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Scottish micro hydropower plant fully operational
07 June, 2022
A 92kW hydroelectric scheme located on the banks of the River Ness in...
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Statkraft opens new small hydro plants in Norway
Thursday, June 02, 2022 by 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
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by 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
Monday, March 14, 2022 by 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
Monday, February 28, 2022 by 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
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by 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
Monday, August 16, 2021 by 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
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by 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
Monday, January 25, 2021 by 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
Monday, January 04, 2021 by The 5.25MW Barsuchkovskaya small hydropower plant in the Stavropol region of Russia has been commissioned, RusHydro has announced.

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...

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