How Hydropower Can Be More Environmentally Friendly

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Unfortunately, even some of the safer options, like hydropower, still have adverse effects. The post How Hydropower Can Be More Environmentally Friendly appeared first on U.S. Hydropower Energy Environmental technology Renewable energy

Correcting 5 myths about hydropower

Renewable Energy World

Hydropower sits at the nexus of energy and water, enabling hydropower projects to be unique catalysts for positive change. from fully embracing a new generation of hydropower? Explained below are 5 major myths about hydropower. Myth 4: Hydropower is not reliable.


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Community reels as Indian hydropower project leaves homes, farms drowned


A month ago, Lohari village in Uttarakhand was submerged in the waters of the reservoir built as part of the upcoming Vyasi hydropower project

World’s second largest hydropower plant begins operating in China

Renewable Energy World

The 16-GW Baihetan hydropower plant on the upstream branch of China’s Yangtze River has begun generating electricity for the first time, according to China’s state broadcaster CCTV. Hydropower News

Hydropower demand is damaging Indigenous lands

Inhabitat - Innovation

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.

New hydropower certification and labeling scheme launched

Renewable Energy World

The Hydropower Sustainability Standard was launched Sept. 8 at the International Hydropower Association’s World Hydropower Congress and will help to ensure that hydropower projects across the world are recognized and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. The Hydropower Sustainability Standard is launched after a public consultation by the Hydropower Sustainability Council, with the support of IHA. Hydropower News

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

Hydropower and green hydrogen sectors collaborate to achieve net zero

Renewable Energy World

The newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have set out a mutually strengthening vision of how their two sectors can collaborate and contribute to tackling climate change.

U.S. DOE releases hydropower value study

Renewable Energy World

To reveal the current landscape and prospective role and influence of hydropower operations on the electric grid in the U.S., the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) commissioned the Hydropower Value Study (HVS): Current Status and Future Opportunities.

IRENA members commit to advance the global hydropower fleet

Renewable Energy World

Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency and private sector representatives are joining forces to modernize and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organized by IRENA, which aims to expand collaboration and action between the agency’s global membership on the continued deployment of hydropower technologies. Hydropower News

U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought, EIA reports

Renewable Energy World

hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was in 2020. hydropower capacity. In 2020, hydropower plants in these states generated 136 billion kWh of electricity, representing 54% of U.S. hydropower generation that year. hydropower capacity.

Report identifies opportunities to reform the hydropower licensing process

Renewable Energy World

A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “An Examination of the Hydropower Licensing and Federal Authorization Process,” reveals ways to streamline the licensing process for hydroelectric projects. But the mini-hydropower boom did not last. Baseload Hydropower News

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. Hydrogen Hydropower News

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

Renewable Energy World

By transitioning to a 100% renewable energy grid with a sustainable hydropower backbone, we can curb the worst effects of climate change. How hydropower balances a renewable energy grid. Hydropower is an essential component of a 100% renewable energy grid.

OPG announces 20-year, $2.5 billion overhaul of hydropower generating units

Renewable Energy World

Hydroelectricity has powered the lives of Ontarians for a century, and Ontario Power Generation is planning an extensive 20-year overhaul of its hydropower generating units to ensure clean, reliable hydropower continues to support the province’s wellbeing. Hydropower News

Monitoring River Flushing and Hydropower from Space

Planet Pulse

There are innumerable dams around the world helping communities manage water supply, regulate flooding, and generate hydropower. Using high-frequency PlanetScope data, EOMAP analyzed sediment levels before and after a river flushing event at the Verbois hydropower plant in Switzerland.

Hydro Review: Commercializing a New Small Hydropower Technology

Renewable Energy World

Natel Energy has developed a new small hydropower turbine technology that offers an environmentally friendly and compact, modular hydro generation system. Sized suitably, it would allow even small utilities to effectively supplement their power generation mix with clean, reliable hydropower.

NYPA approves three allocations of hydropower from Niagara Power Project

Renewable Energy World

Cuomo announced the New York Power Authority’s Board of Trustees has approved three low-cost hydropower allocations that will create 102 jobs across Western New York and spur $145 million in private capital investments. Hydropower NewsNew York Governor Andrew M.

U.S. DOE releases Pumped Storage Hydropower Valuation Guidebook

Renewable Energy World

Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) funded development of the newly released Pumped Storage Hydropower Valuation Guidebook to advance the state-of-the-art in assessing the value of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants and their contributions to the power system.

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

Brookfield Renewable, Plug Power partner on hydropower-fueled hydrogen plant

Renewable Energy World

The post Brookfield Renewable, Plug Power partner on hydropower-fueled hydrogen plant appeared first on Renewable Energy World. Baseload Hydrogen Hydropower NewsPlug Power Inc. and Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.

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

Red Rocket’s 4-MW Kruisavallei hydropower plant now operating

Renewable Energy World

The 4-MW Kruisvallei hydropower plant reached commercial operations in late February 2021, according to project developer Red Rocket. The post Red Rocket’s 4-MW Kruisavallei hydropower plant now operating appeared first on Renewable Energy World. Baseload Hydropower News

AWEA Statement on Collaboration between Hydropower Industry and Environmental Community


Hydropower to help integrate wind and solar energy resources, helping move toward the joint vision to reach a majority renewables American electric grid within a decade

NESPAK-led JV wins award for three small hydropower plants in Uzbekistan

Renewable Energy World

Pakistan’s NESPAK, in a joint venture with Turkey’s DOLSAR, has won a contract for the Sustainable Hydropower Project in Uzbekistan, which involves the installation of three small hydropower plants on the Aksu River. Baseload Hydropower News

New hydropower awards announced from Niagara Power Project

Renewable Energy World

The NYPA board awarded two Erie County businesses with low-cost hydropower allocations — generated at NYPA’s Niagara Power Project hydroelectric facility in Lewiston — and one St. NYPA’s board also approved a 400-kW low-cost hydropower allocation to Niagara Refining.

CTG commissions 100th generator in Yangtze River cascade hydropower stations

Renewable Energy World

4 turbine-generator at the 16-GW Baihetan hydropower station , owned by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), was put into operation on Nov. The company has set the world record for most hydropower generating units managed per capita, according to a release. The No.

Hydropower Jostles for Role in Global Green Recovery Programs


The world’s hydropower developers want a seat at the green recovery funding table alongside other key decarbonization technologies such as wind, solar, batteries and green hydrogen. Hydropower is rarely listed.” ” Hydropower is being ignored by policymakers.

Floating solar + hydropower hybrid projects can benefit both technologies

Solar Power World

By Emanuele Quaranta, subject matter expert, PreScouter Hydropower and solar power plants were developed separately in the past.

Indigenous rights undermined for hydropower in northern Indian state


Villagers in Himachal Pradesh say they have been left out of a crucial decision on the second and third stage of a hydropower project with huge environmental risks

Civil engineering firm to construct a new hydropower station in Reading

Envirotec Magazine

Civil engineering specialist Land & Water has won a contract to construct a new hydropower station at Caversham Weir in Reading on behalf of client Reading Hydro CBS. The post Civil engineering firm to construct a new hydropower station in Reading first appeared on Envirotec.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors contribute to DOE hydropower research

Renewable Energy World

of American energy production, and hydropower dams in the U.S. The post University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors contribute to DOE hydropower research appeared first on Renewable Energy World. Baseload Hydropower News

Energy Department Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower Technologies

CleanTech Alliance

million in funding to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. Source: U.S. of Energy, October 31, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9

Hydropower Pushes for Greater Access to Green Finance


Hydropower, the world's largest source of renewable electricity, could begin using environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) measures to bolster project financing from the end of this year. Hydropower sector grapples with environmental challenges.

Brazil to support construction of four new hydropower plants

Renewable Energy World

Brazil has included four hydropower plants among the projects that will receive support as part of the country's investment partnerships program, called Programa de Parcerias de Investimentos or PPI. Dam Design and Construction Environmental Latin America News Hydropower Finance

Gaining Indigenous Peoples’ consent for sustainable hydropower


Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities' free, prior and informed consent for hydropower development New sustainability guidance will give increased confidence to local communities, industry and investors that hydropower projects can be successfully developed while respecting Indigenous People's lands, rights and culture.

Hydropower sparks debate as New York fights for clean energy


While some experts push for hydropower, others voice concerns Renewable energy faces an uncertain future in New York. After the Indian Point nuclear plant shut down last year, the state returned to fossil fuels. Now, fossil fuels power about 90% of New York's grid. As the state finds new energy sources to meet emission targets, divided opinions complicate the way forward.

European Hydropower Dawdles as Hydrogen and Batteries Soar


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).

Commentary: Snake River Dams’ Hydropower Is No Longer Particularly Cheap

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Dan Malarkey, Sightline Institute, September 17, 2019 The first article in this series made the case for removing the dams on the Snake River because of the importance we place on wild salmon, drawing on analysis from a recent report by ECONorthwest (ECONW). A second reason to remove the dams, beyond boosting the odds of salmon survival, is […]. Commentary

Severe droughts cause 14% drop in US hydropower generation


In 2021, electricity production by hydropower plants across the U.S. will reduce by 14% compared to 2020 levels. This is due to the extreme drought conditions affecting western states

Watt It Takes: Building Climate-Resilient, Restorative Hydropower


Gia Schneider and her brother Abe started Natel Energy based on a hydropower turbine their father designed. It’s designed to protect wildlife and drastically cut the ecological impact of hydropower.

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. Hydropower NewsDr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, gave an address on the occasion, which was attended by many dignitaries, including representatives of project owner Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. ZESCO) and contractor Sinohydro Corporation.

Twin-state hydropower project seen to sweep away vulnerable communities, local biodiversity


With the construction of the Kishau Dam, 2,950 hectares of land with some 2.5 million trees will be submerged and 5,498 people will have to be relocated