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The legacy of large dams
02 July, 2021
The role of large dam development and the interplay between water supply and water demand has been examined in a recent paper focusing on the US.

More data sharing needed says Mekong River Commission
02 July, 2021
A wider exchange of data and information is needed to help improve water resource management in the Lower Mekong Basin, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat has urged in a recent bulletin.

MPs gather evidence on renewables during EMEC visit
01 July, 2021
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, hosted members of the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee on Monday, with the MPS tasked with gathering further evidence on renewable energy in Scotland in order to make recommendations to UK Government this summer ahead of November’s COP26 UN Climate Conference in Glasgow.

All units operational at Namkong 1 hydropower project, Laos
01 July, 2021
After a three-day trial, the second unit of the 160MW Namkong 1 hydropower project, built by China Three Gorges Corporation, began generating electricity on June 29, meaning all units are in operation at project.

Investment push needed for hydro to play crucial role in clean energy transition, says IEA report
30 June, 2021
Hydropower growth across the world is set to slow significantly over the next few years, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, meaning countries are at risk of not meeting net-zero emissions targets. To help combat this, a sweeping policy and investment push are needed to allow hydropower to support a faster expansion of solar and wind.

New system produces energy from municipal water pipeline in Washington, US
29 June, 2021
InPipe Energy and Skagit Public Utility District have completed the East Division Street Energy Recovery Project at Skagit PUD’s East Division Street booster pump station in Mount Vernon – making the PUD one of the first water agencies to install a new technology that converts excess water pressure into electricity, reducing operational costs and helping to combat climate change

New Bill introduced to incentivize hydropower upgrades
29 June, 2021
New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the US that will offer federal tax incentives to encourage safety, environmental, and grid resiliency upgrades for hydropower dams.

Drax starts planning process to expand Cruachan project
28 June, 2021
The Cruachan pumped storage plant in Scotland could see it capacity more than doubled as owner Drax Group seeks planning permission to expand the iconic project, often referred to as Hollow Mountain.

First GW hydraulic generator begins power generation trial at Baihetan, China
25 June, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the No.14 power unit on the right bank of its Baihetan hydropower station was successfully connected to the power grid on June 21, becoming the world's first GW-level hydraulic generator to undergo a power generation trial as the project races towards its official operation.

LineVision's V3 system installed in California
25 June, 2021
LineVision has announced that its LiDAR-powered V3 monitoring system will be installed across power lines in the greater Sacramento region for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), with the pilot project focusing primarily on power lines originating from the Upper American River Project hydropower stations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe.

Virgin Money supports Scottish hydro acquisitions
23 June, 2021
Virgin Money has approved an £8m long-term loan to support Scottish Hydro Investment Limited (SHIL) in acquiring two operational hydro schemes from Guinness Asset Management.

New era for green investment
23 June, 2021
The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products across all markets.

META supports SELKIE tool testing in real sea experience
22 June, 2021
Wales’ Marine Energy Test Area (META) has welcomed the first deployment in its pre-consented test sites in Milford Haven – with the new C-ADCP tool developed by Swansea University under the SELKIE project experiencing real seal conditions.

Rezatec’s Geospatial AI monitoring expanded to Chichester Dam
22 June, 2021
Australian state-owned corporation Hunter Water is working alongside partner Detection Services to expand Rezatec’s Dam Monitoring service across Chichester Dam in New South Wales, with the service already in use at the corporation’s Grahamstown Dam.

Dams are vital to meet power and water challenges says Pakistan PM
22 June, 2021
The construction of new dams and reservoirs is vital to meet the impending challenges of water shortage and power generation in Pakistan, the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.

Mott MacDonald, GHD to work on Kidston pumped storage project
21 June, 2021
Mott MacDonald and GHD will deliver engineering services for the design of the Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project, for the McConnell Dowell, John Holland Group joint venture.

Quidnet Energy and ERA team up for energy storage resource
18 June, 2021
Quidnet Energy and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), with funding from the Government of Alberta, have launched an ambitious project to develop an ultra-low-cost, multi-gigawatt geologic energy storage resource in Alberta, utilizing Quidnet’s modular pumped hydro storage technology.

Major step towards Klamath river dam removal as FERC approves license transfer
18 June, 2021
Plans for the largest dam removal and river recovery project in US history took a major step forward yesterday when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the transfer of the Lower Klamath Project License from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) and the States of Oregon and California.

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