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Hydropower

Hydropower, hydraulic power, hydrokinetic power or water power is power that is derived from the force or energy of falling water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy globally today.

OPG announces 10 MW upgrade to Ranney Falls – HydroWorld

HydroWorldOPG announces 10 MW upgrade to Ranney FallsHydroWorldCanadian utility Ontario Power Generation has announced a rehabilitation program that will more than double the capacity of its 10-MW Ranney Falls hydropower plant. The US$20 million projec…

Hull Street to acquire nine hydro power plants from Eversource for $83m – CleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business Review

Hull Street to acquire nine hydro power plants from Eversource for $83mCleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business ReviewHull Street Energy earlier this year acquired five hydro power facilities in Massachusetts that were once owned by Northeast Utilities. With the acquisition of the nine plants in New Hampshire, the company’s hydroelectric plant portfolio will exceed 85MW.

Canada Aims To Solve US Nuclear Woes – OilPrice.com (blog)

Canada Aims To Solve US Nuclear WoesOilPrice.com (blog)Some thousand miles north, Hydro-Quebec, owned by the Quebec government, is struggling with stagnate demand at home, and as it expands its hydropower generation capacity, the company seeks to sell …

Hydro-Quebec building dams to solve US nuclear woes – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailHydro-Quebec building dams to solve US nuclear woesThe Globe and MailA key advantage of hydropower is that unlike wind and solar, it’s always running, similar to nuclear and fossil-fuel plants. The downside is the environmental impact. Hydro-Quebec’s four dams on the Romaine River require flooding as much as 100 square …and more »

Eversource Energy selling fossil, hydro power plants – Electric Light & Power

Electric Light & PowerEversource Energy selling fossil, hydro power plantsElectric Light & PowerEversource Energy is selling three fossil-fueled power plants, two remote combustion peaker units and nine hydroelectric plants to several buyers for a combined $258 million. In a filing Thursday with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, …Eversource Energy requests approval for US$258.3 million sale of its generating assetsHydroWorldEversource chooses buyers for NH power plants, including Bow’s Merrimack StationConcord Monitorall 11 news articles »

Mega First unit secures RM634m loan for Laos hydro power project – The Star Online

The Star OnlineMega First unit secures RM634m loan for Laos hydro power projectThe Star OnlineAccording to Mega First’s website, the Don Sahong hydropower project is a run-of-river hydroelectric power scheme located in the Khong District of Champasak Province in Southern Laos. The scheme has been designed with a generation capacity of 260MW.Loans totaling US$150 million secured for 260-MW Don Sahong hydropower project in Lao PDRHydroWorldall 7 news articles »

Utilities See Hydroelectric Potential in Abandoned Mines – Courthouse News Service

Courthouse News ServiceUtilities See Hydroelectric Potential in Abandoned MinesCourthouse News ServiceRenewable energy from wind and solar can supplement America’s power needs, but they are not as reliable as hydropower, coal or nuclear. So, American energy companies like Dominion are looking at pumped storage facilities as a more reliable …and more »

Song Da Corp modifies IPO plan – VietNamNet Bridge

VietNamNet BridgeSong Da Corp modifies IPO planVietNamNet BridgeSong Da Corporation is the main contractor for most hydropower projects in Viet Nam. It is also involved in some major infrastructure projects including tunnels, highways and factories. It…

Hydro power generation: High tariff, green clearances trouble sector – The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressHydro power generation: High tariff, green clearances trouble sectorThe Indian ExpressBy giving the examples of four different hydro projects — Teesta L/D/ III, Nathpa Jhakri, Tehri and Koldam — the presentation stated: “Hydropower projects are getting completed at two or more times the sanctioned cost. (Moreover), hydropower projects …State won’t charge hydropower companies for water usageGreater Kashmirall 2 news articles »