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New Hydro Development

Europe Map

Study: Hydroelectric power popular -- but underused -- in Europe

03/05/2015 Hydroelectric power remains a significant component in Europe's energy t...
Site C hydro lawsuit filed

Update: Premier weighs in on labor dispute for Site C hydro project in Canada

03/05/2015 British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has instructed Jessica McDonald, ...
OWA studying waterpower reference centre

Information-sharing center studied for waterpower in Canadian province of Ontario

03/04/2015 The Ontario Waterpower Association has awarded a contract to complete a ...
Kambarata Hydropower Project Map

Bank seeks financial, engineering audit of Kyrgyzstan's 360-MW Kambarata 2

03/03/2015 The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) invites expressions of interest from...
Laos Map

Mega First signs agreement for development of Don Sahong hydropower project in Laos

03/03/2015 Mega First Corp. Bhd. has signed an agreement with Laotian utility Elect...
IHA young researchers award for hydro

International Hydropower Association debuts Young Researcher Award

03/03/2015 The International Hydropower Association has established a new award, ca...

Marine & Hydrokinetics (MHK)

Tocardo Tidal Turbine

Tidal energy turbine manufacturer Tocardo acquires Swanturbines

02/26/2015 Hydrokinetic technology developer Tocardo Tidal Turbines has reached an ...

German marine hydrokinetics subsidiary appoints new Managing Director, tests new SIT

02/23/2015 Earlier this February, Schottel Group appointed Niels Alexander Lange, 3...

NHA Annual Conference early bird registration discount ends February 27

02/20/2015 Time is running out for National Hydropower Association members to recei...

Get a sneak peek into the world's largest hydroelectric power event

02/11/2015 The hydroelectric power sector is dynamic, and so is the world's largest...

Andritz, GE receive contract for 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

02/10/2015 A consortium that includes General Electric and Andritz Hydro has been s...

Vattenfall liquidating wave energy joint venture

02/09/2015 Swedish utility Vattenfall and marine energy technology manufacturer Pel...

Rehabilitation & Repair

Northwest Territories Map

Canada's Snare Falls hydropower plant still off line after turbine failure

03/05/2015 Repairs to the 7.4-MW Snare Falls hydropower plant in Canada's Northwest...
Clarence Cannon Dam

HCMS wins Corps contract for cavitation repairs at 58-MW Clarence Cannon hydroelectric plant

03/03/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Hydro Consult...

U.S. seeks generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydro projects

02/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform generator model v...
Simon Bolivar Hydropower Plant

Venezuela seeks substation upgrade, switchyard for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

02/27/2015 Venezuela's national utility seeks bids to modernize and expand a substa...

Small Hydro

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Guide hopes to encourage small hydro growth in Pennsylvania

03/04/2015 A new guide released earlier this month by the Pennsylvania Environmenta...
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Swiss utility seeks to replace turbine-generator at 2.5-MW Arni hydro project

03/03/2015 Lucerne utility ewl Kabelnetz AG seeks bids to replace the turbine-gener...
FERC Seal

FERC affirms revocation of hydropower license for failure to build fish passage

03/02/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected a request for rehearin...
HRF new small hydro research report

Hydro Research Foundation announces New Pathways for Hydropower report

02/27/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation has released a new report, called New Path...

Pumped Storage Hydro

Erzhausen Pumped-Storage Hydropower Project

Firms sought to expand storage of Germany's 220-MW Erzhausen Pumped-Storage

03/05/2015 A unit of European utility Statkraft invites applications for pre-qualif...
154-MW Koepchenwerk II pumped-storage plant

Study concludes hydroelectric pumped-storage development should expand in Germany

02/19/2015 On Feb. 13, at Voith Hydro’s headquarters in Heidenheim, in the state of...

Upgrading Two Pumped Storage Plants to Variable Speed

02/17/2015 Two French pumped storage hydropower plants of a similar vintage and sha...

Hydro Industry Financials

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