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Sogamoso hydro online in Colombia

820-MW Sogamoso hydro project begins operating in Colombia

01/21/2015

The 820-MW Sogamoso project in Colombia is now complete, following six years of construction, with the official opening celebrated Jan. 15.

Voith ships massive turbine runner to Brazil's 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydropower plant

01/19/2015

Voith Hydro has shipped the largest runner ever produced at its manufacturing plant in Manaus, Brazil, as work continues on the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address must-see for all hydro industry professionals

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

Mahoning Creek hydro project

Kimble, Studen join staff of Enduring Hydro LLC

01/16/2015

Enduring Hydro LLC has hired Juan Kimble, P.E., as managing director of hydropower and Irwin Studen as managing director and chief financial officer. 

Every day is a new experience

01/15/2015

One thing I really enjoy about my job is that every day is different.

Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project

Which hydroelectric project, 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum or 330-MW Kishenganga will determine priority rights?

01/15/2015

Both Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project and India's 330-MW Kishenganga hydropower project are being built on tributaries to the Neelum River (Kishenganga River in India). 

India's NHPC seeks switchgear extension bay for 540-MW Chamera 1 hydro project

01/15/2015

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to supply a 420-kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear extension bay for the 540-MW Chamera 1 hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

Hydropower among Canada's top infrastructure

Hydroelectric power tops Canada’s biggest infrastructure projects list

01/14/2015

In terms of value, hydroelectric power dominates infrastructure projects in Canada.

WAPDA head urges timely completion of Tarbela hydropower plant extension

01/14/2015

The chairman of Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) ordered authorities to ensure the on-schedule completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension during a site visit this week.

Nile Lakes states seek water quality, ecological studies for 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydro project

01/13/2015

Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite expressions of interest from consultants to perform water quality baseline studies and ecological baseline studies for the proposed 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project on the Kagera River.

CFE awards contract to build Chicoasen 2 hydro

More than $380 million awarded to build 240-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro plant in Mexico

01/13/2015

Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico has awarded a $386.4 million contract to a consortium to build the 240-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro plant.

FERC delays 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro licensing due to Alaska spending freeze

01/12/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a request to delay licensing of the 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project due to a spending freeze on major state infrastructure projects by the governor of Alaska.

Ceremony marks completion of Cambodia's 338-MW Russei Chrum Krom hydropower plant

01/12/2015

A ceremony attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen marked the completion of the country's 338-MW Russei Chrum Krom hydropower plant.

Kenya seeks consultants for dam safety panel to oversee dam construction

01/08/2015

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a dam safety panel of experts to oversee construction of dam and reservoir projects in Kenya.

BC Hydro again extends site preparation call for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro again 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.

Vietnam

Investor licenses for Vietnam hydroelectric projects might be revoked

01/07/2015

Although Vietnam generates nearly 40% of its power from about 7,000 hydropower facilities, investors developing new hydroelectric projects in the country face increasing oversight. Citing mismanagement and illegal land acquisitions, Vietnam’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said the government might assess penalties that include potentially revoking investor licenses for particular projects. 

Canada utility extends call for equipment inspection for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Canadian Spotlight

01/06/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Modeling Potential Turbine Upgrades for the Brazeau Plant

01/05/2015

One or two new runners for the units at the 355-MW Brazeau Power Station in Alberta, Canada, would allow owner TransAlta Corp. to better optimize revenue and provide valuable ancillary services. Modeling of the various upgrade options allowed the utility to arrive at the most valuable solution.

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Bhutan seeks consultants, construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project

01/02/2015

The government of Bhutan and its development units seek consultants, civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River.

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