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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.
Boguchanskaya reservoir filled to design level, Russia
Russian energy giant RusHydro has confirmed that the reservoir of the Boguchanskaya hydropower plant has been filled to its design level of 208m asl, allowing the plant to reach its...
Eaton wins contract on Vermont hydro upgrade
Power management company Eaton is to update the power and control systems at Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Proctor, Vermont hydroelectric facility, as part of a wider modernization...
Indian PM dedicates new hydro projects
India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has officially dedicated two new hydropower projects with a total capacity of 89MW developed by the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC)...
SMUD gets new FERC licence for hydro project
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in the US has received a new 50-year licence from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to operate its 688MW Upper...
5.85GW Nuozhadu project fully operational in China
The 5.85GW Nuozhadu hydroelectric project on China’s Mekong River has entered full operation, developer Huaneng Group has announced.