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Statkraft opens Peru HPP
Statkraft reports that it has formally opened the Cheves hydropower plant in Peru, its ninth power plant in the country.
E.ON divests Italian hydro plants
E.ON has agreed to sell its Italian hydropower complex in Terni to ERG Power Generation SPA.
Canada's hydro capacity will be 85 GW by 2025 - GlobalData report
Canada's installed hydropower capacity is forecast to increase from around 77.6 GW in 2014 to an estimated 84.8 GW by 2025.
Voith to modernise hydro plant in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's largest energy provider, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), has selected Voith as supplier for the modernisation of its Polpitiya hydropower plant.
IFC buys stake in Three Gorges
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is to acquire a 15 per cent stake in China Three Gorges South Asia (CSAIL) to support development of...
GE-Andritz preferred for tidal lagoon
The developers of a proposed tidal lagoon power plant in the UK have selected a GE-Andritz Hydro consortium as its preferred bidder for the supply of electromechanical equipment.
EDF buys stake in Sinop dam
EDF has purchased a 51 per cent stake in Sinop Energy Company, the firm in charge of building and operating the 400 MW Sinop hydroelectric dam in Brazil.
50MW storage extension planned for Wales
Snowdonia Pumped Hydro, which intends to build a 600 MWh pumped electricity storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near Llanberis under planning approval granted in late 2013, is applying...
ADB under pressure over dam loan
Environmental and human rights groups from Malaysia and around the world have written to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) asking it to shelve a proposed loan supporting the...
IFC to assess 1 GW Sounda hydro prospects
The feasibility of developing a 1000 MW hydropower project at the Sounda Gorge in the Republic of the Congo is to be investigated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Voith to undertake Priest Rapids upgrade
Voith Hydro has been awarded the contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse at the 956 MW Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River.
Voith to equip Los Cóndores hydro project
Chile's largest electric utility Endesa Chile has signed a contract with Voith Hydro for the supply, installation, and commissioning of electromechanical equipment for the 150 MW...
Alstom to refurbish Norwegian hydro
Energiselskapet Buskerud has awarded Alstom a €4 million contract to repair and refurbish the generator at the 25 MW Døvikfoss hydropower plant in Norway.
Loan for Laos hydro project
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed a $217 million financing package for the 290 MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Voith to modernise German pumped storage plant
Voith has won a contract from E.ON Kraftwerke to modernise one of the generators at the Waldeck pumped storage plant in North Hesse, Germany.
EIB agrees loan for Austrian hydro
Illwerke is receiving a €280 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support the development of its Obervermuntwerk II pumped storage power plant in Austria's Vorarlberg region.
Ministers reject HidroAysén
Plans for the construction of five hydroelectric dams on two rivers in Chile have been dealt a blow after the country's Committee of Ministers rejected the projects' environmental permits.
Alstom to upgrade Harjavalta hydro
Alstom has signed a €10 million contract with Länsi-Suomen Voima Oy to retrofit and upgrade two existing generators and provide one new generator at the 72 MW Harjavalta hydro plant.
US could double hydropower capacity by 2030
There is potential for over 65 GW of new hydropower development - almost equivalent to the current US hydropower capacity - across 3 million US rivers and streams that do not...