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    ADB adds to northern India hydropower project investments

    06/05/2013

    The government of Uttarakhand has signed a US$150 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) intended to help fund hydropower projects in the Indian state.

    Jamaica seeks consultants to advance hydro development projects

    06/04/2013

    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

    06/03/2013

    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

    06/03/2013

    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

    05/31/2013

    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

    05/30/2013

    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

    05/30/2013

    Chairman Jon Wellinghoff has submitted his resignation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to President Obama.

    World Bank Announces Renewed Support for Large Hydropower

    05/30/2013

    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

    05/30/2013

    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

    05/29/2013

    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

    05/29/2013

    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

    05/29/2013

    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

    05/28/2013

    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

    05/28/2013

    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

    05/28/2013

    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

    05/24/2013

    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

    05/24/2013

    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

    05/24/2013

    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

    05/23/2013

    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

    05/23/2013

    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.


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