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World Regions 2006 P10

  • 11/08/2006 -- UPDATE - Alaska names contractor to study BC link, new hydro
    The Alaska Energy Authority has named Hatch Acres to study the feasibility of a transmission grid linking southeastern Alaska communities with each other and with Canada, providing a market to develop Alaska hydroelectric projects for domestic power and for export.
  • 11/08/2006 -- China renewables program includes small hydro
    The China Renewable Energy Development Project invites expressions of interest from consultants to design a village electrification program using renewable energy including small hydropower.
  • 11/07/2006 -- Thailand to buy more hydropower from Laos
    Thailand will negotiate to buy 5,000 MW of hydropower from neighboring Laos by 2015, up from a previous plan to purchase 3,000 MW, Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula said November 6.
  • 11/07/2006 -- Re-elected Brazil president hopes to spur stalled hydro
    Newly re-elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he wants to lift the environmental and legal suspensions that are delaying several large Brazilian infrastructure projects, including major hydroelectric developments.
  • 11/06/2006 -- Fergus opens 270-kW project in 153-year-old Canada mill
    A 270-kW project in Ontario owned by Fergus Mill Power Co. Ltd. began operation in October.
  • 11/06/2006 -- Afghanistan names engineer for 100-MW Naghlu rehab
    Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water has named Fichtner GmbH &Co. KG of Germany to provide supervisory engineering for refurbishment of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project.
  • 11/06/2006 -- Ghana to secure China financing for 400-MW Bui
    Ghana is close to finalizing a US$600 million deal with a Chinese corporation to build 400-MW Bui Dam on the Black Volta River, Ghana's energy minister said during a Chinese summit for more than 40 African nations.
  • 11/06/2006 -- Xcel Energy proposes buying hydropower from Manitoba
    U.S. utility Xcel Energy proposes to buy nearly 375 MW of hydropower from Canada's Manitoba Hydro as part of a plan to meet baseload energy needs of its customers in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
  • 11/06/2006 -- Alaska eyes BC transmission link fed by new Alaska hydro
    The Alaska Energy Authority is examining the feasibility of a transmission grid linking southeastern Alaska communities with each other and with Canada, providing a sufficient market to develop Alaska hydroelectric projects for domestic power and for export.
  • 11/06/2006 -- Ecuador seeks studies of three projects totaling 96 MW
    National utility Consejo Nacional de Electricidad seeks bids for pre-feasibility studies of three hydroelectric projects totaling 96 MW.

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