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Report suggests increasing pumped storage could cut electric costs and carbon emissions
06 August, 2020
A new study has suggested there could be significant benefits for the US state of Massachusetts and the New England regional power grid by increasing the use of the Northfield Mountain pumped storage facility.

Digital rehearsal could be the new normal
06 August, 2020
The hydropower and dams industry, like all infrastructure sectors, has been compelled to rethink planning and construction methods as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is accelerating the adoption of new ways of working that will help the sector beyond the crisis to address persistent challenges to improve efficiency and reduce carbon. Mott MacDonald believes digital rehearsal – working in virtual reality to review designs, optimise processes and rehearse on-site activities – will become an essential technology in the design and delivery of projects.

New publication focuses on earthquake engineering for dams
06 August, 2020
A new publication authored by Anil K. Chopra is offering a comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams.

Combining the economics of hydropower with the flexibility of batteries
05 August, 2020
Will Mosley, Head of Business Development at Australian solar energy start-up RayGen, tells IWP&DC about how his company is harnessing the water used to cool its heavy-duty solar modules to generate 'thermal hydro' electricity

SMEC engaged on new pumped storage plant in India
05 August, 2020
Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has engaged design and engineering firm SMEC to provide detailed engineering and project management services on the 500MW (4 x 125MW) Kundah pumped storage project in India.

GE to work with Walcha Energy on 500MW pumped storage scheme
04 August, 2020
GE Renewable Energy Hydro Solutions is to provide technical and commercial support to Walcha Energy for the development of 500MW Dungowan pumped storage power plant in the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

Hydro technology development
04 August, 2020
Analysis of recent innovation in hydropower technology development has been published. The findings highlight that although hydropower has achieved high levels of technological maturity, a significant potential for novel approaches in planning, design and operation still exists.

Genex secures funding from J-Power for pumped storage project
03 August, 2020
Genex has secured a $25m investment from Japanese utility company J-Power for its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Queensland, Australia

Software from Powel used for Enel Green Power’s hydro plants in Valmalenco, Italy
30 July, 2020
Enel Green Power is optimising the planning and dispatching processes for its hydropower plants in the Lombardian valley Valmalenco with software from Powel.

Rotamec selected to repair generator for River Power
30 July, 2020
UK-based hydropower producer River Power Ltd engaged the services of Rotamec to repair a generator at one of its small hydropower facilities.

Calls for more better financing and regulation for hydro modernisation in South American
29 July, 2020
More investment and regulatory support is urgently needed to encourage the modernisation of hydropower projects in South America, a blog published by the International Hydropower Association suggests.



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