Kariba, Zimbabwe’s main hydropower plant, is operating at near full capacity for the first time since it was upgraded two years ago, enabling Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to generate more electricity.
China’s massive Wudonge hydropower plant, which will have a full capacity of 10GW, has begun generating power following a successful trial run.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has awarded a $100 million contract to a joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and M Sullivan & Son for the second phase of redevelopment and repowering of the Calabogie Generating Station.
GE Renewable Energy, in consortium with Powerchina Zhongnan Engineering Corporation, has announced that it has been selected by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to supply six Francis turbines and generators for Stage 1 of the new Dasu hydropower plant in Pakistan.
The 14.7MW Kaptis run-of-river hydropower project developer, Tembo Power, has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Metier, a private equity fund manager, together with its partner WK Construction.
Montenegro’s power utility EPCG has announced that it will enter talks with the German state-owned development bank KfW to help fund expansion of the Pericica hydropower plant.
GE Renewable Energy has signed a contract with Angat Hydropower Corporation to rehabilitate the 218MW Angat hydropower plant in the Philippines.
The first power generation unit of the second phase of the Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project started operation on 26 December.
ABB has announced that its digital solutions and energy services business has won a $2.5 million contract to upgrade Copel’s Governador José Richa hydropower plant.
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.