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    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.

    Nile Lakes states seek feasibility study, environmental assessment of Rwanda water resources management project


    Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study and social and environmental assessment of irrigation development and water resources management, including hydropower, in Rwanda's Muvumba River Valley.

    German hydro project design firm changes name


    German hydro project design firm Hydroprojekt Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (HPI) has announced that it will begin operating under the new name Lahmeyer Hydroproject GmbH.

    India's 100-MW Tidong hydel project receives IFC investment


    Green energy producer NSL Renewable Power has received US$5 million in financing from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that will be used in part to fund its 100-MW Tidong hydroelectric project, Indian sources report.

    Hydropower plant owners, operators invited to submit nominations for POWER-GEN International Project of the Year award


    The editors of Power Engineering magazine and RenewableEnergyWorld.com are now accepting nominations in the hydroelectric and marine energy category for their 2013 Projects of the Year awards program.

    FERC Chairman Wellinghoff submits resignation to president


    Chairman Jon Wellinghoff has submitted his resignation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to President Obama.

    World Bank Announces Renewed Support for Large Hydropower


    Delegates at the International Hydropower Association World Congress, which took place last week in Kuching in Malaysian Borneo, have heard that the World Bank has reversed a two-decade old decision to turn its back on large hydropower investment.

    FERC draft EIS endorses relicensing Drum-Spaulding, Yuba-Bear hydro projects


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a combined draft environmental impact statement endorsing proposed relicensing of the Drum-Spaulding hydroelectric project with a slightly reduced capacity of 191.5 MW and the Yuba-Bear project with a slightly increased capacity of 90.72 MW.

    Voith commissions pair of turbine units at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba


    Two Voith Hydro-produced Kaplan turbine units are now in commercial operation at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba hydropower plant.

    Xingu Alive Forever resumes occupation of Belo Monte hydro project


    About 170 members of the Xingu Alive Forever movement have returned to Belo Monte's main construction site, again halting work on the controversial 11.2 GW hydroelectric project.

    969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project gets boost from China Exim


    The Export-Import Bank of China has signed an agreement with the Pakistani government to provide US$448 million for construction of the 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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