News

Stay up to date with the latest industry updates from the global international water power industry.

Latest Update

Cooperation deal will bring benefits of digitalization to the hydropower industry
17 May, 2021
Voith Hydro has announced it is entering a pilot phase of cooperation...
> read more

Sirens help ensure dam safety for Hidroelectrica
Monday, May 17, 2021 by The existing warning system at dams operated by Romanian energy supplier Hidroelectrica has been expanded by HÖRMANN Warnsysteme and local partner QBS Quality Business Solutions, with...

Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers propose renewables solution for New York
Friday, May 14, 2021 by Hydro-Québec has partnered with Transmission Developers Inc. to develop the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), which would link Hydro-Québec's existing hydropower facilities as...

Civil works contract awarded for Tarbela 5th Extension
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 by Power Construction Corporation of China Limited (PCCCL) has been awarded a US$354.6 million contract by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for civil works of...

A world’s first for EMEC and Verdant Power
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has completed the world’s first marine energy Renewable Energy Test Report (RETR) for Verdant Power’s New York tidal power array at the...

Fortum set to lead Uniper’s hydro assets
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Fortum and Uniper have finalised the first planning phase in its ‘One Team’ approach, with Fortum set to lead the operations of both companies’ Nordic hydro assets at the start of 2022.

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXI, Issue 3
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXI, Issue 3) has been published.

Additional investment announced for Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project, Canada
Monday, May 10, 2021 by Additional investment of around $3 million has been approved to support the potential development of a hydroelectric and fibre-optic link that would connect communities in the...

Chelan PUD and GE team up for Rock Island rebuild
Friday, May 07, 2021 by Chelan PUD and GE Renewable Energy have reached an agreement that will see the eight 42-year-old turbines at Rock Island Powerhouse II rebuilt one by one starting in 2022, at an...

Refurbishment of existing hydropower a key topic at IRENA meeting
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 by Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and private sector representatives are set to join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around...

Granite wins dam construction contract in Texas, US
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by Granite Construction has won a $160 million contract from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District for work on the Leon Hurse Dam project in Ladonia, Texas.

Industry welcomes EU recognition of sustainable hydropower
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by The European Commission has made changes to proposed investment criteria for hydropower as part of a new regulatory regime for sustainable finance, with the move welcomed by industry...

Voith Hydro contracted for work on Idaho water project
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Voith Hydro is to design, manufacture, and install 720MW of ternary pumped storage equipment for the Cat Creek Energy and Water (CCEW) Project planned near Mountain Home, Idaho on...

Andritz to equip Kidston pumped storage plant
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Andritz has received an order from EPC contractors McConnell Dowell and John Holland to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston pumped storage plant...

Energy storage tech tested for small hydropower generation
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have carried out tests to see how a US city’s hydropower plants can be made more stable and...

New guide to digital twins calls for industry to avoid mistakes that beset BIM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by A new guide to digital twins in construction and infrastructure has been developed to show the industry how to make the most of the technology while avoiding the pitfalls that...

Construction commences on Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by Genex Power Limited has given the go ahead for construction to proceed on two key contracts for the 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project (K2 Hydro).

Bolina trials new boom to protect critical infrastructure
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Bolina, an Ecocoast company, has announced it is launching a new debris boom to protect critical infrastructure, including hydraulic structures.

Key milestone for Changlongshan pumped storage station, China
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by China Three Gorges Corporation has announced it has successfully completed 24-hour testing of the first 500kV main power transformer at the Changlongshan pumped storage power...

DOE kicks off 100-day plan to address cybersecurity risk to electricity operations
Monday, April 26, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an initiative to enhance the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems (ICS) and secure the energy sector...

News Archive



Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.
cachename:Newscachekey:rd-1665407042_1857678299_rd-488908060_1460672566_rd-125224354_371857150_ap1460672566_1857678299_-1913671966