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New Hydro Development

Nalcor selects preferred contractor for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project

08/28/2015 Nalcor Energy has selected firm Barnard-Pennecon JV Ltd. as the preferre...

China Three Gorges buys majority shares in two Brazilian hydropower projects

08/27/2015 Brazilian infrastructure group Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos S,A...
Keeyask hydro station

Manitoba Hydro reports $60 million drop in net income for 2014-2015

08/27/2015 Canadian provincial utility Manitoba Hydro reported consolidated net inc...

FFP New Hydro closes loan facility for 21 hydropower projects

08/26/2015 FFP New Hydro LLC has closed a senior loan facility through Crestline In...

Yalong River Hydropower Ltd. to issue US$155 million in 270-day bills

08/25/2015 On Aug. 25, Yalong River Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (YRDC) announce...

Speaking out for hydro

08/24/2015 In January, a columnist with Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper wrote...

Marine & Hydrokinetics (MHK)

France inaugurates Le Croisic MHK test site

08/28/2015 On Aug. 25, France officially inaugurated the Site d’ Experimentation en...

Ireland-Wales micro-hydroelectric research study funded with US$1.5 million

08/28/2015 Although current in-water system hydropower technology cannot yet offer ...

ORPC Ireland receives funding for marine hydrokinetic feasibility study

08/26/2015 The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is funding the Irelan...

Indonesia's PLN signs agreement to develop commercial tidal power plant

08/26/2015 State-owned utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and British marin...

Canada invests C$115,000 for virtual tidal energy atlas

08/21/2015 Earlier this month, the government of Canada announced an investment of ...

Italy’s ENEA continues to study harvesting hydrokinetic energy potential with PEWEC

08/17/2015 Italy’s National Agency for New Energy Technologies (ENEA), based in Rom...

Rehabilitation & Repair

BC Hydro seeks turbine inlet valves for 158-MW Cheakamus hydro project

08/28/2015 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply replacement turbine inlet...

Zambezi authority seeks gate, spillway investigations at Kariba Dam hydro complex

08/28/2015 The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) invites applications for pre-qualifica...

Pakistan extends bidding for six-unit turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

08/27/2015 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended th...

U.S. seeks generator step-up transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

08/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 19 transformers fo...

Small Hydro

Proposed changes to U.K.'s FiT program met with backlash from small hydro sector

08/28/2015 Changes to the United Kingdom's Feed-In Tariff program could have a nega...

FERC OKs rename of Alaska hydro project for tribal community

08/28/2015 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a licensee request...

Ireland-Wales micro-hydroelectric research study funded with US$1.5 million

08/28/2015 Although current in-water system hydropower technology cannot yet offer ...

Phase 2 begins for Kenyan US$580,000 320-kW Ndurumo micro-hydroelectric project

08/27/2015 Phase 2 of the Ndurumo hydroelectric project on the Kathita River in Mer...

Pumped Storage Hydro

Smith Mountain pumped storage

Appalachian Power promotes Jones to manage hydroelectric facilities

08/19/2015 Bradley R. Jones is now manager of hydro operations for Appalachian Powe...

Genex Power exploring feasibility of 330-MW Kidston pumped-storage plant

08/11/2015 Genex Power has appointed consulting firm Entura to provide a feasibilit...

Letter to the Editor

08/05/2015 Regarding your November 2014 article, "A (Potentially) Bright Futur...

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