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Meridian Energy to buy Australian hydro plants
28 December, 2017
Meridian Energy could take over ownership of three hydropower station in Australia following a recent agreement with Trustpower Limited.

British Columbia invests in community-owned clean energy projects
28 December, 2017
The Province of British Columbai, Canada. is supporting local governments and First Nations investments in projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to more affordable and sustainable community infrastructure – including hydropower.

Snowy Hydro expansion is feasible says study
28 December, 2017
A feasibility study undertaken by Australian firm Snowy Hydro has confirmed that plans for the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible, with the company’s independent Board of Directors approving further work to be undertaken for the project to progress to a final investment decision in 2018.

EIB backs renewable investment in Greece, including hydro
20 December, 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €85 million loan that will support the refurbishment of existing small hydropower and wind projects, as well as the construction of new projects across Greece.

Voith completes upgrade at Scottish hydro plant
20 December, 2017
The Mucomir small hydropower plant in Scotland is now back on the grid, following the modernization of equipment at the plant, technology group Voith has announced.

Multiconsult approved as verifier of green bonds
19 December, 2017
Norwegian engineering consultancy firm Multiconsult has been approved as an independent verifier of green bonds under the Climate Bonds Standard.

Sterlite Power wins major project in Brazil auction
18 December, 2017
Sterlite Power has won the auction for a major transmission line in Brazil, a critical component for the evacuation of power from the Belo Monte hydropower complex. The 1800km transmission project represented one-third of the total auction value at US$800 million

Study suggests ways dam could boost fishery yields
18 December, 2017
A new study has suggested dam flow patterns could be harnessed to boost fishery yields - by up to nearly four-fold compared to un-dammed ecosystems, the American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced.

Mexican mining firm in deal to sell hydro output
14 December, 2017
Mexico based mining firm Compañía Minera Autlán, S.A.B. de C.V. (Autlán) has announced it has acquired full interest in subsidiary firm Compañía de Energía Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (CEM) from an existing partner, with CEM recently having signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to sell electricity produced at its Atexcaco Hydroelectric Plant to a third party,

Power Machines Fezer to equip Brazilian small hydro plant
14 December, 2017
Power Machines Fezer, Power Machines’ Brazilian affiliate, has won a contract from Recanto Energética SPE S/A for the delivery of principal hydraulic equipment for the Recanto small-scale hydraulic power plant.

Site C construction to continue
11 December, 2017
The government of British Columbia, Canada, will continue to complete construction of the controversial Site C hydroelectric project, it announced today, stating that the cost of the project would increase by $1.657 billion. It also announced details of a 'turnaround' plan for the scheme.

SME completes installation of PLAT-I system
11 December, 2017
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has completed the installation of its PLAT-I tidal energy system at Connel, near Oban in western Scotland, with the first phase of commissioning completed within 48 hours.

SEforALL and IHA partner on new hydropower preparation facility model
11 December, 2017
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is partnering with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) to explore options for a new model which would accelerate sustainable hydropower development worldwide.

Fortum takes stake in wave energy company Seabased
11 December, 2017
Fortum has acquired a minority stake in Swedish wave energy developer Seabased, the firm has announced.

Multiconsult helps advance hydro in Papua New Guinea
11 December, 2017
Multiconsult has announced it to assist PNG Power Ltd’s project management unit to supervise the refurbishment of two existing hydropower plants and oversee construction of a new project in Papua New Guinea.

Semcon works with Fortum on hydro refurb
07 December, 2017
Technology company Semcon is collaborating with energy corporation Fortum on the upcoming refurbishment of hydropower stations at Kallsjön.

Sierra Leone Govt ratify key documents for Bumbuna II project
07 December, 2017
The parliament of Sierra Leone has voted unanimously to ratify the project agreements for Bumbuna II hydropower project, a clear sign of the strong cross-party support for this project.

SMEC parent group buys Robert Bird Group
07 December, 2017
Surbana Jurong Group, parent company of engineering firm SMEC, has acquired Robert Bird Group (RBG), with the deal described as deepening SMEC’s urban development capabilities and extend its geographical resourcing and reach, particularly in south-east Asia, the Middle east and the UK.

Knowledge hub launched to aid sediment management
05 December, 2017
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new online resource for hydropower developers, researchers and operating companies seeking to improve sediment management in reservoirs.

Pöyry to work on Turkey’s Beyhan II Dam
04 December, 2017
Pöyry has been awarded the basic design engineering services assignment for the 320MW Beyhan II dam and hydroelectric power plant project in Turkey.

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