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Canada utility seeks switchgear for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

05/07/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply switchgear and bus duct for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

NYPA's John Suloway earns Henwood Award

05/06/2015

The National Hydropower Association recently recognized John Suloway as the 2015 recipient of its Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award, bestowed for a "lifetime of achievement" in the hydroelectric power industry.

Panama's 29-MW Barro Blanco hydro project in limbo as government searches for new developer

05/06/2015

Panama's federal government has said that it will work with project financiers to replace Generadora del Istmo S.A. (Genisa) as developer of the 29-MW Barro Blanco hydropower project due to repeated environmental and social concerns.

Brazilian tribes join in opposition of hydropower development

05/05/2015

Hundreds of members from four indigenous Amazonian tribes have formed an alliance to oppose a number of hydropower projects planned or already under-construction on Brazil's Teles Pires, Juruena and Tapajos rivers.

Green bonds and traditional funding combine to finance hydroelectric projects

05/05/2015

As funding needs increase for all types of hydroelectric and additional renewable energy infrastructure -- so called green projects -- money from municipalities and federal jurisdictions may likely combine with green bonds from private investors to complete project-finance. 

GDF Suez announces corporate rebranding, becomes ENGIE

05/05/2015

French utility and global hydropower plant operator GDF Suez has announced it has changed its name to ENGIE.

NHA recognizes five companies as Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters

05/04/2015

Five companies have been recognized by the National Hydropower Association as recipients of its Outstanding Stewards of America's Water awards program for positive excellence in recreational, historical, environmental or educational value.

Site C leader resigns

Yurkovich steps down from role as Site C manager for BC Hydro

05/01/2015

Susan Yurkovich, executive vice president, Site C Clean Energy Project for BC Hydro, resigned her position Wednesday, according to multiple news sources.

Karot dam to be built in Pakistan

Karot in Pakistan to be first hydropower project financed by China’s Silk Road Fund

04/30/2015

The 720-MW Karot hydropower project in Pakistan will be the first project financed by China’s $40 billion Silk Road Fund, according to The New York Times.

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

04/28/2015

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

NHA announces new executive committee, board members

04/28/2015

The National Hydropower Association introduced new officers and board members during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., earlier today, ushering in a new wave of organization leadership.

“Blue Gold” Report details new hydroelectric possibilities within existing infrastructure

04/27/2015

Earlier today, at the 2015 National Hydropower Association (NHA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., the Hydro Research Foundation (Foundation) released its report, “Blue Gold: Building new hydropower with existing infrastructure generating hydropower's future” (Blue Gold).  

DOE Hydropower Market Report

U.S. DOE releases first-of-its-kind Hydropower Market Report

04/27/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy announces availability of its 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope and variability of hydropower supplies in the U.S.

Earthquake in Nepal that killed thousands may have an effect on hydroelectric facilities

04/27/2015

A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that originated in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 25, may have caused significant damage to hydroelectric facilities and additional power producing infrastructure, according to published reports.

Hydropower industry needs to upgrade and “regenerate” its most precious resource: Employees

04/23/2015

As opportunities abound for employment in what is essentially a massive regeneration, rehabilitation and upgrade in the hydro-related workforce, HydroWorld.com is one of the best locations on the World Wide Web to find the industry-leading clearinghouse for hydro jobs. 

DR Congo seeks sedimentology, pricing, intake capacity studies for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project

04/23/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a sedimentology study, an electricity pricing study and an intake capacity study of the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River in the DRC.

Database for renewable project developers

IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro

04/22/2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency announces the availability of its Project Navigator tool, intended to give renewable energy project developers the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support completion of their projects.

Explosion at 160-MW Silvan Hydroelectric Project in Turkey injures 12 workers

04/21/2015

Several local media outlets reported an explosion on April 14, opened a 60 by 45 cm hole in a penstock tunnel being constructed at the Silvan Dam site on the Batman River in Silvan, Diyarbakır Province in southeastern Turkey.  

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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015

The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce three keynote speakers confirmed for the opening session of the upcoming conference and exhibition.

CTG receives final approvals for Nepal's 750-MW West Seti hydropower project

04/15/2015

Nepal's investment board has given approval to China Three Gorges International for the development of a 750 MW hydropower project on the West Seti River in Nepal's northwestern Doti District.

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