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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.

RusHydro, PowerChina partner for small hydropower development

05/22/2014

Energy conglomerates JSC RusHydro and PowerChina have signed a number of agreements calling for cooperation in developing small hydropower projects in Russia's Far East.

Bolivian power demand reaches near record levels

05/22/2014

Data from Bolivia's Comite Nacional de Despacho de Carga (CNDC) shows the country was within 10 MW of meeting its record capacity demand in April.

Pakistan extends bidding to build 3-MW Thak Nullah hydro project

05/21/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for bids to construct a 3-MW hydroelectric project near Chilas on Thak Nullah in Diamer District of Pakistan's Gilgit Baltistan Region.

Philippines could get 1,200 MW of new hydroelectric power capacity

05/21/2014

Four new hydropower projects could give the Philippines more than 1,200 MW of additional capacity.

Rockslide kills five at Vietnam hydropower plant construction site

05/20/2014

Five construction workers are dead and five more are injured following a rockslide at the construction site of a hydropower project in northern Ha Giang province, according to local sources.

Canada utility extends qualifying for civil works of 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

05/20/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for qualification to construct the main civil works of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

World Bank Group approves financing for Nepal's Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant

05/20/2014

The World Bank Group has approved US$84.6 million in financing that will be used to fund Nepal's 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant.

R&D Forum

05/20/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from May 2014

Perspectives: All In for Hydropower

05/20/2014

I've observed and reported on numerous notable events in the hydropower industry over the past 24 years. Sometimes I catch myself wondering: "Have I seen it all?"

Brookfield acquires remaining 67% of Pennsylvania's 413-MW Safe Harbor hydropower project

05/19/2014

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and its institutional partners have entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining interest in the 417-MW Safe Harbor hydropower plant.

Panama seeks developers for hydro projects on Piedra, Chico, Santa Maria rivers

05/19/2014

Panama's public service authority invites applications for pre-qualification for a concession to develop hydropower plants on three rivers in Panama.


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