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Stantec to study pumped storage potential in Canada
16 June, 2022
Stantec has announced it has been commissioned by WaterPower Canada to assess the potential for pumped storage hydropower across Canada.

New market mechanisms needed for pumped storage development, says Turnbull
07 April, 2022
A competitive market mechanism is needed to encourage developers to build new pumped storage, Malcolm Turnbull has said, highlighting the need for more Long Duration Electricity Storage (LDES) to meet the energy storage needs of rapidly changing power systems.

Groups propose improvements to licensing process in the US, restore autonomy for tribes
05 April, 2022
A package of proposals has been sent to the US Congress and the White House which call for amendments to the Federal Power Act to enhance cooperation, improve clarity, restore autonomy and self-determination for Tribal Nations, and suggest improvements to the hydropower licensing, relicensing and license surrender processes.

Construction starts at Gratkorn hydro plant, Austria
29 March, 2022
Construction has officially started at the 11MW Gratkorn hydropower plant on the river Mur, north of Graz, Styria, Austria, with the formal groundbreaking ceremony held on 25 March.

Cruachan plays host to former Australian PM
17 November, 2021
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – an international proponent for pumped storage hydropower - has visited Drax Group’s iconic ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station to see the critical role it plays in unlocking Scotland’s renewable power potential and learn more about the energy company’s plans for a major expansion.

New tool to assess cybersecurity risks at hydro plants
09 November, 2021
A new tool is being developed to allow hydropower operators to assess their risks and make informed investments for enhanced cybersecurity.

Funding available to assist hydropower certification
26 October, 2021
Hydropower projects that are seeking certification against the newly launched Hydropower Sustainability Standard can now apply for financing to support costs, the International Hydropower Association has announced.

Welsh renewables report overlooks hydropower and tidal energy says industry
03 August, 2021
A Welsh Affairs Committee report on the potential for renewable energy in Wales has overlooked the hydropower and tidal energy sectors, the British Hydropower Association has claimed.

New Bill introduced to incentivize hydropower upgrades
29 June, 2021
New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the US that will offer federal tax incentives to encourage safety, environmental, and grid resiliency upgrades for hydropower dams.

IHA sustainability assessment fund expands to more countries
15 February, 2021
Hydropower project developers and operators in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas have until May 2021 to apply for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund.

Welsh Government to meet with small scale hydro operators after grant scrapped
25 November, 2020
The Welsh Government is to meet with small-scale hydro operators this weekl after ministers were accused of abandoning the sector by scrapping a crucial business grant.

US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
19 October, 2020
A collaboration agreement has been signed between environmental groups and the US hydropower sector which recognises the need to tackle climate change with renewable energy while also preserving healthy rivers.

More women needed in Nepal’s hydropower sector says IFC report
22 September, 2020
A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has urged companies in Nepal to take action to boost women’s contribution in the hydropower sector.

New bill to promote hydropower development in the US
09 July, 2020
A bill introduced by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers could help speed up hydropower development in the US.

Applications open for women in hydropower mentoring scheme
29 June, 2020
A mentoring scheme for women in hydropower is now accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 year.

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
19 May, 2020
Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure policy in the Covid-19 recovery.

Deadline extended for $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
07 April, 2020
The deadline for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund announced in February has been extended to 1 June 2020. The decision comes as a response to the general disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

US Clean Energy Sector calls on congress for help during COVID-19 Pandemic
20 March, 2020
Organisations representing the clean energy sector in the US have teamed up to deliver a letter to the US House and Senate leadership calling for the prompt repair and extension of critically important tax incentives to help renewable and clean grid industries surmount the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IHA launches $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
21 February, 2020
A new sustainability fund has been launched to aid hydropower project developers and operators in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to benchmark and raise their social and environmental performance, with the first call for proposals having an April 2020 application deadline.

Voith hosts multi-day hydro training workshop
30 January, 2020
Voith Hydro North America recently hosted the Voith Hydro Training Workshop, an instructional event for hydropower owners and operators, featuring National Hydropower Association President and CEO Malcolm Woolf as keynote speaker.



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