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Crow Tribe announces partnership with Interior, Reclamation to complete 8-MW Yellowtail Afterbay hydropower project

03/31/2015

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Crow Tribe have announced an agreement to develop an 8 MW hydropower project at the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam on Montana's Bighorn River.

Brazilian drought costs CPFL about US$53 million in lost revenue

03/30/2015

Brazilian renewables developer CPFL Energias Renováveis S.A. (CPFL) lost about US$53 million in 2014, in part, because of increased spending to offset its loss of energy produced from its hydroelectric facilities.  

SMUD announces executive team changes

Hydro project operator SMUD announces several changes to executive team

03/30/2015

Several executive appointments have been made, along with changes in the organizational structure, at hydro project operator Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

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Canada utility seeks cranes for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

03/30/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply a draft tube crane and an intake monorail crane for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

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Toshiba wins turbine contract for Myanmar's 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower plant

03/30/2015

The Toshiba Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise to supply four turbine and generator units for the 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower project.

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NHA adds Rep. Tonko, White House adviser Dorgelo to annual conference keynote

03/27/2015

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce the addition of Congressman Paul Tonko and White House adviser Cristin Dorgelo as speakers during the upcoming NHA Annual Conference, making the event's opening plenary session a can't-miss opportunity.

BHEL contract for Rammam hydro project

Contract awarded to supply 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant in India

03/27/2015

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has been awarded a contract worth INR2.25 billion (US$36 million) to supply equipment for the 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant, being built in India’s West Bengal State.

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Nigeria commits to developing hydroelectric power during World Water Day 2015 event

03/26/2015

An official from Nigeria's Ministry of Water Resources has said it will include or add hydroelectric power generating facilities to all existing and future dams within the country.

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DOE, Army, Interior extend partnership for hydroelectric power development

03/25/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the trio will extend their partnership to advance hydroelectric power development for an additional five years, extending an agreement that stems to March 2010.

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NEA forms committee to mediate worker strike at 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant

03/24/2015

Officials are hoping that talks mediated by a four-member committee will allow construction to resume on Nepal's 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric plant and end a strike that began earlier this month.

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Malawi seeks environmental, social studies of 20-MW Chimgonda, 140-MW Mpatamanga hydro projects

03/24/2015

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform separate environmental and social assessments of the 20- to 50-MW Chimgonda and 140- to 310-MW Mpatamanga hydroelectric projects in Malawi.

Gulpur hydro project agreements signed

Agreements to advance development of 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant in Pakistan

03/24/2015

Three agreements were signed last week that should advance development of the 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant on the Poonch River in Pakistan.

NordLink to bring Norwegian hydroelectric power to Germany

03/23/2015

Power technologies giant ABB Ltd. Has won orders worth about US$900 million to supply on-shore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations and cable stations that will help connect Norwegian hydroelectric power to be transmitted to German consumers.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Leaders sign "declaration of principles" for 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower project

03/23/2015

Leaders from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to end a long-time dispute regarding the controversial 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower plant.

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HydroVision International 2015 early bird discounts available now

03/23/2015

HydroVision International 2015 is still more than three months away, but it isn't too soon to save on registrations for the world's largest hydroelectric power event.

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Multinational bank group provides funding for Georgia's 187-MW Shuakhevi hydropower project

03/20/2015

The International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have agreed to provide US$250 million in debt financing for the construction and operation of Georgia's 187-MW Shuakhevi hydropower project.

Bidding for site preparation at BC Hydro's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project extended again

03/20/2015

Bidding was extended again by Canadian utility BC Hydro to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

Kabeli-A hydro project proven sustainable

Sustainable practices proven during assessment of Kabeli-A hydropower project

03/18/2015

The 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydropower project received scores of basic good practice or better on all of the 22 topics assessed under the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, achieving proven best practice on half of them.

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Mark Christian: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/18/2015

Mark Christian will graduate this coming year from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a PhD in energy science and engineering in a program that is interdisciplinary and allows him to also conduct research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory while completing his degree.
 

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Serbia grants permit for 33.1-MW Brodarevo 2 hydropower plant

03/17/2015

The Serbian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has granted a location permit to Reservoir Capital Corp. for the construction of the 33.1-MW Brodarevo 2 hydropower plant.

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