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NYPA adds to hydroelectric power allocation program

08/01/2014

Additional hydroelectric power allotments announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) add to an expanding program designed to create jobs and spur capital investments.

FERC 1,300-MW licensing in June is year's largest capacity increase

07/31/2014

The licensing of a single hydro project in June, the 1,300-MW Eagle Mountain Pumped-Storage project, is the largest capacity increase approved so far this year by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

BluEarth receives loan for British Columbia small hydroelectric plant

07/31/2014

Canadian energy developer BluEarth Renewables Inc. has closed US$70.5 million in non-recourse construction and term debt financing with National Bank of Canada for its 15-MW Culliton Creek hydropower project.

Zambia seeks consultants for multi-purpose dam planning, small dams design

07/31/2014

The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest to consolidate and update the nation's water resources development planning, to design construction and rehabilitation of at least 100 small dams, and to strengthen Zambia's hydro-meteorological monitoring network.

Jacobs Associates adds to hydroelectric power staff

07/31/2014

Underground design and construction management firm Jacobs Associates continues adding to its pool of hydroelectric power experts with the addition of Robert Filgas, PE, as a senior associate.

Canada utility seeks dam safety review of 55-MW McArthur Falls, 165-MW Seven Sisters

07/31/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform dam safety reviews of the 55-MW McArthur Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Hydroelectric power returns to England's Cragside estate

07/30/2014

The world's first home to be lit by hydroelectricity is once again being powered by water following the installation of a new Archimedes screw turbine at England's Cragside estate.

Peru seeks hydropower studies in seven river basins

07/30/2014

The government of Peru invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop hydropower project portfolios for seven river basins in Peru.

BNDES credit line includes hydropower plant maintenance

07/30/2014

Brazil's Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (BNDES) has approved a US$143 million credit line to energy firm Tractebel.

U.S. seeks intake screens, frames for 130-MW Barkley, 184-MW Kentucky locks, dams

07/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for fabrication of intake screens and frames for 130-MW Barkley Lock and Dam and 184-MW Kentucky Lock and Dam in Kentucky.

India's Reliance Group acquires 1,800 MW of hydroelectric power assets from Jaiprakash

07/30/2014

Indian financial firm Reliance Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire three hydroelectric plants from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd.

Uganda seeks economic study of water resources development

07/29/2014

Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development invites expressions of interest from consultants to study the contribution of water resources development and environmental management to Uganda's economy.

CKD Blansko to supply hydro turbine-generator for Plav project

07/29/2014

Utility company Jihocesky Vodarensky Svaz has awarded a contract CKD Blansko Engineering to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.

We did it!

07/29/2014

I’m not sure about you, but the moment I complete something huge, I can’t help but heave a huge, relieved sigh.

U.S. extends bidding for fish passage overhaul at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

07/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform major construction to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Niger seeks prime contractor, operational audit for 125-MW Kandadji Dam

07/29/2014

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Corps awards contracts for emergency equipment rehab, replacement at northwestern facilities

07/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to Alstom, Andritz, National Electric Coil and Voith for the emergency rehabilitation or replacement of turbines, generators and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

Canada utility extends bidding for gates installation at 47-MW Ladore hydro project

07/29/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to install replacement intake gates at the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

Contract awarded for Rochetaillee small hydropower plant installation

07/29/2014

The town of Saint-Etienne has awarded a contract worth US$1 million to Cegelec/Ellipse Mandataire Cogelec to install a micro hydropower project at a pressure break in the municipality of Rochetaillee, France.

Pakistan seeks consultants to prepare 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension

07/28/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest for project preparation and design of the 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension hydroelectric project.


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