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Canada utility seeks equipment inspection, breakers for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

12/15/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing and to supply generator circuit breakers for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

At least 13 killed by collapse at Ecuador's Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower plant

12/15/2014

At least 13 people are dead and a dozen injured following the collapse of a pressure well at Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower project.

World Bank seeks investment analysis for Africa's Cubango-Okavango Basin

12/12/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a multi-sector analysis of investment options while safeguarding the ecological status of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin of southern Africa.

Russia's RDIF, India's IDFC partnering for US$1 billion hydroelectric power investment deal

12/11/2014

The Russian Direct Investment Fund will partner with India's Infrastructure Development Finance Company in a US$1 billion hydroelectric project investment package.

Burundi seeks financial management consultant for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

12/10/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest to serve as financial management consultant for the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

BC Hydro extends site preparation call for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

12/08/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has 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.

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Conference program now available for HydroVision Russia

12/05/2014

The conference program for the HydroVision Russia event is now available on the website.

Canadian Spotlight

12/05/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Removal By Addition on the Skokomish River

12/05/2014

When faced with the prospect of improving its Cushman Hydroelectric Complex, Tacoma Power was able to remove fish passage barriers while adding generating capacity with an innovative expansion project.

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VIDEO: NHA touts hydroelectric power's virtues in new video

12/05/2014

The National Hydropower Association hopes industry members will use a new video to help educate American energy consumers about the virtues of hydroelectric power.

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Ontario hydropower project wins sustainability award

12/03/2014

The 10-MW Okikendawt hydropower project, being developed by Dokis First Nation and Hydromega Services Inc., received the 2014 Pollution Probe Sustainability Award.

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Finnish energy company Fortum OYJ to purchase stake in Russia hydro plants

12/02/2014

Fortum OYJ, Finland’s largest utility company, is planning to expand its hydro portfolio by purchasing additional shares of hydro plants from Russia’s Territorial Generating Co. No. 1 (TGC-1). The purchase is part of the TGC-1 restructuring plan being implemented through a signed protocol that includes Fortum, Gazprom Energoholdings and Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp.  

Kyrgyzstan seeks development of two small hydro projects

11/26/2014

The government of Kyrgyzstan invites applications for pre-qualification to design, build and operate two small hydro projects in the Central Asian nation.

Kiesewetter, Easton join management at hydro project developer American Municipal Power

11/26/2014

American Municipal Power, which is currently developing several hydro projects, recently named Scott Kiesewetter senior vice president of generation operations and Christopher Easton vice president of business operations.

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Run-of-river US$1.5 billion 510-MW Zangmu hydroelectric project begins generating power

11/25/2014

At a cost of US$1.5 billion, the 510-MW Zangmu hydroelectric project in Gyaca County, Shannan Prefecture, of China's Tibet Autonomous Region began producing a portion of its total generating capacity on Nov. 22. The run-of-river project is located on the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo, as it is known in Tibet).  

Fitch: Issues have pushed back some hydro project work for AMP

11/25/2014

Fitch Ratings on Nov. 21 said it has affirmed the 'A' rating on bonds that support three American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) hydroelectric projects on the Ohio River.

Chinese firm signs EPC deal for Ghana's 60-MW Hemang hydropower plant

11/21/2014

Ghana's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with the China International Water & Electric Corporation for the development of a 60 MW hydropower project in Ghana.

Dutch pension fund invests in hydroelectric power development

11/21/2014

The Dutch General Pension Fund for Public Employees (ABP) has closed an investment that will give it a 33% stake in Norwegian hydropower project operator Tinfos AS from French mining group Eramet.

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Fire shuts down powerhouse at 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in India

11/21/2014

A transformer ignited a fire in the main powerhouse of the 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in the district of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India, at 6 a.m. local time on Nov. 20. The fire destroyed part of the powerhouse and forced its four 60-MW generators to shut down at the US$450 million project.

Canadian Spotlight

11/20/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

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