Research and Development

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette has issued the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) second funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for Fiscal Year 2020. The Phase I Release 2 FOA, with about $40 million in available funding, will provide funding for innovations that...
Business

Nexif Energy has acquired 94% of the equity of the Song Giang Hydropower JSC, a company that owns two cascading run-of-river hydropower projects with a total capacity of 49 MW in the Khanh Hoa province of Vietnam. The two projects are 37-MW Song Giang 2, which has been operating since December 2014, and the 12-MW...
Jobs and People

The Hydropower Foundation will be holding its fourth Hiring for Hydro event in Seattle on Feb. 19. The foundation says Hiring for Hydro will bring together 40+ students from 10 colleges in the Pacific Northwest to participate in an educational workshop about careers in hydropower, and then a special recruiting session. The event was established...
Finance

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €8.1 billion (US$9 billion) in financing for climate action, sustainable development, health and education investment across Europe and around the world. This includes support for renewable energy projects, the development of electric vehicles, and improving the energy efficiency of homes. EIB financing will also help to build water...
Marine Energy

By Pamela Largue Tidal energy company Nova Innovation has received a permit to develop a 1.5-MW tidal array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy area of Nova Scotia, Canada. A carefully phased approach starting with a single turbine in 2020, then three phases of 0.5 MW, will eventually see 15 new tidal stream...
Finance

The Government of Solomon Islands and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have announced the formal completion of a financing agreement for the 15-MW Tina River Hydropower Project. The Tina River project will curb Solomon Islands’ reliance on imported diesel by almost 70%, lowering power prices for homes and businesses across the country, where the price...
Business

By Rod Walton New Orleans is a glorious destination for those who want to eat great food, hear great music and have great conversations. It was no different when POWERGEN International was there over the third week in November. More than 10,000 attendees from around the world filled the Morial Convention Center to hear about...