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    China Power announces plan for 7 GW hydropower plant in Indonesia


    China Power Investment Corporation has unveiled a plan to invest US$17 billion in developing 7,000 MW of hydroelectric power in Indonesia's North Kalimantan region.

    Innergex secures deal for 17.5-MW Northwest Stave River hydropower project


    Canadian power producer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has closed a US$69.75 million non-recourse construction and term project financing deal for the 17.5-MW Northwest Stave River hydroelectric project.

    Asian Bank seeks feasibility study of small hydro projects in Vanuatu


    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of small hydro projects in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.

    House subcommittee reviews new hydro development legislation


    The U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing this week on legislation that could further improve conditions for hydroelectric project development.

    Colorado agency making allocations for small hydro development


    The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is hoping to create a "small hydropower roadmap" for the state's agriculture through its Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy (ACRE) program.

    Mongolia seeks feasibility study plan for 300-MW Shuren hydro project


    The government of Mongolia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare specifications for a feasibility study of the 300-MW Shuren hydroelectric development project.

    Aquamarine Power gets clearance to build 40 MW ocean energy project


    Approval from the Scottish government will allow hydrokinetic developer Aquamarine Power to construct what will become the world's largest fully-permitted ocean energy site.

    Voith, Alstom manufacturing Latin America's largest rotors for Teles Pires hydroelectric project


    Manufacturers Alstom and Voith have begun producing a hydropower rotor for Brazil's 1,850-MW Teles Pires hydroelectric project which, the companies said, will be Latin America's largest rotor when complete.

    Canada utility seeks geotechnical surveying, drilling for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro


    Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for geotechnical surveying and drilling services for the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

    NHA hosting summit for hydropower project developers, investors


    The National Hydropower Association is hoping that its inaugural Hydropower Finance Summit will help foster relationships between investors and developers in the hydroelectric industry.

    Papua New Guinea seeks procurement consultant including 80-MW Naoro Brown hydro project


    Papua New Guinea utility PNG Power Ltd. seeks applications from consultants to serve as procurement adviser to its Energy Sector Development Project, which includes development of the 80-MW Naoro Brown hydroelectric project.

    Indian hydroelectric project operator THDC proposes public sale of shares


    The Indian government has announced its plan to divest a 10% share in state-run hydroelectric power company Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) India Ltd in an effort to raise US$91 million this fiscal year, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Cameroon seeks Sanaga Basin water resources management including hydropower


    Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a framework for integrated water resources management in the Sanaga River Basin, site of more than half of Cameroon's 13,700 MW of hydropower potential.

    Uruguay's UTE considering new 70 MW run-of-river project


    State-owned power company Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Electricas (UTE) has announced its plan to develop a 70 MW hydroelectric project on Uruguay's Rio Negro, sources report.

    Work on 40,000-MW Grand Inga to begin in October 2015, Congo says


    Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are hoping to lay the first foundation stone for the 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower project in October 2015, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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


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

    Hydroelectric project developers receive extension from Panama utility regulator


    The Panama Hydroelectrical Development Company has received an extension from utilities regulator Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos (Asep) to complete work on the 28-MW Santa Maria hydroelectric project.

    Tajikistan to build six small hydro projects


    Tajikistan will be home to six new small hydropower plants by the end of the year, according to a release from the country's Ministry of Energy and Industry earlier this week.

    FERC licenses three hydro projects, reports 62-MW Rainbow expansion on line


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued two original hydropower licenses, relicensed a third project, and reported the 62-MW Rainbow expansion hydro plant went on line in Montana during April.

    Chinese environmental ministry approves massive Shuangjiangkou hydropower project


    China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has approved what could become the country's tallest hydropower plant, despite concerns regarding the project's impact on plants and rare fish.

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