San Miguel Corp. (SMC) on Wednesday confirmed plans to put up a hydropower project in Tarlac province, under unit Strategic Power Development Corp. “Strategic Power Development Corp. (SPDC) is interested in developing the 500-megawatt Bulsa pumped-storage hydro project in Tarlac province,” the company said in a regulatory filing. SPDC operates as subsidiary of SMC Global […]
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 […]
Five new Melbourne Water mini hydroelectric power plants have arrived at their new homes at Dandenong, Wantirna, Mount Waverley, Boronia and Cardinia Creek and they are already putting power back into the grid. The plants were delivered in pre-assembled, self-contained units, offering simple, weather resistant power delivery solutions which can be brought online quickly. This […]
As part of a US$285 million loan package to Georgia, the European Investment Bank (EIB) earmarked $4 million of the funds for application to rehabilitation at two hydropower projects in the former Soviet state, according to an EIB press release today. Engurhesi Ltd. (Engurhesi) is the state-owned company responsible for operating the facilities; the 1,250-MW […]
Brookfield Renewable Partners yesterday announced the issuance of its inaugural green bond, a US$475 million project financing secured against its 380MW White Pine hydroelectric portfolio in Maine. The non-amortizing, 4.4% green bond due in 2032 was issued by way of private placement. Citing Brookfield Renewable’s environmental stewardship, commitment to renewable power, and use of proceeds towards […]
Gilkes has completed work on two hydropower schemes for the Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD) in the US. The company was responsible for modernisation of equipment at the Hurricane and Quail Creek hydroelectric projects. The Quail Creek project features a 38” twin jet high capacity Turgo impulse turbine. It was originally supplied to WCWCD […]
Pöyry awarded engineering services assignment for Dzora hydropower plant rehabilitation project in Armenia.
Energy Invest Holding has awarded Pöyry with the engineering and consultancy services assignment for the headworks rehabilitation project for the Dzora hydropower plant (HPP) in Armenia. Dzora HPP was built on the Dzoraget river and has been operating since 1932. Pöyry will prepare an inventory of the observed damages to the concrete structures and hydromechanical […]
Voith undertakes pioneering collaborative study in hydropower modernization with the National University of La Plata, Argentina
Argentina is the third-largest economy in Latin America and also the third-largest energy consumer in the region Uprate initiatives in the hydropower scenario are targeted to benefit Argentina, as the country relies on this energy source for ~30% of its power generation and it accounts for more than 10 GW of installed hydro capacity Voith […]
Technology Improves environmental habitat for aquatic wildlife in the Yadkin River system GE R&D key to advanced design and manufacturing process for turbines GE Renewable Energy and Cube Hydro Partners announced that they have entered into an agreement to provide three aerating turbines to Cube Hydro Partners for their High Rock plant in North Carolina. […]
Gravity Renewables, a leading national owner and operator of small hydro projects, announced today that it has acquired two hydroelectric facilities in Western Massachusetts, the Glendale project in Stockbridge, MA and the Texon project in Russell, MA. Gravity notified the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the change in ownership for the Texon facility earlier […]