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A first for hydropower
15 September, 2020
The world’s first shaft hydropower plant – born out of a concept developed...
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XFLEX HYDRO flexible technologies decision-tools under development 08 September, 2020 New tools to assist hydropower plant owners to make decisions about investing in technologies for enhanced operational flexibility are being developed by the XFLEX HYDRO project

Q&A with Steve Davy, Hydro Tasmania 03 September, 2020 With Evangelista Albertini recently named new CEO of Hydro Tasmania, IWP&DC spoke to outgoing CEO, Steve Davy, to ask questions about his experiences at Hydro Tasmania and what his...

Tina takes centre stage 25 August, 2020 The Solomon Islands is developing the largest hydropower project in the Pacific region. Communications Consultant, Sarina Laurence, introduces IWP&DC to the Tina River hydropower project

Digital rehearsal could be the new normal 06 August, 2020 The hydropower and dams industry, like all infrastructure sectors, has been compelled to rethink planning and construction methods as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This...

Combining the economics of hydropower with the flexibility of batteries 05 August, 2020 Will Mosley, Head of Business Development at Australian solar energy start-up RayGen, tells IWP&DC about how his company is harnessing the water used to cool its heavy-duty solar...

Hydro technology development 04 August, 2020 Analysis of recent innovation in hydropower technology development has been published. The findings highlight that although hydropower has achieved high levels of technological...

Lessons to be learned from Spencer Dam 24 July, 2020 The Spencer Dam Independent Investigation Panel has released its report on the Spencer Dam failure that occurred in the US during March 2019. Ignorance of ice runs and underestimating...

Leading by example 17 July, 2020 The World Bank, and a collaboration between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Centre on Small Hydro Power, have published case study reports...

Monitoring at Belo Monte 09 July, 2020 Voith’s monitoring system OnCare.Health Hydro has been successfully implemented at the Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil – the largest Voith Hydro monitoring system ever commissioned

The economic X-factor 29 June, 2020 If elected later this year, the Liberal National Party in Australia plans to build Queensland’s biggest-ever drought-busting infrastructure project. Deb Frecklington MP says that...

Coping with COVID-19 23 June, 2020 Worldwide we are all experiencing unsettling times with the emergence of COVID-19. This has had an unprecedented impact on our professional and personal lives. In an effort to bring...

Intelligent cavitation monitoring in hydropower 22 June, 2020 The global technology company Voith and the Icelandic energy group Landsvirkjun have embarked on a joint pilot project. Together, they are developing an innovative monitoring system...

The next generation of pumped storage 08 June, 2020 Jim Day, CEO of Daybreak Power in the US, gives an insight into his company’s plans for new pumped storage plants near the Hoover and Glen Canyon Dams. By 2030, Day says, the need...

O&M strategies for hydropower 03 June, 2020 The World Bank, in collaboration with the International Hydropower Association, has published a new handbook on operations and maintenance to help enhance the efficiency and...

Moving on up – India now world’s 5th largest hydropower producer 01 June, 2020 India has overtaken Japan as the fifth largest world hydropower producer with its total installed capacity now standing at over 50GW

Dam incident planning 26 May, 2020 A new guide by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US, intends to help community planners create a plan to respond to dam incidents that take place in, or affect,...

Hydropower and the impact of COVID-19 18 May, 2020 A recent webinar organised by Norwegian Energy Partners gave an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the hydropower industry. Carrieann Stocks provides an overview from the webinar...

Weathering the storm 13 May, 2020 Extreme weather events are challenging water managers across New South Wales in Australia. After prolonged drought and catastrophic bush fires, long awaited rainfall has led to...

The preferred alternative 05 May, 2020 The proposal to remove four dams on the Lower Snake River in the US has been rejected in the draft environmental impact statement for the Columbia River System. Agencies have been...


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