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PSEB commissions 10-MW Ghavni Stage 2 hydropower plant in India's Himachal Pradesh

11/14/2014

India's 10-MW Ghavni Stage 2 hydropower plant is now in operation, following a dedication ceremony featuring Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh earlier today.

Pakistan seeks transformers, crane refurbishment for 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

11/14/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply generator step-up transformers and to refurbish powerhouse cranes for the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project.

Voith hydro turbine photo wins press competition

11/14/2014

The above photograph of a Francis hydro turbine runner being manufactured by Voith was declared the winner of the PR Bild Award for Germany. 

U.S. seeks bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

11/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

First Nations groups file suit to halt B.C.'s 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

11/14/2014

A group of four First Nations groups have filed a lawsuit against the controversial 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project, proposed for construction on the Peace River in British Columbia.

Bucher appointed CFO of electricity provider Alpiq

11/13/2014

Thomas Bucher will become chief financial officer of Swiss electricity provider Alpiq in April 2015. Bucher also replaced Patrick Mariller as a member of the company’s executive board.

FERC staff endorses hydro project relicensings in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Maine

11/13/2014

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued environmental assessments endorsing the relicensing of the 451.8-MW Kinzua Pumped-Storage project in Pennsylvania, the 260-MW Salina Pumped-Storage project in Oklahoma and two water storage projects in Maine.

Completion of 14.8-MW Lunzua, Zambia, small hydro rehabilitation part of US$650 million project

11/13/2014

In Lunzua, Northern Province, Zambia, operation of the US$51 million 14.8-MW Lunzua small hydro project will end part one of a three-phase, US$650 million construction and rehabilitation program to provide electricity to the province’s increasing population. 

Austria utility seeks construction of 16.3-MW Graz hydropower project

11/13/2014

Austria regional utility Energie Steiermark seeks bids to construct the 16.3-MW Graz hydropower project on Austria's Mur River.

New York allocations to create new hydroelectric power

11/13/2014

A US$206 million initiative announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will help diversify the state's renewable energy portfolio by helping fund the construction of two hydropower projects.

New Mexico county seeks generator rewind for 8-MW El Vado hydro project

11/12/2014

Los Alamos County invites applications for pre-qualification for a hydroelectric generator rewind project at the 8-MW El Vado hydro project on Rio Chama in New Mexico.

Isagen nearly ready to begin operating 820-MW Sogamoso hydro project in Colombia

11/12/2014

Isagen is preparing to start operations of its 820-MW Sogamoso hydro project, on the Sogamoso River in Santander department, Colombia. The project is expected to generate 5,056 GWh of electricity annually.

Restoration of Russia's 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant complete

11/12/2014

A ceremony marking the commissioning of the tenth and final hydro turbine at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant marks the end of a five-year restoration process, owner JSC RusHydro announced this week.

Gravity Renewables to supply hydroelectric power to New York under remote net metering agreement

11/12/2014

Gravity Renewables will provide 10 million kWh per year in small hydroelectric power through a partnership with the Municipal Gas and Electric Alliance (MEGA), the Colorado-based energy developer and operator announced earlier this month.

Venezuela again extends engineering call to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

11/12/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) again extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide engineering services for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Small hydro project begins operating in Scotland

11/12/2014

The 450-kW Callander Community Hydro Ltd. project is now operating near the town of Callander in Scotland. 

Corps seeks firms for planning, design of civil construction works

11/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small firms able to perform planning and design for civil construction works in the Corps' Mobile District.

Higher rates could help pay for hydropower project upgrades, rehab in Newfoundland and Labrador

11/11/2014

Provincial energy corporation Nalcor Energy has filed an amended General Rate Application (GRA) via its subsidiary, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, that could increase the province's electricity rates to help pay for modernization and upgrade programs.

Zambia seeks update of environmental, social studies of 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydro project

11/11/2014

Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) seeks bids to review and update environmental and social impact assessments of the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric project proposed for Zambia's Kafue River.

BlueTEC hydrokinetic device set for tests in The Netherlands

11/11/2014

A 200-kW prototype of the hydrokinetic Bluewater Tidal Energy Converter (BlueTEC) floating platform is scheduled for deployment in early 2015 to test harvesting energy from the Wadden Sea, near Texel Island in The Netherlands. If successful, testing the BlueTEC platform may provide a means to deliver tidal energy devices to remote locations worldwide.  

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