Chinese students invent environment-friendly hydroelectric power system.

Chinese students invent environment-friendly hydroelectric power system.

Chinese students at Hunan University have invented a system to increase the electricity generation of small and medium-sized hydropower stations during dry seasons. “Traditional hydroelectric power stations have a fixed water flow requirement, which means electricity outputs drop dramatically during the dry season,” said Lyu Mingsheng, one of the students. The invention fixes the current […]

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan to jointly build Kambarata HPP.

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan to jointly build Kambarata HPP.

JSC “Uzbekhydroenergo”, which manages Uzbekistan’s hydropower plants, plans to participate in the construction of Kambaratinskaya HPP-1 in Kyrgyzstan. The Uzbek company and the Kyrgyz National Energy Holding Company signed a memorandum on cooperation in implementing the construction project for Kambarata HPP-1 on Oct.6, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. The document was signed during the visit […]

Sponsors of Pakistan’s hydropower projects accuse govt of reneging on commitments.

Sponsors of Pakistan’s hydropower projects accuse govt of reneging on commitments.

The sponsors of smaller hydropower projects have complained to the prime minister about the discouraging response from power purchasing agencies, amid a focus on large projects using imported fuels. In a representation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a group of investors complained that public sector companies under the Ministry of Energy were creating all […]

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Acquisition of Vidullanka’s second mini hydro plant in Uganda further delayed.

Renewable energy developer Vidullanka PLC this week said that due to regulatory delays, the company has not yet issued shares in a private placement to Timex Garments (Pvt.) Limited to acquire the Uganda-based Timex subsidiary, Timex Bukinda Hydro (U) Limited. Vidullanka said that the required approvals from the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda and the […]

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

Corps releases details on Guajataca Dam spillway mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico.

As the Guajataca Dam spillway in Puerto Rico continues to erode after Hurricane Maria’s September deluge of 35 inches of rain in some places, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released details of efforts being taken stabilizing the dam’s spillway. The non-hydropower earthen dam is located in Northwest Puerto Rico, and […]

World’s 2nd largest hydropower station to use domestically made equipment.

World’s 2nd largest hydropower station to use domestically made equipment.

The world’s second largest hydropower station, Baihetan, in Southwest China, will use Chinese turbines. Baihetan is on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze, straddling Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. With an installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts, the dam is expected to generate more than 60 billion kW hours of electricity per year, […]

China-invested, biggest hydropower plant in Cambodia to launch.

China-invested, biggest hydropower plant in Cambodia to launch.

Cambodia’s biggest hydropower dam is near completion in the country’s northeastern province of Stung Treng. The China-invested, 400-megawatt project will begin operation in November and is expected to substantially benefit the lives of local residents. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo on Monday presided over a ceremony […]