Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project completed in Oregon

The City of Hillsboro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) and InPipe Energy jointly announced the completion of the Hillsboro In-Pipe Hydroelectric Project – the first renewable energy project featuring the In-PRV system. In-PRV is a smart water and micro-hydro system that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline, […]

€500 million Climate Endowment Hydropower Fund launched

The Climate Endowment Group and eHydro500 have created the Climate Endowment Hydropower Fund (CEHF), an institutional investment fund focused on investing in midsized hydropower plants across Europe. The Climate Endowment Group is a climate-focused investment company employing the multi-asset class endowment style pioneered by Yale and Harvard universities. eHydro500 is an interdisciplinary team of hydropower […]

U.S. hydroelectric generation to increase in 2020 despite drought conditions, EIA says

Electricity generation from hydroelectric power plants in the U.S. will grow by 4% in 2020 from 2019 levels, to 280 billion kWh, despite current drought conditions and extensive wildfires in parts of the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). States in the Pacific Northwest, home to the Columbia […]

Hydroelectric-solar microgrid powering operations in Patagonia National Park

A run-of-river hydroelectric power station, photovoltaic installation and battery storage system have been combined to provide facilities in the Patagonia National Park with electricity from renewable energy sources, according to a press release from Tesvolt. The park, an important nature conservation project, was established by the founder of North Face, Douglas Tompkins, and his wife […]

IFC releases study on impacts of hydro development in Nepal’s Trishuli River Basin

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has released the recommendations of its Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of the Trishuli River Basin (TRB), which calls for setting up a Trishuli Hydropower Developers’ Forum to minimize the adverse impacts of hydropower development on TRB’s ecosystem and its people. The year-long study, Cumulative Impact Assessment and […]

IEA report intends to increase climate resilience of African hydropower

With Africa projected to experience increasing climate hazards for the remainder of the 21st century, and hydropower generation needed to enhance the continent’s resilience to climate change, the International Energy Agency has released a new report entitled Climate Impacts on African Hydropower. These increasing climate hazards are likely to pose a challenge to hydropower generation […]