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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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IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

IRENA Members and private sector representatives join forces to modernise 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 organised by IRENA which aims to expand collaboration and action between the Agency’s global Membership on the continued deployment of … Continue reading IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

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Hydropower: new life for power plants, and new energy

We currently have around 15 Repowering and Refurbishment projects in Italy. Because hydroelectric power is essential for the energy transition. Hydroelectric power is Italy’s main source of renewable energy, in terms of both installed capacity and electricity production. It is also the oldest. The power of water allows us to produce energy in a way … Continue reading Hydropower: new life for power plants, and new energy

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IRENA and IHA Forge Partnership to Advance Sustainable Hydropower

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) collaborate to tackle climate change. In recognition of their shared objectives to increase the uptake of renewable energy, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have today signed a formal partnership agreement. Hydropower is the world’s largest source … Continue reading IRENA and IHA Forge Partnership to Advance Sustainable Hydropower

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Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

Two crystal-clear blue lakes in the Swiss canton of Valais, Lac d’Emosson and Lac du Vieux Emosson, look at first glance like any number of local glacier-fed tarns, surrounded by mountains and crystalline air blowing down the slopes of nearby Mont Blanc. But first impressions can be misleading: The twin bodies of water are central … Continue reading Pump It Up: How An Alpine Lake Became A Massive Battery Ready To Feed The Grid On A Moment’s Notice

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In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

In September, the European Commission in Brussels proposed an ambitious new goal for renewable energy in the region: a 55% reduction in greenhouses gases by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) to put Europe on track toward climate neutrality by 2050. To get there, EU countries are going to have to accelerate their efforts around renewable … Continue reading In The European Union, Hydropower Is The Key To A Renewable Energy Future

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Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. hydropower industry and environmental and conservation organizations agreed to increase collaboration on decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, while protecting America’s waterways. AWEA this year partnered with America’s hydropower, solar, and energy storage industries as part of a shared vision of renewables … Continue reading Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

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IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower Takes Shape

Advancing the discussion from June 2020, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held its second meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower. With more than 100 attendees from 49 Members and States in Accession, the virtual meeting witnessed a high level of engagement to take advantage of the knowledge and expertise that exists within the … Continue reading IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower Takes Shape

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Why wind energy and solar power are better for Congo and South Africa than Inga 3 hydroelectric plant?

Seven years ago the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) proposed the Inga 3 – a 4.8GW hydropower project on the Congo River – with great fanfare. Third in a series of dams that would form the Grand Inga complex on the Congo river, the project was touted as a solution to southern Africa’s energy deficit … Continue reading Why wind energy and solar power are better for Congo and South Africa than Inga 3 hydroelectric plant?

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The global hydropower installed capacity is 1,150 GW

The global hydropower market, as measured in annual capacity installations, contracted in 2018, continuing a multi-year trend of deceleration. New capacity was an estimated 15.6 GW, raising total global installed capacity to around 1,150 GW. The ranking of the top 10 countries for total capacity shifts only over long time frames and remained (in order) … Continue reading The global hydropower installed capacity is 1,150 GW

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