Archive for the ‘Hydropower’ Category

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RusHydro, Chinese Firms Ink Deals for Conventional, Pumped-Storage Development

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by

RusHydro, Chinese Firms Ink Deals for Conventional, Pumped-Storage Development Energy giant RusHydro has announced the signing of two deals with Chinese firms that could lead[...]
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Canada’s Multi-Billion Hydro-Dam Project Wins Environmental Approval

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by

Canada’s Multi-Billion Hydro-Dam Project Wins Environmental Approval Canada’s $7 billion Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River won environmental approval, and is on-track for[...]
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U.S. Approves Transmission Line to Deliver Quebec Hydropower to NY

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by

U.S. Approves Transmission Line to Deliver Quebec Hydropower to NY The U.S. Department of Energy issued a presidential permit approving the development of a 1,000[...]
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Brazil Sets Concession Auction for 8,040 MW Hydro Project

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

Brazil Sets Concession Auction for 8,040 MW Hydro Project Brazil’s mines and energy ministry has released guidelines for the concession auction to develop the 8,040[...]
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65 MW Hydropower Plant in British Columbia Shelved

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

65 MW Hydropower Plant in British Columbia Shelved Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has suspended its plans to develop the Similkameen River hydroelectric project in British[...]
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Iberdrola Refurbishes 45 Small Hydro Facilities in Spain

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

Iberdrola Refurbishes 45 Small Hydro Facilities in Spain Spanish utility Iberdrola reports that it has modernized almost half of its 92 small hydropower projects over[...]
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South Africa Approves Deal for $100 Billion Inga Hydropower

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by

South Africa Approves Deal for $100 Billion Inga Hydropower The South African government approved a treaty signed with the Democratic Republic of Congo to start[...]
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Renewables to Receive Huge Chunk of $7.7 Trillion in Global Power Funding

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

Renewables to Receive Huge Chunk of $7.7 Trillion in Global Power Funding Renewable energy may receive as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion of[...]
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Iceland Moves Closer to Powering Homes with Geothermal Energy

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by

Iceland Moves Closer to Powering Homes with Geothermal Energy Iceland is moving closer to powering European homes using the volcanic island nation’s geothermal and hydropower[...]
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RusHydro Inaugurates New 640 MW Unit, Two More to Follow

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

RusHydro Inaugurates New 640 MW Unit, Two More to Follow JSC RusHydro, Russia’s biggest power-generating company, has announced that a brand new 640 MW hydropower[...]
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DOE Unveils Plan for Long-Term Hydroelectric Power Development

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by

DOE Unveils Plan for Long-Term Hydroelectric Power Development The U.S. Department of Energy recently unveiled the “Hydropower Vision Plan” – an ambitious multi-year plan designed[...]
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U.S., World Bank Negotiate Congo’s $12 Billion Inga Hydropower Plant

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

 U.S., World Bank Negotiate Congo’s $12 Billion Inga Hydropower Plant The World Bank is in active negotiations with the U.S. government to support Congo’s 4.8[...]
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FERC Approves License for Revolutionary Tidal Energy Project

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by

FERC Approves License for Revolutionary Tidal Energy Project The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued a 10-year license to Public Utility District No.1 of Snohomish[...]
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Inga 3 Hydropower Project Receives IDA Technical Assistance Grant

Posted on March 21st, 2014 by

Inga 3 Hydropower Project Receives IDA Technical Assistance Grant The World Bank Group’s Board of Directors approved a $73.1 million International Development Association grant to[...]
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Nineteen Countries Pledges to Form Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by

Nineteen Countries Pledges to Form Africa Clean Energy Corridor Nineteen countries vowed to form an Africa Clean Energy Corridor to exploit the regions enormous renewable[...]
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Itaipu Hydorelectric Plant in Brazil Sets New Output Record

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

Itaipu Hydorelectric Plant in Brazil Sets New Output Record Brazil’s 14,000 MW Itaipu hydro-electric power plant has eclipsed its own world record for annual power[...]