Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper – International Water Power and Dam Construction

24 July 2017 Seven steps that could boost the hydropower sector in France have been identified in a white paper commissioned by three French energy associations, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has reported. The paper – Hydropower at the crossroads: giving new momentum to the number one renewable energy … [Read more...]

Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics – The Diplomat

In a 3.5 hour press conference Monday, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev answered questions from journalists on a wide array of topics, from the country’s upcoming election to what he was doing on May 13, 2010; from discussions of the long-stalled China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway to the fate of the Bakiyevs. Both … [Read more...]

14 hydro power projects stare at Rs 25594 crore cost overrun – Economic Times

With regard NHPC's 2,000 mw Subansiri Lower project, there is cost overrun of Rs 11,149.8 crore. In the case of 400 mw Maheshwar hydel project, the figure is Rs 5,223.7 crore, Goyal said.NEW DELHI: Fourteen under construction hydro power projects of above 25 mw have been stalled due to various reasons, leading to cost overrun of … [Read more...]

South Island delgue misses critically low southern hydro lakes | 1 … – TVNZ

Last weekend may have been Oamaru's wettest since daily rainfall records began in 1950, but the deluge that hit eastern coastal parts of the South Island all but missed the southern hydro lakes, which remain at critically low levels for the time of year. Aerial footage taken by Dunedin resident Paul Langley on a flight from … [Read more...]

What’s behind the hydro vault fire that forced Sheppard station to be evacuated Sunday? – CBC.ca

Toronto Hydro is investigating to find out what caused smoke from one of its hydro vaults to seep into the Sheppard-Yonge Station on Sunday, forcing it to be evacuated and causing trains to reroute for about an hour. Fire crews were called just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon for reports of smoke coming from a … [Read more...]

Hydro scheme compatible with Wet Tropics World Heritage, says MP – Townsville Bulletin

Townsville BulletinHydro scheme compatible with Wet Tropics World Heritage, says MPTownsville BulletinBut Townsville conservationist Gail Hamilton is opposed to the idea and says other areas can be developed for hydro-electricity without having to build renewable projects in the Wet Tropics. Mr Cripps has asked the Federal … [Read more...]

Snowy Hydro 2.0 teams gear up for federal takeover – The Australian

Snowy Hydro 2.0 teams gear up for federal takeoverThe Australian... for picking up federal government work. One of the firm's partners, Scott Farrell, was hand-picked last week by Scott Morrison to carry out the open banking review. Under the current ownership structure, NSW owns 58 per cent of the Snowy Hydro ... … [Read more...]

Doug Clark: A friendly hello from your new Canadian overlords – The Spokesman-Review

Doug Clark: A friendly hello from your new Canadian overlordsThe Spokesman-ReviewWe here at Hydro One realize the shock wave you must have felt when the news broke last week of the impending sale of Avista to a Canadian megafirm. So, feel free to ask whatever is on your minds. Q: Are the news reports right, that you paid a royal … [Read more...]

Ontario’s expensive hydro system unreliable – Toronto Sun

Toronto SunOntario's expensive hydro system unreliableToronto SunFrom Premier Kathleen Wynne on down, whenever the Ontario Liberals talk about the high cost of electricity they have imposed on us, they boast about creating a “clean, modern and reliable” hydro system as a result. Those words are constantly repeated … [Read more...]

BC Hydro shuffles leadership as NDP government prepares review of Site C – The Globe and Mail

British Columbia’s Crown-owned electricity company has replaced its president and chief executive officer – a shift that comes as the province’s new NDP government prepares to place BC Hydro’s signature project, the $8.8-billion Site C dam, under fresh scrutiny.BC Hydro announced Friday that its board of … [Read more...]