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Hydro powers Berea College
30 November, 2021
Berea College in Kentucky, US, has said it is the first higher education institution in the nation to complete construction of a hydroelectric generating plant, located at Lock and Dam 12 on the Kentucky River near Ravenna, with the small-scale demonstration project producing on average about half of the electricity the College uses on an annual basis.

Mott MacDonald starts work on Skavica project
26 November, 2021
Mott MacDonald has announced it is supporting development of the preliminary designs for a new hydroelectric project in Skavica, Albania.

Andritz to equip Lower Kopili hydropower plant, India
26 November, 2021
Andritz has won an order from the Assam state government-owned utility Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (APGCL) to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the Lower Kopili hydropower plant located on the Kopili river in central Assam, India. Start of commercial operation is scheduled for end of 2024.

Rare artefacts in the Polihali Dam basin
25 November, 2021
A rare artefact dating back to the 19th century has been discovered during archaeological excavations currently underway as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II’s Cultural Heritage Management Plan.

Webinar will discuss new software to advance hydropower planning
25 November, 2021
Hydropower stakeholders are invited to a free webinar to be held 15 December to introduce the HYdroPOwerSuite (HYPOS) – new software which builds on satellite, modelling and in-situ data to advance hydropower planning and sediment management.

Voith to equip Nam Sam 3 project, Loas PDR
24 November, 2021
Voith has signed an agreement with SCI E&C JSC Company (a part of the SCI JSC Group in Vietnam) to supply three 52 MW Francis turbine units for the Nam Sam 3 hydropower plant in Xam Tai District, Houaphan Province, Laos PDR. The deal covers complete sets of electromechanical equipment, and technical services for supervision, installation and commissioning.

Unit No 4 commissioned at Baihetan, marking milestone for CTG
23 November, 2021
China Three Gorges (CTG) has commissioned the 100th generator in its Yangtze River cascade hydropower stations as Unit No4 at Baihetan hydropower station went into operation on 19 November 2021.

Austrian hydro plants revitalized to power cement works
22 November, 2021
A two-year project to rebuild and optimize hydropower plants on the Görtschitz river in Austria has been completed, W&P Zement has announced, with the three plants now providing a quarter of the total electrical energy requirement for the Wietersdorf cement plant.

Bolina Booms provides log screen booms for Cahora Bassa plant, Mozambique
22 November, 2021
UK-based Bolina Booms has announced it is to provide log screen booms to help control debris at the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric plant in Mozambique.

Hydro key to Australia’s net-zero future says report
18 November, 2021
Hydropower is poised to play an integral role in supporting the integration of increased wind and solar generation in the National Electricity Market in Australia, a new report from the Clean Energy Council says.

International teams share USBR prize fund for hydro reliability work
17 November, 2021
Seven teams have been selected by the US Bureau of Reclamation to share $80,000 in prize awards as phase one winners in a competition seeking to improve reliability in hydropower facilities.

Cruachan plays host to former Australian PM
17 November, 2021
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – an international proponent for pumped storage hydropower - has visited Drax Group’s iconic ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station to see the critical role it plays in unlocking Scotland’s renewable power potential and learn more about the energy company’s plans for a major expansion.

COP26 keeps 1.5C alive – but on life support
17 November, 2021
On 13 November COP26 came to a close in Glasgow with nearly 200 countries agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5C alive and finalise the outstanding elements of the Paris Agreement.

IEA launches hydropower trading roadmap for Tajikistan
16 November, 2021
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a new roadmap that examines ways Tajikistan could maximise the potential value of its surplus hydropower through cross-border trading, helping to advance renewable energy throughout central Asia.

EIB funds to support small hydro development in Italy
16 November, 2021
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €49 million to Iniziative Bresciane S.p.A. (INBRE) for the construction of 12 small run-of-river hydroelectric plants and the enhancement and restoration of 13 river weirs on the Arno river in Tuscany, Italy. INBRE is to onlend the EIB funds to Iniziative Toscane (Intos) for the project.

Bitcoin miner acquires Washington hydro plant
15 November, 2021
Global Bitcoin self-mining company Bitfarms Ltd has announced it is entering the hydropower arena having acquired a 24MW hydropower farm in Washington state, US, while at the same time signing an MoU with the project’s seller to co-develop additional hydropower in the region, increasing total mining capacity up to 99 MW in Washington

Tetra Tech-led JV to assess dam safety for USACE
11 November, 2021
A joint venture led by Tetra Tech has been contracted the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District to assess and manage risks for dams and levee systems in the western United States for up to five years

FFI looking to build new hydro and geothermal projects in Papua New Guinea
10 November, 2021
Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is to undertake feasibility studies on seven new hydropower projects and 11 geothermal energy projects in Papua New Guinea, with the projects electricity expected to be used to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia.

Works at Lake Eppalock's main spillway complete
09 November, 2021
Rock stability works at Lake Eppalock’s main spillway in Victoria, Australia, wrapped earlier this month, with the project set to ensure that Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW) storage continues to operate safely and efficiently into the future.

New tool to assess cybersecurity risks at hydro plants
09 November, 2021
A new tool is being developed to allow hydropower operators to assess their risks and make informed investments for enhanced cybersecurity.

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