Small Hydro

JSC Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer, has announced a tender for the design and construction of the 6-MW Rabat, 8-MW Chappasuy and 10-MW Tamshush small hydropower plants on the Aksu River in the Kashkadarya Region. Construction of these three plants is part of Uzbekistan’s Sustainable Hydropower Project, which is part-financed by the Asian...
Environmental

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had recertified the Ware River Project through its low-impact certification program. The certification term is from Aug. 24, 2019 to Aug. 23, 2024. The 1.87-MW Ware River Project, owned by Ware River Power Inc., consists of two dams and five turbine-generator units within a half mile of...
Rehabilitation and Repair

ENEE, the state power company in Honduras, says the potential environmental and social impact of the planned US$37 million overhaul of the 300-MW Francisco Morazán hydro complex (also called El Cajon) would be low to moderate. ENEE just released the project’s environmental and social evaluation and environmental management plan, according to BNamericas. Francisco Morazán is on the...
Business

More than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants, according to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019. On average, new solar photovoltaic (PV) and onshore wind power cost less than keeping many existing coal plants...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a new (subsequent) operating license for the 900-kW Gonzales Project, located on the Guadalupe River in Gonzales, Texas. The project is owned by the city of Gonzales, Texas. The original operating license was issued in August 1980 and expires July 31, 2020. The city filed the application for...
Marine Energy

An offshore demonstration, conducted May 25 through 28 by OceanBased Perpetual Energy LLC and the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), has demonstrated implications for a future of clean energy derived by harnessing the perpetual Gulf Stream current. The OceanBased demonstration is the first to yield energy from the...
Dam Safety

The Wyoming Area Office of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation says it is preparing for contract construction work at Alcova Dam following the 2020 irrigation season. “Completion of this project is important in order to ensure the continued reliability of the spillway structure,” said Wyoming Area Manager Carlie Ronca. “It includes replacing...