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The 11.6GW Baime hydropower project in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea...
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Opportunities identified for hydropower production at Anson’s Paradox Lithium project
The installation of small-scale hydroelectric units could reduce carbon emissions, improve ESG credentials and reduce operating costs at Anson Resources Limited’s Paradox Lithium...
Farahantsana hydroelectric plant inaugurated in Madagascar
Tozzi Green Hydro Madagascar has just completed the construction of its largest hydroelectric power plant to date - the 28MW Farahantsana plant.
Notre Dame University dedicates new hydro facility
A new 2.5MW hydropower facility is generating electricity for the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, US, with the project officially dedicated this week.
Voltalia to build small hydropower plant in French Guiana
Voltalia has announced that it is developing a 2.9MW run-of-river hydroelectric power station in the commune of Maripa-Soula in French Guiana.
Gilkes to supply new micro hydro project in South Georgia
Gilkes has signed a contract with the Government of South Georgia for a micro hydro scheme at the Grytviken site, with installation planned for early 2024.
Hydro Ness micro hydropower scheme officially opens in Scotland
The 92kW Hydro Ness hydroelectric scheme located on the banks of the River Ness in the Scottish Highlands has been officially opened to the public.
Scottish micro hydropower plant fully operational
A 92kW hydroelectric scheme located on the banks of the River Ness in the Scottish Highlands is now fully operational, providing electricity to local facilities.
Statkraft opens new small hydro plants in Norway
European renewable energy company Statkraft has commissioned two new small hydropower plants in Norway, located on opposite sides of the Hardanger mountain plateau.
Construction starts at Gratkorn hydro plant, Austria
Construction has officially started at the 11MW Gratkorn hydropower plant on the river Mur, north of Graz, Styria, Austria, with the formal groundbreaking ceremony held on 25 March.
EA price hike could be ‘final nail in coffin’ for small hydro in England, says BHA
The future of new small hydropower development in England could be at risk following an almost 900% increase in licensing fees by the Environment Agency, the British...
Voltalia builds new small hydro plant in northern Brazil
Voltalia has launched the third phase of the Oiapoque hybrid site in Brazil with the construction of the 7.5MW Cafesoca hydroelectric plant. The new project will increase the share...
RusHydro to build new small hydropower plants
RusHydro has announced that it is to build three new small hydropower plants in the Northern Caucasus, following a competitive selection process.
aventron and Aberdeen Standard Investments to merge small hydro portfolios
aventron AG and Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) are merging their small scale hydropower portfolios to create Norway’s third largest small-scale hydro operator with annual...
New small hydro scheme operational in England
A new 46kW run-of-river hydroelectric scheme in Reading, Berkshire, England is now officially operational, with the plant set to generate 320MWh for the local community.
Energy storage tech tested for small hydropower generation
Municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have carried out tests to see how a US city’s hydropower plants can be made more stable and...
Zarchob small hydro plant completed on time in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer JSC Uzbekhydroenergo has announced it has successfully commissioned the Zarchob hydropower plant.
Commercial operation starts at Glen Noe Hydro
RWE’s 2MW Glen Noe Hydro Scheme, located within the Glen Noe Estate, near Loch Etive in the west of Scotland, is now operational.
Hydro turbine to provide STEM learning opportunity in Scotland
The Highland Council has begun detailed designs works on a major £2.5m hydroelectric energy project, part-funded by the Scottish Government through Salix Finance, with the...
Barsuchkovskaya hydro plant commissioned in Russia
The 5.25MW Barsuchkovskaya small hydropower plant in the Stavropol region of Russia has been commissioned, RusHydro has announced.