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Study investigates feasibility of restoring Sweden's largest pumped storage plant
26 May, 2022
A feasibility study is being carried out to investigate the possibility of restoring the Juktan pumped storage power plant in Sweden.

Successful launch of first Dragon Class tidal powerplant
26 May, 2022
Marine energy developer Minesto has successfully completed the first week of commissioning for the new Dragon 4 tidal power plant in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands.

The key role for small hydropower
26 May, 2022
With energy prices rising and increasing efforts to reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuel since the war in Ukraine, the UK has been encouraged to turn to community-owned renewable schemes to help generate more electricity. Advocates for small hydropower believe it has a key role to play in the grassroot transformation of the energy landscape.

Hydro from Statkraft to power FREYR Battery production site
25 May, 2022
Statkraft has announced it has signed an agreement with FREYR Battery to secure long-term supply of renewable power from Statrkraft’s Rana hydropower facility to FREYR’s planned battery cell production project in Mo i Rana, Norway

AfDB to advise on 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project
25 May, 2022
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide advisory services for the development of the $4.5 billion 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project in Mozambique.

NYPA allocates hydropower to General Motors plant
25 May, 2022
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a low-cost hydropower award to General Motors Components Holdings, a subsidiary of General Motors, that will support nearly 1450 jobs – 200 newly created—at its plant in Lockport.

WEG supplies largest hydro generators to Brazil project
24 May, 2022
Three generators from WEG weighing 285 tons each – the largest ever produced by the company – are to play a vital role in the São Roque hydroelectric power plant in Brazil.

IFC to support Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project, Mozambique
23 May, 2022
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to collaborate with Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resource and Energy (MIREME), through the Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Project Implementation Office (GMNK), on the development of a 1500MW hydropower project.

Baihetan hydropower plant hits milestone for electricity generation
20 May, 2022
The 16GW Baihetan hydropower project in China – the largest hydroelectric project currently under construction – has exceeded 10 billion kWh so far this year, a major step in China's efforts to achieve energy self-sufficiency and green energy goals.

Carolina Rinfret new President and CEO of WaterPower Canada
19 May, 2022
WaterPower Canada has appointed Carolina Rinfret as its new president and chief executive officer.

Voith Hydro announces extension to Diagnostic Services portfolio
19 May, 2022
Voith Hydro is extending its Diagnostic Services portfolio as a result of recent product optimisations and developments, and is introducing a new product family.

Optimizing hydropower maintenance
19 May, 2022
Salman Rashid highlights five strategies to help optimize maintenance management at hydroelectric facilities

Engineers disciplined after Mount Polley incident
19 May, 2022
Three engineers have faced disciplinary hearings following the 2014 failure of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley Mine in Canada.

FEMA commits $33 million for dam safety
18 May, 2022
The Biden Adminstration, through FEMA, is committing $33 million for two funding opportunities to enhance dam safety efforts across the US, with $15 million coming from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Berea College building second hydro facility
18 May, 2022
Building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee Hydroelectric Station at Lock 12 on the Kentucky River, Berea College has announced it is partnering with Appalachian Hydro Associates to construct a second hydropower plant 35 miles upstream at Lock and Dam 14 near Heidelberg in Lee County.

Drax submits planning application to expand Cruachan facility in Scotland
17 May, 2022
Plans are being submitted today by Drax that will double generating capacity at its Cruachan pumped storage project in Scotland.

Sustainable hydropower in Commonwealth countries boosted with new partnership
16 May, 2022
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have signed an agreement that is set to advance sustainable hydropower in member countries, in line with the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda.

Reports says 2021 was record breaking year for dam removal in Europe
16 May, 2022
At least 239 barriers were removed from rivers in 2021 by practitioners from 17 European countries, making it a record-breaking year for dam removal on the continent, a new report says.

Strabag selected for Coire Glas exploratory works
13 May, 2022
After a rigorous tendering process, SSE Renewables has selected Strabag UK to undertake the exploratory works for the 150MW Coire Glas project in Scotland, the first large-scale pumped hydro storage scheme to be built in the UK for more than 30 years.

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