New Development

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has confirmed forward momentum on the 240-MW Chicoasén II hydroelectric project in Chiapas. This project has been on hold due to problems between owner/operator CFE (Mexico’s state-owned electric company) and unions involved in the construction, according to BNamericas. At the same time, the president reiterated his pledge to...
New Development

Peru added nine power plants in commercial operation in 2019, for a combined 204 MW, which takes the country’s installed capacity to 13,248 MW. According to BNamericas, hydropower was the principal contributor with the startup of seven plants: 7.5-MW Zaña, 1-MW Patapo, 86.2-MW Callahuanca, 20-MW Rucuy, 20-MW Chancay, 10-MW El Carmen and 23.7-MW 8 de...
New Development

Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T) has announced that its 2019 results will include a pretax charge of about $10.5 million to $11.5 million, or $8.30 to $9.10 per share, for estimated cost increases on the 5-MW Hiilangaay Hydropower Project. The company says the project has “experienced a number of construction challenges” since it began...
Finance

By Pamela Largue The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an €8 million (US$8.9 million) grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the 287-MW Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project. The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic...
New Development

According to Chile’s Comision Nacional de Energia (National Energy Commission), a total of 747 MW of hydroelectric power is set to come online in the country in 2020, with an additional 313 MW to enter operations between 2021 and 2024. A BNamericas report says that among the biggest hydroelectric units is the US$3 billion, 531-MW...
Technology and Equipment

By Rod Walton Give us your power plant case studies, your gas-fired turbine stories, your utility-scale wind and solar developments. POWERGEN International has opened its call for abstracts. Click here to find out more and to submit a potential session for the nation’s biggest annual power generation conference happening Dec. 8-10 in Orlando, Fla., U.S. POWERGEN seeks...
Business

The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority says 2019 was a historic year for development of water and hydropower resources in Pakistan: Record generation of hydroelectricity was supplied to the National Grid, and construction work on the 800-MW Mohmand Dam project was initiated in May 2019. The hydropower stations WAPDA owns and operates provided 34.678...