GE Renewable Energy announces agreement to provide Cube Hydro with aerating turbines.

GE Renewable Energy announces agreement to provide Cube Hydro with aerating turbines.

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 grows New England Portfolio with first acquisitions in Massachusetts.

Gravity Renewables grows New England Portfolio with first acquisitions in Massachusetts.

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 […]

Dominion Energy scouting for pumped storage sites in Virginia.

Dominion Energy scouting for pumped storage sites in Virginia.

Dive Brief: Dominion Energy is looking at potential sites for a pumped hydropower plant in Southwest Virginia, company officials told local news outlets. Dominion officials said the project, which would be sited in coal country, would cost at least $1.8 million and would create about 50 permanent jobs. A law passed earlier this year encouraged utilities […]

ANU identifies possible pumped hydro sites in South Australia.

ANU identifies possible pumped hydro sites in South Australia.

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have identified 185 sites in South Australia potentially suitable for pumped hydro storage, which may help secure Australia’s electricity grid. The ANU team has considered the possible benefits of using hydro power energy storage, where water is pumped uphill and stored to generate electricity on demand. In light […]

Poyry and ECREEE use big data to prove the case for small scale hydropower development in West Africa.

Poyry and ECREEE use big data to prove the case for small scale hydropower development in West Africa.

Working in conjunction with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in particular the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Poyry has mapped the small scale hydropower potential in 14 ECOWAS countries using the latest geographic information system (GIS) technology. The groundbreaking data, which maps the hydrological conditions, the hydropower potential […]

Dewa awards Hatta power plant consultancy to EDF.

Dewa awards Hatta power plant consultancy to EDF.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded the Dh58-million ($15.8 million) consultancy contract for the pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam to French utility Electricite de France (EDF). The project is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf, with a total capacity of 250 MW, and is expected to last between […]

Voith and China Three Gorges enhance cooperation in hydropower business.

Voith and China Three Gorges enhance cooperation in hydropower business.

On 1 June 2017, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel together witnessed Mr. Lu Chun (Chairman of China Three Gorges Corporation) and Dr. Hubert Lienhard (President and CEO of Voith Group) signing an agreement in Berlin which enhances their further strategic cooperation in the hydropower business. China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) is […]