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DOE report explores relationship between water and power generation

06/20/2014

A new U.S. Department of Energy report focuses on the connections between water and its role in energy production and generation, including hydroelectric power.

Burundi seeks social, environmental assessment of 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

06/20/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

20 for 20: Celebrating 20 Years of HydroVision International

06/19/2014

To celebrate HydroVision International's 20th year, HydroWorld.com will highlight a facet of the upcoming conference and exhibition in each of the 20 days leading to the event.

Solomon Islands extends call for developers of 20-MW Tina River hydro project

06/19/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

DOE still accepting solicitations for hydroelectric power, MHK notices of intent

06/19/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy & Renewable Energy is still accepting solicitations for three notices of intent designed to fund research in both the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and conventional hydroelectric power fields.

Canadian Spotlight

06/18/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for June 2014

Tajik minister provides update on 3,600-MW Rogun hydropower plant

06/18/2014

Tajik Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources Poulod Muhiddinov affirmed the country's commitment to the 3,600-MW Rogun hydropower project during a conference this week.

Generating Hydropower's Future: HRF Working to Attract New Employees

06/18/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is working to combat the impact of the aging workforce in the hydroelectric industry by bringing along a new generation of hydro professionals through educational opportunities, funding and mentorship.

Los Andes Copper, Icafal announce plans for 30 MW hydroelectric project in Chile

06/18/2014

Vancouver-based Los Andes Copper Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Icafal Inversiones SA to develop and finance a 28-30 MW hydroelectric plant on the Rocin River in Chile.

Forrest Kerr: A Profile of Canadian Hydropower Development

06/18/2014

As one of three newly constructed AltaGas projects in the Pacific Northwest, the 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project is set to be commissioned this summer. It is one of the largest single intake run-of-river projects in North America.

Perspectives: Making a Personal Connection

06/18/2014

I recently attended PennWell's POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe events in Cologne, Germany. This event attracted more than 11,000 registrants ... in a time when the electric power market sector in Europe is, in a word, struggling.

Statkraft, Norfund emphasize hydroelectric power in SN Power restructuring

06/18/2014

European energy producer Statkraft and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) have completed the restructuring of SN Power with an emphasis on hydroelectric power development.

Bank seeks study of hydropower developments in sub-Saharan Africa

06/17/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare a study of hydropower developments in sub-Saharan Africa.

India state again extends qualifying to build 300-MW Lakhwar hydro project

06/17/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) again extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 300-MW Lakhwar multi-purpose hydroelectric project on the Yamuna River in India's Uttarakhand State.

Bill dictates treatment of non-federal hydroelectric power on USACE infrastructure

06/16/2014

Text contained in the recently enacted Water Resources Reform and Development Act clarifies the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' regulatory process for private hydroelectric power development on federally-owned infrastructure.

Voith Hydro ships distributors, stators to AMP's Smithland hydroelectric project

06/16/2014

Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in Hannibal, Ohio, has made a shipment of three stators and three distributors to American Municipal Power's 72-MW Smithland hydroelectric project in Kentucky.

BHEL commissions fourth turbine unit at India's Rampur hydropower plant

06/16/2014

Equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has commissioned the fourth of six 68 MW turbine units at the 412-MW Rampur hydropower plant in India.

Bosnia seeks review of design to refurbish, expand 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project

06/13/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to review preliminary design documentation for refurbishment of the 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project and construction of the 6.4-MW Una Kostela Annex in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pennsylvania announces grant program for hydroelectric power, renewable development

06/12/2014

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the state's Department of Environmental Protection have announced a new grant and loan program designed to encourage the deployment of renewable generating technologies, including hydroelectric power.

World Bank funds Pakistan's 2,160-MW Dasu hydroelectric project

06/12/2014

The World Bank Group's International Development Association has approved a funding package to help develop the 2,160-MW Dasu Hydropower Stage-I (DHP-1) project on the Indus River in Pakistan.


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