MBARI: Wave-Power Bouy

MBARI engineer Andy Hamilton looks out his office window in Moss Landing and points at the waves crashing on the beach below. “Pretty impressive, aren’t they? You’d think there’d be a way to make use of all that energy.” Since 2009, Hamilton has led a team of engineers trying to do just that. Their goal …

Voith Completes Upgrade at Scottish Hydro Plant

The Mucomir small hydropower plant in Scotland is now back on the grid, following the modernization of equipment at the plant, technology group Voith has announced. Operated by SSE, the upgraded project was commissioned back in the autumn and is now operating with improved cost efficiency and meets the strictest environmental standards. For this project …

Hydroelectric Power is Most Damaging to Ecology

Hydroelectric power is the most damaging to ecological systems, followed by solar power and wind power, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing a study. The study was conducted by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science and Technology and James Cook University of Australia. The researchers assessed the environmental impact …

Government To Push Four Stalled Hydro Power Projects For Completion This Year

The government is planning to commission at least four hydro-power projects fully or partially this year, especially in the northeast region, which has over 40 percent of India’s stalled projects, a senior power ministry official told BloombergQuint. The first station of Tuirial hydro-power plant, a greenfield project owned by the North Eastern Electric Power Corp. …

Commercial Operations Begin at Vietnam’s 260-MW Trung Son Hydropower Plant

The first hydropower project in Vietnam financed by the World Bank, the US$412 million 260-MW Trung Son hydropower project, began commercial operation on Sept. 6. The facility is located in Trung Son commune, Quan Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam, and according to the World Bank, it is financing $330 million of the project’s cost. …

Get a Free Report on Investment Projects for the Construction and Modernisation of Balkans...

The analytical team of Vostock Capital has prepared a report on investment projects for the construction and modernisation of Hydropower Plants in the Balkan region. A total of 180 experts – the decision-makers of hydropower companies, regional project operators, heads of Russian and foreign service-providing companies took part in the survey. Request the investment projects …

GE Pumped Hydro Project to Increase Israel’s Energy Resiliency

GE Renewable Energy has won a contract to supply and build the 344 MW Kokhav Hayarden hydro pumped storage station in Israel. The plant is deemed key to stabilizing the Israeli power grid. The turnkey contract was secured with Israeli utility Star Pumped Storage, and GE will design, manufacture, supply, and install all the necessary …