A free instructional webinar for companies interested in applying for loan guarantees for new renewable energy projects, including hydropower, will be held at 1 p.m. Eastern time Sept. 8.
The Obama administration is awarding up to $11 million to a series of national research laboratories for the development of advanced water power technologies, including hydrokinetic systems.
Turkish energy company Unmaksan and Norwegian energy company Langlee Wave Power have signed a deal to build a 24-MW wave power system off the coast of Turkey. The exact location has not been determined.
Reservoir Capital Corp., through its subsidiary REV, has submitted an application to the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy to build a 32-MW hydropower project in southwestern Serbia.
The Tekeze Dam, one of Africa's largest arch dams, recently began generating power in a test trial in northern Ethiopia.
Brazil's national development bank BNDES has approved US$64.5 million in financing for the 39-MW Barra do Brauna hydropower project in Brazil.
On the Mississippi River in Hastings, Minn., the first of two hydrokinetic turbines has been activated as officials celebrated the official opening of what has been billed as the nation's first federally-licensed hydrokinetic power project.
TransAlta Corp said on Aug. 17, 2009, that Canadian competition regulators have decided not to interfere with its hostile, C$654 million (US$590 million) offer for Canadian Hydro Developers Inc, made in July 2009.
Sixty-four people remain missing after a transformer exploded at Russia's largest hydroelectric power plant, causing the engine room to flood. The accident in southern Siberia killed at least 12 people.
Off the north coast of Scotland in waters 10 to 12 meters deep, ocean energy developer Aquamarine Power Ltd. has bolted its Oyster wave energy converter to the ocean floor and expects to be generating power by year's end.