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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.  

Albania seeks dams risk management expert for rehabilitation of 11 dams

03/30/2015

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as dam portfolio risk management expert to review safety of 11 dams being rehabilitated and modernized in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

Atlantis Tidal Turbine

Lockheed Martin to construct tidal turbines for Atlantis' MeyGen array

03/30/2015

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has awarded a construction contract to manufacturer Lockheed Martin to deliver a 1.5 MW turbine to be used at its MeyGen site in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

SMUD announces executive team changes

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.

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Canada utility seeks cranes for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

03/30/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply a draft tube crane and an intake monorail crane for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

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Toshiba wins turbine contract for Myanmar's 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower plant

03/30/2015

The Toshiba Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise to supply four turbine and generator units for the 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower project.

Golovnaya Hydropower Plant

Tajikistan seeks rehab construction of 240-MW Golovnaya hydro project

03/30/2015

Utility Barki Tojik Joint Stock Holding Co. seeks bids for construction and completion of the rehabilitation of Tajikistan's 240-MW Golovnaya hydropower project.

Water ruminations from a hydro mindset

03/27/2015

Is water, the fuel that powers hydroelectric generation, really free? 

NHA Annual Conference

NHA adds Rep. Tonko, White House adviser Dorgelo to annual conference keynote

03/27/2015

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce the addition of Congressman Paul Tonko and White House adviser Cristin Dorgelo as speakers during the upcoming NHA Annual Conference, making the event's opening plenary session a can't-miss opportunity.

BHEL contract for Rammam hydro project

Contract awarded to supply 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant in India

03/27/2015

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has been awarded a contract worth INR2.25 billion (US$36 million) to supply equipment for the 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant, being built in India’s West Bengal State.

Summersville Dam

U.S. issues new call for fixed cone valve for West Virginia's Summersville Dam

03/26/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a new call for bids to supply a fixed cone valve to Summersville Dam on the Gauley River in West Virginia. 

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Nigeria commits to developing hydroelectric power during World Water Day 2015 event

03/26/2015

An official from Nigeria's Ministry of Water Resources has said it will include or add hydroelectric power generating facilities to all existing and future dams within the country.

Hydropower flow control company Rodney Hunt

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.

Warsak Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks tendering agent for rehab of 243-MW Warsak hydro project

03/26/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to serve as tendering agent for rehabilitation of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River. 

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DOE, Army, Interior extend partnership for hydroelectric power development

03/25/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the trio will extend their partnership to advance hydroelectric power development for an additional five years, extending an agreement that stems to March 2010.

Salmon study results

2014 record year for Columbia River salmon, concerns raised

03/25/2015

Salmon returns in the Columbia River, counted at Bonneville Dam, were the largest in 2014 than in any year since 1938, when fish counting began at the site, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

Dworshak Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks oil filtration, circuit breakers for 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

03/25/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply oil filtration systems and circuit breakers for the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

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. 

Senegal River agency seeks study of its basin water resources program

03/25/2015

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to study the impact of its program of integrated management of Senegal Basin water resources.

Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project

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.

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