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Major new initiative launched to showcase new hydro technologies
11 December, 2019
An €18million four-year project has been launched that will showcase new and innovative hydropower technologies and support the integration of variable renewables such as wind and solar into the power grid.
WAPDA awards contract for 4320MW Dasu project
26 November, 2019
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced that it has signed a contract worth Rs. 52.5 billion (US$734 million) with a joint venture of GE Hydro China and Power China Zhongnan Engineering Corporation for electro-mechanical works of Dasu Hydropower Project (Stage-I).
ZRA awards Kariba dam spillway rehabilitation contract
02 October, 2019
A consortium of GE Hydro France and Freyssinet International has been awarded the tender for the rehabilitation of the spillway at Kariba Dam on the Zambezi river basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
07 September, 2019
IWP&DC spoke to Brian Selby of GE and Ajay Sharma of Entura to talk about their involvement in projects across Asia
GE wins US hydro contracts
08 August, 2019
GE Renewable Energy has signed two hydropower contracts in the US, one for FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain project and one for PG&E’s Caribou One hydropower station.
Emrgy and GE team up for micro hydrokinetic technology
31 July, 2019
Emrgy Inc has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy (GE) that will see Emrgy’s hydropower turbines provided by GE, with the company also set to begin to offer Emrgy’s product among it’s suite of hydropower solutions in select markets worldwide.
2019 IHA board election results announced
12 July, 2019
Eighteen hydropower sector leaders from around the world have been elected to the board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), it was announced today.
Gordon Butte pumped storage project gets lead equity investor
11 July, 2019
Absaroka Energy LLC, the developer of the 400MW Gordon Butte closed loop pumped storage project in Montana, US, has secured equity investment capital for the project from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Denmark.
GE upgrades Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation
06 June, 2019
GE’s Grid Solutions business has announced it has performed key upgrades on three 765 kV Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) banks at Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation.
GE in three-year deal with Enel Green Power
04 June, 2019
GE Renewable Energy has signed a three-year contract to provide predictive Operation and Maintenance (O&M) capabilities to Enel Green Power’s (EGP) hydropower plants in Spain, with a total capacity of up to 3.2GW, through a combination of digital tools and consultative services.
Shortlist unveiled for Batoka Gorge hydro project
01 June, 2019
Companies from China, Italy and the US have been shortlisted by the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) to build the Batoka Gorge hydroelectric project on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
GE gets DOE funds to study pumped storage benefits
24 May, 2019
A project team from GE Research and GE Energy Consulting, supported by GE Renewable Energy’s hydro teams, is to evaluate the long-term benefits and economics of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) to provide flexibility, system stability and reliability services to the grid following the award of $1.25 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office.
World Hydropower Congress 2019 opens in Paris next week
09 May, 2019
The 2019 World Hydropower Congress opens in Paris next week, drawing more than 700 delegates from over 70 countries to the French capital.
GE Renewable Energy leads consortium to refurbish Qairokkum plant, Tajikistan
26 March, 2019
The 60-year old Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan is to undergo a complete refurbishment, with six Kaplan units upgraded to increase the plant’s output by 35% to reach 174MW.
GE to supply turbines to Nachtigal, Cameroon
26 February, 2019
GE Renewable Energy (GE) is to provide seven 60MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon in an $87million contract awarded by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC).