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04/06/2015

News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2015

Burundi seeks more social, environmental assessments of 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

04/06/2015

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform additional social and environmental assessments of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province. 

CWCB seeks more than US$27 million for new dams, civil structures and hydroelectric facilities

04/06/2015

By 2050, the Colorado River Basin could need access to between 62,000 and 101,000 acre-feet of water. According to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), to meet this requirement several projects are needed that include new dams, expanded reservoirs and rehabilitated hydroelectric facilities.  

UNEP report quantifies small hydro investment

Report quantifies contribution of small hydro to global renewables investments

04/02/2015

According to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report, 2014 brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide, surging 17% to $270.2 billion. This reversed the investment dip of the past two years. In addition, renewables (excluding large hydro) reached 100 GW of installations.

Mining giant Vale shedding Belo Monte hydropower project shares

04/02/2015

Brazilian power corporation Cemig Geracao e Transmissao SA has made a deal to acquire a 49% stake in the massive Belo Monte hydropower project from mining company Vale.

Swaziland seeks pre-feasibility study of Ngwempisi hydro cascade

04/02/2015

The government of Swaziland invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a pre-feasibility study of the Ngwempisi hydropower cascade on Swaziland's Ngwempisi River.

Crow Tribe announces partnership with Interior, Reclamation to complete 8-MW Yellowtail Afterbay hydropower project

03/31/2015

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Crow Tribe have announced an agreement to develop an 8 MW hydropower project at the Yellowtail Afterbay Dam on Montana's Bighorn River.

Brazilian drought costs CPFL about US$53 million in lost revenue

03/30/2015

Brazilian renewables developer CPFL Energias Renováveis S.A. (CPFL) lost about US$53 million in 2014, in part, because of increased spending to offset its loss of energy produced from its hydroelectric facilities.  

SMUD announces executive team changes

Hydro project operator SMUD announces several changes to executive team

03/30/2015

Several executive appointments have been made, along with changes in the organizational structure, at hydro project operator Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Canada utility seeks cranes for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

03/30/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply a draft tube crane and an intake monorail crane for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

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Toshiba wins turbine contract for Myanmar's 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower plant

03/30/2015

The Toshiba Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise to supply four turbine and generator units for the 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower project.

NHA Annual Conference

NHA adds Rep. Tonko, White House adviser Dorgelo to annual conference keynote

03/27/2015

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce the addition of Congressman Paul Tonko and White House adviser Cristin Dorgelo as speakers during the upcoming NHA Annual Conference, making the event's opening plenary session a can't-miss opportunity.

BHEL contract for Rammam hydro project

Contract awarded to supply 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant in India

03/27/2015

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has been awarded a contract worth INR2.25 billion (US$36 million) to supply equipment for the 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant, being built in India’s West Bengal State.

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Nigeria commits to developing hydroelectric power during World Water Day 2015 event

03/26/2015

An official from Nigeria's Ministry of Water Resources has said it will include or add hydroelectric power generating facilities to all existing and future dams within the country.

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DOE, Army, Interior extend partnership for hydroelectric power development

03/25/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the trio will extend their partnership to advance hydroelectric power development for an additional five years, extending an agreement that stems to March 2010.

Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project

NEA forms committee to mediate worker strike at 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant

03/24/2015

Officials are hoping that talks mediated by a four-member committee will allow construction to resume on Nepal's 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi hydroelectric plant and end a strike that began earlier this month.

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Malawi seeks environmental, social studies of 20-MW Chimgonda, 140-MW Mpatamanga hydro projects

03/24/2015

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform separate environmental and social assessments of the 20- to 50-MW Chimgonda and 140- to 310-MW Mpatamanga hydroelectric projects in Malawi.

Gulpur hydro project agreements signed

Agreements to advance development of 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant in Pakistan

03/24/2015

Three agreements were signed last week that should advance development of the 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant on the Poonch River in Pakistan.

NordLink to bring Norwegian hydroelectric power to Germany

03/23/2015

Power technologies giant ABB Ltd. Has won orders worth about US$900 million to supply on-shore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations and cable stations that will help connect Norwegian hydroelectric power to be transmitted to German consumers.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Leaders sign "declaration of principles" for 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower project

03/23/2015

Leaders from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to end a long-time dispute regarding the controversial 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower plant.

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