Business

Norsk Hydro ASA and Lyse plan to merge part of their respective hydropower production to create a stronger joint hydropower company called Lyse Kraft DA. The agreement secures long-term access to renewable power for Norsk Hydro’s industrial operations in Norway, according to a press release. Lyse Kraft DA will have a normal annual power production...
Government and Policy News

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) plans to issue a decree changing the normal dispatch priority, currently based on economic principles, by instructing grid coordinator Cenace to give extraordinary priority to Mexican state power company Comision Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE) hydropower generators. According to BNamericas, this move would sideline private producers. López Obrador confirmed...
Dam Safety

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation has completed work on a safety project at Boca Dam. Boca Dam, 27 miles west of Reno on the Little Truckee River in California, provides flood protection for Reno and Sparks, Nevada. The reservoir provides water for irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife, power generation and drought supplies...
Regulation and Policy

Amid deep disruption and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the world on track for a resilient energy system that can meet climate goals. That’s the call from the International Energy Agency today as it launches its annual World Energy Outlook (WEO), the flagship publication which focuses...
Jobs and People

Most reports had predicted that the clean energy industry, which encompasses Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Clean Vehicles, Grid & Storage and Clean Fuels, would add more 175,000 jobs in 2020, but with the pandemic, the sector is now approaching the end of the year down 477,862 jobs as a stalled recovery plagues the sector. The sector...
Business

Within 10 years, the economies of Central and South Eastern Europe could cover 34% of their rising energy demand cost-effectively with renewables, including hydropower, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The Renewable Energy Roadmap for the Central and South Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity (CESEC) initiative shows that accelerating the take-up...
Jobs and People

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released a new report providing recommendations on how to boost gender equality in Nepal’s hydropower sector. The study of 20 companies is part of the Powered by Women Initiative—a time-bound commitment by companies to build the business case for improved gender equality and diversity in renewable energy companies in Nepal....