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New Hydro Development

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 Stat...

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...
Vietnam

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 h...

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-M...
2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014 The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annu...
Électricité de France

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 hydro...

Marine & Hydrokinetics (MHK)

Alstom, GDF Suez selected for pilot Raz Blanchard tidal energy project

12/11/2014 Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez have been selecte...

NHA, OREC partner to create Marine Energy Council

12/09/2014 The National Hydropower Association and Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition...

FERC upholds Admiralty Inlet tidal project; developer might resume

12/09/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected challenges to the ...

Flow Science Inc. consults for Minerva Dynamics in virtual reality of marine hydrokinetics

12/08/2014 On Dec. 4, Flow Science Inc. announced it has an agreement with Minerva ...
Tribute forms marine hydrokinetics company

New tidal energy company established to develop projects in Canada

12/05/2014 A new company, named International Marine Energy Inc., has been establis...
FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility

FloWave, Scottish marine hydrokinetics facility earns “Green” accolade

12/01/2014 A university marine hydrokinetics (MHK) facility earned Best Innovation ...

Rehabilitation & Repair

Parts needed for 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric

Afghans seek spare parts, consumables for 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

12/18/2014 Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) seeks...

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 expressio...

EIB, other lending institutions invest in Guinea hydropower plant upgrades

12/15/2014 Financing by the European Investment Bank will increase the cumulative o...

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 manu...

Small Hydro

Gravity Renewables appoints new VP

Dollard appointed VP at small hydro developer Gravity Renewables

12/12/2014 Jonathan Dollard, P.E., is now vice president of engineering with Gravit...

Method for Assessing and Selecting New Small Hydro Technology

12/05/2014 With significant development potential available at small run-of-river s...

FERC relicenses expanded Vermont project, receives filing for eight-dam New York project

11/25/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensed in October an expand...

Italian utility awards lots to outfit four micro hydro projects

11/24/2014 Municipal water supplier Romagna Acque-Societa delle Fonti S.p.A. has aw...

Pumped Storage Hydro

Sticky Wickets: Modifying Operation of a Pumped-Storage Project

12/05/2014 Installation of two pumped-storage turbines at Salt River Project's (SRP...

A (Potentially) Bright Future for Pumped Storage in the U.S.

12/05/2014 There is a lot of potential for pumped-storage development in the U.S. W...
Increasing capacity of the Glyn Rhonwy hydro project

Owner of Welsh pumped-storage hydroelectric plant seeks to increase capacity by 50 MW

12/04/2014 Internal stakeholders for the US$155.5 million Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storag...

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