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


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.

Wanapum Dam rehabilitation continues with anchor tendon installation


Grant County Public Utilities District and its contractors have completed the installation of the first steel anchor tendon at the Wanapum Dam.

Have you seen the new look of our newsletter?


If you're a frequent visitor to HydroWorld.com, you've probably noticed that we recently unveiled a fresh design that we think improves the site's readability on computers, allows it to perform better on mobile devices, and, frankly, just makes it look a lot better.

Canada invests in First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydro project


The Canadian government announced it is investing C$554,487 (US$502,391) in the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation's 4.4-MW Winchie Creek hydroelectric project to be built in British Columbia.

Ethiopia-China consortium to construct 385-MW Geba 1,2 hydro project in Ethiopia


The government of Ethiopia has awarded a contract to an Ethiopia-China consortium to construct the 385-MW Geba 1 and 2 hydroelectric complex on the Geba River in western Ethiopia.

MWH Global wins contracts for two Pakistani hydropower projects


Colorado-based water and natural resources consultancy MWH Global has been selected to serve as owner's engineer for the 102-MW Gulpur hydropower project in Pakistan.

Brazil seeks dam safety studies to rehabilitate 164 dams


Brazil's Ministry of National Integration invites expressions of interest to perform dam safety studies for rehabilitation of 164 dams.

Alterra completes financing for 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant, wind project


Alterra Power Corp. has closed a C$110 million (US$100.5 million) loan facility to finance construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant in British Columbia and the 204-MW Shannon wind power project in Texas.

Latin lender funds Colombia's 19.9-MW El Molino, 19.9-MW San Matias hydro projects


The Inter-American Investment Corp. (IIC) has approved a US$12 million loan for development, construction and operation of the 19.9-MW El Molino and 19.9-MW San Matias hydroelectric projects on Colombia's San Matias River.

Developer shelves 65-MW Similkameen hydropower plant in British Columbia


Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has shelved plans to develop the 45- to 65-MW Similkameen River hydroelectric project on the Similkameen River in British Columbia.

Early bird registration rate still available for HydroVision Brasil


Register by Friday, Sept. 12 for the HydroVision Brasil conference and exhibition in Sao Paulo to receive the early registration discount.

Corps seeks geotechnical engineering in Northwestern Division


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest to provide geotechnical engineering services for dams, levees and other facilities in the Corps' Northwestern Division.

Angola plans five hydroelectric projects on middle Cuanza River


Angola's agency for development of the middle Cuanza River says five new hydroelectric projects will be built bringing total hydropower on the reach to 7,000 MW.

Norway agency seeks hydropower consulting for Myanmar


The Norwegian water resources and energy directorate seeks bids to provide hydropower consultancy services to the government of Myanmar.

Muller named to new position with Reclamation


Bruce C. Muller, Jr., is now Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

U.S. seeks firms to supply turbine maintenance platform for 2,160-MW John Day Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply a turbine maintenance platform for main unit turbines at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Vermont city buys 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project


The city of Burlington has completed purchase of the 7.4-MW Winooski One hydroelectric project from developer Winooski One Partnership.

Developer seeks construction of 38.12 Mati hydro complex in Albania


Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro seeks bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

U.S., Iraqi forces repel ISIS advance on 660-MW Haditha hydropower plant


The United States earlier this week launched more air strikes to help Iraqi and Sunni forces protect Haditha Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Canada utility seeks dam safety spillway rehab design for 67-MW Slave Falls hydro project


Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to design the dam safety rehabilitation of a spillway of the 67-MW Slave Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

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