologies.

World first as Sebzor project certified against Hydropower Sustainability Standard
22 March, 2023
The Sebzor hydropower project in Tajikistan has become the first project in the world to be certified against the Hydropower Sustainability Standard, the hydropower sector’s independent sustainability certification scheme which accredits hydropower projects that meet and exceed good practice in a wide range of sustainability topics.

Paradise Dam project moves forward
22 March, 2023
A project to restore Paradise Dam near Bundaberg in Australia is forging ahead, with enabling works to begin shortly, including work on the dam’s outlet valves.

Baime hydropower project set to be commissioned in Papua New Guinea
22 March, 2023
The 11.6GW Baime hydropower project in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea is scheduled for commissioning this month.

£100 million investment boost for Coire Glas pumped storage scheme in Scotland
21 March, 2023
The planned 150MW Coire Glas scheme in Scotland – billed as Britain’s biggest pumped storage scheme in 40 years – is to receive a £100 million investment boost from developer SSE.

NCC to remodel Hammarforsen hydropower plant for Statkraft
21 March, 2023
NCC has announced it has been commissioned by Statkraft to help improve dam safety at the Hammarforsen hydropower plant, including remodelling a spillway to increase discharge capacity.

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