hydropower planning News

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 REECO GmbH

  • 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 Market in Italy to 2025

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Hydropower (Large and Small Hydro, and Pumped Storage) in Italy, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles" to its huge collection of research reports. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Seminar on current challenges facing hydropower development in Europe

    The Seminar on Current Challenges Facing Hydropower Development in Europe: Reserved flow, River Basin Management Plans & Certification for Hydro is held in Brussels from 1-2 October 2009. The aim of this seminar is to provide a platform for discussion between all parties on topics such as The reserved flow seen from authority-producer level perspectives as well as demonstrated by case ...


  • 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

  • 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 REECO GmbH

  • NIB to finance the new Búðarháls hydropower plant in Iceland

    NIB will provide a loan for Landsvirkjun to finance a new hydropower project in Búðarháls, southern Iceland. The 16-year maturity loan totalling USD 70 million (EUR 52.5 million) will help build the new hydropower plant expected to produce 585 GWh of electricity ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • Canadian hydropower could help U.S. achieve carbon-cutting goals

    Canadian hydropower could help some U.S. states meet their carbon-cutting goals under the proposed federal Clean Power Plan, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) says in a new policy report. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • HYDRO 2017 Seville 9-11 October: Shaping the future of hydropower

    HYDRO 2017, an international conference on hydropower & dams development will take place in Sevilla from 9-11 October 2017. The event will bring together 1500 high level delegates from 90 countries, who will have the opportunity to learn about Spanish expertise in the field.  The event will focus on the future of hydropower and is organised by Aqua-Media International Ltd ...

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