Water inflow into Iranian dams has decreased by about 21 per cent since March compared with last year. Reports say that the country will face severe power shortages this year.
Foreign ministers from Nepal and Sri Lanka are meeting to discuss possible energy sales from Nepal to Sri Lanka.
British power generator Drax has applied to build a £500 million 600 MW underground pumped storage hydropower station at its existing Cruachan hydropower plant in Scotland.
GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro and Grid Solutions businesses have jointly signed a contract to upgrade the 14 GW Itaipu hydropower plant in Brazil and Paraguay.
Andritz and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have signed an MOU to jointly explore and expand business opportunities for hydropower projects in Thailand and surrounding countries.
GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro division has signed a contract with SPIC Brasil to lead the modernisation of São Simão Hydroelectric Power Plant’s generating units and auxiliary services.
With the last 500 MW power generation unit officially put into use, a large hydropower plant built at an average altitude of 3000 metres, the highest of its kind in China, has gone into full operation.
The Brazil government said that the country’s power generation capacity will increase by 37 per cent from 200 GW to 275 GW over the next 10 years.
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has said that work to rehabilitate the Kariba Dam wall is scheduled to be completed at the end of January.
Enel has announced that it has formally acquired the entire share capital of ERG Hydro from ERG Power Generation, paying around €1250 million.