Mitsui to sell First Hydro stake.

Mitsui to sell First Hydro stake.

Mitsui & Co has agreed a deal to sell its stake in First Hydro, the company which operates the Ffestiniog and Dinorwig pumped storage power stations in North Wales. First Hydro is wholly owned by IPM Holdings (UK), a joint venture between Mitsui and ENGIE. Its power stations provide back-up capacity to the National Grid […]

18-MW being added to Tedzani hydropower complex in Malawi, Africa.

18-MW being added to Tedzani hydropower complex in Malawi, Africa.

State-owned Malawi Electricity Generation Co. (EGENCO), Mitsubishi Corp. and Calik Enerji have signed agreements to increase the capacity of the Tedzani hydropower complex, located in Malawi, Africa, by 18 MW, according to EGENCO. EGENCO Chief Executive Officer, William Liabunya, said during the agreement signing earlier this month that the company is constructing the 18 MW […]

Cambambe 2 opens in Angola.

Cambambe 2 opens in Angola.

The 700MW Cambambe 2 hydropower plant has been officially opened in Angola, significantly expanding the country’s electricity generating capacity. In the presence of 500 international guests from the political, industrial and social arenas, Angola’s Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente officially opened the plant at the end of June 2017 on behalf of President José Eduardo […]

Tennessee planning multi-organizational effort to remove Roaring River Dam.

Tennessee planning multi-organizational effort to remove Roaring River Dam.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, a state agency dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of Tennessee’s fish and wildlife, yesterday announced plans to remove the Roaring River Dam in a multi-organizational effort. Participating agencies include: TWRA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Department […]

Water shortage saps Verbund profit as hydropower hit.

Water shortage saps Verbund profit as hydropower hit.

Austrian energy group Verbund said its second-quarter core profit fell 20 percent, more than expected, mainly due to low water supply, which led to a fall in hydropower, and lower earnings in its grid unit. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell to 188.4 million euros ($220.97 million) in the three months through […]

275-MW Trusan hydroelectric plant gets approval from Sarawak government.

275-MW Trusan hydroelectric plant gets approval from Sarawak government.

SARAWAK has finally given its approval to the construction of the 275 megawatt (Mw) hydroelectric dam on the Trusan River in the state’s most northern district of Lawas. Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg gave the approval amidst renewed interest from Brunei in buying “cheap” electricity from Sarawak to light up homes and power light industries […]

AboitizPower proposes rehab of Agus hydro plants.

AboitizPower proposes rehab of Agus hydro plants.

THE Duterte administration may now consider undertaking a major rehabilitation of the Agus hydroelectric plants in Mindanao as power supply is no longer an issue in that region, energy firm Aboitiz Power Corp. said. AboitizPower President and Chief Operating Officer Antonio Moraza, addressing delegates to an investment conference in Davao City, said that it is […]

The world’s largest power plant is a $27 billion ‘engineering wonder’.

The world’s largest power plant is a $27 billion ‘engineering wonder’.

Located on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Dam produced 103.09 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in 2016 – making the hydroelectric system the world’s largest power plant. Ten years after its completion in 1984, the American Society of Civil Engineers named it “one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world.” Building the $27 billion Itaipu Dam required 18 years […]

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper.

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper.

Seven steps that could boost the hydropower sector in France have been identified in a white paper commissioned by three French energy associations, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has reported. The paper – Hydropower at the crossroads: giving new momentum to the number one renewable energy – was published in late June by the Union Francaise de […]

Water Authority solicits proposals for potential joint energy storage facility with City of San Diego.

Water Authority solicits proposals for potential joint energy storage facility with City of San Diego.

Potential 500-megawatt pumped storage project at the San Vicente Reservoir site could help stabilize water rates The San Diego County Water Authority this week issued a Request for Proposals for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego that could lessen upward pressure on water rates and also increase opportunities for renewable […]