Rehabilitation and Repair

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved additional grant financing of $50 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the second phase of the Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tajikistan. The 3,000-MW Nurek Hydropower Plant is the most important asset of Tajikistan’s energy system, according to a World Bank press release “The...
Rehabilitation and Repair

Ontario Power Generation has awarded frequent contracting partner SNC-Lavalin with work on the second phase of redevelopment and repowering of the Calabogie Generating Station. SNC-Lavalin will work with joint venture partner M. Sullivan & Son in rebuilding one of the utility’s oldest hydroelectric power stations. Calabogie was damaged by a tornado two years ago and...
Pumped Storage Hydro

A meeting convened by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) saw 11 energy executives discuss with the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Dr. Fatih Birol, how hydropower can contribute to global recovery efforts. The consensus view from the hydropower CEOs was that economic stimulus packages involving investment in sustainable hydropower among other renewables will be essential...
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...
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...
Finance

Italian group Enel’s business units in Peru have released their first quarter results, which reveal how COVID-19 measures have impacted the local companies’ financial and operational metrics. Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra declared a state of emergency and mandatory quarantine on March 16. According to BNamericas, Enel Distribución reported a 2% year-on-year dip in operating income...