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Hydropower investments in the Americas

Hydropower leads investments in power generation in the Americas, report says

05/14/2015

The major power generation sector in which major economies in the Americas will invest is hydropower, according to a report released by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center.

Report: Hydropower essential to Canadian economy

05/14/2015

Hydroelectric power remains a key driver for the Canadian economy, according to a new report released by the Canadian Hydropower Association in conjunction with its 2015 Forum on Hydropower in Ottawa.

Saskatchewan River Weir hydroelectric initiative enters next steps after council vote

05/13/2015

City councilors want to learn more about a potential multi-million dollar hydroelectric project at the South Saskatchewan River Weir in Saskatoon, a city in central Saskatchewan, Canada.  

Hydropower in India

Renewables, including hydropower, can spur economic growth in India

05/13/2015

Renewable energy, including hydropower, is important in sustainably meeting growing energy needs in India, according to Adnan Z. Amin, director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Hawaii’s 100% renewable energy goal by 2045 includes marine hydrokinetic generation

05/12/2015

Sweden, Estonia, and Bulgaria have already met the European Union’s renewable energy development goals each country said it would meet by 2020. Now, Hawaii is among the growing lists of states in America that is raising the renewable energy bar that will include generating hydroelectricity. 

RusHydro, China Three Gorgest hydro development

RusHydro, China Three Gorges Corp. sign agreement to operate Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro plant

05/12/2015

JSC RusHydro and China Three Gorges Corp. have signed an agreement on cooperation with a view to establishing a joint venture for operation of the 320-MW Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro plant.

Nepal’s 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric project suffers “settlement”

05/11/2015

Nepal’s Electricity Authority has released a list of earthquake damaged state- and independently-owned hydroelectric projects that includes the US$664 million 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric facility being constructed on Nepal’s Tamakoshi River. 

HydroVision International 2015

HydroVision International 2015 offers special program for power producers

05/11/2015

Qualifying members of the hydroelectric power sector are once again eligible to take part in the Power Producer Training Program, giving them discounted access to HydroVision International 2015.

SunEdison adds South American hydroelectric power to portfolio

05/08/2015

SunEdison Inc. has completed a deal that includes the acquisition of five renewable energy project portfolios and several corporate platforms, giving the U.S.-based developer its first hydroelectric power interests in Brazil.

Canada utility seeks switchgear for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

05/07/2015

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

NYPA's John Suloway earns Henwood Award

05/06/2015

The National Hydropower Association recently recognized John Suloway as the 2015 recipient of its Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award, bestowed for a "lifetime of achievement" in the hydroelectric power industry.

Panama's 29-MW Barro Blanco hydro project in limbo as government searches for new developer

05/06/2015

Panama's federal government has said that it will work with project financiers to replace Generadora del Istmo S.A. (Genisa) as developer of the 29-MW Barro Blanco hydropower project due to repeated environmental and social concerns.

Brazilian tribes join in opposition of hydropower development

05/05/2015

Hundreds of members from four indigenous Amazonian tribes have formed an alliance to oppose a number of hydropower projects planned or already under-construction on Brazil's Teles Pires, Juruena and Tapajos rivers.

Green bonds and traditional funding combine to finance hydroelectric projects

05/05/2015

As funding needs increase for all types of hydroelectric and additional renewable energy infrastructure -- so called green projects -- money from municipalities and federal jurisdictions may likely combine with green bonds from private investors to complete project-finance. 

GDF Suez announces corporate rebranding, becomes ENGIE

05/05/2015

French utility and global hydropower plant operator GDF Suez has announced it has changed its name to ENGIE.

NHA recognizes five companies as Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters

05/04/2015

Five companies have been recognized by the National Hydropower Association as recipients of its Outstanding Stewards of America's Water awards program for positive excellence in recreational, historical, environmental or educational value.

Site C leader resigns

Yurkovich steps down from role as Site C manager for BC Hydro

05/01/2015

Susan Yurkovich, executive vice president, Site C Clean Energy Project for BC Hydro, resigned her position Wednesday, according to multiple news sources.

Karot dam to be built in Pakistan

Karot in Pakistan to be first hydropower project financed by China’s Silk Road Fund

04/30/2015

The 720-MW Karot hydropower project in Pakistan will be the first project financed by China’s $40 billion Silk Road Fund, according to The New York Times.

Pakistan again extends pre-qualification for civil works at 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

04/28/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has further extended the pre-qualification deadline for major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

NHA announces new executive committee, board members

04/28/2015

The National Hydropower Association introduced new officers and board members during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., earlier today, ushering in a new wave of organization leadership.

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