A consortium of GE Power and CIE Sociedad Anonima has won a contract from Itaipu Binacional to modernise the Itaipu Dam in Brazil, one of the world’s largest hydropower plants.
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.
China Power and GE of the US have launched a joint bid for a contract to construct the 2400 MW Batoka Gorge hydropower project being co-developed by Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The Tarbela Hydropower Plant will become the largest power generation facility in Pakistan on completion of a fifth extension project, taking its total output to 6298 MW.
Canada’s BC Hydro has awarded three contracts with a combined value of more than $1.26 billion for the 1100 MW Site C hydropower project in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the privatisation of state-owned hydropower plants in Turkey with a $55 million loan to a subsidiary of Koc Holding.
Korea Southern Power Co (KOSPO) has announced that it will be making significant investments into new and renewable energy projects.
Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials in both China and Myanmar.
A three-year, $1 million study in the Yukon, Canada will investigate how a changing climate could impact future hydropower generation.
GE Renewable Energy and Cube Hydro Partners have announced that they have entered into an agreement to provide three aerating turbines for the High Rock hydropower plant in North Carolina, USA.