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Modernisation continues at Cheboksarskaya plant, Russia
10 May, 2019
Power Machines has announced that 14 out of 18 hydropower units have now...
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Third unit commissioned at RusHydro’s Ust-Srednekanskaya plant
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 by 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
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by 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
Monday, December 17, 2018 by 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
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by 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
Friday, July 13, 2018 by 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
Friday, August 12, 2016 by 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
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 by 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
Thursday, November 19, 2015 by 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
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by 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
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by 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
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by 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
Friday, July 03, 2015 by 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
Thursday, June 25, 2015 by 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
Monday, June 22, 2015 by 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
Friday, January 09, 2015 by 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
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by 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
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by 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
Monday, June 30, 2014 by The 5.85GW Nuozhadu hydroelectric project on China’s Mekong River has entered full operation, developer Huaneng Group has announced.

Work continuing on Wanapum Dam spillway
Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Grant County PUD has said work is continuing around the clock on the 800ft (243.8m) long Wanapum Dam spillway in Washington State, US, to prepare for final reinforcing repairs, with...

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