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A new 30MW tidal energy project is set to be developed in Orkney Waters...
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Statkraft starts commercial operation of floating solar plant in Albania
Commercial operations have begun at a floating solar plant located at the Banja reservoir in Albania, Statkraft has announced.
EDF-Andorra agreement could see additional hydro development
EDF and the Andorran Government are set to work together to renovate and maintain hydropower projects and review plans for the development of an additional hydroelectric power station...
EVOLVE Project identifies 70GW of viable ocean energy
There is 70GW of viable ocean energy waiting to be developed in Great Britain, Ireland and Portugal, according to the results from the pan-European EVOLVE project involving...
EMEC streamlines wave energy consenting at Billia Croo
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been awarded a site-wide section 36 consent at its grid-connected Billia Croo wave test site off the west coast of Orkney, Scotland,...
RWE completes megabattery that will link to hydropower sites in Germany
RWE has completed installation of Germany’s first megabattery, with 420 blocks of lithium-ion batteries with a total installed capacity of 117MW installed at RWE power plant sites...
Calls for UK to increase tidal and marine energy generation
A recent report produced by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has suggested that ‘Tidal energy projects should be a vital component of the [UK] Government’s strategies...
Yusufeli dam project inaugurated in Turkey
The 558MW Yusufeli Dam project in Turkey’s northern Artvin province was officially inaugurated yesterday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Norway proposing tax increase on hydropower
The Norwegian Government is proposing to increase the effective resource rent tax rate on hydropower from 37% to 45%, with effect from the 2022 fiscal year, stating that the...
Could hydro power the Houses of Parliament?
Hydropower could play a role in providing electricity to the Houses of Parliament in London, UK under plans suggested by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle
Kabelschlepp France installs 120m cable carrier at hydropower plant
Kabelschlepp France has announced that, with the aid of an international team, it implemented a cable carrier system for the safety value at Châteauneuf du Rhône hydroelectric plant,...
In-river works completed for Bowston Weir removal in the UK
In-river works for the removal of the 3m high weir at Bowston in Cumbria have now been completed, South Cumbria Rivers Trust has announced.
Tâmega complex inaugurated in Portugal
The Tâmega hydroelectric complex in Portugal - one of the largest energy storage facilities in Europe – has been officially inaugurated, the Corner has reported.
EDP inaugurates floating solar plant at Alqueva Dam
EDP today inaugurates the new floating solar photovoltaic power plant at the Alqueva dam reservoir in Portugal – the largest floating solar plant in Europe on a reservoir.
Reports says 2021 was record breaking year for dam removal in Europe
At least 239 barriers were removed from rivers in 2021 by practitioners from 17 European countries, making it a record-breaking year for dam removal on the continent, a new report says.
Eiffage launches new hydro construction in France
France’s Eiffage has announced it is expanding its hydropower portfolio by building a new micro hydropower plant in Terrasson-Lavilledieu,
Axpo to supply hydro to Nestlé, starts up new small hydro plant
Swiss renewable energy firm Axpo is to supply hydropower from its Mauvoisin plant to Nestlé Switzerland over the next five years after signing a new power purchase agreement (PPA)....
Swiss Govt consults on plans to speed up hydro approval
The approval process for hydropower projects in Switzerland could be simplified and streamlined under plans put forward by the country’s government.
First unit connected at Gouvães plant, Portugal
Iberdrola, in collaboration with the Portuguese administration, has synchronised the first 220MW turbine at the Gouvães hydroelectric power plant – part of the Tâmega giga battery...
vgbe publishes note on EU taxonomy and hydropower
vgbe energy has announced the publication of an Interpretation Note on Hydropower & the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act (C/2021/4987 final) as a step within the dialogue process...