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Hydropower protecting piece of Welsh history
28 November, 2019
A pico turbine is being used by the National Trust for the primary aim...
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First commercial wave energy project being commissioned in Portugal
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Portugal has taken a step closer to commercial wave energy as an AW-Energy WaveRoller device has been deployed and is being commissioned offshore at Peniche, a seaside municipality in...

La Coche hydro plant inaugurated in France
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by EDF has announced that the La Coche power plant has been inaugurated in Savoie, France, with the facility increasing the total capacity of the La Coche pumped-storage hydro facility by 20%.

Simec Atlantis decommissions 1.2MW SeaGen tidal system
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 by Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has successfully decommissioned the SeaGen tidal turbine support structure in Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland, marking the completion of the...

MeyGen export eclipses previous record
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has announced that MeyGen – the world’s largest multi-megawatt tidal stream array – has now exported 17.5GWh of electricity to the national grid,...

EMEC looking to streamline consenting process at Billia Croo
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is applying for site-wide Section 36 consent at its grid connected Billia Croo wave test site off the west coast of Orkney, Scotland.

IFC, North Macedonia to study hydro plant value
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by World Bank Group member IFC is to assess the value of a planned hydropower plant in Macedonia as part of an agreement recently signed with the Government of North Macedonia.

Britain set to achieve historic milestone in clean energy in 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by More electricity is to be generated from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels in Britain this year, marking a historic milestone for the country, thanks to a number of...

Hydropower Balkans 2019 will bring key decisions makers together at dedicated platform
Monday, June 03, 2019 by The 3rd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition Hydropower Balkans 2019 (to be held 7-8 November 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia) is a dedicated platform that will bring...

Fortum boosts plant by pairing hydro and batteries
Monday, May 20, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by 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
Friday, February 22, 2019 by 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
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by 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
Friday, January 11, 2019 by 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
Friday, November 23, 2018 by 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
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by 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
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by 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
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by 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
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by 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
Monday, September 10, 2018 by 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.

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