New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at International Water Power Knight Piésold confirmed as Lead Designer for Kiewit on Klamath River Dam Removal by <br/> <br/> Knight Piésold has announced it is to act as lead designer for Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. (Kiewit) on the recently awarded dam removal design-build contract for the Klamath River Renewal Project. Fri, 24 May 2019 21:08:00 GMT GE gets DOE funds to study pumped storage benefits by <br/> <br/> A project team from GE Research and GE Energy Consulting, supported by GE Renewable Energy’s hydro teams, is to evaluate the long-term benefits and economics of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to provide flexibility, system stability and reliability services to the grid following the award of $1.25 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office. Fri, 24 May 2019 12:53:00 GMT Early breakthrough for TBM at Nepal project by <br/> <br/> A Robbins Double Shield tunnel boring machine (TBM) has broken through about one year ahead of the overall project schedule, and seven months ahead of the TBM tunnelling schedule, at the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP) in Nepal. Thu, 23 May 2019 14:44:00 GMT Grant approved to support private investment in Ethiopia’s hydro sector by <br/> <br/> The African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a grant to help spur investments in hydropower in Ethiopia. Thu, 23 May 2019 12:31:00 GMT 2019 CDA Awards – call for nominations by <br/> <br/> The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has released a call for nominations for awards to be presented at the annual CDA Awards Banquet in Calgary on 8 October. Thu, 23 May 2019 12:27:00 GMT Cannes Film Festival puts spotlight on Orkney’s marine energy work by <br/> <br/> A major documentary on climate change, featuring Orkney’s pioneering marine energy work, is set to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival tonight. Wed, 22 May 2019 09:32:00 GMT Small dam removal to start in South Carolina, US by <br/> <br/> Work will start today to remove a small dam one Columbia-area creek following a successful partnership project between the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), American Rivers, Congaree Riverkeeper and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). Tue, 21 May 2019 10:49:00 GMT Gravity Renewables buys New York hydro plant by <br/> <br/> Small hydropower owner and operator Gravity Renewables has acquired the 10.5MW Dahowa hydroelectric project lon the Batten Kill River in the town of Greenwich, Washington County, New York. Mon, 20 May 2019 09:51:00 GMT Fortum boosts plant by pairing hydro and batteries by <br/> <br/> Fortum has announced it has activated a large set of lithium ion batteries at the Forshuvud hydropower plant located near Borlänge and Dalälven in Dalarna, Sweden, marking the first time batteries have been used in the electricity grid to support hydropower and improve the regulation power. Mon, 20 May 2019 09:26:00 GMT Voith to replace turbines at Lake Byllesby Dam by <br/> <br/> Lake Byllesby Dam in Minnesota is set to see its annual energy production increase by 75% as Voith Hydro North America wins a contract to replace the facility’s 100-year-old turbines. Fri, 17 May 2019 12:15:00 GMT