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Bentley Systems company Seequent acquires Imago
04 August, 2021
Bentley Systems, Incorporated’s Seequent business unit has acquired Imago Inc, a developer of cloud-based software for the capture and management of geoscientific imagery, expanding Seequent’s technology solutions portfolio while boosting cloud capabilities to help geoscientists and engineers solve earth, environment, and energy challenges.

ERG to sell hydro portfolio to ENEL
03 August, 2021
ERG, through its subsidiary ERG Power Generation S.p.A., has agreed to sell it's hydropower portfolio operated by ERG Hydro S.r.l to Enel Produzione S.p.A for €1.0 billion.

Welsh renewables report overlooks hydropower and tidal energy says industry
03 August, 2021
A Welsh Affairs Committee report on the potential for renewable energy in Wales has overlooked the hydropower and tidal energy sectors, the British Hydropower Association has claimed.

Andritz and MAN Energy Solutions to produce hydrogen from hydropower
02 August, 2021
Andritz Hydro and MAN Energy Solutions are teaming up to develop projects that will produce hydrogen from hydropower, with a pilot project in Europe set to mark the start of the cooperation.

FERC issues preliminary permit for Daybreak Power’s proposed pumped storage project
02 August, 2021
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a preliminary permit for Daybreak Power Inc’s proposed 2650MW Halverson Canyon Pumped Storage project near Creston, Washington, marking an important early milestone for this estimated $4.9 billion project.

Funds approved for new hydro in Côte d’Ivoire
02 August, 2021
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, has agreed to lend €25 million to Ivoire Hydro Energy (IHE) to help build a 44MW hydroelectric plant on the Bandama River near the village of Singrobo in Côte d’Ivoire.

Committing to carbon neutrality
27 July, 2021
IWP&DC speaks with Mario Finis, Executive Vice President for Stantec’s Energy & Resources business, to discuss its pledge to become carbon neutral

Funding approved for new transmission line to link Northwest Territories to hydro system
27 July, 2021
Funding totalling around $60 million has been approved for the construction of a new transmission line in Fort Providence and Kakisa in Canada’s Northwest Territories that connects the communities to the existing Taltson hydropower transmission system south of Hay River.

RWE couples batteries with hydropower in innovative facility
27 July, 2021
RWE has announced details of an innovative battery storage system in Germany that will virtually couple batteries with its run-of-river power stations along the river Mosel, increasing capacity by another 15%.

Transfer of four Klamath River dams approved by CPUC
22 July, 2021
Plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River have taken a step forward with the news that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a request from Pacific Power to transfer ownership of four hydroelectric dams, known as the Lower Klamath Project, to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC).

Natel Energy announces $20M funding round
22 July, 2021
Natel Energy has announced details of a $20M funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures, with the company set to use the funding to build momentum in the deployment of its flagship product, the Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT).

World Bank-ESMAP launches survey on gender gaps in hydropower sector
22 July, 2021
The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in partnership with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), has launched a survey which focuses on the role of women in all parts of the hydropower sector.

CTG places all 96 units at its hydro plants in operation for first time
21 July, 2021
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that its six cascade hydropower plants along the main stream of the Yangtze River put all of their 96 power units into operation on 7 July as part of its efforts to meet the peak demand of the grid in the summer, the first time that all the power generators have been in operation simultaneously.

Voith wins contract on Niagara power project
20 July, 2021
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded Voith Hydro a $275 million contract for mechanical and electrical upgrades as part of a 15-year modernization and digitization program called Next Generation Niagara (NGN) to extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.

Public comment invited on global hydropower certification scheme
16 July, 2021
A new scheme that will see hydropower projects around the world independently rated and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is now open for public comment

Smarter site
14 July, 2021
SafeAI is accelerating autonomy in the construction and mining industries. Here the company explains how it is retrofitting heavy equipment with autonomous hardware and software to help the construction and mining sector create smarter, safer, more productive sites. Report by Bibhrajit Halder, Founder & CEO

Saint-Narcisse shutdown is permanent says Hydro-Québec
14 July, 2021
Generation is to permanently cease at the Saint-Narcisse generating station on the Rivière Batiscan in the Mauricie region, Hydro-Québec has announced, with work set to start this year on a six year project to dismantle the project’s dam.

EMEC plans acoustic monitoring programme
13 July, 2021
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is to deploy a series of acoustic surveys this summer which are designed to monitor noise levels of marine energy technologies at its ocean energy test sites in Orkney, Scotland.

SJVN to develop Lower Arun project, Nepal
13 July, 2021
SJVN has been selected to develop the 679MW Lower Arun hydroelectric project in Nepal following an international competitive bidding process, the company has announced.

Major overhaul planned for Wivenhoe project, Australia
12 July, 2021
A $14 million maintenance project will start this month at the Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station in Queensland to preserve the ongoing reliability of the plant.

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