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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.

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 world, according to a recent press release from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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 (OPG), thanks to the newly commissioned US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project in the Moose River Basin of northeastern Ontario, Canada.  

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Canada's TransAlta has rescinded its application to build the 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant on the Peace River, according to a letter filed this week with the Alberta Utilities Commission.

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

Kimble, Studen join staff of Enduring Hydro LLC

01/16/2015

Enduring Hydro LLC has hired Juan Kimble, P.E., as managing director of hydropower and Irwin Studen as managing director and chief financial officer. 

Ontario Waterpower Association announces board for 2015-16

01/15/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association has announced its Board Executives and Directors for 2015-16.

Dutch pension fund acquires Norwegian hydropower operator

01/13/2015

European asset manager Aquila Capital has completed its acquisition of Norwegian hydroelectric project operator Norsk Gronnkraft AS on behalf of the Dutch General Pension Fund for Public Employees (ABP) and German insurance companies.

Cube Hydro buys New York hydroelectric plants from Burrows Paper

01/08/2015

Cube Hydro New York LLC has acquired two small hydroelectric plants in New York from Burrows Paper Corp.

Investor licenses for Vietnam hydroelectric projects might be revoked

01/07/2015

Although Vietnam generates nearly 40% of its power from about 7,000 hydropower facilities, investors developing new hydroelectric projects in the country face increasing oversight. Citing mismanagement and illegal land acquisitions, Vietnam’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said the government might assess penalties that include potentially revoking investor licenses for particular projects. 

Submit nominations for NHA’s Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program

01/07/2015

The National Hydropower Association is now accepting nominations for its Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program.

Filipino DOE awards contracts to develop 22 hydroelectric projects on Mindano Island

01/05/2015

Construction will begin on 22 new hydroelectric projects on Mindano Island this year after the Filipino Department of Energy (DOE) announced it awarded pre-development and development contracts to nine organizations on Jan. 2.  

China's Three Gorges sets new bar for annual hydroelectric power production

01/02/2015

China's 22,500-MW Three Gorges project has again broken the world record for annual hydroelectric power production, besting a mark set in 2013 by Brazil's Itaipu.

Japan develops tidal energy as part of US$501 million project

01/02/2015

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has selected IHI Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to research and develop an underwater floating-type ocean current tidal energy turbine system as part of a US$501 million effort for sustainable, renewable energy.

NWHA releases results of Hydropower Potential Scoping Study

01/02/2015

Hydroelectric development potential in the Pacific Northwest from 2015 to 2035 is 3,200 MW, or 23 million MWh. Costs for this development range from an average of $3,518 per kW to $8,464 per kW.

Saez promoted to area regional manager for New York’s 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage project

12/31/2014

Brian Saez has been named new regional manager for Central New York, the top position at New York Power Authority’s 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.

Voith Hydro celebrates strong 2014 supplying hydroelectric generating facilities worldwide

12/31/2014

It has been an eventful year for Voith Hydro Inc., which supplies equipment to hydroelectric generating facilities worldwide and employs more than 700 people at its hydropower manufacturing facility in York, Pa.  

Contract awarded to build US$35.3 million Moreau hydroelectric project in Guadeloupe

12/31/2014

On Dec. 11, the Conseil General de la Guadeloupe awarded a US$35.3 million contract to Gaddarkhan consortium leader and son: Gaddarkhan et Fils/Getelec TP/Antilles Geotechnique of Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, to build Moreau Dam on Basse-Terre in the commune of Goyave.

U.S. seeks geospatial data system for Corps' Bluestone Dam

12/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest to create a geospatial data management system for Bluestone Dam on the New River in West Virginia. Responses are due Jan. 9, 2015. 

Bulgaria seeks contractors to refurbish 700-kW Studena Dam hydro project

12/30/2014

Bulgaria's Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW) invites applications for pre-qualification to rehabilitate civil, mechanical and electrical works of 700-kW Studena Dam. Responses are due January 12, 2015. 

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