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  • Hydropower illuminates a piece of history

    Hydropower is making its return to one of the UK’s grand houses, which almost 140 years ago pioneered the use of water to provide electricity. A modern version of an ancient device, the Archimedes screw, has been installed at the Cragside mansion, in north-east England, to harness the power of a stream in the grounds and provide lighting for the house − which in 1878 became the first ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Hydropower and Photovoltaic in the Spotlight

    RENEXPO Austria Salzburg prospectively combines two trade fairs: RENEXPO HYDRO, the largest small hydro trade fair within the German-speaking area and RENEXPO PV, that consequently is further expanding its position as largest photovoltaic (PV) trade fair in Austria. “The new concept is based on the fact that over the last years both hydropower and photovoltaic have emerged as determining ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Small hydropower deserves more support

    With the right support, small-scale hydropower could be a cheap and clean fuel for development, says energy advisor Teodoro Sanchez. During the past three decades, hydropower plants have been criticised for their environmental impact. But although large-scale plants have impacts, small hydro systems have no need for large dams, roads and other major infrastructure. In fact, most such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hydropower needs ‘new climate knowledge’

    In a region where on average more than 60 per cent of electricity is provided by hydropower facilities — in contrast to a less than 20 per cent globally — the future of water availability matters. So, this issue dominated the second day of the Conference for Latin ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Harnessing the World`s Vast Untapped Hydropower Potential

    Bourne’s new hydropower technology promises to open up vast hydropower potential creating a new age of hydropower that can help move the world toward sustainability. Today, hydropower is the world’s major renewable energy, producing 24% of global electricity. It is also our least expensive energy having an average cost of 2-5 cents/kWh. But only 4% of the world’s gross hydropower potential has ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • ORNL scientists generate landmark DOE hydropower report

    For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity. The 98-page report by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Rocio Uria-Martinez, Patrick O’Connor and Megan Johnson is a resource that describes key features of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Is Canadian hydropower the solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

    Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under construction are five large-scale hydropower ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian Hydropower Association Welcomes Upcoming Federal Electricity Regulations as Positive Step Toward Greenhouse Gas Reductions

    Canada Well Placed to Tackle Climate Change Thanks to Considerable Hydropower Resources OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/28/10 -- Attention News/Assignment Editors Canada is uniquely well placed to tackle climate change, said Canadian Hydropower Association President Jacob Irving, addressing a gathering of business leaders this morning at a conference hosted by the Canadian Chamber of ...


  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enlists Eaton to Lead Electrical Modernization at Philpott Dam Hydropower Facility in Virginia

    Power management company Eaton today announced a $5.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, to lead a life extension and electrical modernization project at Philpott Dam in Bassett, Virginia. The agreement includes the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of electrical powerhouse distribution and control systems, as well as ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • ABB wins US$120m hydropower order in Switzerland

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $120 million from Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG (KLL) related to the construction of a new hydropower plant and energy-storage facility in eastern Switzerland. The order was booked in the third quarter. The Linth-Limmern high–capacity, pumped-storage hydropower station will be installed in an underground cavern in the ...


    By ABB

  • Eaton Showcasing Power Management, Electrical Modernization Solutions for Hydropower Utilities at HydroVision Booth #4057 from July 15 through 17

    Power management company Eaton will showcase an expanded portfolio of solutions and services for hydropower generation customers at HydroVision International 2015 booth #4057, from July 15 through 17 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Eaton provides a wide range of solutions and life extension services designed to help optimize the performance of new and existing hydropower ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • ReportsnReports - Hydropower Energy Technologies Worldwide: Large, Small, Mini, Micro and Pico

    Hydropower Energy Technologies Worldwide: Large, Small, Mini, Micro and Pico  This research report on Hydropower Energy presents an in-depth analysis of the development, applications, products, manufacturers, and trends in the development of the hydropower resources in the ...


  • Accident kills seven at one of the world`s largest hydropower stations

    Two water ducts appear to have collapsed in Russia's largest hydro-electricity station killing seven workers and hitting the area's industry. The Sayano-Shushenskaya power station in Siberia, which on power generation is the world's fourth largest station, water ducts three and four collapsed, flooding part of the station. The Russian government believes another 11 workers were also injured ...

  • C2ES: Canadian hydropower could help states achieve carbon-cutting goals

    Canadian hydropower could help some U.S. states meet their carbon-cutting goals under the proposed federal Clean Power Plan, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) says in a new policy report. "Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan” explores the potential for increased hydropower imports from Canada, and the adjustments needed to the Environmental Protection ...

  • 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

  • Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

    In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

    In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Departments of Energy and Interior award nearly $17 million for advanced hydropower technologies

    U.S. Department Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced nearly $17 million in funding over the next three years for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology. Sixteen projects in 11 states were selected through a competitive grant process for their ability to contribute to the development of innovative ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New developments in hydropower can supercharge Obama’s green jobs plan

    The goals of the President’s Green Jobs Plan are to create five million new jobs, repower America, slow global climate change and free America from dependence on imported oil. Now Bourne Energy has developed a series of renewable energy technologies based on hydropower, that will speed up the transition.  Hydropower is already the nation’s oldest and largest renewable energy source. It ...


    By Bourne Energy

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