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Emrgy secures $18.4 million in Series A funding to expand operations and deploy distributed hydropower projects
21 April, 2023
Emrgy, a woman-led renewable energy technology and project developer, has secured $18.4 million in a Series A funding round led by Oval Park Capital, with Key investors including Fifth Wall, Blitzscaling Ventures, Overlay Capital, and Veriten. The funding will allow the clean energy startup to deploy distributed hydropower projects, open a new turbine assembly facility in Colorado, and expand its development, operations, and engineering teams.

Savannah Energy to help develop Bini a Warak hydroelectric project in Cameroon
21 April, 2023
British firm Savannah Energy has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Government of Cameroon for the development of the Bini a Warak Hydroelectric Project, a 75MW facility located in the northern Adamawa Region of Cameroon.

WAPDA chairman visits Diamer Basha dam project after fatal accident, calls for enhanced safety measures
21 April, 2023
Chairman of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd), visited the Diamer Basha Dam Project after a tragic incident that occurred on 7 April claimed the lives of three workers and injured 10 others.

AfDB, EU, and France invest in hydropower in Tanzania
20 April, 2023
The government of Tanzania, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the French Development Agency (AFD) have signed agreements for two development project loans worth $300 million to finance the construction of the Kakono Hydropower Plant in the Kagera region of Tanzania. The European Union (EU) has also granted €36 million for the project.

Ricoh develops lightweight micro-hydroelectric power generators with 3D printers
20 April, 2023
Japan’s Ricoh Company has announced the successful completion of a study on micro-hydroelectric power generation in sewage facilities utilizing 3D printers.

Downing LLP acquires Norwegian hydropower plant in £3m deal
19 April, 2023
Investment management company Downing LLP has announced the acquisition of Norwegian hydropower plant Kvævebekken Kraftverk for approximately £3m.

Vattenfall plans major investments for new hydropower in Sweden
19 April, 2023
Vattenfall has announced plans to construct new hydropower stations with a total capacity of 720MW in four locations across Sweden – the company’s first investment in new hydropower in the country in more than twelve years.

FirstLight Power to expand hydropower capacity following integration with H2O Power
11 April, 2023
FirstLight Power has announced that the completion of its integration with Canadian hydropower company, H2O Power, will enable the Massachusetts-based clean energy company to expand its hydropower capacity and diversify its clean energy portfolio.

SFD signs $240 million loan agreement to support Pakistan's Mohmand Multipurpose Dam Project
11 April, 2023
The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed a US$240 million loan agreement to support Pakistan's Mohmand Multipurpose Dam Project, which aims to improve the country's energy security and increase sustainable water supply for agriculture and human consumption.

Indian government releases guidelines to promote development of pump storage projects
11 April, 2023
In a bid to promote the development of pump storage projects across India, the government has released new guidelines aimed at encouraging investment in this important sector. The guidelines were unveiled by the Ministry of Power and will help to boost the country's energy storage capabilities.

Understanding the value of sediment
06 April, 2023
Sedimentation research is being carried out worldwide

Eco Wave Power enters historic wave energy deal with Israeli National Electric Company
06 April, 2023
Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered into Israel's first-ever wave energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Israeli National Electric Company (IEC).

USTDA awards grant to EGAT for pumped storage feasibility study in Thailand
06 April, 2023
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for a feasibility study to support the development of a grid-connected pumped storage hydropower plant at the Vajiralongkorn Dam in western Thailand.

AFRY and Latinoconsult wins contract on Paraguay's Acaray hydropower plant modernisation project
05 April, 2023
AFRY, in consortium with Latinoconsult S.A., has won the contract to plan and supervise the rehabilitation and modernisation of the 200MW Acaray hydropower plant in Paraguay.

Hydro4U partner BOKU conducts small-scale hydropower potential analysis and fish sampling campaign in Central Asia: recent updates unveiled
04 April, 2023
Hydro4U, a European Union-funded project that aims to develop and implement a sustainable hydropower education program, recently announced that their partner, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), has conducted a small-scale hydropower potential analysis and fish sampling campaign in Central Asia.

Serengeti Energy becomes majority owner of Rwaza hydropower plant
04 April, 2023
Serengeti Energy has acquired a majority stake in Rwaza 1, a 2.6MW run-of-river hydropower plant in Musanze, Rwanda, from Frontier Energy. Rwaza 1 was Serengeti Energy's first operational hydro plant, commissioned in September 2018. The project was developed in partnership with DC Hydropower Limited and Frontier Energy.

Wave energy can help decarbonize steel industry through hydrogen production, says new study
03 April, 2023
New research has suggested that wave energy could play a crucial role in decarbonizing the steel manufacturing industry.

Klamath dam removal work commences
31 March, 2023
Initial steps for removing four of the Lower Klamath Hydropower Project's dams – the world’s largest salmon restoration project - have commenced, with crews having officially started conducting preliminary tasks such as upgrading bridges, constructing new roads to improve access to the dam sites, and developing the worksites.

Major overhaul begins at OPG’s R.H. Saunders hydroelectric project
31 March, 2023
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has launched a 16-year overhaul of the 1045MW R.H. Saunders Generating Station, the second-largest hydroelectric project in Ontario, Canada.

BHA urges UK Government to support hydropower and save billions
30 March, 2023
The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has called on the UK government to prioritize the accelerated delivery of proven, predictable, and quickly deployable hydropower technology. In the wake of the Government's plans for Powering Up Britain, the BHA urges policymakers not to overlook the hydropower industry, which has provided net zero electricity to communities and industries in the UK and globally for over a century.

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