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Canadian Spotlight

12/05/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Removal By Addition on the Skokomish River

12/05/2014

When faced with the prospect of improving its Cushman Hydroelectric Complex, Tacoma Power was able to remove fish passage barriers while adding generating capacity with an innovative expansion project.

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VIDEO: NHA touts hydroelectric power's virtues in new video

12/05/2014

The National Hydropower Association hopes industry members will use a new video to help educate American energy consumers about the virtues of hydroelectric power.

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Ontario hydropower project wins sustainability award

12/03/2014

The 10-MW Okikendawt hydropower project, being developed by Dokis First Nation and Hydromega Services Inc., received the 2014 Pollution Probe Sustainability Award.

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Finnish energy company Fortum OYJ to purchase stake in Russia hydro plants

12/02/2014

Fortum OYJ, Finland’s largest utility company, is planning to expand its hydro portfolio by purchasing additional shares of hydro plants from Russia’s Territorial Generating Co. No. 1 (TGC-1). The purchase is part of the TGC-1 restructuring plan being implemented through a signed protocol that includes Fortum, Gazprom Energoholdings and Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp.  

Kyrgyzstan seeks development of two small hydro projects

11/26/2014

The government of Kyrgyzstan invites applications for pre-qualification to design, build and operate two small hydro projects in the Central Asian nation.

Kiesewetter, Easton join management at hydro project developer American Municipal Power

11/26/2014

American Municipal Power, which is currently developing several hydro projects, recently named Scott Kiesewetter senior vice president of generation operations and Christopher Easton vice president of business operations.

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Run-of-river US$1.5 billion 510-MW Zangmu hydroelectric project begins generating power

11/25/2014

At a cost of US$1.5 billion, the 510-MW Zangmu hydroelectric project in Gyaca County, Shannan Prefecture, of China's Tibet Autonomous Region began producing a portion of its total generating capacity on Nov. 22. The run-of-river project is located on the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo, as it is known in Tibet).  

Fitch: Issues have pushed back some hydro project work for AMP

11/25/2014

Fitch Ratings on Nov. 21 said it has affirmed the 'A' rating on bonds that support three American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) hydroelectric projects on the Ohio River.

Chinese firm signs EPC deal for Ghana's 60-MW Hemang hydropower plant

11/21/2014

Ghana's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with the China International Water & Electric Corporation for the development of a 60 MW hydropower project in Ghana.

Dutch pension fund invests in hydroelectric power development

11/21/2014

The Dutch General Pension Fund for Public Employees (ABP) has closed an investment that will give it a 33% stake in Norwegian hydropower project operator Tinfos AS from French mining group Eramet.

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Fire shuts down powerhouse at 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in India

11/21/2014

A transformer ignited a fire in the main powerhouse of the 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in the district of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India, at 6 a.m. local time on Nov. 20. The fire destroyed part of the powerhouse and forced its four 60-MW generators to shut down at the US$450 million project.

Canadian Spotlight

11/20/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Dispute over Guatemala's Pojom hydro project sparks violence

11/20/2014

A dispute over the construction of the 25-MW Pojom hydroelectric project has left at least two people dead and several injured, local media have reported.

Restoring Production at Innergex's Miller Creek Facility

11/19/2014

Rehabilitation and upgrades of the Miller Creek Hydroelectric Facility have allowed new owner Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. to maximize its investment.

Register for HydroVision Russia 2015 now and save

11/19/2014

Time is running out to receive a special early registration rate for HydroVision Russia 2015.

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

11/19/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks 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.

Agreement signed to move forward development of 15-MW Fosthall Creek Power hydroelectric plant

11/18/2014

An Impact Benefit Agreement signed by Splatsin, Sorgent.e Hydro Canada Corp. and Fosthall Creek Power Ltd. is intended to move forward development of a hydroelectric plant, the 15-MW Fosthall Creek Power project.

World Bank seeks consultant to evaluate, expand Central Asia energy, water program

11/18/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to evaluate the Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program and provide data to guide the program in the future.

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Delays continue in India at 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project

11/14/2014

Opposition continues to the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) at Gerukamukh, Dhemaji, India. On Nov. 11, local news outlets reported opposition groups stopped trucks carrying transformers and additional construction items for delivery to LSHEP.  

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