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.
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.