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New small hydro scheme operational in England
A new 46kW run-of-river hydroelectric scheme in Reading, Berkshire, England is now officially operational, with the plant set to generate 320MWh for the local community.
Energy storage tech tested for small hydropower generation
Municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have carried out tests to see how a US city’s hydropower plants can be made more stable and...
Zarchob small hydro plant completed on time in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo has announced it has successfully commissioned the Zarchob hydropower plant.
Commercial operation starts at Glen Noe Hydro
RWE’s 2MW Glen Noe Hydro Scheme, located within the Glen Noe Estate, near Loch Etive in the west of Scotland, is now operational.
Hydro turbine to provide STEM learning opportunity in Scotland
The Highland Council has begun detailed designs works on a major £2.5m hydroelectric energy project, part-funded by the Scottish Government through Salix Finance, with the...
Barsuchkovskaya hydro plant commissioned in Russia
The 5.25MW Barsuchkovskaya small hydropower plant in the Stavropol region of Russia has been commissioned, RusHydro has announced.
Welsh Government to meet with small scale hydro operators after grant scrapped
The Welsh Government is to meet with small-scale hydro operators this weekl after ministers were accused of abandoning the sector by scrapping a crucial business grant.
Ust-Dzhegutinskaya small hydropower plant commissioned in Russia
PJSC RusHydro has inaugurated the 5.6MW Ust-Dzhegutinskaya hydropower plant in Karachay-Cherkessia Republic.
Gugler successfully commissions Kota 2 plant, Malaysia
Gugler has announced it has successfully put into operation the 12MW Kota 2 hydropower plant in Malaysia.
Ganz EEG supplies turbines for Russian small hydro plant
Ganz EEG Kft has supplied three Kaplan turbines each with a capacity of 1.825MW to RusHydro for installation at a small hydropower plant in Stavropol Krai.
Small hydropower technical guidelines published
The United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published Technical Guidelines for the Development of Small Hydropower Plants to meet demand from member states.
RusHydro to build new small hydro schemes
RusHydro has announced it is to start construction of the Krasnogorskaya-1 and Krasnogorskaya-2 small hydropower plants on the Kuban river in Karachay-Cherkessia Republic.
Inuit Corporation and IPP partner for small hydro project in Canada
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, the Pituvik Landholding Corporation and Hydro-Québec have jointly announced the construction of a 7.5MW run-of-river hydroelectric generating station on...
UK small hydro scheme excels with highest ever output
A hydroelectric scheme in Settle, Yorkshire, which launched in 2009 has recorded its best monthly output this spring - generating 13,747kWhrs during March.
Gravity Renewables buys New York hydro plant
Small hydropower owner and operator Gravity Renewables has acquired the 10.5MW Dahowa hydroelectric project lon the Batten Kill River in the town of Greenwich, Washington County, New York.
Small hydro scheme commissioned in Samoa
The Tafitoala and Fausaga small hydropower plant has been officially commissioned in Samoa, in a ceremony attended by the country’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele...
Aquila Capital to acquire small hydro portfolio from Portugal’s EDP
Investment specialist Aquila Capital has agreed to buy a portfolio of 21 operational small-scale hydropower plants located in Northern and Central Portugal with a total capacity...
Stantec to help bring new small hydro to Republic of Vanuatu
Stantec is to help develop a new small hydropower project and grid extensions in the Republic of Vanuatu, increasing access to renewable energy and displacing diesel generation.
Plans submitted for low head hydro scheme in Inverness
The Highland Council has submitted a planning application for a low head hydroelectric development at the Torvean Weir on the River Ness in Inverness, Scotland.