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Developer moves ahead with Vietnam's 5-MW Ea K'Tour small hydro project


A 5-MW small hydropower plant is undergoing the final steps before construction begins in China's Chu Yang Sin National Park, despite opposition from some in the Dak Lak Province.

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Rhode Island provides grant for hydro project study

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Alstom wins supply contract for Quebec's La Romaine 3 project

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Report shows hydropower still top in renewable energy percentage

Cost-Effective Passage Design for High-Head Hydro Facilities


A new fish passage design developed specifically for high-head hydroelectric plants uses controlled decompression to minimize fish injury during passage. This design is also less expensive than the traditional downstream passage alternatives.

Brazil's EPE approves 17 hydropower projects for upcoming A-5 auction


Brazil's energy research agency, Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), has included 17 hydropower projects in its upcoming A-5 power auction.

Hydropower project operator BC Hydro seeks feedback on draft resource plan


Canadian utility and hydropower project operator BC Hydro has been directed to conduct a final round of consultations on its most recent draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with First Nation groups, key stakeholders and the public.

U.S. seeks firms for fish passage studies at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing fish passage studies at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks spillway fix for fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Reclamation forecasts lower water release to Lake Mead in 2014


The Bureau of Reclamation has used data projections of Lake Powell and Lake Mead reservoir elevations that a release of 7.48 million acre-feet from Lake Powell is required in water year 2014, per the 2007 Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations.

FERC approves third attempt to license 9-MW Enloe hydro project


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the third attempt by Okanogan County Public Utility District to license the 9-MW Enloe hydroelectric project in eastern Washington.

HydroVision Brasil extends Hydroelectric Projects of the Year nomination deadline


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the deadline to nominate hydropower projects for the HYdroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year program.

OPG celebrates century of production at Healey Falls hydropower project


Dignitaries from Ontario's Ministry of Energy, the Ontario Waterpower Association, and members of the Campbellford community and hydroelectric power industry joined Ontario Power Generation earlier today in celebrating the centennial of the Healey Falls Generating Station.

Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation to participate in Tazi Twe hydropower project environmental studies


The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has allocated about US$50,000 to the Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation for its participation in federal environmental assessments of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric project.

India's Supreme Court halts hydropower project development in Uttarakhand


India's Supreme Court has prohibited central and state governments from granting any further environmental or forest clearances for hydroelectric projects in the country's northern Uttarakhand state until further notice.

Ecuador seeks studies of Olmedo water resources project


Ecuador's investment institute invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and final design of the Olmedo multi-purpose water resources project in Ecuador's Manabi Province.

Hydroelectric power industry leaders, policy makers react to bill enactment


Hydroelectric power's place in America's energy mix has been cemented following the enactment of House Resolutions 267 and 678 by President Barack Obama this past week, industry advocates said.

HydroVision International 2013 Attendee Choice Awards announced



The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines announced the HydroVision International 2013 Attendee Choice Award recipients during recent event's closing luncheon.

Brazilian trade group urges hydroelectric project development


The development Brazil's hydroelectric power sector was a key topic of discussion during FIESP's 14th International Meeting of Energy in Sao Paulo.

North Carolina again tries to thwart FERC relicensing of 210-MW Yadkin hydro project


The state of North Carolina has filed suit against Alcoa Power Generating Inc., challenging the company's ownership of riverbeds beneath its 210-MW Yadkin hydroelectric project.

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