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India prime minister dedicates 44-MW Chutak, 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydro projects

08/14/2014

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 44-MW Chutak and 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydroelectric projects Aug. 12 in his first visit to the Ladakh Region of Jammu & Kashmir State since becoming prime minister.

Innergex, First Nations to develop six British Columbia small hydro projects

08/14/2014

Hydro developer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has signed an agreement with the In-SHUCK-ch Nation to develop six run-of-river hydroelectric projects totaling 150 MW in British Columbia.

Argentina seeks hydro inventory of Percy, Bermejo rivers, tributaries

08/14/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to study the hydropower potential of the Percy and Bermejo rivers and Bermejo tributaries in Argentina.

Stover launches renewable energy consulting practice

08/12/2014

Mark R. Stover, former vice president of corporate affairs with Hydro Green Energy, has left the company and opened a renewable energy consulting practice.

Philippines approves energy contract for 350-MW SNAP-Ifugao hydro complex

08/12/2014

The Philippines Department of Energy has approved a renewable energy service contract with SN Aboitiz Power Group for the proposed three-plant 350-MW SNAP-Ifugao hydroelectric complex in the Philippines.

Pakistan seeks project management, ecological management for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

08/12/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks expressions of interest for project management and for an ecological-biodiversity plan for the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations open

08/11/2014

The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide are now accepting nominations for their "Projects of the Year" awards program, which will be awarded during the joint keynote session for HydroVision Brasil and the co-located POWER-GEN Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil.

Construction begins on Iowa's 36.4-MW Red Rock hydropower plant

08/11/2014

The closure of the north tailwater area near Iowa's Red Rock Dam earlier signaled the beginning of construction on a 36.4 MW hydroelectric plant, Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) said earlier this week.

U.S.: Non-hydro renewables generation on track to exceed hydro generation

08/08/2014

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports April was the eighth consecutive month in which total monthly non-hydropower renewables generation exceeded monthly hydropower generation in the United States.

Commissioner Norris announces resignation from FERC

08/08/2014

Commissioner John Norris announced his resignation Aug. 7 from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take a post with the U.S. Agriculture Department in Italy.

BHEL commissions fifth turbine unit at India's 412-MW Rampur hydroelectric plant

08/07/2014

Equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has commissioned the fifth of six 68 MW turbine units at the 412-MW Rampur hydroelectric plant in Himachal Pradesh.

Swiss seek mini-hydro turbine-generator for 27-MW Bramois hydro project

08/07/2014

Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to replace a mini-hydropower turbine-generator downstream of the 27-MW Bramois hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

FERC OKs two-year licensing pilot project for Kentucky hydro project

08/06/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a pilot project to test a two-year hydropower licensing process for non-powered existing dams and closed-loop pumped-storage projects.

Let's give hydropower a boost

08/06/2014

It was with mixed feelings that I read the recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicating that, in April, annual non-hydro renewable generation in this country surpassed annual hydropower generation for the eighth month in a row.

Bhutan extends call for project engineer for hydropower, clean energy program

08/06/2014

Bhutan's Department of Renewable Energy has extended the deadline for expressions of interest for a project engineer for its hydropower and clean energy development program.

195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower plant begins operation

08/05/2014

AltaGas Ltd.'s 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower plant is now generating energy, following the final commissioning of the project's powerhouse and high-voltage switchyard in July.

Maine seeks bids to update inventory of hydropower potential

08/04/2014

The Governor's Energy Office seeks proposals to update Maine's inventory of undeveloped hydropower potential.

Hydropower contributes 1.1 billion reais to Brazil governments

08/04/2014

Brazilian energy regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) reports hydroelectric generators paid 1.1 billion reais (US$488 million) in the first half of 2014 in compensation to local, state and national governments for use of Brazil's water resources.

Paraguay seeks bids to construct 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project

08/04/2014

Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) seeks bids for civil and hydro-mechanical construction of the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project on Paraguay's border with Argentina and Brazil.

Hawaii developer to seek EPC contractors for pumped-storage project

08/04/2014

Paniolo Power Co. LLC plans to issue a request for qualifications in September seeking an engineering-procurement-construction contractor to develop a pumped-storage hydroelectric project on Parker Ranch in Hawaii.


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