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...
New Development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has released its Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines, which include three technical volumes that address a range of known risks during hydropower development through an assessment of five major themes. They include: river hydrology and downstream flows, geomorphology and sediments, water quality, fisheries and aquatic ecology and biodiversity, natural resources, and ecosystem...
Jobs and People

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released a new report providing recommendations on how to boost gender equality in Nepal’s hydropower sector. The study of 20 companies is part of the Powered by Women Initiative—a time-bound commitment by companies to build the business case for improved gender equality and diversity in renewable energy companies in Nepal....
Business

HYDROVISION International and Hydro Review are hosting the HYDROVISION Exchange, Nov. 16-19, 2020. This live event will be a completely virtual experience that will kick off with a powerful keynote address and provide timely content and education sessions, peer-to-peer networking, and matchmaking assistance between decision-makers and sellers. Content and session topics will cover some of...