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New funding available to hydropower projects seeking sustainability certification

The International Hydropower Association says that hydropower projects around the globe can apply for financing to support the cost of assessment for certification against the newly launched Hydropower Sustainability Standard. A fund of up to...
Ituango hydroelectric

Colombia puts US$1.1 billion Ituango hydro damages claim on hold

Colombia's comptroller has suspended a multibillion-dollar damages claim for alleged irregularities related to the beleaguered Ituango hydro project. The fiscal watchdog said the decision followed an appeal by former Antioquia planning secretary María Eugenia...
Robert S. Kerr hydro

ANDRITZ to supply equipment for 110-MW Robert S. Kerr hydropower

ANDRITZ has received a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, to rehabilitate and upgrade all four turbines and generators at the 110-MW Robert S. Kerr hydroelectric plant, located on the...
IRENA jobs report

Hydropower employs 2.2 million globally in 2020, IRENA report says

Renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration...
Dichotomy hydro

Astral Power partners with Dichotomy Power to manage two hydroelectric facilities

Astral Power, a renewable energy company in the northeast, has partnered with Dichotomy Power to manage two hydroelectric facilities in New York. Astral Power, which began as a community solar subscriber acquisition and management company,...
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Brief: JLA Hydro wins contract for Wau small hydro rehabilitation

JLA Hydro announced it has won a UNDP tender to supply and install the hydroelectric equipment to rehabilitate the Wau small hydro power plant in Masisi in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of...
IRENA and ILO

IRENA and International Labour Organization to cooperate on energy employment

The Directors-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed an agreement to reinforce their cooperation to promote employment and decent jobs for women and men in an...
Seminoe Dam

rPlus Hydro names Stantec to lead feasibility study for 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage

Stantec has been selected by rPlus Hydro to conduct a detailed feasibility study for the 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage Project, located on Seminoe Reservoir about 30 miles outside Rawlins, Wyo. The proposed project will help...
Shasta Dam California

Central Valley Project begins 2022 water year with just 3.21 million acre-feet of storage

As severe drought conditions continue, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began the 2022 water year with 3.21 million acre-feet of water, about 52% of a 15-year average and one of the lowest...
Lower Mattagami

Ontario Power Generation releases Reconciliation Action Plan

Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation has released its first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), in which the company is committing to a continued journey of reconciliation with Indigenous communities. The RAP is aligned with the Truth...