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Fortum boosts plant by pairing hydro and batteries
Fortum has announced it has activated a large set of lithium ion batteries at the Forshuvud hydropower plant located near Borlänge and Dalälven in Dalarna, Sweden, marking the first...
New test centre aims to bring tidal technology on stream at high speed
A £2.4 million engineering research facility being built by the University of Edinburgh and commercial partner Babcock International at Rosyth in Fife, Scotland, will seek to speed...
New forum aims to give voice to European hydropower community
A new three-year long EU funded project has recently begun – coordinated by the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) – which aims to gather input from the European...
Schottel merges tidal business into SME
Following the successful collaboration between Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), Schottel Hydro and Black Rock Tidal Power to develop and demonstrate the PLAT-I floating tidal...
Fatality confirmed in Croatian hydro plant fire
One worker has been confirmed dead with another two missing following a fire at a hydroelectric power plant in Plat, near Dubrovnik in Croatia.
EERA in extensive hydropower research cooperation
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) – Europe’s largest energy research community – is to establish a Joint Programme on hydropower, the Norwegian Research Centre for...
Scoping report submitted for marine energy test site in Welsh waters
Marine Energy Wales has submitted an environmental scoping report to Natural Resources Wales and relevant stakeholders, asking for their scoping opinion for the development of the...
JV established for Europe’s largest planned tidal project
Europe’s largest planned tidal power project is targeted to commence construction in 2021, after SIMEC Atlantis Energy signed a joint venture agreement with Development Agency...
Minesto achieves first generation with commercial-scale marine energy unit
Minesto has achieved initial electricity generation with its first commercial-scale marine energy kite during the commissioning program of its low-flow tidal energy project in Wales.
Flagship tidal energy project gets green light from European Commission
The European Commission has given approval for the €20 million flagship EU tidal energy project, Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal, to proceed to its next stage. The decision comes after...
Marine Energy Wales awards legal contract to Burges Salmon
Marine Energy Wales has appointed UK law firm Burges Salmon LLP to provide legal services for the Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.
EMEC and Wave Hub assist in development of Welsh marine energy test site
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd and Wave Hub Ltd have signed an agreement with Marine Energy Wales to provide strategic advice to develop the Marine Energy Test Area...
Batteries deployed alongside UK hydro schemes
UK based hydropower developer Barn Energy has deployed battery storage units alongside two of its low-head hydro schemes in England – the first co-location of its kind in the UK.
Atlantis Resources signs deal for Wyre tidal project
Plans for the development of a new tidal barrage project in the UK have taken a step forward following the signing of an agreement between developer Atlantis Resources and the Duchy...
Bombora Wave Energy expands European presence
Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd is expanding its European operations with new headquarters to be based in Wales, UK.
Gilkes Energy commission four new hydro projects
Four new hydro projects totalling 5.5MW have now been commissioned and started generating in Scotland, Gilkes Energy has announced.
Paris to host World Hydropower Congress in May 2019
Paris will be the location for the next World Hydropower Congress, the International Hydropower Association has announced, with the event to be held between 14 and 16 May 2019.
Knottingley hydro plant commissioned in Yorkshire, England
The largest low head run-of-river hydro project to be commissioned in England since 2000 has been officially opened in Yorkshire, although the project developer has warned that it...
Swansea Bay Tidal developers secure grid connection for new Welsh project
Tidal Lagoon Power, developer of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project, has secured the grid connection for a 3240MW capacity tidal lagoon located between Cardiff and Newport.