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    • 03/27/2006 -- Italian firm to refurbish 65-MW Ponte Gardena
      Italian utility Edison S.p.A. has awarded a contract to PAC S.p.A. of Italy to perform overhaul and refurbishment work at the 65-MW Ponte Gardena hydroelectric project.
    • 03/23/2006 -- Ontario offers standard pricing to small hydro, other renewables
      Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the government of Ontario will set a standard price for purchasing electricity from hydropower projects of up to 10 MW and other renewables projects to expand opportunities for renewable energy.
    • 03/22/2006 -- Peru electrification funding includes small hydro
      The World Bank has approved a US$50 million loan and a US$10 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant to promote rural electrification in Peru, including assistance to small hydropower.
    • 03/16/2006 -- Georgia's small hydro expressions due April 1
      Georgia's Energy Ministry seeks expressions of interest by April 1 from investors to build 32 small and three medium-sized hydropower stations, totaling an estimated 961.5 MW, on a build-own-operate basis.
    • 03/13/2006 -- European groups produce small hydro development guides
      The European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) offers new guidelines for developing small hydropower projects in Europe and an analysis of best practices for small hydro planning.
    • 03/13/2006 -- EU to assist small hydro rehab in Russia
      The European Commission (EU) predicts it will contract for consultants later this year to assist in renewable energy policy and rehabilitation of small hydropower plants in the Russia.
    • 03/06/2006 -- Brazil regulator approves small hydro activity
      Brazil's electricity regulator, Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), has declared three companies, Sao Pedro Energia S/A, Caparao Energia S/A, and HP2 do Brasil S/A, to be public utilities for the purpose of land acquisition for three hydro projects.
    • 03/02/2006 -- India state offers six small hydro sites
      Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency invites bids by March 10 for build-own-operate development of six mini-hydroelectric projects in Haryana State.
    • 02/24/2006 -- Upgrade ordered for German pumped-storage plant
      Schluchseewerk AG of Germany has awarded a 2.6 million euro (US$3 million) contract to VA Tech Hydro to refurbish a 118-MVa motor-generator at the 1,350-MW Hotzenwald/Unterstufe Sackingen pumped-storage project on the Rhine River.
    • 02/16/2006 -- Pre-qualification invited to refurbish Cameroon's 263-MW Edea
      Cameroon utility AES SONEL invites applications for pre-qualification to refurbish the 263-MW Edea hydroelectric project on Cameroon's Sanaga River. Responses are due, on the Internet, before February 28.

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