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New center of competence for generator components opened by Voith Hydro
07 March, 2023
Voith Hydro has opened a new center of competence for generator components in Bosnia and Hercegovina to serve western markets, from North and Latin America to Europe and Africa.

EBRD funds hydro modernisation in the Kyrgyz Republic
06 March, 2023
A project to modernise the 7.6MW Lebedinovskaya hydropower plant – the largest of its kind in the Kyrgyz Republic – is to receive €13.8 million in funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Construction debt paid off for 14GW Itaipu hydroelectric project
06 March, 2023
Itaipu Binancional has paid the final instalment of construction debt for the 14GW Itaipu hydroelectric project, bringing it's almost 50-year financial commitment to build the bi-national hydroelectric project on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay to an end, Bnamericas has reported.

Reflecting on the FutureDAMS project
06 March, 2023
As its work drew to a close last year, members of the FutureDAMS research team reflected on the lessons they have learned about the water-energy-food-environment nexus since the project first swung into action in 2018.

$3.7 million for hydropower R&D project that will strength trust with river stakeholders
06 March, 2023
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $3.7 million for a project that aims to deepen relationships and trust between hydropower and river stakeholders to better incorporate community priorities in hydropower R&D activities.

Snowy Hydro provides update on Snowy 2.0 project
03 March, 2023
Snowy Hydro has confirmed that construction of Snowy 2.0 continues to make progress across multiple worksites, despite recent challenges at the site which saw the pause of tunnel boring machine (TBM) Florence following the discovery of a surface depression in the ground above the machine.

New fish pass for Flumenthal hydropower plant, Switzerland
03 March, 2023
Alpiq has announced it is investing 10.5 million Swiss francs in a completely new fish pass at the Flumenthal hydropower plant, to fulfil the current standards for fish migration in the River Aare.

Nepal set to become centre of excellence in sustainable hydropower with new partnership
03 March, 2023
Over 60 hydropower professionals in Nepal are benefiting from training on the Hydropower Sustainability Standard thanks to a new partnership between the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) Sustainability Team and the Nepal Hydropower Association.

The Gross Reservoir Expansion project
01 March, 2023
The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project in the US will almost triple reservoir storage capacity and improve water reliability for more than 1.5 million Denver residents. Michael F. Rogers, Vice President and Global Dams Practice Leader at Stantec, gives more details.

Andritz to rehabilitate equipment at Old Hickory hydropower plant, US
01 March, 2023
Andritz has been contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District to rehabilitate the turbines and generators at the 162MW Old Hickory hydroelectric power plant on the Cumberland River in Central Tennessee, US.

Statkraft and Elkem sign new agreement for hydropower supply
01 March, 2023
Statkraft is set to supply hydropower to Elkem’s plant in Bremanger, Norway, under a new long-term power agreement recently signed by the companies. The new contract covers a capacity of 20-40 MW for a duration of ten years.

Hydro and pumped storage units secure contracts in T-4 capacity auction
28 February, 2023
SSE Renewables has confirmed that hydroelectric and pumped storage units in Scotland have provisionally secured contracts for the delivery year, 2026/27, in the latest T-4 capacity auction in Great Britain.

Opportunities identified for hydropower production at Anson’s Paradox Lithium project
28 February, 2023
The installation of small-scale hydroelectric units could reduce carbon emissions, improve ESG credentials and reduce operating costs at Anson Resources Limited’s Paradox Lithium Project, a study has found.

Drones to inspect Blenheim-Gilboa pumped storage project as NYPA gets FAA waiver
27 February, 2023
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has been given the green light to conduct fully remote drone operations such as asset and vegetative management inspections at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in the US.

Indian Government releases draft guidelines for pumped storage plants
27 February, 2023
The Government of India has released draft guidelines to promote the development of pumped storage projects in the country, and are seeking comments from stakeholders by the end of this month.

Major milestone at Dasu hydropower project, Pakistan
22 February, 2023
A major milestone has been reached at the 4320MW Dasu hydropower project currently under construction in Pakistan, with river diversion successfully completed.

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