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First GW hydraulic generator begins power generation trial at Baihetan, China
25 June, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the No.14 power unit on the right bank of its Baihetan hydropower station was successfully connected to the power grid on June 21, becoming the world's first GW-level hydraulic generator to undergo a power generation trial as the project races towards its official operation.

LineVision's V3 system installed in California
25 June, 2021
LineVision has announced that its LiDAR-powered V3 monitoring system will be installed across power lines in the greater Sacramento region for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), with the pilot project focusing primarily on power lines originating from the Upper American River Project hydropower stations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe.

Virgin Money supports Scottish hydro acquisitions
23 June, 2021
Virgin Money has approved an £8m long-term loan to support Scottish Hydro Investment Limited (SHIL) in acquiring two operational hydro schemes from Guinness Asset Management.

New era for green investment
23 June, 2021
The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products across all markets.

META supports SELKIE tool testing in real sea experience
22 June, 2021
Wales’ Marine Energy Test Area (META) has welcomed the first deployment in its pre-consented test sites in Milford Haven – with the new C-ADCP tool developed by Swansea University under the SELKIE project experiencing real seal conditions.

Rezatec’s Geospatial AI monitoring expanded to Chichester Dam
22 June, 2021
Australian state-owned corporation Hunter Water is working alongside partner Detection Services to expand Rezatec’s Dam Monitoring service across Chichester Dam in New South Wales, with the service already in use at the corporation’s Grahamstown Dam.

Dams are vital to meet power and water challenges says Pakistan PM
22 June, 2021
The construction of new dams and reservoirs is vital to meet the impending challenges of water shortage and power generation in Pakistan, the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.

Mott MacDonald, GHD to work on Kidston pumped storage project
21 June, 2021
Mott MacDonald and GHD will deliver engineering services for the design of the Genex Power’s 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project, for the McConnell Dowell, John Holland Group joint venture.

Quidnet Energy and ERA team up for energy storage resource
18 June, 2021
Quidnet Energy and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), with funding from the Government of Alberta, have launched an ambitious project to develop an ultra-low-cost, multi-gigawatt geologic energy storage resource in Alberta, utilizing Quidnet’s modular pumped hydro storage technology.

Major step towards Klamath river dam removal as FERC approves license transfer
18 June, 2021
Plans for the largest dam removal and river recovery project in US history took a major step forward yesterday when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the transfer of the Lower Klamath Project License from PacifiCorp to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) and the States of Oregon and California.

MoU signed for Dagmara project, India
17 June, 2021
NHPC Limited and Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (BSHPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for implementation of the 130.1MW Dagmara hydroelectric project in Bihar, India.

All units commissioned at Wugongde, China
16 June, 2021
All twelve 850MW power units at the Wudongde hydropower plant were commissioned on 16 June, China Three Gorges Corporation has announced.

W Resources completes dam at Spanish mine
16 June, 2021
Mining company W Resources Plc has successfully completed the construction of a new water dam at the La Parrilla mine in Spain to resolve an issue of high water levels and allow workers to safely regain access to high-grade ore areas.

Eco Wave Power joins ILIAD project
15 June, 2021
Wave energy developer Eco Wave Power has announced it is participating in the ILIAD Consortium, which has been awarded €17 million by the European Union (EU) as part of the €1 billion European Green Deal.

Australian Govt approves funds for solar hydro project
14 June, 2021
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian Government, has approved $15 million in funding to RayGen Resources Pty Ltd (RayGen) to construct a ‘solar hydro’ power plant comprising 4MW of solar PV generation and 3MW/50MWh (17 hours) of dispatchable storage capacity in north-west Victoria.

Mocean Energy starts sea trials of Blue X at EMEC
14 June, 2021
Mocean Energy has begun testing its Blue X wave energy prototype at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.

SKF bearings expertise utilised for CorPower’s wave energy convertors
14 June, 2021
SKF’s expertise in bearings has helped CorPower Ocean to optimise the design of a new class of wave energy converters, the company has announced.

IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
11 June, 2021
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the release of its 2021 Hydropower Status Report, with this year’s report underscoring need for rapid growth to achieve net zero.

Kidston pumped storage project breaks ground
11 June, 2021
Genex Power yesterday marked the construction of its flagship 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Queensland, Australia, with an official ground breaking ceremony.

Final push at Baihetan as first units prepare for July commissioning
10 June, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced it has hoisted the runner for one of its 1GW hydraulic generators on the right bank and began dry commissioning on two power units on June 4 as it gets ready to put the first batch of power units into operation in July at the Baihetan hydropower project.

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