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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.

Controversial Northern Pass project struck down – The Saint Anselm Crier

The Saint Anselm CrierControversial Northern Pass project struck downThe Saint Anselm CrierThe Northern Pass is a proposed project to bring hydroelectric power from Quebec to New England. The project is designed as a 192-mile transmission line that will bring over 1,000 megawatts of hydropower from Hydro-Quebec’s hydroelectric plants in …and more »

Pöyry awarded feasibility study assignment for Shnogh Hydropower Project in Armenia – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Pöyry awarded feasibility study assignment for Shnogh Hydropower Project in ArmeniaGlobeNewswire (press release)Debed Hydro LLC has awarded Pöyry with the engineering services and consultancy services assignment for the feasibility study for Shnogh Hydroelectric Project in the Republic of Armenia. The Shnogh Project is located along the Debed river in northern …and more »

Gold mining company acquires two hydropower plants in Brazil – HydroWorld

CleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business ReviewGold mining company acquires two hydropower plants in BrazilHydroWorldKinross Brasil Mineracao has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric plants in Brazil for $257 million, with the intention of securing a long-term supply of power for the company’s Paracatu mine. The two facilities, owned by a subsidiary of steel producer …Kinross Gold to acquire two hydro power plants in Brazil for $257mCleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business ReviewFinancial Newsletter – ZacksZacksKinross Gold Corporation – KGC – Stock Price Today – ZacksZacksall 107 news articles »

Trump’s infrastructure package creates questions, but does include hydro – HydroWorld

HydroWorldTrump’s infrastructure package creates questions, but does include hydroHydroWorldLast for hydropower, the plan would amend current terms of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990 to restore authority to the Secretary of the Army to “determine whether operation and maintenance at hydropower facilities on USACE projects are …and more »

GE awarded contract for Kyrgyzstan’s Toktogul rehab – HydroWorld

HydroWorldGE awarded contract for Kyrgyzstan’s Toktogul rehabHydroWorldKyrgyzstan could be ripe for hydroelectric development — though finding backers to exploit its resources has not always been easy. The country’s parliament backed out of a deal with Russia in January 2016 that would have included the construction of …

A guiding light: For Hydro-Québec CEO, chasing new revenue, assets key to averting solar ‘death spiral’ – The Globe and Mail

A guiding light: For Hydro-Québec CEO, chasing new revenue, assets key to averting solar ‘death spiral’The Globe and MailThe Hydro-Québec chief executive, who has been at the helm of Canada’s biggest electricity utility for two years, is sitting in a boardroom at hydro headquarters discussing what he sees as a looming risk for the power business. The threat, regularly …

Mass. Seeks Path Post-Hydro Defeat – Valley News

Valley NewsMass. Seeks Path Post-Hydro DefeatValley NewsFILE– In this Aug. 15, 2015 file photograph, Bill Quinlan, President of Eversource Operations in New Hampshire, presents revised plans for the proposed Northern Pass hydroelectric project at Glob…

House bill approved to transfer land for Swan Lake – KRBD

KRBDHouse bill approved to transfer land for Swan LakeKRBDDon Young, transfers about 26 acres of U.S. Forest Service land for the Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project. In an announcement, Young’s office states that the land was surveyed incorrectly in 1994. Swan Lake is owned by Southeast Alaska Power Agency, and …

Hydroelectric Projects Are Displacing Indigenous Groups in the Amazon – Futurism

FuturismHydroelectric Projects Are Displacing Indigenous Groups in the AmazonFuturismHydropower development is booming in the Amazon right now, and Brazil currently generates more than 70 percent of its electricity via hydropower. That’s a good thing, in terms of clean energy, but as those displaced by the Belo Monte Dam and others can …

Drought affects hydroelectricity generation in Kenya – ESI Africa

ESI AfricaDrought affects hydroelectricity generation in KenyaESI AfricaThe Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has stated that if it doesn’t rain in the next two weeks, they will be forced close down the Masinga Dam due to low water levels. Keter was speaking on Tuesday at a meeting with the Energy Parliamentary …

Sierra Leone to construct Bumbuna II project – ESI Africa

ESI AfricaSierra Leone to construct Bumbuna II projectESI AfricaThe government of Sierra Leone is planning to persuade the Environment Protection Agency to award the Environment and Social Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) licence for the commencement o…