Asia and Oceania

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...
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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.
Eco Wave Power

Eco Wave Power and CIMC OEI to develop, commercialize Eco Wave Power technology in...

Eco Wave Power Global AB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with CIMC Offshore Engineering Institute Co. Ltd. (CIMC OEI) to work toward the promotion of a pilot plant in the People’s Republic...
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Hydropower and Colorado: A winning combination

The State of Colorado in the U.S. is known to many as a beautiful vacation destination, but it’s also got a rich connection to the hydroelectric power industry. In fact, more than 200 rivers flow...
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IHA named 2021 International Association of the Year

The International Hydropower Association has been named International Association of the Year in the 2021 Association Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the essential work that associations, trade bodies, unions and professional organizations conduct on behalf...
OnPerformance.Lab

Webcast: Diagnostic Services: Hybrid Intelligence for Maintenance Optimization

On Oct. 20, Voith Hydro experts will present a webcast called Diagnostic Services: Hybrid Intelligence for Maintenance Optimization. Hydropower plants have moved from traditional operation to frequent mode changes and increased operation under suboptimal conditions....