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    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.

    Vietnam seeks water quality, fish habitat studies for 260-MW Trung Son hydro project


    Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd. invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform water quality and fish habitat studies for the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project being built on Vietnam's Ma River.

    Germany's KfW commits to Pakistan's 122-2 MW Keyal Khwar hydroelectric plant


    Germany's development bank Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) has provided US$125.4 million for the construction of Pakistan's 122-MW Keyal Khwar hydropower project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    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.

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