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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.
Royal HaskoningDHV developing mini hydro in Indonesia
Royal HaskoningDHV is developing four mini hydropower plants along the Merawu river in Central Java, Indonesia - the first phase in an agreement with energy investment company TIRASA...
Marubeni building small hydro in Fukushima, Japan
Marubeni Corporation, in conjunction with subsidiary company Mibugawa Power Company, has begun construction of a 175kW hydropower plant in Shimogo Town, Minami Aizu County, Fukushima.
Firms plan new small hydro for the Philippines
The National Development Co of the Philippines and PNOC Renewables Corp are to develop a 1MW hydropower plant at the National Irrigation Administration’s (NIA) existing facility in...
RusHydro and PowerChina in small hydro agreement
JSC RusHydro has signed a deal with PowerChina that could lead to the development of new small hydro facilities in Russia.
Satellite data to pinpoint micro hydro sites
The University of Leicester is to work with British firm High Efficiency Heating UK Ltd in a project that will use satellite data to locate the best sites to deploy...
Small hydro project to power Canadian city
Canadian utility BC Hydro and the City of Nanaimo have signed an agreement to launch a 300kW hydroelectric project from the new city water system that will feed electricity to BC...
Tender launched for small hydro plants in Macedonia
Up to 80 new small hydro plants could be developed in Macedonia with the country's government launching a tender for project development.