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


Electricity giants JSC RusHydro and the Korea Water Resources Corporation have signed a letter of understanding designed to encourage cooperation in developing hydroelectric power and other renewable energy sources.

Corps seeks firms for geotechnical engineering in U.S. New England District


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide geotechnical engineering services in the Corps' North Atlantic Division, primarily in the New England District.

Pakistan government hopes to speed completion of 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension


The Pakistani government has committed to spending US$51 million in an effort to expedite completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant by seven months.

West African Power Pool seeks hydropower consultant for multiple hydro projects


The West African Power Pool (WAPP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as a hydropower expert to support preparation and implementation of hydropower projects in the region.

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant begins commercial operations


Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant has entered into commercial operation, according to a release from utility company Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM).

Pakistan further extends civil works call for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) further extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Celsia receives environmental license for Colombia's 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant


Colombian power company Celsia S.A. has received an environmental license for the 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant.

Mongolia seeks feasibility studies for 300-MW Shuren hydro project


The government of Mongolia invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a detailed set of feasibility studies of the 300-MW Shuren hydroelectric project.

A Decade of Sustainable Hydropower Development – What Have We Learned?


The way the World Bank Group approaches hydropower has changed and the lessons learned from this re-engagement are informing those undertaking large projects – especially in emerging economies.

Add It Up: The Cost of Renewable Energy


Setting aside environmental concerns, investing in renewable energy sources is a popular decision for businesses and governments around the world. What's the outlook for renewable energy and which methods have the lowest costs? The Online Accounting Schools explore.

China voices support for 1,500 MW hydropower project in Afghanistan


China's plans to improve connectivity between Afghanistan and Pakistan could lead to the construction of a 1,500 MW hydropower plant in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.

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Viewpoint: Scaling Hydropower Development for Success from Mega to Micro


Scaling hydropower development for success from mega to micro Two recent news items have highlighted the breadth of hydropower development and its role in supporting clean and sustainable energy.

How Legislation is Boosting Hydro Development in the U.S.


Two significant bills are helping spur American hydroelectric development, while sector leaders are hoping additional legislation and industry action can help carry the momentum.

Perspectives: Turning Big Data into Valuable Insights


I recently attended a marketing workshop at which the instructors discussed, among other things, data … how to get it and what to do with it once you do get it.

DR Congo seeks communications consultant for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute, medium hydro


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop and implement a communications strategy for the agency managing the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project and several proposed medium-sized hydro projects in the DRC.

Poyry receives consulting contract for Cambodia's 400-MW Lower Se San 2 hydropower plant


Global consulting group Poyry has been awarded a consulting assignment for the construction of Cambodia's 400-MW Lower Se San 2 hydropower plant.

FERC authorizes 19 hydropower projects totaling 1,936.744 MW in 2014


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued 19 hydropower licenses and exemptions in 2014, totaling 1,936.744 MW. It also received applications in the same period for 18 licenses and exemptions totaling 261 MW.

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


Canadian utility BC Hydro further extended the deadline for bids 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.

Turkey's 10th Development Plan includes US$16 billion for hydroelectric power


The Turkish government has allocated US$16 billion to developing the country's hydroelectric power sector through 2018, per Turkey's recently announced 10th Development Plan.

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