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Dnipro hydroelectric plant attacked in Ukraine
22 March, 2024
The Dnipro hydroelectric power plant (HPP) in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, fell victim to a missile attack earlier today, marking another blow to the nation's energy infrastructure. This assault comes in the wake of the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by Russian forces.

NHA and Marine Renewables Canada in historic knowledge sharing agreement
18 March, 2024
In a landmark move aimed at leveraging marine energy for global net zero objectives, the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US and Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), solidifying their commitment to collaborative advancement and knowledge exchange in marine energy development.

Hydroelectric Production Incentives open for applications to bolster clean energy infrastructure in the US
15 March, 2024
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the application window for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive program. This initiative, a cornerstone of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law championed by the Biden-Harris Administration, aims to revitalize and expand hydroelectric power across the nation.

Third annual "Ear to the River" survey unveils insights into US hydroelectric industry's Future
13 March, 2024
In a bid to shed light on the future trajectory of the hydroelectric industry, the National Hydropower Association (NHA), the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA), the Hydropower Foundation, and Kleinschmidt Associates have revealed the findings of the third annual "Ear to the River" survey. Launched in 2021, this initiative aims to provide crucial insights into the challenges and opportunities anticipated by owners of hydroelectric facilities and professionals in the hydro and broader renewable energy sectors over the next few years.

Women in Sustainable Hydropower: Case Studies
08 March, 2024
The International Hydropower Association is celebrating Women in Sustainable Hydropower this International Women’s Day. This article features case studies of women trailblazing in the hydropower sector from around the world.

Global energy-related CO2 emissions rise slowed in 2023 despite exceptional droughts, IEA reports
06 March, 2024
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its annual analysis, revealing that global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions saw a lesser increase in 2023 compared to the previous year. This occurred despite a surge in total energy demand growth, largely attributed to the continued expansion of clean energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, nuclear power, and electric vehicles (EVs).

Fuelling the future
29 February, 2024
Initiatives from the NHA, IHA, and Drax aim to inspire and equip the next generation for a sustainable career in hydropower

Kleinschmidt Associates appoints Nick Ciomei as Engineering Technical Director and Alison Jakupca as Principal Consultant
27 February, 2024
Engineering, regulatory, and environmental consulting firm Kleinschmidt Associates has announced the appointment of Nick Ciomei, P.E., to position of Engineering Technical Director. With over 13 years of engineering expertise, Nick will spearhead the Hydrology and Hydraulics, Fisheries Engineering, and Civil Engineering divisions at Kleinschmidt.

A new path forward: Q&A with FirstLight’s Justin Trudell
02 February, 2024
In an exclusive interview, Justin Trudell, newly appointed President and CEO at FirstLight, discusses the company's 2024 priorities, solar and storage initiatives, hydropower's evolving role, new ventures, and the critical importance of workforce development and diversity.

Russ Sanford takes seat on Hydro Foundation Board of Directors
19 January, 2024
Kleinschmidt Associates has announced the election of Russ Sanford, Chief Growth Officer, to the Board of Directors of the Hydropower Foundation (HF) for the year 2024. The Foundation actively engages and serves the clean energy industry by supporting work in education, research, and workforce development.

Hydro pros reflect and predict
16 January, 2024
IWP&DC asked members of the hydro industry to share their experiences from the past 12 months, and give an insight into what the new year may hold for them

National Hydropower Association (NHA) launches Hydro Academy and calls for curriculum development contributions
12 December, 2023
As the US hydropower workforce faces an impending surge of retirements by 2035, the National Hydropower Association (NHA) is taking proactive measures to address the evolving needs of the industry. In response to this imminent challenge, NHA has established the Hydro Academy and is currently in the process of creating an NHA-certified Hydropower Systems Principals Course.

FirstLight announces change in leadership, Justin Trudell named President and CEO
17 November, 2023
FirstLight, a prominent clean power producer, developer, and energy storage company, is set for a leadership transition with the departure of its President and CEO, Alicia Barton, effective December 1, 2023. Stepping into the role is the current Chief Operating Officer, Justin Trudell, known for his extensive experience and successful tenure leading operations at FirstLight.

General procurement notice released for Mpatamanga Hydroelectric Power Project, Malawi
13 November, 2023
A General Procurement Notice (GPN) has been released to introduce the Mpatamanga Hydroelectric Power Project to the global hydropower community and to announce that the Employer will be commencing an international competitive procurement process, involving three separate contracts: a civil package, electro-mechanical package, and transmission package. Details below:

World Hydropower Congress sets stage for sustainable growth leading to COP28
03 November, 2023
The 2023 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a resounding commitment to power sustainable growth as it welcomed participants from over 300 organizations and 43 countries, united by a shared vision of promoting sustainable hydropower.

GE Vernova's Hydro Power business completes key commissioning for Nigeria's second largest hydropower plant
11 October, 2023
GE Vernova's Hydro Power business has successfully completed the commissioning of four 175MW Francis hydropower turbines and generators at Nigeria's Zungeru project in Niger State. This development marks a significant milestone for the Zungeru project, located along the Kaduna River, and establishes it as Nigeria's second-largest hydropower plant with a total capacity of 700MW.

US Senators Murkowski and Sullivan propose legislation to boost hydropower upgrades
02 October, 2023
Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both representing Alaska under the Republican banner, have introduced legislation with the aim of fortifying existing hydroelectric facilities to continue providing clean, flexible, and cost-effective electricity to Alaskan consumers. The senators were also among the original co-sponsors of the "Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act of 2023," which has garnered support from a diverse coalition of industry, environmental, and clean energy organizations.

Global collaboration in hydropower: IHA and IWHR join forces
26 September, 2023
In an effort to enhance sustainable hydropower initiatives on a global scale, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the China Institute of Water Resources (IWHR) have entered into a cooperative agreement this month.

Addressing the impending workforce shortage
20 March, 2023
Aware of the important role it has to play in decarbonising the power grid, the US hydropower industry is pulling out all the stops to address an impending shortage of workers, as increasing numbers are set to reach retirement age over the coming years.

Eurasian Development Bank agrees to fund Kulanak hydro plant, Kyrgyz Republic
13 February, 2023
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and Naryn Production Enterprise have agreed on financing for the construction and operation of the 100MW Kulanak hydropower plant in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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