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China’s wind, solar and hydropower capacity exceeds 1.4 TW

China has become a global leader in renewable energy with total installed capacity exceeding 1.4 TW, a milestone that shows the country’s commitment to renewable energy. China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced last week that renewable energy now accounts for approximately 49.9% of the country’s total electricity generation capacity. According to the NEA, this impressive … Continue reading China’s wind, solar and hydropower capacity exceeds 1.4 TW

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EIA is changing how it accounts for primary energy consumption of electricity generation from solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is changing its methodology for calculating primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources—solar, wind, hydroelectric power, and geothermal. When EIA publishes its Monthly Energy Review on September 26, it will use a methodology known as the captured energy approach to calculate renewable energy consumption for … Continue reading EIA is changing how it accounts for primary energy consumption of electricity generation from solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal

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Ethiopia finishes filling reservoir of disputed mega-dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is set to double the country’s electricity generation and become Africa’s biggest dam. Egypt fiercely opposes the megaproject, arguing that it will reduce the flow of the Nile river.Ethiopia said on Sunday it had completed the fourth and final phase of filling a reservoir for its hydroelectric power plant on … Continue reading Ethiopia finishes filling reservoir of disputed mega-dam

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Hydropower Is Key to a Clean Energy Future

This summer, Americans can clearly see and smell the evidence of climate change. Along the Eastern Seaboard, people have inhaled smoke from the nearly 900 wildfires ravaging Western Canada. This July was Earth’s hottest month ever recorded . Dangerous heat waves and heat domes have strangled cities for weeks at a time.   But within all … Continue reading Hydropower Is Key to a Clean Energy Future

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Hydroelectricity in the 21st Century: The Latest Breakthroughs and Innovations

Hydroelectricity, a renewable energy source that harnesses the power of flowing water to generate electricity, has been a cornerstone of global energy production for over a century. With the growing need for sustainable and environmentally friendly energy solutions, hydroelectric power is more important than ever in the 21st century. As a result, researchers and engineers … Continue reading Hydroelectricity in the 21st Century: The Latest Breakthroughs and Innovations

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GE selected to deliver Pumped Storage technology for 200 MW Chira Soria project in Gran Canaria, Spain

GE announced today that it has been selected to deliver six power generating units for the 200 MW Chira Soria Pumped Storage Power Plant in Gran Canaria, Spain. The six Pumped Storage units of 37 MW each will help stabilize the grid in the island by acting act as giant batteries. GE announced today that … Continue reading GE selected to deliver Pumped Storage technology for 200 MW Chira Soria project in Gran Canaria, Spain

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GE Renewable Energy awarded contract by PGE Energia Odnawianla S.A. to modernize pumped hydropower storage plant in Poland

GE Renewable Energy has signed a contract with PGE Odnawialna S.A. to replace the four 125 MW pumped turbines and generators of the Porabka Zar pumped hydro storage plant in Poland. This rehabilitation contract aims at extending the lifetime of the hydropower plant for several decades by completely replacing the +40-year-old turbines with new, reliable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy awarded contract by PGE Energia Odnawianla S.A. to modernize pumped hydropower storage plant in Poland

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Vattenfall plans for new hydro power in Sweden

For the first time in twelve years, Vattenfall plans to build new hydro power in four Swedish locations that are already home to hydro power plants. In total, the project will provide 720 megawatts of new hydro capacity, assuming a decision to invest is made. Vattenfall plans for new hydropower with a possible capacity of … Continue reading Vattenfall plans for new hydro power in Sweden

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IRENA report highlights hydropower’s evolving role

Current trends in the power sector have prompted changes in the role of hydropower, creating a need to adjust the way these assets are designed, operated and maintained, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The “The changing role of hydropower Challenges and opportunities”, produced in the context of IRENA’s … Continue reading IRENA report highlights hydropower’s evolving role

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GE commissions first two 300 MW pumped storage units at Jinzhai hydro power plant, China

GE was selected to deliver four 300 MW pumped storage units for the project. The first two units passed the trial period and are now connected to the grid. The project annual generating capacity represents about 1.4 times the annual household electricity consumption in Jinzhai. GE Hydro Solutions was selected by Anhui Jinzhai Pumped Storage … Continue reading GE commissions first two 300 MW pumped storage units at Jinzhai hydro power plant, China

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GE Renewable Energy awarded contract for maintenance of Belo Monte hydropower plants

GE, which has already supplied some of the equipment for the Belo Monte power plants, will now be responsible for the scheduled and routine maintenance of these plants over the next five years.GE will maintain a total of 24 power generating units at the project, which is located on the Xingu River. Belo Monte project … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy awarded contract for maintenance of Belo Monte hydropower plants

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GE Bringing Instrumentation to “Flex” Hydropower’s Muscle

GE Research awarded $4.3 million project from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop cost-effective, easy-to-implement method to enable more flexible operation of hydro turbines.Will outfit hydro plants with smarter tools to extract more plant data and improve overall operating capacity. Will develop a hybrid joint controller to enhance the operation of hydro plants with … Continue reading GE Bringing Instrumentation to “Flex” Hydropower’s Muscle

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Iberdrola inaugurates the Tâmega Gigabattery, the largest clean energy project in Portugal’s history

Iberdrola reaffirms its commitment to Portugal, where it will increase investments in the coming years to 3 billion euros for wind energy and solar plants. The Gigabattery, with an investment of more than 1.5 billion euros, will be able to produce 1,158 MW and store the energy consumed by 11 million people a day in … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates the Tâmega Gigabattery, the largest clean energy project in Portugal’s history

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GE commissions 180 MW Bajoli hydro project in Himachal Pradesh

The project is already connected to the grid and each of the three units with 60 MW each generates electricity. Facility supplies hydropower to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport that recently became the first in India to run entirely on hydro and solar power. Another example of the GE’s commitment to driving decarbonization for India’s … Continue reading GE commissions 180 MW Bajoli hydro project in Himachal Pradesh

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Statkraft supplies Omya Hustadmarmor AS with certified green electricity from local hydropower stations

tatkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, and Omya Hustadmarmor AS have signed an amendment to an existing power purchase agreement (PPA). During the eight years from January 2022 until December 2029, Statkraft will supply a total volume of around 1 TWh of certified green electricity to the marble processing plant at Elnesvågen, Norway. The … Continue reading Statkraft supplies Omya Hustadmarmor AS with certified green electricity from local hydropower stations

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IRENA Members Back New Blueprint for Hydropower Advancement

“Investment in hydropower needs to grow five-fold from 2018 levels to achieve the Paris Agreement goals,” said IRENA Deputy Director-General Gauri Singh at the fourth meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower. Co-facilitated by Costa Rica, the meeting drew interest from more than 60 participants from 35 Members and States in Accession to discuss critical … Continue reading IRENA Members Back New Blueprint for Hydropower Advancement

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Statkraft anticipates a renaissance for flexible hydropower

Statkraft, Europe’s biggest producer of renewable energy, today sent a license application for a major modernization of the Folgefonn hydropower scheme in Hardanger, Norway, to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). Electrification and new industry development are expected to increase demand for renewable energy. Higher demand combined with more energy from variable renewable … Continue reading Statkraft anticipates a renaissance for flexible hydropower

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The use of robotics in the hydropower sector

Digitalization and robotics have very quickly risen to play a key role in the hydropower industry. Robots and drones are used to carry out inspections in areas where there’s insufficient space or that pose a danger to humans. And EGP personnel are at the forefront of developing such systems. Hydropower has a long history behind … Continue reading The use of robotics in the hydropower sector

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Hydropower at the Heart of Climate Action

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable electricity worldwide and advancing its deployment is essential in driving the energy transition forward. This week’s High-Level Meeting of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower brought together decision-makers with insights on hydropower to facilitate exchange of knowledge and identify concrete actions that allows hydropower to fulfil its role as … Continue reading Hydropower at the Heart of Climate Action

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GE Renewable Energy to Equip VERBUND’S Reisseck II+ Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

GE Renewable Energy to provide one 45 MW horizonal generator From 2023, the new pumped hydro storage power plant will support the integration of wind and photovoltaic systems in Austria Following Malta Oberstufe, Reisseck II is VERBUND’s second fully-fed variable speed pumped hydro storage power plant in Austria equipped by GE Hydro GE Renewable Energy … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Equip VERBUND’S Reisseck II+ Pumped Hydro Storage Power Plant

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