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New York: Construction to start by 2016 on 14.08-MW Cannonsville hydro project

09/19/2014

New York City's Department of Environmental Protection formally announced plans to proceed with construction of the 14.08-MW Cannonsville hydroelectric project on an existing city water supply dam on the West Branch of the Delaware River in Delaware County, N.Y.

Kyrgyzstan seeks consultants for refurbishment of 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

09/19/2014

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) seeks expressions of interest from consultants to assist in Phases 2 and 3 of the rehabilitation of the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River.

India Cabinet approves investment in 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydro project

09/19/2014

India's Union Cabinet has given investment approval for construction of the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric project and initial investment in two other hydro projects, all in India's Jammu & Kashmir State.

U.S. seeks turbine, generator bearings for hydro projects in Northwest

09/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for babbitted bearing refurbishment and replacement at Corps hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Voith wins award for Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage plant expansion

09/19/2014

The Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand has awarded a contract worth US$64.3 million to Voith Hydro to supply electro-mechanical equipment for an expansion of the 500-MW Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage hydropower plant.

Pakistan council approves construction of 128-MW Keyal Khwar hydro project

09/18/2014

The Executive Committee of Pakistan's National Economic Council has approved construction of 128-MW Keyal Khwar hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Keyal Khwar River.

U.S. aid agency seeks engineering firms for worldwide work including hydropower

09/18/2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

Brazil reverses approval of concession auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro project

09/18/2014

A day after a complaint by environmentalist lobbying groups, Brazil's mines and energy ministry revoked its approval of a concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

Firms sought for environmental, engineering work at Corps dams, other sites in Southeast

09/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform planning, environmental and engineering services at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its Savannah District.

U.S. TVA draws down reservoir for dam safety seismic study of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam

09/17/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority is accelerating the annual drawdown of the reservoir of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam in the Southeast United States for a dam safety seismic study.

Burundi seeks accountant for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

09/17/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from accountants to handle records and accounts of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Brazil sets concession auction for 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro project

09/17/2014

Brazil's mines and energy ministry has published guidelines for the concession auction to develop the 8,040-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

U.S. seeks gate roller chains for three hydro projects in Northwest

09/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and supply intake gate roller chains for three major hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Alstom to supply turbine, generator for EVN's Thac Mo hydroelectric plant expansion

09/17/2014

Asian utility Electricity of Vietnam has awarded Alstom a US$16.9 million contract to supply a turbine and generator for its expansion of the Thac Mo hydropower plant.

Corps ups releases at four hydro projects to reduce Missouri River flood risk

09/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing water releases at the four hydropower projects on the Missouri River to reduce flood risks from heavy late summer rains.

Pakistan extends civil works solicitation for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

09/16/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Peru recommends mitigation for 195-MW Araza River hydro complex

09/16/2014

Peru's agency for energy environmental affairs has recommended environmental approval of the 195-MW, three-plant Araza River hydroelectric complex, subject to 15 conditions for environmental mitigation and monitoring.

U.S. extends calls for penstock valves, wicket gate seals for 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

09/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadlines for bids to supply replacement penstock butterfly valves and wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon's Rogue River.

Voith Hydro wins contract for Priest Rapids hydro turbine rehabilitations

09/16/2014

Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade 10 Kaplan turbine units at Washington's 912-MW Priest Rapids hydropower plant.

Report: FERC nominee's confirmation hearing on hold due to spouse's death

09/15/2014

A Senate confirmation hearing is on hold due to the death of the husband of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Colette Honorable, political news website Politico reported.

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