Small Hydro

Power producer Tembo Power is partnering with WK Construction to conduct detailed studies for the development phase of the 7.5-MW Dama and 12-MW Siguvyaye run-of-river hydropower projects located in Burundi. The agreement will also grant WK Construction the status of preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, while its investment arm, WK Power, will retain...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an order granting an exemption from licensing for the 1.087-MW Strontia Springs Project on the South Platte River in Douglas and Jefferson counties in Colorado. FERC is authorized to exempt from the licensing requirements of Part I of the Federal Power Act small hydroelectric projects with an installed...
Project Activity

In 2012, EURid was the first European TLD registry to register for the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). Since then, the company has assessed the environmental impact of its activities and attempted to comply with its policies and procedures. The non-profit was recently audited for its 2019 CO2 emissions, resulting in an overall footprint of...
Pumped Storage Hydro

This week Quidnet Energy announced the closing of its $10 million Series B financing and the execution of a contract with the New York State Energy Development Authority (NYSERDA) for commercial demonstration of its Geomechanical Pumped Storage (GPS) technology. The project in New York State will be a 2 MW scale implementation of GPS, supported through NYSERDA’s High Performing Grid Program, which...
Business

Polaris Infrastructure Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) to acquire 100% of the equity of the 10 MW run-of-river Chuspa hydro project in Panama from Navitas Holdings Inc. The key terms of the MOU state that: Polaris – a Toronto-based company that operates, acquires and develops renewable energy projects in Latin America —...
FERC News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Paddy Hill Holdings LLC to study the feasibility of the 9-MW Brownville Hydroelectric Project in Jefferson County, New York. The proposed Brownville project, on the Black River, would consist of a new impoundment with a storage capacity of 500 acre-feet at a normal pool...
Small Hydro

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) in the U.S. says its plans to begin using 95% clean, renewable energy to power all its operations became effective in June. NID says this change will help it do its part to meet California’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. NID has switched from PG&E providing only about...
Government and Policy News

Projects in Brazil with environmental and social relevance, including those involving renewable power generation, will be able to issue tax-exempted debentures, after President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree to this effect. Until now, only renewable plants considered to be priority projects could issue the so-called incentive debentures. According to BNamericas, all small hydro, solar, wind...
Finance

Polaris Infrastructure Inc. has closed on a US$27 million loan financing with the Brookfield Infrastructure Debt Fund, a global credit-focused fund managed by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Polaris Infrastructure is a Toronto-based company engaged in the operation, acquisition and development of renewable energy projects in Latin America. The company operates a 72-MW geothermal project in...
Small Hydro

JSC Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer, has announced a tender for the design and construction of the 6-MW Rabat, 8-MW Chappasuy and 10-MW Tamshush small hydropower plants on the Aksu River in the Kashkadarya Region. Construction of these three plants is part of Uzbekistan’s Sustainable Hydropower Project, which is part-financed by the Asian...