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Ameren Missouri 20-year plan includes adding 28 MW of hydropower

10/21/2014

Although dominated by additions of wind power and natural-gas-fired generation, Ameren Missouri's latest 20-year integrated resource plan proposes adding 28 MW of hydropower from 8 MW of unit upgrades and possibly 20 MW of new generation at existing unpowered dams. 

U.S. seeks engineering review of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

10/20/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks bids to perform a technical engineering review and upgrade of plans for Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River. 

On the road in Canada

10/19/2014

There are a number of reasons I'm very much excited about sitting here at the White Oaks Resort in Niagara on the eve of the Ontario Waterpower Association's annual Power of Water Canada conference -- the least of which should be poutine.

Canada utility seeks governors for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

10/16/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply governors for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

Canada, B.C. agencies grant environmental approvals to 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

10/16/2014

Environment Canada and the environment and forestry ministers of British Columbia have granted final environmental approvals for BC Hydro to construct the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

World Bank unit to assess feasibility of 1,000-MW Sounda Gorge hydro project in Congo Republic

10/15/2014

The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) has signed a project services agreement with the Congo Republic to assess the feasibility of the 400- to 1,000-MW Sounda Gorge hydroelectric project in the Congo Republic (CR).

Rhode Island renewables legislation advances development, use of hydropower

10/15/2014

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed renewable energy legislation that includes provisions to advance regional development and use of hydropower.

U.S. aid agency again extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower

10/15/2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) again extended a call for information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

IFC gains equity stake in Indonesia's 180-MW Asahan 1 hydropower project

10/15/2014

A US$280 million loan facility has given the International Finance Corporation a minority equity stake in energy producer Bajradaya Sentranusa (BDSN), supporting the operation of the 180-MW Asahan 1 hydropower project in Indonesia.

Nepal seeks four-river basin plans including hydropower assessment

10/14/2014

The Nepal Water and Energy Commission Secretariat invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare basin plans for four rivers examining the availability of water resources for uses including hydropower.

U.S. Government actively promoting, providing funding for development of 4,500-MW hydro project in Pakistan

10/13/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged US$200 million toward development of the 4,500-MW Diamer Basha Dam hydroelectric project in Pakistan.

Formal opening set for Georgia's 87-MW Paravani hydroelectric project

10/13/2014

Energy officials from Georgia and Turkey were to be on hand for the formal opening of the 87-MW Paravani hydroelectric project, being completed by Turkey's Andalou Group on Georgia's Paravani River.

Sri Lanka seeks construction supervision of 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project

10/10/2014

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) invites expressions of interest to provide construction supervision for development of the 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project on Sri Lanka's Mahaweli River.

Four groups bid to build Argentina's 637-MW Chihuido 1 hydro project

10/10/2014

Argentine officials from several agencies opened financial proposals October 8 from four consortia bidding to construct the 637-MW Chihuido 1 hydroelectric project on the Neuquen River in Argentina's Neuquen Province.

Commissioning a Himalayan Medium-Head Hydropower Project: The Chamera lll Experience

10/09/2014

Chamera III is a recently commissioned hydroelectric plant located in Himachal Pradesh, India. It was quite challenging to conceptualize, design, manufacture, install and commission within schedule.

Chile developer awards contracts to build, equip 136-MW Nuble hydropower project

10/09/2014

Vial y Vives-DSD of Chile and Andritz Group of Austria have received contracts totaling US$257 million to build and equip the 136-MW Nuble hydroelectric project in southern Chile.

Reaching for Turkey's Hydropower Summit

10/08/2014

Turkey continues to present opportunities for hydropower development

Viewpoint: Editor's note on the growth in renewable capacity

10/08/2014

More than a fifth of the world's electrical power production now comes from renewable sources, and in 2013 renewables accounted for more than 56% of all net additions to global power capacity.

Developer extends construction bidding for 38.12 Mati hydro complex in Albania

10/07/2014

Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

Spanish firm wins contract to build Bolivia's 200-MW Miguillas hydro project

10/07/2014

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) has awarded a contract to Corsan Corviam of Spain to construct the two-plant, 200-MW Miguillas hydroelectric project in Bolivia's La Paz Department.


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