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Seattle City Light CEO honored for utility's commitment to sustainability


Hydropower project operator Seattle City Light general manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco has been awarded the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Alan H. Richardson Statesmanship Award for his utility’s commitment to achieving public power goals.

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Study plan approved for Alaska's 600-MW Susitna-Watana

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Innergex secures deal for Northwest Stave River project

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Fish habitat study sought for lamprey above Oregon's 11-MW Soda Springs Dam


The U.S. Forest Service seeks bids to perform a fish habitat study for lamprey upstream of 11-MW Soda Springs Dam on Oregon's North Umpqua River.

Lucid Energy honored for environmental sustainability


Renewable power developer Lucid Energy has been recognized by Sustainia for its LucidPipe Power System.

U.S. seeks Red Bluff Diversion Dam decommissioning for fish passage


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to decommission the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on California's Sacramento River.

RusHydro takes control of environmental sustainability organization


Russian hydropower project operator and energy giant RusHydro has assumed chairmanship of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP), per proceedings at the organization's annual summit this past week.

Laos, financial institutions working on hydro project development laws


The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced its plan to work with the Laotian government in developing draft laws that would help govern hydroelectric power development.

FERC draft EIS recommends relicensing 182.5-MW Martin Dam


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of the 182.5-MW Martin Dam hydroelectric project on Alabama's Tallapoosa River.

600-MW Russell pumped-storage project receives permission to run all units


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received permission to operate all four reversible turbine units simultaneously at its 600-MW Richard B. Russell pumped-storage plant after a decade of litigation, has learned.

Brazil's Jirau hydro project world's largest CDM-registered renewable plant


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recognized Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower plant under its Clean Development Mechanism.

World Bank Announces Renewed Support for Large Hydropower


Delegates at the International Hydropower Association World Congress, which took place last week in Kuching in Malaysian Borneo, have heard that the World Bank has reversed a two-decade old decision to turn its back on large hydropower investment.

Xingu Alive Forever resumes occupation of Belo Monte hydro project


About 170 members of the Xingu Alive Forever movement have returned to Belo Monte's main construction site, again halting work on the controversial 11.2 GW hydroelectric project.

Vietnam seeks water quality, fish habitat studies for 260-MW Trung Son hydro project


Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd. invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform water quality and fish habitat studies for the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project being built on Vietnam's Ma River.

Petition could increase Oregon's renewable portfolio to include more hydroelectric power


A measure to expand Oregon's definition of "renewable energy" to include more hydroelectric power could appear before the state's voters next year if a petition urging its consideration receives about 87,000 signatures by July 3, 2014.

Cameroon seeks Sanaga Basin water resources management including hydropower


Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a framework for integrated water resources management in the Sanaga River Basin, site of more than half of Cameroon's 13,700 MW of hydropower potential.

IHA releases hydropower project sustainability evaluations


The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a first set of official reports made using its Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, which evaluates hydroelectric projects and their operators in a number of criteria.

Corps awards Little Goose Dam fishway repair contract


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$315,212 contract to Skyward Construction Inc. to supply replacement hoists on the north shore fishway entrance at the 810-MW Little Goose hydropower project.

Chinese environmental ministry approves massive Shuangjiangkou hydropower project


China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has approved what could become the country's tallest hydropower plant, despite concerns regarding the project's impact on plants and rare fish.

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