New Development

By Elizabeth Ingram What’s a hot topic in the global hydropower industry right now? How climate variability is affecting plant O&M? Check. Energy storage issues and needs? Got it. New small hydro development? Yep. Again this year, the conference planning committee behind HYDROVISION International has ensured this event will cover the gamut of issues relevant to...
Pumped Storage Hydro

What researchers are calling seasonally pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much-needed gap to support the transition to intermittent renewables, according to a study from scientists with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. According to IIASA, SPHS means pumping water into a...
Environmental

A new sustainability fund will aid hydropower project developers and operators in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to benchmark and raise their social and environmental performance. The Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund will award CHF1 million (US$1.02 million) to 40 or more hydropower projects between 2020 and 2024. Recipients will receive a grant to...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram First and foremost, HYDROVISION International offers unparalleled educational opportunities for hydro industry professionals from around the world. But, HYDROVISION International is also the best opportunity to meet face to face with others who share your interests, to exchange information and make connections. To foster this, we offer a whole host of networking activities that give...
New Development

Ecuadoran state power generator Elecaustro plans to begin studies this year for its 21.8-MW Soldados-Yanuncay hydro project. The company has invited Lombardi-Andina, Acotecnic, Ctotal, Raster, Ingestruct and Inypsa to submit offers for the work at month-end. The 120-day contract covers design, technical specifications and investment for the run-of-river plant, which would be built in Azuay...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Whether you’re new to the hydroelectric power sector or a seasoned professional, the Waterpower Hydro Basics Course is a perfect opportunity to learn more about all aspects of the industry. Presented July 13 and 14 in conjunction with HYDROVISION International 2020, Waterpower Hydro Basics is an intensive, two-day course designed with a practical curriculum developed...
Research and Development

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it has redesigned its International Energy Portal to streamline navigation, simplify data presentation and implement responsive design use. The previously available portal was a beta release. The International Energy Portal contains EIA’s country-level energy data. Users can view and download data sets for consumption, production, trade, reserves and carbon dioxide...
New Development

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and Hydro-Québec today announced the creation of a strategic alliance that “will allow both corporations to accelerate their respective growth strategies and mutually benefit from their complementary skills and knowledge.” This alliance between Innergex and Hydro-Québec will target specific strategic investments, including wind and solar projects with battery storage or transmission,...