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Construction starts on community hydro scheme, Scotland
Construction work has begun on the Donside hydro scheme in Aberdeen, Scotland – a project described by developers Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) as the country’s first community...
Voith breaks ground on ‘demonstration’ hydro plant
Voith has begun construction of a small hydropower plant at its factory premises in Heidenheim that will serve as a demonstration hydro power plant for customers, employees and...
New small hydro scheme for Yorkshire, UK
Work is underway on a new 500kW hydro project on the River Calder at Kirkthorpe in West Yorkshire, UK, with the project expected online later this year.
New hydro for RWE in Scotland
RWE International has increased its hydropower portfolio in Scotland with the recent commissioning of the 2MW Cia Aig run-of-river scheme and start of construction of the 2MW Grudie project.
IaDB approves funds to promote private investment in Colombian renewables
The Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) has approved a $9.3 million loan through the Banca Nacional de Desarrollo to promote private investment in renewable energy in areas of...
Small hydro to help power Kenyan tea production
The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) has signed a US$55M loan agreement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Global Agriculture and Food...
REDC acquires mini hydro in the Philippines
Repower Energy Development Corporation (REDC) has acquired Philippine Power and Development Company (Philpodeco) and three of the country’s oldest operating mini-hydropower plants.
New small hydro scheme opens in Scotland
A 1MW hydropower scheme has been officially opened this week in Scotland this week in a ceremony attended by deputy first minister John Swinney.
First hydro plant commissioned in Delhi
The first hydropower plant to be developed in Delhi, India, has this week been commissioned for the Delhi Jal Board.
Green light for hydro plant in UK’s Peak District
A small hydroelectric power scheme on the River Derwent at Chatsworth in the UK’s Peak District has been given the go ahead by national park planners.
Small hydro plant starts operation in the Philippines
An 820kW hydropower plant has been officially inaugurated in the Ifugao province of the Philippines.
Three new hydro plants planned for Ghana
Three new hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 42MW could be built on the Ankobra River in Ghana following the signing of a US$164 million deal between Small Hydro...
RWE Innogy opens small hydro plant
RWE Innogy’s 3.5MW Black Rock hydroelectric scheme has been officially opened on the lower catchment of the River Glass, near Evanton, Ross-shire, Scotland.
Scottish hydro scheme online ahead of schedule
A 465kW hydroelectric scheme part-funded by a community group in the Scottish highlands has been commissioned a month ahead of schedule, developer Green Highland Renewables has announced.
Irrigation sites to be transformed into small hydro in Colorado, US
Irrigation systems in the US state of Colorado could soon be developed into small hydropower plants following the award of a $1.8 million grant from the US government.
Hydro generation restarts at historic English site
Hydropower has returned to an historic site in the English Lake District thanks to the installation of a new waterwheel.
Iberdrola overhauls small hydro plants
Iberdrola has announced it has modernised and upgraded almost half of its small hydropower fleet in Spain in a €10 million investment project.
Hydropower returns to historic UK estate
The world’s first house to be lit by hydroelectricity is once again being powered by water thanks to the installation of an Archimedes screw at Cragside Estate in England, UK.
Hydro powering Blenheim Palace estate
A new small hydropower scheme is in operation at the Blenheim Palace estate in the UK after being officially switched on by the Duke of Marlborough.