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12/19/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Nepal

Nepali company seeks to develop hydroelectric generation facilities greater than 25 MW

12/19/2014

On Dec. 17, Hydroelectricity Development & Investment Co. Ltd. (HIDCL) announced it is seeking to lead development of hydroelectric projects in Nepal that have a generating capacity greater than 25 MW. HIDCL is based in Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

World News

12/19/2014

News on the global hydroelectric industry from November-December 2014

Effects of Increased Solar and Wind Energy on Hydro Plant Operation

12/19/2014

In many countries, needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have led to increased installation of intermittent renewables such as wind and solar.

12 workers rescued at Vietnam's Da Dan-Da Chomo hydropower plant

12/19/2014

A dozen workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel at the Da Dang-Da Chomo hydropower plant have been rescued, officials in Vietnam's Lam Dong province said.

Preventing Problems through Past Experience

12/19/2014

With the potential for disaster at hydropower projects around the world, the lack of organized training programs becomes a prominent consideration in how companies manage their assets.

Harnessing the Hydropower Potential of an Irrigation Network in Japan

12/19/2014

The addition of hydropower generating capacity to an irrigation network in northern Japan is one step closer to completion. Several sites have been identified for the installation of VLH turbines, with a total capacity of 1.433 MW.

Viewpoint: Making MHK Commercial Means Considering Commerce

12/19/2014

Attending the Ocean Energy Europe event in Paris recently the considerable presence of developers and manufacturers signalled a long-term transformation for the sector, which - for tidal stream in particular - is now emerging as a technological reality.

U.S. seeks spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

12/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Senate confirms nomination of Honorable to FERC

12/19/2014

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Arkansas utility regulator Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Proposed 1000-MW Lipno-Aschach pumped-storage hydroelectric development

EU report listing US$1.6 trillion investment opportunities may spur hydropower development

12/18/2014

A European Union (EU) report released Dec. 9, lists about €1.3 trillion (US$1.6 trillion) of potential investments across Europe that could “kick-start” ambitious plans for infrastructure development. One of the potential investments could result in an enormous pumped-storage hydro project for the Czech Republic and Austria. However, a non-governmental organization opposes the proposed 1000-MW hydropower development. 

Parts needed for 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric

Afghans seek spare parts, consumables for 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

12/18/2014

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) seeks bids to supply spare parts and consumables for the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project, which is being rehabilitated on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Ayres Associates purchases SAA Design Group

Ayres Associates announces plans to purchase SAA Design Group

12/18/2014

Ayres Associates, an engineering and architecture firm that works in the hydroelectric power industry, has signed a letter of intent to purchase planning and design firm SAA Design Group.

Senate approval of two bills could benefit America's hydroelectric power sector

12/17/2014

Legislative movement in Congress this week could benefit the United States' hydroelectric power sector, with the Senate approving both a tax extenders bill and an omnibus appropriations bill.

Joseph Nobile

Your Picture Here: Send Us Your Dam Selfie

Firms sought for biological services at U.S. hydro projects in Northwest

12/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide biological services and quality assurance for its juvenile fish transportation program at five hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers in the Pacific Northwest.

B.C. government approves 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

12/17/2014

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has approved BC Hydro's plans for the 1,100-MW Site C hydropower plant, ending speculation that the provincial government might forego the project in lieu of other alternatives.

Vietnam

Tunnel collapses at US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project

12/17/2014

A tunnel collapse at the site of the US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project on the Da Dang River in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam, at 7 a.m. yesterday trapped 12 workers, according to local news sources onsite.

US$2.24 trillion for green bonds coincide with standards for marine hydrokinetic risk management

12/17/2014

Standards and transparency. Managers who oversee trillions of investment dollars now have similar goals with those who are dedicated to marine hydrokinetic (MHK) development from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014

Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-MW Burdekin hydropower project, citing revisions to Australia's federal energy policy.

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