Eversource Energy requests approval for US$258.3 million sale of its generating assets.

Eversource Energy requests approval for US$258.3 million sale of its generating assets.

Eversource Energy today filed documents with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC) requesting approval on the US$258.3 million sale of all of Eversource’s generating assets. According to the filing, on Oct. 11, Eversource signed two purchase and sales agreements; one with Granite Shore Power LLC for the purchase of the Merrimack, Newington, Schiller, White Lake, and […]

N.K. apparently put power station near Kaesong into operation: Seoul official.

N.K. apparently put power station near Kaesong into operation: Seoul official.

A senior Seoul official said today that North Korea appears to be operating a hydroelectric power plant near a shuttered inter-Korean industrial complex amid speculation that Pyongyang is unilaterally resuming work at the factory park. North Korea last week indicated that it restarted the operation of the Kaesong Industrial Complex in the face of tightening […]

Heads roll over extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo.

Heads roll over extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo.

PM Fico called the reward disgusting Economy Minister Peter Žiga, has sacked the complete Supervisory Board of MH Manažment over the case of the reward for Radomír Bžán’s law firm for the victory in the international arbitration over the Gabčíkovo hydropower plant. The company signed a contract for remuneration of €77.6 million with the aforementioned […]

Wood Group completes acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler.

Wood Group completes acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler.

Wood Group has completed its acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler, and the new company will be called Wood. “This transformational acquisition creates a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets,” said Robin Watson, Wood Group chief executive. “Wood is better placed to serve customers than ever […]

Hedcor hydropower plant in Mt. Province bombed.

Hedcor hydropower plant in Mt. Province bombed.

PEACE and power supply of Mt. Province was compromised in a bombing Tuesday night by still unidentified suspects. The province suffered a power blackout following the bombing of the control room of Hedcor’s 14-MW Sabangan Hydropower Plant tapping point in Otucan Norte, Bauko, late Tuesday evening. Chris Faelnar, Hedcor Sabangan Inc. senior vice president, said […]

4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

The 4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant on the Puwa Khola River located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal, has begun commercial operations. The US$11 million project financed in part by Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank, and licensed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), was developed by Puwa […]

GE powers Ugandan hydro.

GE powers Ugandan hydro.

Five 50MW Kaplan turbines supplied to 250MW Bujagali project GE has provided electro-mechanical equipment for the 250MW Bujagali hydro plant in Uganda. The work involved supply of five 50MW Kaplan turbines, control and protection systems and balance of plant for Italian EPC and civil works contractor Salini Hydro, GE said. Balance of plant included a […]

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

The £13.6 million (US$17.9 million) 2-MW Loch Eilde Mor high head run-of-river hydropower scheme located at Kinlochleven on the River Leven in the Scottish Highlands has been commissioned. The Loch Eilde Mor project features a 2-MW triple-jet horizontal Pelton turbine manufactured and supplied by Germany-based Kössler GmbH & Co. KG. Additional components of the project include: a […]

Multiconsult to value Zambian power assets.

Multiconsult to value Zambian power assets.

Multiconsult UK has been appointed by ZESCO, the national power utility in Zambia, to identify and value their generation, transmission and distribution assets, including hydropower facilities. ZESCO is wholly owned by the Government of Zambia and has four major hydroelectric power stations, five small hydropower stations, nine diesel power stations, approximately 5,774 km of transmission […]

600MW pumped hydro project proposed for northern NSW.

600MW pumped hydro project proposed for northern NSW.

A $1 billion, 600MW pumped hydro project is being proposed on private land in northern New South Wales, in yet another example of the extraordinary interest in storage technologies as the share of low-cost renewables increases across Australia. A company called Oven Mountain Pumped Storage is proposing the facility – which will have round six […]