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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.

Permit Delays Dam Up Hydro Projects, Relicensing Costs Millions – Bloomberg Environment

Permit Delays Dam Up Hydro Projects, Relicensing Costs MillionsBloomberg EnvironmentThe facility, however, is still undergoing relicensing. “For me, that’s a mental image of just how long it takes to go through this process,” Thoma, a director of power generation at PG&E, which runs one of the largest hydro systems in the country …and more »

French Plan to Store Wind, Solar Energy Stymied by EU Deadlock – Bloomberg

BloombergFrench Plan to Store Wind, Solar Energy Stymied by EU DeadlockBloombergAs the spat enters its fourth year, more than 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) of potential investment in pumped-hydro projects remain frozen. As long as the fate of their expired concessions is unclear, EDF and Engie SA, France’s dominant hydro …

Statkraft to acquire eight hydropower plants in Brazil – HydroWorld

HydroWorldStatkraft to acquire eight hydropower plants in BrazilHydroWorldIn Brazil, Statkraft owns 81% of Statkraft Energias Renovaveis, with a portfolio of six hydroelectric plants and wind farms. The company has a minority interest in four other hydro plants. In total, the portfolio is 318 MW, before this latest acquisition.Arnaud Bellanger to lead Statkraft’s French hydro divisionInternational Water Power and Dam Constructionall 4 news articles »

Xcel Energy Terminating Grant Awarded for St. Anthony Falls Hydro Facility, City Officials Pleased – Twin Cities Business Magazine

Twin Cities Business MagazineXcel Energy Terminating Grant Awarded for St. Anthony Falls Hydro Facility, City Officials PleasedTwin Cities Business MagazineCrown Hydro, a planned hydroelectric power facility that’s been in development for more than two decades has received what’s likely a fatal blow, and it has city officials rejoicing. In a move praised by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council …

Rain leads to bumper crop of hydropower in Upper Peninsula of Michigan – HydroWorld

HydroWorldRain leads to bumper crop of hydropower in Upper Peninsula of MichiganHydroWorldFrench says it could be a “banner year” for hydro power. Upper Peninsula Power operates seven hydroelectric dams on the Dead, Escanaba, Ontonagon and Sturgeon rivers. The utility serves 52,000 customers in 10 northern Michigan counties.First cougar spotting of 2018 confirmed by DNR, caught on cameraWWMT-TVall 60 news articles »

Hydroelectric Power in Laos: Economic Security in Energy-Hungry South-East Asia – Future Directions International (press release)

Hydroelectric Power in Laos: Economic Security in Energy-Hungry South-East AsiaFuture Directions International (press release)Background. Hydroelectricity is at the core of Laos’ strategy to become the “Battery of Asia”. The export of electricity to neighbouring high-growth states, such as Thailand, is predicted to stimulate economic development. The average Laotian is likely …

US President Trump issues memorandum to promote reliable water, power supply in West – HydroWorld

HydroWorldUS President Trump issues memorandum to promote reliable water, power supply in WestHydroWorldSpecific to hydropower, the memorandum says, “To the extent the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce participate in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensing activities for hydroelectric projects, and to the extent permitted by …California Republicans hail executive water infrastructure orderRipon Advanceall 5 news articles »

Trump issues order on Columbia and Snake River dams. He wants fewer regulations – Tri-City Herald

Tri-City HeraldTrump issues order on Columbia and Snake River dams. He wants fewer regulationsTri-City HeraldPresident Trump on Friday ordered the removal of what he called “unnecessary” regulatory burdens on Columbia and Snake River hydropower dams. He signed a presidential memorandum requiring that a new environmental study on management of the …Floating ideas to save orcasLewiston Morning TribuneTask force considers breaching dams to save endangered orcasKitsap Sunall 67 news articles »

China’s State Power in talks for Brazil hydro, thermal plants – source – euronews

Investing.com UKChina’s State Power in talks for Brazil hydro, thermal plants – sourceeuronewsBy Tatiana Bautzer. SAO PAULO (Reuters) – China’s State Power Investment Corporation is in talks to acquire two additional hydroelectric dams and two thermal plants in Brazil, a person with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. One of the …UPDATE 1-China’s State Power in talks for Brazil hydro, thermal …Reutersall 5 news articles »