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Deadline approaching to submit abstracts for HYDROVISION International 2022

The deadline is approaching to submit abstracts for consideration by the conference planning committee for presentation at HYDROVISION International 2022, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity. The deadline to submit abstracts is...
Dam aerial

UNU report indicates aging of dams may pose risk to downstream populations

By 2050, most people on Earth will live downstream of tens of thousands of large dams built in the 20th century, many of them already operating at or beyond their design life, according to...
Likhu IV hydro

52.4-MW Likhu IV hydroelectric project commissioned in Nepal

The 52.4-MW Likhu IV hydroelectric project has been commissioned in Nepal, according to Green Ventures Ltd. The run-of-river project was commissioned and connected to the grid on Oct. 23, 2021. Construction on the facility started...
Globe

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...
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...
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...
Philippines map

PSALM names Soosan ENS lowest bidder for 165-MW Casecnan Hydro O&M contract

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) declared Soosan ENS Co. Ltd. as the lowest bidder for the Operation and Maintenance Service Contract (OMSC) for the 165-MW Casecnan Hydroelectric Power Plant (CHPP)...
Snowy Hydro

Factory launched to provide concrete segments for 2-GW Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro

Snowy Hydro has launched its Snowy 2.0 precast factory in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, where 130,000 concrete segments are being produced to line the tunnels for the 2-GW pumped-hydro project. Snowy 2.0 will underpin...
Upper Tamakoshi

Nepal’s 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project now operating

The 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) is now operating in Nepal, according to contractor Tractebel. The plant, the largest hydroelectric project in the country, is located in a remote region of the upper Himalayas...

World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

The International Energy Agency called for "unmistakable" action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn't happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals.