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India prime minister dedicates 44-MW Chutak, 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydro projects

08/14/2014

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 44-MW Chutak and 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydroelectric projects Aug. 12 in his first visit to the Ladakh Region of Jammu & Kashmir State since becoming prime minister.

U.S. seeks wiring replacement at Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

08/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again seeks bids to replace electrical wiring at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska, this time opening bidding to all firms.

Innergex, First Nations to develop six British Columbia small hydro projects

08/14/2014

Hydro developer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has signed an agreement with the In-SHUCK-ch Nation to develop six run-of-river hydroelectric projects totaling 150 MW in British Columbia.

Argentina seeks hydro inventory of Percy, Bermejo rivers, tributaries

08/14/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to study the hydropower potential of the Percy and Bermejo rivers and Bermejo tributaries in Argentina.

Dominican Republic utilities to optimize small hydro production

08/14/2014

Hydropower utility Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (EGEHID) and a sister transmission utility have agreed to cooperate to optimize production of small hydropower projects in the northern region of the Dominican Republic.

FERC draft EIS backs relicensing three Susquehanna River hydro projects

08/13/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of three hydroelectric projects totaling 1,394.41 MW on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

PacifiCorp to draw down hydropower reservoirs to ease Interior water shortage

08/13/2014

In response to drought in the U.S. West, utility PacifiCorp has agreed to release flows from its hydroelectric project reservoirs on the Klamath River as needed to aid the Bureau of Reclamation's responsibilities for endangered fish, tribal obligations and irrigation downstream.

Corps seeks firms for emergency hydro turbine-generator, pump rehab work

08/13/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform emergency inspection, rehabilitation and replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in Corps facilities throughout the continental United States.

Stover launches renewable energy consulting practice

08/12/2014

Mark R. Stover, former vice president of corporate affairs with Hydro Green Energy, has left the company and opened a renewable energy consulting practice.

Macedonia seeks supervision of dam safety work at 36.4-MW St. Petka, 82-MW Kozjak

08/12/2014

Macedonia utility AD Elektrarni na Makedonija (Elem) seeks bids for technical supervision of dam safety civil work to be performed at the 36.4-MW St. Petka and 82-MW Kozjak hydroelectric projects in Macedonia.

Philippines approves energy contract for 350-MW SNAP-Ifugao hydro complex

08/12/2014

The Philippines Department of Energy has approved a renewable energy service contract with SN Aboitiz Power Group for the proposed three-plant 350-MW SNAP-Ifugao hydroelectric complex in the Philippines.

Pakistan seeks project management, ecological management for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

08/12/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks expressions of interest for project management and for an ecological-biodiversity plan for the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Fraunhofer model to help BPA fine-tune 22,000-MW Columbia Basin hydro operations

08/12/2014

Fraunhofer Institute of Germany said it has created a simulation and optimization model to help Bonneville Power Administration fine-tune operations of the 22,000-MW Columbia River hydropower system in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

U.S. seeks firms for turbine upgrade at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

08/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to upgrade Kaplan turbines and possibly pin runner blades at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Latin bank helps fund Guatemala small hydropower program

08/12/2014

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has granted a US$669,000 partial credit guarantee to Financiera de Occidente S.A. (FIDOSA) to hedge financing for development of small hydropower generation in Guatemala.

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

08/12/2014

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

HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations open

08/11/2014

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide are now accepting nominations for their "Projects of the Year" awards program, which will be awarded during the joint keynote session for HydroVision Brasil and the co-located POWER-GEN Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil.

Biomark wins contract to supply PIT tags for U.S. Northwest fish passage studies

08/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.3 million contract to Biomark Inc. of Boise, Idaho, to supply more than 1 million passive integrated transponder tags for fish passage monitoring in the Columbia River Basin.

Construction begins on Iowa's 36.4-MW Red Rock hydropower plant

08/11/2014

The closure of the north tailwater area near Iowa's Red Rock Dam earlier signaled the beginning of construction on a 36.4 MW hydroelectric plant, Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) said earlier this week.

HydroVision International 2014 Attendee Choice Awards announced

08/11/2014

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines announced the HydroVision International 2014 Attendee Choice Award recipients during the recent event's closing luncheon.

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