Small Hydro

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa agenda in November. The programme forms part of the upcoming ‘Digital Energy Festival for Africa’ which unites African...
Small Hydro

A run-of-river hydroelectric power station, photovoltaic installation and battery storage system have been combined to provide facilities in the Patagonia National Park with electricity from renewable energy sources, according to a press release from Tesvolt. The park, an important nature conservation project, was established by the founder of North Face, Douglas Tompkins, and his wife...
Small Hydro

JSC Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer, has signed a 25-year loan agreement, worth $60 million, with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support implementation of the country’s ambitious national energy strategy to generate a quarter of all electricity from renewable sources by 2030, including 3.8 GW of hydro energy. It follows the recent announcement of a 20-year, €55.8 million (US$65.8 million)...
Business

Cloudberry Clean Energy AS, a Nordic renewable energy company, has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to buy 100% of 4.5-MW Åmotsfoss Kraft AS, a small hydropower plant being constructed in Nissedal municipality in Norway. The hydropower plant is located on the Nidelva River, which is “one of the best regulated watercourses in Norway,” according...
Small Hydro

Water turbine manufacturer Litostroj Power, part of the Energo-Pro Group, signed a contract with HESS (Hydroelectric power stations on the lower Sava River) to participate in development of the 28-MW Mokrice small hydropower station. Litostroj will deliver three horizontal bulb units with a 4.8-m-diameter runner, as well as all the auxiliary systems. The value of...
Business

Jade Power Trust has completed the sale of its Vistea (Suha) hydro project in Romania. As provided in the trust’s public filings, Suha ceased operations in the second quarter of 2018 and has been classified as a discontinued operation for the purposes of financial statements. The purchase price for the sale is an amount equal...
Technology and Equipment

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. I’m a huge hydroelectric supporter and always disagree with the notion that U.S. hydropower potential is...
Small Hydro

The first of two units of the 7.2-MW Song Nhiem 4 hydro project in Vietnam has been connected to the grid, according to Dongfang Electric Corporation. The small hydro plant is located in Niem Tong Commune, Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province. It is being developed by the Song Da Joint Stock Company 4. The...
Small Hydro

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. For this episode, I wanted to explore the growing field of conduit hydropower — using man-made...