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Fish-friendly Turbine

Written by , on January 16, 2012

The U.S. Electric Power Research Institute is currently testing a turbine designed for generating hydroelectricity with significantly reduced fish mortality. The turbine, designed by Alden Laboratories, aims to provide safer passage for fish migrating downstream. Current methods of protecting fish, such as bypasses and non-generating spills, are estimated to reduce the amount of hydroelectic power […]  Read more »

Europe Plans a Renewables Super-grid

Written by , on January 11, 2010

Nine European countries have agreed to work together to build an electricity "super-grid" which will allow them to integrate their renewable energy production and storage facilities. The nine countries – Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland and the UK – are planning a network made up of thousands of kilometres of […]  Read more »

Hydroelectric Power

Written by , on May 1, 2008

Such as Australia’s Snowy Mountains Scheme: How It Works The Australian Institute of Energy has produced a Fact Sheet on hydroelectric power with a focus on small (grid-connected) and micro (not grid-connected) systems. Click here to download the Fact Sheet (687K pdf).  Read more »

Plans for World’s Largest Hydro Scheme on the Congo River

Written by , on April 25, 2008

Seven African governments and the world’s largest banks and construction firms met in London this week to plan the most powerful dam ever conceived – an $US 80 billion hydro power project on the Congo River. The Grand Inga dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo would generate twice as much electricity as the world’s […]  Read more »