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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.
Dulas completes hydro scheme on existing Welsh Water reservoir
Renewable energy consultancy Dulas has completed a 250kW hydroelectric scheme at Welsh Water’s existing Llys y Frân reservoir.
Dulas assesses impact of permitted development right on hydro in Wales
Renewable energy consultancy Dulas has completed research on behalf of the Welsh Government into the impact of potential changes to permitted development rights for...
China and UNIDO partner for small hydro technical guidelines
New technical guidelines for standards of small hydropower development internationally are to be developed under a partnership between the Government of China and UNIDO
Output set to increase by 20% in Wanjii project rehab
Output will increase by around 20% once a project to modernize the Wanjii small hydropower plant in Kenya is complete in mid 2019, technology group Voith has announced.
Voltalia gets ok for new hydro in Morocco
The Moroccan Ministry for Energy has approved permits for two small hydropower plants being developed by Voltalia in the Middle-Atlas region.
Velcan announces cancellation of Brazilian hydro project
Velcan has said in a statement that the 10MW Quebra Dedo Project in Brazil has been cancelled, after the project had been stalled for several years due to administrative and...
Rosatom firm in first small hydro contract in South Africa
Rosatom company Ganz Engineering and Energetics Machinery (Ganz EEM) and its South African partner, Blue World Power Energy and Resources, are to supply hydroelectric equipment for...
SNAP commissions small hydro plant in the Philippines
SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc (SNAP-Magat) has completed the commissioning of its 8.5MW Maris Main Canal 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant, as it gears toward full commercial operation this month.
New hydro scheme commissioned in Scotland
A new £13.6 million hydropower scheme has been commissioned at Loch Eilde Mor in the Highlands, Scotland.
New hydro planned for Inverness
A micro hydropower scheme could be producing power in Inverness, Scotland, under plans unveiled by the Highland Council.
Mini hydro for Melbourne
Melbourne Water has announced that five new mini hydropower plants are delivering power to the grid.