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Deadline for HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations ends September 10

09/04/2014

PennWell do Brasil, organizer of Power Brasil Events, is still accepting Projects of the Year submissions for HydroVision Brasil, POWER-GEN Brasil and Distribu-TECH Brasil.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan advance water, impact studies of 6,000-MW Grand Renaissance hydro project

09/03/2014

Water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to establish a committee to study water resources and socio-environmental effects related to the 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction in Ethiopia.

World Bank calls for greater use of Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

09/03/2014

The World Bank has reviewed the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for hydropower development, concluding that developing countries should make greater use of it and that the bank should explore how to strengthen its financial sustainability.

Gate installation begins at Laos' 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydropower plant

09/02/2014

The first "significant" hydraulic steel structures are now being installed at the 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydroelectric plant in Laos, consulting engineers KGAL and Whesseo report.

U.S. consultant to help boost hydro investment in Georgia republic

08/29/2014

Deloitte Consulting LLP of the United States has received a contract to help implement laws and regulations in the republic of Georgia governing water resources, facilitating investment in hydropower development and promoting energy trading between Georgia and neighboring countries.

Manitoba Hydro authorizes site work at 695-MW Keeyask hydropower project

08/29/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has authorized modular builder Britco to commence the second phase of construction camp work at the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Pakistan seeks civil works construction of 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

08/29/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Asian bank funds 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydro project in Laos

08/29/2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide assistance totaling US$217 million to support construction of the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydroelectric project on the Nam Ngiep River in Laos.

Porse takes new position with Mavel Americas

08/28/2014

N. Christian Porse is now project manager with Mavel Americas Inc.

ABB to supply electrical equipment to India's 96-MW Dikchu hydro project

08/27/2014

Power equipment supplier ABB has won a contract to supply electrical balance of plant to the 96-MW Dikchu hydroelectric project in India's Sikkim State.

IRS clarifies beginning of construction to qualify for PTC

08/26/2014

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice helping clarify what is the beginning of construction in order for a renewable energy project to qualify for production tax credits or investment tax credits.

Deadline approaching for 2014 Power Engineering & REW Projects of the Year award nominations

08/26/2014

Time is running out to submit nominations for the Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World 2014 Projects of the Year awards program.

Ibama approves permit for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

08/26/2014

Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources, Ibama, has approved an installation permit for the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant, according to the country's federal gazette.

South Africa Cabinet advances treaty to develop 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower complex

08/26/2014

South Africa's Cabinet has advanced to Parliament a treaty for joint development of the 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydroelectric complex with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

U.S. park service seeks consulting for FERC licensing work

08/25/2014

The National Park Service seeks proposals to provide environmental consulting services for its participation in hydropower licensing, Wild and Scenic Rivers issues and other projects.

World Bank unveils $5 billion plan for sub-Saharan energy development

08/25/2014

A US$5 billion package from the World Bank Group earlier this month will help support new technical and financial support for energy projects -- including hydroelectric power -- in six African countries.

FERC licenses 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage as part of California hydro project

08/20/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized construction of the 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage development as part of relicensing the 637.3-MW Upper American River hydroelectric project in California.

Financing arranged to construct 16-MW Box Canyon hydro project in Canada

08/20/2014

Travelers Capital Corp. announced it arranged C$61 million (US$56 million) in non-recourse project financing for construction of the 16-MW Box Canyon hydroelectric project near Port Mellon, B.C.

Voith wins hydro equipment orders for 111-MW Rasuwaghadi in Nepal, 690-MW Salal in India

08/19/2014

Hydropower equipment manufacturer Voith has received orders to equip the 111-MW Rasuwaghadi hydroelectric project in Nepal and to supply six new turbine runners for the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in India.

Pakistan extends consultant call for 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension

08/19/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest for project preparation and design of the 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension hydroelectric project.

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