Marine Energy

By Jennifer Runyon In a session called “Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies,” at the recent POWERGEN Europe event, three different tidal energy solution providers delivered the message that tidal energy has a place in the energy mix of tomorrow. Drew Braxland, director with Atlantis Turbines and Engineering Services, gave the audience a glimpse at the Raz...
Business

Deep disparities define today’s energy world, the International Energy Agency says, citing a variety of examples: The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international climate...
Business

The 24-MW Miljacka hydroelectric project in Croatia has operated continuously since 1906, originally to provide electricity for a carbide factory. For its historic significance, Miljacka was inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame in 2018. By Marijo Kraljevic The hydropower plant now called Miljacka (formerly named Manojlovac until the 1990s, after the waterfall at which...
Job Transitions

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) announced that its new chief executive officer will be Damilola Ogunbiyi, current managing director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency (REA).   The news followed United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres announcing the appointment of Ogunbiyi as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. She will...
New Development

The International Hydropower Association announces it has published a how-to guide for hydropower developers and operators that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of benefit sharing in project development. The How-to Guide on Hydropower Benefit Sharing will help decision-makers identify and deliver socioeconomic benefits to communities, while assisting companies to avoid business risks and improve...
Small Hydro

Hydropower remains the largest source of renewable energy in the world, and it deserves a seat at the table during any discussions about the future of electric power generation. POWERGEN International is giving hydroelectricity a major seat at the table in New Orleans Nov. 19-21, with a Hydropower Knowledge Hub and a Hydro Zone in...