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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.

A Future for Renewable Energy Investment

02/01/2013

Another blow was dealt to the renewable energy industry recently when the price of carbon traded through the EU Emissions Trading Scheme fell to below €5 a tonne.

Tech Notes

02/01/2013

Measuring Partial Discharge in Stator Windings using 80-pF Line Couplers

02/01/2013

By Stefan Kornhuber, Matthias Boltze and Greg Topjian
Hydro project owners can use 80-pF line couplers to measure partial discharge and detect signals from deeper inside the machine.

Georgian Hydropower Turns River Flow into Cash Flow

02/01/2013

By Liza Tavdumadze
Georgia has untapped hydro potential of about 20 TWh annually and energy-hungry neighbors in Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe. With a recent influx of investments, the country is expanding its hydro potential and generating revenue at the same time.

Alstom completes acquisition of Rolls-Royce ocean energy developer

01/31/2013

Alstom Power has completed its acquisition of marine power technology developer Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce PLC, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Alstom completes acquisition of Rolls-Royce ocean energy developer

01/31/2013

Alstom Power has completed its acquisition of marine power technology developer Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce PLC, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Ukraine seeks hydro generator rehab for 686-MW Kremenchuk, 661-MW Dnipro 2

01/30/2013

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of generators at the 686-MW Kremenchuk and 661-MW Dnipro2 hydroelectric projects on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Ukraine seeks hydro generator rehab for 686-MW Kremenchuk, 661-MW Dnipro 2

01/30/2013

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of generators at the 686-MW Kremenchuk and 661-MW Dnipro2 hydroelectric projects on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

Georgia, USAID agreement hopes to see increase in private sector development projects

01/25/2013

A new partnership between the United States Agency for International Development and the Georgian government is intended to help spur private development of hydroelectric projects.

RusHydro inaugurates fourth unit at 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydro project

01/25/2013

The fourth turbine unit at JSC RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant is now in commercial operation, the Russian utility announced this week.

RusHydro inaugurates fourth unit at 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydro project

01/25/2013

The fourth turbine unit at JSC RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant is now in commercial operation, the Russian utility announced this week.

Tocardo, Repsol form partnership for marine power development

01/24/2013

Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Tocardo International and oil and gas conglomerate Repsol have formed a partnership intended to help further offshore tidal energy development, the companies announced this week.

Tocardo, Repsol form partnership for marine power development

01/24/2013

Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Tocardo International and oil and gas conglomerate Repsol have formed a partnership intended to help further offshore tidal energy development, the companies announced this week.

Belgium considers "ring island" energy storage scheme

01/24/2013

Belgian officials are considering the construction of a massive new offshore hydroelectric energy storage project to help the country wean itself off nuclear power by 2025, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Belgium considers "ring island" energy storage scheme

01/24/2013

Belgian officials are considering the construction of a massive new offshore hydroelectric energy storage project to help the country wean itself off nuclear power by 2025, HydroWorld.com has learned.

DCNS increases stake in marine power developer OpenHydro

01/23/2013

French naval technologies manufacturer DCNS has increased its stake in Irish tidal energy developer OpenHydro to nearly 60%, HydroWorld.com has learned.

DCNS increases stake in marine power developer OpenHydro

01/23/2013

French naval technologies manufacturer DCNS has increased its stake in Irish tidal energy developer OpenHydro to nearly 60%, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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.

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