hydroelectric News

  • India cancels hydroelectric project

    India's central government cancelled a dam project on a Ganges River tributary last week, after the leading partner in the ruling coalition intervened because of environmental and religious concerns. The 600MW project is the third on the river scrapped because of environmental and religious pressure. A group of ministers led by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee approved the 600 MW Loharinag Pala ...

  • Hydroelectric turbines of the future

    As a partner of the main plant operators and manufacturers in the world, PXL SEALS has chosen to organise a work group dedicated to sealing and guiding systems within PSPC Innov’Hydro (Structuring Project connected to the Competitiveness Hub). This project specifically brings together GE Renewable (former Alstom Hydro), EDF and other competent players in the hydroelectric sector. ...


    By PXL Industries

  • Reservoir Targeting Hydroelectric Projects in Montenegro

    Reservoir Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE: REO)(FRANKFURT: ROC)(BERLIN: ROC) ("Reservoir" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has established an office and contracted advisors to investigate potential hydroelectric development sites in Montenegro, focusing particularly on the River Lim, just across the border from the Company's Brodarevo Projects in Serbia. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • Reservoir Capital Corp.: Brodarevo Hydroelectric Project Update

    Reservoir Capital Corp. ("Reservoir" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: REO)(FRANKFURT: ROC)(BERLIN: ROC) is pleased to provide an update on progress on the Feasibility Studies for its Brodarevo Hydroelectric Projects in southern Serbia. The Company passed an important milestone in its permitting process in February with the completion of a public hearing to review the planning applications for ...


    By Marketwire

  • Small hydroelectric dams not so green, say experts

    The combined impacts of numerous small hydroelectric dams in one river basin can be at least as harmful as one large dam, warn experts, environmental activists and indigenous groups, who face a flood of new projects along the rivers of the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Hydraulic energy from small dams 'is interesting because of its low environmental costs, but everything has its ...

  • Pakistan`s first private hydroelectric project

    Mott MacDonald was appointed as Lender"s Engineer for a consortium of lenders (Asian Development Bank, Habib Bank Limited, Islamic Development Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, International Finance Corporation and Proparco) on the New Bong Escape Hydroelectric Project, Pakistan, in 2005. The project was the first private hydroelectric project to reach financial close (December 2009). ...

  • Pakistan´s First Hydroelectric Project Powered by IBM

    Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) Remaco, the builder of Pakistan's first private sector hydroelectric power scheme, has selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) software to streamline operations and help meet the business challenges of running the US$235 million plant. The addition of this ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Environmental assessment for lower churchill hydroelectric project submitted

    The environmental assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project has been submitted to the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The report follows a review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the proponent, Nalcor Energy, and a 30-day public hearing held from March 3, 2011 to April 15, 2011. Nalcor Energy proposes to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Brookfield Renewable Completes Acquisition of 378 MW Hydroelectric Portfolio

    Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (TSX: BEP.UN) ("Brookfield Renewable") and its institutional partners have completed the previously announced acquisition of a 378 MW hydroelectric portfolio from Alcoa Power Generating Inc. The portfolio consists of four generating stations on the Little Tennessee and Cheoah Rivers in eastern Tennessee and western North ...


    By Marketwire

  • Minerco Resources, Inc. Receives Municipal Rights for the Iscan Hydroelectric Project

    Minerco Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: MINE) (PINKSHEETS: MINE), a progressive developer, producer and provider of clean, renewable energy solutions in Latin America, announced today the company has received the Municipal Rights from Municipality of Guata for its Iscan Project. The approval from local municipality for the Iscan Project is an important and necessary step in the process in obtaining ...


    By Marketwire

  • Oil Skimmers for Hydroelectric Power Plants: Another Green Idea from Abanaki

    CLEVELAND - Abanaki announced a full range of oil skimmers and emergency oil spill systems for the special challenges facing hydroelectric power generation facilities, who must protect water resources from spills of hydraulic fluid. Although hydroelectric-generated electricity is considered clean, small leaks of hydraulic oil from turbines at hydroelectric plants are not uncommon. The oil can end ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Reservoir Granted Planning Permission for its Brodarevo Hydroelectric Project in Serbia

    Reservoir Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE: REO)(FRANKFURT: ROC)(BERLIN: ROC) ("Reservoir" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Government of the Republic of Serbia has published its approval of the Spatial Plan for Special Purposes, covering the Company's Brodarevo 1 and 2 hydroelectric projects and related infrastructure on the River Lim in southwest Serbia. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.” In the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Congress directed the Department of Energy to provide $3.6 million “for ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Eaton Leads Electrical Modernization at Green Mountain Power Hydroelectric Facility in Vermont

    Power management company Eaton today announced it is helping Green Mountain Power (GMP) modernize, upgrade and automate the electrical system at its Proctor, Vermont hydroelectric plant. Under the contract, Eaton will update the plant’s power and control systems – allowing GMP to reduce costs, enhance reliability and manage the facility remotely. The project supports Green Mountain ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • IEA report sets a course for doubling hydroelectricity output by 2050

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of the Federative Republic of Brazil show in a report released today how to double hydroelectricity production by 2050, an achievement that could prevent annual emissions of up to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 from fossil-fuel plants. The report, Technology Roadmap: Hydropower< ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • National chief supports calls for full review of BC hydroelectric dam

    Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed support for First Nations working to raise awareness of the implications of hydro-electric dam development in British Columbia (B.C.), including calls for a full review for the forthcoming environmental assessment of the Site C project on the Peace River. "We strongly support First Nations in upholding their ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Catch Oil Leaks Early at Hydroelectric Dams and Power Plants

    Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems from GE Analytical Instruments can detect the presence of oil immediately, monitor its buildup, measure hydrocarbon layer thickness, alert facility operators of oil presence or thickness, and activate control mechanisms to stop leaks before they become spills. Leakwise systems, consisting of a sensor and controller, offer a number of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • ADB Assists Nepal in Implementing West Seti Hydroelectric Project

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting Nepal in the implementation of a hydroelectric power project to be undertaken in partnership with the private sector. The Technical Assistance to Nepal for Preparing the West Seti Hydroelectric Project will be funded by a $300,000 grant from ADB’s Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund, a special fund financed out of ADB's net income to support ...


  • Energy Department report finds major potential to increase clean hydroelectric power

    As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren’t currently equipped to produce power. The report estimates that without building a single new dam, these available hydropower ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Restoration of North American Hydroelectric Plants on the Rise, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The fleet of hydroelectric generating plants in the United States has begun to age. Although hydropower plants require relatively little maintenance, it is necessary that ...


    By Marketwire

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