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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.

DR Congo seeks environmental-social studies of 4,800-MW Inga 3, mid-sized hydro projects

05/02/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform environmental and social studies of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River, mid-sized hydro projects and a related transmission line.

Site C hydropower project clears CEAA environmental review

05/02/2014

Development of BC Hydro's Site C hydropower project is moving forward after the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's Joint Review Panel completed a review earlier this week.

NHA recognizes outstanding hydroelectric power industry achievements

05/01/2014

The National Hydropower Association has recognized six companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters awards program for positive contributions attributed to their hydroelectric projects.

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).


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