During a joint press conference Feb. 16 in Tehran, Iran, Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze said his country is seeking Iranian investment in the construction of hydroelectric power plants, according to published reports.
Russia's EuroSibEnergo has announced a US$200 million modernization program that the privately-held power producer says will add more than 560 MW-worth of capacity to its hydroelectric power fleet in Siberia.
Despite air temperature at the construction site falling to -42 degrees Celsius, Public Joint-Stock Company Federal Hydro-Generating Co. (RusHydro) has begun installing the first two hydroelectric units produced by OJSC Power Machines at the 320-MW Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydroelectric plant located on the Bureya River, a tributary of the Amur River, in the Russian Far East.
PJSC RusHydro and equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro have approved preliminary terms of a deal to optimize costs associated with rehabilitation of the 1,360-MW Saratovskaya hydroelectric plant.
The deadline to nominate your facility for election into the 2016 Hydro Hall of Fame is approaching, but there is still time to submit your entry.
Joint Stock Co. (JSC) Territorial Generating Company No. 1 (TGC-1) announced it has completed a two-year rehabilitation project at the 25-MW Palyeozerskaya hydroelectric plant. The plant is located in the Republic of Karelia on the Suna River in the settlement of Girvas, in northwestern Russia about 245 mi east of Finland.
ILF Consulting Engineers, based in Innsbruck, Germany, announced its group has signed a contract with state-owned utility, Open Stock Holding Power Co. (Barki Tojik), to provide project implementation consulting services for modernization at the 126-MW Kayrakkum hydroelectric facility on the Syr Darya River in northwest Tajikistan.
RusHydro announced its modernization program has increased total installed capacity by 29 MW, and as of Dec. 1, the total combined output at the modernized facilities is 38.6 GW. This includes 100-MW Gotsatlinskaya hydropower project, commissioned October 2015, on the Avarskoye Koisu River in Dagestan, Russia, near the Caspian Sea.
Abstracts are being accepted through Jan. 22, for the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), which takes place April 25-27 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., during the National Hydropower Association’s Water Power Week.
As this year draws to a close, major trends quantified in the 2015 International Hydropower Association’s Key Trends in Hydropower report could continue into 2016. The report was originally issued in May and an updated version was released in July.