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Albanian hydro operator KESH adopts climate risk management plan developed by Pöyry
20 December, 2018
Albania's state-owned hydropower operator Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH) is to start implementing a Climate Risk Management Plan developed by Pöyry in January 2019, with the goal of addressing the challenges posed by rising temperatures and increasing hydrological variability.

Genex signs offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia for Kidston Pumped Storage
20 December, 2018
Another key milestone has been reached for the Kidston pumped storage project (K2-hydro) as Genex Power Limited confirms it has signed an offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia Pty for the project, with the energy retailer also taking an equity stake.

Hydro Tasmania partners with Bureau of Meteorology to strengthen forecasting ability
20 December, 2018
Hydro Tasmania has announced it will be able to better harness and supply clean energy through a new partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology.

Funding available for agricultural hydropower projects in Colorado, US
19 December, 2018
Agricultural irrigators with appropriate hydropower resources in Colorado could get financial help with projects under a Government funding program.

Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition, says IHA
19 December, 2018
An additional 78,000MW in clean energy storage capacity is expected to come online by 2030 from hydropower reservoirs fitted with pumped storage technology, according to the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Gilkes receives Business Excellence award
19 December, 2018
Kendal, UK-based manufacturing company, Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd, has successfully achieved Class A performance in Planning & Control.

Columbia River Basin agreement aims to benefit salmon and hydropower
19 December, 2018
A new agreement developed by Federal, State and Tribal partners in the US is set to improve salmon survival while also managing costs in hydropower generation in the Columbia River Basin.

Voith to supply StreamDivers for Gradiste small hydro, Macedonia
18 December, 2018
Technology Group Voith is to manufacture, supply and commission two StreamDivers for the Gradiste small hydro plant in Macedonia. The company will also supervise installation and supply the gate valves.

River renewal
17 December, 2018
Mark Bransom, Chief Executive Officer of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, gives an update on the largest dam removal project in US history

Lower Sesan II inaugurated in Cambodia
17 December, 2018
The 400MW Lower Sesan II project – Cambodia’s largest hydropower scheme – has been officially inaugurated by the country’s prime minister Hun Sen.

IHA releases sustainability guidelines for hydropower
17 December, 2018
The International Hydropower Association has announced the release of new sustainability guidelines that present a definition of the processes and outcomes relating to good international practice in the hydropower sector.

Pre-qualification for LHWP Phase II main works will launch in January
13 December, 2018
The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) will mark a major milestone in 2019 with the launch in January of the construction pre-qualification for the Phase II main works, the Polihali Dam and Polihali Transfer Tunnel.

Interconnection would unlock hydro capacity in Tasmania says analysis
13 December, 2018
Hydro Tasmania has released analysis which demonstrates that additional Bass Strait interconnection would immediately unlock many hundreds of megawatts of latent dispatchable capacity in the Tasmanian hydropower system, and make it available to a transforming National Electricity Market (NEM).

Deal signed for major new hydro scheme in Tanzania
13 December, 2018
The Government of Tanzania has signed deals with Eqyptian firms to build a 2115MW hydroelectric project in the country, Reuters has reported.

Indonesia’s Semangka plant in operation
12 December, 2018
The run-of-river Semangka hydropower plant in Indonesia has been placed into commercial operation, partly replacing electricity generated by fossil fuel fired power plants in the Sumatra Grid.

UK Government approves funds for renewables in Africa
11 December, 2018
Developers of small-scale hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal projects across Africa are to benefit from £100 million in extra funding to the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) from the UK government.

New research project on flexible hydropower gets EU support
11 December, 2018
An ambitious research project on flexible hydropower in future energy systems is receiving support from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, participant Multiconsult has announced.

Sound advice
10 December, 2018
Arne Berndt at SoundPLAN International examines steps that can be taken to help mitigate excessive noise in the dam construction and hydroelectricity industries

Reaching the pinnacle
10 December, 2018
ICOLD President Michael Rogers speaks with IWP&DC about his appointment, which he describes as the pinnacle of his professional career.

New York DEP announce revised plans for new hydro plant
10 December, 2018
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has unveiled new plans to build a $34 million, 6MW hydroelectric plant at the Cannonsville Reservoir in Delaware County, New York.

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