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 […]

Power Machines in Brazilian hydro project deal.

Power Machines in Brazilian hydro project deal.

Power Machines’ Brazilian subsidiary Power Machines Fezer is to manufacture and supply three mini turbines complete with impellers for the Teodoro Schlickmann hydropower plant in Brazil – the first in the country to install this type of equipment. Under the contract, the company will design, manufacture, and supply three hydraulic siphon-type turbines with a capacity […]

French, EU envoys visit HPTI site in Mangla, Pakistan.

French, EU envoys visit HPTI site in Mangla, Pakistan.

France Ambassador to Pakistan Martine Dorance along with Ambassador of European Union Jean-Francois Cautain visited the construction site of the Hydropower Training Institute (HPTI) in Mangla and participated to the corner stone ceremony hosted by Nasir Hanif, water member of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). According to a statement issued here on Monday […]

Tajikistan president inspects construction of Rogun hydropower plant.

Tajikistan president inspects construction of Rogun hydropower plant.

On May 10, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon visited Rogun city to inspect construction works at the Rogun hydropower plant (HPP) on the Vakhsh River, the president’s press service said. Once completed, the Rogun HPP dam would be the world’s tallest and should give Tajikistan a stable power supply. Rahmon was familiarized with the process of […]

Serbia’s EPS looks to boost hydroelectric power capacity.

Serbia’s EPS looks to boost hydroelectric power capacity.

Serbian utility Elektroprivreda Srbije has announced a US$656 million investment program aimed at increasing the output capacity of its hydroelectric power and thermal generating fleets. The state-owned company has already completed an upgrade of the 382-MW Bajina Basta hydropower plant, while overhauls of the 1,050-MW Djerdap 1 and 96-MW Zvornik projects are still ongoing. It […]

ArcLight Capital closes purchase of TransCanada’s New England hydroelectric power portfolio.

ArcLight Capital closes purchase of TransCanada’s New England hydroelectric power portfolio.

ArcLight Capital Partners, one of the leading renewable energy investors in the United States, announced today that its affiliate, Great River Hydro, has closed its acquisition of TransCanada’s New England hydroelectric power portfolio. With 13 facilities on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Great River Hydro’s 584 MW renewable power […]

Andritz Hydro to modernize Dnipro 1 hydropower station in Ukraine.

Andritz Hydro to modernize Dnipro 1 hydropower station in Ukraine.

Andritz Hydro, part of international technology Group Andritz, was awarded a contract by state-owned utility Ukrhydroenergo for modernization of the Dnipro 1 hydropower station on the Dnieper River, Ukraine. The project is part of a rehabilitation program financed by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The contract value for Andritz Hydro amounts to […]