The Kraftwerke HinterRhein AG (KHR) operates a group of three hydropower plants in the Swiss Alps ‒ Ferrera, Bärenburg and Sils ‒ with a total installed capacity of approximately 650 MW. KHR also operates the smaller Thusis hydropower plant (6 MW). Most of the KHR power plants have been in operation for more than 40 years, and it was decided that a complete rehabilitation of the plant equipment and structures was required.
Thakot Hydropower Project will exploit the difference in head of circa 180 m between the planned Patan Hydropower Project and the existing Tarbela Project. Various options are being studied to exploit this head. The options include a single dam and hydropower scheme and a cascade of lower dams and hydropower schemes.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Efficiency Improvement Project (MPIEIP) that will achieve high irrigation efficiency and water productivity in two large irrigation schemes in Madhya Pradesh, India.
In 2013, The Angolan Government has started the construction of the Laúca Hydropower Project with a requested installed capacity of 2,067 MW, presently one of the largest hydropower projects in Africa. The underground powerhouse will house six vertical Francis turbines, each with a rated capacity of 334 MW. The minimum required ecological flow will be utilized for electricity generation in a second powerhouse (Ecological Powerhouse) located at the toe of the dam. This powerhouse will be equipped with a 67 MW Francis turbine.
The Merowe Dam and Hydropower Station is located on the Nile River, downstream of the 4th, about 350 km north of Khartoum.
After some 20 and more years of continuous duty, the six hydro plants Chibro, Khodri, Dhakrani, Dhalipur, Kulhal and Tiloth approached the stage where rehabilitation of plant and equipment had become necessary in order to restore operational reliability and adjust the plant systems to the current state-of-the-art.
The Masjed-e-Soleiman Hydropower Project is located in the south-west of Iran in the province of Khuzestan. The reservoir is located within a 500 to 800 m deep canyon on the Karun River ‒ this project is the most important hydroelectric resource in Iran.