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Ontario seeks Hydro One’s multi-billion transmission investment

The government of Ontario is urging Hydro One to immediately proceed with the planning and implementation of its transmission projects across the province worth 2.3 billion Canadian dollars ($1.86 billion)


Research on marine energy’s effect on ecosystems urged

Scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth are calling for urgent research to understand the impact of renewable energy developments on the marine ecosystem


New hydrofoils technology to harness hydropower

A new technology developed at Germany’s University of Kassel will be capable of generating electricity from rivers and oceans without the need for wide-area dams


Carbon Trust funds marine energy projects

The independent company set up by the UK government will support two marine energy devices in a bid to accelerate the commercial development of wave and tidal energy in the UK


Vietnamese infrastructure company finishes new 13.5-MW hydropower plant

Cavico Hydropower Construction JSC, a subsidiary of leading Vietnamese infrastructure development company Cavico Corporation, recently announced that it has finished constructing its latest project, the 13.5-megawatt Dasiat Hydropower Plant. The new plant is located on the main flow


PNNL awarded $ 6.8 million to study marine, river power

The US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has received more than US $6.8 million over the next three years to support studies on marine and river power. PNNL will use the bulk of the funding, $3.45 million, for a project that will examine the environmental impacts of marine and hydrokinetic


India: Himachal Pradesh to generate 1,000 MW from small hydro

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is planning to harness 1,000 megawatts (MW) of small hydro power from the state of Himachal Pradesh within the next five years. The plan was announced by Union Minister Farooq Abdullah last week during a meeting with the state Chief


Dev’t bank to finance 4.2-MW mini-hydro power plant in the Philippines

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) is financing a mini-hydro power plant in Oriental Mindoro, in eastern Luzon, Philippines. The DBP has extended a 490-million-peso (US $10 million) loan to Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (ORMECO) for the construction


S. Korea president sets green agenda in official address

Organizations working with wave or tidal stream power technology have until the end of June 2012 to bid for a share of the British government’s 20 million pound ($32 million) Marine Energy Array Demonstrator Scheme.

MEAD will support up to two pre-commercial projects to demonstrate the operation of wave and tidal devices in an array formation for an extended period of time.


Aquamarine welcomes 60 million pounds for marine renewables

Saying it will allow companies like itself to be commercially introduced, Aquamarine Power, a Scottish marine energy company, welcomed 60 million pounds (US $100.7 million) in new funding for marine energy development in the UK.


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