Pumped Storage Hydro

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) together with the U.S. Department of Energy are launching a global initiative of 11 national governments and more than 60 organizations aimed at addressing the urgent worldwide need for clean and reliable energy storage. The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower (IFPSH) will develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on...
New Development

A new How-to Guide on Hydropower Resettlement, published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), supports hydropower project developers to identify, manage and avoid risks associated while delivering a resettlement program. Resettlement during the development of hydropower projects must respect the dignity and human rights of those affected, IHA said. This requires the project developer and...
Turbines and Mechanical Components

ANDRITZ has received an order from KC Group Nepal to supply turbines, generators and auxiliaries for the new 32-MW Karuwa Seti hydropower plant. The plant is located on the Seti Khola River in the Gandaki Zone’s Kaski District, and start-up is planned for March 2023. The contract comprises design, engineering, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and...
Dam Safety

The upcoming HYDROVISION Exchange virtual event really does offer something for everyone, with nearly 20 different content sessions over four days, divided up by several topics. 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...
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...