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ABB to supply electrical equipment to India's 96-MW Dikchu hydro project

08/27/2014

Power equipment supplier ABB has won a contract to supply electrical balance of plant to the 96-MW Dikchu hydroelectric project in India's Sikkim State.

Slovenia utility seeks debris removal, outlet repairs at 21-MW Moste hydro project

08/27/2014

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids for the second phase of rehabilitation of the 21-MW Moste hydroelectric project on Slovenia's Sava River.

TSB, OERA announce funding for tidal energy technology development

08/26/2014

The U.K. Technology Strategy Board and Nova Scotia's Offshore Energy Research Association have announced their plan to jointly invest about US$1.25 million to accelerate tidal energy development.

IRS clarifies beginning of construction to qualify for PTC

08/26/2014

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice helping clarify what is the beginning of construction in order for a renewable energy project to qualify for production tax credits or investment tax credits.

BC Hydro to seek engineering of dams, spillways, penstocks

08/26/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro plans to seek proposals from engineering consulting firms to engineer water retention and conveyance structures over at least seven years for the hydropower utility.

Deadline approaching for 2014 Power Engineering & REW Projects of the Year award nominations

08/26/2014

Time is running out to submit nominations for the Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World 2014 Projects of the Year awards program.

Ibama approves permit for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

08/26/2014

Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources, Ibama, has approved an installation permit for the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant, according to the country's federal gazette.

Vietnam utility seeks bids to equip 2.8-MW So Vin hydro project

08/26/2014

Vietnam hydropower developer Son La Power Co. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the 2.8-MW So Vin hydroelectric project in Vietnam's Muong Te commune of Son La Province.

South Africa Cabinet advances treaty to develop 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower complex

08/26/2014

South Africa's Cabinet has advanced to Parliament a treaty for joint development of the 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydroelectric complex with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

U.S. park service seeks consulting for FERC licensing work

08/25/2014

The National Park Service seeks proposals to provide environmental consulting services for its participation in hydropower licensing, Wild and Scenic Rivers issues and other projects.

World Bank unveils $5 billion plan for sub-Saharan energy development

08/25/2014

A US$5 billion package from the World Bank Group earlier this month will help support new technical and financial support for energy projects -- including hydroelectric power -- in six African countries.

Italian province seeks civil construction of 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro project

08/25/2014

Verona's municipal utility seeks bids for civil works to complete construction of the 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydroelectric project in Belfiore, Verona Province, Italy.

U.S. awards dam safety site stabilization at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

08/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $950,088 contract to Aspen Construction Co. for dam safety site stabilization work at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

U.S. seeks firms for surveying, mapping in Pacific Northwest

08/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to provide surveying and mapping services in the Portland District of the Corps' Northwestern Division.

Voith to upgrade generator at 440-MW Waldeck 2 Pumped-Storage in Germany

08/25/2014

German utility E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH has awarded a contract to Voith to modernize a generator at its 440-MW Waldeck 2 Pumped-Storage project in central Germany.

The growth of MHK hydropower

08/25/2014

According to new analysis, the evolution of marine hydro kinetic technologies for generating electricity from waves and tides into a commercial reality is taking longer than hoped and costing far more money than expected. As a result, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says it is revising its previous 2020 forecasts for global installations downwards.

European bank funds Poland renewables, hydro project refurbishment

08/22/2014

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend up to 295 million zlotys (US$93.3 million) to Poland energy company Tauron Polska Energia S.A. for renewable energy investments including refurbishment of several Tauron Group hydroelectric projects.

Chilean government moves to take control of power auctions

08/22/2014

Chilean hydroelectric power producers could be affected by legislation introduced by the country's Ministry of Energy earlier this week.

U.S. EIS advances transmission to deliver Quebec hydropower to New York

08/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement endorsing the construction and operation of a 1,000-MW transmission line to carry Quebec hydroelectric power to customers in New York City.

FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

08/21/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as geotechnical engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.


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