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Site C balance of plant electrical contract awarded
18 October, 2021
BC Hydro has awarded the $128 million Site C balance of plant contract...
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GE invests millions to attract young engineers
Friday, October 15, 2021 by GE has announced plans to invest $3.5 million (£2.5m) in a bid to increase the diversity of young people entering engineering in the UK.

Largest hydropower plant in Nepal enters operation
Thursday, October 14, 2021 by The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) has been placed into operation in Nepal, with its 456MW capacity making it the largest hydropower plant in the country.

TBM breakthrough achieved at Kemano T2 hydro project
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by A major construction milestone has been reached at Rio Tinto’s Kemano T2 hydropower project in British Columbia with the tunnel boring machine breaking through and completing its journey.

Hitachi ABB to lead Egypt-Saudi interconnector consortium
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced that it is to lead the consortium that has been awarded the contract, worth several hundred million US dollars, for the first ever large-scale...

CalWave commissions open-water wave energy pilot
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 by CalWave has announced it has successfully commissioned its CalWave x1™ off the coast of San Diego, marking the beginning of California’s first at-sea, long-duration wave energy...

Thyssengroup and SENS collaborate on underground pumped storage
Monday, October 11, 2021 by Sustainable Energy Solutions Sweden Holding AB (SENS) and Thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa are to work together to potentially develop an underground pumped storage project in South Africa.

Major upgrade project completed at Buchanan Dam
Monday, October 11, 2021 by The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has completed a $51 million, 12 year project to upgrade the floodgates at Buchanan Dam in Texas to maintain continued reliable and...

IHA awarded International Association of the Year
Friday, October 08, 2021 by The International Hydropower Association took home the award for International Association of the Year at the 2021 Association Excellence Awards.

TMLP extends hydropower contract
Friday, October 08, 2021 by Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) has extended its contract with FirstLight Power of Burlington, Massachusetts, ensuring supply of clean hydropower for an additional seven years...

Minesto awarded funds by the Swedish Energy Agency
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by Marine energy developer Minesto has been awarded s SEK 5.8 million grant from the Swedish Energy Agency to help facilitate the ongoing commercialisation of its Deep Green technology.

Germany commits €100 million to SEFA for renewable energy investments
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by The German government is to contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), with the funding set to unlock private sector...

Hydropower set to displace fossil fuel as CHPE selected by New York state
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers have been selected to partner with New York state to help achieve the clean energy transition, with the Champlain Hudson Power Express...

BC Hydro planning to decommission dam to allow fish passage
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by BC Hydro has announced it plans to decommission the Wilsey Dam and Shuswap Falls Powerhouse on the Shuswap River to allow salmon access to historical spawning habitat in the river.

RusHydro to build new small hydropower plants
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 by RusHydro has announced that it is to build three new small hydropower plants in the Northern Caucasus, following a competitive selection process.

Rare and endemic fish release for CTG at Wudongde
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has released 250,000 rare and endemic fish at the dam section of its Wudongde hydropower plant to Jinsha River on September 20, the 9th fish...

Natel Energy to power three dams in Louisiana, US
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by Natel Energy is to develop, finance and construct three non-powered dam sites along Louisiana’s Red River in partnership with Nelson Energy – with plans to install between 60 and 90...

World’s longest subsea electricity interconnector commissioned
Friday, October 01, 2021 by The UK and Norway are now able to share their hydropower and wind energy for the first time, as the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector begins commercial operations.

IoT solutions improve safety and operations at Japanese hydro plant
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 by FogHorn and Energia Communications are working together to help Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power, Co., Inc. to improve safety and operations at its hydroelectric facilities through the...

US hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook the US Energy Information Administration forecasts that electricity generation from US hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was...

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