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EMEC plans acoustic monitoring programme
13 July, 2021
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is to deploy a series of...
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Seabased planning wave power park in Brittany, France
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by 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
Friday, May 28, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by 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
Monday, April 26, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by 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
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by 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
Monday, December 07, 2020 by 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
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by 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
Monday, November 16, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by 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
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by 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
Thursday, April 23, 2020 by 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...

Queen gets OK for hydro development at Balmoral Estate
Friday, April 03, 2020 by A new 2MW hydroelectric scheme will soon be generating power on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland, as news reports suggest that planning permission has been given for the...

Hydropower protecting piece of Welsh history
Thursday, November 28, 2019 by A pico turbine is being used by the National Trust for the primary aim of protecting a historic collection in Wales, which includes one of only 24 known copies of the first...

First commercial wave energy project being commissioned in Portugal
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Portugal has taken a step closer to commercial wave energy as an AW-Energy WaveRoller device has been deployed and is being commissioned offshore at Peniche, a seaside municipality in...

La Coche hydro plant inaugurated in France
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by EDF has announced that the La Coche power plant has been inaugurated in Savoie, France, with the facility increasing the total capacity of the La Coche pumped-storage hydro facility by 20%.

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