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Jacobs Associates adds to hydroelectric power staff

07/31/2014

Underground design and construction management firm Jacobs Associates continues adding to its pool of hydroelectric power experts with the addition of Robert Filgas, PE, as a senior associate.

Peru seeks hydropower studies in seven river basins

07/30/2014

The government of Peru invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop hydropower project portfolios for seven river basins in Peru.

India's Reliance Group acquires 1,800 MW of hydroelectric power assets from Jaiprakash

07/30/2014

Indian financial firm Reliance Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire three hydroelectric plants from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd.

CKD Blansko to supply hydro turbine-generator for Plav project

07/29/2014

Utility company Jihocesky Vodarensky Svaz has awarded a contract CKD Blansko Engineering to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.

Niger seeks prime contractor, operational audit for 125-MW Kandadji Dam

07/29/2014

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Pakistan seeks consultants to prepare 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension

07/28/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest for project preparation and design of the 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension hydroelectric project.

Replacement of Canada's John Hart hydroelectric plant now under way

07/23/2014

The replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydroelectric plant has begun, following a ceremony that featured British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett.

African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014

The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of three mini- or small hydropower projects in Liberia.

Canada's Manitoba Hydro signs deal to provide 25 MW of power to SaskPower

07/22/2014

Manitoba Hydro has finalized a deal that will see the Canadian utility supply 25 MW of power to SaskPower from November 2015 to May 22.

FERC draft environmental assessment backs licensing 50-MW R.C. Byrd hydro project

07/22/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental assessment recommending the licensing of the 50-MW Robert C. Byrd hydroelectric project at a Corps of Engineers dam on the Ohio River.

Zayas to address DOE's Hydropower Vision plan at HydroVision International 2014

07/21/2014

Taking part in the HydroVision International 2014 keynote session on Tuesday, July 22 will be Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Program manager Jose Zayas, who will provide an update on DOE's recently announced Hydropower Vision plan.

Canadian Spotlight

07/21/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for July 2014

Legislation May Usher in a New Golden Age for U.S. Hydropower

07/21/2014

With its revival for fiscal year 2014, the Hydroelectric Production Incentives Program shows promise as a new federal revenue stream for hydro facilities.

Engineering and design firm AECOM acquires URS Corp.

07/17/2014

Engineering, construction and design firm AECOM has announced it will acquire all outstanding shares of the URS Corporation for US$56.31 per share in cash and stock.

Royal HaskoningDHV, TIRASA developing four small hydro projects in Indonesia

07/17/2014

Dutch consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV is developing four mini hydropower projects along Indonesia's Merawu River that will add a cumulative capacity of about 15.6 MW to the country's grid.

Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

Brazilian court rejects request for Belo Monte hydropower plant suspension

07/15/2014

A federal Brazilian court has rejected a request from a public prosecutor that would have suspended work on the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

DR Congo seeks pre-feasibility studies of 30 hydro projects

07/15/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to select and perform pre-feasibility studies of 30 most attractive medium-sized hydropower sites in DRC, then perform feasibility studies of the three most promising sites.

Senate confirms nominations of LaFleur, Bay to FERC

07/15/2014

The U.S. Senate confirmed July 15 President Obama's nominations of Cheryl LaFleur and Norman C. Bay to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Perspectives: Looking Back

07/15/2014

1994 ... 20 years ago: Gasoline was $1.10 per gallon. A U.S. postage stamp cost 29 cents. Apple released its first Macintosh computer using the new PowerPC Microprocessors.


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