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U.S. Department of Commerce official Chandra Brown joins HydroVision keynote lineup


Organizers of the world's largest hydroelectric power event are pleased to announce the addition of Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, as a keynote speaker at the upcoming HydroVision International 2015 conference and exhibition.

Nepal seeks rehab construction of 640-kW Sundarijal hydro project


Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for construction and equipment rehabilitation of the 640-kW Sundarijal hydroelectric project in Nepal.

Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”  

Burkina Faso seeks studies of three small hydropower projects


The government of Burkina Faso invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies and detailed design of three small hydropower projects in Burkina Faso.

DR Congo seeks water intake, canal construction for Inga hydroelectric complex


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids to construct a water intake and an additional supply canal for the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River in the DRC.

U.S. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event


The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do business with the agency to attend a small business outreach event July 13.

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Niger Basin agency seeks financing aid, dam management, studies of 90-MW Fomi hydro project


The Niger Basin Authority invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist agency financing and dam management and to study development of the 90-MW Fomi hydroelectric project in the upper Niger River Basin. 

BC Hydro seeks wildlife mitigation, monitoring for Canada's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project


Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to provide wildlife mitigation and monitoring services for the construction phase of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

India developer seeks construction of 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to construct civil works of the powerhouse complex of the 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydroelectric project on the Subansiri River in India's Arunachal Pradesh State. 

Canada utility extends call for stoplogs, gates at 695-MW Keeyask hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids for stoplogs, gates and trashracks for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project.

Copperbelt Energy eyes Zambia's hydroelectric power market


Zambian power distributor Copperbelt Energy Corp. Plc has reportedly spent US$3 million to perform feasibility studies for hydroelectric power development along Zambia's Luapula River.

Innergex closed financing for 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower plant


Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has closed US$160.2 million in non-recourse construction and term project financing for the 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower project in British Columbia.

Mali, developer sign deal for 42-MW Kenie hydropower plant


Power and water utility Eranove Group has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Republic of Mali to finance, develop, build and operate a 42 MW hydropower project on the Niger River.

Developer receives Certificate of Registration for Philippines' 45-MW Nalatang B hydropower project


The Philippines Department of Energy has issued a Certificate of Registration to the Aboitiz Power Corp., allowing for the pre-development of the 45-MW Nalatang B hydropower project.

4 MW expansion of Ghana's Bui hydropower project nears completion


A 4 MW expansion of Ghana's Bui hydroelectric plant is nearing completion, according to contractor Sinohydro Corp. Ltd. of China.

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Reservoir behind Russia's 2,997-MW Boguchanskaya hydropower plant reaches designed capacity


Russian energy producer JSC RusHydro has announced that the reservoir level behind its Boguchanskaya hydropower plant has been filled to its designed capacity of 208 meters above sea level.

BHEL supplies equipment for Koldam hydro project

800-MW Koldam hydropower plant begins operating in India


The 800-MW Koldam hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh, India, has been commissioned.

USAID awards contract for Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric plant technical reviews


The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded a US$5.9 million contract to Mott MacDonald Inc. to perform a technical engineering review and upgrade plans for Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydropower project.

Canada's 335-MW Waneta hydropower project connected to grid


A 335 MW expansion of British Columbia's Waneta hydropower complex has been connected to the province's electrical grid.

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