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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.

Philippines agency selects contractors for 43.5-MW Balog Balog … – HydroWorld

HydroWorldPhilippines agency selects contractors for 43.5-MW Balog Balog …HydroWorldThe Philippines’ National Irrigation Administration has signed a contract with ITP Construction Inc. and the Guangxi Hydroelectric Construction Bureau Co.NIA taps contractors for P5.8-B dam project | Inquirer BusinessInquirer.netNIA signs contract to build P5.8-M storage dam – The Manila Times …The Manila Timesall 3 news articles »

Hydropower Dam Opens in Lorestan – Financial Tribune

Hydropower Dam Opens in LorestanFinancial TribuneA hydroelectric dam in the western Lorestan Province was inaugurated by Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian on Thursday. Rudbar Hydroelectric Dam in the city of Aligudarz, a mountainous region with abundant …

EU invests into Tanzania’s small hydropower, renewables sectors – HydroWorld

HydroWorldEU invests into Tanzania’s small hydropower, renewables sectorsHydroWorldThe announcement comes days after the EU released a report titled, “Empowering Tanzania”, in which it said only about 500 MW of the African country’s 4,700 MW of hydroelectric potential has been exploited. The funding is part of the EU’s development …

IRENA report says in 2016, large hydropower accounted for 1.5 million renewable energy jobs – HydroWorld

HydroWorldIRENA report says in 2016, large hydropower accounted for 1.5 million renewable energy jobsHydroWorld“IRENA has provided this year a more complete picture on the state of employment in the renewables sector, by including large hydropower data. It is important to recognize these additional 1.5 million working people, as they represent the largest …IRENA | Press ReleasesIRENAall 90 news articles »

Nepal awards $2.5-bn power project to controversial Chinese firm – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesNepal awards $2.5-bn power project to controversial Chinese firmHindustan TimesThe company has already left one hydro power project in limbo and put pressure on political leadership to increase the generation capacity of another. “The government should correct the decision to award the contract to a controversial company without …and more »

Letter: NYPA should take the lead in achieving 50 by 30 goal – Buffalo News

Letter: NYPA should take the lead in achieving 50 by 30 goalBuffalo NewsHydropower produces less than a fifth of the state’s electricity. But unless you count the potential for wave and river turbine generation, hydropower is maxed out in New York. In order to meet the 50 by 30 goal, we need NYPA to make a leap as bold as …and more »

Renewable Energy Provides More Options for Mountain State – The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)Renewable Energy Provides More Options for Mountain StateThe Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)“Three of those went online in 2016, and the fourth one is getting ready to come on later this year — that’s the Smithland hydroelectric plant,” Barber said. Hydropower offers benefits both to companies, such as AMP, and customers. “They are …Renewable Energy Milestone: California Leads In The Renewables Record, Gets Over 67% Of Its Energy From …Science World ReportCalifornia Grid Is on a Productive Spree Thanks to Renewable EnergyMid-Day Dailyall 71 news articles »

Company Restores Hydropower Plant on Sugar River in Claremont – Valley News

Valley NewsCompany Restores Hydropower Plant on Sugar River in ClaremontValley NewsToday, in New Hampshire, there are more than 60 hydroelectric facilities located in 18 towns and cities throughout the state, totaling around 50 megawatts, according to the Granite State Hydropower Association’s website. Those projects generate around …

Belarus’ 24-MW Polotskaya hydroelectric plant commissioned – HydroWorld

HydroWorldBelarus’ 24-MW Polotskaya hydroelectric plant commissionedHydroWorldBelarusian utility RUP Vitebskenergo has commissioned its 24-MW Polotskaya hydropower project, located on the West Dvina River in the country’s northern region. The plant was outfitted by manufacturer Mavel, a.s., which supplied five Kaplan turbines, …

California grid sets record, with 67% of power from renewables – SFGate

SFGateCalifornia grid sets record, with 67% of power from renewablesSFGateThe torrents of rain that fell in the state have filled hydroelectric dams to levels not seen in decades. Up to 21 percent of the state’s total electricity output could come from hydroelectricity this year, according estimates from the California …and more »

Hydropower, The Clean Motor Of Latin America’s Energy Future – Worldcrunch

WorldcrunchHydropower, The Clean Motor Of Latin America’s Energy FutureWorldcrunchLA PAZ — At it stands now, half of Latin America’s power is generated by hydroelectricity, an energy source that is also of vital importance worldwide, producing more electricity than all renewables combined. Hydropower is especially beneficial for …and more »

Centre directs government to declare area around Vishnuprayag hydro power project as ‘no development activity zone’ – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesCentre directs government to declare area around Vishnuprayag hydro power project as ‘no development activity zone’Hindustan TimesThe Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) has asked the Uttarakhand government to ensure that the area around Vishnuprayag Hydroelectric Project on Alaknanda River in Chamoli is notified as a ‘no development activity zone’. The letter (dated April …and more »

IHA honors award winners during World Hydropower Congress – HydroWorld

HydroWorldIHA honors award winners during World Hydropower CongressHydroWorldAwarded to Iceland’s Landsvirkjun for demonstrating “excellence in sustainable development” with its 150-MW Blanda hydroelectric plant. The plant was evaluated using IHA’s Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, which evaluates a project’s …

Peruvian legislators make push for 750-MW Santa Maria hydropower project – HydroWorld

HydroWorldPeruvian legislators make push for 750-MW Santa Maria hydropower projectHydroWorldMembers of Peru’s Fuerza Popular party have introduced a bill asking the government to declare the 750-MW Santa Maria hydroelectric project to be one of public necessity. The group, which holds a 73-to-130 majority in Peru’s congress, argues that the …

China is building more dams than it needs – Scroll.in

Scroll.inChina is building more dams than it needsScroll.inChina has the world’s largest potential hydropower resource and could develop around 540 GW as part of efforts to decarbonise the country’s economy. Much of China’s hydro boom has occurred in the southwest where steep rivers, narrow gorges, and heavy …

Addis Ababa to Host 6th World Hydropower Conference – AllAfrica.com

Addis Ababa to Host 6th World Hydropower ConferenceAllAfrica.comHydropower’s role as a global energy source cannot be overstated, with hydro supplying 70 percent of the world’s renewable energy to more than a billion people in 152 countries. The 2017 World Hydropower Congress is organised by the International …and more »