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ABB to modernise controls at Statkraft hydro plants
ABB is to modernise automation, control and power solutions at Statkraft’s Straumsmo and Innset hydropower plants in Norway, with the option to extend the refurbishment to a third...
GE supports BKK’s digital transformation
Norwegian Power Company BKK is to adopt GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro digital solutions for 30 hydropower plants
Neelum Jhelum hits milestone in power generation
The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced that its 969MW Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Plant has achieved yet another landmark, with the project’s contribution...
Voith and Landsvirkjun launch pilot project on cavitation monitoring
Technology group Voith and Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun are jointly working on a pilot project focused on innovative cavitation monitoring in hydropower plants....
Hydropower operations and maintenance strategies subject of new handbook
A handbook and series of case studies on hydropower operations and maintenance (O&M) has been published by the World Bank to help enhance the efficiency and reliability of the...
Modernisation continues at Cheboksarskaya plant, Russia
Power Machines has announced that 14 out of 18 hydropower units have now been refurbished at RusHydro’s Cheboksarskaya hydropower plant, with unit number 3 placed into operation in April.
Third unit commissioned at RusHydro’s Ust-Srednekanskaya plant
RusHydro has commissioned the third unit at its Ust-Srednekanskaya hydropower plant, which is currently under construction on the Kolyma River in the Magadan region of Russia’s...
Albanian hydro operator KESH adopts climate risk management plan developed by Pöyry
Albania's state-owned hydropower operator Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH) is to start implementing a Climate Risk Management Plan developed by Pöyry in January 2019,...
Lower Sesan II inaugurated in Cambodia
The 400MW Lower Sesan II project – Cambodia’s largest hydropower scheme – has been officially inaugurated by the country’s prime minister Hun Sen.
Indonesia’s Semangka plant in operation
The run-of-river Semangka hydropower plant in Indonesia has been placed into commercial operation, partly replacing electricity generated by fossil fuel fired power plants in the...
Tools expanded to assess hydropower good practice
Assessing hydropower projects against sustainability performance criteria is set to become easier following the launch of an expanded suite of tools by a multi-stakeholder coalition...
Test operations start at Nedre Røssåga, Norway
Statkraft has confirmed it has started a three month test operation of the new unit in Nedre Røssåga hydropower plant in Nordland, Norway.
Licensing success for Duke Energy
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a new 40-year operating licence to Duke Energy for the Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project. The new licence allows...
Concern over silt laden Saudi reservoirs
Increasing levels of silt and sediment are reported to be lowering capacity at dams across Saudi Arabia. According to reports from the Saudi Press Agency, the Prince Sultan Institute...
Abu Dhabi hydro project starts producing power in India
The United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has begun selling power from the 100MW run-of-the-river Sorang hydropower project in the Indian state of...
Cheves project officially opens in Peru
Statkraft has announced that it will officially open the Cheves hydropower plant in Peru today, increasing the company's renewable energy generation in the country to 2500GWh per year.
Emerson to automate Chinese hydro plant
Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, has announced it is to automate the 48MW Shehong Liushu hydropower project in China’s Sichuan province.
Unmanned aircraft system to inspect US dam
New Mexico State University has been selected to lead the first dam inspection using an unmanned aircraft system for the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR).
RusHydro’s largest hydro plant increases available capacity
RusHydro’s Sayano-Shushenskaya project – the utility’s largest hydroelectric power plant – has increased its maximum capacity output by 250MW to 5100MW.