Solar

Axpo reports the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland has approved the construction of a 2-MW solar plant on Muttsee Dam, which impounds water for the 1,000-MW Limmern pumped storage plant The Glarus South municipality and Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) were also involved in the approval procedure and have approved the project. Axpo says...
Hydropower

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) are asking the Federal Reserve to extend access to short-term debt financing for electric, natural gas and water utilities. A joint letter from FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee and NARUC President Brandon Presley supports a request by the Edison Electric Institute, American...
Hydropower

Renewables’ share of total clean energy generation in Europe topped 60% for the first time in the first three months of the year. That was a standout statistic in the latest quarterly report on the European power generation market from energy data analyst EnAppSys, which also found that the impact of COVID-19 triggered a steep...
Solar

Pumped hydro dams are prominently used as energy storage in East Africa, but that is changing with the increase in renewable energy and battery energy storage systems. The Eastern Africa countries have announced a total of more than 2,000 MW in new solar PV and wind power projects over the next three years. Battery systems...
Bioenergy

Four weeks ago, I predicted that the 12% market correction we had seen would turn into a true bear market.  Bear markets are often defined as a decline of more than 20% for the major market indexes, but I find it more useful to focus on long term changes in investor sentiment. What I did...
Hydropower

Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, which provides technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. Emerson says the acquisition strengthens its hydropower capabilities, enhancing its ability to help utilities deliver reliable power generation through renewable energy and be highly responsive to the dynamic needs of the electric grid. American Governor’s expertise spans...
Baseload

UK investment and asset management company, Low Carbon, announced its partnership with Verus Energy Limited and Wheelabrator Technologies to create the Kelvin Energy Recovery Facility in West Bromwich. The 49.9-MW (gross) waste-to-energy facility will divert 395,000 tons of landfill waste and use it to generate renewable baseload energy. The facility will handle non-recyclable waste from...
Hydropower

Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC – a joint venture between Tata Power, Clean Energy Invest (CEI), and the International Financial Corporation (IFC) — today announced the start of commercial operation of the 178-MW Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project in southwest Georgia. Further, Adjaristsqali Georgia said it will soon be commissioning  the 9-MW Skhalta Hydro Power project, which is...
Event Coverage

By Elizabeth Ingram The early bird registration deadline for HYDROVISION International 2020 is fast approaching, and we have a no-lose proposition to make it easier for people to make plans during these challenging times: In this unprecedented situation, we recognize that making a commitment, especially a financial commitment to attend this upcoming event, is not an...