How Can We Improve Hydropower Technologies?

Innovation is inevitable, and technologies, digital or not, will progress as time goes on because it has too. Sustainable clean energy sources are vital to the future of our planet and with a little bit of commitment to innovation, we can get there sooner than we think.

NREL Names FAST Prize Concept Stage Winners

Nine Will Advance to Incubation Stage with Help from National Labs in Competition Designed to Accelerate Commissioning Times for Pumped-Storage Hydropower

Pumped hydro storage 'could make Australia run on renewable energy alone within 20 years'

Stephen Smiley and Caroline Winter for ABC AU: Australia has the capacity to store up to 1,000 times more renewable energy than it could ever conceivably need, according to an analysis by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU).

The World's First Power Plant To Combine Hydro And Solar Opens In Portugal

Alexander C. Kaufman for Huffington Post: The first-of-its-kind project could be a model for states like Washington and Oregon, and countries like Brazil, that depend heavily on hydroelectricity.

A World Premiere - The First Hybrid FPV and Hydroelectric Dam Power Plant System

The installed 840 floating PV panels have a total peak capacity of 220 kilowatts and is expected to generate 332 megawatts per hour in its first year - equivalent to the annual consumption of around 100 homes.

RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe's largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

The 8th RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO conference from November 24 -25, 2016 at the Conference Center Salzburg (Messezentrum Salzburg) aims to further contribute to the continued growth throughout Europe.

Climate Bonds Convenes Hydropower Technical Working Group

Science based focus on climate mitigation and adaptation for hydro energy investments

ABB completes HVDC system upgrade, delivering clean, reliable hydropower from Canada to US

Upgrade of worlds first multi-terminal link boosts supply of renewable energy and grid stability for coming decades

RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO Europe's largest hydropower platform

Hydropower experts convene for the 8th year in the Exhibition Center Salzburg from November 24th-25th, 2016.

What is Hydropower in a Pipe?

According to the US Geological Survey, 66% of public water comes from surface water. Presumably some of that is pumped at some point, but even if only half of that were gravity fed, the potential for electricity production from municipal water pipes is significant.

Minesto orders turbine prototype from SCHOTTEL HYDRO

The Swedish marine energy company has now placed an order for a prototype of the turbine, with delivery in early 2017.

The Road to Sustainable Energy in South America Could Lie in Electrical Grid Interconnection

With interconnection, the sizable hydroelectric resources of South America would allow a highly stable supply of low-cost energy at the regional level, enhancing competitiveness.

Hydropower And Pumped Storage

The pumped storage provides a load at times of high electricity output and low electricity demand, enabling additional system peak capacity.

Toronto Hydro to test world's first underwater energy storage system

Dario Balca , CTV Toronto:  Toronto Hydro has announced it will launch the world’s first-ever underwater energy storage system in Lake Ontario. The utility has partnered with Hydrostor Inc., a company that specializes in innovative energy storage systems, for a two-year-pilot project intended to create a backup for the city’s electricity grid big enough to power approximately 350 homes. "We're very excited to see this new technology in action,” said Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines. “Toronto Hydro has been very busy exploring new ways to power our grid, and I think this is the most creative project we've been involved in so far. Supporting innovative solutions for Toronto's power needs will continue to be a focus for our organization." The system works by taking electrical energy and converting it into compressed air so that it can be stored under water in large, balloon-like structures. The storage facility will be located three kilometres off the southern tip of the Toronto Island and 55 metres under water. When the city’s electricity grid needs power, crews will open a valve that lets the pressurized air out. The air is then converted back into electricity and fed into the grid.   Cont'd...

FFP NEW HYDRO AND CRESTLINE INVESTORS TEAM UP TO DELIVER 21 HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS ON EXISTING DAMS IN THE U.S.

Americas largest portfolio of new hydroelectric projects on existing dams is strengthened by financing, federal licensing approval, tax credits

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