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, …

More Canadian Hydroelectric Power Imports Could Be Coming to U.S. Following DOE Report on...

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement for the Northern Pass, calling the proposed transmission line the “preferred alternative” for connecting the northeastern United States to Canadian hydroelectric power. The line has been controversial throughout its development, with opponents arguing that the line will have …

Organizations Establish Seven-Step Plan for French Hydroelectric Power Growth

A trio of French energy associations have completed a study outlining seven steps for increasing hydroelectric power within the European country. The paper is titled “Hydropower at the Crossroads: Giving New Momentum to the No. 1 Renewable Energy” and was prepared by Union Francaise de l’Electricite, Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables …

Tata Power Announces Completion of 187 Megawatt Hydropower Facility in Georgia

India’s Tata Power has announced the completion of a 187 megawatt (MW) hydro project in Georgia. The Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project was developed by Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC, a joint venture between Tata Power, Norway’s Clean Energy Invest and IFC InfraVentures. Investment in the project exceeded $420 million, Tata Power said, …

MILINKO SAPONJIC: Hydropower Potential of Nova Varoš Municipality

The municipality of Nova Varoš has a considerable hydropower potential. Hydro power plants ‘Uvac’, ‘Kokin Brod’, ‘Potpeć’ and reversible hydro power plant ‘Bistrica‘ are located on the territory of the municipality. In order to present the potential of the municipality, the Energy Portal has talked to an independent expert associate …

Historic Turkish Tomb Moved to Make Way for Hydroelectric Dam

An enormous 15th-century tomb in south-eastern Turkey has been moved to make way for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river. The 1,100-tonne Zeynel Bey monument was lifted whole on Friday and transported more than a mile on a wheeled platform, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. The structure commemorates …

Thailand-Based B.Grimm Group Developing Hydropower Projects in Laos

B.Grimm Power Co., a unit of Bangkok, Thailand-based B.Grimm Group, in conjunction with its partners, plans to continue developing hydropower plants in Laos, according to an announcement on March 17. Preeyanart Soontornwata, president at Amata B.Grimm Power Ltd., made the announcement during her visit to the 6.7-MW Xe Namnoy 2 …