Hydropower demand is damaging Indigenous lands

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states rush to set ambitious renewable energy goals, people don't stop to think where the hydropower is coming from and whom it may be hurting As many U.S.

How hydropower can support a stable, low-carbon grid and healthy rivers

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Climate change-induced heat waves are once again increasing demand for electricity just as the impacts of wildfires, drought and a diminished snowpack have coalesced to reduce electricity supplies and disrupt critical transmission and distribution systems. Contributed by Gia Schneider.

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MAN Energy Solutions, ANDRITZ Hydro to produce hydrogen from hydropower

Renewable Energy World

MAN Energy Solutions and ANDRITZ Hydro have completed a strategic framework agreement to jointly develop international projects for the production of green hydrogen from hydropower. Hydropower News hydrogen

Improving the efficiency of the hydropower network

Envirotec Magazine

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, whose provenance extends back to the watermills that were relied upon by ancient civilisations. According to the International Energy Agency, the global installed hydropower capacity in 2019 was 1307 GW. Hydropower

IHA paper: Couple green hydrogen with hydropower to create a net-zero future

Renewable Energy World

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a research and policy paper that outlines how hydropower could be pivotal in supporting growth in green hydrogen. Create markets and policy frameworks that reward flexible electricity supply and demand on the grid.

Kamoa Copper extends agreement to facilitate upgrade of turbine at Inga II hydropower

Renewable Energy World

Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC is tasked with delivering reliable, clean, renewable hydropower to the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine. The Inga II hydropower plant is located in the southwest of the DRC. Hydropower News

Axpo to produce hydrogen at 43.4-MW Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant

Renewable Energy World

Axpo plans to produce green hydrogen by building a production facility at its 43.4-MW Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant on the Rhine River in Switzerland, the first of several hydrogen facilities Axpo will commission in the coming years. Hydrogen Hydropower News

Zambia commissions first unit of 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station

Renewable Energy World

On July 23, the government of Zambia celebrated commissioning of the first unit at the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station. Lungu said Zambia has seen increased demand for electricity to power mining, agriculture, tourism, industries, education, healthcare services and homes. He acknowledged that investment in power generation from 1977 to 2011 did not grow proportionately with increased demand. Hydropower News

European Hydropower Dawdles as Hydrogen and Batteries Soar

GreenTechMedia

Over the past five years, Europe's base of conventional hydropower and pumped hydro capacity grew at about 1 percent a year, reaching 251 gigawatts in 2019, according to the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Hydropower demand is damaging Indigenous lands

AGreenLiving

states are setting renewable energy goals, turning to hydropower as a cheap source of cleaner energy. But for Inuit hunters in far eastern Canada , Americans’ demand for cheap, renewable energy, particularly in the form of hydropower, is ruining traditional hunting grounds. A 2016 survey found that of 22 planned Canadian hydropower projects, all were within 60 miles of one or more Indigenous communities. is second only to China in hydropower production.

Severe droughts cause 14% drop in US hydropower generation

AGreenLiving

In 2021, electricity production by hydropower plants across the U.S. The Columbia River, the country’s fourth-largest river by volume, contributes immensely to hydropower generation. In 2020, the hydropower generated in these states was 136 billion kWh, accounting for 54% of all hydropower generated in the U.S. Related: Hydropower demand is damaging Indigenous lands The U.S. Severe droughts cause 14% drop in US hydropower generation.

California Renewable Curtailments Surge as Coronavirus Cuts Demand

GreenTechMedia

California grid operator CAISO has been curtailing renewable energy at record levels this year, as the state’s ever-rising share of solar power during daylight hours increasingly outpaces electricity demand.

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Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

Renewable Energy World

The joint report from the International Renewable Energy Agency and International Labour Organization found that solar PV employs a third of the renewable energy industry at 4 million workers, followed by bioenergy, hydropower, and wind. Follow @EngelsAngle.

World’s most powerful tidal turbine launches in Dundee

Envirotec Magazine

O2 says it has the ability to generate enough clean, predictable electricity to meet the demand of around 2,000 UK homes and offset approximately 2,200 tonnes of CO2 production per year. Hydropower News

rPlus Hydro names Stantec to lead feasibility study for 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage

Renewable Energy World

rPlus Hydro develops pumped storage hydropower projects to support states, utilities and major industries in meeting the demands of the modern energy transition, working to expand pumped storage hydropower’s contribution to grid resiliency and reliability across the U.S.

More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

Renewable Energy World

The cost of new wind and solar generation, on a levelized cost of energy basis, is now lower than that of new thermal and hydropower generation, and increasingly below the operating cost of existing thermal plants. Existing hydropower plants can also help with this large ramp up power.

National lab, Idaho Falls Power test small hydro startup during power outage

Renewable Energy World

Idaho National Laboratory is working with municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power to test how small hydropower plants can serve as reliable sources of startup power during outages. By themselves, small hydropower plants can’t restart a localized grid during a widespread outage.

Meet 100% clean energy expert and Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson

Renewable Energy World

The energy demand is then converted to renewable energy with each area mapped given their resources and space for new solar, wind and water technologies. Blogs DER Hydropower Solar Storage Wind PowerMark Z.

DOE announces goal to cut costs of long-duration energy storage by 90%

Renewable Energy World

Cheaper and more efficient storage will make it easier to capture and store clean energy for use when energy generation is unavailable or lower than demand – for instance, so solar-generated power can be used at night. Grid Scale Hydropower News StorageSecretary of Energy Jennifer M.

RENOVA participates in 17.4-MW Kiangan Hydroelectric Power Project in Philippines

Renewable Energy World

To achieve its vision of becoming Asia’s renewable energy leader, RENOVA is leveraging its competence to develop renewable energy power projects on the continent, where renewable energy power demand is expected to rise, and will further enhance its corporate value. Hydropower News

The UK’s ‘Green Jobs Taskforce’ outlines plan to boost Britain’s green economy

Renewable Energy World

million workers) will require skills which may experience demand growth (approximately 10% of UK jobs) in the transition.”. Bioenergy Blogs Energy Efficiency Geothermal Hydropower Solar Storage Wind Power

Energy storage key to net zero ambitions, says conference speaker

Envirotec Magazine

Long-duration’ energy storage can generate electricity or add demand to the grid for several hours at a time. Energy Saving & Storage Hydropower News

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Inequalities must be addressed to provide universal access to sustainable energy

Renewable Energy World

The largest country-level advances in renewable energy in 2018 were in Spain, owing to higher hydropower generation, followed by Indonesia, with a rapid uptake of bioenergy. Coal, gas and oil still meet three-quarters of global heat demand. Bioenergy Hydropower News Solar Wind Power

Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage

Renewable Energy World

Not only does it help match wind and solar output with actual consumer demand, but it also provides many different grid services required to keep the system stable. Hydropower News

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Renewable Energy World

Overall demand for electricity in 2020 was almost exactly the same as in 2005, and 24% lower than projected by federal energy forecasters. Using this much wind and solar raises the question of how to meet the last portion of demand on cloudy or windless days.

The potential of green bonds in emerging markets

Renewable Energy World

This market is set to continue growing as investor appetite for green bonds continues to grow, and emerging market issuers are likely to benefit from this increasing demand. Bioenergy Blogs Geothermal Hydrogen Hydropower Solar Storage Wind Power

Are we finally in the death-throes of the fossil fuel era?

Renewable Energy World

Their research reveals that by 2035, we could be generating over 100 times the amount of electricity that we need to meet global demand, purely from wind and solar. Bioenergy Blogs Energy Efficiency Geothermal Hydropower Offshore Onshore Solar Storage Wind Power

2020 tipped the balance for British renewable energy

Renewable Energy World

Covid19 created a fall in generation demand. Naturally, energy demand declined as office blocks fell dark and leisure activities were suspended, but these latest Drax figures indicate something else. Blogs Hydropower Solar Wind Power Drax UK

ORPC, European partners to create new generation of marine energy turbines

Renewable Energy World

Hydropower NewsORPC Inc. and its subsidiary ORPC Ireland are partnering with a European consortium to create a new generation of marine renewable energy turbines that increase reliability and performance while reducing manufacturing costs.

Major overhaul planned for 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage in Queensland

Renewable Energy World

Queensland’s largest hydropower station, the 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station, will undergo a $14 million overhaul to ensure it continues to produce cleaner, cheaper energy for years to come. Grid Scale Hydropower News Storage

4.5 GW of pumped-storage hydro could save UK up to £690 million annually

Renewable Energy World

As we add more renewable electricity generation across Scotland, investing in pumped hydro storage will be key to balancing our electricity demand with supply and keeping the system secure, as well as creating high quality, green jobs and enabling a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Renewable-energy based microgrid in Patagonia to use iron flow battery

Renewable Energy World

s long-duration iron flow battery will greatly reduce the need to run generators to meet demand,” said Marcelo Bobadilla of SAESA. “We Hydropower Microgrids News Solar Storage

New Sustainable Energy Factbook shows 2020 was ‘blockbuster’ year for renewables in America

Renewable Energy World

Energy demand for electricity and transportation fell by 3.8% Power from all zero-carbon sources (renewables plus nuclear power) set another record, meeting 40% of demand. Demand. Natural gas demand dipped 0.8%

Evolugen and Gazifère announce hydrogen injection projects to be powered by hydro

Renewable Energy World

This is another important example of Enbridge’s multi-market approach to green the natural gas grid while continuing to meet the demand for safe, reliable and affordable energy,” said Cynthia Hansen, executive vice president and president, gas distribution and storage, Enbridge.

Extreme Heat, Peak Load and Demand Response: Record Summer 2018 Challenges Grid Operators Nationwide

AutoGrid

Extreme Heat, Peak Load and Demand Response: Record Summer 2018 Challenges Grid Operators Nationwide. On July 24 and 25, as temperatures soared, wildfires burned, and hydropower and gas supplies tightened, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued calls to consumers statewide to voluntarily ratchet down electricity use. The alerts succeeded in lowering demand by 990 megawatts (MW) over the two days, helping the system get over high forecasted peaks.

Drax seeking permission to add pumped storage at 440-MW Cruachan facility

Renewable Energy World

By using reversible turbines to pump water from Loch Awe to the upper reservoir on the mountainside, the station can store power from wind farms when supply outstrips demand. The stored water would then be released back through the turbines when demand increases.

Wales goes to the polls with renewables firmly on the agenda

Renewable Energy World

The Spring break’s perfect combination of sunny and windy weather placed zero coal demand on the grid and proved yet again that the UK enjoys optimum conditions for clean energy production. Blogs Energy Efficiency Hydropower Infrastructure Offshore Onshore Solar Storage Wind Power

Virgin Money supports SHIL’s acquisition of two small hydro schemes

Renewable Energy World

While sometimes overlooked, medium-scale hydro schemes have an important role to play in supporting the energy transition, particularly those capable of delivering power at times of peak demand, as is the case here,” said Keith Wilson, head of renewable energy at Virgin Money. Hydropower NewsVirgin Money has completed a deal supporting Scottish Hydro Investment Limited (SHIL) in the acquisition of two operational small hydro schemes from Guinness Asset Management.

GOs and REGOs: Corporate demand for renewables rose across Europe in 2019, data confirms

Business Green

Strong growth in corporate demand for renewable energy backed by European certificates of origin outpaced supply in 2019, data shows. Demand for renewable energy backed by verified certificates of origin grew across Europe last year, outpacing the growth in supply, the latest data from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) today indicates. The growth in demand for renewable energy last year was largely driven by Sweden, France and Germany, the statistics show.

Oceanus and EDF advance pumped hydro and reverse osmosis system in Latin America

Renewable Energy World

IPHROCES has the potential to provide low-cost, long-duration energy storage to aid the region’s transition to clean energy by storing excess wind and solar energy for delivery during peak demand periods. Baseload Hydropower News Storage EDF

Corporate demand for renewables rises across Europe in 2019, data indicates

Business Green

Strong growth in corporate demand for renewable energy backed by European certificates of origin outpaced supply in 2019, data shows. Demand for renewable energy backed by verified certificates of origin grew across Europe last year, outpacing the growth in supply, latest data from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB) released today indicates. The growth in demand for renewable energy last year was largely driven by Sweden, France and Germany, the statistics show.

Duke Plans Largest Floating PV Project in the Southeast

GreenTechMedia

doesn’t necessarily face the same demand drivers as other FPV markets in Asia, [but] there is growing interest for FPV within the country,” said Cox in an email. That potential is even greater when FPV systems are paired with hydropower, reaching 4,400 to 5,700 GW.

5 conditions that can lead to higher energy storage deployment in South Asia

Renewable Energy World

Low Pumped storage hydropower would result in a 1% increase in solar capacity additions and a 26% increase in energy storage deployment.