The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said that the Kariba Dam is 85 per cent full, and that it has therefore increase the water allocated to the two hydropower stations for power generation.
Intelligent Land Investments (ILI), a property management company in Hamilton, Scotland, has proposed building a 2.4 GWh pumped hydroelectric project near Loch Ness in Scotland.
A spokesman for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the USA has said that the authority’s generation of hydropower is nearly double the level of this time last year.
The Nigerian Government has confirmed that it plans to start construction of a $5.8 billion hydropower plant in the eastern Mambila region this year, once it has finalised loan terms with China’s Export-Import Bank.
Resurgent Power, backed by the Tata Group, has emerged as the frontrunner to buy the Indian firm Jaypee Power Ventures.
Hydroelectric power plants owned by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in India have produced 23 per cent more electricity from the months since April 2017 compared with the same period last year.
Feasibility studies on the Hydro 2.0 project in Kidston and a hydroelectric power station at Burdekin Falls Dam, both in north Queensland, Australia, have indicated that these projects are viable.
GE Renewable Energy has won a turnkey contract with Star Pumped Storage Ltd for the 344 MW Kokhav Hayarden hydro pumped storage station, the second to be installed in Israel.
Malawi has expressed interest in energy cooperation with China to help tackle its energy crisis.
With the onset of the dry season in Nepal, power generation from the 70 MW Middle Marshyangdi Hydropower Project has fallen to around 30 MW, due to the significant drop in water level in the river basin.