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Barsuchkovskaya hydro plant commissioned in Russia
04 January, 2021
The 5.25MW Barsuchkovskaya small hydropower plant in the Stavropol region...
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Welsh Government to meet with small scale hydro operators after grant scrapped
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by The Welsh Government is to meet with small-scale hydro operators this weekl after ministers were accused of abandoning the sector by scrapping a crucial business grant.

Ust-Dzhegutinskaya small hydropower plant commissioned in Russia
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by PJSC RusHydro has inaugurated the 5.6MW Ust-Dzhegutinskaya hydropower plant in Karachay-Cherkessia Republic.

Gugler successfully commissions Kota 2 plant, Malaysia
Monday, June 08, 2020 by Gugler has announced it has successfully put into operation the 12MW Kota 2 hydropower plant in Malaysia.

Ganz EEG supplies turbines for Russian small hydro plant
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Ganz EEG Kft has supplied three Kaplan turbines each with a capacity of 1.825MW to RusHydro for installation at a small hydropower plant in Stavropol Krai.

Small hydropower technical guidelines published
Friday, January 03, 2020 by The United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published Technical Guidelines for the Development of Small Hydropower Plants to meet demand from member states.

RusHydro to build new small hydro schemes
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by RusHydro has announced it is to start construction of the Krasnogorskaya-1 and Krasnogorskaya-2 small hydropower plants on the Kuban river in Karachay-Cherkessia Republic.

Inuit Corporation and IPP partner for small hydro project in Canada
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc, the Pituvik Landholding Corporation and Hydro-Québec have jointly announced the construction of a 7.5MW run-of-river hydroelectric generating station on...

UK small hydro scheme excels with highest ever output
Thursday, June 06, 2019 by A hydroelectric scheme in Settle, Yorkshire, which launched in 2009 has recorded its best monthly output this spring - generating 13,747kWhrs during March.

Gravity Renewables buys New York hydro plant
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Small hydropower owner and operator Gravity Renewables has acquired the 10.5MW Dahowa hydroelectric project lon the Batten Kill River in the town of Greenwich, Washington County, New York.

Small hydro scheme commissioned in Samoa
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 by The Tafitoala and Fausaga small hydropower plant has been officially commissioned in Samoa, in a ceremony attended by the country’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele...

Aquila Capital to acquire small hydro portfolio from Portugal’s EDP
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Investment specialist Aquila Capital has agreed to buy a portfolio of 21 operational small-scale hydropower plants located in Northern and Central Portugal with a total capacity...

Stantec to help bring new small hydro to Republic of Vanuatu
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Stantec is to help develop a new small hydropower project and grid extensions in the Republic of Vanuatu, increasing access to renewable energy and displacing diesel generation.

Plans submitted for low head hydro scheme in Inverness
Friday, October 05, 2018 by The Highland Council has submitted a planning application for a low head hydroelectric development at the Torvean Weir on the River Ness in Inverness, Scotland.

Dulas completes hydro scheme on existing Welsh Water reservoir
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Renewable energy consultancy Dulas has completed a 250kW hydroelectric scheme at Welsh Water’s existing Llys y Frân reservoir.

Dulas assesses impact of permitted development right on hydro in Wales
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Renewable energy consultancy Dulas has completed research on behalf of the Welsh Government into the impact of potential changes to permitted development rights for...

China and UNIDO partner for small hydro technical guidelines
Monday, June 25, 2018 by New technical guidelines for standards of small hydropower development internationally are to be developed under a partnership between the Government of China and UNIDO

Output set to increase by 20% in Wanjii project rehab
Monday, March 05, 2018 by Output will increase by around 20% once a project to modernize the Wanjii small hydropower plant in Kenya is complete in mid 2019, technology group Voith has announced.

Voltalia gets ok for new hydro in Morocco
Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Moroccan Ministry for Energy has approved permits for two small hydropower plants being developed by Voltalia in the Middle-Atlas region.

Velcan announces cancellation of Brazilian hydro project
Thursday, February 01, 2018 by Velcan has said in a statement that the 10MW Quebra Dedo Project in Brazil has been cancelled, after the project had been stalled for several years due to administrative and...

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