4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant in Nepal completed.

The 4-MW Puwa Khola 1 small hydropower plant on the Puwa Khola River located near the towns of Shanti Danda and Barbote in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal, has begun commercial operations. The US$11 million project financed in part by Sidhhartha Bank and Citizen Bank, and licensed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), was developed by Puwa […]

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 […]

Austrian firm gives boost to Ukraine’s hydropower.

Austrian firm gives boost to Ukraine’s hydropower.

Austria became a big investor in Ukraine’s energy sector last month when Andritz Hydro, a subsidiary of Austrian technology group Andritz, announced a major hydroelectric power station modernization program on the Dnipro River. The 60-million euro project concerns the Dnipro 1 hydroelectric plant in the city of Zaporizhzhya — some 520 kilometers southeast of the […]

Tension crack appears near access road at 1,100-MW Site C hydro project.

Tension crack appears near access road at 1,100-MW Site C hydro project.

BC Hydro is assessing a 400-meter-long tension crack that appeared during construction of a haul road to support excavation work at the 1,100-MW Site C hydro project. According to a press release, BC Hydro and its contractor (A.L. Sims and Sons) have installed instruments to measure and monitor stability around the tension crack. The project’s […]

ANDRITZ receives two orders for hydropower plants in Norway and DR Congo.

ANDRITZ receives two orders for hydropower plants in Norway and DR Congo.

ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the new Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Norway and from the Government utility SNEL (Société Nationale d’Électricité) for rehabilitation of the existing Mwadingusha hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nedre Otta […]

Hydroelectric power to benefit three east African countries.

Hydroelectric power to benefit three east African countries.

The regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, a Nile Basin Initiative, is set to benefit three east African countries, namely Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. Last week, two contracts, worth $75 million were concluded for the initial construction works to begin for the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project. The New Times reported that the contracts were signed […]

Canadian government ups funding for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant.

Canadian government ups funding for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant.

Canada’s federal government will provide an additional CAD$2.9 billion in loan guarantees for the construction of the 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower plant, per an announcement made to the House of Commons today. The $11.4 billion project – located on the Churchill River in Labrador downstream from the existing Churchill Falls plant – is one component […]

Dominovas Energy launches Currentergy, its new hydropower division.

Dominovas Energy launches Currentergy, its new hydropower division.

Dominovas Energy Corporation, long touted for its standing as an energy solutions company dedicated to delivering clean, efficient, and reliable electricity, today announces the launch of its hydroelectric division – CURRENTERGY. With the addition of the Currentergy Division, Dominovas Energy continues to diversify its portfolio of proven energy solutions into hydropower generation applications to broaden […]