Small Hydro

A regional initiative coordinated by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), and announced during Chile Energy Day at the UN Climate Conference COP25, sets a regional goal for Latin America and the Caribbean of reaching at least 70% of renewable energy in electricity by 2030. The target involves reaching a total installed capacity of 312...
Business

H2O Power and TCorp have completed a transaction in which TCorp will acquire an interest in H2O Power’s Canadian hydroelectric generating assets. H2O Power specializes in the generation of clean and reliable hydroelectric power. It is the third largest provider of hydroelectric power in Ontario. TCorp, the investment and financial management partner of the New...
Small Hydro

B.Grimm Power PCL officially opened the 16.8-MW Nam Che 1 small hydropower plant in Lao PDR in late November 2019. The run-of-river hydro project is on the Nam Che River in the Xaisomboun province and was estimated to cost US$49 million to develop. Construction began in 2017, and the commercial operation date was June 2019....
Small Hydro

Ecuador’s Pichincha provincial government is looking to dust off four small hydroelectric projects, which would help cover local demand as national authorities advance larger plants that are primed for potential export. According to BNamericas, the projects are 30-MW El Salto, 20-MW Magdalena, 10-MW Palmira-Nanegal and 9-MW Maravilla. They are part of provincial energy company Hidroequinoccio’s...
Small Hydro

The Bui Power Authority announces it has completed work on the 45-kW Tsatsadu Generating Station, which it calls Ghana’s first micro-hydropower plant. The plant, on the Tsatsadu Waterfalls in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region, has the possibility of adding another 45-kW turbine in the future, BPA says. Construction of the facility was completed...
Small Hydro

Boralex Inc. has announced the commercial commissioning of its 16-MW Yellow Falls hydroelectric station, under the terms of a price-indexed power purchase agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for a period of 40 years. The station is located on the Mattagami River about 20 km south of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. “It’s with...
Job Transitions

Fred Jay Ayer III, former executive director of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, passed away in late October. He was 72. He started his career at a furniture factory but then was hired as a draftsman at Kleinschmidt & Dutting Engineering, where he was asked to develop a permitting and licensing group to assist clients...