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African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014

The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of three mini- or small hydropower projects in Liberia.

Canada's Manitoba Hydro signs deal to provide 25 MW of power to SaskPower

07/22/2014

Manitoba Hydro has finalized a deal that will see the Canadian utility supply 25 MW of power to SaskPower from November 2015 to May 22.

FERC draft environmental assessment backs licensing 50-MW R.C. Byrd hydro project

07/22/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental assessment recommending the licensing of the 50-MW Robert C. Byrd hydroelectric project at a Corps of Engineers dam on the Ohio River.

Zayas to address DOE's Hydropower Vision plan at HydroVision International 2014

07/21/2014

Taking part in the HydroVision International 2014 keynote session on Tuesday, July 22 will be Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Program manager Jose Zayas, who will provide an update on DOE's recently announced Hydropower Vision plan.

Canadian Spotlight

07/21/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for July 2014

Legislation May Usher in a New Golden Age for U.S. Hydropower

07/21/2014

With its revival for fiscal year 2014, the Hydroelectric Production Incentives Program shows promise as a new federal revenue stream for hydro facilities.

Engineering and design firm AECOM acquires URS Corp.

07/17/2014

Engineering, construction and design firm AECOM has announced it will acquire all outstanding shares of the URS Corporation for US$56.31 per share in cash and stock.

Royal HaskoningDHV, TIRASA developing four small hydro projects in Indonesia

07/17/2014

Dutch consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV is developing four mini hydropower projects along Indonesia's Merawu River that will add a cumulative capacity of about 15.6 MW to the country's grid.

Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

Brazilian court rejects request for Belo Monte hydropower plant suspension

07/15/2014

A federal Brazilian court has rejected a request from a public prosecutor that would have suspended work on the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

DR Congo seeks pre-feasibility studies of 30 hydro projects

07/15/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to select and perform pre-feasibility studies of 30 most attractive medium-sized hydropower sites in DRC, then perform feasibility studies of the three most promising sites.

Senate confirms nominations of LaFleur, Bay to FERC

07/15/2014

The U.S. Senate confirmed July 15 President Obama's nominations of Cheryl LaFleur and Norman C. Bay to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Perspectives: Looking Back

07/15/2014

1994 ... 20 years ago: Gasoline was $1.10 per gallon. A U.S. postage stamp cost 29 cents. Apple released its first Macintosh computer using the new PowerPC Microprocessors.

APG, Aquila Capital partnering for European hydroelectric power development

07/15/2014

Investment firms APG Asset Management and Aquila Capital have formed a partnership to invest an anticipated US$678.8 million into the development and acquisition of European hydroelectric power plants.

Trans-Asia receives service contract for three Filipino hydropower projects

07/14/2014

The Philippine Department of Energy has awarded service contracts for thee hydropower project developments to the Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation, according to a disclosure filed with the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Aneel clears turbine unit for commercial operation at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project

07/11/2014

Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) has approved the commercial operation of a new turbine unit at the 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project.

Gambia River agency seeks construction supervision for 128-MW Sambangalou hydro project

07/11/2014

The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from consulting engineers to provide construction monitoring and supervision of the 128-MW Sambangalou hydroelectric project and 1,677 kilometers of transmission lines in Africa's Gambia River Basin.

Now accepting abstracts for HydroVision Russia 2015

07/10/2014

The advisory board of HydroVision Russia is pleased to announce that it is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference program.

FERC reaffirms geographic limits on municipal preference

07/09/2014

Faced with challenges from major public power organizations, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has upheld its ruling establishing geographic limits on the granting of municipal preference in the issuance of preliminary permits to study developing hydroelectric projects.

DR Congo seeks dam safety, environmental-social monitoring of 4,800-MW Inga 3

07/09/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on expert panels on dam safety monitoring and environmental and social monitoring of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River.


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