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Hydropower embraces digitalisation
27 March, 2020
Digitalisation has become one of the buzz words to take on greater significance in recent years, but just how is the hydro industry embracing this revolutionary concept?

Major new initiative launched to showcase new hydro technologies
11 December, 2019
An €18million four-year project has been launched that will showcase new and innovative hydropower technologies and support the integration of variable renewables such as wind and solar into the power grid.

La Coche hydro plant inaugurated in France
15 October, 2019
EDF has announced that the La Coche power plant has been inaugurated in Savoie, France, with the facility increasing the total capacity of the La Coche pumped-storage hydro facility by 20%.

Eco WavePower and EDF form new JV for wave power pilot
14 August, 2019
Eco Wave Power has teamed up with EDF Renewables in Israel to create a new firm, EWP EDF One Ltd, to work on a 100KW pilot project, using the Eco Wave Power’s technology,

2019 IHA board election results announced
12 July, 2019
Eighteen hydropower sector leaders from around the world have been elected to the board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), it was announced today.

World Hydropower Congress 2019 opens in Paris next week
09 May, 2019
The 2019 World Hydropower Congress opens in Paris next week, drawing more than 700 delegates from over 70 countries to the French capital.

GE to supply turbines to Nachtigal, Cameroon
26 February, 2019
GE Renewable Energy (GE) is to provide seven 60MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon in an $87million contract awarded by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC).

Final agreements signed to build Nachtigal project, Cameroon
14 November, 2018
EDF, IFC and the Republic of Cameroon have signed final and binding agreements for the construction of the 420MW Nachtigal hydroelectric project in Cameroon.

The second phase
12 November, 2018
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II

EDF invests in GIBB Power
11 October, 2018
EDF has announced that it has agreed to invest in GIBB Power, a subsidiary company of GIBB Engineering and Architecture specialising in engineering in the energy sector, including hydropower.

Engineering studies complete for Hatta plant, Dubai
16 July, 2018
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the engineering studies for the 250MW hydroelectric power station in Hatta, which will use the water stored in the Hatta Dam.

HydroQuest and CMN set out plans to commission tidal turbine in spring 2019
07 June, 2018
French turbine manufacturer HydroQuest and its equity partner CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie) are to set up, commission, and connect the HydroQuest Ocean turbine generator to the grid at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat site in the spring of 2019.

EDF to install Eco-flow Turbinator
15 November, 2017
The Turbinator is a compact small hydro turbine with an integrated permanent magnetised generator. Following successful installations in Norway, CleanPower is now focusing on the market of European eco-flow releases. French energy company EDF has selected it for the upgrade of the eco-flow release on the Raviège dam in the Tarn region in South-West France, the installation is expected to start test production during the first half of 2018.

DEWA reports on Hatta engineering studies
26 October, 2017
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has provided an update on plans for a 250MW pumped storage project at Hatta dam, announcing that 14% of the engineering studies have been completed.

IHA Board election results announced
03 September, 2017
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the results of the 2017-2019 IHA Board elections.

Construction starts at Cherbourg tidal turbine plant
21 July, 2017
Construction officially started today on a tidal turbine plant in Cherbourg, representing a decisive step in the development of tidal energy in France and around the world according to the developers.

EDF wins contract for first pumped storage project in Arabian Gulf
14 June, 2017
France’s EDF has been awarded a AED 58 million consultancy contract by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the 250MW pumped storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam – the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf.

2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
15 May, 2017
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa, writes the International Hydropower Association.

Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
12 August, 2016
Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced the cancellation of licences for the 8000MW São Luiz do Tapajós dam project in the Amazon over concerns about environmental and social impacts.

Second turbine deployed to EDF’s tidal site
06 June, 2016
OpenHydro has successfully deployed its second turbine to EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array, ready for connection to the grid over the summer.



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