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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.

“Blue Gold” Report details new hydroelectric possibilities within existing infrastructure

04/27/2015

Earlier today, at the 2015 National Hydropower Association (NHA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., the Hydro Research Foundation (Foundation) released its report, “Blue Gold: Building new hydropower with existing infrastructure generating hydropower's future” (Blue Gold).  

DOE Hydropower Market Report

U.S. DOE releases first-of-its-kind Hydropower Market Report

04/27/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy announces availability of its 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope and variability of hydropower supplies in the U.S.

Earthquake in Nepal that killed thousands may have an effect on hydroelectric facilities

04/27/2015

A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that originated in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 25, may have caused significant damage to hydroelectric facilities and additional power producing infrastructure, according to published reports.

Hydropower industry needs to upgrade and “regenerate” its most precious resource: Employees

04/23/2015

As opportunities abound for employment in what is essentially a massive regeneration, rehabilitation and upgrade in the hydro-related workforce, HydroWorld.com is one of the best locations on the World Wide Web to find the industry-leading clearinghouse for hydro jobs. 

DR Congo seeks sedimentology, pricing, intake capacity studies for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project

04/23/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a sedimentology study, an electricity pricing study and an intake capacity study of the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River in the DRC.

Database for renewable project developers

IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro

04/22/2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency announces the availability of its Project Navigator tool, intended to give renewable energy project developers the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support completion of their projects.

Explosion at 160-MW Silvan Hydroelectric Project in Turkey injures 12 workers

04/21/2015

Several local media outlets reported an explosion on April 14, opened a 60 by 45 cm hole in a penstock tunnel being constructed at the Silvan Dam site on the Batman River in Silvan, Diyarbakır Province in southeastern Turkey.  

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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015

The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce three keynote speakers confirmed for the opening session of the upcoming conference and exhibition.

CTG receives final approvals for Nepal's 750-MW West Seti hydropower project

04/15/2015

Nepal's investment board has given approval to China Three Gorges International for the development of a 750 MW hydropower project on the West Seti River in Nepal's northwestern Doti District.

India's 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant enters commercial operation

04/15/2015

Indian infrastructure group GVK has put the first unit at its 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant into commercial operation, following synchronization with the country's northern grid earlier this month.

CHA partnership with Canadian society

CHA partnership with Royal Canadian Geographical Society to be detailed at Forum on Hydropower

04/15/2015

The Canadian Hydropower Association is partnering with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the exact details of this partnership will be announced on May 14, 2015, at the CHA Forum on Hydropower.

Canadian Spotlight

04/15/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Yahoo, Google speak at NHA conference

NHA brings Microsoft, Yahoo into the hydropower discussion

04/15/2015

Representatives of Microsoft and Yahoo are going to participate in the hydropower discussion at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference later this month.

OWA Helps Further Aboriginal Access to Engineering

04/14/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association is demonstrating -- through its involvement in a program called Aboriginal Access to Engineering -- its organizational view that all people in Ontario have a stake in waterpower.

Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Hydro -- What Lies Ahead?

04/14/2015

Ever wished you had a crystal ball to look at the potential future of the regulatory landscape? A veteran hydro attorney provides a glimpse into the possible future of U.S. hydropower, based on regulatory, judicial and legislative actions ongoing or expected in 2015.

Perspectives: Is Your Cup Half Empty or Half Full?

04/13/2015

One of my hydropower industry mentors, Carl Vansant (the previous editor-in-chief of this publication), often pointed out to me: "When a glass is halfway filled with liquid, is it half full or half empty? You get to decide.

Dam workers killed in Pakistan

At least 20 workers killed at dam construction site in Pakistan

04/13/2015

The Balochistan Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the shooting deaths of at least 20 workers who were building a dam in Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan. Three other workers were wounded.

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