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  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • IEA offers roadmap for doubling global hydropower by 2050

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy have published a report laying out a roadmap for doubling global hydroelectricity production by 2050. According to IEA, the achievement of such hydro production levels could prevent up to three billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel plants. By 2050, a doubling in hydroelectric production would imply ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Black & Veatch Signs Contract with Electricidade De Moçambique to Study Development Of Hydropower

    Kansas City, Mo. - Mozambique’s national power company, Electricidade de Moçambique, has awarded Black & Veatch a contract funded under a U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant to study the feasibility of using the lower Lurio River, in northern Mozambique, as a hydropower source. Black & Veatch has started work on the project and is currently evaluating three schemes to ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Energy Department to Fund R&D to Advance Low-Impact Hydropower Technologies

    The Energy Department today announced $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems. This funding will help advance hydropower drivetrains, which transfer rotational energy from turbines to generators, and structural foundations that will minimize environmental impacts and reduce the lifetime costs associated with operating and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

    In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • Los Alamos county completes Abiquiu Hydropower project, bringing new clean energy resources to new mexico

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu issued the following statement on the completion and startup today of the Abiquiu Hydropower Project in New Mexico - the first hydropower project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be completed nationwide. "Today marks a major milestone in securing America's clean energy future as we celebrate the completion of the Department of Energy's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

    The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement signed today commits the agencies to a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ReportsnReports - The Future of Small, Medium and Large Hydropower Technologies: Technology developments, key costs and the future outlook

    The Future of Small, Medium and Large Hydropower Technologies: Technology developments, key costs and the future outlook  Hydropower is one of the earliest sources of power exploited by man with water wheels of various sorts being built for at least two thousand years to ...


  • Hydropower (Large and Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage) in the United States (US), Market Outlook to 2020

    Hydropower (Large and Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage) in the United States (US), Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update - Capacity, Generation, Power Plants, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on the hydro power market. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and ...


  • ADB to help India`s Himachal Pradesh become `hydropower state` via multi-tranche loan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping Himachal Pradesh become India’s “hydropower state” through an $800 million multi-tranche financing facility. The eight-year loan package will help finance the construction of several run-of-river hydropower generating plants that will bring in combined capacity of 808 megawatts (MW) for the small mountainous state. Himachal Pradesh has abundant water ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Eaton Showcasing Power Management, Electrical Modernization Solutions for Hydropower Utilities at HydroVision Booth #4057 from July 15 through 17

    Power management company Eaton will showcase an expanded portfolio of solutions and services for hydropower generation customers at HydroVision International 2015 booth #4057, from July 15 through 17 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Eaton provides a wide range of solutions and life extension services designed to help optimize the performance of new and existing hydropower ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Dialogue aims to reduce impacts from dam building in Dinaric Arc

    Careful design and operation of water and hydropower infrastructure can provide for development and economic needs with minimal impact on the people and natural assets of the Dinaric Arc, WWF is to tell a major conference in Croatia. The conference in Dubrovnik, organised by WWF with the support of the World Bank, the Global Water Partnership and the International Hydropower Association, will ...


    By WWF International

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