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.

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Enel and CED sign Guatemala’s largest power purchase agreement

Enel has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Guatemala energy company Comercializadora de Energía para el Desarrollo

GE and Walcha Energy to develop 500MW pumped hydro in Australia

GE Renewable Energy and Walcha Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 500 MW Dungowan pumped hydro storage project in the New England Renewable Energy Zone.

Ecuador updates hydropower studies to protect Amazon

Celec, the state power corporation of Ecuador, has launched bidding to update its hydroelectric potential of medium- and large-scale projects.
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Uzbekistan completes modernisation of Kadyrinskaya hydropower

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has announced that the three-year project to modernise the Kadyrinskaya Hydropower Plant has been completed on time.
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IFC study assesses human and environmental impact of Nepal hydropower project

The World Bank's IFC has released recommendations of its Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of the Trishuli River Basin (TRB).
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Fish-friendly hydropower plant makes debut in Germany

The world’s first “shaft hydropower plant,” with the turbine concealed in a shaft in the river bed, is now operating in Germany. This plant was built on the Loisach River in a Bavarian nature reserve.

Ethiopia: Grand Renaissance reservoir fills as talks fail

Ethiopia has denied reports it is filling the reservoir of Africa's largest dam on the Nile even though satellite images show a steady increase in the amount of water being held back by the new mega dam.
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Online educational opportunities: Introducing the HYDRO+ Series

HYDROVISION International, in partnership with its media brand Hydro Review, is launching a new platform to provide timely and informative programming year-round: the HYDRO+ Series.

Tajikistan hydro project receives $50m rehabilitation funding

The World Bank has approved additional grant financing of $50m for a second rehabilitation phase of Nurek hydropower plant in the central Asia country of Tajikistan.

Ontario Power Generation awards $100m contract for hydro plant rebuild

Ontario Power Generation has awarded frequent contracting partner SNC-Lavalin with work on the second phase of redevelopment and repowering of the Calabogie Generating Station.

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