Installation of two turbines commence at Blue Nile hydro dam.

Installation of two turbines commence at Blue Nile hydro dam.

Ethiopia has begun installing the first two turbines, which will generate 700 megawatts (MW) of electricity, in its 6000 MW hydroelectric plant on its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile. The announcement was made by Dr Debretsion Gebremichael, Minister of Communication and Information Technology according to the state affiliated Radio Fana. The largest […]

Genex Power secures construction accommodation at Kidston.

Genex Power secures construction accommodation at Kidston.

Genex Power Limited has entered into a lease option agreement in respect of the Oaks Rush Resort (Oaks Rush) at Kidston in North Queensland to accomodate workers during the construction phase of the Company’s 50MW PV Solar Project at Kidston (Solar Project). Genex intends to upgrade the Oaks Rush site into suitable accommodation to house […]

Vestas wins 112 MW Norwegian order for the V126-3.45 MW turbine with de-icing system.

Vestas wins 112 MW Norwegian order for the V126-3.45 MW turbine with de-icing system.

The firm and unconditional order is for the Raskiftet wind park in the municipalities of Åmot and Trysil. The order includes Vestas’ advanced de-icing system, using air heaters to capture, heat, and propel air within the turbine blades. With VestasOnline SCADA integration, the de-icing system continuously monitors the turbines’ performance and engages when there is […]

Vaisala and IRENA enable free global resource data downloads.

Vaisala and IRENA enable free global resource data downloads.

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement and provider of industry-leading renewable energy consulting services, has partnered with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to provide an unprecedented level of access to its global renewable energy resource data. Vaisala has become the first business in the private sector to make its average annual […]

Kyrgyzstan and Russia terminate agreement on hydropower plants.

Kyrgyzstan and Russia terminate agreement on hydropower plants.

Kyrgyzstan and Russia have officially terminated an agreement on the construction of hydropower plants, the National Energy Holding Company of Kyrgyzstan said. The agreement was signed in September 2012 in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, under which Kyrgyzstan and Russia were to build hydropower plants on the Upper Naryn cascade and Kambar-Ata-1 on the Naryn River. However, […]

Plans to connect Denbighshire wind farm to grid approved.

Plans to connect Denbighshire wind farm to grid approved.

Plans to build a 10-mile overhead cable to connect Denbighshire wind farms to the electricity grid have been approved by the UK government. Pylons will run the cable between Clocaenog Forest and a sub-station in St Asaph. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gave Scottish Power Manweb the go-ahead after a six-month consultation. […]

Mitsubishi reached an agreement to invest in US-based Nexamp.

Mitsubishi reached an agreement to invest in US-based Nexamp.

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has reached an agreement to invest in US-based distributed generation company, Nexamp. The initiative is being executed through Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC), MC’s wholly owned subsidiary in the US. A number of notable changes have taken place in the US energy market in recent years. On the one hand, stricter environmental regulations […]

Hydro-Québec praises enactment of hydropower legislation in Massachusetts.

Hydro-Québec praises enactment of hydropower legislation in Massachusetts.

Hydro-Québec praised the actions of Governor Baker and the Massachusetts legislature for enacting clean energy legislation that recognizes the important role of hydropower in the supply mix. The new measure is historic as it authorizes the purchase of significant quantities hydropower and the associated transmission needed to deliver it to customers for the first time […]

Andritz receives €140m contract for Gouvães hydropower plant in Portugal.

Andritz receives €140m contract for Gouvães hydropower plant in Portugal.

Andritz Hydro has received a contract from the Spanish energy utility Iberdrola Generación to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and the penstock for the new pumped storage hydropower plant Gouvães in Portugal. The total value of the contract is nearly €140m. The contract includes design, manufacturing, supply, and installation supervision for the complete electro- and hydro-mechanical […]