Small Hydro

Hydroelectric plants with a capacity of 20 MW or less are a valuable niche of the hydro industry, providing local power in underdeveloped countries and sources of new capacity in established markets.

Small Hydro
Hydro TC Seperator Image v2


Latest Small Hydro News

River Lyon

Scottish micro hydro project developers charged with destroying mussel habitat

02/20/2013

Developers of a 1.5 MW mini hydro project in a Highland Perthshire glen are facing fines up to US$245,000 for killing a protected species and causing long-term environmental damage to Scotland's River Lyon.

Adyanpara Waterfalls

Construction of new micro hydro project begins in India's Kerala state

02/18/2013

A new micro hydro project in India's Kerala state should help decrease power shortages in Malappuram once commissioned in 2015, Kerala Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed said.

Pakistan seeks construction of 3.6-MW Thor mini hydro plant

02/15/2013

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to construct a 3.6-MW hydroelectric plant to power the colony that is to build the 4,500-MW Diamer Basha hydroelectric project on the Indus River in Pakistan.

Capital Building

U.S. House passes hydropower energy policy with unanimous vote

02/13/2013

America's hydroelectric power sector received a boost as House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, received a unanimous 422-0 vote of approval before the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today.

The Road to Sustainable Development: Small Hydro in the EU

02/01/2013

By Bethany Duarte
A European Small Hydropower Association report shows that while small hydro development in the EU is not consistent among countries, it could provide a large portion of the region’s renewable energy.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park improvement proposal includes new mini hydro project

01/29/2013

A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park improvement proposal includes new mini hydro project

01/29/2013

A multi-faceted piece of legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, could see a new 50 kW micro hydro power plant fast-tracked for construction in Alaska's Denali National Park.

Barra do Rio Chapeu Small Hydro

Brazil's 15.5-MW Barra do Rio Chapeu mini hydro project commissioned

01/29/2013

An Eletrobras-owned small hydroelectric project in Brazil's Santa Catarina state is now online, the utility company announced earlier this week.

Barra do Rio Chapeu Small Hydro

Brazil's 15.5-MW Barra do Rio Chapeu mini hydro project commissioned

01/29/2013

An Eletrobras-owned small hydroelectric project in Brazil's Santa Catarina state is now online, the utility company announced earlier this week.

Voith Logo

Voith signs deals for two South American small hydroelectric projects

01/28/2013

Voith has secured a pair of contracts for two South American micro hydroelectric projects, the company announced this week.

Voith Logo

Voith signs deals for two South American small hydroelectric projects

01/28/2013

Voith has secured a pair of contracts for two South American micro hydroelectric projects, the company announced this week.

Asian bank seeks firms to study seven Samoa mini hydro projects

01/28/2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest to study seven mini-hydropower projects and expansion of an existing small project, and to prepare an investment plan to implement the projects.

Asian bank seeks firms to study seven Samoa mini hydro projects

01/28/2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest to study seven mini-hydropower projects and expansion of an existing small project, and to prepare an investment plan to implement the projects.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone's new micro hydro turbine now online

01/24/2013

A new 230 kW micro hydro turbine at Yellowstone National Park will equate to as much as US$80,000 per year in energy savings, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone's new micro hydro turbine now online

01/24/2013

A new 230 kW micro hydro turbine at Yellowstone National Park will equate to as much as US$80,000 per year in energy savings, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

House of Representatives Seal

Hydro industry renewable energy policy passes U.S. House Committee

01/22/2013

House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee a week after the renewable energy policy was reintroduced to the legislature.

House of Representatives Seal

Hydro industry renewable energy policy passes U.S. House Committee

01/22/2013

House Resolution 267, also known as the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee a week after the renewable energy policy was reintroduced to the legislature.

Albanian government approves construction of three new micro hydro projects

01/22/2013

Albania's territorial regulation body has granted licenses for the construction of three small hydroelectric projects.

Hydro Industry Financials

Most Read Articles