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  1. Enel starts operation of integrated geothermal-hydropower plant in Utah

    Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGPNA), has begun operation of its Cove Fort geothermal-hydropower plant. EGPNA added a fully submersible downhole generator technology to a geothermal injection well at Cove Fort in Utah, U.S. The facility began operation in 2013 with a capacity of 25 MW. “The operation of this technology, a world’s first, is a major milestone for the geothermal industry and a reinforcement of our commitment to innovation and energy efficiency,” said Francesco Venturini , head of Enel’s Global Renewable Energies. “We are creating innovative solutions that are making renewable energy better, stronger and smarter. As a result, we have once again discovered a more resourceful way to maximise plant operations and power generation with the aim of using this technology at our facilities around the world.” The initial testing phase, from July to September 2016, revealed that adding the hydro generator increased output by 1,008 MWh, offsetting the energy consumption of the Cove Fort plant by 8.8%. The generator technology captures the energy of the water flowing back into the earth while also better controlling the flow of brine back into the ground, Enel says. The name of the company providing the technology was not disclosed. Cove Fort is EGPNA’s second hybrid power plant to begin operations in the U.S. The first, in Fallon, Nev., combines medium enthalpy, binary cycle geothermal with solar thermal and solar PV technologies. The Enel Group owns 27.6 GW of hydropower facilities and a total installed generating capacity of 36 GW.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  2. LEC begins testing of first Mount Coffee hydropower plant turbine

    Testing of the first generating unit is now under way at Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydropower plant in advance of a planned December 15 commissioning.

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  3. Norwegian small hydropower companies Smakraft, Norsk Gronnkraft set to merge

    Aquila Capital has announced its plan to create the largest operator of small hydroelectric power projects in Europe through a merger of Norway's Smakraft and Norsk Gronnkraft.

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    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

  4. Red-Dead project in the Middle East will include hydropower

    On Dec. 3, the government of Jordan announced it has raised about US$400 to finance the first phase of the US$10 billion Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project (Red-Dead).  

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  1. Existing hydro helps make South America a favorable region for 100% renewable electricity

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  2. India’s THDC utility company has a new chairman and managing director

    Dhirendra Veer Singh has been named chairman and managing director (CMD) of THDC India Ltd. (THDCIL) and will serve in that role until April 2021, according to a press release from the company.  

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    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

  3. DOE extends Title XVII application deadlines

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has added new application deadlines for its current Title XVII loan guarantee solicitations.  

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    Tue, 6 Dec 2016

  4. Victims of plane crash in Pakistan include Andritz Group employees

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK661 bound for Islamabad, Pakistan, took off from the mountain city of Chitral, on Dec. 7, but did not complete the journey. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the hillside village of Gug, about 90 km (60 miles) northwest of Islamabad, in the ...

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  5. Pakistan begins construction of the 84-MW Matiltan hydropower project

    Pakistan announced on Dec. 2 that it is beginning construction of the 84-MW Matiltan run-of-the-river hydropower project. The scheme is located in the Gorkin Matiltan region of Kalam Valley in the district of Swat on the left tributary of the Suvastu River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan.  

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  6. ADB financing could add up to 1,000 micro-hydropower plants in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    An ambitious Asian Development Bank program could add 1,000 micro- hydropower plants to Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, following the approval of a US$325 million loan announced in November.

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  7. IHA seeks nominations for two hydropower awards

    The International Hydropower Association is seeking nominations for its Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower and its Young Researcher Award.

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  8. IFC loans Kenya US$55 million for small hydropower plants

    International Finance Corp. announced last week that it is providing US$55 million in a syndicated loan to support the design, construction, operation and maintenance of seven run-of-river small hydropower plants and related transmission lines in various locations in Kenya, ranging from 1 MW to 6 ...

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    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

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