Business

Cambodia, which relies heavily on hydropower, has witnessed power shortages due to reduced hydropower generation owing to draughts and lower water levels in the dams. The country’s recent 10-year plan has low impetus on developing mainstream dams and seeks alternative sources to meet the electricity demand from coal, LNG, solar PV and imports from neighboring...
Business

On Oct. 30, 2020, two months before the end of the year, Slovenian renewable electricity producer Dravske elektrarne Maribor (DEM) achieved its entire year’s planned production of 2,656 GWh at large hydroelectric power plants. “Favorable hydrology and high readiness of our production facilities have enabled us to achieve the planned production this year on Friday,...
Business

Statkraft, a leading company in hydropower internationally, has signed an agreement to acquire Solarcentury. Together the companies are well-positioned for accelerated growth in solar and to become one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, according to a press release. Statkraft will gain access to a 6-GW (gross) pipeline in Europe and South America that,...
New Development

Czech energy group Energo-Pro has passed the necessary tests and obtained a permit to start operating two new hydropower plants, 99.5-MW Karakurt and 280-MW Alpaslan 2, in Turkey. Both power plants were connected to the grid and commercial operation was started. For both power plants, this is the launch of the first Francis turbine-generator units....
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...
Research and Development

Across Europe, renewable power was the largest source of electricity generation for the sixth quarter in a row, as the easing of lockdown restrictions sparked an upturn in demand. Those were the standout statistics in the latest quarterly report on the European power generation market from energy data analyst EnAppSys. The study showed that renewable...
Jobs and People

Rye Development announced that Nathan Sandvig has joined the company as vice president. Sandvig is a seasoned renewable energy developer and previously led National Grid’s utility scale energy storage business. Before joining National Grid, Sandvig served in senior development and campaign roles at MWH Global, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, and Noble Environmental Power. Sandvig...
Jobs and People

Southern Company announced that Chris Womack, executive vice president and president of external affairs, has been elected by the Georgia Power Board of Directors to succeed Paul Bowers as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Power. Bowers’ retirement is scheduled to coincide with the Vogtle Unit 3 fuel load, which is expected in...