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Statkraft starts commercial operation of floating solar plant in Albania
09 March, 2023
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EDF-Andorra agreement could see additional hydro development
Friday, February 03, 2023 by EDF and the Andorran Government are set to work together to renovate and maintain hydropower projects and review plans for the development of an additional hydroelectric power station...

EVOLVE Project identifies 70GW of viable ocean energy
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by There is 70GW of viable ocean energy waiting to be developed in Great Britain, Ireland and Portugal, according to the results from the pan-European EVOLVE project involving...

EMEC streamlines wave energy consenting at Billia Croo
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been awarded a site-wide section 36 consent at its grid-connected Billia Croo wave test site off the west coast of Orkney, Scotland,...

RWE completes megabattery that will link to hydropower sites in Germany
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 by RWE has completed installation of Germany’s first megabattery, with 420 blocks of lithium-ion batteries with a total installed capacity of 117MW installed at RWE power plant sites...

Calls for UK to increase tidal and marine energy generation
Thursday, January 05, 2023 by A recent report produced by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has suggested that ‘Tidal energy projects should be a vital component of the [UK] Government’s strategies...

Yusufeli dam project inaugurated in Turkey
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 by The 558MW Yusufeli Dam project in Turkey’s northern Artvin province was officially inaugurated yesterday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Norway proposing tax increase on hydropower
Thursday, September 29, 2022 by The Norwegian Government is proposing to increase the effective resource rent tax rate on hydropower from 37% to 45%, with effect from the 2022 fiscal year, stating that the...

Could hydro power the Houses of Parliament?
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by Hydropower could play a role in providing electricity to the Houses of Parliament in London, UK under plans suggested by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle

Kabelschlepp France installs 120m cable carrier at hydropower plant
Wednesday, September 07, 2022 by Kabelschlepp France has announced that, with the aid of an international team, it implemented a cable carrier system for the safety value at Châteauneuf du Rhône hydroelectric plant,...

In-river works completed for Bowston Weir removal in the UK
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by In-river works for the removal of the 3m high weir at Bowston in Cumbria have now been completed, South Cumbria Rivers Trust has announced.

Tâmega complex inaugurated in Portugal
Monday, July 18, 2022 by The Tâmega hydroelectric complex in Portugal - one of the largest energy storage facilities in Europe – has been officially inaugurated, the Corner has reported.

EDP inaugurates floating solar plant at Alqueva Dam
Friday, July 15, 2022 by EDP today inaugurates the new floating solar photovoltaic power plant at the Alqueva dam reservoir in Portugal – the largest floating solar plant in Europe on a reservoir.

Reports says 2021 was record breaking year for dam removal in Europe
Monday, May 16, 2022 by At least 239 barriers were removed from rivers in 2021 by practitioners from 17 European countries, making it a record-breaking year for dam removal on the continent, a new report says.

Eiffage launches new hydro construction in France
Monday, March 14, 2022 by France’s Eiffage has announced it is expanding its hydropower portfolio by building a new micro hydropower plant in Terrasson-Lavilledieu,

Axpo to supply hydro to Nestlé, starts up new small hydro plant
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Swiss renewable energy firm Axpo is to supply hydropower from its Mauvoisin plant to Nestlé Switzerland over the next five years after signing a new power purchase agreement (PPA)....

Swiss Govt consults on plans to speed up hydro approval
Monday, February 07, 2022 by The approval process for hydropower projects in Switzerland could be simplified and streamlined under plans put forward by the country’s government.

First unit connected at Gouvães plant, Portugal
Monday, January 31, 2022 by Iberdrola, in collaboration with the Portuguese administration, has synchronised the first 220MW turbine at the Gouvães hydroelectric power plant – part of the Tâmega giga battery...

vgbe publishes note on EU taxonomy and hydropower
Friday, January 28, 2022 by vgbe energy has announced the publication of an Interpretation Note on Hydropower & the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act (C/2021/4987 final) as a step within the dialogue process...

Portugal auctions rights for solar projects at hydro plants
Monday, December 06, 2021 by An auction has been launched for the right to install floating solar parks on the reservoirs on seven dams in Portugal, Reuters has reported.

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