Hydropower Sustainability Fund open for applications

The Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund will award a total of 1 million Swiss Francs to 40 or more hydropower projects over four years.

Turkey’s 500MW Lower Kaleköy hydropower plant starts operation

The Lower Kaleköy hydropower plant at the Lower Kaleköy Dam in Turkey has been completed, according to a GE Renewable Energy statement.

PEI Connect: Is hydropower the forgotten workhorse?

Pei Connect provides a brief look at what got our attention during the week (29 Jan - 05 Feb), and first up, it's all about the future of hydropower in the green recovery.

Hydropower with floating solar holds massive potential for Africa

Floating solar on existing hydropower reservoirs could provide solar electricity to help compensate for production losses during dry periods.

High stakes for hydropower’s future

Are we moving quickly enough to build the hydropower capacity needed to support the energy transition?

Grand Renaissance dam talks at risk due to Tigray conflict

Talks have resumed to resolve conflict surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam however, conflict in Tigray could cause delays.

Test operations start at 104MW Honduras hydro plant

Honduras’ state power company Enee has begun test operations of the 104MW Patuca III hydroelectric plant in Olancho.

Tasmania achieves 100% renewable energy goal ahead of schedule

Tasmania now runs on 100% renewable energy, having met its goal to be fully self-sufficient on green energy two years ahead of schedule.
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.
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Europe urgently needs to scale energy storage, says Eurelectric

Energy storage needs to contribute to an up to 500GW flexible power requirement in Europe by 2030 and more beyond, according to a new Eurelectric report.

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