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OceanEnergy to test OE35 wave energy converter at EMEC's Billia Croo site in Scotland
10 May, 2023
Irish wave energy developer OceanEnergy has signed up with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland to demonstrate its OE35 floating wave energy converter. The device will be demonstrated at EMEC's Billia Croo wave energy test site for two winter periods starting in 2024.
Eco Wave Power enters historic wave energy deal with Israeli National Electric Company
06 April, 2023
Eco Wave Power Global AB has entered into Israel's first-ever wave energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Israeli National Electric Company (IEC).
Woman of Waterpower 2022
08 March, 2023
The Women in Renewable Energy network and WaterPower Canada announced that Christine Monette from Andritz Hydro in Canada was the recipient of the Woman of Waterpower Award for 2022. The award is designed to highlight and celebrate women who go to tremendous lengths to support, build and promote Canada’s hydropower industry, and are role models, mentors, educators and leaders to their peers and colleagues. IWP&DC asked Monette to share her experiences of the hydropower industry with us.
Ambitious collaborative project to be launched for wave energy industry
17 October, 2022
A €19.6 million partnership project aiming to be the stepping stone towards large scale wave energy commercialisation is set to be launched this week at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in San Sebastian, Spain.
Facing up to cyber security
11 January, 2022
Andrew Nix, Operational Cybersecurity Consultant at Schneider Electric, tells IWP&DC that water companies, including hydroelectric facilities, are facing growing cyber security threats, and offers advice on how facilities can ensure they are unattractive targets for attack
AFRY to work on Manara pumped storage plant, Israel
06 July, 2021
AFRY has been awarded the Owner’s Engineering services for the 156MW Manara pumped storage power plant in Israel by Ellomay Pumped Storage Ltd, with the project set to create a green battery and a hot reserve for the Israel Electric Company (IEC).
A world’s first for EMEC and Verdant Power
11 May, 2021
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has completed the world’s first marine energy Renewable Energy Test Report (RETR) for Verdant Power’s New York tidal power array at the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) site.
Collaborations and commissioning
05 March, 2021
A number of firms and organisations are working together to push forward the development of wave and tidal power projects, while investments are being secured for new projects and other schemes are demonstrating their feasibility.
EMEC starts independent assessment for Verdant Power’s tidal project
18 December, 2020
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has started an independent power performance assessment for Verdant Power following the deployment of three 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal stream turbines in New York City’s East River in October 2020.
EMEC to assess Verdant Power’s tidal turbine performance
02 April, 2019
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has announced it is to provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal turbine system to be deployed for commercial demonstration in New York City’s East River in 2020.
Turbines ready for use after extensive tests
21 October, 2014
Schottel has announced that its hydrokinetic turbines are ready for use after successfully undergoing extensive tests in the Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
Hydropower: underground construction update
23 June, 2014
A number of water projects are currently under construction featuring extensive underground works. Carrieann Stocks provides an update of some of the major projects underway
GEI to work on Iowa Hill pumped storage project
07 May, 2014
GEI Consultants, Inc has announced it is providing certain Owner's Engineer services for the proposed 400MW Iowa Hill pumped storage project in California, US, as part of the Jacobs Associates team for the project.
EBRD supports hydro rehab in Armenia
05 February, 2013
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to loan US$25M to International Energy Corporation (IEC) to finance the rehabilitation of the seven hydropower plants of the Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade.
New testing rig for Litostroj Power's hydraulic laboratory
14 November, 2011
Final construction works are underway on the second universal testing rig in the hydraulic laboratory of CKD Blansko Engineering, part of Litostroj Power, with final commissioning planned for 8 December 2011.
International Norms for small hydropower
10 August, 2011
Due to the shortage of finance and technology, many developing countries have to overcome various obstacles in order to develop small hydro projects. One such obstacle is the absence of international norms, To achieve an early normalization and standardization of SHP development, it has become necessary to compile a complete international norm on SHP so that global SHP exploitation could be stimulated effectively. By Ms Xialei, Cheng and Mr Daqing Pan
ABB wins $80M orders for Itaipu substation expansion works
14 July, 2011
Power and automation technology group ABB has won orders worth about $80M from Itaipu Binacional, the operator of the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant, to build a new substation in Paraguay and expand an existing installation.
Hydraulic laboratory opened in the Czech Republic
21 October, 2008
A new laboratory has been placed into operation in Blansko, Czech Republic, to support the development of hydraulic machines.
Digging to the roots - the theory behind hydraulic turbines and pumps
13 August, 2008
Hungarian mathematician and mechanical engineer, Dr Arpad A Fay had his first international paper published in IWP&DC in April 1970. In August 2008, Dr Fay is 75 years old. Here he recounts his vast experience of researching the theory behind hydraulic turbines and pumps