New joint venture targets community renewable energy projects

Co-op Community Energy has already secured five power purchase agreements with hydropower sites operated by the National Trust across Wales

US invests $24.9m in hydropower and marine innovation

It will support industry-led solutions to increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource

Global hydropower market ‘to see compound growth rate of 2.4% until 2030’

GlobalData expects the sector will reach more than 165GW of installed capacity by this time, up from 124GW at the end of 2018

UK renewables generate more power than fossil fuels for entire quarter

A new report from Carbon Brief notes this is the first time this has happened in the history of the UK’s energy sector

Infrastructure fund buys Yorkshire Hydropower in £4.3m deal

JLEN’s latest acquisition includes two hydropower projects and a battery storage system

SP Energy Networks awards £10m for green projects

They include a community hydropower station, a micro heat network, electric bin lorries and e-bike hire schemes

National Trust Wales makes a splash with hydropower PPA

The 45KW Gelli Iago hydro scheme in Snowdonia will become part of Limejump’s virtual power platform

Microsoft inks deal for hydropower in Washington

It has signed a five-year agreement with the Chelan County Public Utility District

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US announces $26.1m of funding for hydropower and marine tech

The Department of Energy says hydropower’s ‘significant potential’ for flexible operation makes it well-suited to boosting grid reliability and resilience

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Electric generators ‘could double lifespan of ageing hydropower plants’

Danfoss Editron is upgrading the Siikakoski hydro plant in Finland, allowing it to provide clean energy for up to 60 more years