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September 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

USBR seeks proposals for hydro development at Taylor Park Dam
16 September 2020 Proposals are being solicited by the US Bureau of Reclamation for...

Norwegian firms to explore merger options
16 September 2020 The CEO’s of Norwegian firms Glitre Energi and Agder Energi have...

Minesto to continue commissioning Faroe Islands project
14 September 2020 Tidal power developer Minesto has announced it is planning to...

Canadian Governments invests in tidal power
10 September 2020 The Government of Canada has committed a $9.4 million investment in...

ABD loan to help fund hydro development in Uzbekistan
08 September 2020 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend $60 million...

Voith to supply new pump turbines to Spanish hydropower plants
08 September 2020 Technology Group Voith is to supply five pump turbines and...

Power Machines continues upgrades of Volzhskaya hydro plant units
04 September 2020 Power Machines has announced it has completed modernisation of the...

Evangelista Albertini named new CEO of Hydro Tasmania
04 September 2020 Hydro Tasmania’s Chairman, Grant Every-Burns, has announced that...

Cloudberry to buy Norwegian hydro plant
02 September 2020 Nordic renewable energy company Cloudberry Clean Energy AS is to...

Federal Govt gives greenlight to Snowy 2.0 main works construction
01 September 2020 A major project to expand the Snowy hydroelectric scheme in Australia has...

New study by IHA identifies Asian hydropower plants that could benefit from modernisation
01 September 2020 A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia...

AFRY establishes Vietnamese subsidiary
01 September 2020 AFRY has announced it has established a new subsidiary to serve the...

August 2020

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FDA loan supports hydro construction and modernisation in Uzbekistan
28 August 2020 The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has signed a 20-year loan...

US agencies sign collaborative hydropower agreement
26 August 2020 Three US federal agencies signed an agreement this week that will see...

USBR says dams demonstrate value of hydropower during recent western US heatwave
24 August 2020 The US Bureau of Reclamation last week responded to unusually high...

Fatalities as fire breaks out at Indian hydro plant
24 August 2020 Nine people have in an incident at the Srisailam left bank hydropower...

LHDA announced Polihali Dam and Tunnel construction to go out to open tender
20 August 2020 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has cancelled...

Andritz to equip Kutehr project, India
20 August 2020 Andritz has been contracted by Indian independent power producer JSW...

Drax to invest £1 million for control system modernisation at Cruachan project
20 August 2020 Drax Group’s Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland is set to...

WaterNSW outlines plans to replace ageing Gin Gin weir
18 August 2020 Australian utility WaterNSW is planning to replace an existing...

OPG selects four companies for future work on control gates
18 August 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced that four companies have...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXI, Issue 1
18 August 2020 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXI, Issue 1) has been published.

Voith and Snowy Hydro collaborate to create smart hydropower plant
17 August 2020 Snowy Hydro’s Murray 1 power station in Australia is to be...

Neelum Jhelum hits milestone in power generation
14 August 2020 The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

Floating solar power plant online at Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro project
12 August 2020 A 54MW floating solar power plant on the reservoir of...

Governor urges PacifiCorp parent company to stick with Klamath Dam agreement
12 August 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom has written to urge Berkshire...

Verdant Power on track to install tidal turbines in New York’s East River in Autumn
11 August 2020 Verdant Power has announced it is progressing towards an Autumn...

Jade Power completes hydro sale
11 August 2020 Jade Power Trust has completed the sale of its Vistea (Suha) hydro project...

Studio Pietrangeli to work on Pontecosi Dam rehab
10 August 2020 Enel Green Power has recently contracted Studio Pietrangeli to work on...

Report suggests increasing pumped storage could cut electric costs and carbon emissions
06 August 2020 A new study has suggested there could be significant benefits for the...

New publication focuses on earthquake engineering for dams
06 August 2020 A new publication authored by Anil K. Chopra is offering a...

SMEC engaged on new pumped storage plant in India
05 August 2020 Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has engaged design...

GE to work with Walcha Energy on 500MW pumped storage scheme
04 August 2020 GE Renewable Energy Hydro Solutions is to provide technical and...

Genex secures funding from J-Power for pumped storage project
03 August 2020 Genex has secured a $25m investment from Japanese utility company J-Power...

July 2020

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Software from Powel used for Enel Green Power’s hydro plants in Valmalenco, Italy
30 July 2020 Enel Green Power is optimising the planning and dispatching processes for...

Rotamec selected to repair generator for River Power
30 July 2020 UK-based hydropower producer River Power Ltd engaged the services of...

Calls for more better financing and regulation for hydro modernisation in South American
29 July 2020 More investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage...

Hydropower Europe launches 2nd wider stakeholder consultation
29 July 2020 Hydropower Europe has launched its second online consultation,...

Eel bypass installed in Trevallyn Dam in Australian first
28 July 2020 Hydro Tasmania has installed an eel bypass in Trevallyn Dam in Launceston...

Multiconsult wins contracts on Tanzanian hydropower projects
27 July 2020 Multiconsult has been awarded major consultancy contracts by...

CorPower Ocean gets equity funding for wave energy technology
27 July 2020 CorPower Ocean has secured €9 million in equity funding, with the proceeds...

Sunwater offers digital open days for dams
24 July 2020 Australian utility Sunwater is offering people the chance to find out...

Competition launched to find innovative sediment removal solutions
23 July 2020 A new prize competition has been launched by the US Bureau of Reclamation...

Pumped storage plant playing key role in system stability contract with National Grid ESO
21 July 2020 The Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland has begun supplying...

Funding approved for Bumbuna Hydro II in Sierra Leone
20 July 2020 Funding of US$6 million has been approved to help with the development of...

Voith successfully completes model tests for Ritom turbines and pump
20 July 2020 Model tests for two individual Pelton turbines and a storage pump have...

MEP’s back report on pumped storage
16 July 2020 Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a report...

Multiconsult assessing potential for floating solar PV in Kenya
16 July 2020 Multiconsult has announced it is to conduct a pre-feasibility study...

Bauer completes cut-off wall construction at Monte Grande Dam
15 July 2020 A cut-off wall to seal off the dam base at the Monte Grande Dam in...

SMEC wins additional work in Nepal
15 July 2020 SMEC has been appointed by the Department of Electricity Development in...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 4
15 July 2020 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 4) has been published.

Milestone for mWave project as first cell module transported
14 July 2020 A first of its kind, full-scale ‘cell module’ which part of an innovative...

BDEAC and Equatorial Guinea in loan agreement for Sendje project
14 July 2020 The Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) has signed a...

Hydro generation surges to historic level for WAPDA
13 July 2020 The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

TBM ready to ship to Snowy 2.0 project in Australia
10 July 2020 The new tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be used during construction of...

New bill to promote hydropower development in the US
09 July 2020 A bill introduced by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris...

CorPower invests in wave energy project in northern Portugal
08 July 2020 CorPower Ocean is investing €16 million into a R&D, Manufacturing &...

World Bank approves additional funds for Nurek refurb
07 July 2020 The World Bank has approved an additional $50 million from the...

Major refurbishment of historic UK hydro station complete
07 July 2020 A 1.1m refurbishment of the historic Stonebyres hydroelectric power...

First units in operation at Wudongde
06 July 2020 The first units at the 10.2GW Wudongde hydropower plant in China...

AFRY wins contract deal on Daimer Basha dam project, Pakistan
03 July 2020 AFRY, as a member of the Diamer Basha Consultants Group (DBCG), has...

Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydro plant commissioned in Russia
02 July 2020 All three units at the Verkhnebalkarskaya small hydropower plant in...

Genex gives update on Kidston pumped storage plant
01 July 2020 Genex Power Limited has announced it is targeting financial close for...

June 2020

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India and Bhutan sign concession agreement for Kholongchhu project
30 June 2020 Plans for the 600MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project In Bhutan are...

Andritz to equip Kiru project, India
29 June 2020 Andritz is to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the...

Proposals invited for Independent Engineer for Ruzizi II project
29 June 2020 An invitation for proposal has been released for Independent Engineer on...

Applications open for women in hydropower mentoring scheme
29 June 2020 A mentoring scheme for women in hydropower is now accepting applications...

Diamer Basha Dam being pursued ‘vigorously’ says Wapda
26 June 2020 Construction work is expected to start very soon on the main dam at...

IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan puts focus on hydropower modernisation
24 June 2020 The new Sustainable Recovery Plan released by the International Energy...

Statkraft starts operations at Moglicë hydro plant, Albania
23 June 2020 Commercial operations have started at the Moglicë hydropower plant...

Largest community-owned hydro scheme in Scotland achieves financial close
23 June 2020 A community-owned small hydropower scheme in Lochaber, Scotland has...

JV to work on redevelopment of OPG’s Calabogie station
22 June 2020 A joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and M. Sullivan & Son has been awarded...

Egypt asks UN to intervene in GERD dam dispute
22 June 2020 Egypt has written to the United Nations Security Council asking it...

Minesto completes first installation phase of Faroe Islands tidal energy project
19 June 2020 Minesto has announced it is progressing its tidal energy project in the...

WAPDA implements cultural heritage management plan at Diamer Basha Dam project area
18 June 2020 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has started...

Hydropower CEOs say sustainable hydro can help Covid-19 recovery efforts
18 June 2020 Hydropower needs to be included in economic stimulus packages for...

Diversion tunnels complete at Site C Dam
17 June 2020 Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP) has reached a major milestone at the Site...

Construction set to start on floating solar plant at Albanian hydro facility
17 June 2020 Construction is expected to start atthe end of this month on a 2MWp...

Landsvirkjun plans to house hydrogen facility at Ljósifoss hydropower station
16 June 2020 Icelandic power company Landsvirkjun has unveiled plans for the development...

£60 million marine energy project in Wales gets government green light
16 June 2020 A multi-million pound marine energy project in Pembrokshire, Wales, has...

Project to assess hydro potential in the Aral Sea Basin
15 June 2020 A joint venture of Multiconsult and Deltares has been commissioned by...

Great Northern Transmission Line delivering hydropower from Canada to the US
15 June 2020 Hydropower is being delivered from the Canadian province of Manitoba to...

DEC to equip Ulog hydropower plant, Bosnia and Herzegovina
15 June 2020 Dongfang Electric International Corporation (DEC) is to supply the...

Mekong River Commission provides updates on Luang Prabang and Sanakham consultation plans
10 June 2020 The prior consultation process of the 1460MW Luang Prabang hydropower on...

TEPCO Renewable to boost spending on hydro and wind
09 June 2020 Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings company TEPCO Renewable Power...

KBR and Aurecon JV to assist WaterNSW with dam projects
09 June 2020 WaterSecure – a joint venture comprising KBR and Aurecon – is to...

Gugler successfully commissions Kota 2 plant, Malaysia
08 June 2020 Gugler has announced it has successfully put into operation the 12MW Kota...

Consultancy contract awarded for Muruni dam, Pakistan
08 June 2020 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a...

Opening ceremony held for Yusufeli dam in Turkey
08 June 2020 An official opening ceremony was held for the Yusufeli Dam on the Çoruh...

EMEC aiding POM West Flanders to bring blue economy test platform to market
05 June 2020 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is assisting POM West Flanders,...

Bids open for hydropower plant design and construction in Uzbekistan
04 June 2020 Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo...

Tunnel excavation work starts on LHWP Phase II
04 June 2020 Excavation work has started this week on two diversion tunnels which form...

XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
03 June 2020 Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set...

Tetra Tech develops microseismic technology to help mitigate tailings dam breaches
03 June 2020 Tetra Tech has announced it has developed microseismic technology that...

Florida Gulf Stream’s potential to provide utility-scale power confirmed by new project
02 June 2020 OceanBased Perpetual Energy, LLC in collaboration with the Southeast...

AFRY to work on Indian multipurpose projects
01 June 2020 AFRY has been contracted by Patel Engineering Ltd to carry out the...

NHPC exploring hydro, solar projects in Ladakh
01 June 2020 NHPC Ltd in India is looking at ways to move forward with the development...

IHA publishes 2020 Hydropower Status Report, urges investment in hydro
01 June 2020 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released two new reports...

May 2020

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Norconsult appointed LTA on Tina River project, Solomon Islands
27 May 2020 Norconsult is to act as the the Lender’s Technical Advisor (LTA)...

BC Hydro to resume Site C work in phases
26 May 2020 BC Hydro has announced that it is to start increasing construction work...

Scottish and Welsh ocean energy test centres strengthen ties
26 May 2020 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland,...

Loan approved for Sahofika project, Madagascar
26 May 2020 A €4.02 million euro loan with a grant component has been awarded by...

Valmet control system to be used by Finnish hydro plants
21 May 2020 Valmet has announced it will supply a central control and data...

NSW Government approves Snowy 2.0
21 May 2020 The 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project has hit a major milestone with...

First turbine inaugurated at Ilisu dam
20 May 2020 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday inaugurated the...

GE to supply turbines and generators for Dasu project, Pakistan
19 May 2020 GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan...

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
19 May 2020 Sixteen international and national organisations representing the...

Sunwater’s Fairbairn Dam upgrade hits milestone
19 May 2020 A project that will ensure the long-term viability of one of the biggest...

Carpi to work on El Vado dam repairs
18 May 2020 The US Bureau of Reclamation has taken steps to reduce seepage and erosion...

Mott MacDonald launches design and construction VR tool
15 May 2020 Mott MacDonald has launched a new virtual reality (VR) and desktop...

Contracts awarded for Diamer Basha dam
14 May 2020 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded...

Voith and Landsvirkjun launch pilot project on cavitation monitoring
13 May 2020 Technology group Voith and Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun...

Bombora and ORE Catapult collaborate on floating wave and wind technology
12 May 2020 Wave energy developer Bombora has joined forces with the Offshore...

LS Power acquires pumped storage facility
12 May 2020 LS Power Equity Advisors, LLC has agreed to acquire the 420MW Yards...

Hull Street Energy completes hydro plant acquisition
12 May 2020 Hull Street Energy has acquired Gauley River Power Partners, LLC –...

Construction work starts on the Hüscherabach small hydropower plant, Switzerland
11 May 2020 Construction work has begun on the 1.9MW Hüscherabach hydropower plant in...

Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities’ consent for hydropower development
11 May 2020 New sustainability guidance has been developed to give increased...

NEPRA grants licences to new hydro in Pakistan
07 May 2020 The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in Pakistan...

Final dam section completed at Wudongde project, China
06 May 2020 The final dam section of the Wudonge hydropower project in China...

Andritz to modernise Sobradinho plant, Brazil
05 May 2020 Andritz is to perform the complete modernization and digitalization of...

70,000 evacuated as dam fails in Uzbekistan
04 May 2020 Repair works are underway following the failure on 1 May of the dam at...

African Development Bank debars Sinotec for three months for fraudulent practices
04 May 2020 The African Development Bank Group has announced the debarment of...

SINN power introduces floating ocean hybrid platform
04 May 2020 Wave energy developer SINN Power has introduced a new modular...

NIB loan to finance Fortum hydro upgrades
01 May 2020 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) will lend Fortum Oyj EUR 70 million over...

Covid-19 delivers historic shock to energy world says IEA report
01 May 2020 Global energy demand will plunge this year, with the Covid-19...

April 2020

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Nominations now open for Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
30 April 2020 Nominations for the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)...

SMEC and EMM partner on fast-tracked dam projects in Australia
30 April 2020 SMEC and EMM Consulting have been appointed by WaterNSW to support...

Take part in our COVID-19 feature article
30 April 2020 Worldwide we are all currently experiencing unsettling times with...

IHA and IRENA coalition call for renewables-driven recovery
29 April 2020 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has teamed up with...

TEPCO invests in Dariali hydropower project, Georgia
29 April 2020 TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc (TEPCO) has acquired 31.4% of the shares...

AFRY India to work on 1200MW Pinnapuram pumped storage project
28 April 2020 AFRY India has been contracted by independent power producer Greenko...

Gilkes commissions African project, receives new order
28 April 2020 Gilkes has announced that its hydro engineering team has recently...

Major tidal turbine installed in China despite pandemic
27 April 2020 A tidal stream turbine with a rotor diameter of 18m has been...

Fortum extends O&M partnership with Caveiron firm Maintpartner
27 April 2020 Fortum has extended its operation and maintenance partnership...

Satellite technology monitoring Australian dam
24 April 2020 Detection Services, in association with partner Rezatec, is using...

PNP to supply replacement booms for OPG in Canada
24 April 2020 Pacific Netting Products (PNP) is to supply booms for four...

Eco Wave Power in agreement with APDL for wave power development in Portugal
23 April 2020 Onshore marine energy developer Eco Wave Power has signed an agreement...

New hydro will help build a sustainable energy future suggests IRENA report
22 April 2020 Hydropower capacity will need to increase 60% by 2050, with pumped...

Indian hydro sector proves itself as power restored following Covid-19 vigil
22 April 2020 India’s hydropower sector was heralded last week for restoring electricity...

EAIF and Finnfund appointed lead arrangers for Kenyan hydro project finance package
21 April 2020 Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, Emerging...

USBR resumes seismic safety project at Boca Dam
20 April 2020 The US Bureau of Reclamation is to resume a seismic safety...

Bentley Systems opens full access to ProjectWise 365
17 April 2020 Bentley Systems, Incorporated has opened up its ProjectWise 365...

US DOE announces $38 million to support hydrokinetic turbine technology development
16 April 2020 Up to $38 million in funding has been announced by the US Department...

ABB equipment to help transmit hydro in China
15 April 2020 ABB’s Power Grids business has won several major orders to supply...

Toshiba ESS wins contract on Sedawgyi rehabilitation project, Myanmar
14 April 2020 Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) is to...

Power losses in Uganda as intake gates blocked at major hydro plants
14 April 2020 Uganda lost power generation nationwide today after weeds blocked...

Ganz EEG supplies turbines for Russian small hydro plant
14 April 2020 Ganz EEG Kft has supplied three Kaplan turbines each with a capacity...

Largest dam removal project in US takes further step forward
14 April 2020 The Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s (KRRC) plans to remove four dams...

Original powerhouse at Rainbow Dam to be demolished as lease for databank falls through
14 April 2020 Demolition is expected to start later this year on the 110-year...

New leadership appointment for Black & Veatch in Latin America
14 April 2020 Black & Veatch has announced the appointment of Oscar Falcon as Senior...

Stakraft temporarily halts construction of Tidong and Los Lagos projects due to COVID-19
09 April 2020 Statkraft has announced that construction work on the 100MW Tidong...

MeyGen gets Scottish Government grant to develop subsea hub
09 April 2020 The Scottish Government’s Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund has...

WaveBoost project closes with clear improvement in performance of wave energy technology
08 April 2020 The three-year WaveBoost project – funded by Horizon 2020 – has drawn to...

Tractebel offers free online training focused on hydropower
07 April 2020 Tractebel has announced it is offering a free online training...

Deadline extended for $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
07 April 2020 The deadline for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund...

ARENA provides funds for Oven Mountain pumped storage study
06 April 2020 A new study that will analyse the benefits that a planned pumped...

Axpo gets permit for solar plant at Muttsee dam
06 April 2020 Swiss renewable energy generator Axpo has received approval from...

Shuakhevi project in Georgia commences commercial production
03 April 2020 Commercial operations have begun at the 178MW Shuakhevi hydropower project...

Queen gets OK for hydro development at Balmoral Estate
03 April 2020 A new 2MW hydroelectric scheme will soon be generating power on the...

Emerson completes acquisition of American Governor Company
02 April 2020 Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, with...

Signavio offers utility companies free access to Business Transformation Suite to aid COVID-19 response
02 April 2020 Signavio, a provider of business transformation solutions, today...

Baihetan dam achieves world’s first zero counterweight runner balancing says CTG
02 April 2020 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the third...

World Bank approves additional $700 million for the Dasu project, Pakistan
01 April 2020 The World Bank has approved an additional $700 million in financing for...

March 2020

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Orbital takes steps to develop floating tidal farm at EMEC
31 March 2020 Scottish based tidal energy developer Orbital Marine Power (Orbital)...

Genex signs energy storage services agreement with Energy Australia
30 March 2020 Genex Power Limited has taken a significant step forward towards...

Natel Energy raises $11 million in investment
26 March 2020 Natel Energy, a supplier of sustainable hydropower solutions, today...

Help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations
26 March 2020 If you’re in isolation with a bit of spare time on your hands, maybe...

SMEC to provide feasibility study for Pilikambi project, Papua New Guinea
26 March 2020 Continuing its partnership with Enga Hydro Power Limited, SMEC has...

Roadswest Group joins SMEC
24 March 2020 SMEC has announced that Roadswest Engineering Group Pty Ltd will join...

Combined wave and solar system installed in Gibraltar
23 March 2020 Eco Wave Power (EWPG Holding) has installed a new combined wave and...

ORNL Researchers create model fish for hydropower testing
23 March 2020 Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National...

US Clean Energy Sector calls on congress for help during COVID-19 Pandemic
20 March 2020 Organisations representing the clean energy sector in the US have teamed...

MIGA announces first ever guarantee in the Solomon Islands for a hydro plant
19 March 2020 The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the...

Neckartal Dam inaugurated in Namibia
18 March 2020 The Neckartal Dam – the largest dam in the southern African country...

UK Government to strengthen reservoir safety following Toddbrook report
16 March 2020 Reservoir owners in England will be expected to apply the lessons...

Work begins to replace historic units at Sir Adam Beck I station
16 March 2020 Work has started at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Sir Adam Beck...

Rotork electro-hydraulic actuator installed at Spanish hydro plant
13 March 2020 A Rotork electro-hydraulic actuator has been successfully installed at...

Voith and Enel Green Power in three-year deal for turbine governors
12 March 2020 Voith and Enel Green Power (EGP) have signed an umbrella contract for...

Hydropower operations and maintenance strategies subject of new handbook
11 March 2020 A handbook and series of case studies on hydropower operations...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 3
10 March 2020 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 3) has been published.

Hydro Tasmania looking for new CEO as Steve Davy steps down
10 March 2020 Hydro Tasmania has announced that its CEO, Steve Davy, is to step down...

Funds for transmission line that will bring hydro from Manitoba to Saskatchewan
09 March 2020 The Canadian Federal Government has approved funding for a project that...

Dasu project set to start generating in 2024 as construction gains momentum
09 March 2020 The 4320MW Dasu hydropower project in Pakistan is on track to...

Laos hydro project operational
05 March 2020 The Nam Pha Gnai hydropower plant in Laos, which was designed by Entura,...

Bauer provides further foundation engineering work for Bhutan hydro plant
05 March 2020 Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been contracted by Jaiprakash...

Study says seasonal pumped storage could solve renewable energy storage challenge
03 March 2020 Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could be an affordable...

Test shows Ice Harbour turbine achieves high fish passage survival rates
03 March 2020 Preliminary testing on a new turbine installed by Voith at the Ice Harbor...

Draft federal report suggests Snake River dams should stay
02 March 2020 Federal agencies released the Columbia River System Operations...

February 2020

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Landsvirkjun to supply renewable energy to Reykjavík Data Center
28 February 2020 Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s national power company, has signed a Green...

Magallanes secures support to extend testing period for tidal platform
26 February 2020 Tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables will extend the testing...

Vale invests in technology to reduce the use of tailings dams
26 February 2020 Vale aims to invest up to US$100 million to build an industrial plant for...

AVZ Power to investigate refurb of Mpiana-Mwanga, DRC
24 February 2020 AVZ Power, a subsidiary of AVZ Minerals Limited, has signed an MOU...

IHA launches $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
21 February 2020 A new sustainability fund has been launched to aid hydropower...

Stantec named as Owner’s Engineer for Tina River Hydropower Project
21 February 2020 Global design firm Stantec has been chosen by Tina Hydropower Ltd. (THL)...

AGL and Hillgrove will not proceed with pumped storage plans
21 February 2020 Australian energy firm AGL and mining company Hillgrove Resources...

Black & Veatch joins forces with Rezatec for AI-driven asset condition assurance
19 February 2020 Black & Veatch has entered into a strategic partnership with Rezatec...

APG further invests in Småkraft
18 February 2020 APG has invested a further €250 million in hydropower company Småkraft...

Haejeon to work on dam project in Mali
17 February 2020 Haejeon Industrial Co Ltd in a joint venture with Samsung C & T Corp has...

WAPDA chairman confident Mohmand Dam will be completed in 2025
17 February 2020 The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) should complete work on...

Jason Wagner named as USBR’s 2020 Engineer of the Year
17 February 2020 Civil Engineer Jason Wagner, P.E., has been named the US Bureau...

Solar project being developed at Batalha hydro plant, Brazil
17 February 2020 Tractebel has announced that it is working on a 15 hectare...

Researchers suggest major dams could protect against projected sea rises, with substantial consequences
14 February 2020 New research has suggested that two large dams could be a solution to...

Kuenz supplies new trash rack cleaning machine for Uniper project, Germany
12 February 2020 A new trash rake machine from Kuenz is to be installed at Uniper’s...

Firms team up to deliver subsea power
12 February 2020 Wave power developer Mocean Energy has teamed up with energy firm...

GE to work on Angat rehab in the Philippines
10 February 2020 Angat Hydropower Corporation has awarded GE Renewable Energy a contract...

Paradise Dam safety work to start this year
10 February 2020 Works to lower the Paradise Dam in Queensland, Australia, by 5m to...

BHEL commissions Kameng project units
10 February 2020 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Hull Street Energy acquires US hydro plants
10 February 2020 Hull Street Energy is to buy 31 hydroelectric facilities with a...

Lukoil completes upgrade work at Belorechenskaya, Russia
07 February 2020 Lukoil has competed a major modernization of the Belorechenskaya...

Kössler integrated into Voith Hydro’s small hydro business
04 February 2020 Austrian small hydro specialist Kössler has been integrated into...

GERD final agreement expected end of February
04 February 2020 The final agreement regarding development of the Grand Ethiopian...

January 2020

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NIB loan to fund hydro upgrades in Norway
30 January 2020 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is to lend NOK 600 million (€59.39...

Mikany Dam upgrade begins in Tasmania, Australia
30 January 2020 Australian utility TasWater has commenced upgrade work on the Mikany...

Voith hosts multi-day hydro training workshop
30 January 2020 Voith Hydro North America recently hosted the Voith Hydro Training...

Key executives confirmed to attend Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian 2020
30 January 2020 Senior executives of the key investment projects for construction...

Mini submersible robot successfully inspects NYPA power transformer
28 January 2020 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced it has successfully...

Voith Hydro to update BC Hydro project
24 January 2020 Voith Hydro is to build and install new generators at the Bridge...

Solar panels commissioned at Nizhne-Bureyskaya, Russia
23 January 2020 Solar panels with combined capacity of 1275kW have been commissioned at...

SMEC to lead Business Case for $4B Hells Gates dam and irrigation scheme
23 January 2020 SMEC has begun work as Lead Consultant on the Business Case for the...

FERC accepts application for 2200MW pumped storage project
23 January 2020 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US has accepted...

B Capital Partners invests in Norwegian hydro firm
23 January 2020 Infrastructure investment specialist B Capital Partners AG has taken a...

Salini Impregilo could be renamed WeBuild as Board approves proposal
23 January 2020 The Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo has approved the proposal...

Construction challenges increase costs at Hiilangaay project, Alaska
22 January 2020 There have been significant cost overruns at the 5MW Hiilangaay...

Draft deal agreed for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
17 January 2020 A draft deal has been agreed between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on the...

Hydro-Québec and NB Power agree on electricity purchases and expertise sharing
16 January 2020 Hydro-Québec and NB Power have signed three agreements that will see a...

Polaris confirms hydro plants reach commercial operation in Peru
16 January 2020 Two new run of river hydropower plants are now fully operational in...

Grant approved to support Ruzizi IV project preparation
13 January 2020 Plans for the 287MW Ruzizi IV hydropower project on the Ruzizi River...

Interim PPA signed for Neelum Jhelum project, Pakistan
10 January 2020 An interim agreement has been signed for the purchase of power from...

Transmission line to deliver hydropower from Canada to US gets key approval
10 January 2020 A project to provide 1200MW of transmission capacity, delivering...

Repair work starts at Toddbrook reservoir, UK
07 January 2020 Work has started on a project to repair and enhance the resilience of...

2019 was historic year for hydro in Pakistan, says WAPDA
07 January 2020 Last year saw record generation of hydropower in Pakistan, with the Water...

Small hydropower technical guidelines published
03 January 2020 The United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has...

Engie, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Mirova win bid for EDP hydro plants
02 January 2020 A consortium of Engie, Crédit Agricole Assurances and Mirova, an affiliate...

Nexif Energy acquires hydro assets in Vietnam
02 January 2020 Nexif Energy has taken a 94% stake in Song Giang Hydropower JSC, owner of...

December 2019

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Tina River project construction set to start next year
19 December 2019 A landmark financing agreement has been completed for the 15MW Tina...

AfDB supports Sahofika project, Madagascar
19 December 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a Partial Risk...

Independent report says Rufiji environmental assessment is ‘inadequate’
19 December 2019 The strategic environmental assessment for the Rufiji dam project in...

SEFA awards funds for innovative solar-hydro hybrid project
18 December 2019 A 9MW solar-hydro hybrid project in development in Burundi is to benefit...

Fifth modernized unit in operation at Iron Gate (Djerdap) 1, Serbia
18 December 2019 The fifth hydraulic unit modernized by equipment manufacturer Power...

Dam removal project begins in the US
17 December 2019 The first phase of a project to remove an 85-year-old high-hazard dam...

Report identifies technical causes of Brazil tailings dam failure
16 December 2019 The failure and resulting flow slide at the tailings dam B-I at Vale...

Nova gets green light for Canadian tidal project
16 December 2019 Tidal energy company Nova Innovation has been granted a permit to develop...

Enel Green Power’s Acquoria hydro plant hosts interactive exhibition
12 December 2019 The Acquoria hydro power plant in Tivoli, Italy, has become an...

Australia’s TCorp takes stake in H20 Power's Canadian hydro assets
11 December 2019 TCorp, the investment and financial management partner of the New South...

Major new initiative launched to showcase new hydro technologies
11 December 2019 An €18million four-year project has been launched that will showcase new...

Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam
09 December 2019 A billion-dollar seimic upgrade project at B.F. Sisk Dam and San...

BHEL to uprate Chilla hydropower plant, India
09 December 2019 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is to work on the modernisation...

World Bank Board approves action plan following Isimba dam complaints
09 December 2019 An action plan has been developed by the World Bank which will see the...

Reconstruction completed on further unit at Cheboksarskaya plant, Russia
04 December 2019 RusHydro and Power Machines have said they have completed the next stage...

Agreement will see new dam built for flood protection in Hatch, US
04 December 2019 The Doña Ana County Flood Commission and the United States Army Corps...

TVA hosts Uganda Public Power
04 December 2019 US utility Tennesse Valley Authority recently hosted visitors from the...

NIB agrees funding for new hydro build in Norway
04 December 2019 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Norwegian utility company Sogn...

November 2019

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Hydropower protecting piece of Welsh history
28 November 2019 A pico turbine is being used by the National Trust for the primary aim...

ABB to upgrade Copel hydroelectric power plant in Brazil
26 November 2019 ABB has won a US$2.5 million contract from Copel to upgrade the...

WAPDA awards contract for 4320MW Dasu project
26 November 2019 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

ÅF Pöyry becomes AFRY
25 November 2019 ÅF Pöyry has announced that is has rebranded as AFRY, following on from...

Genex in new MOU with J-Power
22 November 2019 Genex Power Limited has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

Meridian adds more energy to Lake Pukaki
22 November 2019 Meridian Energy has said it is increasing New Zealand’s renewable...

Fred Haigh Dam flood repair work begins in Australia
21 November 2019 Australian utility Sunwater has begun work at Fred Haigh Dam to repair...

First micro hydropower plant completed in Ghana
21 November 2019 The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has announced the completion of the...

Voith wins Gilgel Gibe II contract
20 November 2019 Voith has announced it has signed a comprehensive service and...

Major milestone for Nant de Drance as intake valves set to open
19 November 2019 A major milestone is to be achieved this month at the Nant de Drance...

Voith to provide further training for Liberian hydro plant operator
18 November 2019 Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has invested in additional training...

Hydro-Québec approves new policy with regards to Indigenous communities
15 November 2019 Hydro-Québec has announced its Board of Directors has approved a new...

Boralex commissions Yellow Falls project
14 November 2019 Boralex Inc has announced the commercial commissioning of the 16MW...

Joule Africa gets grant for Kpep project, Cameroon
14 November 2019 Joule Africa has received a US$500,000 grant to help finance the final...

Work underway on cut-off wall for flood protection in Germany
14 November 2019 Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH is well underway with the construction of...

NAIF extends funding date for Kidston pumped storage project
13 November 2019 The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) Board has extended...

Climate change to have ‘dramatic’ impact on hydro output in Canada, suggests new research
11 November 2019 Canada's production potential of hydroelectricity is likely to be...

Financing package agreed to complete modernisation of Uch-Kurgan plant, Kyrgyz Republic
11 November 2019 A $100 million financing package has been agreed between the...

Capacity increase of the Tannuwald hydropower plant
07 November 2019 Energie Electrique du Simplon is investing CHF 20 million in...

Voith launches e-learning platform DRIVE
07 November 2019 Voith has announced the launch of new e-learning platform DRIVE, designed...

Exelon Generation and Maryland in historic agreement on the Conowingo Dam
06 November 2019 Exelon Generation has announced that it has reached an historic...

Unico Mechanical to work on Hoover Dam repairs
06 November 2019 Unico Mechanical has announced it is to work on the...

First commercial wave energy project being commissioned in Portugal
06 November 2019 Portugal has taken a step closer to commercial wave energy as an...

Eastmain-Sarcelle-Rupert complex renamed in memory of Bernard Landry
06 November 2019 Québec Premier François Legault, accompanied by Grand Chief of the...

Technologies selected to receive US DOE funds
04 November 2019 Technologies that could help advance the marine and hydrokinetics...

ADB signs $60 million deal for Upper Trishuli-1 project, Nepal
04 November 2019 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed a $60 million financing...

October 2019

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Asia-Pacific hydro technology tenders activity drops 57% in Q3 2019 says report
31 October 2019 Hydro technology tenders in Q3 2019 in the Asia-Pacific region saw 33...

Atlantis acquires Green Highland Renewables, signs deal in Japan
31 October 2019 SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited (Atlantis) has today announced the...

Meridiam wins contract for Kinguele hydropower plant, Gabon
30 October 2019 Construction work is set to start in the second quarter of 2020 on the...

Xayaburi starts commercial operation in Lao PDR
30 October 2019 The 1285MW Xayaburi hydroelectric plant in Lao PDR has begun...

Bauer wins further work on Herbert Hoover Dike, US
30 October 2019 Bauer Foundation Corp., the US subsidiary of Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH,...

IHA releases new hydropower benefit sharing guide for developers and operators
29 October 2019 A new how-to guide for hydropower developers and operators from...

Orbital and SKF team up for power train supply
29 October 2019 Orbital Marine Power has agreed a strategic contract with SKF for the...

LHDA awards bulk power contract
29 October 2019 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) announced that...

GNH takes majority stake in Conjet
24 October 2019 Gulfstream Nordic Holdings AB (GNH) has agreed to acquire a...

FERC issues guidance for hydro development, releases list of non-powered federal dams
23 October 2019 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has issued...

Joule Africa projects progressing well says company
22 October 2019 Financing for the Bumbuna II project in Sierra Leone is progressing...

Interreg’s biggest ever project approved
21 October 2019 A project that has been described as a ‘game-changer’ for the European...

Fatalities as dam collapses at Siberian gold mine
21 October 2019 As least 15 people have been killed with others missing following...

La Coche hydro plant inaugurated in France
15 October 2019 EDF has announced that the La Coche power plant has been inaugurated...

Rosshaupten dam reopens in Germany following remediation project
10 October 2019 Rosshaupten reservoir dam is fully open and operational in Germany...

US DOE announce prize winners in FAST competition
09 October 2019 Four competitors have been named prize winner by the US Department...

320MW Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro plant online in Russia
09 October 2019 The 320MW Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydropower in the Amur region of the Far...

Safety modifications completed at Steinaker Dam
09 October 2019 Normal operations have resumed at the Steinaker Dam in Utah, US,...

Partnership to develop Volobe hydropower project, Madagascar
08 October 2019 Africa50, Colas, Jovena and SN Power have signed an agreement that will...

Mini hydro plant completed in Zambia
08 October 2019 The Rural Electrification Authority (REA) in Zambia has announced it...

NTPC to build new hydropower in Himachal Pradesh, India
08 October 2019 Indian power producer NTPC Ltd has signed an agreement with the...

WAPDA reports highest-ever hydro contribution
07 October 2019 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) reported that...

Downing exits sixth hydro investment
07 October 2019 Investment manager Downing has announced it has exited its...

Funds approved for floating solar project at hydro plant in Vietnam
04 October 2019 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to loan Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da...

EMEC supporting KRISO wave energy test site in Korea
04 October 2019 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has entered an agreement to...

Andritz to supply turbines to Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
03 October 2019 Andritz has announced it has signed a contract – as part of a consortium...

ZRA awards Kariba dam spillway rehabilitation contract
02 October 2019 A consortium of GE Hydro France and Freyssinet International has been...

ADB approves funds for hydro development in Uzbekistan
02 October 2019 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $60 million loan...

September 2019

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Plans unveiled for 9MW tidal project off Canadian coast
30 September 2019 Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) and Minas Tidal LP (MTLP) have agreed...

ADB approves funds for Tina River Hydro, Solomon Islands
27 September 2019 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved funding totaling $30...

Indar to deliver its most powerful hydro generators to Bolivia
27 September 2019 Indar has won a contract to deliver five vertical generators to the...

TVA Boone Dam project earns top award
27 September 2019 The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Boone Dam project has been selected as...

Storage level reduced at Paradise Dam to aid stability work
24 September 2019 The storage level of Paradise Dam near Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia,...

Australia addresses tailings storage management with new publication
23 September 2019 Australia’s minerals industry has announced the release of the...

Brazilian Police announce criminal charges following tailings dam disaster
23 September 2019 Mining giant Vale and German safety firm Tüv Süd are reportedly...

New IHA leadership team takes over
20 September 2019 A new leadership team has taken the helm of the International...

Funds agreed for rehab work in Zambia
20 September 2019 Germany’s Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) has approved a $46...

New model could help find most promising dam sites in the Amazon
20 September 2019 A Cornell University-led team including ecologists, computer scientists...

Plans unveiled for world’s largest ocean powered data centre, Scotland
18 September 2019 Simec Atlantis Energy Limited (Atlantis) has unveiled plans for a data...

Costa Rica's national electricity company joins IHA
18 September 2019 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that...

3D modeling software installed at New York dam
17 September 2019 State-of-the-art analytics are helping the New York Power Authority...

Groundbreaking for project to improve cutthroat trout passage at Derby Dam
16 September 2019 Construction of the largest horizontal fish screen in the US has...

Nam Ngiep 1 starts commercial operation
13 September 2019 Commercial operations have begun at the 290MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower...

Second unit launched at 3600MW Rogun project, Tajikistan
11 September 2019 Two units are now in operation at the Rogun hydroelectric project...

Funds announced for US dam repairs
11 September 2019 Dams in West Virginia, US, classified as “high hazard potential”...

Tidal array to power Aldernay following landmark agreement
07 September 2019 SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited, via its joint venture Normandie...

Dam raise project in Queensland gets OK to move to next stage
06 September 2019 The Queensland Government has given the green light for a proposal to...

Drones to help inspect Brazilian dams
06 September 2019 3 Dynamics has partnered with Curitiba-based EPH Engineering in Brazil,...

EMEC and Enel Green Power to collaborate on marine energy
05 September 2019 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Enel Green Power SpA (EGP)...

720MW Mangdechhu project inaugurated in Bhutan
03 September 2019 The 4x180MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric project has been officially...

Hydro Tasmania investigating pumped storage opportunities
02 September 2019 Hydro Tasmania has announced it is accelerating detailed investigation...

August 2019

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Verbund gets OK for Jettenbach-Töging refurbishment
29 August 2019 Verbund Innkraftwerke has been given the OK by authorities to begin a...

Industry players support professorship in digitalisation
29 August 2019 Aker Solutions, Multiconsult and Digitread have entered into an...

Hydro plant groundbreaking moves Notre Dame closer to sustainability goals
28 August 2019 The University of Notre Dame and South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts...

SMEC wins dam, water contracts in Pakistan
28 August 2019 In partnership with its subsidiary Engineering General Consultants...

Finland’s Salhami project refurbished
28 August 2019 The Salahmi hydroelectric project in Finland has been...

Works start at Qairokkum hydro plant, Tajikistan
27 August 2019 Work has officially started on the rehabilitation of the Qairokkum...

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...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 1
05 July 2019 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 1) has been published.

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...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXIX, Issue 4
05 April 2019 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXIX, Issue 4) has...

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...