Finance

Aquila Capital has announced a €250 million (US$269.7 million) expansion of its partnership with Dutch pension investor APG in European hydropower, now up to €550 million (US$593.3 million). The investment will facilitate the expansion of Norwegian-based Småkraft AS, the largest operator of small-scale hydropower plants in Europe. Smakraft has 110 operational plants, producing nearly 1.2...
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...
Rehabilitation and Repair

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has awarded Stantec the contract to continue work on the second phase of the capacity building project to strengthen the climate resilience of Tajikistan’s energy sector assets and operations, as part of the EBRD’s investment in the rehabilitation of the 126-MW Qairokkum hydropower plant in northern Tajikistan....
Job Transitions

HDR announces Mike Mayer has joined the company as senior environmental planning lead, and senior vice president John Devine has retired. Mike Mayer has more than 20 years of experience on natural resources projects related to energy development, transmission and mining. He will lead complex environmental permitting and National Environmental Policy Act projects, as well...
New Development

Ecuadoran state power generator Elecaustro plans to begin studies this year for its 21.8-MW Soldados-Yanuncay hydro project. The company has invited Lombardi-Andina, Acotecnic, Ctotal, Raster, Ingestruct and Inypsa to submit offers for the work at month-end. The 120-day contract covers design, technical specifications and investment for the run-of-river plant, which would be built in Azuay...