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Largest hydropower plant in Nepal enters operation
The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) has been placed into operation in Nepal, with its 456MW capacity making it the largest hydropower plant in the country.
TBM breakthrough achieved at Kemano T2 hydro project
A major construction milestone has been reached at Rio Tinto’s Kemano T2 hydropower project in British Columbia with the tunnel boring machine breaking through and completing its journey.
Hitachi ABB to lead Egypt-Saudi interconnector consortium
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced that it is to lead the consortium that has been awarded the contract, worth several hundred million US dollars, for the first ever large-scale...
CalWave commissions open-water wave energy pilot
CalWave has announced it has successfully commissioned its CalWave x1™ off the coast of San Diego, marking the beginning of California’s first at-sea, long-duration wave energy...
Thyssengroup and SENS collaborate on underground pumped storage
Sustainable Energy Solutions Sweden Holding AB (SENS) and Thyssenkrupp Uhde Africa are to work together to potentially develop an underground pumped storage project in South Africa.
Major upgrade project completed at Buchanan Dam
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has completed a $51 million, 12 year project to upgrade the floodgates at Buchanan Dam in Texas to maintain continued reliable and...
IHA awarded International Association of the Year
The International Hydropower Association took home the award for International Association of the Year at the 2021 Association Excellence Awards.
TMLP extends hydropower contract
Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant (TMLP) has extended its contract with FirstLight Power of Burlington, Massachusetts, ensuring supply of clean hydropower for an additional seven years...
Minesto awarded funds by the Swedish Energy Agency
Marine energy developer Minesto has been awarded s SEK 5.8 million grant from the Swedish Energy Agency to help facilitate the ongoing commercialisation of its Deep Green technology.
Germany commits €100 million to SEFA for renewable energy investments
The German government is to contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), with the funding set to unlock private sector...
Hydropower set to displace fossil fuel as CHPE selected by New York state
Hydro-Québec and Transmission Developers have been selected to partner with New York state to help achieve the clean energy transition, with the Champlain Hudson Power Express...
BC Hydro planning to decommission dam to allow fish passage
BC Hydro has announced it plans to decommission the Wilsey Dam and Shuswap Falls Powerhouse on the Shuswap River to allow salmon access to historical spawning habitat in the river.
RusHydro to build new small hydropower plants
RusHydro has announced that it is to build three new small hydropower plants in the Northern Caucasus, following a competitive selection process.
Rare and endemic fish release for CTG at Wudongde
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has released 250,000 rare and endemic fish at the dam section of its Wudongde hydropower plant to Jinsha River on September 20, the 9th fish...
Natel Energy to power three dams in Louisiana, US
Natel Energy is to develop, finance and construct three non-powered dam sites along Louisiana’s Red River in partnership with Nelson Energy – with plans to install between 60 and 90...
World’s longest subsea electricity interconnector commissioned
The UK and Norway are now able to share their hydropower and wind energy for the first time, as the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector begins commercial operations.
IoT solutions improve safety and operations at Japanese hydro plant
FogHorn and Energia Communications are working together to help Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power, Co., Inc. to improve safety and operations at its hydroelectric facilities through the...
US hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021
In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook the US Energy Information Administration forecasts that electricity generation from US hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was...
Unico Mechanical wins hydro rehab contract
The US Army Core of Engineers, Tulsa District, has selected Unico Mechanical Corp to rehabilitate two 180 Inch Butterfly Valves (BFVs) at the Tenkiller Dam Powerhouse in Gore, Oklahoma.