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HYDROGRID and EWN join forces for enhanced Swiss hydropower efficiency
01 November, 2023
Vienna-based digitalization pioneer, HYDROGRID has embarked on a...
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MEPs overwhelmingly approve plans to boost renewable energy in the EU
Friday, September 15, 2023 by The European Parliament has this week endorsed a significant expansion of renewable energy deployment, aligning with the EU's Green Deal and REPowerEU initiatives. The revised...

Resumption of planning for Pradapunt hydropower plant, Switzerland
Monday, July 31, 2023 by The ‘Wasserkraft Plessur’ project consortium has decided to reinitiate its ambitious plans for the construction of the Pradapunt hydropower plant in Switzerland, a project that holds...

Cross-border dialogue working group formed to discuss Buk Bijela hydropower project
Monday, July 10, 2023 by In a joint initiative led by the Energy Community Secretariat, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Montenegro have established a cross-border dialogue working group to address the...

EDF Group unveils floating solar power plant at Lazer dam, France
Monday, June 26, 2023 by EDF Group has inaugurated the Lazer floating solar power plant in the Hautes-Alpes, the first for its EDF Renewables subsidiary in France and the first to combine photovoltaic...

Scottish Water harnessing hydropower at waste water treatment works
Thursday, June 01, 2023 by Scottish Water has announced that construction is well underway on the first pre-fabricated hydro scheme to be installed ‘mid process’ at a waste water treatment works in the UK.

Iberdrola teams up with Volue to digitize production planning of its hydropower plants
Tuesday, May 09, 2023 by Iberdrola is aiming to enhance its management of its 160 hydropower plants through a digitalization partnership with Volue.

Hydropower companies launch the European Hydropower Alliance
Tuesday, May 09, 2023 by Major players in the hydropower sector have announced the launch of the European Hydropower Alliance, which aims to promote the benefits of hydropower and its role in achieving...

Orbital Marine Power plans new tidal energy project in Orkney
Monday, March 27, 2023 by A new 30MW tidal energy project is set to be developed in Orkney Waters as Orbital Marine Power announced it has been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland in the...

Statkraft starts commercial operation of floating solar plant in Albania
Thursday, March 09, 2023 by Commercial operations have begun at a floating solar plant located at the Banja reservoir in Albania, Statkraft has announced.

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.

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