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An investor’s guide to hydropower in Africa
03 December, 2021
To help meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, and as the...
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Taking the pressure off 01 December, 2021 Skagit Public Utility District in the US is one of the first water agencies to install a new micro hydro system that harvests excess water pressure from municipal water...

A world first for Clyde Dam 25 November, 2021 Professor Mark W. Stirling of the University of Otago in New Zealand explains how ancient fragile geologic features have been used to set formal design earthquake motions at Clyde Dam

Technology to InSPIRE 22 November, 2021 Wave energy company Bombora is working in partnership with TechnipFMC to develop a floating wave and wind powered project. Suzanne Pritchard reports.

A challenging feat of engineering: The Ulu Jelai project 17 November, 2021 SMEC shares details on its decade long involvement in Malaysia’s 372MW Ulu Jelai hydroelectric project

Plotting a path to better dam safety at SJWD 16 November, 2021 Aging assets, climate change and creeping urbanisation is increasing both the risks and consequences of failure for dam owners. Now utilities and regulators are partnering up to...

Support for certification 11 November, 2021 Leading hydropower companies and international organisations have declared their support for a new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower

Hydro rockets towards a better energy future 03 November, 2021 Red Rocket's Kruisvallei hydro project in South Africa’s Free State marks an important milestone in local energy development and underpins the value of its integrated approach.

Aligning with good practice 26 October, 2021 The International Hydropower Association has been engaging with various stakeholders to help build capacity in sustainable hydropower throughout the Western Balkans. With...

Is maintaining pumped storage assets enough? 15 October, 2021 Given the critical role pumped hydro storage plays in being a clean, low-cost and renewable energy storage system, is simply maintaining key hydropower equipment enough? Or, should a...

Bringing power to the people 11 October, 2021 Sarina Laurence, Communications Consultant for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project in the Solomon Islands, gives an update on construction at the scheme that is giving hope...

HydroTrailer hits the road 05 October, 2021 Scottish company Proterra Energy develops on and off-grid micro hydropower solutions. Here, company director Terry Stebbings gives a personal insight into the development of...

Data collection for condition assessment 28 September, 2021 WireScan technology provides dam owners with detailed data for critical condition assessment and Asset management

Advances in hydropower tech can support renewable power system security 21 September, 2021 Innovative hydropower technologies can be a solution to growing demands for flexibility and reliability in renewable energy systems. Report by the International Hydropower Association

Dam development in Indonesia 14 September, 2021 Members of the Indonesia National Committee on Large Dams give an overview of recent activity across the country’s dam industry

Best practices for cyber security 10 September, 2021 Roger Clarke-Johnson of Emerson offers a practical guide to maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture

Going global: the 2021 World Hydropower Congress 06 September, 2021 The stage is set for the world’s premier hydropower event, which is now accessible to all

Developing a digital twin for hydropower systems - an open platform framework 27 August, 2021 US Department of Energy sponsored project will see Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory work together to develop a virtual, open-access platform...

Custom equipment 25 August, 2021 Underground tunnelling projects can often present unforeseen challenges which require innovatively designed equipment to help resolve them

Valuation guide 10 August, 2021 A new US Department of Energy-sponsored guidebook, spearheaded by Argonne National Laboratory, helps illustrate the value of investing in pumped storage technology.


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