Hydropower News

  • FirstEnergy to sell Pennsylvania gas plants

    FirstEnergy Corp. has filed paperwork with federal regulators stating its intent to sell four natural gas-fired power plants in Pennsylvania, part of the company’s overall strategy to exit the competitive electricity business. In a Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FirstEnergy subsidiary Allegheny Energy Supply Co. has entered into a non-binding letter of ...

  • Permit approved for Great Northern Transmission Line

    Construction on a 224-mile transmission line bringing Canadian hydropower to Minnesota will begin early next year after the project secured a crucial presidential permit from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The permit approves the cross-border facets of the Great Northern Transmission Line, a 500-kv line that will deliver 383 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from a hydroelectric dam in ...

  • High Renewable Electricity Growth Continued in 2015

    The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and ...

  • ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the Nam Theun 1 hydropower project in Laos

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from the Phonesack Group Limited to supply electromechanical equipment for the Nam Theun 1 hydropower project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The scope of supply comprises design, manufacturing and the supply of the complete electromechanical equipment, including three vertical Francis ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • James Fisher Lands MeyGen O&M Deal

    James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been granted preferred supplier status for a 5-year period in connection with the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the MeyGen Phase 1A tidal turbines. Three turbines have been supplied by Andritz Hydro Hammerfest, and the fourth by Atlantis, each with a rated power of 1.5 MW. Three of the turbines are being installed and connected later this ...


    By Teledyne Webb Research (TWR)

  • RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe‘s largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

    Hydropower, with over 20,000 plants throughout Europe, plays a very important role in Europe’s economy, as well as securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. A new study “The hydropower sector’s contribution to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” presents new data and facts about the economic importance of hydropower for Europe. An increase of up to 20 % ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Fraunhofer Tests a New Underwater Energy Storage Concept

    The Fraunhofer Institute is planning to test a new storage concept in a German lake before the end of this year. The storage idea, which involves placing hollow concrete globes on sea or lake beds, resembles an underwater balloon technology already developed by ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Scottish Firm Claims Commercial Tidal Power Breakthrough

    Guardian: World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Renewables rise to 16.8% of U.S. electricity production in H1 2016

    With aggressive policy moves in leading states including California and New York as well as the extension of federal tax credits, the United States has been rapidly growing its renewable energy markets in recent years. However, there is still a long way to go to catch up with European nations, as revealed in the latest electricity generation figures by the U.S. Department of ...


    By pv magazine

  • ANDRITZ receives important order for a new pumped storage plant in Portugal

    ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH, a member of international technology group ANDRITZ, has been contracted by the Spanish energy utility IBERDROLA GENERACIÓN to supply the electro-mechanical equipment and the penstock for the new pumped storage hydropower plant Gouvães in Portugal. The total contract value for ANDRITZ amounts to about 140 million euros. The scope of delivery comprises design, ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Environmental Enginuity Welcomes Hamer Environmental

    Environmental Enginuity Acquires Hamer Environmental- Environmental Enginuity Group announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Hamer Environmental, LP (http://HamerEnvironmental.com) as its first acquisition in the Pacific Northwest. Hamer Environmental, founded in 1992 by Thomas and Chris Hamer, is one of the country's premiere environmental ...

  • Scotland to be home of world’s largest floating wind farm

    The world’s largest floating wind farm will have a home off the east coast of Scotland.   The first prototype for this proposed wind farm was installed off the coast of Norway, by the Norwegian energy company, Statoil. The company is now expecting to have the Scottish wind farm, composed of five 6MW wind turbines, operational by 2017.   The Hywind wind project is a part of 40 ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • EI North Eastern YPN: site visit to ORE Catapult in Blyth

    The latest visit of the Energy Institute (EI) North Eastern Branch Young Professionals Network (YPN) was to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. This took place in Blyth on the 12th May 2016 and was a combined visit with delegates from IET as well. The delegates were met by Ms. Helen Armstrong, Business Development Manager, who gave an introduction to the ORE catapult and their various ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • HydroXpert SAS Releases SIMAHPP5 to analyze and valuate hydropower projects

    SIMAHPP is tool for Windows Platform used to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects combining hydraulic, financial, and environmental parameters. Since its first release in 2009, SIMAHPP has been used internationally by consultants, well established companies and universities in 30+ countries in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia & Australia.  ...


    By Hydroxpert Technology

  • AGWA and SIWI initiatives presented at White House Summit

    During the White House Water Summit this World Water Day, two initiatives developed by the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) – a network hosted and chaired by SIWI, will be presented: a new water climate bonds standard, and the climate adaptation mainstreaming process CRIDA. The Standard, produced by AGWA, Ceres, the Climate Bonds Initiative, CDP, and the World ...

  • ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the Srinagarind hydropower station, Thailand

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, a part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to supply electromechanical equipment for the Srinagarind hydropower plant, Thailand. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin mid-2019. This rehabilitation order includes the supply of three vertical Francis runners, including model test, ...

  • ANDRITZ to modernize three hydropower stations in Latin America

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, will equip three hydropower stations in Brazil and Nicaragua with new technologies and carry out extensive modernization work there. The aggregate order value amounts to approximately 70 million euros. COPEL (Companhia Paranaense de Energia), Brazil, ordered modernization of the Governor Bento Munhoz da Rocha Netto hydropower plant ...

  • ANDRITZ to equip new hydropower station in Pakistan

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Daelim Lotte Joint Venture to supply the electromechanical equipment, hydraulic steel structures, penstocks, and control systems for the Gulpur hydropower station, Pakistan. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2019. The order value amounts to approximately 65 million euros. ANDRITZ HYDRO is to ...

  • ANDRITZ receives order for extension of La Coche pumped storage power station, France

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Electricité de France (EDF) to supply a turbine generator unit with an output of 240 megawatts for the extension of the La Coche pumped storage power station, France. Start-up is scheduled for 2019. The order value amounts to approximately 25 million euros. The new Pelton turbine from ANDRITZ ...

  • Worldwide electricity production vulnerable to climate and water resource change

    Climate change impacts on rivers and streams may substantially reduce electricity production capacity around the world. A new study by researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria, calls for a greater focus on adaptation efforts in order to maintain future energy security. Climate change impacts and associated changes in water resources could lead to ...

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