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Development of new hydropower facilities, a strong and continuing trend, results in the addition of substantial new electric generating capacity around the world every year.

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Commissioning of turbines at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau nearing halfway point

02/27/2015

Nearly half of the 50 turbine units at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project have been commissioned, according to a report released this week by operator GDF Suez SA of France.

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Norway's Statkraft moves to take majority interest in Chilean hydropower company

02/26/2015

European energy producer Statkraft has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Chilean hydropower company Empresa Electrica Pilmaiquen S.A.

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Tajikistan seeks design, procurement, construction of 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project

02/26/2015

The agency developing Tajikistan's 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project invites expressions of interest in the design, procurement and construction of Rogun on Tajikistan's Vakhsh River.

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Reorganization takes place at Canadian utility BC Hydro

02/25/2015

The chief executive officer of BC Hydro, Jessica McDonald, has reorganized the company’s executive team, creating new business units and promoting former Executive Vice President Chris O’Riley to deputy CEO. This is according to reports by multiple Canadian news sources. 

Nepal extends deadline for design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects

02/25/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the 335-MW Upper Arun and 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydropower projects.

RusHydro, K-Water sign agreement for joint exploration of hydro projects

02/23/2015

Electricity giants JSC RusHydro and the Korea Water Resources Corporation have signed a letter of understanding designed to encourage cooperation in developing hydroelectric power and other renewable energy sources.

Corps seeks firms for geotechnical engineering in U.S. New England District

02/20/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide geotechnical engineering services in the Corps' North Atlantic Division, primarily in the New England District.

Pakistan government hopes to speed completion of 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension

02/20/2015

The Pakistani government has committed to spending US$51 million in an effort to expedite completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant by seven months.

West African Power Pool seeks hydropower consultant for multiple hydro projects

02/20/2015

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as a hydropower expert to support preparation and implementation of hydropower projects in the region.

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant begins commercial operations

02/19/2015

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant has entered into commercial operation, according to a release from utility company Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM).

Pakistan further extends civil works call for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

02/19/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) further extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Celsia receives environmental license for Colombia's 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant

02/18/2015

Colombian power company Celsia S.A. has received an environmental license for the 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant.

Mongolia seeks feasibility studies for 300-MW Shuren hydro project

02/18/2015

The government of Mongolia invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a detailed set of feasibility studies of the 300-MW Shuren hydroelectric project.

A Decade of Sustainable Hydropower Development – What Have We Learned?

02/17/2015

The way the World Bank Group approaches hydropower has changed and the lessons learned from this re-engagement are informing those undertaking large projects – especially in emerging economies.

Add It Up: The Cost of Renewable Energy

02/17/2015

Setting aside environmental concerns, investing in renewable energy sources is a popular decision for businesses and governments around the world. What's the outlook for renewable energy and which methods have the lowest costs? The Online Accounting Schools explore.

China voices support for 1,500 MW hydropower project in Afghanistan

02/13/2015

China's plans to improve connectivity between Afghanistan and Pakistan could lead to the construction of a 1,500 MW hydropower plant in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.

World News

02/13/2015

News on the global hydroelectric industry from January-February 2015

Viewpoint: Scaling Hydropower Development for Success from Mega to Micro

02/13/2015

Scaling hydropower development for success from mega to micro Two recent news items have highlighted the breadth of hydropower development and its role in supporting clean and sustainable energy.

How Legislation is Boosting Hydro Development in the U.S.

02/13/2015

Two significant bills are helping spur American hydroelectric development, while sector leaders are hoping additional legislation and industry action can help carry the momentum.

Perspectives: Turning Big Data into Valuable Insights

02/12/2015

I recently attended a marketing workshop at which the instructors discussed, among other things, data … how to get it and what to do with it once you do get it.

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