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New Hydro Development

Commisioning of turbines at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau nearing halfway point

02/27/2015 Nearly half of the 50 turbine units at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropowe...
Rucatayo Hydropower Project

Norway's Statkraft moves to take majority interest in Chilean hydropower company

02/26/2015 European energy producer Statkraft has agreed to purchase a majority sta...
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Tajikistan seeks design, procurement, construction of 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project

02/26/2015 The agency developing Tajikistan's 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project ...
BC Hydro President Jessica McDonald

Reorganization takes place at Canadian utility BC Hydro

02/25/2015 The chief executive officer of BC Hydro, Jessica McDonald, has reorganiz...

Nepal extends deadline for design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects

02/25/2015 Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the deadline for expressi...

RusHydro, K-Water sign agreement for joint exploration of hydro projects

02/23/2015 Electricity giants JSC RusHydro and the Korea Water Resources Corporatio...

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

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...
Mud Mountain Dam

U.S. extends call for fish passage design for Washington's Mud Mountain Dam

02/26/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for expressio...
Irrawaddy River Basin

World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

02/26/2015 Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), w...

Small Hydro

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...
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Gravity Renewables acquires New York's 3.5-MW Stillwater hydropower project

02/27/2015 Small hydro developer Gravity Renewables has completed the acquisition o...
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Cube Hydro acquires 10 small hydroelectric projects from Harbor Hydro

02/25/2015 Renewables developer Cube Hydro Partners LLC has acquired a 100% interes...

Canadian developer acquires two Indian small hydropower plants

02/23/2015 Canadian renewable energy developer P2 Solar Inc. has announced the sign...

Pumped Storage Hydro

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...

Eskom pumped storage hydroelectric projects slowed by load shedding in South Africa

02/02/2015 Eskom, the South Africa-based company that supplies 95% of the country’s...

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