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Hydropower industry needs to upgrade and “regenerate” its most precious resource: Employees

04/23/2015

As opportunities abound for employment in what is essentially a massive regeneration, rehabilitation and upgrade in the hydro-related workforce, HydroWorld.com is one of the best locations on the World Wide Web to find the industry-leading clearinghouse for hydro jobs. 

London investment firm acquires GHR, Scottish small-scale hydroelectric company

04/23/2015

Ancala Partners LLP, a London, England-based infrastructure investment firm has acquired Green Highland Renewables (GHR), which is a Scottish renewable energy company heavily involved in developing small-scale hydroelectric facilities.

IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro

04/22/2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency announces the availability of its Project Navigator tool, intended to give renewable energy project developers the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support completion of their projects.

Report reveals positive impact of marine energy on Welsh economy

04/21/2015

The marine energy industry in Wales has contributed £34.5 million and directly created more than 99 person-years of employment, according to a report published by Marine Energy Pembrokeshire.

Quinones elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute

04/17/2015

Gil C. Quinones has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute.

OWA Helps Further Aboriginal Access to Engineering

04/14/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association is demonstrating -- through its involvement in a program called Aboriginal Access to Engineering -- its organizational view that all people in Ontario have a stake in waterpower.

Let’s talk about money

04/09/2015

Money. It makes the world go ‘round.

Including Pumped Storage Hydro in Long-Term Generation Planning

04/06/2015

A simplified method is available for evaluating the role of pumped-storage hydro plants in a utility's long-term planning. The method, previously used for ranking conventional power plants, can be adapted for quick analysis of the competitiveness of pumped-storage projects.

Integrated Modeling Technology -- Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Return on Hydro

04/06/2015

The International Energy Agency predicts hydropower capacity doubling to 2000 GW by 2050 and, whilst the opportunities are great, development of hydropower undoubtedly poses complex challenges and risks.

Report quantifies contribution of small hydro to global renewables investments

04/02/2015

According to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report, 2014 brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide, surging 17% to $270.2 billion. This reversed the investment dip of the past two years. In addition, renewables (excluding large hydro) reached 100 GW of installations.

Mining giant Vale shedding Belo Monte hydropower project shares

04/02/2015

Brazilian power corporation Cemig Geracao e Transmissao SA has made a deal to acquire a 49% stake in the massive Belo Monte hydropower project from mining company Vale.

Montana considers bill to include existing hydro in its RPS

03/31/2015

The Governor of Montana currently is considering a bill that would revise the Montana Renewable Power Production and Rural Economic Development Act to, among other things, include existing hydroelectric resources in the definition of “eligible renewable resource” under the state’s renewable portfolio standard.

Brazilian drought costs CPFL about US$53 million in lost revenue

03/30/2015

Brazilian renewables developer CPFL Energias Renováveis S.A. (CPFL) lost about US$53 million in 2014, in part, because of increased spending to offset its loss of energy produced from its hydroelectric facilities.  

Hydro project operator SMUD announces several changes to executive team

03/30/2015

Several executive appointments have been made, along with changes in the organizational structure, at hydro project operator Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Rodney Hunt celebrates 175 years of hydropower flow control

03/26/2015

Rodney Hunt is celebrating 175 years of providing flow control systems for hydropower, dams and wastewater.

Proof for investors: Top 25 performing utilities include companies with hydroelectric facilities

03/25/2015

In 2013, according to published reports, a record US$36.6 billion in green bonds was issued as investors worldwide increasingly added utilities to their portfolios, utilities that also operate hydroelectric plants. Information released by SNL Financial indicates power and diversified utilities, some of which operate hydropower projects, rank amongst the top 25 most profitable companies that have utility operations by recurring earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) margin for 2014. 

NEA forms committee to mediate worker strike at 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant

03/24/2015

Officials are hoping that talks mediated by a four-member committee will allow construction to resume on Nepal's 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric plant and end a strike that began earlier this month.

NordLink to bring Norwegian hydroelectric power to Germany

03/23/2015

Power technologies giant ABB Ltd. Has won orders worth about US$900 million to supply on-shore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations and cable stations that will help connect Norwegian hydroelectric power to be transmitted to German consumers.

Dam infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming announces several promotions

03/23/2015

Gannett Fleming, a firm that provides dam infrastructure and hydro expertise, has recently announced several job promotions and changes.

Multinational bank group provides funding for Georgia's 187-MW Shuakhevi hydropower project

03/20/2015

The International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have agreed to provide US$250 million in debt financing for the construction and operation of Georgia's 187-MW Shuakhevi hydropower project.

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