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August 2019

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WAPDA reports highest-ever hydro generation
16 August 2019 The hydroelectric power stations owned and operated by the Pakistan Water...

Power Machines completes equipment production for Unit 3 at Rybinskaya project
16 August 2019 Power Machines has produced the hydraulic turbine impeller for unit No. 3...

Björn Rosengren named ABB’s new CEO
16 August 2019 The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Björn Rosengren, as...

ARENA offering funding for pumped storage
16 August 2019 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that up to...

Voith wins cavitation repair contract at Gavins Point Dam
15 August 2019 Voith is to carry out cavitation repairs to all three Kaplan units at...

Eco WavePower and EDF form new JV for wave power pilot
14 August 2019 Eco Wave Power has teamed up with EDF Renewables in Israel to create a...

Project to develop marine data toolbox for energy sector
14 August 2019 A new project, funded by Ocean Energy Era-Net Cofund, has been launched...

Kikagati hydro station reaches financial close
12 August 2019 The 14MW Kikagati hydro power station being built on the border...

GE wins US hydro contracts
08 August 2019 GE Renewable Energy has signed two hydropower contracts in the US, one...

HR Wallingford’s space-based dam monitoring system gets go-ahead for expansion
08 August 2019 HR Wallingford has announced it will broaden its space-based dam...

Toddbrook reservoir at safe level, work to start on dam repair plans
08 August 2019 Residents in the town of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, have returned to...

Orbital awards fabrication contract for tidal turbine anchors
08 August 2019 Orbital Marine Power Ltd has announced that FAUN Trackway will...

Teesta-V rated an example of international good practice
08 August 2019 The Teesta-V hydropower station, in Sikkim, northern India, has been rated...

Simec Atlantis decommissions 1.2MW SeaGen tidal system
06 August 2019 Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has successfully decommissioned the...

15-year project launched to extend life of Niagara Power Project, US
05 August 2019 The operating life of the Niagara Power Project in New York, US, is set...

Toddbrook reservoir below 55% with work continuing to stabilise spillway
05 August 2019 As engineers continue to assess the scale of the damage at the Whaley...

Aggregate being used to reinforce Whaley Bridge dam
02 August 2019 Work his continuing at the dam on Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley...

UK town evacuated in dam collapse fears
01 August 2019 Part of the dam wall at Toddbrook reservoir in the Derbyshire has...

July 2019

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Emrgy and GE team up for micro hydrokinetic technology
31 July 2019 Emrgy Inc has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy (GE) that will...

SMEC in feasibility study on Wawa Dam, Philippines
31 July 2019 SMEC has announced it is conducting a feasibility study on the Wawa Dam...

France helps fund hydro rehab in Pakistan
30 July 2019 A project to rehabilitate the Chitral and Dargai in Pakistan is to...

Emerson and Dragos team up for cybersecurity
30 July 2019 Emerson and Dragos, Inc., developer of the Dragos Platform for...

ASDSO to investigate Spencer Dam failure
29 July 2019 The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) in the US has...

Hydrogen production planned at Swiss hydro plant
29 July 2019 Alpiq and H2 Energy have announced they have achieved a milestone for...

Malcolm Woolf named new CEO and President of NHA
29 July 2019 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has announced that Malcolm...

Thordon announces 15-year warranty for ThorPlas-Blue bearings range
25 July 2019 Thordon Bearings announced today at the HydroVision International trade...

JLEN acquires small hydro schemes
25 July 2019 John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited (JLEN) has acquired...

Indian cabinet approves funds for largest hydro project
19 July 2019 The Indian government has approved Rs. 1600 crore for...

Eddie Rich appointed as new Chief Executive of the IHA
17 July 2019 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the...

Platinum Power and CFHEC team up for new hydro
17 July 2019 Morocco's Platinum Power is partnering with China’s CFHEC to develop a...

Global technology alliance aims to harness AI technology
16 July 2019 A global technology alliance has been formed by Mott MacDonald,...

Kiewit Barnard JV wins contract for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project
16 July 2019 Denver Water has awarded a two-year, $4.5 million contract for planning...

Voith’s OnCare.Asset now available for the hydro industry
16 July 2019 Voith has announced that it’s asset and workforce management...

Further funding approved for Kidston Stage 2 project
15 July 2019 Genex Power Ltd’s 250MW Kidston Stage 2 pumped storage project could...

New hydro sites identified in Sabah, Malaysia
15 July 2019 Hydropower sites with the potential to generate 200MW combined have...

2019 IHA board election results announced
12 July 2019 Eighteen hydropower sector leaders from around the world have been elected...

MeyGen export eclipses previous record
11 July 2019 Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has announced that MeyGen – the world’s...

Gordon Butte pumped storage project gets lead equity investor
11 July 2019 Absaroka Energy LLC, the developer of the 400MW Gordon Butte closed...

Voith to equip new Ritom pumped storage plant, Switzerland
11 July 2019 The almost a century year old Ritom pumped storage plant in Switzerland is...

Cathy Travers appointed MD of Mott MacDonald’s UK and Europe regional business
11 July 2019 Mott MacDonald has appointed Cathy Travers as managing director of its UK...

Jacobs in major agreement to use Seequent’s solutions on civil and environmental projects
11 July 2019 Seequent, a provider of technical, professional and construction...

ABB in three-year deal with Enel Green Power for Italian hydro plants
11 July 2019 ABB has announced it is to provide Enel Green Power with predictive...

Mottec refurb gets green light
09 July 2019 Three machine groups at the Mottec power station in the Swiss canton...

Grand Eweng project in Cameroon takes major step forward
08 July 2019 A power purchase agreement letter of intent has been signed for the...

Minesto gets funding for Deep Green development
04 July 2019 The Swedish Energy Agency has awarded marine energy developer Minesto a...

responsAbility company takes stake in REH
04 July 2019 A responsAbility-managed energy holding company has bought a 26% interest...

USBR grants aim to boost hydro production
04 July 2019 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has announced that 13 states will...

First stage of Shoalhaven expansion project approved
04 July 2019 The New South Wales Government in Australia has approved the first stage...

EMEC looking to streamline consenting process at Billia Croo
02 July 2019 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is applying for site-wide Section...

RusHydro to build new small hydro schemes
02 July 2019 RusHydro has announced it is to start construction of the...

June 2019

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Hydro power’s Volkswagen data center in Norway
28 June 2019 Volkswagen has opened a data center in Rjukan, Norway, that will be...

Etteplan and Fortum looking into AI for document management
27 June 2019 Etteplan is working with Fortum Hydro to improve the latter’s...

IFC, North Macedonia to study hydro plant value
27 June 2019 World Bank Group member IFC is to assess the value of a planned...

BHEL commissions Chhukha Unit-1 in Bhutan
27 June 2019 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Voith’s VolgaHydro inaugurates new production plant for hydro turbines
26 June 2019 Voith subsidiary VolgaHydro has today officially opened its new...

OPG buys US hydro plant operator
26 June 2019 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has agreed to acquire Cube Hydro, an...

Britain set to achieve historic milestone in clean energy in 2019
25 June 2019 More electricity is to be generated from zero carbon sources than...

Mott MacDonald appointed lead consultant for Tarbela 5th Extension
25 June 2019 Mott MacDonald has been named as lead consultant for the Tarbela...

Atlantis gives update on proposed acquisition of Green Highland Renewables
24 June 2019 Atlantis has announced it will not be proceeding with the acquisition...

Obervermunt II officially opened in Austria
19 June 2019 The 360MW Obervermunt II pumped storage plant in Montafon, Austria,...

Hydro-Québec awards contract for turbine, generator replacement at Rapide-Blanc
19 June 2019 Hydro-Québec has awarded Voith a major contract for the update of an...

Dominion Energy narrows site option for pumped storage plant
19 June 2019 Dominion Energy Virginia has announced it has narrowed its search for a...

Dewana dam in Kurdistan expected to be complete by end of the year
19 June 2019 Construction work on the Dewana dam in the province of Sulaimani,...

Voith to supply small hydro plant in Burundi
18 June 2019 Voith has announced it is to design, manufacture and supply the...

New hydro construction gets OK in Iceland
17 June 2019 Preliminary construction could soon start on a new hydropower plant...

Further project approvals for Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
17 June 2019 Genex Power Limited has announced it has received Generator...

Statkraft to start Los Lagos build, Chile
13 June 2019 Statkraft has announced that construction of the 52MW Los Lagos...

New Zealand govt opens consultation on safety regulations for large dams
12 June 2019 New Zealand is considering creating safety regulations for large dams in...

ABB contracted by China’s State Grid to supply equipment for UHVDC link
12 June 2019 ABB has won a large order to supply converter transformers and...

DBSA commits US$4.9 million for Bumbuna II project, Sierra Leone
12 June 2019 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has committed US$4.9...

Multiconsult to assess effects of Mpatamanga, Malawi
11 June 2019 Multiconsult is to carry out the technical, environmental, social...

USBR planning rehab work at American Falls Dam
11 June 2019 American Falls Dam, a 94ft-high composite concrete and earth gravity-type...

Inuit Corporation and IPP partner for small hydro project in Canada
11 June 2019 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, the Pituvik Landholding Corporation...

Funds approved for hydro schemes in AIIB’s first investment in Nepal
10 June 2019 The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved funding...

Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program still open for applicants
07 June 2019 The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program – which will match mentors...

J-Power invests in Genex Power to help fund Kidston pumped storage project
06 June 2019 Genex Power Limited has signed a A$25 million Share Subscription...

UK small hydro scheme excels with highest ever output
06 June 2019 A hydroelectric scheme in Settle, Yorkshire, which launched in 2009...

GE upgrades Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation
06 June 2019 GE’s Grid Solutions business has announced it has performed key upgrades...

Local governments signal approval for SNAP’s Alimit hydropower complex
05 June 2019 SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) – a joint venture of SN Power of Norway...

PUD says removing Lower Snake Dams in the US is ‘bad for the county and the region’
05 June 2019 The Board of Commissioners of the Grays Harbor Public Utility District...

GE in three-year deal with Enel Green Power
04 June 2019 GE Renewable Energy has signed a three-year contract to provide...

21 candidates standing for election to IHA Board
03 June 2019 Twenty-one candidates are standing for election to the...

Hydropower Balkans 2019 will bring key decisions makers together at dedicated platform
03 June 2019 The 3rd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition...

Tractebel to lead JV for Harpo River hydro project, Pakistan
02 June 2019 Tractebel has announced it is to lead a joint venture with...

Mohmand Dam consultancy agreement signed
02 June 2019 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed a...

Green loan to help develop Iberdrola’s Tâmega pumped storage plant
01 June 2019 Iberdrola has received €400 million from Spain's Instituto de Crédito...

Hydro Tasmania sponsorship supports women in engineering
01 June 2019 Hydro Tasmania has said it is continuing to build its commitment to...

DOE announces new round of funding for hydropower
01 June 2019 Funding totalling $6.6 million is up for grabs for hydropower...

Major milestone for Hells Canyon hydro projects license as water quality plan approved
01 June 2019 Idaho Power has taken a major step toward a new federal license for...

Shortlist unveiled for Batoka Gorge hydro project
01 June 2019 Companies from China, Italy and the US have been shortlisted by the...

May 2019

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Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric power plant inaugurated in Brazil
25 May 2019 Iberdrola, through its Brazilian affiliate Neoenergia, has officially...

Knight Piésold confirmed as Lead Designer for Kiewit on Klamath River Dam Removal
24 May 2019 Knight Piésold has announced it is to act as lead designer for...

GE gets DOE funds to study pumped storage benefits
24 May 2019 A project team from GE Research and GE Energy Consulting, supported by...

Early breakthrough for TBM at Nepal project
23 May 2019 A Robbins Double Shield tunnel boring machine (TBM) has broken through...

Grant approved to support private investment in Ethiopia’s hydro sector
23 May 2019 The African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA)...

2019 CDA Awards – call for nominations
23 May 2019 The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has released a call for nominations...

Cannes Film Festival puts spotlight on Orkney’s marine energy work
22 May 2019 A major documentary on climate change, featuring Orkney’s pioneering...

Small dam removal to start in South Carolina, US
21 May 2019 Work will start today to remove a small dam one Columbia-area creek...

Gravity Renewables buys New York hydro plant
20 May 2019 Small hydropower owner and operator Gravity Renewables has acquired...

Fortum boosts plant by pairing hydro and batteries
20 May 2019 Fortum has announced it has activated a large set of lithium ion batteries...

Voith to replace turbines at Lake Byllesby Dam
17 May 2019 Lake Byllesby Dam in Minnesota is set to see its annual energy...

Reventazón hydropower plant awarded the IHA’s Blue Planet Prize
17 May 2019 The Reventazón Hydropower Plant in Costa Rica has been named the winner...

Atlantis and GE partner to develop world’s largest tidal stream turbine
17 May 2019 The Turbine and Engineering Services Division (ATES) of SIMEC Atlantis...

Aging steel thought to be cause of dam failure in Texas
17 May 2019 The failure of a spillgate at a 91-year-old dam in Texas this week is...

IHA release new guide to help hydropower build resilience to climate change
17 May 2019 During the World Hydropower Congress in Paris this week, the...

Voith introduces online platform MyVoith
17 May 2019 Voith has announced details of MyVoith, a global platform that...

Pacific American Coal in JV agreement with Global Hydro Energy
14 May 2019 Pacific American Coal Limited (PAK) has entered into a joint...

Seamor Marine receives funds from Government of Canada's Women Entrepreneurship Strategy
14 May 2019 Seamor Marine Ltd, manufacturer of subsea observation and...

Statkraft to supply Alcoa’s Norwegian aluminium production with power
13 May 2019 Statkraft has signed a long-term power supply agreement with Alcoa...

WWF and Nature Conservancy release new report
13 May 2019 A new report has been released by WWF and The Nature Conservancy which...

IHA publishes 2019 Hydropower Status Report
13 May 2019 More than 21.8GW of hydroelectric capacity was put into operation in...

Modernisation continues at Cheboksarskaya plant, Russia
10 May 2019 Power Machines has announced that 14 out of 18 hydropower units have now...

NYPA approves contract for Niagara refurb
10 May 2019 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a $16 million contract...

Tractebel wins contract on Dasu hydro project, Pakistan
09 May 2019 Tractebel is to provide project monitoring consultancy services...

US dam rehab could cost more than $70 billion says ASDSO
09 May 2019 More than $70 billion will be needed to rehabilitate federal and...

New research says dams and reservoirs are reducing the benefits of healthy rivers
09 May 2019 A global assessment of the location and extent of the planet’s rivers by...

World Hydropower Congress 2019 opens in Paris next week
09 May 2019 The 2019 World Hydropower Congress opens in Paris next week, drawing...

Association launched for hydro developers operating in Myanmar
08 May 2019 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced it is...

Funds for hydro upgrades in Myanmar
02 May 2019 Five hydropower plants are to be upgraded in Myanmar following the...

Fortis completes sale of Waneta expansion project
01 May 2019 Fortis Inc. has confirmed it has completed the $1 billion sale of its...

Blue-GIFT opens 1st call for applications for ocean energy demonstration
01 May 2019 The €2.5 million Blue-GIFT (Blue Growth and Innovation Fast Tracked)...

April 2019

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Vattenfall expects 600MW extra hydro from existing plants by 2023
30 April 2019 Vattenfall has announced it is working towards raising the available...

Snohomish County PUD wins NHA award
30 April 2019 The Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) has been honored by...

Voith to supply pumps as part of the Middle Yellow River Diversion Project
30 April 2019 Voith has signed a €26.5 million contract with the Shanxi Middle Yellow...

Kiewet wins contract on Klamath River dam removal project
29 April 2019 The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has taken a major step...

Voith unveils 200-ton capacity Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) at North American plant
25 April 2019 Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical...

Tanzania makes initial payment for Rufiji hydro project
25 April 2019 Tanzania has made an initial payment of almost $310 million to a...

Knight Piésold Canada wins award for the Azambi project
25 April 2019 Knight Piésold Canada received an Award of Merit in the Energy and...

Wello's WEC2 Penguin ready to depart for Orkney, Scotland
24 April 2019 Wave-energy conversion technology firm Wello has announced it has...

Idaho and Oregon in Hells Canyon Complex agreement
24 April 2019 The US States of Idaho and Oregon have signed a settlement agreement for...

Expedited hydro licensing process established in US as FERC issues final rule
23 April 2019 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US last week issued...

Diversion tunnels construction contract awarded for LHWP II
19 April 2019 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the...

Voith and TSP team up in new JV
18 April 2019 Voith and TSP, an American technology service company, have launched a...

‘Leaky dams’ project to help wildlife and communities
18 April 2019 Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has started a project to boost wildlife...

Voith wins contract on Snowy 2.0
17 April 2019 Voith is to equip the Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project in Australia...

WPS to begin upgrades at Wausau hydroelectric dam
17 April 2019 Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) in the US is to start refurbishment work...

IFC and Lao PDR’s Ministry of Energy and Mines partner to boost private sector investment
16 April 2019 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Lao PDR’s Ministry of Energy...

New pumped storage planned for South Australia as AGL wins development rights
16 April 2019 Australian energy developer AGL has secured the right to develop, own...

Hydro to power Microsoft’s Puget Sound campuses
16 April 2019 Microsoft Corp. has signed agreements with Chelan County Public...

Project to transmit hydro from Quebec to New England gets key approval
16 April 2019 The New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) – a project to provide 1200MW...

TurnKey Internet gets additional hydropower in ReCharge NY program
16 April 2019 Data Center and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet Inc is...

IHA starts search for next chief executive
12 April 2019 The International Hydropower Association has begun the search to identify...

Dams a must for water, food, energy security, says WAPDA Chairman
11 April 2019 Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt...

IHC IQIP invests in BLUE Piling technology
11 April 2019 IHC IQIP has announced it is joining forces with Jasper Winkes, developer...

Limejump in PPA for Scottish hydro plant
11 April 2019 Energy tech company Limejump has added its first hydropower asset to...

Wello in deal for Indian wave energy parks
10 April 2019 Wave energy conversion technology company Wello has signed a letter of...

Sweco to work on Cahora Bassa rehab project
10 April 2019 Sweco is to work on a major project to rehabilitate the 2075MW Cahora...

Kidston pumped storage project gets final environmental approval
08 April 2019 Genex Power Limited has reached a major milestone on the Kidston...

Salini Impregilo to build Snowy 2.0 in AU$5.1 billion contract
05 April 2019 Salini Impregilo has won a contract valued at AU$5.1 billion (€3.228...

IHA publishes activity and strategy report for 2018-2019
04 April 2019 The International Hydropower Association’s Activity and Strategy Report...

New report unveils plan to reinvigorate hydropower in the US
04 April 2019 A new report from the National Hydropower Association (NHA) and Chelan...

Rainpower to upgrade Lang Sima turbines, Norway
03 April 2019 Rainpower has announced it is to upgrade two turbines at Statkraft’s...

Cobod signs Peri as distributor for 3D construction printing
03 April 2019 Danish firm Cobod International has announced it has signed Germany’s...

ADB approves funds for hydro modernisation in the Kyrgyz Republic
03 April 2019 The Uch-Kurgan hydropower plant – the oldest of the six plants...

DOE announces funds to advance hydropower, marine energy
02 April 2019 Hydropower and marine energy projects in the US could benefit from up...

EMEC to assess Verdant Power’s tidal turbine performance
02 April 2019 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has announced it is to provide...

Audit identifies 530,000 potential pumped storage sites worldwide
01 April 2019 A potential 530,000 sites exist for pumped storage hydropower...

Work starts on major new hydro project in China
01 April 2019 Construction work has started on the 2.24GW Yebatan hydropower project on...

March 2019

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New Oroville spillway could see first use in April
28 March 2019 The reconstructed spillway at Oroville Dam in California could be put to...

CC&L Infrastructure and Desjardins in Canadian hydro acquisition
27 March 2019 Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) and Régime...

New generator from Danfoss Editron to extend life of Finnish hydro plant
27 March 2019 Danfoss Editron is providing two electric generators to Finnish energy...

GE Renewable Energy leads consortium to refurbish Qairokkum plant, Tajikistan
26 March 2019 The 60-year old Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan is to undergo...

Pumped storage is a ‘game-changer’ for Australia, new research suggests
26 March 2019 New pumped storage projects planned across Australia could triple...

Thordon Bearings buys Polish hydro plant
25 March 2019 Thordon Bearings has purchased the Struzyska small hydro plant in...

Salini Impregilo Group’s Lane to build new reservoir, dams in Florida
25 March 2019 Salini Impregilo Group company Lane is to build a new reservoir...

New appointments at SMEC
25 March 2019 Engineering firm SMEC has said it is continuing to strengthen its...

Artelia acquires Gantha
22 March 2019 Artelia Group has announced it is acquiring engineering consultancy...

First phase launched for Nurek rehabilitation project, Tajikistan
21 March 2019 The first phase of a project to rehabilitate the largest hydropower...

Norsk Hydro hit by cyber-attack
20 March 2019 Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro, which is also one of the largest...

Milestone for EU wave energy project
20 March 2019 A wave energy project that is part of the EU Horizons 2020 programme has...

New test centre aims to bring tidal technology on stream at high speed
19 March 2019 A £2.4 million engineering research facility being built by the University...

Research highlights benefits of run-of-river plants
18 March 2019 New research from national labs in the US has demonstrated that smaller...

Voith to equip Pakul Dul plant, India
14 March 2019 Voith has been awarded a contract to deliver four 250 MW Francis turbines...

Hydro Tasmania reveals three most promising sites for pumped storage
13 March 2019 Hydro Tasmania has revealed the three sites selected for...

Statkraft plans floating solar plant in Albanian reservoir
13 March 2019 Statkraft Albania has entered into an agreement with Norwegian floating...

70 most influential people – send your nominations
13 March 2019 As part of International Water Power & Dam Construction's 70th...

Additional funds approved for dam safety in India
12 March 2019 Additional funding of $137 million has been approved for a project that...

USBR seeks ideas to keep fish safe from intakes in new prize competition
12 March 2019 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is launching a prize competition...

Canadian Hydropower Association becomes WaterPower Canada
12 March 2019 The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) – the national association...

Andritz to modernize Shivasamudram hydro plant, India
08 March 2019 Indian state utility company Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd has...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXIX, Issue 3
07 March 2019 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXIX, Issue 3) has...

Indian Government declares large hydropower as renewable
07 March 2019 Large hydropower in India is now officially a renewable energy source, as...

PLAT-I hits major milestone as it becomes operational in Nova Scotia
06 March 2019 Sustainable Marine Energy’s PLAT-I tidal energy platform has generated...

Third unit commissioned at RusHydro’s Ust-Srednekanskaya plant
06 March 2019 RusHydro has commissioned the third unit at its Ust-Srednekanskaya...

EAIF supports new hydro in Africa
04 March 2019 The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has loaned US$27 million...

February 2019

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WAPDA approves contract for 800MW Mohmand dam project
28 February 2019 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has approved...

EMEC helps guide first marine energy centre in China
27 February 2019 China is to develop its first wave and tidal test centre for marine...

New kind of turbine governor proving effective in Scottish small hydro plant
27 February 2019 A modified form of a tried and tested compact drive from Voith Turbo has...

Mining firms to create an international standard for tailings dams
27 February 2019 An international standard for tailings facilities is to be developed,...

GE to supply turbines to Nachtigal, Cameroon
26 February 2019 GE Renewable Energy (GE) is to provide seven 60MW Francis turbines for...

Green light for Snowy 2.0 as Government approves funds
26 February 2019 The Australian Government has committed up to $1.38 billion in an...

InfraCo Asia in agreement for hydro development in Pakistan
25 February 2019 InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd (InfraCo Asia), a company of the...

USBR to modernize largest hydro facility in US
22 February 2019 Three generators at the 6.8GW Grand Coulee Dam – the largest...

New forum aims to give voice to European hydropower community
22 February 2019 A new three-year long EU funded project has recently begun – coordinated...

IHA launches online community and app for hydro professionals
20 February 2019 Hydropower professionals from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and...

Leadership changes at Nalcor Energy
20 February 2019 Nalcor Energy has announced changes to the company’s executive...

Nominations open for 2019 Mosonyi award
19 February 2019 Do you know someone in the industry who has made an outstanding...

SIMEC Atlantis awards contract for MeyGen connection system
18 February 2019 SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited (Atlantis) has awarded a contract to...

Evacuation in area of Brazil tailings dam
18 February 2019 Residents in the region of Macacos, Nova Lima in Brazil have been...

Early works to start on Kidston pumped storage
15 February 2019 An early works programme is to commence on the 250MW Kidston Pumped...

RusHydro confirms Bureyskaya plant increases electricity following landslide
14 February 2019 Normal hydrological regime has been restored at the Bureyskaya...

Jeff Lyash to leave OPG, board appoints Ken Hartwick as new President and CEO
14 February 2019 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Board Chair Bernard Lord has announced...

Voith to modernise Nangbeto hydropower plant , West Africa
13 February 2019 Voith has been contracted by Communtauté Electrique du Bénin (CEB),...

Review for North Queensland dam operations in wake of flooding
12 February 2019 The Queensland Government has appointed the Inspector General...

Lahmeyer International becomes Tractebel
12 February 2019 German engineering and consulting company Lahmeyer International...

Minesto makes product development progress; launches tender
11 February 2019 Minesto has launched a tender to source a manufacturer of the wing for...

Planning approval granted for Snowy 2.0 exploratory works
11 February 2019 Snowy Hydro’s Snowy 2.0 project has hit another significant milestone...

RusHydro to add solar to Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydropower plant
07 February 2019 Russian energy firm RusHydro is to develop a pilot solar project on...

Expedited hydro licensing process proposed by FERC
07 February 2019 New hydropower projects at existing non-powered dams and closed-loop...

LBBW and Voith in sustainable corporate financing agreement
05 February 2019 German Bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and technology group...

AltaGas completes sale of hydro assets in British Columbia, Canada
04 February 2019 AltaGas Ltd. has completed the $1.39 billion sale of its remaining...

Vale provides an update on situation in Brumadinho
01 February 2019 Ninety-nine people have now been confirmed killed with a further 259...

January 2019

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Take part in IWP&DC’s discussion on mental well-being in the workplace
31 January 2019 We can all get stressed out at work but at what point does this become...

Governments invest in Taltson expansion project, Canada
31 January 2019 The Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories have announced they...

Vale presents plan to decommission tailings dams
30 January 2019 Brazilian mining firm Vale has presented a plan to Brazilian authorities...

PG&E files for bankruptcy in wake of wildfire liability claims
30 January 2019 PG&E Corporation and its primary operating subsidiary, Pacific Gas...

Arrests following dam breach in Brazil
29 January 2019 Three employers of mining firm Vale have been arrested alongside...

Fortis sells stake in Waneta Expansion, British Columbia
28 January 2019 Fortis Inc has agreed to sell its 51% stake in the Waneta...

Rescue work continues in Brazil as fatalities rise following tailings dam collapse
28 January 2019 At least 58 people have been killed and many more still missing following...

Hundreds missing following collapse of tailings dam in Brazil
26 January 2019 There have been confirmed fatalities with hundreds of people...

AFC invests in Singrobo-Ahouaty project, Côte d’Ivoire
25 January 2019 Development of the 44MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project...

Engineering panel of experts appointed for LHWP Phase II
24 January 2019 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed...

Schottel merges tidal business into SME
24 January 2019 Following the successful collaboration between Sustainable Marine...

African Development Bank invests in renewable fund that supports hydro
24 January 2019 The African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up...

Snowy Hydro appoints preferred tenderers for Snowy 2.0
22 January 2019 Snowy Hydro has named the firms appointed as preferred tenderers for...

Green financing raised by OPG funds hydro acquisition
22 January 2019 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced it has closed a...

Ocean energy farms set to benefit from new funding project
21 January 2019 A new project has been launched today that will provide funding to...

Dongfang delivers major runner to Baihetan project, China
17 January 2019 Dongfang Electric Machinery Co has delivered the runner for a...

ElectriFi approves funding for Bumbuna II, Sierra Leone
16 January 2019 The Bumbuna II hydropower project in Sierra Leone has taken another...

IPOs sign agreements for hydro project in Ifugao
16 January 2019 Four Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs) that will be affected by...

Isimba close to commissioning in Uganda
16 January 2019 The 183MW Isimba hydropower project in Uganda is set to be commissioned...

Plans for hydro project in Sichuan, Tibet approved
15 January 2019 China has approved plans for a 2000MW hydropower project in Sichuan...

Funds agreed for hydro builds and expansion in Norway
14 January 2019 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Norwegian energy group E-CO...

Fatality confirmed in Croatian hydro plant fire
11 January 2019 One worker has been confirmed dead with another two missing following a...

Vacancy at Canadian Hydropower Association
11 January 2019 The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is currently hiring for...

Marine energy projects get US DOE funding
10 January 2019 Twelve next-generation marine energy projects are set to benefit from...

Small hydro scheme commissioned in Samoa
09 January 2019 The Tafitoala and Fausaga small hydropower plant has been...

Robert Pike new Chief of Dam Safety at USBR
09 January 2019 Robert Pike, P.E., has been named the US Bureau of Reclamation's (USBR)...

RusHydro to level Zagorskaya PSPP-2 building
08 January 2019 RusHydro has announced it is to begin implementation of measures aimed...

Cameroon’s Nachtigal project achieves financial close
08 January 2019 Groundworks and civil engineering for the Nachtigal hydropower project...

Drax completes acquisition of ScottishPower’s hydro, pumped storage assets
04 January 2019 Drax Group has completed the previously announced acquisition of a...

Gilkes brings more hydro to Balmoral
03 January 2019 Gilkes has announced it is to supply two Francis turbines for a new...

Work on Pakistan’s Mohmand Dam set to start as landmark agreement reached
02 January 2019 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed...

December 2018

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Albanian hydro operator KESH adopts climate risk management plan developed by Pöyry
20 December 2018 Albania's state-owned hydropower operator Korporata...

Genex signs offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia for Kidston Pumped Storage
20 December 2018 Another key milestone has been reached for the Kidston pumped storage...

Hydro Tasmania partners with Bureau of Meteorology to strengthen forecasting ability
20 December 2018 Hydro Tasmania has announced it will be able to better harness and...

Funding available for agricultural hydropower projects in Colorado, US
19 December 2018 Agricultural irrigators with appropriate hydropower resources in...

Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition, says IHA
19 December 2018 An additional 78,000MW in clean energy storage capacity is expected to...

Gilkes receives Business Excellence award
19 December 2018 Kendal, UK-based manufacturing company, Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd,...

Columbia River Basin agreement aims to benefit salmon and hydropower
19 December 2018 A new agreement developed by Federal, State and Tribal partners in the US...

Voith to supply StreamDivers for Gradiste small hydro, Macedonia
18 December 2018 Technology Group Voith is to manufacture, supply and commission...

Lower Sesan II inaugurated in Cambodia
17 December 2018 The 400MW Lower Sesan II project – Cambodia’s largest hydropower scheme –...

IHA releases sustainability guidelines for hydropower
17 December 2018 The International Hydropower Association has announced the release of...

Pre-qualification for LHWP Phase II main works will launch in January
13 December 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) will mark a major milestone...

Interconnection would unlock hydro capacity in Tasmania says analysis
13 December 2018 Hydro Tasmania has released analysis which demonstrates that additional...

Deal signed for major new hydro scheme in Tanzania
13 December 2018 The Government of Tanzania has signed deals with Eqyptian firms to build...

Indonesia’s Semangka plant in operation
12 December 2018 The run-of-river Semangka hydropower plant in Indonesia has been placed...

UK Government approves funds for renewables in Africa
11 December 2018 Developers of small-scale hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal projects...

New research project on flexible hydropower gets EU support
11 December 2018 An ambitious research project on flexible hydropower in future energy...

New York DEP announce revised plans for new hydro plant
10 December 2018 The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has...

IDB approves funds for Acaray modernization, Paraguay
07 December 2018 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to provide $125 million...

Wello launch new Penguin wave energy converter
07 December 2018 Finnish wave energy developer, Wello Oy, has launched the next iteration...

Aquila Capital invests in Norwegian hydropower
06 December 2018 Norwegian hydropower operator Småkraft AS is getting a funding boost to...

Key agreements signed for hydro in the Solomon Islands
06 December 2018 A major new hydropower project in the Solomon Islands has moved a...

Andritz to equip 1400MW ZhenAn pumped storage plant, China
04 December 2018 Technology group Andritz is to supply four 350MW reversible pump-turbines...

Voith and Kudelski Group partner for cyber security
03 December 2018 Technology Group Voith and digital security firm Kudelski Group...

AFC invests in Nachtigal project, Cameroon
03 December 2018 Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has announced it is investing in the...

November 2018

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Chinese firms set to buy Odebrecht’s Chaglla hydro plant
30 November 2018 A consortium of Chinese firms led by Three Gorges Corp is in talks to buy...

Bridge design contract awarded as part of LHWP phase II
30 November 2018 Aurecon Lesotho (Pty) Ltd has been appointed by the Lesotho...

Nordic’s biggest battery installed at Fortum hydro plant
29 November 2018 Fortum has announced that the Nordic’s biggest battery to date will...

ABB to enable world’s first HVDC grid in China
26 November 2018 ABB is to supply several critical elements to the world’s first...

SNC-Lavalin and BC Hydro win Outstanding Project award from CHA for John Hart
23 November 2018 The Canadian Hydropower Association has awarded SNC-Lavalin and BC Hydro...

EERA in extensive hydropower research cooperation
23 November 2018 The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) – Europe’s largest...

Voith wins new hydro orders in China
22 November 2018 Voith is to supply hydropower technology to two projects in China...

TEPCO invests in Coc San hydro project, Vietnam
22 November 2018 Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) is looking to...

Chilime-Trishuli transmission project breaks ground in Nepal
22 November 2018 A project that will see rural communities in Nepal benefit from...

Milestone for infrastructure upgrade at Lewiston plant, New York
21 November 2018 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced it is nearing...

Grid expansion plans submitted for Nautilus tidal project, Indonesia
20 November 2018 Indonesia’s state-owned electrical utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara...

Scoping report submitted for marine energy test site in Welsh waters
20 November 2018 Marine Energy Wales has submitted an environmental scoping report to...

First unit at Rogun officially launched
16 November 2018 The first of six units at the 3600MW Rogun hydroelctric project in...

ABB in deal to improve power supply and reliability in Brazil
15 November 2018 ABB has signed a $20 million contract with Furnas – Centrais Elétricas...

GE consortium wins contract on Itaipu modernisation
14 November 2018 A consortium of GE Power and CIE Sociedad Anonima has been chosen by...

Aquila Capital to acquire small hydro portfolio from Portugal’s EDP
14 November 2018 Investment specialist Aquila Capital has agreed to buy a portfolio of...

120MW Pulichintala project commissioned in India
14 November 2018 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced it has commissioned...

Final agreements signed to build Nachtigal project, Cameroon
14 November 2018 EDF, IFC and the Republic of Cameroon have signed final and...

SMEC to provide tender design for Baime project, Papua New Guinea
12 November 2018 SMEC has been appointed by PNG Forest Products (PNGFP) to provide...

Advance infrastructure construction works to start soon on LHWP Phase II
09 November 2018 Construction work on the advance infrastructure at Polihali and Katse –...

Pascal Radue named President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy Hydro business
09 November 2018 GE Renewable Energy has appointed Pascal Radue as President and...

Wave & tidal power developers join forces to tackle foundations and mooring
06 November 2018 CorPower Ocean (CPO) and Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) are to work...

Value of dams ‘overestimated’ says study
06 November 2018 A new study from scientists at the Michigan State University (MSU)...

Major milestone for Oroville dam work as main spillway fully reconstructed
06 November 2018 A major milestone has been reached at the Oroville Dam project in...

Polaris Infrastructure buys hydro firm in Peru
05 November 2018 Polaris Infrastructure has completed the acquisition of Peruvian...

US$44.6 million contract awarded for dam safety work at US dam
01 November 2018 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract valued at almost ...

Nova Innovation integrates tidal energy array with Tesla battery storage
01 November 2018 Scottish cleantech company Nova Innovation has successfully integrated...

October 2018

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JV established for Europe’s largest planned tidal project
31 October 2018 Europe’s largest planned tidal power project is targeted to...

Stantec to help bring new small hydro to Republic of Vanuatu
31 October 2018 Stantec is to help develop a new small hydropower project and grid...

Statkraft to buy hydropower assets in Brazil
29 October 2018 Statkraft is expanding its operations in Brazil through the acquisition...

Aon and Guidewire analyse US dams cyber attack scenario
29 October 2018 Aon plc and Guidewire Software have launched a scenario for a...

Arnaud Bellanger to lead Statkraft's French hydro division
29 October 2018 Statkraft has announced the appointment of Arnaud Bellanger as...

Bill promoting hydropower deployment in US signed into law by Trump
25 October 2018 The licensing process for some hydropower projects in the US is set to...

Hidroelectrica and Verbund sign cooperation agreement
25 October 2018 Romanian hydropower producer Hidroelectrica and Austria’s Verbund Hydro...

Call for papers – ICOLD’S Dams and Earthquakes group
24 October 2018 The deadline is approaching for abstract submissions for the 3rd meeting...

Voith awards scholarships to female engineering students
24 October 2018 Voith Hydro Inc has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to students enrolled...

Nalcor Energy issues stop work order to Astaldi for Muskrat Falls
22 October 2018 Five hundred workers at the Muskrat Falls hydro project under construction...

Hydro Tasmania increases support for women in engineering
22 October 2018 Hydro Tasmania has announced it is doubling its commitment to...

Agricultural hydropower projects in Colorado get funding boost
19 October 2018 Hydropower projects on farmland in Colorado, US, are in line for...

Hydropower turbine installed at US water district’s project
18 October 2018 US firm McKinstry has teamed up with Covington Water District (CWD)...

New turbine park for Rhône River, France
17 October 2018 Four river turbines are being installed in the Rhône River, in the city...

Voith and Siemens join forces to develop hybrid power concepts
17 October 2018 The hydro division of Voith and Siemens Energy Management division are...

Scottish Power sells hydro, gas assets as it concentrates on wind
16 October 2018 UK-based energy company ScottishPower has announced the sale of...

Hells Gates Dam is feasible, says report
16 October 2018 Development of a large dam on the upper Burdekin River at Hells Gates...

Minesto achieves first generation with commercial-scale marine energy unit
16 October 2018 Minesto has achieved initial electricity generation with its...

Further funds for New Zealand dam project as local businesses invest in WIL
15 October 2018 A group of local businesses has committed to invest $11.5 million in...

Besix to work on Nachtigal dam, Cameroon
15 October 2018 Besix is to design and build the Nachitgal dam in Cameroon, in...

US Senate passes bill that supports non-powered dam and closed-loop pumped storage development
12 October 2018 The US Senate has passed a bill that includes several provisions...

Salini Impregilo continues collaboration with Politecnico Di Milano, signs accord with University of Technology Sydney
11 October 2018 Salini Impregilo has inaugurated the third edition of the Master’s...

EDF invests in GIBB Power
11 October 2018 EDF has announced that it has agreed to invest in GIBB Power, a...

First construction contract awarded for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
11 October 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded a...

Hydro largest renewable electricity source, says IEA report, but modern bioenergy leads growth
09 October 2018 Hydropower remains the largest renewable electricity source by 2023, says...

Deal signed for Alimit complex, the Philippines
08 October 2018 SN Aboitiz Power’s plans for a hydropower complex in the Ifugao province...

Contract awarded for Mangla refurbishment, Pakistan
05 October 2018 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed a...

$76 million contract awarded for fish passage works at Cle Elum Dam
05 October 2018 Garco Construction, Inc has won a contract valued at almost US$76...

Plans submitted for low head hydro scheme in Inverness
05 October 2018 The Highland Council has submitted a planning application for a low...

Daral Khwar project inagurated in Pakistan
02 October 2018 The 36.6MW Daral Khawar hydro power project has been officially...

Kidston project takes further step forward
02 October 2018 The Queensland State Government has declared Genex Power Limited’s...

September 2018

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Markus Rieck becomes new CSO of Voith Hydro
27 September 2018 Markus Rieck has taken up position as CSO responsible for sales,...

IHA launches fellow membership for hydro professionals
27 September 2018 Experienced professionals working in the hydropower community can now...

Grant assists Ghana’s renewable energy investment drive
27 September 2018 The African Development Bank has approved a US$1.5 million grant from...

Dominion Energy to sell 25% stake in hydro project
27 September 2018 Dominion Energy is selling a 25% interest in the Catalyst Old...

AZZ wins new contract in China
26 September 2018 AZZ Inc is to provide eight circuits of 550kV 4,000 Amp Gas Insulated...

Statkraft planning renewable investments
26 September 2018 Statkraft has announced it is planning to invest around NOK 10 billion...

Genex gets development approval for Kidston pumped storage project
25 September 2018 Genex Power Limited’s plans for a 250MW pumped storage scheme as part of...

Record hydro generation for WAPDA
19 September 2018 The hydroelectric power stations owned and operated by the Pakistan Water...

RusHydro’s Sayano-Shushenskaya plant sets new all-time monthly output record
18 September 2018 PJSC RusHydro has announced that in August 2018...

World’s largest single rotor tidal turbine unveiled
14 September 2018 SIMEC Atlantis Energy (SAE) has unveiled the design for its new 2MW...

Hydro-mechanical expert needed for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
13 September 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has invited eligible persons...

Multiconsult opens Zambia office
12 September 2018 Multiconsult has opened a new office in Lusaka, Zambia, expanding...

Flagship tidal energy project gets green light from European Commission
11 September 2018 The European Commission has given approval for the €20 million flagship...

Entura named owner’s engineer for Kidston Stage 2
10 September 2018 Genex Power Limited has appointed specialist power and water consulting...

Bilfinger to work on Gaildorf project, Germany
10 September 2018 Bilfinger subsidiary Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik has announced it is to...

Marine Energy Wales awards legal contract to Burges Salmon
10 September 2018 Marine Energy Wales has appointed UK law firm Burges Salmon LLP to...

Hydro project to power cryptocurrency mining farm
06 September 2018 DPW Holdings Inc has announced that the historic Valatie Falls...

IDB and IHA partner to promote sustainable hydropower
06 September 2018 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International...

Statkraft buys Indian hydro project
04 September 2018 Statkraft has announced it has acquired the 100MW Tidong hydropower...

IFC starts pilot assessment in Lao PDR river basin
04 September 2018 World Bank Group member IFC is working with the Government of Lao PDR on...

August 2018

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NYPA upgrades hydropower control rooms
30 August 2018 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is upgrading the control rooms at its...

Power Machines launches Engineering Leadership program
30 August 2018 Power Machines has announced the launch of a new initiative that...

Govt cancels METEC’s contract on Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
27 August 2018 The Ethiopian Government has cancelled Metals and Engineering...

Tidal stream prototype generates record level of power at EMEC
23 August 2018 Scotrenewables Tidal Power has set a record with its first 2MW floating...

Floodgate replacement work begins at Tom Miller Dam, US
21 August 2018 The Lower Colorado River Authority has begun an 18-month,...

Bison Peak project may not require federal license
21 August 2018 A 360MW pumped storage project planned for California, US, may not need...

JRC dam break analysis assists response to Laos dam incident
17 August 2018 A dam break analysis has been carried out by scientists from the...

American Governor to replace PGE governor fleet
17 August 2018 Portland General Electric (PGE) has awarded American Governor Company (AGC)...

OPG acquires US small hydro operator
16 August 2018 Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation has agreed to acquire Eagle...

Dulas completes hydro scheme on existing Welsh Water reservoir
15 August 2018 Renewable energy consultancy Dulas has completed a 250kW hydroelectric...

PNG Power partners with IFC for power projects
15 August 2018 PNG Power Limited and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, are...

Repair work begins at Steinaker Dam, US
14 August 2018 The US Bureau of Reclamation has begun modification work at Steinaker...

Mekong River Commission starts consultation for Pak Ly project, Lao PDR
11 August 2018 A six-month consultation process has begun for the proposed 770MW Pak...

ZRA provides update on Kariba Dam water level
11 August 2018 The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has upped water allocation to Kariba...

Mavel installs first unit at Štvanice project, Prague
09 August 2018 Mavel has successfully installed, tested and commissioned the first of...

Andritz wins contract for Pac Ma hydro plant, Vietnam
08 August 2018 Andritz has been awarded a €40 million contract for the supply,...

Naval Energies exits tidal turbine market, concentrates on other technologies
03 August 2018 Naval Energies has announced it has decided to stop investing in the field...

Andritz to modernize Nurek plant, Tajikistan
02 August 2018 Andritz has won a contract for the rehabilitation and modernization of...

July 2018

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Consortium completes financing for Bujagali
25 July 2018 A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders...

Hundreds reported missing as dam collapses in Laos
24 July 2018 At least 100 people are missing with several people reported to have...

BCUC approves BC Hydro’s plans for Waneta Dam purchase
23 July 2018 The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has approved BC...

EIB funds new dams in Portugal
23 July 2018 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €650 million to Iberdrola...

World Bank approves funds for hydro in Cameroon
23 July 2018 The World Bank Group has approved an investment package of $794.5 million...

Become a hydropower sustainability assessor – IHA offers training opportunities
19 July 2018 The International Hydropower Association is offering industry members...

Hydropower fact sheets launched
18 July 2018 Eurelectric and VGB PowerTech have announced the development of...

EMEC and Wave Hub assist in development of Welsh marine energy test site
18 July 2018 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd and Wave Hub Ltd have signed...

Minesto moves to commissioning phase of tidal project
17 July 2018 Marine energy developer Minesto has initiated the commissioning program...

Michael Rogers named new president of ICOLD
17 July 2018 Michael Rogers has been elected as the new president of the...

Engineering studies complete for Hatta plant, Dubai
16 July 2018 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the...

Tools expanded to assess hydropower good practice
13 July 2018 Assessing hydropower projects against sustainability performance criteria...

Plans for Hydropower Research Institute move forward
11 July 2018 Chelan Public Utility District (PUD) has moved a step closer to creating...

Pöyry named owner's engineer on Nam Kong 3, Laos
10 July 2018 Chaleun Sekong Energy Co Ltd (CSE) has awarded Pöyry the owner's...

GE wins contract on Fengning pumped storage plant
06 July 2018 GE Power has been chosen by Andritz and Dongfang Electric Machinery Co.,...

Plan filed for largest dam removal project in the US
05 July 2018 The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has filed a plan for the...

New hydro plant for Norway
03 July 2018 Construction firm YIT and Norwegian power company Sunnfjord Energi AS are...

Velcan sells final hydro plant in Indonesia
03 July 2018 Velcan has announced it is shutting down its operations in Indonesia...

June 2018

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Voith showcases OnCare.Acoustic intelligent sound analysis system
29 June 2018 Voith has released details on a system designed to allow hydropower...

Construction of Diamer Basha, Mohmand dams to start in FY 2018-19
29 June 2018 Construction work on the 4500MW Diamer Basha Dam and the 800MW Mohmand...

OPG raises ¢450 million in green financing for hydro projects
29 June 2018 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has closed a $450 million green bond...

SNC-Lavalin and M. Sullivan & to explore redevelopment of Canadian power station
29 June 2018 A joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and M. Sullivan & Son Limited (Sullivan)...

ILF supports pumped storage research in South Korea
29 June 2018 ILF Consulting Engineers has been contracted to support a research...

GE Renewable Energy to rebuild generators at Boundary plant
28 June 2018 The hydropower business of GE Renewable Energy has been chosen by...

Eaton to help modernize Californian hydro plants
28 June 2018 Eaton is to lead an electrical life extension and modernization project...

Dulas assesses impact of permitted development right on hydro in Wales
27 June 2018 Renewable energy consultancy Dulas has completed research on behalf of...

Widespread criticism as UK govt rejects Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
25 June 2018 The UK Government has formally rejected plans for a 240MW tidal lagoon...

Tender alert for dam and tunnel construction – Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
25 June 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) will soon be...

China and UNIDO partner for small hydro technical guidelines
25 June 2018 New technical guidelines for standards of small hydropower...

Pumped storage project proposed for Loch Ness
22 June 2018 A new 400MW pumped hydro scheme is being planned that would use the waters...

Study to look at doubling capacity of Hydro Tasmania’s Tarraleah project
21 June 2018 One of Tasmania’s oldest hydro schemes could see its capacity more...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXIX, Issue 1
21 June 2018 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXIX, Issue 1) has...

Milestone for project to bring hydropower to Massachusetts
18 June 2018 Hydro-Québec and Central Maine Power Company (CMP) have announced a...

SSE book commemorates 75 years of hydropower
18 June 2018 A new publication has been released by energy firm SSE which tells...

ABB commissions Maritime Link in Canada
18 June 2018 ABB has completed the Maritime Link HVDC project, enabling exchange of...

Indian Govt approves proposal for dam safety bill
14 June 2018 A proposal to introduce a dam safety bill that will help India adopt...

Further tunneling work for Strabag on Chile’s Alto Maipo project
14 June 2018 Construction group Strabag has been awarded an additional contract valued...

AltaGas sells 35% stake in hydro facilities in British Columbia
13 June 2018 AltaGas Ltd has confirmed it has agreed to indirectly sell 35% of...

Fortum sells stake in Norwegian hydro firm
13 June 2018 Fortum is to sell its 10% stake in Norwegian hydropower company...

Black & Veatch to inspect reservoirs in Hong Kong
12 June 2018 Black & Veatch has been appointed one of the independent inspectors of...

Hydromechanical equipment contract awarded for Site C
08 June 2018 ATB Riva Calzoni Hydro Canada Inc. is to provide the...

HydroQuest and CMN set out plans to commission tidal turbine in spring 2019
07 June 2018 French turbine manufacturer HydroQuest and its equity partner...

CHA introduces new awards, accepting nominations
07 June 2018 To help celebrate its 20th anniversary the Canadian Hydropower...

Minesto completes second installation phase at Holyhead Deep
07 June 2018 Marine energy developer Minesto has completed the second...

Milestone assessment for hydro, renewable development in Lao PDR
07 June 2018 Norway’s Multiconsult together with Deltares and Lao Consulting group...

Hydro Tasmania identifies 14 sites for new pumped storage
06 June 2018 Up to 4800MW of new pumped storage capacity could be available...

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon set to be rejected, says reports
04 June 2018 The 240MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project could be dealt a major blow...

Deal signed to advance research on hydropower
01 June 2018 The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and the US Department of...

May 2018

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ASDSO marks National Dam Safety Awareness Day
31 May 2018 The Association of State Dam Safety Officials is encouraging those...

World Bank approves funds for Albanian dam safety project
30 May 2018 The World Bank’s has approved €12 million in additional financing for...

Plans unveiled to expand operational capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir, US
29 May 2018 The operating capacity of Fontenelle reservoir in Wyoming, US, could...

SAIL supplies steel to Indian hydro plants
29 May 2018 Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has announced it supplied the...

IHA releases 2018 Hydropower Status Report
25 May 2018 A record 4185TWh in electricity was generated from hydropower last...

Draft SEA released for Myanmar’s hydro sector
24 May 2018 A draft strategic environmental assessment (SEA) report has been released...

Multiconsult selected for GET FiT programme, Zambia
24 May 2018 Multiconsult is to implement the GET FiT program in Zambia that aims...

Innergex in deal to buy Chilean hydro project
23 May 2018 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and Energía Llaima are partnering to...

India’s Kishanganga project inaugurated, Pakul Dul hits milestone
21 May 2018 Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has officially inaugurated the...

Duke Energy confirms sale of small hydro plants to Northbrook Energy
18 May 2018 Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) is to sell five small hydroelectric plants in...

Hydro Tasmania sponsoring Women in Engineering Scholarship
17 May 2018 Hydro Tasmania has been unveiled as a sponsor for Engineers Australia’s...

Toshiba and VINCI Construction look to boost hydro, geothermal development in Africa
17 May 2018 Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba), and...

Ecotricity unveil plans for UK tidal lagoon schemes
16 May 2018 Ecotricity has presented the UK government with two alternative tidal...

Alstom and GE agree to implement joint venture options
16 May 2018 Alstom and General Electric (GE) have signed an agreement relating to...

New applicants sought for Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program
16 May 2018 The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program has announced that it is...

Voith opens East African Hub in Ethiopia
14 May 2018 Voith has officially opened a new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian...

Neelum Jhelum set to start commercial operations as first unit completes reliability test
10 May 2018 The first unit of the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistan...

Xodus and Atlantis Resources target tidal opportunities in Japan
10 May 2018 Xodus Group and Atlantis Resources have signed a Memorandum of...

Dozens dead as Kenyan dam breaches
10 May 2018 Over 30 people have been killed with many more missing after the Patel dam...

SMEC to carry out feasibility study for Bakun extension
09 May 2018 Sarawak Energy has engaged SMEC to conduct the feasibility study and...

Recovery works underway following tunnel collapses at Ituango.
08 May 2018 There has been a total blockage of the diversion tunnel at the 2400MW...

Arup to undertake large-scale wave energy generation study
02 May 2018 Arup has been commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to explore...

Salini Impregilo bidding for Yacyreta expansion
02 May 2018 Salini Impregilo has announced it has presented an offer to carry out...

Enerdu project completed in Ontario, Canada
02 May 2018 Upgrade work on the Enerdu Generation Station in Almonte, Ontario, has...

New hydro project on hold at Black Canyon Diversion Dam
02 May 2018 Plans to construct a new third hydroelectric power plant at Black...

First experiment under Glen Canyon Dam plan
02 May 2018 The US Department of the Interior is conducting the first experimental...

BHEL wins order on Nepal’s largest hydro plant
01 May 2018 BHEL has announced it is to work on the 900MW Arun-3 hydroelectric project...

April 2018

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BC Hydro starts consultation on a new capacitor upgrade and expansion project
26 April 2018 BC Hydro has announced it is beginning consultation on its Peace to...

Atlantis unveils plans for 1GW of tidal power in France by 2025
26 April 2018 A study by marine power developer Atlantis Resources Ltd has concluded 2GW...

Kariba dam rehab takes another step forward
25 April 2018 The Zambezi River Authority has reached a milestone for the...

Lightsource BP and Everstone Group team up for Indian investment
25 April 2018 Lightsource BP has formed a 50:50 joint venture with Everstone Group...

Magallanes Renovables to deploy tidal technology at EMEC
24 April 2018 Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has entered into a...

Five new hydro plants planned for Indonesia
20 April 2018 Power Construction Corporation of China and PT Indonesia Kayan...

Voith and Franka Emika in strategic partnership
19 April 2018 Voith has entered into a strategic partnership with Munich-based...

Gilkes Energy raises millions in hydro portfolio debt refinancing
19 April 2018 Gilkes Energy has raised more than £43 million (US$61 million) in a...

Building Energy in deal for hydro, wind in South Africa
19 April 2018 Independent power producer Building Energy has signed a power...

Urgent call for tender issued for Peligre hydropower plant, Haiti
18 April 2018 Electricite d’Haiti (EDH) has issued a call for tenders for work on...

Clifford Chance and Yegin Ciftci advise lenders on landmark hydro acquisition in Turkey
17 April 2018 Clifford Chance and Yegin Ciftci have announced they advised the lenders...

969MW Neelum Jhelum project inaugurated in Pakistan
17 April 2018 The 969MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Azad Jammu and Kashmir has...

Snohomish County PUD halts plans for new hydro
16 April 2018 The Snohomish County PUD has decided to halt plans for a new...

SSE wins appeal court case for Glendoe tunnel collapse compensation
16 April 2018 Energy firm SSE has won an appeal in a case that involves over £100...

EBRD and GCF approve funds for hydro rehab in Tajikistan
16 April 2018 The EBRD and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) are to provide a US$88...

IFC launch new hydro tools to provide guidance to practitioners
06 April 2018 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched two new...

Voith to modernize motor-generator at Vianden
06 April 2018 More efficient electricity production is expected at the Vianden...

New fund from Aquila to seek investments in energy, including hydropower
05 April 2018 Investment firm Aquila Capital has launched a new investment fund...

GFG Alliance unveils further investment in Scottish hydropower as it acquires Green Highland Renewables
05 April 2018 GFG Alliance is to invest nearly £60 million over the next two years...

NHPC fully commissions Kishanganga project, India
04 April 2018 The third unit of the 330MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu...

Stigler’s Gorge build to start in July
04 April 2018 Construction work will start in July on the 2100MW Stigler’s Gorge...

Milestone for Naitwar Mori project, India
01 April 2018 A major milestone has been reached at the 60MW Naitwar Mori...

March 2018

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Wave and tidal reliability project enters second phase
28 March 2018 The second phase of an international collaborative research project...

BC Hydro awards three Site C project contracts
28 March 2018 BC Hydro has announced it has awarded the Site C generating station...

Turbine with hybrid technology enters operation in France
26 March 2018 The first DIVE-Turbine with hybrid technology has been placed into...

Batteries deployed alongside UK hydro schemes
26 March 2018 UK based hydropower developer Barn Energy has deployed battery storage...

SNC-Lavalin and Carleton University team up for infrastructure protection
26 March 2018 SNC-Lavalin has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with...

Moccasin reservoir stabilized following threat of dam failure
23 March 2018 A small dam and reservoir in Tuolumne County, California, US, has...

Renewable energy a focus of RENEXPO event
22 March 2018 Belgrade is to play host to the 5th RENEXPO Water & Energy...

IHA Blue Planet Prize 2019 open for entries
22 March 2018 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is now accepting entries...

Seabased in deal for 100MW wave power plant in Ghana
22 March 2018 Ghanaian renewable energy company TC’s Energy has contracted Seabased...

Mass resignations at Manitoba Hydro Board
22 March 2018 Several members of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board have resigned,...

First unit commissioned at Kishanganaga, India
21 March 2018 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Hydropower on the agenda at World Water Forum
20 March 2018 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced it will...

RWE and E.ON re-organise amid huge mutual asset swap
19 March 2018 As part of a far-reaching exchange of assets and businesses that will...

Stantec, GHD to deliver concept design for Warragamba Dam raise
19 March 2018 A joint venture of Stantec and GHD has been awarded a $14.5 million...

Entura develops Australian pumped storage atlas
19 March 2018 A new practical atlas of potential pumped storage opportunities...

Consortium finalizes deal for Site C
19 March 2018 Civil works on the Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia...

First unit at Tarbela officially inaugurated
14 March 2018 The first of three new units at the Tarbela Fourth Expansion in Pakistan...

Refinancing loans agreed for Bujagali
14 March 2018 IFC and MIGA have announced they are supporting a refinancing package for...

St. Francis Dam failure – 90 years later
14 March 2018 This week marked the 90th anniversary of the St Francis Dam failure in...

Tailings dam breached at Australian mine
12 March 2018 Australian mining firm Newcrest Mining Ltd has confirmed there was a...

Landsvirkjun issues green bonds to help fund hydro, geothermal development
12 March 2018 Landsvirkjun has announced it has successfully secured funding via...

EBRD backs privatisation of two Turkish hydropower plants
12 March 2018 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved...

Scottish wave energy project awarded £2.5 million
08 March 2018 A project in Scotland to develop a system that converts wave movement...

New agreements will deliver BPA’s hydropower to PGE customers
08 March 2018 Hydropower from Bonneville Power Administration will help fill a shortfall...

Reventazón out of operation for three months, says ICE
06 March 2018 The 305.5MW Reventazón project in Costa Rica will be out of operation...

Andritz to equip Moroccan pumped storage plant
06 March 2018 Andritz is to supply hydro and electro-mechanical equipment for the...

Feasibility report identifies two hydro options for mining venture
05 March 2018 A feasibility report prepared for mining firm North American Nickel (NAN)...

Output set to increase by 20% in Wanjii project rehab
05 March 2018 Output will increase by around 20% once a project to modernize the...

Iberdrola to invest in renewables
01 March 2018 Iberdrola has announced plans to invest €32 billion over the next four...

February 2018

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IHA publishes Activity and Strategy report
28 February 2018 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the...

New legislation calls for increased dam inspections
27 February 2018 Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed legislation that will...

Tarbela 4th Extension starts generating power
27 February 2018 Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has marked a...

Funding injection for pumped storage in Australia
26 February 2018 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the South...

DWS still committed to Clanwilliam Dam wall raise project
23 February 2018 South Africa’s Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has said it is...

Plans underway to replace Sir Adam Beck units
22 February 2018 Two generators are set to be replaced at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG)...

Research looks at ways to minimize effects of biofouling in marine renewables
21 February 2018 The International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT) and the European...

Atlantis Resources looking at hydro acquisitions as part of rebranding
20 February 2018 Renewable power developer Atlantis Resources is considering acquisitions...

Kinross acquires Brazilian hydro plants
20 February 2018 Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinross Brasil...

Icelandic project assessed under Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
19 February 2018 The 690MW Fljótsdalur hydropower station in Iceland has become power...

BHEL commissions 18MW Mukerian project, India
19 February 2018 The 18MW Mukerian hydroelectric project Stage-II in Punjab, India, is...

Welsh govt announce rates relief for community hydro projects
19 February 2018 Community hydro-projects in Wales, UK, with a rateable value of up to...

Panel of experts wanted for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
16 February 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) is inviting Expressions...

Pöyry to work on new Armenian hydro project
16 February 2018 Pöyry has been awarded the engineering and consultancy services...

Voltalia gets ok for new hydro in Morocco
15 February 2018 The Moroccan Ministry for Energy has approved permits for two...

Mavel turbines power Polish small hydro plant
14 February 2018 Mavel has successfully commissioned three Kaplan PIT Turbines at the...

KfW IPEX-Bank provides loan for Ituango, Colombia
14 February 2018 KfW IPEX-Bank is providing a loan of US$100 million for the 2.4GW...

GE wins contract on Toktogul modernisation
13 February 2018 JSC Electric Power Plants (EPP) has awarded a $104 million turnkey...

Northern Pass uncertain as regulators reject plan
09 February 2018 Regulators in New Hampshire, US, have rejected plans for the Northern...

Reconstruction underway at Millbrook dam
09 February 2018 Reconstruction work has begun on the Millbrook Dam in Ontario, Canada,...

Australian pumped storage project moves forward
09 February 2018 Australasian renewable energy operator Tilt Renewables has announced that...

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt renew commitment to cooperate over GERD
07 February 2018 The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have agreed to continue...

Genale Dawa-III project 94% complete
07 February 2018 The electrical and mechanical works of the 254MW Genale Dawa-III...

Golen Gol operational in Pakistan
07 February 2018 The first 36MW unit at the 108MW Golen Gol project in Pakistan is now...

ASDSO issues Request for Expression of Interest
06 February 2018 The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) in the US has issued...

Ocean Energy’s technology to be built by Vigor and deployed in Hawaii
01 February 2018 Irish wave energy company Ocean Energy has announced its “OE Buoy”...

Velcan announces cancellation of Brazilian hydro project
01 February 2018 Velcan has said in a statement that the 10MW Quebra Dedo Project in...

WSP and Entura to support SA Water’s dam upgrades
01 February 2018 SA Water has appointed consulting firms WSP and Entura to support its...

Meridian Energy agrees to buy hydro, invests in wind and solar
01 February 2018 Meridian Energy Australia has confirmed it has entered into an agreement...

January 2018

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Northern Pass selected to advance Massachusetts clean energy goals
31 January 2018 A bid submitted by Eversource and Hydro-Québec to utilize Northern...

Collaboration to continue as research project comes to an end
31 January 2018 A research project involving accurate simulations in hydromachinery...

Rosatom firm in first small hydro contract in South Africa
29 January 2018 Rosatom company Ganz Engineering and Energetics Machinery (Ganz EEM) and...

CorPower deploys wave energy technology at EMEC
25 January 2018 CorPower Ocean has successfully installed its half-scale C3 wave...

Pöyry to carry out EIA on African power project
24 January 2018 Pöyry is to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)...

GE and Cube Hydro Partners in North American hydro deal
22 January 2018 GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro businesses and Cube Hydro Partners, LLC,...

Black & Veatch named owner’s representative for San Diego pumped storage plant
22 January 2018 Plans for a 500MW pumped storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir...

Equipment upgrades improve efficiency at Swedish hydro plants
22 January 2018 Two hydropower plants in Sweden that are over 100 years old have seen...

GE to support digital transformation of EDP’s hydro fleet
18 January 2018 GE Renewable Energy is to support the digitization of EDP’s hydropower...

Welsh minister offers support for Swansea Bay tidal lagoon
18 January 2018 Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones has pledged financial support to...

Plans move forward for pumped storage plant in Arabian Gulf
17 January 2018 The Arabian Gulf could be home to a new 400MW pumped storage plant after...

Mott MacDonald and China Gezhouba Corp in collaboration agreement
16 January 2018 Mott MacDonald and China Gezhouba International Engineering Corporation...

Voith to equip Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant, China
16 January 2018 Voith Hydro Shanghai Co., Ltd has signed a deal with Henan Tianchi...

EBRD approves funds for Enguri
15 January 2018 The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) has approved a...

New director for California DWR in wake of Oroville report
11 January 2018 Karla Nemeth has been appointed the director of the California Department...

Largest contract to date awarded for Lesotho Highlands Water Project
10 January 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the...

Unmanned system completes survey of Keokuk Dam, US
10 January 2018 Martac Commercial, LLC, developer of unmanned maritime systems, along...

Forensic team release final report on Oroville dam spillway
09 January 2018 No single root cause was found to be responsible for the failure of...

Vinci-Andritz JV to build Moroccan pumped storage plant
09 January 2018 A joint venture of Vinci Construction (lead) and Andritz Hydro is to...

Loan approved for Ituango build, Colombia
08 January 2018 IDB Invest has approved a $1 billion loan package for Empresas Públicas...

First refurbed unit back in operation at Finnish hydro plant
04 January 2018 Power Machines has confirmed that hydraulic power unit No 1 has been put...

CHMC signs deal for Langtang Khola project, Nepal
04 January 2018 China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) has signed a contract...

Algorithm designed for Mekong dam management
04 January 2018 Researchers have presented a new algorithm to help dam operators protect...

Velcan sells Sukarama hydro project, Indonesia
03 January 2018 Velcan has completed the sale of its 7MW Sukarame hydropower project in...

Stantec completes integration of MWH UK
02 January 2018 Stantec has announced the integration of MWH UK and MWH Treatment into...

December 2017

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Meridian Energy to buy Australian hydro plants
28 December 2017 Meridian Energy could take over ownership of three hydropower station...

British Columbia invests in community-owned clean energy projects
28 December 2017 The Province of British Columbai, Canada. is supporting local governments...

Snowy Hydro expansion is feasible says study
28 December 2017 A feasibility study undertaken by Australian firm Snowy Hydro has...

EIB backs renewable investment in Greece, including hydro
20 December 2017 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a €85 million loan that...

Voith completes upgrade at Scottish hydro plant
20 December 2017 The Mucomir small hydropower plant in Scotland is now back on the...

Multiconsult approved as verifier of green bonds
19 December 2017 Norwegian engineering consultancy firm Multiconsult has been approved as...

Sterlite Power wins major project in Brazil auction
18 December 2017 Sterlite Power has won the auction for a major transmission line in Brazil,...

Study suggests ways dam could boost fishery yields
18 December 2017 A new study has suggested dam flow patterns could be harnessed to...

Mexican mining firm in deal to sell hydro output
14 December 2017 Mexico based mining firm Compañía Minera Autlán, S.A.B. de C.V. (Autlán)...

Power Machines Fezer to equip Brazilian small hydro plant
14 December 2017 Power Machines Fezer, Power Machines’ Brazilian affiliate, has won a...

Site C construction to continue
11 December 2017 The government of British Columbia, Canada, will continue to...

SME completes installation of PLAT-I system
11 December 2017 Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has completed the installation of its...

SEforALL and IHA partner on new hydropower preparation facility model
11 December 2017 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is partnering with...

Fortum takes stake in wave energy company Seabased
11 December 2017 Fortum has acquired a minority stake in Swedish wave energy...

Multiconsult helps advance hydro in Papua New Guinea
11 December 2017 Multiconsult has announced it to assist PNG Power Ltd’s project...

Semcon works with Fortum on hydro refurb
07 December 2017 Technology company Semcon is collaborating with energy corporation Fortum...

Sierra Leone Govt ratify key documents for Bumbuna II project
07 December 2017 The parliament of Sierra Leone has voted unanimously to ratify the...

SMEC parent group buys Robert Bird Group
07 December 2017 Surbana Jurong Group, parent company of engineering firm SMEC, has...

Knowledge hub launched to aid sediment management
05 December 2017 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new...

Pöyry to work on Turkey’s Beyhan II Dam
04 December 2017 Pöyry has been awarded the basic design engineering services assignment...

November 2017

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JV to help develop small hydro scheme in Malaysia
30 November 2017 A joint venture of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) company TNB Energy...

Contract signed for Ramsele refurb
30 November 2017 Uniper and Rainpower have signed a contract for work on the refurbishment...

Flovel to equip Vietnamese plant
29 November 2017 Flovel has been awarded a contract to equip the Nam Cum 4 hydropower plant...

Team assess earthquake impact on Iraqi dams
29 November 2017 A team from the World Bank and the Iraq Ministry of Water Resources...

I Squared Capital acquires Latin American hydro assets
29 November 2017 I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, has...

Kariba Dam rehabilitation project making steady progress
24 November 2017 Progress on the Kariba Dam rehabilitation project (KDRP) is steady with...

Genex secures further funds from ARENA
24 November 2017 Genex Power Limited has secured further Federal Government funding of up...

Astaldi wins order to build Arenal project, Honduras
23 November 2017 Astaldi has announced it is to help build the largest private...

Atlantis Resources signs deal for Wyre tidal project
22 November 2017 Plans for the development of a new tidal barrage project in the UK have...

SNAP commissions small hydro plant in the Philippines
22 November 2017 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc (SNAP-Magat) has completed the commissioning...

American Hydro to upgrade Belize hydro plant
22 November 2017 American Hydro is to enhance the efficiency and performance of the...

Online tool monitors Western Cape dams in South Africa
20 November 2017 A tool is now available online to assess the current and projected state...

DOE approves plans for line to transmit hydro from Canada to US
20 November 2017 The US Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision and approved...

Bombora Wave Energy expands European presence
20 November 2017 Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd is expanding its European operations with...

Gilkes Energy commission four new hydro projects
17 November 2017 Four new hydro projects totalling 5.5MW have now been commissioned...

Generator replacement planned for Snowy Hydro’s highest scheme
17 November 2017 Australian power generator Snowy Hydro, working with Andritz Hydro, is...

Loadbank assisted in Alaskan reservoir expansion work
16 November 2017 Specialist loadbank manufacturer and rental company Crestchic provided...

Nigeria’s Guarara hydro project expected online in early 2018
15 November 2017 The 30MW hydropower project at the multipurpose dam at Gurara in Kaduna...

Funding approved for tidal energy research in Canada
14 November 2017 The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) is to provide...

Paris to host World Hydropower Congress in May 2019
14 November 2017 Paris will be the location for the next World Hydropower Congress,...

Nepal cancels deal with Chinese firm to build 1200MW hydro project
14 November 2017 Nepal has cancelled a US$2.5 million deal with China Gezhouba...

New tool maps world’s pumped storage projects
10 November 2017 An interactive tool for tracking pumped storage hydropower projects...

US House of Representatives approves Bill to boost hydro
10 November 2017 A bill that could expand hydropower in the US has been approved by a...

New funding round for Scotrenewables Tidal Power
09 November 2017 Scotrenewables Tidal Power – developer of the 2MW floating SR2000...

Knottingley hydro plant commissioned in Yorkshire, England
08 November 2017 The largest low head run-of-river hydro project to be commissioned in...

Quartzelec completes retrofit work at Scottish hydro scheme
08 November 2017 Engineering service provider Quartzelec has announced it has completed...

Joule Africa’s Kpep project making good progress
08 November 2017 Following the signing of the Letter of Intent with the Government of...

Tests start on final unit at Low Bureya plant, Russia
03 November 2017 Comprehensive testing has started on the fourth – and final – unit at the...

Queensland LNP promises new dam build in election campaign
03 November 2017 A number of new dams could be built in Queensland, Australia, if the...

GE technology to help connect Canadian hydro plant to grid
03 November 2017 GE has supplied its MV7-5L Series Ultimate Waveform (UWave)...

Soubre Dam inaugurated in Cote d'Ivoire
03 November 2017 The 275MW Soubre dam has been officially inaugurated in Cote d'Ivoire,...

Andritz to refurbish Canadian project
01 November 2017 Canadian utility company SaskPower has awarded Andritz a €90 million...

October 2017

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Welsh marine energy sector gets EU funding boost
30 October 2017 A test area for marine energy developers in the Milford Haven Waterway...

DEWA reports on Hatta engineering studies
26 October 2017 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has provided an update on...

Hull Street Energy buys US hydro facilities
26 October 2017 Hull Street Energy LLC is to become the new owner of nine...

FERC issues new policy on license terms for hydro projects
25 October 2017 Hydroelectric projects located at non-federal dams in the US will have...

Genex names preferred EPC contractor for Kidston pumped storage project
23 October 2017 Genex Power Limited has selected a Joint Venture between McConnell...

Genex drops ‘Turkey’s Nest’ design as it optimizes plans for Kidston pumped storage project
20 October 2017 Genex has announced it has optimized the design of the 250MW Kidston Stage...

Hybrid hydro energy storage project to be installed in the US
20 October 2017 Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä Company, and American Electric Power (AEP)...

NIB finances three hydro projects in Norway
19 October 2017 The Nordic Investment Banks has agreed a €340 million loan deal with NTE...

Ranney Falls output to double in refurb project, says OPG
19 October 2017 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is to replace the smallest generator at...

Study says Virginia pumped storage project could bring $576 million in economic benefits
19 October 2017 A proposed Dominion Energy Virginia pumped storage power station in...

NYISO selects NextEra project to increase access to hydropower
19 October 2017 The New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) Board of Directors...

Reservoir filling starts at Neelum Jhelum
17 October 2017 Reservoir filling has started at the 969MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower...

Engie raises hydro capacity in Brazil following auction win
16 October 2017 Engie has won the concessions to operate the 424MW Jaguara and 408MW...

Nautilus tidal project in Indonesia to progress with Phase 1
12 October 2017 The 150MW Nautilus tidal stream project in Lombock, Indonesia, has taken...

Sabangan hydro plant attacked in the Philippines
12 October 2017 The control room at Hedcor’s 14MW Sabangan hydropower plant has...

Major equipment delivered to Krasnoyarsk plant, Russia
12 October 2017 A logistic operation involving the delivery of the heaviest hydraulic...

New hydro scheme commissioned in Scotland
11 October 2017 A new £13.6 million hydropower scheme has been commissioned at Loch Eilde...

FMO funds Ugandan hydro schemes
11 October 2017 Dutch development bank FMO is supporting the developments of...

Multiconsult to value Zambian power assets
10 October 2017 Multiconsult UK has been appointed by ZESCO, the national power utility...

Assessment shows Costa Rica hydro plant demonstrates ‘international good practice’
05 October 2017 The Reventazón project in Costa Rica, the largest hydropower plant in...

Alterra refinances to fund hydro build
05 October 2017 Alterra Power Corp is to execute US$133 million refinancing of the...

Enel wins hydro tender in Brazil auction
03 October 2017 Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Brasil, has won a 30 year concession...

Ethiopians contribute $460 million to Renaissance Dam
03 October 2017 The Ethiopian National Council for the Coordination of Public...

Statkraft and Norfund in hydro share swap
03 October 2017 Statkraft and Norfund have announced they will swap shares in their...

Unit upgrades for John W. Keys III plant, US
03 October 2017 Hydropower capacity is set to increase at the John W. Keys III...

SMEC engaged on Queensland dam project
02 October 2017 SMEC has been commissioned by Seqwater to undertake environmental...

Fish passage works awarded at Cle Elum Dam, US
02 October 2017 Northbank Civil & Marine, Inc is to build a new fish passage tunnel at...

September 2017

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SaskPower halts Tazi Twé hydro project plans
27 September 2017 SaskPower has announced it is deferring development of the Tazi...

Eaton hydropower initiative gets DOE funds
26 September 2017 Eaton has announced it has received funding from the US Department of...

ABB to acquire GE Industrial Solutions
26 September 2017 ABB has announced it is to acquire GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s...

ANU study finds 22,000 potential pumped hydro sites in Australia
21 September 2017 Australia could have a potential storage capacity of 67,000GWh from...

Wärtsilä adds wave power to portfolio
20 September 2017 Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a global agreement with...

KfW supporting energy development in Liberia
20 September 2017 On behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and...

Refurbed unit back in service at Volga plant, Russia
20 September 2017 Power Machines has announced that the hydroelectric unit No 1 has been...

New hydro planned for Inverness
19 September 2017 A micro hydropower scheme could be producing power in Inverness,...

No agreement on hydro plants at Indus Waters Treaty Meetings
19 September 2017 A recent meeting between India and Pakistan on the technical issues of...

Schaller to succeed Lienhard at Voith
18 September 2017 Stephen Schaller has been confirmed as the successor to Voith’s...

Modernised Gondo plant inaugurated in Switzerland
14 September 2017 The Gondo hydroelectric plant in Switzerland is now operating with a...

Independent team release interim memo on Oroville Dam failure investigation
13 September 2017 The Independent Forensic Team (IFT) investigating the Lake Oroville...

Third turbine online at modernised Russian hydro plant
12 September 2017 A $110 million investment programme to modernise Nornickel’s...

FirstEnergy in revised agreement for sale of hydro, gas assets
12 September 2017 FirstEnergy Corp has entered into a revised agreement for the sale of...

Laminaria raises €2 million for wave energy development
12 September 2017 Wave energy generation company Laminaria has raised €2 million from...

HOBAS and Amiantit Europe join forces
12 September 2017 The European business activities of the Wietersdorfer subsidiary HOBAS...

Swansea Bay Tidal developers secure grid connection for new Welsh project
11 September 2017 Tidal Lagoon Power, developer of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project,...

IFC helps Lao PDR ramp-up sustainability efforts in hydropower
05 September 2017 World Bank Group member IFC is to work with the Lao People’s...

Andritz to supply turbines to Fengning pumped storage plant
05 September 2017 Andritz is to supply two variable speed pump turbines for the new...

Odebrecht to sell Chaglla plant, Peru to Chinese-led consortium
03 September 2017 Odebrecht Group subsidiary Odebrecht Latinvest has agreed to sell the...

SMEC undertakes reservoir expansion in Mauritius
03 September 2017 SMEC is to provide Consultancy Engineering Services to the Water...

IHA Board election results announced
03 September 2017 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the results...

New fish passage facilities for Fortum hydro plant
03 September 2017 Modern trap and transport facilities have been commissioned at...

August 2017

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Dams overflow in Houston floods
29 August 2017 Two dams in the Houston area are overflowing as record rains hit in the...

US Agency to support Kenyan hydro development
18 August 2017 The feasibility of run-of-river hydroelectric developments at five sites...

Funds approved for Karelia hydro plants
18 August 2017 Two new hydropower projects with a total capacity of 50MW are to be built...

EBRD and Green Climate Fund join forces to support renewables in Egypt
18 August 2017 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the...

MeyGen tidal project exports 1GWh to grid
18 August 2017 Another milestone has been reached at Atlantis Resource’ MeyGen tidal...

Genex in agreement with Powerlink Queensland to progess Kidston project
18 August 2017 Genex Power Limited has entered into a Binding Heads of Agreement...

Voith to modernize Ffestiniog pumped storage plant, Wales
16 August 2017 Voith has announced it is to modernize two units at the Ffestiniog...

Nova Scotia Power investing in hydro upgrade
14 August 2017 Canadian utility Nova Scotia Power has announced it is investing almost...

Board approves expansion of Alaska Energy Authority hydro scheme
14 August 2017 A $46.4 million expansion of the Bradley Lake hydroelectric project in...

UK hydro scheme becomes double award winner
14 August 2017 A hydropower station in Berkshire, UK, became the recipient of two awards...

HCC to build New Ganderbal project
14 August 2017 Infrastructure firm Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) is to build the...

Eagle Creek buys Maine hydro facilities
09 August 2017 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has completed the acquisition of around 30 MW...

Joule Africa in 25-year power deal with Sierra Leone government
05 August 2017 Joule Africa has announced it has signed a 25 year Power Purchase...

Construction starts on 16GW Baihetan project, China
04 August 2017 Construction has started on the 16GW Baihetan hydropower project on...

ABB to upgrade Nordic HVDC link
04 August 2017 ABB will upgrade the control and protection system for the...

GE and Fortum in digital hydro pilot agreement
04 August 2017 GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with Nordic energy company...

Jacobs Engineering to buy CH2M Hill
04 August 2017 Jacobs Engineering Group has announced it is to acquire CH2M Hill, in a...

AES Gener looking for new contractor for Alto Maipo as costs rise
02 August 2017 AES Gener has said it expects costs to rise on the 531MW Alto...

July 2017

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Construction plans for Lake Oroville spillways project approved
27 July 2017 California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced it...

Mitsui to sell its interest in First Hydro
27 July 2017 Mitsui & Co., Ltd has agreed to sell its 25% interest in pumped...

Cambambe 2 opens in Angola
27 July 2017 The 700MW Cambambe 2 hydropower plant has been officially opened in...

Roaring River Dam to be removed in Tennessee
26 July 2017 A 41-year-old dam is to be removed soon in what has been described as...

Time to consider Agus power plant rehab, says Aboitiz Power president
26 July 2017 The President and COO of Aboitiz Power, Antonio Moraza, has urged...

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper
24 July 2017 Seven steps that could boost the hydropower sector in France have...

Construction starts at Cherbourg tidal turbine plant
21 July 2017 Construction officially started today on a tidal turbine plant in...

Aurecon and Entura to support Sideling Creek Dam upgrade
20 July 2017 Aurecon and Entura are partnering to deliver detailed design...

Genex gets green light to move to due diligence for Kidston projects
20 July 2017 Plans to develop large-scale solar and hydro pumped storage projects...

Funding approved for Bugoye plant, Uganda
20 July 2017 The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Dutch development bank...

Supreme Court deals blow to Ruataniwha dam project, New Zealand
19 July 2017 Plans to develop the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in Hawke's Bay,...

UK’s first Kobelco CKE2500G-2 helps deliver hydro project
19 July 2017 Kent-based Hawks Crane Hire has used the UK’s first Kobelco CKE2500G-2...

Albany Engineering Corp and Mavel to collaborate for New York projects
18 July 2017 Albany Engineering Corporation (AEC) and Mavel, a.s. (Mavel) are...

EFACEC to work on Iberdrola’s Támega complex
18 July 2017 Iberdrola has awarded Portuguese company EFACEC (Energia, Máquinas...

Mini hydro for Melbourne
18 July 2017 Melbourne Water has announced that five new mini hydropower plants...

WAPDA gives updates on major projects
13 July 2017 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has...

AboitizPower unit to expand Benguet hydro facility
12 July 2017 AboitizPower is set to triple the combined capacity of its Bineng hydro...

Gilkes completes work on Washington hydro schemes
12 July 2017 Gilkes has completed work on two hydropower schemes for the Washington...

Poyry to work on Dzora project, Armenia
10 July 2017 Pöyry is to provide engineering and consultancy services for a...

Welsh Water goes green, as it gets EIB loan
10 July 2017 UK utility Welsh Water has reached a key milestone in its drive to cut...

Study to investigate uprate potential in Argentina
07 July 2017 Voith, in collaboration with the National University of La Plata (UNLP),...

Sarawak Energy awards Baleh civil works to China-Sarawak JV
06 July 2017 Sarawak Energy Berhad has awarded the main civil works contract for...

Citicore gets OK to investigate pumped storage plans
06 July 2017 Philippines energy company Citicore Power Inc has been awarded five...

AFD helps fund Indian hydro schemes
06 July 2017 French development agency AFD is to provide €80 million to help fund...

Voith and China Three Gorges sign new agreement
06 July 2017 Voith and China Three Gorges Corporation have entered into an agreement...

Shuakhevi project completed in Georgia
04 July 2017 Indian power company Tata Power has announced that Adjaristsqali Georgia...

June 2017

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GE aerating turbines for Cube Hydro project
30 June 2017 GE Renewable Energy has announced it is to supply three aerating turbines...

Power Machines affiliate to modernize Brazil small hydro plant
29 June 2017 Fezer, an affiliate of Power Machines located in Brazil, and...

Hull Street Energy completes hydro acquistion
29 June 2017 A recently formed affiliate of Hull Street Energy has completed...

Denver Water installs hydro project on canal
28 June 2017 After years of careful planning and precise calculations, the first-ever...

Swiss small hydro scheme inaugurated
27 June 2017 Alpiq has announced that the 2.6MW Cotlan hydropower plant in the...

6th anniversary of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam celebrated in London
27 June 2017 The 6th anniversary of the start of construction on the Grand...

Tocardo gets RO accreditation for 1.4MW at EMEC
27 June 2017 Tocardo Tidal Power has announced that the UK’s Gas and Electricity...

Researchers identify 185 possible pumped storage sites for Australia
22 June 2017 Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified...

Atlantis in negotiations for 160MW Wyre Valley tidal project, UK
22 June 2017 Atlantis Resources has announced it is in negotiation with the Duchy...

Hydropower rotor weighing 249-ton installed at Center Hill Dam
21 June 2017 A work crew installed a 249-ton hydropower rotor this week at Center Hill...

Teck to sell Waneta interest
21 June 2017 Teck Resources Limited (Teck) has reached an agreement to sell it’s...

Scale model to test Oroville Dam repair options
21 June 2017 Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory...

Argentina looking to new hydro
21 June 2017 Plans for new hydropower development in Argentina totaling over 18GW are...

Mavel turbine commissioned at Japanese project
15 June 2017 The Yamada Bunsuikou hydroelectric project in Japan has been...

Archaeological review for Alaska Hydro projects
15 June 2017 Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants Ltd (RTEC) has been contracted...

Chinese firm to build 1200MW project, Nepal
15 June 2017 Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) is to build the 1200MW Budhi Gandhaki...

EIB completes Nordlink financing
14 June 2017 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 300 million...

EDF wins contract for first pumped storage project in Arabian Gulf
14 June 2017 France’s EDF has been awarded a AED 58 million consultancy contract by...

Small hydro mapped out in West Africa
14 June 2017 Small-scale hydropower development potential has been mapped out in 14...

Cross border electricity link to benefit hydropower projects
08 June 2017 The first cross-border energy supply between four West Africa countries...

RusHydro and Rosatom sign new agreement
08 June 2017 RusHydro and Rosatom have signed a cooperation agreement that will see...

Pipeline installation underway at Alto Maipo, Chile
07 June 2017 Work is currently underway on the installation of a 1600mm pipeline at...

Job losses expected as Vattenfall restructures German hydropower division
07 June 2017 Vattenfall has announced that its German hydropower division could see a...

Voith and China Three Gorges Corp enhance hydro cooperation
02 June 2017 Voith and China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) have signed an agreement...

Black & Veatch wins role on Colorado dam expansion
01 June 2017 Black & Veatch is to provide program management services to Denver Water...

Xodus and Green Marine join forces for offshore renewables
01 June 2017 Xodus Group and Orkney based Green Marine have partnered to launch a...

Doosan Babcock to test Deep Green technology
01 June 2017 Doosan Babcock has been contracted by marine energy technology...

New small hydro facility opens on the River Thames
01 June 2017 A new small hydropower plant utilizing water from the River Thames has...

Liouesso dam inaugurated in Congo Republic
01 June 2017 The Congo Republic now has a hydropower capacity of 214MW following...

Equipment installation hits half way mark at Manolo Fortich 2
01 June 2017 Andritz Hydro is half way through the installation of four Francis...

May 2017

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$4.4 million contract awarded for Hyatt Dam modifications
30 May 2017 Hyatt Dam in Oregon, US, is to be modified to limit the risk of...

Power Machines in Brazilian hydro project deal
26 May 2017 Power Machines’ Brazilian subsidiary Power Machines Fezer is to...

SMEC to study feasibility of Hells Gate Dam
25 May 2017 SMEC has announced it is to lead a 12-month study into the...

Pacific Hydro implements funding facility
25 May 2017 Pacific Hydro has implemented a multi-currency A$670 million...

IIC to fund first public-private partnership transmission line in Uruguay
25 May 2017 The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has approved a $56...

New hydro plans for existing infrastructure in the Philippines
23 May 2017 New hydropower projects could be built on both existing and future...

AECOM hiring across North America
23 May 2017 Global infrastructure firm AECOM has announced it is seeking...

Polotskaya hydropower plant commissioned in Belarus
19 May 2017 A new 24MW hydropower plant is providing electricity for the Republic...

Wärtsilä supports WaveRoller development
18 May 2017 Wärtsilä has announced it will support the development of AW-Energy’s...

Construction starts on Philippines small hydro plant
18 May 2017 Pure Meridian Hydropower Corp. (PMHC) – a joint venture of Manila...

Gravity Renewables acquires new hydro
18 May 2017 US based small hydro owner and operator Gravity Renewables has acquired...

Dulas completes small hydro retrofit for Welsh Water
16 May 2017 Renewable energy advisor Dulas has completed a 70kW hydro retrofit...

Feasibility study underway for Indonesian tidal project
15 May 2017 A proposed tidal energy project in Indonesia that could eventually have...

SMEC engaged to study Snowy Mountains hydro expansion
15 May 2017 Snowy Hydro has selected engineering firm SMEC to assist with the...

2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
15 May 2017 The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments...

Blanda hydropower project wins IHA’s Blue Planet Prize
11 May 2017 The Blanda hydropower project in Iceland is the 2017 winner of the IHA...

Multiconsult awarded further work on Devoll project, Albania
11 May 2017 Multiconsult has had its contract extended for work on the Moglicë Dam,...

Tidal power clocking up for Scotrenewables
11 May 2017 Scotrenewables has announced its SR2000 tidal turbine has reached...

Leask Marine joins Marine Energy Hub in Wales
11 May 2017 Orkney-based Leask Marine have become the latest company to...

Veytaux pumped storage plant inaugurated in Switzerland
11 May 2017 Six years after the initial foundation stone was laid, Forces...

Ken Hansen receives lifetime achievement award from USSD
11 May 2017 Kenneth D. (Ken) Hansen has been selected by the US Society on Dams (USSD)...

Pakistan, Japan in funding deal
10 May 2017 Pakistan and Japan have signed a $24 million loan agreement for the...

G-res tool allows hydro industry to report on carbon footprint
10 May 2017 A new tool that enables the hydropower sector to report on its...

Funds approved for Nurek refurbishment, Tajikistan
09 May 2017 Financing totaling US$225.7 million has been approved by the World...

ABB to upgrade Inga-Kolwezi power link
04 May 2017 A transmission link which carries power from the Inga hydropower station...

Operations start at Uganda’s Siti 1 project
04 May 2017 The 5MW Siti 1 run-of-the river hydropower plant in Uganda’s Mount Elgon...

USBR awards funds for fish passage solutions
04 May 2017 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded prizes totaling $20,000...

Low cost hydro to support investment in New York, US
04 May 2017 The Governor of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, has announced an allocation ...

Construction starts on small hydro in the Philippines
02 May 2017 Initial construction work has started on two new hydropower plants with...

April 2017

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Power Machines completes Volzhskaya unit upgrade
27 April 2017 Power Machines has announced that it has placed into commission unit no 2...

UK Govt to sell Green Investment Bank to Macquarie-led consortium
27 April 2017 A Macquarie-led consortium, comprising Macquarie Group Limited...

NB Power investigating hydro expansion potential
26 April 2017 A hydro station with a capacity of 100MW could be built next to the...

Contract awarded for Portuguese dam project
25 April 2017 A consortium of Spain’s Acciona and Portuguese companies Mota Engil...

New England hydro plants change hands
24 April 2017 Great River Hydro, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, has...

Aquila expands hydro portfolio with new acquisition
24 April 2017 Six run-of-river hydropower plants near Bergen, Norway, are to...

Govt planning hydro expansion in Tasmania
20 April 2017 The Australian Government has unveiled plans to expand the hydropower...

Mechanical installation set to start at Riel Converter Station
19 April 2017 Voith Hydro Canada and Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc...

GCF approves funds for Tina River project, Solomon Islands
19 April 2017 The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved US$86 million in funding...

Eagle Creek acquires new hydro
19 April 2017 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC is to bring the Reusens...

Ontario hydro plant starts generating ahead of schedule
19 April 2017 A 28MW hydroelectric generating station has been brought online ahead...

Turbine fire reported at Gardners Falls plant, US
18 April 2017 Fire has damaged the turbine hall at the 3.58MW Gardners Falls...

Dominovas Energy acquires rights to build Angolan hydro plant
18 April 2017 Dominovas Energy Corporation is to finance, build and operate an...

Resus Energy buys small hydro developer
18 April 2017 Sri Lankan renewable energy firm Resus Energy has acquired small...

AfDB pledges support to Batoka Gorge project
12 April 2017 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has reaffirmed its support to the...

Penguin generates power to UK grid
12 April 2017 A new wave energy convertor (WEC) developed by Wello and named the...

USBR awards $3.6 million contract for safety work at Box Butte Dam
12 April 2017 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has awarded a $3.6 million contract...

JV to refurbish Warsak plant, Pakistan
12 April 2017 A Turkish-led joint venture has won the consultancy services contract...

Commercial operations start at Upper Lillooet River hydro plant, US
11 April 2017 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has begun commercial operation of...

SMEC acquires PDR Engineers
11 April 2017 SMEC has announced that it has acquired Queensland-based consultancy firm...

Hydro and irrigation schemes get GCF funding
06 April 2017 A hydropower plant in Tajikistan and an irrigation scheme in Morocco are...

Plans unveiled for turbine upgrades at Ryan Dam, US
06 April 2017 NorthWestern Energy has announced it is to upgrade three turbine units...

Voith inaugurates hydro plant at Heidenheim factory premises
06 April 2017 A small hydro plant is providing power to Voith’s factory premises...

Multiconsult to perform Malaysian hydro studies
04 April 2017 Multiconsult is to carry out five prefeasibility studies for...

EIB funds first interconnection between Germany and Norway
04 April 2017 A project that will bring surplus hydro generation from Norway to Germany...

Arup to study alternative materials for wave power devices
04 April 2017 Arup is to undertake two significant studies for Wave Energy Scotland...

March 2017

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Andritz wins upgrade contract for Dnipro 1 project, Ukraine
31 March 2017 The 90-year old Dniper 1 project on the Dnieper River, Ukraine, will see...

Pakistan’s Karot project achieves financial close
30 March 2017 The 720MW Karot hydropower project on the Jhelum River in Pakistan...

Entura to work on Uganda’s largest hydro project
30 March 2017 Power and water consulting firm Entura has been engaged by PowerChina...

GE to equip Liang He Kou hydro plant, China
30 March 2017 GE Renewable Energy is to provide six 500 MW hydro generators and...

Tidal energy plans for Indonesia
29 March 2017 Indonesia could be home to new tidal energy projects under plans...

Voith StreamDivers selected by University of Notre Dame
29 March 2017 Voith has announced that one of its StreamDiver eco-friendly turbine’s is...

TBM breakthrough achieved ahead of schedule at Laos hydro scheme
27 March 2017 A major milestone has been reached at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy...

31.5GW of new hydro capacity in 2016, says IHA briefing
27 March 2017 31.5GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2016, a new...

Engie issues Green Bond to finance new renewables, including hydro
23 March 2017 Engie has announced it has successfully issued its second Green Bond of...

Rusumo Falls project to break ground next week
22 March 2017 The 80MW Regional Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project in Rwanda is set...

Pakistan, India agree to redesign Miyar project
22 March 2017 Pakistan and India have reportedly agreed to redesign the planned...

Ingeteam updates SCADA systems at Iberdrola hydro plants
20 March 2017 Seventeen hydropower plants in Spain owned by utility company Iberdrola...

Gessesse to lead MWH’s hydropower operations in East Africa
20 March 2017 MWH, now part of Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and...

Renaissance Dam generation capacity revised up to 6450MW
16 March 2017 The installed hydropower generation capacity of the Grand...

Turnbull Government planning to double Snowy Hydro output
16 March 2017 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced plans to add...

IFC invests in Karot project, Pakistan
15 March 2017 World Bank Group member IFC has announced it is to invest $100 million in...

Dewberry selected for flood protection, dam safety work
14 March 2017 Professional services firm Dewberry has been selected by the New York...

Saab Seaeye investing in engineers
14 March 2017 Electric underwater robotic systems manufacturer Saab Seaeye has...

Glyn Rhonwy gets UK govt OK
13 March 2017 The proposed 99.9MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage scheme in Wales, UK, has...

Mavel wins new contracts in the Czech Republic
13 March 2017 Mavel has been awarded contracts to refurbish the Štvanice and...

WAPDA signs Dasu civil works contracts, Pakistan
09 March 2017 In a major milestone for development of the 4320MW Dasu hydropower project...

Astaldi agrees to sell Chacayes interest, Chile
09 March 2017 Astaldi has agreed to sell its 27.3% stake in the 110MW...

Pure Energy and WWF team up for hydro in the Philippines
08 March 2017 Pure Energy Holdings Corp has joined forces with WWF Philippines in a bid...

NF Energy to supply Indonesian project
08 March 2017 NF Energy Saving Corporation is to supply butterfly valves to the...

Soubre dam production to start soon
08 March 2017 Production is expected to begin next month at the 2275MW Soubre dam in...

Gibraltar project operating in the US
08 March 2017 The City of Santa Barbara in the US has announced it has once again...

World Bank OKs funds for renewables in Argentina
02 March 2017 The World Bank has approved a US$ 480 million guarantee to help...

EVN calls halt to Gorna Arda plans, Bulgaria
02 March 2017 Plans to build the 174.2MW Gorna Arda hydropower complex in Bulgaria...

Plans to attack Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam foiled, says Ethiopia
02 March 2017 Plans to attack the 6000MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have...

Pöyry contracted for further work on Nam Theun 1, Laos
02 March 2017 Pöyry is to further its involvement in the 650MW Nam Theun 1 project in...

Mott MacDonald to advise on tidal barrier scheme
02 March 2017 The developer of a proposed large-scale tidal barrier scheme in...

February 2017

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Negotiations underway for Tina River hydropower project, Solomon Islands
23 February 2017 Korean companies Korea Water Resources (K-Water) and Hyundai...

Power Machines makes progress on Kygy project, Turkey
23 February 2017 Power Machines has announced that the installation of the first...

Tocardo Tidal Power kicks-off InToTidal project
23 February 2017 Tocardo Tidal Power has taken a major step in its planned 20-year...

NIB loans Wartsila funds for Eniram and American Hydro acquisitions
23 February 2017 Wärtsilä’s plans to expands its digital portfolio has received a boost...

Consortium assessing seawater pumped storage plant in South Australia
21 February 2017 Australian energy retailer EnergyAustralia has updated the federal...

Hydro powers Swiss network operator
20 February 2017 Switzerland based network operator Sunrise has announced that, since...

Atlantis onboard the Wyre tidal project
20 February 2017 Development of a tidal energy project on the west coast of England is...

Australian govt supports Genex solar/pumped storage plans
16 February 2017 Genex Power’s plans for a large scale solar development with the...

Kariba Dam plunge pool contract signed
16 February 2017 Razel-BEC of France has been awarded the contract for plunge pool...

Minesto to scale up tidal array project, Wales
15 February 2017 Marine energy developer Minesto has announced plans to expand the...

Evacuation order reduced following Oroville spillway incident
15 February 2017 The evacuation order for the Oroville Dam spillway incident was reduced to...

Oroville spillway situation: update
14 February 2017 Following concerns at the weekend of uncontrolled releases from Lake...

Mass evacuation ordered following Oroville spillway concerns, California
13 February 2017 Residents of counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding...

Govts set to sign first part of Kariba Dam rehab contracts
13 February 2017 The Zambian and Zimbabwean governments, with the support of European...

Multipurpose scheme inaugurated in Sudan
09 February 2017 The Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320MW hydroelectric power plant...

IFC sorts $140 milion funding deal for Vorotan Cascade, Armenia
09 February 2017 Funding totalling $140 million has been arranged by World Bank Group...

Neelum-Jhelum tunnels near completion
09 February 2017 Tunnelling work at the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project in Pakistan...

Cube Hydro takes ownership of Alcoa’s North Carolina hydro plants
09 February 2017 Cube Hydro Carolinas, LLC, an affiliate of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC,...

SSE opens new visitor center that celebrates hydro heritage
09 February 2017 Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Cabinet this...

Pöyry to work on Alto Maipo hydropower plant, Chile
06 February 2017 Pöyry has won an engineering services assignment for the Alto...

Bujagli sale falls through
02 February 2017 Norway’s SN Power will not take a stake in the 250MW Bujagali...

Andritz Hydro to supply turbines and generators to Austrian hydro plant
01 February 2017 Andritz Hydro has been contracted by Energie Steiermark to supply...

January 2017

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ABB wins Belo Monte transmission deal
31 January 2017 ABB is to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte...

Carbon certification launched for small hydro plant, DRC
30 January 2017 Virunga National Park and carbon finance group Aera Group have launched a...

Voith celebrates 150th anniversary in 2017
30 January 2017 Voith is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 and has announced it...

EBRD cancels loan for Boskov Most hydropower plant, Macedonia
26 January 2017 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s €65 million loan...

Clean Energy Group to build Namakhvani project, Georgia
26 January 2017 Clean Energy Group Georgia LLC, a subsidiary of Norway’s Clean Energy...

University to use grant to ‘rethink’ hydropower
26 January 2017 An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists in the...

RusHydro launches Zaragizhskaya small hydro plant
26 January 2017 The 30.6MW Zaragizhskaya hydropower plant has been successfully launched...

Record-breaking 2016 for Itaipu hydro plant, plans unveiled to ensure future operation
26 January 2017 The Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazil, Paraguay border ended 2016...

FirstEnergy to sell hydro stake, natural gas assets to LS Power Equity Partners
24 January 2017 FirstEnergy Corp has agreed to sell its stake in a 713MW pumped storage...

Antofagasta gives update on plans to exit Alto Maipo project
24 January 2017 Antofagasta plc has announced that its subsidiary Minera Los Pelambres...

EBRD, EU and TBC Bank join forces to fund Georgian hydro project
20 January 2017 TBC Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and...

Atlantis to expand business beyond tidal
20 January 2017 Atlantis Resources is planning to establish a new internal division...

Lawsuit on Grand Coulee oil pollution settled
20 January 2017 Columbia Riverkeeper has announced it has reached a settlement with the...

Loan agreements to support Tarbela expansion, Pakistan
19 January 2017 Pakistan has signed loan deals worth $720 million with the World Bank and...

IRENA, ADFD funding hydro project in the Solomon Islands
17 January 2017 A government-backed 20MW reservoir dam and hydropower facility in the...

New orders for Andritz
16 January 2017 Andritz Hydro has won new orders for work on hydropower plants in Norway...

Gilkes commissions two new hydro schemes in Scotland
16 January 2017 Two new hydro projects totaling 2.1MW have been commissioned in the...

Major milestone for 870MW Suki Kinari project, Pakistan
13 January 2017 One of the largest private sector hydropower projects in Pakistan – the...

Govt review supports Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
12 January 2017 Plans for a pioneering 320MW tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales,...

Major construction work to start soon on Bagnell Dam, US
12 January 2017 A $52 million project to install a series of new anchors, together...

EMEC supporting marine energy industry in China
12 January 2017 UK wave and tidal energy experts are building innovation links with...

DCNS and Bpifrance create DCNS Energies
12 January 2017 Naval defence firm DCNS and Bpifrance have announced the creation of...

Ferrovial-led consortium to build Iberdrola’s Gouvães plant, Portugal
12 January 2017 A consoritum headed by Ferrovial Agroman, and including local firm MSF, is...

BNDES loans funds for Enel’s Apiacas project
09 January 2017 The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has signed a 373 million...

Hydro operations in China have impacted Mekong, says research
09 January 2017 Hydropower projects in China have caused ‘major flow changes’ to the...

Containerized small hydro power plants to be shipped to Georgia
04 January 2017 With assistance from Rosatom Eastern Europe, Ganz EEM, a Hungarian...

Boralex closes financing for Yellow Fall hydro project, Canada
03 January 2017 Boralex Inc has announced it has secured $74.3 million in financing for...

Duke Energy completes sale of Latin American hydro, thermal assets to I Squared
03 January 2017 Duke Energy has completed the previously announced sales of its...

Ayala Corp to sell hydro assets in the Philippines to Sta Clara
03 January 2017 Sta Clara Corporation is to acquire 100% ownership of three...

December 2016

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Andritz wins modernisation contract at Hoover Dam
29 December 2016 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Andritz Hydro a $6.82...

NRW refuses permit for RWE Innogy hydro scheme in Wales
29 December 2016 Natural Resources Wales has turned down an application by RWE Innogy to...

Gibe III inaugurated in Ethiopia
29 December 2016 Electricity production in Ethiopia is set to almost double thanks to...

Agreement reached to complete Muskrat Falls work
27 December 2016 Construction work on the powerhouse and intake civil works for the...

Hydro to power Notre Dame University
15 December 2016 A small hydroelectric facility is to be built on the St. Joseph River...

Work suspended at Hydro-Québec’s Romaine project following worker’s death
14 December 2016 Hydro-Québec has suspended work on part of its La Romaine hydro project...

Inauguration for Liberia’s Mount Coffee plant
13 December 2016 The first generating unit at the Mount Coffee hydropower project in...

Wave energy converter construction underway announces MPS
13 December 2016 A milestone has been reached for Marine Power Systems (MPS) WaveSub...

MWH names David Rupay as new leader of Canadian hydropower operations
13 December 2016 MWH, now part of Stantec, has announced it has hired David Rupay to lead...

New president for Brüel & Kjær Vibro
13 December 2016 Brüel & Kjær Vibro, supplier of machine protection and condition...

Hydro workers among victims of plane crash
09 December 2016 Austrian engineering group Andritz has confirmed to Reuters that three of...

Fish passage project at Lower Yellowstone moves step closer
07 December 2016 A new 15,500ft long bypass channel is to be built at the Lower...

Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft to be merged by Aquila
07 December 2016 Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft (NGK) are to merge in plans...

Pakistan Govt in Diamer Bhasha dam financing plan
05 December 2016 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly approved ‘in...

BHEL commissions first unit at Pulichintala project, India
01 December 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Norconsult wins international BIM award
01 December 2016 Norconsult’s paperless hydropower project, Vamma 12, has gained the...

Rushydro sells five dams
01 December 2016 RusHydro has sold five dams on the Angara River in Siberia to LLC...

November 2016

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New hydro acquisition for Eagle Creek
30 November 2016 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC will now add the 19MW Worumbo...

Another unit overhauled at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
30 November 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines have announced they have completed the...

New pumped storage project gets ok from Scottish ministers
29 November 2016 A new 400MW pumped storage facility in Scotland has been given the...

GE to help upgrade Taiwan’s largest hydro plant
24 November 2016 GE’s Power Conversion business has chosen to help upgrade the 1602MW...

First power produced in MeyGen milestone
24 November 2016 The MeyGen tidal energy project site in the Pentland Firth, Scotland...

Proposed new rules from FERC could increase participation of pumped storage
24 November 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US has released its...

Wales and Canada sign marine energy agreement
23 November 2016 Marine Energy Wales and Marine Renewables Canada have agreed to...

North America’s largest tidal turbine generating power
23 November 2016 The largest tidal turbine deployed so far in North America – an OpenHydro...

Mott MacDonald to develop climate resilience guidelines for hydro and dams
22 November 2016 Mott MacDonald has announced it has been appointed by the World Bank...

Toshiba to equip Nam Ou 4 plant, Laos
17 November 2016 Toshiba Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou)...

Plan to deliver Canadian hydropower to Minnesota gets OK from US DOE
17 November 2016 Plans for an international transmission line to deliver clean energy...

PTEC partners with Schottel Hydro and Tocardo Tidal Turbines
17 November 2016 Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) as joined forces with global...

EIB to strengthen support for renewable energy in North Africa
17 November 2016 The European Investment Bank has today confirmed plans to strengthen...

Voith turbines for wind/pumped storage hybrid plant
16 November 2016 The world’s first wind/pumped storage hybrid power plant – located...

Mediation urged for India, Pakistan over Indus dams
11 November 2016 The World Bank Group has urged India and Pakistan to agree to mediation...

ABB wins order for hydropower transmission link in China
11 November 2016 ABB has won an order worth over $40 million to provide power equipment...

IHA to host side events at COP22
10 November 2016 The International Hydropower Association has announced it will host two...

NHA reacts to US Presidential Elections
10 November 2016 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has congratulated...

Feasibility study complete for Kidston pumped storage project
10 November 2016 Genex Power has reached another major milestone in the development of...

Voith to automate Norwegian plants
07 November 2016 Voith Hydro has been awarded a US$38.9 million (320 million Norwegian...

New small hydro plants for Peru
04 November 2016 Construction work has begun on a $140 million project to build six...

ArcLight Capital to buy TransCanada’s New England hydro assets
03 November 2016 ArcLight Capital Partners is to acquire TransCanada’s 584MW of...

Bangladesh and Nepal in pumped storage agreements
02 November 2016 Bangladesh and Nepal have signed an agreement to develop two pumped...

Toshiba to equip Malea plant, Indonesia
02 November 2016 Toshiba is to supply generating equipment to the Malea hydropower plant...

Construction officially starts on Rogun dam, Tajikistan
01 November 2016 Tajikistan president Emomali Rahmon has officially launched construction...

October 2016

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Scottish hydro scheme gets £1.25 million from crowd funding
27 October 2016 £1.25 million in crowd funding has been secured for the Lochy Hydro...

Tidal Energy Ltd in Administration
27 October 2016 UK-based Tidal stream technology company, Tidal Energy Ltd, has been...

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Treaty signed
27 October 2016 A tri-partite treaty agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt has...

Site C project is well planned, says independent report
26 October 2016 An independent review of the Site C project in British Columbia, Canada,...

Zimbabwe Govt provides funds for Tokwe-Mukorsi dam completion
26 October 2016 Work is set to continue on the Tokwe-Mukorsi dam in Zimbabwe after...

India looks to reclassify large hydro as renewable
25 October 2016 Large hydropower projects could soon be classed as renewable energy in...

World’s most powerful tidal turbine installed at EMEC
20 October 2016 The world’s most powerful tidal turbine has been installed at the...

Nedre Røssåga opens following extensive renovation
20 October 2016 Statkraft has officially reopened its Nedre Røssåga hydropower station...

New funding injection for Marine Power Systems
19 October 2016 Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) is set to...

Bypass channel preferred option for Lower Yellowstone fish passage, US
19 October 2016 An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has identified the construction of...

China’s Sichuan province likely to halt small hydro development
17 October 2016 No new small-scale hydropower plants will be built in the Chinese province...

GE equipment to increase Mottec output, Switzerland
14 October 2016 The Mottec hydropower plant in the Wallis region, Switzerland, is set to...

Swansea Bay turbine tender launched
14 October 2016 The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project has launched a tender for the design...

Duke sells Latin American businesses
13 October 2016 Duke Energy has announced that China Three Gorges Corporation has agreed...

Ullico invests in hydro portfolio
12 October 2016 Ullico Inc is providing an additional $50 million in funding to the...

Brazilian bank shifts focus to renewables
12 October 2016 Brazil’s development bank (BNDES) says it will no longer fund new coal or...

Voith to modernize Drakensberg generators, South Africa
10 October 2016 Voith is to modernize three generators at the Drakensberg pumped...

Andritz to supply Nam Theun 1, Lao PDR
07 October 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply electromechanical equipment for the Nam Theun...

Beaver Park rehab recognized with national award
05 October 2016 AECOM has announced that the Beaver Park Dam Rehabilitation Project...

CKD Blansko Holding works on Vässinkoski project
05 October 2016 ČKD Blansko Holding has won a contract from Fortum Sverige AB for...

Plans unveiled for world’s first combined wind-pumped storage project
03 October 2016 Gaildork wind farm in Germany is to feature the world’s first...

Pöyry to work on Mexican hydro plans
03 October 2016 Generadora Fénix has awarded Pöyry the pre-feasibility study...

Hedcor completes first of four desanders for Manolo Fortich project
03 October 2016 Hedcor has announced it has built one of four desanders for the 68.8MW...

Tidal lagoon sector worth over £70 billion to UK industry says report, while tender launched for turbine plant
03 October 2016 The potential value of the tidal lagoon sector to UK industry could be...

September 2016

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Welsh pumped storage scheme gets ok for underground grid connection
29 September 2016 Plans for a pumped storage scheme in Gwynedd, Wales, have taken a major...

Two more small hydro schemes commissioned in Scotland
29 September 2016 Gilkes Energy has commissioned two new hydro projects with a total...

Skanska to build Nedre Otta plant, Norway
27 September 2016 Skanska is to build the 85MW Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Sel and...

Statkraft opens first hydro plant in Albania
26 September 2016 Statkraft has officially opened the 73MW Banja hydropower plant in...

Soma Power Indonesia presents plans for 150MW hydro scheme
26 September 2016 Work could start soon on a 150MW hydropower scheme on the Bongka River...

Ethiopia to export hydro to Tanzania
23 September 2016 Tanzania has agreed to purchase 400MW of hydroelectricity from Ethiopia,...

Keeyask and Bipole III plans a ‘mistake’, but must move forward says review
22 September 2016 Following a four month review, the Keeyask hydroelectric generating...

GE and Electricite du Laos in hydro MoU
22 September 2016 GE and Electricite du Laos (EDL) have signed a Memorandum of...

Green Mountain Power to buy 17MW hydro assets from Enel
22 September 2016 Green Mountain Power has reached an agreement with Enel Green Power...

Want to be involved in a forthcoming editorial feature?
21 September 2016 In the November print issue we are running one of our special...

Devoll delivers first power to Albanian grid
21 September 2016 The 7.2MW Eco Flow Unit at Banja hydropower plant in Albania as...

Funding boost for Tarbela expansion, Pakistan
21 September 2016 Funding has been approved by the World Bank for the installation of a...

World’s first multi-megawatt tidal array launched
15 September 2016 Europe’s tidal energy industry reached an important milestone with...

Workers missing in Vietnam dam incident
15 September 2016 Officials have confirmed that two workers are missing following the...

BHEL commissions final Teesta unit
15 September 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

MWH wins contract for Chimney Hollow Reservoir Project
14 September 2016 MWH, now part of global engineering, consulting and construction...

EMEC wins industry award
14 September 2016 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been named ‘Blue...

Plans unveiled for Scottish pumped storage scheme
09 September 2016 Plans for a 300MW pumped storage scheme on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland,...

Marine Power Systems partners with ASTUTE 2020
09 September 2016 Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based wave energy company, has...

1800MW Teles Pires plant commissioned in Brazil
06 September 2016 Iberdrola has announced the 1800MW Teles Pires hydropower plant in the...

Operations set to start at Chanju-I, India
05 September 2016 The 36MW Chanju-I hydropower project in the Indian state of Himachal...

Major investment for Vietnam hydropower firm
02 September 2016 Financial firms UOB Venture Management and Orix have both confirmed they...

Funds will help develop Marine energy centre in SE Asia
02 September 2016 Researchers at Robert Gordon University have won £166k in funding from the...

August 2016

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Endesa Chile drops water rights for Chilean hydro plants
31 August 2016 Endesa Chile has given up the water rights to six hydropower plants in...

REH commissions third hydro plant in South Africa
26 August 2016 Hydro developer Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd (REH) has...

RWE Innogy inaugurates small hydro scheme in Scotland
25 August 2016 RWE Innogy’s 3MW Cia Aig Hydro Scheme has been officially inaugurated...

IHA expands knowledge networks initiative
24 August 2016 The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge...

Funding for Norwegian tunnel safety project
24 August 2016 Innovation Norway's Arena programme has approved funding for the...

European Commission approves hydro support scheme in Czech Republic
23 August 2016 The European Commission has approved plans put forward by the Czech...

BC Hydro addresses fracking and dam safety concerns
23 August 2016 BC Hydro’s Deputy CEO Chris O'Riley has released a statement responding...

Working group launched for Myanmar’s hydro sector
23 August 2016 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the first working...

Statkraft becomes first supplier of I-RECs in India
23 August 2016 European renewable energy generator Statkraft has become the first company...

Siemens to supply switchgear to Rogun hydro plant, Tajikistan
22 August 2016 Siemens has announced it is to supply two gas-insulated...

New licence for Duke Energy hydro project
22 August 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has issued a...

Surbana Jurong acquires SMEC
16 August 2016 Asian consultancy company Surbana Jurong has acquired Australian firm SMEC...

Site C marks one year of construction
15 August 2016 Construction of the Site C project in northeast British Columbia reached...

First transformer tested for Volzhskaya project, Russia
15 August 2016 A joint venture of Power Machines and Toshiba has manufactured and tested...

Test operations start at Nedre Røssåga, Norway
12 August 2016 Statkraft has confirmed it has started a three month test operation of...

Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
12 August 2016 Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced...

Hydro Equipment Association dissolved
11 August 2016 The Board of Directors of the Hydro Equipment Association (HEA) has...

US Governor signs hydro, wind bill
09 August 2016 The US state of Massachusetts is set to procure more energy from...

Mabey contributes to Yorkshire hydropower projects
09 August 2016 Mabey has announced details on its involvement in the construction of two...

MPS completes scale tank testing of wave energy device
09 August 2016 Wales-based wave energy developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) has...

Andritz to equip Gouvães pumped storage plant, Portugal
05 August 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and penstock...

Grant helps fund hydro and irrigation study in Tanzania
04 August 2016 The African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a €2 million grant to help...

GE Renewable Energy presents new digital tech for hydro
04 August 2016 GE Renewable Energy has released details of its intelligent...

Voith to modernize SSE hydro station
04 August 2016 Voith is to modernize equipment at the Mucomir small hydroelectric...

July 2016

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US DOE releases new hydro report, confirms $9.8 million in funding
27 July 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new report looking at...

World Bank suspends funding for Inga 3
26 July 2016 The World Bank Group has announced it has suspended disbursements of...

FERC, USACE sign hydropower MOU
26 July 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Army Corps...

Welsh hydro scheme officially opens
26 July 2016 A 400kW hydroelectric project on the River Taff in Cardiff, Wales,...

Gilkes wins supply deal for three SSE Sites
25 July 2016 Gilkes has been contracted by SSE to supply turbine, generator and...

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade
25 July 2016 ABB has completed the upgrade and refurbishment of the three high...

BHEL commissions third unit at Teesta Low Dam
25 July 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Climate Bonds Initiative launches Hydropower Technical Working Group
20 July 2016 The Climate Bonds Initiative has launched a Hydropower Technical...

Stampede Dam raise to get underway in the US
20 July 2016 Stampede Dam and dike structures in California, US, are being raised...

Turkey's Akfen Holding eyes 1000MW renewable capacity with bank support
19 July 2016 Turkish infrastructure group Akfen Holding is set to increase its...

Wärtsilä in new agreement with Marelli Motori
19 July 2016 Wärtsilä is to provide Italian firm Marelli Motori with...

Ocean Power Technologies deploys first commercially designed PB3 PowerBuoy
19 July 2016 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc has deployed its commercial design of the...

New UK PM scraps Climate Change department
19 July 2016 The newly appointed UK prime minister Theresa May has sent a clear...

SME installs world’s first subsea rock anchors in tidal site
15 July 2016 In what is believed to be a world first, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME)...

Robbins and NHI agree merger plan
15 July 2016 The Robbins Company and Northern Heavy Industries (NHI) Group are to...

Manolo Fortich project hits halfway mark in the Philippines
14 July 2016 Work underway for Hedcor’s 68.8 MW run-of-river hydropower project in...

New order for Mavel in the US, as project commissioned in Italy
12 July 2016 Mavel Americas, Inc. has announced it has received an order for a...

Voith wins deal on Priest Rapids dam rehab, US
12 July 2016 Grant County Public Utility District (GCPUD) has awarded Voith Hydro a...

Hunger Hydraulic to supply cylinders and seals for MPS wave energy device
12 July 2016 Welsh firm Marine Power Systems (MPS) has signed a contract with...

EIB makes first investment in wave energy technology
11 July 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to invest up to EUR 10 million...

Minesto technology gets funding boost from Swedish Energy Agency
11 July 2016 Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto, together with industry and...

Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement acquires long-term partner
11 July 2016 Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has acquired its...

EEP invites expression of interest for hydro project
06 July 2016 Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has invited expressions of interest...

IHA appointed accredited observer of the Green Climate Fund
06 July 2016 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been approved as...

BC Hydro reaches agreements with Indian Bank on Site C
06 July 2016 BC Hydro and McLeod Lake Indian Band have concluded agreements that...

Full output for Alterra Power’s Jimmie Creek project
06 July 2016 Alterra Power Corporation’s Jimmie Creek run-of-river hydroelectric...

Salini in $3.9 billion deal for hydro scheme in Tajikistan
04 July 2016 Salini Impregilo has signed a framework agreement worth $3.9 billion to...

New technology targets small hydro development
04 July 2016 Engineers at Oregon State University in the US have created a new...

Clean energy pledge for North American governments
04 July 2016 The political leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico have announced a...

June 2016

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Work underway on three new hydro schemes, Scotland
29 June 2016 Construction has started on three small hydro projects with a...

RusHydro and Power Machines sign new cooperation agreement
29 June 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines are expanding their working...

Major electric grid project completed in New York state, US
29 June 2016 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Electric & Gas...

AfDB President and Quebec Premier discuss investment opportunities, including energy
29 June 2016 African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina and Quebec...

Setback for Welsh pumped storage scheme
27 June 2016 Plans for a 99.9MW pumped storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near...

Fish passage system tests a success
27 June 2016 A fish passage system has safely transported live fish over a distance...

Wärtsilä acquires Weir American Hydro
23 June 2016 Wärtsilä has announced it has acquired North American firm Weir...

Hydro Ottawa to acquire remaining Chaudière Falls hydro assets from Hydro-Québec
22 June 2016 Hydro Ottawa has agreed to acquire the remaining 33% interest in the...

Milestone for MeyGen
22 June 2016 Tidal power developer Atlantis has reached a major technical milestone...

NIB finances new power line in Norway
22 June 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to lend Norwegian grid...

RusHydro and Voith Hydro to cooperate on Saratovskaya modernisation
20 June 2016 RusHydro and Voith Hydro have signed an agreement that will see the...

Construction starts on community hydro scheme, Scotland
20 June 2016 Construction work has begun on the Donside hydro scheme in Aberdeen,...

Hydro Tasmania expecting $90 million loss from energy supply challenge
20 June 2016 Hydro Tasmania has announced that it is expecting to take a loss of...

Construction milestone for Site C
16 June 2016 Main civil works have started at BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy...

USBR awards $17.8 million contract for equipment overhauls
15 June 2016 Toshiba America Energy Systems is to carry out a major overhaul of...

SMEC secures further work on Edevu project, Papua New Guinea
15 June 2016 SMEC has been engaged by AG Investment Limited to continue work on the...

Chinese firms to fund DRC hydro plant
15 June 2016 A new $660 million hydroelectric plant to power a mining operation in...

EU funds for tidal energy testing in Scotland
15 June 2016 Funding of just over €3.9 million (£3.1 m) has been awarded by the...

Wärtsilä provides seal system for US hydro plant
13 June 2016 Wärtsilä is to help Loup River Public Power District reduce its...

HeliosAltas and Rampinelli sign deal for Helios PowerWheel development
13 June 2016 HeliosAltas Corporation (HA) is launching the deployment of it’s...

Basslink returns to service
13 June 2016 Australia’s Basslink interconnector has returned to service, six months...

$21 million upgrade project for Pennsylvania dam
09 June 2016 American Water subsidiary Pennsylvania American Water has announced plans...

Online Canadian hydropower map launched
08 June 2016 The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA), in conjunction with the...

Addis Ababa to host 2017 World Hydropower Congress
07 June 2016 The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa,...

Salma project inaugurated in Afghanistan
07 June 2016 The 42MW Salma dam in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a project...

Poyry and Temelsu to work on Turkish dam
07 June 2016 Poyry, in a consortium partnership with Temelsu, has won a contract...

Mavel to equip Winchie Creek project, Canada
06 June 2016 Mavel Americas, Inc is to supply a Vertical Pelton Turbine and...

Second turbine deployed to EDF’s tidal site
06 June 2016 OpenHydro has successfully deployed its second turbine to...

KGAL under new ownership
06 June 2016 Whessoe Sdn Bhd (WSB) of Malaysia has acquired UK consulting engineers...

Hedcor hydro construction on track as rainy season hits
06 June 2016 Run-of-river hydro developer Hedcor is on schedule with construction of...

Ingeteam to work on Tavascan project, Spain
06 June 2016 Ingeteam Power Technology has won a contract from Endesa S.A. to...

May 2016

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Salini to build new dam, Ethiopia
25 May 2016 Salini Impregilo has announced that it will build a new 2200MW dam project...

Veresen sells Glen Park hydro facility for US$61 Million
25 May 2016 Veresen Inc has agreed to sell its 33MW Glen Park hydropower facility in...

SMEC assesses feasibility of Baime project, Papua New Guinea
23 May 2016 Following the successful completion of a pre-feasibility study in 2014,...

FOCUS 35 monitors French dam for movement
23 May 2016 At the Razisse dam on the Dadou River in southwest France, a...

HeliosAltas to deliver small hydro technology to the Philippines
19 May 2016 HeliosAltas Corporation has secured an exclusive distribution and...

Aecon to fabricate BRTP tidal power platform
19 May 2016 Aecon Group subsidiary Aecon Atlantic Industrial Inc. has won a contract...

Ferrovial-led consortium to build Portuguese dam
18 May 2016 A consortium led by Ferrovial Agroman and including local company MSF...

Bard College, New York, wins $1 million funding for micro hydro project
17 May 2016 Bard College in the US State of New York has been awarded government...

Voith Hydro wins rehab contract at Ice Harbor project, US
16 May 2016 Voith Hydro has been contracted to install two units at the Ice Harbor dam...

New hydro planned for the Philippines
16 May 2016 First Gen Corporation has unveiled plans to build three new hydropower...

World’s largest tidal turbine launched
13 May 2016 Scotrenewables Tidal Power has launched its 2MW SR2000 – described as...

IHA publishes 2016 Hydropower Status Report
12 May 2016 The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from...

Rye Development gets first FERC licence issued under expedited process
12 May 2016 Rye Development has received a hydropower license from the Federal...

Renewables currently powering Tasmania
12 May 2016 Mainland Tasmania is currently being continuously and completely powered...

Dominovas Energy launches new hydropower division
11 May 2016 Dominovas Energy Corporation is entering the hydropower generation...

Stantec completes acquisition of MWH
11 May 2016 Stantec Inc has completed the previously announced acquisition of MWH...

Funding secured for Koysho Dam, Ethiopia
10 May 2016 Ethiopia has secured funding for development of the 2000MW Koysho Dam on...

Hydro Tasmania takes over Alstom engineering workshop
10 May 2016 Hydro Tasmania has confirmed it has taken over operational control of...

Fatalities as landslide hits Chinese hydro plant
09 May 2016 At least 31 people have died with several others missing as a...

Hydro rehab part of NIB loan agreement
09 May 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed financing that will be used...

‘Innovative’ design increases energy potential at Australian pumped storage plant
05 May 2016 The proposed Kidston pumped storage project in North Queensland,...

New framework could boost hydro in India
05 May 2016 India’s Power Ministry is looking to develop a new framework that could...

Study identifies huge potential for pumped storage in Europe
03 May 2016 Around 2291GWh of pumped storage hydropower could be generated...

SME secures funds for PLAT-O array deployment
03 May 2016 Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) is to commence the deployment of an array...

April 2016

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Voith breaks ground on ‘demonstration’ hydro plant
29 April 2016 Voith has begun construction of a small hydropower plant at its...

SPP Pumps to power up Hong Kong Water treatment works
28 April 2016 A water treatment works in Hong Kong is to generate hydroelectricity...

Flow Science expands into Latin America
28 April 2016 Flow Science,Inc. has formed a new subsidiary, Flow Science Latin America...

New UK tidal project gets green light
27 April 2016 A new ‘state-of-the-art’ tidal energy generation project located off the...

Rick Miller receives Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award
27 April 2016 One of the hydropower industry’s most prestigious awards has been given...

KFAED to finance small hydro construction in Cuba
25 April 2016 The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has approved a loan...

Funding approved for hydro upgrades in Massachusetts, US
25 April 2016 Massachusetts State energy officials have approved over $1 million in...

Monitoring team formed for Philippines hydro project
25 April 2016 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) has announced it has formed...

First turbine enters commercial operation at Belo Monte, Brazil
21 April 2016 The first 611MW turbine at Brazil’s controversial 11.2GW Belo...

Plans in place to study feasibility of OTEC plant for Malaysia
21 April 2016 French group DCNS and the OTEC Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia...

New small hydro scheme for Yorkshire, UK
20 April 2016 Work is underway on a new 500kW hydro project on the River Calder...

SN Power to buy SGBH’s stake in Bujagli
19 April 2016 Norway’s SN Power AS is to buy out SG Bujagali Holdings Ltd’s (SGBH)...