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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Gregory named chairman of GEI’s board of directors


Gillian M. Gregory, PhD, is the new chairman of GEI Consultants Inc.’s Board of Directors.

How Seattle City Light Personnel Became Fire and Rescue Experts


In "The Great Northwest," a hydroelectric project owner partnered with local communities to improve the level of safety and security in and around its facilities by taking the initiative to train company personnel to regulatory standards as emergency responders.

Cemig has operating right for 242-MW Jaguara hydropower plant revoked


The Brazilian Supreme Court ruled this week that utility company Cemig has no right to renew its contract to continue operating the 424-MW Jaguara hydropower plant.

FWEE sponsors geocaching activity to take place at HydroVision International


The Foundation for Water and Energy Education is hosting a geocaching activity at HydroVision International 2015 next month in Portland, Ore.

Report looks at how states are advancing clean energy, including hydro


A new report -- Clean Energy Champions: The Importance of State Programs and Policies -- investigates how U.S. states are advancing clean energy, including hydro.

Innergex closed financing for 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower plant


Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has closed US$160.2 million in non-recourse construction and term project financing for the 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower project in British Columbia.

Australian company enters into technology agreement for MHK development within Indonesia


Australia-based Bombora Wave Power announced on June 22 that it has entered into a Technology Evaluation Agreement with Anoa Power of Indonesia in which Anoa would evaluate suitable deployment sites for Bombora marine hydrokinetic devices (MHK) while Bombora will confirm electricity generation capability across these locations. 

Mali, developer sign deal for 42-MW Kenie hydropower plant


Power and water utility Eranove Group has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Republic of Mali to finance, develop, build and operate a 42 MW hydropower project on the Niger River.

Marine and hydrokinetic test bed EMEC announces restructuring


The European Marine Energy Centre has announced its intention to restructure following a year of change in the global wave and tidal energy market.

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