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IFC provides funds for Nepal hydroelectric project development

04/21/2014

The International Finance Corporation has reportedly pledged to provide US$6 billion in financing for the development of hydroelectric power projects in Nepal.

Executives at Brazilain hydroelectric power operators Cemig, CESP resign

04/17/2014

Two high-ranking board members from Brazilian utilities Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) and Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP) have resigned, according to separate announcements from both companies.

AES awards contract for underground work at Alto Maipo hydroelectric plant

04/17/2014

A group comprised of Norway's Multiconsult, Skava of Chile and Amberg of Switzerland has been awarded a contract to provide owners engineer services for underground works at the 531-MW Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile.

Canada utility seeks shore stations for two hydro projects

04/16/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to construct two shore stations interconnecting two hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

India's NHPC revives pre-qualifying to construct 800-MW Tawang 2 hydro project

04/15/2014

India's NHPC Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to construct civil works of the 800-MW Tawang 2 hydroelectric project in India's Arunachal Pradesh State.

Vietnam seeks grid link from 260-MW Trung Son hydro project

04/14/2014

Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board seeks bids for civil construction and for equipment to complete a 220-kilovolt transmission line to connect the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project to Vietnam's national power system.

Workforce replacement, retention coming to the forefront

04/14/2014

For those who might have missed the January issue of Hydro Review magazine, there's a fantastic -- albeit alarming -- study presented by two research associates from Washington State University's Energy Program that details the decline in the Pacific Northwest's electric power workforce.

EIB increases loan for 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric plant

04/11/2014

The European Investment Bank has approved a US$52 million loan to Bosnian utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH) for the construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project.

Alstom recognized for work on China's Xiangjiaba hydropower plant

04/10/2014

International hydro technology manufacturer Alstom was awarded an Excellent Supplier award by the China Three Gorges Corporation in recognition of its work on the Xiangjiaba hydropower project.

Canada utility qualifies civil works constructors for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

04/10/2014

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

Rep. McMorris Rodgers to be honored, speak at upcoming NHA conference

04/09/2014

The National Hydropower Association has announced Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be honored as one of the organization's Legislators of the Year for her advocacy of hydroelectric power.

U.S. seeks firms able to perform hydropower, pumping plant engineering

04/07/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of providing hydroelectric power and pumping plant engineering, design, and analysis services.

Hydroelectric power continues to play important role in Latin American energy mix, WEC says

04/04/2014

A recent report from the World Energy Council emphasizes hydroelectric power's role in helping Latin America and the Caribbean meet an increasing demand for energy.

Hyundai wins contract for 47 MW hydropower plant

04/04/2014

South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Engineering Co. announced it has won a US$91.3 million award for the construction of a 47 MW hydropower plant in Indonesia.

Solomon Islands seeks design support, supervision of 750-kW Fiu River hydro project

04/03/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide design support and construction supervision for the 750-kW Fiu River hydroelectric project.

Endesa Chile increases funding of 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant

04/03/2014

Endesa Chile has announced a US$661.5 million loan to build its new 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant, the power generator announced earlier this week.

Explosion kills four at Ecuador's 487.8-MW Sopladora hydropower project

04/03/2014

Four Chinese explosives experts were killed yesterday while working on an underground extension of Ecuador's 487.8-MW Sopladora hydropower project, local sources have reported.

France helps fund Pakistan's Munda, Harpo hydropower projects

04/02/2014

Financing from the French Development Agency will allow for the construction of a pair of hydroelectric projects that will add a combined 785 MW of power to Pakistan's grid.

NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup

04/02/2014

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

HRF, NHA seek input from hydro industry members

04/01/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation and the National Hydropower Association are collaborating on a research and development survey of hydroelectric power industry members.


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