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Add It Up: The Cost of Renewable Energy

02/17/2015

Setting aside environmental concerns, investing in renewable energy sources is a popular decision for businesses and governments around the world. What's the outlook for renewable energy and which methods have the lowest costs? The Online Accounting Schools explore.

China voices support for 1,500 MW hydropower project in Afghanistan

02/13/2015

China's plans to improve connectivity between Afghanistan and Pakistan could lead to the construction of a 1,500 MW hydropower plant in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.

World News

02/13/2015

News on the global hydroelectric industry from January-February 2015

Viewpoint: Scaling Hydropower Development for Success from Mega to Micro

02/13/2015

Scaling hydropower development for success from mega to micro Two recent news items have highlighted the breadth of hydropower development and its role in supporting clean and sustainable energy.

How Legislation is Boosting Hydro Development in the U.S.

02/13/2015

Two significant bills are helping spur American hydroelectric development, while sector leaders are hoping additional legislation and industry action can help carry the momentum.

Perspectives: Turning Big Data into Valuable Insights

02/12/2015

I recently attended a marketing workshop at which the instructors discussed, among other things, data … how to get it and what to do with it once you do get it.

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

02/12/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop and implement a communications strategy for the agency managing the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project and several proposed medium-sized hydro projects in the DRC.

Poyry receives consulting contract for Cambodia's 400-MW Lower Se San 2 hydropower plant

02/12/2015

Global consulting group Poyry has been awarded a consulting assignment for the construction of Cambodia's 400-MW Lower Se San 2 hydropower plant.

FERC authorizes 19 hydropower projects totaling 1,936.744 MW in 2014

02/10/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued 19 hydropower licenses and exemptions in 2014, totaling 1,936.744 MW. It also received applications in the same period for 18 licenses and exemptions totaling 261 MW.

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.

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