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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
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.
Smart hydropower tech demand to grow rapidly, says industry survey
13 August, 2021
Demand is set to soar for innovative new hydropower technologies which provide flexibility and resilience for electricity grids, according to a new industry survey.
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.
HydroLand expands hydropower portfolio through new acquisitions
09 July, 2021
US renewable energy company HydroLand has acquired two small hydropower facilities from Northbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC, adding to a 25MW portfolio it acquired from Enel Green Power North America earlier this year.
GE launches new product for underwater hydropower turbine condition assessment
26 May, 2021
GE Renewable Energy has introduced a new underwater robotized hydropower turbine inspection solution designed to be able to inspect between the runner blades of a turbine – which the company said is a first of its kind in the hydropower condition assessment field.
Chelan PUD and GE team up for Rock Island rebuild
07 May, 2021
Chelan PUD and GE Renewable Energy have reached an agreement that will see the eight 42-year-old turbines at Rock Island Powerhouse II rebuilt one by one starting in 2022, at an estimated cost of $210 million.
GE completes work on Lower Kaleköy project, Turkey
04 February, 2021
GE Renewable Energy has announced it has successfully completed its work on the Lower Kaleköy Hydropower plant at the Lower Kaleköy Dam in Turkey, with the plant now in full commercial operation.
Plans move forward for pumped storage scheme in Australia as agreement signed
17 December, 2020
GE Renewable Energy and BE Power have agreed to co-develop the 400MW Big-T (Cressbrook) pumped storage project in Toowoomba, Australia.
International forum for pumped storage to be launched this week
02 November, 2020
A Global forum will be launched this week to develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on the technical and market reforms necessary to overcome barriers to sustainable pumped storage hydropower projects, known as the ‘world’s water batteries’.
GE supports BKK’s digital transformation
18 September, 2020
Norwegian Power Company BKK is to adopt GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro digital solutions for 30 hydropower plants
GE to equip Kundah pumped storage plant, India
17 September, 2020
Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply and commission four 125MW fixed speed pumped storage turbines for the new Kundah hydropower plant in India.
XFLEX HYDRO flexible technologies decision-tools under development
08 September, 2020
New tools to assist hydropower plant owners to make decisions about investing in technologies for enhanced operational flexibility are being developed by the XFLEX HYDRO project
GE to work with Walcha Energy on 500MW pumped storage scheme
04 August, 2020
GE Renewable Energy Hydro Solutions is to provide technical and commercial support to Walcha Energy for the development of 500MW Dungowan pumped storage power plant in the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
03 June, 2020
Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set up by teams working for XFLEX HYDRO – a project set up to show how more flexible hydro assets can help countries and regions to meet their renewable energy targets.
GE to supply turbines and generators for Dasu project, Pakistan
19 May, 2020
GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation Limited, is to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the new Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan.
Hydropower embraces digitalisation
27 March, 2020
Digitalisation has become one of the buzz words to take on greater significance in recent years, but just how is the hydro industry embracing this revolutionary concept?
Harnessing the power of digitalization
18 March, 2020
Enhanced digital controls can help improve the performance of hydropower plants and equipment by reducing costs and optimising asset management, with a number of systems available on the market for both new and refurbished projects
GE to work on Angat rehab in the Philippines
10 February, 2020
Angat Hydropower Corporation has awarded GE Renewable Energy a contract to rehabilitate the 218MW Angat hydropower plant located in the Philippines – the first major rehabilitation program since the facility was commissioned in 1967.
Hull Street Energy acquires US hydro plants
10 February, 2020
Hull Street Energy is to buy 31 hydroelectric facilities with a total capacity of 255MW from EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners (EGPNA REP), a joint venture between Enel Green Power North America and GE Energy Financial Services.