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Phase 2 begins for Kenyan US$580,000 320-kW Ndurumo micro-hydroelectric project


Phase 2 of the Ndurumo hydroelectric project on the Kathita River in Meru County, Kenya is set to begin in September with the construction of a penstock for a 320 kW micro-hydroelectric facility. Estimated total cost for the entire project is US$580,000.  

Australian dam safety officials on alert for possible dam failure in New South Wales


Residents near Jerrara Dam in rural Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia on the NSW South Coast have been ordered to evacuate their homes amidst fear the dam will fail as more than a foot of rain had fallen in the area by 3 p.m. on Aug. 25. 

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India commissions hydro turbine in sewerage plant’s effluent pipe


A hydropower plant has been commissioned at Chilla in East Delhi, India, which consists of a turbine propelled by effluent from a sewerage treatment plant.

Alaskan 455-kW Gartina Falls small hydroelectric project to reduce diesel dependence


According to Alaska’s Energy Authority, Inside Passage Electric Cooperative Inc. (IPEC) is constructing a US$8.2 million run-of-river 455-kW Gartina Falls small hydroelectric project in Hoonah, Alaska that could reduce fossil fuel usage. 

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NSF/ANSI61 certification awarded to bearing supplier Lignum Vitae North America


Bearing supplier Lignum Vitae North America has announces its water- and self-lubricated bearings have achieved NSH/ANSI61: Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects certification.

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Kenya tea agency breaks ground on Lower Nyamindi small hydro project


The Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd. broke ground Aug. 18 on its 1.8-MW Lower Nyamindi small hydro project.

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Low water in Lake Kariba lessens hydro production in Zambia


The amount of water in Lake Kariba is at its lowest in 20 years, with the reservoir being just 40% full in July, according to multiple news sources.

Seattle City Light evacuates 711-MW Skagit hydropower project amidst wildfire


Safety concerns raised by wildfires have forced utility Seattle City Light to evacuate employees from the town of Diablo, the nearby 711-MW Skagit hydropower complex and the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center.

Proposal could ease financial burden imposed on hydropower project operators during Brazil's drought


A provisional decree approved by Brazil's legislature yesterday would allow hydroelectric power generators to receive compensation for losses incurred during the country's prolonged drought.

Italy’s ENEA continues to study harvesting hydrokinetic energy potential with PEWEC


Italy’s National Agency for New Energy Technologies (ENEA), based in Roma, Italy, in July unveiled its Pendulum Wave Energy Converter (PEWEC) wave device during ENEA’s Electric Energy from the Sea conference. 

Three missing near 99-MW Jawahar Sagar hydroelectric project in India


According to local officials, higher than normal amounts of water are being released from the 99-MW Jawahar Sagar hydroelectric project. Since July, three people have been swept away by flow released from the project located on the banks of the Chambal River about 14 miles southwest of Kota, the 25th largest district in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan.  

Pakistan seeks sediment management strategy for 243-MW Warsak hydro project


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help develop a sediment management strategy as part of rehabilitation of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River.

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