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Laos seeks consultants to advance independent hydropower project development

07/29/2015

The government of Laos invites expressions of interest from consultants to help develop an institutional framework to advance development of hydropower projects by independent power producers (IPPs).

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Firefighters set up at temporarily out-of-service Upper Lillooet Hydro Project

07/27/2015

BC Wildfire Service personnel have been using the project construction camp for the Upper Lillooet hydro project as a base to fight the so-called Boulder Creek Fire.

Fast Track Approach to Design and Construction at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

07/27/2015

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and hydroelectric project is located 700 km northeast of the capital city Addis Abeba, in the Benishangul--Gumaz region of Ethiopia, along the Blue Nile River. When it is completed, with its concrete volume of 10.2 million m3, GERD will feature the largest dam in Africa.

World News

07/27/2015

News on the global hydroelectric industry from July-August 2015

Come on get happy

07/27/2015

I recently took my daughters to see the Pixar movie Inside Out, so I’ve been thinking about feelings more than normal.

ASDSO awards dam safety scholarship to South Carolina student

07/24/2015

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has awarded its 2015-16 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship to Timothy Sabins, a senior at the University of South Carolina Honors College majoring in civil and environmental engineering.  

Cannonsville Dam leaking

Cannonsville Dam: Work being performed to repair leak at future hydro site

07/24/2015

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced work is under way to repair Cannonsville Dam, which has been leaking muddy water.

Hydroelectric power represented well in new bipartisan Senate bill

07/23/2015

Bipartisan energy legislation submitted to the U.S. Senate yesterday includes an extensive section that explicitly defines hydroelectric power as a renewable, while also improving on existing hydropower regulation.

Niger seeks management structure for 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project

07/23/2015

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to determine a management structure for the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

NHPC transferred hydro projects

Four Indian hydro projects transferred to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

07/23/2015

The government of West Bengal in India has transferred ownership of four hydro projects with a combined capacity of 293 MW to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, news agencies are reporting.

Cost estimates for 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project reach US$1.74 billion

07/22/2015

India's Union Cabinet has approved cost revisions for its intergovernmental agreement with the Royal Government of Bhutan to implement the 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project on Bhutan's Punatsangchhu River.

Cost estimates for 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project reach US$1.74 billion

07/22/2015

India's Union Cabinet has approved cost revisions for its intergovernmental agreement with the Royal Government of Bhutan to implement the 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project on Bhutan's Punatsangchhu River.

Hydro plants in Argentina

MWH receives two contracts for work at hydro plants in Argentina

07/22/2015

MWH Global has received contracts to work on modernization of the 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydro plant and to serve as detail designers for the Nestor Kirchner and Jorge Cepernic facilities in Argentina.

Pakistan seeks stream gaging for 1,200-MW Kohala hydropower project

07/22/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids for stream gaging and water sampling equipment for the 1,100- to 1,200-MW Kohala hydroelectric project.

Corps seeks hydropower electrical-mechanical engineering in eastern U.S.

07/21/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to perform electrical and mechanical architect-engineer services for hydropower and other projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

China's State Grid to construct longest transmission line in Brazil as part of Belo Monte hydroelectric project

07/21/2015

China's State Grid has been awarded a contract to build and operate a second transmission line as part of Brazil's massive Belo Monte hydroelectric power complex.

Alaska spending thaw to resume FERC licensing studies for 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro project

07/20/2015

Within days of a state filing advising the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the cash-strapped Alaska government was continuing a spending freeze on the 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project, there was a thaw that is to allow the project's FERC pre-licensing studies to resume.

Brazil seeks regional development plan for hydropower project sites

07/20/2015

Brazil's mines and energy ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to help initiate regional socio-economic development in the areas of hydroelectric projects in Brazil. 

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