Georgia HPP project of 13.7 MW to get EBRD funding

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved lending USD 6.9 million (EUR 6.1m) for the construction of 13.7 MW of hydropower plants (HPPs) in Georgia. In a press release on Friday, the EBRD said it will provide the financing as part of an up to USD-14-million long-term senior loan under the Risk […]

Russia to develop two large HPPs in Uzbekistan

Russia will take part in the development of a feasibility study for the construction of the Mullalak and Verkhnepskemsk hydro power plants on the Pskem river in Uzbekistan, Uzbek media reported. Chairman of the Board, General Director of PJSC RusHydro Nikolai Shulginov and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov held talks […]

Consultant selected to help award EUR 200 million HPP Dabar project

Hidroelektrana Dabar has selected a consortium led by AF-Consult Switzerland Ltd. in tendering to provide legal, financial, and technical advisory services in the process of awarding a turnkey/engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a 160 MW Dabar hydropower plant (HPP Dabar), according to the website of Hidroelektrana Dabar, which operates as part of Hidroelektrane […]

Roghun hydropower plant ready to generate electricity

A group of journalists arrived in the Roghun hydropower plant site on November 14 in order to see firsthand how the first facility of the Roghun power plant is being prepared for introducing into operation, reports. An official launch of the first unit of the Roghun HPP into operation is set for November 16 […]

Republika Srpska, Serbia to discuss joint construction of HPPs Paunci, Foča – minister

The governments of Republika Srpska and Serbia will discuss the joint construction of the Paunci and Foča hydropower plants on the upper Drina river at their next session, Petar Đokić, the Bosnian Serb entity’s energy minister, has told MPs. Đokić said that he hopes by the time the session is held, a negotiating procedure will […]

Global hydropower growth strong in 2017, according to IHA’s most recent survey

2017 was a banner year for hydroelectric power, with a record 4,185 TWh generated worldwide, according to the International Hydropower Association’s most recent Hydropower Status Report. The 2018 Hydropower Status Report, published today in conjunction with the Beijing Forum on Hydropower and Future Energy Systems, is the latest edition of IHA’s annual study and reveals […]

Hydro-Pumped Storage Plants Market to Grow at a CAGR of +10% During Forecast Period

Hydro-Pumped Storage Plants is a type of hydroelectric energy storage used by electric power systems for load balancing. The method stores energy in the form of gravitational potential energy of water, pumped from a lower elevation reservoir to a higher elevation. Low-cost surplus off-peak electric power is typically used to run the pumps. During periods […]

Colbun to acquire 150-MW First Solar project in Chile

Chilean power company Colbun announced on Monday it will acquire a 150-MW photovoltaic (PV) project in Chile from First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR). The value of the deal was not disclosed. Named Sol de Tarapaca, the PV scheme is to be implemented in the commune of Pozo Almonte, Tarapaca region. This agreement follows the company’s plan […]

EBRD supports Tajikistan’s energy project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations Green Climate Fund have provided Tajikistan with $88 million to complete the final stage of reconstruction of the Kayrakkum Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) and to ​​improve electricity supply in the country. “The funds will be spent on implementation of the second and final […]

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