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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.

Andritz to outfit India's 450-MW Shongtong Karcham hydropower plant


International technology conglomerate Andritz has received an order from Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. To supply electro-mechanical equipment for India's 450-MW Shongtong Karcham hydropower plant.

Four reported dead following blast at Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant


Four workers were killed and 10 other wounded after an explosion rocked a tunnel at the 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant last week, local sources have reported.

World Bank's IFC invests in Pakistan's 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant


The International Finance Corporation has announced a US$50 million investment in Pakistan's 102-MW Gulpur hydropower plant and the mobilization of an additional $72 million for the project.

Canada utility seeks stoplogs, gates for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project


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

French utility seeks studies, monitoring for hydropower engineering, mechanics


Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to provide studies and site monitoring in the fields of civil engineering and mechanics for hydroelectric projects.

Argentine government provides financing for 443-MW Los Blanco hydropower complex


Argentina's federal government has announced it will provide US964 million in financing for the construction of the country's 443-MW Los Blancos hydropower complex, according to state news service Telam.

Three killed at Belo Monte hydropower plant worksite


Three workers were killed and several others sustained injuries when a cement silo collapsed at the Belo Monte hydropower plant's construction site in Brazil.

Lucid, Cadiz enter agreement to develop in-pipe hydroelectric power system


Renewable power developer Lucid Energy and land and water resources development company Cadiz Inc. have agreed to a joint venture collaboration to generating hydroelectric power from a planned 43-mile-long water conveyance pipeline in California.

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FERC receives license application for 5-MW Kentucky River L&D 11 hydro project


A unit of hydro developer Free Flow Power filed a hydropower license application in April with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the 5-MW Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 11 hydroelectric project in Kentucky.

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