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Nigeria commits to developing hydroelectric power during World Water Day 2015 event

03/26/2015

An official from Nigeria's Ministry of Water Resources has said it will include or add hydroelectric power generating facilities to all existing and future dams within the country.

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DOE, Army, Interior extend partnership for hydroelectric power development

03/25/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the trio will extend their partnership to advance hydroelectric power development for an additional five years, extending an agreement that stems to March 2010.

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NEA forms committee to mediate worker strike at 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant

03/24/2015

Officials are hoping that talks mediated by a four-member committee will allow construction to resume on Nepal's 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric plant and end a strike that began earlier this month.

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Malawi seeks environmental, social studies of 20-MW Chimgonda, 140-MW Mpatamanga hydro projects

03/24/2015

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform separate environmental and social assessments of the 20- to 50-MW Chimgonda and 140- to 310-MW Mpatamanga hydroelectric projects in Malawi.

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Agreements to advance development of 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant in Pakistan

03/24/2015

Three agreements were signed last week that should advance development of the 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant on the Poonch River in Pakistan.

NordLink to bring Norwegian hydroelectric power to Germany

03/23/2015

Power technologies giant ABB Ltd. Has won orders worth about US$900 million to supply on-shore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations and cable stations that will help connect Norwegian hydroelectric power to be transmitted to German consumers.

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Leaders sign "declaration of principles" for 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower project

03/23/2015

Leaders from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to end a long-time dispute regarding the controversial 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower plant.

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HydroVision International 2015 early bird discounts available now

03/23/2015

HydroVision International 2015 is still more than three months away, but it isn't too soon to save on registrations for the world's largest hydroelectric power event.

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Multinational bank group provides funding for Georgia's 187-MW Shuakhevi hydropower project

03/20/2015

The International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have agreed to provide US$250 million in debt financing for the construction and operation of Georgia's 187-MW Shuakhevi hydropower project.

Bidding for site preparation at BC Hydro's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project extended again

03/20/2015

Bidding was extended again by Canadian utility BC Hydro to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

Kabeli-A hydro project proven sustainable

Sustainable practices proven during assessment of Kabeli-A hydropower project

03/18/2015

The 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydropower project received scores of basic good practice or better on all of the 22 topics assessed under the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, achieving proven best practice on half of them.

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Mark Christian: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/18/2015

Mark Christian will graduate this coming year from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a PhD in energy science and engineering in a program that is interdisciplinary and allows him to also conduct research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory while completing his degree.
 

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Serbia grants permit for 33.1-MW Brodarevo 2 hydropower plant

03/17/2015

The Serbian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has granted a location permit to Reservoir Capital Corp. for the construction of the 33.1-MW Brodarevo 2 hydropower plant.

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Bhutan extends calls for construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project

03/16/2015

The government of Bhutan and its development units have extended the deadlines for civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River. 

Cameroon prequalifies seven for Lom Pangar hydropower plant construction

03/13/2015

The Cameroon government has released a list of seven companies pre-qualified to construct a 30 MW hydropower plant at Lom Pangar Dam, which is being built on the country's Sanaga River.

Burundi pre-qualifies firms to construct 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

03/12/2015

Burundi's water and electric utility invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects in Burundi's Bururi Province. 

Indian “environmental clearance” pending for 20 hydroelectric projects totaling 11,000 MW

03/11/2015

India’s Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar addressed questions from members of Parliament on March 11, with regard to plans for the development of 20 hydroelectric projects. The projects, awaiting environmental clearance from the State or Union territory Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), would have a total installed capacity of 11,000 MW. 

FERC seeks experts to serve on hydro licensing dispute resolution panels

03/11/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requests applications from resource experts to serve on hydropower licensing study dispute resolution panels as part of FERC's integrated licensing process. 

Canadian Spotlight

03/10/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

How Composite Materials Can be Used for Small Hydro Turbines

03/10/2015

Composite materials are making inroads in construction of equipment for the hydroelectric power industry. An investigation into material strength and other criteria reveals many more applications, particularly for small and micro units.

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