Project Activity

Solar

USTDA grant to support privately generated renewable energy in Nigeria

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Abuja-based Konexa for a feasibility study that will evaluate Nigeria’s access to reliable, privately generated renewable energy. Konexa intends to develop up to...
Hydropower

Uzbekistan completes modernization of Kadyrinskaya hydropower

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has announced that the three-year project to modernize the Kadyrinskaya Hydropower Plant (Kadyrinskaya HPP-3) has been completed on time. The $27.6 million modernization project was conducted in partnership with...

Workshop: Boom Design for Safety, Debris and Security

This event was recorded July 21, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

In the last decade, the understanding of the importance of safety, debris, ice and security booms has increased rapidly. However, the state of the art in the design of booms has proceeded relatively slowly in comparison. In this presentation, David Bonin, Senior Engineer, Hydrotechnical at Hatch, will discuss past boom failures and lessons learned to advance industry understanding of boom design; Jim Miller, Chair or National Hydropower Association Operational Excellence program will discuss how to learn from and prevent reoccurrence of events by information sharing and Andy Peters, Director of Markets for Pacific Netting Products will provide a site specific exampe of boom design.

The HYDRO+ Series

All events are now available for on demand viewing.

Our world may has definitely changed over the past few months, and one result is that now the need to provide a community connection for the hydroelectric power industry is even greater.

HYDROVISION International was originally scheduled to take place July 14 to 16 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. To honor these original dates, we’re hosting an online information exchange for the global hydropower industry. The HYDRO+ Series will bring together the hydro community for perspective and discussion on issues affecting hydro resources, meeting challenges and ensuring a future sustainability of hydro.

Over three days, attendees can take advantage of up to six learning opportunities targeted to their interests.

Water in Madagascar

Non-profit that supported Vietnam’s Dak Rung Hydropower in carbon offset scheme turns to “Water...

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...
Transmission

Minnesota Power energizes Great Northern Transmission Line to move toward renewable goal

Minnesota Power has energized its Great Northern Transmission Line (GNTL), bringing online a delivery and storage system for renewable energy that spans two states and one Canadian province. The 500-kV line is now delivering 250 MW of carbon-free hydropower...
Mud Mountain-Obermeyer

Low Stress Fish Passage: An Innovative Approach For Medium-Head Dams

There remains a need for non-labor intensive, safe, and effective upstream and downstream transport of fish at medium and high head dams and hydroelectric projects. The proposed Obermeyer system combines pneumatically operated gates...

Global weighted average cost of electricity from hydropower declined 12% in 2018

The global weighted average cost of electricity from all commercially available renewable power generation technologies declined year-on-year in 2018, with hydropower dropping by 12%, according to Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018.

Montana utility commissions energy recovery hydro scheme

A newly-commissioned hydropower project is allowing Montana-Dakota Utilities to reclaim energy it would have otherwise lost.

MoU signed to develop 48.8-MW Khimti II hydropower project in Nepal

Peoples Energy Public Ltd. (PEPL) of Nepal has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chongqing Water Turbine Works Company Ltd. (CWTW) to develop and construct the 48.8-MW Khimti II hydropower project located on Khimti Khola River in Nepal.