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Norway proposing tax increase on hydropower
29 September, 2022
The Norwegian Government is proposing to increase the effective resource rent tax rate on hydropower from 37% to 45%, with effect from the 2022 fiscal year, stating that the proposals will increase tax revenues by approximately NOK 11 billion annually

Queensland plans world’s biggest pumped storage plant as part of clean energy plan
28 September, 2022
Queensland in Australia could be home to the world’s largest pumped storage scheme under plans unveiled by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Hydro provides reliable electricity even during historic droughts says new study
27 September, 2022
A new study funded by the US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has found that hydropower has continued to provide reliable electricity even during times of historic droughts.

Efforts underway to complete Dasu hydro project diversion system by April 2023
26 September, 2022
Concerted efforts are being made to complete the diversion system of the 4320MW Dasu Hydropower Project in Pakistan by April 2023 following recent floods in the area, with completion needed to allow construction work to start on main dam.

Final environmental assessment released for Kachess Safety of Dams modification project
26 September, 2022
The US Bureau of Reclamation has released the final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for the Kachess Dam safety project.

Final unit on Baihetan's left bank operational
23 September, 2022
The final power generation unit on the left bank of China's Baihetan hydropower station went into operation on September 22, developer China Three Gorges Corporation shared on its twitter page.

Construction starts on Toddbrook reservoir restoration project
23 September, 2022
Major construction work has now started to restore Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, after the project’s 1970s-built spillway was damaged following torrential rain in summer 2019. The work is likely to cost around £15 million and take around two years to complete, with the reservoir due to reopen in late 2024.

SensorLogic's SNOdar sensors to aid hydropower optimization in Norway
22 September, 2022
Where2O, a Norwegian IoT company and part of the Telenor group, is to deploy SNOdar sensors from US-based SensorLogic Inc to provide critical water availability data to allow hydropower plants to optimize power production.

Pini Group acquires Geodata
22 September, 2022
Swiss-born engineering company Pini Group has acquired Geodata, an Italian geoengineering company involved in underground and hydro-related works design.

First commercial-scale UMACK anchor installed
22 September, 2022
CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko have successfully installed the first commercial-scale UMACK anchor to support the HiWave-5 demonstration project.

Sweco to study feasibility of floating solar at Ugandan dams
20 September, 2022
Sweco is to carry out a feasibility study for floating solar technology at hydroelectric dams in Uganda, as well as detailed design of a pilot plant, for the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL). The project is proposed to help diversify Uganda’s energy mix that currently mainly comprises hydroelectric power.

D-Sediment team named winner of Guardians of the Reservoir Prize Competition
16 September, 2022
The US Bureau of Reclamation has selected D-Sediment team as the winner of the Guardians of the Reservoir prize competition for its design solution to remove sediment deposits in reservoirs.

Share your sustainable hydropower stories on Global Hydropower Day
16 September, 2022
The International Hydropower Association is encouraging people to share how sustainable hydropower has benefitted them or their community, with the association set to spotlight sustainable hydropower stories on Global Hydropower Day

Notre Dame University dedicates new hydro facility
14 September, 2022
A new 2.5MW hydropower facility is generating electricity for the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US, with the project officially dedicated this week.

US DOE provides $13.5 million for record number of hydroelectric facilities
14 September, 2022
The US.Department of Energy (DOE) has distributed $13.5 million in incentive payments to 55 hydroelectric facilities through the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program – marking a record number of recipients, 18 of which were new applicants.

Alpiq to reinforce the Aare Canal
13 September, 2022
Alpiq Hydro Aare AG is to start reinforcing several sections of the embankments of the over 100-year-old Aare Canal in Niederamt in the canton of Solothurn this year, to meet stricter seismic stability standards.

Beat Imboden appointed as new director of Grande Dixence SA
13 September, 2022
Grande Dixence SA has appointed Beat Imboden as new director of the company. From 1 August 2023, the 57-year-old engineer will succeed Amédée Kronig, who is retiring after 11 years at the head of the company.

Could hydro power the Houses of Parliament?
13 September, 2022
Hydropower could play a role in providing electricity to the Houses of Parliament in London, UK under plans suggested by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle

Gigerwald dam renovation work postponed to ensure more winter power
12 September, 2022
Axpo has announced that the extensive renovation work at the Gigerwald dam in the Taminatal in St. Gallen's canton, Switzerland, is to be postponed for two years, due to to the imminent power shortage expected in the upcoming winter.

Nant de Drance officially inaugurated
09 September, 2022
The 900MW Nant de Drance pumped storage project in Switzerland is officially inaugurated today, marking the end of a 14-year construction project involving hundreds of labourers, skilled workers and engineers from all over Europe working in a challenging alpine and underground environment.

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