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Rodney Hunt celebrates 175 years of hydropower flow control


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Nine U.S. hydropower plants to be sold by Eversource Energy


Eversource Energy is selling nine hydropower plants as part of an agreement reached with key state officials on March 12.

UK company seeks US$3.7 million through bond initiative for small hydro projects


TradeLink Solutions (TLS) Energy Group, based in Hertfordshire, England, is attempting to increase its affect on the European small hydro market by seeking US$3.7 million in investments through a bond initiative backed by Triodos Bank N.V. 

IDB, JICA provide funding for Canaveral-Rio Lindo hydropower plant overhauls


The Inter-American Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency have approved more than US$160 million in loans to the government of Honduras to overhaul and upgrade the country's 138-MW Canaveral-Rio Lindo hydroelectric power complex. 

Engineering firm GEI elects new senior vice presidents and VPs


GEI Consultants Inc., a geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological science and engineering firm, has expanded its leadership team through the election of senior vice presidents and VPs.

Jack W. Fisher, president of underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers Mfg., passes away


Jack W. Fisher, president of underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers Mfg., passed away on Feb. 20, 2015. He was 73 years old.

Cameroon prequalifies seven for Lom Pangar hydropower plant construction


The Cameroon government has released a list of seven companies pre-qualified to construct a 30 MW hydropower plant at Lom Pangar Dam, which is being built on the country's Sanaga River.

Hydropower: It's Not Just a Man's World


Ten influential women were given our inaugural Women with Hydro Vision awards in Nashville, Tenn., last July. Read on to learn the tools to their success and find out how to nominate women for the 2015 awards.

Rwanda’s 28-MW Nyabarongo hydroelectric facility reduces need for fossil fuel


Power generated by the Republic of Rwanda's 28-MW Nyabarongo hydropower plant, a US$110 million run-of-river scheme on the River Mwogo commissioned in November 2014, is expected to reduce the government’s monthly expenditures for diesel fuel from approximately US$12.9 million to US$7.4 million, according to Rwandan Infrastructure Minister, James Musoni. 

Slovakia seeks up compensation from Enel for Gabcikovo hydropower use


The Slovakian government is seeking up close to US$350 millilon in compensation from Italian power company Enel SpA after a court ruled its contract to operate the 720-MW Gabcikovo hydropower plant is invalid.

Update: Premier weighs in on labor dispute for Site C hydro project in Canada


British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has instructed Jessica McDonald, executive officer of BC Hydro, to change the contract terms for the 1,100-MW Site C hydro project to allow unions to organize at the construction site.

Pakistan awards US$1.4 billion contract for 720-MW Karot hydroelectric project on Jhelum River


Pakistan's Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it has awarded a US$1.4 billion contract for development of the 720-MW Karot hydroelectric project on the Jhelum River in the Rawalpindi district of Pakistan, to a group of Pakistani and Chinese investors that includes China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd. (CTGC).

Mega First signs agreement for development of Don Sahong hydropower project in Laos


Mega First Corp. Bhd. has signed an agreement with Laotian utility Electricite du Laos to regulate its participation in developing the 240- to 360-MW Don Sahong hydropower project.

Alstom receives turbine order for Uganda's 600-MW Karuma hydropower plant


Chinese engineering and construction company Sinohydro has awarded Alstom a US$65 million contract to provide equipment and technical services for Uganda's Karuma hydropower plant.

Gravity Renewables acquires New York's 3.5-MW Stillwater hydropower project


Small hydro developer Gravity Renewables has completed the acquisition of the 3.5-MW Stillwater hydropower plant on New York's Hudson River.

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