Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations.
Jose Maria Romay, general manager of Corani (a subsidiary of Ende), has announced the company is seeking financing from Latin American development bank CAF and French development agency AFD for the 147-MW Banda Azul hydro project.
Statkraft announces it has decided to start construction of the 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile. The construction is planned to commence in August and completion is scheduled for second half of 2022.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has inaugurated the 69-MW San Jose II Hydroelectric Power Plant in the municipality of Colomi, department of Cochabamba.
Iberdrola, through its Brazilian affiliate Neoenergia, has opened the 350-MW Baixo Iguacu hydroelectric power plant, with an investment of more than €500 million (US$559.5 million).
The Water Power Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications for $6.6 million in the latest round of funding under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a final rule establishing an expedited licensing process for original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and for closed-loop pumped storage …
The executive directors of the World Bank have selected David R. Malpass to be the new president of the World Bank Group, for a five-year term that began April 9.
The Indian government’s Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved measures to promote the hydropower sector that include declaring large hydropower projects to be part of the non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO).
The government of Tanzania has officially handed over the area around the 2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project to joint venture contractors Arab Contractors Company and Elsewedy Electric Company. This marks the start of project construction.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3021, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, on Oct. 23.
On Dec. 3, the government of Jordan announced it has raised about US$400 to finance the first phase of the US$10 billion Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead).
Brazil’s Ministerio de Minas e Energia states in its latest power sector bulletin that installed generating capacity in the country is forecast to grow by 7,739 MW, with 65% of that growth coming from hydro plants.
Indian utility Tata Power celebrated both its 100th anniversary and the commissioning of 450 MW-worth of hydroelectric power this year with a commitment to increasing its renewable portfolio.
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Resource development continues with a sustainable, living hub of information that could help streamline infrastructure-related regulatory processes being expanded to encompass hydropower projects.
Planning and foresight allowed the City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska, to take advantage of existing hydroelectric infrastructure to meet the needs of growing electrical demand.
In North America, we could be described as “electricity snobs.” We expect … often demand … instant access to electricity, all times of the day and night. And, we rarely, if ever, stop to consider where this electricity comes from and what’s required to create it.