Hydro Energy News

  • Hydro Ottawa Chooses Opus One Solutions to Provide Transactive Energy Management Platform for MiGen

    Opus One Solutions’ GridOS® Transactive Energy Management (GridOS-TEM) software platform has been chosen by Hydro Ottawa for its MiGen Transactive Grid program, which is desinged to give customers the ability to shape the future of the local electricity system through micro-generation.“As a Canadian-based clean tech innovator, we’re proud to be enabling Hydro Ottawa’s transactive grid with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Thailand announces plans of 2.7GW of floating solar

    The state-run utility, ERAT, has announced plans of 2.7GW of floating solar. The plan includes 16 locations, all of which are dams, so they can improve hydroelectric production along with solar generation. ...


    By D3Energy

  • Floating PV finds a virtual battery in hydropower

    Accumulated water at hydropower facilities can work as a virtual charge during the daytime while direct solar power is being used, according to a study. ...


    By D3Energy

  • Why floating solar panels are on the rise

    Solar power companies in Southeast Asian that are competing for land with agriculture, industry and expanding populations have found an innovative alternative: placing floating panels in lakes, dams, reservoirs and the sea. ...


    By ProFloating B.V.

  • Report: Energy As A Service Market Hits Record USD 12,179 Million By 2024

    Global energy as a service market was valued at approximately USD 960 million in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 12,179 million by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 43.75% between 2018 and 2024.The rapid adoption of renewable energy sources, such as solar, tidal, and wind, is expected to foster ...


    By Zion Market Research

  • DOE Program Awards NREL $3.2 Million for Selected Energy Research

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) received more than $3.2 million from the Technology Commercialization Fund within the U.S. Department of Energy to fund a dozen technology maturation projects.The announcement from the Department of Energy (DOE) this week noted another 65 projects at 11 other national laboratories will receive about $21 million in funds. The Technology ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ameresco Completes 10 Megawatt Distributed Energy Security Project at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

    Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, recently announced the completion of construction of a comprehensive energy resiliency and energy infrastructure project at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina. The $91 million project, which required no upfront capital from MCRD PI, features resilient ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Lesignano HPP Nr. 1 Archimedean screw turbine

    Lesignano HPP, N.1 Archimedean screw turbine. Hydraulic design and unit layout. ...


    By Hydroalp S.r.l.

  • Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition

    Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Maglio HPP Turbine ready for delivery

    Maglio HPP, N.1 Francis turbine. The manufacturing in workshop has been completed, the turbine is ready to be delivered to site. ...


    By Hydroalp S.r.l.

  • ABB Wins Large Power Transmission Oorder from China’s State Grid

    ABB has won a large order to supply converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for an 800 kilovolt (kV), ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link, owned by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), in China’s Shaanxi and Hubei provinces, in the North West and Central regions of the country.The 1,100-kilometer-long power transmission link will transport up to 8,000 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S., Canada, Japan, Netherlands, and European Commission Launch New Hydrogen Initiative Under The Clean Energy Ministerial

    At the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) meeting, a new international hydrogen partnership was announced under the leadership of the United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and the European Commission with participation of several other CEM member countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) would be coordinating efforts under this initiative. For the first time under the Clean ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Is 2019 the Year of Floating Solar?

    Finding a way to provide millions of people with power is not an easy thing to do. With less land to use and demands for more economical power supplies, providers have a challenge on their hands. However, 2019 marks an important change in the way we create electricity. According to some, 2019 is to be the ...


    By NP Solar

  • What is floating solar?

    The body of water is typically an artificial basin, dam, or lake.  Any land locked body of water can be home to a floating solar installation within reason. Floating solar is also referred to as FPV (floating photovoltaic), and more recently, floatovoltaics or floatovoltaic systems. What are the features of floating solar? There are several unique features which ...


    By FloatPac Pty Ltd

  • Maglio HPP Wicket gates

    Maglio HPP, N.1 Francis turbine. Wicket gates ready for the assembly whit the turbine. ...


    By Hydroalp S.r.l.

  • Grid Mod: Dialing in Hydroelectric Generators' Responses to Market Signals

    How do you reduce error between scheduled hydro-generation and the actual power produced? BPA's answer: Form a tight partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and evaluate existing systems and processes for areas of improvement.For years BPA, USACE and the Bureau of Reclamation have dealt with varying levels of Station Control Error (SCE) on the non-big 10 federal projects. The non-big 10 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Are solar modules on mountain tops a solution for power shortages in winter?

    A Swiss study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that solar modules on snow-capped peaks can play an important role in reducing the gap between demand and production during the winter months. In Switzerland there is a ban on new nuclear power plants and the existing plants, today accounting for no less than 35% of energy production, ...


    By Ilumen

  • Kyrgyz Republic launches bidding for rehabilitation of Uch-Kurgan

    Kyrgyzstan’s state power producer Electric Power Plants (EPP) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders by 31 May for the replacement of the electromechanical generation equipment and hydraulic steel structure of the 180 MW Uch-Kurgan hydropower plant on the river Naryn. The works include the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation, testing, commissioning, and completion of works and ...

  • Consulting services sought for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hydropower

    Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO), an autonomous body of the Government of Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with responsibility for fast tracking development of the energy sector of the province, invites expressions of interest from qualified consultants by 15 May to assist with the implementation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower Development ...

  • Venezuela struggling to restore thermal power units

    Venezuela´s state-owned utility Corpoelec and state-owned oil company PdV are struggling to restart thermal generating units in the wake of successive catastrophic blackouts triggered by a breakdown of the Opec country's main hydroelectric complex. Barely 6GW of Corpoelec's 34GW of total installed thermal and hydroelectric generation capacity was operational as of mid-April, according to an ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

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