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Mega-dams: A solution or a problem?

On the one hand they are clean energy sources, but on the other hand they can have a negative impacts at the social, cultural and environmental …

Hydroelectric Power

A newly launched Environmental, Social and Governance Gap Analysis Tool offers a targeted way of assessing hydropower projects on issues like biodiversity, communities, cultural heritage, working conditions, infrastructure safety & climate change #hydropower #sustainability https://t.co/RSSiBhWVLO

Ethiopia's dams threaten thousands of Kenyans - environmentalists

The world's biggest desert lake could run short of drinking water and fish if Ethiopia moves ahead with plans to construct two dams<p>By Kevin …

Africa

A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy

Solar power is growing fast, but there need to be ways to store that power for use at night. The biggest energy storage technology involves pumping water up a mountain.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Solar power has become quite a force, especially here in California. Some days, in the middle of the …

Clean Energy

Mini Hydro

The eQ Solutions comprises simplified, highly standardized turbine-generator units and its auxiliary systems. The system is pre-assembled which …

Hydraulic

Wasserkraft Pressemitteilungen Single View

12.07.2018<p>Kleine Wasserkraft spart eine Milliarde Netzausbau und stabilisiert Netzbetrieb<p><b>„Die Kleine Wasserkraft verringert die Kosten für den</b> …

New tools launched for assessing hydropower good practice | International Hydropower Association

A multi-stakeholder coalition of civil society, industry, governments and financial institutions today launched an expanded suite of tools for …

Hydroelectric Power

How can pumped storage hydropower be valued properly?

By Vladimir Koritarov (Argonne National Laboratory) and Rebecca O’Neil (U.S. Department of Energy)<p>While most grid operators and utility experts agree …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Laos signals intent to move forward with 770-MW Pak Lay hydropower project

The Lao government has submitted an official notification to the Mekong River Commission, indicating it will undertake the formal process of prior …

South-east Asia

Work on project may be under control by October

Empresas Publicas de Medellin may have control of the recovery work for the 2.4-GW Ituango hydro project by October 2018, allowing it to move forward …

Electricity

Institution of Civil Engineers includes dams, hydro, marine projects in its 200 outstanding projects list

The Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK has posted its ICE 200 -- outstanding civil engineering projects chosen by its members from around the …

Hydroelectric Power

StreamDiver

New IRENA Tool to Help Estimate Storage Costs

Electricity storage systems are playing an increasingly important role in the global energy transformation, and are set to grow exponentially between …

Energy

@ICOLDCIGB #Congress starts tomorrow in Vienna. Dams, dam #design, #engineering, operation and #surveillance topics. See you in #Vienna. #dam https://t.co/Q7HRc4O60y

ATCOLD Symposium Hydro Engineering

ATCOLD Symposium Hydro Engineering 2 - 3 July 2018<p>The ATCOLD Hydro Engineering Symposium will pave the way for presentations and discussions on …

Engineering

Pumped Hydropower Plus Wind, Solar Is Path To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Credit: HydroVision<p>If you want to build pumped storage hydropower plants, don’t talk about pumped storage hydropower. That was the message delivered …

Hydroelectric Power

Assessing hydro projects in Africa with a recognised sustainability tool

<i>27 June 2018</i><p>There is growing demand for energy access across Africa, a continent with a total installed hydropower capacity of 35.3 GW and large …

Hydroelectric Power

Pumped hydro: How does it work and what's the fuss?

The Tasmanian and Federal Governments are pushing ahead with plans to make Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's vision of Tasmania as "the battery of …

Hydroelectric Power

Afghanistan Resurrects its Largest Hydropower Plant Toward a Brighter Future

The Naghlu Hydropower Plant, about 85 kilometers east of Kabul city, is located in Surobi district. The first of four turbines in the power plant has …

Hydro Tasmania study shows potential for 4,800 MW of new pumped storage

Australian utility Hydro Tasmania has identified 14 pumped storage sites, adding fuel to the island state's bid to make itself a hydroelectric power …

Hydroelectric Power

HLPF 2018 .

<b>Access to clean energy and accelerated green industrial development can deliver sustainable and resilient societies</b><p>Li Yong<br>Director General<br>United …

Sustainability

Assessment of Sekong River Basin in Lao PDR will include hydro and renewable energy scenarios

An assessment of the southern Sekong River Basin in Lao PDR is being performed that will “help decision makers and private sector better understand …

Two Critical U.S. Dams at High Risk From Insider Cyber Threats

A new report by the Interior Department's Inspector General highlights several basic cybersecurity issues Photo: iStockphotoThe U.S. Bureau of …

Congo to Start $13.9 Billion Hydropower Project This Year

The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to start work this year on the frequently delayed Inga 3 hydropower project, after receiving a joint bid from …

Even small dams have severe impact on river ecology

It seems to stand to reason that small dams cause less environmental problems than large ones. But the first study on small hydropower projects in …

Natel Energy's New Approach to Hydropower

In a lonely corner of northern New England, three country roads converge at a cluster of homes, making up the small town of Freedom, Maine. The …

Africa Project Profiles

The 183.2-MW Isimba project is being constructed in Uganda to improve access to electricity in this African country. (photo courtesy Uganda …

Hydropower Engineering Handbook now available for free public download

With many in the hydroelectric field still using the data it contains, the <i>Hydropower Engineering Handbook</i> is now available for free download …

Home

NEWS<p>We are all together celebrating <b>90 years of ICOLD</b> in Vienna! Better dams for a better world.<p>We highly recommend to download <b>the mobile app for</b> …

European Union

Hydro Tasmania identifies 14 sites for new pumped storage

Up to 4800MW of new pumped storage capacity could be available for development in the Australian state of Tasmania as utility Hydro Tasmania confirms …