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U.S. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event

06/29/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do business with the agency to attend a small business outreach event July 13.

Canadian Spotlight

06/29/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Niger Basin agency seeks financing aid, dam management, studies of 90-MW Fomi hydro project

06/26/2015

The Niger Basin Authority invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist agency financing and dam management and to study development of the 90-MW Fomi hydroelectric project in the upper Niger River Basin. 

BC Hydro seeks wildlife mitigation, monitoring for Canada's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

06/26/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to provide wildlife mitigation and monitoring services for the construction phase of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

India developer seeks construction of 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydro project

06/25/2015

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to construct civil works of the powerhouse complex of the 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydroelectric project on the Subansiri River in India's Arunachal Pradesh State. 

Canada utility extends call for stoplogs, gates at 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

06/24/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids for stoplogs, gates and trashracks for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project.

Copperbelt Energy eyes Zambia's hydroelectric power market

06/23/2015

Zambian power distributor Copperbelt Energy Corp. Plc has reportedly spent US$3 million to perform feasibility studies for hydroelectric power development along Zambia's Luapula River.

Innergex closed financing for 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower plant

06/22/2015

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has closed US$160.2 million in non-recourse construction and term project financing for the 40.6-MW Big Silver Creek hydropower project in British Columbia.

Mali, developer sign deal for 42-MW Kenie hydropower plant

06/19/2015

Power and water utility Eranove Group has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Republic of Mali to finance, develop, build and operate a 42 MW hydropower project on the Niger River.

Developer receives Certificate of Registration for Philippines' 45-MW Nalatang B hydropower project

06/19/2015

The Philippines Department of Energy has issued a Certificate of Registration to the Aboitiz Power Corp., allowing for the pre-development of the 45-MW Nalatang B hydropower project.

4 MW expansion of Ghana's Bui hydropower project nears completion

06/18/2015

A 4 MW expansion of Ghana's Bui hydroelectric plant is nearing completion, according to contractor Sinohydro Corp. Ltd. of China.

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Reservoir behind Russia's 2,997-MW Boguchanskaya hydropower plant reaches designed capacity

06/18/2015

Russian energy producer JSC RusHydro has announced that the reservoir level behind its Boguchanskaya hydropower plant has been filled to its designed capacity of 208 meters above sea level.

BHEL supplies equipment for Koldam hydro project

800-MW Koldam hydropower plant begins operating in India

06/15/2015

The 800-MW Koldam hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh, India, has been commissioned.

USAID awards contract for Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric plant technical reviews

06/15/2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded a US$5.9 million contract to Mott MacDonald Inc. to perform a technical engineering review and upgrade plans for Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydropower project.

Canada's 335-MW Waneta hydropower project connected to grid

06/12/2015

A 335 MW expansion of British Columbia's Waneta hydropower complex has been connected to the province's electrical grid.

Andritz to outfit India's 450-MW Shongtong Karcham hydropower plant

06/11/2015

International technology conglomerate Andritz has received an order from Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. To supply electro-mechanical equipment for India's 450-MW Shongtong Karcham hydropower plant.

Four reported dead following blast at Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant

06/10/2015

Four workers were killed and 10 other wounded after an explosion rocked a tunnel at the 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant last week, local sources have reported.

World Bank's IFC invests in Pakistan's 102-MW Gulpur hydroelectric plant

06/08/2015

The International Finance Corporation has announced a US$50 million investment in Pakistan's 102-MW Gulpur hydropower plant and the mobilization of an additional $72 million for the project.

Canada utility seeks stoplogs, gates for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

06/08/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for stoplogs, gates and trashracks for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project.

French utility seeks studies, monitoring for hydropower engineering, mechanics

06/05/2015

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to provide studies and site monitoring in the fields of civil engineering and mechanics for hydroelectric projects.

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