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Hydro


Large and small hydropower, hydrokinetic, and ocean power projects and technologies

Tensions Intensify as Ethiopia Readies to Start GERD Mega-Dam Turbines

Despite continued pressure from Egypt and Sudan, Ethiopia will push ahead on the second-year filling of the 6.4-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir this summer with ambitions to begin…



POWER Digest [May 2021]

Uzbekistan Wind Farm Project Expanding. Masdar, a global renewable energy company, has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan’s government to extend the capacity of its utility-scale wind farm project in the…


Large-Volume, Long-Duration Power and Water Storage Project Taking Shape in Idaho

Cat Creek Energy, developer of a 1.1-GW “tribrid” renewable power and water storage project planned near Mountain Home, Idaho, has picked Voith Hydro to design and manufacture equipment for the…


Reprieve for Nuclear, Gas in EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Rules

The European Union’s (EU’s) much-watched Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act—the world’s first “green list”—unveiled by the European Commission (EC) on April 21 qualifies several power-producing sectors in its technical screening criteria…


Understanding Hydro Turbine Draft Tubes and Their Importance

Significant engineering goes into every hydropower facility. Among the items that require detailed design work are draft tubes, which are basically conical diffusers installed at the outlet of turbine runners.…


U.S. House Bill Introduces Federal Zero-Emissions Electricity Standard

A sweeping climate proposal introduced by U.S. House Democrats on March 2 sets a stringent clean energy electricity mandate for power retailers nationwide, requiring they procure 100% of their power…