New Development

By Elizabeth Ingram What’s a hot topic in the global hydropower industry right now? How climate variability is affecting plant O&M? Check. Energy storage issues and needs? Got it. New small hydro development? Yep. Again this year, the conference planning committee behind HYDROVISION International has ensured this event will cover the gamut of issues relevant to...
Marine Energy

Marine services company Malin Renewables has secured a £1 million (US$1.3 million) contract to supply a 50-tonne wave energy converter. Malin has been appointed by AWS Ocean Energy Ltd to build the half-scale Archimedes Waveswing device, designed for offshore wave energy production. Development of the Archimedes Waveswing is funded by Wave Energy Scotland through its Novel...
Pumped Storage Hydro

What researchers are calling seasonally pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much-needed gap to support the transition to intermittent renewables, according to a study from scientists with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. According to IIASA, SPHS means pumping water into a...
Marine Energy

Marine energy developer Minesto has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with electric utility SEV, advancing the parties’ collaboration to integrate tidal energy in the Faroe Islands’ electricity mix. The PPA comprises the planned installations of two 100-kW systems of Minesto’s subsea kite technology and an additional 2-MW capacity allocated for installations of utility-scale tidal...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram First and foremost, HYDROVISION International offers unparalleled educational opportunities for hydro industry professionals from around the world. But, HYDROVISION International is also the best opportunity to meet face to face with others who share your interests, to exchange information and make connections. To foster this, we offer a whole host of networking activities that give...
Research and Development

Policy certainty will increase domestic and international investing into India, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The study, India’s Renewable Energy Policy Headwinds – Recommendations for Urgently Accelerating Activity in the Renewable Energy Sector, finds that several recent policy positions have undermined growth in India’s renewable energy...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Whether you’re new to the hydroelectric power sector or a seasoned professional, the Waterpower Hydro Basics Course is a perfect opportunity to learn more about all aspects of the industry. Presented July 13 and 14 in conjunction with HYDROVISION International 2020, Waterpower Hydro Basics is an intensive, two-day course designed with a practical curriculum developed...