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    • 10/05/2009 -- TransAlta, Canadian Hydro agree on buyout offer
      TransAlta Corp., after increasing its bid 15 percent, has reached an agreement to buy Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. for C$755 million (US$703 million).
    • 10/05/2009 -- Report assigns blame for Russian accident
      A report by a government watchdog on the Aug. 17 explosion that paralyzed Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant, claiming 75 lives, says former chief executive of national electricity company Unified Energy Systems (UES) Anatoly Chubais is partially to blame for the conditions that led to the tragedy.
    • 09/30/2009 -- Ontario enacts feed-in tariff program for hydropower
      Price supports for hydropower are included in a new “feed-in tariff” program for renewable-energy producers serving Ontario.
    • 09/29/2009 -- Ecuador buys stake in 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair project
      Citing tough economic times, Argentina’s state-owned power company, Enarsa SA, has sold its 30-percent stake in Ecuador’s largest hydropower project.
    • 09/29/2009 -- Flow Science announces partnerships to boost software sales
      Flow Science Inc., a provider of free-surface flow modeling software, said it has entered into two new international associations to sell and support its FLOW-3D software.
    • 09/24/2009 -- Responses to Obama salmon plan sought by judge
      Critics of President Obama’s plan to restore salmon populations and manage power-producing dams in the Northwest have been asked by a federal judge to file responses by Oct. 2.
    • 09/23/2009 -- Canadian Hydro receives multiple offers
      Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. said it has received a “number of proposals” from other suitors as the company tries to get an offer that is better than the hostile takeover bid from TransAlta Corp.
    • 09/22/2009 -- Kelly declines nomination to FERC
      Declining President Obama’s nomination, New Mexico Democrat Suedeen Kelly has decided not to seek a new term on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    • 09/22/2009 -- Chu pledges to push hydropower
      Hydropower capacity in the United States could be doubled with minimal impact to the environment, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said during a recent White House forum in Pennsylvania.
    • 09/21/2009 -- FERC approves transfer of five Maine projects to investment firm
      The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved transfer of five Maine hydroelectric projects from PPL Corp. affiliate PPL Maine to Black Bear Hydro Partners LLC.

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