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Kenya

Kenya sets record-high electricity demand, with hydro scaled up to meet need

The demand for electricity in Kenya has hit a new record, rising to a peak of 2,036 MW, the highest ever recorded, marking a significant resurgence in demand since the onset of the COVID-19...
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Hydropower will dominate New Zealand’s energy mix through 2030

Hydropower generation in New Zealand will continue to hold the dominant share in the country’s generation mix until 2030, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. Hydropower held a share of 55.6% in 2020 in its...
Lower Kopili

ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for 120-MW Lower Kopili hydropower

ANDRITZ has received an order from the Assam state government-owned utility Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (APGCL) to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the 120-MW Lower Kopili hydropower plant located on the Kopili...
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Brazil’s “hydroelectric crisis” boosts energy imports 63%

The lack of rainfall has caused a “hydroelectric crisis” in Brazil, leading electricity imports to skyrocket, according to BNamericas. Brazil is buying more energy from neighbors like Argentina and Uruguay, in contrast to fewer...
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Manitoba Hydro seeks 5% rate increase for 2022, citing drought effects

Manitoba Hydro in Canada has filed its 2021–22 Interim Rate Application with the Public Utilities Board (PUB), requesting an overall average 5% electricity rate increase, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The higher rate ask is...
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U.S. DOE launches pumped storage hydropower valuation tool

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) recently launched the Pumped Storage Hydropower (PSH) Valuation Tool, a web-based platform that takes users through the valuation process presented in the Pumped Storage...
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Black & Veatch to provide system engineering for floating wind and wave energy project

Welsh company Marine Power Systems has selected Black & Veatch to provide system engineering services for a combined floating wind and wave energy project. Marine Power Systems will leverage Black & Veatch’s expertise in subsystem...
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Small hydropower could attract US$2.7 billion in investment in Brazil

Brazil’s small hydroelectric power segment has the potential to grow 30% in the next three years, reaching 8.13 GW, the head of Associacao Brasileira de Fomento as Pequenas Centrais Hidreletricas (ABRAPCH), Paulo Arbex, told...
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Applications being accepted to develop 206-MW Ruzizi III hydropower project

Work is moving forward on development of the 206-MW Ruzizi III hydropower project on the Ruzizi River, with sealed applications now being invited from eligible applicants to design, construct, commission, test, operate and maintain...
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IEA electricity trading roadmap to help Tajikistan fully benefit from hydropower potential

By further developing the regional electricity grid, Tajikistan and its neighbors can make full use of their infrastructure and resources, thereby maximizing the potential value of Tajikistan’s surplus hydropower and helping advance renewable energy...

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