Finance

Project developer Tembo Power has signed a joint development agreement with Metier and its partner WK Construction that allows the partners to appoint lenders and prepare for financial closing, expected this year, and to start construction on the 14.7-MW Kaptis small hydropower project in Kenya. Kaptis is a run-of-river hydroelectric project in western Kenya that...
Finance

Natel Energy has closed an $11 million investment, led by Schneider Electric Ventures and supported by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, to accelerate deployment of the company’s Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT). The RHT is a fish-safe unit that enables upgrades to existing low-head hydropower plants while also improving power output and river connectivity, Natel say. The RHT...
Business

The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) have entered into exclusive negotiations to transfer the 2-MW Phoenix Hydroelectric Project from PG&E to TUD ownership. Under the proposed agreement, TUD would acquire the Phoenix Powerhouse, the Main Tuolumne Canal, the pre- and post-1914 water rights, the Lyons Dam and Reservoir, and...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram This year, attendees at HYDROVISION International 2020 can choose from four separate in-the-field technical tours to nearby hydro plants. HYDROVISION International, the world’s largest hydroelectric industry event, is behind held the week of July 13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. Monday, July 13, features three different half-day tours. Monday...
Small Hydro

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the Philippines recently signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), three with a hydropower developer for the development of three small hydroelectric projects and two for floating solar projects on hydro reservoirs. NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya signed the MOUs with: Renewable Development for Sustainable Growth (RDSG) Corporation SunAsia Energy...