New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on www.waterpowermagazine.com http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/ en-us http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/ New News information at International Water Power http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Drones and divers play key roles in inspection of OPG’s hydro facilities http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdrones-and-divers-play-key-roles-in-inspection-of-opgs-hydro-facilities-8455205 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdrones-and-divers-play-key-roles-in-inspection-of-opgs-hydro-facilities-8455205 by <br/> <br/> Over the past few months, drones and divers from Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Inspection and Reactor Innovation (IRI) division have been deployed at numerous hydroelectric facilities to get a closer look at equipment, make repairs, and help ensure their continued smooth operation. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:01:00 GMT Hydro acquisitions for Downing as it agrees partnership deal http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-acquisitions-for-downing-as-it-agrees-partnership-deal-8453988 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-acquisitions-for-downing-as-it-agrees-partnership-deal-8453988 by <br/> <br/> Downing LLP is purchasing a portfolio of five operational hydropower plants in south Norway from Fossberg Kraft AS/Fossberg Kraft Produksjon AS (Fossberg), with Fossberg set to become Downing’s partner both for development of new power plants and operations and maintenance in Norway. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:42:00 GMT Hydro powers agrochemical product production http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-powers-agrochemical-product-production-8453731 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newshydro-powers-agrochemical-product-production-8453731 by <br/> <br/> More than 60% of Apatit mining and beneficiation plant’s output is to be produced using green electricity after PhosAgro signed a contract for the supply of 100MW of hydropower with TGC-1. Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:22:00 GMT Wudongde transmission system in operation ahead of schedule http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newswudongde-transmission-system-in-operation-ahead-of-schedule-8452332 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newswudongde-transmission-system-in-operation-ahead-of-schedule-8452332 by <br/> <br/> The multi-terminal ultra-high voltage (UHV) flexible direct current (DC) project which is transmitting power from the Wudongde hydropower station in Southwest China's Yunnan Province to Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guangdong Province was placed in operation on 27 December 2020, six months ahead of schedule. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:29:00 GMT Initiative aims to support sustainable hydropower in the Western Balkans http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsinitiative-aims-to-support-sustainable-hydropower-in-the-western-balkans-8452200 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsinitiative-aims-to-support-sustainable-hydropower-in-the-western-balkans-8452200 by <br/> <br/> A new initiative has been launched to support authorities, investors and developers to implement international good practices in hydropower development in the Western Balkans. Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:00:00 GMT Voith turbine to help boost performance of Deschutes Valley Water District http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsvoith-turbine-to-help-boost-performance-of-deschutes-valley-water-district-8450474 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsvoith-turbine-to-help-boost-performance-of-deschutes-valley-water-district-8450474 by <br/> <br/> Deschutes Valley Water District (DVWD) has nearly completed the installation of a new horizontal Francis turbine from Voith, with the unit expected to boost the facility’s performance while also reducing its utility costs. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:22:00 GMT ABB helps Axpo develop Switzerland’s first digital hydropower plant http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsabb-helps-axpo-develop-switzerlands-first-digital-hydropower-plant-8450011 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsabb-helps-axpo-develop-switzerlands-first-digital-hydropower-plant-8450011 by <br/> <br/> The motors at one of the Axpo’s hydropower plants in Switzerland have been converted into smart, wirelessly monitored devices thanks to ABB Ability™ Smart Sensors and ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring systems. Tue, 12 Jan 2021 13:28:00 GMT KIUC and AES to develop solar/hydro project http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newskiuc-and-aes-to-develop-solarhydro-project-8447104 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newskiuc-and-aes-to-develop-solarhydro-project-8447104 by <br/> <br/> Hawaii’s Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) is joining forces with The AES Corporation (AES) for the development, construction, and operation of the West Kaua'i Energy Project (WKEP) – a solar pumped storage hydro project. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:04:00 GMT Ashok Khosla named as chair of the hydropower sustainability council http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsashok-khosla-named-as-chair-of-the-hydropower-sustainability-council-8446884 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsashok-khosla-named-as-chair-of-the-hydropower-sustainability-council-8446884 by <br/> <br/> Sustainability pioneer Dr Ashok Khosla has been appointed as independent chair of the global council that governs sustainability guidance for hydropower, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced. Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:22:00 GMT Philippines DOE announces tender process for renewables, including 17 hydro plants http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsphilippines-doe-announces-tender-process-for-renewables-including-17-hydro-plants-8444756 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsphilippines-doe-announces-tender-process-for-renewables-including-17-hydro-plants-8444756 by <br/> <br/> The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE), through the Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB), has launched the 3rd Open and Competitive Selection Process (OCSP3) that will further accelerate the development of renewable energy in the country, including new hydropower projects. Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:24:00 GMT