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Site preparation call extended again for BC Hydro's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

02/09/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro further extended the deadline for bids to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Turkey's 10th Development Plan includes US$16 billion for hydroelectric power

02/06/2015

The Turkish government has allocated US$16 billion to developing the country's hydroelectric power sector through 2018, per Turkey's recently announced 10th Development Plan.

NHA Past Presidents' scholarship applications due February 16

02/06/2015

The deadline to submit an application for the National Hydropower Association's 2015 Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship program is approaching, with all submissions due Monday, February 16.

Is an apology always the right thing to do?

02/06/2015

I appreciate a good, heartfelt apology. I do. I feel it can go a long way toward smoothing over an injustice, even a perceived one. 

Nepal seeks design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects

02/06/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest to provide detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the 335-MW Upper Arun and 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydropower projects.

DR Congo seeks carbon credits consultant for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute, medium hydro

02/05/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to evaluate options for carbon credits sales for the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project and several proposed medium-sized hydro projects in the DRC.

World Bank seeks hydropower development study for Lebanon

02/04/2015

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a study of hydropower development in Lebanon.

Canada utility extends call for circuit breakers at 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

02/04/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to supply generator circuit breakers for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

Andritz wins contract for Nuble hydropower plant equipment

02/03/2015

The Andritz Group has received a contract from Hidroelectrica Nuble to supply electro and hydro-mechanical equipment for the 136-MW Nuble hydropower project in Chile.

Pakistan seeks highway move, access road for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

01/30/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification to relocate a highway and to construct an access road for the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

FERC updates hydroelectric project land use fees for 2015

01/28/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the 2015 annual update to its fee schedule for occupation of federal lands by FERC-licensed hydroelectric projects.

World Bank commits funding to Pakistan's 108-MW Gulpur hydropower project

01/28/2015

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation group has agreed to finance the 108-MW Gulpur hydropower plant that will be located on the Poonch River in Pakistan.

Tunnel flood kills three at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydropower plant

01/27/2015

Three Chinese workers were killed and another injured this past week when water flooded a tunnel at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydroelectric plant, local sources report.

2015 NHA annual conference provides opportunities for hydroelectric power learning

01/26/2015

In the ebb and flow of one’s career, landmarks -- both large and small -- mark points of great development and achievement, and all are contained between your professional beginning and its end. 

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Bomb threat received at 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project work site

01/22/2015

A bomb threat called into the construction site of the 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project on Jan. 19 forced authorities to evacuate the Manitoba Hydro property, according to reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). 

IRENA reports on low renewable energy costs

Renewable costs (including hydro) competitive with fossil, report finds

01/22/2015

The cost to generate power from renewable sources (including hydro) has reached parity with or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, according to a recent press release from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Kenya seeks owner's engineer for construction of Mwache Dam

01/22/2015

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest to serve as owner's engineer for construction supervision and quality assurance for Mwache Dam in Kenya.

Lucid Energy's in-pipe hydropower plant begins operation in Portland

01/22/2015

A Portland Water Bureau pipeline is now generating hydroelectric power for Portland General Electric customers, following the commissioning of four Lucid Energy Inc. turbine units within one of the city's major pipelines earlier this week.

TransAlta pulls proposal for 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant

01/21/2015

Canada's TransAlta has rescinded its application to build the 100-MW Dunvegan hydropower plant on the Peace River, according to a letter filed this week with the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Obama: America free to write energy future

01/21/2015

Though President Barack Obama did not discuss his energy policies as much last night as he has in some of his other State of the Union addresses, he still praised American power generators for their commitment in meeting his environmental goals.

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