Dams and Civil Structures

Nominations for the Women with Hydro Vision awards program are now open at HydroReview.com. The Women with Hydro Vision program is designed to recognize exemplary women who have made or are continuing to make significant contributions to the hydroelectric power industry. Nominations for the 2020 Women with Hydro Vision program are due by the end of day Friday, Jan. 31, 2020,...
New Development

Africa50, Colas, Jovena and SN Power have signed a shareholder’s agreement to develop the 120-MW Volobe hydropower project on the Ivondro River in Madagascar. Under the terms of the agreement, the partners commit to co-develop the hydropower plant by acquiring equity in Compagnie Générale d’Hydroélectricité de Volobe (CGHV), the company running the project. The shareholding of...
Business

There’s always more to the story. At Clarion Energy, we say that POWERGEN International 2019 is Nov. 19-21 in New Orleans, La., in the U.S. That’s true for the PGI summit sessions, exhibits, Knowledge Hubs and networking opportunities. On Monday, Nov. 18, the week truly begins with a whole day of POWERGEN University courses offered at the Ernest N....
Dams and Civil Structures

Clarion Energy is looking for qualifying hydroelectric plants to consider for induction into the Hydro Hall of Fame in 2020. The 2020 class of inductees will be announced during the opening keynote session at HYDROVISION International in July 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. Qualifying criteria for consideration are essentially that the facility has operated for...
Business

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has awarded the tender for the rehabilitation of the Kariba Dam spillway to a consortium comprising GE Hydro France and Freyssinet International. Kariba Dam is located on the Zambezi River and is 128 meters tall and 579 meters long. The dam impounds water for the 1,830-MW Kariba hydroelectric plant. The...
Small Hydro

Ghana may build more mini hydropower plants across the country, to increase power supply from the national grid, according to the Ghana News Agency. The agency recently reported that Mr. John Peter Amewu, Minister for Energy, said the country was migrating to mini hydro power plants as a source of power supply for communities when...
Technology and Equipment

The new HydroEvent.com website has recently launched and contains a wealth of information about HYDROVISION International 2020. The world’s largest hydropower event — which can connect you with power producers, product and service providers and other hydro industry professionals — is being held in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S., July 14-16. Information is available on: The overall...
Business

World energy consumption will grow by nearly 50% between 2018 and 2050, according to information recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In its International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019) Reference case, EIA projects this stunning increase in consumption and says that most of this growth comes from countries that are not in the Organization...