New Development

Development of new hydropower facilities, a strong and continuing trend, results in the addition of substantial new electric generating capacity around the world every year.

Hydro Project Activity-cap_hydro_c08
Hydro TC Seperator Image v2

Latest New Development News

Kenya seeks consultants for dam safety panel to oversee dam construction

01/08/2015

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a dam safety panel of experts to oversee construction of dam and reservoir projects in Kenya.

BC Hydro again extends site preparation call for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro again extended the deadline for bids to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Vietnam

Investor licenses for Vietnam hydroelectric projects might be revoked

01/07/2015

Although Vietnam generates nearly 40% of its power from about 7,000 hydropower facilities, investors developing new hydroelectric projects in the country face increasing oversight. Citing mismanagement and illegal land acquisitions, Vietnam’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said the government might assess penalties that include potentially revoking investor licenses for particular projects. 

Canada utility extends call for equipment inspection for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Canadian Spotlight

01/06/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Modeling Potential Turbine Upgrades for the Brazeau Plant

01/05/2015

One or two new runners for the units at the 355-MW Brazeau Power Station in Alberta, Canada, would allow owner TransAlta Corp. to better optimize revenue and provide valuable ancillary services. Modeling of the various upgrade options allowed the utility to arrive at the most valuable solution.

Bhutan Map

Bhutan seeks consultants, construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project

01/02/2015

The government of Bhutan and its development units seek consultants, civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River.

NWHA hydropower potential scoping study

NWHA releases results of Hydropower Potential Scoping Study

01/02/2015

Hydroelectric development potential in the Pacific Northwest from 2015 to 2035 is 3,200 MW, or 23 million MWh. Costs for this development range from an average of $3,518 per kW to $8,464 per kW.

Voith Bratsk Turbine Runner

Voith Hydro celebrates strong 2014 supplying hydroelectric generating facilities worldwide

12/31/2014

It has been an eventful year for Voith Hydro Inc., which supplies equipment to hydroelectric generating facilities worldwide and employs more than 700 people at its hydropower manufacturing facility in York, Pa.  

Chihuido I hydroelectric project

Russian-backed Argentine-Spanish consortium funds US$1.84 billion, 637-MW Chihuido I hydro

12/23/2014

Argentina's Planning Ministry awarded the 637-MW Chihuido I hydroelectric project to an Argentine-Spanish consortium backed by Russian financing, which will require a US$1.84 billion investment. Minister of Planning and Public Investment Julio de Vido and Minister of Economy Axel Kicillof made the announcement, Dec. 22. 

Kerr joins hydropower team of HDR

HDR adds Kerr to Pacific Northwest hydropower team

12/22/2014

Jim Kerr has joined HDR as senior hydro-mechanical engineer in the consulting company’s hydropower team. 

Georgia

Sakartvelos Banki invests US$45 million in Georgia’s hydroelectric future

12/22/2014

Sakartvelos Banki (Bank of Georgia) announced it is investing US$45 million in the 30-MW Mestia Chaladidi hydroelectric project on the Mestiachala River, which will use water from the Chaladi Glacier in Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia.  

World News

12/19/2014

News on the global hydroelectric industry from November-December 2014

12 workers rescued at Vietnam's Da Dan-Da Chomo hydropower plant

12/19/2014

A dozen workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel at the Da Dang-Da Chomo hydropower plant have been rescued, officials in Vietnam's Lam Dong province said.

Senate approval of two bills could benefit America's hydroelectric power sector

12/17/2014

Legislative movement in Congress this week could benefit the United States' hydroelectric power sector, with the Senate approving both a tax extenders bill and an omnibus appropriations bill.

B.C. government approves 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

12/17/2014

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has approved BC Hydro's plans for the 1,100-MW Site C hydropower plant, ending speculation that the provincial government might forego the project in lieu of other alternatives.

Vietnam

Tunnel collapses at US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project

12/17/2014

A tunnel collapse at the site of the US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project on the Da Dang River in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam, at 7 a.m. yesterday trapped 12 workers, according to local news sources onsite.

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014

Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-MW Burdekin hydropower project, citing revisions to Australia's federal energy policy.

2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

Électricité de France

Brazilian 400 MW hydroelectric project has French investment

12/15/2014

A France-based utility fills the void in a consortium for a 400 MW hydroelectric project in Brazil on the Teles Pires River in the state of Mato Grosso. Brazilian company Alupar Investimento, which held a 51% stake in a consortium, decided to exit the project in August.

Hydro Industry Financials

Most Read Articles