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Toshiba to supply hydro turbines for Kerinci Merangin plant, Indonesia
22 September, 2021
Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (THPC), a Chinese subsidiary of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, and Indonesian subsidiary PT. Toshiba Asia Pacific Indonesia (TAPI), are to manufacture four 105MW hydro turbines for the Kerinci Merangin hydroelectric plant in Sumatra Island, Indonesia

Hydro plants refinanced in Colombia
22 September, 2021
Holland & Knight has announced it advised Bancolombia S.A. as the lender in a refinancing of five hydroelectric power plants operated by Grupo LAREIF.

Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September, 2021
Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.

Baihetan hits 5 billion kWh electricity mark
21 September, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation’s (CTG) Baihetan hydropower station – the largest hydro project currently under construction – has hit the milestone of generating 5 billion kWh electricity.

Advances in hydropower tech can support renewable power system security
21 September, 2021
Innovative hydropower technologies can be a solution to growing demands for flexibility and reliability in renewable energy systems. Report by the International Hydropower Association

New hydropower coin issued by Swissmint
21 September, 2021
Swissmint has announced the release of a new 20-franc silver “hydropower” coin, honouring the promotion of renewable energies and the sustainable use of resources. The fine coin is the first coin in Switzerland with coloured details and fluorescent elements that start to glow in the dark.

Keppel and Electricite Du Laos in hydro import deal
20 September, 2021
Keppel Electric Pte Ltd (Keppel), a subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (KI), and Electricite Du Laos (EDL) are exploring collaboration opportunities in renewable energy, with the firms signing an agreement to import up to 100MW of renewable hydropower from Lao PDR to Singapore via Thailand and Malaysia using existing interconnectors under an import trial.

Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
17 September, 2021
The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to collaborate to achieve net zero, with the newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) today setting out a mutually strengthening vision of how their two sectors can contribute to tackling climate change.

SEFA grant will help modernise Africa’s hydro fleet
17 September, 2021
Africa’s aging hydropower fleet is set to benefit from a $1 million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
16 September, 2021
More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be on the cards unless urgent action is taken to scale up pumped storage, warns a government-led coalition.

New lab for hydropower research
15 September, 2021
Alpiq, HYDRO Exploitation, Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV) and the School of Engineering of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis are teaming up to develop industrial expertise in the field of power production from hydropower with the creation of a new research laboratory.

Dam development in Indonesia
14 September, 2021
Members of the Indonesia National Committee on Large Dams give an overview of recent activity across the country’s dam industry

Minesto and SEV extend PPA and plan potential scale-up in Vestmannasund
14 September, 2021
Minesto’s 200kW tidal energy site in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, could be expanded to a 4MW commercial array, a site extension analysis has concluded, with the marine energy developer recently signing a two-year extension of its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with electric utility company SEV for the site.

Contractors shortlisted for Coire Glas work
13 September, 2021
SSE Renewables has announced a shortlist of tenderers for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works for the proposed 1.5GW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas in Scotland’s Great Glen.

New equipment for Canyon Ferry power plant, US
13 September, 2021
Gardner Zemke Company is to replace and install equipment at the Canyon Ferry power plant switchyard under a US$2.89 million contract awarded by the US Bureau of Reclamation.

World Bank approves loan for Indonesia’s first pumped storage plant
13 September, 2021
A US$380 million loan from the World Bank will help develop the 1040MW Upper Cisokan pumped storage hydropower plant in Indonesia – the first project of its kind in the country.

Three Gorges project operates at full capacity
10 September, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the Three Gorges Project – the world’s largest hydropower project – connected all of its 34 power units to the grid on August 30, achieving full-load operation for the first time in 2021 with a total output of 22.5GW.

New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
10 September, 2021
A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has found there will be an over 300GW shortfall in the amount of hydropower needed to limit dangerous global warming.

Best practices for cyber security
10 September, 2021
Roger Clarke-Johnson of Emerson offers a practical guide to maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture

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