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Environmental groups call for end to new hydropower development in Europe
27 October, 2020
Over 150 environmental groups have joined forces and launched a...
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WAPDA to implement Rohtas dam
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has decided to implement the Rohtas Dam in Jhelum to help mitigate floods and store water for agriculture, it has announced...

In-pipe hydroelectric system supplying electricity to US city
Monday, October 26, 2020 by The City of Hillsboro in Oregon, US, has begun generating renewable energy from an underground water pipeline - the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRVTM, a new...

Scottish Government consents to revised Coire Glas pumped storage scheme
Monday, October 26, 2020 by The Scottish Government has given consent for SSE’s Renewables revised Coire Glas pumped storage scheme in Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands.

Mangdechhu project wins the Brunel Medal
Friday, October 23, 2020 by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal to Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority.

Underground excavation advancing on LHWP II diversion tunnels
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Underground tunnelling works inside the two Polihali Diversion Tunnels which form part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II is progressing well with excavations advancing...

Andritz wins major refurbishment contract in Canada
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Andritz is to re-equip up to 14x54MW turbine generator units at the Carillon generating station on the Ottawa River, Canada, after being selected as exclusive partner by Hydro-Québec.

Hydro and Lyse to establish joint hydropower company
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Norwegian firms Hydro and Lyse are to merge part of their respective hydropower production, creating Lyse Kraft DA, a hydropower company with a normal annual power production capacity...

Safety work completed at Boca Dam
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by A project to upgrade the safety of the 81-year-old Boca dam in California has been completed, the US Bureau of Reclamation has announced.

Voith wins supply contract for Mohmand Dam, Pakistan
Monday, October 19, 2020 by Voith Hydro Shanghai Limited (VHS) is to supply 200MW Francis turbine generator units and online monitoring systems for the Mohmand Dam hydropower plant in Pakistan under a...

US hydropower sector in ‘landmark’ collaboration agreement with environmental groups
Monday, October 19, 2020 by A collaboration agreement has been signed between environmental groups and the US hydropower sector which recognises the need to tackle climate change with renewable energy while...

Scatec Solar to buy SN Power
Friday, October 16, 2020 by Scatec Solar has signed a US$1.166 billion deal to acquire hydropower developer SN Power from Norfund, a major step in its bid to become a global large-scale player in solar, hydro,...

American Hydro to complete upgrades of Keokuk hydro plant units
Friday, October 16, 2020 by American Hydro, part of Wärtsilä Corporation, is to complete the upgrade and refurbishment of two turbines at Ameren Corporation’s historic Keokuk Hydroelectric plant in Iowa, US.

EDF commissions Romanche-Gavet hydro plant
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by The 97MW Romanche-Gavet hydroelectric plant has been commissioned by EDF following a ten-year construction period.

IHA announces launch of training academy for sustainable hydropower
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new training academy for hydropower specialists designed to expand and improve knowledge in hydropower sustainability.

Construction of all underground facilities at Baihetan dam complete
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by China Three Gorges Corporation has announced that it has completed the construction of all underground facilities at the Baihetan Dam, marking a major milestone at the 16GW project.

ABB to modernise controls at Statkraft hydro plants
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by ABB is to modernise automation, control and power solutions at Statkraft’s Straumsmo and Innset hydropower plants in Norway, with the option to extend the refurbishment to a third...

World Energy Outlook 2020 says Covid response can reshape the future of energy, with renewables taking centre stage
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by The acceleration of clean energy transitions, and how quickly energy and climate goals are reached, will depend on how governments respond to today’s challenges, the biggest being...

Rio Tinto invests C$160 million in refurbishing Canadian hydro plant
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Rio Tinto is to invest C$160 million in refurbishment work at the Isle-Maligne hydroelectric power station in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to ensure the continued production of...

Lukoil completes reconstruction of Krasnopolyanskaya’s hydraulic structures
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Lukoil has finished reconstruction work on the hydraulic structures at the Krasnopolyanskaya hydropower complex in the Krasnodar region, Russia, increasing the volume of water that...

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