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Pumped storage gets in on the act
08 November, 2013
Energy storage is becoming a big topic for debate in the US and is described as being a unique and valuable resource for the electric grid. As the introduction of a bipartisan energy storage bill seeks to smooth the path ahead for storage solutions, it also seems likely to brighten future prospects for pumped storage plants.
ARE and ESHA sign agreement to promote small hydro
29 October, 2013
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify knowledge-sharing and joint work towards promoting small hydro as a sustainable energy solution in rural areas of developing and emerging markets.
US President Obama signs hydropower bills into law
12 August, 2013
US President Barack Obama has signed into law two bills aimed at boosting development of the country’s hydropower resources.
US Senate unanimously approves legislation promoting hydropower expansion
05 August, 2013
The US Senate last week unanimously approved a pair of bills aimed at promoting hydropower development by streamlining the federal regulatory process for certain types of projects.
US Hydropower industry urges immediate action on bipartisan legislation
12 July, 2013
The time to enact hydropower regulatory improvement legislation is now, dozens of hydropower industry members and energy associations told Senate leaders this week.
Obama’s climate action plan includes hydro
27 June, 2013
US President Barack Obama this week released his Climate Action Plan featuring a proposal to accelerate permitting for clean energy projects, including the development of hydroelectric power at existing dams.
Bringing pumped storage to the table
18 March, 2013
Prompted by worldwide interest in pumped storage development, IWP&DC invited representatives from the sector to a roundtable discussion. We discover what role Alstom, MWH, the National Hydropower Association and Voith have been playing, and are set to play, in this burgeoning sector of the hydropower industry.
Murkowski re-introduces bill to improve hydropower regulatory process in the US
14 March, 2013
US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has re-introduced the Hydropower Improvement Act, continuing the recent flurry of bipartisan action to improve the regulatory process for hydropower projects in the US.
US hydro industry endorses McMorris Rodgers-DeGette bill
18 January, 2013
Bipartisan legislation to promote the development of hydropower resources and their economic and job creation benefits in the US re-introduced this week by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Diana DeGette has been endorsed by the National Hydropower Association.
Innovations in Chile
17 January, 2013
German firm Wasserkraft Volk has supplied and commissioned the complete electromechanical equipment for a 3.5MW hydro station in Chile.