South Africa’s hydroelectric power industry hopeful La Nina will replenish reservoirs.

South Africa’s hydroelectric power industry hopeful La Nina will replenish reservoirs.

As the water levels in dams in South Africa continue to dwindle, the 2015 Zimbabwe Humanitarian Situation Report notes that water levels in all of Zimbabwe’s seven catchment areas are about 18%, their worst levels in decades. But, this week during the 20th Annual Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum held in the capital and […]

Aneel sets cap price for upcoming Brazilian hydroelectric power auction.

Aneel sets cap price for upcoming Brazilian hydroelectric power auction.

Brazilian power regulator Agencia Nacional de Eneria Eletricqa (Aneel) has set wholesale cap prices for an upcoming power auction that includes more than 130 small hydroelectric plants. According to a statement issued by the agency earlier this week, there will be a US$77 per MWh cap in the September 23 reserve power auction. In Brazil, […]

IHA expands knowledge networks to eight hydropower topics.

IHA expands knowledge networks to eight hydropower topics.

The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge networks initiative to include eight topics identified as the most challenging for the hydropower sector. The knowledge networks bring together professionals throughout IHA’s membership to share ideas and experiences, discuss new developments and collaborate on a range of topics. These networks are open to employees of IHA […]

Hydropower working group launched in Myanmar.

Hydropower working group launched in Myanmar.

The International Finance Corporation and more than 100 members of Myanmar’s private hydroelectric power sector have launched a new working group to help “influence policy and identify solutions to improve upon sustainability and business operations in Myanmar.” The organization, called the Hydropower Developers’ Working Group, represents more than 100 stakeholders in the country’s hydro sector, […]

Ghana: Government approves U.S.$230 million renewable energy investment plan.

Ghana: Government approves U.S.$230 million renewable energy investment plan.

The Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper has announced the approval of a $230 million scaling-up Renewable Energy Investment Plan (SREP-IP) by the Climate Investment Fund. The approval, which will allow government to invest in the mini-grid sector, is expected to increase the country’s renewable energy generation capacity to achieve price reduction in electricity. According to […]

Chile’s indigenous communities are furious over the construction of small-scale dams.

Chile’s indigenous communities are furious over the construction of small-scale dams.

Eight years after Chile agreed to take the concerns of its indigenous peoples into account before implementing new mining, forestry and hydropower projects through a process of prior consultation known as consulta previa, skeptics wonder whether the government really meant what it promised. Case in point: At least three small-scale dams have sprouted in the same region […]

Tretheway Creek Hydro Project in British Columbia comes online.

Tretheway Creek Hydro Project in British Columbia comes online.

A private hydro project capable of providing electricity to 7,300 home annually was powered up north of Harrison Hot Springs this week. Energy Minister Bill Bennett and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness, along with representatives from Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., BC Hydro, Douglas First Nation and Sts’ailes were at the 21.2-megawatt run-of-river hydroelectric facility on Thursday […]

Sarhad Rural Support Programme in Pakistan completes hydropower house.

Sarhad Rural Support Programme in Pakistan completes hydropower house.

A micro hydropower house of 150 KV was completed by Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) at Shahidas Shandor in upper Chitral. The Sarhad Rural Support Programme is the largest Non Government Organization working to alleviate poverty in North West Pakistan. General Officer Commanding (GOC) Pakistan Army Malakand 17 Division Major General Asif Ghaffor was chief guest […]

Victorian alpine hub to be powered by small hydro system.

Victorian alpine hub to be powered by small hydro system.

An off-grid micro-hydro power system will be installed at a major tourist spot on Mount Stirling in Victoria, as part of a state government-funded project to develop Australia’s first 100 per cent renewable powered Alpine Hub. The state Labor government said on Monday it had granted $210,000 in funding for construction of the micro-hydroelectricity system, […]

Africa: AFD, DTB to support renewable energies.

Africa: AFD, DTB to support renewable energies.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are interested in investing in renewable energy technologies will now receive soft loans from the French Development Agency through Diamond Trust bank (DTB). Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and DTB have signed a credit agreement worth Shs 33bn to finance green energy projects in the country. Yves Boudot, the […]