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Premiers release Canadian Energy Strategy, hydro’s contribution recognized

07/31/2015

Canada’s Premiers have released the Canadian Energy Strategy, and hydro is recognized for its significant contribution to electricity generation in the country.

IHA board members elected

07/31/2015

The International Hydropower Association has announced results of its election of IHA board members who will serve to October 2017. 

AHC to supply US$78 million in equipment to Nigerian 700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric project

07/30/2015

Alstom Hydro China (AHC) was awarded a contract worth about US$78 million by China National Electric Engineering Co., Ltd. to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the US$1.3 billion 700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric project on the middle and upper reaches of the Kaduna River near Zungeru, Niger, Nigeria.  

Nepal awards contract for first large-scale pumped-storage hydropower project

07/30/2015

Engineering firm Lahmeyer International GmbH and sub-consultant Manitoba Hydro International have been awarded a contract by Tanahu Hydropower Ltd. to provide a number of services associated with the development of the 140-MW Tanahu pumped-storage project in Nepal.

Nepal awards contract for first large-scale pumped-storage hydropower project

07/30/2015

Engineering firm Lahmeyer International GmbH and sub-consultant Manitoba Hydro International have been awarded a contract by Tanahu Hydropower Ltd. to provide a number of services associated with the development of the 140-MW Tanahu pumped-storage project in Nepal.

Financing Long-term Hydropower Requires Mitigating Risks Prior to ROI

07/29/2015

Financing Long-term Hydropower Requires Mitigating Risks Prior To ROI The long-term, relatively steady amount of money generated from producing power at hydroelectric facilities is alluring to investors, but developers must provide investors clear pathways from conception to return on investment.

Hydro Ottawa acquires 10 run-of-river hydro projects from Fortis

07/29/2015

The acquisition of 10 hydroelectric projects by Hydro Ottawa from Fortis, Inc., adds about 31 MW of cumulative capacity to the Canadian utility's fleet.

Lyash named new president, CEO of Ontario Power Generation

07/29/2015

Jeffrey J. Lyash is the new president and chief executive officer of Ontario Power Generation, effective Aug. 21.

Lund joins Gannett Fleming as a dams and hydraulics engineer

07/28/2015

Guy S. Lund, P.E., is now principal engineer in Gannett Fleming’s Dams and Hydraulics Practice.

Niger seeks management structure for 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project

07/23/2015

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to determine a management structure for the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Union Group acquires Peru's 5.3-MW Canchayllo small hydropower plant

07/22/2015

The Union Group has acquired the 5.3-MW Canchayllo hydropower project in Peru as part of an acquisition that includes developer Empresa de Generacion Electrica Canchayllo S.A.C.

China's State Grid to construct longest transmission line in Brazil as part of Belo Monte hydroelectric project

07/21/2015

China's State Grid has been awarded a contract to build and operate a second transmission line as part of Brazil's massive Belo Monte hydroelectric power complex.

Swedish tech company signs hydroelectric power supply deal with Vattenfall

07/20/2015

European utility Vattenfall has signed a deal with Swedish company Hydro66 to provide hydroelectric power for a data server center in northern Sweden.

Hawaii likely to pass bill to expand agricultural hydropower

07/13/2015

News sources are reporting that Hawaii Gov. David Ige is expected to sign a bill into law today that allows the development of hydroelectric facilities with a capacity up to 500 kW on agricultural land if these projects are combined with agricultural activities.

Pakistani officials oppose proposed interest rate hike for 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant

07/10/2015

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his cabinet have refused Chinese demands for higher interest rates on a US$576 million loan extended to Pakistan for the 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project.

Idaho Power emphasizes hydroelectric power's importance in most recent Integrated Resource Plan

07/09/2015

A 144-page document released this week by Idaho Power reinforces hydroelectric power's importance to the company's long-term success and survival.

Baird appointed global strategic advisor at Hatch

07/08/2015

The Hon. John Russell Baird P.C. has been appointed global strategic advisor at Canadian engineering, consulting, project delivery and technology firm Hatch.

Partners break ground on 9.7-MW Datara small hydroelectric project in Indonesia

07/07/2015

A three-party joint venture recently broke ground on the 9.7-MW Datara small hydropower plant in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, according to a release from partner ISDN Holdings Limited.

Eagle Crest buys site for 1,300-MW pumped-storage hydro project

07/07/2015

Eagle Mountain LLC has agreed to buy the Kaiser Eagle Mountain mine near Desert Center, Calif., from CIL&D (formerly known as Kaiser Ventures), with the site intended for a pumped storage hydroelectric project.

Manitoba Hydro CEO Scott Thomson stepping down

07/02/2015

Manitoba Hydro's Scott A. Thomson has announced he will step down as president and CEO of the provincial utility effective September 22.

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