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SEFA grant will help modernise Africa’s hydro fleet
Africa’s aging hydropower fleet is set to benefit from a $1 million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).
Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be on the cards unless urgent action is taken to scale up pumped storage, warns a government-led coalition.
New lab for hydropower research
Alpiq, HYDRO Exploitation, Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV) and the School of Engineering of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis are teaming up to develop industrial expertise in the field of...
Minesto and SEV extend PPA and plan potential scale-up in Vestmannasund
Minesto’s 200kW tidal energy site in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, could be expanded to a 4MW commercial array, a site extension analysis has concluded, with the marine energy...
Contractors shortlisted for Coire Glas work
SSE Renewables has announced a shortlist of tenderers for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works for the proposed 1.5GW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas...
New equipment for Canyon Ferry power plant, US
Gardner Zemke Company is to replace and install equipment at the Canyon Ferry power plant switchyard under a US$2.89 million contract awarded by the US Bureau of Reclamation.
World Bank approves loan for Indonesia’s first pumped storage plant
A US$380 million loan from the World Bank will help develop the 1040MW Upper Cisokan pumped storage hydropower plant in Indonesia – the first project of its kind in the country.
Three Gorges project operates at full capacity
China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) has announced that the Three Gorges Project – the world’s largest hydropower project – connected all of its 34 power units to the grid on August...
New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has found there will be an over 300GW shortfall in the amount of hydropower needed to limit...
Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, with leading hydropower companies and international organisations...
Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon reaches financial close
The 35MW Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon has reached financial close, with construction to start this year.
Calls for sustainable hydropower to address climate change
The need for sustainable hydropower to tackle the climate emergency was the subject of discussion on the opening day of the World Hydropower Congress, with both Malcolm Turnbull and...
SSE’s Tummel Bridge hydro plant to undergo major refurbishment
An almost £50 million refurbishment of SSE Renewables’ Tummel Bridge hydroelectric power station in the Highlands of Scotland is set to get underway, with construction work to commence...
Work progressing well at Hatta pumped storage plant, Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built in Hatta is 29% complete.
No future hydro development in World Heritage sites commits IHA, as new duty of care for protected areas announced
Progressive and stringent safeguards for hydropower development in Protected Area has been announced today by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), accompanied with an...
NHPC and PFC to cooperate on new hydropower
India’s NHPC Limited and PFC Limited have signed an agreement that will see the firms cooperate in the development of hydropower projects.
RusHydro and Sibur in hydro supply deal
RusHydro has signed an agreement with Sibur Holding to supply hydroelectricity produced by the Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydropower project to Amur Gas Chemical Complex, which is currently...
IHA announces election results
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that 18 leaders from across the hydropower sector have been elected to its Board, with the new Board set to begin its...
New maintenance bridge for Maentwrog
A new maintenance footbridge has been installed at the Maentwrog hydroelectric plant in the UK, Magnox has announced.