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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.

Peru seeks more studies of small and medium-sized hydro projects

11/13/2012

Peru's energy and mines ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop socio-environmental studies for small and medium-sized hydropower projects in Peru.

Voters shut down 1.05-MW Castle Creek hydropower scheme

11/13/2012

Colorado voters nixed Aspen's long-delayed 1.05-MW Castle Creek hydropower project, with those opposing the plan holding about a 51.4% advantage over those in favor.

Hydro Tasmania awards contract for work at 10.5-MW Rowallan hydropower project

11/09/2012

Hydro Tasmania has awarded a US$4 million contract to Hazell Bros for the first stage of an upgrade project at Rowallan Dam.

Scottish small hydro developer receives investment for growth

11/08/2012

A US$5.27 million investment from the Scottish Equity Partner's Environmental Energies Fund will allow hydropower developer Green Highland Renewables to continue expanding its business.

Peru seeks studies of small and medium-sized hydro projects

11/06/2012

Peru's energy and mines ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform technical and economic pre-feasibility studies of small and medium-sized hydropower projects in Peru.

BC Hydro seeks renewables projects on Haida Gwaii islands

11/06/2012

BC Hydro invites expressions of interest from potential developers of renewable energy projects, including hydropower, on Haida Gwaii in western British Columbia.

Kansas' 4.6-MW Bowersock Mills hydropower plant opening ahead of schedule

11/02/2012

A 4.6-MW expansion of the Bowersock hydropower plant on the Kansas River could start generating power a month earlier than expected, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Free Flow applies for seven licenses on Ohio's Muskingum River

11/01/2012

Hydro developer Free Flow Power Corp. has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to license seven hydroelectric projects totaling 25 MW on the Muskingum River in Ohio.

Hydro Gains on Investment Slide

11/01/2012

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that 2012 investment in renewable and clean energy is expected to fall considerably short of the record $280 billion spent last year.

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11/01/2012

Uganda planning two new hydropower plants for West Nile region

10/30/2012

Officials in Uganda's Zombo District say the recently completed 3.5-MW Paidha hydroelectric plant is only the beginning in assuring the region has reliable energy, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Rouby of Cognac wins bid for work at France's 5.9-MW Panneciere hydroelectric project

10/29/2012

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium has awarded a contract to Rouby of Cognac for work at the 5.9-MW Panneciere hydropower plant on France's Yonne River.

Modernizations under way at France's 5-MW Pont Baldy hydropower plant

10/23/2012

Energie Developpement Services du Brianconnais (EDSB) is modernizing its 5-MW Pont Baldy hydroelectric plant in Briancon, France.

China Hydroelectric announces sale of 30-MW Yuheng hydropower facility

10/22/2012

Small hydropower developer China Hydroelectric Corporation has entered into a Share Transfer Agreement for the sale of its 30-MW Yuheng hydro plant.

Hydro Ottawa recognized by Ontario Energy Association for accomplishments

10/19/2012

Utility company Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. has been named the 2012 Large Company of the Year in the Ontario energy sector by the Ontario Energy Association.

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