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Natel Energy to power three dams in Louisiana, US
05 October, 2021
Natel Energy is to develop, finance and construct three non-powered dam sites along Louisiana’s Red River in partnership with Nelson Energy – with plans to install between 60 and 90 of its Restoration Hydro Turbine's (RHT) to retrofit the three existing dams and add 80MW of renewable power to the grid

World’s longest subsea electricity interconnector commissioned
01 October, 2021
The UK and Norway are now able to share their hydropower and wind energy for the first time, as the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector begins commercial operations.

IoT solutions improve safety and operations at Japanese hydro plant
29 September, 2021
FogHorn and Energia Communications are working together to help Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power, Co., Inc. to improve safety and operations at its hydroelectric facilities through the use of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

US hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021
28 September, 2021
In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook the US Energy Information Administration forecasts that electricity generation from US hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was in 2020. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions have been affecting much of the western United States, especially California and states in the Pacific Northwest, which are home to the majority of the country’s hydropower capacity.

Data collection for condition assessment
28 September, 2021
WireScan technology provides dam owners with detailed data for critical condition assessment and Asset management

Unico Mechanical wins hydro rehab contract
28 September, 2021
The US Army Core of Engineers, Tulsa District, has selected Unico Mechanical Corp to rehabilitate two 180 Inch Butterfly Valves (BFVs) at the Tenkiller Dam Powerhouse in Gore, Oklahoma.

USBR awards contract for dam safety work at W.C. Austin Project
27 September, 2021
Odin Construction Solutions has won a US$9.66 million contract from the US Bureau of Reclamation to construct cement-bentonite cutoff walls through the foundations of Lugert and East Dikes, which form part of the W.C. Austin Project (Lake Altus-Lugert).

International leaders back landmark hydropower declaration
24 September, 2021
A bold new blueprint for sustainable hydropower is set to be launched today at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress with the support of governments, NGOs and international agencies.

Richard Taylor recipient of 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award
23 September, 2021
The 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower has been awarded to Richard Taylor, Director at RMT Renewables Ltd and former CEO of IHA.

Teesta-V wins 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
23 September, 2021
NHPC Limited’s Teesta-V hydropower project in India has been named the winner of the 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize for excellence in sustainable hydropower development.

Toshiba to supply hydro turbines for Kerinci Merangin plant, Indonesia
22 September, 2021
Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (THPC), a Chinese subsidiary of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, and Indonesian subsidiary PT. Toshiba Asia Pacific Indonesia (TAPI), are to manufacture four 105MW hydro turbines for the Kerinci Merangin hydroelectric plant in Sumatra Island, Indonesia

Hydro plants refinanced in Colombia
22 September, 2021
Holland & Knight has announced it advised Bancolombia S.A. as the lender in a refinancing of five hydroelectric power plants operated by Grupo LAREIF.

Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September, 2021
Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.

Baihetan hits 5 billion kWh electricity mark
21 September, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation’s (CTG) Baihetan hydropower station – the largest hydro project currently under construction – has hit the milestone of generating 5 billion kWh electricity.

Advances in hydropower tech can support renewable power system security
21 September, 2021
Innovative hydropower technologies can be a solution to growing demands for flexibility and reliability in renewable energy systems. Report by the International Hydropower Association

New hydropower coin issued by Swissmint
21 September, 2021
Swissmint has announced the release of a new 20-franc silver “hydropower” coin, honouring the promotion of renewable energies and the sustainable use of resources. The fine coin is the first coin in Switzerland with coloured details and fluorescent elements that start to glow in the dark.

Keppel and Electricite Du Laos in hydro import deal
20 September, 2021
Keppel Electric Pte Ltd (Keppel), a subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (KI), and Electricite Du Laos (EDL) are exploring collaboration opportunities in renewable energy, with the firms signing an agreement to import up to 100MW of renewable hydropower from Lao PDR to Singapore via Thailand and Malaysia using existing interconnectors under an import trial.

Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
17 September, 2021
The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to collaborate to achieve net zero, with the newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) today setting out a mutually strengthening vision of how their two sectors can contribute to tackling climate change.

SEFA grant will help modernise Africa’s hydro fleet
17 September, 2021
Africa’s aging hydropower fleet is set to benefit from a $1 million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
16 September, 2021
More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be on the cards unless urgent action is taken to scale up pumped storage, warns a government-led coalition.

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