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Iberdrola inaugurates the Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil

With 350 MW installed capacity, the Baixo Iguaçu plant will control the water flow of the Iguaçu falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Chairman of Iberdrola highlighted the company’s commitment to Brazil while saying that “over the next five years alone, we will invest €6.5 billion in new projects to … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates the Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil

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Germany to Build World’s First Hydroelectric Wind Turbines

Engineers will be making four wind turbines that are powered by massive hydroelectric batteries. This is the first major display of the two technologies working together to provide renewable energy. The project, announced by General Electric, will be making turbines with the capacity of generating 13.6 to 16MW of power. After their construction, they will be … Continue reading Germany to Build World’s First Hydroelectric Wind Turbines

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USTDA Supports Development of Hydropower in Malawi

U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MNREM) of the Republic of Malawi.  The grant will fund a feasibility study to support the development of a hydropower plant on the Luweya River, located in the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi’s Northern Region. “This grant represents … Continue reading USTDA Supports Development of Hydropower in Malawi

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The Wide World of Small Hydro

The development potential of small hydropower worldwide has been estimated to be 173GW, and while Africa, Asia and Latin America show the greatest potential, plants in Europe can also offer a significant contribution to domestic electricity systems, responding to sustainability, distributed generation and energy security needs. The path towards green energy development is not limited … Continue reading The Wide World of Small Hydro

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Three Gorges, the world’s largest hydropower project, output tops 200 bln kwh

Total electricity output of the world’s largest hydropower project–the Three Gorges Project, has exceeded 200 billion kilowatt hours (kwh) this year, the China Three Gorges Corporation (STGC) announced on Monday.   The output is a historical high and more than twice the electricity demand of Beijing, the company said in a press release. Beijing city’s … Continue reading Three Gorges, the world’s largest hydropower project, output tops 200 bln kwh

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U.S. could double hydropower capacity in future

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it has found over 65 gigawatts (GW) of potential new hydropower development across the country, nearly equivalent to the current U.S. hydropower capacity. “The United States has tremendous untapped clean energy resources and responsible development will help pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable and diverse energy … Continue reading U.S. could double hydropower capacity in future

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Spanish island El Hierro to be fully powered by wind energy, hydroelectric

Spain’s Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power. A wind farm opening at the end of June will turn into electricity the gusts that rake the steep cliffs and green mountains of the volcanic island off the … Continue reading Spanish island El Hierro to be fully powered by wind energy, hydroelectric

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Rwanda to accelerate mini-hydropower plant construction

Rwanda will speed up construction of mini-hydropower plants to boost electricity in rural areas, officials said Friday. Energy Minister Emma Francoise Isumbingabo briefed Rwandan lawmakers on the measures the government has adopted to ensure enough renewable power, such as photovoltaic and wind, as well as mini-hydropower plants will be connected to the national grid. The … Continue reading Rwanda to accelerate mini-hydropower plant construction

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Enel Green Power in Brazil

Enel Green Power has recently been awarded contracts for the building of three hydropower plants in Brazil, adding to its already impressive portfolio of wind and hydro power plants across the South American nation. According to the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Latin American countries between them produce over 1,284,164,000 barrels … Continue reading Enel Green Power in Brazil

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