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$60 million loan from ADB for Uzbekistan hydro
JSC Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer, has signed a 25-year loan agreement, worth $60 million, with the Asian Development Bank.
GE agreement with Walcha Energy to accelerate 500 MW pumped hydro storage project
GE Renewable Energy and Walcha Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 500 MW Dungowan pumped hydro storage project in the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in...
Modernisation of Kadyrinskaya hydro completed
Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy has announced that the three-year project to modernise the Kadyrinskaya hydropower plant (Kadyrinskaya HPP-3) has been completed on time.
Renewables’ share rises to all-time high in Germany
Renewables covered around 52% of gross power consumed in Germany during the first quarter of 2020. Gross power consumption encompasses all electricity used in a country, but for...
Construction of Karakurt dam completed
Energo-Pro reports that it has started filling the reservoir of the Karakurt hydropower plant in eastern Turkey after completing construction work in early February.
Voith Hydro to carry out Bridge River generator replacement
BC Hydro has awarded a contract for work on the Bridge River Powerhouse II generator replacement programme to Voith Hydro.
Voith to deliver turbines and generators for Pakal Dul hydropower plant
Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPPPL) and Voith Hydro have signed a contract to supply four 250 MW Francis hydropower turbines for the Pakal Dul hydropower plant.
Voith signs contract for Henan Tianchi pumped storage
Henan Tianchi Pumped Storage Co. and Voith Hydro Shanghai Co. have signed a contract for the supply of equipment for the Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant site in He Nan province, China
Brazil changes tack on large dam construction
Brazil’s government has said it will no longer support the development of mega-dams in the Amazon basin, according to local newspaper O Globo.
Pöyry appointed to Beyhan II hydro plant
Kalehan Murat Enerji Üretim AS has awarded Pöyry the basic design engineering services assignment for the Beyhan II hydro project in Turkey.
Statkraft and Norfund swap hydro shares
Statkraft says that it will strengthen its presence in South America and South Asia through a share swap deal with Norfund.
Pöyry maps hydro potential in W Africa
Consulting firm Pöyry says that it has used groundbreaking data to map the small-scale hydropower potential in 14 West African states.
Aquila acquires six hydro plants in Norway
Alternative investment company Aquila Capital has acquired six run-of-river hydropower plants from the Norwegian energy company BKK AS.
Karot achieves financial close
China Three Gorges has achieved financial close on its Karot hydropower project in Pakistan.
New UK pumped hydro scheme approved
Construction of a new pumped storage hydropower scheme in the UK could start in 2018 following the recent granting of planning permission.
Mount Coffee hydropower plant restarts
Following extensive upgrades, the Mount Coffee run-of-river hydro plant in Liberia has gone back into service.
First combination of wind and pumped storage
Voith is to deliver the pump turbines for this special project - the world's first combination wind and pumped storage system.
Nepal, Bangladesh sign hydropower deal
The governments of Nepal and Bangladesh have announced a deal to invest jointly in hydropower projects in Nepal.
China Three Gorges buys Duke Energy’s Brazilian operations
China Three Gorges Corporation is paying US$1.2 billion to buy Duke Energy’s Brazilian operations.