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December 2022

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IHA CEO says COP27 hasn't gone far enough
01 December 2022 Following the conclusion of COP27, CEO of the International...

Sunshine Hydro and Energy Estate in new JV
01 December 2022 Australian companies Sunshine Hydro and Energy Estate have formed a new...

November 2022

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Quidnet Energy gets federal funding for geomechanical pumped storage project
30 November 2022 Quidnet Energy is to receive $10 million in funding from the US....

African Development Bank approves €125 million loan for Cahora Bassa modernisation
30 November 2022 A project that is set to extend the life of the Cahora Bassa...

Waimea Water gives update on dam construction project
29 November 2022 Construction work on the Waimea Community Dam in New Zealand is...

Pumped storage project set to benefit from a share of UK government funding
29 November 2022 A pumped storage project is one of five energy storage projects across the...

Yusufeli dam project inaugurated in Turkey
23 November 2022 The 558MW Yusufeli Dam project in Turkey’s northern Artvin province...

Hydropower could provide additional 1GW of energy for UK says report
22 November 2022 Hydropower can realistically provide an additional 1GW of energy for the...

LS Power to acquire raft of hydropower projects from Hull Street Energy
22 November 2022 LS Power, a development, investment and operating company focused on...

Renewable organisations join forces to address climate emergency and drive sustainable development
21 November 2022 Global industry organisations representing hydropower, wind, solar,...

FERC gives final go ahead for historic Klamath dam removal plan
21 November 2022 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week give its...

Study identifies additional 1500 potential pumped storage sites in Australia
21 November 2022 A detailed study from researchers at the Australian National University...

GE to upgrade Don Pedro hydropower plant equipment
11 November 2022 GE Renewable Energy has been contracted by the Turlock Irrigation...

Technical assistance offered to US pumped storage developers
11 November 2022 Hydro developers and other stakeholders interested in developing...

Diamer Basha dam is a ‘significant project for economy’ says Federal minister
11 November 2022 The Diamer Basha Dam being built by the Pakistan Water and Power...

EDP sells Mascarenhas hydro plant as it expands in solar
10 November 2022 EDP Brazil has agreed to sell the 198MW Mascarenhas to London-based...

TBM launched on hydropower and irrigation scheme
09 November 2022 Construction has begun on the 13.1km headrace tunnel which forms a key...

UK and Kenya agree to fast track dam project following COP27 meeting
09 November 2022 During the COP27 climate summit, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and...

SDPUC says it has no jurisdiction for proposed pumped storage project
08 November 2022 Following numerous questions regarding its permitting jurisdiction related...

Conduit hydropower could add 1.41GW of new hydropower in US, says report
08 November 2022 A new report has suggested that there are potential opportunities in all...

IHA urgers leaders at COP27 to unlock the barriers to hydropower development
08 November 2022 As world leaders gather in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, the...

Voith to modernise equipment at Norfork Dam, US
07 November 2022 Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract valued at nearly $50 million by...

AWS Waveswing exceeds expectations in trial
07 November 2022 AWS Ocean Energy’s Waveswing wave energy converter has exceeded...

Construction of Polihali Dam and transfer tunnel set to start as contracts awarded
07 November 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded...

Community scheme in UK gets major funding
03 November 2022 The Arkwright Trust in the UK has received £199,093 in funding from...

Ukraine hydro infrastructure targeted by Russia, says Minister
02 November 2022 Ukraine’s energy minister, Herman Halushchenko, has said that...

ORPC Canada deploys hydrokinetic power system in Manitoba
02 November 2022 ORPC Canada has launched its first hydrokinetic power system in Canada...

New President and CEO for Voith Hydro
01 November 2022 Dr Tobias Keitel has been announced as President & CEO of Voith Hydro...

SWOT satellite to study Earth's water arrives at launch site
01 November 2022 The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite – developed to...

October 2022

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Funds approved for Estonia’s first pumped storage project
31 October 2022 Eesti Energia has received €584,950 in funding for development of...

Hydro Tasmania gets Trevallyn No.1 machine back on track
31 October 2022 Machine No 1 has been returned to service at Trevallyn Power Station...

LHWP Phase II hydropower component underway
26 October 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has marked...

Govts work together to fund Paradise Dam rebuild in Queensland, Australia
26 October 2022 The Queensland Government and Commonwealth Government are working together...

Rye Development files notice with FERC for Lewis Ridge pumped storage plant
26 October 2022 US-based hydropower developer Rye Development is advancing plans for the...

Hatta project over 50% complete, dam wall finished
25 October 2022 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that...

Kate Gilmartin named new CEO of the British Hydropower Association
24 October 2022 The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has announced the appointment...

SAE sells majority stake in ATES
24 October 2022 SAE has agreed to the sale of a majority stake in its Advanced...

DOE announces $28 million in new funding to advance hydropower technology
24 October 2022 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved $28 million across...

Milestone for Snowy 2.0 as first tunnel completed
19 October 2022 Snowy Hydro is celebrating the completion of excavation for its first...

FEMA awards funds for dam safety
18 October 2022 FEMA has announced that over the next five years it is set to award...

Aqura delivers wireless connectivity for Sunwater
18 October 2022 Technology and telecommunications infrastructure specialist Aqura...

Ambitious collaborative project to be launched for wave energy industry
17 October 2022 A €19.6 million partnership project aiming to be the stepping stone...

FirstLight to team battery storage with hydropower
14 October 2022 FirstLight Power has announced plans to retire its fossil fuel...

Hydro-Québec acquires fleet of hydropower stations in New England
13 October 2022 HQI US Holding LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, is to...

Sophie Orme named commercial director for RheEnergise
13 October 2022 RheEnergise, the UK company developing a new and advanced form...

Foresight Energy invests in pumped storage
12 October 2022 Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners, Foresight Group’s flagship...

Rye Development advancing three hydropower projects in Pittsburgh Region
12 October 2022 Rye Development (Rye), a developer of new, low-impact renewable...

Celebrate hydropower’s achievements on Global Hydropower Day
11 October 2022 Today marks the first ever Global Hydropower Day, a day that will...

Fukui Computer and Bentley Systems partner to support digital transformation in Japanese infrastructure
10 October 2022 Fukui Computer Inc has entered into a strategic partnership with...

Wave Swell Energy wins top award for wave energy convertor
10 October 2022 The King Island UniWave200 Wave Energy Converter developed by Wave...

Raising Warragamba dam declared a critical project for NSW
07 October 2022 The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has declared plans to...

Contract awarded for Wolf Creek Dam spillway gates replacement project
06 October 2022 American Bridge Company has won a $109.45 million contract from the US...

Fish Protection Prize winners continue refining technologies
06 October 2022 Three winning teams that built pathways to guide fish, screens to mimic...

Subsea cable installed for HiWave-5 Project
05 October 2022 CorPower Ocean and Maersk Supply Service have successfully installed a...

Voith to modernise Porto Colombia plant, Brazil
04 October 2022 In its first large-scale contract after privatization, Furnas has...

GE wins 5-year maintenance contract at Belo Monte, Brazil
04 October 2022 GE Renewable Energy is to carry out scheduled, routine and...

OPG and Microsoft in strategic partnership
04 October 2022 Microsoft is to procure Clean Energy Credits (CECs) sourced from...

September 2022

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ORNL report assists hydro operators prepare for impacts of climate change
30 September 2022 The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)...

Andritz to supply Gandhi Sagar pumped storage project, India
30 September 2022 Andritz has won a contract from Greenko MP01 IREP Private Limited, for...

Norway proposing tax increase on hydropower
29 September 2022 The Norwegian Government is proposing to increase the effective resource...

Queensland plans world’s biggest pumped storage plant as part of clean energy plan
28 September 2022 Queensland in Australia could be home to the world’s largest pumped...

Hydro provides reliable electricity even during historic droughts says new study
27 September 2022 A new study funded by the US Department of Energy’s Water Power...

Efforts underway to complete Dasu hydro project diversion system by April 2023
26 September 2022 Concerted efforts are being made to complete the diversion system of...

Final environmental assessment released for Kachess Safety of Dams modification project
26 September 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has released the final environmental...

Final unit on Baihetan's left bank operational
23 September 2022 The final power generation unit on the left bank of China's...

Construction starts on Toddbrook reservoir restoration project
23 September 2022 Major construction work has now started to restore Toddbrook Reservoir...

SensorLogic's SNOdar sensors to aid hydropower optimization in Norway
22 September 2022 Where2O, a Norwegian IoT company and part of the Telenor group, is to...

Pini Group acquires Geodata
22 September 2022 Swiss-born engineering company Pini Group has acquired Geodata, an...

First commercial-scale UMACK anchor installed
22 September 2022 CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko have successfully...

Sweco to study feasibility of floating solar at Ugandan dams
20 September 2022 Sweco is to carry out a feasibility study for floating solar technology...

D-Sediment team named winner of Guardians of the Reservoir Prize Competition
16 September 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has selected D-Sediment team as the winner...

Share your sustainable hydropower stories on Global Hydropower Day
16 September 2022 The International Hydropower Association is encouraging people to share...

Notre Dame University dedicates new hydro facility
14 September 2022 A new 2.5MW hydropower facility is generating electricity for the...

US DOE provides $13.5 million for record number of hydroelectric facilities
14 September 2022 The US.Department of Energy (DOE) has distributed $13.5 million in...

Alpiq to reinforce the Aare Canal
13 September 2022 Alpiq Hydro Aare AG is to start reinforcing several sections of...

Beat Imboden appointed as new director of Grande Dixence SA
13 September 2022 Grande Dixence SA has appointed Beat Imboden as new director of the...

Could hydro power the Houses of Parliament?
13 September 2022 Hydropower could play a role in providing electricity to the Houses...

Gigerwald dam renovation work postponed to ensure more winter power
12 September 2022 Axpo has announced that the extensive renovation work at the Gigerwald dam...

Nant de Drance officially inaugurated
09 September 2022 The 900MW Nant de Drance pumped storage project in Switzerland is...

Andritz wins contract on Ialy extension project in Vietnam
09 September 2022 Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has contracted Andritz to supply the...

Bridge contract awarded as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project phase II
08 September 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded WRES...

Kabelschlepp France installs 120m cable carrier at hydropower plant
07 September 2022 Kabelschlepp France has announced that, with the aid of an...

Pumped storage plants get $45 million funding boost from NSW government
07 September 2022 Five planned pumped storage hydropower projects with a combined capacity...

Agreements signed for Mpatamanga hydropower plant development
07 September 2022 A consortium composed of EDF and Scatec, with its venture partners...

Input sought on new guideline for climate mitigation reporting of hydropower assets
07 September 2022 After several months of work with a group of experts, OpenHydro has opened...

CalWave successfully concludes open-ocean wave energy pilot
05 September 2022 Wave energy developer Calwave has successfully concluded its open-ocean...

AfDB president says African renewables offer huge investment opportunities for Japan
02 September 2022 African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has urged...

Voltalia to build small hydropower plant in French Guiana
01 September 2022 Voltalia has announced that it is developing a 2.9MW...

August 2022

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Multiconsult to assess floating solar PV in Ghana
31 August 2022 Volta River Authority, with support from the German Development Bank KfW,...

Snowy Hydro looking for new leadership as Paul Broad resigns
31 August 2022 Snowy Hydro has confirmed that Managing Director and CEO, Paul Broad,...

Maine’s Supreme Court rules on New England Clean Energy Connect project
31 August 2022 Maine’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the constitutional...

EDP Energias do Brasil sells Mascarenhas hydro facility
31 August 2022 Brazilian electric utility company EDP Energias do Brasil S.A has agreed...

NHPC to implement Dugar hydroelectric project
30 August 2022 NHPC has signed an implementation agreement with the Government of...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXII, Issue 1
25 August 2022 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXII, Issue 1) has been published.

New technology tracks fish through the Cloud
25 August 2022 Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a...

WPTO announces funds for research on fish passage and protection technologies
25 August 2022 The US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO)...

Canadian specialists help Sustainable Marine enhance environmental monitoring
24 August 2022 Sustainable Marine ‘s environmental monitoring efforts in the tidal...

CorPower Ocean completes dry test program for commercial scale WEC
24 August 2022 CorPower Ocean’s first commercial scale C4 Wave Energy Converter (WEC)...

NHPC to develop hydroelectric projects in Nepal
23 August 2022 NHPC Limited has signed an MOU with Investment Board Nepal (IBN) to...

J-POWER and JHI to develop new hydropower plant in Alaska
19 August 2022 J-Power has announced it has signed a joint development agreement with...

US hydro industry welcomes signing of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
17 August 2022 The National Hydropower Association in the US has welcomed the news...

Hybrid energy platform successfully completes tank testing
17 August 2022 A floating hybrid energy platform which combines wave and wind...

Study to investigate impact of snow dynamics on Italian hydro plants
16 August 2022 Wegaw has been selected by Enel and ESA to deliver a technical...

DOE awards GE project to improve flexible operation of hydro turbines
15 August 2022 GE Research, the technology development arm of General Electric Company...

USBR awards $150,000 to winners of AMPS Challenge improving reliability in hydropower plants
12 August 2022 Two teams are set to receive $50,000 for their ideas to automate...

Gilkes to supply new micro hydro project in South Georgia
12 August 2022 Gilkes has signed a contract with the Government of South Georgia for a...

Eesti Energia planning Estonia’s first pumped storage plant
11 August 2022 Eesti Energia is carrying out preliminary design and environmental...

10 of 16 units operating at Baihetan, China
10 August 2022 Unit 7 of the Baihetan hydropower station was put into commercial...

NHPC launches early warning system for hydro projects
10 August 2022 India’s NHPC has launched an Internet cloud-based software application...

New wave energy array to be demonstrated at EMEC
09 August 2022 Marine Power Systems (MPS) will bring its first commercial scale...

Innergex completes refinancing of assets in Chile
09 August 2022 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has successfully completed a US$803.1...

Bechtel to work on Big-T pumped storage facility, Australia
09 August 2022 Bechtel has been selected by BE Power and GE Renewable Energy to support...

BelFone provides communication system to Zambian hydro project
03 August 2022 BelFone Communications has recently provided a wireless...

REEL COH to install new gantry crane at NYPA’s Niagara project
02 August 2022 REEL COH Inc has won a contract valued at almost $38 million to...

Mosul dam rehab wins outstanding project award
02 August 2022 The Mosul Dam Rehabilitation Project in Iraq has been named the winner of...

Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel completed in the US
01 August 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation and the US Army Corps of Engineers...

July 2022

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Hydro Ness micro hydropower scheme officially opens in Scotland
29 July 2022 The 92kW Hydro Ness hydroelectric scheme located on the banks of the...

EGP’s Dam Behavior platform validated at international workshop
28 July 2022 Enel Green Power’s data driven predictive platform Dam Behavior was...

First commercial-scale composite WEC hull for CorPower Ocean
28 July 2022 Teaming up with composite machinery specialist Autonational and...

Carpi Tech completes waterproofing works on Santa Maria dam
27 July 2022 Carpi Tech has finalized the waterproofing works on the upstream face...

In-river works completed for Bowston Weir removal in the UK
27 July 2022 In-river works for the removal of the 3m high weir at Bowston in Cumbria...

US sends envoy for GERD talks
26 July 2022 US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer is to...

US-European satellite project to create world's first global freshwater survey
26 July 2022 A collaboration project between NASA and the French space agency...

Concrete pour starts at Rogun dam, Tajikistan
25 July 2022 Concrete pour has commenced for construction of the core dam at the...

AFRY names Anne Kinnander as new CFO for Infrastructure
25 July 2022 AFRY has announced that Anne Kinnander will take over as the new CFO of...

NHPC and DVC agree to explore hydro and pumped storage developments in India
22 July 2022 India’s NHPC Limited and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have agreed...

New brand name planned for GE power businesses
21 July 2022 GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, including GE Renewable Energy, GE...

Global Hydropower Day to be held 11 October 2022
20 July 2022 The International Hydropower Association has announced that a new...

Fire reported at Hoover Dam, US
20 July 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has confirmed that the A5 transformer...

Aera in carbon credits deal for Mount Coffee project Liberia,
19 July 2022 Aera has been appointed as carbon certification technical advisor and...

NIB helps fund energy storage on Faroe Islands
18 July 2022 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to loan DKK 250 million...

Tâmega complex inaugurated in Portugal
18 July 2022 The Tâmega hydroelectric complex in Portugal - one of the largest...

EDP inaugurates floating solar plant at Alqueva Dam
15 July 2022 EDP today inaugurates the new floating solar photovoltaic power plant at...

Bombora begins final test of flagship Wave Energy Converter
15 July 2022 Bombora Wave Power has announced it is entering the final test and...

Constellation Clearsight and Voliro bring 360-degree drone to US market
15 July 2022 US firm Constellation Clearsight has signed a long-term agreement...

Phase one winners announced of WPTO‘s Hydropower Prize
13 July 2022 Eight winners have been announced in phase one of the US Department...

Commercial performance verified for Minesto's tidal power plant in Faroe Islands
11 July 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has successfully commissioned the first...

GE commissions Bajoli Holi hydropower project in India
11 July 2022 GE Renewable Energy’s Hydropower business has officially commissioned...

Andritz to rehabilitate Ryburg-Schwörstadt turbines
08 July 2022 Andritz has been contracted by Kraftwerk Ryburg-Schwörstadt AG...

Sustainable Marine and blueOASIS team up to unlock SIDS ocean energy potential
07 July 2022 Sustainable Marine and Portugal’s blueOASIS are to work together to develop...

SAE secures government support for next phase of MeyGen
07 July 2022 Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has secured a Contract for Difference (CfD)...

Hydro to power Swiss Steel Group plant
06 July 2022 Swiss Steel Group’s Steeltec plant located in Emmenbrücke is to...

Govts must accelerate development of hydropower to meet targets says IHA
06 July 2022 With the release of its 2022 Hydropower Status Report, the...

More hydro needed in Africa, says report
05 July 2022 An additional 40GW of hydropower is needed in Africa by 2030, a new...

US DOE seeks input on major hydropower modernisation investments
05 July 2022 The Biden Administration is launching $630 million in programs to...

Nant de Drance placed into operation in Switzerland
04 July 2022 After 14 years of work and intensive testing, the Nant de Drance...

Nenggiri project breaks ground in Malaysia
04 July 2022 Construction work has begun on the 300MW Nenggiri hydroelectric project...

China Yangtze Power set to acquire major hydro schemes
01 July 2022 China Yangtze Power is to acquire the 10.2GW Wudongde and 16GW...

EIG launches renewables platform in Chile
01 July 2022 Energy sector investor EIG has announced the launch of Grupo Cerro, a...

Kleinschmidt to work on Hood Canal Bridge fish passage project
01 July 2022 Long Live the Kings (LLTK), a US-based non-profit salmon...

Karot project starts commercial operation in Pakistan
01 July 2022 The 720MW Karot hydropower project in Pakistan – the first hydropower...

June 2022

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Costs updated for Lower Churchill project
28 June 2022 The total forecasted project cost for the Lower Churchill Project is set...

ORPC signs deal for hydrokinetic system in Chile
28 June 2022 Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is to install its first...

Britain and Norway partner for African hydropower
27 June 2022 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that British...

OPEC Fund loans US$72 million to Mohmand Dam
27 June 2022 The OPEC Fund for International Development is providing a US$ 72...

B.F. Sisk dam safety project breaks ground
17 June 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has kicked off its 120th anniversary year...

Stantec to study pumped storage potential in Canada
16 June 2022 Stantec has announced it has been commissioned by WaterPower Canada to...

Statkraft supplies hydro to Omya Hustadmarmor AS
16 June 2022 Statkraft has signed a deal is to supply hydropower produced from two of...

Voith and Ray Sono offer mobile device monitoring for small hydro operators
15 June 2022 Voith has teamed up with digital specialist Ray Sono to launch a...

Sustainable Marine’s Nova Scotia project ready for commercial operation
14 June 2022 Sustainable Marine’s tidal energy operation in Grand Passage, Nova Scotia,...

France’s Grand Maison plant testing HSC technology
13 June 2022 The Grand Maison hydropower plant in the French Alps – which is part of...

BBA and Lombardi team up for pumped storage development in Canada
13 June 2022 BBA and Lombardi have announced the creation of strategic alliance that...

NSW govt scraps plans for Mole River Dam
10 June 2022 Proposals to build a new dam on the Mole River near Tenterfield in New...

New micro hydropower installation set for STEM education role
10 June 2022 An historic tide mill in Suffolk, England, is to install a micro...

NREL researchers map out possible new pumped storage sites in the US
09 June 2022 A new report from researchers at the National Renewable Energy...

Statkraft planning major capacity increase at Mauranger II, Norway
08 June 2022 Statkraft has sent a license application to the Norwegian Water Resources...

Voith’s HyCon GoHybrid achieves successful first year of operation
07 June 2022 Voith Hydro’s HyCon GoHybrid hydraulic unit for turbine governors...

$80 million funding boost for New Atlin expansion project in Canada
07 June 2022 The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), in partnership with the Taku...

Scottish micro hydropower plant fully operational
07 June 2022 A 92kW hydroelectric scheme located on the banks of the River Ness in...

Coire Glas tenders submitted
06 June 2022 Plans for the first large-scale pumped storage scheme to be built in the...

DEWA’s Hatta pumped storage project 44% complete
06 June 2022 The 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built by the Dubai...

50% of units in operation at Baihetan, China
06 June 2022 Unit 5 of the 16GW Baihetan hydropower station in southwest China has...

Statkraft opens new small hydro plants in Norway
02 June 2022 European renewable energy company Statkraft has commissioned two new...

TVA completes Boone Dam remediation project
02 June 2022 Tennessee Valley Authority has announced it has completed the Boone...

May 2022

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ABB to install new Scada solutions at Spanish hydro plants
31 May 2022 Spanish multi-energy company Repsol has selected ABB to enhance...

Study investigates feasibility of restoring Sweden's largest pumped storage plant
26 May 2022 A feasibility study is being carried out to investigate the possibility...

Successful launch of first Dragon Class tidal powerplant
26 May 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has successfully completed the first week...

Hydro from Statkraft to power FREYR Battery production site
25 May 2022 Statkraft has announced it has signed an agreement with FREYR Battery...

AfDB to advise on 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project
25 May 2022 The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide advisory services for...

NYPA allocates hydropower to General Motors plant
25 May 2022 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a low-cost hydropower...

WEG supplies largest hydro generators to Brazil project
24 May 2022 Three generators from WEG weighing 285 tons each – the largest ever...

IFC to support Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project, Mozambique
23 May 2022 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to collaborate...

Baihetan hydropower plant hits milestone for electricity generation
20 May 2022 The 16GW Baihetan hydropower project in China – the largest...

Carolina Rinfret new President and CEO of WaterPower Canada
19 May 2022 WaterPower Canada has appointed Carolina Rinfret as its new president...

Voith Hydro announces extension to Diagnostic Services portfolio
19 May 2022 Voith Hydro is extending its Diagnostic Services portfolio as a result...

FEMA commits $33 million for dam safety
18 May 2022 The Biden Adminstration, through FEMA, is committing $33 million for...

Berea College building second hydro facility
18 May 2022 Building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee Hydroelectric Station...

Drax submits planning application to expand Cruachan facility in Scotland
17 May 2022 Plans are being submitted today by Drax that will double generating...

Sustainable hydropower in Commonwealth countries boosted with new partnership
16 May 2022 The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Hydropower...

Reports says 2021 was record breaking year for dam removal in Europe
16 May 2022 At least 239 barriers were removed from rivers in 2021 by practitioners...

Strabag selected for Coire Glas exploratory works
13 May 2022 After a rigorous tendering process, SSE Renewables has selected Strabag UK...

Biden-Harris Administration announces $240 million to repair aging water infrastructure
13 May 2022 The US Department of the Interior has received an investment of...

World's first 600 r/min pumped storage unit in commercial operation
13 May 2022 The world’s first reversible pumped storage unit with 600 r/min and 350...

First floating tidal power delivered to Nova Scotia grid
11 May 2022 Ocean energy firm Sustainable Marine today announced it has delivered...

Aquantis first US developer to physically test at EMEC site
11 May 2022 California-based tidal energy developer Aquantis Inc is set to become...

Tidal array build-out plans launched for Faroe Islands
10 May 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has launched a detailed plan for...

Final forensic report released on Michigan dam failures
09 May 2022 The independent forensic team (IFT) investigating the failures of...

Cable crane dismantling starts at Baihetan, China
09 May 2022 Dismantling has started on the cable cranes at the 16GW Baihetan...

New pumped hydro and green hydrogen project planned for Queensland, Australia
06 May 2022 Australian renewable energy firm Sunshine Hydro has announced details of...

GE led consortium to upgrade Itaipu hydro plant in Brazil and Paraguay
06 May 2022 A consortium led by GE Renewable Energy’s hydropower business will...

LHDA launches procurement of a programme management unit for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
05 May 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched...

Kitcisakik and Hydro-Québec launch Animiki Ickote project
05 May 2022 Hydro-Québec and the Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik have...

Duke Energy Indiana upgrades Markland hydro station
04 May 2022 Output at the Markland hydroelectric station near Florence, Indiana, US,...

FirstLight acquires new hydro facilities
03 May 2022 FirstLight Power has acquired two Western Pennsylvania...

April 2022

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New tech aims to improve sustainability for fish and hydropower
29 April 2022 New technology has been released designed to improve fish attraction...

Indian govt approves funds for Kwar hydro project
28 April 2022 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in India has approved...

Auditor general recommends improvements to fraud risk management of Site C project
27 April 2022 A new report from the Office of the Auditor General makes...

Baihetan crane passes load test
26 April 2022 The dam gantry crane at the Baihetan Hydropower Station this month passed...

Diamer-Bhasha Dam to be lifeline for Pakistan’s economy, says PM, amid calls for early completion
25 April 2022 Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that completion...

Remaining contracts awarded for Site C balance of plant work
22 April 2022 BC Hydro has awarded four contracts for the balance of plant work on the...

Boliden to adjust tailings dam construction in Aitik
22 April 2022 Metals company Boliden is to invest SEK 5 billion over the next two years...

KfW signs finance agreement for Aswan hydro stations, Eqypt
22 April 2022 The Egyptian government and German Development Bank KfW have signed a...

Queensland Government and Darumbal People sign land use agreement
21 April 2022 The Queensland Government and the Darumbal People Aboriginal...

Drax to deliver hydropower for Allied Glass
21 April 2022 Drax Group is to supply Allied Glass with 66GWh p.a. of 100%...

Environmental flows project finalized in Lesotho
20 April 2022 The Lesotho EFlows Project was recently finalized by Multiconsult...

Mario Azar named as new Chairman and CEO at Black & Veatch
20 April 2022 Mario Azar has been named as the new chairman and CEO of Black &...

New York approves contract for Champlain Hudson Power Express project
19 April 2022 A project that will see clean hydropower from Canada delivered into the...

Canadian Govt approves $32.2 million funding for Atlin Hydro Expansion
19 April 2022 The Atlin Hydro Expansion Project in Canada is set to benefit from a...

Milestone for Ybbs2020 project in Austria
19 April 2022 With the lifting of the last of six new turbines, an important milestone...

Voith’s German and Chinese subsidiaries sanctioned by World Bank
16 April 2022 The World Bank Group has announced the sanctions of Germany-based Voith...

New tidal energy project ready to feed into Nova Scotia’s grid
14 April 2022 Sustainable Marine has announced that the PLAT-I 6.4 tidal energy system...

LHWP II awards contract for critical component of phase II work at Lesotho Highlands Water Project
14 April 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the tender...

Murray 1 transformers to get new lease of life
11 April 2022 Snowy Hydro has announced it is carrying out a major project to refurbish...

ORPC and Matanuska-Susitna Borough trialling new RivGen Power System
08 April 2022 ORPC, Inc., and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are to test ORPC’s RivGen...

New market mechanisms needed for pumped storage development, says Turnbull
07 April 2022 A competitive market mechanism is needed to encourage developers to build...

Andritz and EGAT to explore hydro opportunities in Thailand
07 April 2022 Andritz and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)...

World Bank resumes separate processes over Kishenganga and Ratle project concerns
07 April 2022 The World Bank has announced it is to resume the two separate...

Nyamwamba II hydro plant operational in Uganda
06 April 2022 Serengeti Energy has announced that its 7.8MW Nyamwamba II hydropower...

Upgrade work starts at Tummel Bridge station, Scotland
06 April 2022 SSE Renewables’ Tummel Bridge Power Station near Pitlochry in Scotland is...

Milestone in Canadian-German EvoFoil collaboration
06 April 2022 A new 4.3m tidal turbine foil (blade) developed as part of the...

Groups propose improvements to licensing process in the US, restore autonomy for tribes
05 April 2022 A package of proposals has been sent to the US Congress and the White...

Idaho National Laboratory looking for partners for small hydro field demonstration
05 April 2022 Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are looking for...

Third TBM commissioned for Snowy 2.0
04 April 2022 The third and final tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been commissioned...

SAE secures loan for turbine redeployment at MeyGen
04 April 2022 Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has secured a £2.5 million loan from...

First unit starts generation at Nigeria’s Zungeru project
01 April 2022 The first unit at the Zungeru Hydropower Station – one of the...

March 2022

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B.F. Sisk dam safety project first to get funding through US President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
31 March 2022 The Department of the Interior has announced the US Bureau of...

US$180 million in financing agreed for Mohmand dam project, Pakistan
31 March 2022 The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has signed financing agreements...

Aker Solutions acquires Rainpower
31 March 2022 Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire Norwegian hydropower company...

Hydro helps power Beijing Winter Olympics
31 March 2022 China Three Gorges Corporation announced that its four cascade stations...

Construction starts at Gratkorn hydro plant, Austria
29 March 2022 Construction has officially started at the 11MW Gratkorn hydropower plant...

Norwegian hydro to help power silicon metal production
29 March 2022 Around 40% of the electricity needs at a silicon metal production site...

CorPower Ocean partners with Diab for wave energy converter
28 March 2022 CorPower Ocean is working with subsea composite specialist Diab for...

Govt funds approved for Hells Gates Dam in Queensland, Australia
23 March 2022 Funding of $5.4 billion has approved by the Australian federal government...

Slope instability-related geohazards investigated in Melamchi, Nepal
23 March 2022 A new project has investigated the land displacement hazards in the...

GE to help modernise São Simão plant, Brazil
23 March 2022 A consortium led by GE Renewable Energy is to modernise the generating...

Fichtner to support new pumped storage project
22 March 2022 Fichtner, together with its British subsidiary Fichtner Consulting...

BUMAX fasteners verified in pilot tidal project in France
22 March 2022 Sweden-based BUMAX has announced that its premium stainless steel...

Hydropower’s role in achieving net zero and energy security is focus of global campaign
21 March 2022 A new campaign calling for urgent investment in hydropower to combat...

Spillway modernization begins at Cedar Falls Hydro, US
21 March 2022 Xcel Energy has begun a multi-year project designed to strengthen...

Solaris and CELEC in MOU for hydro supply
21 March 2022 Solaris Resources Inc and its subsidiary Lowell Mineral Exploration...

MIGA supports first private sector led hydro plant in Gabon
18 March 2022 The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees...

GE to refurb generators at Bitsch hydro station, Switzerland
17 March 2022 GE Hydro Solutions is to refurbish two 120 MVA vertical...

Michell Bearings secures PTFE conversion at Sir Adam Beck station
17 March 2022 Michell Bearings is to provide three sets of PTFE thrust pads for the...

New collab using satellite data to help optimise Swiss hydropower production
16 March 2022 A new consortium of Swiss hydropower companies and science firms are...

New hydropower prize to focus on grid resiliency
16 March 2022 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office...

Unit 1 at Mariguina hydro plant enters trial operation in Mali
15 March 2022 The 140MW Mariguina hydropower station on the Senegal River in Mali is...

Andritz to equip Upper Trishuli 1 project, Nepal
15 March 2022 Andritz has announced it is to supply the hydro and...

Nicholson working on El Vado Dam rehabilitation project
15 March 2022 Geotechnical specialty engineering and construction contractor,...

EA price hike could be ‘final nail in coffin’ for small hydro in England, says BHA
14 March 2022 The future of new small hydropower development in England could be at...

Eiffage launches new hydro construction in France
14 March 2022 France’s Eiffage has announced it is expanding its hydropower portfolio...

Akuo refinances Bulgarian hydro plants
14 March 2022 A portfolio of five operational hydroelectric power plants in Bulgaria with...

Work underway on Upper Trishuli 1 project, Nepal
11 March 2022 Preparatory works for construction of the 216MW Upper Trishuli 1...

NHPC sets up new firm for renewable developments
10 March 2022 India’s NHPC has set up a new wholly owned subsidiary company for...

RESOURCECODE to launch marine data toolbox
09 March 2022 A new integrated marine data toolbox developed to support the investment...

USBR releases draft EA for Kachess Dam modification project
08 March 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft environmental...

Funds to help commercial roll-out of Mocean Energy’s wave energy technology
08 March 2022 Wave power developer Mocean Energy is set to advance the design of its...

New hydro technology developed for mountainous regions
07 March 2022 An international team of researchers has developed new hydropower...

Tata Power's Bhivpuri plant celebrates 100 years of operation
07 March 2022 Indian power company Tata Power this month celebrated the 100th...

Construction starts on Pingtanyuan pumped storage project, China
04 March 2022 Hubei Energy Group Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges...

Voith completes acquisition of Voith Hydro’s shares from Siemens
03 March 2022 Voith’s joint venture partnership with Siemens Energy has come to an...

FERC releases draft Environmental Impact Statement for Klamath Dam removal
02 March 2022 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its...

Hydro to power construction phase of mining project
02 March 2022 The construction phase of the KSM mining project in British Columbia,...

Osisko and First Nation in hydro transmission agreement
01 March 2022 The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi (CFNW) is to transport hydroelectric...

February 2022

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Voltalia builds new small hydro plant in northern Brazil
28 February 2022 Voltalia has launched the third phase of the Oiapoque hybrid site in...

Bilfinger works on Limberg III pumped storage plant, Austria
25 February 2022 Bilfinger is to deliver pressure piping and draft tube gates for the...

Shanna M. Durham named USBR’s Engineer of the Year
25 February 2022 Shanna M. Durham, P.E., a senior mechanical engineer in the US Bureau...

Stucky rebrands as Gruner
25 February 2022 Stucky and Gruner have announced they are now operating under a single...

Nova Innovation wins seabed lease in Shetland
23 February 2022 Nova Innovation has announced it is planning to develop it’s largest...

Rust Busters Prize Competition winners announced by USBR
23 February 2022 Two companies are set to share $100,000 in prize money as part of the...

Improvement works continue at 100-year-old Sir Adam Beck I station
22 February 2022 Two new turbine and generators are set to be to be placed into service...

Investment needed in long duration energy storage says new report
22 February 2022 The UK needs to invest in up to 24GW of Long Duration Electricity...

First turbine starts up at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
21 February 2022 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has started up the first turbine...

FirstLight Power and DHD in clean energy partnership
18 February 2022 Hydropower, solar and energy storage assets are set to be developed as...

Black & Veatch works with Avatour to optimize remote project collaboration
18 February 2022 Black & Veatch has announced it is partnering with Avatour, utilising...

Research investigates sustainable dam siting in the Amazon
18 February 2022 New research has been published that details a new computational approach...

VerdErg launches new low-cost micro hydropower product
16 February 2022 VerdErg Renewable Energy has launched the concept development...

HYDROGRID raises investment from SET Ventures
15 February 2022 HYDROGRID, an Austrian tech company providing software for real-time...

Iberdrola developing initiatives for women in STEM
15 February 2022 Iberdrola has announced that it developing initiatives to encourage women...

Hydropower sustainability fund open for applications
14 February 2022 Hydropower project developers and operators in over 40 countries can...

Andritz secures further work on Jebba plant, Nigeria
11 February 2022 Andritz is to modernise a second generating unit at the Jebba...

Dam project wins People’s Choice Award in Bentley Education’s Future Infrastructure Star Challenge
11 February 2022 As part of a Bentley Education program designed to inspire young minds...

Axpo to supply hydro to Nestlé, starts up new small hydro plant
10 February 2022 Swiss renewable energy firm Axpo is to supply hydropower from its...

Investments in hydro set to increase in 2022 says new research
09 February 2022 Hydropower capacity in 2022 is set to exceed 1200GW and investments...

Invitation to tender issued for Coire Glas main construction contracts
08 February 2022 Six groups have been invited to submit tenders for construction of...

BBGI invests in InPower BC
08 February 2022 BBGI Global Infrastructure S.A. has completed an investment in InPower...

Swiss Govt consults on plans to speed up hydro approval
07 February 2022 The approval process for hydropower projects in Switzerland could...

Acoustic scintillation flow method mentioned in performance test code document
07 February 2022 The acoustic scintillation method for measuring turbine discharge, used...

Cloudberry adds more hydro to its portfolio
04 February 2022 Cloudberry Clean Energy has announced it has secured the Øvre Kvemma...

EASME tidal turbine pitch system project testing completed
03 February 2022 SImec Atlantis Energy Ltd (SAE) together with its partner Asturfeito,...

El Chaparral works enter final stage
03 February 2022 Work on the El Chaparral hydroelectric project in northeastern El Salvado...

Hydro-Québec starts Trenche refurbishment studies
02 February 2022 Plans for the refurbishment of the 302MW Trenche hydroelectric facility...

Plans for San Vicente energy storage facility move forward
01 February 2022 The City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority are to...

January 2022

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Kleinschmidt to work on Orr Ditch hydro project
31 January 2022 Kleinschmidt Associates is to support the Orr Ditch Hydroelectric Project...

First unit connected at Gouvães plant, Portugal
31 January 2022 Iberdrola, in collaboration with the Portuguese administration,...

vgbe publishes note on EU taxonomy and hydropower
28 January 2022 vgbe energy has announced the publication of an Interpretation Note...

MPS gets UK govt funds for wind and wave project
26 January 2022 Marine Power Systems (MPS) is set to further develop its technology...

Rotork acutators installed at Baihetan
25 January 2022 Rotork has announced it has provided electric actuators to the Baihetan...

Underground construction starts on Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
24 January 2022 Underground excavation works have begun at the 250MW Kidston pumped...

Downing Renewables buys Swedish hydro assets
24 January 2022 Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust plc (DORE) has agreed to buy...

ContourGlobal sells Brazilian hydro assets to Pátria
21 January 2022 Kani Lux Holdings, a majority-owned subsidiary of ContourGlobal plc,...

OPG reviewing new hydro opportunities in Ontario
21 January 2022 Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has been asked by the...

Hatta pumped storage plant 35% complete
19 January 2022 Construction of the first pumped storage plant in Dubai is 35% complete,...

Voith takes majority stake in Green Highland Renewables
19 January 2022 Voith Hydro has announced it acquired a majority shareholding of...

MRC says bold actions needed to address low Mekong flows
18 January 2022 China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam have all been urged...

Three Gorges crosses 100b kWh power generation mark in 2021
17 January 2022 The Three Gorges Power Station generated a total of 103.649 billion...

IronNet and NYPA expand partnership for cyber security
17 January 2022 IronNet, Inc has announced it has expanded its partnership with the New...

Consortium granted leverage-funding for grid-scale energy storage concept
14 January 2022 An international consortium led by Swedish grid-scale energy storage...

Tractebel engaged in historic weir refurb
14 January 2022 Experts from Tractebel Hydroprojekt are overseeing the renovation of...

Stantec awarded civil works contract by USACE
13 January 2022 Stantec has been awarded a US $12 million task order contract by the US...

Andritz to equip Nenggiri hydropower station, Malaysia
13 January 2022 Andritz, as part of a consortium, has been contracted by TNBPG Hydro...

GE to help refurb Long Lake hydro plant, US
13 January 2022 GE Renewable Energy is to modernize four generator units at the Long...

Dragon Class tidal plants could produce 3.5 GWh per year says Minesto
13 January 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has announced that, based on...

Luna develops new monitoring solution for tailings dams
12 January 2022 A new health monitoring solution to help the mining industry monitor...

Karot generator ready for commissioning
11 January 2022 The first generator at the Karot hydropower plant in Pakistan is ready...

TBM breaks through at Chile’s Los Condores project
07 January 2022 A major milestone has been reached at the 150MW Los Condores...

ICE gains first certified climate bond
06 January 2022 The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has become the world’s...

CTG starts construction of Tiantai pumped storage plant
05 January 2022 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has begun construction of a new...

Rye starts development process for Lewis Ridge pumped storage project
05 January 2022 US hydropower developer Rye Development has filed for a Federal...

BC Hydro plans seismic upgrades for John Hart Dam
04 January 2022 BC Hydro has announced it is moving forward with plans for major...

AEP completes Racine sale
04 January 2022 American Electric Power (AEP) has completed the sale of the 48MW...

Minister updates progress at Cameroon’s Nachtigal project
04 January 2022 Civil engineering works at the 420MW Nachtigal project are over...

December 2021

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Vattenfall to deliver hydropower to Neste
22 December 2021 Vattenfall is set to deliver hydropower from its Nordic plants to Neste...

IHA release new guide on engaging with Indigenous Peoples
21 December 2021 A new guide has been released which details how hydropower developers...

Major overhaul of Grand Coulee hydroelectric units complete
21 December 2021 The overhaul of hydroelectric power generating units 22, 23 and 24 inside...

FERC finalises hydropower safety regulations
20 December 2021 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has announced...

Tunnelling milestone reached at Snowy 2.0 as new TBM launched
17 December 2021 Developers of the Snowy 2.0 pumped-storage scheme, the largest...

SMEC to deliver concept design for Mount Bold dam upgrade
15 December 2021 Australian utility SA Water has tasked SMEC to deliver the concept design...

Simec Atlantis sells hydropower firm
14 December 2021 Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has sold it hydropower subsidiary...

EuropeWave unveils successful wave energy projects
14 December 2021 Seven project teams will share a budget of €2.4 million to further...

Andritz to help modernise hydro plants in Mexico
13 December 2021 Andritz has announced it has been contracted – alongside three...

Hydropeaking on the decline says new research
13 December 2021 Rivers impacted by hydroelectricity generation are seeing fewer...

Regional dams ready for rain event says WaterNSW
10 December 2021 WaterNSW regional dams are preparing to capture the next increase in...

GE to provide O&M support for Igarapava hydro plant, Brazil
09 December 2021 GE Renewable Energy's Hydro Solutions is to provide full operation...

Electrical Engineer vacancies at Gilkes
08 December 2021 Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd has opportunities available for a Lead...

Montem Resources gives update on Tent Mountain renewable energy complex
08 December 2021 Montem Resources Limited has provided an update on its planned Tent...

£20 million a year funding boost announced for tidal energy in the UK
07 December 2021 The tidal energy industry in the UK is set to benefit from a £20 million...

Portugal auctions rights for solar projects at hydro plants
06 December 2021 An auction has been launched for the right to install floating solar parks...

Sir Adam Beck I station celebrates 100 years of service
03 December 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of...

Wudongde hits 50 billion kWh mark in power generation
02 December 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the 10.2GW...

NJIT signs deal to purchase energy from hydro facilities
02 December 2021 The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in the US has signed a...

Cloudberry takes over Åmotsfoss hydro plant, Norway
02 December 2021 Following completion of the commissioning period, Cloudberry Clean Energy...

Muskrat Falls integrated into provincial electricity system
01 December 2021 The 824MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station, a key part of...

November 2021

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Hydro powers Berea College
30 November 2021 Berea College in Kentucky, US, has said it is the first higher...

Mott MacDonald starts work on Skavica project
26 November 2021 Mott MacDonald has announced it is supporting development of the...

Andritz to equip Lower Kopili hydropower plant, India
26 November 2021 Andritz has won an order from the Assam state government-owned utility...

Rare artefacts in the Polihali Dam basin
25 November 2021 A rare artefact dating back to the 19th century has been discovered...

Webinar will discuss new software to advance hydropower planning
25 November 2021 Hydropower stakeholders are invited to a free webinar to be held 15...

Voith to equip Nam Sam 3 project, Loas PDR
24 November 2021 Voith has signed an agreement with SCI E&C JSC Company (a part of the SCI...

Unit No 4 commissioned at Baihetan, marking milestone for CTG
23 November 2021 China Three Gorges (CTG) has commissioned the 100th generator in its...

Austrian hydro plants revitalized to power cement works
22 November 2021 A two-year project to rebuild and optimize hydropower plants on...

Bolina Booms provides log screen booms for Cahora Bassa plant, Mozambique
22 November 2021 UK-based Bolina Booms has announced it is to provide log screen booms to...

Hydro key to Australia’s net-zero future says report
18 November 2021 Hydropower is poised to play an integral role in supporting the...

International teams share USBR prize fund for hydro reliability work
17 November 2021 Seven teams have been selected by the US Bureau of Reclamation to...

Cruachan plays host to former Australian PM
17 November 2021 Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – an...

COP26 keeps 1.5C alive – but on life support
17 November 2021 On 13 November COP26 came to a close in Glasgow with nearly 200...

IEA launches hydropower trading roadmap for Tajikistan
16 November 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a new roadmap...

EIB funds to support small hydro development in Italy
16 November 2021 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €49 million to...

Bitcoin miner acquires Washington hydro plant
15 November 2021 Global Bitcoin self-mining company Bitfarms Ltd has announced it is...

Tetra Tech-led JV to assess dam safety for USACE
11 November 2021 A joint venture led by Tetra Tech has been contracted the US Army Corps...

FFI looking to build new hydro and geothermal projects in Papua New Guinea
10 November 2021 Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is to undertake feasibility studies...

Works at Lake Eppalock's main spillway complete
09 November 2021 Rock stability works at Lake Eppalock’s main spillway in Victoria,...

New tool to assess cybersecurity risks at hydro plants
09 November 2021 A new tool is being developed to allow hydropower operators to assess...

Black & Veatch named Owner’s Engineer on Hawaiian pumped storage project
09 November 2021 AES Clean Energy (AES) has selected Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer...

Lake Grace dam in Australia recognised for historical and scientific values
05 November 2021 The first experimental roaded catchment dam in Western Australia has...

AP&T completes Gustavus intertie project
04 November 2021 Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve now has access to hydropower from...

Repairs to start early 2022 on Glen Elder Dam
04 November 2021 Ames Construction Inc has won a $41.2 million contract from the US Bureau...

New how-to guide puts spotlight on hydropower infrastructure safety
04 November 2021 A new How-to Guide on Hydropower Infrastructure Safety has been published...

Lawsuit filed as voters reject hydropower transmission line in Maine
04 November 2021 Developers of a project to transmit hydropower from Quebec in Canada to...

Innergex and Hydro-Québec enter New York renewables market as they complete first joint acquisition
03 November 2021 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and HQI US Holding LLC, a subsidiary...

COP26: a pledge to cut global methane emissions
03 November 2021 Leaders of 103 countries have signed a deal brokered by the EU and USA...

SMEC wins further contract on Dungowan Dam
02 November 2021 SMEC has been appointed to deliver the Detailed Design for...

October 2021

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Consortium unveils plans for £1.7 billion lagoon project in Wales
28 October 2021 Plans for a £1.7 billion project in Swansea, Wales, that will include...

Itaipu to power green hydrogen and ammonia production
26 October 2021 New state-of-the-art green hydrogen and ammonia production facilities are...

Uniper installs battery systems at hydro plants
26 October 2021 Uniper is to install two new battery systems with a total capacity of 12MW...

Funding available to assist hydropower certification
26 October 2021 Hydropower projects that are seeking certification against the newly...

Voith to acquire Siemens stake in Voith Hydro
22 October 2021 Voith Group is to take complete ownership of Voith Hydro after agreeing...

Planning application submitted for Toddbrook Reservoir repair
22 October 2021 In a major step forward in the restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir in...

Andritz to work on Robert S Kerr rehab
22 October 2021 Andritz has been contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers,...

Upgrade complete at Ust-Khantayskaya hydro plant, Russia
20 October 2021 The Ust-Khantayskaya hydropower plant in Norilsk, Russia has...

Local precast factory launched for Australia’s Snowy 2.0 project
20 October 2021 The 130,000 concrete segments that will line the tunnels for the 2GW...

Upgraded unit commissioned at Cheboksary plant, Russia
19 October 2021 Another milestone has been reached at a project to modernise...

Site C balance of plant electrical contract awarded
18 October 2021 BC Hydro has awarded the $128 million Site C balance of plant contract...

GE invests millions to attract young engineers
15 October 2021 GE has announced plans to invest $3.5 million (£2.5m) in a bid to...

Largest hydropower plant in Nepal enters operation
14 October 2021 The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) has been placed...

TBM breakthrough achieved at Kemano T2 hydro project
13 October 2021 A major construction milestone has been reached at Rio Tinto’s Kemano...

Hitachi ABB to lead Egypt-Saudi interconnector consortium
13 October 2021 Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced that it is to lead the consortium...

CalWave commissions open-water wave energy pilot
12 October 2021 CalWave has announced it has successfully commissioned its CalWave x1™...

Thyssengroup and SENS collaborate on underground pumped storage
11 October 2021 Sustainable Energy Solutions Sweden Holding AB (SENS) and Thyssenkrupp...

Major upgrade project completed at Buchanan Dam
11 October 2021 The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has completed a $51 million,...

IHA awarded International Association of the Year
08 October 2021 The International Hydropower Association took home the award...

TMLP extends hydropower contract
08 October 2021 Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) has extended its contract...

Minesto awarded funds by the Swedish Energy Agency
07 October 2021 Marine energy developer Minesto has been awarded s SEK 5.8 million grant...

Germany commits €100 million to SEFA for renewable energy investments
07 October 2021 The German government is to contribute €100 million to the...

Hydropower set to displace fossil fuel as CHPE selected by New York state
07 October 2021 Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers have been selected to partner...

BC Hydro planning to decommission dam to allow fish passage
07 October 2021 BC Hydro has announced it plans to decommission the Wilsey Dam and...

RusHydro to build new small hydropower plants
06 October 2021 RusHydro has announced that it is to build three new small hydropower...

Rare and endemic fish release for CTG at Wudongde
06 October 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has released 250,000 rare and...

Natel Energy to power three dams in Louisiana, US
05 October 2021 Natel Energy is to develop, finance and construct three non-powered dam...

World’s longest subsea electricity interconnector commissioned
01 October 2021 The UK and Norway are now able to share their hydropower and wind energy...

September 2021

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IoT solutions improve safety and operations at Japanese hydro plant
29 September 2021 FogHorn and Energia Communications are working together to help...

US hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021
28 September 2021 In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook the US Energy...

Unico Mechanical wins hydro rehab contract
28 September 2021 The US Army Core of Engineers, Tulsa District, has selected Unico...

USBR awards contract for dam safety work at W.C. Austin Project
27 September 2021 Odin Construction Solutions has won a US$9.66 million contract from the...

International leaders back landmark hydropower declaration
24 September 2021 A bold new blueprint for sustainable hydropower is set to be launched...

Richard Taylor recipient of 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award
23 September 2021 The 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower has been awarded...

Teesta-V wins 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
23 September 2021 NHPC Limited’s Teesta-V hydropower project in India has been named the...

Toshiba to supply hydro turbines for Kerinci Merangin plant, Indonesia
22 September 2021 Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (THPC), a Chinese subsidiary...

Hydro plants refinanced in Colombia
22 September 2021 Holland & Knight has announced it advised Bancolombia S.A. as the lender in...

Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September 2021 Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and...

Baihetan hits 5 billion kWh electricity mark
21 September 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation’s (CTG) Baihetan hydropower station –...

New hydropower coin issued by Swissmint
21 September 2021 Swissmint has announced the release of a new 20-franc silver...

Keppel and Electricite Du Laos in hydro import deal
20 September 2021 Keppel Electric Pte Ltd (Keppel), a subsidiary of Keppel...

Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
17 September 2021 The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to...

SEFA grant will help modernise Africa’s hydro fleet
17 September 2021 Africa’s aging hydropower fleet is set to benefit from a $1 million...

Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
16 September 2021 More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be...

New lab for hydropower research
15 September 2021 Alpiq, HYDRO Exploitation, Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV) and the...

Minesto and SEV extend PPA and plan potential scale-up in Vestmannasund
14 September 2021 Minesto’s 200kW tidal energy site in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, could...

Contractors shortlisted for Coire Glas work
13 September 2021 SSE Renewables has announced a shortlist of tenderers for the...

New equipment for Canyon Ferry power plant, US
13 September 2021 Gardner Zemke Company is to replace and install equipment at the Canyon...

World Bank approves loan for Indonesia’s first pumped storage plant
13 September 2021 A US$380 million loan from the World Bank will help develop the 1040MW...

Three Gorges project operates at full capacity
10 September 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the Three...

New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
10 September 2021 A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower...

Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
08 September 2021 A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched...

Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon reaches financial close
08 September 2021 The 35MW Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon has reached financial...

Calls for sustainable hydropower to address climate change
07 September 2021 The need for sustainable hydropower to tackle the climate emergency was...

SSE’s Tummel Bridge hydro plant to undergo major refurbishment
07 September 2021 An almost £50 million refurbishment of SSE Renewables’ Tummel...

Work progressing well at Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
07 September 2021 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the...

No future hydro development in World Heritage sites commits IHA, as new duty of care for protected areas announced
06 September 2021 Progressive and stringent safeguards for hydropower development in...

NHPC and PFC to cooperate on new hydropower
06 September 2021 India’s NHPC Limited and PFC Limited have signed an agreement that will...

RusHydro and Sibur in hydro supply deal
06 September 2021 RusHydro has signed an agreement with Sibur Holding to...

August 2021

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IHA announces election results
27 August 2021 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that 18...

New maintenance bridge for Maentwrog
26 August 2021 A new maintenance footbridge has been installed at the...

META gets lease for open water test sites off Welsh coast
26 August 2021 Wales’ national test centre has now officially signed a lease with The...

Fortum to improve fish passage at Leppikoski hydropower plant
26 August 2021 Fortum is to implement a dam by-pass solution this year at the...

aventron and Aberdeen Standard Investments to merge small hydro portfolios
24 August 2021 aventron AG and Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) are merging their...

Solar construction starts on Zlatoličje hydroelectric plant, Slovenia
24 August 2021 Dravske elektrarne Maribor, part of the HSE Group, has begun construction...

Turbine installation starts at Julius Nyerere project, Tanzania
23 August 2021 A joint venture of The Arab Contractors and Elsewedy Electric has...

Online hub showcases hydropower innovations
20 August 2021 The International Hydropower Association has announced the launch of a...

Loan agreed for dam safety project in India
18 August 2021 The Government of India, the Central Water Commission,...

Breakthrough achieved at Polihali diversion tunnels
18 August 2021 A significant milestone has been achieved in the construction of Phase II...

Innergex and Hydro-Québec make first joint acquisition
18 August 2021 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and HQI US Holding LLC, a subsidiary...

Turbine 5 to be upgraded at Inga II as financing agreement extended
17 August 2021 Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC – a sister company of Kamoa Copper SA tasked...

En+ Group installs new impeller at Bratsk
17 August 2021 En+ Group has begun installing a new impeller at one of its hydraulic...

New small hydro scheme operational in England
16 August 2021 A new 46kW run-of-river hydroelectric scheme in Reading, Berkshire,...

Andritz to rehabilitate Kopli plant, India
13 August 2021 Indian utility North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO Ltd)...

Tarbela 5th Extension project breaks ground
13 August 2021 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday performed the ground...

Smart hydropower tech demand to grow rapidly, says industry survey
13 August 2021 Demand is set to soar for innovative new hydropower technologies...

L&T sells hydro plant to Renew Power
11 August 2021 Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro is selling a 99MW...

LHDA launches tender for Polihali dam construction
10 August 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched a tender...

Milestone at Mohmand dam as two portions of diversion tunnel connected
10 August 2021 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

Sarawak Energy expands in in-house HSAP and HESG assessors
09 August 2021 Sarawak Energy has reinforced its commitment towards sustainable...

Bristol Water to use DAMSAT for dam monitoring
09 August 2021 UK utility Bristol Water is to remotely monitor its 15 dams from space...

Norwegian hydro plant to supply Deutsche Bahn with renewable energy
06 August 2021 The Mågeli hydroelectric power plant in southern Norway is set to...

Bentley Systems company Seequent acquires Imago
04 August 2021 Bentley Systems, Incorporated’s Seequent business unit has acquired...

ERG to sell hydro portfolio to ENEL
03 August 2021 ERG, through its subsidiary ERG Power Generation S.p.A., has agreed to...

Welsh renewables report overlooks hydropower and tidal energy says industry
03 August 2021 A Welsh Affairs Committee report on the potential for renewable energy...

Andritz and MAN Energy Solutions to produce hydrogen from hydropower
02 August 2021 Andritz Hydro and MAN Energy Solutions are teaming up to develop...

FERC issues preliminary permit for Daybreak Power’s proposed pumped storage project
02 August 2021 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a...

Funds approved for new hydro in Côte d’Ivoire
02 August 2021 The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private...

July 2021

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Funding approved for new transmission line to link Northwest Territories to hydro system
27 July 2021 Funding totalling around $60 million has been approved for the...

RWE couples batteries with hydropower in innovative facility
27 July 2021 RWE has announced details of an innovative battery storage system in...

Transfer of four Klamath River dams approved by CPUC
22 July 2021 Plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River have taken a step forward...

Natel Energy announces $20M funding round
22 July 2021 Natel Energy has announced details of a $20M funding round led...

World Bank-ESMAP launches survey on gender gaps in hydropower sector
22 July 2021 The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP),...

CTG places all 96 units at its hydro plants in operation for first time
21 July 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that its six...

Voith wins contract on Niagara power project
20 July 2021 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded Voith Hydro a $275...

Public comment invited on global hydropower certification scheme
16 July 2021 A new scheme that will see hydropower projects around the world...

Saint-Narcisse shutdown is permanent says Hydro-Québec
14 July 2021 Generation is to permanently cease at the Saint-Narcisse generating...

EMEC plans acoustic monitoring programme
13 July 2021 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is to deploy a series of...

SJVN to develop Lower Arun project, Nepal
13 July 2021 SJVN has been selected to develop the 679MW Lower Arun hydroelectric...

Major overhaul planned for Wivenhoe project, Australia
12 July 2021 A $14 million maintenance project will start this month at the...

AFDB approves funds for Kinguélé Aval hydro project, Gabon
12 July 2021 The first independent hydropower project in Gabon is set to benefit from...

HydroLand expands hydropower portfolio through new acquisitions
09 July 2021 US renewable energy company HydroLand has acquired two small...

Wave energy tender launched by EuropeWave
08 July 2021 The EuropeWave project is inviting wave energy developers to apply...

Five-year refurbishment project starts at Roxburgh station, New Zealand
08 July 2021 Contact Energy has announced a project to replace half of the...

AFRY to work on Manara pumped storage plant, Israel
06 July 2021 AFRY has been awarded the Owner’s Engineering services for the 156MW...

Innergex to buy remaining interests in Energía Llaima
06 July 2021 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc is set to become sole shareholder in...

JV wins contract for Tarbela 5th Extension E&M works
06 July 2021 A joint venture of Harbin Electric International Company and Harbin...

More data sharing needed says Mekong River Commission
02 July 2021 A wider exchange of data and information is needed to help improve...

MPs gather evidence on renewables during EMEC visit
01 July 2021 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, hosted...

All units operational at Namkong 1 hydropower project, Laos
01 July 2021 After a three-day trial, the second unit of the 160MW Namkong 1...

June 2021

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Investment push needed for hydro to play crucial role in clean energy transition, says IEA report
30 June 2021 Hydropower growth across the world is set to slow significantly over the...

New system produces energy from municipal water pipeline in Washington, US
29 June 2021 InPipe Energy and Skagit Public Utility District have completed the...

New Bill introduced to incentivize hydropower upgrades
29 June 2021 New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the US that will...

Drax starts planning process to expand Cruachan project
28 June 2021 The Cruachan pumped storage plant in Scotland could see it capacity more...

First GW hydraulic generator begins power generation trial at Baihetan, China
25 June 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the No.14 power...

LineVision's V3 system installed in California
25 June 2021 LineVision has announced that its LiDAR-powered V3 monitoring system will...

Virgin Money supports Scottish hydro acquisitions
23 June 2021 Virgin Money has approved an £8m long-term loan to support Scottish...

META supports SELKIE tool testing in real sea experience
22 June 2021 Wales’ Marine Energy Test Area (META) has welcomed the first deployment...

Rezatec’s Geospatial AI monitoring expanded to Chichester Dam
22 June 2021 Australian state-owned corporation Hunter Water is working alongside...

Dams are vital to meet power and water challenges says Pakistan PM
22 June 2021 The construction of new dams and reservoirs is vital to meet the...

Mott MacDonald, GHD to work on Kidston pumped storage project
21 June 2021 Mott MacDonald and GHD will deliver engineering services for the design...

Quidnet Energy and ERA team up for energy storage resource
18 June 2021 Quidnet Energy and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), with funding from...

Major step towards Klamath river dam removal as FERC approves license transfer
18 June 2021 Plans for the largest dam removal and river recovery project in US...

MoU signed for Dagmara project, India
17 June 2021 NHPC Limited and Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited...

All units commissioned at Wudongde, China
16 June 2021 All twelve 850MW power units at the Wudongde hydropower plant...

W Resources completes dam at Spanish mine
16 June 2021 Mining company W Resources Plc has successfully completed the construction...

Eco Wave Power joins ILIAD project
15 June 2021 Wave energy developer Eco Wave Power has announced it is participating in...

Australian Govt approves funds for solar hydro project
14 June 2021 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the...

Mocean Energy starts sea trials of Blue X at EMEC
14 June 2021 Mocean Energy has begun testing its Blue X wave energy prototype at...

SKF bearings expertise utilised for CorPower’s wave energy convertors
14 June 2021 SKF’s expertise in bearings has helped CorPower Ocean to optimise the...

IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
11 June 2021 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the release...

Kidston pumped storage project breaks ground
11 June 2021 Genex Power yesterday marked the construction of its flagship 250MW...

Final push at Baihetan as first units prepare for July commissioning
10 June 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced it has hoisted the...

Floating solar plant at Banja reservoir starts commercial operation
09 June 2021 European renewable energy generator Statkraft, in cooperation with...

JV to implement Ratle project, India
09 June 2021 Indian power company NHPC has incorporated a joint venture with Jammu...

Red John pumped storage project gets OK from Scottish Government
09 June 2021 The 450MW Red John pumped storage project proposed for the shores of...

AFDB agrees loans for Malagarasi hydropower plant, Tanzania
08 June 2021 The African Development Bank Group (AFDB) has agreed to loan $140 million...

Seabased planning wave power park in Brittany, France
08 June 2021 Seabased, a wave energy company led by French CEO Laurent Albert, is...

Voith Hydro and Mine Storage team up for underground pumped storage development
08 June 2021 Voith Hydro and Mine Storage have entered into a development partnership in...

Indar to modernise Torrejón units
08 June 2021 Indar, part of the Ingeteam Group, is to modernise two generating units...

New hydro for Scotland
02 June 2021 Four run-of-river hydropower plants have been successfully completed on...

DEWA reports on progress at Hatta pumped storage plant
02 June 2021 Work on the 250MW Hatta pumped storage power plant in the UAE has...

Main dam structure completed at Baihetan project, China
01 June 2021 The main section of 289m high dam which forms an integral part of the...

Nant de Drance gets positive assessment for environmental measures
01 June 2021 A ten-year collaboration project between Nant de Drance SA, WWF and...

May 2021

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NordLink officially inaugurated
28 May 2021 German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Norway’s Prime Minister Erna...

SNC Lavalin in deal to expand capacity at Canadian hydropower facility
27 May 2021 SNC-Lavalin is to support additional hydropower capacity for facility...

Royal visit puts spotlight on tidal energy
26 May 2021 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Orkney, Scotland, this week...

Tender for Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction, Lesotho
26 May 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched the...

GE launches new product for underwater hydropower turbine condition assessment
26 May 2021 GE Renewable Energy has introduced a new underwater robotized...

Voith announces launch of HyCon GoHybrid hydraulic governor
26 May 2021 Voith Hydro has announced that its new HyCon GoHybrid hydraulic...

National laboratories collaborate on digital twins project
25 May 2021 A US Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored project will see Pacific...

New research highlights hydropower’s role in supporting green hydrogen
25 May 2021 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a research...

New valuation guidebook for pumped storage released
24 May 2021 A new US Department of Energy-sponsored guidebook, spearheaded by...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to support Gulf region’s first pumped storage project
24 May 2021 Hitachi ABB Power Grids is to supply Andritz Hydro...

CTG signs 4th agreement for Kohala Hydropower Project, Pakistan
21 May 2021 The Kohala Hydropower Project in Pakistan is set to embark on its...

Financial closure achieved for Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
20 May 2021 Genex Power Limited has announced it has reached financial close for...

Agreement will see tidal power harnessed off the Isle of Wight
20 May 2021 A new tidal project is on the cards off the Isle of Wight following...

AqualisBraemar LOC supports wave energy projects
18 May 2021 AqualisBraemar LOC is supporting successful proposals for two wave...

Cooperation deal will bring benefits of digitalization to the hydropower industry
17 May 2021 Voith Hydro has announced it is entering a pilot phase of cooperation...

Sirens help ensure dam safety for Hidroelectrica
17 May 2021 The existing warning system at dams operated by Romanian energy...

Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers propose renewables solution for New York
14 May 2021 Hydro-Québec has partnered with Transmission Developers Inc. to develop...

Civil works contract awarded for Tarbela 5th Extension
12 May 2021 Power Construction Corporation of China Limited (PCCCL) has been awarded...

A world’s first for EMEC and Verdant Power
11 May 2021 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has completed the world’s...

Fortum set to lead Uniper’s hydro assets
11 May 2021 Fortum and Uniper have finalised the first planning phase in its ‘One...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXI, Issue 3
11 May 2021 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXI, Issue 3) has been published.

Additional investment announced for Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project, Canada
10 May 2021 Additional investment of around $3 million has been approved to support...

Chelan PUD and GE team up for Rock Island rebuild
07 May 2021 Chelan PUD and GE Renewable Energy have reached an agreement that will...

Refurbishment of existing hydropower a key topic at IRENA meeting
05 May 2021 Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and...

Granite wins dam construction contract in Texas, US
04 May 2021 Granite Construction has won a $160 million contract from the Upper...

Industry welcomes EU recognition of sustainable hydropower
04 May 2021 The European Commission has made changes to proposed investment criteria...

April 2021

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Voith Hydro contracted for work on Idaho water project
29 April 2021 Voith Hydro is to design, manufacture, and install 720MW of ternary...

Andritz to equip Kidston pumped storage plant
29 April 2021 Andritz has received an order from EPC contractors McConnell Dowell and...

Energy storage tech tested for small hydropower generation
29 April 2021 Municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho National...

New guide to digital twins calls for industry to avoid mistakes that beset BIM
28 April 2021 A new guide to digital twins in construction and infrastructure has...

Construction commences on Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
28 April 2021 Genex Power Limited has given the go ahead for construction to proceed on...

Bolina trials new boom to protect critical infrastructure
27 April 2021 Bolina, an Ecocoast company, has announced it is launching a new debris...

Key milestone for Changlongshan pumped storage station, China
27 April 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation has announced it has successfully...

DOE kicks off 100-day plan to address cybersecurity risk to electricity operations
26 April 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an initiative to enhance...

Canal & River Trust adopts satellite-based dam monitoring system
26 April 2021 The Canal & River Trust has subscribed to the newly launched iDMS tool,...

Axpo to launch hydrogen initiative at Swiss hydro plant
26 April 2021 Axpo has announced details of a hydrogen production facility at...

AFRY to advise EBRD on sustainable energy projects
23 April 2021 AFRY has been selected as one of the framework consultants to provide...

Aerospace and wind energy technology adopted for tidal turbine foils
22 April 2021 Sustainable Marine has announced it is adopting cutting-edge aerospace...

New guide promotes biodiversity conservation in hydropower development
22 April 2021 To help hydropower project developers and operators conserve river...

Mocean Energy unveils wave energy prototype
21 April 2021 Wave power specialist Mocean Energy has unveiled its Blue X wave...

GE Power Conversion to equip Reißeck II+ pumped storage plant
21 April 2021 GE Power Conversion has been selected by Verbund to equip the new Reißeck...

Uzbekhydroenergo and EDF explore plans for collaboration
20 April 2021 Uzbekistan’s state hydropower developer Uzbekhydroenergo (UGE) and...

Andritz to rehabilitate Carillon’s hydraulic passages
20 April 2021 Andritz has been contracted by Hydro-Québec, Canada, to rehabilitate...

Chelan PUD to supply additional hydropower to Avista
16 April 2021 Avista and Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) have announced...

Major refurbishment for E.B Campbell station, Canada
16 April 2021 Canadian utility SaskPower has announced it is carrying out a thorough...

Québec approves Appalaches-Maine Interconnection Line project
15 April 2021 The Appalaches–Maine Interconnection Line project has been given the...

Project to assess viability of marine hydrokinetic technologies to power Alaskan Communities
15 April 2021 XENDEE Corporation, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and the Alaska...

Civil Works contract awarded for rehab work on Warsak station, Pakistan
14 April 2021 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has...

Bodycote targets ocean energy following collab with CorPower
13 April 2021 Bodycote, a provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal...

Winners of Groundbreaking Hydro Prize announced by DOE
13 April 2021 Two teams have been named as the winners of a prize which...

Bentley iTwin to harness capabilities of NVIDIA Omniverse
13 April 2021 Infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems, Incorporated...

Aitken Spence expands hydro portfolio
12 April 2021 Sri Lanka-based Aitken Spence PLC has announced it has acquired...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to upgrade Geheyan Hydropower Plant, China
12 April 2021 Hitachi ABB Power Grids is to upgrade the gas-insulated switchgear (GIS)...

Rancho Water awarded FEMA grant for Vail Dam rehab
09 April 2021 Grant funding of nearly $3.5 million from the Federal Emergency...

Akuo acquires PVB Power Bulgaria
08 April 2021 Independent renewable energy developer Akuo has announced it is expanding...

Major step forward in XFLEX HYDRO initiative as battery system arrives
08 April 2021 A battery energy storage system (BESS) container set to be used in an...

Grant funding available to support eligible dam repairs in New York state
07 April 2021 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)...

Essential upgrades start on Tasmanian dam
07 April 2021 Essential infrastructure upgrades have begun at the Upper Reservoir Dam...

Construction progressing on Little Long Dam Safety project, Canada
07 April 2021 Ontario Power Generation has announced that work is progressing on the...

Access tunnel complete at Mohmand Dam, work continues across different sites
07 April 2021 The access tunnel to allow swift excavation of diversion tunnels at...

Nominations open for election to IHA Board
06 April 2021 Hydropower leaders from all backgrounds and regions of the world have...

March 2021

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Essential work reduces safety risk at Paradise Dam, Australia
31 March 2021 Sunwater has announced it has reached a significant milestone in its work...

Zarchob small hydro plant completed on time in Uzbekistan
30 March 2021 Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo...

ADB approves loan for hydro construction in Pakistan
30 March 2021 A 300MW hydropower plant to be built on the Kunhar river near Balakot City...

ABB joins forces with Nozomi Networks to strengthen cyber security services
29 March 2021 ABB and Nozomi Networks Inc are joining forces to address the growing...

Bitcoin mining pool launched powered by hydropower
29 March 2021 DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc and Argo Blockchain Plc have announced...

Hydropower can now qualify for climate bond financing under new criteria
25 March 2021 Sustainable hydropower projects can now qualify for climate bond financing...

Welsh Government launch PIN for tidal lagoon competition
25 March 2021 The Welsh Government has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) in...

New report suggests energy storage reform needed in the UK to meet net-zero
25 March 2021 Vital electricity storage capacity needed to help the UK meet its...

ARENA agrees grant funding for Kidston pumped storage plant
24 March 2021 Genex Power Limited has received a conditional offer for grant...

Competition aims to improve reliability in hydropower facilities
24 March 2021 The US Bureau of Reclamation has launched the Automated Maintenance...

MHWirth pile top drill rigs utilised at Boone Dam repair project
24 March 2021 MHWirth has announced that its pile top drill rigs have recently...

Repair plan unveiled for Toddbrook Reservoir
23 March 2021 The Canal & River Trust charity has unveiled a permanent repair plan...

LHWP II Senqu Bridge construction tender kicks off
23 March 2021 The Senqu Bridge construction contract under Phase II of the...

Genex finalises connection agreement with Powerlink for pumped storage project
23 March 2021 Genex Power Limited has finalised its negotiations with Powerlink...

First TBM commissioned for Snowy 2.0
19 March 2021 The first of three technologically advanced tunnel-boring machines...

AFDB funds transmission project in Angola
19 March 2021 The African Development Bank has committed $530 million to finance...

Thordon Bearings appoints new distributor
17 March 2021 Thordon Bearings has announced the appointment of Millstream Engineering...

Dambot to aid dam inspection personnel
16 March 2021 A US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) team is...

Geospatial AI technology to monitor high risk dams for US utility
16 March 2021 Dams owned by US utility SJWD Water District are to be monitored...

Minesto and Schneider Electric team up for marine energy development
15 March 2021 Minesto and Schneider Electric are to work together to develop and...

Rio Tinto invests in Isle-Maligne upgrade, Canada
15 March 2021 Rio Tinto has announced it is investing a further C$92 million in...

Canada investing in Klemtu hydro rehab project
11 March 2021 The Governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced funding for...

Keeyask station starts generation ahead of schedule
09 March 2021 The Keeyask Generating Station in Manitoba, Canada, has begun...

Tirupati Graphite to redevelop hydro facilities and initiate further studies
09 March 2021 Tirupati Graphite plc, the specialist graphite producer and...

Installation work underway on EWP-EDF One Wave Energy project, Israel
05 March 2021 Eco Wave Power has announced that, pursuant to the engineering...

Kleinfelder and Stantec supporting critical levee projects for USACE
04 March 2021 Kleinfelder and Stantec have been selected by the US Army Corps of...

Power Machines delivers last equipment for Farkhad rehab, Uzbekistan
03 March 2021 Power Machines has announced it has delivered the last of the main...

Community Benefit Sharing Program being rolled out at Tina River hydro project
03 March 2021 The Community Benefit Sharing Program (CBSP) developed as part of the...

Commercial operation starts at Glen Noe Hydro
03 March 2021 RWE’s 2MW Glen Noe Hydro Scheme, located within the Glen Noe Estate,...

BC Government gives update on Site C
02 March 2021 The Government of British Columbia has said that it will ensure the...

Dam Safety Task Force says Michigan’s ageing inventory requires immediate attention
02 March 2021 A final report by a task force charged with providing a thorough review...

WaterNSW investigating replacement of damaged Gin Gin weir
01 March 2021 WaterNSW is continuing its works to investigate replacing the...

February 2021

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HydroLand acquires 25MW hydro portfolio from Enel Green Power North America
26 February 2021 Renewable energy firm HydroLand has acquired a 25MW portfolio...

Six units to be replaced at Bratsk hydro plant, Siberia
25 February 2021 En+ Group has announced it has begun the replacement of six hydraulic...

Plans approved to expand Kruonis pumped storage plant, Lithuania
25 February 2021 Ignitis Group subsidiary Ignitis gamyba has approved plans to expand...

CorPower extends equity funding for commercial scale demonstration
24 February 2021 Wave energy technology developer CorPower has announced it has extended...

Andritz wins contract on Austrian pumped storage plant
23 February 2021 Andritz has been contracted by TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG to supply...

Study says pumped storage could save millions in energy system costs
22 February 2021 A new study by independent researchers from Imperial College London has...

Dam upgrade investment decision reassessed for value
19 February 2021 A project to upgrade Lake Macdonald Dam in Noosa, Queensland, Australia...

Flood repair works completed at Fred Haigh Dam
19 February 2021 Works to repair scour damage downstream of the Fred Haigh Dam spillway...

Agreement signed for commercialization of WireScan technology
18 February 2021 Hydro-Québec has entered a commercialization agreement for its...

RusHydro signs first non-regulated agreement for hydropower supply
17 February 2021 RusHydro is to supply electricity produced by the...

Nam Theun 1 breaks RCC placement record
16 February 2021 At the end of January 2021, the Nam Theun 1 Hydropower Project in Laos...

Eco Wave Power reaches regulatory milestone for Israel wave energy project
16 February 2021 Eco Wave Power has secured the engineering coordination permit from...

SNC-Lavalin wins contract to add hydro to existing dams in the US
16 February 2021 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc is to add powerhouses to three existing dam and...

Tidal turbine successfully installed in Japan
15 February 2021 Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has announced that its Scottish built...

IHA sustainability assessment fund expands to more countries
15 February 2021 Hydropower project developers and operators in more than 40 countries...

Community gets behind rural electrification program
15 February 2021 The Rural Electrification Program, an initiative in the Community...

US DOE announces $100 million for clean energy solutions
12 February 2021 Developers of transformative clean energy technology solutions are now...

Andritz wins modernisation contract
10 February 2021 Andritz has won an order for the major rehabilitation of the G1 turbine...

AEP sells Racine plant to Eagle Creek
10 February 2021 American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) has agreed to sell the 48MW...

Reservoir emergency plans updated as legislation changes
10 February 2021 Ahead of an upcoming ministerial direction in relation to reservoir...

New impellor for Maynskaya hydro project, Russia
10 February 2021 Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod has produced a rotating-blade impeller...

Global TBM buys Robbins assets
09 February 2021 Global TBM Company, a firm newly established by industry veteran Lok...

Hydro plants damaged in major flood incident in India
08 February 2021 Hydropower projects have been damaged in a fatal flooding incident...

IRENA and IHA partner to advance sustainable hydropower
05 February 2021 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the...

GE completes work on Lower Kaleköy project, Turkey
04 February 2021 GE Renewable Energy has announced it has successfully completed its work...

AFRY acquires freshwater ecology specialist EKOM
02 February 2021 AFRY has announced it has acquired freshwater ecology specialist EKOM in...

ENGIE to deploy Upstream Tech’s HydroForecast at Portugal hydro facilities
02 February 2021 Environmental technology company Upstream Tech is to provide ENGIE...

Investment secured for Portuguese wave project
02 February 2021 Portuguese authorities have joined the Swedish Energy Agency, EIT...

NYPA to advance upgrade and life extension projects
01 February 2021 The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Board of Trustees has...

January 2021

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Satellite-based dam monitoring system launched
28 January 2021 Binnies and Rezatec have launched an intelligent satellite-based...

Voith wins contract on Vallabrègues small hydro plant, France
27 January 2021 Voith has been contracted as complete supplier for the 8.6MW...

CorPower and OPS receive grant for wave energy project
26 January 2021 CorPower Ocean and OPS Composite Solutions have secured close to...

Stortemelk small hydro plant recognised as example of sustainable development
26 January 2021 The Stortemelk hydropower project in South Africa has been recognised as...

Project to allow remote operation of Baba hydro plant, Ecuador
26 January 2021 The Electricity Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC EP) is carrying out a...

Platform to promote sustainable sediment management
25 January 2021 A global collaborative platform of leading research and academic has...

Research suggests ageing dams pose growing threat
25 January 2021 A report by the United Nations University has said that by 2050, most of...

Hydro turbine to provide STEM learning opportunity in Scotland
25 January 2021 The Highland Council has begun detailed designs works on a major...

Investors sought for Snowdonia hydro project
22 January 2021 Investors are being sought for a new small hydropower scheme being...

Ethiopia’s Gilgel Gibe II gets digital solutions from Voith
21 January 2021 Voith Hydro’s digital solutions are to be installed at the Gilgel Gibe...

Andritz to modernise unit at Jebba plant, Nigeria
21 January 2021 Andritz has been contracted to modernise one generation unit at the...

Greenbacker Capital invests in hydropower
20 January 2021 Greenbacker Capital Management, LLC has announced details of an investment...

Green hydrogen project to be installed for Hydro-Québec
19 January 2021 North American hydropower supplier Hydro-Québec is to operate one of...

CAI funds hydro at existing dams in partnership with Rye Development
18 January 2021 Infrastructure investment firm Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC (CAI)...

Drones and divers play key roles in inspection of OPG’s hydro facilities
15 January 2021 Over the past few months, drones and divers from Ontario Power...

Hydro acquisitions for Downing as it agrees partnership deal
14 January 2021 Downing LLP is purchasing a portfolio of five operational hydropower...

Hydro powers agrochemical product production
14 January 2021 More than 60% of Apatit mining and beneficiation plant’s output is to...

Wudongde transmission system in operation ahead of schedule
13 January 2021 The multi-terminal ultra-high voltage (UHV) flexible direct current...

Initiative aims to support sustainable hydropower in the Western Balkans
13 January 2021 A new initiative has been launched to support authorities, investors...

Voith turbine to help boost performance of Deschutes Valley Water District
12 January 2021 Deschutes Valley Water District (DVWD) has nearly completed the...

ABB helps Axpo develop Switzerland’s first digital hydropower plant
12 January 2021 The motors at one of the Axpo’s hydropower plants in Switzerland have...

KIUC and AES to develop solar/hydro project
11 January 2021 Hawaii’s Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) is joining forces with...

Ashok Khosla named as chair of the hydropower sustainability council
11 January 2021 Sustainability pioneer Dr Ashok Khosla has been appointed as...

Philippines DOE announces tender process for renewables, including 17 hydro plants
08 January 2021 The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE), through the Renewable...

Bombora and MOL team up for marine energy projects in Japan
07 January 2021 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd (MOL) has entered into an agreement with...

BHEL wins hydro order in India
07 January 2021 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is to manufacture and supply...

US DOE announces I AM Hydro winners
06 January 2021 Eleven winning teams will share a cash prize pot of $175,000 in the...

Investment for Brookfield’ Sidney A. Murray, Jr. hydro facility
06 January 2021 MetLife Inc’s institutional asset management business, MetLife...

Hydropower investment for DORE
05 January 2021 Downing has announced that Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust...

Multiconsult to undertake dam safety assessment in Latvia
04 January 2021 Multiconsult has been selected to carry out a safety assessment of...

Barsuchkovskaya hydro plant commissioned in Russia
04 January 2021 The 5.25MW Barsuchkovskaya small hydropower plant in the Stavropol region...

Three Gorges Dam sets new annual power generation record for 2020
04 January 2021 China’s Three Gorges dam has set a new world record for annual...

Hydro-Lyse hydropower transaction completed
04 January 2021 The planned merger of Norwegian firms Hydro and Lyse’s hydropower...

December 2020

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ADB approves loan for new hydropower construction in India
23 December 2020 A $231 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be used...

Early works programme starts at Kidston pumped storage
23 December 2020 Following the news yesterday on the final investment decision for the...

Genex gives update on investment decisions for Kidston pumped storage project
22 December 2020 The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) is to provide...

Strabag Oman awarded new dam contracts
21 December 2020 Strabag Oman LLC, a subsidiary of Strabag International GmbH, has...

En+ Group starts trading International renewable energy certificates
21 December 2020 En+ Group has announced it has become the first energy producer and...

New guide vane for Mainskaya hydro unit
21 December 2020 A new guide vane has been produced for unit no 3 at the Mainskaya...

EMEC starts independent assessment for Verdant Power’s tidal project
18 December 2020 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has started an independent...

RSK to buy Black & Veatch’s UK and Asia water businesses
18 December 2020 Environmental, engineering and technical services business RSK Group...

Canadian Govt announce support measure for Lower Churchill Projects
18 December 2020 The Canadian government is delaying debt and financing payments...

World Bank approves dam safety project in India
17 December 2020 The World Bank has approved a $250 million project designed to improve...

Plans move forward for pumped storage scheme in Australia as agreement signed
17 December 2020 GE Renewable Energy and BE Power have agreed to co-develop the 400MW...

AfDB secures new donor funds to transform the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa
17 December 2020 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced $90 million in new...

Voith to supply electro-mechanical equipment for Asahan 3, Indonesia
16 December 2020 Mitsubishi Corporation has awarded Voith Hydro the...

Power transformers being replaced at En+ Group’s Krasnoyarsk project
16 December 2020 The first of seven new power transformers at the Krasnoyarsk hydropower...

Waba Dam Renewal Project completed ahead of schedule
15 December 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced that its Waba Dam...

Hydro Tasmania selects Lake Cethana as first pumped hydro project
15 December 2020 Hydro Tasmania has announced that it has selected Lake Cethana as...

EPC contract prequalification opens for Ruzizi III project
14 December 2020 Ruzizi III Energy Limited, developer of the Ruzizi III Regional...

Vinci-led consortium to build Sambangalou dam, Senegal
14 December 2020 A consortium led by Vinci Construction has signed a contract with the...

Joint venture planning on hydro bid
14 December 2020 ZK International Group Co., Ltd and Tuopeng Industrial have announced...

Eco Wave Power collaborates with Meridian Energy Australia for wave power development
11 December 2020 Eco Wave Power has signed a collaboration agreement with Meridian...

Monroe hydro project complete as tests show 100% safe fish passage
11 December 2020 Natel Energy has successfully completed the Monroe Hydro Project in...

Generating unit undergoing rehab at Jebba hydro plant, further work planned
11 December 2020 Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd (MESL), the concessionaire company of...

Andritz and Mercedes-Benz Energy sign cooperation agreement for hybrid hydro-battery storage
10 December 2020 Andritz and Mercedes-Benz Energy, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, have...

Seequent introduces next-generation digital twin technologies
10 December 2020 Geoscience software company Seequent has unveiled updates to its civil...

Voith delivers first fully virtual HydroSchool training for Mount Coffee employees
10 December 2020 Employees of the Mount Coffee hydropower plant in Liberia are...

Coalition urges governments to step up green recovery
09 December 2020 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is uniting with over...

FirstLight files license application for hydro projects
08 December 2020 FirstLight Power has submitted its combined Amended Final License...

Gilkes gives update on African projects
08 December 2020 Gilkes has announced in its Winter newsletter that the Mulosa River...

WSP to acquire Golder Associates
07 December 2020 WSP has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire...

Ocean energy innovation hubs in Scotland and Wales connect
07 December 2020 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, EMEC...

Milestone for Minesto as it delivers first tidal energy to the Faroese grid
03 December 2020 Marine energy developer Minesto has delivered electricity to the grid in...

Loan agreed for refurb and small hydro work in Finland
03 December 2020 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a 10-year, €10 million...

Doosan and Korea Western Power team up for Laos hydropower project
02 December 2020 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and Korea Western Power are...

Voith participates in FIThydro
02 December 2020 Voith has announced it is engaged in the Europe-wide Fish Friendly...

ABB and CORYS in agreement to advance digital twin technology
02 December 2020 ABB and CORYS have entered a strategic agreement to advance digital...

November 2020

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Baihetan construction progressing
30 November 2020 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that concrete...

First report published by XFLEX HYDRO initiative
30 November 2020 XLFEX HYDRO – a major EU-funded energy innovation initiative to...

AFDB approves $120 million to help build Malagarasi project, Tanzania
30 November 2020 A $120 million loan from the African Development Bank (AFDB) will help...

IDB approves funds for hydro refit in Honduras
26 November 2020 An $18 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will...

DOE announces $35 million for hydrokinetic turbine development
25 November 2020 The US Department of Energy has announced $35 million in funding for...

Welsh Government to meet with small scale hydro operators after grant scrapped
25 November 2020 The Welsh Government is to meet with small-scale hydro operators this...

Gilkes invests in next generation machining capability
24 November 2020 Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd has released details of its latest investment...

Voith Hydro completes modernization of digital turbine governors for Kinda plant, Myanmar
23 November 2020 Voith has successfully completed the modernization of digital governors...

Three Gorges sets annual power generation world record
19 November 2020 The Three Gorges hydroelectric plant in China – the world’s...

NYPA hits milestone in digitization project at Robert Moses plant, NY
19 November 2020 The first hydroelectric generator at the Robert Moses Power Plant...

Mocean Energy secures investment to advance wave technology
18 November 2020 Wave power specialists Mocean Energy has secured major new investment...

Partners sign agreement that updates plan for Klamath River dams removal
18 November 2020 The US states of California and Oregon, the Yurok Tribe, the Karuk...

Doosan Heavy and KOMIPO team up for overseas hydropower business
17 November 2020 Doosan Heavy Industry & Construction (DHIC) and Korea Midland Power...

Hydro from Vattenfall powers Finnish supercomputer
16 November 2020 One of the fastest supercomputers in the world is to be run 100%...

CorPower secures 10-year licence for wave energy project in Portugal
16 November 2020 CorPower Ocean has secured a 10-year licence from Portuguese authorities...

CIP acquires 1593MW in pumped storage assets in the US
13 November 2020 Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), on behalf of...

AWE in three-year project to demonstrate large-scale WaveFarm
12 November 2020 Finnish wave energy technology developer AW-Energy Oy (AWE) is to...

Ust-Dzhegutinskaya small hydropower plant commissioned in Russia
11 November 2020 PJSC RusHydro has inaugurated the 5.6MW Ust-Dzhegutinskaya hydropower...

Fairbairn Dam upgrade project completed ahead of schedule
10 November 2020 A five-year project to strengthen the Fairbairn Dam in Central...

Andritz wins contract on Barkley hydro plant, US
10 November 2020 Andritz has been awarded a €65 million contract by the US Army Corps...

Flow batteries and tidal power to combine for green hydrogen production
09 November 2020 A world-first project will combine flow battery technology with tidal...

Innavik hydro project in Quebec reaches financial close
09 November 2020 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and the Pituvik Landholding Corporation...

Agreement reached for Nenskra hydropower plant involvement
09 November 2020 An agreement has been reached between the European Investment Bank (EIB),...

Canadian Government announces major investment in tidal energy in Nova Scotia
09 November 2020 The Canadian Government has approved $28.5 million for Sustainable Marine...

Work set to start on Social development master plan at LHWP Phase II
05 November 2020 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has announced it...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXI, Issue 2
05 November 2020 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXI, Issue 2) has been published.

Workers isolating as COVID-19 cases confirmed at Keeyask construction site
04 November 2020 Manitoba Hydro has confirmed that 20 workers at the Keeyask...

Turbines deployed on first licensed tidal power project in the US
04 November 2020 Marine renewable energy company Verdant has installed an array of three...

Doosan signs contract for Upper Trishuli-1 project, Nepal, and MOU for Asrit-Kedam, Pakistan
03 November 2020 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has joined Korea South-East...

International forum for pumped storage to be launched this week
02 November 2020 A Global forum will be launched this week to develop policy proposals...

Andritz to work on Karuwa Seti plant, Nepal
02 November 2020 Andritz has announced it is to supply complete electro-mechanical...

New publication offers guidance on responsible resettlement
02 November 2020 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new...

October 2020

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ABB teams up with Forescout for cyber security enhancements
29 October 2020 ABB has announced it is to integrate security solutions provider...

EU project studies environmental impact of hydroelectric power plants
28 October 2020 Researchers have developed new assessment methods and technologies such as...

Environmental groups call for end to new hydropower development in Europe
27 October 2020 Over 150 environmental groups have joined forces and launched a...

WAPDA to implement Rohtas dam
27 October 2020 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has decided...

In-pipe hydroelectric system supplying electricity to US city
26 October 2020 The City of Hillsboro in Oregon, US, has begun generating renewable...

Scottish Government consents to revised Coire Glas pumped storage scheme
26 October 2020 The Scottish Government has given consent for SSE’s Renewables revised...

Mangdechhu project wins the Brunel Medal
23 October 2020 The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has awarded the prestigious...

Underground excavation advancing on LHWP II diversion tunnels
22 October 2020 Underground tunnelling works inside the two Polihali Diversion Tunnels...

Andritz wins major refurbishment contract in Canada
21 October 2020 Andritz is to re-equip up to 14x54MW turbine generator units at the...

Hydro and Lyse to establish joint hydropower company
21 October 2020 Norwegian firms Hydro and Lyse are to merge part of their...

Safety work completed at Boca Dam
20 October 2020 A project to upgrade the safety of the 81-year-old Boca dam in California...

Voith wins supply contract for Mohmand Dam, Pakistan
19 October 2020 Voith Hydro Shanghai Limited (VHS) is to supply 200MW Francis...

US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
19 October 2020 A collaboration agreement has been signed between environmental groups...

Scatec Solar to buy SN Power
16 October 2020 Scatec Solar has signed a US$1.166 billion deal to acquire...

American Hydro to complete upgrades of Keokuk hydro plant units
16 October 2020 American Hydro, part of Wärtsilä Corporation, is to complete the upgrade...

EDF commissions Romanche-Gavet hydro plant
15 October 2020 The 97MW Romanche-Gavet hydroelectric plant has been commissioned by...

IHA announces launch of training academy for sustainable hydropower
15 October 2020 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new...

Construction of all underground facilities at Baihetan dam complete
14 October 2020 China Three Gorges Corporation has announced that it has completed...

ABB to modernise controls at Statkraft hydro plants
14 October 2020 ABB is to modernise automation, control and power solutions at...

World Energy Outlook 2020 says Covid response can reshape the future of energy, with renewables taking centre stage
13 October 2020 The acceleration of clean energy transitions, and how quickly energy...

Rio Tinto invests C$160 million in refurbishing Canadian hydro plant
13 October 2020 Rio Tinto is to invest C$160 million in refurbishment work at...

Lukoil completes reconstruction of Krasnopolyanskaya’s hydraulic structures
13 October 2020 Lukoil has finished reconstruction work on the hydraulic structures at...

Alperia takes stake in Hydrodata, launches new project
12 October 2020 Alperia has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Hydrodata, and...

Major refurbishment for Drax’s Galloway hydro scheme
09 October 2020 Drax has confirmed it is to spend almost £6 million on refurbishment of a...

Hatch and LTK in final stages of merger discussion
09 October 2020 Hatch and LTK have confirmed they are the final stages of negotiating...

ABB plans to double number of women in management roles by 2030
08 October 2020 ABB has announced plans to have 25% of its senior management...

Manitoba Hydro says no decisions made on future of subsidiary
08 October 2020 Manitoba Hydro has made no decision regarding the future of its wholly...

Results released from study into hydropower plants and their effect on fish
07 October 2020 An extensive study by a research team at the Technical University of...

New €500 million fund launched for European hydropower investment
07 October 2020 Climate focused investment company Climate Endowment Group has teamed up...

Manufacturing methods explored for flat-pack hydro energy solution
06 October 2020 Manufacturing methods for a patented water wheel capable of...

Andritz to equip Pinnapuram pumped storage plant, India
05 October 2020 Andritz has been contracted by Indian power producer Greenko Energy to...

Equipment shipped and unit due for commissioning at Cheboksarskaya plant, Russia
05 October 2020 Power Machines has announced it has manufactured and completed the...

ADB grant to help enhance power supply in Afghanistan
05 October 2020 A $110 million grant has been approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

Hydropower is a significant renewables employer, says report
02 October 2020 Almost two million people are working in the hydropower industry globally,...

No positive stability assessments for 32% of Vale’s dams
02 October 2020 Thirty-three of Vale’s 104 dam structures in Brazil have not...

Snake River Dams to stay as record of decision signed
01 October 2020 The US Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville...

September 2020

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Huge potential in hydro-solar hybrids, says new research
30 September 2020 Combining hydropower plants with floating solar panels could produce...

Collaborative Framework on Hydropower advances discussions
29 September 2020 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has held its second...

World Bank helps finance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa project, Pakistan
28 September 2020 The World Bank has approved $450 million in financing for the...

Hydroelectric-solar microgrid installed in Patagonia
28 September 2020 Hydroelectric power, combined with solar and a batter storage system,...

Gilkes invests in new computing cluster
28 September 2020 Gilkes has announced it has installed a new high performance computing...

Milestone reached for Karuma project, Uganda
25 September 2020 Filling of tailrace tunnel 2 has begun at the Karuma hydropower project...

Plans move forward for the Atta Abad Lake project, Pakistan
25 September 2020 Construction work on the 50MW Atta Abad Lake hydropower project in...

Emerson Ovation technology to modernise Salto Grande
24 September 2020 Emerson has been contracted by the Salto Grande Mixed Technical Commission...

New 70-year concession for Gösgen plant, investments planned
24 September 2020 Gösgen hydropower plant in Switzerland has been granted a new concession...

Major milestone reached at Muskrat Falls project, Canada
24 September 2020 First power has flowed from the Muskrat Falls hydropower project, marking...

Snowy Hydro engaging younger generation with new digital pop-up book
23 September 2020 Snowy Hydro is hoping to engage the younger generation in the...

Rezatec’s geospatial analytics to monitor Grahamstown Dam for next three years
22 September 2020 Rezatec, in association with its partner Detection Services, is to...

More women needed in Nepal’s hydropower sector says IFC report
22 September 2020 A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has...

JLEN acquires hydropower facilities
21 September 2020 Environmental infrastructure fund JLEN has acquired two operational...

USBR approves funding for Webster Dam repairs
18 September 2020 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $22.1 million for repairs at...

GE supports BKK’s digital transformation
18 September 2020 Norwegian Power Company BKK is to adopt GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro...

GE to equip Kundah pumped storage plant, India
17 September 2020 Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) has selected GE...

USBR seeks proposals for hydro development at Taylor Park Dam
16 September 2020 Proposals are being solicited by the US Bureau of Reclamation for...

Norwegian firms to explore merger options
16 September 2020 The CEO’s of Norwegian firms Glitre Energi and Agder Energi have...

Minesto to continue commissioning Faroe Islands project
14 September 2020 Tidal power developer Minesto has announced it is planning to...

Canadian Governments invests in tidal power
10 September 2020 The Government of Canada has committed a $9.4 million investment in...

ABD loan to help fund hydro development in Uzbekistan
08 September 2020 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend $60 million...

Voith to supply new pump turbines to Spanish hydropower plants
08 September 2020 Technology Group Voith is to supply five pump turbines and...

Power Machines continues upgrades of Volzhskaya hydro plant units
04 September 2020 Power Machines has announced it has completed modernisation of the...

Evangelista Albertini named new CEO of Hydro Tasmania
04 September 2020 Hydro Tasmania’s Chairman, Grant Every-Burns, has announced that...

Cloudberry to buy Norwegian hydro plant
02 September 2020 Nordic renewable energy company Cloudberry Clean Energy AS is to...

Federal Govt gives greenlight to Snowy 2.0 main works construction
01 September 2020 A major project to expand the Snowy hydroelectric scheme in Australia has...

New study by IHA identifies Asian hydropower plants that could benefit from modernisation
01 September 2020 A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia...

AFRY establishes Vietnamese subsidiary
01 September 2020 AFRY has announced it has established a new subsidiary to serve the...

August 2020

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FDA loan supports hydro construction and modernisation in Uzbekistan
28 August 2020 The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has signed a 20-year loan...

US agencies sign collaborative hydropower agreement
26 August 2020 Three US federal agencies signed an agreement this week that will see...

USBR says dams demonstrate value of hydropower during recent western US heatwave
24 August 2020 The US Bureau of Reclamation last week responded to unusually high...

Fatalities as fire breaks out at Indian hydro plant
24 August 2020 Nine people have in an incident at the Srisailam left bank hydropower...

LHDA announced Polihali Dam and Tunnel construction to go out to open tender
20 August 2020 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has cancelled...

Andritz to equip Kutehr project, India
20 August 2020 Andritz has been contracted by Indian independent power producer JSW...

Drax to invest £1 million for control system modernisation at Cruachan project
20 August 2020 Drax Group’s Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland is set to...

WaterNSW outlines plans to replace ageing Gin Gin weir
18 August 2020 Australian utility WaterNSW is planning to replace an existing...

OPG selects four companies for future work on control gates
18 August 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced that four companies have...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXI, Issue 1
18 August 2020 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXI, Issue 1) has been published.

Voith and Snowy Hydro collaborate to create smart hydropower plant
17 August 2020 Snowy Hydro’s Murray 1 power station in Australia is to be...

Neelum Jhelum hits milestone in power generation
14 August 2020 The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

Floating solar power plant online at Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro project
12 August 2020 A 54MW floating solar power plant on the reservoir of...

Governor urges PacifiCorp parent company to stick with Klamath Dam agreement
12 August 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom has written to urge Berkshire...

Verdant Power on track to install tidal turbines in New York’s East River in Autumn
11 August 2020 Verdant Power has announced it is progressing towards an Autumn...

Jade Power completes hydro sale
11 August 2020 Jade Power Trust has completed the sale of its Vistea (Suha) hydro project...

Studio Pietrangeli to work on Pontecosi Dam rehab
10 August 2020 Enel Green Power has recently contracted Studio Pietrangeli to work on...

Report suggests increasing pumped storage could cut electric costs and carbon emissions
06 August 2020 A new study has suggested there could be significant benefits for the...

New publication focuses on earthquake engineering for dams
06 August 2020 A new publication authored by Anil K. Chopra is offering a...

SMEC engaged on new pumped storage plant in India
05 August 2020 Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has engaged design...

GE to work with Walcha Energy on 500MW pumped storage scheme
04 August 2020 GE Renewable Energy Hydro Solutions is to provide technical and...

Genex secures funding from J-Power for pumped storage project
03 August 2020 Genex has secured a $25m investment from Japanese utility company J-Power...

July 2020

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Software from Powel used for Enel Green Power’s hydro plants in Valmalenco, Italy
30 July 2020 Enel Green Power is optimising the planning and dispatching processes for...

Rotamec selected to repair generator for River Power
30 July 2020 UK-based hydropower producer River Power Ltd engaged the services of...

Calls for more better financing and regulation for hydro modernisation in South American
29 July 2020 More investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage...

Hydropower Europe launches 2nd wider stakeholder consultation
29 July 2020 Hydropower Europe has launched its second online consultation,...

Eel bypass installed in Trevallyn Dam in Australian first
28 July 2020 Hydro Tasmania has installed an eel bypass in Trevallyn Dam in Launceston...

Multiconsult wins contracts on Tanzanian hydropower projects
27 July 2020 Multiconsult has been awarded major consultancy contracts by...

CorPower Ocean gets equity funding for wave energy technology
27 July 2020 CorPower Ocean has secured €9 million in equity funding, with the proceeds...

Sunwater offers digital open days for dams
24 July 2020 Australian utility Sunwater is offering people the chance to find out...

Competition launched to find innovative sediment removal solutions
23 July 2020 A new prize competition has been launched by the US Bureau of Reclamation...

Pumped storage plant playing key role in system stability contract with National Grid ESO
21 July 2020 The Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland has begun supplying...

Funding approved for Bumbuna Hydro II in Sierra Leone
20 July 2020 Funding of US$6 million has been approved to help with the development of...

Voith successfully completes model tests for Ritom turbines and pump
20 July 2020 Model tests for two individual Pelton turbines and a storage pump have...

MEP’s back report on pumped storage
16 July 2020 Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a report...

Multiconsult assessing potential for floating solar PV in Kenya
16 July 2020 Multiconsult has announced it is to conduct a pre-feasibility study...

Bauer completes cut-off wall construction at Monte Grande Dam
15 July 2020 A cut-off wall to seal off the dam base at the Monte Grande Dam in...

SMEC wins additional work in Nepal
15 July 2020 SMEC has been appointed by the Department of Electricity Development in...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 4
15 July 2020 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 4) has been published.

Milestone for mWave project as first cell module transported
14 July 2020 A first of its kind, full-scale ‘cell module’ which part of an innovative...

BDEAC and Equatorial Guinea in loan agreement for Sendje project
14 July 2020 The Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) has signed a...

Hydro generation surges to historic level for WAPDA
13 July 2020 The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

TBM ready to ship to Snowy 2.0 project in Australia
10 July 2020 The new tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be used during construction of...

New bill to promote hydropower development in the US
09 July 2020 A bill introduced by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris...

CorPower invests in wave energy project in northern Portugal
08 July 2020 CorPower Ocean is investing €16 million into a R&D, Manufacturing &...

World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb
07 July 2020 The World Bank has approved an additional $50 million from the...

Major refurbishment of historic UK hydro station complete
07 July 2020 A 1.1m refurbishment of the historic Stonebyres hydroelectric power...

First units in operation at Wudongde
06 July 2020 The first units at the 10.2GW Wudongde hydropower plant in China...

AFRY wins contract deal on Daimer Basha dam project, Pakistan
03 July 2020 AFRY, as a member of the Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG), has...

Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydro plant commissioned in Russia
02 July 2020 All three units at the Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydropower plant in...

Genex gives update on Kidston pumped storage plant
01 July 2020 Genex Power Limited has announced it is targeting financial close for...

June 2020

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India and Bhutan sign concession agreement for Kholongchhu project
30 June 2020 Plans for the 600MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project In Bhutan are...

Andritz to equip Kiru project, India
29 June 2020 Andritz is to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the...

Proposals invited for Independent Engineer for Ruzizi II project
29 June 2020 An invitation for proposal has been released for Independent Engineer on...

Applications open for women in hydropower mentoring scheme
29 June 2020 A mentoring scheme for women in hydropower is now accepting applications...

Diamer Basha Dam being pursued ‘vigorously’ says Wapda
26 June 2020 Construction work is expected to start very soon on the main dam at...

IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan puts focus on hydropower modernisation
24 June 2020 The new Sustainable Recovery Plan released by the International Energy...

Statkraft starts operations at Moglicë hydro plant, Albania
23 June 2020 Commercial operations have started at the Moglicë hydropower plant...

Largest community-owned hydro scheme in Scotland achieves financial close
23 June 2020 A community-owned small hydropower scheme in Lochaber, Scotland has...

JV to work on redevelopment of OPG’s Calabogie station
22 June 2020 A joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and M. Sullivan & Son has been awarded...

Egypt asks UN to intervene in GERD dam dispute
22 June 2020 Egypt has written to the United Nations Security Council asking it...

Minesto completes first installation phase of Faroe Islands tidal energy project
19 June 2020 Minesto has announced it is progressing its tidal energy project in the...

WAPDA implements cultural heritage management plan at Diamer Basha Dam project area
18 June 2020 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has started...

Hydropower CEOs say sustainable hydro can help Covid-19 recovery efforts
18 June 2020 Hydropower needs to be included in economic stimulus packages for...

Diversion tunnels complete at Site C Dam
17 June 2020 Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP) has reached a major milestone at the Site...

Construction set to start on floating solar plant at Albanian hydro facility
17 June 2020 Construction is expected to start atthe end of this month on a 2MWp...

Landsvirkjun plans to house hydrogen facility at Ljósifoss hydropower station
16 June 2020 Icelandic power company Landsvirkjun has unveiled plans for the development...

£60 million marine energy project in Wales gets government green light
16 June 2020 A multi-million pound marine energy project in Pembrokshire, Wales, has...

Project to assess hydro potential in the Aral Sea Basin
15 June 2020 A joint venture of Multiconsult and Deltares has been commissioned by...

Great Northern Transmission Line delivering hydropower from Canada to the US
15 June 2020 Hydropower is being delivered from the Canadian province of Manitoba to...

DEC to equip Ulog hydropower plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina
15 June 2020 Dongfang Electric International Corporation (DEC) is to supply the...

Mekong River Commission provides updates on Luang Prabang and Sanakham consultation plans
10 June 2020 The prior consultation process of the 1460MW Luang Prabang hydropower on...

TEPCO Renewable to boost spending on hydro and wind
09 June 2020 Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings company TEPCO Renewable Power...

KBR and Aurecon JV to assist WaterNSW with dam projects
09 June 2020 WaterSecure – a joint venture comprising KBR and Aurecon – is to...

Gugler successfully commissions Kota 2 plant, Malaysia
08 June 2020 Gugler has announced it has successfully put into operation the 12MW Kota...

Consultancy contract awarded for Muruni dam, Pakistan
08 June 2020 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a...

Opening ceremony held for Yusufeli dam in Turkey
08 June 2020 An official opening ceremony was held for the Yusufeli Dam on the Çoruh...

EMEC aiding POM West Flanders to bring blue economy test platform to market
05 June 2020 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is assisting POM West Flanders,...

Bids open for hydropower plant design and construction in Uzbekistan
04 June 2020 Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo...

Tunnel excavation work starts on LHWP Phase II
04 June 2020 Excavation work has started this week on two diversion tunnels which form...

XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
03 June 2020 Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set...

Tetra Tech develops microseismic technology to help mitigate tailings dam breaches
03 June 2020 Tetra Tech has announced it has developed microseismic technology that...

Florida Gulf Stream’s potential to provide utility-scale power confirmed by new project
02 June 2020 OceanBased Perpetual Energy, LLC in collaboration with the Southeast...

AFRY to work on Indian multipurpose projects
01 June 2020 AFRY has been contracted by Patel Engineering Ltd to carry out the...

NHPC exploring hydro, solar projects in Ladakh
01 June 2020 NHPC Ltd in India is looking at ways to move forward with the development...

IHA publishes 2020 Hydropower Status Report, urges investment in hydro
01 June 2020 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released two new reports...

May 2020

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Norconsult appointed LTA on Tina River project, Solomon Islands
27 May 2020 Norconsult is to act as the the Lender’s Technical Advisor (LTA)...

BC Hydro to resume Site C work in phases
26 May 2020 BC Hydro has announced that it is to start increasing construction work...

Scottish and Welsh ocean energy test centres strengthen ties
26 May 2020 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland,...

Loan approved for Sahofika project, Madagascar
26 May 2020 A €4.02 million euro loan with a grant component has been awarded by...

Valmet control system to be used by Finnish hydro plants
21 May 2020 Valmet has announced it will supply a central control and data...

NSW Government approves Snowy 2.0
21 May 2020 The 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project has hit a major milestone with...

First turbine inaugurated at Ilisu dam
20 May 2020 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday inaugurated the...

GE to supply turbines and generators for Dasu project, Pakistan
19 May 2020 GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan...

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
19 May 2020 Sixteen international and national organisations representing the...

Sunwater’s Fairbairn Dam upgrade hits milestone
19 May 2020 A project that will ensure the long-term viability of one of the biggest...

Carpi to work on El Vado dam repairs
18 May 2020 The US Bureau of Reclamation has taken steps to reduce seepage and erosion...

Mott MacDonald launches design and construction VR tool
15 May 2020 Mott MacDonald has launched a new virtual reality (VR) and desktop...

Contracts awarded for Diamer Basha dam
14 May 2020 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded...

Voith and Landsvirkjun launch pilot project on cavitation monitoring
13 May 2020 Technology group Voith and Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun...

Bombora and ORE Catapult collaborate on floating wave and wind technology
12 May 2020 Wave energy developer Bombora has joined forces with the Offshore...

LS Power acquires pumped storage facility
12 May 2020 LS Power Equity Advisors, LLC has agreed to acquire the 420MW Yards...

Hull Street Energy completes hydro plant acquisition
12 May 2020 Hull Street Energy has acquired Gauley River Power Partners, LLC –...

Construction work starts on the Hüscherabach small hydropower plant, Switzerland
11 May 2020 Construction work has begun on the 1.9MW Hüscherabach hydropower plant in...

Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities’ consent for hydropower development
11 May 2020 New sustainability guidance has been developed to give increased...

NEPRA grants licences to new hydro in Pakistan
07 May 2020 The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in Pakistan...

Final dam section completed at Wudongde project, China
06 May 2020 The final dam section of the Wudonge hydropower project in China...

Andritz to modernise Sobradinho plant, Brazil
05 May 2020 Andritz is to perform the complete modernization and digitalization of...

70,000 evacuated as dam fails in Uzbekistan
04 May 2020 Repair works are underway following the failure on 1 May of the dam at...

African Development Bank debars Sinotec for three months for fraudulent practices
04 May 2020 The African Development Bank Group has announced the debarment of...

SINN power introduces floating ocean hybrid platform
04 May 2020 Wave energy developer SINN Power has introduced a new modular...

NIB loan to finance Fortum hydro upgrades
01 May 2020 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) will lend Fortum Oyj EUR 70 million over...

Covid-19 delivers historic shock to energy world says IEA report
01 May 2020 Global energy demand will plunge this year, with the Covid-19...

April 2020

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Nominations now open for Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
30 April 2020 Nominations for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)...

SMEC and EMM partner on fast-tracked dam projects in Australia
30 April 2020 SMEC and EMM Consulting have been appointed by WaterNSW to support...

Take part in our COVID-19 feature article
30 April 2020 Worldwide we are all currently experiencing unsettling times with...

IHA and IRENA coalition call for renewables-driven recovery
29 April 2020 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has teamed up with...

TEPCO invests in Dariali hydropower project, Georgia
29 April 2020 TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc (TEPCO) has acquired 31.4% of the shares...

AFRY India to work on 1200MW Pinnapuram pumped storage project
28 April 2020 AFRY India has been contracted by independent power producer Greenko...

Gilkes commissions African project, receives new order
28 April 2020 Gilkes has announced that its hydro engineering team has recently...

Major tidal turbine installed in China despite pandemic
27 April 2020 A tidal stream turbine with a rotor diameter of 18m has been...

Fortum extends O&M partnership with Caveiron firm Maintpartner
27 April 2020 Fortum has extended its operation and maintenance partnership...

Satellite technology monitoring Australian dam
24 April 2020 Detection Services, in association with partner Rezatec, is using...

PNP to supply replacement booms for OPG in Canada
24 April 2020 Pacific Netting Products (PNP) is to supply booms for four...

Eco Wave Power in agreement with APDL for wave power development in Portugal
23 April 2020 Onshore marine energy developer Eco Wave Power has signed an agreement...

New hydro will help build a sustainable energy future suggests IRENA report
22 April 2020 Hydropower capacity will need to increase 60% by 2050, with pumped...

Indian hydro sector proves itself as power restored following Covid-19 vigil
22 April 2020 India’s hydropower sector was heralded last week for restoring electricity...

EAIF and Finnfund appointed lead arrangers for Kenyan hydro project finance package
21 April 2020 Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, Emerging...

USBR resumes seismic safety project at Boca Dam
20 April 2020 The US Bureau of Reclamation is to resume a seismic safety...

Bentley Systems opens full access to ProjectWise 365
17 April 2020 Bentley Systems, Incorporated has opened up its ProjectWise 365...

US DOE announces $38 million to support hydrokinetic turbine technology development
16 April 2020 Up to $38 million in funding has been announced by the US Department...

ABB equipment to help transmit hydro in China
15 April 2020 ABB’s Power Grids business has won several major orders to supply...

Toshiba ESS wins contract on Sedawgyi rehabilitation project, Myanmar
14 April 2020 Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) is to...

Power losses in Uganda as intake gates blocked at major hydro plants
14 April 2020 Uganda lost power generation nationwide today after weeds blocked...

Ganz EEG supplies turbines for Russian small hydro plant
14 April 2020 Ganz EEG Kft has supplied three Kaplan turbines each with a capacity...

Largest dam removal project in US takes further step forward
14 April 2020 The Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s (KRRC) plans to remove four dams...

Original powerhouse at Rainbow Dam to be demolished as lease for databank falls through
14 April 2020 Demolition is expected to start later this year on the 110-year...

New leadership appointment for Black & Veatch in Latin America
14 April 2020 Black & Veatch has announced the appointment of Oscar Falcon as Senior...

Stakraft temporarily halts construction of Tidong and Los Lagos projects due to COVID-19
09 April 2020 Statkraft has announced that construction work on the 100MW Tidong...

MeyGen gets Scottish Government grant to develop subsea hub
09 April 2020 The Scottish Government’s Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund has...

WaveBoost project closes with clear improvement in performance of wave energy technology
08 April 2020 The three-year WaveBoost project – funded by Horizon 2020 – has drawn to...

Tractebel offers free online training focused on hydropower
07 April 2020 Tractebel has announced it is offering a free online training...

Deadline extended for $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
07 April 2020 The deadline for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund...

ARENA provides funds for Oven Mountain pumped storage study
06 April 2020 A new study that will analyse the benefits that a planned pumped...

Axpo gets permit for solar plant at Muttsee dam
06 April 2020 Swiss renewable energy generator Axpo has received approval from...

Shuakhevi project in Georgia commences commercial production
03 April 2020 Commercial operations have begun at the 178MW Shuakhevi hydropower project...

Queen gets OK for hydro development at Balmoral Estate
03 April 2020 A new 2MW hydroelectric scheme will soon be generating power on the...

Emerson completes acquisition of American Governor Company
02 April 2020 Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, with...

Signavio offers utility companies free access to Business Transformation Suite to aid COVID-19 response
02 April 2020 Signavio, a provider of business transformation solutions, today...

Baihetan dam achieves world’s first zero counterweight runner balancing says CTG
02 April 2020 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the third...

World Bank approves additional $700 million for the Dasu project, Pakistan
01 April 2020 The World Bank has approved an additional $700 million in financing for...

March 2020

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Orbital takes steps to develop floating tidal farm at EMEC
31 March 2020 Scottish based tidal energy developer Orbital Marine Power (Orbital)...

Genex signs energy storage services agreement with Energy Australia
30 March 2020 Genex Power Limited has taken a significant step forward towards...

Natel Energy raises $11 million in investment
26 March 2020 Natel Energy, a supplier of sustainable hydropower solutions, today...

Help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations
26 March 2020 If you’re in isolation with a bit of spare time on your hands, maybe...

SMEC to provide feasibility study for Pilikambi project, Papua New Guinea
26 March 2020 Continuing its partnership with Enga Hydro Power Limited, SMEC has...

Roadswest Group joins SMEC
24 March 2020 SMEC has announced that Roadswest Engineering Group Pty Ltd will join...

Combined wave and solar system installed in Gibraltar
23 March 2020 Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding) has installed a new combined wave and...

ORNL Researchers create model fish for hydropower testing
23 March 2020 Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National...

US Clean Energy Sector calls on congress for help during COVID-19 Pandemic
20 March 2020 Organisations representing the clean energy sector in the US have teamed...

MIGA announces first ever guarantee in the Solomon Islands for a hydro plant
19 March 2020 The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the...

Neckartal Dam inaugurated in Namibia
18 March 2020 The Neckartal Dam – the largest dam in the southern African country...

UK Government to strengthen reservoir safety following Toddbrook report
16 March 2020 Reservoir owners in England will be expected to apply the lessons...

Work begins to replace historic units at Sir Adam Beck I station
16 March 2020 Work has started at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Sir Adam Beck...

Rotork electro-hydraulic actuator installed at Spanish hydro plant
13 March 2020 A Rotork electro-hydraulic actuator has been successfully installed at...

Voith and Enel Green Power in three-year deal for turbine governors
12 March 2020 Voith and Enel Green Power (EGP) have signed an umbrella contract for...

Hydropower operations and maintenance strategies subject of new handbook
11 March 2020 A handbook and series of case studies on hydropower operations...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 3
10 March 2020 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 3) has been published.

Hydro Tasmania looking for new CEO as Steve Davy steps down
10 March 2020 Hydro Tasmania has announced that its CEO, Steve Davy, is to step down...

Funds for transmission line that will bring hydro from Manitoba to Saskatchewan
09 March 2020 The Canadian Federal Government has approved funding for a project that...

Dasu project set to start generating in 2024 as construction gains momentum
09 March 2020 The 4320MW Dasu hydropower project in Pakistan is on track to...

Laos hydro project operational
05 March 2020 The Nam Pha Gnai hydropower plant in Laos, which was designed by Entura,...

Bauer provides further foundation engineering work for Bhutan hydro plant
05 March 2020 Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been contracted by Jaiprakash...

Study says seasonal pumped storage could solve renewable energy storage challenge
03 March 2020 Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could be an affordable...

Test shows Ice Harbour turbine achieves high fish passage survival rates
03 March 2020 Preliminary testing on a new turbine installed by Voith at the Ice Harbor...

Draft federal report suggests Snake River dams should stay
02 March 2020 Federal agencies released the Columbia River System Operations...

February 2020

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Landsvirkjun to supply renewable energy to Reykjavík Data Center
28 February 2020 Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s national power company, has signed a Green...

Magallanes secures support to extend testing period for tidal platform
26 February 2020 Tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables will extend the testing...

Vale invests in technology to reduce the use of tailings dams
26 February 2020 Vale aims to invest up to US$100 million to build an industrial plant for...

AVZ Power to investigate refurb of Mpiana-Mwanga, DRC
24 February 2020 AVZ Power, a subsidiary of AVZ Minerals Limited, has signed an MOU...

IHA launches $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
21 February 2020 A new sustainability fund has been launched to aid hydropower...

Stantec named as Owner’s Engineer for Tina River Hydropower Project
21 February 2020 Global design firm Stantec has been chosen by Tina Hydropower Ltd. (THL)...

AGL and Hillgrove will not proceed with pumped storage plans
21 February 2020 Australian energy firm AGL and mining company Hillgrove Resources...

Black & Veatch joins forces with Rezatec for AI-driven asset condition assurance
19 February 2020 Black & Veatch has entered into a strategic partnership with Rezatec...

APG further invests in Småkraft
18 February 2020 APG has invested a further €250 million in hydropower company Småkraft...

Haejeon to work on dam project in Mali
17 February 2020 Haejeon Industrial Co Ltd in a joint venture with Samsung C & T Corp has...

WAPDA chairman confident Mohmand Dam will be completed in 2025
17 February 2020 The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) should complete work on...

Jason Wagner named as USBR’s 2020 Engineer of the Year
17 February 2020 Civil Engineer Jason Wagner, P.E., has been named the US Bureau...

Solar project being developed at Batalha hydro plant, Brazil
17 February 2020 Tractebel has announced that it is working on a 15 hectare...

Researchers suggest major dams could protect against projected sea rises, with substantial consequences
14 February 2020 New research has suggested that two large dams could be a solution to...

Kuenz supplies new trash rack cleaning machine for Uniper project, Germany
12 February 2020 A new trash rake machine from Kuenz is to be installed at Uniper’s...

Firms team up to deliver subsea power
12 February 2020 Wave power developer Mocean Energy has teamed up with energy firm...

GE to work on Angat rehab in the Philippines
10 February 2020 Angat Hydropower Corporation has awarded GE Renewable Energy a contract...

Paradise Dam safety work to start this year
10 February 2020 Works to lower the Paradise Dam in Queensland, Australia, by 5m to...

BHEL commissions Kameng project units
10 February 2020 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Hull Street Energy acquires US hydro plants
10 February 2020 Hull Street Energy is to buy 31 hydroelectric facilities with a...

Lukoil completes upgrade work at Belorechenskaya, Russia
07 February 2020 Lukoil has competed a major modernization of the Belorechenskaya...

Kössler integrated into Voith Hydro’s small hydro business
04 February 2020 Austrian small hydro specialist Kössler has been integrated into...

GERD final agreement expected end of February
04 February 2020 The final agreement regarding development of the Grand Ethiopian...

January 2020

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NIB loan to fund hydro upgrades in Norway
30 January 2020 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is to lend NOK 600 million (€59.39...

Mikany Dam upgrade begins in Tasmania, Australia
30 January 2020 Australian utility TasWater has commenced upgrade work on the Mikany...

Voith hosts multi-day hydro training workshop
30 January 2020 Voith Hydro North America recently hosted the Voith Hydro Training...

Key executives confirmed to attend Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian 2020
30 January 2020 Senior executives of the key investment projects for construction...

Mini submersible robot successfully inspects NYPA power transformer
28 January 2020 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced it has successfully...

Voith Hydro to update BC Hydro project
24 January 2020 Voith Hydro is to build and install new generators at the Bridge...

Solar panels commissioned at Nizhne-Bureyskaya, Russia
23 January 2020 Solar panels with combined capacity of 1275kW have been commissioned at...

SMEC to lead Business Case for $4B Hells Gates dam and irrigation scheme
23 January 2020 SMEC has begun work as Lead Consultant on the Business Case for the...

FERC accepts application for 2200MW pumped storage project
23 January 2020 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US has accepted...

B Capital Partners invests in Norwegian hydro firm
23 January 2020 Infrastructure investment specialist B Capital Partners AG has taken a...

Salini Impregilo could be renamed WeBuild as Board approves proposal
23 January 2020 The Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo has approved the proposal...

Construction challenges increase costs at Hiilangaay project, Alaska
22 January 2020 There have been significant cost overruns at the 5MW Hiilangaay...

Draft deal agreed for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
17 January 2020 A draft deal has been agreed between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the...

Hydro-Québec and NB Power agree on electricity purchases and expertise sharing
16 January 2020 Hydro-Québec and NB Power have signed three agreements that will see a...

Polaris confirms hydro plants reach commercial operation in Peru
16 January 2020 Two new run of river hydropower plants are now fully operational in...

Grant approved to support Ruzizi IV project preparation
13 January 2020 Plans for the 287MW Ruzizi IV hydropower project on the Ruzizi River...

Interim PPA signed for Neelum Jhelum project, Pakistan
10 January 2020 An interim agreement has been signed for the purchase of power from...

Transmission line to deliver hydropower from Canada to US gets key approval
10 January 2020 A project to provide 1200MW of transmission capacity, delivering...

Repair work starts at Toddbrook reservoir, UK
07 January 2020 Work has started on a project to repair and enhance the resilience of...

2019 was historic year for hydro in Pakistan, says WAPDA
07 January 2020 Last year saw record generation of hydropower in Pakistan, with the Water...

Small hydropower technical guidelines published
03 January 2020 The United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has...

Engie, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Mirova win bid for EDP hydro plants
02 January 2020 A consortium of Engie, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Mirova, an affiliate...

Nexif Energy acquires hydro assets in Vietnam
02 January 2020 Nexif Energy has taken a 94% stake in Song Giang Hydropower JSC, owner of...

December 2019

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Tina River project construction set to start next year
19 December 2019 A landmark financing agreement has been completed for the 15MW Tina...

AfDB supports Sahofika project, Madagascar
19 December 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a Partial Risk...

Independent report says Rufiji environmental assessment is ‘inadequate’
19 December 2019 The strategic environmental assessment for the Rufiji dam project in...

SEFA awards funds for innovative solar-hydro hybrid project
18 December 2019 A 9MW solar-hydro hybrid project in development in Burundi is to benefit...

Fifth modernized unit in operation at Iron Gate (Djerdap) 1, Serbia
18 December 2019 The fifth hydraulic unit modernized by equipment manufacturer Power...

Dam removal project begins in the US
17 December 2019 The first phase of a project to remove an 85-year-old high-hazard dam...

Report identifies technical causes of Brazil tailings dam failure
16 December 2019 The failure and resulting flow slide at the tailings dam B-I at Vale...

Nova gets green light for Canadian tidal project
16 December 2019 Tidal energy company Nova Innovation has been granted a permit to develop...

Enel Green Power’s Acquoria hydro plant hosts interactive exhibition
12 December 2019 The Acquoria hydro power plant in Tivoli, Italy, has become an...

Australia’s TCorp takes stake in H20 Power's Canadian hydro assets
11 December 2019 TCorp, the investment and financial management partner of the New South...

Major new initiative launched to showcase new hydro technologies
11 December 2019 An €18million four-year project has been launched that will showcase new...

Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam
09 December 2019 A billion-dollar seimic upgrade project at B.F. Sisk Dam and San...

BHEL to uprate Chilla hydropower plant, India
09 December 2019 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is to work on the modernisation...

World Bank Board approves action plan following Isimba dam complaints
09 December 2019 An action plan has been developed by the World Bank which will see the...

Reconstruction completed on further unit at Cheboksarskaya plant, Russia
04 December 2019 RusHydro and Power Machines have said they have completed the next stage...

Agreement will see new dam built for flood protection in Hatch, US
04 December 2019 The Doña Ana County Flood Commission and the United States Army Corps...

TVA hosts Uganda Public Power
04 December 2019 US utility Tennesse Valley Authority recently hosted visitors from the...

NIB agrees funding for new hydro build in Norway
04 December 2019 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Norwegian utility company Sogn...

November 2019

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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...

ABB to upgrade Copel hydroelectric power plant in Brazil
26 November 2019 ABB has won a US$2.5 million contract from Copel to upgrade the...