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 […]


Hydropower: pump up the volume

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the Hydro Electric Development Act in Scotland, which kick-started major hydro developments across the country. MP Drew Hendry looks at the benefits of the technology. For nearly 130 years Scotland has been the home of hydro-electricity – back when the open fire was the centre of the power world […]


Tajikistan’s New Hydroelectric Plant Can Benefit Entire Region

In the boldest signal of bilateral amity to date, Uzbekistan’s president announced during a seminal visit to Tajikistan on March 9 that he intends to support the major hydropower project that has been a source of tension between the two nations. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev told his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon that Uzbekistan is willing to […]


The delegation from Uzbekistan has confirmed the participation in the Congress!

The delegation includes top executives of “Uzbekgidroenergo”, “Hydroproject” and existing assets “Chirchiq HPP cascade”, “Nizhne Bozsuv Cascade”, “Gissar HPP cascade”, Tupalang HPP cascade”. Uzbekgidroenergo was founded in 2017 by the decree of Uzbekistan President. The company is a national operator, responsible for the implementation of projects for the construction of new and modernisation of existing […]


The CEO of KESH will present a report on the renovation of 3 large HPPs

The CEO of KESH (Albanian public operator) – Mr. Agron Hetoja – will present a report on the renovation of 3 large HPPs on the river Drin, with the capacity of 1.350 MW, including Fierza HPP, Komani HPP, and Vau i Dejës HPP. The is trustworthy information. They will also probably dwell upon the construction […]


TOP-10 major HPPs of Russia

From technological point of view, hydropower industry is a production of energy with the use of hydro turbines installed on water streams. According to 2009 rating, energy consumption in Russia was on the level of 167 MW/person (5th place in the world). Potentially, hydropower energy of Russia is comparable to existing level of energy production […]

Webinar on Hydropower Projects

Request a recording of a webinar on Hydropower Projects and Climate Resilience (27 October, 2016) Find out how climate resilience was integrated in the upgrade of Central Asia HPPs. The expert speaker is Craig Davies, head of Climate Change Adaptation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), who talked about rehabilitation of Qairokkum Hydropower Station […]