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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.

FERC OKs expansion of two Maine projects, licenses 4-MW Broken Bow

10/18/2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved license amendments expanding two Maine hydroelectric projects and licensed the 4-MW Broken Bow Re-Regulation Dam project in Oklahoma during September.

China Hydroelectric names interim CEO

10/18/2012

Energy developer China Hydroelectric Corp. has appointed an interim chief executive officer and assigned roles for the members of its board of directors, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Serbia continues hydroelectric expansion with 10 new small hydro plants

10/10/2012

Italy's Maccaferri Group will soon begin work on 10 small hydropower facilities along the Ibar River in southern Serbia, HydroWorld.com has learned.

China Hydroelectric announces settlement, new board of directors

10/09/2012

A month of turmoil at China Hydroelectric Corporation has led to the removal and replacement of a number of the company's top executives -- including former chief executive officer John D. Kuhns -- HydroWorld.com has learned.

EBRD approves loan for two Albanian hydropower projects

09/25/2012

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced it will fund a pair of small hydropower plants with a US$7.73 million loan.

Uganda's 3.5-MW Paidha hydropower plant now operational

09/17/2012

The commissioning of a 3.5-MW Paidha hydroelectric plant in Uganda's Zombo District will supply the West Nile sub-region with a reliable source of electricity.

Vietnam seeks bids to equip 7.2-MW A Roang

09/13/2012

Vietnam's Central Power Corp. seeks bids to supply hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 7.2-MW A Roang hydroelectric project in Vietnam.

Brazil seeks construction of 8.25-MW Jequitai 1

09/10/2012

A government-owned company for development of Brazil's Sao Francisco and Parnaiba valleys seeks bids for civil construction of the 8.25-MW Jequitai 1 project.

Morgan Stanley-led group invests another $150 million in Chinese hydropower company

09/06/2012

A consortium led by financial group Morgan Stanley has invested US$150 million into China's Zhaoheng Hydropower Holdings Ltd., HydroWorld.com has learned.

French energy firm seeks bids to build 2.46-MW Fontenil

09/05/2012

French local energy company Energie Developpement Services du Brianconnais (EDSB) seeks bids to construct the 2.46-MW Fontenil hydroelectric project on Durance River at Briancon.

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09/01/2012

Philippine Department of Energy to auction 40 mini-hydropower projects

08/31/2012

The Department of Energy of the Philippines has announced plans to auction at least 40 prospective mini-hydro sites for exploration and development in the fourth quarter, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Enduring Hydro acquires 6-MW Mahoning Creek hydroelectric project

08/30/2012

Advanced Hydro Solutions LLC has sold its 6-MW Mahoning Creek hydroelectric project to Enduring Hydro LLC for an undisclosed amount, HydroWorld.com has learned.

President James Tie Li resigns from China Hydroelectric Corporation

08/29/2012

Small hydropower owner, developer and operator China Hydroelectric Corporation has announced that James Tie Li has resigned as president of the company.

Four small hydropower plants slated for India's Uttar Pradesh

08/27/2012

The Indian state Uttar Pradesh has approved bidders for four new hydropower projects that will total about 3.4 MW of output, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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