Canals, Tunnels and Penstocks

Sarawak Energy’s largest hydropower project to date, the 1,285-MW Baleh Hydroelectric Project (HEP) in Malaysia, has reached a major project milestone with the successful completion of its dual diversion tunnels, river diversion and closure works in October. Hydro Review previously reported Baleh’s main dam will be a 188-meter-high, concrete-faced-rockfill structure on the Baleh River about...
Marine Energy

To help meet the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission last week presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, which proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of...
Dam Safety

The Lower Colorado River Authority has completed a nearly two-year project to replace each of the floodgates at its Tom Miller Dam in Austin, Texas, with new floodgates that meet today’s engineering standards. The original gates were installed during construction of the dam in the late 1930s. “We undertook this project to help ensure we...
Marine Energy

Swedish wave energy firm CorPower Ocean is set to unleash a new project in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal after securing a 10-year license.  The license from Portugal’s Directorate-General for Natural Resources provides a permit for the project up to 12 miles off the coast of Aguçadoura.  CorPower Ocean country manager Miguel Silva said the permit...
Business

Brazilian power holding company Light is “actively working” on a divestment program, Chief Financial Officer Roberto Barroso told attendees of an investors webcast Friday. According to BNamericas, the goal is to sell interests in assets that are not wholly controlled by the group, such as Ganhães Energia, the 11,233-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant and...