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November 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Bank OKs funds for renewables in Argentina
02 March 2017 The World Bank has approved a US$ 480 million guarantee to help...

EVN calls halt to Gorna Arda plans, Bulgaria
02 March 2017 Plans to build the 174.2MW Gorna Arda hydropower complex in Bulgaria...

Plans to attack Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam foiled, says Ethiopia
02 March 2017 Plans to attack the 6000MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have...

Pöyry contracted for further work on Nam Theun 1, Laos
02 March 2017 Pöyry is to further its involvement in the 650MW Nam Theun 1 project in...

Mott MacDonald to advise on tidal barrier scheme
02 March 2017 The developer of a proposed large-scale tidal barrier scheme in...

February 2017

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Negotiations underway for Tina River hydropower project, Solomon Islands
23 February 2017 Korean companies Korea Water Resources (K-Water) and Hyundai...

Power Machines makes progress on Kygy project, Turkey
23 February 2017 Power Machines has announced that the installation of the first...

Tocardo Tidal Power kicks-off InToTidal project
23 February 2017 Tocardo Tidal Power has taken a major step in its planned 20-year...

NIB loans Wartsila funds for Eniram and American Hydro acquisitions
23 February 2017 Wärtsilä’s plans to expands its digital portfolio has received a boost...

Consortium assessing seawater pumped storage plant in South Australia
21 February 2017 Australian energy retailer EnergyAustralia has updated the federal...

Hydro powers Swiss network operator
20 February 2017 Switzerland based network operator Sunrise has announced that, since...

Atlantis onboard the Wyre tidal project
20 February 2017 Development of a tidal energy project on the west coast of England is...

Australian govt supports Genex solar/pumped storage plans
16 February 2017 Genex Power’s plans for a large scale solar development with the...

Kariba Dam plunge pool contract signed
16 February 2017 Razel-BEC of France has been awarded the contract for plunge pool...

Minesto to scale up tidal array project, Wales
15 February 2017 Marine energy developer Minesto has announced plans to expand the...

Evacuation order reduced following Oroville spillway incident
15 February 2017 The evacuation order for the Oroville Dam spillway incident was reduced to...

Oroville spillway situation: update
14 February 2017 Following concerns at the weekend of uncontrolled releases from Lake...

Mass evacuation ordered following Oroville spillway concerns, California
13 February 2017 Residents of counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding...

Govts set to sign first part of Kariba Dam rehab contracts
13 February 2017 The Zambian and Zimbabwean governments, with the support of European...

Multipurpose scheme inaugurated in Sudan
09 February 2017 The Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320MW hydroelectric power plant...

IFC sorts $140 milion funding deal for Vorotan Cascade, Armenia
09 February 2017 Funding totalling $140 million has been arranged by World Bank Group...

Neelum-Jhelum tunnels near completion
09 February 2017 Tunnelling work at the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project in Pakistan...

Cube Hydro takes ownership of Alcoa’s North Carolina hydro plants
09 February 2017 Cube Hydro Carolinas, LLC, an affiliate of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC,...

SSE opens new visitor center that celebrates hydro heritage
09 February 2017 Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Cabinet this...

Pöyry to work on Alto Maipo hydropower plant, Chile
06 February 2017 Pöyry has won an engineering services assignment for the Alto...

Bujagli sale falls through
02 February 2017 Norway’s SN Power will not take a stake in the 250MW Bujagali...

Andritz Hydro to supply turbines and generators to Austrian hydro plant
01 February 2017 Andritz Hydro has been contracted by Energie Steiermark to supply...

January 2017

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ABB wins Belo Monte transmission deal
31 January 2017 ABB is to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte...

Carbon certification launched for small hydro plant, DRC
30 January 2017 Virunga National Park and carbon finance group Aera Group have launched a...

Voith celebrates 150th anniversary in 2017
30 January 2017 Voith is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017 and has announced it...

EBRD cancels loan for Boskov Most hydropower plant, Macedonia
26 January 2017 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s €65 million loan...

Clean Energy Group to build Namakhvani project, Georgia
26 January 2017 Clean Energy Group Georgia LLC, a subsidiary of Norway’s Clean Energy...

University to use grant to ‘rethink’ hydropower
26 January 2017 An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists in the...

RusHydro launches Zaragizhskaya small hydro plant
26 January 2017 The 30.6MW Zaragizhskaya hydropower plant has been successfully launched...

Record-breaking 2016 for Itaipu hydro plant, plans unveiled to ensure future operation
26 January 2017 The Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazil, Paraguay border ended 2016...

FirstEnergy to sell hydro stake, natural gas assets to LS Power Equity Partners
24 January 2017 FirstEnergy Corp has agreed to sell its stake in a 713MW pumped storage...

Antofagasta gives update on plans to exit Alto Maipo project
24 January 2017 Antofagasta plc has announced that its subsidiary Minera Los Pelambres...

EBRD, EU and TBC Bank join forces to fund Georgian hydro project
20 January 2017 TBC Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and...

Atlantis to expand business beyond tidal
20 January 2017 Atlantis Resources is planning to establish a new internal division...

Lawsuit on Grand Coulee oil pollution settled
20 January 2017 Columbia Riverkeeper has announced it has reached a settlement with the...

Loan agreements to support Tarbela expansion, Pakistan
19 January 2017 Pakistan has signed loan deals worth $720 million with the World Bank and...

IRENA, ADFD funding hydro project in the Solomon Islands
17 January 2017 A government-backed 20MW reservoir dam and hydropower facility in the...

New orders for Andritz
16 January 2017 Andritz Hydro has won new orders for work on hydropower plants in Norway...

Gilkes commissions two new hydro schemes in Scotland
16 January 2017 Two new hydro projects totaling 2.1MW have been commissioned in the...

Major milestone for 870MW Suki Kinari project, Pakistan
13 January 2017 One of the largest private sector hydropower projects in Pakistan – the...

Govt review supports Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
12 January 2017 Plans for a pioneering 320MW tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales,...

Major construction work to start soon on Bagnell Dam, US
12 January 2017 A $52 million project to install a series of new anchors, together...

EMEC supporting marine energy industry in China
12 January 2017 UK wave and tidal energy experts are building innovation links with...

DCNS and Bpifrance create DCNS Energies
12 January 2017 Naval defence firm DCNS and Bpifrance have announced the creation of...

Ferrovial-led consortium to build Iberdrola’s Gouvães plant, Portugal
12 January 2017 A consoritum headed by Ferrovial Agroman, and including local firm MSF, is...

BNDES loans funds for Enel’s Apiacas project
09 January 2017 The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has signed a 373 million...

Hydro operations in China have impacted Mekong, says research
09 January 2017 Hydropower projects in China have caused ‘major flow changes’ to the...

Containerized small hydro power plants to be shipped to Georgia
04 January 2017 With assistance from Rosatom Eastern Europe, Ganz EEM, a Hungarian...

Boralex closes financing for Yellow Fall hydro project, Canada
03 January 2017 Boralex Inc has announced it has secured $74.3 million in financing for...

Duke Energy completes sale of Latin American hydro, thermal assets to I Squared
03 January 2017 Duke Energy has completed the previously announced sales of its...

Ayala Corp to sell hydro assets in the Philippines to Sta Clara
03 January 2017 Sta Clara Corporation is to acquire 100% ownership of three...

December 2016

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Andritz wins modernisation contract at Hoover Dam
29 December 2016 The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Andritz Hydro a $6.82...

NRW refuses permit for RWE Innogy hydro scheme in Wales
29 December 2016 Natural Resources Wales has turned down an application by RWE Innogy to...

Gibe III inaugurated in Ethiopia
29 December 2016 Electricity production in Ethiopia is set to almost double thanks to...

Agreement reached to complete Muskrat Falls work
27 December 2016 Construction work on the powerhouse and intake civil works for the...

Hydro to power Notre Dame University
15 December 2016 A small hydroelectric facility is to be built on the St. Joseph River...

Work suspended at Hydro-Québec’s Romaine project following worker’s death
14 December 2016 Hydro-Québec has suspended work on part of its La Romaine hydro project...

Inauguration for Liberia’s Mount Coffee plant
13 December 2016 The first generating unit at the Mount Coffee hydropower project in...

Wave energy converter construction underway announces MPS
13 December 2016 A milestone has been reached for Marine Power Systems (MPS) WaveSub...

MWH names David Rupay as new leader of Canadian hydropower operations
13 December 2016 MWH, now part of Stantec, has announced it has hired David Rupay to lead...

New president for Brüel & Kjær Vibro
13 December 2016 Brüel & Kjær Vibro, supplier of machine protection and condition...

Hydro workers among victims of plane crash
09 December 2016 Austrian engineering group Andritz has confirmed to Reuters that three of...

Fish passage project at Lower Yellowstone moves step closer
07 December 2016 A new 15,500ft long bypass channel is to be built at the Lower...

Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft to be merged by Aquila
07 December 2016 Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft (NGK) are to merge in plans...

Pakistan Govt in Diamer Bhasha dam financing plan
05 December 2016 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly approved ‘in...

BHEL commissions first unit at Pulichintala project, India
01 December 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Norconsult wins international BIM award
01 December 2016 Norconsult’s paperless hydropower project, Vamma 12, has gained the...

Rushydro sells five dams
01 December 2016 RusHydro has sold five dams on the Angara River in Siberia to LLC...

November 2016

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New hydro acquisition for Eagle Creek
30 November 2016 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC will now add the 19MW Worumbo...

Another unit overhauled at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
30 November 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines have announced they have completed the...

New pumped storage project gets ok from Scottish ministers
29 November 2016 A new 400MW pumped storage facility in Scotland has been given the...

GE to help upgrade Taiwan’s largest hydro plant
24 November 2016 GE’s Power Conversion business has chosen to help upgrade the 1602MW...

First power produced in MeyGen milestone
24 November 2016 The MeyGen tidal energy project site in the Pentland Firth, Scotland...

Proposed new rules from FERC could increase participation of pumped storage
24 November 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the US has released its...

Wales and Canada sign marine energy agreement
23 November 2016 Marine Energy Wales and Marine Renewables Canada have agreed to...

North America’s largest tidal turbine generating power
23 November 2016 The largest tidal turbine deployed so far in North America – an OpenHydro...

Mott MacDonald to develop climate resilience guidelines for hydro and dams
22 November 2016 Mott MacDonald has announced it has been appointed by the World Bank...

Toshiba to equip Nam Ou 4 plant, Laos
17 November 2016 Toshiba Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou)...

Plan to deliver Canadian hydropower to Minnesota gets OK from US DOE
17 November 2016 Plans for an international transmission line to deliver clean energy...

PTEC partners with Schottel Hydro and Tocardo Tidal Turbines
17 November 2016 Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) as joined forces with global...

EIB to strengthen support for renewable energy in North Africa
17 November 2016 The European Investment Bank has today confirmed plans to strengthen...

Voith turbines for wind/pumped storage hybrid plant
16 November 2016 The world’s first wind/pumped storage hybrid power plant – located...

Mediation urged for India, Pakistan over Indus dams
11 November 2016 The World Bank Group has urged India and Pakistan to agree to mediation...

ABB wins order for hydropower transmission link in China
11 November 2016 ABB has won an order worth over $40 million to provide power equipment...

IHA to host side events at COP22
10 November 2016 The International Hydropower Association has announced it will host two...

NHA reacts to US Presidential Elections
10 November 2016 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has congratulated...

Feasibility study complete for Kidston pumped storage project
10 November 2016 Genex Power has reached another major milestone in the development of...

Voith to automate Norwegian plants
07 November 2016 Voith Hydro has been awarded a US$38.9 million (320 million Norwegian...

New small hydro plants for Peru
04 November 2016 Construction work has begun on a $140 million project to build six...

ArcLight Capital to buy TransCanada’s New England hydro assets
03 November 2016 ArcLight Capital Partners is to acquire TransCanada’s 584MW of...

Bangladesh and Nepal in pumped storage agreements
02 November 2016 Bangladesh and Nepal have signed an agreement to develop two pumped...

Toshiba to equip Malea plant, Indonesia
02 November 2016 Toshiba is to supply generating equipment to the Malea hydropower plant...

Construction officially starts on Rogun dam, Tajikistan
01 November 2016 Tajikistan president Emomali Rahmon has officially launched construction...

October 2016

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Scottish hydro scheme gets £1.25 million from crowd funding
27 October 2016 £1.25 million in crowd funding has been secured for the Lochy Hydro...

Tidal Energy Ltd in Administration
27 October 2016 UK-based Tidal stream technology company, Tidal Energy Ltd, has been...

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Treaty signed
27 October 2016 A tri-partite treaty agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt has...

Site C project is well planned, says independent report
26 October 2016 An independent review of the Site C project in British Columbia, Canada,...

Zimbabwe Govt provides funds for Tokwe-Mukorsi dam completion
26 October 2016 Work is set to continue on the Tokwe-Mukorsi dam in Zimbabwe after...

India looks to reclassify large hydro as renewable
25 October 2016 Large hydropower projects could soon be classed as renewable energy in...

World’s most powerful tidal turbine installed at EMEC
20 October 2016 The world’s most powerful tidal turbine has been installed at the...

Nedre Røssåga opens following extensive renovation
20 October 2016 Statkraft has officially reopened its Nedre Røssåga hydropower station...

New funding injection for Marine Power Systems
19 October 2016 Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) is set to...

Bypass channel preferred option for Lower Yellowstone fish passage, US
19 October 2016 An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has identified the construction of...

China’s Sichuan province likely to halt small hydro development
17 October 2016 No new small-scale hydropower plants will be built in the Chinese province...

GE equipment to increase Mottec output, Switzerland
14 October 2016 The Mottec hydropower plant in the Wallis region, Switzerland, is set to...

Swansea Bay turbine tender launched
14 October 2016 The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project has launched a tender for the design...

Duke sells Latin American businesses
13 October 2016 Duke Energy has announced that China Three Gorges Corporation has agreed...

Ullico invests in hydro portfolio
12 October 2016 Ullico Inc is providing an additional $50 million in funding to the...

Brazilian bank shifts focus to renewables
12 October 2016 Brazil’s development bank (BNDES) says it will no longer fund new coal or...

Voith to modernize Drakensberg generators, South Africa
10 October 2016 Voith is to modernize three generators at the Drakensberg pumped...

Andritz to supply Nam Theun 1, Lao PDR
07 October 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply electromechanical equipment for the Nam Theun...

Beaver Park rehab recognized with national award
05 October 2016 AECOM has announced that the Beaver Park Dam Rehabilitation Project...

CKD Blansko Holding works on Vässinkoski project
05 October 2016 ČKD Blansko Holding has won a contract from Fortum Sverige AB for...

Plans unveiled for world’s first combined wind-pumped storage project
03 October 2016 Gaildork wind farm in Germany is to feature the world’s first...

Pöyry to work on Mexican hydro plans
03 October 2016 Generadora Fénix has awarded Pöyry the pre-feasibility study...

Hedcor completes first of four desanders for Manolo Fortich project
03 October 2016 Hedcor has announced it has built one of four desanders for the 68.8MW...

Tidal lagoon sector worth over £70 billion to UK industry says report, while tender launched for turbine plant
03 October 2016 The potential value of the tidal lagoon sector to UK industry could be...

September 2016

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Welsh pumped storage scheme gets ok for underground grid connection
29 September 2016 Plans for a pumped storage scheme in Gwynedd, Wales, have taken a major...

Two more small hydro schemes commissioned in Scotland
29 September 2016 Gilkes Energy has commissioned two new hydro projects with a total...

Skanska to build Nedre Otta plant, Norway
27 September 2016 Skanska is to build the 85MW Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Sel and...

Statkraft opens first hydro plant in Albania
26 September 2016 Statkraft has officially opened the 73MW Banja hydropower plant in...

Soma Power Indonesia presents plans for 150MW hydro scheme
26 September 2016 Work could start soon on a 150MW hydropower scheme on the Bongka River...

Ethiopia to export hydro to Tanzania
23 September 2016 Tanzania has agreed to purchase 400MW of hydroelectricity from Ethiopia,...

Keeyask and Bipole III plans a ‘mistake’, but must move forward says review
22 September 2016 Following a four month review, the Keeyask hydroelectric generating...

GE and Electricite du Laos in hydro MoU
22 September 2016 GE and Electricite du Laos (EDL) have signed a Memorandum of...

Green Mountain Power to buy 17MW hydro assets from Enel
22 September 2016 Green Mountain Power has reached an agreement with Enel Green Power...

Want to be involved in a forthcoming editorial feature?
21 September 2016 In the November print issue we are running one of our special...

Devoll delivers first power to Albanian grid
21 September 2016 The 7.2MW Eco Flow Unit at Banja hydropower plant in Albania as...

Funding boost for Tarbela expansion, Pakistan
21 September 2016 Funding has been approved by the World Bank for the installation of a...

World’s first multi-megawatt tidal array launched
15 September 2016 Europe’s tidal energy industry reached an important milestone with...

Workers missing in Vietnam dam incident
15 September 2016 Officials have confirmed that two workers are missing following the...

BHEL commissions final Teesta unit
15 September 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

MWH wins contract for Chimney Hollow Reservoir Project
14 September 2016 MWH, now part of global engineering, consulting and construction...

EMEC wins industry award
14 September 2016 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been named ‘Blue...

Plans unveiled for Scottish pumped storage scheme
09 September 2016 Plans for a 300MW pumped storage scheme on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland,...

Marine Power Systems partners with ASTUTE 2020
09 September 2016 Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based wave energy company, has...

1800MW Teles Pires plant commissioned in Brazil
06 September 2016 Iberdrola has announced the 1800MW Teles Pires hydropower plant in the...

Operations set to start at Chanju-I, India
05 September 2016 The 36MW Chanju-I hydropower project in the Indian state of Himachal...

Major investment for Vietnam hydropower firm
02 September 2016 Financial firms UOB Venture Management and Orix have both confirmed they...

Funds will help develop Marine energy centre in SE Asia
02 September 2016 Researchers at Robert Gordon University have won £166k in funding from the...

August 2016

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Endesa Chile drops water rights for Chilean hydro plants
31 August 2016 Endesa Chile has given up the water rights to six hydropower plants in...

REH commissions third hydro plant in South Africa
26 August 2016 Hydro developer Renewable Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd (REH) has...

RWE Innogy inaugurates small hydro scheme in Scotland
25 August 2016 RWE Innogy’s 3MW Cia Aig Hydro Scheme has been officially inaugurated...

IHA expands knowledge networks initiative
24 August 2016 The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge...

Funding for Norwegian tunnel safety project
24 August 2016 Innovation Norway's Arena programme has approved funding for the...

European Commission approves hydro support scheme in Czech Republic
23 August 2016 The European Commission has approved plans put forward by the Czech...

BC Hydro addresses fracking and dam safety concerns
23 August 2016 BC Hydro’s Deputy CEO Chris O'Riley has released a statement responding...

Working group launched for Myanmar’s hydro sector
23 August 2016 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the first working...

Statkraft becomes first supplier of I-RECs in India
23 August 2016 European renewable energy generator Statkraft has become the first company...

Siemens to supply switchgear to Rogun hydro plant, Tajikistan
22 August 2016 Siemens has announced it is to supply two gas-insulated...

New licence for Duke Energy hydro project
22 August 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has issued a...

Surbana Jurong acquires SMEC
16 August 2016 Asian consultancy company Surbana Jurong has acquired Australian firm SMEC...

Site C marks one year of construction
15 August 2016 Construction of the Site C project in northeast British Columbia reached...

First transformer tested for Volzhskaya project, Russia
15 August 2016 A joint venture of Power Machines and Toshiba has manufactured and tested...

Test operations start at Nedre Røssåga, Norway
12 August 2016 Statkraft has confirmed it has started a three month test operation of...

Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
12 August 2016 Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced...

Hydro Equipment Association dissolved
11 August 2016 The Board of Directors of the Hydro Equipment Association (HEA) has...

US Governor signs hydro, wind bill
09 August 2016 The US state of Massachusetts is set to procure more energy from...

Mabey contributes to Yorkshire hydropower projects
09 August 2016 Mabey has announced details on its involvement in the construction of two...

MPS completes scale tank testing of wave energy device
09 August 2016 Wales-based wave energy developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) has...

Andritz to equip Gouvães pumped storage plant, Portugal
05 August 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and penstock...

Grant helps fund hydro and irrigation study in Tanzania
04 August 2016 The African Water Facility (AWF) has approved a €2 million grant to help...

GE Renewable Energy presents new digital tech for hydro
04 August 2016 GE Renewable Energy has released details of its intelligent...

Voith to modernize SSE hydro station
04 August 2016 Voith is to modernize equipment at the Mucomir small hydroelectric...

July 2016

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US DOE releases new hydro report, confirms $9.8 million in funding
27 July 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new report looking at...

World Bank suspends funding for Inga 3
26 July 2016 The World Bank Group has announced it has suspended disbursements of...

FERC, USACE sign hydropower MOU
26 July 2016 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Army Corps...

Welsh hydro scheme officially opens
26 July 2016 A 400kW hydroelectric project on the River Taff in Cardiff, Wales,...

Gilkes wins supply deal for three SSE Sites
25 July 2016 Gilkes has been contracted by SSE to supply turbine, generator and...

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade
25 July 2016 ABB has completed the upgrade and refurbishment of the three high...

BHEL commissions third unit at Teesta Low Dam
25 July 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

Climate Bonds Initiative launches Hydropower Technical Working Group
20 July 2016 The Climate Bonds Initiative has launched a Hydropower Technical...

Stampede Dam raise to get underway in the US
20 July 2016 Stampede Dam and dike structures in California, US, are being raised...

Turkey's Akfen Holding eyes 1000MW renewable capacity with bank support
19 July 2016 Turkish infrastructure group Akfen Holding is set to increase its...

Wärtsilä in new agreement with Marelli Motori
19 July 2016 Wärtsilä is to provide Italian firm Marelli Motori with...

Ocean Power Technologies deploys first commercially designed PB3 PowerBuoy
19 July 2016 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc has deployed its commercial design of the...

New UK PM scraps Climate Change department
19 July 2016 The newly appointed UK prime minister Theresa May has sent a clear...

SME installs world’s first subsea rock anchors in tidal site
15 July 2016 In what is believed to be a world first, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME)...

Robbins and NHI agree merger plan
15 July 2016 The Robbins Company and Northern Heavy Industries (NHI) Group are to...

Manolo Fortich project hits halfway mark in the Philippines
14 July 2016 Work underway for Hedcor’s 68.8 MW run-of-river hydropower project in...

New order for Mavel in the US, as project commissioned in Italy
12 July 2016 Mavel Americas, Inc. has announced it has received an order for a...

Voith wins deal on Priest Rapids dam rehab, US
12 July 2016 Grant County Public Utility District (GCPUD) has awarded Voith Hydro a...

Hunger Hydraulic to supply cylinders and seals for MPS wave energy device
12 July 2016 Welsh firm Marine Power Systems (MPS) has signed a contract with...

EIB makes first investment in wave energy technology
11 July 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to invest up to EUR 10 million...

Minesto technology gets funding boost from Swedish Energy Agency
11 July 2016 Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto, together with industry and...

Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement acquires long-term partner
11 July 2016 Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has acquired its...

EEP invites expression of interest for hydro project
06 July 2016 Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has invited expressions of interest...

IHA appointed accredited observer of the Green Climate Fund
06 July 2016 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been approved as...

BC Hydro reaches agreements with Indian Bank on Site C
06 July 2016 BC Hydro and McLeod Lake Indian Band have concluded agreements that...

Full output for Alterra Power’s Jimmie Creek project
06 July 2016 Alterra Power Corporation’s Jimmie Creek run-of-river hydroelectric...

Salini in $3.9 billion deal for hydro scheme in Tajikistan
04 July 2016 Salini Impregilo has signed a framework agreement worth $3.9 billion to...

New technology targets small hydro development
04 July 2016 Engineers at Oregon State University in the US have created a new...

Clean energy pledge for North American governments
04 July 2016 The political leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico have announced a...

June 2016

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Work underway on three new hydro schemes, Scotland
29 June 2016 Construction has started on three small hydro projects with a...

RusHydro and Power Machines sign new cooperation agreement
29 June 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines are expanding their working...

Major electric grid project completed in New York state, US
29 June 2016 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Electric & Gas...

AfDB President and Quebec Premier discuss investment opportunities, including energy
29 June 2016 African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina and Quebec...

Setback for Welsh pumped storage scheme
27 June 2016 Plans for a 99.9MW pumped storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near...

Fish passage system tests a success
27 June 2016 A fish passage system has safely transported live fish over a distance...

Wärtsilä acquires Weir American Hydro
23 June 2016 Wärtsilä has announced it has acquired North American firm Weir...

Hydro Ottawa to acquire remaining Chaudière Falls hydro assets from Hydro-Québec
22 June 2016 Hydro Ottawa has agreed to acquire the remaining 33% interest in the...

Milestone for MeyGen
22 June 2016 Tidal power developer Atlantis has reached a major technical milestone...

NIB finances new power line in Norway
22 June 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to lend Norwegian grid...

RusHydro and Voith Hydro to cooperate on Saratovskaya modernisation
20 June 2016 RusHydro and Voith Hydro have signed an agreement that will see the...

Construction starts on community hydro scheme, Scotland
20 June 2016 Construction work has begun on the Donside hydro scheme in Aberdeen,...

Hydro Tasmania expecting $90 million loss from energy supply challenge
20 June 2016 Hydro Tasmania has announced that it is expecting to take a loss of...

Construction milestone for Site C
16 June 2016 Main civil works have started at BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy...

USBR awards $17.8 million contract for equipment overhauls
15 June 2016 Toshiba America Energy Systems is to carry out a major overhaul of...

SMEC secures further work on Edevu project, Papua New Guinea
15 June 2016 SMEC has been engaged by AG Investment Limited to continue work on the...

Chinese firms to fund DRC hydro plant
15 June 2016 A new $660 million hydroelectric plant to power a mining operation in...

EU funds for tidal energy testing in Scotland
15 June 2016 Funding of just over €3.9 million (£3.1 m) has been awarded by the...

Wärtsilä provides seal system for US hydro plant
13 June 2016 Wärtsilä is to help Loup River Public Power District reduce its...

HeliosAltas and Rampinelli sign deal for Helios PowerWheel development
13 June 2016 HeliosAltas Corporation (HA) is launching the deployment of it’s...

Basslink returns to service
13 June 2016 Australia’s Basslink interconnector has returned to service, six months...

$21 million upgrade project for Pennsylvania dam
09 June 2016 American Water subsidiary Pennsylvania American Water has announced plans...

Online Canadian hydropower map launched
08 June 2016 The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA), in conjunction with the...

Addis Ababa to host 2017 World Hydropower Congress
07 June 2016 The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa,...

Salma project inaugurated in Afghanistan
07 June 2016 The 42MW Salma dam in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a project...

Poyry and Temelsu to work on Turkish dam
07 June 2016 Poyry, in a consortium partnership with Temelsu, has won a contract...

Mavel to equip Winchie Creek project, Canada
06 June 2016 Mavel Americas, Inc is to supply a Vertical Pelton Turbine and...

Second turbine deployed to EDF’s tidal site
06 June 2016 OpenHydro has successfully deployed its second turbine to...

KGAL under new ownership
06 June 2016 Whessoe Sdn Bhd (WSB) of Malaysia has acquired UK consulting engineers...

Hedcor hydro construction on track as rainy season hits
06 June 2016 Run-of-river hydro developer Hedcor is on schedule with construction of...

Ingeteam to work on Tavascan project, Spain
06 June 2016 Ingeteam Power Technology has won a contract from Endesa S.A. to...

May 2016

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Salini to build new dam, Ethiopia
25 May 2016 Salini Impregilo has announced that it will build a new 2200MW dam project...

Veresen sells Glen Park hydro facility for US$61 Million
25 May 2016 Veresen Inc has agreed to sell its 33MW Glen Park hydropower facility in...

SMEC assesses feasibility of Baime project, Papua New Guinea
23 May 2016 Following the successful completion of a pre-feasibility study in 2014,...

FOCUS 35 monitors French dam for movement
23 May 2016 At the Razisse dam on the Dadou River in southwest France, a...

HeliosAltas to deliver small hydro technology to the Philippines
19 May 2016 HeliosAltas Corporation has secured an exclusive distribution and...

Aecon to fabricate BRTP tidal power platform
19 May 2016 Aecon Group subsidiary Aecon Atlantic Industrial Inc. has won a contract...

Ferrovial-led consortium to build Portuguese dam
18 May 2016 A consortium led by Ferrovial Agroman and including local company MSF...

Bard College, New York, wins $1 million funding for micro hydro project
17 May 2016 Bard College in the US State of New York has been awarded government...

Voith Hydro wins rehab contract at Ice Harbor project, US
16 May 2016 Voith Hydro has been contracted to install two units at the Ice Harbor dam...

New hydro planned for the Philippines
16 May 2016 First Gen Corporation has unveiled plans to build three new hydropower...

World’s largest tidal turbine launched
13 May 2016 Scotrenewables Tidal Power has launched its 2MW SR2000 – described as...

IHA publishes 2016 Hydropower Status Report
12 May 2016 The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from...

Rye Development gets first FERC licence issued under expedited process
12 May 2016 Rye Development has received a hydropower license from the Federal...

Renewables currently powering Tasmania
12 May 2016 Mainland Tasmania is currently being continuously and completely powered...

Dominovas Energy launches new hydropower division
11 May 2016 Dominovas Energy Corporation is entering the hydropower generation...

Stantec completes acquisition of MWH
11 May 2016 Stantec Inc has completed the previously announced acquisition of MWH...

Funding secured for Koysho Dam, Ethiopia
10 May 2016 Ethiopia has secured funding for development of the 2000MW Koysho Dam on...

Hydro Tasmania takes over Alstom engineering workshop
10 May 2016 Hydro Tasmania has confirmed it has taken over operational control of...

Fatalities as landslide hits Chinese hydro plant
09 May 2016 At least 31 people have died with several others missing as a...

Hydro rehab part of NIB loan agreement
09 May 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed financing that will be used...

‘Innovative’ design increases energy potential at Australian pumped storage plant
05 May 2016 The proposed Kidston pumped storage project in North Queensland,...

New framework could boost hydro in India
05 May 2016 India’s Power Ministry is looking to develop a new framework that could...

Study identifies huge potential for pumped storage in Europe
03 May 2016 Around 2291GWh of pumped storage hydropower could be generated...

SME secures funds for PLAT-O array deployment
03 May 2016 Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) is to commence the deployment of an array...

April 2016

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Voith breaks ground on ‘demonstration’ hydro plant
29 April 2016 Voith has begun construction of a small hydropower plant at its...

SPP Pumps to power up Hong Kong Water treatment works
28 April 2016 A water treatment works in Hong Kong is to generate hydroelectricity...

Flow Science expands into Latin America
28 April 2016 Flow Science,Inc. has formed a new subsidiary, Flow Science Latin America...

New UK tidal project gets green light
27 April 2016 A new ‘state-of-the-art’ tidal energy generation project located off the...

Rick Miller receives Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award
27 April 2016 One of the hydropower industry’s most prestigious awards has been given...

KFAED to finance small hydro construction in Cuba
25 April 2016 The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has approved a loan...

Funding approved for hydro upgrades in Massachusetts, US
25 April 2016 Massachusetts State energy officials have approved over $1 million in...

Monitoring team formed for Philippines hydro project
25 April 2016 SN Aboitiz Power-Magat (SNAP-Magat) has announced it has formed...

First turbine enters commercial operation at Belo Monte, Brazil
21 April 2016 The first 611MW turbine at Brazil’s controversial 11.2GW Belo...

Plans in place to study feasibility of OTEC plant for Malaysia
21 April 2016 French group DCNS and the OTEC Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia...

New small hydro scheme for Yorkshire, UK
20 April 2016 Work is underway on a new 500kW hydro project on the River Calder...

SN Power to buy SGBH’s stake in Bujagli
19 April 2016 Norway’s SN Power AS is to buy out SG Bujagali Holdings Ltd’s (SGBH)...

IFC investing in hydropower in Pakistan in bid to improve standards
19 April 2016 International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank...

GE to work on hydro schemes in Vietnam and China
15 April 2016 GE Renewable Energy has won deals valued at US$9 million for retrofit work...

Costs increase for Ruataniwha scheme in New Zealand, but more jobs and income predicted
15 April 2016 A review of the regional economic impacts of the Ruataniwha Water...

Agreements signed for Israeli pumped storage project
14 April 2016 Kardan NV has announced that a consortium of Sinohydro Corporation and...

Hidroelectrica to sell further hydro assets
14 April 2016 Romanian power firm Hidroelectrica is offering a further 20...

Second Ingula unit synchronized to the grid
14 April 2016 A second 333MW unit at the Ingula pumped storage project in South Africa...

Hedcor provides update on Philippines hydro
14 April 2016 Renewable energy developer Hedcor, a subsidiary of AboitizPower has...

Guidelines aim to make hydro on the Mekong more sustainable
13 April 2016 New guidelines have been drawn up that may help to make future...

Schottel Hydro to provide turbine prototype for Minesto
12 April 2016 Tidal power developer Minesto has announced it has completed the...

NIB funds six hydro plants in Norway
12 April 2016 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is to loan Norwegian power company...

Klamath dam removal agreements signed
12 April 2016 The US government has signed agreements with other stakeholders that...

Brazilian bank to support small hydro growth
12 April 2016 Brazil's Far South Regional Development Bank (BRDE) is helping to support...

New hydro for RWE in Scotland
12 April 2016 RWE International has increased its hydropower portfolio in Scotland with...

Voith Hydro Canada to equip Site C project, Canada
11 April 2016 Voith Hydro Canada is to design, supply, and install six vertical...

Dewberry to assess South Carolina Dams
04 April 2016 Professional services firm Dewberry has been selected by the...

BC Hydro completes Mica dam upgrades
04 April 2016 BC Hydro’s Mica dam project now has six generating units thanks to...

Sale of Pennsylvanian hydro plants complete
04 April 2016 US IPP Talen Energy Corporation has completed the $860 million sale of...

March 2016

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ÅF to work on Swedish hydro renovation
31 March 2016 ÅF is to renovate the electrical and control equipment of two...

Stantec to acquire MWH
30 March 2016 Stantec Inc. has announced it is to acquire engineering, consulting...

Joule Africa takes 100% stake in Bumbuna II project
30 March 2016 Joule Africa now fully owns the planned Bumbuna II hydroelectric project...

New hydro orders for HCC
29 March 2016 Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) is to work on hydropower schemes...

BHEL commissions second unit at Teesta Low Dam
29 March 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned...

TransCanada looks to sell hydro facilities
29 March 2016 TransCanada is planning to sell hydro facilities with a combined capacity...

US Govt report highlights impact of climate change on water resources, including hydro
24 March 2016 A new report from the US Government’s Interior Department has warned...

Voith to supply Wudongde project, China
21 March 2016 Voith is to supply six hydroelectric turbine generator units and...

Finance deal signed for Ruzizi III project, Africa
17 March 2016 A hydropower project shared by Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic...

Funding boost for new small hydro in Scotland
17 March 2016 Albion Community Power (ACP) has announced it has committed close to...

Andritz to equip Thailand’s Srinagarind project
16 March 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply electromechanical equipment to the...

Hydro Tasmania’s water levels below 15%
16 March 2016 Water levels in Hydro Tasmania’s reservoirs currently stand at 14.8%,...

Trevi signs contract for Mosul Dam maintenance
14 March 2016 Trevi Group company Trevi Spa has signed a EUR 273 million contract for...

IHA’s Blue Planet Prize open for participation
14 March 2016 The International Hydropower Association has announced that its Blue...

Nine teams get to final of US Govt’s Wave Energy Prize
11 March 2016 Nine teams will continue in a bid to win more than £2 million in funding...

BRICS bank looking to hydropower
11 March 2016 Hydropower investments may be on the cards for a new development bank set...

FFP New Hydro and AECOM Capital team up for small hydro development
09 March 2016 FFP New Hydro LLC, a US-based developer of new hydroelectric projects...

Dulas starts work on Scottish hydro duo
09 March 2016 Renewable energy firm Dulas has begun construction work on two...

Mavel adds TM8 to turbine line
09 March 2016 Mavel has announced it is adding a new unit to its modular micro...

IaDB approves funds to promote private investment in Colombian renewables
08 March 2016 The Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) has approved a $9.3 million...

Drilling starts to study seismic stability at Ochoco Dam, US
08 March 2016 A drilling programme began this week at the Ochoco Dam in Oregon, US, to...

PSP Investments to buy 1.2GW hydro portfolio in the US
07 March 2016 Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) is to...

SMEC to supervise Ugandan hydro project
07 March 2016 SMEC is to provide project management and construction supervision...

33GW of new hydro capacity commissioned in 2015, says IHA
03 March 2016 A new briefing from the International Hydropower Association has...

Welsh hydro scheme plans rejected
02 March 2016 RWE Innogy’s plans to build a hydropower project at Betws y Coed in the...

Cruachan feasibility study identifies additional capacity
01 March 2016 Additional capacity of between 400-600MW could be added if the...

Innergex completes Walden North acquisition
01 March 2016 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, in partnership with the Cayoose Creek...

February 2016

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StingRAY wave energy device gets Statement of Feasibility
29 February 2016 Independent energy expert and certification body DNV GL has awarded...

ITA invites nominations for Tunnelling Awards 2016
29 February 2016 The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA)...

14 hydropower units modernised by RusHydro in 2015
25 February 2016 RusHydro has announced it refurbished and modernized 14 hydropower units...

BHEL commissions Teesta Low Dam unit
25 February 2016 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned a...

EMEC seeks industry feedback for P2-002
25 February 2016 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is seeking ideas on future...

Tocardo to test 20-year T2 tidal array at EMEC
24 February 2016 Tocardo has announced it has signed up to demonstrate a 20...

Seven face charges over Samarco dam disaster
24 February 2016 Six executives from mining company Samarco, including president...

Alsons plans major hydro investment in the Philippines
24 February 2016 Alsons Renewable Energy Corporation (AREC), a subsidiary of...

Schottel Hydro in tidal turbine deal with Sustainable Marine Energy
23 February 2016 Schottel Hydro has announced it is to deliver 16 of its 62kW...

Nexif Energy takes majority stake in Vietnamese project
17 February 2016 Southeast Asian IPP Nexif Energy has announced it has taken a...

New contracts for Andritz in Latin America
17 February 2016 Andritz Hydro is modernise and equip three hydropower projects in Brazil...

Hydropower looks set to grow over next three years, IHA survey suggests
15 February 2016 Hydropower development is set to grow over the next few years, according...

Multiconsult signs consulting contract for Albanian project
15 February 2016 Multiconsult is to provide consulting services on the Devoll...

UK Govt orders review of tidal lagoon feasibility
12 February 2016 The UK Government has commissioned an independent review into the...

Work to start on £13.6 million Scottish hydro scheme
12 February 2016 Green Highland Renewables is to start work this month on a new hydro...

More funding approved for renewables in Turkey, including hydro
11 February 2016 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to provide...

JV commissions Itezhi Tezhi hydropower project, Zambia
11 February 2016 The 120MW Itezhi Tezhi hydropower project has been successfully...

Mosul Dam in Iraq at ‘higher risk’ of failure, says report
10 February 2016 A report from the US Army Corps of Engineers has warned that the Mosul Dam...

GE gets grant funding for hydro projects in Norway and Turkey
09 February 2016 GE Renewable Energy has received funding support of almost €2 million...

Plans reviewed to resolve Waihi Dam silt discharge
09 February 2016 Hawke’s Bay Regional Council in New Zealand is reviewing an action plan...

Security fears put halt to work on Cetin project, Turkey
05 February 2016 Statkraft has suspended development of the 517MW Cetin hydropower project...

Coalition reach new agreement in bid in to remove Klamath dams
03 February 2016 Plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River in the US have taken a...

Velcan subsidiary gets environmental permit for Indonesian plant
03 February 2016 Velcan SA’s subsidiary company PT Aceh Hydro Power has been granted...

Andritz to equip Gulpur project, Pakistan
03 February 2016 Andritz Hydro has won a EUR 65 million contract from Daelim Lotte...

Equipment rehab for historical Scottish hydro scheme
03 February 2016 Gilkes has announced it is to rehabilitate the mechanical and...

Andritz to supply La Coche extension
01 February 2016 Andritz Hydro is to supply a 240MW turbine generator unit for the...

Major investment in tidal lagoon programme in India and UK
01 February 2016 Gupta family interests, which have been investing heavily in UK energy...

January 2016

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Power stations return to service following Fire
28 January 2016 Two of three power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme...

Hedcor’s hydro construction helps local micro business prosper in Bukidnon
28 January 2016 Hedcor’s P12.5 billion hydropower project in the Province of Bukidnon,...

GE announces plans to cut jobs in Europe
28 January 2016 General Electric plans to cut 6500 jobs in Europe over the next two...

SMEC to work on Thwake multipurpose scheme, Kenya
27 January 2016 SMEC is design and supervise construction of a 1.5km long embankment dam...

MPS completes pump testing ahead of device deployment
26 January 2016 Swansea, UK-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) has recently completed...

Another modernization phase completed at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
25 January 2016 RusHydro and Power Machines OJSС have completed large-scale renovation...

Mersey Forth stations returning to service following fire
25 January 2016 Power stations affected by fire in the Mersey Forth scheme in...

Fires posed no threat to energy supply, says Hydro Tasmania
22 January 2016 Fires currently burning near power generation assets have posed no threat...

First OpenHydro tidal turbine deployed at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat site
21 January 2016 OpenHydro has announced that the first of its two tidal turbines destined...

Fire damages Hydro Tasmania assets
21 January 2016 Fire has damaged part of Hydro Tasmania’s energy infrastructure in...

DNV GL acquires Swedish firm Gothia Power
21 January 2016 DNV GL has announced it has acquired Swedish power system analysis...

Gilkes repairs and recommissions flood damaged equipment
20 January 2016 A hydropower plant in Stirlingshire, UK, is back in service a month...

Six-week test for next generation tidal turbine
20 January 2016 The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Atlantis Resources have...

Linthal plant connected to the grid in Switzerland
18 January 2016 The Linthal pumped storage plant in Switzerland has been...

Eagle Creek acquires extra 30MW hydro capacity
15 January 2016 Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC has acquired Verso Androscoggin Power...

First unit operational at AMP’s Willow Island plant
15 January 2016 Unit 1 has begun commercial operations at American Municipal Power...

Brookfield and partners to take Isagen stake, Colombia
14 January 2016 Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P, together with its...

New pumped storage planned for Ireland
13 January 2016 Plans have been announced for a new 360MW pumped storage plant at the...

Statkraft withdraws from Nepal hydro plant
13 January 2016 Norwegian firm Statkraft is withdrawing plans for the 650MW Tamakoshi...

Consortium to build Vranduk plant, Bosnia-Herzegovina
11 January 2016 A consortium led by Austrian group Strabag and including Croation...

Valve replacement works for Trevallyn Dam, Australia
11 January 2016 Hydro Tasmania is replacing three large dewatering valves originally...

Tailings released from Brazil dam breach less than original estimates
08 January 2016 Significantly less tailings were released than originally estimated...

CTGC to build Kohala project
08 January 2016 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) is to develop the 1100MW...

Civil works contract awarded for Site C project, Canada
08 January 2016 BC Hydro has announced it has reached agreement with Peace River...

Wärtsilä to supply sealing solutions to US plant
07 January 2016 Wärtsilä Corporation has announced it is to participate in the...

Capacity increase for RusHydro in 2015
07 January 2016 Comprehensive modernization at its hydropower plants helped to...

African Development Bank approves Ruzizi III project finance
06 January 2016 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has formally approved US$138M...

US House brings hydropower licensing process into the 21st century
06 January 2016 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has applauded passage of...

Increasing efficiency could offset climate induced water constraints on hydropower production, says research
06 January 2016 Research into climate change has shown that more frequent droughts...

Andritz wins international orders
05 January 2016 Andritz Hydro has won a number of new orders to equip and refurbish...

ILF to work on hydro rehabilitation in Tajikistan
05 January 2016 ILF Consulting Engineers is to consult on the refurbishment of...

Predictions for engineering the future
05 January 2016 Large-scale infrastructure projects are likely to on the agenda...

UK rainfall records smashed in December 2015
05 January 2016 December 2015 will go down in meteorological history as one of the wettest...

December 2015

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Inspirational companies invited to enter responsible business awards
22 December 2015 HRH The Prince of Wales’ charity Business in the Community (BITC) is...

Innovative wave energy device lands at Port Fairy
18 December 2015 Ocean energy company BioPower Systems (BPS) completed the deployment of...

USACE stresses it is business as usual at Lewisville Dam
18 December 2015 The Fort Worth District of the US Army Corps of Engineers has issued...

Lahmeyer looks at feasibility of Pakistani project
18 December 2015 Lahmeyer International is preparing a feasibility study for the...

Hydro delays in Nepal
18 December 2015 Construction of many hydropower projects started by Nepal...

Strengthening East Coast levee flood protection
18 December 2015 The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has completed work...

Siemens to provide environmentally-friendly transformer technology to Glen Canyon Dam project
18 December 2015 Siemens has been chosen by Yellowstone Electric Co. out of Billings,...

Aquamarine Power’s intellectual property assets up for sale
17 December 2015 The intellectual property assets of wave energy business Aquamarine Power...

BPA invests in vegetation solution
17 December 2015 Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has selected the GeoDigital mapping...

Dam honours in hall of fame
17 December 2015 The National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United...

Chinese hydro figures
17 December 2015 China experienced a 3% increase in hydropower generation in November,...

Historic Paris agreement on climate change
17 December 2015 An historic agreement to combat climate change was agreed by 195 nations...

Black & Veatch selected to work on Boone Dam remediation
16 December 2015 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has selected Black & Veatch as...

Cumbria floods: The impact of climate change on flood risk management
15 December 2015 Six years after record-breaking rainfall over the Cumbria fells,...

EMEC recovers sub-sea monitoring system
15 December 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has successfully recovered its...

Milestone achievements for Cape Sharp Tidal
15 December 2015 Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, has...

Voith establishes new Digital Solutions group division
11 December 2015 The Voith Group has established a new division called Voith...

ASDSO marks tenth anniversary of Missouri Dam failure
11 December 2015 “The tenth anniversary of the Taum Sauk dam failure serves as a reminder...

NH CleanTech and Granite State Hydro form new alliance
11 December 2015 The New Hampshire CleanTech Council (NHCTC) and Granite State...

Decisive role for Toshiba in Indian hydro sector
11 December 2015 In a recent interview with The Economic Times of India, Kenji Urai,...

Small hydro to help power Kenyan tea production
10 December 2015 The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has signed a US$55M loan...

EMEC advising development of Nagasaki marine energy test centre
10 December 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has furthered its ties with...

Getting down to business in the Congo
10 December 2015 According to reports by Bloomberg a Congolese businessman is planning...

Experts debate impact of climate change on recent UK floods
10 December 2015 Lord Deben, Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change has spoken...

Tidal lagoon proposed to help develop seaside town
09 December 2015 A council based in northwest England has suggested that the creation of...

World Bank and European Space Agency collaborate on sustainable goals
09 December 2015 The World Bank and the European Space Agency (ESA) have announced that...

Environmental study approved for Chilean pumped sea water plant
09 December 2015 Chilean regulators have approved the environmental impact study for...

Irish dams continue spilling after heavy rain
09 December 2015 Heavy rain and increased water inflows have prompted the Electricity...

Exceptional flooding hits northern England
08 December 2015 More than 3500 homes and businesses are reported to have been flooded...

Top honours for OpenHydro
08 December 2015 OpenHydro has secured top honours for the development of its tidal...

Swiss hydro at the ready
03 December 2015 Swiss power utilities have been warned that they may have to ramp up...

Hydro turbines help drive global corrosion inhibitors market
03 December 2015 The global corrosion inhibitors market is expected to reach US$7.55B by...

Kayaking opposition to Ugandan dam
03 December 2015 A champion kayaking team from Uganda say that the development of the...

Campaigners urge COP21 to exclude large hydro
03 December 2015 A coalition of more than 300 civil society organisations from 53...

NHA addresses government concerns over proposed hydro legislation
03 December 2015 The National Hydropower Association has spoken out against the US...

US hydro industry mourns death of Julie Keil
03 December 2015 Julie A Keil, a prominent figure in the US hydro industry for many...

Critical time for BC’s new water law
02 December 2015 British Columbia’s new Water Sustainability Act will not successfully...

National Trust and Good Energy in renewed partnership
02 December 2015 Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust, has announced...

Paris pact on water and climate change adaptation announced
02 December 2015 A coalition of nations, river basin organisations, business and civil...

Additional funding sought for Alaskan small hydro scheme
01 December 2015 Upper Tanana Energy (UTE) has announced that it has received a...

Ethiopian drought continues as power shortages worsen
01 December 2015 A poor rainy season which has left low water levels at Ethiopian dams...

Licensing success for Duke Energy
01 December 2015 The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new...

Workers killed at Indian project
01 December 2015 Two workers are reported to have been killed and half a dozen others...

Clean up continues at Brazilian tailings dam site
01 December 2015 Mining companies Vale and BHP Billiton have announced plans to work...

Climate change talks under way in Paris
01 December 2015 A fortnight of talks is underway at COP21, the UN climate change...

November 2015

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Reservoir potential to provide solar energy
28 November 2015 Singapore water agency PUB is embarking on a nine-month feasibility study...

REDC acquires mini hydro in the Philippines
28 November 2015 Repower Energy Development Corporation (REDC) has acquired Philippine...

Go ahead given to increase cost of Brazilian hydro
28 November 2015 Owners of Brazilian hydropower plants will be permitted to raise...

New UK risk assessment applied to Japanese dams
26 November 2015 HR Wallingford has been working with Japan’s largest utility...

University of Maine marine research centre
26 November 2015 The Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced...

Canada must not remain on the side lines, new renewables report warns
25 November 2015 The Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity (CanCORE) has released...

Prince Charles speaks out about the need for global action ahead of COP21
25 November 2015 Prince Charles has spoken exclusively to Sky News TV station in the UK...

Worker killed at Innergex hydro plant
25 November 2015 Innergex Renewable Energy has reported that an explosion at the...

Aquamarine Power ceases trading
25 November 2015 Despite a comprehensive marketing process, and after speaking to a number...

Dambuster medal auction will help build lifesaving sand dam
24 November 2015 The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar awarded to Flight...

GE Renewable Energy to equip Mexican plant
24 November 2015 GE Renewable Energy has been chosen to supply three bulb...

Hydropower is the only approach to meet GHG goals in New England
24 November 2015 The US state of New England's current electricity market structure is...

New hydropower training centre in Tanzania
24 November 2015 Arusha Technical College (ATC) in Tanzania is reported to be setting up...

Somali to consider rehabilitating Fanoole hydro dam
20 November 2015 The Somali Government has submitted its Intended National...

Alberta releases tailings dam safety report
20 November 2015 Canada’s Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released the results of its...

US hydro industry leaders dispel false claims about licensing
20 November 2015 Leaders of the hydropower industry have sent a letter to US House...

Increased deforestation could reduce Amazon basin rainfall
20 November 2015 Continued deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could diminish the amount...

Security update for COP21 in Paris
20 November 2015 Nick Henry, CEO of Climate Action, has released the following...

Concern over silt laden Saudi reservoirs
19 November 2015 Increasing levels of silt and sediment are reported to be lowering...

Developing hydropower at South Canal
19 November 2015 In its Final Environmental Assessment, the US Bureau of Reclamation...

Application to double Welsh pumped storage project capacity
19 November 2015 Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) has submitted an application to build a...

IHA members re-elected to governing board of World Water Council
18 November 2015 Representatives of IHA corporate members EDF and K-Water have been...

US power developments
18 November 2015 The Helena Valley Irrigation District has requested approval to develop...

Global small hydropower market to reach 146.65GW by 2023
18 November 2015 Global small hydropower is projected to reach an installed capacity...

Big data to help water and energy industries adapt to climate change
17 November 2015 New global temperature data published by the EU’s Copernicus programme...

Hydro Tasmania wins customer innovation award
17 November 2015 A provider of commodity risk management software has named Hydro...

Emergency funds allocated following Brazilian dam disaster
17 November 2015 Mining company BHP Billiton has confirmed that Samarco has signed...

Eaton to lead electrical modernisation at Philpott Dam
13 November 2015 Power management company Eaton has been awarded a US$5.4M contract from...

Cube Hydro Partners acquire run-of-river facility in Pennsylvania
13 November 2015 Cube Hydro Partners, a portfolio company of the ISQ Global...

Low water levels at Kariba intensify Zambian power crisis
13 November 2015 Zambia’s power deficit is expected to widen by 42% next month as low...

New Electricity Plan for Nova Scotia Energy
12 November 2015 Canadian province Nova Scotia has released its 25-year electricity plan...

Hydro helps Lower Austria becomes 100% renewable
12 November 2015 Lower Austria, Austria's largest state has said that 100% of its...

SSE releases preliminary results for 2015
12 November 2015 UK energy company SSE has announced its preliminary results for the...

Contracts signed for Nyagakiii owner’s engineer
12 November 2015 GOPA-International Energy Consultants from Germany, in association...

Aquila Capital acquires Norwegian small hydro
12 November 2015 Aquila Capital, one of Europe’s independent alternative asset managers,...

Abu Dhabi hydro project starts producing power in India
11 November 2015 The United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)...

EBRD boosts Morocco’s hydro power
11 November 2015 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is increasing...

HR Wallingford scientist receives US government award for heroism
10 November 2015 HR Wallingford’s Professor Andrew Manning has been awarded the Exemplary...

US Secretary of State urged to promote all renewables in climate talks
10 November 2015 Leaders of the US biomass, geothermal and hydropower industries have...

Increased hydro production helps improve Vattenfall results
10 November 2015 Swedish-owned energy company Vattenfall’s third quarter earnings improved...

Update: Incident at Samarco
10 November 2015 BHP Billiton and Samarco have issued updates on the incident which...

NHA to unlock hydro and expedite relicensing
10 November 2015 The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has unveiled a new...

Garden Island wave powers new scheme in Western Australia
10 November 2015 Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed a memorandum...

GE Alstom acquisition
10 November 2015 GE has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses....

Joint venture is a growth opportunity for Entura
09 November 2015 Hydro Tasmania is exploring a potential joint venture with leading...

First Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol published for Peru
09 November 2015 Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol results have been published...

Landsvirkjun outlines corporate expectations
09 November 2015 Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s largest electricity generator, has approved a code...

Preliminary plans for pumped storage at Columbia Gorge
09 November 2015 Clean Power Development has applied for a preliminary permit for the...

Samarco tailings dam bursts in Brazil
06 November 2015 A serious incident has occurred at Samarco Mineração’s iron ore operation...

SMEC awarded contracts in Nepal and Malawi
05 November 2015 SMEC has recently announced it has been awarded deals to work on...

US help to modernise Mt Coffee hydro plant
05 November 2015 The US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the...

Remembering Welsh dam tragedy
05 November 2015 A special service to mark the 90th anniversary of a double dam tragedy...

Water works upgrade to include new hydro turbines
05 November 2015 United Utilities is spending £54M on completely re-designing Oswestry...

Public comments invited on Canada’s Amisk hydro project
05 November 2015 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking comments from...

Disappointing rainfall prolongs South African drought
05 November 2015 South Africa’s Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, has...

Addressing safety concerns down under
03 November 2015 Hundreds of hectares of koala habitat are now better protected due...

Malawi hydropower hit by dwindling water levels
03 November 2015 The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says the amount of...

October 2015

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Dam safety action ordered following major floods in South Carolina, US
21 October 2015 The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)...

Mini-grid program set to increase energy access in Tanzania
21 October 2015 World Bank Group member IFC has launched a $5 million program to...

EMEC supports development of Chinese marine energy test site
21 October 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland,...

Facility set to fund renewable energy in the Eastern Caribbean
21 October 2015 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development...

IHA re-elected to REN21 steering committee
21 October 2015 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been re-elected to...

Private investors commit C$10.5 million to Canadian tidal project
20 October 2015 Schottel Hydro subsidiary company Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP) has...

Alstom to upgrade Markersbach generators, Germany
15 October 2015 Alstom has been selected to upgrade another generator in the...

Construction starts on Scottish small hydro scheme
15 October 2015 Gilkes Energy has announced that construction has started on the...

Three workers remain hospitalized following incident at Priest Rapids Dam
14 October 2015 Three employees remain at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle,...

Funding issues delay Swansea Bay tidal lagoon
14 October 2015 Plans to build a 320MW tidal lagoon project in Swansea Bay in South Wales...

Contract awarded for Site C accommodation build
14 October 2015 BC Hydro has awarded ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group a major contract for...

Entura to advise on dam project in Nepal
13 October 2015 Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura is to deliver...

American Governor Company opens new Brazilian office
13 October 2015 American Governor Company (AGC) has announced it has opened an office in...

IFC to help Myanmar improve standards in hydropower
06 October 2015 The World Bank’s IFC has signed an advisory services agreement with...

Dams breached in South Carolina flooding
06 October 2015 Evacuations have been ordered in the wake of a number of dam breaches in...

SEFA grant approved for hydro plant in Guinea-Bissau
01 October 2015 The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$965,000...

World Bank OK’s finance for hydro development project in Nepal
01 October 2015 The World Bank has approved a credit of US$20 million to Nepal for a...

FEMA funds to help replace US dam
01 October 2015 The US state of Arkansas has been awarded more than $2.7 million for...

Granite Construction awarded USACE contract
01 October 2015 Granite Construction Incorporated has been awarded a $72 million contract...

September 2015

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Firms invest in African hydro development
28 September 2015 Hydroneo Afrique, a wholly-owned subsidiary of hydro equipment...

IHA names president and vice presidents for 2015-2017
25 September 2015 Ken Adams has been re-selected as president of the International...

Hedcor secures funding for hydro scheme
24 September 2015 Hedcor Bukidnon Inc, a unit of Aboitiz Power Corp, is to receive financing...

Agreement signed for development of Kabompo Gorge project, Zambia
24 September 2015 Development of the Kabompo Gorge hydroelectric power project in Zambia...

France helps fund Warsak Dam rehab, Pakistan
23 September 2015 The French Agency for Development (AFD) has agreed to provide financing for...

Reservoir Capital gets location permits for Serbian hydro plants
22 September 2015 Reservoir Capital Corp has been granted Location Permits for both...

Manitoba Hydro sells 100MW of hydro to SaskPower
22 September 2015 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has signed a 20-year deal to sell 100MW...

Agreement signed for 102MW Gulpur project, Pakistan
17 September 2015 An Implementation Direct Agreement has been signed that will materialize...

Voith’s StreamDiver powers Swedish hydro plant
17 September 2015 Swedish utility Skellefteå Kraft AB and Voith have inaugurated the...

Chilean plants to be monitored by Brüel & Kjær Vibro
16 September 2015 Colbún has awarded Brüel & Kjær Vibro a contract to retrofit four...

ILF Consulting Engineers wins contract on Muzizi project, Uganda
15 September 2015 ILF Consulting Engineers is to provide design and construction...

Hydro Tasmania signs agreement with Chinese firms for Entura joint venture
15 September 2015 Hydro Tasmania has signed an in-principle agreement with two subsidiaries...

Cheves project officially opens in Peru
15 September 2015 Statkraft has announced that it will officially open the Cheves...

GE’s plans to acquire Alstom’s power and grid business approved by the EC
14 September 2015 The European Commission (EC) has approved General Electric’s (GE)...

Alstom transports equipment to Colombian project
10 September 2015 Alstom has begun transportation of approximately 2,500 pieces of equipment...

EBRD invests more in renewables than thermal generation
10 September 2015 The EBRD has become the largest renewable energy investor in the...

RusHydro and K-Water sign cooperation deal
09 September 2015 RusHydro and Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) have signed...

Tariff review for UK’s renewables sector, including small hydropower
09 September 2015 The UK Government has announced a consultation on proposals to slash...

InvestBank Corp acquires interest in Nepalese hydro plants
08 September 2015 US headquartered global investment bank InvestBank Corp has acquired a...

US and China to collaborate on energy-water efforts
03 September 2015 The US and China are continuing to collaborate on a project to...

IHA’s 2015 Hydropower Status Report available for download
03 September 2015 The International Hydropower Association has announced its 2015...

Salini Impregilo to design and build Georgian hydro plant
01 September 2015 Salini Impregilo has won a $575 million contract for the design...

Alpiq sells share in Swiss hydro operator
01 September 2015 Alpiq has sold its 26% share in hydro operator Gommerkraftwerke AG to...

August 2015

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Micro-hydro schemes could save UK water industry millions, says report
27 August 2015 The development of micro-hydropower could save millions of pounds for...

New small hydro scheme opens in Scotland
27 August 2015 A 1MW hydropower scheme has been officially opened this week in Scotland...

Loan deal for hydro development on existing dams in the US
27 August 2015 FFP New Hydro has announced it has closed a senior loan facility with...

Ingeteam granted EIB funds
26 August 2015 A loan of EUR 55 million has been approved by the European Investment...

First hydro plant commissioned in Delhi
26 August 2015 The first hydropower plant to be developed in Delhi, India, has this...

Local construction force helping keep Manolo Fortich project on track
21 August 2015 AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor has announced that hundreds of locals...

Alstom’s Oceade tidal turbine passes feasibility test says DNV
21 August 2015 DNV GL, one of the world’s largest resources of independent energy...

Emerson to automate Chinese hydro plant
19 August 2015 Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, has announced it...

Green light for hydro plant in UK’s Peak District
19 August 2015 A small hydroelectric power scheme on the River Derwent at Chatsworth in...

Seepage barrier proposed for Boone Dam, US
19 August 2015 A composite seepage barrier may be built to correct water seepage and...

Hydro Tasmania explores joint venture with PowerChina
17 August 2015 Hydro Tasmania has announced it is exploring the potential of a joint...

Black & Veatch celebrates 100th anniversary
17 August 2015 Black & Veatch has this month celebrated a century of providing...

ContourGlobal acquires Armenian hydro facility
13 August 2015 ContourGlobal has completed the acquisition of the Vorotan...

£2 million funding for wave energy device
13 August 2015 A project to develop a standardised generator for wave energy devices...

Entura to study feasibility of Australian pumped storage plant
10 August 2015 Genex Power has appointed consulting firm Entura to deliver a...

Opportunities to invest in European hydro are greater than ever, says report
07 August 2015 Opportunities to invest in hydropower in Europe are likely to increase...

E.ON sells Italian hydro plants to ERG Group
07 August 2015 E.ON has announced it is to sell it 527MW Terni hydroelectric complex...

BC Hydro awards further Site C contract
06 August 2015 Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd is carry out site preparation...

IHA Board results announced
06 August 2015 The International Hydropower Association has announced the results of...

Hydro capacity in Canada to approach 85GW by 2025, says report
04 August 2015 Installed hydropower capacity in Canada looks set to increase...

Idreco delivers second dredger to Inga dam
04 August 2015 Idreco (International Dredger Constructions) of the Netherlands has...

EBRD invests in Tajikistan’s energy sector
03 August 2015 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved...

Have you been affected by contracts for hydropower?
03 August 2015 Richard Patterson, NEC and Procurement Specialist, Mott MacDonald and...

July 2015

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Lahmeyer and MHI to work on Nepal’s first pumped storage project
28 July 2015 Lahmeyer International, in association with Manitoba Hydro...

Glen Canyon transformers to be replaced in $37 million deal
27 July 2015 The US Bureau of Reclamation has announced that the 12...

Visitor centre to detail Scotland’s hydro history
27 July 2015 UK utility SSE is to build a new £4m visitor centre that will showcase...

Alstom wins supply contract for Nigeria’s largest hydro plant
23 July 2015 Alstom is to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services...

ASDSO awards Dam Safety Scholarship
23 July 2015 The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has announced it...

Canadian provinces in marine energy agreement
22 July 2015 The Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and British Columbia have...

Hydro to power data center in Sweden
20 July 2015 Hydropower from the Luleå river is to power a major data center in...

Small hydro plant starts operation in the Philippines
20 July 2015 An 820kW hydropower plant has been officially inaugurated in the...

Agreement signed to develop Singrobo project, Côte d’Ivoire
16 July 2015 Development of the 44MW Singrobo hydroelectric power plant in Côte...

Alstom wins new Belo Monte contracts
16 July 2015 Alstom is to provide equipment to the 11.2GW Belo Monte hydroelectric...

China starts work on tallest dam
15 July 2015 Construction work has started on the 314m high Shuangjiankou dam,...

Asian countries set to sign Mong Tun hydro agreement
15 July 2015 China, Myanmar and Thailand are set to sign an agreement that could...

Improvement work over 50% complete at NYPA small hydro plants
15 July 2015 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced recently that it has...

ABB wins major order for Norway-UK HVDC link
14 July 2015 ABB is to link the power grids of the UK and Norway - supporting...

Power Machine completes equipment manufacture for Kygy project, Turkey
13 July 2015 Power Machines has announced it has manufactured and shipped the third –...

Report benchmarks Chinese dam builders
09 July 2015 A new report has been released by environmental group International...

Work underway on Indonesian hydro plant
09 July 2015 Work has begun on the 9.7MW Datara hydropower plant in South...

Last few days to enter IWP&DC’s new photography competition.
09 July 2015 The closing date for entries into IWP&DC’s new photography competition...

Study identifies benefits of hydro in Europe
07 July 2015 A macroeconomic study carried out on behalf of members of the...