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Hydro Industry News 2008 P2

  • Wed Nov 26 00:00:00 CST 2008 -- U.S. firm to buy hydrokinetic turbine developer
    Warrior Girl Corp. has signed a letter of intent to purchase American Hydro Energy Co., developer of a slow-moving hydrokinetic turbine designed to generate electricity from river currents.
  • Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 CST 2008 -- Funding considered for Azerbaijan small hydro pilot program
    The Asian Development Bank is considering funding for a power sector development investment program in Azerbaijan that would include a small hydropower pilot program and improvements in transmission and distribution.
  • Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 CST 2008 -- Asian bank weighs funding for Afghan small hydro
    The Asian Development Bank is considering funding for a mini-hydropower program that would provide electricity to rural areas of two provinces in Afghanistan.
  • Wed Nov 12 00:00:00 CST 2008 -- Wave energy developer completes funding round
    Scotland-based wave energy developer Pelamis Wave Power announced it has completed a 5 million pound (US$7.7 million) funding round to support its ongoing investment in wave energy research and development.
  • Fri Nov 07 00:00:00 CST 2008 -- U.S. Navy awards $3 million contract to wave energy developer
    The U.S. Navy has awarded a $3 million contract to wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies for continued participation in a Navy data gathering and communications systems program.
  • Fri Oct 24 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- Bermuda seeks power from renewables including ocean energy
    Bermuda Electric Light Co. Ltd. invites expressions of interest from potential developers of large-scale renewable energy projects utilizing ocean, solar photovoltaic, wind, and waste-to-energy technologies.
  • Wed Oct 22 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- Czech developer extends bid date to build Velky Osek small hydro
    Czech developer MVE Velky Osek s.r.o. has extended the deadline for bids to build a powerhouse for the Velky Osek small hydropower project in the Czech Republic.
  • Tue Oct 21 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- Uganda regulator advances small hydro project filings
    Uganda's Electricity Regulatory Authority is considering applications to license several small hydro projects as well as applications to increase tariffs for small plants faced with increasing construction costs.
  • Mon Oct 20 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- Wave energy developer deploys PowerBuoy system for U.S. Navy
    Wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies announced Oct. 16 it installed and commissioned a 40-kW PowerBuoy system in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey under contract from the U.S. Navy.
  • Fri Oct 17 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- Sark names Airtricity to develop Channel Island's tidal power
    Development group Sark Renewable Energy has named Airtricity, a unit of Scottish and Southern Energy, its partner to develop tidal power off Sark, an island off the coast of France.

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