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New Hydro Development

U.S. extends financial adviser call for Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

10/31/2014 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has extended the d...

Ownership vs. The Greater Good; SCC ruling will affect new development projects

10/30/2014 In its June 14 ruling on Tsilhqot’in First Nation People v. British Colu...

Odebrecht gets concession for Peru's 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower plant

10/30/2014 The Peruvian government has granted Oderbrecht's AC Energia a definitive...

India's BHEL to equip 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro project

10/30/2014 THDC India Ltd. has named Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply...

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014 The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partn...
Mekong Delta

Opposition to proposed hydroelectric 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia

10/29/2014 Using Chinese-backed funding, 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in Cheay Aren...

Marine & Hydrokinetics (MHK)

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014 German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful ...

Prudential to invest in U.K.'s 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay power project

10/21/2014 Insurer and financial services firm Prudential has agreed to become a &q...
Aquamarine Power Ltd. Oyster 800

Aquamarine Power Ltd. hires new CEO and dives into hydro technology deployment

10/21/2014 Aquamarine Power Ltd. continues its development of new hydro technology ...

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014 Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 re...

Increased study requirements, loss of DOE backing end Admiralty Inlet tidal pilot project

10/10/2014 Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it is abandoning plan...

Alstom unveils updated Oceade tidal turbine

10/02/2014 Improvements make Alstom's new Oceade tidal stream turbine more efficien...

Rehabilitation & Repair

Magnetek, Precision Crane to modernize cranes at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

10/31/2014 Magnetek Inc. and Precision Crane & Hoist Services have received a c...

U.S. to seek fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

10/31/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for construction of ...

Russian hydro utility partners with Siemens in development, equipment venture

10/31/2014 Russian hydropower utility RusHydro has signed a three-year strategic pa...

U.S. to seek bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/30/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for mechanical and s...

Small Hydro

Massachusetts eyes net electricity metering by small hydropower projects

10/31/2014 The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued notice of a tech...

Gravity Renewables, Skidmore College partner for hydroelectric power deal

10/20/2014 Small hydroelectric power developer Gravity Renewables Inc. has partnere...

U.S. stimulus money helps upgrade 8.5-MW Station 2 hydro project in New York

10/13/2014 The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Roc...

Small Hydro

10/10/2014 The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from September-...

Pumped Storage Hydro

Keith Martin: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

10/27/2014 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...

FERC orders renew plans for pumped storage in California, Ohio

10/16/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled in two pumped-storage...

U.S. seeks impeller replacements, stator rewinds at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant

09/30/2014 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply impeller replacements and...


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