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Tunnel flood kills three at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydropower plant

01/27/2015

Three Chinese workers were killed and another injured this past week when water flooded a tunnel at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydroelectric plant, local sources report.

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Bomb threat received at 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project work site

01/22/2015

A bomb threat called into the construction site of the 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project on Jan. 19 forced authorities to evacuate the Manitoba Hydro property, according to reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). 

IRENA reports on low renewable energy costs

Renewable costs (including hydro) competitive with fossil, report finds

01/22/2015

The cost to generate power from renewable sources (including hydro) has reached parity with or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, according to a recent press release from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Kenya seeks owner's engineer for construction of Mwache Dam

01/22/2015

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest to serve as owner's engineer for construction supervision and quality assurance for Mwache Dam in Kenya.

Lucid Energy's in-pipe hydropower plant begins operation in Portland

01/22/2015

A Portland Water Bureau pipeline is now generating hydroelectric power for Portland General Electric customers, following the commissioning of four Lucid Energy Inc. turbine units within one of the city's major pipelines earlier this week.

TransAlta pulls proposal for 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant

01/21/2015

Canada's TransAlta has rescinded its application to build the 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant on the Peace River, according to a letter filed this week with the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Obama: America free to write energy future

01/21/2015

Though President Barack Obama did not discuss his energy policies as much last night as he has in some of his other State of the Union addresses, he still praised American power generators for their commitment in meeting his environmental goals.

Sogamoso hydro online in Colombia

820-MW Sogamoso hydro project begins operating in Colombia

01/21/2015

The 820-MW Sogamoso project in Colombia is now complete, following six years of construction, with the official opening celebrated Jan. 15.

Voith ships massive turbine runner to Brazil's 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydropower plant

01/19/2015

Voith Hydro has shipped the largest runner ever produced at its manufacturing plant in Manaus, Brazil, as work continues on the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

Mahoning Creek hydro project

Kimble, Studen join staff of Enduring Hydro LLC

01/16/2015

Enduring Hydro LLC has hired Juan Kimble, P.E., as managing director of hydropower and Irwin Studen as managing director and chief financial officer. 

Every day is a new experience

01/15/2015

One thing I really enjoy about my job is that every day is different.

Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project

Which hydroelectric project, 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum or 330-MW Kishenganga will determine priority rights?

01/15/2015

Both Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project and India's 330-MW Kishenganga hydropower project are being built on tributaries to the Neelum River (Kishenganga River in India). 

India's NHPC seeks switchgear extension bay for 540-MW Chamera 1 hydro project

01/15/2015

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to supply a 420-kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear extension bay for the 540-MW Chamera 1 hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

Hydropower among Canada's top infrastructure

Hydroelectric power tops Canada’s biggest infrastructure projects list

01/14/2015

In terms of value, hydroelectric power dominates infrastructure projects in Canada.

WAPDA head urges timely completion of Tarbela hydropower plant extension

01/14/2015

The chairman of Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) ordered authorities to ensure the on-schedule completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension during a site visit this week.

Nile Lakes states seek water quality, ecological studies for 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydro project

01/13/2015

Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite expressions of interest from consultants to perform water quality baseline studies and ecological baseline studies for the proposed 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project on the Kagera River.

CFE awards contract to build Chicoasen 2 hydro

More than $380 million awarded to build 240-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro plant in Mexico

01/13/2015

Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico has awarded a $386.4 million contract to a consortium to build the 240-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro plant.

FERC delays 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro licensing due to Alaska spending freeze

01/12/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a request to delay licensing of the 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project due to a spending freeze on major state infrastructure projects by the governor of Alaska.

Ceremony marks completion of Cambodia's 338-MW Russei Chrum Krom hydropower plant

01/12/2015

A ceremony attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen marked the completion of the country's 338-MW Russei Chrum Krom hydropower plant.

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