hydropower design 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 REECO GmbH

  • Large hydropower scheme in Alsace

    An existing weir at the River Ill, near Erstein, will be equipped with 6 Landy hydropower screws. The weir dates back to the end of the 19th century, and ensures that at high water, the lower regions of Erstein and Strasbourg do not flood. Part of the restoration and ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • 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

  • 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

  • House Passes Hydropower Policy Modernization Act

    On Wednesday November 8, The U.S. House of Representatives voted to boost hydropower production in the United States by passing the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. H.R. 3043 would streamline the licensing process for hydropower facilities, primarily by designating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the lead agency in the process. The legislation is similar to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Hydroxpert releases hydropower software SIMAHPP 4 Professional

    Hydroxpert is glad to announce the release of SIMAHPP 4 Professional, the latest release of SIMAHPP software series. SIMAHPP 4 Professional is an easy to use windows based simulation tool for hydropower optimization and project feasibility studies. Unlike the previous versions of SIMAHPP, SIMAHPP 4 Professional is designed to be used for both small-scale and large-scale hydropower projects thanks ...


    By Hydroxpert Technology

  • Harnessing the World`s Vast Untapped Hydropower Potential

    Bourne’s new hydropower technology promises to open up vast hydropower potential creating a new age of hydropower that can help move the world toward sustainability. Today, hydropower is the world’s major renewable energy, producing 24% of global electricity. It is also our least expensive energy having an average cost of 2-5 cents/kWh. But only 4% of the world’s gross hydropower potential has ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • ANDRITZ to equip two hydropower stations in East Asia

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received contracts from Vietnam and South Korea to supply electromechanical equipment for hydropower stations with a total value of around 65 million euros. VNECO Hoi Xuan Investment and Electricity Construction has awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO an order for the design, delivery, installation, and commissioning of three bulb turbines and ...

  • Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower Manufacturing

    The Energy Department today announced a total of $4.4 million for two projects in Michigan and Pennsylvania to support the use of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques in the development of new “low-head” hydropower technologies. The United States has major opportunities across the country to add new ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. Department of Energy Partners with Eaton to Advance Hydropower Generation

    Power management company Eaton has announced it is helping advance energy resiliency for the national power grid through a U.S. Department of Energy funded initiative to deploy new hydropower generation at existing non-powered dams and waterways. Under the second stage of the contract awarded in 2017, Eaton will manufacture and test new, low-cost integrated hydropower ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • HydroXpert SAS Releases SIMAHPP5 to analyze and valuate hydropower projects

    SIMAHPP is tool for Windows Platform used to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects combining hydraulic, financial, and environmental parameters. Since its first release in 2009, SIMAHPP has been used internationally by consultants, well established companies and universities in 30+ countries in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia & Australia.  ...


    By Hydroxpert Technology

  • 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

  • Black & Veatch professionals to share hydropower solutions at Waterpower Xvi Conference

    Black & Veatch hydropower and hydraulic structures experts will share their knowledge and proven solutions at the Waterpower XVI conference July 27-30 in Spokane, Wash. “Interest in hydropower has surged with the worldwide focus on renewable energy,” said Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. “Hydropower projects are truly sustainable. In addition to ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Obama Administration announces up to US$32m initiative to expand hydropower

    US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu this week announced up to $32 million in Recovery Act funding to modernize the existing hydropower infrastructure in the U.S., increase efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. The announcement is designed to support the deployment of turbines and control technologies to increase power generation and environmental stewardship at existing ...

  • ANDRITZ receives two orders for hydropower plants in Norway and DR Congo

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the new Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Norway and from the Government utility SNEL (Société Nationale d’Électricité) for rehabilitation of the existing Mwadingusha hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of ...

  • New developments in hydropower can supercharge Obama’s green jobs plan

    The goals of the President’s Green Jobs Plan are to create five million new jobs, repower America, slow global climate change and free America from dependence on imported oil. Now Bourne Energy has developed a series of renewable energy technologies based on hydropower, that will speed up the transition.  Hydropower is already the nation’s oldest and largest renewable energy source. It ...


    By Bourne Energy

  • Report Finds Major Potential to Grow Clean, Sustainable U.S. Hydropower

    Building on the Obama Administration’s commitment to an all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department and its Oak Ridge National Laboratory released a renewable energy resource assessment today (April 29, 2014) detailing the potential to develop new electric power generation in waterways across the United States. The report estimates over 65 gigawatts (GW) of potential new ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Xylem wins fish pass pump contract for Laos’ run-of-river hydropower dam

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has won a contract worth U.S. $19.6 million to provide custom-made Flygt pumps for the Xayaburi run-of-river hydropower dam. The dam is located on the Mekong River in the town of Xayaburi, 80 kilometers south of Luang Prabang in Laos. The ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Eaton Helping Utilities Enhance Safety, Modernize Infrastructure and Support Reliable Hydropower Generation

    Power management company Eaton will showcase its solutions and services for hydropower generation at HydroVision International 2014 at booth #616, from July 22 to 25 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Eaton provides a wide range of solutions and life extension services to optimize the performance of new and existing hydropower utilities, and will deliver a presentation on ...


    By Eaton Corporation

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