hydropower News

  • On the future of hydropower engineering

    The 2nd conference on Hydropower in Poland, “Today and tomorrow of Hydropower in Poland and European Union” during the second edition of International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RENEXPO Poland, 17-18 October 2012, Expocentre EXPO XXI in Warsaw. Water has always played an important part in people’s lives, deciding on the formation of population ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • 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

  • Global Hydropower Industry

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Global Hydropower Industry" to its huge collection of research reports. Hydropower remains the most widely used renewable resource for clean power generation across the globe, due in part to its power generation flexibility, a major advantage it has over other technologies. It helps to maintain grid ...


  • Hydropower and Photovoltaic in the Spotlight

    RENEXPO Austria Salzburg prospectively combines two trade fairs: RENEXPO HYDRO, the largest small hydro trade fair within the German-speaking area and RENEXPO PV, that consequently is further expanding its position as largest photovoltaic (PV) trade fair in Austria. “The new concept is based on the fact that over the last years both hydropower and photovoltaic have emerged as determining ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Global Small Hydropower Industry

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Global Small Hydropower Industry" to its huge collection of research reports. Small hydropower gives a higher return on investment due to the low capital investment and operational and maintenance costs. Small hydropower plants are ...


  • The diverse benefits of hydropower

    With recent floods making headlines in Austria and Germany over the last few weeks, protection against flooding has become a widely discussed issue. Though they are rarely given a second glance, hydropower dams are a first line of defence against flood damage. The RENEXPO HYDRO as part of the RENEXPO Austria taking place in the Messezentrum Salzburg from November 28 - 30, 2013 will showcase a ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Hydropower Market in US

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Hydropower (Large and Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage) in the United States (US), Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, ...


  • Lower hydropower generation for verbund

    The water supply from Austrian rivers, which was well below average was of particular detriment to the 2010 half-year results of the hydropower division of Verbund, Austria. The hydro coefficient lay at 0.92 in the first half of 2010 and was therefore 8% below the long term average and 15% below the value recorded in the previous year. Thanks to the acquisition of the Bavarian power plants on the ...


  • Hydropower opportunities and challenges

    CIWEM and the EA will be examining the challenges in the planning and delivery of hydropower schemes at their joint conference Hydropower - Opportunities, Challenges and Sharing Best Practice on 23rd June 2010 in London. The Environment Agency estimates that 1.5% of the UK's electricity needs could be generated through hydropower schemes.  Every potential hydropower site is different as ...


  • Hydropower needs ‘new climate knowledge’

    In a region where on average more than 60 per cent of electricity is provided by hydropower facilities — in contrast to a less than 20 per cent globally — the future of water availability matters. So, this issue dominated the second day of the Conference for Latin ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Vermont streamlines hydropower permitting process

    The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking to increase renewable energy in the state by jumpstarting small hydro projects. The agency now is working more closely with developers so they understand the feasibility of their sites and the permits that will be required to enable their projects. Vermont is the only state in the New England region that conducts 'prefeasibility assessments' to ...

  • Small hydropower deserves more support

    With the right support, small-scale hydropower could be a cheap and clean fuel for development, says energy advisor Teodoro Sanchez. During the past three decades, hydropower plants have been criticised for their environmental impact. But although large-scale plants have impacts, small hydro systems have no need for large dams, roads and other major infrastructure. In fact, most such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Should Hydropower Truly Be Described as Renewable?

    Hydroelectric dams are the quintessential expression of human control of nature. As well as power, they create reservoirs of clean water, which to some are both pleasing to the eye and a place for tranquil recreation. They promise control of flooding, provide a steady supply of water for irrigation and, with time, a source of fresh ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...


  • Use and capacity of global hydropower increases

    Global use of hydropower increased more than 5 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Hydropower use reached a record 3,427 terawatt-hours, or about 16.1 percent of global electricity consumption, by the end of 2010, continuing the rapid rate of increase experienced between 2003 and 2009. The cost of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Sweco wins two new hydropower contracts

    In a short span of time Sweco has been awarded two new hydropower contracts worth a total of nearly EUR 3.5 million. A large share of Sweden’s hydropower generating capacity was built in the first half of the 1900s and today the facilities are urgent need of rehabilitation and upgrading in order to maintain their production capacity and increase their output. “Sweco’s engineers ...


    By Sweco

  • Is Canadian hydropower the solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

    Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under construction are five large-scale hydropower ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Deforestation dries up dams threatening hydropower

    Deforestation may lead to electricity shortages in tropical rainforest regions that rely heavily on hydropower, as fewer trees mean less rainfall for hydropower generation, a study shows. For example, if deforestation continues, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe‘s largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

    Hydropower, with over 20,000 plants throughout Europe, plays a very important role in Europe’s economy, as well as securing the energy supply and protecting the environment. A new study “The hydropower sector’s contribution to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” presents new data and facts about the economic importance of hydropower for Europe. An increase of up to 20 % ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • New Research Report On Hydropower Market to 2020 By MarketResearchReports.biz

    GBI Research has released its research, “Hydropower Market to 2020 - Energy Management Strategies and Green Funds to Drive Emerging Markets in Latin America and Africa”. The report gives an in depth analysis of hydro power markets in five global regions namely Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, South and Central America and Middle ...


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