New Development

Norwegian energy company Statkraft has put three construction projects on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The projects on hold are the 100-MW Tidong hydropower project in India, the 52-MW Los Lagos hydropower project in Chile, and the 43-MW Windy Rig wind farm in Scotland. The Tidong hydropower project was acquired by Statkraft in 2018...
Business & Finance

Webinar broadcast series Asia – 6 April 2020 06h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+8)Europe – 7 April 2020 13h00 GMT | 14h00 (CET)USA – 8 April 2020 15h00 GMT | 11h00 (UTC+4)Africa – 9 April 2020 12h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+2) The utility industry has been tested in unprecedented ways by COVID-19. Utilities in the power...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram Qualifying members of the hydroelectric power sector are again eligible to take part in the Power Producer Training Program, giving them discounted access to HYDROVISION International 2020. The program is open to all those who work for eligible power producers, including: Utilities Independent power producers Municipalities Government agencies Crown corporations Rural and municipal...
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...
Jobs and People

With China being the epicenter of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERCHINA International Group shared how it has supported the fight so far. POWERCHINA is a comprehensive construction group that offers solutions global energy and power, water resource and environment, infrastructure and real estate industries. The company highlights hydro power projects and industry chain integration. Company...
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...
Dam Design and Construction

Holter Dam was inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame thanks to its long life of performing with high reliability. Successful construction of this dam, on the Missouri River in Montana, required a decade and two different owners. By Jo Dee Black Holter Dam and the associated 48-MW powerhouse — located on the Missouri River...
Marine Energy

Work has begun on a 30-tonne wave machine that will take to the seas in the third quarter of 2020. Fife-based AJS Production will begin fabrication of the 20-m-long Blue Star wave energy converter, designed by Edinburgh start-up Mocean Energy. The half-scale device will be deployed in Orkney and will undergo a number of sea...