-- BuRec to study three western river basins The Bureau of Reclamation said it plans to launch a study of several river basins in the western United States to identify options for future water management.
-- NHA forms two new councils for hydropower development The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has formed two new councils designed to explore and support some of the technologies that could help the industry achieve its goal of doubling installed capacity.
-- Paper company sells stake in hydro plant Insolvent paper company AbitibiBowater has agreed to sell its share of the Manicouagan hydropower plant to a new joint venture established by Hydro-Quebec and aluminum company Alcoa Inc.
-- RusHydro in loan negotiations with bank RusHydro may get more financial help for repairs to the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant, which was crippled in an accident that killed 72 people last month.
-- Cruise ships plug into hydropower Cruise ships docking at the Port of Vancouver are turning off their diesel-powered engines and tapping into hydropower generated by utility British Columbia Hydro.
-- Brookfield completes purchase of 15 hydro plants Brookfield Renewable Power Fund, formerly known as Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund, has completed its purchase of 15 hydropower plants with a capacity of 387 MW from Brookfield Renewable Power Inc.
-- 35-MW hydro project planned for Bosnia London-based Energy Financing Team (EFT) is prepared to invest 100 million euro (US$143.6 million) to build a hydropower plant in southeastern Bosnia, according to Bosnia’s Serb Republic energy ministry.