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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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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 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.

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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.

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.

Smith named chief strategy officer for MWH Global

12/16/2014

David A. Smith is now chief strategy officer for MWH Global.

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

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

12/16/2014

Venezuela's national utility further extended the deadline for expressions of interest for engineering services to modernize six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

EIB, other lending institutions invest in Guinea hydropower plant upgrades

12/15/2014

Financing by the European Investment Bank will increase the cumulative output capacity at four Guinea hydropower plants from 75 MW to 122 MW.

U.S. seeks firms to replace governors at six Missouri River hydro projects

12/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture and supply up to 36 digital governors to six major hydroelectric projects on the Missouri River.

Brazilian 400 MW hydroelectric project has French investment

12/15/2014

A France-based utility fills the void in a consortium for a 400 MW hydroelectric project in Brazil on the Teles Pires River in the state of Mato Grosso. Brazilian company Alupar Investimento, which held a 51% stake in a consortium, decided to exit the project in August.

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