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Hydro-Québec awards contract for turbine, generator replacement at Rapide-Blanc
Hydro-Québec has awarded Voith a major contract for the update of an 80 year-old power station in Québec, Canada.
Dominion Energy narrows site option for pumped storage plant
Dominion Energy Virginia has announced it has narrowed its search for a site for a proposed pumped storage project to Tazewell County.
Dewana dam in Kurdistan expected to be complete by end of the year
Construction work on the Dewana dam in the province of Sulaimani, Kurdistan, is expected to complete by November 2019, Kurdistan 24 has reported.
Voith to supply small hydro plant in Burundi
Voith has announced it is to design, manufacture and supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the small hydropower plant Kabu 16 in Burundi, while also supervising...
New hydro construction gets OK in Iceland
Preliminary construction could soon start on a new hydropower plant in Iceland after approval was granted for a construction permit.
Further project approvals for Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
Genex Power Limited has announced it has received Generator Performance Standards (GPS) approval from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for the Kidston Pumped Storage...
Statkraft to start Los Lagos build, Chile
Statkraft has announced that construction of the 52MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile is expected to commence in August, with completion scheduled for the second half of 2022.
New Zealand govt opens consultation on safety regulations for large dams
New Zealand is considering creating safety regulations for large dams in the country, with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announcing that it has...
ABB contracted by China’s State Grid to supply equipment for UHVDC link
ABB has won a large order to supply converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for an 800kV, ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link, owned by the State...
DBSA commits US$4.9 million for Bumbuna II project, Sierra Leone
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has committed US$4.9 million to finance the remaining project development activities at Joule Africa’s 143MW Bumbuna II hydropower...
Multiconsult to assess effects of Mpatamanga, Malawi
Multiconsult is to carry out the technical, environmental, social due diligence and additional studies for the proposed Mpatamanga hydropower plant, located on the Shire River in...
USBR planning rehab work at American Falls Dam
American Falls Dam, a 94ft-high composite concrete and earth gravity-type dam on the Snake River in Power County, near the town of American Falls, Idaho, will undergo maintenance...
Inuit Corporation and IPP partner for small hydro project in Canada
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, the Pituvik Landholding Corporation and Hydro-Québec have jointly announced the construction of a 7.5MW run-of-river hydroelectric generating station on...
Funds approved for hydro schemes in AIIB’s first investment in Nepal
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved funding totaling almost US$92 million for hydropower projects and power distribution system upgrades in Nepal – the...
Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program still open for applicants
The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program – which will match mentors with protégés from across the hydropower sector in the US – is accepting applications up to 1 August 2018.
J-Power invests in Genex Power to help fund Kidston pumped storage project
Genex Power Limited has signed a A$25 million Share Subscription Agreement with Electric Power Development Co Ltd trading as J-Power, with the investment to be used towards...
UK small hydro scheme excels with highest ever output
A hydroelectric scheme in Settle, Yorkshire, which launched in 2009 has recorded its best monthly output this spring - generating 13,747kWhrs during March.
GE upgrades Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation
GE’s Grid Solutions business has announced it has performed key upgrades on three 765 kV Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) banks at Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation.
Local governments signal approval for SNAP’s Alimit hydropower complex
SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) – a joint venture of SN Power of Norway and AboitizPower – has signed a framework agreement with the Municipal Government of Lamut in the Philippines for...