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    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.

    European bank seeks consultants for Kazakhstan renewable energy development plan, including hydro


    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to advance a renewable energy development plan in Kazakhstan that includes hydropower.

    AfDB increases Grand Inga hydropower project financing


    Two African Development Bank (AfDB) grants totaling US$5.25 million awarded to the Democratic Republic of Congo will help provide technical assistance for the development of the Inga 3 hydropower project.

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    Innergex secures deal for Northwest Stave River project

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    FERC director backs development legislation before Congress

    Viewpoints from the Boardroom: Enduring Energy and Enduring Hydro


    Kristina M. Johnson took her expertise in renewable energy from government service to the private sector, founding Enduring Energy LLC and Enduring Hydro LLC in 2011. She says the foundation of these businesses is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy such as hydropower.

    HydroVision International 2013: A Must-Attend Event for Hydro


    Why should you attend HydroVision International 2013? It provides the tools you need to do your job better, all under one roof: the opportunity to attend organization meetings, tour hydro facilities, participate in specialized workshops, hear presentations from high-level speakers, connect with hydro professionals from throughout the world and much more.

    Perspectives: Brewpubs, Monkey Business, and Regulatory Efficiency


    Looking at the title of this month's column, you may think you are reading the wrong magazine. When have you EVER used the words brewpubs, monkey business, and regulatory efficiency to describe hydropower?!

    Chilean small hydro project nears completion


    Work on a 6.3-MW Renaico small hydropower project in Chile's Bio Bio region should be completed soon, according to the country's Ministry of Energy.

    Deadline for Wall of Honor nominations, sponsorships June 18


    The PennWell Corporation is proud to once again feature the Wall of Honor as a prominent part of all its 2013 North America Power Events.

    Laos, financial institutions working on hydro project development laws


    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced its plan to work with the Laotian government in developing draft laws that would help govern hydroelectric power development.

    Indian developer signs MOU for two Nigerian hydro projects


    India's Skipper Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian state of Kano to develop small hydroelectric projects at the Tiga and Challawa dams, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    ANEEL authorizes Santo Antonio's 13th hydro turbine


    Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (ANEEL) has authorized commercial production from the 13th hydro turbine installed at the Santo Antonio project.

    Myanmar, India scrap two hydroelectric projects


    Indian developers have canceled development of two large hydropower projects planned for construction in Myanmar, sources report.

    Zambia extends EPC contractor call for 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydro development project


    Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric development project on an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) basis. 

    Brazil's Jirau hydro project world's largest CDM-registered renewable plant


    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recognized Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower plant under its Clean Development Mechanism.

    ADB adds to northern India hydropower project investments


    The government of Uttarakhand has signed a US$150 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) intended to help fund hydropower projects in the Indian state.

    Jamaica seeks consultants to advance hydro development projects


    Jamaica's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining (MSTEM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to advance hydro development projects at several sites on the island nation.

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