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Hydro Review: Vertical Transport of RCC Mix to Build Large Dams in Steep Valleys

This article presents several methods that can be used to transport RCC mix vertically, when building large dams in steep valleys.

Kikagati small hydropower station in Africa achieves financial close

The 14-MW Kikagati hydropower station being built on the border between Uganda and Tanzania has reached financial close, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) announced.

ARENA to provide $40 million funding for South Australia’s first pumped hydro plant

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian government, has announced up to $40 million in funding towards the deployment of a pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) project in South Australia.

Opinion: Blackouts will be the new norm in UK without investment in energy storage

A major power outage across the UK last week that left nearly a million homes without electricity and disrupted travel across the rail network was triggered by failures at two large generating facilities operated by RWE, according to a press release from ILI Group.

Former AGL CEO Vesey to head up Pacific Gas & Electric

Vesey has more than 35 years of utility experience, most recently as managing director and CEO of Sydney-based AGL Energy Ltd.

Video highlight: How industry associations are advancing and supporting hydropower

During the opening keynote session at HydroVision International 2019, two videos were shown that provided answers to four important questions, around how hydro associations worldwide are working to advance and support the industry.

FERC terminates operating license for Okanogan PUD’s 9-MW Enloe Hydroelectric Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has terminated the operating license issued to the Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County in Washington for construction of the 9-MW Enloe Hydroelectric Project, after the PUD failed to begin construction by the statutory deadline.
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Orbital Marine Power awards O2 tidal turbine manufacturing contract to TEXO Group

Orbital Marine Power Ltd has awarded the main manufacturing contract for its first commercial O2 tidal stream turbine to Scottish-based TEXO Group.

U.S. announces changes to implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has unveiled changes to the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that Interior says is “designed to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st century.”

FERC acknowledges completion of decommissioning of 13.7-MW Condit Hydroelectric Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has formally acknowledged the completion of all requirements for PacifiCorp’s physical decommissioning and removal of Condit Dam, which impounded water for a 13.7-MW hydroelectric powerhouse.

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