Hydroelectric

News, scheme and contract announcements, tenders and investments in hydroelectric or hydropower projects. This will include pumped storage, tide, run-of-the-river and dam projects, highlighting associated equipment such as turbines, generators, rotors and shafts. This is an important renewable energy resource used to lower emissions and meet peak demand through storage and hybrid solutions.

Coire Glas hydro scheme

Scottish government approves landmark pumped storage scheme

SSE Renewables says the Scottish Government has granted consent for its proposed Coire Glas project, the UK’s largest newly planned hydro pumped storage scheme.

Engie unveils hydrogen-based energy storage for Greek microgrid

A hydrogen-based energy storage system has been completed in the Agkistro microgrid in Greece in the EU REMOTE project.
Swell of support for Welsh renewables in the wake of nuclear plant failure

Swell of support for Welsh renewables as nuclear plans fall through

How the collapse of the Wylfa nuclear power plant project has highlighted a previous potential huge missed opportunity to embrace tidal energy.
Statkraft

ABB and Statkraft to boost hydropower efficiency in Norway

Oslo-headquartered Statkraft has selected ABB to ensure the efficiency and reliability of its hydropower operations in northern Norway.
gender equality

IFC’s recommendations for gender equality in Nepal’s hydropower sector

The IFC has released a new report providing recommendations on how to boost the participation of women in Nepal's hydropower sector.
floating solar and hydro power

Research highlights potential of twinning hydropower with floating PV

NREL estimates that adding floating solar to water that is already home to hydropower stations could produce as much as 7.6TW of potential power a year.
Bitcoin cryptocurrency

Clean energy powers 39% of proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining

Renewable energies, particularly hydro, are powering a growing share of Bitcoin and other proof-of-work mined cryptoassets.
Salto Grande Hydroelectric Complex.

Emerson wins contract to upgrade 1,890MW Salto Grande Hydro Complex

The Salto Grande Mixed Technical Commission has awarded Emerson a contract to modernize operations at the 1,890MW Salto Grande Hydroelectric Complex.
digital transformation

Norwegian hydropower company selects GE as digital transformation partner

GE Renewable Energy has signed a contract with Norwegian utility BKK as part of its digital transformation strategy.
hydro power

GE to supply turbines for 500MW pumped storage plant in India

MEIL has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply and commission four 125MW fixed speed pumped storage turbine-generator units for the new Kundah hydropower plant in India.

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