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Groundbreaking for project to improve cutthroat trout passage at Derby Dam
16 September, 2019
Construction of the largest horizontal fish screen in the US has...
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Nam Ngiep 1 starts commercial operation
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Commercial operations have begun at the 290MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc has announced.

Second unit launched at 3600MW Rogun project, Tajikistan
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by Two units are now in operation at the Rogun hydroelectric project in Tajikstan, following the official launch of Unit 2 today.

Funds announced for US dam repairs
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by Dams in West Virginia, US, classified as “high hazard potential” are receiving federal funding assistance it has been announced.

Tidal array to power Aldernay following landmark agreement
Saturday, September 07, 2019 by SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited, via its joint venture Normandie Hydroliennes, has signed a heads of terms with Alderney Electricity Limited (AEL) to supply the island of Alderney in...

Dam raise project in Queensland gets OK to move to next stage
Friday, September 06, 2019 by The Queensland Government has given the green light for a proposal to raise Burdekin Falls Dam wall to progress to the next stage.

Drones to help inspect Brazilian dams
Friday, September 06, 2019 by 3 Dynamics has partnered with Curitiba-based EPH Engineering in Brazil, a firm that specializes in hydropower design, dam inspections and safety plans, to launch a turnkey dam...

EMEC and Enel Green Power to collaborate on marine energy
Thursday, September 05, 2019 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Enel Green Power SpA (EGP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to encourage knowledge sharing in marine energy...

720MW Mangdechhu project inaugurated in Bhutan
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 by The 4x180MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric project has been officially inaugurated in Bhutan in a ceremony attended by the Indian Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and Bhutan’s Prime...

Hydro Tasmania investigating pumped storage opportunities
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Hydro Tasmania has announced it is accelerating detailed investigation of three key opportunities for pumped hydro development in the Australian state as part of the Battery of the...

Verbund gets OK for Jettenbach-Töging refurbishment
Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Verbund Innkraftwerke has been given the OK by authorities to begin a project to renovate and increase efficiency at the Jettenbach-Töging power plant in the Mühldorf district in...

Industry players support professorship in digitalisation
Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Aker Solutions, Multiconsult and Digitread have entered into an agreement with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to support a professorship in digitalization,...

Hydro plant groundbreaking moves Notre Dame closer to sustainability goals
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The University of Notre Dame and South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts broke ground last week on a 2.5MW hydroelectric generation facility on the dam in the St. Joseph River in downtown...

SMEC wins dam, water contracts in Pakistan
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by In partnership with its subsidiary Engineering General Consultants (EGC), SMEC has recently been awarded projects to enhance key water infrastructure in Pakistan, including a...

Finland’s Salhami project refurbished
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Salahmi hydroelectric project in Finland has been successfully refurbished, with a double-regulated Mavel Z Kaplan turbine having been commissioned in the spring. System...

Works start at Qairokkum hydro plant, Tajikistan
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Work has officially started on the rehabilitation of the Qairokkum hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a project that will see the plant’s capacity increase from 126MW to 174MW.

WAPDA reports highest-ever hydro generation
Friday, August 16, 2019 by The hydroelectric power stations owned and operated by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) generated the highest-ever electricity during the peak hours at the...

Power Machines completes equipment production for Unit 3 at Rybinskaya project
Friday, August 16, 2019 by Power Machines has produced the hydraulic turbine impeller for unit No. 3 of the Rybinskaya hydropower plant in Russia, with delivery of the impeller scheduled for this month.

Björn Rosengren named ABB’s new CEO
Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Björn Rosengren, as Chief Executive Officer. He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1,...

ARENA offering funding for pumped storage
Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that up to $40 million in funding is available for the development of the first pumped storage project in South Australia.

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