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.
GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro Solutions has signed an O&M contract for the 210 MW Igarapava Hydroelectric Power Plant, located in Rio Grande in the Paraná River basin in Brazil.
Ethiopia has announced that its Grand Renaissance Dam will start generating 700 MW next year, boosting the country’s installed power generating capacity by 14 per cent.
Srikant Nagulapali, Energy Secretary of the state government of Andhra Pradesh has given approval to the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGenco) to construct a pumped storage hydropower project (PSHP) at Upper Sileru.
CK Power, the power generation arm of CH Karnchang, is conducting a feasibility study into building a hydropower plant near Luang Prabang on the Mekong River in northern Laos.
The Andhra Pradesh energy department is planning to set up pumped hydropower storage projects in various districts in the Indian state.