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Maine seeks bids to update inventory of hydropower potential

08/04/2014

The Governor's Energy Office seeks proposals to update Maine's inventory of undeveloped hydropower potential.

Hydropower contributes 1.1 billion reais to Brazil governments

08/04/2014

Brazilian energy regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) reports hydroelectric generators paid 1.1 billion reais (US$488 million) in the first half of 2014 in compensation to local, state and national governments for use of Brazil's water resources.

Paraguay seeks bids to construct 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project

08/04/2014

Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) seeks bids for civil and hydro-mechanical construction of the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project on Paraguay's border with Argentina and Brazil.

Hawaii developer to seek EPC contractors for pumped-storage project

08/04/2014

Paniolo Power Co. LLC plans to issue a request for qualifications in September seeking an engineering-procurement-construction contractor to develop a pumped-storage hydroelectric project on Parker Ranch in Hawaii.

Tunneling complete at Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydropower plant

08/01/2014

A tunnel boring machine has broken through 7.8 km of rock in preparation for construction of Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydroelectric plant, manufacture Robbins Co. said.

Brazil utility invites partnership proposals to bid for 6,100-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydro concession

08/01/2014

Brazil utility Furnas Centrais Eletricas S.A. invites proposals from companies to form a partnership to bid in an upcoming concession auction to develop the 6,100-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tapajos River.

Jacobs Associates adds to hydroelectric power staff

07/31/2014

Underground design and construction management firm Jacobs Associates continues adding to its pool of hydroelectric power experts with the addition of Robert Filgas, PE, as a senior associate.

Peru seeks hydropower studies in seven river basins

07/30/2014

The government of Peru invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop hydropower project portfolios for seven river basins in Peru.

India's Reliance Group acquires 1,800 MW of hydroelectric power assets from Jaiprakash

07/30/2014

Indian financial firm Reliance Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire three hydroelectric plants from Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd.

CKD Blansko to supply hydro turbine-generator for Plav project

07/29/2014

Utility company Jihocesky Vodarensky Svaz has awarded a contract CKD Blansko Engineering to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.

Niger seeks prime contractor, operational audit for 125-MW Kandadji Dam

07/29/2014

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Pakistan seeks consultants to prepare 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension

07/28/2014

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

Replacement of Canada's John Hart hydroelectric plant now under way

07/23/2014

The replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydroelectric plant has begun, following a ceremony that featured British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett.

African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014

The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of three mini- or small hydropower projects in Liberia.

Canada's Manitoba Hydro signs deal to provide 25 MW of power to SaskPower

07/22/2014

Manitoba Hydro has finalized a deal that will see the Canadian utility supply 25 MW of power to SaskPower from November 2015 to May 22.

FERC draft environmental assessment backs licensing 50-MW R.C. Byrd hydro project

07/22/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental assessment recommending the licensing of the 50-MW Robert C. Byrd hydroelectric project at a Corps of Engineers dam on the Ohio River.

Zayas to address DOE's Hydropower Vision plan at HydroVision International 2014

07/21/2014

Taking part in the HydroVision International 2014 keynote session on Tuesday, July 22 will be Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Program manager Jose Zayas, who will provide an update on DOE's recently announced Hydropower Vision plan.

Canadian Spotlight

07/21/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada for July 2014

Legislation May Usher in a New Golden Age for U.S. Hydropower

07/21/2014

With its revival for fiscal year 2014, the Hydroelectric Production Incentives Program shows promise as a new federal revenue stream for hydro facilities.

Engineering and design firm AECOM acquires URS Corp.

07/17/2014

Engineering, construction and design firm AECOM has announced it will acquire all outstanding shares of the URS Corporation for US$56.31 per share in cash and stock.

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