Business

There were 261 power plant tenders announced in the Asia-Pacific region in Q3 2020, marking a rise of 18% over the last 12-month average of 221, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database. Of these, 18 tenders were related to hydropower. T&D equipment stood at first place when compared with other power tender categories in...
New Development

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has decided to implement the 100-MW Rohtas Dam Project for effective mitigation of floods, to store flood water to be used for agriculture and to generate low-cost hydroelectric power. WAPDA has been evaluating the possibility to construct this project more vigorously, according to a press release. WAPDA Chairman...
Business

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Hydro Tasmania has delivered a strong profit, record safety results and increased community support, per its 2019-20 Annual Report. Hydro Tasmania’s annual profit of $172 million was 54% above budget, said Chairman Grant Every-Burns. “Good rains throughout the year meant we could increase energy generation to take advantage of good...
Controls and Automation

Several exciting speakers and sessions have been added to the lineup for next month’s HYDROVISION Exchange virtual event. HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review are hosting this completely virtual experience on November 16-19, 2020. The HYDROVISION Exchange will kick off with a powerful keynote address — featuring Bonneville Power Administration Interim Administrator and Chief Executive Officer...
Jobs and People

The Hydropower Sustainability Training Academy launched by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) will expand and improve knowledge in hydropower sustainability. The academy builds on IHA’s 25 years of experience in developing guidance on hydropower development, as well as its expertise in delivering training and capacity building, according to a press release. The courses are based...
New Development

Flovel announced it had commissioned the 29.9-MW Pa Hu hydropower project in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam, in early October. The run-of-river project, in Nam Cuom Commune, has a rated had of 231.48 m. After completing the reliability test procedures, the project has been handed over to the (unnamed) customer for commercial operation, according to a...
Rehabilitation and Repair

LUKOIL has renovated and commissioned a 1.5-MW small-scale hydropower plant (HPP) with on the Beshenka River in the Krasnodar region of Russia. The plant was constructed in 2004 as part of the Krasnopolyanskaya HPP complex. The reconstruction project entailed renovating the hydropower unit and completely replacing the operational dispatching management system, which will allow for...