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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.

AEP completes Racine sale
04 January, 2022
American Electric Power (AEP) has completed the sale of the 48MW Racine hydroelectric facility in Racine, Ohio, to Eagle Creek Renewable Energy for an undisclosed price.

Minister updates progress at Cameroon’s Nachtigal project
04 January, 2022
Civil engineering works at the 420MW Nachtigal project are over halfway complete, Cameroon’s Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, updated during a recent site visit.

Vattenfall to deliver hydropower to Neste
22 December, 2021
Vattenfall is set to deliver hydropower from its Nordic plants to Neste in Finland from 1 January 2022 through to 2024. The total annual volume of the hydropower agreement is 800GWh of electricity purchased with Guarantees of Origin (GOs)*.

IHA release new guide on engaging with Indigenous Peoples
21 December, 2021
A new guide has been released which details how hydropower developers can protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Major overhaul of Grand Coulee hydroelectric units complete
21 December, 2021
The overhaul of hydroelectric power generating units 22, 23 and 24 inside the Nathaniel “Nat” Washington Power Plant at the 6809MW Grand Coulee Dam – the largest power generating complex in the US – have been successfully completed, the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration have announced.

FERC finalises hydropower safety regulations
20 December, 2021
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has announced it has finalised updates to its hydropower project safety regulations.

No time to waste
17 December, 2021
With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being described as a reality check, world leaders are being urged to face up to, and act now, on our changing climate. As part of its commitments, the hydropower industry has issued a new manifesto for change which outlines how sustainable hydropower investments can help achieve net zero emissions and limit climate change.

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