Latest Hydroelectric power generation News

Accident at hydro plant in Bosnia kills 3 workers

Aug. 2, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in Bosnia say an accident at a hydroelectric power plant has killed three workers from the state power company. A police spokesman, Adnan Beganovic, said one person also was seriously hurt Thursday at the plant located near the town of Bihac in northwest...

Questions raised following deadly Laos dam collapse

Jul. 26, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

SANAMXAY, Laos (AP) — Authorities in Laos ordered closer monitoring of hydroelectric facilities as they investigate why a dam in the country's southeast collapsed earlier this week, killing at least 27 people and leaving 131 missing. Floodwaters that rose to rooftops were slowly receding Thursday as...

Laos dam disaster leaves 24 dead, scores missing

Jul. 25, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

ATTAPEU, Laos (AP) — Rescuers searched Wednesday for scores of villagers left missing when part of a newly built hydroelectric dam broke in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside and killing at least 24 people, officials said. Thousands of people lost their homes when the South...

The Latest: Red Cross says 24 dead in Laos dam collapse

Jul. 25, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a dam that flooded villages in southeastern Laos (all times local): 8 p.m. A Red Cross official says 24 bodies have been recovered in southern Laos after heavy rains caused water to breach a dam at a major hydroelectric project due to open next year. Bounyong...

Flooding from Laos hydroelectric dam leaves hundreds missing

Jul. 24, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Massive flooding from a South Korean-constructed hydroelectric dam in Laos left several people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid. The official Lao news...

Laos state news agency says several dead, hundreds missing after collapse of hydroelectric dam in southeast

Jul. 24, 2018 4:22 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Laos state news agency says several dead, hundreds missing after collapse of hydroelectric dam in southeast.

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has blasted local officials over a delayed construction project, state media reported Tuesday, his second such rebuke over the economy in recent weeks. It's unusual for state media to carry dispatches showing Kim's criticism of officials. Some...