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U.S. seeks environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

06/10/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks bids to perform an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Canada utility seeks powerhouse cranes for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

06/09/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply powerhouse cranes for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

BC Hydro names new President & CEO

06/09/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has announced the appointment of Jessica McDonald as its new President and CEO, effective July 14, ending a three-month search that began when current President and CEO Charles Reid announced his plans to retire.

RusHydro to start selling shares on St. Petersburg exchange

06/06/2014

Russian energy giant JSC RusHydro has announced the company's shares will be include in the list of tradable securities on the Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange.

22-MW Jamie Creek hydropower plant begins commercial operation

06/05/2014

Renewable energy developer Boralex has commissioned its 22-MW Jamie Creek hydroelectric plant.

U.S. agency seeks bids to review license studies of 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro project

06/04/2014

The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks bids to assist the agency in review of fisheries and aquatic studies for the proposed 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project on Alaska's upper Susitna River.

Pakistan seeks bids to develop 350-MW Athmuqam, 132-MW Rajdhani hydro projects

06/03/2014

Pakistan's Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) seeks bids to develop the 350-MW Athmuqam and 132-MW Rajdhani hydropower projects in Pakistan.

Bank lends funding for Bolivia's Palillada, Umapalca hydropower plants

06/03/2014

Financing from the Banco Central de Bolivia will help pay for a hydroelectric power complex in Inquisivi province that will add close to 200 MW of additional capacity to Bolivia's grid.

Korean companies sign MOU for hydropower project development

06/03/2014

Asian firms Daelim, Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO) and Lotte Engineering & Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of hydropower projects in Pakistan and Indonesia.

Burundi seeks procurement consultants for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

06/03/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to carry out procurement for development of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Deadline for PennWell Wall of Honor sponsorships, nominations is June 24

06/02/2014

The PennWell Corporation is proud to once again feature the Wall of Honor as a prominent part of all its 2014 North America Power Events.

Saas-Balen contemplates 4.6 MW small hydropower project

06/02/2014

Swiss village Saas-Balen and German developer Kraftwerke Mattmark AG (KWM) have begun an investigation on the possible construction of a 4.6 MW hydropower plant above the Fellbach waterfall.

India, Bhutan committed to joint venture hydropower projects

05/30/2014

A recent meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay affirmed the countries' commitment to constructing more than 2,100 MW of additional hydroelectric power capacity in Bhutan.

FERC licenses three hydro projects totaling 121 MW

05/29/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensed three hydroelectric projects in Louisiana and Illinois totaling 121 MW in April.

Putin signs decree allowing for issuance of RusHydro shares

05/29/2014

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russian energy giant JSC RusHydro to issue additional shares, providing that the government's ownership in the share capital of the company does not fall below 60.5%.

Myanmar approves Thanlwin River hydropower project

05/28/2014

The Myanmar Minister of Electric Power has granted approval to local company Asia World and China's Hanergy Group Holding Ltd. to develop a 1,400 MW hydropower plant along the Thanlwin River.

Costa Rica seeks construction supervision for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

05/28/2014

Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids from consultants to serve on a panel to supervise construction of the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

India's 240-MW Uri 2 hydropower plant in full commercial operation

05/27/2014

The full availability of water has allowed India's National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to begin full commercial operation of the 240-MW Uri 2 hydropower plant.

Bolivia seeks bids to complete interrupted dam work on 80-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/23/2014

Empresa Misicuni, Bolivia's special purpose company to develop the Misicuni multi-purpose hydroelectric project, seeks bids from firms to resume construction of Misicuni Dam, spillway and related underground construction works.

Czech water agency seeks turbine-generator for Plav hydro plant

05/23/2014

The water utility for the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic seeks bids to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.


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