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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.

World Bank provides financing for Georgia hydroelectric power, transmission development

05/15/2014

The World Bank has approved US$60 million in International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) financing that will be used to help develop Georgia's hydroelectric power sector.

Canadian News

05/15/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from May 2014

Industry News

05/15/2014

News on hydroelectric power, pumped storage and more for May 2014

Benin seeks studies of three hydro projects on Oueme River

05/13/2014

The government of Benin invites expressions of interest from consultants to update feasibility studies and perform draft detailed studies of three hydroelectric projects on the Oueme River in Benin.

Yukon unveils long-term plan for hydroelectric power development

05/13/2014

The Yukon government has released a planning directive that calls for the comprehensive investigation of new large-scale hydroelectric power projects in the northwestern territory.

India state extends qualifying to build 300-MW Lakhwar hydro project

05/12/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 300-MW Lakhwar multi-purpose hydroelectric project on the Yamuna River in India's Uttarakhand State.

Australian hydroelectric power operator names new CEO

05/12/2014

Australian utility Pacific Hydro has named Michael Fuge as the company's new CEO, effective in early July 2014.

Hydroelectric power strong for Alstom in FY 2013-14

05/09/2014

Amidst uncertainty about the company's future, Fiscal Year 2013/14 results announced earlier this week by global conglomerate Alstom reveal a strong performance by in the hydroelectric power market.

Argentina seeks hydropower inventory of Iruya, Pescado rivers

05/09/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry invites expressions of interest to study the hydropower potential of the Iruya and Pescado rivers, tributaries of the Bermejo River in northern Argentina.

Hydroelectric power, other renewables forecast to grow, EIA report says

05/08/2014

A report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects national growth amongst renewables -- including hydroelectric power -- in coming decades.

Turkey developer seeks civil, hydro-mechanical works for 80-MW Yamanli 2 hydro project

05/07/2014

Turkish hydropower developer EnerjiSA Enerji Uretim A.S. seeks bids for civil and hydro-mechanical works of the 80-MW Yamanli 2 hydroelectric project on Turkey's Goksu River.

Consulting firm Kleinfelder earns industry honors

05/06/2014

Kleinfelder has been named No. 39 in Engineering News-Record's 2014 Top 500 Design Firm rankings, making it one of the most profitable employee-owned engineering, architecture and science consulting firms in the United States.

Rockslide kills three working on Albania's Moglice hydropower project

05/06/2014

Norweigian utility Statkraft A.S. has reported three workers were killed this past week by a rockslide while securing the slopes along a public road leading to the area for the Moglice hydroelectric project in southern Albania.

Eletrobras completes reports on proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric plant

05/05/2014

Brazil's Eletrobras has completed a technical and financial appraisal of the proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydropower project, the state-owned utility said.

Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

05/05/2014

It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol's statuary, the cowboy from Oolagah gave his consent only on the condition that his statue face the House chamber so he could "keep an eye on Congress."

Swiger honored as NHA Henwood Award recipient

05/05/2014

The National Hydropower Association presented Michael Swiger the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the hydroelectric power industry.


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