Business

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has sold its 12-MW Narrows No. 1 powerhouse to Yuba Water Agency (YWA). The sale was finalized yesterday in Nevada County and includes the powerhouse, on the Yuba River below Englebright Dam, along with associated water conveyance and infrastructure and 23 acres of land. PG&E sold the powerhouse because...
Marine Energy

The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has awarded recommendations for support to 10 offshore renewable energy developers under its second call. Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, Ocean DEMO is a €13 million project aiming to accelerate ocean energy’s transition from single prototype to multi-device farms by providing free access to world-leading test centers: EMEC (UK), DMEC...
Marine Energy

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) announced a $22 million funding opportunity to leverage the expertise and intellectual capital of non-federal research institutions by supporting foundational research and development and expanded testing capacity to advance the marine energy industry. The primary goal of the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), entitled...
Small Hydro

This is an exclusive interview with Sebastian Surie, Regional Head Africa, Climate Fund Managers, South Africa. At the upcoming African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in November, he is part of the Small-Scale Hydro Day in the Energy Revolution Africa Knowledge Hub. Surie will be a panelist in a discussion on “A guide to developing a small hydro plant.” Let’s...
New Development

Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC – a joint venture between Tata Power, Clean Energy Invest (CEI), and the International Financial Corporation (IFC) — today announced the start of commercial operation of the 178-MW Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project in southwest Georgia. Further, Adjaristsqali Georgia said it will soon be commissioning  the 9-MW Skhalta Hydro Power project, which is...
New Development

Norwegian energy company Statkraft has put three construction projects on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The projects on hold are the 100-MW Tidong hydropower project in India, the 52-MW Los Lagos hydropower project in Chile, and the 43-MW Windy Rig wind farm in Scotland. The Tidong hydropower project was acquired by Statkraft in 2018...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Qualifying members of the hydroelectric power sector are again eligible to take part in the Power Producer Training Program, giving them discounted access to HYDROVISION International 2020. The program is open to all those who work for eligible power producers, including: Utilities Independent power producers Municipalities Government agencies Crown corporations Rural and municipal...
Finance

Project developer Tembo Power has signed a joint development agreement with Metier and its partner WK Construction that allows the partners to appoint lenders and prepare for financial closing, expected this year, and to start construction on the 14.7-MW Kaptis small hydropower project in Kenya. Kaptis is a run-of-river hydroelectric project in western Kenya that...