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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015

The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce three keynote speakers confirmed for the opening session of the upcoming conference and exhibition.

CTG receives final approvals for Nepal's 750-MW West Seti hydropower project

04/15/2015

Nepal's investment board has given approval to China Three Gorges International for the development of a 750 MW hydropower project on the West Seti River in Nepal's northwestern Doti District.

India's 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant enters commercial operation

04/15/2015

Indian infrastructure group GVK has put the first unit at its 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant into commercial operation, following synchronization with the country's northern grid earlier this month.

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CHA partnership with Royal Canadian Geographical Society to be detailed at Forum on Hydropower

04/15/2015

The Canadian Hydropower Association is partnering with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the exact details of this partnership will be announced on May 14, 2015, at the CHA Forum on Hydropower.

Canadian Spotlight

04/15/2015

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Yahoo, Google speak at NHA conference

NHA brings Microsoft, Yahoo into the hydropower discussion

04/15/2015

Representatives of Microsoft and Yahoo are going to participate in the hydropower discussion at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference later this month.

OWA Helps Further Aboriginal Access to Engineering

04/14/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association is demonstrating -- through its involvement in a program called Aboriginal Access to Engineering -- its organizational view that all people in Ontario have a stake in waterpower.

Regulatory Landscape for U.S. Hydro -- What Lies Ahead?

04/14/2015

Ever wished you had a crystal ball to look at the potential future of the regulatory landscape? A veteran hydro attorney provides a glimpse into the possible future of U.S. hydropower, based on regulatory, judicial and legislative actions ongoing or expected in 2015.

Perspectives: Is Your Cup Half Empty or Half Full?

04/13/2015

One of my hydropower industry mentors, Carl Vansant (the previous editor-in-chief of this publication), often pointed out to me: "When a glass is halfway filled with liquid, is it half full or half empty? You get to decide.

Dam workers killed in Pakistan

At least 20 workers killed at dam construction site in Pakistan

04/13/2015

The Balochistan Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the shooting deaths of at least 20 workers who were building a dam in Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan. Three other workers were wounded.

Funding for hydropower technology research

U.S. government funding available for low-impact hydropower technology R&D

04/10/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced a $7 million funding opportunity titled Research and Development of Innovative Technologies for Low Impact Hydropower Development.

FERC draft EIS endorses relicensing 103.5-MW Merced River, 3.4-MW Merced Falls hydro projects

04/09/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of the 103.5-MW Merced River and 3.4-MW Merced Falls hydroelectric projects on the Merced River in California.

Let’s talk about money

04/09/2015

Money. It makes the world go ‘round.

Chinese ministry stops 1,000-MW Xiaonanhai hydroelectric project

04/09/2015

A letter sent by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection to the China Three Gorges Corporation has halted development of the country's 1,000-MW Xiaonanhai hydroelectric project.

AIIB will use its US$50 billion to help spur hydroelectric development in Asia

04/07/2015

With 35 nations signing on as founding members, Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has a reported US$50 billion foundation from which it plans to spur infrastructure projects in developing Asian countries with projects that include hydroelectric facilities.

Hydro-Quebec names interim president, CEO

04/07/2015

Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec's Board of Directors has selected present executive Lise Croteau to serve as its acting president and CEO, effective May 2.

Nile Basin agency seeks studies of 350-kW Nyimur hydro project in Uganda, South Sudan

04/07/2015

The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies and environmental and social impact studies of the 350-kW Nyimur multi-purpose hydroelectric project in the Aswa River Basin on the border of Uganda and South Sudan.

Assessing Demand and Opportunities in Asia: The 2015 World Hydropower Congress

04/06/2015

Led by China, with 300 GW in installed hydro capacity, Asia is experiencing a boom in hydropower development. In May, many of the world's leading figures in water and energy will gather in Beijing for the 2015 World Hydropower Congress.

World News

04/06/2015

News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2015

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

04/06/2015

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

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