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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.

Mott MacDonald starts work on Skavica project
Friday, November 26, 2021 by Mott MacDonald has announced it is supporting development of the preliminary designs for a new hydroelectric project in Skavica, Albania.

Uniper installs battery systems at hydro plants
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Uniper is to install two new battery systems with a total capacity of 12MW at the Bodum and Fjällsjö hydropower plants in Jämtland, Sweden

New maintenance bridge for Maentwrog
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by A new maintenance footbridge has been installed at the Maentwrog hydroelectric plant in the UK, Magnox has announced.

META gets lease for open water test sites off Welsh coast
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Wales’ national test centre has now officially signed a lease with The Crown Estate, launching the opening of the META Open Water test sites.

Solar construction starts on Zlatoličje hydroelectric plant, Slovenia
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Dravske elektrarne Maribor, part of the HSE Group, has begun construction of segment five of the Zlatoličje solar power plant on the left bank of the Zlatoličje hydroelectric...

Welsh renewables report overlooks hydropower and tidal energy says industry
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 by A Welsh Affairs Committee report on the potential for renewable energy in Wales has overlooked the hydropower and tidal energy sectors, the British Hydropower Association has claimed.

EMEC plans acoustic monitoring programme
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is to deploy a series of acoustic surveys this summer which are designed to monitor noise levels of marine energy technologies at its ocean...

Seabased planning wave power park in Brittany, France
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by Seabased, a wave energy company led by French CEO Laurent Albert, is planning to build a 10MW wave power park in Audierne Bay in France’s Brittany region.

New hydro for Scotland
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by Four run-of-river hydropower plants have been successfully completed on time in the Scottish Highlands, despite restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NordLink officially inaugurated
Friday, May 28, 2021 by German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg have officially commissioned NordLink – the ‘green cable’ that will exchange German wind energy with...

Royal visit puts spotlight on tidal energy
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Orkney, Scotland, this week to learn about the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) role in developing an ocean energy industry and...

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...

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