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Generating Hydropower's Future: HRF Working to Attract New Employees

06/18/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is working to combat the impact of the aging workforce in the hydroelectric industry by bringing along a new generation of hydro professionals through educational opportunities, funding and mentorship.

Los Andes Copper, Icafal announce plans for 30 MW hydroelectric project in Chile

06/18/2014

Vancouver-based Los Andes Copper Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Icafal Inversiones SA to develop and finance a 28-30 MW hydroelectric plant on the Rocin River in Chile.

Forrest Kerr: A Profile of Canadian Hydropower Development

06/18/2014

As one of three newly constructed AltaGas projects in the Pacific Northwest, the 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project is set to be commissioned this summer. It is one of the largest single intake run-of-river projects in North America.

Perspectives: Making a Personal Connection

06/18/2014

I recently attended PennWell's POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe events in Cologne, Germany. This event attracted more than 11,000 registrants ... in a time when the electric power market sector in Europe is, in a word, struggling.

Statkraft, Norfund emphasize hydroelectric power in SN Power restructuring

06/18/2014

European energy producer Statkraft and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) have completed the restructuring of SN Power with an emphasis on hydroelectric power development.

Bank seeks study of hydropower developments in sub-Saharan Africa

06/17/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare a study of hydropower developments in sub-Saharan Africa.

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

06/17/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) again 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.

Bill dictates treatment of non-federal hydroelectric power on USACE infrastructure

06/16/2014

Text contained in the recently enacted Water Resources Reform and Development Act clarifies the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' regulatory process for private hydroelectric power development on federally-owned infrastructure.

Voith Hydro ships distributors, stators to AMP's Smithland hydroelectric project

06/16/2014

Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in Hannibal, Ohio, has made a shipment of three stators and three distributors to American Municipal Power's 72-MW Smithland hydroelectric project in Kentucky.

BHEL commissions fourth turbine unit at India's Rampur hydropower plant

06/16/2014

Equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has commissioned the fourth of six 68 MW turbine units at the 412-MW Rampur hydropower plant in India.

Bosnia seeks review of design to refurbish, expand 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project

06/13/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to review preliminary design documentation for refurbishment of the 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project and construction of the 6.4-MW Una Kostela Annex in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

06/12/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program designed to encourage the deployment of renewable generating technologies, including hydroelectric power.

World Bank funds Pakistan's 2,160-MW Dasu hydroelectric project

06/12/2014

The World Bank Group's International Development Association has approved a funding package to help develop the 2,160-MW Dasu Hydropower Stage-I (DHP-1) project on the Indus River in Pakistan.

Bolivia seeks bids to build two-plant, 124-MW San Jose hydro project

06/11/2014

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) seeks bids to construct the two-plant, 124-MW San Jose hydroelectric project.

Chile rejects proposal for 2,750-MW HidroAysen hydroelectric project

06/11/2014

The proposed 2,750-MW HidroAysen hydroelectric project was rejected by the Chilean government yesterday following a three-hour meeting of the country's ministers of agriculture, energy, mining, economy and health.

Hydro Tasmania invites public to take part in company's centennial celebration

06/11/2014

Australian utility Hydro Tasmania has invited the public to help the company celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Colombia seeks ecological studies, technical evaluation of 2,400-MW Ituango hydro project

06/11/2014

Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform ecological studies and a technical evaluation of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.

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.

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