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  • Surge in UK hydropower schemes

    The number of small-scale hydropower schemes to generate energy from rivers in England and Wales has surged in the last decade, according to figures from the Environment Agency. The number of new licences issued by the Government agency for hydropower schemes has increased by a factor of six since 2000. Thirty-one new licences for ...


  • Hydropower illuminates a piece of history

    Hydropower is making its return to one of the UK’s grand houses, which almost 140 years ago pioneered the use of water to provide electricity. A modern version of an ancient device, the Archimedes screw, has been installed at the Cragside mansion, in north-east England, to harness the power of a stream in the grounds and provide lighting for the house − which in 1878 became the first ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Powerhouse to aid salmon, boost hydropower

    Puget Sound Energy has begun constructing a new powerhouse on northwest Washington's Baker River to aid salmon runs while boosting the utility's output of renewable hydroelectricity. The 30-megawatt power plant is the latest in a series of major fish-enhancement initiatives undertaken by PSE as part of its 50-year federal operating license for the Baker River Hydroelectric Project. Among other ...


  • ANDRITZ to supply water turbines and generators for the new hydropower plant on the River Mur in Grazd

    International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Energie Steiermark to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for the new hydropower plant to be built in the Puntigam district of Graz. Commissioning is planned for the first half of 2019. ANDRITZ HYDRO will supply two bulb turbines (capacity: 2 x 9 MW) with a runner diameter of 3,600 mm each, including speed controllers as well ...


    By ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest

  • Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer Pöyry supervises the construction of the Xayaburi hydropower project as Government of Lao Engineer PÖYRY PLC          Press release 9 November 2012 Pöyry's Energy Business Group ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Departments of energy and interior announce $26.6 million in funding to develop advanced hydropower technologies

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced $26.6 million in funding for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology, including pumped storage hydropower. This funding is focused on development of innovative technologies that can produce power more efficiently, reduce costs and increase sustainable ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Lucid Energy and Portland Water Bureau Installing the City’s First In-pipe Hydroelectric System

    The Portland Water Bureau, the City of Portland, Oregon and Lucid Energy, a provider of ...


  • Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

    A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm - five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell ...


    By Associated Press

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