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Hydroelectric power returns to Scotland's historic Blair Castle

01/28/2015 A hydropower plant located at Blair Castle in Scotland's Highland Perthshire is generating el...

U.S. revises, again extends switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/28/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a solicitation package and again extended the bi...

Brazil’s drought brings water supply to near zero capacity at hydroelectric facilities

01/28/2015 Brazil is experiencing a debilitating drought as the nation endures the driest period since S...

FERC updates hydroelectric project land use fees for 2015

01/28/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the 2015 annual update to its fee schedul...

World Bank commits funding to Pakistan's 108-MW Gulpur hydropower project

01/28/2015 The World Bank's International Finance Corporation group has agreed to finance the 108-MW Gul...

Jordan seeks pipeline, small hydro plant at Khaw Reservoir

01/27/2015 The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) invites applications for pre-qualification to design and ...

Tunnel flood kills three at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydropower plant

01/27/2015 Three Chinese workers were killed and another injured this past week when water flooded a tun...

U.S. seeks turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

01/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Claren...
TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel

01/27/2015 Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel for hydro project op...

Canada utility extends call for crane, hoist services at B.C. hydropower projects

01/26/2015 Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to...

U.S. DOE announces funding opportunity for renewable energy technology R&D

01/23/2015 The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects-Energy (ARPA-E) has issued a third...

Basin agency seeks design of two French reservoirs, possible hydro projects

01/23/2015 France's Adour River Basin agency seeks bids to design and manage construction of two reservo...

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World Bank commits funding to Pakistan's 108-MW Gulpur hydropower project

01/28/2015

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation group has agreed to finance the 108-MW Gulpur hydropower plant that will be located on the Poonch River in Pakistan.

TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel

01/27/2015

Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel for hydro project operator Tennessee Valley Authority.

IRENA reports on low renewable energy costs

Renewable costs (including hydro) competitive with fossil, report finds

01/22/2015 The cost to generate power from renewable sources (including hydro) has reached parity with or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the ...

Canada’s US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project provides power and empowerment

01/21/2015 Total capacity has increased from 486 MW to 924 MW at four fully operational redeveloped hydroelectric projects on the Mattagami River, according to Ontario Power Generation (OP...

TransAlta pulls proposal for 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant

01/21/2015 Canada's TransAlta has rescinded its application to build the 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant on the Peace River, according to a letter filed this week with the Alberta Utiliti...
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