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IHA CEO says COP27 hasn't gone far enough
01 December, 2022
Following the conclusion of COP27, CEO of the International Hydropower Association Eddie Rich issued a statement in which he said he was ‘disappointed with the outcome’.

Sunshine Hydro and Energy Estate in new JV
01 December, 2022
Australian companies Sunshine Hydro and Energy Estate have formed a new joint venture with a goal to develop large scale pumped storage projects in Victoria that will be integrated with green hydrogen production.

Quidnet Energy gets federal funding for geomechanical pumped storage project
30 November, 2022
Quidnet Energy is to receive $10 million in funding from the US. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for work on a project using its geomechanical pumped storage (GPS) for long-duration energy storage.

African Development Bank approves €125 million loan for Cahora Bassa modernisation
30 November, 2022
A project that is set to extend the life of the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric project in Mozambique has received a funding boost as the African Development Bank Group agrees a loan deal with Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB).

Waimea Water gives update on dam construction project
29 November, 2022
Construction work on the Waimea Community Dam in New Zealand is now approximately 80% complete, with 11 months and $40 million of spend remaining, Waimea Water has reported in its quarterly update.

Pumped storage project set to benefit from a share of UK government funding
29 November, 2022
A pumped storage project is one of five energy storage projects across the UK that is set to benefit from a share of over £32 million government funding in the second phase of the Longer Duration Energy Storage (LODES) competition.

Yusufeli dam project inaugurated in Turkey
23 November, 2022
The 558MW Yusufeli Dam project in Turkey’s northern Artvin province was officially inaugurated yesterday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Hydropower could provide additional 1GW of energy for UK says report
22 November, 2022
Hydropower can realistically provide an additional 1GW of energy for the UK under the right policy framework within a quick timeline, according to a new report.

LS Power to acquire raft of hydropower projects from Hull Street Energy
22 November, 2022
LS Power, a development, investment and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector, has agreed a deal with Hull Street Energy to buy 42 run-of-river hydro facilities across 11 states with a total capacity of 334MW.

Renewable organisations join forces to address climate emergency and drive sustainable development
21 November, 2022
Global industry organisations representing hydropower, wind, solar, green hydrogen, long duration energy storage and geothermal energy industries have officially joined forces under one Global Renewables Alliance, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at COP27.

FERC gives final go ahead for historic Klamath dam removal plan
21 November, 2022
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week give its final approval for a plan to remove four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon, paving the way for enactment of a settlement agreement nearly 15 years in the making by numerous stakeholders to remove dams, and address fish populations, river health and Tribal communities and cultures.

Study identifies additional 1500 potential pumped storage sites in Australia
21 November, 2022
A detailed study from researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) has identified 1500 additional locations across the country that could potentially be used to build pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) facilities – following on from the team's 2019 identification of 530,000 potential pumped hydro sites across the globe.

GE to upgrade Don Pedro hydropower plant equipment
11 November, 2022
GE Renewable Energy has been contracted by the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) to modernize the powerhouse of the Don Pedro hydropower plant in California, which is jointly owned by TID and Modesto Irrigation District (MID). The project will increase the maximum capacity of the facility from 203MW to approximately 268 MW.

Technical assistance offered to US pumped storage developers
11 November, 2022
Hydro developers and other stakeholders interested in developing pumped storage hydropower projects in the US could receive technical assistance from the Department of Agency’s (DOE) national laboratories thanks to the Water Power Technologies’ (WPTO) Hydropower and Water Innovation for a Resilient Electricity System (HydroWIRES) Initiative.

Diamer Basha dam is a ‘significant project for economy’ says Federal minister
11 November, 2022
The Diamer Basha Dam being built by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) on the River Indus is a significant project for the national economy, said Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on a recent visit to the project site.

EDP sells Mascarenhas hydro plant as it expands in solar
10 November, 2022
EDP Brazil has agreed to sell the 198MW Mascarenhas to London-based Victory Hill Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities, in line with the company’s plans to diversify its portfolio and expand investments in solar generation and network.

TBM launched on hydropower and irrigation scheme
09 November, 2022
Construction has begun on the 13.1km headrace tunnel which forms a key part of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project (SMDMP) in Nepal.

UK and Kenya agree to fast track dam project following COP27 meeting
09 November, 2022
During the COP27 climate summit, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Kenyan President H.E. William Ruto agreed to fast-track six green investment projects worth KES 500 billion, including the Grand High Falls Dam project.

SDPUC says it has no jurisdiction for proposed pumped storage project
08 November, 2022
Following numerous questions regarding its permitting jurisdiction related to the proposed Gregory County Pumped Storage Project, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has determined that under current law no permit can be required from the PUC for facilities within the boundary of the proposed project.

Conduit hydropower could add 1.41GW of new hydropower in US, says report
08 November, 2022
A new report has suggested that there are potential opportunities in all 50 states in the US to generate hydropower from existing water infrastructure.



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