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EDF-Andorra agreement could see additional hydro development
03 February, 2023
EDF and the Andorran Government are set to work together to renovate and maintain hydropower projects and review plans for the development of an additional hydroelectric power station in Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre as part of a recently extended cooperation agreement.

New launch from Emerson to help producers navigate the emerging sustainable energy economy
03 February, 2023
Emerson has announced the launch of Ovation Green, a dedicated renewable power technology and software portfolio designed to help power generation companies meet the needs of customers navigating the transition to green energy generation and storage.

Carroll Technologies highlights non-roadway collision deaths
01 February, 2023
New research from industrial safety specialists Carroll Technologies Group has revealed that 1,807 deaths were caused by non-roadway collisions at US mining, construction and industrial facilities in the years 2011 to 2021.

RSK Group acquires Pensar Infrastructure Group
01 February, 2023
RSK Group Limited (RSK) has announced that it has acquired Brisbane-based Pensar Infrastructure Group, with the company to join RSK Australia, bolstering the Group’s expertise in water and critical infrastructure in the region.

All units at 1.2GW Jinzhai pumped storage plant in commercial operation
31 January, 2023
All four units at the 1.2GW Jinzhai pumped storage power plant in China have now been successfully connected to the grid and have completed 15 days of trial operation, Ge Hydro Solutions has announced.

Hydropower can help Laos expedite renewables development, says GlobalData report
31 January, 2023
With supply security through hydropower and being a net exporter of electricity, Laos has the capacity to expedite renewables development depending on funding support from developed countries, as it targets to achieve 30% of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2025, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Percepto to deploy automated drones for remote monitoring of Canadian Dam
30 January, 2023
In a first of its kind approval by Transport Canada, a drone-in-a-box solution from autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider Percepto is to monitor Ontario Power Generation Inc’s (OPG) McConnell Lake Control Dam without a visual observer on site.

EVOLVE Project identifies 70GW of viable ocean energy
26 January, 2023
There is 70GW of viable ocean energy waiting to be developed in Great Britain, Ireland and Portugal, according to the results from the pan-European EVOLVE project involving world-leading academics, research institutions and technology developers.

Dennis Barnes named as new CEO and MD of Snowy Hydro
26 January, 2023
Snowy Hydro has announced the appointment of Dennis Barnes as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, effective 1 February 2023.

Mohmand Dam Project likely to be completed in 2026 says WAPDA
25 January, 2023
The 800MW Mohmand dam project on the River Swat in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province is likely to be completed in 2026, WAPDA has announced, confirming that construction is underway on all 11 sites at the project.

EMEC streamlines wave energy consenting at Billia Croo
24 January, 2023
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been awarded a site-wide section 36 consent at its grid-connected Billia Croo wave test site off the west coast of Orkney, Scotland, further streamlining the consenting process for EMEC’s clients, reducing the time and cost associated with offshore demonstration.

Green light for construction of Estonia’s first pumped storage project
24 January, 2023
Construction work is set to start in summer 2024 on the first pumped storage project in Estonia, with developer Energiasalv announcing it has received an official permit to build the 550MW plant.

AFRY and Pexapark launch Daily Valuation Curve for renewables investors
23 January, 2023
AFRY and software and advisory company Pexapark have developed the ‘Daily Valuation Curve’, providing renewables investors, developers and portfolio owners with a consistent valuation framework for renewable energy investments.

First horizontal, six-nozzle Pelton turbine in successful operation
23 January, 2023
Voith Hydro has announced it has reached a new milestone in Pelton technology, with trial operation of the first horizontal, six-nozzle Pelton turbine having run successfully at the Gerlos 1 pumped storage power plant in Tyrol, Austria.

Royal launch for project to develop world's largest tidal turbine blades
19 January, 2023
A project which aims to deliver a range of innovations to improve the performance of tidal turbines and reduce costs has been launched in the presence of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, at the University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility.

Charbone Hydrogen agrees to buy Michigan small hydropower plants
19 January, 2023
Charbone Hydrogen Corporation has agreed to buy three operating hydropower plants in Michigan with a combined capacity of 2.76MW in a $3.6 million deal.

Voith’s Stanley Kocon named to National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
18 January, 2023
Voith Hydro North America President and CEO, Stanley Kocon, has been named to the 2022-2024 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).

Hydro powers bitcoin mining facility in Wisconsin
18 January, 2023
Sustainable bitcoin mining platform Sazmining has launched its first hydroelectric-powered bitcoin mining facility in Wisconsin, US, with the facility houses 350 mining rigs with 24/7 on-site security and solar-powered backups.

Borealis and Verbund in first long-term hydropower purchase agreement
18 January, 2023
Borealis and Verbund have agreed on a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the supply of electricity from two of Verbund’s hydropower plants on the Danube to Borealis’ location in Schwechat, Austria.

Komatagawa New hydro plant begins commercial operation in Japan
17 January, 2023
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation has commenced commercial operation of the 10.326MW Komatagawa New power plant, the first new hydroelectric power plant in Japan’s Akita Prefecture for 69 years.



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