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Horizon 2020: funding opportunities for hydro and ocean power
Hydropower and ocean powered technologies have been listed in the European Union’s latest funding programme for research and innovation. IWP&DC gives more details about Horizon 2020.
Bui Dam project, Ghana
Officially commissioned in December 2013, the 400MW Bui Dam project in Ghana has been named a project of the year by IWP&DC
Delivering Chacayes in Chile
Pacific Hydro has received various industry accolades for construction of the 111MW Chacayes run-of-river hydropower scheme in Chile. Matthew Forwood gives more details.
North American Project of the Year – Niagara tunnel project
The Niagara tunnel project officially came into operation in March 2013, to provide renewable power to Ontario for the next 100 years. The project has been selected by International...
Youngs Creek small hydropower project
Snohomish Public Utility District in the US has recently opened Youngs Creek small hydropower project, the first new hydro scheme in Washington State for almost 20 Years. Neil...
Extreme dam building
Construction of the Taishir hydroelectric project in Mongolia has demonstrated that RCC dams can be successfully designed and built in extreme environmental conditions. Jack Linard...
Grande Dixence – an engineering achievement
The Grande Dixence hydro power complex in Switzerland is still considered to be one of the industry’s greatest engineering achievements
An African success story
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is set to claim its rightful place as a blueprint for Africa’s future water resources development and management initiatives. Motlatsi Nkhasi...
Grand design at US project
By tracing the historical origins of the Grand Coulee dam in the US, it becomes clear why this is considered to be one of the most awe inspiring projects in the world
An engineering wonder
The 60-year-old Snowy Mountains hydro project boasts an impressive array of dams, hydro power plants, a pumped storage station and tunnelling systems. To secure the importance of...
Kamal Laksiri gave IWP&DC a detailed report on the story behind Sri Lanka’s 100m high Samanalawewa dam
Fulfilling a bold dream – the St Lawrence-FDR Power Project
The year 2008 saw New York Power Authority celebrate the 50th anniversary of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project on the St Lawrence River. Here we take a look back...
Manapouri power station - taking on the challenges
The Manapouri hydro power station is New Zealand’s largest hydro facility with a current maximum output of around 730MW. The project is located in an area that has received World...
Limberg II – the ‘invisible’ plant
Limberg II pumped storage plant will more than double capacity at the Kaprun hydro scheme in Austria upon its completion in 2012. The plant’s components will be built almost...
A remote wilderness region of eastern Iceland is the scene of the Kárahnjúkar hydro power project
Construction work on Uganda’s Bujagali scheme finally began in late 2007. Here we present a profile of this controversial 250MW project