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Free Flow Power files three more license applications totaling 78 MW

05/01/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission received three more hydro license applications during March from Free Flow Power Corp. for projects at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams totaling 78 MW.

195-MW Forrest Kerr hydroelectric plant nears completion

05/01/2014

Canadian utility AltaGas Ltd. has announced the start of waterflow at its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project.

U.S. has 65 GW of untapped hydroelectric power potential, DOE report says

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy and its Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released a new renewable energy resource assessment that estimates as much as 65 GW of new hydroelectric power capacity could be developed across more than three million American rivers and streams.

Alstom fielding purchase offers from General Electric, Siemens

04/29/2014

Both General Electric (GE) and Siemens are interested in taking over Alstom SA’s power business, but details -- reported by sources including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Forbes -- of the two proposed transactions have not been released.

DOE unveils ambitious plan for long-term hydroelectric power development

04/29/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled a plan ultimately designed to dramatically increase American hydroelectric capacity in the coming decades.

Hydro-rich Guinea seeks firms to operate state-owned utility

04/29/2014

Guinea's Ministry of Energy and Hydraulics invites expressions of interest from firms to manage state-owned electric utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG).

Workers building hydro plant in Nepal trapped in tunnel by landslide

04/28/2014

The bodies of three workers have been recovered from a tunnel under construction at the 25-MW Upper Madikhola hydro plant in western Nepal, news sources report.

Pakistan seeks project management consultants for 83.4-MW Kurram Tangi hydropower project

04/25/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to establish a project management unit for the 83.4-MW Kurram Tangi hydroelectric project to be built on Pakistan's Kurram River.

Alterra, Fiera announce partnership for Canada's 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydropower project

04/24/2014

The Alterra Power Corp. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. have announced a partnership agreement for the ownership and construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydroelectric plant.

California hydroelectric power operator names new CEO

04/24/2014

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has announced the selection of Arlen Orchard as its new general manager and chief executive officer, effective April 12.

R&D Forum

04/24/2014

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower from April 2014

Canadian News

04/24/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada from April 2014

Industry News

04/24/2014

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

From the Boardroom: Marc Gerken, American Municipal Power

04/23/2014

American Municipal Power is paving the way in new hydroelectric development in the U.S., with four projects under construction that will add more than 300 MW of capacity. Read on to learn why the company believes hydropower is the way to go.

Perspectives: Make Your Voice Heard!

04/23/2014

This special edition of Hydro Review is being distributed at the National Hydropower Association's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. During the conference's opening session, attendees are celebrating the hydro industry's "big win" in 2013 - passage of two hydro-related pieces of legislation by huge margins in both the Senate and the House.

EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

04/23/2014

Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding units for Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant.

Comments sought on proposed environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

04/23/2014

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

World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants

04/23/2014

The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.

California utility seeks design, engineering for 2.7-MW New Slab Creek hydro plant

04/22/2014

Sacramento Municipal Utility District seeks bids to provide owner's engineering services for development of the 2.7-MW New Slab Creek powerhouse in California.

Bhutan, India sign hydroelectric power development agreement

04/22/2014

The governments of India and Bhutan have signed an agreement for the joint development of a number of hydropower projects earlier today in capital city Thimphu.


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