-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.