Reza Ardakanian, Energy Minister for Iran, has announced that 10 new major dams will be inaugurated in nine provinces across the country by March 2020.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has announced that it will invest $1.1 billion in a modernisation programme at the Niagara Power Project, the state’s largest producer of electricity.
Emrgy Inc, which develops modular turbines to harness water power as a distributed energy sources, has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy about Emrgy’s Micro Hydrokinetic technology.
Statkraft has announced that it will start construction of the 51.6 MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile in August 2019.
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has said that the recent wave of power cuts being experienced across the country are the result of reduced generation capacity at Kariba Hydropower Plant.
SinoHydro of China has announced that it will invest $214 million into the Nyabarongo II Hydropower Plant in Rwanda, boosting the country’s effort to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has reduced water allocated for power generation at Kariba Hydropower Station due to falling water levels in the lake shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia.
GE Renewable Energy has been awarded a $87 million contract by Nachtigal Hydro Power Company (NHPC) to provide seven 60 MW Francis turbines for the new Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon.
The Australian Government has approved $1 billion for an expansion of the state-owned power generator Snowy Hydro to back up wind and solar power.
The State Grid Corporation of China, which runs the majority of the nation’s electricity distribution networks, is constructing five pumped storage power plants to increase domestic new energy power generation.