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    Editors of Hydro Review & HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide seek reader feedback


    The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines are once more asking for reader feedback to better serve the hydroelectric power audience.

    India developer seeks turnkey construction of 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydro project


    India hydro developer Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corp. Ltd. (LDHC) invites applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydroelectric project in India's Manipur State.

    Scottish group meets funding goals for new small hydro plant


    Scottish renewable energy developer Harlaw Hydro Ltd. has met its goal of raising about US$477,000 for a new 65 kW hydropower project via the sale of public shares.

    Hydro technology company's Brazilian branch earns industry honors


    Voith Hydro Brazil has been recognized as the best company in the Brazilian capital goods sector for the second consecutive year, the company announced.

    Malaysia looking to increase hydroelectric power capacity with rehab, new projects


    Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has identified five sites that will help the Malaysian utility raise its hydroelectric power capacity from its current 1,900 MW to more than 3,000 MW by 2020, the company told Asian news sources.

    EDF reissues call for civil construction for new powerhouse at 187-MW Kembs


    Electricite de France (EDF) has reissued a solicitation for civil works construction for a new powerhouse of the 187-MW Kembs hydroelectric project on the Rhine River in France's Alsace Province.

    Venezuela's 514-MW Fabricio Ojeda hydropower project on line soon


    The first unit of Venezuela's 514-MW Fabricio Ojeda hydroelectric plant will come on line in July, according to state-owned utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional (Corpoelec).

    Construction of Red Rock hydropower plant to begin in early 2014


    A plan to install a hydroelectric project at the existing Red Rock Reservoir is moving forward, per officials with Missouri River Energy Services.

    Gambia River agency seeks technical, environmental management consultants for 128-MW Sambangalou, 240-MW Kaleta


    The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from technical-legal and environmental management consultants to advance development of the 128-MW Sambangalou and 240-MW Kaleta hydroelectric projects and 1,677 kilometers of transmission lines in Africa's Gambia River Basin.

    Bosnia seeks design to refurbish, expand 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project


    Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform preliminary design to refurbish the 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project and to construct the 6.4-MW Una Kostela Annex in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Dominican Republic seeks dam design and construction of 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydro project


    Dominican Republic hydro generator Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (Egehid) seeks bids for dam design and construction of the 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydroelectric project.

    Statkraft, Norfund restructuring emphasizes hydroelectric power development


    Utility company Statkraft and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) have signed an agreement expressing the group's intention to restructure and prolong their cooperation within renewable energy -- particularly as it pertains to hydroelectric power.

    Italy hydro operator seeks turbine-generators for 2.6-MW Fontanamora


    Italian hydropower utility Edison S.p.A. seeks bids to supply two turbine-generators and other equipment for the 2.6-MW Fontanamora hydroelectric project to be built in Bagolino, Italy.

    West Virginia exploring new sources for micro hydro power


    Marshall University has announced plans to install a 1.3 kW micro hydro plant to be used as a demonstration and education project in the Morris Creek Watershed near Montgomery.

    Costa Rica seeks hydro consultant panel, electro-mechanical equipment for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project


    Costa Rica's electric utility has issued solicitations for a hydro consultant panel and for electro-mechanical equipment for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

    FERC, California issue draft agreement on hydropower pre-licensing cooperation


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Water Resources Control Board have issued a draft memorandum of understanding under which the agencies would coordinate pre-application activities for proposed FERC-licensed hydropower projects.

    Suweco says 600-kW Cawayan micro hydro project to be operational soon


    Renewable energy developer Southwest Water and Electric Company (Suweco) will commission its 600-kW Cawayan micro hydro project later this week.

    Statkraft prepares for Devoll hydroelectric project construction


    Norwegian utility Statkraft A.S. has announced its intent to begin construction on the Devoll hydroelectric complex in Albania, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Toshiba wins award for Laos' Nam Ou 5 hydropower project


    Toshiba Hydro Power Co., Ltd. (THPC), a subsidiary of global technology conglomerate Toshiba Corporation, has been awarded a contract to supply three 80 MW hydro turbines for the Nam Ou 5 hydroelectric plant in Laos.

    Uganda to resume work on 600-MW Karuma hydropower project


    Uganda has received a US$500 million credit from China that will allow for construction of the 600-MW Karuma hydropower project, sources have reported.

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