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    Alterra, Fiera announce partnership for Canada's 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydropower project

    04/24/2014

    The Alterra Power Corp. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. have announced a partnership agreement for the ownership and construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydroelectric plant.

    California hydroelectric power operator names new CEO

    04/24/2014

    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has announced the selection of Arlen Orchard as its new general manager and chief executive officer, effective April 12.

    EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

    04/23/2014

    Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding units for Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant.

    Comments sought on proposed environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

    04/23/2014

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks comments on a draft statement of work for an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

    World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants

    04/23/2014

    The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.

    California utility seeks design, engineering for 2.7-MW New Slab Creek hydro plant

    04/22/2014

    Sacramento Municipal Utility District seeks bids to provide owner's engineering services for development of the 2.7-MW New Slab Creek powerhouse in California.

    Bhutan, India sign hydroelectric power development agreement

    04/22/2014

    The governments of India and Bhutan have signed an agreement for the joint development of a number of hydropower projects earlier today in capital city Thimphu.

    India utility seeks digital governors for 180-MW Baira Siul hydro project

    04/22/2014

    India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to replace existing governors with microprocessor-based digital governor systems at the 180-MW Baira Siul hydroelectric project in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

    Snohomish PUD could save millions with damless hydropower project

    04/22/2014

    The Snohomish County Public Utilities District No. 1 will be able to save itself US$10 million by not constructing a dam, weir or other barriers as part of a proposed 30 MW hydroelectric project on Washington's South Fork Skykomish River.

    IDB rural electrification program could include hydroelectric power

    04/22/2014

    The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a US$20 million loan to Panama that could include hydroelectric power as part of an effort to electrify rural parts of the country.

    Developer announces public hearing on proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project

    04/21/2014

    Peruvian developer Egenjunin Tulumayo IV S.A.C. will hold a public hearing in May to meet socioeconomic requirements for the proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project.

    IFC provides funds for Nepal hydroelectric project development

    04/21/2014

    The International Finance Corporation has reportedly pledged to provide US$6 billion in financing for the development of hydroelectric power projects in Nepal.

    Executives at Brazilain hydroelectric power operators Cemig, CESP resign

    04/17/2014

    Two high-ranking board members from Brazilian utilities Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) and Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP) have resigned, according to separate announcements from both companies.

    AES awards contract for underground work at Alto Maipo hydroelectric plant

    04/17/2014

    A group comprised of Norway's Multiconsult, Skava of Chile and Amberg of Switzerland has been awarded a contract to provide owners engineer services for underground works at the 531-MW Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile.

    Canada utility seeks shore stations for two hydro projects

    04/16/2014

    Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to construct two shore stations interconnecting two hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

    India's NHPC revives pre-qualifying to construct 800-MW Tawang 2 hydro project

    04/15/2014

    India's NHPC Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to construct civil works of the 800-MW Tawang 2 hydroelectric project in India's Arunachal Pradesh State.

    Vietnam seeks grid link from 260-MW Trung Son hydro project

    04/14/2014

    Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board seeks bids for civil construction and for equipment to complete a 220-kilovolt transmission line to connect the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project to Vietnam's national power system.

    Workforce replacement, retention coming to the forefront

    04/14/2014

    For those who might have missed the January issue of Hydro Review magazine, there's a fantastic -- albeit alarming -- study presented by two research associates from Washington State University's Energy Program that details the decline in the Pacific Northwest's electric power workforce.

    EIB increases loan for 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric plant

    04/11/2014

    The European Investment Bank has approved a US$52 million loan to Bosnian utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH) for the construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project.

    Alstom recognized for work on China's Xiangjiaba hydropower plant

    04/10/2014

    International hydro technology manufacturer Alstom was awarded an Excellent Supplier award by the China Three Gorges Corporation in recognition of its work on the Xiangjiaba hydropower project.


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