Pennsylvania announces $25.7 million in funding for dam safety improvements.

Pennsylvania announces $25.7 million in funding for dam safety improvements.

Pennsylvania has released $25.7 million in funding to provide dam safety improvements at five high-hazard structures, and to perform design engineering funding for two new dams. Announced by Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this week, the projects are being coordinated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and will address deficiencies that could lead to […]

Malaysia’s power utility Tenaga Nasional close to complete of 382MW hydroelectric project.

Malaysia’s power utility Tenaga Nasional close to complete of 382MW hydroelectric project.

Malaysia’s state-owned power utility Tenaga Nasional (TNB) is about to complete the 382MW Ulu Jelai hydroelectric project. Located in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia, the hydro project is said to be Tenaga Nasional’s second clean energy plant after more than 15 years. The project, which is being built by Salini Impregilo, is estimated to cost RM4.2bn […]

Siemens providing GIS to 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric plant in Tajikistan.

Siemens providing GIS to 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric plant in Tajikistan.

In June, Italian industrial group Salini Impregilo signed a framework agreement worth about US$3.9 billon to build the 3,600-MW Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan and Wednesday, Germany-based Siemens AG announced it is supplying two gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) for the project’s power plant. The amount of the award is not immediately available, but the GIS […]

Group suing Pacific General Electric.

Group suing Pacific General Electric.

Environmental watchdog organization Deschutes River Alliance has filed a citizen suit against Portland General Electric, claiming the operation of the utility’s hydroelectric plants on the Deschutes River are in violation of the Clean Water Act. The suit targets PGE’s 366.8-MW Pelton Round Butte project, which is a cascade of three generating sites, including the: 247-MW […]

Landslide at Chinese dam site signals looming risks.

Landslide at Chinese dam site signals looming risks.

Another deadly landslide at a hydropower construction site in Fujian, south-east China, highlights the growing risks of dam building in mountainous regions of Asia. Thirty four construction workers were killed after a torrent of mud and rocks tore through a hydropower dam site on May 8 in Taining county in China’s south-east Fujian province. The […]