The strong drought paralyzes production of mini-hydro power plants


APPA Renovables demands the Ministry of Energy to consider the severe drought being suffered in our country as an exceptional situation and not apply the penalty of withdrawing the specific remuneration to the mini-hydro power plants.

Spanish hydraulic reserve stands at 56.5% of its capacity


The low contribution of hydroelectric in the electric mix has been a trend since January and it appears, according to all available data and at this time of year, that it will continue to be so, with all the bad consequences that this can have on the price of electricity. The data provided by the […]


Venezuela overcomes “the most dangerous moment” of its electrical history


On July 1, President of the Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro announced the cessation of the Load Management Plan (PAC for its acronym in Spanish) that it had to start months ago due to the energy crisis that was generated when the country, whose main source of energy is hydroelectric power, suffered a severe and prolonged drought.

Tavascan hydroelectric plant to release a new bilge system


Last March, Ingeteam began to develop a project for Endesa consisting of the modernization of the bilge pumping and water extraction system at the Tavascan hydroelectric power plant in Lleida. This 100MW plant is one of the largest hydroelectric facilities in the Pyrenees. This modernization will not impact the performance of the plant. “Only if […]


The initial project of the pumping station Chira-Soria in the Canaries to be modified by REE


Better late than never. After five years of a project that keeps on failing to start, it seems that finally REE is starting this reversible pumping plant in Gran Canaria. The initial objective of Chira-Soria was to serve as a backup to offer more power supply security and stability but the company has announced that there […]

Water reserves are at 56% capacity after a slight increase this week


According to the latest report of REE, one of the most significant aspects in the electricity system balance in 2015 was the decline of renewables by low hydro production, 28.2% less than in 2014 (11% of total sources). This trend could continue if the outlook for our country on the consequences of climate change is confirmed.