To ensure Sur in the sultanate of Oman can rely on better flood protection in the future, over the past few months one of the largest valley dams in the country – the Fulaij Dam – has been constructed just outside the city.
Ecological aspects are an issue of growing attention in the authorization process of hydro power plants. In the area of the power plants downstream migrating fish need to find a safe way of passing the turbine chamber.
As of 2019, a new hydroelectric power station on the Mur River will supply 20,000 homes in Graz, Austria, with green electricity. This new power plant will generate 82 million kWh per year, saving up to 60,000 tons of CO2.