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New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXII, Issue 2
22 December, 2022
The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXII, Issue 2) has been published.

Snowy 2.0 monitoring headrace tunnel as surface depression emerges
19 December, 2022
A surface depression that has emerged above a headrace tunnel at the Snowy 2.0 hydropower project in Australia.

Exploratory works start at Coire Glas pumped storage plant site in Scotland
19 December, 2022
Exploratory works have begun at the site of the UK’s first large-scale pumped storage hydropower scheme to be developed in 30 years – the planned 150MW Coire Glas scheme at Loch Lochy in the Great Glen in the Scottish Highlands.

World’s first Hydropower Sustainability Standard assessment open for public consultation
19 December, 2022
Pamir Energy’s Sebzor hydropower project in Tajikistan was recently assessed using the Hydropower Sustainability Standard by independent auditors and the assessment report is now open for public consultation – with the project on track to become the first project certified by the Hydropower Sustainability Standard.

Wave power - poised for adoption and growth
13 December, 2022
Australian renewable energy company Wave Swell Energy believes that wave power is poised for adoption and growth within the renewable energy mix over the next decade. Chief Operating Officer John Brown gives an insight into the role that his company is keen to play within future developments.

OMVS inaugurates Gouina hydroelectric dam in Mali
13 December, 2022
The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) has announced that earlier this month it had inaugurated its third hydroelectric dam – the 140MW Gouina dam project.

Bipartison bill set to spur hydropower upgrades, restore free flowing rivers
12 December, 2022
New Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), along with Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is set to establish a new 30% tax incentive for dam safety and environmental improvements and to remove obsolete river obstructions.

Eco Wave Power’s planned wave energy project in Spain wins award
12 December, 2022
Eco Wave Power Global AB has won the Timón de Innovación Award, granted by the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) in collaboration with Gaceta Náutica, for its planned innovative wave energy project at Port Adriano in Spain.

Aecon consortium wins civil construction contract for John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade
12 December, 2022
Aecon-EBC General Partnership (AEGP), a consortium led by Aecon (60%) and including EBC (40%), has been awarded the first phase of a $245 million two-phase civil construction contract for the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade project on the Campbell River in British Columbia, Canada.

GE commissions pumped storage units at Chinese project
09 December, 2022
GE Hydro Solutions has announced that two or four 300MW pumped storage units it supplied to the Anhui Jinzhai pumped storage power plant in Anhui Province, China, have passed the trial period and are now connected to the grid.

Eco Wave Power signs deal for largest wave energy installation in Turkey
08 December, 2022
Eco Wave Power has signed an agreement with OREN Ordu Enerji, a fully owned subsidiary of Ordu Municipality, for the construction of a 77MW wave energy installation in Turkey – the country’s first grid-connected wave energy station, and upon completion, the world’s largest wave energy power station, said the company

Dams allocated funds by Zimbabwean Government
08 December, 2022
Twelve dam projects in Zimbabwe are set to receive a share of $22 billion in funding allocated by the government in the 2023 national budget, The Herald has reported.

Work continues on Snowy 2.0 as Clough enters administration
08 December, 2022
Snowy Hydro, developer of the Snowy 2.0 project in Australia, has said that work is continuing on the major project, despite the recent announcement that Clough – a partner in the Snowy 2.0 Future Generation Joint Venture – has entered into administration.

Farahantsana hydroelectric plant inaugurated in Madagascar
07 December, 2022
Tozzi Green Hydro Madagascar has just completed the construction of its largest hydroelectric power plant to date - the 28MW Farahantsana plant.

European Commission approves funds for pumped storage project in Finland
06 December, 2022
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €26.3 million Finnish aid measure to support Suomen Energiavarasto Oy (SEVO) in the construction of an underground hydroelectric pumped storage facility. The measure will increase the share of renewables in Finland's electricity generation in line with the EU's European Green Deal objectives. At the same time, it will help reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition in line with the REPowerEU Plan.

Rio Tinto completes Kemano hydropower project
05 December, 2022
Rio Tinto has commissioned a second tunnel to carry water into the Kemano Powerhouse in British Columbia, Canada, marking completion of the 960MW Kemano T2 hydropower project.

L&T Construction wins contract on Indian pumped storage plant
05 December, 2022
The Heavy Civil Infrastructure Business of Larsen & Toubro has secured an order from renewable energy firm Greenko group for development of an off stream pumped storage project in Madhya Pradesh, India.

It’s all in the science for fish passage solutions
05 December, 2022
Fish passage solutions can be complex. Here Kleinschmidt gives an overview of some of the projects it has been involved with across North America which range from trap and haul facilities to dam decommissioning

Transmission line that will transport hydro from Canada to US breaks ground
05 December, 2022
Construction work has started on a major transmission line project that will carry 10.4TWH of clean hydroelectricity generated in Québec, Canada, to New York City in the US.

IHA CEO says COP27 hasn't gone far enough
01 December, 2022
Following the conclusion of COP27, CEO of the International Hydropower Association Eddie Rich issued a statement in which he said he was ‘disappointed with the outcome’.

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