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Peru's 730-MW Veracruz hydropower plant receives final concession

11/06/2014

Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines granted a definitive concession to developer Enersis for its 730-MW Veracruz hydroelectric project.

SSC demands reports on hydro projects in mountainous Uttarakhand, India

11/06/2014

On Nov. 4, Supreme Court of India (SSC) justices ordered the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) to submit environmental impact studies on existing hydro projects and studies on planned hydro projects in Uttarakhand, India. 

South Africa urges decision on Grand Inga hydropower plant

11/06/2014

A South African legislative committee on energy has recommended that the country make an official decision regarding the 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower complex being built in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World Bank seeks consultants to guide Nepal hydropower development

11/05/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consulting firms to help implement the Nepal Sustainable Hydropower Program.

Pakistan again extends civil works call for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

11/04/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) again extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Peru grants concessions for two hydropower projects

11/04/2014

Developers Hidroelectrica Cusipata I and Hidroelectrica Cerro Compana have received temporary concessions for a pair of hydroelectric plants that would add more than 280 MW to Peru's grid.

New DOE grants can apply to small, low-head hydropower turbines

11/04/2014

Among the nine topics and 26 new subtopics announced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, through its Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer programs, are innovative small, low-head hydropower turbines.

Sale finalized of 218-MW Angat hydroelectric plant to Korea Water Resources Corp.

11/04/2014

Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-Water) is now owner of 218 MW of the 246-MW Angat hydroelectric plant in Bulacan, Philippines, after the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) closed the sale on Oct. 31. 

U.S. extends financial adviser call for Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

10/31/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has extended the deadline for bids to provide financial advisory services to the government of Pakistan for the proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Ownership vs. The Greater Good; SCC ruling will affect new development projects

10/30/2014

In its June 14 ruling on Tsilhqot’in First Nation People v. British Columbia (2014 SCC 44), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) allowed a declaration of “Aboriginal title” for the Tsilhqot’in Nation over a tract of land in the interior of British Columbia. This is the first decision in Canada granting Aboriginal title.

Odebrecht gets concession for Peru's 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower plant

10/30/2014

The Peruvian government has granted Oderbrecht's AC Energia a definitive concession for the 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower project.

India's BHEL to equip 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro project

10/30/2014

THDC India Ltd. has named Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydroelectric project on India's Alaknanda River.

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014

The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partnership with hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Co. and engineering firm TRC, to update Maine's inventory of undeveloped hydropower potential.

Opposition to proposed hydroelectric 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia

10/29/2014

Using Chinese-backed funding, 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in Cheay Areng Valley, Cambodia, along the Mekong Delta is planned for an area that is often referred to as a “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia. However, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local residents and researchers are expressing opposition to the project based on possible ecological risks the dam may create.

Stender leaves NAES, forms consulting company

10/29/2014

John Stender, former director of business development with NAES Power Contractors, is now chief executive officer of Beacon Hills Consulting Services. 

Jacobs Associates, McMillen LLC announce merger plan

10/29/2014

San Francisco-based engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates and Boise, Idaho-based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC announced plans to merge, forming McMillen Jacobs Associates.

DR Congo seeks staff recruitment for agency to promote Inga hydropower complex

10/29/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from firms to recruit staff for the agency tasked with development and promotion of the estimated 42,000-MW Inga hydroelectric complex on the DRC's Congo River.

Brazil state grants environmental license to 807.5-MW Tres Irmaos hydro project

10/28/2014

State environmental regulator Companhia Ambiental do Estado de Sao Paulo has issued an environmental operating license to a unit of Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos S.A., allowing it to operate the 807.5-MW Tres Irmaos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tiete River.

DR Congo seeks strategic economic, social study of Inga hydropower complex

10/27/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest to perform a strategic environmental and social study of the anticipated effects of developing the estimated 42,000-MW Inga hydroelectric complex on the DRC's Congo River.

Two hydro projects win Projects of the Year awards at HydroVision Brasil 2014

10/27/2014

The editors of HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide and Hydro Review magazines congratulate the two winners in the 2014 Hydro Projects of the Year awards program, presented last week during HydroVision Brasil in Sao Paulo. 

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