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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...
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RWE couples batteries with hydropower in innovative facility
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by RWE has announced details of an innovative battery storage system in Germany that will virtually couple batteries with its run-of-river power stations along the river Mosel,...

Transfer of four Klamath River dams approved by CPUC
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by Plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River have taken a step forward with the news that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a request from Pacific Power...

Natel Energy announces $20M funding round
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by Natel Energy has announced details of a $20M funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures, with the company set to use the funding...

World Bank-ESMAP launches survey on gender gaps in hydropower sector
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in partnership with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Global Women's Network for the...

CTG places all 96 units at its hydro plants in operation for first time
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that its six cascade hydropower plants along the main stream of the Yangtze River put all of their 96 power units into operation on...

Voith wins contract on Niagara power project
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has awarded Voith Hydro a $275 million contract for mechanical and electrical upgrades as part of a 15-year modernization and digitization...

Public comment invited on global hydropower certification scheme
Friday, July 16, 2021 by A new scheme that will see hydropower projects around the world independently rated and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is now open for...

Saint-Narcisse shutdown is permanent says Hydro-Québec
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Generation is to permanently cease at the Saint-Narcisse generating station on the Rivière Batiscan in the Mauricie region, Hydro-Québec has announced, with work set to start this year...

EMEC plans acoustic monitoring programme
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is to deploy a series of acoustic surveys this summer which are designed to monitor noise levels of marine energy technologies at its ocean...

SJVN to develop Lower Arun project, Nepal
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by SJVN has been selected to develop the 679MW Lower Arun hydroelectric project in Nepal following an international competitive bidding process, the company has announced.

Major overhaul planned for Wivenhoe project, Australia
Monday, July 12, 2021 by A $14 million maintenance project will start this month at the Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station in Queensland to preserve the ongoing reliability of the plant.

AFDB approves funds for Kinguélé Aval hydro project, Gabon
Monday, July 12, 2021 by The first independent hydropower project in Gabon is set to benefit from a €39 million loan package from the African Development Bank Group.

HydroLand expands hydropower portfolio through new acquisitions
Friday, July 09, 2021 by US renewable energy company HydroLand has acquired two small hydropower facilities from Northbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC, adding to a 25MW portfolio it acquired from Enel Green...

Wave energy tender launched by EuropeWave
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The EuropeWave project is inviting wave energy developers to apply for funding via its innovative pre-commercial procurement (PCP) programme. The five-year collaborative programme...

Five-year refurbishment project starts at Roxburgh station, New Zealand
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by Contact Energy has announced a project to replace half of the 60-year-old hydropower turbines at the 320MW Roxburgh Power Station over the next five years has begun, with Voith...

AFRY to work on Manara pumped storage plant, Israel
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by AFRY has been awarded the Owner’s Engineering services for the 156MW Manara pumped storage power plant in Israel by Ellomay Pumped Storage Ltd, with the project set to create a...

Innergex to buy remaining interests in Energía Llaima
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc is set to become sole shareholder in Chilean renewable energy company Energía Llaima SpA after agreeing to acquire the remaining 50% interest in the...

JV wins contract for Tarbela 5th Extension E&M works
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by A joint venture of Harbin Electric International Company and Harbin Electric Machinery Company (HEIC-HEMC) have won a US$241.1 million contract for electro-mechanical (E&M) works for...

More data sharing needed says Mekong River Commission
Friday, July 02, 2021 by A wider exchange of data and information is needed to help improve water resource management in the Lower Mekong Basin, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) secretariat has urged in a...

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