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BHEL inaugurates second of two new small hydro turbines at Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob

01/15/2013

Indian manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has completed the rehabilitation and modernization of Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob micro hydro plant.

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BHEL inaugurates second of two new small hydro turbines at Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob

01/15/2013

Indian manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has completed the rehabilitation and modernization of Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob micro hydro plant.

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Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

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Philippines delays bidding for potential 40 micro hydro sites

01/09/2013

Bidding for at least 40 prospective mini-hydropower sites will be delayed until the second half of this year, the Philippines' Department of Energy announced this week.

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Suweco announces development of nine small hydropower projects in Philippines

01/07/2013

Renewable energy developer Sunwest Water and Electric Company (Suweco) has announced a US$220.3 million plan that will see nine small hydropower project built on the Philippines' Panay Island.

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Suweco announces development of nine small hydropower projects in Philippines

01/07/2013

Renewable energy developer Sunwest Water and Electric Company (Suweco) has announced a US$220.3 million plan that will see nine small hydropower project built on the Philippines' Panay Island.

FERC reports 6.5-MW expanded Kansas River hydropower project in service

01/07/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports Bowersock Mills & Power Co. placed in service the 6.5-MW Expanded Kansas River project during the month of November.

FERC reports 6.5-MW expanded Kansas River hydropower project in service

01/07/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports Bowersock Mills & Power Co. placed in service the 6.5-MW Expanded Kansas River project during the month of November.

Poland utility seeks turbine modernization at 312-kW Bobrowice 2

12/27/2012

Polish utility Tauron Ekoenergia sp. z.o.o. invites applications for pre-qualification to modernize the two turbine-generators of the 312-kW Bobrowice 2 hydroelectric project on Poland's Bobr River.

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Portland signs deal for in-pipe hydro system

12/21/2012

Renewable power developer Lucid Energy Inc. and the City of Portland are set to begin construction of an in-pipe hydroelectric system.

Bank seeks consultant for small hydro data, mapping services

12/17/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide small hydropower resource mapping services over four years.

Canadian developer still eyeing hydro as power source for Nunavut capital

12/12/2012

A proposal from the Qulliq Energy Corporation could provide hydroelectric power to the capital of Canada's northernmost territory, should it be approved by the Iqaluit City Council.

Bank seeks consultant for Russia small hydropower study

12/05/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to assess the technical and economic potential of developing small hydropower in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region.

Greenko acquires 14-MW Sumez hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh

12/05/2012

Indian renewable energy company Greenko has acquired the 14-MW Sumez hydropower plant, moving the company closer to its target of 1,000 MW of hydroelectric production by 2015.

Investment group completes acquisition of Allegheny River hydropower projects

12/04/2012

Energy Investors Funds has acquired the Allegheny 8 and Allegheny 9 hydropower projects through its United States Power Fund IV.

HMV Ingenieros commissions 20.4-MW Barroso hydroelectric plant

11/29/2012

Colombian power and engineering company HMV Ingenieros has completed work on its 20.4-MW Barroso hydropower project.

French utility awards contract for work at 2.864-MW Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis hydroelectric plant

11/26/2012

Saem Sorea of France has awarded a contract to Truchet Travaux Publics to supply and install a penstock for the 2.864-MW Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis hydropower project.

Xcel installing warning sirens near 5.4-MW Menomonie hydroelectric project

11/19/2012

Midwestern utility Xcel Energy has begun installing warning sirens on its hydroelectric projects along the Red Cedar River, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Albania to offer four hydropower projects for sale after deal falls through

11/16/2012

Albania's government will re-offer four hydroelectric plants for sale after a previous investor withdrew from bargaining. 

Bank of Georgia, Germany's KfW ink deal for small hydro development

11/16/2012

Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC (BGH) and German development bank KfW have a loan agreement worth US$32 million that will primarily be used for the construction of small hydropower projects.

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