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March 2024

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SSE confirms hydro and pumped storage units secure contracts in T-4 capacity auction
01 March 2024 SSE has announced that a variety of renewable energy units,...

EMEC’s Neil Kermode wins Outstanding Contribution Award
01 March 2024 Neil Kermode OBE, the managing director of the European Marine Energy...

February 2024

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XFLEX HYDRO unveils seven recommendations to enhance hydropower flexibility
29 February 2024 The XFLEX HYDRO project has unveiled a comprehensive set of...

USACE and USBR release joint report on national water infrastructure
28 February 2024 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the US Bureau of...

Ukrhydroenergo secures €200 million financial support from EBRD and Government of Italy
28 February 2024 Ukrhydroenergo has secured a €100 million loan from the European Bank...

Kleinschmidt Associates appoints Nick Ciomei as Engineering Technical Director and Alison Jakupca as Principal Consultant
27 February 2024 Engineering, regulatory, and environmental consulting firm...

Thordon Bearings' polymer tech proving successful at Vietnam’s Sơn La Plant hydropower plant
27 February 2024 Thordon Bearings has announced that its polymer bearing technology is...

ENGIE announces proposed changes to Board of Directors composition
27 February 2024 ENGIE has announced proposed changes to its Board of Directors following...

Upper Hunter Hydro awarded development agreement for pumped storage hydropower projects in Australia
27 February 2024 WaterNSW has recently granted a development agreement to Upper Hunter...

Bridge construction progressing as part Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
23 February 2024 The Polihali Dam will create a 5042ha reservoir at the confluence of...

Druk Green Power Corp invites international consultancy firms to bid for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Projects
22 February 2024 The Royal Government of Bhutan has assigned Druk Green Power...

TBM making significant progress on Vishnugad-Pipalkoti hydropower project, India
22 February 2024 Terratec's Hard Rock Double Shield Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is...

Hitachi Energy expands transformer operations in Germany
22 February 2024 Hitachi Energy has announced a significant investment of more than...

Aled Hughes joins Kleinschmidt Associates
22 February 2024 Kleinschmidt Associates, an engineering, regulatory, and...

USBR formally advances options to counter threat of nonnative fish in Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam
21 February 2024 In response to growing concerns over the proliferation of nonnative...

EnergyAustralia unveils animated tour of Lake Lyell Pumped Hydro Project
20 February 2024 In a bid to foster greater community engagement and...

Major tender open for Borumba Pumped Hydro project's dams designer
19 February 2024 Queensland Hydro has announced the opening of a tender for a Dams...

Major milestone on Klamath River dam removal project as initial phase of drawdown complete
19 February 2024 The Klamath River Renewal Corporation has announced the successful...

SMEC’s Logashri Sewnarain elected to CESA Board
19 February 2024 Logashri Sewnarain, the Chief Executive Officer of SMEC South Africa,...

Stable dam levels in KwaZulu-Natal amid water scarcity concerns
16 February 2024 A recent report released by South Africa’s Department of Water and...

Georgia’s largest hydropower plant set for upgrade with EBRD and EU backing
16 February 2024 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced...

Lynn St-Laurent shares insights on sustainability and collaboration in IHA’s Voices of Hydropower series
15 February 2024 In the ongoing "Voices of Hydro" series published by the...

Volue and Fortum in partnership to deliver smart power solutions
15 February 2024 Volue has announced a strategic partnership with Nordic energy company...

EDF commits to Thordon's SXL seals after success at La Rance tidal power plant
13 February 2024 Électricité de France (EDF) has announced plans to outfit more of...

Boston Hydro reaches financial close and construction begins
12 February 2024 Serengeti Energy has announced that the Boston Hydro project - its...

Biden-Harris Administration allocates nearly $16 million for marine energy advancements in the US
12 February 2024 The Department of Energy (DOE) under the Biden-Harris Administration...

New method utilizes hydropower project signals to monitor grid stability
12 February 2024 Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University...

Repairs underway at Pole Hill Powerplant in Colorado, US
12 February 2024 The US Bureau of Reclamation has announced the commencement of repairs at...

KCB appointed Owner’s Engineer on Paradise Dam project reconstruction
08 February 2024 Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) has been appointed as the Owner's Engineer for...

UTEP and PNNL collaborate to train cybersecurity experts in hydropower
08 February 2024 The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Pacific Northwest...

Shell joins Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP) project
08 February 2024 Energy giant Shell has announced its participation in the Renewables...

Commercial operations start at Ainumanai hydro plant, Japan
07 February 2024 The Hokkaido Electric Power Company (Hokuden) and Mitsubishi Corporation...

Consumers Energy initiates search for buyers for 13 Michigan hydroelectric dams
06 February 2024 Michigan-based energy provider Consumers Energy has announced plans to...

Government undertakes comprehensive safety reviews of aging dams across India
06 February 2024 In a recent announcement, the Government of India has disclosed...

Japanese drone maker ACSL unveils SOTEN Drone in the US
05 February 2024 Japanese drone manufacturer ACSL, Inc has officially announced the...

Southeast Asia's first tidal energy plant unveiled in the Philippines
05 February 2024 Energies PH, Inc, through its affiliate, the San Bernardino Ocean...

Fire incident at Portile de Fier hydropower plant in Romania successfully contained
05 February 2024 Romanian power producer Hidroelectrica has confirmed that at...

Biden-Harris Administration allocates record funds for hydroelectric projects across 19 states
05 February 2024 The Biden-Harris administration has unveiled its largest single investment...

Voith Hydro expands Board of Management with key appointment
02 February 2024 Voith Hydro has announced it is set to welcome Andreas Wellmann to its...

Labour's Ian Murray MP champions UK's renewable future in Swiss pumped storage project tour
01 February 2024 In a move to explore opportunities for enhancing the United...

January 2024

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Volue implements Smart Power software at A2A – Life Company
31 January 2024 Volue, a provider of technologies and services that drive the...

Energy leaders learn how hydropower upgrades can support power grid
31 January 2024 Today, energy leaders gathered in Switzerland to gain insights into a...

DORE expands renewables portfolio with acquisition of five Swedish hydropower plants
30 January 2024 Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust PLC (DORE) has...

HDR announces John Henderson as New CEO
29 January 2024 Employee-owned architecture and engineering firm HDR has officially...

Researchers unveil tools for predicting infrastructure failure risks
29 January 2024 In a bid to identify risks of infrastructure failure, researchers at the...

MyHydro welcomes Michael J. Spolum as new CEO
29 January 2024 MyHydro, an Independent Power Producer (IPP) based in New York, dedicated...

PVO-Vesivoima and Caverion extend collaboration for hydropower plants in Finland
29 January 2024 Finnish energy company PVO-Vesivoima Oy and Caverion Corporation...

University of Galway completes record breaking testing of marine hydrokinetic turbine technology
26 January 2024 The University of Galway has reported the successful testing of an...

Fichtner secures contract for hydropower feasibility studies in Northern Zambia
25 January 2024 Fichtner's Hydropower Department has won a contract from Mutinondo...

Ralph Nelson joins Kleinschmidt Associates as Senior Engineering Consultant
25 January 2024 Kleinschmidt Associates has announced the appointment of Ralph Nelson,...

Premier announces new actions to build electricity system, create jobs, in British Columbia, Canada
25 January 2024 BC Hydro is set to undertake an unprecedented wave of construction in...

Ukrhydroenergo spearheads green hydrogen market development in Ukraine leveraging hydropower
25 January 2024 Ukrhydroenergo has unveiled a pilot green hydrogen project that promises...

TC Energy and Saugeen Ojibway Nation propel Ontario pumped storage project to diversify energy landscape
23 January 2024 TC Energy Corporation has affirmed its commitment to advance the...

Iberdrola advances Tâmega hydroelectric complex as first turbine connects to the grid
23 January 2024 Iberdrola has achieved a significant milestone in the commissioning of...

Andritz to equip Greek pumped storage project
23 January 2024 Terna S.A., the construction branch of the Gekterna Group, has chosen...

GE Vernova unveils key leadership updates in anticipation of 2024 Spin-Off
22 January 2024 GE has announced that GE Vernova has made two updates to its leadership...

US DOE announces $14.5 million funding opportunity for marine energy university R&D
22 January 2024 The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office...

EnfraGen boosts hydropower investment and renewable portfolio in Panama with new headquarters
22 January 2024 EnfraGen, LLC, a developer, owner, and operator of sustainable and...

Russ Sanford takes seat on Hydro Foundation Board of Directors
19 January 2024 Kleinschmidt Associates has announced the election of Russ Sanford,...

Webuild to construct three dams for NEOM as part of Trojena mountain project, Saudi Arabia
17 January 2024 NEOM has awarded Webuild a US$4.7 billion contract for an...

Planning underway for new Paradise Dam wall following expert recommendations
17 January 2024 Sunwater has announced it is set to commence planning for the construction...

Webuild successfully completes pad foundation for Rogun Dam, Tajikistan – set to become world's tallest dam
16 January 2024 Webuild has achieved a significant milestone in the construction of the...

European organisations advocate for inclusion of hydropower in net-zero technologies
15 January 2024 In a joint effort to highlight the pivotal role of hydropower in...

Ukrhydroenergo prepares legal action against Russian Federation for infrastructure attacks
15 January 2024 Ukrhydroenergo has initiated the preparation of lawsuits against the...

Day & Zimmermann secures $985 million maintenance contract from TVA, including all hydro facilities
15 January 2024 Engineering and construction firm Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) has clinched a...

Caverion secures continued role as O&M partner for Kemijoki Oy's 18 hydropower plants in Finland
12 January 2024 Caverion will continue as Kemijoki Oy’s service provider for 18...

Removal of Iron Gate Dam on Klamath river begins
11 January 2024 In a landmark development, the removal of the Iron Gate Dam on the...

HydroWing expands presence with new base in Wales for tidal energy venture
11 January 2024 HydroWing has inaugurated a new office in Wales, strategically positioned...

NHPC and Government of Gujarat invest in Kuppa pumped storage project
10 January 2024 India’s NHPC has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

Kemijoki Oy terminates Sierilä hydropower plant project due to escalating risks and rising costs
10 January 2024 Kemijoki Oy has opted to abandon the Sierilä hydropower plant project,...

UK Government proposes framework to boost investment in long duration electricity storage; Drax commends decision
09 January 2024 In an effort to accelerate the deployment of long duration...

Minesto successfully wraps up Dragon 12 offshore infrastructure installation in Vestmannasund
09 January 2024 Ocean Energy developer Minesto has announced the successful completion of...

Record-breaking investments unveiled by Statkraft in Norwegian hydropower and wind projects
08 January 2024 European renewable energy generator Statkraft has announced plans to...

EBMUD installs InPipe Energy's HydroXS in-conduit hydroelectricity system
08 January 2024 The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has teamed up with...

IDACORP and Idaho Power announce Amy Shaw as new Vice President
08 January 2024 IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power has announced that Amy Shaw has been named...

THDC seals agreement for 1200MW Kalai-II project, India
08 January 2024 THDC India Limited has finalized a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for...

Breakthrough achievement unveiled at snowy 2.0 pumped storage hydro project
05 January 2024 Snowy Hydro has announced a significant milestone for the Snowy 2.0...

Successful river diversion marks progress at Tanahu hydropower project, Nepal
05 January 2024 The Tanahu hydropower project achieved a significant milestone at the end...

SMEC secures contract for Cressbrook Dam safety upgrade in Australia
04 January 2024 In a strategic collaboration with Seymour Whyte and the Toowoomba...

OPG's Kakabeka Falls Generating Station set for redevelopment
04 January 2024 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is gearing up to redevelop the...

CSAIL partners with NUST for internship program at Karot hydropower project
03 January 2024 China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Limited (CSAIL), a subsidiary...

Zanaga Iron Ore Company signs MoU with CMEC for hydroelectric power solutions
03 January 2024 Zanaga Iron Ore Company Limited has officially inked a Memorandum...

Iberdrola España secures green light for Spain's first hybrid hydroelectric-solar plant
03 January 2024 Iberdrola España has successfully obtained environmental approval for...

RATCH Group increases renewable capacity in Vietnam with investment in hydroelectric plant
03 January 2024 RATCH Group Public Company Limited has taken a significant step towards...

December 2023

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Voith to equip Caculo Cabaça plant in Angola
27 December 2023 Voith has been selected to provide all electrical and mechanical...

Major milestone for Borumba pumped storage project as Queensland Hydro releases two key tenders
27 December 2023 In a significant development for the Borumba Pumped StorageHydro...

Statkraft takes over major Loch Ness pumped storage project from Intelligent Land Investments Group
27 December 2023 In a move signaling its commitment to aiding Scotland in achieving...

Ardian acquires hydropower company in Peru
20 December 2023 Global private investment firm Ardian has successfully acquired a 100%...

Iliad project presents 22 pilot sites at Barcelona Consortium Meeting
20 December 2023 The EU-funded Iliad Project, specializing in Digital Twins of the...

African Development Bank's SEFA allocates $9.72 million to advance modernization of African hydropower fleet
19 December 2023 The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for...

Suomen Voima Launches new pumped storage project in Finland
19 December 2023 Suomen Voima has announced details of a new energy storage venture...

New Programme Management Unit takes helm to steer Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II to completion
18 December 2023 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has officially...

Digital Realty and Süwag Energie AG ink hydropower deal in Germany
18 December 2023 In a move toward greener operations, Digital Realty, a major player in...

Mozambique signs agreements for Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project implementation
15 December 2023 The Government of Mozambique, represented by the Ministry of...

COP28 Agreement marks historic shift as nations pledge to triple renewable energy by 2030
14 December 2023 At COP28 in Dubai, world leaders have committed to tripling renewable...

Snowy 2.0 resumes tunnelling at Tantangara after government approval
14 December 2023 Tunnelling has resumed at the Snowy 2.0 project’s Tantangara site...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXIII, Issue 1
13 December 2023 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXIII, Issue 1) has been published.

Dragon 12 Seabed Anchor installation completed successfully
13 December 2023 Minesto has announced the successful completion of the installation of...

Ukrhydroenergo secures €133 million from EIB for hydropower rehabilitation project
13 December 2023 PJSC Ukrhydroenergo has successfully received a €133 million tranche from...

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...

World Bank and Asian Development Bank unite to propel sustainable development in Nepal’s hydropower sector
12 December 2023 The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have forged...

Studio Pietrangeli to provide technical advisory services for Eswatini's Maguga hydropower projects
12 December 2023 The Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC) has enlisted the expertise of...

San Vicente Dam Raise project clinches prestigious global award
11 December 2023 The San Vicente Dam Raise Project has secured the 5th...

Application submitted for Loch Kemp pumped storage scheme, Scotland
11 December 2023 A planning application has been officially submitted for the Loch Kemp...

SMEC appointed by Malawi Northern Region Water Board for Lunyangwa Dam safety enhancement
08 December 2023 In a project aimed at fortifying the safety and reliability of the...

TotalEnergies joins CorPower Ocean’s Pilot Access Program
07 December 2023 TotalEnergies, the French multi-energy major, has entered into...

Flovel commissions Upper Suri Khola hydropower project, Nepal
07 December 2023 Flovel has announced the successful commissioning of the Upper Suri...

Student Energy and IHA collaborate to empower youth in sustainable hydropower integration
06 December 2023 Eddie Rich, CEO of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), and...

Major rehabilitation commences on Toachi-Alluriquín tunnel, Ecuador
06 December 2023 The Electric Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC EP) has initiated crucial...

November update for Snowy 2.0 confirms hydro unit production in full swing
05 December 2023 In a monthly project update on the Snowy 2.0 project, Hamish...

Bursa Carbon Exchange signs collaboration deal at COP28, paving the way for Renewable Energy Certificates
04 December 2023 Bursa Carbon Exchange (BCX), a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, sealed...

Plans to expand southeast Asia's largest floating solar plant advance
04 December 2023 Masdar has announced it has signed agreements to collaborate with...

Masdar and EDF forge partnership with Kyrgyz Republic for 3.6GW of hydropower and renewable projects
04 December 2023 During COP28 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar),...

Global pledge on renewables and energy efficiency launched at COP28
04 December 2023 The World Climate Action Summit in Dubai witnessed a significant milestone...

BHA Awards honour outstanding achievements in hydropower
01 December 2023 The British Hydropower Association (BHA) unveiled the victors of the...

Specific procurement notice released for Transmission Lines & Substations Works contract for Mpatamanga hydro project, Malawi
01 December 2023 Specific procurement notice (SPN) – EPC3

Specific procurement notice released for Electro-Mechanical Works contract for Mpatamanga hydro project, Malawi
01 December 2023 Specific procurement notice (SPN) – EPC2

Specific procurement notice released for Civil Works contract for Mpatamanga hydro project, Malawi
01 December 2023

November 2023

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SJVN's Naitwar Mori hydroelectric project achieves commercial generation milestone
30 November 2023 Sh. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of SJVN, has announced...

Federal Court orders $119 million judgment against former Edenville Dam owner, operator
30 November 2023 The US District Court for the Western District of Michigan issued...

WAPDA projects double hydropower capacity and increase water storage to 45 days
30 November 2023 In a significant development, the completion of eight...

SMEC appoints senior hires for new UK headquarters
29 November 2023 Global infrastructure engineering firm SMEC has appointed two key...

Rowallan power station undergoes $30 million transformation
28 November 2023 Hydro Tasmania has announced that the Rowallan Power Station in north...

IGHEM gears up for biennial conference
28 November 2023 The International Group for Hydraulic Efficiency Measurement (IGHEM) is...

GE Vernova to upgrade two turbine and generator units at Cushman II hydropower plant
28 November 2023 GE Vernova's Hydro Power business has been tasked with upgrading the...

Volvo Excavators and CareTrack Support drive success for Nam Cum hydropower project in Vietnam
24 November 2023 The Nam Cum Hydropower Project in Lai Chau Province, Northwest Vietnam,...

Andritz secures contract to equip Ebensee pumped storage plant, Austria
24 November 2023 International technology group Andritz has been commissioned by...

Drax Foundation boosts STEM education and community initiatives with near £1 million donation
23 November 2023 The Drax Foundation, the charitable arm of renewable energy giant Drax...

WaterNSW supporting regional towns to improve dam safety
22 November 2023 In a significant move towards bolstering dam safety and water quality...

Capacity of hydropower plants in Central Asia set for 8900MW increase by 2035, suggests EDB’s Nikolai Podguzov
22 November 2023 Nikolai Podguzov, Chairman of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)...

Australia’s largest weir Since World War 2, Rookwood Weir, completes construction
22 November 2023 In a significant milestone for Australia's water infrastructure,...

Nordic Investment Bank funds Kemijoki Oy's hydro investments in Finland
21 November 2023 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Kemijoki Oy have inked a...

Expression of interest open for Borumba pumped hydro project's largest exploratory works package
21 November 2023 Queensland Hydro has officially opened the Expression of Interest (EOI)...

US DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office announces $9.5 million funding opportunity to enhance hydropower flexibility
20 November 2023 In a move to bolster the adaptability of hydropower and optimize...

BC hydro to stay on schedule for reservoir filling at Site C
20 November 2023 BC Hydro has confirmed that the commencement of reservoir filling for...

FirstLight announces change in leadership, Justin Trudell named President and CEO
17 November 2023 FirstLight, a prominent clean power producer, developer, and energy...

HydroWing unveils tidal energy project in Wales
17 November 2023 Tidal energy technology firm HydroWing has recently secured a contract for...

Innergex secures $185.5 million financing for three unlevered hydro assets
17 November 2023 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) has successfully closed a...

Historic milestone as Copco No. 2 dam removal wraps up
17 November 2023 The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has announced that removal...

Bilfinger to work on expansion of Kruonis pumped storage plant, Lithuania
17 November 2023 Bilfinger, an industrial services provider, is supporting energy...

Thordon Bearings' water-lubricated bearings address leakage issues in European hydropower plants
16 November 2023 Two European hydropower plant operators have turned to Canada’s...

KenGen boosts hydro generation to ensure cost stability amidst improved dam inflows
15 November 2023 In response to enhanced water inflows from ongoing rains, the...

RheEnergise and Colbún sign MoU for long duration energy storage projects in Chile
14 November 2023 Colbún, Chile's third-largest power generation company and a...

Minesto's Dragon 12 Kite System en route to Faroe Islands after onshore testing
14 November 2023 Ocean energy developer Minesto has successfully concluded the onshore...

Mocean Energy secures €2.5 million in funding for wave energy commercialization
14 November 2023 Scottish wave energy company Mocean Energy has successfully raised...

Nevada Irrigation District secures key water infrastructure from PG&E
14 November 2023 In a strategic move to fortify its water delivery system, the...

Governments of Canada and Manitoba allocates funds to boost hydro capacity at Pointe du Bois Renewable Energy Project
14 November 2023 In a joint effort to fortify Manitoba's clean electricity grid and ensure...

General procurement notice released for Mpatamanga Hydroelectric Power Project, Malawi
13 November 2023 A General Procurement Notice (GPN) has been released to introduce...

Quebecers overwhelmingly support expansion of hydroelectric power and wind energy, survey suggests
13 November 2023 In a recent survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Montreal...

Hydropower expansion part of Hydro-Québec’s strategic Action Plan 2035
10 November 2023 Hydro-Québec has unveiled a strategic Action Plan 2035, which includes...

Genex Power celebrates milestone as Kidston project's main access tunnel is complete
10 November 2023 In a significant development for the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage...

Marathon Digital Holdings expands global presence with hydro powered Bitcoin mining venture in Paraguay
10 November 2023 Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc has launched its second...

Snowy Hydro gives updates on Snowy 2.0, confirms HDD underway at Lobs Hole
09 November 2023 Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations are now in progress at...

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Feeder Roads Programme tender announced
09 November 2023 The Lesotho Highlands Development Agency (LHDA) today announced the...

New hydropower plant in Uganda employs valve solution from AVK Group
09 November 2023 A new hydropower plant in Uganda, the Kigwabya plant, set to provide a...

GHD and HARC collaborate to strengthen rural dam resilience for WaterNSW
08 November 2023 Professional services company GHD and HARC are teaming up to support...

KfW Development Bank backs Mozambique's GET FiT program to encourage hydropower investment
07 November 2023 Mozambique's determined drive to bridge its electricity deficit...

Iberdrola completes sale of mini-hydro plants to Kelag
07 November 2023 Iberdrola has successfully concluded the sale of three mini-hydro plants...

EPS boosts capacity by 100MW following successful Đerdap 1 refurbishment
06 November 2023 The extensive refurbishment of the Đerdap 1 hydropower plant in. Serbia...

Trailblazing projects and leaders honoured for advancing sustainable hydropower at World Hydropower Congress
06 November 2023 Leading figures and projects within the hydropower industry were...

SMEC continuing involvement in Baleh hydroelectric project, Malaysia
06 November 2023 Sarawak Energy Berhad's Baleh Hydroelectric Project (HEP), a cornerstone...

World Hydropower Congress sets stage for sustainable growth leading to COP28
03 November 2023 The 2023 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a resounding commitment...

Sunshine Hydro secures Queensland's 2024 Telstra Best of Business Award for sustainability advocacy
03 November 2023 Renewable energy company Sunshine Hydro has clinched the prestigious...

International community sets new ambition for hydropower to enable sustainable growth
02 November 2023 The World Hydropower Congress 2023, hosted in Bali, Indonesia, has unveiled...

Aurecon and Tractebel join forces to bolster Queensland dam projects
02 November 2023 In response to the increasing demand for dam upgrades in...

HYDROGRID and EWN join forces for enhanced Swiss hydropower efficiency
01 November 2023 Vienna-based digitalization pioneer, HYDROGRID has embarked on a...

October 2023

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World Hydropower Congress 2023 kicks off in Bali with resounding support
31 October 2023 The World Hydropower Congress 2023 has officially commenced in...

Hydropower Sustainability Alliance unveiled at World Hydropower Congress
31 October 2023 In a landmark moment for the renewable energy sector, the...

Drax and Glasgow Science Centre collaborate to bring hydropower education to Scottish schools
30 October 2023 Drax Group has joined forces with Glasgow Science Centre to...

Ukrhydroenergo intensifies preparations for winter amid equipment challenges
30 October 2023 Ukrhydroenergo is working to ensure a stable electricity supply to...

SSAB and CorPower Ocean team up to develop first fossil-free steel for wave energy technology.
26 October 2023 Steel manufacturer SSAB and wave energy firm CorPower Ocean have...

Alberta Government invests C$5 million in Eyemore Dam feasibility study
26 October 2023 The provincial government of Alberta is funding a C$5 million...

Green Climate Fund allocates $50 million to REPP 2 for renewable energy expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa
25 October 2023 The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has granted approval for a $50...

Unico Mechanical awarded $9.1 million contract for Fort Peck butterfly valve overhaul
25 October 2023 Unico Mechanical Corp., a provider of comprehensive overhaul and...

WAPDA says hydropower generation increased in FY 2023-24, saving National Exchequer billions
24 October 2023 Pakistan witnessed a promising surge in hydroelectricity generation...

Renovation complete at Grande Dixence hydroelectric project
23 October 2023 Grande Dixence SA marked a historic milestone on October 20, 2023, with...

Plans approved to raise B.F. Sisk Dam to boost water supply and public safety in California’s Central Valley
23 October 2023 The Biden-Harris Administration, in partnership with the San Luis...

Research suggests optimal dam locations to mitigate flash floods
23 October 2023 A recent study published in the Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies...

DOE allocates $9.5 million in funding to bolster hydropower flexibility
20 October 2023 The US Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO)...

World Bank report urges gender equality breakthrough in hydropower sector
19 October 2023 A groundbreaking report released by the Energy Sector Management...

UNDP and Ukrhydroenergo sign MoU to evaluate and rebuild Ukraine's Energy Infrastructure
18 October 2023 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ukrainian...

Drax Foundation extends support for underrepresented youth in engineering education
18 October 2023 In a move aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in the field...

Wyangala Dam Wall Raising Project cancelled due to cost and environmental concerns
17 October 2023 In a recent announcement by the Minister for Water, Rose Jackson, the...

SMEC wins contract for Wawa pumped storage project in the Philippines
16 October 2023 SMEC has secured a major contract to provide owner's engineering services...

KenGen's Gogo hydropower redevelopment project receives Cabinet green light
16 October 2023 The Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has announced it...

Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen announces departure after 14-year stint
16 October 2023 After nearly 14 years at the helm, Statkraft AS CEO...

Hydro-Québec inaugurates Romaine complex
13 October 2023 Hydro-Québec has celebrated the official inauguration of the 1550MW...

Queensland’s Borumba pumped storage project takes major leap forward as coordinated project
13 October 2023 The Borumba Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) project in Queensland,...

Biden-Harris Administration unveils $38 million investment in US hydropower facilities
12 October 2023 The Biden-Harris Administration, in line with President Biden's...

Arup and ILF join forces to enhance pumped storage projects in the UK
12 October 2023 Global sustainable development consultancy Arup and ILF Consulting...

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...

Find Frankie on Global Hydropower Day
11 October 2023 Meet Frankie, the steadfast and trustworthy mascot of sustainable...

Xylem joins the ranks of IHA's Sustainable Hydropower Commitment on Global Hydropower Day
11 October 2023 In a landmark development on Global Hydropower Day, the...

Celebrate Global Hydropower Day and its impact on sustainable energy
10 October 2023 In recognition of the remarkable contribution of sustainable hydropower to...

Queensland's Sunshine Hydro named state finalist in 2024 Telstra Best of Business Awards
10 October 2023 Sunshine Hydro, a Queensland-based company specializing in...

Jirau hydropower plant in Brazil attains Gold-Level Sustainability Certification
09 October 2023 The Jirau hydropower plant, boasting 3.75GW of power capacity and owned...

Historic wave energy legislation signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom
09 October 2023 California took a step forward in harnessing ocean energy as Governor...

Tunnel system of key water project in Lesotho to be temporarily shut down for vital maintenance
06 October 2023 The Lesotho Highlands Water Commission (LHWC) has unveiled plans for...

Flash floods in Teesta Basin impact central hydropower projects in Sikkim, India
06 October 2023 India’s Ministry of Power is closely monitoring the aftermath of flash...

Hydrobox and SolarNow commission hybrid solar and hydropower plant in Kenya
06 October 2023 Hydrobox and SolarNow have announced the successful commissioning of...

Standing Technical Committee formed to address geological surprises in Indian hydroelectric projects
05 October 2023 The Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Authority (CEA), and...

Snowy 2.0 project progress updated for September 2023
05 October 2023 In the wake of the recent announcement regarding the reset of the Snowy...

USBR initiates efforts to disrupt invasive fish spawning at Glen Canyon Dam
05 October 2023 In a significant move to safeguard the delicate ecosystem surrounding...

Global renewable energy sector added 13.7 million jobs in 2022
03 October 2023 In a significant milestone for the renewable energy industry, the...

Iraq plans to build new dams in 2024 to tackle drought and water scarcity
03 October 2023 Iraq's Ministry of Water Resources has unveiled an ambitious plan to...

Andritz consortium secures Merangin Mini hydropower contract with Bukaka Group
02 October 2023 A consortium comprising PT Andritz Hydro of Indonesia and Andritz...

US Senators Murkowski and Sullivan propose legislation to boost hydropower upgrades
02 October 2023 Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both representing Alaska under...

Fortum announces modernization project for historic Untra hydropower plant in Sweden
02 October 2023 Fortum has unveiled an ambitious plan to breathe new life into the...

September 2023

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Canada's Ocean Supercluster launches $10.5 million HydroAware project for AI-enhanced fish monitoring in hydropower
29 September 2023 Canada's Ocean Supercluster (OSC) has unveiled the HydroAware Project,...

Ukrhydroenergo and Aecon collaborate on hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine
28 September 2023 Ukrhydroenergo, the state-owned Ukrainian hydroelectric power company,...

Call for papers - Dam Engineering
27 September 2023 Our sister publication, Dam Engineering, is currently accepting...

MIGA set to help boosts Mexico's hydropower capacity with guarantee
27 September 2023 The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank (MIGA)...

Peruvian hydraulic engineering expert, Cesar Adolfo Alvarado Ancieta, wins 2023 IHE Delft Alumni Award
27 September 2023 Cesar Adolfo Alvarado Ancieta, a distinguished hydraulic engineering...

Clean energy growth keeps path to 1.5°C climate goal open, but stronger international cooperation urgently needed, says IEA update
26 September 2023 In an update to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) landmark Net...

European Commission's Horizon Programme initiates call for hydropower equipment development projects
26 September 2023 The European Commission, under the Horizon research Programme, has...

Global collaboration in hydropower: IHA and IWHR join forces
26 September 2023 In an effort to enhance sustainable hydropower initiatives on a global...

BHEL secures contract for India’s largest hydropower project
25 September 2023 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a significant...

$7.5 Billion Federal credit program opens to boost dam safety projects in the US
25 September 2023 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has officially commenced...

Rookwood Weir reaches major milestone with spillway completion
25 September 2023 The Rockwood Weir project in Queensland, Australia, moved a significant...

Texmaco-SSFMPL JV secures contract for Arun-3 hydropower project in Nepal
22 September 2023 Texmaco-SSFMPL JV, a joint venture led by Texmaco, has inked a...

Ukrhydroenergo signs deal with GE Vernova to restore Ukrainian hydropower facilities
21 September 2023 Ukrhydroenergo has inked a Memorandum of Collaboration with GE...

Statkraft becomes sole owner of Brazilian subsidiary Statkraft Energias Renováveis (SKER)
21 September 2023 Statkraft has acquired the remaining 18.69% of shares in its...

US Department of Energy invests $6.3 million to enhance environmentally sustainable hydropower and protect fish populations
20 September 2023 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding exceeding...

GE Vernova completes first of six upgrades at Qairokkum hydropower plant, Tajikistan
20 September 2023 GE Vernova's hydropower business has successfully completed the upgrade...

ASU and SRP collaborate on hydropower research projects for asset preservation and modernization
19 September 2023 Arizona State University (ASU) has joined forces with the Salt River...

CorPower Ocean collaborates with AltaSea for US expansion
19 September 2023 Swedish wave energy firm CorPower Ocean has entered into a...

New hydro-themed comic book aims to spotlight hydropower's hidden world
18 September 2023 In an effort to shed light on the often-overlooked world of hydropower, a...

Share the sustainable hydropower story
15 September 2023 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) have two...

MEPs overwhelmingly approve plans to boost renewable energy in the EU
15 September 2023 The European Parliament has this week endorsed a significant expansion...

Montanhydraulik welcomes new CEO Jens Ennen as Dr Ralf Becker retires
14 September 2023 Montanhydraulik GmbH is undergoing a significant change in its...

FirstLight Power expands hydropower portfolio with acquisition of Hydromega Services
14 September 2023 FirstLight Power has finalised its agreement to acquire Canadian...

Kleinschmidt Associates to undertake South Fork Tolt spillway options analysis project for Seattle Public Utilities
13 September 2023 Kleinschmidt Associates has secured a contract with Seattle Public...

Thousands killed as dams collapse in devastating floods in Derna, Libya
13 September 2023 The devastating collapse of dams in Derna, Libya, has left the city...

DEWA's pumped storage plant in Hatta reaches 74% completion mark
12 September 2023 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) marked a significant...

LHDA awards major contract for Final Phase II bridges, ensuring critical connectivity to Polihali reservoir
12 September 2023 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) successfully concluded...

Hydro4U consultation in At-Bashi, Kyrgyzstan explores water governance and Count4D tool deployment
11 September 2023 On September 8, 2023, a significant Stakeholder Consultation aimed...

Ethiopian Prime Minister announces successful final filling of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
11 September 2023 In a significant announcement posted on social media platform X,...

Biden-Harris Administration commits over $13 million to boost hydropower expansion
08 September 2023 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled an investment of more than...

Cowi selected as advisor for £500 million Cruachan expansion
06 September 2023 Cowi has been selected by renewable energy firm Drax to provide...

UNIDO report reveals transformative impact of small hydropower on sustainable energy access
06 September 2023 The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has...

Snowy Hydro announces new completion date and cost estimate for Snowy 2.0 Project
05 September 2023 Snowy Hydro has unveiled a new completion date of December 2028 and a...

CorPower Ocean deploys first C4 Wave Energy Converter in Portugal
05 September 2023 CorPower Ocean has achieved the successful installation of its...

IHA announces results of 2023 board elections
04 September 2023 The members of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have...

NREL study highlights closed-loop pumped storage hydropower as climate-friendly grid-scale energy storage solution
04 September 2023 In analysis conducted at the US Department of Energy's National...

GE Vernova chosen to upgrade Grand Rapids hydropower plant in Canada
04 September 2023 GE Vernova's Hydro Power division has been selected by Manitoba Hydro...

August 2023

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Tunnel boring begins for Vishnugad-Pipalkoti hydropower project in India
30 August 2023 A significant step has been taken in the Vishnugad-Pipalkoti...

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks resume amidst challenges
30 August 2023 Negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have...

Hydro-Québec's Eastmain-1 development gets highest level Hydropower Sustainability Certification
30 August 2023 In a landmark achievement, Hydro-Québec's Eastmain-1 development has...

Green hydrogen production commences at site near Schiffenen Dam
30 August 2023 Groupe E has successfully kickstarted the production of green hydrogen at...

EnergyAustralia initiates environmental studies for Lake Lyell pumped storage hydro project
29 August 2023 EnergyAustralia has announced its commencement of comprehensive technical...

New fish passage enhances Fitzroy Barrage ecosystem, courtesy of Rookwood Weir
23 August 2023 In a step towards bolstering aquatic biodiversity and habitat connectivity,...

New Development Bank and Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority agree loan deal for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
22 August 2023 The New Development Bank (NDB) and the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority...

Genesis Digital Assets expands bitcoin mining capacity in Nordics, powered by hydroelectric energy
22 August 2023 Bitcoin mining firm Genesis Digital Assets Limited (GDA) has unveiled...

GE Vernova chosen for Xiangjiaba project upgrade
22 August 2023 GE Vernova revealed today it has been selected by Yangtze Power to carry...

Manitoba Métis Federation and Manitoba Hydro announce revitalization agreement
18 August 2023 The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the National Government of the Red...

Eco Wave Power connects EWP-EDF One Station to Israeli electrical grid
18 August 2023 Eco Wave Power Global AB has announced that the EWP-EDF One station at...

NHPC signs MOA with Govt of Arunachal Pradesh for hydropower facilities totalling 3800MW
18 August 2023 NHPC Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with...

Scottish Energy Minister urges UK government to support new pumped storage hydro plants
17 August 2023 Neil Gray MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy in the Scottish...

Renewables surge as fossil fuel electricity production declines, reports IEA
17 August 2023 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest "Monthly...

Mercia Power Response and RheEnergise target 100MW of storage capacity by 2030
16 August 2023 Mercia Power Response (Mercia PR), a provider of flexible power...

SMEC-Stucky JV selected for Phase II & III of India's Dams Rehabilitation and Improvement Project
15 August 2023 In a development coinciding with India's 77th Independence Day...

WaterPower Canada unveils guidebook to help maximize hydropower's role in Canada's Net-zero electricity grid
15 August 2023 WaterPower Canada (WPC) has unveiled a comprehensive guidebook aimed...

Alto Tâmega hydroelectric power plant nearing completion, reservoir filling set to start
14 August 2023 Progress on the Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Power Plant remains on track...

Andritz to work on renovation of Brazil's Jaguara hydropower plant
10 August 2023 Andritz has secured a contract from Engie Brasil Energia for...

Consumers Energy exploring potential sale of hydro portfolio
09 August 2023 Consumers Energy has announced its intention to delve into the possibility...

Tata Power and Govt of Maharashtra join forces to develop 2800MW pumped storage projects
09 August 2023 Tata Power has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the...

Polihali Dam marks significant milestone with Senqu River diversion
09 August 2023 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA), along with...

Nepal's Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Tunnel Project over halfway complete, ahead of schedule
08 August 2023 Nepal Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Tunnel Project is making substantial...

Snowy 2.0 project update: TBM Lady Eileen progresses in tunnel excavation
07 August 2023 In a significant achievement for Snowy Hydro and its Snowy 2.0 project,...

SMEC to provide key support for Super Trishuli hydroelectric project, Nepal
04 August 2023 Engineering and consulting firm SMEC has been engaged by CE Construction...

Earthfill dam completed, milestone achieved at Site C Project
03 August 2023 BC Hydro has successfully completed the construction of the earthfill dam...

Tetra Tech awarded $34 million contract by USACE for infrastructure services
02 August 2023 Consulting and engineering services provider Tetra Tech, Inc has...

Consortium of AFRY, Niras and Inuplan wins consultancy contract for Buksefjorden hydroelectric plant expansion
01 August 2023 A consortium comprising AFRY, NIRAS, and Inuplan has been selected to...

Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull appointed as President of IHA
01 August 2023 Former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, has been named the...

July 2023

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Resumption of planning for Pradapunt hydropower plant, Switzerland
31 July 2023 The ‘Wasserkraft Plessur’ project consortium has decided to reinitiate...

Sonar technology deployed at tidal energy converter research project
28 July 2023 Underwater active sonar technology described as groundbreaking has...

Gilkes commissions hydropower turbine at water treatment plant in the US
28 July 2023 Hydro engineers from Gilkes have recently returned from the US,...

US DOE invests nearly $10 million to propel marine energy advancements
28 July 2023 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently unveiled a...

Muela power station unit one successfully restored after year-long effort
27 July 2023 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has announced it...

Drax Group receives development consent for £500 million Cruachan pumped storage expansion
25 July 2023 Drax Group has been granted development consent by the Scottish...

Canada Energy Regulator greenlights Hertel–New York interconnection project
25 July 2023 In a significant step towards facilitating clean energy transfer...

TC Energy confirms Ontario pumped storage project is advancing toward final evaluation
25 July 2023 In a bid to accelerate the province's ambitions for clean economic growth,...

Argonne-NREL study highlights Alaska's potential for pumped storage hydropower
24 July 2023 In a significant stride towards renewable energy integration, scientists...

Assembly Committee unanimously passes SB 605, propelling California towards wave and tidal energy
21 July 2023 Eco Wave Power Global AB celebrates a significant milestone as the...

Ukraine initiates pilot project to rebuild Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant
20 July 2023 The Government of Ukraine has given the green light to a pilot project...

US Department of Energy invests $3.5 million in hydropower and marine energy projects
19 July 2023 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced funding of over...

Genex Power secures $44.5 million funding for pumped storage and big battery projects with J-Power Partnership
19 July 2023 Genex Power has announced a significant funding deal aimed at advancing...

CELEC EP implements contingency plan for Minas San Francisco hydropower plant amid El Niño phenomenon
18 July 2023 The Electric Corporation of Ecuador (CELEC EP) has devised an...

Drought-driven shift from hydropower to fossil fuels raises emissions and imperils public health, Stanford study reveals
18 July 2023 Droughts in Western states have resulted in higher carbon emissions and...

Eco Wave Power secures EU grant to enhance wave energy power station in Israel
17 July 2023 Eco Wave Power has been granted funding from the European Union (EU) for...

UK industry urges PM to invest in pumped storage hydropower
14 July 2023 Scottish Renewables and the British Hydropower Association have...

IHA calls for public feedback on landmark Bali Statement on Powering Sustainable Growth
13 July 2023 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released the first...

Comments invited on Ituango hydropower project sustainability standards assessment
13 July 2023 The Ituango Hydropower Project, located on the Cauca River in the...

Queensland Hydro opens first round of work packages for Borumba pumped storage project as geotechnical investigations commence
13 July 2023 Queensland Hydro has opened the first round of work packages for the...

US President Biden declares state of emergency in Vermont as catastrophic flooding threatens state
13 July 2023 President Biden has declared a state of emergency in the State of...

Sulzer opens new service center
12 July 2023 Sulzer, a global pump original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and...

Hidroelectrica lists shares on Bucharest Stock Exchange
12 July 2023 Romanian electricity producer Hidroelectrica has announced the admission...

Major milestone achieved as Subansiri Lower project dam reaches top level
11 July 2023 In a significant breakthrough for the 2000MW Subansiri Lower HE Project...

WAPDA partners with UAE firm to boost small hydropower and develop floating solar power in Pakistan
11 July 2023 WAPDA, the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan, has...

Cross-border dialogue working group formed to discuss Buk Bijela hydropower project
10 July 2023 In a joint initiative led by the Energy Community Secretariat, Bosnia...

SEFA highlights hydropower modernisation as catalyst for Africa's energy transition
10 July 2023 The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the...

WPTO allocates $4.3 million in technical assistance to empower hydropower community
07 July 2023 The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) of the US Department of...

Porr wins contract to build caverns and tunnel system for Forbach pumped storage plant
07 July 2023 Construction company Porr has secured a major contract for the...

Bui Power Authority enhances operational efficiency with Huawei's Broadband Private Network
06 July 2023 Bui Power Authority (BPA) has achieved a significant milestone in...

Nant de Drance celebrates first year of operation
05 July 2023 On July 1, 2023, the Nant de Drance pumped storage power plant marked...

CorPower Ocean resumes C4 deployment program
05 July 2023 CorPower Ocean has announced the resumption of its deployment program for...

First Mats enhance popular range of gas cylinder trolleys
04 July 2023 The new range from First Mats, with many models manufactured in the...

Hydropower innovations make final of Ofwat's Water Discovery Challenge
04 July 2023 Two innovative hydropower solutions have been selected as finalists...

IDB approves $800 million credit line for modernization of Salto Grande project in Argentina and Uruguay
03 July 2023 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a Conditional...

Kleinschmidt engaged to evaluate shortnose sturgeon passage at Holyoke Dam
03 July 2023 Kleinschmidt Associates, an engineering, regulatory, and...

June 2023

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GE Vernova's hydropower business to upgrade Rotorpoles at Aurland plant, Norway
30 June 2023 GE Vernova's hydropower business has been chosen by Hafslund Eco to...

NHPC Limited and Govt. of Odisha partner to develop pumped storage projects
29 June 2023 NHPC Limited and the Government of Odisha, through GRIDCO Limited,...

Hydropower Emulation Platform enables testing of large-scale plants in laboratory setting
29 June 2023 Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have...

Ground investigation commences for Earba pumped storage project
29 June 2023 Ground investigation works have commenced at the site of the proposed...

China unveils world's largest hybrid solar-hydropower plant
28 June 2023 China has successfully launched the Kela photovoltaic (PV) power station...

MERA leads wave energy hydrodynamics project to drive performance and commercialization
28 June 2023 Marine Energy Research Australia (MERA) has taken the lead in...

Eco Wave Power and Lian Tat Company planning Taiwan’s first onshore wave energy power station
27 June 2023 Eco Wave Power Global AB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

Uniper, Talanx Group, and Augusta in 15-Year agreement for Swedish hydropower
27 June 2023 Uniper and Talanx Group via Augusta Investment Management have...

Kakhovka reservoir ‘catastrophically’ low says Ukrhydroenergo
26 June 2023 The Kakhovka reservoir has become catastrophically shallow after...

EDF Group unveils floating solar power plant at Lazer dam, France
26 June 2023 EDF Group has inaugurated the Lazer floating solar power plant in...

Bluemethane, IHA and UQAM to establish global hydropower methane monitoring network
23 June 2023 Bluemethane has signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

Largest floating solar project in South America installed at Colombia's Urrá dam
23 June 2023 South America's largest floating solar project has been launched...

Annual renewable power must triple by 2030 to achieve climate goals, says IRENA report
22 June 2023 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released its...

EBRD to support restoration and modernization of Ukrhydroenergo's hydroelectric power plants
22 June 2023 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to assist...

Tractebel signs contract for two strategic hydropower projects in Nepal's Mugu District
21 June 2023 Tractebel has recently inked a contract for the development of two...

WaterNSW initiates investigations to address future safety concerns at Warragamba Dam
20 June 2023 WaterNSW has announced that investigations are underway to address...

Works underway to improve reliability of Coolmunda Dam
19 June 2023 Coolmunda Dam, located near Inglewood in Australia, is undergoing...

SMEC and Fortescue Future Industries partner for renewable energy development
19 June 2023 Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and SMEC have announced details of...

NHPC signs MoU with Maharashtra Government for pumped storage schemes
19 June 2023 Indian hydropower company NHPC Limited has entered into a Memorandum...

Local businesses win key Pioneer-Burdekin contracts in Queensland
16 June 2023 Queensland's Pioneer-Burdekin pumped hydro energy storage project is...

Wegaw secures grant from Innosuisse to develop advanced geospatial digital twin technology
14 June 2023 Climate-tech startup Wegaw has been awarded a CHF 1.4 million...

Natel Energy’s Monroe Drop hydropower project becomes 200th project certified by LIHI
14 June 2023 The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has granted its 200th Low...

USBR awards $255,000 to winners of River Modeling Prize Competition
14 June 2023 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has announced the winners of the...

Rye Development hydro projects set to power data centers
14 June 2023 In what has been described as a first for the hydropower industry,...

Progressive Media International Titles Amongst First Tranche of Media Partners Ahead of 26th World Energy Congress
13 June 2023 Leading media outlets from across the world have partnered with the...

Explosion at Ukraine’s Kakhovskaya hydropower plant has severe consequences, says Ukrhydroenergo
12 June 2023 The aftermath of the explosion at the Kakhovskaya hydropower plant...

Statkraft to supply hydropower to Hydro Energi’s Norwegian aluminium plants
09 June 2023 Statkraft is to supply 0.44 terawatt-hours (TWh) per year to Hydro Energi...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXII, Issue 4
09 June 2023 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXII, Issue 4) has been published.

Global hydropower capacity grows by 34GW, but falls short of net zero 2050 targets, says IHA’s World Hydropower Outlook
08 June 2023 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released its...

Underground infrastructure engineering completed for US’ first full-scale wave energy test facility
07 June 2023 Jacobs has successfully completed the underground infrastructure...

IHA’s World Hydropower Outlook available for download
07 June 2023 The International Hydropower Association has announced the first edition...

SSE Generation Ltd faces £9.78 million penalty for breaching licence agreement
07 June 2023 UK energy regulator Ofgem has taken action against SSE Generation...

Nova Kakhovka dam breached in Ukraine, operator says it is beyond repair
06 June 2023 The Nova Kakhovka dam located in the Russian-controlled southern part...

DBP approves funds for hydroelectric plant in Leyte, the Philippines
05 June 2023 The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has extended a...

Ontario Government expresses support for "Made-in-Ontario" waterpower
05 June 2023 Energy Minister Todd Smith reaffirmed the Ontario government's commitment...

NIB funds to boost hydro upgrade in Norway
05 June 2023 The Nordic Investment Bank has signed a 15-year NOK 146 million loan...

Overhaul underway on Unit 2 at Wivenhoe pumped storage plant, Queensland
02 June 2023 The 570MW Wivenhoe Pumped storage hydropower station in Queensland –...

New Zealand’s Waimea Community Dam reservoir ready to fill up
01 June 2023 In a significant development for the Waimea Community Dam project,...

Groupe Filatex forms joint venture with Hyvity to create ENHY
01 June 2023 Groupe Filatex has announced the creation of ENHY through a joint...

OPG's Calabogie generating station returns to service with enhanced capacity
01 June 2023 Ontario Power Generation has announced that the redeveloped...

Scottish Water harnessing hydropower at waste water treatment works
01 June 2023 Scottish Water has announced that construction is well underway on the...

Hydro-Québec's Eastmain-1 Development assessed against Hydropower Sustainability Standard
01 June 2023 The Hydropower Sustainability Alliance (HSA) and Hydro-Québec have...

May 2023

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SMEC selected to carry out feasibility study for rehabilitation of Pauanda hydropower project, PNG
30 May 2023 SMEC has been appointed by DT Global, under the Australian...

Major works construction starts at LHWP II
26 May 2023 Lesotho and South Africa celebrated a significant milestone this week...

Consto secures new contract for dam rehabilitation in Norway
24 May 2023 Consto Dambygg AS has recently secured a new contract with Statkraft...

Construction begins on innovative solar project at Montelupone hydroelectric plant, Italy
24 May 2023 Enel Green Power has begun construction of a new solar power plant at...

Milestone for Snowy 2.0 project as second tunnel excavated
23 May 2023 An important construction milestone has been achieved at the Snowy...

First Minister of Scotland urges UK Government to support pumped storage for Net Zero transition
23 May 2023 In a bid to combat the climate emergency and achieve a fully...

SSE unveils plans to redevelop Sloy power station into pumped storage project
22 May 2023 SSE Renewables has announced it is planning to convert the 152MW...

Nigeria’s Kashimbila project inaugurated
22 May 2023 President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has officially commissioned the...

New credit assistance program from USACE to assist dam safety projects
22 May 2023 The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the...

New hybrid hydro-floating solar project to be built at Ubol Ratana Dam, Thailand
19 May 2023 Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has signed a...

US DOE recognizes winners and announces competitors for Hydropower and Marine Energy Collegiate Competitions
18 May 2023 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has revealed the victorious teams of...

Key insights unveiled in annual Ear to the River Hydropower Industry Report
18 May 2023 The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA), the Hydropower Foundation...

Michigan DNR pursues funding for inspection at Cornwall Flooding Dam
17 May 2023 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has embarked on a plan...

Tunnel boring on temporary hold at Snowy 2.0’s Tantangara location as govt imposes conditions
16 May 2023 Tunnelling at the Snowy 2.0 project’s Tantangara site has been...

National Laboratories join forces with Idaho Power to assess hydrogen generation integrated with hydropower
16 May 2023 Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Pacific Northwest National...

Sustainable Marine Energy placed into voluntary bankruptcy following permitting issues
15 May 2023 Sustainable Marine Energy, a pioneer in tidal energy technology, has...

EnBW invests €280 million in Forbach pumped storage plant
15 May 2023 EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has announced its investment in...

US Society on Dams and Kenneth D. Hansen launch $10,000 Concrete Dam Paper Award
15 May 2023 The US Society on Dams, in association with Kenneth D. Hansen, is pleased...

New pumped storage projects in Scotland to double UK capacity and boost economy by £5.8 billion, report finds
12 May 2023 Six new pumped storage hydro projects currently under development in...

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...

Biden-Harris Administration allocates nearly $600 million to boost water power and marine energy in the US
10 May 2023 The Biden-Harris Administration has released nearly $600 million to...

Iberdrola teams up with Volue to digitize production planning of its hydropower plants
09 May 2023 Iberdrola is aiming to enhance its management of its 160 hydropower...

Hydropower companies launch the European Hydropower Alliance
09 May 2023 Major players in the hydropower sector have announced the launch of...

Voith Hydro works on expansion of Lithuania's Kruonis pumped storage hydropower facility
05 May 2023 Voith Hydro has been selected as the general contractor by Ignitis Gamyba...

GE and Cobra Infrastructuras Hidráulicas to supply Chira Soria project, Gran Canaria
05 May 2023 GE in partnership with Cobra Infrastructuras Hidráulicas, has been chosen...

Elleidium Wave Power unveils adaptive displacement technology that moves twice the height of each wave
05 May 2023 Elleidium Wave Power has successfully demonstrated a new wave...

ORPC and Shell to demonstrate modular RivGen power system on Lower Mississippi River
04 May 2023 ORPC has announced it is collaborating with Shell Technology –...

Green Highland providing O&M support for hydropower schemes in Europe and Africa
04 May 2023 Green Highland is teaming up with Voith Hydro to provide operational...

Snowy 2.0 project could be delayed by up to two years
03 May 2023 Snowy Hydro’s management team is resetting the delivery timeline and...

Industrious Group expands into renewable energy sector with completion of American Hydro acquisition
03 May 2023 Industrious Group (previously known as Enprotech Corp) has announced...

Gugler Water Turbines partners with Exowave for entry into wave energy sector
03 May 2023 Turbine technology provider Gugler Water Turbines has taken a strategic...

Neelum Jhelum tunnel restored, power generation expected to resume by end of July
02 May 2023 The project team at Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project in Pakistan has...

Webuild to collaborate on hydropower facilities in Ukraine
02 May 2023 Webuild has signed an agreement with Ukrainian hydropower plant...

TÜV Rheinland acquires ABB's UK technical engineering consultancy
02 May 2023 German testing and inspection service provider TÜV Rheinland has...

April 2023

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GE Renewable Energy secures contract to modernize pumped storage plant in Poland
28 April 2023 GE Renewable Energy has been awarded a contract by Poland’s PGE...

Europe breaks record for dam removals in 2022, according to latest DRE report
27 April 2023 Europe has seen a surge in dam removals in 2022, with at least 325...

INEOS signs hydropower deal for 100% renewable energy supply at Norwegian plants
26 April 2023 INEOS Olefins & Polymer Europe has signed a hydropower deal with...

South Africa’s DWS opens window for hydropower license applications
26 April 2023 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in South Africa has opened...

Rookwood Weir project over 65% complete in Central Queensland
26 April 2023 The Rookwood Weir project, Australia's largest weir, is more than...

ABB retrofits hydropower plants in the Arctic Circle with SF6-free circuit breakers
25 April 2023 Two of Finland’s major hydropower plants, located in the Arctic Circle,...

Côte d'Ivoire’s Singrobo-Ahouaty hydropower plant nearing completion
25 April 2023 Singrobo-Ahouaty, West Africa's first privately-funded hydropower...

N:I:A team appointed on project to expand Greenland’s largest hydroelectric plant
25 April 2023 Greenland’s largest hydroelectric power plant – the 45MW Buksefjord...

ASDSO report estimates $157.5 billion needed for rehabilitation of non-federal dams in the US
24 April 2023 According to a recent report released by the Association of State Dam...

AFRY to end involvement in hydropower in Myanmar over human rights concerns
21 April 2023 AFRY has announced its decision to end its involvement in hydropower...

Emrgy secures $18.4 million in Series A funding to expand operations and deploy distributed hydropower projects
21 April 2023 Emrgy, a woman-led renewable energy technology and project developer,...

Savannah Energy to help develop Bini a Warak hydroelectric project in Cameroon
21 April 2023 British firm Savannah Energy has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)...

WAPDA chairman visits Diamer Basha dam project after fatal accident, calls for enhanced safety measures
21 April 2023 Chairman of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Engr Lt Gen...

AfDB, EU, and France invest in hydropower in Tanzania
20 April 2023 The government of Tanzania, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and...

Ricoh develops lightweight micro-hydroelectric power generators with 3D printers
20 April 2023 Japan’s Ricoh Company has announced the successful completion of a study...

Downing LLP acquires Norwegian hydropower plant in £3m deal
19 April 2023 Investment management company Downing LLP has announced the acquisition...

Vattenfall plans major investments for new hydropower in Sweden
19 April 2023 Vattenfall has announced plans to construct new hydropower stations with...

FirstLight Power to expand hydropower capacity following integration with H2O Power
11 April 2023 FirstLight Power has announced that the completion of its integration...

SFD signs $240 million loan agreement to support Pakistan's Mohmand Multipurpose Dam Project
11 April 2023 The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed a US$240 million...

Indian government releases guidelines to promote development of pump storage projects
11 April 2023 In a bid to promote the development of pump storage projects across...

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...

USTDA awards grant to EGAT for pumped storage feasibility study in Thailand
06 April 2023 The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to...

AFRY and Latinoconsult wins contract on Paraguay's Acaray hydropower plant modernisation project
05 April 2023 AFRY, in consortium with Latinoconsult S.A., has won the contract to plan...

Hydro4U partner BOKU conducts small-scale hydropower potential analysis and fish sampling campaign in Central Asia: recent updates unveiled
04 April 2023 Hydro4U, a European Union-funded project that aims to develop and implement...

Serengeti Energy becomes majority owner of Rwaza hydropower plant
04 April 2023 Serengeti Energy has acquired a majority stake in Rwaza 1, a...

Wave energy can help decarbonize steel industry through hydrogen production, says new study
03 April 2023 New research has suggested that wave energy could play a crucial role...

March 2023

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Klamath dam removal work commences
31 March 2023 Initial steps for removing four of the Lower Klamath Hydropower...

Major overhaul begins at OPG’s R.H. Saunders hydroelectric project
31 March 2023 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has launched a 16-year overhaul of the...

BHA urges UK Government to support hydropower and save billions
30 March 2023 The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has called on the UK government...

Fugro supports SSE Renewables' Coire Glas pumped storage scheme with ground investigation contract
30 March 2023 SSE Renewables has chosen Fugro to undertake ground investigation for...

Around $35 trillion investment needed by 2030 for global energy transition suggests IRENA report preview
29 March 2023 According to a new report preview from the International Renewable...

Report finds advanced manufacturing has key role in modernising hydropower industry
29 March 2023 A new report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) suggests that...

EGP invests in satellite monitoring for hydropower plants
28 March 2023 Enel Green Power (EGP) has announced it has successfully experimented...

Orbital Marine Power plans new tidal energy project in Orkney
27 March 2023 A new 30MW tidal energy project is set to be developed in Orkney Waters...

Emergency repairs completed at Lake Brewster as part of extensive refurb process
27 March 2023 WaterNSW has restored function to critical inlet infrastructure at...

USBR refurbishes intake structure at Trinity hydro plant
24 March 2023 Work is expected to be complete by the end of this month on a dam...

US hydropower industry set to benefit from $200 million funding boost
23 March 2023 More than $200 million in funding has been announced by the...

World first as Sebzor project certified against Hydropower Sustainability Standard
22 March 2023 The Sebzor hydropower project in Tajikistan has become the first project...

Paradise Dam project moves forward
22 March 2023 A project to restore Paradise Dam near Bundaberg in Australia is...

Baime hydropower project set to be commissioned in Papua New Guinea
22 March 2023 The 11.6GW Baime hydropower project in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea...

£100 million investment boost for Coire Glas pumped storage scheme in Scotland
21 March 2023 The planned 150MW Coire Glas scheme in Scotland – billed as Britain’s...

NCC to remodel Hammarforsen hydropower plant for Statkraft
21 March 2023 NCC has announced it has been commissioned by Statkraft to help improve...

Hydro to power Windfall gold mining project
20 March 2023 Miyuukaa Corp, a wholly-owned corporation of the Cree First Nation...

Upgrades progressing at Tarraleah Power Station, Tasmania
17 March 2023 Construction of a new water intake on Lake King William that feeds...

US needs to make full use of its hydropower resources, says APPA
16 March 2023 The US should make full use of its hydropower resources in order to...

US DOE and TVA sign agreement to advance hydropower technologies
15 March 2023 The US Department of Energy, through its Water Power Technologies...

Voith Hydro and Strucinspect team up for hydropower monitoring
14 March 2023 Voith Hydro has announced it is teaming up with Austrian corporate...

Upgrade project completed at NYPA’s Niagara project control room
14 March 2023 Major upgrade work has been completed on the control room at New York...

Major contract awarded for Fresno dam modifications in the US
13 March 2023 NW Construction is to begin modifying the Fresno Dam in Montana, US, in...

New hydro turbine technology could reverse decline in juvenile alewife says study
13 March 2023 Juvenile alwife passing through Natel Energy’s Restoration Hydro Turbine...

Studio Pietrangeli to enhance Cruachan expansion design for Drax
10 March 2023 Drax has named Studio Pietrangeli as Owner’s Engineer on its project to...

Minesto and TCCGE to pursue tidal opportunities in Taiwan
10 March 2023 Minesto and Taiwan Cement Green Energy (TCCGE) have agreed to collaborate...

Statkraft starts commercial operation of floating solar plant in Albania
09 March 2023 Commercial operations have begun at a floating solar plant located at...

rPlus Hydro files final licenses application for White Pine pumped storage project
09 March 2023 rPlus Hydro, LLLP has submitted its Final License Application to the...

PIC Group awarded O&M services for Patriot hydro portfolio
09 March 2023 LS Power has awarded PIC Group the Operation and Maintenance (O&M)...

New center of competence for generator components opened by Voith Hydro
07 March 2023 Voith Hydro has opened a new center of competence for generator components...

EBRD funds hydro modernisation in the Kyrgyz Republic
06 March 2023 A project to modernise the 7.6MW Lebedinovskaya hydropower plant –...

Construction debt paid off for 14GW Itaipu hydroelectric project
06 March 2023 Itaipu Binancional has paid the final instalment of construction debt for...

$3.7 million for hydropower R&D project that will strength trust with river stakeholders
06 March 2023 The US Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $3.7 million for a...

Snowy Hydro provides update on Snowy 2.0 project
03 March 2023 Snowy Hydro has confirmed that construction of Snowy 2.0 continues to...

New fish pass for Flumenthal hydropower plant, Switzerland
03 March 2023 Alpiq has announced it is investing 10.5 million Swiss francs in a...

Nepal set to become centre of excellence in sustainable hydropower with new partnership
03 March 2023 Over 60 hydropower professionals in Nepal are benefiting from training on...

Andritz to rehabilitate equipment at Old Hickory hydropower plant, US
01 March 2023 Andritz has been contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers’...

Statkraft and Elkem sign new agreement for hydropower supply
01 March 2023 Statkraft is set to supply hydropower to Elkem’s plant in Bremanger,...

February 2023

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Hydro and pumped storage units secure contracts in T-4 capacity auction
28 February 2023 SSE Renewables has confirmed that hydroelectric and pumped storage units...

Opportunities identified for hydropower production at Anson’s Paradox Lithium project
28 February 2023 The installation of small-scale hydroelectric units could reduce...

Drones to inspect Blenheim-Gilboa pumped storage project as NYPA gets FAA waiver
27 February 2023 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has been given the green light to...

Indian Government releases draft guidelines for pumped storage plants
27 February 2023 The Government of India has released draft guidelines to promote...

Major milestone at Dasu hydropower project, Pakistan
22 February 2023 A major milestone has been reached at the 4320MW Dasu hydropower...

Liberia’s Mount Coffee hydro plant to be expanded, solar added
21 February 2023 The Mount Coffee hydropower plant in Liberia is set to be expanded, with...

TransAlta takes 50% stake in planned pumped storage plant
21 February 2023 TransAlta Corporation is to acquire a 50% interest in the Tent...

San Francisco hydro project back in full operation following refurbishment
21 February 2023 The 212MW San Francisco hydroelectric project in Ecuador is back to...

Hydro-Québec subsidiary completes acquisition of Great River Hydro
17 February 2023 Thirteen hydroelectric power stations in New England have joined the fleet...

Hydro capacity needs to double by 2050 and more refurb needed – IRENA report
17 February 2023 If the world is to completely decarbonise and meet the climate goals set...

GE to refurbish two more units at Mangla plant, Pakistan
16 February 2023 GE has been selected by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)...

Sustainable hydropower ‘essential’ for Latin American and Caribbean clean energy goals says IHA and IADB
15 February 2023 Hydropower has a key role to play in helping Latin America and the...

Floating solar installations at hydro projects should increase, suggests research
14 February 2023 Developers of floating solar photovoltaics (FSPVs) should collaborate...

AfDB approves grant for dam design and interconnection in Morocco
13 February 2023 The African Development Bank has approved a grant to the Government...

“Solid construction progress” being made at Snowy 2.0 says developer
13 February 2023 Solid construction progress is occurring at the Snowy 2.0 hydropower...

UK universities team up for wave energy project
13 February 2023 Newcastle University and the University of Edinburgh are collaborating on...

Eurasian Development Bank agrees to fund Kulanak hydro plant, Kyrgyz Republic
13 February 2023 The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and Naryn Production Enterprise...

ENHY launched to develop hydropower in Madagascar
10 February 2023 A new joint venture company has been launched by Hyvity and the Filatex...

OPG and Northland Power announce plans for pumped storage project
09 February 2023 OPG and Northland Power Inc have proposed a first-of-a-kind project...

LHWP II Commercial Centre contract awarded
09 February 2023 Preparatory works are underway for construction of the Polihali...

WAPDA to add 10,000MW of hydropower by 2030
09 February 2023 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXII, Issue 3
08 February 2023 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXII, Issue 3) has been published.

£1 million grant to test materials for new energy storage system
08 February 2023 In partnership with the University of Greenwich and the University of...

Gilkes Energy unveils plans for first pumped storage plant
08 February 2023 Gilkes Energy has announced details of the proposed 900MW Earba...

Statkraft hydro assets to power INEOS Inovyn facilities
06 February 2023 Norwegian power company Statkraft and chemical company INEOS Inovyn...

EDF-Andorra agreement could see additional hydro development
03 February 2023 EDF and the Andorran Government are set to work together to renovate...

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...

Carroll Technologies highlights non-roadway collision deaths
01 February 2023 New research from industrial safety specialists Carroll Technologies...

RSK Group acquires Pensar Infrastructure Group
01 February 2023 RSK Group Limited (RSK) has announced that it has acquired...

January 2023

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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...

Hydropower can help Laos expedite renewables development, says GlobalData report
31 January 2023 With supply security through hydropower and being a net exporter...

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...

EVOLVE Project identifies 70GW of viable ocean energy
26 January 2023 There is 70GW of viable ocean energy waiting to be developed in...

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...

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...

EMEC streamlines wave energy consenting at Billia Croo
24 January 2023 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been awarded a site-wide...

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...

AFRY and Pexapark launch Daily Valuation Curve for renewables investors
23 January 2023 AFRY and software and advisory company Pexapark have developed the...

First horizontal, six-nozzle Pelton turbine in successful operation
23 January 2023 Voith Hydro has announced it has reached a new milestone in...

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...

Charbone Hydrogen agrees to buy Michigan small hydropower plants
19 January 2023 Charbone Hydrogen Corporation has agreed to buy three operating...

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...

Hydro powers bitcoin mining facility in Wisconsin
18 January 2023 Sustainable bitcoin mining platform Sazmining has launched its...

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...

Komatagawa New hydro plant begins commercial operation in Japan
17 January 2023 Mitsubishi Materials Corporation has commenced commercial operation of...

Generation Licence breaches cost Drax Pumped Storage Ltd £6.12 million
16 January 2023 Drax Pumped Storage Limited has admitted to an inadvertent breach of...

Rogun Dam gets grant funding from World Bank
16 January 2023 The World Bank has approved $15 million in grant funding for a project...

2023 World Hydropower Congress to be held in Bali, Indonesia
16 January 2023 The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host the 2023...

Large dams face around 26% loss of storage by 2050 says new research
13 January 2023 Large dams worldwide have lost an estimated 13% to 19% of their...

Funding opportunity expanded for community-led tidal and current energy projects in US
12 January 2023 The US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO)...

Winners of Hydropower Operations Optimization Prize announced
12 January 2023 The winners of the third and final phase of the Hydropower...

RWE completes megabattery that will link to hydropower sites in Germany
10 January 2023 RWE has completed installation of Germany’s first megabattery, with...

Work starts on the Sambangalou hydroelectric dam in Senegal
09 January 2023 Vinci has announced that construction work has started on the...

Baihetan project fully operational in China
09 January 2023 The 16GW Baihetan hydropower project in China is fully operational, with...

Report identifies ways to increase renewables, including hydropower, in Kyrgyz Republic
09 January 2023 A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency...

Environmental impact statement completed for Goldendale Energy Storage Project
06 January 2023 The Washington Department of Ecology has completed an environmental...

Calls for UK to increase tidal and marine energy generation
05 January 2023 A recent report produced by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)...

Dasu diversion system to be completed in May 2023
04 January 2023 The critical diversion system which forms a key part of development of...

Wärtsilä sells American Hydro
03 January 2023 Technology group Wärtsilä has announced the divestment of American Hydro...

Andritz receives contract for Luang Prabang hydropower plant
03 January 2023 Andritz has received an order from CH. Karnchang (Lao) Company Ltd. to...

DEWA’s pumped storage plant in Hatta almost 60% complete
03 January 2023 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) 250MW Hatta pumped...

Singrobo project reaches financial close
03 January 2023 Financing for the 44MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydropower project in Côte...

J-POWER takes shares in Philippines hydro companies
03 January 2023 Japanese firm Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) is to...

December 2022

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New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXII, Issue 2
22 December 2022 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXII, Issue 2) has been published.

Snowy 2.0 monitoring headrace tunnel as surface depression emerges
19 December 2022 A surface depression that has emerged above a headrace tunnel at the...

Exploratory works start at Coire Glas pumped storage plant site in Scotland
19 December 2022 Exploratory works have begun at the site of the UK’s first large-scale...

World’s first Hydropower Sustainability Standard assessment open for public consultation
19 December 2022 Pamir Energy’s Sebzor hydropower project in Tajikistan was recently...

OMVS inaugurates Gouina hydroelectric dam in Mali
13 December 2022 The Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS)...

Bipartison bill set to spur hydropower upgrades, restore free flowing rivers
12 December 2022 New Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell...

Eco Wave Power’s planned wave energy project in Spain wins award
12 December 2022 Eco Wave Power Global AB has won the Timón de Innovación Award, granted...

Aecon consortium wins civil construction contract for John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade
12 December 2022 Aecon-EBC General Partnership (AEGP), a consortium led by Aecon (60%)...

GE commissions pumped storage units at Chinese project
09 December 2022 GE Hydro Solutions has announced that two or four 300MW pumped storage...

Eco Wave Power signs deal for largest wave energy installation in Turkey
08 December 2022 Eco Wave Power has signed an agreement with OREN Ordu Enerji, a fully...

Dams allocated funds by Zimbabwean Government
08 December 2022 Twelve dam projects in Zimbabwe are set to receive a share of $22 billion...

Work continues on Snowy 2.0 as Clough enters administration
08 December 2022 Snowy Hydro, developer of the Snowy 2.0 project in Australia, has said...

Farahantsana hydroelectric plant inaugurated in Madagascar
07 December 2022 Tozzi Green Hydro Madagascar has just completed the construction of...

European Commission approves funds for pumped storage project in Finland
06 December 2022 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a...

Rio Tinto completes Kemano hydropower project
05 December 2022 Rio Tinto has commissioned a second tunnel to carry water into the...

L&T Construction wins contract on Indian pumped storage plant
05 December 2022 The Heavy Civil Infrastructure Business of Larsen & Toubro has secured...

Transmission line that will transport hydro from Canada to US breaks ground
05 December 2022 Construction work has started on a major transmission line project that...

IHA CEO says COP27 hasn't gone far enough
01 December 2022 Following the conclusion of COP27, CEO of the International...

Sunshine Hydro and Energy Estate in new JV
01 December 2022 Australian companies Sunshine Hydro and Energy Estate have formed a new...

November 2022

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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....

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...

Waimea Water gives update on dam construction project
29 November 2022 Construction work on the Waimea Community Dam in New Zealand is...

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...

Yusufeli dam project inaugurated in Turkey
23 November 2022 The 558MW Yusufeli Dam project in Turkey’s northern Artvin province...

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...

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...

Renewable organisations join forces to address climate emergency and drive sustainable development
21 November 2022 Global industry organisations representing hydropower, wind, solar,...

FERC gives final go ahead for historic Klamath dam removal plan
21 November 2022 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week give its...

Study identifies additional 1500 potential pumped storage sites in Australia
21 November 2022 A detailed study from researchers at the Australian National University...

GE to upgrade Don Pedro hydropower plant equipment
11 November 2022 GE Renewable Energy has been contracted by the Turlock Irrigation...

Technical assistance offered to US pumped storage developers
11 November 2022 Hydro developers and other stakeholders interested in developing...

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...

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...

TBM launched on hydropower and irrigation scheme
09 November 2022 Construction has begun on the 13.1km headrace tunnel which forms a key...

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...

SDPUC says it has no jurisdiction for proposed pumped storage project
08 November 2022 Following numerous questions regarding its permitting jurisdiction related...

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...

IHA urgers leaders at COP27 to unlock the barriers to hydropower development
08 November 2022 As world leaders gather in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, the...

Voith to modernise equipment at Norfork Dam, US
07 November 2022 Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract valued at nearly $50 million by...

AWS Waveswing exceeds expectations in trial
07 November 2022 AWS Ocean Energy’s Waveswing wave energy converter has exceeded...

Construction of Polihali Dam and transfer tunnel set to start as contracts awarded
07 November 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded...

Community scheme in UK gets major funding
03 November 2022 The Arkwright Trust in the UK has received £199,093 in funding from...

Ukraine hydro infrastructure targeted by Russia, says Minister
02 November 2022 Ukraine’s energy minister, Herman Halushchenko, has said that...

ORPC Canada deploys hydrokinetic power system in Manitoba
02 November 2022 ORPC Canada has launched its first hydrokinetic power system in Canada...

New President and CEO for Voith Hydro
01 November 2022 Dr Tobias Keitel has been announced as President & CEO of Voith Hydro...

SWOT satellite to study Earth's water arrives at launch site
01 November 2022 The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite – developed to...

October 2022

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Funds approved for Estonia’s first pumped storage project
31 October 2022 Eesti Energia has received €584,950 in funding for development of...

Hydro Tasmania gets Trevallyn No.1 machine back on track
31 October 2022 Machine No 1 has been returned to service at Trevallyn Power Station...

LHWP Phase II hydropower component underway
26 October 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has marked...

Govts work together to fund Paradise Dam rebuild in Queensland, Australia
26 October 2022 The Queensland Government and Commonwealth Government are working together...

Rye Development files notice with FERC for Lewis Ridge pumped storage plant
26 October 2022 US-based hydropower developer Rye Development is advancing plans for the...

Hatta project over 50% complete, dam wall finished
25 October 2022 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that...

Kate Gilmartin named new CEO of the British Hydropower Association
24 October 2022 The British Hydropower Association (BHA) has announced the appointment...

SAE sells majority stake in ATES
24 October 2022 SAE has agreed to the sale of a majority stake in its Advanced...

DOE announces $28 million in new funding to advance hydropower technology
24 October 2022 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved $28 million across...

Milestone for Snowy 2.0 as first tunnel completed
19 October 2022 Snowy Hydro is celebrating the completion of excavation for its first...

FEMA awards funds for dam safety
18 October 2022 FEMA has announced that over the next five years it is set to award...

Aqura delivers wireless connectivity for Sunwater
18 October 2022 Technology and telecommunications infrastructure specialist Aqura...

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...

FirstLight to team battery storage with hydropower
14 October 2022 FirstLight Power has announced plans to retire its fossil fuel...

Hydro-Québec acquires fleet of hydropower stations in New England
13 October 2022 HQI US Holding LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, is to...

Sophie Orme named commercial director for RheEnergise
13 October 2022 RheEnergise, the UK company developing a new and advanced form...

Foresight Energy invests in pumped storage
12 October 2022 Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners, Foresight Group’s flagship...

Rye Development advancing three hydropower projects in Pittsburgh Region
12 October 2022 Rye Development (Rye), a developer of new, low-impact renewable...

Celebrate hydropower’s achievements on Global Hydropower Day
11 October 2022 Today marks the first ever Global Hydropower Day, a day that will...

Fukui Computer and Bentley Systems partner to support digital transformation in Japanese infrastructure
10 October 2022 Fukui Computer Inc has entered into a strategic partnership with...

Wave Swell Energy wins top award for wave energy convertor
10 October 2022 The King Island UniWave200 Wave Energy Converter developed by Wave...

Raising Warragamba dam declared a critical project for NSW
07 October 2022 The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has declared plans to...

Contract awarded for Wolf Creek Dam spillway gates replacement project
06 October 2022 American Bridge Company has won a $109.45 million contract from the US...

Fish Protection Prize winners continue refining technologies
06 October 2022 Three winning teams that built pathways to guide fish, screens to mimic...

Subsea cable installed for HiWave-5 Project
05 October 2022 CorPower Ocean and Maersk Supply Service have successfully installed a...

Voith to modernise Porto Colombia plant, Brazil
04 October 2022 In its first large-scale contract after privatization, Furnas has...

GE wins 5-year maintenance contract at Belo Monte, Brazil
04 October 2022 GE Renewable Energy is to carry out scheduled, routine and...

OPG and Microsoft in strategic partnership
04 October 2022 Microsoft is to procure Clean Energy Credits (CECs) sourced from...

September 2022

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ORNL report assists hydro operators prepare for impacts of climate change
30 September 2022 The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)...

Andritz to supply Gandhi Sagar pumped storage project, India
30 September 2022 Andritz has won a contract from Greenko MP01 IREP Private Limited, for...

Norway proposing tax increase on hydropower
29 September 2022 The Norwegian Government is proposing to increase the effective resource...

Queensland plans world’s biggest pumped storage plant as part of clean energy plan
28 September 2022 Queensland in Australia could be home to the world’s largest pumped...

Hydro provides reliable electricity even during historic droughts says new study
27 September 2022 A new study funded by the US Department of Energy’s Water Power...

Efforts underway to complete Dasu hydro project diversion system by April 2023
26 September 2022 Concerted efforts are being made to complete the diversion system of...

Final environmental assessment released for Kachess Safety of Dams modification project
26 September 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has released the final environmental...

Final unit on Baihetan's left bank operational
23 September 2022 The final power generation unit on the left bank of China's...

Construction starts on Toddbrook reservoir restoration project
23 September 2022 Major construction work has now started to restore Toddbrook Reservoir...

SensorLogic's SNOdar sensors to aid hydropower optimization in Norway
22 September 2022 Where2O, a Norwegian IoT company and part of the Telenor group, is to...

Pini Group acquires Geodata
22 September 2022 Swiss-born engineering company Pini Group has acquired Geodata, an...

First commercial-scale UMACK anchor installed
22 September 2022 CorPower Ocean, Maersk Supply Service and Dieseko have successfully...

Sweco to study feasibility of floating solar at Ugandan dams
20 September 2022 Sweco is to carry out a feasibility study for floating solar technology...

D-Sediment team named winner of Guardians of the Reservoir Prize Competition
16 September 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has selected D-Sediment team as the winner...

Share your sustainable hydropower stories on Global Hydropower Day
16 September 2022 The International Hydropower Association is encouraging people to share...

Notre Dame University dedicates new hydro facility
14 September 2022 A new 2.5MW hydropower facility is generating electricity for the...

US DOE provides $13.5 million for record number of hydroelectric facilities
14 September 2022 The US.Department of Energy (DOE) has distributed $13.5 million in...

Alpiq to reinforce the Aare Canal
13 September 2022 Alpiq Hydro Aare AG is to start reinforcing several sections of...

Beat Imboden appointed as new director of Grande Dixence SA
13 September 2022 Grande Dixence SA has appointed Beat Imboden as new director of the...

Could hydro power the Houses of Parliament?
13 September 2022 Hydropower could play a role in providing electricity to the Houses...

Gigerwald dam renovation work postponed to ensure more winter power
12 September 2022 Axpo has announced that the extensive renovation work at the Gigerwald dam...

Nant de Drance officially inaugurated
09 September 2022 The 900MW Nant de Drance pumped storage project in Switzerland is...

Andritz wins contract on Ialy extension project in Vietnam
09 September 2022 Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has contracted Andritz to supply the...

Bridge contract awarded as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project phase II
08 September 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded WRES...

Kabelschlepp France installs 120m cable carrier at hydropower plant
07 September 2022 Kabelschlepp France has announced that, with the aid of an...

Pumped storage plants get $45 million funding boost from NSW government
07 September 2022 Five planned pumped storage hydropower projects with a combined capacity...

Agreements signed for Mpatamanga hydropower plant development
07 September 2022 A consortium composed of EDF and Scatec, with its venture partners...

Input sought on new guideline for climate mitigation reporting of hydropower assets
07 September 2022 After several months of work with a group of experts, OpenHydro has opened...

CalWave successfully concludes open-ocean wave energy pilot
05 September 2022 Wave energy developer Calwave has successfully concluded its open-ocean...

AfDB president says African renewables offer huge investment opportunities for Japan
02 September 2022 African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has urged...

Voltalia to build small hydropower plant in French Guiana
01 September 2022 Voltalia has announced that it is developing a 2.9MW...

August 2022

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Multiconsult to assess floating solar PV in Ghana
31 August 2022 Volta River Authority, with support from the German Development Bank KfW,...

Snowy Hydro looking for new leadership as Paul Broad resigns
31 August 2022 Snowy Hydro has confirmed that Managing Director and CEO, Paul Broad,...

Maine’s Supreme Court rules on New England Clean Energy Connect project
31 August 2022 Maine’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the constitutional...

EDP Energias do Brasil sells Mascarenhas hydro facility
31 August 2022 Brazilian electric utility company EDP Energias do Brasil S.A has agreed...

NHPC to implement Dugar hydroelectric project
30 August 2022 NHPC has signed an implementation agreement with the Government of...

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXXII, Issue 1
25 August 2022 The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXXII, Issue 1) has been published.

New technology tracks fish through the Cloud
25 August 2022 Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a...

WPTO announces funds for research on fish passage and protection technologies
25 August 2022 The US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO)...

Canadian specialists help Sustainable Marine enhance environmental monitoring
24 August 2022 Sustainable Marine ‘s environmental monitoring efforts in the tidal...

CorPower Ocean completes dry test program for commercial scale WEC
24 August 2022 CorPower Ocean’s first commercial scale C4 Wave Energy Converter (WEC)...

NHPC to develop hydroelectric projects in Nepal
23 August 2022 NHPC Limited has signed an MOU with Investment Board Nepal (IBN) to...

J-POWER and JHI to develop new hydropower plant in Alaska
19 August 2022 J-Power has announced it has signed a joint development agreement with...

US hydro industry welcomes signing of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
17 August 2022 The National Hydropower Association in the US has welcomed the news...

Hybrid energy platform successfully completes tank testing
17 August 2022 A floating hybrid energy platform which combines wave and wind...

Study to investigate impact of snow dynamics on Italian hydro plants
16 August 2022 Wegaw has been selected by Enel and ESA to deliver a technical...

DOE awards GE project to improve flexible operation of hydro turbines
15 August 2022 GE Research, the technology development arm of General Electric Company...

USBR awards $150,000 to winners of AMPS Challenge improving reliability in hydropower plants
12 August 2022 Two teams are set to receive $50,000 for their ideas to automate...

Gilkes to supply new micro hydro project in South Georgia
12 August 2022 Gilkes has signed a contract with the Government of South Georgia for a...

Eesti Energia planning Estonia’s first pumped storage plant
11 August 2022 Eesti Energia is carrying out preliminary design and environmental...

10 of 16 units operating at Baihetan, China
10 August 2022 Unit 7 of the Baihetan hydropower station was put into commercial...

NHPC launches early warning system for hydro projects
10 August 2022 India’s NHPC has launched an Internet cloud-based software application...

New wave energy array to be demonstrated at EMEC
09 August 2022 Marine Power Systems (MPS) will bring its first commercial scale...

Innergex completes refinancing of assets in Chile
09 August 2022 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has successfully completed a US$803.1...

Bechtel to work on Big-T pumped storage facility, Australia
09 August 2022 Bechtel has been selected by BE Power and GE Renewable Energy to support...

BelFone provides communication system to Zambian hydro project
03 August 2022 BelFone Communications has recently provided a wireless...

REEL COH to install new gantry crane at NYPA’s Niagara project
02 August 2022 REEL COH Inc has won a contract valued at almost $38 million to...

Mosul dam rehab wins outstanding project award
02 August 2022 The Mosul Dam Rehabilitation Project in Iraq has been named the winner of...

Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel completed in the US
01 August 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation and the US Army Corps of Engineers...

July 2022

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Hydro Ness micro hydropower scheme officially opens in Scotland
29 July 2022 The 92kW Hydro Ness hydroelectric scheme located on the banks of the...

EGP’s Dam Behavior platform validated at international workshop
28 July 2022 Enel Green Power’s data driven predictive platform Dam Behavior was...

First commercial-scale composite WEC hull for CorPower Ocean
28 July 2022 Teaming up with composite machinery specialist Autonational and...

Carpi Tech completes waterproofing works on Santa Maria dam
27 July 2022 Carpi Tech has finalized the waterproofing works on the upstream face...

In-river works completed for Bowston Weir removal in the UK
27 July 2022 In-river works for the removal of the 3m high weir at Bowston in Cumbria...

US sends envoy for GERD talks
26 July 2022 US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer is to...

US-European satellite project to create world's first global freshwater survey
26 July 2022 A collaboration project between NASA and the French space agency...

Concrete pour starts at Rogun dam, Tajikistan
25 July 2022 Concrete pour has commenced for construction of the core dam at the...

AFRY names Anne Kinnander as new CFO for Infrastructure
25 July 2022 AFRY has announced that Anne Kinnander will take over as the new CFO of...

NHPC and DVC agree to explore hydro and pumped storage developments in India
22 July 2022 India’s NHPC Limited and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have agreed...

New brand name planned for GE power businesses
21 July 2022 GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, including GE Renewable Energy, GE...

Global Hydropower Day to be held 11 October 2022
20 July 2022 The International Hydropower Association has announced that a new...

Fire reported at Hoover Dam, US
20 July 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has confirmed that the A5 transformer...

Aera in carbon credits deal for Mount Coffee project Liberia,
19 July 2022 Aera has been appointed as carbon certification technical advisor and...

NIB helps fund energy storage on Faroe Islands
18 July 2022 The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has agreed to loan DKK 250 million...

Tâmega complex inaugurated in Portugal
18 July 2022 The Tâmega hydroelectric complex in Portugal - one of the largest...

EDP inaugurates floating solar plant at Alqueva Dam
15 July 2022 EDP today inaugurates the new floating solar photovoltaic power plant at...

Bombora begins final test of flagship Wave Energy Converter
15 July 2022 Bombora Wave Power has announced it is entering the final test and...

Constellation Clearsight and Voliro bring 360-degree drone to US market
15 July 2022 US firm Constellation Clearsight has signed a long-term agreement...

Phase one winners announced of WPTO‘s Hydropower Prize
13 July 2022 Eight winners have been announced in phase one of the US Department...

Commercial performance verified for Minesto's tidal power plant in Faroe Islands
11 July 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has successfully commissioned the first...

GE commissions Bajoli Holi hydropower project in India
11 July 2022 GE Renewable Energy’s Hydropower business has officially commissioned...

Andritz to rehabilitate Ryburg-Schwörstadt turbines
08 July 2022 Andritz has been contracted by Kraftwerk Ryburg-Schwörstadt AG...

Sustainable Marine and blueOASIS team up to unlock SIDS ocean energy potential
07 July 2022 Sustainable Marine and Portugal’s blueOASIS are to work together to develop...

SAE secures government support for next phase of MeyGen
07 July 2022 Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has secured a Contract for Difference (CfD)...

Hydro to power Swiss Steel Group plant
06 July 2022 Swiss Steel Group’s Steeltec plant located in Emmenbrücke is to...

Govts must accelerate development of hydropower to meet targets says IHA
06 July 2022 With the release of its 2022 Hydropower Status Report, the...

More hydro needed in Africa, says report
05 July 2022 An additional 40GW of hydropower is needed in Africa by 2030, a new...

US DOE seeks input on major hydropower modernisation investments
05 July 2022 The Biden Administration is launching $630 million in programs to...

Nant de Drance placed into operation in Switzerland
04 July 2022 After 14 years of work and intensive testing, the Nant de Drance...

Nenggiri project breaks ground in Malaysia
04 July 2022 Construction work has begun on the 300MW Nenggiri hydroelectric project...

China Yangtze Power set to acquire major hydro schemes
01 July 2022 China Yangtze Power is to acquire the 10.2GW Wudongde and 16GW...

EIG launches renewables platform in Chile
01 July 2022 Energy sector investor EIG has announced the launch of Grupo Cerro, a...

Kleinschmidt to work on Hood Canal Bridge fish passage project
01 July 2022 Long Live the Kings (LLTK), a US-based non-profit salmon...

Karot project starts commercial operation in Pakistan
01 July 2022 The 720MW Karot hydropower project in Pakistan – the first hydropower...

June 2022

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Costs updated for Lower Churchill project
28 June 2022 The total forecasted project cost for the Lower Churchill Project is set...

ORPC signs deal for hydrokinetic system in Chile
28 June 2022 Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is to install its first...

Britain and Norway partner for African hydropower
27 June 2022 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that British...

OPEC Fund loans US$72 million to Mohmand Dam
27 June 2022 The OPEC Fund for International Development is providing a US$ 72...

B.F. Sisk dam safety project breaks ground
17 June 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has kicked off its 120th anniversary year...

Stantec to study pumped storage potential in Canada
16 June 2022 Stantec has announced it has been commissioned by WaterPower Canada to...

Statkraft supplies hydro to Omya Hustadmarmor AS
16 June 2022 Statkraft has signed a deal is to supply hydropower produced from two of...

Voith and Ray Sono offer mobile device monitoring for small hydro operators
15 June 2022 Voith has teamed up with digital specialist Ray Sono to launch a...

Sustainable Marine’s Nova Scotia project ready for commercial operation
14 June 2022 Sustainable Marine’s tidal energy operation in Grand Passage, Nova Scotia,...

France’s Grand Maison plant testing HSC technology
13 June 2022 The Grand Maison hydropower plant in the French Alps – which is part of...

BBA and Lombardi team up for pumped storage development in Canada
13 June 2022 BBA and Lombardi have announced the creation of strategic alliance that...

NSW govt scraps plans for Mole River Dam
10 June 2022 Proposals to build a new dam on the Mole River near Tenterfield in New...

New micro hydropower installation set for STEM education role
10 June 2022 An historic tide mill in Suffolk, England, is to install a micro...

NREL researchers map out possible new pumped storage sites in the US
09 June 2022 A new report from researchers at the National Renewable Energy...

Statkraft planning major capacity increase at Mauranger II, Norway
08 June 2022 Statkraft has sent a license application to the Norwegian Water Resources...

Voith’s HyCon GoHybrid achieves successful first year of operation
07 June 2022 Voith Hydro’s HyCon GoHybrid hydraulic unit for turbine governors...

$80 million funding boost for New Atlin expansion project in Canada
07 June 2022 The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), in partnership with the Taku...

Scottish micro hydropower plant fully operational
07 June 2022 A 92kW hydroelectric scheme located on the banks of the River Ness in...

Coire Glas tenders submitted
06 June 2022 Plans for the first large-scale pumped storage scheme to be built in the...

DEWA’s Hatta pumped storage project 44% complete
06 June 2022 The 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built by the Dubai...

50% of units in operation at Baihetan, China
06 June 2022 Unit 5 of the 16GW Baihetan hydropower station in southwest China has...

Statkraft opens new small hydro plants in Norway
02 June 2022 European renewable energy company Statkraft has commissioned two new...

TVA completes Boone Dam remediation project
02 June 2022 Tennessee Valley Authority has announced it has completed the Boone...

May 2022

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ABB to install new Scada solutions at Spanish hydro plants
31 May 2022 Spanish multi-energy company Repsol has selected ABB to enhance...

Study investigates feasibility of restoring Sweden's largest pumped storage plant
26 May 2022 A feasibility study is being carried out to investigate the possibility...

Successful launch of first Dragon Class tidal powerplant
26 May 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has successfully completed the first week...

Hydro from Statkraft to power FREYR Battery production site
25 May 2022 Statkraft has announced it has signed an agreement with FREYR Battery...

AfDB to advise on 1500MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project
25 May 2022 The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to provide advisory services for...

NYPA allocates hydropower to General Motors plant
25 May 2022 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has approved a low-cost hydropower...

WEG supplies largest hydro generators to Brazil project
24 May 2022 Three generators from WEG weighing 285 tons each – the largest ever...

IFC to support Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project, Mozambique
23 May 2022 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to collaborate...

Baihetan hydropower plant hits milestone for electricity generation
20 May 2022 The 16GW Baihetan hydropower project in China – the largest...

Carolina Rinfret new President and CEO of WaterPower Canada
19 May 2022 WaterPower Canada has appointed Carolina Rinfret as its new president...

Voith Hydro announces extension to Diagnostic Services portfolio
19 May 2022 Voith Hydro is extending its Diagnostic Services portfolio as a result...

FEMA commits $33 million for dam safety
18 May 2022 The Biden Adminstration, through FEMA, is committing $33 million for...

Berea College building second hydro facility
18 May 2022 Building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee Hydroelectric Station...

Drax submits planning application to expand Cruachan facility in Scotland
17 May 2022 Plans are being submitted today by Drax that will double generating...

Sustainable hydropower in Commonwealth countries boosted with new partnership
16 May 2022 The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Hydropower...

Reports says 2021 was record breaking year for dam removal in Europe
16 May 2022 At least 239 barriers were removed from rivers in 2021 by practitioners...

Strabag selected for Coire Glas exploratory works
13 May 2022 After a rigorous tendering process, SSE Renewables has selected Strabag UK...

Biden-Harris Administration announces $240 million to repair aging water infrastructure
13 May 2022 The US Department of the Interior has received an investment of...

World's first 600 r/min pumped storage unit in commercial operation
13 May 2022 The world’s first reversible pumped storage unit with 600 r/min and 350...

First floating tidal power delivered to Nova Scotia grid
11 May 2022 Ocean energy firm Sustainable Marine today announced it has delivered...

Aquantis first US developer to physically test at EMEC site
11 May 2022 California-based tidal energy developer Aquantis Inc is set to become...

Tidal array build-out plans launched for Faroe Islands
10 May 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has launched a detailed plan for...

Final forensic report released on Michigan dam failures
09 May 2022 The independent forensic team (IFT) investigating the failures of...

Cable crane dismantling starts at Baihetan, China
09 May 2022 Dismantling has started on the cable cranes at the 16GW Baihetan...

New pumped hydro and green hydrogen project planned for Queensland, Australia
06 May 2022 Australian renewable energy firm Sunshine Hydro has announced details of...

GE led consortium to upgrade Itaipu hydro plant in Brazil and Paraguay
06 May 2022 A consortium led by GE Renewable Energy’s hydropower business will...

LHDA launches procurement of a programme management unit for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
05 May 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched...

Kitcisakik and Hydro-Québec launch Animiki Ickote project
05 May 2022 Hydro-Québec and the Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik have...

Duke Energy Indiana upgrades Markland hydro station
04 May 2022 Output at the Markland hydroelectric station near Florence, Indiana, US,...

FirstLight acquires new hydro facilities
03 May 2022 FirstLight Power has acquired two Western Pennsylvania...

April 2022

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New tech aims to improve sustainability for fish and hydropower
29 April 2022 New technology has been released designed to improve fish attraction...

Indian govt approves funds for Kwar hydro project
28 April 2022 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in India has approved...

Auditor general recommends improvements to fraud risk management of Site C project
27 April 2022 A new report from the Office of the Auditor General makes...

Baihetan crane passes load test
26 April 2022 The dam gantry crane at the Baihetan Hydropower Station this month passed...

Diamer-Bhasha Dam to be lifeline for Pakistan’s economy, says PM, amid calls for early completion
25 April 2022 Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that completion...

Remaining contracts awarded for Site C balance of plant work
22 April 2022 BC Hydro has awarded four contracts for the balance of plant work on the...

Boliden to adjust tailings dam construction in Aitik
22 April 2022 Metals company Boliden is to invest SEK 5 billion over the next two years...

KfW signs finance agreement for Aswan hydro stations, Eqypt
22 April 2022 The Egyptian government and German Development Bank KfW have signed a...

Queensland Government and Darumbal People sign land use agreement
21 April 2022 The Queensland Government and the Darumbal People Aboriginal...

Drax to deliver hydropower for Allied Glass
21 April 2022 Drax Group is to supply Allied Glass with 66GWh p.a. of 100%...

Environmental flows project finalized in Lesotho
20 April 2022 The Lesotho EFlows Project was recently finalized by Multiconsult...

Mario Azar named as new Chairman and CEO at Black & Veatch
20 April 2022 Mario Azar has been named as the new chairman and CEO of Black &...

New York approves contract for Champlain Hudson Power Express project
19 April 2022 A project that will see clean hydropower from Canada delivered into the...

Canadian Govt approves $32.2 million funding for Atlin Hydro Expansion
19 April 2022 The Atlin Hydro Expansion Project in Canada is set to benefit from a...

Milestone for Ybbs2020 project in Austria
19 April 2022 With the lifting of the last of six new turbines, an important milestone...

Voith’s German and Chinese subsidiaries sanctioned by World Bank
16 April 2022 The World Bank Group has announced the sanctions of Germany-based Voith...

New tidal energy project ready to feed into Nova Scotia’s grid
14 April 2022 Sustainable Marine has announced that the PLAT-I 6.4 tidal energy system...

LHWP II awards contract for critical component of phase II work at Lesotho Highlands Water Project
14 April 2022 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the tender...

Murray 1 transformers to get new lease of life
11 April 2022 Snowy Hydro has announced it is carrying out a major project to refurbish...

ORPC and Matanuska-Susitna Borough trialling new RivGen Power System
08 April 2022 ORPC, Inc., and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are to test ORPC’s RivGen...

New market mechanisms needed for pumped storage development, says Turnbull
07 April 2022 A competitive market mechanism is needed to encourage developers to build...

Andritz and EGAT to explore hydro opportunities in Thailand
07 April 2022 Andritz and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)...

World Bank resumes separate processes over Kishenganga and Ratle project concerns
07 April 2022 The World Bank has announced it is to resume the two separate...

Nyamwamba II hydro plant operational in Uganda
06 April 2022 Serengeti Energy has announced that its 7.8MW Nyamwamba II hydropower...

Upgrade work starts at Tummel Bridge station, Scotland
06 April 2022 SSE Renewables’ Tummel Bridge Power Station near Pitlochry in Scotland is...

Milestone in Canadian-German EvoFoil collaboration
06 April 2022 A new 4.3m tidal turbine foil (blade) developed as part of the...

Groups propose improvements to licensing process in the US, restore autonomy for tribes
05 April 2022 A package of proposals has been sent to the US Congress and the White...

Idaho National Laboratory looking for partners for small hydro field demonstration
05 April 2022 Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are looking for...

Third TBM commissioned for Snowy 2.0
04 April 2022 The third and final tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been commissioned...

SAE secures loan for turbine redeployment at MeyGen
04 April 2022 Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has secured a £2.5 million loan from...

First unit starts generation at Nigeria’s Zungeru project
01 April 2022 The first unit at the Zungeru Hydropower Station – one of the...

March 2022

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B.F. Sisk dam safety project first to get funding through US President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
31 March 2022 The Department of the Interior has announced the US Bureau of...

US$180 million in financing agreed for Mohmand dam project, Pakistan
31 March 2022 The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has signed financing agreements...

Aker Solutions acquires Rainpower
31 March 2022 Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire Norwegian hydropower company...

Hydro helps power Beijing Winter Olympics
31 March 2022 China Three Gorges Corporation announced that its four cascade stations...

Construction starts at Gratkorn hydro plant, Austria
29 March 2022 Construction has officially started at the 11MW Gratkorn hydropower plant...

Norwegian hydro to help power silicon metal production
29 March 2022 Around 40% of the electricity needs at a silicon metal production site...

CorPower Ocean partners with Diab for wave energy converter
28 March 2022 CorPower Ocean is working with subsea composite specialist Diab for...

Govt funds approved for Hells Gates Dam in Queensland, Australia
23 March 2022 Funding of $5.4 billion has approved by the Australian federal government...

Slope instability-related geohazards investigated in Melamchi, Nepal
23 March 2022 A new project has investigated the land displacement hazards in the...

GE to help modernise São Simão plant, Brazil
23 March 2022 A consortium led by GE Renewable Energy is to modernise the generating...

Fichtner to support new pumped storage project
22 March 2022 Fichtner, together with its British subsidiary Fichtner Consulting...

BUMAX fasteners verified in pilot tidal project in France
22 March 2022 Sweden-based BUMAX has announced that its premium stainless steel...

Hydropower’s role in achieving net zero and energy security is focus of global campaign
21 March 2022 A new campaign calling for urgent investment in hydropower to combat...

Spillway modernization begins at Cedar Falls Hydro, US
21 March 2022 Xcel Energy has begun a multi-year project designed to strengthen...

Solaris and CELEC in MOU for hydro supply
21 March 2022 Solaris Resources Inc and its subsidiary Lowell Mineral Exploration...

MIGA supports first private sector led hydro plant in Gabon
18 March 2022 The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees...

GE to refurb generators at Bitsch hydro station, Switzerland
17 March 2022 GE Hydro Solutions is to refurbish two 120 MVA vertical...

Michell Bearings secures PTFE conversion at Sir Adam Beck station
17 March 2022 Michell Bearings is to provide three sets of PTFE thrust pads for the...

New collab using satellite data to help optimise Swiss hydropower production
16 March 2022 A new consortium of Swiss hydropower companies and science firms are...

New hydropower prize to focus on grid resiliency
16 March 2022 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office...

Unit 1 at Mariguina hydro plant enters trial operation in Mali
15 March 2022 The 140MW Mariguina hydropower station on the Senegal River in Mali is...

Andritz to equip Upper Trishuli 1 project, Nepal
15 March 2022 Andritz has announced it is to supply the hydro and...

Nicholson working on El Vado Dam rehabilitation project
15 March 2022 Geotechnical specialty engineering and construction contractor,...

EA price hike could be ‘final nail in coffin’ for small hydro in England, says BHA
14 March 2022 The future of new small hydropower development in England could be at...

Eiffage launches new hydro construction in France
14 March 2022 France’s Eiffage has announced it is expanding its hydropower portfolio...

Akuo refinances Bulgarian hydro plants
14 March 2022 A portfolio of five operational hydroelectric power plants in Bulgaria with...

Work underway on Upper Trishuli 1 project, Nepal
11 March 2022 Preparatory works for construction of the 216MW Upper Trishuli 1...

NHPC sets up new firm for renewable developments
10 March 2022 India’s NHPC has set up a new wholly owned subsidiary company for...

RESOURCECODE to launch marine data toolbox
09 March 2022 A new integrated marine data toolbox developed to support the investment...

USBR releases draft EA for Kachess Dam modification project
08 March 2022 The US Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft environmental...

Funds to help commercial roll-out of Mocean Energy’s wave energy technology
08 March 2022 Wave power developer Mocean Energy is set to advance the design of its...

New hydro technology developed for mountainous regions
07 March 2022 An international team of researchers has developed new hydropower...

Tata Power's Bhivpuri plant celebrates 100 years of operation
07 March 2022 Indian power company Tata Power this month celebrated the 100th...

Construction starts on Pingtanyuan pumped storage project, China
04 March 2022 Hubei Energy Group Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges...

Voith completes acquisition of Voith Hydro’s shares from Siemens
03 March 2022 Voith’s joint venture partnership with Siemens Energy has come to an...

FERC releases draft Environmental Impact Statement for Klamath Dam removal
02 March 2022 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its...

Hydro to power construction phase of mining project
02 March 2022 The construction phase of the KSM mining project in British Columbia,...

Osisko and First Nation in hydro transmission agreement
01 March 2022 The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi (CFNW) is to transport hydroelectric...

February 2022

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Voltalia builds new small hydro plant in northern Brazil
28 February 2022 Voltalia has launched the third phase of the Oiapoque hybrid site in...

Bilfinger works on Limberg III pumped storage plant, Austria
25 February 2022 Bilfinger is to deliver pressure piping and draft tube gates for the...

Shanna M. Durham named USBR’s Engineer of the Year
25 February 2022 Shanna M. Durham, P.E., a senior mechanical engineer in the US Bureau...

Stucky rebrands as Gruner
25 February 2022 Stucky and Gruner have announced they are now operating under a single...

Nova Innovation wins seabed lease in Shetland
23 February 2022 Nova Innovation has announced it is planning to develop it’s largest...

Rust Busters Prize Competition winners announced by USBR
23 February 2022 Two companies are set to share $100,000 in prize money as part of the...

Improvement works continue at 100-year-old Sir Adam Beck I station
22 February 2022 Two new turbine and generators are set to be to be placed into service...

Investment needed in long duration energy storage says new report
22 February 2022 The UK needs to invest in up to 24GW of Long Duration Electricity...

First turbine starts up at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
21 February 2022 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has started up the first turbine...

FirstLight Power and DHD in clean energy partnership
18 February 2022 Hydropower, solar and energy storage assets are set to be developed as...

Black & Veatch works with Avatour to optimize remote project collaboration
18 February 2022 Black & Veatch has announced it is partnering with Avatour, utilising...

Research investigates sustainable dam siting in the Amazon
18 February 2022 New research has been published that details a new computational approach...

VerdErg launches new low-cost micro hydropower product
16 February 2022 VerdErg Renewable Energy has launched the concept development...

HYDROGRID raises investment from SET Ventures
15 February 2022 HYDROGRID, an Austrian tech company providing software for real-time...

Iberdrola developing initiatives for women in STEM
15 February 2022 Iberdrola has announced that it developing initiatives to encourage women...

Hydropower sustainability fund open for applications
14 February 2022 Hydropower project developers and operators in over 40 countries can...

Andritz secures further work on Jebba plant, Nigeria
11 February 2022 Andritz is to modernise a second generating unit at the Jebba...

Dam project wins People’s Choice Award in Bentley Education’s Future Infrastructure Star Challenge
11 February 2022 As part of a Bentley Education program designed to inspire young minds...

Axpo to supply hydro to Nestlé, starts up new small hydro plant
10 February 2022 Swiss renewable energy firm Axpo is to supply hydropower from its...

Investments in hydro set to increase in 2022 says new research
09 February 2022 Hydropower capacity in 2022 is set to exceed 1200GW and investments...

Invitation to tender issued for Coire Glas main construction contracts
08 February 2022 Six groups have been invited to submit tenders for construction of...

BBGI invests in InPower BC
08 February 2022 BBGI Global Infrastructure S.A. has completed an investment in InPower...

Swiss Govt consults on plans to speed up hydro approval
07 February 2022 The approval process for hydropower projects in Switzerland could...

Acoustic scintillation flow method mentioned in performance test code document
07 February 2022 The acoustic scintillation method for measuring turbine discharge, used...

Cloudberry adds more hydro to its portfolio
04 February 2022 Cloudberry Clean Energy has announced it has secured the Øvre Kvemma...

EASME tidal turbine pitch system project testing completed
03 February 2022 SImec Atlantis Energy Ltd (SAE) together with its partner Asturfeito,...

El Chaparral works enter final stage
03 February 2022 Work on the El Chaparral hydroelectric project in northeastern El Salvado...

Hydro-Québec starts Trenche refurbishment studies
02 February 2022 Plans for the refurbishment of the 302MW Trenche hydroelectric facility...

Plans for San Vicente energy storage facility move forward
01 February 2022 The City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority are to...

January 2022

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Kleinschmidt to work on Orr Ditch hydro project
31 January 2022 Kleinschmidt Associates is to support the Orr Ditch Hydroelectric Project...

First unit connected at Gouvães plant, Portugal
31 January 2022 Iberdrola, in collaboration with the Portuguese administration,...

vgbe publishes note on EU taxonomy and hydropower
28 January 2022 vgbe energy has announced the publication of an Interpretation Note...

MPS gets UK govt funds for wind and wave project
26 January 2022 Marine Power Systems (MPS) is set to further develop its technology...

Rotork acutators installed at Baihetan
25 January 2022 Rotork has announced it has provided electric actuators to the Baihetan...

Underground construction starts on Kidston pumped storage project, Australia
24 January 2022 Underground excavation works have begun at the 250MW Kidston pumped...

Downing Renewables buys Swedish hydro assets
24 January 2022 Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust plc (DORE) has agreed to buy...

ContourGlobal sells Brazilian hydro assets to Pátria
21 January 2022 Kani Lux Holdings, a majority-owned subsidiary of ContourGlobal plc,...

OPG reviewing new hydro opportunities in Ontario
21 January 2022 Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has been asked by the...

Hatta pumped storage plant 35% complete
19 January 2022 Construction of the first pumped storage plant in Dubai is 35% complete,...

Voith takes majority stake in Green Highland Renewables
19 January 2022 Voith Hydro has announced it acquired a majority shareholding of...

MRC says bold actions needed to address low Mekong flows
18 January 2022 China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam have all been urged...

Three Gorges crosses 100b kWh power generation mark in 2021
17 January 2022 The Three Gorges Power Station generated a total of 103.649 billion...

IronNet and NYPA expand partnership for cyber security
17 January 2022 IronNet, Inc has announced it has expanded its partnership with the New...

Consortium granted leverage-funding for grid-scale energy storage concept
14 January 2022 An international consortium led by Swedish grid-scale energy storage...

Tractebel engaged in historic weir refurb
14 January 2022 Experts from Tractebel Hydroprojekt are overseeing the renovation of...

Stantec awarded civil works contract by USACE
13 January 2022 Stantec has been awarded a US $12 million task order contract by the US...

Andritz to equip Nenggiri hydropower station, Malaysia
13 January 2022 Andritz, as part of a consortium, has been contracted by TNBPG Hydro...

GE to help refurb Long Lake hydro plant, US
13 January 2022 GE Renewable Energy is to modernize four generator units at the Long...

Dragon Class tidal plants could produce 3.5 GWh per year says Minesto
13 January 2022 Marine energy developer Minesto has announced that, based on...

Luna develops new monitoring solution for tailings dams
12 January 2022 A new health monitoring solution to help the mining industry monitor...

Karot generator ready for commissioning
11 January 2022 The first generator at the Karot hydropower plant in Pakistan is ready...

TBM breaks through at Chile’s Los Condores project
07 January 2022 A major milestone has been reached at the 150MW Los Condores...

ICE gains first certified climate bond
06 January 2022 The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has become the world’s...

CTG starts construction of Tiantai pumped storage plant
05 January 2022 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has begun construction of a new...

Rye starts development process for Lewis Ridge pumped storage project
05 January 2022 US hydropower developer Rye Development has filed for a Federal...

BC Hydro plans seismic upgrades for John Hart Dam
04 January 2022 BC Hydro has announced it is moving forward with plans for major...

AEP completes Racine sale
04 January 2022 American Electric Power (AEP) has completed the sale of the 48MW...

Minister updates progress at Cameroon’s Nachtigal project
04 January 2022 Civil engineering works at the 420MW Nachtigal project are over...

December 2021

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Vattenfall to deliver hydropower to Neste
22 December 2021 Vattenfall is set to deliver hydropower from its Nordic plants to Neste...

IHA release new guide on engaging with Indigenous Peoples
21 December 2021 A new guide has been released which details how hydropower developers...

Major overhaul of Grand Coulee hydroelectric units complete
21 December 2021 The overhaul of hydroelectric power generating units 22, 23 and 24 inside...

FERC finalises hydropower safety regulations
20 December 2021 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has announced...

Tunnelling milestone reached at Snowy 2.0 as new TBM launched
17 December 2021 Developers of the Snowy 2.0 pumped-storage scheme, the largest...

SMEC to deliver concept design for Mount Bold dam upgrade
15 December 2021 Australian utility SA Water has tasked SMEC to deliver the concept design...

Simec Atlantis sells hydropower firm
14 December 2021 Simec Atlantis Energy Limited has sold it hydropower subsidiary...

EuropeWave unveils successful wave energy projects
14 December 2021 Seven project teams will share a budget of €2.4 million to further...

Andritz to help modernise hydro plants in Mexico
13 December 2021 Andritz has announced it has been contracted – alongside three...

Hydropeaking on the decline says new research
13 December 2021 Rivers impacted by hydroelectricity generation are seeing fewer...

Regional dams ready for rain event says WaterNSW
10 December 2021 WaterNSW regional dams are preparing to capture the next increase in...

GE to provide O&M support for Igarapava hydro plant, Brazil
09 December 2021 GE Renewable Energy's Hydro Solutions is to provide full operation...

Electrical Engineer vacancies at Gilkes
08 December 2021 Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd has opportunities available for a Lead...

Montem Resources gives update on Tent Mountain renewable energy complex
08 December 2021 Montem Resources Limited has provided an update on its planned Tent...

£20 million a year funding boost announced for tidal energy in the UK
07 December 2021 The tidal energy industry in the UK is set to benefit from a £20 million...

Portugal auctions rights for solar projects at hydro plants
06 December 2021 An auction has been launched for the right to install floating solar parks...

Sir Adam Beck I station celebrates 100 years of service
03 December 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of...

Wudongde hits 50 billion kWh mark in power generation
02 December 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the 10.2GW...

NJIT signs deal to purchase energy from hydro facilities
02 December 2021 The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in the US has signed a...

Cloudberry takes over Åmotsfoss hydro plant, Norway
02 December 2021 Following completion of the commissioning period, Cloudberry Clean Energy...

Muskrat Falls integrated into provincial electricity system
01 December 2021 The 824MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station, a key part of...

November 2021

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Hydro powers Berea College
30 November 2021 Berea College in Kentucky, US, has said it is the first higher...

Mott MacDonald starts work on Skavica project
26 November 2021 Mott MacDonald has announced it is supporting development of the...

Andritz to equip Lower Kopili hydropower plant, India
26 November 2021 Andritz has won an order from the Assam state government-owned utility...

Rare artefacts in the Polihali Dam basin
25 November 2021 A rare artefact dating back to the 19th century has been discovered...

Webinar will discuss new software to advance hydropower planning
25 November 2021 Hydropower stakeholders are invited to a free webinar to be held 15...

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...

Unit No 4 commissioned at Baihetan, marking milestone for CTG
23 November 2021 China Three Gorges (CTG) has commissioned the 100th generator in its...

Austrian hydro plants revitalized to power cement works
22 November 2021 A two-year project to rebuild and optimize hydropower plants on...

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...

Hydro key to Australia’s net-zero future says report
18 November 2021 Hydropower is poised to play an integral role in supporting the...

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...

Cruachan plays host to former Australian PM
17 November 2021 Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – an...

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...

IEA launches hydropower trading roadmap for Tajikistan
16 November 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a new roadmap...

EIB funds to support small hydro development in Italy
16 November 2021 The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €49 million to...

Bitcoin miner acquires Washington hydro plant
15 November 2021 Global Bitcoin self-mining company Bitfarms Ltd has announced it is...

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...

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...

Works at Lake Eppalock's main spillway complete
09 November 2021 Rock stability works at Lake Eppalock’s main spillway in Victoria,...

New tool to assess cybersecurity risks at hydro plants
09 November 2021 A new tool is being developed to allow hydropower operators to assess...

Black & Veatch named Owner’s Engineer on Hawaiian pumped storage project
09 November 2021 AES Clean Energy (AES) has selected Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer...

Lake Grace dam in Australia recognised for historical and scientific values
05 November 2021 The first experimental roaded catchment dam in Western Australia has...

AP&T completes Gustavus intertie project
04 November 2021 Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve now has access to hydropower from...

Repairs to start early 2022 on Glen Elder Dam
04 November 2021 Ames Construction Inc has won a $41.2 million contract from the US Bureau...

New how-to guide puts spotlight on hydropower infrastructure safety
04 November 2021 A new How-to Guide on Hydropower Infrastructure Safety has been published...

Lawsuit filed as voters reject hydropower transmission line in Maine
04 November 2021 Developers of a project to transmit hydropower from Quebec in Canada to...

Innergex and Hydro-Québec enter New York renewables market as they complete first joint acquisition
03 November 2021 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and HQI US Holding LLC, a subsidiary...

COP26: a pledge to cut global methane emissions
03 November 2021 Leaders of 103 countries have signed a deal brokered by the EU and USA...

SMEC wins further contract on Dungowan Dam
02 November 2021 SMEC has been appointed to deliver the Detailed Design for...

October 2021

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Consortium unveils plans for £1.7 billion lagoon project in Wales
28 October 2021 Plans for a £1.7 billion project in Swansea, Wales, that will include...

Itaipu to power green hydrogen and ammonia production
26 October 2021 New state-of-the-art green hydrogen and ammonia production facilities are...

Uniper installs battery systems at hydro plants
26 October 2021 Uniper is to install two new battery systems with a total capacity of 12MW...

Funding available to assist hydropower certification
26 October 2021 Hydropower projects that are seeking certification against the newly...

Voith to acquire Siemens stake in Voith Hydro
22 October 2021 Voith Group is to take complete ownership of Voith Hydro after agreeing...

Planning application submitted for Toddbrook Reservoir repair
22 October 2021 In a major step forward in the restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir in...

Andritz to work on Robert S Kerr rehab
22 October 2021 Andritz has been contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers,...

Upgrade complete at Ust-Khantayskaya hydro plant, Russia
20 October 2021 The Ust-Khantayskaya hydropower plant in Norilsk, Russia has...

Local precast factory launched for Australia’s Snowy 2.0 project
20 October 2021 The 130,000 concrete segments that will line the tunnels for the 2GW...

Upgraded unit commissioned at Cheboksary plant, Russia
19 October 2021 Another milestone has been reached at a project to modernise...

Site C balance of plant electrical contract awarded
18 October 2021 BC Hydro has awarded the $128 million Site C balance of plant contract...

GE invests millions to attract young engineers
15 October 2021 GE has announced plans to invest $3.5 million (£2.5m) in a bid to...

Largest hydropower plant in Nepal enters operation
14 October 2021 The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) has been placed...

TBM breakthrough achieved at Kemano T2 hydro project
13 October 2021 A major construction milestone has been reached at Rio Tinto’s Kemano...

Hitachi ABB to lead Egypt-Saudi interconnector consortium
13 October 2021 Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced that it is to lead the consortium...

CalWave commissions open-water wave energy pilot
12 October 2021 CalWave has announced it has successfully commissioned its CalWave x1™...

Thyssengroup and SENS collaborate on underground pumped storage
11 October 2021 Sustainable Energy Solutions Sweden Holding AB (SENS) and Thyssenkrupp...

Major upgrade project completed at Buchanan Dam
11 October 2021 The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has completed a $51 million,...

IHA awarded International Association of the Year
08 October 2021 The International Hydropower Association took home the award...

TMLP extends hydropower contract
08 October 2021 Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) has extended its contract...

Minesto awarded funds by the Swedish Energy Agency
07 October 2021 Marine energy developer Minesto has been awarded s SEK 5.8 million grant...

Germany commits €100 million to SEFA for renewable energy investments
07 October 2021 The German government is to contribute €100 million to the...

Hydropower set to displace fossil fuel as CHPE selected by New York state
07 October 2021 Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers have been selected to partner...

BC Hydro planning to decommission dam to allow fish passage
07 October 2021 BC Hydro has announced it plans to decommission the Wilsey Dam and...

RusHydro to build new small hydropower plants
06 October 2021 RusHydro has announced that it is to build three new small hydropower...

Rare and endemic fish release for CTG at Wudongde
06 October 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has released 250,000 rare and...

Natel Energy to power three dams in Louisiana, US
05 October 2021 Natel Energy is to develop, finance and construct three non-powered dam...

World’s longest subsea electricity interconnector commissioned
01 October 2021 The UK and Norway are now able to share their hydropower and wind energy...

September 2021

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IoT solutions improve safety and operations at Japanese hydro plant
29 September 2021 FogHorn and Energia Communications are working together to help...

US hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021
28 September 2021 In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook the US Energy...

Unico Mechanical wins hydro rehab contract
28 September 2021 The US Army Core of Engineers, Tulsa District, has selected Unico...

USBR awards contract for dam safety work at W.C. Austin Project
27 September 2021 Odin Construction Solutions has won a US$9.66 million contract from the...

International leaders back landmark hydropower declaration
24 September 2021 A bold new blueprint for sustainable hydropower is set to be launched...

Richard Taylor recipient of 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award
23 September 2021 The 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower has been awarded...

Teesta-V wins 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
23 September 2021 NHPC Limited’s Teesta-V hydropower project in India has been named the...

Toshiba to supply hydro turbines for Kerinci Merangin plant, Indonesia
22 September 2021 Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (THPC), a Chinese subsidiary...

Hydro plants refinanced in Colombia
22 September 2021 Holland & Knight has announced it advised Bancolombia S.A. as the lender in...

Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September 2021 Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and...

Baihetan hits 5 billion kWh electricity mark
21 September 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation’s (CTG) Baihetan hydropower station –...

New hydropower coin issued by Swissmint
21 September 2021 Swissmint has announced the release of a new 20-franc silver...

Keppel and Electricite Du Laos in hydro import deal
20 September 2021 Keppel Electric Pte Ltd (Keppel), a subsidiary of Keppel...

Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
17 September 2021 The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to...

SEFA grant will help modernise Africa’s hydro fleet
17 September 2021 Africa’s aging hydropower fleet is set to benefit from a $1 million...

Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
16 September 2021 More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be...

New lab for hydropower research
15 September 2021 Alpiq, HYDRO Exploitation, Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV) and the...

Minesto and SEV extend PPA and plan potential scale-up in Vestmannasund
14 September 2021 Minesto’s 200kW tidal energy site in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, could...

Contractors shortlisted for Coire Glas work
13 September 2021 SSE Renewables has announced a shortlist of tenderers for the...

New equipment for Canyon Ferry power plant, US
13 September 2021 Gardner Zemke Company is to replace and install equipment at the Canyon...

World Bank approves loan for Indonesia’s first pumped storage plant
13 September 2021 A US$380 million loan from the World Bank will help develop the 1040MW...

Three Gorges project operates at full capacity
10 September 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the Three...

New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
10 September 2021 A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower...

Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
08 September 2021 A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched...

Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon reaches financial close
08 September 2021 The 35MW Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon has reached financial...

Calls for sustainable hydropower to address climate change
07 September 2021 The need for sustainable hydropower to tackle the climate emergency was...

SSE’s Tummel Bridge hydro plant to undergo major refurbishment
07 September 2021 An almost £50 million refurbishment of SSE Renewables’ Tummel...

Work progressing well at Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
07 September 2021 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the...

No future hydro development in World Heritage sites commits IHA, as new duty of care for protected areas announced
06 September 2021 Progressive and stringent safeguards for hydropower development in...

NHPC and PFC to cooperate on new hydropower
06 September 2021 India’s NHPC Limited and PFC Limited have signed an agreement that will...

RusHydro and Sibur in hydro supply deal
06 September 2021 RusHydro has signed an agreement with Sibur Holding to...

August 2021

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IHA announces election results
27 August 2021 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that 18...

New maintenance bridge for Maentwrog
26 August 2021 A new maintenance footbridge has been installed at the...

META gets lease for open water test sites off Welsh coast
26 August 2021 Wales’ national test centre has now officially signed a lease with The...

Fortum to improve fish passage at Leppikoski hydropower plant
26 August 2021 Fortum is to implement a dam by-pass solution this year at the...

aventron and Aberdeen Standard Investments to merge small hydro portfolios
24 August 2021 aventron AG and Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) are merging their...

Solar construction starts on Zlatoličje hydroelectric plant, Slovenia
24 August 2021 Dravske elektrarne Maribor, part of the HSE Group, has begun construction...

Turbine installation starts at Julius Nyerere project, Tanzania
23 August 2021 A joint venture of The Arab Contractors and Elsewedy Electric has...

Online hub showcases hydropower innovations
20 August 2021 The International Hydropower Association has announced the launch of a...

Loan agreed for dam safety project in India
18 August 2021 The Government of India, the Central Water Commission,...

Breakthrough achieved at Polihali diversion tunnels
18 August 2021 A significant milestone has been achieved in the construction of Phase II...

Innergex and Hydro-Québec make first joint acquisition
18 August 2021 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc and HQI US Holding LLC, a subsidiary...

Turbine 5 to be upgraded at Inga II as financing agreement extended
17 August 2021 Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC – a sister company of Kamoa Copper SA tasked...

En+ Group installs new impeller at Bratsk
17 August 2021 En+ Group has begun installing a new impeller at one of its hydraulic...

New small hydro scheme operational in England
16 August 2021 A new 46kW run-of-river hydroelectric scheme in Reading, Berkshire,...

Andritz to rehabilitate Kopli plant, India
13 August 2021 Indian utility North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO Ltd)...

Tarbela 5th Extension project breaks ground
13 August 2021 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday performed the ground...

Smart hydropower tech demand to grow rapidly, says industry survey
13 August 2021 Demand is set to soar for innovative new hydropower technologies...

L&T sells hydro plant to Renew Power
11 August 2021 Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro is selling a 99MW...

LHDA launches tender for Polihali dam construction
10 August 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched a tender...

Milestone at Mohmand dam as two portions of diversion tunnel connected
10 August 2021 The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced...

Sarawak Energy expands in in-house HSAP and HESG assessors
09 August 2021 Sarawak Energy has reinforced its commitment towards sustainable...

Bristol Water to use DAMSAT for dam monitoring
09 August 2021 UK utility Bristol Water is to remotely monitor its 15 dams from space...

Norwegian hydro plant to supply Deutsche Bahn with renewable energy
06 August 2021 The Mågeli hydroelectric power plant in southern Norway is set to...

Bentley Systems company Seequent acquires Imago
04 August 2021 Bentley Systems, Incorporated’s Seequent business unit has acquired...

ERG to sell hydro portfolio to ENEL
03 August 2021 ERG, through its subsidiary ERG Power Generation S.p.A., has agreed to...

Welsh renewables report overlooks hydropower and tidal energy says industry
03 August 2021 A Welsh Affairs Committee report on the potential for renewable energy...

Andritz and MAN Energy Solutions to produce hydrogen from hydropower
02 August 2021 Andritz Hydro and MAN Energy Solutions are teaming up to develop...

FERC issues preliminary permit for Daybreak Power’s proposed pumped storage project
02 August 2021 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a...

Funds approved for new hydro in Côte d’Ivoire
02 August 2021 The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private...

July 2021

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Funding approved for new transmission line to link Northwest Territories to hydro system
27 July 2021 Funding totalling around $60 million has been approved for the...

RWE couples batteries with hydropower in innovative facility
27 July 2021 RWE has announced details of an innovative battery storage system in...

Transfer of four Klamath River dams approved by CPUC
22 July 2021 Plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River have taken a step forward...

Natel Energy announces $20M funding round
22 July 2021 Natel Energy has announced details of a $20M funding round led...

World Bank-ESMAP launches survey on gender gaps in hydropower sector
22 July 2021 The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP),...

CTG places all 96 units at its hydro plants in operation for first time
21 July 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that its six...

Voith wins contract on Niagara power project
20 July 2021 The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded Voith Hydro a $275...

Public comment invited on global hydropower certification scheme
16 July 2021 A new scheme that will see hydropower projects around the world...

Saint-Narcisse shutdown is permanent says Hydro-Québec
14 July 2021 Generation is to permanently cease at the Saint-Narcisse generating...

EMEC plans acoustic monitoring programme
13 July 2021 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is to deploy a series of...

SJVN to develop Lower Arun project, Nepal
13 July 2021 SJVN has been selected to develop the 679MW Lower Arun hydroelectric...

Major overhaul planned for Wivenhoe project, Australia
12 July 2021 A $14 million maintenance project will start this month at the...

AFDB approves funds for Kinguélé Aval hydro project, Gabon
12 July 2021 The first independent hydropower project in Gabon is set to benefit from...

HydroLand expands hydropower portfolio through new acquisitions
09 July 2021 US renewable energy company HydroLand has acquired two small...

Wave energy tender launched by EuropeWave
08 July 2021 The EuropeWave project is inviting wave energy developers to apply...

Five-year refurbishment project starts at Roxburgh station, New Zealand
08 July 2021 Contact Energy has announced a project to replace half of the...

AFRY to work on Manara pumped storage plant, Israel
06 July 2021 AFRY has been awarded the Owner’s Engineering services for the 156MW...

Innergex to buy remaining interests in Energía Llaima
06 July 2021 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc is set to become sole shareholder in...

JV wins contract for Tarbela 5th Extension E&M works
06 July 2021 A joint venture of Harbin Electric International Company and Harbin...

More data sharing needed says Mekong River Commission
02 July 2021 A wider exchange of data and information is needed to help improve...

MPs gather evidence on renewables during EMEC visit
01 July 2021 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, hosted...

All units operational at Namkong 1 hydropower project, Laos
01 July 2021 After a three-day trial, the second unit of the 160MW Namkong 1...

June 2021

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Investment push needed for hydro to play crucial role in clean energy transition, says IEA report
30 June 2021 Hydropower growth across the world is set to slow significantly over the...

New system produces energy from municipal water pipeline in Washington, US
29 June 2021 InPipe Energy and Skagit Public Utility District have completed the...

New Bill introduced to incentivize hydropower upgrades
29 June 2021 New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the US that will...

Drax starts planning process to expand Cruachan project
28 June 2021 The Cruachan pumped storage plant in Scotland could see it capacity more...

First GW hydraulic generator begins power generation trial at Baihetan, China
25 June 2021 China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the No.14 power...

LineVision's V3 system installed in California
25 June 2021 LineVision has announced that its LiDAR-powered V3 monitoring system will...

Virgin Money supports Scottish hydro acquisitions
23 June 2021 Virgin Money has approved an £8m long-term loan to support Scottish...

META supports SELKIE tool testing in real sea experience
22 June 2021 Wales’ Marine Energy Test Area (META) has welcomed the first deployment...

Rezatec’s Geospatial AI monitoring expanded to Chichester Dam
22 June 2021 Australian state-owned corporation Hunter Water is working alongside...

Dams are vital to meet power and water challenges says Pakistan PM
22 June 2021 The construction of new dams and reservoirs is vital to meet the...

Mott MacDonald, GHD to work on Kidston pumped storage project
21 June 2021 Mott MacDonald and GHD will deliver engineering services for the design...

Quidnet Energy and ERA team up for energy storage resource
18 June 2021 Quidnet Energy and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), with funding from...

Major step towards Klamath river dam removal as FERC approves license transfer
18 June 2021 Plans for the largest dam removal and river recovery project in US...

MoU signed for Dagmara project, India
17 June 2021 NHPC Limited and Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited...

All units commissioned at Wudongde, China
16 June 2021 All twelve 850MW power units at the Wudongde hydropower plant...