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META gets lease for open water test sites off Welsh coast
Wales’ national test centre has now officially signed a lease with The Crown Estate, launching the opening of the META Open Water test sites.
Solar construction starts on Zlatoličje hydroelectric plant, Slovenia
Dravske elektrarne Maribor, part of the HSE Group, has begun construction of segment five of the Zlatoličje solar power plant on the left bank of the Zlatoličje hydroelectric...
Welsh renewables report overlooks hydropower and tidal energy says industry
A Welsh Affairs Committee report on the potential for renewable energy in Wales has overlooked the hydropower and tidal energy sectors, the British Hydropower Association has claimed.
EMEC plans acoustic monitoring programme
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...
Seabased planning wave power park in Brittany, France
Seabased, a wave energy company led by French CEO Laurent Albert, is planning to build a 10MW wave power park in Audierne Bay in France’s Brittany region.
New hydro for Scotland
Four run-of-river hydropower plants have been successfully completed on time in the Scottish Highlands, despite restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NordLink officially inaugurated
German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel and Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg have officially commissioned NordLink – the ‘green cable’ that will exchange German wind energy with...
Royal visit puts spotlight on tidal energy
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Orkney, Scotland, this week to learn about the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) role in developing an ocean energy industry and...
Industry welcomes EU recognition of sustainable hydropower
The European Commission has made changes to proposed investment criteria for hydropower as part of a new regulatory regime for sustainable finance, with the move welcomed by industry...
Axpo to launch hydrogen initiative at Swiss hydro plant
Axpo has announced details of a hydrogen production facility at the Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant in Switzerland, the first of several that Axpo said it will commission in...
Reservoir emergency plans updated as legislation changes
Ahead of an upcoming ministerial direction in relation to reservoir safety, HR Wallingford is advising Bristol Water on updating its reservoir emergency flood (on-site) plans.
Hydro acquisitions for Downing as it agrees partnership deal
Downing LLP is purchasing a portfolio of five operational hydropower plants in south Norway from Fossberg Kraft AS/Fossberg Kraft Produksjon AS (Fossberg), with Fossberg set to...
Ocean energy innovation hubs in Scotland and Wales connect
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, EMEC has provided on the ground operational support to the Marine Energy Test Area (META) in Pembrokeshire,...
Milestone for Minesto as it delivers first tidal energy to the Faroese grid
Marine energy developer Minesto has delivered electricity to the grid in the Faroe Islands, marking a major milestone for a project involving its DG100 tidal kite system in...
CorPower secures 10-year licence for wave energy project in Portugal
CorPower Ocean has secured a 10-year licence from Portuguese authorities that will unlock the demonstration phase of the firm’s flagship HiWave-5 wave energy project in the Atlantic Ocean.
Environmental groups call for end to new hydropower development in Europe
Over 150 environmental groups have joined forces and launched a manifesto calling for the end of new hydropower development in Europe, but the International Hydropower Association...
EDF commissions Romanche-Gavet hydro plant
The 97MW Romanche-Gavet hydroelectric plant has been commissioned by EDF following a ten-year construction period.
£60 million marine energy project in Wales gets government green light
A multi-million pound marine energy project in Pembrokshire, Wales, has been given the green light with the UK and Welsh governments approving the project’s business case.
Eco Wave Power in agreement with APDL for wave power development in Portugal
Onshore marine energy developer Eco Wave Power has signed an agreement with APDL (A Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo) for the use of an area suitable for...