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Oceanus and EDF advance pumped hydro and reverse osmosis system in Latin America

Oceanus Power & Water LLC, through its subsidiary Oceanus Energia y Agua de Sudamerica SpA, announces a cooperation agreement with EDF to explore various possibilities and conditions for the implementation of the world’s first...

TIWAG awards motor-generators contract for Kuhtai 2 pumped storage plant in Austria

ANDRITZ has received an order from TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG (TIWAG) to supply two motor-generators for the new Kühtai 2 pumped storage plant in Austria. The scope of supply for ANDRITZ includes two variable-speed motor-generators, each...

Pumped storage, nuclear and coal plants more likely to have multiple owners

In 2019, about 14% of the 1,099 GW of total operational U.S. electricity generating capacity was jointly owned. Nuclear capacity had the highest percentage of joint ownership at 37%, followed by pumped-storage hydropower at...

4.5 GW of pumped-storage hydro could save UK up to £690 million annually

A new study by independent researchers from Imperial College London has found that just 4.5 GW of new long duration pumped hydro storage, with 90 GWh of storage, could save up to £690 million...

Pumped storage hydro, utility-scale batteries return about 80% of the electricity they store

Pumped-storage hydroelectric facilities in the U.S. operated with an average monthly round-trip efficiency of 79%, and the utility-scale battery fleet operated at 82%, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Round-trip...

Former Prime Minister Turnbull to co-chair International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower

Former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull will represent the International Hydropower Association as co-chair of the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower. Turnbull will also join IHA’s board in a non-executive role. IHA and...

Get free training on controls, pumped-storage turbine design with February HYDRO+

Our ongoing free monthly virtual training program HYDRO+ continues Feb. 23 with technical presentations on advancements in controls and instrumentation and pumped-storage turbine design. Hydro Review and HYDROVISION International are hosting this HYDRO+ webcast. The complimentary...
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High stakes for hydropower’s future

Are we moving quickly enough to build the hydropower capacity needed to support the energy transition? The answer is no, according to the experts who spoke at a digital discussion hosted by the International Hydropower...

ATCO to build 325-MW Central West Pumped Storage Hydro Project in NSW

ATCO, based in Canada, announced it has reached agreement to acquire the rights to develop the 325-MW Central West Pumped Storage Hydro Project near Yetholme in Central West NSW, Australia, from Altura Group. This acquisition...

First Gen Hydro allots PHP6 billion to develop 120-MW Aya pumped-storage project

First Gen Hydro Power Corp. in the Philippines, of the Lopez Group, is investing PHP6 billion (US$124.8 million) to develop the 120-MW Aya pumped-storage project in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija. FGHPC, the hydro arm of First...